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Beating Kershaw

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 2, 2017

I give Krukow a lot of sh!t, I should probably give him credit, too. On his morning show yesterday he was blathering away about the calendar changing and what a great impact that COULD have on the team. Murph was nearly laughing at him but Kruk stayed with it and kept talking about the team’s fragile psyche and that if the Giants could just beat Kershaw it could change everything. For a second I thought I was listening to a Marty Lurie caller. Beat Kershaw. Harump!

And then they went out and beat Kershaw……

There have been so many great things about this blog over the years. I’m not going to make a list, you guys know what they are. Sometimes though, it’s just for the laughs. And when your team stinks or maybe you’re just in a rut in your own life, it’s good to just laugh. This made me laugh:

Screenshot 2017-05-02 at 5.46.08 AM

So Arroyo’s new nickname is Dough Boy and he looks like Pete Rose but only if an elevator landed on him. Got it.

And this season, for many reasons, just got a little easier on the eyes…….

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  1. zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    The Turner Classic Movie channel can be addicting. And it’s cool that the movies are shown without commercial interruption.

    • James said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      You can also stream the films that are in rotation over a 2-3 week period. It is pretty cool, although I wish it was independent of the Comcast scuzzbags that the Trump Turd is bolstering.

    • Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Absolutely. Overall, my favorite channel. Love the classic films.

      • James said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:39 pm

        The archive is so vast that they are still premiering pre-60s films. Amazing.

  2. blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Vic Morrow was in that movie Zum. Played a thug student. Great movie as I recall.

    • zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Yes! A young Vic Morrow as a rotten thug. Great acting performance. All the actors are very good. I love the scenes in the teacher’s lounge.
      A cynical teacher says: “The only thing these kids can multiply is themselves.”

      • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:31 pm

        lulz. That is funny.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:32 pm

      Need some Combat right about now!
      Sergeant Saunders trivia…What was Vic Morrow seldom used 1st name on the show?

      • zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:35 pm

        Somehow I’ve never seen that show!

  3. zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    The Dodgers doing what they do. They POUND bad pitching.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Spot on, with the operative word, “bad.” Actually, the Dodgers are great against right-handed pitching, but they routinely struggle against southpaws. However, Moore is a bad southpaw right now. Also, he has been terrible on the road.

  4. alleykat69 said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Who the fuck is this guy Morris?
    Not the same one in the The Rookie” named Jimmy Morris right? Thought that one was a lefty..

    • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Chip.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:35 pm

        Stupid name. Loved Caje, Littlejohn, Kirby and hated Handley or whatever the fuck the lieutenant was.

      • Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:41 pm

        LOL, Blade.

      • alleykat69 said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:41 pm

        Nice work Blade
        Chip off the old block!
        Cartoon time now since this games a joke..Trivia,,
        What’s the name of Secret Squirrel side kick??

  5. blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    At this point, they should implement a “mercy rule” and prohibit video play reviews when the other team leads by 8.

    • Macdog said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      There was an obvious blown call by ump at 1st with Mets down 6 in 9th, replay ruled safe and Bruce ended up hitting grand slam.

  6. snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    WTF?
    I left for dinner at 6-5, now it’s 12-5?
    Sorry, but this Giants team is shit…

    • chipower9 said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      Don’t be sorry…we have all known this for some time. They SUCK…

      • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:47 pm

        Chi, what happened to, “It’s only 1/10 of the season completed”? 🙂

      • Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:52 pm

        Lol. Even Pollyannas have their limits.

  7. zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    The Giants need….

  8. chipower9 said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    4th Q almost halfway over and the Jazz has no FGs…

  9. Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Great song, zum, one of my faves by Bowie. Pure sing along fun for me.

    • zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      Yeah, I came to appreciate him later in life. An outstanding amount of good and great work in his career.

      • Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:50 pm

        Me too. I was always aware of him, of course, but appreciate him more now than ever. Pretty amazing dude.

  10. blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Kat, Bullwinkle???

    • James said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Morocco Mole, a Peter Lorre tribute. Seee-chrut.

      • alleykat69 said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:51 pm

        James winner winner chicken dinner!!
        Ok what’s the name of the beat cop who always rousted Top Kat in the alley?

      • James said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:55 pm

        That one is beyond my ken, Kat . . . you’re tops!

    • alleykat69 said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Blade,No that’s Rocky

  11. Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    After a great start by the team and Matt “No” Moore, this thing went to hell in a hand basket but quick.

    • Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:43 pm

      This may be the season low, so far.

  12. blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    • Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:49 pm

      Wasn’t that pic from The Rat Patrol?

      • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:50 pm

        Nope.

      • unca_chuck said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:53 pm

        Yeah, Wasn’t Vic Morrow in the Rat patrol?

      • Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:53 pm

        Twilight Zone the Movie, the shooting of which he was killed?

      • alleykat69 said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:56 pm

        Rat Patrol starred Christopher George,
        and the Brit dude Raymond? And the German guy they made look bad every episode was Dietrich from Soap opera fame general hospital?

      • James said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:57 pm

        Christopher George, with that Aussie desert hat buttoned up on one side is all I remember.

      • Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:00 pm

        Kat is right, he wasn’t in The Rat Patrol. I think that’s the Twilight Zone movie. Morrow was decapitated by a helicopter tail rotor while shooting a scene, as was a young Vietnamese girl he was holding. Horrible story.

  13. blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Another week of this, it may be time for Flavor to fire up “Name That Giant” again.

  14. Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    BTW, the trainer working on Curry’s ankle, Chelsea Lane, is an interesting gal. She’s a New Zealander and “sports psychotherapist” who worked extensively with their national team and at the Beijing Olympic Games. She’s pretty easy on the eyes too. I was just curious about her a while back because I’d see her every game and wondered who she was.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      New Zealand . . . Probably number 2 on my list of favorite countries (after Ecuador). Beautiful beaches where more times than not, you could be the only one on the beach for miles. Seriously.

      • Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:54 pm

        I could get used to that. Never been.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:59 pm

        You would love it. Entire country (2 main islands) is larger than California, but only has 4 million people. I would drive for a mile or so, without passing people on the main highway. Quite modern too. Much, much better place than Australia in my opinion.

      • snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:02 pm

        70 million sheep.
        4 million people…

      • Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:03 pm

        Pretty amazing mountain ranges too, IIRC, from looking at photos. A lot of the “Lord of the Rings” scenes were shot there for the mountains.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:04 pm

        Yes, all of it is gorgeous with only a few cities, Auckland and Christchurch (both nice by the way).

      • snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:22 pm

        Years ago I spent two months in NZ, about a month on each island. I had just spent about 2 months in Australia, and had gotten my PADI certification diving off Cairns on the Great Barrier reef. On the East Coast of the North Island near Whangeree or some shit place, I was eating at a Vietnamese restaurant with a German guy I was traveling around with, and in walks my dive instructor from Cairns. He was ex-UK marine guy of some sort. Helluva diver. We saw each other, and I said “WTF are you doing here? You were in Cairns a month ago?!” He said something like: ” I screwed the wife of an Aussie Army general, he found out, so I had to get out of the country, quick”…

      • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:36 pm

        Great story. Like I said, NZ was a favorite country of mine. I had so much energy on that part of my around the world trip, that I was doing 2 and sometimes 3 hikes each day. Great country to rent a car and explore.

      • willedav said, on May 2, 2017 at 11:59 pm

        Blade I tell customers at work that all the time…”my frequent traveler buddy loved it there.”

      • blade3colorado said, on May 3, 2017 at 6:51 am

        Thanks. Humbled. Yeah, a beautiful place and the people are wonderful.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      Yeah she’s definitely hot!
      She gives you a thigh wrap and your history!!

  15. zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    How about that roadtrip later this month vs. the Cards and the Cubs. That’s going to be good times.

  16. unca_chuck said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Rudy Gobert is being a bit of a punk-ass. Ahhh, they gave him a Flagrant 1.

  17. snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    Post game top brass analysis in Bochy’s office.

    Boch: Well guys, what are we gonna do?
    Bobby: What’ya mean, Boch?
    Boch: Our outfield is a pile of shit. There is no way we even get to the wild card with this shitty outfield you gave me.
    Sabes: Sorry ’bout that shit, Boch. But, Johnson said no way over the lux tax, so here we are up shit creek.
    Boch: That’s bullshit, and you know it. What dwe have in Sac?
    Bobby: Shit. Williamson is hitting for shit, and his leg is still shitty. He’s a month away, assuming he even hits when he’s healthy. Slater is regressing, he’s shit right now.
    Boch: Shit, Bobby. This is total bullshit ! We’ve got the most shit-ass outfield in the National league!
    Bobby: I know, I know. And, none of the other guys are ready, they’re not worth a shit right now.
    Boch: Are you telling me you got nobody better than shit-ass Gorkys? He can’t hit for shit if his life depended on it. What about AA?
    Sabes: Nobody ready there, either. It’s the shits.
    Boch: What were you guys doing in the offseason — playing with yourselves? I told you friggin Span wasn’t worth a shit even if he’s sort of healthy — and here he is on the DL again with this goddam hip or shoulder, whatever the hell. The guy is like glass – and I have to cover his ass in these pressers. I’m tired of this Bull shit! Running these limp lineups out there makes me look like a dumbshit !
    Sabes: Look, we gotta keep Gorkys up here if nothing but for his glove. Otherwise, we got nothin to cover center.
    Boch: That’s bullshit, Sabes. He’s no better than a little above average with the leather, and he hits like your limp dick. Good kid, but putting him in center is just total bullshit. Whenever I put him on the lineup card, I’m one step closer to another fuckin’ stent job. I can’t take this fuckin bullshit much longer ! Get me a goddam outfielder !
    Bobby: Shit, I know. It’s tough. We’ve fallen into the shithouse, and there’s no easy way out.
    Boch: Yep, total horseshit situation. Hey, Sabes, pour me some more of that Cab, will ya’? …

    • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      “Boch: Are you telling me you got nobody better than shit-ass Gorkys? He can’t hit for shit if his life depended on it. What about AA?”

      Sabes: No, we already checked Alcoholics Anonymous and most of them are still going through withdrawal.

      • snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:06 pm

        Dang, blade. There’s gotta be some guys in rehab that can hit as well as Gorkys…

      • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:07 pm

        Me. lulz

      • snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:08 pm

        You’re probably in better shape…

    • zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      Yep. If they’re being honest with each other, that would be the conversation .

  18. snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Vic Morrow was in “Combat !”…

    • unca_chuck said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:07 pm

      Ahhhh. You are reaching into the very edges of my TV watching consciousness. Combat! Rat Patrol. 12 O’Clock High were all faves.

    • snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      And that was with no googling.
      I remember watching Combat ! as a kid. Nothing like watching guys killing each other with machine guns when you’re 9.
      They’d bring in a new private every other episode, and you knew that guy was going to get it. None of the regulars got shot up. I forget the name of the Lieutenant — he had the same 5 o’clock shadow all the time…

  19. Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Dubs win. They played pretty well overall, good D, as usual, was the key to victory for them.

  20. alleykat69 said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    My Top Kat one is a tough one!
    Anyway the answer is Officer Dibble..

  21. blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Only satisfaction I have out of watching this shit game is seeing the stands emptying out in the 7th inning. Pussies with beach balls.

  22. unca_chuck said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Steph looked like he was icing his knee. May have tweaked it.

    • Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      I think he tweaked his ankle. He may have been icing the knee just because.

    • willedav said, on May 3, 2017 at 12:02 am

      LJ is right about ankle– he came down funny on left foot after a layup and limped up court.
      not gonna matter vs. these guys.

  23. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    As a young boy, Combat was must-see TV. Loved the theme song too, very gallant. I remember being quite upset when Morrow was killed on the set of that film and in fact I boycotted all films made by John Landis after that, asshole. Rat Patrol also had a cool theme song. I had one of those hats Christopher George wore for years, would wear it when I’d go Jeeping with the top down. There was one other really old show I liked, Whirleybird. Anyone remember that one? It made me like helicopters. And that’s your Giants recap.

    • snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Wasn’t Christopher George married to some blonde hottie actress? I gotta look that up…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:14 pm

        Yeah, I think her name was Lynda Day George or something like that. She was in the Mission: Impossible series.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:16 pm

        Here she is today . . .

      • snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:16 pm

        Yep, Lynda Day George. I remember her now — from Mission Impossible episodes.
        Friggin Christopher George died of a heart attach at 52. Keereist. I better drink some more scotch, I’m living on borrowed time. Even more now, looking at that photo, blade…

      • blade3colorado said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:18 pm

        lulz

      • zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:22 pm

        In Blackboard Jungle, there’s a hot teacher with the hots for Glen Ford. If the actress is still alive, she’s about 90 years old now. That’s kind of odd to contemplate.
        Watching these old movies and then checking what happened to the cast can be pretty interesting.

    • Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      LOL. Never saw “Whirleybird” but I like your story.

  24. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Front office would sometimes talk about not bringing up “the kids” from the minors because they’re worried about their fragile young psyches. Geez, if I’m Hwang, sittin’ over in Sacto and watching the shit product being displayed on the field at the major league level, I gotta be thinking, “What’s it going to take for them to give me a shot? Am I really worse than (fill in the blanks)?” ….

  25. James said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    The Giants are going to ruin my summer. All I wanted was the illusion that they might win it again.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:24 pm

      Time to put on Styx “The Grand Illusion Album James” far better then the illusion of the Giants winning..

  26. alleykat69 said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    P/A..Combat was just a well scripted series back in the day, just some kraut kicking ass fun along with Rat Patrol in the desert with their 2 jeeps with mounted machine guns awesome baby!!!
    For Sci fi….Had to be “The Invaders” starring Roy Thinnes!! The aliens, human appearance except for their crooked pinkie, show was great as a kid! That was around 67-68

  27. unca_chuck said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Along those lines was Kelly’s Heroes. Long but great war movie. Don Rickles is too funny.

