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Stratton and The Moon and The Sun

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 21, 2017

I’m actually fairly interested in watching this game tonight. Stratton was outstanding in has last start, something I didn’t think he had in him. Cut from the most classic of honky cloths, I just figured he was another missed draft pick. And maybe he is. But in a lost season like this, we take games like these when they pop up. And Stratton holds the most modest of intrigue for me…..

So what is everyone doing for this damn eclipse? If you are at work, are you going outside to take a peek? Did you buy glasses for this? What is the outer-most distance you would be realistically willing to travel to see this? I read a story somewhere about some guy who’s been planning for this day for 20 years. Fuck that guy.

I guess my question is, how much effort are you putting into this thing? In Palo Alto, we should be shrouded in fog at 10:15am. Just like the Giants season. Huge let down.

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  1. Flavor said, on August 21, 2017 at 6:25 am

    WillieD bringin’ it large today. Happy Birthday, my man!

    • willedav said, on August 21, 2017 at 7:31 am

      Hey thx big guy. You know yesterday thread about going to games, last game I was at was the Jose Giants one with Snarkk and Blade. Game was forgettable but hanging with those 2 really a lot of fun.
      Mr. blade hasn’t been around much lately, so I hope he and his family are OK. I remember seeing news stuff about bad weather to north of his country…

      And thx for keeping things going here! Those who post here are so much more interesting than Giants are; always a good read.

  2. chipower9 said, on August 21, 2017 at 7:22 am

    “Cut from the most honky of fabric cloths.” For a minute I thought you were talking about me and my Arkansas and Oklahoma roots. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    What a fucking letdown yesterday. I watched a bit of the Philly series, and truly thought our boys were on their way to winning the series mid-game, yesterday. No, they (Stricknyne) laid a world class turd. Pfffttt…

    I am interested in the game tonight for the same reason, Flav. Let’s see if Mr. Honky can put together back-to-back gems.

    Eclipse? I may wander outside to see what the hell the sky looks like, etc. I did not buy glasses, and would not travel anywhere to check it out. I know it’s a rare celestial event, but just isn’t rocking my boat.

    Just like the Giants season. Huge let down. Sad. @therealdonalchump

    Happy Birthday, WillieD! Make it an awesome day my man, and party like it’s 1999!

    • willedav said, on August 21, 2017 at 7:34 am

      thx Chi. only spinning classes I ever went to almost killed me, cute butts aside. much props for doing this early AM.

      • chipower9 said, on August 21, 2017 at 10:06 am

        Thanks, WillieD. The first ride (two weeks ago) kicked my ass. My legs felt like rubber for a day. I have now done four (two per week), and am almost to the point where I can follow-along the entire 45 minutes. Best thing about it is you clip-in, start, and before you know it, it is over. Well, next to best thing, after the cute tight asses! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. willedav said, on August 21, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Wow Posey is pissed, and accuses Neris of hitting him on purpose. I was following along on cbs site, and couple philly reporters immediately tweeted Posey was nuts for thinking in that situation 2 out 2 on it was intentional. But the way he missed, couple feet inside and at his back makes you wonder how a pitch from the closer could “get away.”

    Regardless he struck out Pablo. Just seen this far too often lately, non intentional free passes to Posey anytime game is on the line or RISP. No one who started yesterday had a BA within 40 points of him.

    • Lurker John said, on August 21, 2017 at 8:49 am

      Sandoval sucks. Time to part ways with him for good. If he’s the Giant’s idea of a solution at third base this team is in serious trouble next year.

  4. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2017 at 8:38 am

    “All sound and fury indicating nothing.”

    Saw the last couple innings, and Nevis ate their lunch and drank their milkshake. As usual, they wasted a shitload of opportunities, but in the end, they laid down like little kittens when Nevis drilled Posey, and came up and in on Pence.

    Posey’s reaction was a bit baffling (re: dumb) because that isn’t the time to plunk someone, and Posey wasn’t ripping the cover off the ball.

