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Playing A Real Team

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 29, 2017

It was fun to win a series but last time I checked there aren’t any 42 year old men playing for the Nats. This is going to be a much different test. We miss Stras but that really isn’t that big of a deal since pretty much anyone can shut down our offense. The task at hand will be to see if our pitchers can contain the best offense in either league. They did just have to fly all the way across the continent with no off day so maybe we catch them a little sluggish today. We’ll see.

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  1. willedav said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Nats lead NL in run HRs BA OB SLG and OPS. 2 guys over 1.000 and 2 more over .900 Harper Zim Rendon and Murphy. Day game should be nice weather like yesterday, park plays smaller. Up to Moore to keep ball in the yard and from bouncing off walls.

    Despite blip in the Windy Giants are 11-9 last 20 and have won 3 (I think) series in a row at home. This one will be taller order…Dirt in the house today, right?

    • Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 9:10 am

      i think he is at the game today. Wonder when the Nats got in last night? Had to be super late.

  2. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 10:54 am

  3. djloo27 said, on May 29, 2017 at 11:23 am

    1. Denard Span (L) CF
    2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    3. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    4. Buster Posey (R) C
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Justin Ruggiano (R) RF
    7. Christian Arroyo (R) 3B
    8. Mac Williamson (R) LF
    9. Matt Moore (L) P

  4. djloo27 said, on May 29, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Overkill update:
    They are using baseballs with green stitches today.
    I wonder if they are using them in Toronto…

    • Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      That’s just stupid, and I’m a vet.

  5. Macdog said, on May 29, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Latest injury update: Nuñez being evaluated, Bochy said. Had blurred vision last night. Won’t play today. Calixte only would be active today if Nuñez goes on DL.

  6. Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Matt Moore stinks.

  7. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 1:33 pm

    The Dodgers are pounding the Cards into a .500 team today.

  8. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I’m not watching the game, driving home, but judging from the box score Moore seems fine. Am I missing something?

    • zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      He looked shaky early, but seems to have found his rhythm.

  9. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Man, Arroyo needed that.

  10. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Terrible AB from Williamson. Our outfield is so lame. I know it’s not news.

    • Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      it’s still outrageous that Sabean and Evans, who get paid a lot of money to make these decisions, decided our OF was good-to-go heading into the season.

      • Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:12 pm

        Yeah, but Parker and Pence are coming back in a week. It’s all good.

  11. Macdog said, on May 29, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Maybe Belt should get in Posey’s face about hitting the fuckin’ ball.

  12. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Stay awake, Giants fans.

    • Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      that was too much, Gif King, had to delete it.

  13. Macdog said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Over-the-Hill with a weak pop out.

  14. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    On second thought, a good nap would have been better.

  15. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Strickland, what a dumb-a##.

  16. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Shit! Bummed I missed this. Was it a real fight or just half assed pushing and shit talk?

    • zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      REAL fight.

    • Macdog said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      Looks like Strickland got a hand slap on Harper’s face, and Harper sorta landed a punch on Strickland’s cap/head. The best part was Moore and Samardzija colliding into each other.

      • Macdog said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

        Meant Morse.

      • Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:36 pm

        A guy’s head doesn’t snap back from a slap. Harper got punched. Harper’s punch was a pussy shot.

      • Macdog said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:46 pm

        To me, a punch implies hitting with a fist, looked like Strick hit Harper with an open hand.

  17. Macdog said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    That livened things up.

  18. sandog said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Morse and Smarge with a hell of a collision!

    I think Harper WAS trying to throw the helmet at him and it just slipped out of his hand. Miller thinks he tossed it aside on purpose. I have TV sound off.

  19. wilcojoe said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Well I think we can all safely name our “most hated Giant”

  20. wilcojoe said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    This team is fucked up.

  21. Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Well, that was exciting.

  22. sandog said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Yeah, Strick fighting his own teammates 2/3 of the way to the dugout was weak shit.

    • Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      He was trying get back into the fray. I didn’t see him “fighting his own teammates.”

      • sandog said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

        You’re right, but I think he took it a bit far.

