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Saving My Season

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 29, 2017

This fucking guy…

Screenshot 2017-06-29 at 4.33.57 AM

The thing that pisses me off most about the Giants is how they manage call ups. Ryder Jones is a classic *guy* in the system. The best he could hope for is to one day be a runner on a street corner for The Bowker Gang. That’s it. And yet he got the call before “no more yanky my wanky.”

How do you keep this guy down for so long? In a lost season that was brought on by many stupid management decisions, they leave this great South Korean hero to twist aimlessly in the Sacramento winds; to wilt, wallow….nearly fade away.

Da Donger need food. Feed him.

 

 

 

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  1. Flavor said, on June 29, 2017 at 6:20 am

    By the way, Kruk’s radio call on Donger dong was epic. Has Ryder gotten a hit yet? Right now I’d just settle for him not swinging at balls that hit him.

    • Flavor said, on June 29, 2017 at 6:21 am

      Kuip not Kruk

    • chipower9 said, on June 29, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Kuip’s call was great, but that Korean call that Dirt posted was THE SHIT. That was fucking awesome!

  2. snarkk said, on June 29, 2017 at 7:26 am

    I scratch my head constantly on Giant roster moves. The constant keeping of hurt guys active that can’t actually play instead of DL and bring some guy up to at least have a full 25 frosts me, I just don’t get it. Fly Pence cross country overnight, ship out Arroyo, and then don’t play Pence because he’ll be too tired, when they could have just flown him to Chicago to meet them to start the next series. DL Melancon and decide to bring up this Slania or whoever all the way from the East Coast, right before they leave to fly to Pittsburgh. Donger isn’t ready for a try until right before his contract milestone comes due to be able to bail back to Korea, or whatever it is. I’d like to know the thought process behind this wackiness…

    • chipower9 said, on June 29, 2017 at 8:13 am

      There’s a thought process? Wow…

  3. snarkk said, on June 29, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Rosenthal needs to release another story about internal strife in the clubhouse. Seems to have stoked some energy onto this crew…

    • chipower9 said, on June 29, 2017 at 8:14 am

      No shit. They need to get “It’s Us Against the World” angry…take no prisoners!

  4. willedav said, on June 29, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Pretty long list of total losers who Evans constructed as Giants bench/LF: Parker and Mac, Hill and Marrero, Gorkys Stubbs Morse. Jones I don’t have problem with as apparently he was lot better defender at 3b and he’s looked good over there what I saw.

    Here is list from Chron of other SF Giants who homered for first hit in their first game:
    Duvall
    Pill
    Crawford
    Bowker
    Alonzo
    Kutcher
    Will Clark
    Lemaster aka Boo
    the count in 74 do remember that one vs. LA
    Bobby Bonds
    Cepeda

    • pawliekokonuts said, on June 29, 2017 at 8:46 am

      Bonds and Crawford had grand slams, I recall

      • djloo27 said, on June 29, 2017 at 9:23 am

        I thought Brian Dallimore, too but it was his 2nd game…

      • Flavor said, on June 29, 2017 at 9:37 am

        another excellent Stanford man

  5. dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 29, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Runner for The Bowker Gang is a gateway to the Japanese leagues. I don’t even want to know what Donger’s got on his head there.

  6. willedav said, on June 29, 2017 at 8:12 am

    Looked over at some Sac stuff, not pretty picture. Parker is batting .180, Mac .256 Shaw .255.
    Trevor Brown is under Mendoza line at .148 and 4 for his last 34.

    Not sure what they will ultimately do with Hwang, but dang some RH power definitely a plus at ATT. Unless he’s really a butcher at 3b, let him be a 7 inning/3 AB guy like they used to do with Burrell.

    Nice to see Hundley pop one. I was OK with signing him as vet back up C with NL West experience but thought he would hit better off bench. I just don’t see Brown as ml C that can backup Posey without being another auto out.

  7. alleykat69 said, on June 29, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Could be a new version of a Dong Trooper helmet..

  8. unca_chuck said, on June 29, 2017 at 8:17 am

    Bummie is starting Friday for the River kitties on Friday. Chuck, you should give it a look. If I was still living up there I would.

    When does Cain get the mystery oblique strain? My guess is next Tuesday. . .

  9. Flavor said, on June 29, 2017 at 8:58 am

    can you imagine Ryder Jones putting that fucking black and white plastic bag hat on his head? No fucking way. And that right there is why Donger stays and Ryder must go. That, and Donger doesn’t swing at balls that hit him…..

  10. djloo27 said, on June 29, 2017 at 9:25 am

    What is the origin of the Donger nickname? Is it only known here?

    • Flavor said, on June 29, 2017 at 9:37 am

      yes. I made it up from my love of the movie 16 Candles and home runs hit by Giants from South Korea

    • wilcojoe said, on June 29, 2017 at 10:44 am

      Loo, the Asian exchange student that lived with Molly Ringwald’s character was named Long Duk Dong.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on June 29, 2017 at 11:05 am

      Thanks, Loo. I was afraid to ask, fearing I’d get a, “What?! Everybody knows how he got his nickname! etc. etc.” I figured it was Magnus, but I lost the thread of cultural references. Man, sociologists could write papers on the evolution of nicknames here.

  11. alleykat69 said, on June 29, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Donger is PR dream!!
    Now if only Ryder was dating Honey 🍯 we have some material to work with..,

  12. alleykat69 said, on June 29, 2017 at 10:40 am

    New food at the park,
    Donger Dogs,Long Dong Silver fish& chips,Won Dong Soup 🍜,Sierra Dong Ale🍺,
    maybe a little hookup for extra marketing with Rae Dawn Chong for a Dong Chong special?

