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World Series Champions Collide

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 22, 2017

Four of the last 7 World Series champions play this evening in Chicago. 🙂

The Cubs have been kinda fiddle-de-doin’ their way through this season. But they are too good not to snap out of this at any moment and engage in abject domination. We are throwing Blach, Cueto, Moore and Smarge at them and that actually doesn’t look that bad when I type it. The most worrisome game is tonight so if Blach can throw something *quality-ish* we might be able to give them a game.

There has been an *organic* movement on the last couple of threads to name your most hated Giants of all time. I am still still pouring over documents (and memories) to compile my list. In terms of non-Giants/non Dodgers I hate it’s pretty easy to put John Lackey on the board. He’s right up there with Curt Shithead.

No expectations for this series. I could see us losing all 4 and not being too surprised but I could also see us winning 2 games and not having my mind blown.

Speaking of things we hate, ads on KNBR are THE WORST. If you aren’t from here you won’t be able to vote with any confidence. But go ahead and vote blindly, you can’t be wrong.

The Cash Call ad features an obnoxious guy whistling away in the background while the spokesperson says “we’ll loan you money because we trust you” lol. Ok. Thanks. Suckers.

The Cars for Kids ad features kids singing the worst song ever written.

The Hanlery ad features a dude who likes to make stupid jokes and puns about visiting San Francisco. He’s trying to be funny. He has never once been funny.

All three are awful. Vote for the worst.

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  1. Cardinal70 said, on May 22, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Again, wanted to say thanks for humoring me this weekend, even if y’all were pretty rude guests at Busch Stadium. Look forward to maybe returning the favor in September. 🙂 If you want to read my recap of the series, the post is here:

    http://www.cardsconclave.com/2017/05/22/disappointment/

    • chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:20 am

      You’re a good sport, Daniel. No way I saw us taking the series from your redbirds. It was some fun baseball (between the raindrops), and sans yesterday’s colossal clusterfuck. Now do us a favor (like you owe us one) and have your guys sweep the bums. 😉

      Thanks for sharing your latest post….will check it out.

      • Cardinal70 said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:53 am

        I’d be more than happy if the club obliged you in that regard, but I wouldn’t necessarily hold my breath if I were you. 🙂

  2. chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Good thread Flav. Will share my most hated later. I agree about the possibilities of being swept by the cubbies or taking two. Would not be surprised either way.

    Take two and they come home with a winning roadie against two of the “beasts of central.”

  3. willedav said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Cubs fans who finally came out of woodwork flaunting gear after so many years is galling, like seeing all those Red Sox hats in bay area years ago after they finally won.

    Olden days of 8-10 NL teams every one of them had cool players, even Dodgers so I really didn’t dislike any of them. But Cubs of today, including mgr., bug me. Endless media buzz sucks.

    You do have give the FO props for getting some many good players and making good deals.
    They picked up Chapman for the homestretch then quickly reloaded when he left.
    Acquiring guys like Zobrist and Heyward and the high salaried SPs were all good moves.
    Russell trade was also good, total fleece of Beane.

    Giants had some clueless OFs ala SDawg’s CandyMan, like Marvin Benard and Jose Cruz Jr., that bugged me too.
    Relievers are easy targets, but Brantley was one I liked the least tho no comp to Benitez. Why Sabes wanted this guy after what Snow did to him idk.

  4. unca_chuck said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Rennie Stennett . . .

  5. unca_chuck said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Stephen Matthew David . . . Top of the hill in Daly City . . . I did get one of the free bikes though . ..

  6. alleykat69 said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Lol Chuck… Yeah I got one of those bikes 🚴 too.,

  7. djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:32 am

    I loved Candy to the point where I had a customized jersey made at a time (1987) when it was not so easy to do. The only place in town that would make the real thing was Gerry Cosby’s in the MSG lobby and it took weeks. I still remember picking it up with my stripper girlfriend Mia. When I first laid eyes on it I literally wept tears of joy. It bothers me every day of my life that I somehow misplaced it a few years ago. It’s got to be somewhere…

  8. willedav said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Cars for Kids is absolutely the worst but the Dolan law firm headed by the f-wad that is messing with nuns and homeless near his $6 mil pad in Marin has to go. Giants embarrass themselves by taking money from this guy who stoops low enough to use his kids in the promos for his personal injury biz . And it is on their radio broadcasts every f-ing night.

