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Winning by a Field Goal

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 11, 2018

I was surprised they were able to blast off against that triple A pitcher. Usually guys like that shut us down easily.

I was out last night and missed the game. Apparently there was an issue with Crick? Will we be seeing some beanball payback today?

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  1. Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:41 am

    no reason to shift on Barry

    • xoot said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:48 am

      That’s one of the most beautiful things ever published on Twitter

      • Lurker John said, on August 11, 2018 at 12:02 pm

        No kidding. Kind of mind boggling.

    • Bozo said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:55 am

      Wow. This is awesome.

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:55 am

      That’s bad ass. No way in hell Bonds should not be in the HOF.

  2. djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:03 am

    I was half asleep for the Crick stuff, but it sounded like a real issue.

    Which statement is more accurate?

    A) The Giants have no shot at the PS even though the standings say they do.
    B) The Giants have a reasonable shot at the PS even though most of us have given up.

    • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:29 am

      I would say A because this team can’t put a long won streak together, and there are so many teams that have to be passed.
      Sure, there’s still a tiny chance, but it’s pretty tiny. The team has yet to prove they can stay above .500.

      • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:39 am

        I’m not suddenly positive at all, but it does freak me out to think that it’s a mathematical piece of cake for them to be in 2nd place, just a couple of games back within a few days…

    • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:33 am

      The Giants have 45 games left. It’s very doubtful we’re going to see anything hugely different from the team than we’ve already seen this season.
      On a related note, I wonder if we’re going to see Mac the Oaf again this season.

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:35 am

      I ended the season on Aug 2nd, Loo. Does anyone read the shit I write?

      • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:44 am

        I ended it on April 2nd.
        Just can’t shake the fact that weird shit happens and they’re only 6 GB in the LC.
        I admit that I’ve been drinking very heavily this week…

      • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2018 at 11:02 am

        Tip a couple for me, Loo!

    • Macdog said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:50 am

      I guess A. I wouldn’t say “no shot,” more like a very slim shot because the standings do say otherwise. And while B is true in that most of us have given up, it’s not a reasonable shot because there’s too many teams in front of them.

      • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2018 at 11:03 am

        Ha! I voted “slim shot” before I saw your post, MAC. Great minds think alike! 🤔

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2018 at 11:01 am

      C) The Giants have a slim chance at the PS….

      I know I said I have waived the white flag, and also offered to buy any and all Flappers lunch and drinks of choice at a future Flapalooza, IF the Giants make the post-season.

      Six back (seven in the WC). Possible, yes. Probable, no. Again…I vote C. A slim chance…

  3. Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:37 am

    the *nookie monster* lqtm….

    • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:45 am

      Believe me, he was a bi-centennial god…

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2018 at 11:04 am

      That had me laughing out loud….

  4. djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 11:23 am

    MINAJ as a NY Met:

    AB: 36
    H: 17
    BA: .472
    2B: 3
    HR: 2
    RBI: 9
    OBP: .513
    SLG: .722
    OPS: 1.235

    • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 11:25 am

      I would trade Panik and Gorks for him today…

  5. Bozo said, on August 11, 2018 at 11:33 am

    I’m going with c: The Giants have a shot, a long shot but I’m riding it out.

    Yes, I’ve been told I’m an idiot and I’m sure I resemble that remark.

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 11, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Can’t figure out the post from my phone but this is hella rad

    • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 11:53 am

      Can’t get the video to play, but I’ll always root for a fat kid.
      Even better if he wears thick eyeglasses…

    • Lurker John said, on August 11, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      “My name is Alfred Delia. At home they call me big Al and I hit dingers.” Love it.

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      That’s great…love it! Ya gotta root for the kids team after that!

  7. djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Blach out of the pen to start tonight.
    Game is free on MLB-TV for the dot watchers out there…

  8. zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    There’s different levels of giving up on the team for the season. I’ve given up hope for the playoffs, but I’ll still watch all the games. It’s a long winter without baseball, so I’ll watch until the end.
    And then root against the Dodgers, Cubs, Red Sox, Yankees, and Cleveland in the playoffs.
    If two of them make it to the World Series, the games become what a friend of mine calls “asteroid games.” Games where you root for an asteroid to hit the ballpark. Well, maybe that’s a little harsh. Maybe. 🙂

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 12:22 pm

      I play A LOT of daily fantasy baseball so I am as locked in as ever to the season. The thing about my Aug 2nd flag waving is that it’s allowed me to let go of the games emotionally. It’s not pissing me off when they lose anymore.

