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Praying For Rain

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 6, 2018

Pouring rain right now. Should last all day. Expect this one to get postponed rather quickly….

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  1. alleykat69 said, on April 6, 2018 at 7:08 am

    If I can work in the rain they can play ball don’t be pussies..

  2. Flavor said, on April 6, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Just said on knbr that a gm hasn’t been postponed at ATT since ’06. Could that be right?

  3. willedav said, on April 6, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Don’t follow hockey closely but the story out of Vancouver last night very cool. Last home ice after 18 years for Sedin brothers who had earlier announced retirement and in OT one sets up the other for the game winning goal.
    So after all the celebrating ends, they take one last skate around the rink and the AZ Coyotes (another team not going to playoffs) all stick around and shake hands with them.
    Very classy, respect for the players and respect for the game.

  4. blade3colorado said, on April 6, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Off topic. So busy with taking care of issues in Colorado and focusing on baseball, that I had zero clue about Jon Gruden signing with the Raiders as head coach and co-owner. I like him a lot and hope he’s successful with the Raiders (albeit, in my opinion the Raiders have been mostly a joke since the early 2000s). However, I just read this column about what the author perceives as questionable moves. Thoughts?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2768558-2nd-jon-gruden-era-could-set-raiders-back-years?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

    • chipower9 said, on April 6, 2018 at 9:43 am

      I read this, too. The comparison on money between Crabtree (7mil) and two-year deal for Nelson certainly could be pause for debate. I don’t hate the Raiders and root for them as long as they are not playing the Niners, but really don’t have any skin in the game….could care less what they do. Will be interesting to see what Gruden can do. More great coaches who tried to come back have failed than have succeeded in their return to the game.

      I am super excited to see what the Niners do in the draft. This is most excited I have been about the NFL/Niners in a long time.

  5. willedav said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:01 am

    MCC site does have full minors LU for opening day yesterday.
    For Sac, first 4 hitters are Duggar slater Shaw and Mac (DH). Suarez the SP.
    Ramos is leadoff for Augusta and the kid Blade mentioned is in San Jose.
    Beede also to pitch for SJ…gotta wonder if he’s coming up next week during 10 consecutive game stretch.

    I don’t bother reading Brisbee but this is at least good way to check up on farm.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:12 am

      Agree Willie about Brisbee. I use to somewhat like him, but his writing style wears you down. He’s always equivocating, e.g., he actually said, “The Giants are the new Phillies.” Than he’ll spend the entire column going back and forth on that point, with a lot of “oh yeah, but . . . ” In short, he tries to please everyone and stands for jack shit, while trying to be funny (he isn’t).

      • Flavor said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:13 am

        he’s better on twitter. Short, quick funny hits.

      • zumiee said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:36 am

        I agree with all those takes on Brisbee, although I have been amused by some of his posts. He can get tiresome, though.

      • zumiee said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:38 am

        The comments section on McC Chronicles is not great.

      • zumiee said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:39 am

        Seems like lots of fans there are relatively recent Giants fans.

      • zumiee said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:41 am

        I have nothing against millenials, but it just makes for a different kind of forum.

      • zumiee said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:42 am

        All just my opinion. 🙂

      • blade3colorado said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:48 am

        I rarely access my Twitter account, so dunno. You’re right Zumiee about the comments being inane or worse. The other amazing thing is how many comments he receives – an unbelievable amount. For example, in today’s column, he already has some 130 comments . . . That amount will double, triple or even quadruple by the end of this week.

      • zumiee said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:51 am

        One time I counted 40 of the comments being about what people had for dinner. I kid you not.

      • zumiee said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:53 am

        I’m all for dinner comments, but 40?

      • zumiee said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:55 am

        I had chicken for dinner last night, by the way. 🙂

      • blade3colorado said, on April 6, 2018 at 9:00 am

        Me too . . . At PF Changs.

