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Hotlanta 2017: Absolute Chaos

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 20, 2017

I gave it a few chuckles to watch Derek Law implode last night on the same day we furiously debated the differences between the hot women of today vs their aged counterparts from the 50s/60s. I noted that the ladies back then didn’t work out regularly or eat right. My biggest complaint about That Doughy Fuck? That he doesn’t work out regularly or eat right. Law needs to work harder. He’s not working as a fry cook at the local Mickey D’s he’s a goddamn major leaguer. Start preparing like one.

The chuckling at Casa de Flavor continued when the Belt slide was upheld in replay. It is absurd that we are using replay to call guys out who barely come off the bag during a pop up slide but in this case Belt DOESN’T come off the bag and they STILL CALL HIM OUT. I don’t care how many replays New York has that we didn’t see. There is an extremely clear replay of Belt sliding into second base with his right knee hitting the bag and never coming off the bag. This is irrefutable. It amazes me how stupid my fellow humans can be sometimes……

Speaking of doing dumb shit, isn’t our favorite shackled Flapper due in court soon?

Kevin Durant’s mom this morning on twitter trying to reset her twitter password:

Screenshot 2017-06-20 at 5.20.26 AM

….and the (s)hits just keep on coming…..

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  1. alleykat69 said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:54 am

    Well Surprise Surprise Surprise, in Mayberry Goober only eats Greasy Fried Chicken,Corn on the cob, black eyed peas,a big helping of taters with gravy&biscuits from Aunt Bea, their are no other food sources to choose from..

    • xoot said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:13 am

      you overlooked beverages–take your pick among “sweet tea” (serious sugar) or what the hillbillies like to call Co-Cola (for the kids, maybe M. Dew or its local Co-Cola competitor Meller Yeller). but to be fair, the feast also would feature fresh ripe sliced tomatoes and steamed green beans from the garden out back, and maybe some fresh radishes. Now you’d get a real treat if any of the men folk happened to go squirrel hunting recently, . . . .

      I actually always enjoyed that cuisine, sans the sugar.

    • chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:09 am

      Oh hell, you cannot forget the fried okra! Probably a healthy helping of collard greens, too!

  2. chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Was sitting at one of my local watering holes with some friends when the game started. Top of the first, first and third, no out. I commented “they have to score at least one here.” Craw pops-out, Buster Ks, and I cannot recall the details of the third out, but it really doesn’t matter, because it was the same shit, just a different day.

    When the Chop went up 5 to whatever, I turned that bad bitch off. Fuck it…our boys are just a pathetic excuse for ML baseball.

    Not to defend Law (did not see that meltdown as I was “half-assed” watching and may have already shut her down), but there have been some doughy fucks in the past who were effective. Rick “Big Daddy” Reuschel comes to mind, as does Don “The Cave Man” Robinson. I don’t give a lot of thought to what a guy looks like, as long as he gets the job done. There are not too many Giants this year who are carrying their load…they’re more prematurely shooting their load. SMH…

  3. chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:28 am

    A guy who works here, big Giant fan, stopped by my office a few minutes ago. He went to the River Kitty game last night. Said Parker either dropped, or did not go after at least three fly balls last night. Sounds like that boy may have an issue with outfield walls. That ain’t gonna fly. He said, well, let’s scout this out and see if there is anyone to help in the OF in SF…nope.

    • Lurker John said, on June 20, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Like he’s going to be the solution to anything anyway.

      • chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 12:32 pm

        Right?! And I was a Parker fan (when compared to Mac). I think they are both going to shake-out as AAAA players…

  4. chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Speaking of Durant (not Mama, but KD), the story is that he will decline his max offer with the Warriors, and sign for four mil less to help the team sign the likes if Iggy, Zaza, and Livingston, etc.

  5. willedav said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Caught start of the 8th on my to an errand Osich walks Enciarte. I get done, Braves are batting around.

    Watched Marisnick of Stros hit a no doubt bomb over CF wall at Mausoleum. Dang get this guy right now—Cueto and Belt for Marisnick and PTBNL (young C?) with SF throwing in as much bread as needed.

    I’ve apologized for Belt over the years, but his approach is just maddening. At Coors he hit ball to deepest part of yard, CF and came up empty where everywhere else seemed pretty lively esp dead RF.
    Typically he pulls groundballs into right side where shift is and ignores opp field. For flyballs it’s opposite, mostly he hits ball in air LCF to RCF gap and doesn’t pull ball down the line. Just not working this year.