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      Agree Flav about now being emotionally disconnected. My focus (hope) is more on the front office getting its shit together in the off-season and improving the team.

  9. Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    KNBR is heavily promoting the Bonds retirement # thing as you’d expect. It’s nothing but praise and love and stories getting told all day. I wonder how the rest of the country is viewing this.

    • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      With indifference…

  10. snarkk said, on August 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    I called em done late July after the last Brewers loss on Sunday. They came outta the AS break comatose…

    • blade3colorado said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      That late? I called them pfffttt before the season began.

  11. snarkk said, on August 11, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Ohio State yesterday. Place is legit unreal. So big it has its own ZIP code, no joke. It’s a city masquerading as a school …

    • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 12:44 pm

      Do they have a statue of John Brockington from Jefferson High in Brooklyn?
      I think he was the first RB in history to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first 3 seasons.
      Washed up at 29 with KC…

      • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 12:48 pm

        Way back they had a damn good basketball player named Allan Hornyak.
        I liked his game and his name.
        Never made it in the pros.
        Willie might remember him…

      • James said, on August 11, 2018 at 2:09 pm

        John Brockington, still a cool sounding name. Probably on the cover of one or two of the first sports magazines I bought. I consoled myself that, in combination, Vic Washington and Ken Willard were better.

      • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 2:18 pm

        Back then I think the Niners had about 10 guys with last names starting with “W”…

  12. zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Belt (remember him? Never forget) starts for the River Cats tonight.

    • alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2018 at 2:43 pm

      His size 14 shoes will probably trip over the river cat mascot and he will break an ankle to finally end another season of DL duty..

      • blade3colorado said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:28 pm

        Lulz

    • James said, on August 11, 2018 at 4:20 pm

      His quest to finish with a career best OPS is the only thing that might make September baseball interesting for me.

  13. Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Fred Lewis was interviewed on KNBR and good luck translating what the fuck he said he does for work now. He started talking about getting his insurance license, then started talking about investing and not losing money in annuities but he kept saying “insurance stuff”. Marty Lurie clearly had no idea what the fuck he was talking about and changed the subject quickly.

    • alleykat69 said, on August 11, 2018 at 3:39 pm

      Nothing changes,just like when Fred played the outfield he was “dazed& confused”

    • James said, on August 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      Fred’s career OPS+ was 97. If he’s doing as well with the “insurance stuff,” he’ll be happier than Chris Brown was post-career. The leather jacket in yesterday’s photo was quite stylish.

  14. Bozo said, on August 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Does anyone know if they’ll be showing the Bonds pregame stuff somewhere? I don’t think mlb.com will be.

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2018 at 4:27 pm

      Giants pregame starts at 4:30 on NBC Sports BA. I would be very surprised if they are not showing it…

      • Bozo said, on August 11, 2018 at 5:15 pm

        So far it isn’t on mlb.com that I can see (surprise) and I can’t stream it live because CSNBayArea isn’t part of my tv package here in NC. MLB will probably startup a bit before game time so maybe I’ll see some highlights. Thanks anyway.

      • Bozo said, on August 11, 2018 at 5:23 pm

        Found it on Facebook live.

  15. James said, on August 11, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    The thing that bugs me about the Bonds commentary isn’t the failure to acknowledge the steroid use — it’s the unwillingness to admit that Barry was a better hitter than Mays.

    • chipower9 said, on August 11, 2018 at 4:25 pm

      I agree, but Mays, IMO, was the better overall player. If I could take either on a team, in their prime, for me it’s Mays.

      • YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on August 11, 2018 at 5:25 pm

        No doubt Chipower9, Mays would be the man to take 1st, not just because his defense would make him more valuable playing at AT&T Park, he’s also more marketable.
        Barry would be the second best by a nose, then there’s a huge drop to third in real world value.

    • YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on August 11, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      Yup! There is only one player who was definitely a better hitter than Barry, and maybe three or four who were his equal.
      As for the unacknowledged steroid use, my biggest gripe is how probable users like Piazza and Bagwell got in ahead of Bonds.