  23. theroooster said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Lmao, Smarge and Morse ran right into each other, knocked each other flat.

    • Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      Shouldn’t you be haunting a Dodgers blog?

  24. gianthead said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    What does that say about Posey leaving Strickland out there to take Harper on one and one???? Crawford lolly gagging over as well. Morse took the biggest shot frpm Smard’s head…

  25. Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Posey not stepping in to protect Harper won’t be a popular move among his teammates.

  26. wilcojoe said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Posey is getting slammed by the ESPN guys for not protecting Strickland. Tells you what Posey thinks of Strickland.

    • theroooster said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      Posey showed absolutely no interest in mixing it up

    • sandog said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      I don’t think Strick needed or wanted any help. He obviously drilled him on purpose and was totally ready to fight. I do give him credit for not throwing at his head.

  27. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    The veins were bulging on Strickland’s red neck.

    • Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Yeah, he was pissed and he’s a big dude to begin with.

  28. Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    This team is a disaster, broken all the way around. What a joke. I’m so pissed at everyone involved in putting this piece of shit together.

  29. mrsprtdude said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Buster getting roasted on national tv. Correctly. Strickland an idiot at times, but the catchers job is to have his pitchers back. A weak ass effort to jog in after it already over. then run away with all his gear on. I’m glad he didn’t get hurt in a stupid brawl, but not backing up a team mate is weak even in little league.

    • gianthead said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Totally agree…it is a revelation. Revelation may only be that that the the regular vets don’t care for Strickland and weren’t going to stick their necks out. They should have 5 guys swinging for Harper’s head…

  30. gianthead said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    I wish Morse went in there to take out Harper instead of just trying to separate the combatants… moments like these could rally a team…instead watching the body language of Posey and Crawford they couldn’t care less about defending their teammate…after the Posey and Belt issues, I wonder if this team actually cares…

    • gianthead said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm

      I think Struck got a decent shot in as did Harper…

  31. mrsprtdude said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    HS will be traded before the break…

    • gianthead said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      No one will give up much for him…

  32. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I don’t blame Posey for not getting in the middle of that idiot fest.
    Strickland is one of the stupidest players I’ve ever seen.

  33. wilcojoe said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Harper did get a good right to Strick’s face. I think Strickland was emabarssed Harper got the better of him. As he should be.

    • Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 4:09 pm

      Harper’s was a glancing blow at best.

  34. mrsprtdude said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Remember all those years everyone always thought it was Bonds who was the jerk, when many now say it was ClarK? Same with posey?

    • gianthead said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Bonds’ attitude and Will rightly thinking itbwas his team lead to instant dislike. Wasn’t there also a woman issue between them???

  35. sandog said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    I have no problem with Posey staying the hell out of that. And I really don’t mind Strick drilling him either.
    Do you guys think the helmet slipped out of his hand or he tossed it aside on purpose. Again, I think he wanted to drill him with it and lost his grip.

    • xoot said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      I think he tried to throw it at strickland

    • theroooster said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Looked like he was trying to drill Strickland with it and it slipped out of his hand

    • wilcojoe said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      I actually think Harper flipped it to the side on purpose as he rightfully should have. In the heat of the moment, Harper came out on top. Strick is the cancer, we all figured he was. Posey’s immediate reaction tells you what he thinks of him. I don’t know whether to applaud Posey or be upset for not protecting his pitcher. I am leaning towards the former.

      • sandog said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:47 pm

        C’mon, Strick’s not a cancer. He’s a meathead who occasionally does stupid shit like that. He can take care of himself. I think you guys are getting carried away with the symbolism that this is a team in disarray.
        We’re not a very good team, but I think are problems are that we can’t hit and our pitching often ain’t so hot either—not anything to do with personalities.

      • Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 4:12 pm

        With all due respect, sandog, how can you know that? And what about the infielders, including Arroyo, mind you, just standing there while Harper charged the mound?

    • gianthead said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      He definitely attempted to throw it and was comical how it slipped out. Morse could have body slammed Harper without throwing a punch…

  36. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    So now Posey’s going to get drilled with a pitch because Strickland’s an idiot.