  6. Flavor said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:00 am

    I’m looking forward to how Flappers view Belt and his .220 BA once his 18 mil a year kicks in next year.

    • chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Let me give you a preview: TRADE BELT (Now…before that coin kicks in)!

  7. chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:12 am

    The Stros are SO flush with OFers, Booby and Crew HAVE TO be able to make a deal there. Even more than Marisnick, I would love to see us land Derek Fisher. Plays LF and CF, hits for power. Giddy up…Johnny Dreadlock and ??? for Fisher…

  8. willedav said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Xoot thanks for the 9:01 ESPN Latin guys takes. Maybe that’s one more reason for Cueto to bail, just not happy in the Posey/craw honky led clubhouse.
    After one of the recent Craw HRs, he’s in the dugout with the dead serious gameface look
    taking off the batting gloves. Teammate gives him a mild fist bump and expression never changes. Huh?

    Meanwhile you watch guys like Stros Correa and Altuve play the game with different energy.

    I said after Sunday that might be the one convinces Evans that ” time’s a wastin.” Posey meanwhile says, “I keep saying tomorrow will be the day we turn it around…”

    • snarkk said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Great observation.
      You can’t have a season long nosedive like this one across virtually the entire team, and not have a clubhouse/chemistry issue. Just isn’t possible. Something ain’t right with this team, and it’s just not limited to they can’t hit…

    • Lurker John said, on June 20, 2017 at 10:21 am

      ‘Turn it around,’ Buster? There ain’t no turning this shit around dude.

  9. zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:48 am

    I got a kick out of Xoot mentioning the Mountain Winery bouncers. My wife and I feel like the staff there acts like a bunch of brownshirt Nazis, especially when the concert ends. The performer walks offstage and here come the ushers. They want you out of the venue and now.

    • unca_chuck said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:01 am

      That sucks. Hate overofficiousness. My wife and I sent to see the Revivalists at the Fillmore had a blast chatting with the older guy manning the backstage curtain to the left of the stage. Said he’d been there on and of for 35 years. Seen a ton of bands and celebs. They were playing old 60s 70s motown/funk hits so we entertained ourselves with ‘name that tune.’

  10. unca_chuck said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Willie, it’s like the sign at my favorite bar. “Free beer tomorrow”

    As we all know, tomorrow never comes.

    • chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:12 am

      Hey – same sign, same problem at one of my P’Ville watering holes! WTF… 😉

    • unca_chuck said, on June 20, 2017 at 11:29 am

      It’s actually in Truckee . . . P-ville? Porterville? Is that near the Jack Russell brewery in Apple Hill?

      • chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 12:35 pm

        P-Ville = Placerville (my town). The brewery I was talking about is Placerville Brewing Company. Jack Russell Farm Brewery is in Camino (Apple Hill) about seven miles away. There is a new joint in P-Ville – Jack Russell Downtown with full restaurant and most of the beers and ciders they brew in Camino on tap. Just checked-out another new brewery nearby in Diamond Springs (about five miles away) – Solid Ground brewing. This guy can flat-out brew some fucking beer. Everything he brews (IPA, stout, saison, lager, pilsner, etc.) is fantastic.

  11. chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Interesting about the Mountain Winery bouncers. I have seen a few shows there and never experienced this. Maybe a recent change, as it has been several years since I was last there. Nice venue, though. Love that view from the hilltop, and Saratoga is a cool little town.

    Last time I was there we checked-out Hakone Gardens (largest Japanese garden in the Western Hemisphere)…beautiful place to kick around for an afternoon prior to a concert.

    • willedav said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:34 am

      About 10 minutes from where I work. Occasionally band guys stop by, including Lyle Lovett. My godson’s little bro getting married at Hakone next year, should be fun.

      Even if Posey takes over 1b sooner rather than later, Giants still need a C. Hundley isn’t full time and Brown isn’t either. Any trade of Belt or Nunez has to bring back someone with potential to be full time starter.

      I’m resigned Giants paying Crawford $15 mil plus for the next 4 yrs isn’t going to turn out well. Like others, hitting has been a drop off (Coors weekend notwithstanding) and playing at ATT isn’t going to help that. He’s not a Vizquel type of SS with an erratic arm and as range declines with age, what value is going to be left? I know what Bill Walsh would do…Evans? Giants have replacements waiting in wings this would be perfect time to get creative and help out other areas of need.

