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Oh For September

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 6, 2018

Still stuck on zero wins in September. And yet, our place in the standings has remained constant. We still only have a better record than, wait for it….Miami, The Mets, The Reds and San Diego. That hasn’t changed since sometime in July. And yet KNBR hasn’t been selling this “so you’re telling me there’s a chance?” crap up until about a week ago…..

Something I never understood about The Glove Million dollar give-a-way: Why not just keep the prize offer but cancel the insurance policy. As Baer said, “Nobody was ever gonna do it.” And he was right. But it could have been a fun little marketing thing, call a fan’s seat number every game, see what happens. Why not just keep rolling it out there if there’s no risk of it happening? And if it somehow ever did happen, shit $1mil could just come out of their advertising budget. What am I missing here?

 

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  1. blade3colorado said, on September 6, 2018 at 6:03 am

    Yeah, they “shit” multi-million dollar contracts to Melanoma and Longo, so what’s $40 thousand dollars to pay for an insurance policy that pays off a million dollars? I don’t get it either.

    By the by, it’s the glove that had to be hit, not the coke bottle (but so what, no one has hit either).

  2. blade3colorado said, on September 6, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Down with what Flav consistently says about this team never competing unless they get 2-3 players that can hit bombs. Kendrys fucking Morales has hit 7 taters in one week. Conversely, our weaklings were the last team to have a 15 homer player. The Orioles, Royals and Marlins all have at least one stud that has hit 20 bombs.

    The Yankees – with a smaller payroll than ours, has 6 freakin’ players with 20 bombs. Unbelievable. Right now, I think even with the games remaining, our 3 guys (Gorkys, Belt, Longo) are on pace to hit 17 . . . BIG MAYBE IN MY OPINION.

    Back to what Flav said about our team not competing until they get players who can hit bombs . . . I always thought there were many ways to win games and compete for the playoffs, but with the way the game is being played today, I am doubting my convictions about that. Just defense, conga line hitting and pitching wont cut it. Besides, right now, we really don’t have any of those things. Our defense sucks in the outfield; our catcher is out until who knows when; and, our defense at 2nd and 3rd is only “okay.” Regarding pitching, we have 2 that can be counted on, with Bum’s velocity a concern. Only our bullpen is consistently good.

    Our team reminds me of Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates, which is partially about the little Dutch boy who plugs a dike with his finger. Except in our case, another hole develops and another and another and another.

    • zumiee said, on September 6, 2018 at 7:09 am

      Juice-box Muncy hit his 32nd HR last night.
      It’s annoying that the Dodgers got him in a Dumpster Dive.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 6, 2018 at 7:17 am

        Worse Zumiee – is that Muncy is NOT even a starter. LOL

  3. willedav said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:24 am

    re: Blanco. He is ONLY here to back up CF he’s least of their problems. Here’s list of Giants OF this year:
    Gorks ugh but 15 bombs
    MINAJ failed here but has been OK for Mets
    Pence sad but SF was never going to release him have nice life
    Cutch led team in most O categories who matches his numbers next year? gotta find at least 1
    MTO victimized by dumb mound never recovered
    Slater Duggar good looking younger more athletic hope for future…not much pop tho
    Shaw not in Coast League anymore needs to figure some things out
    Hanson most exciting player and imp over Nunez and few others

    Bozo thx for Galarraga bomb vid remember that one well cool player

  4. sandog said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:54 am

    Maybe the Giants should give a million bucks to any player who can hit 30 homers in a year.

    They’d probably never have to pay that one out either…..

  5. unca_chuck said, on September 6, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    Ahhh, Burt Reynolds passed away today. He of course was on his way to a football career when he blew out his knee and was injured in a car accident. The Longest Yard, Semi-Tough, and, uh Deliverance were standouts in a long career.

    • xoot said, on September 6, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      Picking him to play the porn producer/director in Boogie Nights was brilliant casting

  6. unca_chuck said, on September 6, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    For what these are worth . . . these are about the recent changes to the scouting and player dev staffs.

