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Pirates in Town

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 9, 2018

New thread time. Sorry it took so long to get it posted. I kept thinking to myself “you’ve forgotten something, what was it? Did you leave the stove on? The front door unlocked?” And then, boom, it hit me.

I see Suarez getting back on the beam tonight. He’s been ragged lately but he’s back at home and Pitt is coming out of Nepal, always a good bet against hitters in the first game off the mountain….

Nova sucks so I’m sure he’ll shut us down easily….

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  1. Flavor said, on August 9, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    The jersey nickname game. So dumb.

  2. chipower9 said, on August 9, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    No desire to crawl out on the ledge of a very tall building this year (that was last year), but damned near ready to wave the white flag.

  3. Flavor said, on August 9, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    A’s are even worse

    • Macdog said, on August 9, 2018 at 3:22 pm

      I kinda like Phegley’s.

    • sandog said, on August 9, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      “Capt. Barrel” is a nice one.

    • djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 4:08 pm

      I’m sure most of them have politically incorrect nicknames that they would much rather use…

  4. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Moronta is the Chick?

  5. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Semien is sauce? That’s a little gross.

  6. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    From Bob Nightengale. The Giants have no players with 15 home runs. The Dogs and Yanks have 6 a piece.

    That’s a big fucking ouch.

    • chipower9 said, on August 9, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      Using Loo’s comment yesterday in relation to our hitters…bunch of fucking “banjo hitters.”

  7. djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Looking at the stats of the Pirates’ outfielders, I don’t see any need for McCutchen…

  8. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Define hella

    • djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      A non sella…

    • Lurker John said, on August 9, 2018 at 4:40 pm

      Hella bad.

    • chipower9 said, on August 9, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      Hella can’t hit for shit!

    • Bozo said, on August 9, 2018 at 6:57 pm

      Does the back say Would Be Nice?

      • djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:00 pm

        Great idea!

  9. Lurker John said, on August 9, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Jayson Werth’s take on sabermetrics:

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24329670/jayson-werth-rails-super-nerds-killing-game

    • chipower9 said, on August 9, 2018 at 6:41 pm

      I agree with his spin to a degree. There are certainly instances where I think clubs go overboard on the advanced stats. Kind of agree with Werth…let ‘em play.

  10. chipower9 said, on August 9, 2018 at 5:54 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. Alen Hanson (S) LF
    7. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    8. Steven Duggar (L) CF
    9. Andrew Suarez (L) P

  11. Flavor said, on August 9, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    He’s right. I don’t know how “bold” this is

    “Kerry Crowley of The Mercury News boldly calls Madison Bumgarner’s contract situation the Giants’ “elephant in the room”. Crowley wonders whether Bumgarner must be traded in order to spark a rebuild for the club, who failed to make any significant moves at the trade deadline and now sit at 57-58 on the season after struggling to the league’s worst record last year (tied with the Tigers, of course). Whether the club ultimately decides to “rebuild or remodel”, Bumgarner’s the only player on the roster whose contract might warrant teams forking over a significant prospect return; something an aging Giants team could certainly use. Crowley describes Bumgarner’s future as “uncertain” in the amidst a mediocre team with a gargantuan payroll.”

  12. Flavor said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    if anyone catches a video on twitter of Zito singing the natty tonight please post it here, I missed it

    • djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      He knows a lot about “bombs bursting in air”…

  13. djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    I don’t get all the Grateful Dead nostalgia.
    Is it a San Francisco thing?

    • Flavor said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      It’s an “appreciate epic music” thing. But yeah, they were from here so they might be a little more popular around these parts. But their legacy is strong across the US my man….

    • chipower9 said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      Yes, one of the original San Francisco “Summer of Love” bands. They were followed, and toured, around the world. Big on the right coast, too…many many shows back there. Hell, I saw them in Tulsa Fucking Oklahoma in ‘72 while in “high” school.

      And yes, I am a big time “Dead Head.”

