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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 29, 2018

A great win, however meaningless, to be sure. I think it’s a little dangerous to get too excited about 1-0 victories since it masks the true reality of how bad our hitting is. As I said at the end of the last thread, scoring 1 run and being forced to shut out the other team is not a clear path to the post season.

But hey, a win is always better than a loss…

 

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  1. snarkk said, on August 29, 2018 at 7:17 am

    How many one run games have the Giants lost?…

    • Flavor said, on August 29, 2018 at 7:30 am

      When the opponent scores 0? None. Fucking undefeated studs.

  2. willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:32 am

    doubt the players think it’s meaningless or make fun of only being behind 6 other teams. Doesn’t look like anyone is mailing it in or coasting home and that isn’t Flying Squirrels they knocked out of first place.

    There’s a lot to be happy about I think moving from 98Ls to around 81 despite all the injury stuff that has happened.
    Taking next step and getting to 88 Ws from 81 ish ain’t gonna be easy but it’s a lot easier from where they are today than from where Padres are.

    Bochy said Duggar was in some pain when he went out there to check on him but kid told him he wasn’t coming out. Hope he’s OK, playing well lately.

  3. alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:38 am

    If they don’t alter the deminsons of the yard they will not be able to get F/A good players to come here.They can throw the 3in 5 all they want but that was with pitching and defense it’s all about sluggers now and they don’t have any..

    • gianthead said, on August 29, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Anyone have any evidence that changing the dimensions would actually attract more high-end bats???

      • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 11:50 am

        Kinda makes sense…..doesn’t it?

  4. xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:44 am

    From Baggarly this a.m.:

    David Peralta hit a drive to the deepest part of left-center, and with two outs, Nick Ahmed was running on contact from first base. Duggar not only had the physical speed to cut off the drive, but he knew from experimenting in batting practice that the ball would react differently when it bounced off the fresh sod that the grounds crew had planted following an Ed Sheeran concert at the ballpark a week earlier.

    “When it hits that grass, it kind of checks up,” he said. “I know if I got over there, I could catch it on one hop and turn around and hit Craw. I anticipated the hop and it worked out that way.”

  5. gianthead said, on August 29, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Someone in the internet tubes made the argument about the Astros being a good landing spot for McCutch….makes lots of sense. They have plenty of dough for them to give up maybe $3 mill tops for him…

    • Flavor said, on August 29, 2018 at 11:57 am

      Wilco called that 2 weeks ago

    • alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      I called it too, Cutch would move to LF makes the most sense..

  6. zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I’m all for getting excited about these wins against the D-Backs, but it needs to be followed up by a good series against the Mets.
    I’ll give the 2018 Giant this: they kept it interesting all the way to September, a huge improvement over last season.

    • alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 12:53 pm

      Right up their with the 49ers starting out 0-10 then Jimmy took over ( hmm not Hendrix) for 6 straight wins..

  7. unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Proof is in the pudding. Sustainability is the outcome that is needed. They have a habit of plaing eell vs good teams, then shitting on their shoes for the bad ones.

    Hence the Mets and this next series.

    • zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      I hear ya. This Mets series coming up is just the kind of series the Giants have struggled with all season.

  8. Flavor said, on August 29, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    how quick after the camera light goes off does this guy call *dumbass* on himself?

  9. unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Today. He;’s so hammered, he didn’t notice.

  10. unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    All this talk of being in the race or not, no one has run away from us. Therefore, we dance on the edge of the party.

    • zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      The Giants are getting their Styx on right now.

      “You’re fooling yourself if you don’t believe it
      You’re kidding yourself if you don’t believe it
      Get up, get back on your feet
      You’re the one they can’t beat and you know it
      Come on, let’s see what you’ve got
      Just take your best shot and don’t blow it”

      • Flavor said, on August 29, 2018 at 3:46 pm

        they had a great run, just like the Giants

      • Macdog said, on August 29, 2018 at 4:11 pm

        Appropriately, that’s on The Grand Illusion album.

      • unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 4:31 pm

        Yeah, Styx were good, bad and insufferable. Blue Collar Man is solid. Babe? Nope. Too much time on my hands? Snowblind? Miuss America? Great stuff. My fucking graduating class in high school used Come Sail Away (urk urk) though as the commencement song. Dreck.

