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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 3, 2018

I don’t attend fancy shows but I’m enjoying San Dawg’s updates from New York…

Four in a row and the light will definitely be kept on for us…..

Stratton’s back! Let’s see how elite that spin rate is….

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  1. willedav said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Still can’t get over how bad Black made Golds especially and Pollock look last night. that swing and miss on 99 from Black for the K did not resemble any swing I remember from Golds off Giants pitching. Then he has P waving at the slider outside and off the plate.

    • Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 9:01 am

      enjoy Black while we can, that arm is gonna fall off soon.

    • djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 9:11 am

      • djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 9:21 am

        They should blast this song when he enters a home game…

  2. chipower9 said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:03 am

    As I mentioned at the end of the last thread, looks like I missed a damned entertaining game. Seems Bum did not have his top stuff (100+ pitches in five frames), but worked out of the the jams.

    KebMo and Taj Majal was a great show! On of the best concerts we have seen in a while. SOLID band…definitely worth checking out if you get the chance.

    I was laying in bed around midnight, just home from the concert, and checking out the box and reading the wrap, and realized our buys have won four straight. Damned near fell outta bed!

    Let’s keep this train a rollin’!

  3. denniszu said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Any win like last night can be the one that inspires a team to believe in themselves and find a way to stay in the race. I harbor no wild imaginations as odds are long; but enjoying the 1am ending and waking to the itch that just won’t go away with this team, I’ll take that, drink my shot of whiskey , salute to my Giants flag and enjoy the moment.

    • chipower9 said, on August 3, 2018 at 9:09 am

      Great post, Dennis. Toast…bottoms up!

  4. chipower9 said, on August 3, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Just flipped my Giants calendar to August….and which Giant graces the page…

    One Johnny Cueto. 🙄

    Go figure….

  5. djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 9:36 am

    I wonder if SanDog’s new pal remembers Andy Carey’s final 2 games.
    They were slightly important…

  6. alleykat69 said, on August 3, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Wonder if Cueto thru his interpretation man said to Doc Andrews , guess I’m getting plenty of rest now you quack..

  7. snarkk said, on August 3, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Kat, just did the Buffalo Trace tour. Awesome. Ended with tastes of the white dog basic bourbon that hits the barrels and then a shot of the flagship B Trace 7-8 year and a shot of a single barrel 10 year, plus their 10x distilled vodka. Great tour…

    • alleykat69 said, on August 3, 2018 at 11:14 am

      Awesome Snarkk!!
      I’m jealous as hell!!
      Buffalo Trace is one fine bourbon 🥃
      Bottoms up my man!!

    • Bozo said, on August 3, 2018 at 11:31 am

      I’m jealous, I’d love to take that tour. Buffalo Trace is my go to bourbon these days but I can’t get it here. North Carolina has State run liquor stores and they keep telling me they can’t get Buffalo Trace any more (they used to), I don’t know why. I go down to Louisiana and it’s everywhere and some places on sale. We’ve been mostly driving down to NOLA these days, so I always load up on Buffalo Trace and a rum I really like, Matusalem (which I’ve only seen in one store down there).

  8. snarkk said, on August 3, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Just hit the Wild Turkey tour. Saw some dudes tasting in rick house to buy a single barrel to have it specially bottled — a 9 or 10 year old bourbon costs $7-$10K to have it custom bottled with your own label, etc. 163 bottles result. The master distiller was squiring the sides around to barrel taste. Really liked the Russels Reserve single barrel at the tasting, the 3 other tastes were good, too. Tour guide was “Bubba”, ex Parris Island drill seargeant. Thank Full Metal Jacket only tasting bourbon. We got here late and they drive me and the Mrs. and younger snarkette up the hill solo to catch up with the group. Awesome tour !!…

    • snarkk said, on August 3, 2018 at 12:46 pm

      Just met Jimmy Russell the master distiller at Wild Turkey, his wife and his son who is now taking over as Master Distiller. Talkin bourbon with these dudes is awesome…

      • Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 1:49 pm

        how drunk does everyone get on that tour?

      • snarkk said, on August 3, 2018 at 4:08 pm

        They give you tastes in the tasting room at tour end. Can’t get drunk on that. Probably only a full shot total in 4 tastes…

      • Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 4:56 pm

        they should change that

  9. Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    I was dumping some hazardous waste down in San Jose today, I’m on 280 driving and McCovey Cove Dave drives right up next to me. You know it’s him because his entire truck is covered with Giants shit and it says “McCovey Cove Dave” all over it. I got nothing else going on so I hold up my phone and make eye contact like “can i snap a pic” and he gives me the thumbs down. What the fuck is that? But I respected his wish and did not photograph him

    • djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Fuck him. Hope he drowns.
      You’re 10,000 times the celebrity he thinks he is…

    • wilcojoe said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      I had to look him up. He looks like a prick.

      • djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    • xoot said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:07 pm

      He’s an absurd self-promoting asswipe who seems to do a great job kayaking around McCovey Cove now that no one else chases the rare splash hit out there. Big fucking deal.

      • Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:15 pm

        so we are all in agreement, fuck this guy. Good. Now that we’ve got that settled….

  10. djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    1. Andrew McCutchen (R) RF
    2. Buster Posey (R) C
    3. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    4. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    5. Austin Slater (R) 1B
    6. Chase d’Arnaud (R) 2B
    7. Hunter Pence (R) LF
    8. Steven Duggar (L) CF
    9. Chris Stratton (R) P

    • willedav said, on August 3, 2018 at 5:49 pm

      cutch and the honkys…nothing much SF can add to make it more exciting except Hanson.
      Panik role being reduced to platoon, surprising. Think he’s better player than that but having tough year.

    • xoot said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:09 pm

      why Pence instead of Gorkys?

      • Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:15 pm

        pence has very good numbers v Corbin. But they were much better to start the year, he was hitting like .500 off him for his career to start the year, it’s down to .395. For obvious reasons.

      • alleykat69 said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:17 pm

        Why Pence at all? Oh yeah never mind.
        18 million along with alphabet 18 mil keeps you around…
        They could atleast play Hanson in LF, but why add speed to the LU??

      • xoot said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:39 pm

        Pence has a whopping 38 ABs vs. Corbin going back to 2012. He’s 0-5 this season — and this season Corbin’s strong and Pence is not.

  11. Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    interested to see how easy it was for San Dawg to get tix to tonight’s game. It is degrom but I heard Mets games are ghost towns these days

    • djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 4:52 pm

      Well, there’s loads of empty seats…

    • Macdog said, on August 3, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      Tickets were as low as $6 last time I checked Stubhub.

      • djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:11 pm

        The fees are probably more than that…

  12. alleykat69 said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    I could still get a 6 pack of PBR,Schlitz,Schafer,Coors, Bud ,Rolling Rock (underrated for cheap beer)🤘 cheaper then buying a Met ticket and watch them lose on TV 📺

  13. willedav said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Jackson hitting 5th and batting.250, has the highest BA in the entire LU. Ouch
    which has 2 hits tonite, and deGrom has one of them and the only rbi.

    • Macdog said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:37 pm

      Jackson makes the final out in 2-1 loss.

      • willedav said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:43 pm

        yeah. on cbs site Mets tweets said deG was 0-4 in last 7 with ERA of 2.47. How much is he making?

  14. zumiee said, on August 3, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Loved the McCovey Cove Dave posts. Cracked me up.

  15. djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Is it clear yet that Cutch does not know how to play RF?

    • Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      he seemed quite flustered by the sudden appearance of the wall.

  16. Lurker John said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Why was Stratton called back up again?

    • djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      No idea, LJ.
      He is nothing but an unorganized grabastic piece of amphibian shit…

  17. Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I’d like to float the possibility that Stratton’s wife has recently given birth to yet another baby.

  18. Lurker John said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Nibbling pitchers make me want to pull my fucking hair out.

  19. Lurker John said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Game over in the first inning. Pack this fucker right back to Sac Town.

  20. Lurker John said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    At least I don’t have to waste my evening watching these assholes.

  21. Macdog said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Is there a level below Single-A? That’s where Stratton belongs.

    • Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      but….elite spin rate.

  22. Bozo said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    I’m hoping Stratton is limited to a 40 pitch count tonight.

  23. chipower9 said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Stratton is not the answer to the hole in the rotation. Next…

  24. Pasalon said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    I can’t remember watching many games where I’m 100 % certain that the game is over before the end of the first.

    • Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:26 pm

      Don’t give up PaSalon. This bitch has just gotten started!

  25. Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Braves are 5-0 vs degrom this year. Degrom’s ERA in those 5 games is 1.09…

  26. djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    No quit in these honkies!

  27. Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Slater! Stanford man comes through again

  28. willedav said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    wow another nice AB from Slater. comeback trail.

  29. Flavor said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    PaSalon you better not have given up my man!

  30. zumiee said, on August 3, 2018 at 7:56 pm

    You could read Posey’s lips when he told the firstbase coach: “I don’t feel good.”

    • djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:13 pm

      He may have a concussion. Those goalie masks are awful.
      The old masks were actually better because they moved when hit.
      The goalie masks let your brains rattle…

  31. sandog said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    $72 for two including fees. 14 rows behind Braves dugout. I also bought a 4 pack of Carlsberg talls (the selection was limited) earlier today for $5.50. Enjoying one of those tall boys right now.
    Nice yard. Has bullpens not a half an inch from the field of play. Actually behind outfield fence. Didn’t wander around at all…other than HOF section. Excellent U2 cover band playing out front.
    Agree with the standard criticism that they went overboard on the Brooklyn Dodger nostalgia, but I thought the Mets Hall of Fame exhibit was well done. Nice plaques and great announcer tribute deal. Great scoreboard and graphics.
    The homer by Camargo? was no cheapie. Upper deck in right field. Swanson didn’t play, but man the Braves field a helluva line up these days.
    Free t shirt is actually kinda cool. Express train coming back to Mahattan was lovely.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      the no. 7 line? or the LIRR?

      • sandog said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:21 pm

        The 7. I despise the LIRR.

  32. chipower9 said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Cutch fucking sucks in the OF…

    • Bozo said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      I agree, that was weak.

  33. pawliekokonuts said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    what’s wrong with Posey?

    • chipower9 said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:19 pm

      Took a foul ball shot off the mask…

      • pawliekokonuts said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:20 pm

        Uh-oh. Concussion?

    • djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Took a direct hit to the mask on a foul tip for about the 5,000th time.
      It’s gotta have a cumulative effect…

  34. zumiee said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Longoria’s defense…..yikes.

  35. zumiee said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    I watched the first two episodes of Stranger Things this week. Good show so far, and nice to see Winona Ryder get a good comeback role.

  36. Bozo said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Hey Stratton, we have good news and we have bad news.
    Greyhound has free WiFi, that’s the good news…

    • djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:28 pm

      And the Safeway in Sacramento has a great sale on Pampers…

      • Bozo said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:41 pm

        Yep, I hear it’s half price night for the super absorbent 12 pack. I hope he doesn’t get waylaid in Indio.

  37. djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Ty-riffic!

  38. sandog said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    I was on the fence about whether or not to get into one of those Carlsberg’s tonight, but it was one of the best decisions I’ve made in days. Man, that was good.
    Time for a cold shower. Its a touch on the warm and sticky side here in NY and we’ve got the Chris Stratton of wall unit air conditioners in our room.

    • djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:30 pm

      A touch? My balls are stuck to my knee…

      • sandog said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:31 pm

        Its really quite something.

  39. James said, on August 3, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Those two missed line drives by Craw are far more embarrassing than any single game Fred Lewis ever had.

    • zumiee said, on August 3, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      I wonder what Fred’s doing these days.
      You don’t see a lot of Freds these days.

      • James said, on August 3, 2018 at 9:39 pm

        Needed to get my annual Fred reference in. Hope he managed his money well.

  40. snarkk said, on August 3, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    From the look of it, bourbon distillery tours are much more productive than watching Giants games. I’m thinking another tour is in the works for tomorrow…

    • James said, on August 3, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Did you grab a bottle of Blantons at the BT tour?

      • xoot said, on August 3, 2018 at 10:01 pm

        That was my thought too

  41. djloo27 said, on August 3, 2018 at 9:48 pm

  42. snarkk said, on August 4, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Here at Keeneland Racetrack, watching morning workouts from trackside on the grandstand rail. I’m not into horse racing but I can understand the attraction. When it’s quiet like this you can hear the power and see the grace of these animals firing down the stretch. The paddock here is like a damn country club, gorgeous with big trees.

    • sandog said, on August 4, 2018 at 7:01 am

      Sounds cool. My old neighbor grew up in West Virginia told me some stories about road trips they took to Keeneland. Said it was his favorite place on earth. Said Del Mar was nice, but he preferred Keeneland.
      He was pretty into horse racing.

      • sandog said, on August 4, 2018 at 7:02 am

        Im waiting out the rain in NYC. Jonesing to go for my morning stroll. Need to pick up a New York Post and see what I missed in yesterday’s sports crossword.

      • Flavor said, on August 4, 2018 at 7:15 am

        Del Mar is the pinnacle of horse racing, IMO. I have a good Keenland story, maybe I’ll tell it in the next thread.

  43. sandog said, on August 4, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Baggs didn’t sound optimistic about Buster in his recap.

  44. willedav said, on August 4, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Jenkins went off on Shift in Chron. 2 suggestions from players/mgrs.: IF must have one foot in the dirt/2 players on each side of 2b.

    • sandog said, on August 4, 2018 at 7:35 am

      Rules about where fielders can and can’t play crosses a line for me. The E strike zone is the significant change I totally support.


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