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Dodgers Lose Again: 29 Years Straight

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 2, 2017

Somewhere around the 5th inning last night I realized something: I didn’t care one whit about the Astros. I didn’t like or dislike any of their players. I didn’t care about the city, the state or the team. I didn’t care if they won or lost. I had zero emotional connection or investment to anything about them. All I cared about was that they would be the vehicle in which I would travel on the glorious journey to the (LA)nd of Pain and Destruction. Since about July, I staked me middling reputation on one constant: The Dodgers would not win the World Series this year. It was touch and go there for a bit but goddammit, on the last game of the season, I got my wish–middling rep in tact.

Anyway, what a weird 10 days. And 1988 was such a long time ago…..

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  1. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 6:23 am

    We must never lose faith in the Dodgers’ ability to blow it. 🙂

  2. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 6:29 am

    “I tortured myself by reading the latest Mccovey Chronicles post….ugh so much gloating at our loss ….
    Posted by bjdad on Nov 2, 2017 | 6:05 AM”

  3. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 6:38 am

    “deliciousbrownies
    5 hours ago
    I can’t get over games 2 and 5 man. If Puig makes that catch, if Kenley doesn’t throw that cookie of a pitch, if Kershaw doesn’t succumb to the narrative and is at least fucking serviceable in that start.
    Fuck. This hurts. As complete of a team as we’ll ever see and they don’t win it all. Hard to imagine them being better next year. Fuck fuck fuck. I hate everything.”

  4. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 6:43 am

    “Scott Matusow
    5 hours ago
    when you get a 4-0 lead in a pivotal WS game and you shit the bed (which isn’t the first time he’s done it), and at the same time people say he’s one of the best pitchers of all-time – that’s hard to accept and you are going to get those types of takes. Usually, all-time great pitchers are not associated with repetitive bed shits in big games. Personally (and please correct me if I’m wrong), I’m not aware of great all-time pitchers with CK’s resume of shitting the bed in huge games on a regular basis. The only one I can think of who comes close is Randy Johnson, and he killed that narrative in 2001.”

  5. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Fun fact: the Dodgers get to pay Gonzalez and Kazmir a combined $40 million next season.

  6. sandog said, on November 2, 2017 at 6:53 am

    The Astros went through the Red Sox, the Yankees, and the Dodgers. Three iconic franchises loaded with talent and money. That’s impressive.

  7. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Fun fact: Utley batted .000 in the ’17 playoffs.

  8. Flavor said, on November 2, 2017 at 7:32 am

    San Dawg– after much thought and consideration I have come up with the song I’d have that old lady sing for your group. Granted, this is what I would do and this band is probably my fav of all time—so it might not work for you. But, the words are great. David Lee at his finest. It’s also short enough to “hit it and split it” as I like to say. You could also change “Dave” to “Pete” if you want to really take it over the top
    Ice Cream Man
    Now summertime’s here babe, need somethin’ to keep you cool
    Ah now summertime’s here babe, need somethin’ to keep you cool
    Better look out now though, Dave’s got somethin’ for you
    Tell ya what it is
    I’m your ice cream man, stop me when I’m passin’ by
    Oh my my, I’m your ice cream man, stop me when I’m passin’ by
    See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
    Hold on a second baby
    I got good lemonade, ah, dixie cups
    All flavors and push ups too
    I’m your ice cream man, baby, stop me when I’m passin’ by
    See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
    Hold on, one more
    Well, I’m usually passin’ by just about eleven o’clock
    huh, I never stop, I’m usually passin’ by, just around eleven o’clock
    And if you let me cool you one time, you’ll be my regular stop
    All right boys
    I got good lemonade, ah, Dixie cups
    I’ll flavors and push ups too
    I’m your ice cream man, stop me when I’m passin’ by
    See now all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
    Yes I’m your ice cream man, stop me when I’m passin’ by
    I’m your ice cream man, stop me when I’m passin’ by
    They say all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
    Ah, one time
    I’m your ice cream man, stop me when I’m passin’ by
    I’m your ice cream man, stop me when I’m passin’ by
    They say all my flavors are guaranteed to satisfy
    One time, boys
    I’m your ice cream man
    I’m your ice cream man
    Be-be-be-be-be-be-be-baby
    Ah my, my, my
    All my flavors are guaranteed to satis-uh-fy
    Ow

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 2, 2017 at 7:38 am

      I’d pay to see you sing that at a karaoke club…..

