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Waiting Because They Can And We Can’t

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 21, 2017

I’m not checking team stats or anything, I will just assume the Rangers are at the bottom of the AL. Feel free to correct. This is a screen shot I took of their *hitters* last night. Look at this nonsense.

Screenshot 2017-04-20 at 8.39.03 PM

Makes The Gorkly One and The Invisible Span look not so bad, eh? That is their STARTING line up. Rua is their “lefty killer” and goddamn if he didn’t get a hit. Their manager’s a genius.

So we are stuck with our Out-Field of (Shitty) Dreams. At least for a while. I always wonder what the decision process is when the brass gets stuck with an obvious move to make but stubbornly refuse to make it. I can’t believe it’s about $$$$ or Super Two stuff or any of that. But who knows, maybe that’s ALL it’s about.

Or maybe they’re just pouting away in their precious suite looking down on the plebeians with great disdain, refusing to make a move because they don’t want to be the second ones to come up with this. Ultimate hubris.

Crawford gofundme crested 40K last night…….

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  1. chipower9 said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Boys need to get in a groove and finish strong in April. Three against the Rox (are they for real?), then we bring it home for four against the hated bambinos of lala land, and finish the month at home with three against the Friars.

  2. willedav said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:47 am

    There are guys in that Tex LU that can hit like Lucroy Odor Napoli…and I’d say same about Giants.
    They are currently 12th in NL for slugging and OPS. Pence has 4 XBHs in 62 ABs (same as Span in 40+) and .750 OPS. Belt’s BA is down to .220.
    Regardless of who is in LF Giants need to hit better and score more runs to compete. I think Posey goes back to C he’ll be more into it and his bat will come back around too.
    This is a hitters yard where ball carries and a lot of open space. Like to see Giants break loose with bats before home and home with LA sandwiched around Pad series.

  3. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Yeah we know how well things go in Colo, Chuck. That was a painful game we got to see last year. Blade was lucky he had back problems!

    And yeah, i get real sick of the ‘can’t bring him up yet’ shit. Dithering with arb years in 2022 is ludicrous when you are floundering with Laurel and Hardy in the outfield now. Wasn’t that the initial reason for not bringing up Posey in 2010?

    • chipower9 said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:20 am

      Ouch…that is a painful memory. And I was sitting with a bunch of folks from our Denver office…all big Rox fans. UGH…

      Turn that shit around and win a fucking series on the road, I say!

  4. Flavor said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:03 am

    weather looks cold and shitty in Col today. Not idea weather for the ball to travel….

    • willedav said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:35 am

      cueto has excellent numbers in Katmandu, maybe Giants win a torture game. Or 3.

  5. djloo27 said, on April 21, 2017 at 9:44 am

    “Out-Field of Shitty Dreams”
    Outstanding…

  6. snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Gmen will be lucky to take one this weekend…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Agree Tom. Tonight is the best opportunity to win. Per Flavor, the weather is cold and has the potential for rain. Consequently, the humidity/dampness may keep the ball in the park. Lefties Blackmon, Gonzales, Parra, and Wolters have the platoon advantage.

  7. zumiee said, on April 21, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Good fun in the NL West this weekend. The Giants at the Rockies, and the Dodgers at the D-Backs.

  8. Macdog said, on April 21, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    HOLY SHIT: Bumgarner on DL. Sprained his left shoulder in a dirt bike accident.

  9. Macdog said, on April 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Baggs: Bumgarner has bruised ribs and a grade 1 or 2 left shoulder sprain, Giants say. He is “out of the hospital.” Resting at team hotel.

    • wilcojoe said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      His Dumb ass should have said he was washing his truck.

  10. alleykat69 said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Shit he’s out 2 months!!
    Wtf was he thinking dirt bike riding in the season, which should of been in his clause along with any sport like X-treme sports!!
    Of course with his dumbass signing he got taken for the Giants aren’t going void anything anyway… But what a killer, especially on offense losing one of our best bats..

  11. Flavor said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    unfuckingreal…..

  12. djloo27 said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    298 days till pitchers and catchers report…

  13. James said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    After Blach takes his place in the rotation and performs poorly, we can start complaining about the failure to bring up The Venerable Beede *and* Arroyo.

