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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 4, 2018

Someone named “Kyle Jensen” has hit 4 home runs for us this Spring and the way I stopped myself from researching him was by typing “Chris Marrero” into google. That’s how I get myself to stop doing lots of things that would otherwise be a waste of time….

I’m a few days into my voyage with The Athletic and I would describe it as….ok. Just ok. I like the pictures that I otherwise wouldn’t be seeing. Bum looks in shape. Cueto doesn’t look as bad as I thought he would look. Pablo too.

The articles? I guess I’m overly conditioned to accessing free ones online. There is just so much information out there I don’t feel like I’m getting anything new or *extra* with The Athletic.

But whatever, it’s only $8 a month. I pay more for a Spotify membership for my daughter that I can’t seem to be able to cancel. Have any of you tried to cancel Spotify? It’s like trying to legally disown a child. It’s impossible….Anyway, since all the beat writers have me blocked on twitter (save Baggs) it’s probably a good idea for me to keep a lifeline with the locals.

Tim Kawakami was the first to block me over something stupid. He’s the worst. Schulman is second worst. But he probably blocked me for something more worthy. I really think it’s bullshit that all of these scribes, who wouldn’t have these high number of followers if it wasn’t for the publication they work for, can so indiscriminately block fans from accessing information.

Anyway, I’ll set the 0/u on Jensen bombs today at 0.5. Who wants some????

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  1. zumiee said, on March 4, 2018 at 7:16 am

    The Giant/Dodger game today is supposedly on the Giants’ flagship TV network, NBC BA, at noon, Pacific Time. Maybe Jensen will hit another HR. 🙂

    • zumiee said, on March 4, 2018 at 7:22 am

      Smarj and Maeda, starting pitchers.

  2. zumiee said, on March 4, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Longoria hit one yesterday.

  3. wilcojoe said, on March 4, 2018 at 7:51 am

    I don’t have Spotify but I do have several other apps that renew your subscriptions annually and it’s nearly impossible to cancel. The MLB
    Audio is one but I don’t plan on cancelling anytime soon. $15 a year (my price got locked in several years ago) to listen to any baseball game (you can even pick the teams feed) is a bargain.

    I once had to threaten legal action against LinkedIn to cancel a premium account. The problem is that these companies do not have customer service phone numbers. Everything is handled online and they intentionally make it impossible to cancel outside of you canceling your debit or credit card. If they’re going to operate as an online only customer service model they need to take a lesson from DraftKings. Those guys have it going on.

    • Flavor said, on March 4, 2018 at 7:57 am

      so get this: Last Summer I got so sick of not being able to cancel spotify that, because it was originally set up with my debit card, I CANCELED my debit card, had the bank send me a new one. Nope. That fucking $9.99 is still showing up every month. It’s crazy. Canceling my debit card was my nuclear option. Or at least I thought it was.

      • sfsarge said, on March 4, 2018 at 9:54 am

        You can’t cancel through the app, you have to log onto their website and do it from there. Have you tried that?

      • Flavor said, on March 4, 2018 at 11:05 am

        I did. But it wanted my daughter’s password and that wasn’t working and she’s in Costa Rica and it was turning into a pain in the ass so that’s when I went “nuclear option” and that didn’t work either.
        She’s telling me she’s now using it so I’m not that stoked to get rid of it anymore. Not that I could if I wanted to

  4. Flavor said, on March 4, 2018 at 9:29 am

  5. xoot said, on March 4, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Baggarly is taking some time off and he essentially apologized for the weak covaerage. With the regulars sitting out early games nothing measurable has happened. As I mentioned the other day, Jensen’s ST OPS is approaching 3.000

  6. sandog said, on March 4, 2018 at 10:45 am

    DirectTV automatically renewed my baseball package, which irked me a little bit—–though I know I probably agreed to that somewhere in the fine print when I first signed up. If they hadn’t brought in Longoria and Cutch, I would have cancelled it.

    • Flavor said, on March 4, 2018 at 11:06 am

      wow, we were that close to losing you watching the games?

      • sandog said, on March 4, 2018 at 11:38 am

        I might not have followed through on cancelling, but all through the championship years I was an online radio guy only–unless they were on Nat TV or playing the Pads. For me, it is not that hard of a sacrifice as I don’t care much for K and K, love Flem, and think Miller is pretty damn good as well. Listening to games is something I really like.

      • Flavor said, on March 4, 2018 at 11:41 am

        i listened to more games on the radio last year than I have since I was a kid. Don’t know why. I am losing a little bit of steam for sitting down and watching a game from start to finish. More than a “little bit” actually.

      • snarkk said, on March 4, 2018 at 12:36 pm

        You’re giving fuel to the fire of reducing game time — which is essentially to stop losing TV watchers…

  7. Flavor said, on March 4, 2018 at 11:44 am

  8. snarkk said, on March 4, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Not sure I understand why the radio announcers are a little incredulous at the near Opening Day lineup of the Doghairs appearing today. Why not? They can face Samardzxxxx and see his stuff. Not that they haven’t seen him before, but why not? Play your starters against the White Sox who you’ll never play or vs. a sure starter of your division rival?…

