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Unwanted

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 19, 2017

As the trade pieces start to fall around mlb, we sit and watch no one want any of our players. Maybe dumb Nunie. He might go. I keep praying Brandon Belt and his maddening inability to hit a fastball will go but I’ve accepted no one wants him either. We are stuck with basically everyone who is here, blisters and all, this is your team.

Anyway, I can’t be emotionally dragged down by any of this nonsense right now. Del Mar opens today and while I won’t be there, sadly, this is one of the great days of the year. This is the most beautiful sight in the world to me. To each his own I guess:

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The great Wilco Joe sent me these 2 pics. Kid looks like a gamer. Murph looks the same as he did in ’54. How is that possible?

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  1. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Shit, I miss the 9 hole golf course in the middle of Bay Meadows, Russell Base, and the incomparable horse Hoof Hearted.

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2017 at 9:22 am

      me too.

    • alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Yeah that 9 hole course was fun to play!
      Made a nice killing once at the track with Russell Baze, who’s usually always the favorite but not this time, I was watching the horses in the Paddock and noticed this horse “My Runaway ” take a huge dump before heading out( think Baze smirked as well) so I figured he had to be lighter& happier now!
      Put a $100.00 down at 25/1 and sure enough he won going away! Drinks were on me after that!🍺🥃🍹🍻😎🤠

  2. Macdog said, on July 19, 2017 at 9:23 am

    As I see mentioned on Twitter, Boston appears to be a good spot for Nunez now that the Red Sox lost out on Frazier.

  3. zumiee said, on July 19, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Great photos! Wilco brings a victory!

  4. dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 19, 2017 at 10:41 am

    CF Denard Span (L)
    2B Miguel Gomez (S)
    1B Brandon Belt (L)
    SS B. Crawford (L)
    3B Conor Gillaspie (L)
    C Nick Hundley (R)
    LF Kelby Tomlinson (R)
    RF G. Hernandez (R)
    P Matt Cain (R)

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Scrubinis rule!

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:03 am

    • OldSealsFan (@OldSealsFan) said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:41 am

      Wow! That’s a pretty depressing lineup. How many would have started for the 60’s Giants?>>>Crawford…period.

  5. gianthead said, on July 19, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I can’t remember if I wrote last week about running into Gavin Newsome and talking Giants and both of us shaking our heads…with win last night, Bochy 9 over .500 right????

    Another loss last night would have put him just 7 over and on the precipice of a free fall to below the Bochy Line…

    • chipower9 said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:06 am

      Ha…I’m sure you and Gavin had a lot to discuss on politics, eh? 😉

  6. gianthead said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I’m just seeing the Frazier trade…the Yanks are going to play him at first??? Good luck with that. Still think they may still be interested in Belt. Frazier is a free agent after this season and they don’t have to pay hin past this year and could then easily afford Belt….

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mlb-trade-deadline-rumors-giants-getting-calls-on-jeff-samardzija-hunter-strickland/
    via http://cbssportsapp.com

    If take anything for Strik and Smardaramjam

    • gianthead said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:03 am

      AndnYanks did not give up one of their top OF prospects….

    • alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Any call about are coaching staff?

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:12 am

      they don’t want Belt, no one does. And Bird is coming back next year, Frazier is perfect for them for 1 year.

  7. zumiee said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

    The Durocher biography is very interesting. He was kind of a Zelig of baseball. He won a championship playing with the Yankees during the Ruth era. He won a championship playing with the Cardinals’ Gas House Gang, with Dizzy Dean.
    As a manager, he was with the Dodgers when they integrated baseball with Robinson. He was with the Giants when Mays arrived. His career arc reminds me of Dusty Baker’s, with all the things Dusty has experienced as a player and manager. Their personalities are different. Baker’s the better person on a personable level. But both were right there when amazing baseball things happened.
    Dusty just needs that championship as a manager to cap it all off. Durocher got his in ’54.

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:13 am

      Dusty’s bizarre management of his pitching staff, which continues to this day, will likely mean no championship for him.

