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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 8, 2018

Channeling my inner Kato Kaelin, here’s a list of guys I don’t want to see play another inning this season:

Hunter Strickland. Hunter Pence……Hunter Panik. Hunter Longoria. Hunter Crawford. Hunter Belt. Hunter Blanco.

Do we have enough call ups to plug warm bodies in for those suckers?

…still O for September.

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  1. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Per this column (based on fWAR, bWAR, and wRC+ statistics), Posey, Belt, Panik, Longoria, and Crawford are all trending “downwards” and will NOT improve next season. Regarding Longo – he’s apparently dropping like a rock and considering his age, has zero chance of improving.

    Of course, we all knew that based upon what our eyeballs have been seeing each game. Only bright spot is Duggar and he’s injured.

    https://www.mccoveychronicles.com/2018/9/7/17832604/2018-mlb-san-francisco-giants-searching-for-improvements-buster-posey-brandon-crawford

    • zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 8:07 am

      And the infield is counted on as being their strength….

      • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 8:13 am

        As the column points out, “. . . we’re looking at a whole bunch of 2-3 WAR players paid like 2-3 (and sometimes 3-4 WAR) players. That’s fine. Teams need those. Teams need a lot of those. But they need them to supplement the 5-6 WAR players. The Giants don’t have any of those players, and, due to the cavalcade of 2-3 WAR players, they barely have any space – on the field or in the bank – for the 5-6 WAR players.”

        In a word, “depressing.”

  2. zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 8:05 am

    His real name is Brian. Who knew?

  3. willedav said, on September 8, 2018 at 8:34 am

    Read an obit from NYT in chron yesterday on Stan Brock, the Brit guy who used to be on old Wild kingdom show with Marlin Perkins I enjoyed long time ago. Turns out he set up medical program to help in Amazon and around the world, including Appalachia called Remote Area Medical. Also wrote 3 books and devoted his life to health care to the “underserved.”
    Makes you hope others are able to follow in his footsteps and maybe America and rest of planet aren’t on path to some dystopian wasteland nightmare future reserved for the posh only.

  4. Flavor said, on September 8, 2018 at 9:44 am

    There might not be a worse radio show than Vida blue and Bill Laskey droning on a sept sat morning down the drain with the Giants hopelessly out of contention.

    • Macdog said, on September 8, 2018 at 10:33 am

      They should call it Blue’s Clueless.

  5. djloo27 said, on September 8, 2018 at 10:42 am

    On 7/25/71, Vida was 19-3/1.37…

    • Flavor said, on September 8, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      i think that’s the last date in baseball he remembers. He knows literally nothing about the game or the players who play it today. You could find old women who know more

  6. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Is this guy an idiot? Yes or no?

    https://aroundthefoghorn.com/2018/09/04/san-francisco-giants-still-dynasty-posey-bumgarner/

    • snarkk said, on September 8, 2018 at 11:59 am

      Yes. Straight up nonsense…

      • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 12:08 pm

        Here’s another imbecile writer indicating that Hunter Pence should be starting . . .

        https://aroundthefoghorn.com/2018/09/03/san-francisco-giants-hunter-pence-right/

      • snarkk said, on September 8, 2018 at 12:17 pm

        What utter claptrap.

        Bochy has been quoted lately that he knows the youngsters need to play, but he wants to win games. Did he write this pablum?…

        “The Giants have seen enough of Slater to know what they have in him. He’s a line drive hitter who is good at taking the ball to right. Additional at-bats would be good experience for Slater, but at this point I think the Giants should try to ensure that they don’t lose any more young outfield talent to injury.

        There’s less than a month of San Francisco Giants baseball left, and I intend to see as much of Hunter Pence on the field as possible.”

      • zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 1:29 pm

        “I want to be able to see him bust his rear end down the line on a routine ground ball as many more times as I can before it’s too late.”

        Really? This guy is serious? Sounds like something you’d see in The Onion.

      • zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 1:33 pm

        And then he caps it all off with a phrase I detest: “The heart wants what the heart wants,” which sounds like amoral claptrap to me. People have used that phrase over the years to justify all kinds of destructive selfish behavior.