      • sandog said, on November 2, 2017 at 7:44 am

        That’s pretty strong Flav

  9. willedav said, on November 2, 2017 at 7:49 am

    Loo, I hear your 4:58 (our time) but that’s what bugs about Rooster guy–he’s on here mostly to brag about his team or run down AZ Rox Greinke or someone he doesn’t like. But when his team falls apart, nothing but silence. He doesn’t just want to talk baseball with us. And who has fallen more apart than the 2017 Giants?

    This was a great WS, very competitive. Dodgers have a very good team and would be prohibitive NL favs. Sure losing it is gonna hurt but unlike Giants they have a lot of talent to build from and are willing to go out and spend money to pay to bring more in (Turner Jansen Opie yada yada).

    • Lurker John said, on November 2, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      You hit the nail on the head.

  10. sandog said, on November 2, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I heard Iron Rooster by the Foo Fighters while showering this morning and it would be pretty good too–if I went away from the silly lyrics bit, but our principal is a big FF fan and it would look like I was sucking up to him…

    Have you ever been dumb enough to do what you wanted to do?
    Without good reason coming over you?
    Have you ever been young enough to feel what you wanted to feel?
    Take back those years for something real
    I’m an iron rooster
    Cold and still
    Irregular sculpture
    Held against my will

  11. willedav said, on November 2, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Bellinger WS: 4 for 28 1 HR 5 rbis 1 BB 17 Ks
    Puig WS: 4 for 27 2 HRs 4 rbis 0 BB 5 Ks

    LA tho, still has a very good LU.
    Grandal and Barnes behind plate
    Bellinger
    Forsythe (weak spot)
    Turner
    Seager
    Pederson Puig (very tradeable $6 mil salary) Taylor
    Toles kid back from injured knee/ prospects/ Hernandez back up
    Opie Wood Hill Maeda Ryu
    Jansen Watson Morrow

    Compare this to Giants? Until Evans does more than hire/reassign coaches, not good.

  12. Macdog said, on November 2, 2017 at 8:12 am

    You the man, Flav! I wasn’t real confident after Game 6, but hey, every game starts 0-0, so there’s always a chance. I actually know a couple of Astros fans, too, so it’s cool to see them finally get to enjoy a World Series title after all these years.

    I’m tempted to go to the Giants-Rams game on Sunday just to taunt any L.A. fans there over the Dodgers, haha.

  13. sandog said, on November 2, 2017 at 8:46 am

    I kinda feel for the Rooster as LA had a great team and that was a bad beat. For me though, I’m a segregationist when it comes to baseball blogs. I have no interest in what is being said on a Dodger blog and I’d rather not have any Dodger fans posting on here. Obviously Willie is right though. LA didn’t get it done this year, but they are locked and loaded to make a continual strong run for many years at winning a WS. Think 1990’s Atlanta Braves. I know the Braves only got one ring out of all that. Not hard to imagine this LA organization winning several. I hope I’m wrong.

  14. alleykat69 said, on November 2, 2017 at 9:08 am

    LA =Puig Licks ASS

  15. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 9:11 am

    It’s interesting that Grandal played so little. Barnes had completely beaten him out for the starting spot. It was no longer even a platoon. Grandal has some HR pop, and he’s a pretty good defensive catcher, too.
    Bellinger really laid an egg in the World Series. The backfoot slider was killing him. But that wasn’t happening during the season. He had great plate discipline during the season. I wonder if he just got tired, playing more games in a season than he ever had. Or if he got too caught up in the moment, trying to do something heroic all the time instead of letting the game come to him.

