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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 14, 2018

It’s February so these are the types of threads you get. There is a lot of gold in this clip and I already love McCutchen.

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  1. sfsarge said, on February 14, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Cutch nailed Pence. 🤣

  2. willedav said, on February 14, 2018 at 7:47 am

    “A lot of times it’s a take.”
    “He’s already had two pots of coffee.”
    “There’s nobody on second.” all pretty funny, tho Smrdz as Gearrin takes cake.

    Loo I hope Giants are able to capture your interest enough to watch them on regular basis. I know it’s hard for east coast to stay up through all the late night mid week games that don’t start til after 10 PM but your posts and insights would be greatly missed if all you’ve got to go on is radio feed.

    I think Mr. Blade used to have regular tie in to getting games live without cable.

  3. willedav said, on February 14, 2018 at 8:15 am

    wonder if somewhere in youtube universe there is pre pitch footage of T Fuentes or Jesus Alou in batters box.
    Always got a kick out of Pops Stargell windmilling bat around like it’s a toothpick.

    Since he might not even be here anymore, guess it would have been uncool for someone to attempt to imitate J Parker. Amazed no one ever took him aside and said, uh calm it down a little.

    • djloo27 said, on February 14, 2018 at 8:44 am

      Would love to see Jesus and the neck crick.
      I’ll probably cave and get the MLB package again when it comes down to it…

  4. unca_chuck said, on February 14, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Super 70s in all its glory

  5. unca_chuck said, on February 14, 2018 at 9:37 am

    I must have cracked my kneecaps about 85 times trying to do that bat trick Tito did when he walked up to the box. Similar to the time I denutted myself doing my first touchdown spike.

  6. unca_chuck said, on February 14, 2018 at 10:29 am

    And my fave:

  7. unca_chuck said, on February 14, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Sorry. One more.

  8. Flavor said, on February 14, 2018 at 10:57 am

    I can’t stop watching this

  9. gianthead said, on February 14, 2018 at 11:51 am

    https://sports.yahoo.com/mlb-overrated-team-yadier-molina-aroldis-chapman-headline-list-204520263.html

    Interesting and I agree on Molina. They nail Longoria and Belt, Panik and Pence got votes. I don’t see that is all that fair to Pence and Panik as both being injured and Pence just a shell if himself. Surprised Crawford and that hair did not get some votes….

  10. snarkk said, on February 14, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Re Pence and the pots of coffee. Seriously, this dude drinks a helluva lot of coffee pregame. He says it himself, now the teammates joke. Kruk has said in the past that there’s always been clubhouse coffee drinkers to get an edge. But Pence may be going into Juan Valdez territory. If he’s high on mucho caffeine, no wonder he swings at shit in the dirt and acts in the box like he’s got ants in his pants. What is all this coffee supposedly doing for him?…

    • wilcojoe said, on February 14, 2018 at 2:42 pm

      A lot of the millennial’s, especially women but men as well drink excessive coffee as a way to curb their appetite and stay thin. I guess it’s better than speed.

    • Flavor said, on February 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm

      He should just get an Adderall prescription like Torres, it’s a lot better than coffee.

  11. wilcojoe said, on February 14, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Crawford’s “A lot of times it’s a take” line was probably the funniest thing I have heard all year.

  12. wilcojoe said, on February 14, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    It seems like every decent sportswriter I follow has officially left for The Athletic. Print journalism as we know it is officially dead.

  13. wilcojoe said, on February 14, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    Patrick Connor got fired from KNBR for saying that? What a joke.

    • unca_chuck said, on February 14, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      Well, she is 17.

    • Flavor said, on February 14, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      i was listening to it live. It wasn’t just one comment. Murph could not distance himself quicker from that exchange. He almost went to commercial break, lol. P-Con is an idiot and he kept doubling down on his comments. It was super creepy.

  14. wilcojoe said, on February 14, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    He apologized and a suspension seems in line but that sure doesn’t seem like a fireable offense to me. The radio stations are in such a major world of hurt right now that they will look for any reason to shed salary. Much like my comment above about print journalism being dead, the same holds true for the radio medium.

