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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 11, 2018

Fan fest has wrapped up. So have the Olympics, I think (hope).

Darvish to the Cubs is interesting mostly because the Dodgers failed to keep him due to lack of funds. The Art Dealers offer included the need to first shed themselves of salary. They’re going to have trouble competing in the art dealing industry if money has now become an issue.

Other news that I have stolen from mlbtraderumors.com is that Pence is embracing his move to left field. Sees it as an “exciting challenge.” This makes Angel Pagan look like more of an asshole, doesn’t it?

Close call on the Olympics yesterday. I was skimming through channels and accidentally hit the channel they were on (which I now know is NBC). I started to panic as I saw a screen of cheering somebodies but relaxed when I realized the screen was frozen! So unless I get a ruling otherwise I am not counting this as watching one second of this stuff….

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  1. zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 8:03 am

    He was born in the year 2000. That’s kind of mindblowing.

    “In sports, you can never go wrong with a guy named Red: Red Auerbach, architect of the Boston Celtics dynasty; Red Grange, NFL pioneer and college football legend; Red Holzman, who coached the New York Knicks to their only two NBA titles.
    And now, the most improbable Red to reach the pinnacle of his sport, 17-year-old Red Gerard, who on Sunday stunned the world in snowboard slopestyle and delivered the USA’s first gold medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.”

    • Flavor said, on February 11, 2018 at 9:44 am

      gimmie Redd Foxx over this chump all day long.

      • willedav said, on February 11, 2018 at 9:53 am

        R E Double D F O Double Cross, as he used to intro himself what a hilarious mofo

  2. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on February 11, 2018 at 8:21 am

    Loved listening to Red Barber on the radio as a very young baseball fan. And Pagan seemingly was indeed an asshole. But loved his hustle.

  3. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on February 11, 2018 at 8:33 am

    Red on That 70s Show was pretty funny too. And Red in Shawshank was one of Morgan Freeman’s best characters. Also loved an old King Crimson album named Red. Ok, that’s enough of the Reds. “I’ll take the reds, man…” …

  4. willedav said, on February 11, 2018 at 9:20 am

    In the middle of that old 2011thread was Pawlie calling for Mike (as he was known then) Stanton. Nice!
    I remember Twin sticking up for Keppinger too, another guy who just fell apart when he got to Giants.
    I was trying to remember Fontenot too…man that LU that got posted by Delmar. Yikes Nate the Prez yada yada.

  5. willedav said, on February 11, 2018 at 9:32 am

    I always felt bad Twin never completed his bio on Dick Stuart. My parents went to old Sequoia HS in Red wood City and they knew him in those days. My uncle was pretty good ballplayer too and I think same age as Stuart was. Lot of funny stories around his lax approach to fielding 1b.

  6. willedav said, on February 11, 2018 at 10:29 am

    if it weren’t for winter O sports like ski jumping we wouldn’t have Jim McKay’s famous ..”and the agony of defeat.”

  7. snarkk said, on February 11, 2018 at 10:51 am

    How about Red Klotz?…

  8. snarkk said, on February 11, 2018 at 10:57 am

    Pagan helped win two titles, definitely a big part of 2012. 2014 he was out of the playoffs, but when he played that year, he was no slouch. When he was healthy, he gave the squad an energy they haven’t had since he left. If he was an ass, then he was like probably a quarter of the rest of the league. The only thing I know of that I would hold against him was that silly boycott of Baggs, which didn’t last too long. I’d take another Pagan in a heartbeat…

    • Flavor said, on February 11, 2018 at 11:02 am

      i’m guessing that Pagan is one of those guys who’s all good when it’s all good. If there’s some adversity, or in his case his skills began to diminish, he turned into an ass real fast. He refused to move off center field, who the fuck did he think he was?

    • xoot said, on February 11, 2018 at 1:53 pm

      What was then Comcast sportsnet dumped Baggarly from his tv gig right after he reported the story about the clubhouse scuffle and Pagan started his boycott. Baggs retreated back to blogging at the merc until he landed his new spot at The Athletic. It’d be interesting to hear Baggarly discuss his tendency to break from the beat-writer pack, reporting things the other sycophants don’t dare touch. (Melky’s early test results back in 2012, e.g.) But mainly I’m just glad to see he’s still on the Giants beat.

  9. Flavor said, on February 11, 2018 at 11:47 am

    he looks exactly the same as he did when he was blasting 60 bombs a year.

  10. alleykat69 said, on February 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Still can’t buy into teams that if they lose 1 player for a stretch rather a Pagan are some other speed guy, they all play the” he’s a catalyst with all this energy “
    Wtf wrong with the other 8 starters?
    They forget had to play baseball?
    One man down should not be that big a deal..

  11. YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on February 11, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Red Barrett who holds the most under appreciated single game record in baseball

  12. YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on February 11, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Don’t sleep on Little Red Riding Hood

  13. zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I had to hit Wikipedia for a couple of these Reds.
    “Charles Henry “Red” Barrett (February 14, 1915 – July 28, 1990) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played 11 total career seasons in the National League. He played for the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves and St. Louis Cardinals. He pitched the shortest complete game by fewest pitches (58) in history.”

  14. zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    “Louis Herman “Red” Klotz (October 21, 1920 – July 12, 2014) was an American professional basketball player. He was a National Basketball Association (NBA) point guard with the original Baltimore Bullets, and he was best known for forming the teams that play against and tour with the Harlem Globetrotters: the Washington Generals and the New York Nationals.”