  5. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2017 at 8:39 am

    And really, if ‘m a pitcher, I’d have a lot more fun plunking someone than giving the 4-finger pass.

  6. Lurker John said, on August 21, 2017 at 8:51 am

    HBD Willie.

  7. zumiee said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

    I watched a little of the Niner game being replayed late last night on the NFL Network. What’s up with the 49ers homefield turf? Big chunks were getting torn loose like it had been re-sod the day before. They had all Spring and Summer to get that field in great shape and this is what they showed up with?
    Oh, and the team looked terrible, too.

    • Lurker John said, on August 21, 2017 at 10:33 am

      That happens on turf fields all over the league. Big, powerful dudes wearing long cleats are going to flick up some sod. The field looked the best I’ve seen it since the stadium opened.

      • Lurker John said, on August 21, 2017 at 10:34 am

        I should say grass fields. Turf these days usually refers to the artificial stuff.

  8. snarkk said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Eclipse effort? I told the snarkettes not to look at the sun…

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Chorus reply with disdain: ” we KNOW…”

  9. snarkk said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:30 am

    Hbd, willied…

  10. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Happy Birthday Willied! ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽ‰!
    Yeah I’m smack dab in the middle of Birthday runs as well my ex’s wife was yesterday (still friends) my daughter’s is today and mine is the 23rd.Just got back from Murphy’s celebrating another birthday ๐ŸŽ‰ bash for a gal as 12 of us rented a huge cabin quite the party place.Went to see the original Honky Man Willie Nelson Friday night,damm the dudes 84 and still mumbling away at Ironstone Vineyards, great place for concerts the sound system and the reefer smell in the air was incredible!Wine tasting Sat and a pub called Snoweizen for dinner with great food and great selection of beers ๐Ÿป on tap quite a fun weekend for all!

    • sfsarge said, on August 21, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Hey Kat, we were just up there last weekend. We usually stay at the Worldmark at Angels Camp. We went wine tasting at Iron stone and I may have gone into that pub as well, but I don’t remember the name of it. Nice little pub with a great beer selection and indoor and outdoor seating.

  11. Macdog said, on August 21, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Happy B-day willedav!

    My wife’s going to a planetarium at a local community college for an eclipse story, so I’ll join her before we head out to Pa. for daughter’s preseason soccer game. We’re also following local NJ team playing in Little League WS, they play this afternoon during the eclipse!

    Aren’t the Giants due for a day off? Losing two straight at home to the Phils is about as low as it gets.

  12. Lurker John said, on August 21, 2017 at 11:13 am

    The eclipse was pretty cool. We got around 93% coverage in the Puget Sound. A guy I work with let me look through his glasses. Noticeably dimmer light and something I didn’t expect, the temp dropped about 10-15 degrees. Glad I saw it.

  13. wilcojoe said, on August 21, 2017 at 11:26 am

    I didn’t notice any difference here in Houston. Biggest bust in HTown since the trade deadline went down.

  14. zumiee said, on August 21, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Calif. Central Valley: the eclipse was underwhelming.

  15. pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Happy birthday to wiiliedav

  16. pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    My whimsical take on #solareclipse2017: http://bit.ly/2w9Zesq

  17. pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    I saw it for a few seconds with goofy glasses. Don’t stare! You might go blind! Like staring at knockers.

  18. chipower9 said, on August 21, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Eclipse in Folsom, CA very underwhelming. Took a peek through another guy’s glasses. Glad I did not invest money in these, or time and money to travel for “the event.”

  19. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    From downtown SF . . . edge of the pyramid on the left.

    Eclipse1

    • pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      I love it.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      The fog made it pretty cool looking.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on August 21, 2017 at 1:26 pm

        perfect; bewitching

  20. theroooster said, on August 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I was at work, outside. I thought I’d see more of a change in the light of the day, but it was very negligible. Only @ 60% eclipse here in LA. Those guys that travel distances to see it have too much time on their hands.
    Eclipses, even total eclipses happen pretty often :
    https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/list.html
    Snarrk’s post above got a laugh out loud – same exact response I got when I told my girls last night.

