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Too Many Choices

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 22, 2018

I never got around to watching Taxi Driver. Maybe this afternoon. I’m 45 years late on seeing it, I feel good about waiting till my schedule opens up.

I was going through scenarios that would draw a direct line to how the Giants could have won last night’s game but when you strike out 17 times you don’t deserve to win so fuck them.

I’m nearly out of toothpaste. I’m gearing up now, preparing  myself, so that I’ll be able to harness the energy and focus needed to spot and purchase this:

Screenshot 2018-04-22 at 8.50.11 AM

Don’t even get me started on potato chips. I’ve completely given up going down that aisle. And I haven’t had a bowl of cereal since the early 80’s so I won’t be able to participate on that debate but feel free to kick that one around….

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  1. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 8:57 am

    totally agree with MT on this.

    • willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 9:26 am

      looks like cupcakes are on a different plate.

  2. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 22, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Mrs Dirt went off the rails with our last toothpaste purchase and picked up some arm and hammer. So nasty

  3. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 9:14 am

    You know your days are numbered when you start using Sensodyne – which also has 73,000 varieties…

  4. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Some chick I was dating a few years back convinced me to start using *Tom’s* deodorant. It actually made it into the top 3 reasons of why I broke up with her….

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      I unloaded one over perfume (hers)…

  5. willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Special K is good…but there are almost 17varieties.
    It was obvious Cowboy had a big zone but still Giants swung at shit nowhere near the plate.

    • sandog said, on April 22, 2018 at 9:39 am

      I prefer the base model. (Though the chocolate one is an occasional guily pleasure)
      Had a bowl of regular Special K with banana chips on them this am. Yummy.
      As for potato chips, I don’t like these modern ones that are kettle fried or whatever. Too oily and brown.
      Give me regular Ruffles, or better yet old school Laura Scudders with ridges.
      I’m also the rare person who likes BBQ chips every now and again.
      And don’t get me started on corn chips. I don’t care for corn chips at all.

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 9:45 am

      The real Special K:

      • willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 10:02 am

        yeah Dr. K…where is that from? what team was he on then…Jersey (ABA)?

      • Macdog said, on April 22, 2018 at 10:11 am

        Looks like he’s with the Spurs in the last year of the ABA.

  6. willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 9:39 am

    Since that 3-4 game vs. Pads Craw is 1-17 with 7 Ks. After giving him the day off vs. LHP he hit 8th yesterday vs. RH SP. He’s gonna have to whack his way out of the 8 hole, tho he has lot of company in guys struggling.

  7. snarkk said, on April 22, 2018 at 10:35 am

    SF is absolute bottom of MLB with .170 RISP.
    They are wasting what has been good to very good starting pitching…

    • Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 10:44 am

      apparently you missed Pablo raking one down the line, my man! Eh! RAKED! lqtm. I’m still not worried about the hitting. These guys are much better hitters than the crap we trotted out there last year.

  8. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 10:44 am

    1. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    3. Andrew McCutchen (R) RF
    4. Buster Posey (R) C
    5. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    6. Pablo Sandoval (S) DH
    7. Mac Williamson (R) LF
    8. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    9. Gregor Blanco (L) CF

    • Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 10:49 am

      thank God. I was worried he mighta been moved out of the 7 hole.

  9. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 10:49 am

    back when men pitched.

    • alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2018 at 11:05 am

      Too few of the real bad ass pitchers left!
      60’s-70’s Were the toughest breed of starting pitchers all time. Take the ball and never give it up to a BP guy, and I guy like Bob Gibson would stare down his manager if he even approached the dugout rail.

  10. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2018 at 10:55 am

    I’m a bbq chip junkie the ones from Hawaii are the bomb sweet&spicy fantastic texture..

  11. YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on April 22, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Sensodyne after a baking soda pre-brushing
    I used to love Lays Limon potato chips, my cardiologist, not so much
    Post spoon-sized shredded wheat

    July, 13th, 1976: The day I saw Taxi Driver. It was a sweltering afternoon in NYC, with light distorting heat waves eminating from the sidewalks. It was hard to tell if the movie was over. Cooled off with a few beers and watched the All-Star-Game. Randy Jones vs Mark Fidrych, not sure if I stuck around for the Giants’ lone representative, John Montefusco to make an appearance.