    • willedav said, on November 2, 2017 at 10:34 am

      surprised about Grandal playing so little too.
      Verlander was pumping high hard ones in on Bellinger, who couldn’t get around on him.
      Belt isn’t only LH that can’t handle high fastball.

  16. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 9:16 am

    OK, just one more of these Dodger fan posts, and I’ll call it a wrap. It’s my way of helping the Dodgers get closure on 2017. 🙂

    “Like my mom said when she found out I got busted for drinking at the homecoming dance a million years ago “I’m not mad at you, just disappointed”.”

    Posted by AJL13 on Nov 2, 2017 | 8:43 AM

    • Lurker John said, on November 2, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      Fuck that, keep ’em coming, zum. They’re hilarious.

  17. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Rough night for Puig; it’s being reported that, during the game, his house was broken into.

    • Flavor said, on November 2, 2017 at 9:57 am

      i bet they didn’t take anything because he licked all his shit before he left the house yesterday.

  18. Flavor said, on November 2, 2017 at 9:44 am

    janitor to WS champ in less than 10 years

  19. wilcojoe said, on November 2, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Most staggering stat in all of this. The combined annual salaries of Altuve, Springer, Correa and Bregman is $10 million.

    • alleykat69 said, on November 2, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Well if they want to continue a possible dynasty their going to have to back up the brinks truck and lock those 4 in to long term contracts soon..

      • wilcojoe said, on November 2, 2017 at 10:44 am

        They locked up Altuve to a long term contract several years ago. It’s so paltry it would make Bumgarner’s contract look excessive. Fortunately for Altuve, I think his indentured servitude, I mean baseball contract, finally expires in a year or two.

  20. willedav said, on November 2, 2017 at 10:41 am

    stros have bunch of OFs, including Marisnick who got hurt, plus good prospects. If SF offered Strick to help out their pen, like to get one of them to play CF not named Cameron Maybin.
    Can’t believe they still use Gregerson. Thought that guy was washed couple years ago when he was with Padres.

  21. Macdog said, on November 2, 2017 at 11:07 am

    It was fun watching the Astros knock off both the Yanks and Dodgers. Obviously knew about Altuve and Correa, but very little about guys like Springer and Bregman, who plays a heckuva 3B. Astros also showed great resilience, perhaps spurred on from losing a big lead vs. the Royals two years ago.

    Giants as trend-setters? I thought winning a World Series Game 7 on the road in 2014 was something unique, the first time it happened since the ’79 Pirates. Now it’s been done in each of the last two seasons.

  22. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Well, I just had to post this one:

    “Tym
    29 minutes ago
    kershaw is gonna be a giant in 2019, he’s gonna go where he can win a world series, we fuckin suck”

    • snarkk said, on November 2, 2017 at 12:21 pm

      Too funny. Opine would probably deal in the playoffs if he were a Giant; he’d have Bum to help focus him…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on November 2, 2017 at 12:22 pm

        Like “Opine.”

  23. pawliekokonuts said, on November 2, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    I’m just very impressed with the whole HOU org: draft picks, scouting, minors, coaching, managing, and executing. Tip of the cap. They’re fun to watch, too, mostly. What’s woeful is this: I was watching at the house of a Mets fan, a reprise of my Conor Gillaspie viewing venue. I said, I look at these young Astros and say: we ain’t got nuthin like this. So sad.

    • snarkk said, on November 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Astros: young, athletic, quick, powerful, cheap.
      Giants: old, slow, bad hips, gray beards, concussions, buttered coffee and kale, expensive.

      • djloo27 said, on November 2, 2017 at 5:44 pm

        Giants=Flap?
        Substitute IPA & cereal for the coffee & kale

  24. pawliekokonuts said, on November 2, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    That LA lost again logo is sweet.

    • Lurker John said, on November 2, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      In orange and black no less!

  25. wilcojoe said, on November 2, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I always regretted not being in the Bay Area when the Giants won their first title in 2010. I woke up early this morning to ensure no one stole my morning paper. Glad I did, as reports indicate newspapers are nowhere to be found. The Houston Chronicle’s simple headline in oversized type says it all, “Champs.”

