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I’d Still Shake Hands With Him

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 28, 2017

For me, this is kind of make or break for Johnny Blisters. If he can’t carve up the Braves line up at home, any additional starts will just be given to him on a hope and a prayer. Our starting pitching really is kinda cobbling itself together. But without Motorcycle Man we need Cueto to step into something resembling an ace. I don’t think it’s realistic or fair to expect that out of Smarge or Moore but those 2 guys, plus Blach and Cain, could be reliable enough going forward.

But let’s get it going TODAY. Pop a bottle of Valtrex. Or two. Do what you need to do. It’s time.


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  1. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 28, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I can think of a good handful (or mouthful) of things to pop, and maybe I’ve just been out of the country for too long, but WTF is Valtrex, and how does it help coping with our favorite sport and favorite team being minimized and demoralized by an ineffective front office? Or something like that, at nearly 11:30 on Sunday night in Saigon… “Saigon…. shit, I’m still only in Saigon….”.. Recently re-watched Apocalypse Now Redux …. Interesting to re-watch films like that, years later. And living in Vietnam all these years to boot.

    • Flavor said, on May 28, 2017 at 10:37 am

      Valtrex is a drug to treat Herpes and I like to make jokes about these pitchers with blisters on their hand as having herpes on their hand. Hilarious, I know.

  2. willedav said, on May 28, 2017 at 9:34 am

    A full Belt spectrum—HR (#10) near HR walk… without a K

    Can we revisit the original predictions for his bombs?

    Seriously tho think about it—what would happen if SF put following on waivers: Span Pence (if he ever actually plays again) Nunez Panik Moore Smardz?

    Pence played something like 158 games combined last 2 years, now more leg issues. Great guy but wow this is worse than Pagan. And I realize part of this is how hard he hustles out dribblers. You’d think the Great Karmatic Equalizer would be a little kinder to him on the field.

  3. willedav said, on May 28, 2017 at 10:08 am

    “they don’t realize who they are.” Turned game on with SF up 3-0 and saw Braves SP with a green hat and said wtf? Gad, even Giants looked odd with those lids.
    Braves road gray uni was always classic with the Indian head guy on shoulder. all the new stuff just seems like money grab.

  4. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 28, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Yeah, Willie, we’ve seen this before from Pence, ever since his *iron man* stint ended… Either he’s injured, or he looks dead in the water, and then suddenly he’s on a tear that carries the team. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn’t. Not sure how many more “on a tear” he has left in him, but that surely would be key to the team’s prospects this year. It’s a weird season. Maybe the OF as is will get it done, and maybe by August the OF looks completely different, if the FO can figure it out. Not a b(r)ad penny year, really, just not itself yet. Yet. …..

  5. willedav said, on May 28, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Fun fact: in an atypical low scoring day, less than 100 runs total in 16 games, Giants were one of only 3 teams to score more than 5 in a game.


    Frank Robinson, one of my heroes and pride of Oaktown, got a statue put up of himself in Cleveland with LU card as mgr.1975 season.
    As Shea noted today in Chron, he was also first black mgr in the NL with Giants in ’81.

    • djloo27 said, on May 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm

      I have never seen a player do what Frank Robinson does during this AB in Game 5 of the 1969 Series.
      Starts just after the 1 hour – 29 minute mark:

      • willedav said, on May 28, 2017 at 12:48 pm

        that is pretty odd, to leave the field for the dugout and trainers room for a few minutes and then come back out to hit. Surprised nobody got run.
        Great grab by Agee off Paul Blair before that, couple cool players.

  6. djloo27 said, on May 28, 2017 at 12:35 pm

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

  7. djloo27 said, on May 28, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    The Toronto Blue Jays are not participating in the green uniform thing this weekend.
    I would’ve expected someone to take issue with that…

    • zumiee said, on May 28, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Canada isn’t as gung-ho about their military as the U.S. They prefer their violence in hockey games.

  8. djloo27 said, on May 28, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Amy G discussing how to prepare for Dickey…

  9. zumiee said, on May 28, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Suzuki is having a rough experience with Dickey.

  10. zumiee said, on May 28, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    The Dodgers are beating up the Cubs again today.
    Bellinger hit his 10th HR. The Rookie of the Year winner already. Seager won it last year.

    • zumiee said, on May 28, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      The Cubs bounce back a little. A couple of HRs off Kershaw.

      • Lurker John said, on May 28, 2017 at 2:45 pm

        Kershaw is really struggling today, Lester too. That one is far from over.

      • Macdog said, on May 28, 2017 at 3:08 pm

        Kershaw doesn’t make it thru 5.

      • zumiee said, on May 28, 2017 at 3:14 pm

        He’s in playoff form today!

    • Lurker John said, on May 28, 2017 at 2:44 pm

      Arroyo? On the cusp of being sent back to the minors?

      • djloo27 said, on May 28, 2017 at 3:54 pm

        I don’t think there’s any doubt about it, LJ…

  11. Macdog said, on May 28, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    I’m hoping to watch the 9th before heading out . . . and here comes Gearrin.

  12. Macdog said, on May 28, 2017 at 3:38 pm


    • zumiee said, on May 28, 2017 at 3:47 pm

  13. willedav said, on May 28, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Bochy said he’d give the kid couple days off and probably Dickey and his 70 mph knuckler had lot to do with it.
    Funny thing is after he left was when they couldn’t hardly get anyone on base.

    Suzuki…guy I used to play softball with (who died few years ago) for many years used to make fun of the annoying Kurt Bevacqua of Padres, saying his first name really funny. Any ballplayer named Kurt I still hear him.

  14. zumiee said, on May 28, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    So the Natty Nats arrive for a day game tomorrow. They’ve been kind of quietly having a very good season.
    We all know they’ll get quickly eliminated in the playoffs, though. 🙂

  15. mrsprtdude said, on May 28, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Nats 2nd best team in MLB. Not that quiet. At least we miss Strasberg. Still get Scherzer. Can’t see a way we win that game so lets win tomorrow for sure!

  16. Flavor said, on May 28, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    i think we are settling into being a .500 team, at best. Anything more would blow my mind.

    • willedav said, on May 28, 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Do you think AZ and Sherps are .600 teams? Nats and LA I can see, these two um no.
      There’s only 7 teams in NL over .500 and only 1 of those from NL East.
      giants have to figure out who to keep/who to dump to be better next year.

      • zumiee said, on May 28, 2017 at 10:34 pm

        The Rockies and Dodgers are for real. Arizona is a lesser team than those two, but all three have a great chance to make the playoffs. And more power to them. It’s their time. They’ve paid dues. It’s up to the Giants to rebuild, and it’s not a quick fix.

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

    I would say that the Nats are having a quiet season in that they aren’t national media darlings. The Cubs and the Yankees have sucked up a lot of the oxygen, along with a few other teams, like the Dodgers and Red Sox.
    Until the Nats do something in the playoffs, that’s the way it’s going to be, I think.

  18. zumiee said, on May 28, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    The Giants took 2 out of 3 from the Braves and are still a game behind them in the Wild Card. Trying to dig out of this hole is a long slog. Just take it one team at time. Try to pass the team ahead of them.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:01 am

      FiveThirtyEight gave the Orange and Black a 53% chance of playing October baseball before the season began. But with the now Madison Bumgarner-less Giants anchored by a “Mendoza line” outfield, their playoff odds have fallen to less than 25%.

      Interpretation? What Flavor said at 8:35 pm.

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