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 11:19 am

      I’ve noticed that when they roll the credits, the movie is usually over…

  12. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Don’t be a whore,your only 12 years old,Go Home!

  13. willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 11:34 am

    cardiologists lol. Almost anything you like is probably bad for you— coffee beer burgers/red meat chips (salt) desserts (sugar) yada yada.
    Line I always liked from Last Poets was about “dying for a cause or just because/because you’re going to die anyway.”

  14. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Alright how do you motherfuckers remember the year and even the damn DAY you saw TD?

  15. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Sometime in 2007, me and SOAD had a major battle with Twin over my trade proposal of Feliz, Lowry and Taschner for Ryan Braun. Twin thought it was way too much to give up. I think years later he conceded he may have been wrong on that one…

    • zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Man, getting a concession from TF wasn’t easy. He once complimented one of my posts by saying: “That’s not your worst post ever.”
      lulz!

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 11:58 am

        Love that one…

  16. snarkk said, on April 22, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Seaver and Nolan Ryan, two guys who really knew how to use their legs to pitch, a mechanical point that helped them throw so many innings without blowing out their arms…

  17. willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Jaylen Brown wow

    • willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 12:40 pm

      34/8 wasn’t enough. couldn’t get that last board away from Giannis.
      Best thing about NBA imo all the young athletic bigs, with skills who can run floor.
      GS gonna face one soon, major challenge.

  18. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Marketing has worked its way down into basic products. Tooth paste and potato chips are now marketed like new cars.

  19. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Krukow and his umpire scouting reports. Apparently he’s the only person on planet Earth who has those.

  20. willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    couple good patient ABs to start.

  21. Macdog said, on April 22, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    What a crazy AB.

  22. willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Finally got him. 21 pitches? guy’s thrown 28 and has 1 out.

  23. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    that was cool.

  24. Macdog said, on April 22, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    I’m sure that’ll be some kind of new record, like: Most pitches in first inning without allowing a run.

  25. Lurker John said, on April 22, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    49 pitches, bases loaded and a BIG FAT GOOSE EGG.

  26. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 1:41 pm

  27. snarkk said, on April 22, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    New low for Giants pathetic scoring ability. Belt with the AB of the year. Then bases loaded w one down, can’t score. Only the giants can make the oppo throw 49 pitches and still they can’t score…

  28. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    In 2014, the Giants drafted Beede from Vanderbilt Univ.
    In 2015, the Dodgers drafted Walker Beuhler from Vanderbilt. The Dodgers just brought him up. He’s pitching tomorrow night, and then against the Giants during the doubleheader next weekend.

    • Macdog said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:04 pm

      Is Kershaw going to pitch in the Giants series? He’s scheduled to pitch on Wednesday, so there’s a chance he misses next weekend.

  29. Macdog said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Finally.

  30. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Longoria just made up for that DP, with that blast thank goodness..

    • willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      and just started the DP to help get Cueto out of jam.

  31. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Able to kill a beer 🍺 and some nachos down during Belt epic AB.. which lasted 13 minutes!!!
    Can you imagine how long the AB could of been if he was facing Gearrin???Double the time??

  32. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Mac, it looks like the rare occasion when the Giants miss a Kershaw start.

    • Macdog said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      Yeah, whoever puts together the Dodgers’ Master Schedule Plan to ensure Kershaw starts every series vs. the Giants seems to have messed up.

  33. chipower9 said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    17 Ks last night, but none by Mac. Agree Flav….you whiff 17 times ya deserve the L.

    I haven’t had cereal (store bought) in a long time. I am hooked on this Julian Bakery Pro Granola that I buy on Amazon. 14 grams of fiber and 13 of protein. No sugar and no fake sugar. And the shit taste awesome.

    Missed the first run and came into the shop as Longoria went yard. Been out tending to a tree that has a mold on it. Quite the process. Off to do some weed eating…hope our boys keep this lead and win that first series!

    • zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      Yard work?! Man, you’re making us look bad. 🙂

  34. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    What’s with the watusi this Angels pitcher does on every pitch?

    • willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:56 pm

      saw this guy when they played the A’s. unbelievable, makes Gearrin look quick.

  35. willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    ha guy came inside to Belt once too often.