        My vote, beyond the obvious Free Bird or Stairway to Heaven, was Won’t get Fooled Again.

      • snarkk said, on August 29, 2018 at 4:57 pm

        I’ve turned on the snarkettes to The Who. They really dig their music. Baba O’Reilly is a real fave, with Squeeze Box a giggle fave. For me it’s Behind Blue Eyes, and See Me, Feel Me if I had to pick 2. Sorry to say I never saw them live…

      • unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 5:08 pm

        Ahhh, man they were one of the only bands that always kicked ass when I saw them. Aerosmith were way too fucked up to play the 2 times I saw them, the Stones the time I saw them were just dead tired and bored. But I saw the Who 4 times and they tore it up every time. The Who and the Dead OD on the green was spectacular.
        Seeing the Clash open for the Who was another great show. At one of the indoor shows, Rickey Medlocke and Blackfoot opened for them. The only blehh opener for them was Whitesnake. David Coverband!

  11. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 29, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Duggar to the DL. Blanco on the way.

    • Flavor said, on August 29, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      oh, another guy we like is hurt? Shocker

      • djloo27 said, on August 29, 2018 at 5:13 pm

        Without googling, what college team is known as the Shockers?
        A tougher question is why are they known as the Shockers?

      • snarkk said, on August 29, 2018 at 5:16 pm

        Wichita State. Idk why…

      • unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm

        Their founder only has 3 fingers on his right hand?

      • djloo27 said, on August 29, 2018 at 5:40 pm

        According to the school’s website, a football manager invented the nickname in 1904 because a lot of the players harvested (or “shocked”) wheat to earn money in the summer. A “shocker” is one who harvests wheat.

      • xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 5:46 pm

        yeah, shocks of wheat stand in the harvested fields like thousands of tiny wigwams. Get your gluten, get your gluten there.

    • djloo27 said, on August 29, 2018 at 5:10 pm

      Blanco knows how to win!

    • xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      I never understood that dislocated shoulder popping out and popping back in thing. I knew a guy in HS whose shoulder used to pop out all the time when he tried to surf. Help me, he’d shout. None of us heard. Too much white water roaring, I suppose. Anyway, does this mean Duggar will be prone (pardon the pun) to shoulder injuries, as Freddie S was, every time he dives for a ball or a base?

  12. unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    You’ve got to be kidding. Dig Dug is out? Let’s bring back Benito Santiago and Marvin Benard. Those guys never got hurt.

  13. snarkk said, on August 29, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Chuck, so when you saw The Who those times, was Moon on the sticks and was he getting it done or out to lunch?…

  14. unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    I only saw Moon once, and that was when the Who and the Dead played at that day on the green in ’76, and Moon was still rock solid at that point. I missed the show at the Cow Palace when they had to bring a random guy up from the crowd to finish the show as Moon had passed out and they carried him off the stage.

    By the time I saw them again, like 1979, he was gone and Kenney Jones had replaced him. The best show of them all to me was the 82 Who Clash show. A buddy and I were way up close and it was just great. But the Who and the Dead was pretty special as well.

    The ’78 Aerosmith show, they were ALL out to lunch. 3/4 of the crowd walked out, we’re talking 50,000 people, and those that remained (including us) were giving them a ton of shit. It was like ripping Jack Clark from the right field seats. Pretty fucking funny,

    • alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 6:55 pm

      I was at that show at the Cow Palace Chuck!
      Keith Moon was high on elephant tranquilers and literally just fell forward over his drums and passed out! After some wild confusion, getting Moon backstage, Roger Daltry asked the crowd,”Hey is their any good drummers out there?” Lol as 20,000 plus raised their hands, but yeah they did get a random guy for his claim to fame moment,and they jammed out “Wont get fooled again” and the guy pulled it off well, it was one crazy 🌝 night but awesome as well!! The Who really did put on a great show back then..

    • Macdog said, on August 29, 2018 at 7:08 pm

      Wish I had seen one of those Who/Clash shows in ’82, but I did get to see both separately. Around that time, I saw Aerosmith — sans Joe Perry — at a club in Jersey. This period was probably a low point for the band, but they did put on a good show.