  9. djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Cars for Kids has been torturing New Yorkers for over a decade…

  10. snarkk said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:41 am

    If the Kars for Kids ad comes on, I literally switch the station temporarily, regardless of the station it plays on, and KNBR is only one of many it’s on. If you google it, that outfit is a scam, lots of chatter on it. KNBR wil run just about any smarmy/ shady ad, since that right wing owned disaster of a company Cumulus owns it. Cumulus took over KGO and turned the #1 rated Bay Area station for 40 years into a ratings dumpster fire in 2 years…

  11. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Kars for Kids is the most annoying by far. I didn’t see the video but I’ve heard a lot about the Posey/Belt kerfuffle over the weekend. Krukow poo-pooed the whole thing without totally flaming Belt which leads me to believe Posey was in the wrong. With two out in the bottom of the 13th and a left handed hitter up, closing the hole on the right side isn’t the worst play. Doesn’t Wotus position the infield anyway? I get the sense that Belt is like Donnie in The Big Lebowski and no matter what he does, everyone just tells him to shut the fuck up.

  12. djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:02 am

    I’m a big fan of kinda fiddle-de-doin’ things…

  13. unca_chuck said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Missed the Belt/Posey thing, missing a ton of games these days, but if they aren’t ripping Belt about it, then it’s on Posey. Posey is ripping Belt for playing off the line in the bottom of the 13th? Not sure what the beef is about.

    • Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 10:22 am

      He wasn’t holding on the runner who promptly stole 2nd base.

  14. zumiee said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:11 am

    The insidious thing about Kars for Kids is that it knows that people will think it’s a non-profit, and it’s NOT. Sure, nothing in the commercial overtly says it’s a non-profit, but it’s the impression the listener will get. The kind of “white lie” that I hate in advertising.

  15. wilcojoe said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I get the KNBR ads when listening to the games on the MLB app. As annoying as the cars 4 kids ad is, I got to go with that piece of shit Hanlery guy. He’s the fucker that closed down Lefty’s.

    Speaking of KNBR ads, my oldest son’s middle name is Craigen. I partially named him that because my dad’s name is Craig (like our esteemed host) but also because it made me think of the Kragen Auto parts grand slam inning promo they used to run. I wanted his middle name to have a connection to my dad and the Giants, and that is what I came up with. You guys might be the only ones in the world to get that.

    • wilcojoe said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:19 am

      And no, SpeeDee was not an option. 😉

    • Flavor said, on May 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

      that’s incredible.

  16. Macdog said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I used to get my daughter to sing along with the Kars for Kids ad whenever it was played on the radio. Now, of course, she screams if she even hears the opening bars. And the annoying TV ad — how long has that been running? Those kids are probably done with high school by now.

  17. alleykat69 said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:21 am

    How about that sleazy scumbag that looks like death warmed over from that tax law firm. Steve Mosocwitz(sp?)

    • xoot said, on May 22, 2017 at 10:29 am

      what? You don’t think that’s his real hair? anyway, wtf would pick a lawyer based on advertising?

      • unca_chuck said, on May 22, 2017 at 10:36 am

        Moskowitz does some work for Comcast . I’ve seen him doing shit about contracts and such. I just thought it was funny that his hair went from red/grey to jet black overnight.

  18. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 10:22 am

    Just a couple to start, the aforementioned AJ Pierzynski, who I truly despise and who’s probably at the top of the list. What a prick. Another that comes to mind, even though he was good as a Giant, Willie Montanez, mostly because he made it clear the entire time that he didn’t want to be in S.F.

  19. unca_chuck said, on May 22, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Kars for kids may not be a non profit but it is still a tax writeoff. I gave my 85 Jetta to them in 2004. It failed Smog For the first time In its illustrious history and had 20 other problems that were too $$$ to fix. Got an $1100 write off.

    Still hate the damn song tho. I eitttr. Hangs the station or cut the vol.

  20. Flavor said, on May 22, 2017 at 10:36 am

    I donated my car to cars for kids about 6 years ago. Ad must work.

    • djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 10:44 am

      If you want to get a bigger write off I recommend donating cars to the Foundation for the Blind.
      They can’t see what crappy shape it’s in…

  21. unca_chuck said, on May 22, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I@ve been suffering through the Shane Company ads since was in grad school.

    “Hi, I’m Tom Shane. You need a friend in the diamond business. On El Camino Real in San Mateo, above the Stuckeys restaurant.”

    DIE MOTHERFUCKER!!!