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:20 pm

      agreed, Bonds was better and in fact the best hitter in the history of the game.

      • YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:10 pm

        Bonds is in fact, NOT a better hitter than Ruth. Based on actual facts, not sabermetrical projections, it’s hard to make a case the career leader in OPS (100 points higher than Bonds) is not the best hitter ever.

  16. chipower9 said, on August 11, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Last chance to dump Cutch while the Bucs are just across the diamond…Just Do It…

    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. Ty Blach (R) P

  17. YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on August 11, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    There’s no point in belaboring the obvious, irrespective of his use of PEDs, Barry Bonds is a 1st ballot Hall of Famer.
    I’m here to praise Bonds, as well as the only SF Giant who was better, and to praise the House That Barry Built. AT&T Park is Barry’s enduring legacy; it’s why signing him is the most profitable free agent contract ever negotiated.
    Now, about Mays for a second. Bonds’ career OPS is more than a 100 points higher, but probably 99% of fans would agree Mays is not only the greatest Giant, he’s arguably, the best player of all-time. Why? Because of his outfield defense, his grace in flight, his rocket arm. These are attributes whose value is greatly increased when playing right and centerfield at AT&T Park.
    All my most ingrained memories of Bonds are of him as a batter: standing in the box, loading up on his left hip, his flawless swing, and the clicking noise the ball made after being soundly rejected by that maple bludgeon of his.
    By blessed luck, a minute before Bonds tied McGwire’s record, I had turned right off of Oak Street and was up on the East 80 entrance ramp at that exact moment. All the traffic stopped to take in the fireworks.

  18. willedav said, on August 11, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Pirates after half the season were under .500 before they won 11 in a row and what 18 of 25 before last night. No one saw that coming either; any of 10 teams do that they are in the money or out in front. lIke Giants they are probably 4th best in division.

    Giants chances? Highly unlikely, esp if pitching like Suarez and some of relievers lately, continue to get lit up. They won’t score enough to compete.

    Miller said that during their big run in July, Pirates led league in couple offensive categories. August they aren’t doing as well. This was before last night’s game. So if Giants bats could suddenly get hot, win streak is doable.

  19. willedav said, on August 11, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Better hitter than Barry, I haven’t seen. High average hitters sure, but they didn’t have his power. So many amazing qualities–
    patience
    knowing the zone and not swinging outside it
    taking the walks that came his way
    power to all fields in all parks
    staying in the box to hit

    Only caveat —if I was commish I’d outlaw the armor everywhere except the protective flap over the helmet

    • Lurker John said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      Well said, Willie. And he had the three years where his average was off the charts too. His numbers are truly cartoonish when looked at as a whole. Video game-esque.

  20. wilcojoe said, on August 11, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Pretty sad to hear the crowd booing Tom Brady’s congratulations message for Barry. That’s as pathetic as those who claim that Henry Aaron is still the HR king.

  21. willedav said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    who is the gal in the gray by Bonds mom? She is in video of him hitting 756. He blows by her to hug him mom.

  22. willedav said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Myabe the gal in the vid is the taller one in black top white slacks. who is she?

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      you’re working hard on this broad, willie

    • willedav said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      guess they are both his daughters. Didn’t realize he had other kids beside Nikolai.

  23. Bozo said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    HOF, HOF, HOF. Sorry I had a tickle in my throat…

  24. Bozo said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    That was cool letting Bonds run out to LF. They should give him a #24 Pirates jersey and let him run out there when Pittsburgh takes the field.

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      lol that would be hilarious

  25. Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    this dude could play next year and lead our team in HR’s. I’m nearly ready to guarantee that.

    • James said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:51 pm

      Julio Franco . . . .

    • Bozo said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:52 pm

      I was hoping they’d put him in the LU tonight.

      • Lurker John said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:23 pm

        Wouldn’t that have been something…

  26. zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    I like those #25 hats.

    • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:51 pm

      Or caps, I guess.

  27. zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    The Giants gave away Barry Bonds growth charts when Crawford was a kid. That’s kind of ironically funny.