    • gianthead said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      Nats probably happy Posey showed no interest in protecting Strickland, they won’t hit him.

  37. xoot said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    Best part was madbum watching quietly from the dugout

  38. sandog said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Miller talking about how he was at the Campy Campaneris bat-tossing-at-the-mound game.
    That is one of the first games I can remember watching as a kid.

  39. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Pence was one of the guys trying to drag Strickland away, and Strickland was shoving Pence around.

  40. theroooster said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    Crawford, UCLA BRUIN!

  41. gianthead said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Too bad that we don’t have Conor Gillaspie healthy…that would have been his moment with bases loaded and two outs in the 8th…

  42. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:56 pm

  43. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Harper’s hair was outstanding in the fight.

    • theroooster said, on May 29, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Smarge and Morse’s flowing locks in slo-mo after impact priceless.

  44. wilcojoe said, on May 29, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Yeah the Smarge-Morse meme’s will be pretty good.

  45. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    Again, I didn’t get to watch any of the game today. Did Strick hit him just as payback from those bombs he hit off him in the post season a couple of years ago? He can’t be that petty, tell me there was something more…..

    • theroooster said, on May 29, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      1st pitch of the AB – it was a 98 MPH FB, straight at him – good location, below the belt. Yes, he can, and was that petty. There was nothing more to it.

      • theroooster said, on May 29, 2017 at 4:52 pm

        Harper will have a nice welt – might even be able to read “Rawlings” on his thigh.

    • wilcojoe said, on May 29, 2017 at 5:09 pm

      Yeah, no other reason than payback.

  46. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    Andrew Baggarly‏Verified account @extrabaggs 55s55 seconds ago
    More
    Upon super slo-mo, Strickland landed open handed slap and Harper mashed Strickland’s hat bill with his fist. No Rougned Odors in this fight.

  47. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    I don’t have a problem with Buster sitting that one out. Fuck trying to stop Harper, this was Strick’s stupid vendetta. Plus, Buster’s probably gonna get beaned for it anyway. Why try to stop Harper where he would likely get hit or pushed to the ground or hit with that helmet he was whipping around? Strick is a dumbass, pure and simple. And how’s he gonna feel if Pence got hurt again trying to haul his dopey ass off the field?

    • Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      It’s just a little odd that no one on the field moved to help Strickland, whether it was a stupid move or not. Hitting a guy for hitting a home run off you is a chickenshit move, no doubt, but the lack of unity from the on-field guys was strange. Morse and Smardge were the ones that charged in.

      And Baggarly is blind. He got Harper’s part right, but Strickland snapped his head back with a decent punch.

  48. djloo27 said, on May 29, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Completely lame on Buster’s part. K & K said he has to protect his ankle and stay out of a scrum, but he had to at least grab Harper from behind before the pile-up. Remember Whitey getting in front of Victorino a few years ago? And later in the game they showed the clip of Barry Foote saving Krukow’s ass from Winfield.
    Buster lives up to his last name – not his first…

    • Lurker John said, on May 29, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Yeah, he could’ve gotten between the two or put Harper in a bear hug. Something. Whether you like a guy or not, he’s your teammate. I just hope it’s not indicative of wider strife in the clubhouse.

      • djloo27 said, on May 29, 2017 at 6:27 pm

        Buster is still in the catcher’s box as Harper and Strickland are fighting…

  49. gianthead said, on May 29, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    The replay of the start of the fight with really all the infield and Posey just staying still is really shocking. Has anyone here ever see a fight break out on a baseball field and no one in the infield save Morse move. But especially the catcher. Buster could have made a move to try and stop Harper.

    There was no coincidence that Posey was in the dugout getting talked to by Strickland. I am sure Hunter was saying where the fuck were you Buster?

    I would expect Arroyo at least to rush in and prove his colors to his teammates but Posey did not bat an eyelash until punches were thrown. None of us have ever seen a catcher just stand there.