    • djloo27 said, on February 11, 2018 at 5:06 pm

      On my block, we loved the Globetrotters, but we got some big laughs mimicking the primitive set shot (and this was 50 years ago) of Red Klotz. His name was also good for a chuckle…

  15. zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    The Cavs are delivering a message to the Celtics today.

  16. zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Chris Mazdzer wins a silver medal in the luge.

    • Flavor said, on February 11, 2018 at 4:59 pm

      i understand you are doing that to be irritating but can you please post smaller pics? Thanks.

    • snarkk said, on February 11, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      Watched the highlights of this guy. Good for him, silver after a lot of adversity. I wouldn’t mind having a beer with this dude…

  17. Flavor said, on February 11, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    Rueben Foster, domestic violence AND an assault rifle? Jeeeezus. That’s 10 X worse than Aldon and they aren’t putting up with that shit again from a player. Say goodbye to Foster, Niners will be cutting ties with him. Book it.

    • xoot said, on February 11, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      Jon Gruden and Mark Davis are already debating on the phone whether to pick him up.

    • djloo27 said, on February 11, 2018 at 5:25 pm

      I’ll take him on KC right now…

  18. djloo27 said, on February 11, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    The male ice skaters sure love their sequins…

  19. mrsprtdude said, on February 11, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    No more Olympic spoilers please! Unlike Craig I love the Olympics.. Great stories of clutch ( and sometimes not clutch) performances by many who work hard to be the best at something with no fan fare and little money.

    • Flavor said, on February 11, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      yes NO MORE SPOILERS. No more info or references of any kind would also be appreciated.

  20. Flavor said, on February 11, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    I’d love to know if other teams have had to deal with these stupid motherfuckers getting arrested at this crazy clip. How many Niners have been arrested in the last 5 years? 20? If you count McDonald and Aldon’s *multiples* I bet it’s 20.

  21. zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    “The male ice skaters sure love their sequins…”

    Yet baseball and football are the sports where the men slap each other on the butts.

    • djloo27 said, on February 11, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      You don’t really see that anymore in baseball and football. They’re too busy jumping on each other and choreographing their dance routines…

      • zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 6:51 pm

        I think it’s the older guys, like coaches, that still do it sometimes. It always seemed odd to me. Or like when Krukow says “Thatta babe” about a player. It’s an older generation thing that seems out of place now.

      • zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm

        I know an elderly man whose first name is Beverly. Not a name given to males anymore. John Wayne’s real first name was Marion.
        And the football coach June Jones was unique.
        And the football coach Lovey Smith. Go figure.

      • xoot said, on February 11, 2018 at 7:16 pm

        Shirley Crabtree, Jr. was an enormous, and very popular, British pro wrestler, more generally known as Big Daddy. His father, Shirley Crabtree, Sr., had been a pro wrestler too.

      • djloo27 said, on February 11, 2018 at 7:24 pm

        The NFL had some Gales and Carrolls…

  22. zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    The Mazdzer photo looked small on my phone. I didn’t know it was real big. Sorry. 🙂

  23. zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Some skiing events were cancelled today because of bad weather, very strong cold winds, and it reminded me of the Korean War for some reason. I thought, wow, soldiers were out there in conditions like that. U.S. loss of soldiers were very heavy in a war that lasted a couple of years. At the time called a “police action” which was a sketchy euphemism. It became a sort of forgotten war. MASH helped a lot in bringing some rediscovery of it.
    I’ve meant to read a book about it at some point, but have never gotten around to it.
    I’m at 500 pages in the Grant book; 450 to go. 🙂

  24. zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Ah, it’s actually spelled Lovie Smith. He’s coaching a college team now.

  25. zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Nobody names their sons Adolph anymore for some reason.

    • zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      I’m guessing not a lot of girls in the U.S. get named Bertha anymore.
      Or Gertrude.

      • djloo27 said, on February 11, 2018 at 7:41 pm

        I don’t get Blue Man Group.
        I don’t WTF they are or WTF they do.
        I’ve never met or heard of anyone who’s seen their show.
        They do shows, right?

      • snarkk said, on February 11, 2018 at 7:56 pm

        I saw BMG in Vegas once.
        It was pretty good.
        It’s just something to see. Not sure there’s an explanation — it’s just entertainment….

      • willedav said, on February 11, 2018 at 8:10 pm

        Loo my company went to one of these, and they drafted a guy out of our group to go on stage with them. He told us they had him sign these waivers beforehand. They threw him around pretty serious during their routine. He wasn’t hurt, just a little stunned, as it was rowdier than he expected.

  26. Flavor said, on February 11, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    • djloo27 said, on February 11, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      Probably just his daily routine…

    • willedav said, on February 11, 2018 at 8:33 pm

      If this sticks it’s gonna make Lynch look pretty bad for taking him and sticking up for him. After previous incident, chron story quoted Lynch saying, “He’s got to stay clean.”

  27. zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    I misspoke; I’m at page 600. Only 350 to go.
    Btw- Andrew Johnson was a really terrible president.

  28. xoot said, on February 11, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    I’ve seen one thing related to the Olympics. Kim Yo Jong, who’s not bad looking, seems to have modeled her poker face on the Mona Lisa.

    • zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      According to Wikipedia, she is the Director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Workers’ Party of Korea. (North Korea)
      Since workers don’t have any rights in her country, it sounds like a pretty easy job.

      • zumiee said, on February 11, 2018 at 10:22 pm

        She could spend her days sleeping under her desk like George Costanza.


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