  28. zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Schulman tweet:
    #sfgiants brass met with a Bochy today before the game, as our @JohnSheaHey reported. At the same time, Shaw and Williamson sat out their second straight game for Sacramento after an off day. Changes, and soon, would not surprise me.

    • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      The tweet was from last night.

  29. willedav said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    another pop out to LF for Duggar. dude figure out another plan if they are going to pitch you away.

  30. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    From what I remember in 2010, Giants were in contention for the division for most of August, until Padres started pulling away and G’s were something like 6 out at the end of August. Bochy commented at the time that maybe it was time to start thinking more realistically about the wildcard, not the division. Then Pads went out and lost something like 10 straight, allowing SF to get right back in it and of course finally pass SD. Trouble is this year, kind of hard to imagine 7 teams currently above the Giants losing 10 straight and just as difficult to imagine Giants putting any kind of long win streak together. So, mathematically, sure, still in it. But, reality bites.

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:37 pm

      exactly. As I said a week ago or so. Go look at the teams we have a better record than in the NL. If just the shit teams.

  31. Bozo said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Man, Bell hit the shit out of that.

  32. zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    To use a BF phrase, Blach is just a guy.

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm

      he’s like Suarez. His stuff works as long as it’s in the perfect location. Otherwise, blasted.

      • Lurker John said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:25 pm

        I like to think that Suarez has better stuff than Blach, but probably not by much. Better FB anyway.

  33. Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    what da ya know, done in by another bomb at AT&T by a guy who is a fringe bomb hitter, at best.

    • willedav said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:52 pm

      he hit 26 last year. Not having as good a season this year. But he seems to like SF pitching.

  34. Macdog said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Clang!

  35. zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    A couple of poignant moments from the ceremony: Barry tearing up at memories of his father; we can only guess how complicated their relationship was. Which is true for a lot of children of ballplayers, because the dads are gone so much during the season.
    And Willie Mays saying with some sense of wonder in his voice: “I may not be around forever.” Something that seems unthinkable to Giants fans.
    Old ballplayers reminiscing, and also the feelings we fans have towards them, reminds me of the Rush song “Time Stand Still”:

    Time stand still
    I’m not looking back
    But I want to look around me now
    Time stands still
    See more of the people
    And the places that surround me now
    Time stands still
    Freeze this moment
    A little bit longer
    Make each sensation
    A little bit stronger
    Experience slips away
    Experience slips away
    Time stands still
    I turn my face to the sun
    Close my eyes,
    Let my defenses down
    All those wounds
    That I can’t get unwound
    I let my past go too fast
    No time to pause
    If I could slow it all down
    Like some captain,
    Whose ship runs aground
    I can wait until the tide comes around
    Time stand still
    I’m not looking back
    But I want to look around me now
    Time stands still
    See more of the people
    And the places that surround me now
    Freeze this moment
    A little bit longer
    Make each sensation
    A little bit stronger
    Make each impression
    A little bit stronger
    Freeze this motion
    A little bit longer
    The innocence slips away
    The innocence slips away
    Time stands still
    Time stands still
    I’m not looking back
    But I want to look around me now
    See more of the people
    And the places that surround me now
    Time stands still
    Summer’s going fast
    Nights growing colder
    Children growing up
    Old friends growing older
    Freeze this moment
    A little bit longer
    Make each sensation
    A little bit stronger
    Experience slips away
    Experience slips away
    The innocence slips away

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:10 pm

      excellent post.

      • James said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:18 pm

        It takes up a lot more space than the video would.

      • unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:48 pm

        Now that’s funny, James.

  36. Macdog said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Rox beat Dodgers 3-2 on Ryan McMahon 3-run HR with 2 out in the 9th.

    • Bozo said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:14 pm

      Gotta love that.

  37. zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    The first game after Jansen went on the DL with an irregular heartbeat, the Dodgers blew the save tonight.

    • Bozo said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:14 pm

      Gotta love that.

  38. James said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    BB25 has probably gone home.

  39. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I’m just sittin’ here on a Sunday morning in VN day dreaming what JD Martinez’ 37 HRs would look like on this team…..

    • Bozo said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      Probably look like 15 HRs? Just kidding, but it would still lead the team.