  14. James said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    No more $18 crab sandwich’s for me this year.

    • xoot said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      my older son figured out how to get those sandwiches without standing in a long line

  15. Macdog said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Taking the glass-half-full POV: Giants were 0-4 in MadBum starts anyway…

  16. djloo27 said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    He’s only on the 10 day DL according to MLB Network crawl.
    Does that mean anything?

    • James said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      They put Will Smith on the 60 day . . . .

  17. djloo27 said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Rosenthal: 6-8 weeks…

  18. Flavor said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    We have a new contender who has wrestled the crown for Dumbest Giant away from Strickland and Smarge. And his name is Madison Bumgarner.

    • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      Maybe if the Giants had shown him some respect he would have had a different mindset about doing shit like this…

  19. Flavor said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    actually I’m gonna go ahead and blame that shitty contract. If he had been making more he might not have been so careless.

    • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      I was just typing the same thing above…

  20. alleykat69 said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Yeah it means the east coast ( present company not included Loo) are the usual 10 days behind the west coast in intelligence..

  21. alleykat69 said, on April 21, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Why couldn’t he just fucked around with his stable of F150 4 wheelers in the dirt??

  22. Flavor said, on April 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    this is actually probably a good thing for us:
    Max Wildstein‏Verified account @MaxWildstein 43m43 minutes ago
    More
    Source: Melvin Upton will be out eight weeks due to hand surgery.

    • Macdog said, on April 21, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      Was he dirt-biking with MadBum?

  23. Flavor said, on April 21, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    had his wife been better looking maybe he would have been banging her instead of doing wheelies in Colorado dirt.

  24. gianthead said, on April 21, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    So how about that 2018 Giants team???

    • gianthead said, on April 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      I hope they dint bring Beede up now. Want him to be a mystery. Blach deserves the spot..

  25. theroooster said, on April 21, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    The Giants have the $$$ and the need – why not THIS guy??? :
    http://m.mlb.com/news/article/225593268/favorites-to-sign-cuban-outfielder-luis-robert/

  26. zumiee said, on April 21, 2017 at 4:23 pm

  27. zumiee said, on April 21, 2017 at 4:24 pm

  28. Lurker John said, on April 21, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Shit, talk about the wheels coming off.

  29. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    What the Denver Post is reporting about Bum . . . http://www.denverpost.com/2017/04/21/madison-bumgarner-dirt-bike-accident-colorado/

  30. xoot said, on April 21, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Bumgarner is a meathead, drafted out of high school, gave his wife a cow as a wedding present, etc. etc. Now he’ll lose money as Ford cancels those MadBum enjoying himself in the mud on an offday commercials. I guess it’s better that the inevitable stupid injury occurred this way instead of during a take down of Puig in Chavez Latrine.

    • Lurker John said, on April 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      He’s not a meathead, he just fucked up. Obviously his solid upbringing resulted in a man with a lot of character and fortitude, so if that’s a meathead I’ll take him any day. He’ll be back.

      • xoot said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm

        I’ll take a meathead with character and fortitude and inevitable eff ups over the sleazy high-iq shysters I deal with on a daily basis

    • Flavor said, on April 21, 2017 at 6:26 pm

      everyone has different definitions for words. I would have gone with “country bumpkin” before meathead but I get where you’re coming from

    • James said, on April 21, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      The hothead country bumpkin with character, fortitude, and lack of judgment.

    • xoot said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      I greatly admire MadBum and respect his country, uh, ethos. I also like his fire. I suspect he voted for Trump, however. Life is never perfect.

  31. djloo27 said, on April 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    I could never get mad at Bum – so he’s not perfect…

  32. James said, on April 21, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    LA played well and took over first from SF last year without Kershaw. A single great player isn’t worth that many more wins than an average one over the course of a season, and even less so over any shorter stretch. I’m being positive.

  33. zumiee said, on April 21, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    Tough yard.

  34. snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Well, well.
    This season is going great so far…

  35. pawliekokonuts said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    It’s still a dumbshit way to get injured. But so were Affeldt’s injuries.

    2011 Redux. But at least Buster was in a game, a baseball game.

    #FMH

  36. snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    It was 3-0 Giants while I was in my car, and I was thinking they should double that to 6-0 for some insurance, given Coors. Before I got out of the car, it turned to down 6-3. What a joke of a yard…

    • Macdog said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      I blinked while following on the internet and it was 4-3.