  15. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 29, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    xoot, iirc injuries have slowed Duggar’s progress in the minors. I also used to know a guy who had shoulder issues and it was never a simple pop it back in deal rather it was quite painful for him and took time to recover.

    • xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 5:55 pm

      from VeryWellHealth:

      “Patients who sustain a shoulder dislocation will need to have the shoulder repositioned, a process called ‘reducing a shoulder.’ Almost everyone who dislocates for the first time will require assistance reducing the shoulder. People who have dislocated their shoulder many times may be able to easily reduce their shoulder.”

      There’s a technique. I still don’t understand it. Duggar’s shoulder popped back into place last night. That’s what used to happen to the would-be surfer I knew as the shore break knocked him around or as he used that technique. Or both.

  16. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 29, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Senior year of highschool, saw the Who at the start of their Quadrophenia tour in December ’73, at the Spectrum in Philly. I and a few friends went down to sleep outside the Spectrum the night before tix went on sale a couple months before the show. Can’t believe my folks let us do that, what a night. There was a Slade concert that night. My position in line was within the first 10 or so people, very near the doors, and we marvelled and lost count at how many times bouncers threw out disorderly “fans” onto the sidewalk. Pretty funny. Didn’t sleep well but got 5th row center seats, great show. Opening act was a rather unknown band at the time named Lynard Skynard…. Townsend got made at a sound guy backstage and was throwing shit at him the whole time. Good times.

    • Flavor said, on August 29, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      great story.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 7:34 pm

      Slade. That’s pretty cool. Skynyrd even better. Quadrophenia is on of my faves of theirs. First album I ever bought. In 7th grade.

  17. Macdog said, on August 29, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Goddamn these injuries, now Duggar. Especially during a week where he’s made a direct impact on three straight wins. And it could have been avoided — why did he think he could advance to third on a ball hit to LF?

    • snarkk said, on August 29, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      Why? Young and Dumbggar…

    • djloo27 said, on August 29, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      Giants don’t have much experience running the bases…

  18. unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Saw Joe Peryy minus Aerosmith (Joe Perry Project) at the Keystone. Much better than the Aerosmith shows I saW.

  19. djloo27 said, on August 29, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Brrrrrrandon….

  20. snarkk said, on August 29, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    There’s some video somewhere, maybe on youtube, where George Martin the producer for the Beatles and Roger Daltry are together in a studio dissecting Who tunes on a massive mixing board. Martin dials up and down the various lines of the tunes, and focuses on Moon’s drum playing, with comment by Daltry. Daltry explains how on many if not most songs, it was Moon’s drums that actually lead the tune, and was the most important piece, not lead guitar of Townsend. It’s really interesting to follow Daltry’s explanations as Martin plays around with the various mixes of very famous recordings, showing what Moon was actually doing. Daltry was highly complimentary of Moon, and seemed to have the opinion that Moon’s faults were the price they just had to pay for his great talent and help in making the music. It was very convincing that Moon was a damn genius, and the Who would clearly not have been the legendary band they were without him…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:03 pm

      Agree about Moon’s leading through drumming. Also paired with Entwhistle’s roaring train bass melodies, those songs were majorly driven hard….

      • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:23 pm

        ……and he did a helluva job playing Uncle Ernie as well! “Fiddling about, fiddling about”

  21. zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Dodgers swept the Padres and Rangers. Feasted on those hapless teams, which is what you’re supposed to do.

  22. xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    Slater is pretty shitty in LF

    • zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      He looks like me out there. That ain’t a good thing.

    • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:20 pm

      Maybe so, but that was a tough play

    • willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:31 pm

      turning into an adventure…maybe Stanford guy needs to be graded on the curve or something

  23. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    One of my biggest “Paul, you’re a fucking idiot” moments in life (and there have been many) involved Pete Townsend. Sometime in the late ’90s, when I was living in Cow Hollow (Fillmore and Pixley), I saw Pete standing on a corner near Pierce St. Annex talking to someone. I had SO many things I wanted to ask him about, but as I approached him, I could only stammer out something stupid like “Will you sign my bus pass?”. Sheesh. He signed it; I do still have a Muni bus pass signed by Pete Townsend. Unfortunately, the signature looks more like “Fuck You” than “Pete Townsend”…..

    • xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      That’s really funny.

    • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      Too Much Good Stuff Paul!

  24. djloo27 said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    When it gets to 5-0, we can transition to hamburger reviews…

    • willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:33 pm

      hey thx for Wichita St. I loved those teams, especially the old Missouri Valley with Louisville in it.
      Saw Darrell Griffith from the Ville when he was on Utah play Warriors. Man what vertical he had off pull up J. One two dribbles and then boom shot right over anyone.

  25. djloo27 said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Strange to see the fans all bundled up.
    It was 346 degrees in Brooklyn today…

    • willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:38 pm

      it was cooler in south bay today when I left work. I thought about the Yard must be 55 and breezy there.
      I don’t blame Cutch—if I grew up in south and played my career in hot humid weather I wouldn’t like playing RF in the cold and wind at ATT either.

      Jenkins did something on A Ashe, 50 yrs since he won at Forest Hills. Nice column. There’s new bio of Ashe out like to check that one.

    • xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      Last year it was 106 in SF

  26. willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Bugs me Craw couldn’t move Panik over after leadoff double with a chance to get a run back. A flyball hit into RF where Hundley hit his would have done the job instead of pop up to LF. arrgghh

  27. alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Ok I’ll start the 🍔 burger run!
    Awful Awful burger in Reno is a must!
    It’s massive, 2…1/2 burgers with a sauce that’s the bomb all the fixings and a shitload of fries which is a meal in its self..🍔🍔🍔🍔

    • Flavor said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      me and Diggity had one last time we were in Reno

  28. zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Avocado on a burger, I’m all in on that concept.

    • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      Agree. I put some simple guac on a burger on a ciabatta bun the other night and it was damn good.
      Simple Guac = mashed avocado + koser salt. That’s it. Damn good.

      • zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm

        Sounds great.

    • Bozo said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      I really like a bacon avocado cheeseburger w/ fries. It has all the major grease groups.

      • zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm

        Ha!

    • willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      the Mr. Pickle sandwich grilled chicken bacon cheese and avocado slices is great… Just heat the meat pls (server looked at me funny when I said that) otherwise turns it into guac.

  29. snarkk said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Speaking of drummers, Mrs. snarkk and I saw the Elvin Jones jazz band in Helsinki, Finland back around 1993. We were traveling around Europe on a two month or so self tour, and one part of the tour was up in Scandinavia. We were walking around downtown Helsinki one afternoon up on some steps by the big City Hall or whatever the hell it was, and we started a conversation under a big statue with a cool black American dude. Turned out he was Willie Pickens, the pianist for Elvin Jones’ band in those days. They were doing a Euro tour, and Helsinki was the current stop. We started up a real nice convo, ended up doing lunch, and he invited us to the gig that night at some venue on the outskirts of Helsinki. We took what seemed like an interminable bus ride out to the venue, picked up our free tix at will call courtesy of Willie, as promised, and proceeded to see a smashing jazz concert. After, he invited us backstage and we met Elvin and also Ravi Coltrane, son of John, as Ravi was then playing sax with Elvin’s band. They invited us to an after gig jazz gig at a smaller bar/jazz place a mile or so away. The featured lady black singer, who I forget her name, was an American jazz artist who was just fabulous. We sat with Willie for most of the couple of sets, and we bought each other drinks. He gave us a nice history of American black jazz artists plying their craft in Europe since the 20s, when Europe appreciated the jazz artists and paid them, contrary to the Jim Crow BS and limited ability of such black artists to make a living in the US in those days. Sadly, Willie passed back in the early 2000s. He was a standup dude, and we really enjoyed that serendipidous and still memorable outing…

    • zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Wow! I was going to tell a concert story, but after reading yours, I did this:

    • willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      Holy shit Snarkk, Jones is jazz royalty as a drummer. His own groups are quite unique with a very diverse group of players involved. I have number of CDs he plays on where he is not the leader but he is in total control.
      And yes sad but true many black artists moved there and recorded/played for many years in front of audiences that appreciated them much more than here, and with minimal hassle.

    • xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      that’s a great experience

  30. Flavor said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Zumiee this is funny

    • zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      lulz!

  31. djloo27 said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Bam Bam is odds on to be next Giants manager – unless he bolts before Bochy calls it a career…

    • alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Yeah I don’t doubt that now Loo.
      One good thing doesn’t matter who the pitcher is nationality wise, Bam Bam can chew him out in 5 different languages..

  32. alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Another great hole in the wall :Saquatch Pub&Tavern in Verdi just before Reno.
    Excellent Burgers,great selection of beers on tap,prime rib dinners,pastas,breakfast too!

  33. xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I think my favorite SF burger is at Mo’s in North Beach, half a block up past the Saloon and cafe Trieste. They grind the good beef themselves and they don’t skimp. Small place, sometimes crowded with European tourists whose guidebooks sent them there but room at the counter is likely.

    • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      I’m gonna be in SF for 4 nights starting tomorrow. Busy with lots of family stuff, but I’m gonna try and hit this Mo’s place you speak of. Sounds like my kinda joynt.

      • xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:13 pm

        breakfasts are really good, too

      • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:16 pm

        How about that Il Pollalio place right in that same area? Ever go there? Tiny little triangular place that I like. Good burgers, good salad, good rabbit too!

      • xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:18 pm

        don’t know that place. Sounds a bit fancy for me. I used to love the US Restaurant back in the days when it was on that weird triangular lot on Columbus. These days, not so much.

      • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:23 pm

        Not that fancy. San Dawg doesn’t do fancy. Keep it in mind.

      • xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:26 pm

        I will.

      • djloo27 said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:34 pm

        This is the only rabbit I would ever think of eating…

  34. sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    If Cutch became a free agent and his agent announced he was only considering thoughtful one year offers only, how much do you think the highest offer would be?
    (Loo-please don’t come at me with your 5 mil nonsense.)

    • Flavor said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      he might get 8 if he found a sucker

      • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:09 pm

        One year deal is very appealing to teams. No long term commitment. I think he could get as much as 12.

      • alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:14 pm

        I was gonna go with 7 mil from the right sucker..

      • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:16 pm

        I smell an over/under brewing…..

    • willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      8 would be the floor. 10-12 more likely depending on team/league. As James said bounce back season more like 2017 not out of question.

    • djloo27 said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      Seems like no one even wants to pay him for one more month, Dog.
      The man will be looking for 99 cent pizza joints next season…

  35. sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    I actually think Wotus would be a good manager. I think he gets no run as he had little or no playing career and nobody knows who he is outside of SF.

    • Flavor said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      my new thing is that managers are mostly as good as their players. They can do a few things throughout the season to sway games but for the most part they’re as good or bad as their players.

    • zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:10 pm

      I get the feeling he doesn’t interview well. He was bench coach during the 3 in 5. How did he not get a managerial job?

      • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:13 pm

        That could be it. But I also think it has something to do with being a lower key guy with no name recognition. His name doesn’t move the needle at all with your fan base. But I think he could do a good job.

      • zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:24 pm

        Maybe a Bob Melvin type.

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

        Which ain’t a bad thing.

    • alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      I’ve said “Many Many Times SanDawg”
      No way in hell Ron Wotus gets a managers job!
      And yes people know him outside of SF, cause he has interviewed for several manager jobs in the past and was “DENIED “ he’s a coach and that’s all he will ever be..

      • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:14 pm

        Are you saying he’s the Ernie Zampese of MLB?

      • djloo27 said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:40 pm

        Ron Wotus managerial interview tape:

  36. willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    maybe Bochy didn’t want to get DBax fired up, but bringing in Strick and Moronta and not once buzzing a hitter after Godley beaned 3 of theirs, seems like lost opportunity.

  37. unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Craw dogging down the line.

    • willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      Second half has been disappointing. AZ guy Ahmed having a better season, at plate and in the field too.