  8. Macdog said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:25 am

    If today’s any indication, Yanks still need a starting pitcher.

  9. dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:32 am

    At this point, Samardzija is who he is and moving him would be good but the uncertainty around Cueto is probably too much for Booby to handle. Plus, I remember something about how Samardzija really wanted to come to SF and worked with the FO to make it happen so there’s the Good Soldier aspect to it too.

    I’d be more interested to see them offload Span in anyway possible.

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:41 am

      i imagine that last line will have San Dawg doing a slow burn

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:51 am

        He laid down a perfect bunt last night so I’ll give him that.

  10. chipower9 said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Great pictures, Wilco. Way to bring home a W last night!

  11. zumiee said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Is everybody still seeing the 2012 championship flag showing at the Flap site? I’m seeing an unrelated photo.

    • alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Seeing the same thing Zumie.
      What stadium is that? Are was..

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm

      hmmmm. no idea how that got there. The Flap hacked?

  12. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Amy looks embalmed…

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 19, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Funny (or sad) how everyone revolving around the team looks old and used up all of a sudden.

  13. Flavor said, on July 19, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Wilco what did your son think of the park/seats/vibe/etc?

  14. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Yeah even Kontos isn’t the same player after he tried to give Amy G some pointers with no success at a golf course..

  15. Macdog said, on July 19, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Cain should’ve been yanked after he walked the AL pitcher.

  16. Flavor said, on July 19, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    i replaced that random field pic with the 2012 flag photo. The thing about those pics to the right, those are just links so I guess if the link somehow changes or gets edited the pic will change. Although I agree, that was strange to see.

  17. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Looked like the epic homer at Citifield.
    Only a double in this stupid park…

  18. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    The Giants do absolutely nothing well…

    • Macdog said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:27 pm

      Turn a double play?

      • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

        OK, one thing…

  19. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    I have a feeling the Giants are going to get about as much out of Melancon as LA got out of Schmidt…

    • chipower9 said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Unfortunately, your analogy is probably right on…

  20. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Span Splash!

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      And all of 375 feet. Makes you wonder why they’re so rare…

  21. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Jesus. Can’t Gillaspie see the play in front of him?

  22. dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Stanton pulls even for the MLB HR lead with his 30th today.

  23. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Fuck this team! Here’s what happens. Giant blow a big opportunity in the bottom of the 6th? Check.

    Cleve comes up and rakes Cain for a quick 3 before Bochy thinks that he should pull him.

    • chipower9 said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Deja Vu…all over again…

    • alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      Check&Checkmate Skippy!

      • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 3:25 pm

        They’d probably crush us at this game, too:

  24. Macdog said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Today’s brain fart is brought to you by Bush’s Baked Beans.

  25. zumiee said, on July 19, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    OOO had two hits today, and is hitting .309.
    Like that makes any sense.

  26. snarkk said, on July 19, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    I like Specs, though he’s kind of not come through in the clutch today, twice.
    My like is relative, based on the schmos the Giants have put on and off the 25 this year. Thing is, I doubt he makes the 25 on anybody in the West except the Pads, and maybe not even them…

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      I think he’s wearing his reading glasses today…

  27. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Santana’s Billy Buckner moment ball thru the 5 hole..

  28. Macdog said, on July 19, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Posey in a pinch!

  29. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    God Francona is a dumbshit!
    You to pitch to Posey with a base open and Gorky on deck WTF ?? Stupid decision!!

  30. Flavor said, on July 19, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Hilarious. And so is this.

  31. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Seems like the weekday afternoon, series finale, give up scrub lineup has never won a game in history…

  32. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    HP ump has cataracts…

  33. dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 4:17 pm

      This should replace Eastwood for the rest of this honky season…

  34. Macdog said, on July 19, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    Party like it’s 1954!

  35. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Did Krukow’s wife pick out those chic glasses 👓 he’s wearing? He really is losing it now..