    It’s so cool to see the lines at the sporting good stores wrapped around the block as folks rush to buy their championship merchandise.

    You guys surely saw the same thing, seven glorious years ago.

    Both of these things could be done so much simpler in today’s electronic age. I mean besides myself, few from my generation still receive a delivered paper or shop for actual goods in an actual store.

    But the day after your cities first ever World Series title, we instinctively go back to what we do best. Appreciate the traditions that came before us and bask in the simple joys of all things baseball.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on November 2, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      I will be forever grateful to Tedspe for finding Chrons and sending them to me. Priceless. Miss him.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on November 2, 2017 at 1:16 pm

        … and I will always remember the morning of Nov 2, 2010: buoyant, lighter, airier, tearful, bright, alert, bouncy, wondrous, young, stunned, exonerated, proud, swaggering, relieved, incredulous, fresh, strutting, floating, labile, emotional, fragile, validated, ‘hungover,’ reeling, satisfied, satiated. Happy.

  26. Lurker John said, on November 2, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    At the Giants pitchers will have a nice plan for pitching to Bellinger next year. The Astros did a great job of showing how that’s done. 17 K’s. Ouch.

    • sandog said, on November 2, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Its a nice plan as long as you have a tight-ass curveball that you can throw to a spot down and in about the size of a hockey puck.
      I think he is still going to be a problem.

  27. alleykat69 said, on November 2, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Yeah if your staff can get their breaking balls and sliders/curves in tight by his knees they should get Bellinger out with his long looping swing. Of course teams try to do that regularly with Belt as well. It’s all about adjustments for big leaguers to compensate their weaknesses..

  28. unca_chuck said, on November 2, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Like Belt and the back foot slider.

    Any word from Mike, Flav? I was looking at my unca_chuck email and accidentally hit the sort button to old ones first. Man, I started that account right when the “Stable Boys” came into existence and Flav took his hiatus from posting threads. Crazy crazy shit.

    • Flavor said, on November 2, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      i don’t think he’s doing too well. He didn’t appreciate my lack of response to one of his emails so I think he’s done communicating with me.

      • djloo27 said, on November 2, 2017 at 5:47 pm

        He posted last week that his craniotomy (?) was on Nov. 4th…

  29. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    The thing about the Astros is that they tanked to get to where they are. And that’s a tough route to go that lots of organizations would not be into doing. The Astros had 3 seasons in a row of 100 losses to get those high draft picks.
    I will say that tanking is better than sort of just spinning their wheels, like the Phillies, and now I guess the Giants are sort of in that spinning wheel quandary.

  30. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    It was mentioned a lot on the World Series broadcasts; but the Sports Illustrated writer, in 2014, picking the 100-loss Astros to be the World Series winner in 2017 was pretty darn cool.
    And George Springer on the cover no less.

    • wilcojoe said, on November 2, 2017 at 3:32 pm

      Yeah, I think it would be cool if they ran the same cover or at least a similar WS pose of Springer with the headline “Told Ya ‘Stros” for their next issue.

  31. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Free agents galore!

    From Eric Stephen:
    Here is the list of free agents, sorted by former team:

    Angels (9): Andrew Bailey; Jesse Chavez; Yunel Escobar; Bud Norris; Cliff Pennington; Yusmeiro Petit; Brandon Phillips; Ben Revere; Fernando Salas

    Astros (5): Carlos Beltran; Tyler Clippard; Luke Gregerson; Francisco Liriano; Cameron Maybin

    Blue Jays (4): Brett Anderson; Darwin Barney; Miguel Montero; Michael Saunders

    Braves (2): R.A. Dickey; Jason Motte

    Brewers (3): Matt Garza; Anthony Swarzak; Neil Walker

    Cardinals (4): Zach Duke; Lance Lynn; Juan Nicasio; Seung-Hwan Oh

    Cubs (8): Jake Arrieta; Alex Avila; Wade Davis; Brian Duensing; Jon Jay; John Lackey; Rene Rivera; Koji Uehara