  38. unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Closest I have to that story is I did blow with Charlie Daniels and Elvin Bishop at the Hilton in Salt Lake City when I was a sophomore in high school. We were on a school ski trip and one of my friends found out what room Elvin Bishop was staying in. So at around midnight, 4 of us go knock on the door. This being the 70s, we all look like we fell out of the fabulous furry freak brothers cartoon, and the bouncer who answers tells us to fuck off very much.

    We bummedly trudge back to the elevator, and the door opens to show us Elvin Bishop and a couple girls. Course we say, “hey we were just looking for you.’ He said come on down! My room is right here. So we stroll in right past the bouncer, and proceed to hang out with Elvin Bishop, Charlie Daniels, various band members, a few guitars, a bunch of whiskey, 2-3 grams of coke, a coupe groupies, and drank, sang, and snorted the night away. The highlight was singing Uneasy Rider at some point. We partied till about 6:00 am and had to get back to our rooms and pack as we were flying out that morning.

    Seen Elvin Bishop a few times since then, he;’s always a blast.

    • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      Holy crap, you guys are killing it on these rock star stories!

  39. zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers! I had never heard of them. Learning new stuff all the time!

  40. sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Willie–where do you stand on the Qualifying Offer to Cutch? Is that a bridge too far for you as well?

    Is there not one person out there who is with me on offering him the QO???

    • zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    • willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:56 pm

      Nothing wrong with it at all. If he leaves you get the pick. If he stays you have a better player than Evans likely winds up with. If as Loo mentioned Belt is traded maybe Slater/Shaw take over 1b. But they still need an OF if all you have is Slater the singles hitter and Duggar.

      • willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:59 pm

        plus he has hot early month he could be dealt.

  41. unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    Those were the funniest of the underground comix back in the 60s-70s.

  42. sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:31 pm

    Is Elvin Bishop the “fooled around and fell in love” guy?

    • zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:31 pm

      Yes.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      That isn’r really indicative of his work.

    • xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      Elvin Bishop played guitar in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, alongside Mike Bloomfield. Those guys won over the people in Chicago’s blues bars in the 60s.

      There’s a great article out there somewhere, maybe Bruce Jenkins, about Elvin B visiting with Dusty Baker when the Reds (or maybe Nats) came to Oakland. Lotta blues talk, lotta fishing, too.

  43. unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    This was in Charlie’s ‘long-haired country boy’ phase.

  44. alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    I would be pissed off if I was Godley walking the worse hitter in baseball..

  45. Bozo said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Happy 75th Birthday to R Crumb (East Coast time).

    • zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:40 pm

      The Crumb documentary is interesting. He and his brothers.

    • xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:48 pm

      Crumb’s wife is getting a lot of great reviews these days. Now that’s my kind of power couple.

  46. zumiee said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    The Kona beer commercials are lost on me.
    “One life, don’t blow it.” I’m not sure what they’re getting at. I don’t drink beer.

    • djloo27 said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:43 pm

      I start at 8:00 AM…

      • Bozo said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:47 pm

        Beer, it’s not just for breakfast anymore.

      • alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:51 pm

        Yeah Loo I’m Going camping ⛺️ for a week and I expect to be hammered the whole time!!

  47. unca_chuck said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    Protect Goddamnit.

  48. alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Longoria ‘s like if Boch would move his big fat head I might see what the pitcher is throwing..

  49. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Charlie, your Charlie Daniels story sure beats my Muni bus pass story. Ok, one more little one: early ’70s, went into NY to see Genesis in what was perhaps their first US tour (back when Peter Gabriel was lead singer), at Lincoln Center (swanky!). A friend and I were hanging out in a hallway after opening act (Robin Trower), puffing on a tasty doob, when a door opened onto a private room where Genesis was partying with friends. We kinda looked in, longingly… a few minutes later, the door opened again and bass player Mike Rutherford (later of Mike and the Mechanics) comes out with a few drinks and gives them to us, smiles, and walks back inside. I don’t know what the hell was in those drinks, but man, I hallucinated all through that show. When Gabriel was strutting around the stage and that man-sized ragweed costume to some weird song, I thought I was going to be eaten up by some plant monster….