    I don’t care if Posey wants to avoid any head bump. He is the team leader for a reason and when he blames Belt for perceived mistakes or he watches his pitcher getting charged at the mound, what he does and does not do will create an impression on this team…and Strickland did land a punch and Harper got a good shot in as well…

  50. djloo27 said, on May 29, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    I would like to hear Posey’s explanation for his lack of action…

  51. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    yeah, you guys are making some good points. I actually need to see it again, I’ve only seen it once. I didn’t notice how long Buster stayed in box, just noticed he didn’t jump right out there immediately. Also, aside from Buster didn’t a bunch of guys show up with a full head of steam? I saw Smarge and Morse crash into each other, there looked to be a bunch of guys in the mix from the Giants side.

    • djloo27 said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      It was hard to tell who was who since everybody was wearing the same uniform and cap…

  52. wilcojoe said, on May 29, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Yeah, Fleming was doing the game on ESPN (what else is new?) and he was in complete disbelief. His partner (Eduardo Perez) immediately noticed the lack of inlvolvement by Posey and the infielders and called them out on it.

    I hope Flannery gets shit faced tonight and drunk posts on twitter. That will make for a good read in the morning.

  53. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:04 pm

  54. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    Posey sounds like a girl here:
    “There’s some big guys tumbling around on the ground,” said Posey, after the eighth-inning brawl enlivened the Giants’ 3-0 loss to the Washington Nationals at AT&T Park on Monday. “Mike Morse is as big as they come and he’s getting knocked around like a pinball. It’d be a little dangerous to get in there sometimes.”

  55. wilcojoe said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    The only explanation as to why Posey and the infielders froze (and that is exactly what happened) is that no one on the Giants saw this coming. I would imagine in most beanings it is discussed ahead of time, so their somewhat prepared. I mean hell, this all went down three years ago in a first round game, in which we would go on to win the World Series, and this meathead hasn’t let it go?

  56. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    I take back my 5:47pm. Posey exposed himself today. Even when he ran in (very late) he jumped way to the left of the pile, actively avoiding any contact whatsoever. Shit man, you’re the one wearing all the gear. What are you afraid of?

  57. sandog said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Strick told the guys in advance of this series he was gonna drill Harper if he had the chance and dont worry about getting between us if Harper charges the mound.
    While I agree this is ultimately on Strick, there is more to it than Haroer simply homering off him a couple of times. Harper screamed at him from the dugout afterwards both times. I got no problem with Strickland having a long memory on this one.
    Hell, we often bitch on here about how the Giants never respond in these situations, and now we did do something for once.

  58. sandog said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    We need some Saran Wrap around here stat!!!! The Buster Bashers FINALLY have something to bitch about this year! (Even though I think you are all full of crap).
    I’m actually kind of happy for you guys as I know it must have been KILLING you to see Buster play this well this season and somehow avoid being singled out as the main cause of this crap season.

    • Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      come on, there are like 10 valid directions to go when placing blame on this season and I don’t put Posey in the top 10. He’s been fine this year. But today’s little dance around the pile of men fighting was unacceptable.

    • zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:33 pm

      Awesome post.

      • zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:34 pm

        I was talking about S-Dawg’s post.

  59. djloo27 said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Bring back El Presidente!

    • Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm

      kruk and kuip live for this shit

  60. willedav said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Bottom line Flav strikes again. “…maybe we catch them a little sluggish today.”
    Like Loo says, absolutely uncanny even if that’s not quite what he meant by sluggish.

    • djloo27 said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Nice catch, Willie – It’s unreal…

    • Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      to “slug” someone is an underrated term. Very 70’s. You don’t hear guys get slugged anymore.

  61. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    The stupid baseball brawl was instructive today on Memorial Day as a kind of object lesson on how millions of people in world history have been killed in some of the stupidest and selfish wars imaginable. How do most wars happen? We saw it on the baseball field today.

    • blade3colorado said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      Great post Zum . . . Analogy is spot on in my opinion.

    • Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:54 pm

      interesting point.

    • djloo27 said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      Seriously?

    • blade3colorado said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      By the by, read this . . . http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/29/politics/ivanka-trump-champagne-popsicle-twitter-memorial-day/index.html

      Callous, thoughtless brat.