  12. alleykat69 said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Mountain Winery definitely a cool place to see a concert! Seen Huey Lewis, Styx, Jimmy Buffett..great shows, great views.
    Wente Vineyards has nice setup too, but only went their to golf.. Any of you guys been there?

  13. dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Law sent down. I guess he can chow all the wings he wants now.

  14. alleykat69 said, on June 20, 2017 at 10:01 am

    They can send Law to “Gooberville” for all I care..

  15. Flavor said, on June 20, 2017 at 10:02 am

    John Shea‏Verified account @JohnSheaHey 16m16 minutes ago
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    Giants call up RH Kyle Crick from Triple-A Sacramento and demote reliever Derek Law. Changes are coming.

    • chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      We want Donger! We Want Donger!

  16. Flavor said, on June 20, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Here is this bullshit again, a reminder that you can’t half ass your way to success at the mlb level. If you eat this shit enough to turn it into a stupid wedding anecdote then it’s probably something you should cut out of your diet.

    • xoot said, on June 20, 2017 at 12:12 pm

      have to admit–that is disgusting

  17. unca_chuck said, on June 20, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I fought the Law and I won . . . Jesus. Social media is cool and all, but this shit gets way too old in a hurry.

  18. dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 20, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Wings, nuggets.,.whatever. It’s all the same garbage in your pie hole. I have to agree on the marriage thing though. I don’t know why anyone, let alone pro players, gets married before 30.

  19. alleykat69 said, on June 20, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Nuggets replacing wedding cakes these days?

  20. willedav said, on June 20, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Interesting column on F/G about buyers and sellers, with paragraph devoted to Giants “faceplant” direct to bottom third of all teams as sellers and what it might mean. As they state unequivocally, Giants have to realize this season is done by now and act accordingly.
    With so many AL teams still technically in the hunt for WC, there might be advantage to making something happen now for likes of Cueto and Nunez at the least. A guy with numbers like Strick is always going to attract attention too (even if he’s not be trusted here), as even best teams can use pen depth.

    • chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      Sell, sell, sell! Burn the bad bitch down!

  21. alleykat69 said, on June 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Sell your pork bellies Now!!

  22. zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    It’s almost funny how much the Giants front office screwed up the season from the get-go. Melancon the only big signing. Marrero and Ramirez. Hundley. Parker/Williamson. Literally every move they made in the off-season backfired. They ran the table on that.

    • zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Can’t forget Gorkys, either. He belongs in that heap.

  23. Macdog said, on June 20, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    An O’s fan at work is lamenting his team lost 12-0 last night, so I feel a little better.

    • zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      I try to remember that every season 29 teams end their season with some disappointment. It’ll be up to the Giants front office, as with the front offices of all teams, to show where the hope is, what the plan is.
      Sure, we’ll be enjoying those 3 championships for the rest of our days; but there’s no reason they can’t rebuild, and at least give us again baseball that will entertain us over the summer, in future years.

    • willedav said, on June 20, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      Saw their SS Hardy who isn’t having much of a season anyway is on DL and out a month with broken bone in wrist…wonder if they’d take Span as back up CF as part of package deal—get the guy you want/take one off our hands?. dunno if they have any worthwhile prospects to send back.

  24. wilcojoe said, on June 20, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    No way the Giants lose today. You heard it here first.

    • zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      • chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 1:35 pm

        Love Archer! And Lana has to be one of the hottest cartoon babes! Cannot wait for the next season.

    • Flavor said, on June 20, 2017 at 1:09 pm

      Sorry. Feels like another loss. I’ll say 8-0. But if they win YOU get the props my man!

    • wilcojoe said, on June 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Hint: check out the weather in Atlanta. No way they play today.

      • willedav said, on June 20, 2017 at 1:27 pm

        that’s funny wilco, best laugh of the day.

      • chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 1:37 pm

        Well played, sir. Buy the man a drink!

  25. Macdog said, on June 20, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    The Boston Red Sox will be without Pablo Sandoval for at least the next week and a half after placing the third baseman on the 10-day disabled list with a left inner ear infection, the club announced Tuesday.

    • unca_chuck said, on June 20, 2017 at 2:01 pm

      He slept on his ear wrong?

      • alleykat69 said, on June 20, 2017 at 2:07 pm

        No that would have been former Giant Chris Brown who told the skipper: “Can’t go today Roger, I slept wrong and woke up with a sprained eyebrow”

      • chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm

        Chris “Hangnail” Brown…

      • unca_chuck said, on June 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm

        July 5, 1987, nearly 30 years ago to the day:

        In an unusual intra-division deal completed late Saturday night, the Giants sent Chris Brown, their former All-Star third baseman, to the Padres along with three pitchers: Mark Davis and Keith Comstock, both left-handers, and Mark Grant, a right-hander.