    • sandog said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      Another gem! I was just at Lincoln Center earlier this month to see……ahem, my fair lady.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:06 pm

        Haha, probably not a lot of hallucinatory drinks at that event…

  50. xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Here’s a low key concert tale. Earely 70s, a college friend convinced me to help him provide security at a Doc and Merle Watson performance at Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. As you might imagine, there’s little need for “security” at a Doc and Merle Watson concert. They were wonderful. My friend and I spent the entire night enjoying the music and bs’ing until the encore finished. Then we had to bar access to the backstage area. Everyone pretty much understood, except one intense young poet-looking guy. He’d come from Abilene, or Chicago, or some damn place, and he just had to meet Doc, his life depended on it. My friend and I exchanged a glance and then let the guy walk on down the corridor. No one else got through.

    I have no idea how that turned out, but the very next year I noticed that Doc and Merle were back in town. That evening entirely by coincidence the same friend and I happened to be walking on Mission Street, out on the north side of Santa Cruz, where highway 1 comes in and where, as he and I both knew all too well, hitchhikers got dropped. An intense young poet-looking guy came striding toward us. “How do I get to the Civic Auditorium?” he asked, as if his life depended on it. We told him and then we both laughed to the sky above. You can never have too many intense young poet-looking guys chasing their dreams.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:13 pm

      Loved their pickin’ and singing….

  51. alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      That was for the game Xoot not your post which was excellent..

  52. snarkk said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Phuck the Giants.
    I want to hear more awesome Flapper stories about random meets with celebrities…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:09 pm

      Barbara Eden. I was 11 years old, met her backstage after some musical (Molly Brown?) where my uncle managed the sound system. She autographed my program. The whole time, I was staring at the most magnificent cleavage I had ever seen and quite possibly ever will. Well, that’s how my 11 year old mind remembers it…

      • snarkk said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:24 pm

        Even on TV that was some awesome cleavage…

      • alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:31 pm

        Barbara Eden Nice pull P/A I dug her as a youth along with Linda Evans (Audra Big Valley)
        Speaking of Barbara Eden it reminded me of this joke..
        What does Greg Norman (golfer) and I dream of Jeannie have in common?
        Ans…They both blew their masters!

  53. willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Buddy of mine from Uruguay I met doing non commercial dj-ing in SF got both of us backstage to see Fania All Stars at the Fillmore (Graham the NY native was big fan) at height of their fame early ’70s. He knew Jewish guy named Cahn who played trombone in the band, a big one with at least a dozen musicians/singers. turns out only reason he was there (according to him) was Willie Colon the lead trombone player got in argument with tour/band director Johnny Pacheco from the DR over some powdery stuff and left town for next stop in Hawaii.

  54. snarkk said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    Duggar update.
    Separated shoulder, torn labrum.
    Surgery likely soon.
    Done for the season…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      Ouch. Literally and figuratively…

    • willedav said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:33 pm

      ah that sucks. totally innocuous play too. giants really are hexed this year. More Gorks, yuck.

    • alleykat69 said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      Not in Bochy World, he said wellllll we’re thinking 🤔 about the next step with Duggie, May have to shut him down,wait a few months, shoulder stretches,then when that fails ,wellllll we’re getter done on the surgery and make sure he will miss the start of the season and beyond..

    • blade3colorado said, on August 29, 2018 at 11:07 pm

      They’re shutting down Smarg too, as he’s had a setback too. By the by, this isn’t going to get better next season regarding injuries . . . Old guys especially = increased risk of injury.

      Just ask yourself regarding your personal history playing sports after high school, e.g., softball leagues, basketball, etc. Me? After 30, I was usually pulling a muscle, having shoulder pain, or something else. Why? Age. I ran and exercised regularly, but it didn’t matter . . . You’re just more susceptible to injuries as you get older.

  55. xoot said, on August 29, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    I once shared a golf cart with John Forsythe as we left a party in the Santa Barbara wine country. He declaimed when he spoke.

  56. snarkk said, on August 29, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Loss of Duggar really ticks me off.
    The kid was starting to feel it, hitting with more pop, making plays in the OF.
    Plus, much less likely now they’ll trade McCutchen. No bueno…

    • blade3colorado said, on August 29, 2018 at 11:38 pm

      He’s gone at the end of the season regardless. No way, no how he comes back. Giants need to get younger at all positions, especially the OF.


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