  9. snarkk said, on March 4, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Duggar with another HR, and a good defensive play just prior.
    This guy should get as many ABs as possible in ST. He played and ripped in the Fall League. So, IF he smokes at the plate, I don’t see what the point is of pushing him to Sac. Let him play in SF, he could prove himself like Panik did, and you’ve got a young CF that is fast on a team that needs speed on the bases, has Major League leather, and would be a good hitter by end of Summer. They aren’t paying Jackson much, IMO he’s got no capital with the Giants for Duggar not to play more if he proves himself. His only problem is he’s another LHB, so his developing pop is wasted at ATT. Shaw, too. He’s LHB. I don’t know why the Giants continue to draft left handed outfielders that have or could develop pop…

  10. Flavor said, on March 4, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    I’m down with Duggar but we play LA a LOT if the first two weeks of the season. They’re loaded with LH starters. Seems it would be more prudent to send him down for the first 2 weeks of the season, get him at bats, give A-Jax a chance to do what he does vs LHP

  11. willedav said, on March 4, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    @SD–Kameron Rooks highlights, lol. Props to the Tecs, they finished strong beating Boise St and Nevada, who finished 1-2 in conference I believe. Malik Pope OK? supposedly there were ton of scouts at Boise game, and I guess he’s drawing some attention. Cool, I like the guy.

    Question: Saturday morning 8 AM I’m rolling through Hwy 80 around Dixon on way to Sac or so and while sun is out there is this low lying heavy mist, like fog. Everyone including me was still doing 70+ and you could see OK, it was just eerie and I was glad when it let up. This happen a lot? what do they call it?

    • alleykat69 said, on March 4, 2018 at 7:35 pm

      Willied,Tule fog..Use to deal with it all the time heading up to Stockton early in the mornings going fishing.Shit you can’t see your car hood sometimes..

  12. willedav said, on March 4, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Fun fact—one of the guys who played with Gathers at LMU was Terrell Lowery (sp) who became a pro baseball player, I think with A’s.

  13. zumiee said, on March 4, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Not to make too much of a ST game, but Smarj, Watson, and Law all struggled against the Dodger “A” lineup today.

  14. dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 4, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Caught the end of today’s game. I’m not too worried about Samardzija. He is what he is and will eat innings. Law seems to have lost confidence in his stuff and is as good as done imo. I’d be surprised to see him make the club. Listening to the game yesterday I think they may have struck dumpster gold with Holland.

  15. mrsprtdude said, on March 4, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    A proud baseball fan moment. My daughter went to a SF ST game, and got some autographs for self too. By herself. She had blast talking to the guys, Her report..Most players signed and had fun. Posey kids only ( at least that day), and Longoria would not sign. Even for a few younger kids. Not too nice about it either. McCuchen looked like he was having fun….Looking forward to seeing her, and SF Giants playing in Az next weekend!

    • Flavor said, on March 4, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      great report! How old is she?

  16. xoot said, on March 4, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Today, I thought Smarge looked ok for a guy trying out off-speed stuff; Watson looked like shit. I gave up on Law a long time ago. This twitter exchange demonstrates the difference between The Athletic and the SF Chronicle right now. The Athletic’s not really good, yet, but the Chron is just bad:

    Andrew Baggarly ‏@extrabaggs
    More Andrew Baggarly Retweeted John Shea
    My personal vibe, nothing more, is that star players are fed up with their practice time being monetized as spring training has become big business. And after this frozen free-agent winter, they’re feeling a bit emboldened. And if so, know what? They have every right.
    John Shea @JohnSheaHey
    I spoke with Giants catcher Buster Posey, and he discussed his “tweaked” ankle, his playing time and various thoughts on spring training. The story: https://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/shea/article/Giants-Buster-Posey-discusses-ankle-playing-12724411.php?utm_campaign=twitter-premium&utm_source=CMS%20Sharing%20Button&utm_medium=social … via @sfchronicle

  17. unca_chuck said, on March 4, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Tule fog, Willie. Not as prevalent as it used to be for some reason. Climate change? It would get scarily dangerous at times, as you couldn’t see 10′ in front of you and you’d hit it like a wall on I-5.

    • willedav said, on March 4, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      I’ve driven in Fresno area December but that was much worse. this seemed milder version but thx.

    • willedav said, on March 4, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      thx. Weird story, with all the secrecy/anti media and with hut job Dad still being involved. Nothing wrong with all the conditioning, but I don’t see what that has to do with his fastball or getting hitters out.

  18. Macdog said, on March 4, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    As if winning MVPs and NBA titles wasn’t enough, now Kobe’s won a fucking Oscar.

    • zumiee said, on March 4, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      A 6 minute animated film that features Kobe’s amazing poem “Dear Basketball,” with memorable lines like this:
      I did everything for YOU
      Because that’s what you do
      When someone makes you feel as
      Alive as you’ve made me feel.

      • zumiee said, on March 4, 2018 at 7:25 pm

        And no thank you to James Naismith, the guy who invented basketball. It don’t seem right.

    • Flavor said, on March 4, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      utter nonsense. I laughed out loud a couple months ago when I heard the audio of Kobe’s bullshit–total self serving, look at me, crap.

  19. zumiee said, on March 4, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Where’s the thanks?

  20. unca_chuck said, on March 5, 2018 at 8:17 am

    I’m surprised Kobe didn’t post #MeToo for all the pain he suffered around his bought-off rape charge.

    Talk about tone-deaf for the academy.

  21. unca_chuck said, on March 5, 2018 at 8:21 am

    BTW, Kyle Jensen is a local kid (well, 29) who went to St. Mary’s and was born in Walnut Creek. Maybe Yogi SOAD is his father.

  22. pawliekokonuts said, on March 6, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Randy Elliott

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