  21. Flavor said, on August 21, 2017 at 2:49 pm

  22. theroooster said, on August 21, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    • zumiee said, on August 21, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      Well, that’s pretty cool.

    • alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      Yeah Rooster, Of course radio stations were trying to time the exact sequence of the eclipse with Pink Floyd eclipse as well๐ŸŒ’

  23. theroooster said, on August 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Snakes have a near MLB worst record of 17-29 since June 28th. Only the White Sox have a worse record. D’Backs just got swept by the Twins and they are under .500 for about the last 55 games. D’Backs lucky that 86 wins, could get a team in as one of the WC teams. Still, no guarantees for Az or Col.–if anyone steps up in the N.L. Central.

    • zumiee said, on August 21, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      If the D-Backs can get in, then having Greinke in the Wild Card game is nice. But then that, of course, makes it tougher for their rotation in the next round if they win the Wild Card.

  24. djloo27 said, on August 21, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I wonder what kind of odds I can get on L.A. going 11-0 in the PS…

    • Flavor said, on August 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Goddamn you’re drinking that LA Kool Aid my man! Don’t buy into the hype. It’s all gonna come crashing down for the Dodgers this post season. Not playoffs. POST SEASON!!!!! lol

      • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:01 pm

        I’m so resigned to LA winning it all, that I’d at least want to make a few bucks off it…

  25. Flavor said, on August 21, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Rooster I have to drive down to LA on the 29th. I know, I know, it sucks. I think we are spending the night in some place called El Segundo. What is there to do down there and what beach should we go to?

    • theroooster said, on August 21, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Go south BF – right next door (south) is Manhattan Beach – it’s a little high digit – but it’s got a great beach and tons of good restaurants and bars all along Manhattan Beach Blvd. If you go a little further south – it turns into Hermosa Beach, my old stomping grounds. Pier Ave. in Hermosa used to be the bomb back in the 80’s, 90’s even – a little seedier than Manhattan, better vibe. Now, it’s pretty much the same as Manhattan beach, but I still like it better – Pier Ave still has tons of great restaurants and bars. Check out the Poopdeck right on the Strand – classic.

      • Flavor said, on August 21, 2017 at 6:43 pm

        Thanks! I am dropping my daughter off in LA to fly down to Costa Rica the following day (the 30th). We will be there the afternoon and evening of the 29th. I am deathly afraid of dealing with all the traffic I hear is down there all the time. I’ve actually only been to LA once and that was 20 years ago. Anyway, I don’t want to have to drive around much once we are down there, that’s my main thing, and I’ll be with a 14 year old girl so hanging at the beach is probably the extent of what we will do….

      • theroooster said, on August 21, 2017 at 6:48 pm

        The Kettle on Manhattan Beach Blvd. makes a great breakfast, then you can walk around and check out all the hot chicks from there…
        If you’re in the mood for a burger, Hennessey’s Tavern on Pier Ave and the Strand in Hermosa is a great place to go – they have a big deck upstairs that looks out over the beach – make sure you sit up on the deck.

  26. theroooster said, on August 21, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Ah, ok – just stay close to the beach, you’ll be fine. Going south from Segundo -> Vista Del Mar, turns into Highland Ave -> jogs into Hermosa Ave… Just hug the coast, traffic not too bad.

    • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      From your beak to God’s ears…

  27. Flavor said, on August 21, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      Now that’s Dynamic pricing !…

      • Flavor said, on August 21, 2017 at 7:53 pm

        Baer has to see that and engage slacks shitting. Makes you wonder if those guys on the board will start voting hard for payroll reduction

      • snarkk said, on August 21, 2017 at 8:24 pm

        I wish Lacob owned the Giants.
        He’d shake up that ossified management the day after deal close.
        Dynamic ownership…

  28. snarkk said, on August 21, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I’m seeing a dozen sec 227 Club level for Cards Sat Sept 2 for $44. May come down even more…

  29. Flavor said, on August 21, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Brewers strike out non stop but Stratton doesn’t have a single K tonight. That Wash game last week is gonna go down in history the way Heston’s no hitter did. No chance he repeats that again. Ok, the SMALLEST of chances.

    • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      One of the countless awful pitchers to throw a no-no. At least he had a good last name:

      • Flavor said, on August 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

        The Niners just drafted a back up QB named Beathard. As in *Beat Hard*. I’m praying he gets busted beating off in a movie theater in The Castro on a Fri night just we can joke about his last name.

      • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2017 at 8:51 pm

        I know you were fond of this guy:

      • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2017 at 8:54 pm

        I guess no one had it worse than him:

  30. James said, on August 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    The one night I spent in Hermosa Beach, I saw The Halibiuts, a great surf rock band playing this place:

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/sep/17/local/la-me-0917-song-20110917

    After more than a few beers, I tried to order a “Crystal Geyser” water for Mrs. James. The waitress asked “Whatta you want?!” I asked one more time, and got another contemptuous WTF look. I remembered “mineral water” right before she was set to walk away.

  31. James said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Pete Beathard was born in Hermosa Beach.

  32. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Nice game for Stratton. What’s up with Craw? His defense is sagging along with his output.

  33. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Odds on Cain walking the 1st guy he sees?

  34. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Didn’t know he pitched for the Portland Beavers . . .

    DP

    • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:23 pm

  35. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Who remembers the Palm Theater in San Mateo?

    When they switched to porn in the mid-70s, the jokes were endless. Buddy of mine was manager there for a summer in high school.

    • alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      Sure do remember the Palm theatre Unca.
      My parents dropped my sister&me off so they could go out on the town,not realizing it turned into a porn theater! Hey I wasn’t going to say anything though my sis was definitely more uncomfortable then I was getting thru the skin flick..

  36. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Ugly Dickshot…

    jd

    • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      I guess this is life on the Flap when you’re 40 GB…

      • James said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:34 pm

        We haven’t had a Pete LaCock sighting yet.

      • snarkk said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:38 pm

        I’ll take Paul Lynde in the middle “to block”…

      • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:39 pm

        Charlie Weaver never bluffed. Who the fuck was he anyway?

      • snarkk said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:42 pm

        Wiki says Peter Marshall is still alive at 91…

      • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm

        They said the same thing about Jerry Lewis on Friday…

      • snarkk said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm

        I set U up for the middle square question…

    • alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      Rusty Kuntz is still coaching!

  37. theroooster said, on August 21, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Yep, James, that article you posted above sums it up perfectly. There are still a few old-school surfer-dive bars in Hermosa, just off the beaten path though, sure as hell none left on PCH, that’s fer sure.

  38. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Charley Weaver I could never figure out how he even got on that show,I figured he just sat down one day and nobody noticed him.
    He was just some old coot wearing suspenders and a worn out hat that caught on somehow..

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2017 at 10:39 pm

      Real name Cliff Arquette, grandpa of Rosanna and Patricia. After that, I stopped reading Wiki…

  39. snarkk said, on August 21, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Stratton – showing some potential. BF’s right, so did Heston for a while. We shall see. Sure better than another Cain start.
    Anyway, it’s nice for once to strangle another team with a Giants no-name AAA dude, instead of the other way around…

  40. snarkk said, on August 21, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    BTW, what’s the deal with Giants constantly getting hit by pitches? Time that Giants pitchers start throwing inside…

    • Macdog said, on August 21, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      Save it for the Dodgers.

  41. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Rosanna Arquette was hot in After Hours.

  42. Macdog said, on August 21, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    A’s outfielder Boog Powell hit his first career HR tonight — in Baltimore.

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2017 at 11:57 pm

      That is a very cool baseball stat…

  43. pawliekokonuts said, on August 22, 2017 at 6:34 am

    funny shit on names


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