    • Flavor said, on February 14, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      agreed on them looking for reasons to dump salary but PCon made shit. He came from the bottom and worked his way up with long, LONG hours on the radio. They finally gave him a show (The SHower Hour) and I’m positive he got it because they paid him shit and knew he’d take the job because it was his big “shot”. Anyway, he fucked that up. I do enjoy his football takes and his yearly college draft preview is fantastic.
      But I think you had to hear it to really understand how gross it was. He wouldn’t stop, he just kept going. And the only reason he started apologizing was when it was obvious his job was on the line.
      I do wish him well, he and I have had some good interactions together on the radio and he was right there next to Marty Lurie in the booth when Pawlie got interviewed at AT&T a few years back.

    • sfsarge said, on February 14, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      He didn’t get fired for that, he got fired for what he said on siriusxm. I heard what he said on Knbr and I thought at the time he was probably gonna get suspended for it. Too bad too, his pre-NFL draft rundowns were some of the best content on the station.

      • Flavor said, on February 14, 2018 at 6:40 pm

        lol, well I missed what he said on siriusxm. I’ll assume it was worse? Shit, I thought getting canned for what he said on KNBR was justified, sounds like he took it over the top later.

      • sfsarge said, on February 14, 2018 at 7:50 pm

        He pretty much said the same thing but he callled her a hot piece of….. on the the Sirius show. Basically continuing his nonsense from earlier.

  15. Flavor said, on February 14, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    hope PCon doesn’t see this tweet. He’ll end up in the clink before sundown

  16. djloo27 said, on February 14, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    His apology was better than most…

  17. wilcojoe said, on February 14, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Does Howard Stern still have a show? I haven’t heard his name in at least 10 years. During his heyday of the 80’s and early 90’s, he was a god. Today, it would be considered taboo to say you listened to his show. We lived in New Jersey in the mid 80’s for a few years and even though I was much too young to be listening to his show, I couldn’t get enough of him. When we moved back to the Bay Area in the late 80’s, there was like one station that aired his show and you literally could only get it in small corners of our house. Eventually he went syndicated and did the E channel shit but that wasn’t the same. Once he became mainstream, he lost his edge and I quite listening to him.

    • Flavor said, on February 14, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      i loved Stern back in the late 90’s/early 2000s. Then he went to Sirius and I didn’t have that so I stopped listening to him. But his show is still huge.

      • djloo27 said, on February 14, 2018 at 6:51 pm

        I loved Stern, but I never understood the appeal of naked girls on the radio.
        I also jumped ship when he went to satellite…

      • Flavor said, on February 14, 2018 at 6:54 pm

        I didn’t get that either. And I thought all those freaks he had on his show were mostly unfunny. But I thought Stern was hilarious. Robin had her moments too

      • wilcojoe said, on February 14, 2018 at 6:59 pm

        Exactly. The naked women and the freaks did nothing for me. That’s exactly when he lost his edge and I lost interest. The chemistry he had with Robin, Babba Booey and Jackie was outstanding. Anyone else was overkill.

      • djloo27 said, on February 14, 2018 at 7:11 pm

        The comedian wars were great entertainment. Dice-Kinison-Belzer-Bobcat, etc…80’s/early 90’s

      • snarkk said, on February 14, 2018 at 7:43 pm

        I saw Stern a couple of times somehow on late night TV, years ago. I thought it was just crass BS. Farting and anatomical jokes, over and over. I’m no prude, I just didn’t get the attraction of his schtick…

      • Flavor said, on February 14, 2018 at 7:45 pm

        you have to listen more than a few times. He grows on you. His humor is more than just fart jokes. He’s very smart and very funny. I hate fart-joke radio. Lammont and Tonelli are by far the worst radio duo I have ever heard. They’ve never said or done a single funny thing. And yet 30 years later they are still on the radio out here. I don’t get it at all.