    • James said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:25 pm

      But you’re also not that bummed that they’ve been contributed to the 120 win Bosox . . . 🙂

  40. Macdog said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Has Bochy joined the rest of us? Down 4-0 with 2 outs in the 7th and he bats the relief pitcher.

  41. Lurker John said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Someone predicted last night that the G’s wouldn’t do squat with the bats tonight after scoring 13. How prophetic.

  42. Lurker John said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Crap, JD with 37 dingers and 104 RBI after tonights game. The guy is crushing it. No, we don’t need that here.

  43. Lurker John said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    If not for Mookie Betts he’s winning the Triple Crown right now.

  44. snarkk said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    I read somewhere that before yesterday’s slugfest, the Giants were 14 for their last 94. That’s not the pitching staff hits. That’s the entire team. I’ve been out in the midwest, so I haven’t paid much attention to the last week of games. How is that level of hitting suckitude even possible for a MLB club? Now, a shutout beatdown in progress…

    • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      The Giants take flaccid to a new level.

      • Macdog said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:44 pm

        Can’t spell soft without S.F..

  45. zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    3- Terry
    4- Ott
    11- Hubbell
    20- Irvin
    24- Mays
    25- Bonds
    27- Marichal
    30- Cepeda
    36- Perry
    42- Robinson
    44- McCovey

    There’ll be a quiz on this later in the term.

  46. djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Fun fact:
    Buster has not homered this summer.
    I have him at 157 PAs.

    • Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      he’s ridiculous. Tomorrow I’m gonna look up his second halfs over the last few years. Without looking I bet he doesn’t have 10 home runs in the second halfs of the last 3 seasons (including this one)

    • Macdog said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      Meanwhile, both Pirates catchers have hit a HR this series.

  47. Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    can’t argue with this take

    • unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Love it. 100% true.

    • YogiBarrister (@Yogi47951368) said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      I said pretty much the same thing above.
      It’s ironic, even though he never played there, The House That Barry Built puts their respective careers in the proper context. Because centerfield is a key defensive position, especially at AT&T, Mays is unquestionably the greatest Giants player ever.

  48. djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    I guess Kent didn’t show.
    How did 87 y.o. Willie look?

    • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Good, in my opinion. He surprised them by walking to the podium to speak, instead of staying at his seat. His speech lit up the ballpark pretty well.

      • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:58 pm

        They handed him a mic at his seat, expecting him to speak from there.

      • djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:02 pm

        Thanks, Zum…

  49. Flavor said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    this is a great tweet that highlights the downfall of our society

    • unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      I thought you were referring to the mixed races earlier, and the honkyness of the later one.

  50. sandog said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    Watching the Pirates feed on delay. Surprisingly, they showed a good amount of the ceremony. My take-aways:
    -Barry looks damn good and the parts of the speech I heard were great. Giving a shout out to Bill Virdon was cool. It was a run-in with Virdon that led to Leyland screaming at him that one famous time.
    -Pleasantly surprised to hear and see Willie Mays speak that well. I thought he had gotten pretty frail and was reduced to more of a wave and smile guy. Glad to be dead wrong about that. Still bugs me he won’t wear an SF hat, but I gotta let that go.
    -I wish I could have been there for that. Looked like it was very well done from what I could tell.

    • snarkk said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:59 pm

      Baer gives great ceremony.
      Field a team that can hit and score? — not so much…

  51. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Pretty easy to predict yesterday that we would get shut out. Fucking limp-dicked assholes. This is how they give Bonds a show? Damn right he could still hit them out.

  52. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    I sure hope they blow this shit up soon. Crawfish jogging out the DP is especially shitty. Fuck it. Cutch is mailing it in as is Crawfish. He’s bungled more plays in the past 8 games than all of last season. Take your 8 girls and move to fucking Toronto if you don’t want to play here. I]m supremely sick of this shit. PLEASE start Pence tomorrow to light the fires under the team. I’m kidding of course. But, Jesus Christ. If San Dawg doesn’t catch up to us I’ll be surprised. Fuck this team and their pathetic show. They should all be benched.

    The team pays tribute to Bonds, and this is their effort? They might as well wiped their asses with their caps. Fuck this shit.