      • djloo27 said, on September 8, 2018 at 3:09 pm

        What a fuckin’ dope…

  7. djloo27 said, on September 8, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Well, here ya go…

    1. Chase d’Arnaud (R) 2B
    2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    3. Austin Slater (R) RF
    4. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    5. Hunter Pence (R) LF
    6. Aramis Garcia (R) C
    7. Abiatal Avelino (R) SS
    8. Gorkys Hernandez (R) CF
    9. Chris Stratton (R) P

    • zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 3:09 pm

      Murdered Row, to use a phrase from one of the Flappers last season.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      Pence is starting? Wow! Boch must be reading that scribe I cited. Unfuckingbelievable. Yes, “murdered row” as Zumiee said.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      What the fuck is Longo doing in there too? They brought the kid Jones up, so play him. I’m really pissed though that Shaw isn’t starting. Again, I have no frickin’ idea why Pence is in there . . . Shit, even the Cards competing against the Brew Crew for a wild card – probably don’t want his ass in there (knowing that Shaw gives them a better chance than Mr. Dribbler).

      • snarkk said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:16 pm

        Whatever the rationale for playing Pence, unless it involves one of the available young OFers being hurt and unable to play, it is entirely bogus. You can’t even use the “fans want to see him” bromide because it’s a roadie game…

      • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:17 pm

        Agree. Especially with your last sentence.

  8. zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    I heard some of the Vida and Lasky show today. Listening to those old ballplayers makes me think Bill James had a pretty easy time conquering baseball. Baseball never knew what hit it when James and his followers arrived. Kruk and Kuip are the same. They still have no idea.

  9. zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    With their drums and cowbells, the A’s crowd sounds bigger than it is.

  10. zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Serena Williams had a little meltdown today. She got in trouble for getting hand-signals from her coach. Apparently that’s not allowed in tennis. I wonder why not? I don’t necessarily know much about tennis.

  11. zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Affeldt is sporting one of his World Series rings. Very cool. Always like to see those being worn.

  12. djloo27 said, on September 8, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Specs subbing for banged up Belt.
    I’ve seen enough of him, too.
    Then I looked up his career numbers and they actually total up to a relatively decent season:

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/t/tomlike01.shtml

  13. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Honky speed.

    • zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      “They said get back honky cat
      Better get back to the woods
      Well I quit those days and my redneck ways
      And oh the change is gonna do me good”

  14. Flavor said, on September 8, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    seriously, how?

    • zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      Great question. But it worked time after time for Bird. Bad fundamentals on defense.
      Stay down and the block the shot AFTER the ball goes in the air. Bill Russell was a clinic on it. There is time to try to block the shot after it leaves the hand, without getting faked out.

    • djloo27 said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      Magic the victim?

      • zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:12 pm

        I would say yes, in that championship game. Magic was #33 in college. And wore #32 in the pros, of course, because the big fella wore #33.

  15. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Granderson seems to be aging gracefully. Pence? Not so much (as that previous pop up catch indicated).

  16. unca_chuck said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    It’s the reverse of the Picture of Dorian Grey.

  17. djloo27 said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Impressive rack on the chick in the pink behind the plate sitting next to the Giant fan…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:25 pm

      She’s a Brewers fan. I always wonder how those relationships work out, where one person roots for one team and you root for the other? Hmm . . .

      • djloo27 said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:28 pm

        I’m sure her tits have the last word…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:46 pm

      Tits or not, she’d be put to the curb after this game if I was dating her. Getting tired of her clapping after every Brew crew success and Giants fuck up.

  18. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    The kid got robbed by the ump. That was a ball all the way.

  19. djloo27 said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Awful call strike 3, by shithead Cuzzi.
    I like how the rookie glared at him.
    This team could use a little attitude…

    • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      I would really like to see Shaw, Avelino, and/or Jones succeed during their brief call ups this season. Hoping one or two of them can join Slater as potential answers next season.

  20. zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Cuzzi is giving Gio a huge strikezone. The fix is in. Cuzzi hears dinner calling.

    • djloo27 said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:48 pm

      And screws up again…

  21. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Safe MOFO.

  22. Macdog said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    Whatever the opposite of a spoiler is, that’s what the Giants are.

    • zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:57 pm

      Enablers.

  23. zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    I remember the Giants getting ripped off by Cuzzi in the past, in the pre-replay years.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 6:20 pm

      Hamari was no great shakes last night either (especially to Hundley and Boch, who both got thrown out of the game).

  24. blade3colorado said, on September 8, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Jones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. zumiee said, on September 8, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Dodgers lost.

  26. unca_chuck said, on September 8, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    Jesus. This Cal game is ridiculous. A penalty every GD play.

  27. unca_chuck said, on September 8, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    And now Cal is giving it away.


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