  36. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Mike Leake so far tonight: 2 IP – 7 Runs – 10 hits

  37. wilcojoe said, on July 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Flav, to answer your question from above, my son loved the ballpark. We were so stoked about the field club access to the walkway where the players walk past us that we never really made it anywhere else in the stadium. At one point Willie Mays came out of the Giants locker room (I told my son he was likely there to give the team a pep talk) and got into a golf cart (you can see it behind Murph and next to that is Dave Fleming in the shades) and drove right past us. I was in such shock, I couldn’t even get my phone out of my damn pocket in time to snap a pic.

    • chipower9 said, on July 20, 2017 at 6:46 am

      That is so bad ass, Wilco. Glad you and your son had such a kick-ass time. You need to get your butt out here more often my friend….

  38. wilcojoe said, on July 19, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I was blown away at how many people were in the dugout store, two hours prior to first pitch. I have a feeling that a good 10-20% of the crowd are actually tourists (like myself). I think Snarkk’s comparison to the Cubs and Wrigley is quite accurate.

  39. OldSealsFan (@OldSealsFan) said, on July 19, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    First time I saw them rally late to win- -this year. Is this the first time?

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      It’s happened, but it’s been rare.

      • Macdog said, on July 19, 2017 at 5:47 pm

        Just getting a win has been rare.

  40. Macdog said, on July 19, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    MLB.com reporter & MLB trade rumors tweeting Giants will sign Sandoval.

  41. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Met fans must get a charge out of seeing Turner & Murphy 1-2 in NL batting.
    And 6 years after the Beltran deal, I think you can safely call Wheeler an injury prone flop…

  42. James said, on July 19, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    If SF signs that sack of shit wash up, I will go full Snarkk/BF cynical . . . hype up the news cycle for a few weeks . . . asinine and contemptible.

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      I don’t see any downside to it.
      Why hold a grudge?
      At least he’ll bring some entertainment value…

      • James said, on July 19, 2017 at 6:21 pm

        Well, they could’ve given me the $500,000. There’s a downside. Sell out streak “ends,” sign the Panda!

    • blade3colorado said, on July 19, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      Ditto. By the by, Gianthead should audition for Forrest Gump if they ever do a remake or sequel. Gavin Newsome???

      • chipower9 said, on July 20, 2017 at 6:48 am

        I know! G-Head and Gavin…best buds…talking politics. 😉

  43. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    • James said, on July 19, 2017 at 6:25 pm

      How about a Willie hitting 4 sequence? The Giants win the Pennant!!! The Giants win the Pennant!!! The Giants win the Pennant!!! The Giants win the Pennant!!! The Giants win the Pennant!!! The Giants win the Pennant!!!

  44. snarkk said, on July 19, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    He’s baaaaaaaaaack! I told you guys a couple of days ago if there is a warehouse full of Panda Hat inventory, Baer brings him back. Sure enough, Tolbert reports that a truckload of Panda hats is out of the warehouse on the way up 80 to Raley Field. Tolbert ripped me off for content! :)…

    • James said, on July 19, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      Baer didn’t visit his Rabbi — he consulted Kushner.

      • snarkk said, on July 19, 2017 at 6:38 pm

        lulz…

      • chipower9 said, on July 20, 2017 at 6:50 am

        Double-lutz. I heard Baer was the NINTH person in the meeting at trump tower…

  45. snarkk said, on July 19, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    One reunion I’d like. Sign Timmy to a non roster spot, bring him in to start the last game of the season– Fan Appreciation Day. Regardless of result, take him out to massive standing O after first batter is done…

    • chipower9 said, on July 20, 2017 at 6:50 am

      Great idea!

  46. Flavor said, on July 19, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    James, don’t lump me into that group, I’m fine with Panda coming back. In fact, skip the AAA stint what’s the point? Prove you can hit? lol, If that’s the bar send the entire team down there. I want Panda back for 100% entertainment value. That’s it.

    • James said, on July 19, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      The group I was lumping you in with was the front office doesn’t give a fuck contingent. Who am I to enforce ideological consistency on anyone?

      • Flavor said, on July 19, 2017 at 7:52 pm

        the front office and me don’t have similar values. They’re trying to sell shit, probably fucking hats in this case. I just want to watch someone other than Ryder Loser or The Donger fuck around. And yes, I know they wouldn’t be playing at the same time, that’s not the point.