    • chipower9 said, on April 6, 2018 at 9:47 am

      The guy I am most interested in following this year (Giant minor leaguers) is Ramos in Augusta. Has potential to be a solid five-tool OFer, based on what I have seen and read about the kid. I think he is only 18 years old.

  6. zumiee said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:15 am

  7. Macdog said, on April 6, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Ooops.

    • Flavor said, on April 6, 2018 at 9:26 am

      that’s hilarious. How could that possibly get past so many editors?

      • Macdog said, on April 6, 2018 at 9:30 am

        More layoffs of late to an already bare-bones staff is probably one reason why.

  8. snarkk said, on April 6, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Giants may be better off playing LA now in as many games as possible without Turner. Rainouts postponed til later in season when he’s back are a negative…

    • Flavor said, on April 6, 2018 at 9:51 am

      well, you could also argue that pushing out a game or two into the Summer, once MadBUm and Smargerine come back, could benefit the Giants more than the Dodgers with Turner back

  9. blade3colorado said, on April 6, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Speaking of the Sherpas and moisture, more than likely a “snow out” today at Coors with the Braves in town. They’ve probably been warned not to go snow boarding . . . and moto cross too.

  10. chipower9 said, on April 6, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Just saw this article while perusing the news. “Most and Least Expensive Stadiums for MLB Fans to Watch a Ballgame.”

    #15 our beloved phone park. Part of the breakdown is two beers for $15. What?! Where??? I am not aware of a stand there where you can get ONE beer for under $10!

    https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/least-most-expensive-baseball-stadiums-watch-game/

    • xoot said, on April 6, 2018 at 11:22 am

      Ha! (Btw, I owe you one)

  11. zumiee said, on April 6, 2018 at 10:53 am

    I don’t mind a rainout. It’s another day the Dodgers have to sit behind us in the standings. 🙂

  12. alleykat69 said, on April 6, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Cleveland had 2 beers $8 bucks & 2 hotdogs $6 bucks?? Is this guy on crack??

    • chipower9 said, on April 6, 2018 at 11:42 am

      No shit, Kat. And the beers in Scottsdale were as expensive, If not more expensive than at the phone park. And let’s not even discuss ST ticket prices…

  13. zumiee said, on April 6, 2018 at 11:45 am

    “A flood watch as been issued by the NSW, which will last until Saturday morning. Meanwhile rain has snarled traffic. In San Francisco, Sixth Street “under 6 to 8 inches of water,” according to SFGate. There is also reporting of minor flooding on the 101 in North Marin.”

  14. zumiee said, on April 6, 2018 at 11:51 am

  15. YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on April 6, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Weather is a home field advantage for West Coast teams and domed stadiums. Fewer rainouts and cooler climates help the pitching staffs. Six rainouts in 18 seasons, the East Coast teams get that many a month, and if the games are played, it’s in energy sapping humidity.

  16. Macdog said, on April 6, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Giants announce postponement, game to be made up April 28 as a split doubleheader. Also, tomorrow’s game pushed back from 1 to 3 p.m. start.

    • Flavor said, on April 6, 2018 at 12:19 pm

      shit i called that 5 hours ago, what took them so long?

  17. wilcojoe said, on April 6, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Thanks for the inside info on a possible snowout in Denver. I am going to get in on a DK early 2 game slate and take all my hitters from the KC-Cle game and hope everyone else gets fucked on the snowout.

    • YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on April 6, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Even when drafting a team for the entire season, the weather is an increasingly important factor, especially for pitchers. If I were playing Draft King, think I’d just take the Astros starting lineup.

      • Flavor said, on April 6, 2018 at 12:43 pm

        it doesn’t work that way. Each player has a certain price and you have to fit your team under a salary cap. There’s no way you’d fit all the Astros hitters on a team, most of them are very expensive.

      • alleykat69 said, on April 6, 2018 at 12:47 pm

        Can’t go wrong with that..
        Talent wise they have every Giant starter beat except Posey catching.