    Diamondbacks (7): Gregor Blanco; Jorge de la Rosa; David Hernandez; Chris Iannetta; J.D. Martinez; Fernando Rodney; Adam Rosales

    Dodgers (6): Yu Darvish; Curtis Granderson; Franklin Gutierrez; Brandon Morrow; Chase Utley; Tony Watson

    Giants (4): Matt Cain; Nick Hundley; Jae-Gyun Hwang; Michael Morse

    Indians (6): Craig Breslow; Jay Bruce; Austin Jackson; Carlos Santana; Bryan Shaw; Joe Smith

    Mariners (7): Yonder Alonso; Gordon Beckham; Jarrod Dyson; Yovani Gallardo; Hisashi Iwakuma; Carlos Ruiz; Danny Valencia

    Marlins (3): Mike Aviles; A.J. Ellis; Dustin McGowan

    Mets (1): Jose Reyes

    Nationals (11): Matt Albers; Joe Blanton; Alejandro De Aza; Stephen Drew; Edwin Jackson; Howie Kendrick; Brandon Kintzler; Jose Lobaton; Oliver Perez; Ryan Raburn; Jayson Werth

    Orioles (7): Pedro Alvarez; Ryan Flaherty; Craig Gentry; Jeremy Hellickson; Ubaldo Jimenez; Seth Smith; Chris Tillman

    Padres (4): Erick Aybar; Jhoulys Chacin; Jordan Lyles; Craig Stammen

    Phillies (4): Andres Blanco; Clay Buchholz; Hyun-Soo Kim; Daniel Nava

    Pirates (2): Joaquin Benoit; John Jaso

    Rangers (4): Andrew Cashner; Carlos Gomez; Miguel Gonzalez; Jason Grilli

    Rays (9): Peter Bourjos; Steve Cishek; Alex Cobb; Lucas Duda; Tommy Hunter; Logan Morrison; Trevor Plouffe; Colby Rasmus; Sergio Romo

    Red Sox (8): Fernando Abad; Blaine Boyer; Rajai Davis; Doug Fister; Mitch Moreland; Eduardo Nunez; Addison Reed; Chris Young

    Reds (4): Bronson Arroyo; Zack Cozart; Scott Feldman; Drew Storen

    Rockies (7): Tyler Chatwood; Carlos Gonzalez; Ryan Hanigan; Jonathan Lucroy; Jake McGee; Pat Neshek; Mark Reynolds

    Royals (8): Melky Cabrera; Trevor Cahill; Lorenzo Cain; Alcides Escobar; Eric Hosmer; Mike Moustakas; Peter Moylan; Jason Vargas

    Tigers (1): Anibal Sanchez

    Twins (5): Matt Belisle; Bartolo Colon; Dillon Gee; Glen Perkins; Hector Santiago

    White Sox (1): Mike Pelfrey

    Yankees (5): Todd Frazier; Jaime Garcia; Matt Holliday; Michael Pineda; CC Sabathia

  32. unca_chuck said, on November 2, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Beltran and Liriano are tight up Evans alley.

    Urk.

  33. djloo27 said, on November 2, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Carlos Gomez and Chris Ianetta (if Hundley departs) would be SOP.
    Any honkies with long red beards available?

    • Flavor said, on November 2, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      yeah, honky’s had quite the resurgence this post season didn’t they?

  34. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    The Warriors are making the Spurs look pretty ordinary.

    • zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Pop just got ejected.
      lqtm

      • zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm

        Garbage time!

  35. zumiee said, on November 2, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Someone combined “crying Jordan” with Kershaw:

  36. snarkk said, on November 2, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Koufax is still the greatest lefty in Dodger and modern baseball history. He performed in the WS, Kershaw has been a shrinking violet…

  37. mrsprtdude said, on November 2, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    Had a fun conversation on FB with a friend thats a huge Dodger fan. Comparing Timmy, mad bum lackey, Morris et al. Plenty of HOF pitchers ( or great but not HOF level) never had a chance to pitch a pivotal WS game. We would be this years dodgers ( losers) if TL or matt cain or Bumbgarner shit the bed in a key moment. How lucky were we that in 2010 timmy dominated like the Ace that he was!!