  47. dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 19, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Nunez is gone soon, Arroyo’s on the shelf, The Donger can’t stay up. It’s Panda Time.

  48. theroooster said, on July 19, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Hold the phone

    Pablo Sandoval told ESPN’s Marly Rivera that he has not yet decided where he will sign following his release from the Red Sox.

    He has a choice? lmao

  49. Flavor said, on July 19, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    in this lost season, nobody could possibly be bummed Pablo is back unless you’re bummed he’s going to toil away in triple A for 2 months.

  50. James said, on July 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    “When the lights go down in The Citaay . . . .”

  51. willedav said, on July 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    The Honky Tonk man, pretty funny Dirt.

    OK, the reasons of why you just say no to Sandoval are endless. The first one would simply be the Giants already have like 9 3b. With so many other positions of need, why the F bother with one more longshot?
    Baggs had a column on this with about 5 preconditions laid down by SF. Among others, his conditioning is supervised and monitored by the Giantss and he starts like in the AZ rookie league or somewhere far removed from ml baseball.

    sometime over the weekend the pregame guy asked Pavs about it, and he said NO it’s not happening—too many bridges burnt on the way out that were definitely remembered in clubhouse. I don’t think he fits anywhere near Posey’s HonkyTown.

    2 Ws this week and it’s only Wed.? More Wilco and son, pls.

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      when you’re 30 games back I defy you to list 9 3rd basemen you’d rather watch play for us right now than the great Pablo Sandoval. He’s done more than those 9 will ever do in their career and we have nothing, NOTHING, to look forward to right now. If you think Ryder Jones is coming to the rescue I pity your enthusiasm.

  52. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Nice pics, Wilco! A win is a win.

    Panda? Well if anyone else on this sinking ship was remotely good they’d be playing. As it is, why not? Nooner will either hit the DL or go, Hwang Dang Doodle will be hwinging back to Korea soon enough, arroyo is on the shelf, Specs is Specs. He ain’t starter material. So that leaves . . . . El Bastardo Gordo.

    • chipower9 said, on July 20, 2017 at 6:53 am

      Hwang Dang Doodle…All Nite Long. lulz…

  53. willedav said, on July 19, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    As to marketing, I think Sandoval stuff would be the equivalent of Crazy Crab. He engendered a lot of disfavor over the years even before he left; all the injury filled suckitude in boston, after signing the huge contract, has eroded whatever good feelings anyone might have had.
    I think there are more Giants fans that would happily take back one legged Duffy before Sandoval.

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2017 at 8:51 pm

      well you’re wrong. He’d be a huge hit. They might not bring him up but if they do, watch out. Panda hats will fly off the shelf

      • James said, on July 19, 2017 at 8:56 pm

        “resounding” might be better than huge.

  54. blade3colorado said, on July 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Zero interest in Panda coming back. If we’re going that route, I want Melky back.

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      Good luck trying to get any of us to click on a Ray Ratto link.

      • Flavor said, on July 20, 2017 at 3:35 am

        no doubt. Ratto? No thank you.

  55. zumiee said, on July 19, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    I’m not convinced the Panda will get a great reception in SF. It might be chillier than the front office thinks.
    Fans are fickle, though. If he comes back raking, the fans will jump onboard the Panda bus. But can he take anymore? Seems doubtful.

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      I mean “rake” not take.

  56. snarkk said, on July 19, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I looked at 5 minutes worth of that Super ’70s Sports twitter feed. It is just friggin’ hilarious, one right after the other. I laughed out loud at some of that shit. I think I saw Panda in one of them…

  57. zumiee said, on July 19, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    “Citaay”
    I love the spelling of that. Steve Perry made “city” rhyme with “bay.” We have to appreciate that level of commitment.

