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Posted in Uncategorized by unca_chuck on January 3, 2018

Happy New Year and Go NINERS! ! ! I think the previous thread timed out so here’s a new one.

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  1. willedav said, on January 8, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Great post from Mrsportsdude; watching that stuff would never get old.
    Think about how the opposing teams Giants faced in those days have done lately. Braves Reds Pirates Tigers Royals, plus Rangers Phils of 2010 are all rebuilding and usually out of contention. Even Cards have missed playoffs last 2 years.

  2. xoot said, on January 8, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Pence tweets inanity at a trumpian rate. Earlier today he proclaimed the 2018 Giants “hungry lions.” Toothless cats often are.

    • xoot said, on January 8, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      maybe it was “starving lions” from an interview retweeted by someone else. Still. Anyone watching the workout he’s streaming on instagram?

      • djloo27 said, on January 8, 2018 at 1:32 pm

        I didn’t Xoot, but as silly as the video nonsense is, I would never question Pence’s dedication and will to win.
        He may surprise us if he can manage to stay healthy in his contract year…

      • xoot said, on January 8, 2018 at 2:13 pm

        I think he’s a great guy. But when he first moved to SF in 2012 he had a different gf, he rode his motorized scooter down the Embarcadero (alone, of course) to the park and focused on finishing the season well. And so he did. Lifting weights and pushing Pilates these days is good, I agree, but the long (extensively tweeted) vacations in Santorini and NZ this off season probably make some extra work necessary. I don’t question his will to win. I just suspect that he located several new arenas within which to exercise that will since signing his long-term contract in 2014. The eyes don’t bug in the dugout the way they used to.

      • xoot said, on January 8, 2018 at 2:15 pm

        ‘full lions don’t hunt’ was the source of Pence’s starving lions comment. Pence said he picked it up from Nick Hundley, that champion.

  3. zumiee said, on January 8, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Verducci, a highly respected baseball reporter, said on the MLB Network today that MLB went to the juiced ball in the middle of the ’15 season. That ought to tick off Giants fans. That means that after the Giants won the 3-in-5 that MLB decided a major change needed to be made.
    In that 3 year period since ’15, MLB HRs went from in the 4000s to the 6000s. Extraordinary.
    It’s the way the game is now. The Giants can’t be blamed for being caught off-guard by the change in the baseballs. But, by now, they do know how much things have changed, and has to be reckoned with.

    • Flavor said, on January 8, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      And I think we can’t be blamed for the high expectations we all had for this team before the start of last season. But now that the facts of the HR ball are in there’s no reasonable approach to building a team other than, at a minimum, making sure there’s high octane in your LU……ah, Costa Rica. Still here. Living on the beach. Might never come back. Eh, flight leaves tomorrow. boo. Talk to you guys soon.

    • xoot said, on January 8, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      Verducci’s repeating the verdict that came in long ago.

      • zumiee said, on January 8, 2018 at 3:50 pm

        Good stuff; thanks!

  4. unca_chuck said, on January 8, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    This was getting a little lengthy so i put up another one,

    New thread is up.

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