      Chi, LJ, Loo and other veterans (sorry if I left your name out. My bad I forgot) – in remembrance of your service and sacrifice I salute you.

      • djloo27 said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:04 pm

        All I have is a draft card, Blade.
        I was never called to serve.
        Twin certainly did…

      • blade3colorado said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:19 pm

        Ahh. Apologize. Twin and I had our moments, but I miss him here. Related, Craig’s​ post from 2010 had me laughing out loud. So many funny moments from that thread. Read it last night in bed at midnight. Was going to hit the sack, but the thread was hilarious and kept me up.

  62. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I agree with SanDog, I think they all knew it was coming and perhaps even kind of dreaded it ’cause it was just so stoopid to do that. Players react; if they didn’t know it was coming, and then friction is instantly created, they jump, they react. This one reeks of everyone knowing Strickdumb was going to do it and just kind of hoping it would quietly go away. Strickland is a fool and really shouldn’t even be on this team. It’s quite possible that if that was any other pitcher out there, Buster would’ve stepped in. I’d like to see a few more of these things, then I’ll decide about Buster…. 🙂

  63. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    at the 1:10 mark you really get a good view of Posey and all the infielders just standing there.
    Weird.
    http://www.espn.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/79885/by-hitting-bryce-harper-hunter-strickland-stupidly-puts-teammates-at-risk

  64. sandog said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    As some of you know, I’m a counselor at a public high school. THis is going to sound awful, but every now and again we’ll have 2 guys get into a fight and I will turn to one of my colleagues and say “That was a good thing. Those guys needed to fight.” (Of course, my counseling peers are mortified when I say something like that.)
    I only do say that when both guys have been talking crap, they can both take care of themselves, and ” talking it out” wasnt gonna get it done.
    I put today’s fight in that category.

    With that, i leave you to go play some pickup hoops and then take what im pretty sure is my first shower this weekend.
    Peace Out.

    • Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      lol, great mike drop.

    • xoot said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:16 pm

      That’s not a good approach in HS s where kids carry knives. And I attended such a HS in socal in the mid 1960s. Bet there’s more of them now.

  65. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Harper gonna get 8 games for that. Posey should get 4 games for being a huge pussy.

  66. djloo27 said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Is it possible that Strickland hadn’t faced Harper since 2014?

  67. Flavor said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Posey would not go over well in prison. I’ll just leave it at that.

  68. djloo27 said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    All kidding aside, you can’t be a big league catcher and be a pussy. Buster either zoned out or just didn’t think anything would come of it, since it usually doesn’t. Regardless – and to use the latest stupidly popular expression, his lack of action was “bad optics”…

  69. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    We can try to read things into this whole event, but I must admit that immediately upon first seeing a still photo where Harper is throwing his first punch, and there’s Posey still at the plate, and there’s Crawford still at his position, my first thought was, “Damn, Harper must be FAST to get out there before anybody reacted”…. haha…. In the end, it was probably just 2 immature meatheads going at it, with everyone else not really wanting anything to do with 2 meatheads going at it….

  70. xoot said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    If the catcher’s surprised by the pitch everyone else is too. And they’re all probably focused on trying to win the game, not on taking revenge on a guy who hit two bombs off of grooved FBS years ago. Madbum and Posey are under strict orders. (the dollar values of penalties are not unimaginable) to avoid unnecessary collisions etc. Also, Strickland’s an asshole.

    If Harper had charged Lincecum buster would’ve ripped his head off from behind, order from above notwithstanding.

    • djloo27 said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Good one, Xoot…

  71. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    “Posey would not go over well in prison.”

    Posey’s not dumb enough to end up in prison.
    Prisons have lots of guys like Strickland.

  72. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Harper’s going to have an awesome baseball bruise on his hip, stitching and all. Maybe even the commissioner’s name visible.

  73. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    Harper had a good quote after the game. It was something like: “I don’t get it. He got the championship ring that season.”