  58. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Fat boy burned a lot of bridges out the door, saying he only liked Pence&Bochy. If im a player I would tell himStick it up your Fat Panda Ass where the sun don’t shine!”
    This organization is really making this season a mockery.Its just turning into a cheesy carnival act now..
    It has to be Bochy more than anyone making the call on this.( Good solider yada yada ,Boch needs to get out after this season,he’s always for bringing back a relic, it’s ludicrous)Really doubt Sabes even Booby are on board, but will give the knowing nod for Boch for the years tendered..

    • chipower9 said, on July 20, 2017 at 6:57 am

      Cheesy carnival act…hey, can’t be any worse than this year’s circus of horrors…

  59. chipower9 said, on July 20, 2017 at 7:05 am

    I was initially against the thought of bringing back Pablo, but WTF…look at this fucking house of horrors that is this year, and tell me why not roll the dice. As Flav mentions, and I agree…if for nothing else, for the pure entertainment value.

    And I am with Blade…I would take Melky back in a heartbeat over Panda…if for nothing else to see the MelkMaids again…

    BTW – Melky’s stat line for the year:

    360 AB – .286, .330, .425, .755 – 12 HR, 54 RBI

    That would lead our sorry-ass team in RBIs, be 2nd in HR, and 5th in OPS…

  60. willedav said, on July 20, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Sando’s last halfway decent season was 2014, 3 yrs ago, .740 OPS, far cry from earlier years and a harbinger of downward slide to come.
    Nunez can do that, so can Gillaspie given regular ABs and neither won’t ever have to weigh in.
    Honest, I’d rather watch Hwang for rest of season to see if he is worth keeping around as RH bat off bench.
    So there’s 3 for a start.

    • chipower9 said, on July 20, 2017 at 7:58 am

      Agree, Willie, but as Flav said…this season is shot…and I would go see him play for the pure entertainment value. And who knows, while it is highly unlikely, the fat fuck may catch lightning in a bottle…

      Roll the Dice…

      • willedav said, on July 20, 2017 at 8:17 am

        just seems so odd, Chi. Sentiment against him when the contract deal went down ran about 10-1 here, if not more. Level of vitriol about him after the comments he made was pretty high, and not just here either. Most everyone seems to laugh at the guy for how sorry he’s been last 3 yrs. Now is different?

    • blade3colorado said, on July 20, 2017 at 8:29 am

      Down with what you said Willie. Panda was heading downhill in his last season here. I was totally against re-signing the fat turd at his exorbitant initial asking price. Equally important, he showed his true colors when he left for Boston (as AK indicated above).

      Thanks for the stats on Melky Chi. Even more adamant about taking him, especially since we have a dozen stiffs at 3rd base already. We need to work on replacing the 3 zombies in the outfield we have.

  61. snarkk said, on July 20, 2017 at 8:39 am

    I’m down with willeD and blade. I said years ago I’d talk Melky back in a heartbeat. His leaving lacked class, but he didn’t bust the chops of teammates. Panda actually publicly verbalized insults to teammates, but that’s apparently OK. I’m resigned now to the Giants PR machine coloring this organization’s moves. The only baseball reason to bring him to AAA is that the rest of the minors must be so bad, it makes sense to try a guy who has been a total bust for 3 seasons. If he does go to Sac, and they start selling Panda hats, we’ll know the real reason he’s back…

    • blade3colorado said, on July 20, 2017 at 8:52 am

      A lot of panda hats to unload.

  62. chipower9 said, on July 20, 2017 at 8:47 am

    Don’t get me wrong. I do not like the way Pablo left, and threw damned near everyone on the team under the bus. But, I also believe in forgiveness.

    WTF…this is low cost, and it isn’t like Mr. Fat Fuck would be blocking anyone.

    And as I mentioned earlier…while the possibility is slim (unlike Pablo), there is chance he catches lighting in a bottle…

    Blade – YW re: the MelkMan’s stats. And I agree that the priority needs to be the OF and fine-tuning the BP. But this is such a low-cost proposition, and as I said, he isn’t blocking anyone, so giddy-up and give it a try. If Pablo gets signed, and brought-up, and fails miserably, at the minimum it will provide cheap entertainment and grand fodder for Flappers around the world…


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