  38. unca_chuck said, on November 3, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Cain had a 0.00 era in the 2012 playoffs iirc. Maybe just the WS?

    • Macdog said, on November 3, 2017 at 8:53 am

      I think that’s for the 2010 playoffs. He made one start in each of the three series.

  39. snarkk said, on November 3, 2017 at 9:09 am

    What’s the SI cover on the Giants?
    Posey in the dugout, and “Your 2033 World Series Champions !”

    • zumiee said, on November 3, 2017 at 9:25 am

      Dare to dream!

  40. zumiee said, on November 3, 2017 at 9:28 am

    The Giants, your 3018 World Series Champions!

  41. unca_chuck said, on November 3, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Right, Mac. 21 1/3 innings in the 2010 postseason and 0 runs (and fucks) given.

  42. zumiee said, on November 3, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    “Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Marlins communicated to other teams they are open to offers for Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon, Martin Prado. For now, not Yelich or Ozuna.”

  43. zumiee said, on November 3, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Fun fact: in the 2007 MLB draft, Giancarlo Stanton was taken with the 72nd pick. The Giants had 6, count’em, 6 picks before that, and still missed on him. 3 of the picks worked out great, though, and can’t be faulted. A fellow named Madison Bumgarner, Tim Alderson who was later traded for Freddie Sanchez, and Charlie Culberson who was later traded for Scutaro. But the other 3 picks were Wendell Fairly and a couple of other stiffs.
    Maybe if the Giants draft Stanton they never win the 3 in 5, or even 1 in 5. I would not want to go back and mess with history on that.

  44. snarkk said, on November 3, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Watching Celts v OKC at brew pub. Compared to Dubs games, this is a crapfest. Brick after brick. Ugh…

  45. Macdog said, on November 3, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Giants are hiring Curt Young as new pitching coach. From Baggs: “Young, 57, has been out of a job since the A’s fired him this past June. He has served two stints as the pitching coach in Oakland, first from 2004-10 and again beginning in 2012. He served as the pitching coach with the Boston Red Sox in 2011.”
    .

    • djloo27 said, on November 3, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      I’ve been out of a job way longer than that…

    • snarkk said, on November 3, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      Can the Giants hire some young A’s pitchers, too?…

      • willedav said, on November 4, 2017 at 6:54 am

        probably wasn’t Young’s fault, but A’s pitchers suffered abnormally high rate of injuries.

  46. Flavor said, on November 4, 2017 at 7:13 am

    I’m in Del Mar and didn’t bring laptop so if any of u stable boys want to pop up a new thread go for it

    • djloo27 said, on November 4, 2017 at 8:44 am

      Hit ’em hard, Flavor!

    • djloo27 said, on November 4, 2017 at 8:50 am

      Who do you like in the Sprint? I’m gonna be on the outside horse pretty heavy. Bad idea?
      I know you have a mini bomb in the Classic…

      • sandog said, on November 4, 2017 at 9:05 am

        Are you back in the betting game Loo—–or are you hypothetically heavy on the outside horse?
        (If ur back in the betting game, I want you set some odds on my “Pablo never plays in the bigs again” prop.

      • djloo27 said, on November 4, 2017 at 9:15 am

        Yes, I’ve had a gambling relapse. I feel like myself again.
        Some cheapo team will take the discount Panda, so I’d say 20-1 on that.
        As far as playing again for SF, I’d say 2-1 he doesn’t…

      • Flavor said, on November 4, 2017 at 9:41 am

        I hate the sprint but predict Defrong losses. In race 1 at DM I like the 6 in all spots. Will throw more picks out there if that one runs well. Stay tuned!

      • djloo27 said, on November 4, 2017 at 12:23 pm

        I don’t think I’ve ever cashed the Sprint.
        It’s time!