    • snarkk said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      They need to blow this puppy up big time, including Bochy and the entire field coaching staff. Start fresh. Stop nonsense about Harper, which won’t happen. Trade Bum for a handful of prospects while he has one year left on his deal. Start making moves for baseball reaons, not PR reasons…

      • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:22 pm

        I’ve moved into the tear-down/rebuild camp. They went for a playoff spot this year. Cool, but it didn’t happen. Time to blow it all up. Get a young manager, ready to endure the rebuild. It means some rough seasons ahead, but it’s got to be done.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:39 pm

      Love it! Another Flapper getting sick of this shit sandwich of a team.

  53. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    I’m not too much in tune with the minor leagues, so I’m curious if anyone has a good read at this time on *possible* youngsters down on the farm for each position who could start replacing “the core*. OFers look ok in Slater and Duggar, maybe Shaw… how about infield? Hanson will probably just be a super utility guy. Any 1B, 2B, SS, or 3B youngsters? Catcher, we wait for Joey Bart. Always a good idea for a team to have youth pushing the vets and also allowing the team to possibly trade off some of said vets. Not sure I see that here. The team continuing to talk about its core is just silly at this point and moving forward….

    • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      There’s a ss doing well, but I can’t remember his name.

  54. snarkk said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Look at the throw by this A’s outfielder. Unreal. I don’t even know this guy – rookie named Laureano.
    Nobody in the Giants outfield comes close to making this play.
    The A’s look like they are for real. Beane hasn’t traded half the team away, I wouldn’t want to face them in the playofffs…
    https://www.mlb.com/video/laureanos-epic-double-play/c-2373961683

    • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      They might be a little vulnerable in starting pitching, maybe; but they play with a lot of energy and zest. Nobody expected anything from them this season; they’re playing with no pressure on them.

  55. sandog said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Barry did a full inning in the Pirates TV booth and absolutely nailed it. Talked about how guys like Johnny Ray, Tommy Herr, and Mike Lavalliere motivated him and taught him things.

    • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      No props for the BALCO guys. Hardly seems just.
      🙂

      • sandog said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:31 pm

        ..or at least the legendary Greg Anderson!

      • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:37 pm

        Didn’t he serve some time? He wouldn’t talk. Like in Goodfellas.

  56. unca_chuck said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Wow. That throw is insane. I like how the 1st baseman nonchalonts the catch.

  57. djloo27 said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    It’s been discussed many times. You can’t tear it down quickly with all the long term contracts.
    If they’re all in one piece the starting infield in 2019 is Belt, Longoria, Crawford, Posey and probably Panik.
    The OF could be any fuckin’ thing…

    • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:46 pm

      True, the Giants would have to eat part of Longoria’s contract in a trade. Bum remains the prize trade item. I’m curious what the Yankees would give for him.
      Cueto, Melancon, and Smarj are nightmare contracts.
      There’s a creativity needed in the front office that probably isn’t there.

      • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:48 pm

        Hard to say what Belt’s trade value is.
        I just don’t think Baer would trade Posey.

      • sandog said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:56 pm

        I think Longoria’s contract belongs in the “nightmare” group too. I don’t think even a super creative GM could fix this. We hitched our wagon to Posey/Belt/Craw and then doubled down with Cueto/Smarge/Melancon/Longoria.
        We just have to ride it out. Ride Captain Ride, and add more 1-2 year rentals and rebuild the farm system along the way.

      • zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:09 pm

        That’s surely Baer’s preference. The Giants front-office has made the point to put out public statements several times this season saying there will be no tear-down. But at some point, it may force the issue for even Baer.

  58. sandog said, on August 11, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Pirates booth actually touched on the steroid allegations and HOF candidacy topic after Barry left. (Obviously easier for them to go there than for Giants guys) John Wehner, who played with Barry said he thinks there are already guys in the HOF that used and thus Barry should be in. Play by play guy intimated he has softened a bit on the topic, but sounded like he still had some reservations about HOF for Barry)

  59. zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Barry will most likely not make the Hall of Fame. He falls off the ballot in a few years. Almost half of the voters remain immovable. Not enough of them will change their minds. Amongst them the A’s beat writers.

  60. zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    How’s this for a new manager….wait for it……….Mike Scioscia! Ha!!

  61. zumiee said, on August 11, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    In the Little League playoffs- North Dakota vs. Iowa. The complete honky-fest you’d expect.

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