  36. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Man kuip just put his all into that. Loudest hr radio call I’ve ever heard him do

    • zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      I’ve said it before, Kuiper is better on radio. He seems to like it more than doing TV. He brings more energy on radio.

    • willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:58 pm

      I think all of them have turned corner on Belt. Flems TV call was pretty emphatic too.
      Couple days ago Shea had long column in Chron in defense of Belt.

    • xoot said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      I heard that HR call on the radio too. Very loud and triumphant.

  37. Macdog said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Belt’s had more swings today than a Rowand BP session.

    • willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      lulz that’s a good one.

    • snarkk said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      Lulz…

    • chipower9 said, on April 22, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      😂

  38. snarkk said, on April 22, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    This game performance should earn Belt at least a coupla games off from the Belt Bashers…

  39. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Craw is signed until ’21. We’re going to need him to get his hitting problems figured out.

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      He’s the king of hitting into the shift.
      I’ve always said he needs to lose weight, but it doesn’t seem to bother him in the field, where it logically should…

  40. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Ohtani’s swing doesn’t look like it should work.

  41. chipower9 said, on April 22, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Damn! Sweet double play!

  42. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Man kuip got into.thst dp too. I think you’re right Z, he is energized on the radio

    • zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Yeah, he seems to really like the radio play-by-play job of painting the whole picture.

  43. Macdog said, on April 22, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Wow, that’s a heckeva DP.

  44. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Love me some Cueto!
    That was a excellent play by him Craw,And Belt to turn that 2 ball and get out of the inning!!

  45. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Love to see Belt swinging the bat. Keep it up.

  46. chipower9 said, on April 22, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Belt is streaky as hell, but when he gets hot, damn….

  47. chipower9 said, on April 22, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Here comes The Mound…

  48. chipower9 said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    Fucking Gearrin!

  49. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Why didn’t Watson start the inning?

  50. willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    ohtani almost beat that. No pitcher runs that well I can remember.

  51. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Bochy needs to stop with his premonitions about Gearrin. He sucks. Send him away. Wherever they sent That Doughy Fuck, send him away

  52. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Watson, man. What a stud.

  53. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    Should be the closer if Bochy has any sense..

  54. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Jesus Christ Strickland is gonna give me a heart attack.

  55. willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    man what a rocket. How’d that stay in the yard?

  56. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Angel announcer had the game tied…

  57. chipower9 said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    FINALLY!

  58. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    easy win. lqtm

  59. snarkk said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Musclehead has no biz being the closer.
    Move Watson into that spot…

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      They’ll never get to him…

  60. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    I miss Randy Messenger…

  61. willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    could have been a gw 3 run bomb. Strick just doesn’t have command of a Watson. He’s off the plate just enough no one swings at a ball outside, then he misses right in a guy’s happy zone with another one.

  62. Lurker John said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Strickland has no business being the closer. He doesn’t have the makeup for it and, more importantly, he doesn’t have a quality secondary pitch he can throw for a strike whenever he wants. He’s so concerned about hanging that slider that he mostly misses with it.

  63. Macdog said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    A series win and a

    of hope.

  64. snarkk said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Belt’s first inning record AB totally F’ed up the pitching for the Angels the entire game.
    He’s HR’d in 4 straight games. He’s earned a little breather from the Belt boo squad.
    Giants apparently can’t score without HRs…

  65. alleykat69 said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Won their 1st series of the year!
    Bring on the Nats and keep some runs coming. Strickland vs Harper should be entertaining drama…

  66. Lurker John said, on April 22, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Three hard hit balls in that 9th inning and one just-missed fastball.

  67. willedav said, on April 22, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Belt has OPS up to .962.

    A Rod just said, ” what a nightmare it has to be for a hitter in the shadows.”
    So why the F do you start a game for f-ing 5 PM on west coast?

    • snarkk said, on April 22, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      If Belt played in the Big A with that team, his offensive stats would be off the charts. That jet stream to right center — he’d hid 40+ dingers a year assuming he doesn’t get beaned…

      • Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 5:33 pm

        gotta swing the bat to hit 40 dingers. He needs to keep swinging the bat as he’s done the last few games.

  68. snarkk said, on April 22, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Well, 4-6 is a helluva lot better than a 3-7 roadie.
    That was a big win.
    If this team could score with even a thimble full of authority, it would be above .500…

  69. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Nats’ Hellickson is throwing 87 MPH fastballs.