  14. zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Commercials are pushing their boundaries these days, trying to catch the viewers’ attention.
    – the TOOMGIS “You should hit that” commercial
    – Pizza My Heart. In the beach scene, Jimmy accidentally steps on the woman’s sandwich, and we can read her lips saying “What the hell?”
    Plus all the bikini-clad women in their commercials, with some of the smallest bikinis around.
    – the commercial where a grandmother is on the phone talking to a grandchild about the drawing the grandchild sent her. “Yeah, I got it. What the hell is it?”
    – Jack in the Box commercial where Jack is talking about his big bowls, doing a play on the word “balls.”

  15. Flavor said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    my old man has a good Jerry Garcia story, I may have told it here before. Back when he was starting his practice he would take night calls for people who had their faces bashed in in a drunken fight or whatever. One night he got a call, some hippie had fallen down and cracked his mouth open. My dad patched him up, gave him a bill for $70. Dude never paid. It was Jerry Garcia. He had the receipt for a while I think, lost it somewhere along the way.

  16. zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Part of the Grateful Dead nostalgia is nostalgia for the ’60s in general. They became a gathering point for people to keep that flame alive. It was an exciting decade for musical innovation. Everything in rock music was so new.
    The Dead never really did it for me. I should like them, I guess, given other types of rootsy Americana groups I like; but I just never connected with them. Sometimes you just don’t really know why.

    • djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      I think I know 2 of their songs.
      All I know about Jerry Garcia is that he died almost the same day as Mickey Mantle…

    • djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      I’m sensing a lot of ’70’s nostalgia in general lately.
      Seems like the younger generation is very respectful of the craziness – a different kind than the 60’s…

  17. Bozo said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    The Giants and the 9ers games are both on the tube back here – “Someone get me a fucking wiener before I die..”

  18. chipower9 said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    So much for Suarez’s bounce-back. Fuck this…I’m up at 4:30 to hit an early spin class. Enjoy, girls. Hopefully they rally….

    • djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      Is there that much to learn?

      • chipower9 said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:54 pm

        Nothing to learn, Loo. It is about being well rested to go burn about 400-500 calories in 45 minutes, AND to check out all the babes there. 😜

  19. Flavor said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    • chipower9 said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:54 pm

      Because the Giants bats suck donkey dong…

    • James said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      Road teams have now hit 46 in 57 games. That’s not a whole lot.

  20. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    Niners with about 7 guys injured in the 1st quarter.

  21. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Is Werth even playing anymore?

  22. James said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Dusty is the best guest K&K have had in a while.

    • djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:57 pm

      Is there an elephant in the broadcast booth?

  23. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    the doughnut for the Giants the 1st time thru murderer’s row.

  24. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    I was never a Dead Head, but I appreciated their music as different from anything else at that time (’60s and early to mid-’70s), combination of good original songs and also takes on past bluesy stuff. Saw them a few times, best was during my late high school years, the Watkins Glen Festival in summer of… ’72? ’73? Dead was supposed to kick things off Saturday morning, followed by The Band and ending with Allman Brothers, but on Friday evening, a gorgeous upstate NY summer eve, as the thousands starting trickling in to grab their spots on the ground, the Dead came out to play a warmup set. Very festive and light mood, and crowd was well behaved, even keeping the “aisles” intact. By early morning, there were no more aisles and it took 2 hours to walk out of there to the outhouses. That was definitely the last *festival* I went to….

  25. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    Wow. 4 mintes to watch the Niner game and we have already gone through our half an inning.

  26. Bozo said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Fuckers have the Giants game listed but it’s the Stros.

  27. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Yeah first time I saw the Dead they played Kezar in 1975, with Bob Dylan. Crazy show and it got me into them, at age 14. I never followed them around but I knew a lot of folks that did. I saw them around 20-25 times.. Always different, sometimes great, sometimes not-so great. Always fun though.

    Come on, DJ. Truckin; everyone knows. Scarlet Begonias.. Box of Rain. Touch of Grey

  28. djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    It’s amazing how the summer just zips by after July 4th..

  29. willedav said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    couple nice looking gals came into store today that are headed to Outside Lands this weekend, looking for those clear backpacks per regulations. what stores do you get them from?