    • wilcojoe said, on April 6, 2018 at 1:27 pm

      I had to take one player from the ColoradoATL game so I took the Rockies starting pitcher. The thought being that one of the two starters in the other game gets negative points so getting 0 points is better than no points. His ownership is 50%, so yeah a lot of people will get screwed if the game get cancelled. Keep your snow dance going Blade!

      • Flavor said, on April 6, 2018 at 4:39 pm

        That was still a great strategy regardless of the outcome. Nice play it just didn’t work out. 80% of dfs is trying to steer clear of the herd

  18. blade3colorado said, on April 6, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Delayed right now Joe . . . It stopped snowing where I am (about 10 minutes from the ball park via car). However, it still looks shitty outside. Also, the snow usually goes West to East here (i.e., towards Coors), so they still might be getting pounded.

    • Flavor said, on April 6, 2018 at 2:05 pm

      looks like they’re going to give it a go

      • wilcojoe said, on April 6, 2018 at 2:24 pm

        Fuck. My strategy has been paying off so far.

      • wilcojoe said, on April 6, 2018 at 2:27 pm

        Double fuck. Braves put up a four spot in the top of the 1st.

  19. unca_chuck said, on April 6, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Blade, all hiring Jon Gruden does is get the spotlight off of Prince Not-So-Valiant Mark Davis. Davis may be an asshole but he ain’t no fool.

    Gruden’s a fan favorite, and for a season anyway, the fans will forget that the team is boogieing in 2 years. He may crash and burn, but I think he’ll get more out of the team than Del Rio did. The west is wide open with Denver and KC trying out their new QBs. And SD is SD. Uh, SD is LA. But they are hot and cold running inconsistent.

    The Raiders will only go as far as their (porous) defense allows them to.

    • blade3colorado said, on April 6, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks Chuck and Chi . . . By the by, 2nd coldest game in MLB history at Coors today (27 degrees). Other game was also at Coors – a chilly 23 degrees in 2013.

  20. xoot said, on April 6, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Cecil Taylor died. (“Logic is the lowest form of magic.” Etc.)

  21. Flavor said, on April 6, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    I’m not in The City, about 40 miles south, but the rain stopped a couple of hours ago. Seems like they coulda played this one.

  22. Flavor said, on April 6, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    this is fucking incredible. Since 1936 he’s been an usher? WHHHAAATTTT?
    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23055073/pittsburgh-pirates-99-year-old-usher-phil-coyne-retires-81-seasons

    • djloo27 said, on April 6, 2018 at 6:26 pm

      The box seat ushers at Shea were a bunch of grouchy money grabbing scumbags who never gave up their jobs. I was getting dirty looks from the same pricks from 1964 to 2008…

      • Flavor said, on April 6, 2018 at 6:42 pm

        how much money was there to grab? What’s an usher make? That job has always looked like shit to me.

      • djloo27 said, on April 6, 2018 at 6:48 pm

        Bribes mostly – and whatever they could get out of you for wiping your seat with a dirty towel.
        These guys were well into their 80’s at the end. Nasty motherfuckers and kid haters…

    • unca_chuck said, on April 6, 2018 at 7:11 pm

      I’ll bet he knows Carmelo Martinez.

  23. unca_chuck said, on April 6, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    It was absolutely pouring at 5:30 in SF. Monsoon-like. Bart was a major fuck-a-row. Nothing like you and 500 of your closest strangers wet and packed together in a fucking bart car.

    • snarkk said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      I guess this is good, but wouldn’t it be real news if, at this point in his career and hype, he was NOT dominating an A ball club for 5 innings?…

  24. snarkk said, on April 6, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Anybody have a clue WTF all this Connor McGregor melee/riot thing in Brooklyn was about? I’m no MMA fan at all, so I don’t get it. The guy just pulled in $50+ million or whatever from that fight with Mayweather, so now he’s leading a bunch of thugs in some sort of group assault? What a great “sport”…

    • sandog said, on April 6, 2018 at 10:40 pm

      I haven’t looked into it closely, but at first glance it smells like a publicity stunt to me—and a good one at that.


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