        In return, the Giants got Dave Dravecky and Craig Lefferts, two left-handed pitchers, and Kevin Mitchell, an infielder.

        Damn. Such a deal . . .

  26. alleykat69 said, on June 20, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Sure that didn’t effect Pablo’s mouth infection caused by excessive food intake…

    • chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 2:12 pm

      Pablo and excessive food intake. Is that an oxymoron? (From his perspective it probably is.)

  27. chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Here is today’s line-up that Wilco guarantees will not lose today…

    1. Denard Span (L) CF
    2. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    3. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    4. Buster Posey (R) C
    5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
    6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    7. Austin Slater (R) LF
    8. Kelby Tomlinson (R) 3B
    9. Matt Moore (L) P

    • alleykat69 said, on June 20, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Well only if Wilco got a second “I guarantee it from George Zimmerman , (Men’s Wherehouse) can I buy into a Giants win..

      • sandog said, on June 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm

        You’re gonna love the way you look, AlleyKat!

  28. pawliekokonuts said, on June 20, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    The food debate reminds me of the uproar here over Timmy’s visit to In and Out. None around here. Great name for a strip joint.

    Tim Lincecum. “Those were the days, my friend; we thought they’d never end.”

    • alleykat69 said, on June 20, 2017 at 4:16 pm

      In&Out,”
      Great name for a strip joint”
      LAMFAO Pawlie!!
      Better then “The Rear Entry Bar” in the Castro..

  29. pawliekokonuts said, on June 20, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Austin Slater has to stick. It’s a throwback outfielder name.

    • chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      I am pulling hard for the kid. Like what he had done to date, and have always been a fan of the Stanford baseball grads.

      • sandog said, on June 20, 2017 at 3:49 pm

        Trvia: Austin Slater reminds me of Duke Slater. Without googling, do any of you remember Duke Slater?
        Hint: this is related to a certain Giants relief pitcher who served up a tape measure homer that almost landed on somebody’s double cheeseburger combo last night.

      • zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 4:40 pm

        That’s a really hard trivia question. 🙂

      • unca_chuck said, on June 20, 2017 at 5:31 pm

        Football player? Played with the Bears? Not sure how he has anything to do with the reliever last night as he played like 80 years ago.

      • Flavor said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:09 pm

        good man. Stanford grads rule. Although to be accurate, they don’t always graduate. 🙂

  30. alleykat69 said, on June 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Was that the character name of a guy in Gomer Pyle? Hanging out with Golly Sgt Carter..

  31. theroooster said, on June 20, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Yankees return home after losing 6 straight on the road and have to face the Angels. For some reason the Angels always play the Yanks tough – took two of three from them last week and already up 3-0 in the 3rd.
    Always good to see a California team take it to the Yanks.

  32. snarkk said, on June 20, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Rain delays in a meaningless Tues night game in Atlanta between two dog meat squads? – sounds like fun…

  33. Flavor said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Ahmed Fareed‏Verified account @FareedNBCS 18s18 seconds ago
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    #SFGiants trade talk involving Nunez, Cueto, Pence, Belt, and Samardzija.

  34. theroooster said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    5 innings complete – game is official.

    • Flavor said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      really? Thanks, i didn’t fucking know that…..this is gonna fuck up my 8-0 call……

      • theroooster said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:10 pm

        Ya always got tomorrow’s game

      • Flavor said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:14 pm

        so why the 3 o’s?rOOOster? Is this a straight up spelling issue or are you trying to send a message?

      • theroooster said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:18 pm

        I tried the 2 o’s 1st, it was taken, probably by me, tried to reset a forgotten password, got the run-around, said fuck it and just added another o. Was the quickest, easiest solution.

      • zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:21 pm

        Ha! That’s the same way “zumie” became “zumiee.”

      • theroooster said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm

        Yep, zoom – we dig the same bands, we read the same authors, we both love baseball, and we are hated rivals! 🙂

      • Flavor said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:27 pm

        makes sense. i thought you were giving an ode to Adrianza but that wouldn’t have made sense….

  35. theroooster said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    The Angels’ Cameron Maybin just rounded second base on his HR trot with one flap down – I kid you not!

    • Flavor said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      more guys should be doing it. It’s always been a $$$ trot.

  36. sandog said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Duke Slater comes through!