  74. pawliekokonuts said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    If Strickland was angry that Harper took him deep twice in 2014, Strick should have wound up and thrown the ball squarely at himself, at his own head. He gave up the homers. What — Harper was supposed to miss to make Strickland happy for throwing dumbshit pitches?? It’s beyond moronic, and zumiee’s 7:51 is apt. Dreadful wars with millions dead have started owing to the same macho reflex. I hadn’t scene the comments, but when I saw the video I thought to myself, Posey, you’re smart to stay out of this nonsense. And the gif on Twitter with MadBum staying in the dugout made me think: Great, you’ve learned something since your last foolish move. I’d like to see the comments if Posey did break his ankle, or Crawford his wrist, or Morse his finger, or Smarj his arm, or Belt his toe: “But they had their teammates’ backs.” Puhleez. Are we in the 8th grade playground? The heroes are the guys holding back teammates from going berserk, the peacemakers (cf. Mays in the Roseboro fight).

    • pawliekokonuts said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      *seen

    • zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Great post.

  75. pawliekokonuts said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Like xoot’s 8:27

  76. zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Justin Turner weighs in:
    “”What was worse, Harper’s helmet throw or 50 Cents first pitch? Heads up in the # McCoveyCove ,” Turner tweeted shortly after the brawl between the Giants and Nationals.”

    • zumiee said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:54 pm

      50 Cent’s first pitch is on YouTube. It’s ridiculously bad.

  77. pawliekokonuts said, on May 29, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Not to dissect this like the Zapruder film, but I think Harper was definitely trying to hit Strick with his helmet and missed. Would it hurt? Can’t helmets be swatted away?

  78. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 29, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Game 2 of my season tickets today. The father in law showed up to drive and told me he couldn’t go because something he ate last night had given him the shits. An ominous sign, indeed. So Mrs Dirt and I dumped the kids and headed to the yard. I decided against the cha-cha bowl and went full kielbasa (no onions) and a Gordon Beirsch Pilsner. I know some flappers are big time hop heads but I’m done with beers that taste like you’re chewing on grass. Try GB’s Pilsner, it’s good.

    There’s not much to say about most of the game. Belt is looking real confident at the plate. Moore was dealing. I’d take 7 innings with 2 ER anytime. Unfortunately for him scoring runs is like passing a watermelon for this sad sack of a line up. Bochy PH for my boy Williamson and Morse’s walk up music is You Can Call Me Al, which was pretty funny. My seats are behind home plate and I had a pretty good view of the whole Strickland/Harper scene. I was surprised to see Harper go out. Everyone seemed to be expecting him to head down the line and it all changed pretty quick. To be honest, I’m not a big fan of Strickland but at least the dude is showing some fire out there. Plus, I always like when guys go ballistic and just red line and can’t turn it off like that. When they were carrying him off the field it looked like he was injured more than anything. I noticed Posey hanging back too but whatever. He was probably making notes about everything Belt was doing wrong so he could yell at him later. Morse running in there like a big goof was something to see. Seems like that dude should’ve done more damage to the opposition.

    Between Panik, Arroyo, Williamson and Parmesiano half of the LU is pretty much a guaranteed out. Then there’s Kontos letting the 3rd run score after the skirmish. I can’t remember if Gearrin got in there today but that dude bugs the shit out of me too. All in all the club performed to my low expectations going in.

  79. Macdog said, on May 29, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Good thing this was a meaningless game in a lost season, otherwise Strickland would be an even bigger jerk for handing the Nats a 2-out baserunner that would eventually score and push their lead from 2-0 to 3-0.

  80. snarkk said, on May 29, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Dudes, I heard all this Strick/Harper BS on the radio. First thing I thought after Miller explained it was WTF was Strick hitting this dude after 2 1/2 years and 2 ABs and 2 HRs? Why not just get the dude out instead of hitting his ass? Ridiculously selfish, especially when you are down by 2 runs. Strick proves again he is a friggin musclehead. This team is bordering on the ridiculous now…

  81. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 29, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    I think it was just immaturity on the part of 2 meatheads. Of course we know that maturity would make Strickland think, hell with this guy for those HRs, justice comes with getting the guy out, and make Harper think, hell with this guy for hitting me, justice will come next time I hit another HR. But no. One thing I’m betting: the players are or will be talking about this in the clubhouse….


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