      • djloo27 said, on February 14, 2018 at 7:46 pm

        I didn’t like his talk show appearances either.
        Seemed like he was trying too hard…

  18. Flavor said, on February 14, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    truth.

    • wilcojoe said, on February 14, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      So true. Not to mention at $4 a pack or some shit like that. If Topps had a clue, they would go old school retro style and use the old cardboard stock and include the stiff as a rock piece of gum in the easy to open packaging and charge a buck a pack. Then guys like me would buy baseball cards by the shitload for their kids and themselves.

      • Flavor said, on February 14, 2018 at 7:26 pm

        lol. Gold. So you don’t buy them because they’re lame now? Do kids still collect baseball cards? I have nothing but a daughter who could give a shit about baseball.

  19. Flavor said, on February 14, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    it’s not his normal funny but he’s right

  20. dirtnrocksnomo said, on February 14, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    I didn’t catch the KNBR segment but read the transcript of the Sirius interview and he just kept digging his own grave by piling on. Personally I’m not offended by his comments but I can’t imagine the same comments made about a male athlete. Sucks for P-Con. Didn’t he just buy a place in South City? Hope his old lady is working.

  21. willedav said, on February 14, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    where did Auburn get a basketball team like this?

  22. snarkk said, on February 14, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    PConn has said worse things over the years in different contexts. He’s a gun nut, and is proudly a “non PC” guy, whatever that means. I guess now it means he’s unemployed. You’d think he’d be smart enough after 15 years in radio to figure out that the third rail in media now is to be seen as disparaging women. Only Drumpf hasn’t gotten that memo yet. To be a talking head on KNBR now at night time, basically you have to be male and breathing and willing to work for peanuts. Give him 3 months. He’ll end up over at FM 95.7thegame. Half the guys over there are ex KNBR…

  23. Macdog said, on February 14, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I think it was around fall of ’82 when I first heard Stern after he moved from a DC station to W-ENNNNN-BC in New York. My god, I don’t know how I didn’t drive off the road from laughing any time I listened to him, especially in those early years. A couple years later when he was fired by NBC and he was briefly off the air, a buddy and me saw him do a rare nightclub show at Club Bene in Sayreville, NJ. My memory of it was kind of a jumbled mess, since standup wasn’t his specialty, but there were a few laughs. He then hooked up with an FM station in New York and it was back to cracking up in the car. Loo, I always liked his appearances on Letterman. One thing about Stern that others in the media have recognized is he’s an excellent interviewer.

  24. sandog said, on February 14, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Never heard of PCon, but are you saying he was out on the patio that day some of us were together at ATT and it was 90 degrees and Pawlie was on Lurie’s show?

    @Wilco: Topps DOES sell retro cards. They’re pricey, but they are bad ass. Last year was a redo of the 1968 design, this year will be 1969, and so on. When they get to 1973 in a couple of years (my all time favorite design from the second year i bought cards as a kid) I’m gonna buy a shitload of ’em.

    Re The Athletic, i subscribed a few weeks ago. Some good articles for sure, but so far not enough for me to make me excited about renewing. We’ll see how I feel over time. Great story by Doug Gottlieb yesterday about him stealing credit cards at Notre Dame. I knew the basics of that story already, but not all the details he shared.

    • James said, on February 14, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      The only cards I ever collected:

      https://www.gfg.com/baseball/kelloggs72.shtml

      • sandog said, on February 14, 2018 at 8:46 pm

        I have some of those too.

    • snarkk said, on February 14, 2018 at 11:23 pm

      In the photo bucket, the shot with Marty Lurie and Pawlie with the microphone out on the patio, PConn is the dude whose head, with earphones, is in the foreground. He’s been Marty’s weekend sidekick on the patio since pretty much 2010, maybe the 2011 year, when Marty came to KNBR. Until now…

  25. sandog said, on February 14, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Oh….and I can’t stand Stern. Just not my jam at all.

  26. djloo27 said, on February 15, 2018 at 3:40 am

    If I owned a business I would hire Chris Castellini to run it. I’ve been a harsh critic of “thoughts and prayers” for quite a while now.
    Smargarine looks fat…


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