    Cheers to AlleyKat on my trivia question. Duke Slater was Gomer Pyle’s best friend in the Marine Corps.
    …and he did a great Sgt Carter imitation as well.

    • zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:43 pm

      The funny thing is, the older I’ve gotten, the more sympathy I’ve gotten for poor Sgt. Carter.

  37. zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    The Braves are a comedy show right now!

  38. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 20, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    I hate to say it, but the Giants coming back to win a game like this one doesn’t really thrill me. I almost want to see them losing day after day at this point so that major changes are made. …. Bad fan. Very bad fan. ….

    • snarkk said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Braves gallantly subbing tonite for Giants’ usual suckage act. But, hey, Giants pen is still around to add excitement…

  39. unca_chuck said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    Hmmmm. Just turned on ther game. Will the curse continue?

  40. zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Just flush the Giants bullpen down the toilet and start over. Build it from scratch. How could that be a worse option? Melancon has killed his trade value, though. Maybe Strick has a little value.

  41. zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Adams helped Osich out by swinging at a pitch out of the zone.

  42. djloo27 said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Little Daddy!

  43. chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Trade Belt!

  44. snarkk said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Let’s see if Bochy puts in Melancon to close if the 3 run delta holds up here…

  45. Flavor said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    Javy on Belt: “When he hits it, he knows it, and he drops the bat like it weighs 800 pounds … then he circles the pillows.”

    • zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Javy’s getting real good. And I haven’t heard “cripple pitch” in a while.

    • chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:35 pm

      Yep. I like Javy, too. Affeldt is annoying as hell…who the hell invited him to the party…

    • pawliekokonuts said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:37 pm

      like ‘pillows’

  46. zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Dodgers have a big lead again, Bellinger has an HR, yada yada yada. He’s got a shot at MacGwire’s rookie HR record.

  47. djloo27 said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Bellinger: 22

  48. chipower9 said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Holy shit. Am I dreaming???? A Giant win…forgot what it was like…

  49. Bozo said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Chalk that one up in the W column. Yes, a win, a Good, Bad and Ugly Clint nodding win. An extra super special god damn win.

    • zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm

  50. wilcojoe said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    I told you they would win. 😉

  51. unca_chuck said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    In honor of Stix’s upcoming court date . . .

  52. pawliekokonuts said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    my boy Duke Slater comes through…I like that moniker for him [this place is great for nicknames; ‘moniker’ reminds me of Monica ‘Blue Dress’ Lewinsky]

  53. willedav said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    3 Braves errors in same inning?
    Saw Vogs stopped by yesterday to say hi to Giants, wonder if Brooks Conrad came by to see Bravess

    And I’m sticking to my story until someone can prove otherwise—Melancon is not hurt. 3 harmless grounders to IF tonite, 3 harmless balls hit in Coors that could have been outs before Arenado blast.

    Stros up 5-1 early in Oaktown. A’s answer to AmyG is hot–Angela Sun.

  54. Flavor said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Wilco called it! Even if he bank shot it in!!!!

  55. djloo27 said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Hill vs. Pill is tomorrow’s pitching match-up in LA.
    Can’t wait for them to announce the last time there was a rhyming match-up of starting pitchers…

  56. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 20, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    With many of us pretty much in “blow it up” mode, *if* management indeed makes major changes, I’m guessing part of the deal would be eating large portions of current contracts for some players. Do you think ownership — who decided to not spend money above the luxury threshold to add more good players — would do that?

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

      * luxury tax threshold

      • sandog said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

        I don’t think they would. And again, I don’t think they’ll do a damn thing at the break. Not sure I even blame them. We don’t have much teams would want, so I’m sure the only offers will be lowballs. Then you throw in the no-trades and high dollar back end deals and it gets even harder to make a deal.
        And dumping a household name is a clear message from management that the run is over and the golden goose is dead. I think that is a message they are loathe to send.

        PS: Nice call Wilco and I agree with Willie on Melancon.

    • willedav said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:26 pm

      Theory would be they ultimately save money on longer deals while acquiring cheaper players and filling a need.
      In other words, they owe guys like Cueto and Melancon and Belt yada yada anyway, this year and beyond. To pay some of this season/avoid multiple years I think would have to be negotiable in order to get decent prospects in return.
      Can Evans make this work? gotta wonder.

    • djloo27 said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      Nope!

  57. blade3colorado said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Cueto and maybe Nunez are the only significant players going anywhere. The rest of our skank squad have no trade and/or contracts no one wants.