  70. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    I don’t understand this directtv commercial where this beatch is tossing all the dudes electronics out the window. Is she mad at him and breaking up with him? Or does she just want an unencumbered electronic lifestyle?

    • zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      He looks guilty of cheating on her.

    • zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Too bad the guitar suffers collateral damage.

  71. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    The Crawford gnome commercial got old quick. In general, the Giants promo commercials are meh this season.

  72. djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    If Babe Ruth played at AT&T he would’ve had a so-so career…

    • Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:19 pm

      if he had played against people of color you might be able to say the same thing….

    • xoot said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:23 pm

      that’s not true

      • Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:26 pm

        Well, we’ll never know. Seems to me it’s rather obvious that if he were playing against the best athletes the world had to offer, his fat ass might not have had such an easy time of it

      • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:31 pm

        It’s an exaggeration, but stadiums mean a lot. The current Yankee Stadium is laughable. McCovey would’ve hit 900 homers there. Aaron’s total if he played at the old Yankee Stadium would be cut in half. Mays woulda hit 800 at Fulton County.

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:31 pm

        the best African American players would’ve challenged him, no doubt. But he could afford to drink and get fat against the competition he faced because his talent was so extreme. (I remember reading that he didn’t like to go to movies because he could see each individual film frame cast onto the screen.) I have no idea whether this author is crazy, but a lot of the stats he relies on seem solid:
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Year_Babe_Ruth_Hit_104_Home_Runs

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:33 pm

        Mays would’ve hit well over 700 if hadn’t spent so much time at Candlestick

      • Macdog said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:36 pm

        It’s been said many times before, but the case can also be made that the numbers for Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams would be even more impressive if they had switched ballparks.

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:37 pm

        Williams was another guy with super-human eyesight

      • xoot said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:50 pm

        about 1/3 of the way down in this article Olney compiles some anecdotes about the eyesight of Barry Bonds.
        http://www.espn.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=olney_buster&id=1937391

  73. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Ruth also got credited with many HR’s that bounced over the fence. When did they change that rule? 1931 I think? He retired in ’35 so it’s anyone’s guess how many he bounced over the fence for “home runs”

  74. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    i think Craw has 4 kids, right? Can’t underestimate how much his family life distracts him from his work life. I’m not judging him for being a family man at all it just might explain a little bit of the lull his career has hit. It might mean nothing, who knows.

  75. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Very few of Ruth’s HRs bounced over the fence according to a lot of research done over the years. And researchers believe that probably none of his 60 in the record-setting year bounced over.
    Even now, ground rule doubles are actually pretty rare.

  76. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Nats gotta be the Nats.

  77. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Nats’ base-running gaffe messes up the inning.

  78. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Roberts sounds like a goofball in his “wired up” recordings, but then everyone does.

  79. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Puig’s hitting .213….

  80. Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    this guy…how can you not like this guy?

  81. unca_chuck said, on April 22, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Hey, Tito Fuentes had 6 or 7 kids. It didn’t affect his career.

    • Flavor said, on April 22, 2018 at 8:23 pm

      well, everyone’s different. For all we know, Tito never saw his kids. Based on what he shares on social media Craw is very involved.

    • djloo27 said, on April 22, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      I think Jim Bunning had at least 8…

    • xoot said, on April 22, 2018 at 8:44 pm

      well, let the kids into the dugout, the way Dusty did. Put unis on those Crawford kids and let them retrieve bats and ball from around home plate.

      Last game of 2001, Barry’s 73 game, we arrived early to see the show and we weren’t disappointed. McCovey Cove was packed; you could walk across it deck to deck to deck. Before the game, the field itself was almost empty. Neither the Giants nor the bums worked out much. But 5 young kids in Giants unis took over CF and played their own game for a long while, pitching, hitting, running the “bases,” until some burly security guy finally called them in. They looked like the happiest kids in the world.

  82. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Kendrick was terrible all weekend. Automatic out.

  83. zumiee said, on April 22, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    The Nats are highly beatable.

  84. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 22, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    A 21 pitch at bat ending in a fly out that doesn’t advance the runner is the most Brandon “Big Pussy” Belt thing ever.


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