  13. willedav said, on June 29, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Gotta love it: Dodgers lost last night on a play in bottom of 9th tie game I don’t think I ever heard of before–walk off K.
    Ben Revere of Angels got on 1b due to error by fill in SS Taylor then was wild pitched to 2b by Pedro Baez. With 2 out and 2 strikes on Maybin, Baez crossed up Grandal, who booted 3rd strike for a passed ball and then threw over the head of Utley at 1b as Revere crossed plate with winning run.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on June 29, 2017 at 11:08 am

      that’s crazy! what’s Elias Sports Bureau say? I wonder if that’s listed as one of the 13, or whatever number it is, ways you can score from 3rd

      • theroooster said, on June 29, 2017 at 12:06 pm

        Revere was on second when Baez threw the pitch that Grandal flubbed what should have been his 2nd passed ball of the inning. Yeah, it was straight out of Little League. In essence, Baez got all 3 outs. Taylor definitely no Seager at short to allow Revere to get on. Grandal’s throw to Utley at 1st didn’t need to be rushed because Maybin started late to 1st. Then looked like Utley alligator armed the catch cause he saw Revere rounding 3rd, he was probably thinking of coming straight home with it after he caught it. Total clusterfuck.

      • djloo27 said, on June 29, 2017 at 12:23 pm

        Roooster is making valuable contributions here lately.
        How about a Flap-a-Roooster in LA sometime?

      • pawliekokonuts said, on June 29, 2017 at 3:14 pm

        Flap-a-Roooster sounds kinda cool. It would be the most bipartisan event in America.

    • Macdog said, on June 29, 2017 at 11:23 am

      I think there was only 1 out before the K, but it doesn’t make such a brutal loss for the Dodgers any less anusing.

  14. pawliekokonuts said, on June 29, 2017 at 11:06 am

    street corner runner for the Bowker Gang is gold

    • djloo27 said, on June 29, 2017 at 11:53 am

      Sure is…

  15. djloo27 said, on June 29, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Ryder Jones boyhood idol was Adam Shabala…

  16. willedav said, on June 29, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Gotta look up Eugenio….seem to remember something about on 0-fer the season. Was that with LA? I think Twin commented on it, how they (Mattingly?) screwed with him.

  17. willedav said, on June 29, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    yeah found it. 2011 he was with LA, got 37 ABs and went 0-fer. Ouch.
    Poor guy. Also famously immortalized by Kruk’s famous so called Ugly Finder foul ball that almost killed him.

  18. Flavor said, on June 29, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    I highly doubt Roooster lives in LA

    • willedav said, on June 29, 2017 at 12:38 pm

      and if Loo were to come out here, last place to visit.

    • theroooster said, on June 29, 2017 at 4:20 pm

      I’ve always hung my hat in the beach cities. Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach….. never Manhattan Beach though, too damned expensive. It’s funny, they all run together, if you weren’t from here you’d never know when you pass from one to the next, but if your address has Manhattan Beach on it, you pay WAY more for rent or mortgage for essentially the same thing.

      • djloo27 said, on June 29, 2017 at 7:33 pm

  19. alleykat69 said, on June 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    The Donger head gear kinda reminds me of the Woody Allen flick:”Everything you wanted to know about sex”
    He’s rarin to go in the sperm launch chamber..

    • gianthead said, on June 29, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      Totally great reference…

      • djloo27 said, on June 29, 2017 at 6:29 pm

        Spectacular!

  20. gianthead said, on June 29, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Snarkk using the words thought process with Giants current mgmt is equivalent to the words “Republican Agenda” in Congress…

  21. gianthead said, on June 29, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Who is closing for our Gigantes??? Will they give Crick a go? Wouldn’t that be great if he took command???

    • Flavor said, on June 29, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      that fucking scared skinny Rueschel is our new closer. Pathetic.

  22. zumiee said, on June 29, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Krukow’s prediction-call on TV on the Donger’s HR was good. 2-0 pitch coming and Kruk said something like: “He’s got some power; he’ll be swinging for a home run here.” And pow! As the ball was flying, Fleming said: “And he may have done it!”

  23. Flavor said, on June 29, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    lol

  24. Flavor said, on June 29, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    for some reason, that weirdo pic of Donger reminded me of this, one of the worst tv shows of all time that I watched fairly religiously as a kid for some reason

    • djloo27 said, on June 29, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      I liked her better as Gidget.
      Less whack-off remorse…

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

        porn has come a long way.

      • unca_chuck said, on June 29, 2017 at 9:24 pm

        Children are better than nuns?

      • djloo27 said, on June 29, 2017 at 10:31 pm

        C’mon, Chuck. She was 18, I was 10.
        We made it work…

    • zumiee said, on June 29, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      I’m not as negative about the show. The “flying nun” idea was silly; but the show had a lot of heart, and Sally Field was becoming a great actress in the process.
      The ’60s had a lot of shows with gimmicks. A talking horse, an astronaut with a genie, a dolphin that solved crimes, and on and on.

      • djloo27 said, on June 29, 2017 at 7:28 pm

        Half the time was spent smacking the side of the TV to try to get a picture.
        Vertical Hold anyone?

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

        Ha! Good times they were. 🙂

  25. unca_chuck said, on June 29, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    My Favorite Martian . . . Bill Bixby in his black-and-white, and pre-green, days. And Mr. Hand of course.

    • djloo27 said, on June 29, 2017 at 9:42 pm

  26. Macdog said, on June 29, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Awful injury for Yanks OF Dustin Fowler, who was making his MLB debut but suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his knee after running into wall along RF foul line in the 1st inning. He’s having surgery tonight.

    • Flavor said, on June 30, 2017 at 5:35 am

      we’ve got our own problems, I can’t spend time boo hooing about the Yankees lol


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