    Boston Red Sox miracles are used up this decade.

    • Macdog said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Hasn’t Kemp been traded twice with his ridiculous contract? There’s always hope.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:02 pm

        I’d like to think there’s hope. I’d like to think Sabes is rolling up his sleeves and putting his trades hat on…. for old time’s sake… Evans sure doesn’t seem like the one to do it…

  58. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 20, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    I may be wrong, but I tend to view Evans the way I viewed Colletti when he was in support mode of Sabean: Sabes had the *vision*, Colletti was good at negotiations and contracts. Colletti turned out to not be a great GM in LA. Maybe the same with Evans; I don’t see much vision, he seems more of an operations guy. But who really knows just who does have the vision at this point.

  59. theroooster said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Corey Seager – 14 total bases through 5 innings – 3 bombs and a double

    • djloo27 said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    • willedav said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      only 2 less bases and one HR less than Mets hit off Kershaw last night before 7th inning ended.

    • djloo27 said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      At least for me, the Giant-Dodger rivalry is ice cold. Playing the spoiler role never did much for me…

      • blade3colorado said, on June 20, 2017 at 10:06 pm

        It’s still important to me. I would love to see the Bums faceplant again this year and hear them collectively say, “Wait ’till next year.” I think I mentioned a few weeks ago, that this saying or quote.was made famous by their Brooklyn teams.

        For me, it never gets old, especially when the Giants are in the wilderness.

  60. snarkk said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    A win is a win is a win.
    But, on a sobering note, the Giants prolly don’t win tonite without the gift 3 errors.
    Anyhoo, this Slater kid looks promising.
    Keep him in the LU, and bring up more. There is no downside to DFA’ing Gorky baby; and DLing the current outfield for mystery injuries. I didn’t see it, but did Span misplay that fly to center off Moore that turned into a triple?…

    • zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 9:39 pm

      It’s hard to say. He’s just slow.

  61. zumiee said, on June 20, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    The mini-series about Einstein on the National Geographic Channel was very good. I knew very little about his life. There are a lot of interesting aspects to the story.

    • snarkk said, on June 20, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      I didn’t see it, but read some about it.
      Then read some more about good ‘ol Al in Wiki and some other Internet places, including about relativity theory. Ouch.
      Ya’ know, explaining how the universe works is not that easy. Especially when the instrumentation needed for experiments that ultimately prove your explanations, like Einstein’s gravitational waves equations were proved in 2016, take about 100 years to develop. I did not know he was a pretty darn good violinist. They say learn to read and play music is good for the brain to develop mathematical skills. I guess he wasn’t too bad in that department…

      • blade3colorado said, on June 20, 2017 at 11:11 pm

        Unbeknownst to most people, is the fact that Einstein was a great philosopher, as indicated by his numerous quotations. Never religious, he nevertheless was quite spiritual.

  62. snarkk said, on June 20, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Einstein quotes — some quite timely for today:

    1. When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But, let him sit on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems longer than any hour. That’s relativity.

    2. The only way to escape the corruptible effect of praise is to go on working.

    3. It is easier to denature plutonium than to denature the evil spirit of man.

    4. Nationalism is an infantile sickness. It is the measles of the human race.

    5. Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.

  63. snarkk said, on June 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    I respect and admire the power and majesty of genius.

    Socrates, Confucius, Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Newton, Mozart, Shakespeare, Monet, Einstein, Ruth, Chaplin, Mays, Koufax, Larry, Moe, & Curly…

    • blade3colorado said, on June 21, 2017 at 12:11 am

      Agree Tom. Also, all of these men (even the stooges) are geniuses in their respective fields.

      The irony is that there are as many or more geniuses today. However, our culture doesn’t celebrate “genius” anymore. Celebrity and what’s new and/or flashy is what’s admired today. Our limited attention span allows the Trump’s, Kardashians, Biebers, Hiltons, and other know nothing imbeciles to flourish. Sad.

      • snarkk said, on June 21, 2017 at 12:22 am

        blade, I wish I were more versed in the genius of the Eastern cultures. My list is decidedly Western centric…

      • blade3colorado said, on June 21, 2017 at 1:35 am

        Me too. For example, Confucius is not only admired in China, but here in Vietnam too. In fact, most Vietnamese are very much influenced by Confucius thought. Ironic, because the Vietnamese hate the Chinese . . . Likely due to once being a province of China a long time ago, as well as their numerous wars and skirmishes. Nevertheless, China greatly influences Vietnam, especially in the North.


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