  47. alleykat69 said, on November 4, 2017 at 8:18 am

    More dumb moves by the Giants.
    Jim Hickey(pitching coach) and are own Chili Davis(hitting coach) would of been the better choices. Now their both in Chicago,Theo Epstein strikes again..

  48. snarkk said, on November 4, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    I feel like the Giants are moving to another period of mediocrity, despite the oodles of available cash. When an organization is paying more attention to developing big time real estate projects, IMO that bodes ill for success on the field. Baseball isn’t the NBA where one super player can turn an entire organization around. You need coordination and attention to detail and scouting at all levels to consistently field a team that’s in the hunt for a post season berth. The crap that been available to the Giants big club from below in the minors says to me that something has really gone off the rails with management. Bringing in Bell from the Cards is a start in the right direction. He’ll need to really do a soup to nuts review and turn things around to establish an effective minor league pipeline again. No tweaks; gut this thing and get rid of the ossification; the first real outfielder that comes up from the minors under Bell into a starting job as a real player will signal that things are turning around…

  49. zumiee said, on November 4, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    MLB Network is replaying key Astro playoff games today. In the elimination game for Boston, Farrell got ejected in the 2nd inning. That just can’t happen. He was fired after that series. It was the last straw for the front office.

  50. zumiee said, on November 4, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    The Arizona Fall League All-Star game is on the MLB Network. I don’t expect to see any Giants minor leaguers in it

  51. zumiee said, on November 4, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    A catcher in the Giants org, Aramis Garcia, just batted and flew out to leftfield.

    • zumiee said, on November 4, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Giants’ Tyler Cyr is closing the 9th.

  52. snarkk said, on November 4, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Went to the Cal v Oregon State game this afternoon at Strawberry Canyon. Pretty entertaining tilt between a PAC 12 also ran and a barely ran. Bears won by two+ TDs. Cal RB ran for 33 carries and about 215 yards; impressive performance. Beautiful fall afternoon at the Stadium; guessing about 35k attendance…

    • willedav said, on November 4, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      one more W, and they do have UCLA plus Cards still left, they become bowl eligible. fun for program if nothing else. Btw so is Rutgers of Big Ten, who didn’t win a game in that conference last year but now has 3.
      SC making U of A and QB look pretty ordinary up 21-6 at half.

  53. snarkk said, on November 4, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Cueto confirmed:
    NOT opting out…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 5, 2017 at 7:20 am

      I’m fine with that. They’re gonna need him….

      • djloo27 said, on November 5, 2017 at 7:36 am

        He only had 147 IP this year and Bum just 111.
        Wouldn’t be surprised if the team at least starts well next year even with the same crew…

  54. unca_chuck said, on November 5, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Huh. I’m surprised by that. He and Bummie should be rested and ready FWIW

  55. willedav said, on November 5, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Cueto said he loved it here, fans support, FO yada yada. So did Nunez on his way out the door and Hundley too. Spin or do guys really like playing here? Couple of above are non honkys too…

    • Flavor said, on November 5, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Who wouldn’t love playing here? Tons of $$$ in a great yard and a press core that never calls u out for shit.

    • willedav said, on November 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

      neither Nunez nor Hundley make much $$. Nunez hit 8 bombs in 38 games for Boston, with an OPS of .892, nothing like what he did for SF but didn’t rag on the park or its weather. Criticism from sportswriters I don’t think is an issue either way for players. Not much booing goes on at ATT, but that’s on fans.

      Just makes me wonder about suspicions this was dysfunctional dispirited team/clubhouse. Doesn’t seem like anyone is in great hurry to leave. Craw was only one to complain publicly park was unfair to LHs.

  56. willedav said, on November 5, 2017 at 11:31 am

    looks like another good day to be Chiefs fan as Eagles blasting Denver.
    What got into the Rams (beside coaching change), who are hammering NYG? Last year they lost twice to Niners, now they’re at top of division and playoff contenders.