    Shit, it’s all a mirage, James.

    • snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      I remember that one.
      donald sutherland played the tank commander, kind of a hippie before his time, shooting up France and Germany in his spare time…

    • Lurker John said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      yeah, that was a good one. big haul of nazi gold.

    • James said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      I loved “Kelly’s Heroes” as a kid, and, just like “High Fidelity,” I shared with my teen agers a few years ago. I still haven’t regained my pop culture credibility after they endured those two old fart clunkers.

  28. zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Vic Morrow, breaking records.

  29. snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    General Patton died in December 1945 after having his neck broken in a car accident in Luxembourg. Shortly after, his widow had a meeting with a younger woman who she knew had an extended Euro affair with Patton. The younger woman was some sort of relative, a few times removed. The widow personally put a hex on her for having the affair. And, within two weeks or some shit, the floozie was dead. Possible suicide. True story…

    • willedav said, on May 3, 2017 at 12:05 am

      wow. Sounds like something out of “One Step Beyond” with John Ireland. That show used to freak me out, along with “Thriller” hosted by Boris Karloff.

  30. snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Speaking of Patton, I didn’t know until just a few years ago that a co-writer of the Oscar winning screenplay for the move Patton was Francis Ford Coppola. I can’t think of many better film tour-de-force performances than George C. Scott did in Patton. Can’t imagine anyone else doing that role. Brilliant, but weird individual. He was happiest when involved in a war. BTW, if you’ve never seen it, check out Scott in “The Flim Flam Man”. Excellent flick, great performance…

    • zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      Kind of like the Jack Nicholson character in “A Few Good Men.”
      “You may find my existence to be grotesque.”

      • snarkk said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:41 pm

        Jack is great in Five Easy Pieces.
        I think I like him in that better than Cuckoos Nest.
        I remember Susan Anspach and Karen Black were in that flick.
        If a choice required, I would be down with Anspach. She had a veiled sensuality of some sort, like part that veil, and there was fire. Don’t want to see a pic of her now…

      • zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:48 pm

        I just learned recently he was offered a major role in The Godfather, but turned it down to make The Last Detail. He just didn’t think he was the right actor for The Godfather part. That’s pretty cool self-awareness and humility on his part.

      • James said, on May 2, 2017 at 11:02 pm

        A grad student from Jersey I work with at Cal is going to Tahoe for the very first time in a couple of weeks. He asked for recommendations because all he knew about was “the long shot of Fredo dying in that boat.”

      • zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 11:06 pm

        I haven’t seen that movie in decades. It would be like watching a whole new movie.
        I vaguely remember James Caan dying in a hail of bullets.

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2017 at 4:14 am

        I believe Sonny has the Bobby Thomson game on the car radio. He doesn’t live to hear the conclusion…

  31. zumiee said, on May 2, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    The hot teacher, who’s 90 years old now.

    • James said, on May 2, 2017 at 11:10 pm

      The original, a 45 I still proudly own:

  32. James said, on May 2, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    As incredible as it may seem to Kruk and Kuip, Belt leads the team in RBIs with 13, the only thing close to a respectable total so far. But wait . . . . 12 of those RBIs were delivered in losses! Brandon, you sorry doofus fuck who stubbornly refuses to hit against the shift, who doesn’t hit the high fastball, who is perpetually in a “funk,” who never does anything right, you just don’t hold a candle to real players like St. Joe or Craw.

    • willedav said, on May 3, 2017 at 12:13 am

      I’m starting to think it’s better for everyone if Giants do trade Belt since they need to acquire some new talent and fast. I counted at least 8 yards where imo he’d hit 25 bombs–Fenway Yankee Toronto AZ Mil Wrigley Cincy Philly Minute Maid Arlington—and play first class D at 1b in btw all the Ks.

      Even tho he doesn’t appear to do it very well, I give him full credit for offering to do it and playing LF as often as he does. I think he was in RF for an inning already too.

  33. snarkk said, on May 3, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Can’t call this season yet, but damn.
    This roadie could get ugly …

  34. unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2017 at 8:09 am

    James, tell your friend to go to the Cal Neva on the north shore. Some of GF II was shot there. It’s cheezy and very 60s, but you get a sense of the hipness it was when the rat pack used to run the joint.

    In fact we did the ghost tour there when my son was really into those ghost hunter shows (about 10 years ago). Funny shit. And there really are tunnels under some of the canabas where booze, drugs, and hookers were moved in and out from the hotel without anyone knowing. Story is, JFK and Marilyn Monroe hooked up there a few times.


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