    • unca_chuck said, on May 22, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Grade school. Never went to
      Grad school!

    • Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Those sumbitches have been around forever. I was stationed at Fort Lewis (WA) in 1982 and those same goddamn ads were running. “Now you have a friend…” Gaaaaah!

  22. zumiee said, on May 22, 2017 at 11:18 am

    “wtf would pick a lawyer based on advertising?”

    • Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Have you been to Vegas lately? Every billboard there is advertising for some personal injury lawyer. If it didn’t work, I don’t think they’d pay for the advertising. Somebody’s calling them.

  23. zumiee said, on May 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

  24. unca_chuck said, on May 22, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Shane Co opened in San Mateo in like 1973 (in the Stuckey’s Building on El Camino) and his ads have been ever present since then. Sound exactly the same as they do now as they did back then.

    • Flavor said, on May 22, 2017 at 11:28 am

      those ads make me laugh, they’re so stupid.

  25. chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    There are a ton of shitty ads on KNBR, but I have to go with Kars for Kids as the one that annoys me the most (that got my vote).

    • Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      The thing for me is that the goddamn ditty sticks in my head and I have to put on Iron Maiden or something to get it out. lol

  26. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Radio ads are the worst. Absent the visual aspect of TV, they try to be as obnoxious as possible to grab your attention.

    • unca_chuck said, on May 22, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Actually the K for K TV ad is worse than the radio ad. They look like a shitty 80s band. I want to kill them all.

  27. snarkk said, on May 22, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    So, BF, when you donated your car to Ks for Ks, did you get your vacation voucher?…

    • Flavor said, on May 22, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      honestly, I forget what I got. I remember it didn’t do anything to my taxes. Whatever, it was a 1999 Jeep, I think I could have sold it for about 2 grand and didn’t want to deal with the hassle of that. They just came to my work and towed it away.

  28. unca_chuck said, on May 22, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    I didn’t get no stinkin’ voucher.

  29. wilcojoe said, on May 22, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    My dad donated his truck to Junior Giants about 15 years ago. At one time, they advertised as much as anyone.

  30. wilcojoe said, on May 22, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    My favorite jingle as a kid was the ad for Delta Dental. It was simple, catchy yet not overbearing.

  31. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 22, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    Span dealing with thumb issues/discomfort per Baggs.

    • zumiee said, on May 22, 2017 at 3:35 pm

  32. djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    1. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    2. Christian Arroyo (R) 3B
    3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    4. Buster Posey (R) C
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Eduardo Nunez (R) LF
    7. Justin Ruggiano (R) RF
    8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) CF
    9. Ty Blach (R) P

  33. Flavor said, on May 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    the thing that cracks me up about the Shane Co ads is that the person Tom Shane is talking to goes out of his/her way to be as interested as possible in what he has to say and is genuinely surprised and excited to learn about the most elementary details of the ring business. It’s freaking hilarious.

    • zumiee said, on May 22, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      How about the blonde woman in the Tuff-Shed commercial (or whatever the company is)? The announcer makes the shed magically appear and the woman says “That’s PERFECT!!!!!” I’m fascinated by her intensity. It’s like she drank 10 cups of coffee before they went to the store.

  34. djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    16 straight solo HRS…

    • Flavor said, on May 22, 2017 at 5:13 pm

      That almost sounds made up. And nearing a record?

      • djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 5:14 pm

        Cub announcer said 21 is the record and the Giants hold it…

      • Flavor said, on May 22, 2017 at 6:16 pm

        Of course they do.

      • Macdog said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:34 pm

        Macdog said, on October 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm
        Blach and Orange!

  35. djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    I wonder if Arroyo is pretending to be Ron Santo – or if he’s even heard of him…

    • chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      I would say less than 50/50 that the kid has never heard of him.

  36. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    I hope none of you are having the misfortune of listening to Bob Costas call this game. The dude’s voice hurts my ears.

  37. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    On and on and on and on and on and on and on and on about the Cubs.

  38. djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Bad job by Gork…

  39. djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Kinda freaky that Lackey and K-Rod are still going 15 years later…

    • Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Until I read your post, I had no idea K-Rod was still in the game. Wow. It’s not like I don’t watch baseball outside of Giants games.

  40. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Who doesn’t love watching that prick Lackey get roughed up.

    • djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      Well, at least me and you, LJ…

  41. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I’m not sure why Bochy had Blach swinging away on the first pitch of his AB. He should’ve been bunting all the way.

    • djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      I didn’t get it either…

  42. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Fuck yeah, they are lighting this cocksucker up.

  43. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Panik is loving him some Wrigley Field tonight.

  44. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Great play by Blach!

  45. zumiee said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Hard cheese!

  46. chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    So, is this team still DOA?

    Blach gettin’ it done! I like this kid!

  47. Flavor said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:25 pm

  48. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Baez is an arrogant asshole.

  49. Macdog said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Why the hell was Blach still in after the homer?

    • Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      I don’t think they had a reliever ready yet.

  50. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    God, I hate the Cubs a little more every day.

  51. chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Just get A FUCKING OUT.

  52. Macdog said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Thay’re going to fucking lose.

  53. xoot said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    It’s about time for el con man

  54. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    The wheels are coming off. Don’t come in and throw strikes, come in and hit people.

  55. chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Torturous…it’s The Giant Way…

  56. zumiee said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    This bullpen is as bad as last year’s. Oh, yeah…..it’s the same guys.

    • chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Because daddy war bucks (Charles Johnson – richest fucker in all of baseball)
      didn’t want to bust the luxury tax.

  57. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    *whew*

  58. zumiee said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Hey, the hard-hit at-’em ball! Cool!

  59. willedav said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    just me or does it seem like every pen guy comes in and gets behind first batter.
    Strick gets the DP he needs tho, nice job.

    • Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      The second part of Chi’s the Giants Way, relievers must immediately fall behind in the count.

    • djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      He seems to be trusting his off speed stuff a lot more…

  60. chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    ‘Bout fucking time…I damned near pulled a Fred Sanford there…

  61. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Why is that just about everyone on that team pisses me off? Zobrist is near the top of the list, right below Maddon. Baez pisses everyone off.

  62. zumiee said, on May 22, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    The PG&E commercial perturbs me. They hire an actress to apologize for the San Bruno homocides. How about get an actual CEO on camera to apologize? Let’s see someone really step up.

    • chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:02 pm

      !

  63. djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Melancon pitches like the ball is too heavy for him…

    • Flavor said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      lol, perfect description

    • chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:03 pm

      Hilarious, Loo…

  64. chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Ballgame! Sweating it out!

  65. djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Blach & Orange!

    • Flavor said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:09 pm

      you been stashing that one or did it just come out organically?

      • djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:23 pm

        Apparently everything happens organically now, Flav…

      • Macdog said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:51 pm

        Macdog said on October 1, 2016
        at 3:22 pm
        Blach and Orange!

    • djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:09 pm

      I shoulda known. That was a lay up for you…

  66. Bozo said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Another easy win…

  67. chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    And re: Melancon. I could care less how he pitches as long as he does his damned job…

    • zumiee said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:12 pm

  68. Lurker John said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Alright, good win, fantastic outing by Blach with the wind blowing out. He was dominant for 7 innings. 3 solo dingers. And Melancon’s cardiac act in the 9th.

    • chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      The fucking 8th was my cardiac…

  69. Macdog said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Whew.

  70. Flavor said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    great win. So much easier if you win the first of the 4 gamer. And Blach was the shady one. We might split this bad boy.

  71. djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I’m winning the Belt HR contest at the moment…

  72. djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    • chipower9 said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      And our Giants have a little…

      Lot’s of ball left…

  73. snarkk said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Schulman tweets that Belt will be traded before deadline…

    • snarkk said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      Then he tweeted it was a joke. Idiot…

      • djloo27 said, on May 22, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      • Flavor said, on May 23, 2017 at 5:28 am

        Schulman is too busy eating food and shaking crumbs off his shirt to ever bust a story like this.

  74. eddacker said, on May 22, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Torture is back and the team is having some success.
    Does this mean that Giants torture is a good thing now?
    My team winning. OH! What a feeling. Considered out of the running we are now only 2 games behind the Cubbies.

  75. eddacker said, on May 22, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Another thing I am noticing, I could be wrong here, is the different energies with baseball championships -v- basketball championships. Both give their respected areas and fans a boost.

  76. eddacker said, on May 22, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    I wonder if all the Cueto trade talk is affecting his performance?

  77. mrsprtdude said, on May 22, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    AJ Pierzinski for sure.

  78. mrsprtdude said, on May 22, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    @ Chi..Love the Fred Sanford reference. Even gave my wife a good laugh. Thanks!


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