    • snarkk said, on November 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      Coaching upgrade, big time.
      Better offensive line, especially at LT. Improved WR corps, Gurley is running well.
      Right now Goff’s got 4TDs v. hapless Giants and 300+ yards in Q3.
      I predicted here when he was slinging for Sonny Dykes that from what I had seen in person, Goff would be really good on Sundays. He’s got all the throws, and he’s smart. Not particularly mobile, but in the NFL that’s OK if you’ve got a good line and a smart OC.
      After a bust first year due mainly to a neanderthal head coach and a crap offense otherwise, he’s now got way better offensive tools around him and an offensively focused HC supporting him. Give him another year through 2018, and Goff should be really rounding into a stronger body of a man, knowledge and recognition of defenses, and an All Pro candidate…

      • djloo27 said, on November 5, 2017 at 12:29 pm

        Why the fuck is he still in there at 48-10?

  57. Macdog said, on November 5, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Hey, maybe the Rams can bring a title to L.A.

    • willedav said, on November 5, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      ha good one. Ain’t gonna be Lakers or Clips anytime soon.

  58. alleykat69 said, on November 5, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I basically died because of Fisher being the Rams coach! Had Gurley last year on my fantasy team last year and he had no freaking idea how to use him about as much imagination as a coach as was Singletary/Uncle Fester combo the 49ers had!
    This year under McVay (coach of the year/maybe Peterson at Philly also) Gurley’s been on fire 🔥 every week putting up huge numbers , Goff much more relaxed under a great call making coach 4TD’s today for Goff? this team and Philly are the teams to beat imo in the NFL, to bad they both can’t play in the SB..

  59. willedav said, on November 5, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    wow chiefs taking one on chin from Dallas (not viewable here)…

  60. zumiee said, on November 5, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    Andre Ethier is no longer a Dodger.
    Who can ever forget?:

  61. zumiee said, on November 5, 2017 at 5:51 pm

  62. Flavor said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Giants have a big decision to make tomorrow: whether or not to exercise the 12 mil option on Bum. lqtm…

  63. Flavor said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Harden had 56 points and 13 dimes tonight. He did this in 20 minutes. That is incredible

    • djloo27 said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      When did they take him out?

      • Flavor said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:39 pm

        he played the first half of the 4th. Still, 20 min not a lot, must have sat for most of the 2nd Q too.

  64. zumiee said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Well, OK, the Raiders’ Holton did a pretty funny TD dance. It was legitimately funny. I have no idea what it was supposed to be.

    • zumiee said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      It wasn’t a group choreographed thing. Those annoy me.

    • djloo27 said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      The Chiefs potato sack dance was embarrassingly idiotic and a good way to blow out a knee or an achilles.
      I’d fine all 3 of those morons. Or maybe I’m just no fun…
      .

      • zumiee said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:48 pm

        Surely all coaches hate it.

  65. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    For 2018, the starting rotation is the least of the Giants’ worries. MadBum and Cueto still make a stellar 1-2 punch (providing the blisters are gone and the dirt bike is locked up), and any day now, Moore and Smarge will … um… get more consistent? Ditto with the infield, it’s fine. Give 3rd base to Arroyo and let him play, only way he’s going to learn. Pen needs an upgrade or two, although with Melancon and Smith being healthy, that will help as well. It’s all about the outfield. I dream of Stanton, L. Cain, and Martinez patrolling the OF lawn in 2018. Or maybe just 2 of them. Oh hell, ok, at least 1, please……

    • zumiee said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      I think Cain would be the guy they might go after, and move Span to leftfield.
      We’re going to get a big dose of Span and Pence next season. There’s no way around it.

  66. Flavor said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    i love td celebrations. All of them. Some are better than others.

    • djloo27 said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Elmo Wright and Homer Jones were the originals – before your time, Flavor…

    • willedav said, on November 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Hewritt Dixon of Raiders had perfect spikes for TDs. Jones was first, Dixon’s were awesome.

  67. djloo27 said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Phil Jackson suddenly not looking so stupid in NY…

    • zumiee said, on November 5, 2017 at 6:53 pm

      I got a kick out of Carmelo Anthony’s performance the other night. 3-17 from the field, and played terrible defense.


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