    • xoot said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      the rain started to fall on Cueto during that inning. three singles and a grand slam that wasn’t all that big a blast

  37. snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Posey on Bum:

    “You have to be grateful he’s not hurt worse than he is,” Posey said of Bumgarner. “You have to look at it in that light. I don’t know the timetable; I’m not sure anybody does. Just thankful he’s not hurt any worse.”

    snarkk on Bum:

    BIG.FUCKING.DUMB.ASS. …

  38. Flavor said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    #SFGStats‏ @SFG_Stats 1m1 minute ago
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    Brandon Belt Home Run #4
    Distance = 456 ft.
    106 MPH off bat

    FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY SIX FEET. Wow.

  39. zumiee said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Marrero has the misfortune of being slow, too.

    • Flavor said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      God didn’t bestow upon him a bounty of physical gifts….

  40. snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I’ve been a big advocate of Bum not getting a contract upgrade, because he had professional advice and was an adult, not under duress, when he signed it. Even more so now, given his hubris and selfish dumbassery. Violation of contract ban I suppose will come out as the beat scribes come out of the brew pubs and bars to ask a few questions. My question is this: where/how do you rent a dirt bike in a visitor city and just fire off to wherever on it? Don’t you need a motorcycle license to actually do that? — I assume Dumbass has one. Maybe he was riding with friends/acquaintances that gave lent him the bike ?…

  41. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Geez, some guys will do anything to get out of having to pitch with no run support.

    • Macdog said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Or at Coors Field.

  42. snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    On the bright side:
    1. Blach gets at least 2 months of starts, getting out of the Pen where he doesn’t belong anyway
    2. Maybe Cain craters, so bring Beede up
    3. By August, those two will have established themselves as MLB level starters. So, with Cain and Cueto gone in 2018 (Cueto will pull ripcord to another squad that scores runs and pays big LT $), you’ve got two young starting arms already set to roll into 2018…

  43. xoot said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    gorkys can’t even bunt. wtf is he doing on the 25?

  44. zumiee said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Gorkys = Agent OOO.

  45. snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Yep.
    Can Gorkys be DFA’d in the middle of the game?…

    • Flavor said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      he’s the worst baseball player I’ve ever seen.

  46. zumiee said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Get two guys on, then Gorkys and Span coming up? Forget about it.

  47. snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I’m not blaming this Gorkys guy.
    He is not a MLB caliber player. Never was.
    You can’t just be an OF glove, with no semblance of a bat, and be a real major leaguer.
    His atrociousness is all on the Giants front office…

  48. snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I have a stat question for you dudes, James weigh in.
    Gorkys is ripping at a below .100 clip. Below 1 in 10.
    With 2 strikes on him in his latest worthless AB, they pulled off the bunt.
    Wouldn’t it have made more sense to let him take the shot at the bunt with 2 strikes? I was thinking that before he flied out. I figured there was no way in hell he’d get on with a hit, so why not keep the bunt on and risk the foul ball strike out — how much more of a risk of failure would that be, probably less, compared to swinging away?…

    • James said, on April 21, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Failure was inevitable.

  49. zumiee said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    Holland gets his 9th save.

  50. gianthead said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Maybe the Giants are shitting the bed all at once to wish Bochy good bye. Maybe, I can’t believe I am saying this, it is the time for a rebuild.

    I could totally see Snarkk being right and could see Cueto departing. Cain goes. We should figure out how to dump Smardj. We have two option years with Moore. If they go rebuild, can we get a young OF for Pence. You all know where I am with Posey if we could get a bunch of prospects…Nunez then goes and we get our Donger and Arroyo next year. Just release Spam now…

  51. mrsprtdude said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    An accident. Would we be up in arms if a horse had slipped and he went down? Could have been a car. He will be back, and fresh come playoff time. Blach is good. If mad bum had gone 5-2 in 10 starts he misses and Blach goes 4-4 we are alright. Besides..2nd best ERA on the team is Cain…Strange times

    • Lurker John said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you.

  52. mrsprtdude said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    And on the glass half empty side we have gianthead!!!

  53. xoot said, on April 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    some teams go through rebuilding years. the Giants are going through and accounting readjustment year.

    • snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      So, cut beer and garlic fries prices in half…

  54. zumiee said, on April 21, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    Forsythe’s roster replacement hit an HR tonight. The Dodgers showing off their organizational depth.
    We can’t bring up Arroyo because…..whatever.