  30. djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    McCutchen uses a weird looking bat…

  31. James said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    “Friend of the Devil” is the overexposed, sorta cool Dead song.

  32. djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    It was nice of Hershey’s to make something for people like me who are allergic to chocolate…

  33. zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    Speaking of music, I was listening to the Rush album “Roll the Bones” today. The song “Dreamline” could be about the Giants’ aging core of once great players.
    “When we are young
    Wandering the face of the earth
    Wondering what our dreams might be worth
    Learning that we’re only immortal
    For a limited time
    Time is a gypsy caravan
    Steals away in the night
    To leave you stranded in dreamland
    Distance is a long-range filter
    Memory a flickering light
    Left behind in the heartland”

  34. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    When the music’s over
    When the music’s over, yeah
    When the music’s over, turn out the lights
    Turn out the lights, turn out the lights, yeah

    For the Giants are your special friend
    Dance on fire as it intends
    The Giants are is your only friend until the end
    Until the end, until the end

  35. Bozo said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    That dude has wheels.

  36. djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    • Bozo said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:31 pm

      That is scary shit.

    • Macdog said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      • zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:05 pm

        Yes! I’ve been listening to their album. Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck.

  37. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Ahhh, forgot Friend of the Devil.

    Estimated Prophet is also a great song.

  38. djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    I was about to insult Duggar.
    It can wait…

  39. djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Think you could’ve got 500-1 in February on Gorkys leading the Giants in homers?

  40. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Be nice to see Cutch do something. Like one hella home run.

  41. djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    The Muddler makes it through 5 again…

  42. zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Rockies have a terrible closer. The guy used to be good; but he’s not anymore. He’s killing the Rockies’ season.

  43. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Crawfish waves at 2 fastballs down the pipe

  44. djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    How many great memories of Mays as a player could Barry Bonds possibly have?
    He was all of 7 years old when his washed up godfather was sent packing to the Mets…

    • zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      Players are among the worst for knowing baseball’s past. The fans know way more of the history.

      • djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:04 pm

        The way K & K talk you would think Barry was in the Polo Grounds for the Vic Wertz catch…

    • unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      He grew up in the clubhouse so there’s some kind of memories.

      • alleykat69 said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:54 pm

        Think he even had a “mini barcouloger” even back then..

  45. James said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I just saw that Austin Meadows was part of the Chris Archer trade. Mrs. James and I saw his MLB debut and first hit the night we went to PNC back in May. Nova was the starter that night against the Pads. We got $50 seats in the first row right behind the Pirates dugout. The usher wiped the rain off of our seats before we settled in. After the game, we crossed one of those rivers for a cocktail before heading back to our Mexican War Streets Air BnB. Pittsburgh is really a pretty great city, completely unlike what you’d imagine it to look like.

  46. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Oh Good. Melonhead for the add-ons. The Longo bongo didn’t help.

  47. Macdog said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    LongorEa.

  48. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Fucking Melonhead. 1-2 count so I’ll give him a nice BP fastball. And boy do Kruk and Kuip get tiresome when these guys are sucking, Didn’t know Crawfish had an error as well. Bleeeeh. Niners look like shit as well..

  49. zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    I’m burned out on Krukow gushing about Barry. Regarding Barry, Krukow is sort of Trumpian, in my opinion, in his willful creating of a fictitious “reality.” I want to hear Krukow mention the steroid use, even if obliquely, and give a reasonable perspective on Barry’s career. A lot of Barry’s career is still great, but there’s a big part that is tainted. Krukow is embarrassing himself

    • James said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:20 pm

      Well, they are retiring his number this weekend . . . .

      • zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:25 pm

        That’s great, but Krukow is always Mr. Respect The Game, except when it comes to Barry. Krukow could acknowledge controversy in Barry’s, use euphemisms to briefly show some courage. Just once with Barry. That’s all I ask. Just once.

      • zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:25 pm

        “Barry’s career,” I meant.

      • James said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:28 pm

        I think the rest of the country and Bob Costas have got it covered.

      • zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:33 pm

        I don’t see what Krukow what lose by showing some small bit of integrity on this matter. Kuiper, too.

      • zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:34 pm

        “would lose” I meant.

      • James said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:38 pm

        I’d rather they admit they’ve been old school dickhead moron assholes in their commentary on BB9 over the last several years. That would impress me.

      • zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:40 pm

        Well, that ain’t happening either. 🙂

  50. Bozo said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Fuck. I should have just gone to bed.

  51. James said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    A 95 mph fastball at the very top of the inside corner of the strike zone, gone . . . . was that really because Derek Law sucks?

  52. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Boom boom. Out go the lights.

  53. zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Clownball by the Giants tonight.

  54. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    This applies to the game and the season..

    • zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:44 pm

      Yeah, I’d been holding out a little hope, but this season’s slim playoff hope is over.
      I’ll still watch their games the rest of the season, but it’s over.

  55. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    He always put on a great show . . . .

  56. zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Every Pence AB is an irritating reminder that he was on the roster this season.

  57. djloo27 said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    I just DFA’ed my door closing dummy…

  58. alleykat69 said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Pence at the fence, no more E-9 and that’s how a washed up player does towards his declineing days..

  59. zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Well, the dropped fly makes me feel more sorry for Pence than irritated. It’s just sad.

  60. zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Man, rough night for the Gyros.

  61. alleykat69 said, on August 9, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    You know it’s a rough night when all K&K can take as long about now is an oldtimer vendor named “Crazy Legs””

  62. unca_chuck said, on August 9, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    I don;t remember manny Sanguillen looking like a bumblebee behind the plate

  63. alleykat69 said, on August 9, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    You can always count on Pence to kill a mini rally and end it..

  64. alleykat69 said, on August 9, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Hey but how about those 49er!!
    Coming back late for the win!!

  65. zumiee said, on August 9, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    After Pence dropped the fly, he looked at his glove and shook his head. He knows he has less than two months left in his baseball career.
    He plowed through and made the $18 million this season, embarrassing himself along the way. From a certain angle, it could be seen as admirable. He did what he had to do to add even more financial security to his family, even if it involved a humiliating final season.
    Fans will humiliate themselves to win a free pizza.

    • djloo27 said, on August 10, 2018 at 5:05 am

      Not sure I get your point, Zum. He was getting his $18 million this year no matter how good, bad, or often he played…

      • zumiee said, on August 10, 2018 at 5:21 am

        To get the money, he had to show up each day unless injured. He had be willing to play and embarrass himself, with his diminished skills.

      • zumiee said, on August 10, 2018 at 5:23 am

        Instead of retiring and walking away from the money.

      • djloo27 said, on August 10, 2018 at 5:42 am

        For $18 million, I’d go out there in a bra and panties…

      • zumiee said, on August 10, 2018 at 8:33 am

        lulz!

  66. xoot said, on August 10, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Europe is a lucky place to be while the Giants tank. Night games begin when the bars close and end about dawn. A good breakfast helps put the bad news into the past. Pence and Pablo, for very different reasons, embody this year — too much of one, not enough of the other; big holes in the roster and a lot of bad luck; both relics of a bygone era.

    I can’t recommend the Museum of Irish Whiskey (right across the street from the fooking Book of Kells); too snooty. But Middleton Barry Crockett Legacy Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey makes a fine toast after a trip to the James Joyce Center, which, for Pawlie’s sake, in case he’s never been here, sits appropriately just down hill from the site of 7 Eccles St.

    I guess I better look forward to a few relaxed meaningless games in the sun in September.

    • xoot said, on August 10, 2018 at 1:22 am

      ah but go Giants! Play the kids.

  67. snarkk said, on August 10, 2018 at 5:02 am

    Hitting “the” Ohio State today as last stop on Ohio college tour. The usual will be campus vid to start, tour of around an hour, then a personal interview of the younger snarkette and sit down on financial stuff with parents. I’m wearing my Cal shirt. If they start laughing, I’ve got the required “how many Nobels YOU got? Holding for later the “you’re way ahead of us in the wife beater and liar football coaches categories, we’ll give you that”…


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