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/article/How-ex-player-David-Bell-plans-to-modernize-the-12750120.php

    https://www.mlb.com/giants/news/giants-announce-2018-player-development-staff/c-263626474

    • snarkk said, on September 6, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      Good article. I like that Bell has hired a bunch of new underlings. Not sure it’s good to have Barr still the draft guy in the end, but hopefully Bell has real pull on those decisions. They have to find and draft better and more athletic players, period…

  7. unca_chuck said, on September 6, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    And there’s this.

  8. Flavor said, on September 6, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    this is how we looked at these guys when we were kids. Before the internet, before seeing them plastered all over tv all the time. Baseball players were like Gods and when you saw one up close it was damn near overwhelming…..

    • snarkk said, on September 6, 2018 at 5:32 pm

      Hilarious. Apparently Buster is not exactly Mr. Congeniality either, when it comes to that…

    • willedav said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      Bill Russell was notorious for not signing autographs too, for anyone. He even stiffed his Celts teammate, Satch Sanders, who couldn’t believe it. Russell just told him, “You know I don’t do this.”

    • djloo27 said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      My first autograph. He was standing a few feet away and took pity on me after the prick Mike McCormick snubbed me. Herbel died young. Scumbag McCormick lives on…

    • xoot said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:21 pm

      this all makes Paul in Asia’s Pete Townshend story even better

  9. zumiee said, on September 6, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    USA Today reported that a man accidentally burned his house down while burning Nike stuff.
    If I was a better person I wouldn’t find that pretty darned funny.

  10. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    There was a guy named Red who hung out day and night in my old bar 40 something years ago. He was in a constant stupor – almost never spoke. The story was he was fired from his big job with Taystee bread.
    Apparently he got drunk and passed out while 5,000 loaves and part of the building burned…

    • xoot said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:26 pm

      sounds like over reaction to me. Bunch of shitty white bread and part of a shitty bakery gone? Time to move on.

      • djloo27 said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm

        It was a big joke to his “buddies”. They loved to laugh and tell that story to anyone while their “pal” drank himself to death…

      • xoot said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:44 pm

        nasty stuff. I happened to bump into David Rothenberg at Biff’s in Oakland early 90s. Biff’s was a strange circular diner open 24/7 with a similarly circulating clientele. I was there one afternoon while my car was in the shop on Broadway. Between 2 and 5 am, it was the place Oakland pimps had breakfast. During the day it was a regular diner.

        Rothenberg was famous for drugging his young son, dousing him with kerosene and then lighting him on fire. His way of dealing with a divorce custody battle. Anyway, he got out on parole after some years and ended up for a while busing tables at Biff’s. The way he cleared dishes, the nasty way he harassed the waitresses (who were tough enough to handle it) got my attention. Then I recognized him from the news stories. One of the worst fucking monsters imaginable.

    • Macdog said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:35 pm

      He was toast.

      • djloo27 said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:50 pm

        Excellent, Mac. Red’s misfortune was about 20 years before Elvis Patterson…

  11. Flavor said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    had to cancel my KD trip. Buddy had a fam emergency. Pfffttttt…. Blade did I do that right?

    • snarkk said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:41 pm

      OY, that’s too bad, sorry to hear that.
      I’m firing up one finger of Russell’s Reserve 10-year old bourbon (Wild Turkey distiller) in mourning for loss of that trip…

      • unca_chuck said, on September 6, 2018 at 9:17 pm

        Love Russell’s Reserve. Just split a bottle with a good buddy in Orygun outside of Eugene last weekend. Made it a 5 day weekend. Big fun.

        Sorry to hear about the cancellation, Flav. Would love to do the whiskey run out that way.

    • djloo27 said, on September 6, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      Sorry to hear, Flavor. I was pretty psyched for you. I’m sure you were well into handicapping Saturday’s card. Anything you wanna give out? I could use the help…

      • Flavor said, on September 7, 2018 at 6:30 am

        i’m absolutely still playing both days, will release top longshot picks in time.

  12. mrsprtdude said, on September 6, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    Maybe the Giants could do well with defense and long rallies of multiple singles and a double mixed in. How would we know? We can’t hit singles either. Can’t remember the last time I saw 3 0r 4 hits in a row. We have no power, AND no average hitters except Buster pre July..A miracle we are even close to .500

    • Flavor said, on September 7, 2018 at 6:31 am

      the shift has pretty much put to bed all this “get em on get em over get em in” bullshit


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