  55. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Despite what the announcer said, I’m not certain Pence lost that inside the park HR because of the lights. He looked like an old man fielding that ball.

    Moore up next . . . He didn’t even go 3 innings during his last stint at Coors back in September. If I recall correctly, he gave up 6 or 7 runs.

    • snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      blade, where are you, dude? In the US, Vietnam or ? I went Giants 1 for 3 this weekend. That was Cueto, I figured. Uh, hope they can steal one now. Moore and Smardzxxx are not my picks to rock at Coors…

      • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2017 at 9:23 pm

        Been in Colorado since the 6th . . . Back to Vietnam on May 6th. Stay for 3 months and return to SF bay area on August 1st.

      • snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 9:29 pm

        Maybe should have a Flapalooza at ATT while you’re in town in August?…

  56. zumiee said, on April 21, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    Romo balked in the go-ahead run.

  57. blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    I would like that. I suspect the Giants will be voicing a collective, “Wait ’til next year,” but Flapalooza’s rarely are about just watching the game.

    Arroyo, has hit in 21 consecutive games dating back to last season, and now leads the PCL in average (.479), OBP (.510), and OPS (1.260) while coming in 3rd in SLG (.750). Why is he in the minors?

  58. zumiee said, on April 21, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Epic bullpen meltdown from the Dodgers tonight.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Curse of Jason Schmidt. Romo, Wilson, and Marichal also not having stellar stints with the Bums . . . Or, as we like to perceive – all double agents for the Giants cause.

      By the by, I have been tracking Casilla – he tossed the ninth inning for the A’s last night, giving up his first hit of the season. Hitters had been 0-for-17 previously. Not bad for a guy that many here thought was kaput. I think James and I were the only ones here who believed he still had gas in the tank (albeit, insofar as PR was concerned, yeah, probably a good idea for him to move on).

  59. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 21, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Tom and Steve, Giants are home from Aug. 1-8 or thereabouts. I will quite possibly also be in SF for just a day or two around the 5th or 6th before flying out to Saigon (I’ll be back east for a few weeks moving my Mom to assisted living, etc.). Could indeed be a good week or weekend for at least a mini-Flapalooza..

    • blade3colorado said, on April 21, 2017 at 10:02 pm

      Let’s plan on it.

      • snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 10:24 pm

        Sunday Aug 6th at ATT, DBacks at 1:05 pm.
        Saturday is a 6:05 start, I much prefer the 1:05 starts…

  60. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Snarkk, no you don’t need a motorcycle license to rent (or buy) a dirt bike. The skill of the rider is the only license needed. I just sold mine a coupe months ago. . . .

    • snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      So, looks like BumAss needed a bit more skill …

  61. unca_chuck said, on April 21, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    What is galling to no end is the refusal to change things up for the next 2 months. Got to protect Arroyo’s arbitration year in 2023.

  62. zumiee said, on April 21, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Dodgers lost.

    • djloo27 said, on April 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      Doesn’t matter much when we go 72-90…

  63. djloo27 said, on April 21, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Nobody got mad at Thurman Munson for crashing his own plane on an off day. Would you let Bum slide if he died in the accident?

  64. snarkk said, on April 21, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Whyinhell didn’t somebody rent Zito a bigass dirtbike sometime in his FA offseason of 2006?…

    • Macdog said, on April 21, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      Why couldn’t MadBum have invited Gorkys and/or Span along for the ride?

    • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2017 at 7:38 am

      Sunday Aug 6th at ATT, DBacks at 1:05 pm is perfect. I’ll be sufficiently half-assed recovered from jet lag. More the merrier, works even better. 🙂

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2017 at 8:15 am

        Will you be a daddy by then?

      • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2017 at 8:17 am

        Yeah, but likely still working on long term Visas for Linh (my wife), 2 children, and myself (in Vietnam). Consequently, I’m limited by their 90 day tourist Visas, where I have to return here frequently.

  65. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2017 at 8:30 am

    I always thought the pregnancy period was 9 months (3 trimesters). But 2 pregnant women I know insist that it’s really 10 months (40) weeks. So if they’re right then this 3 trimester thing doesn’t make sense…

    • blade3colorado said, on April 22, 2017 at 8:35 am

      I will be in deep doo doo if that’s the case Loo. We’re counting on that baby popping out on July 14th. With me returning here (SF bay area first) on August 1st, that leaves 2 weeks to work with.


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