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Getting Rid Of The Problem

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 15, 2018

Finally, we got rid of Carl Kochan. This musclehead beefcake strength coach has been loitering in the back of the gym doing nothing but flexing his pectastic pecs and showcasing his tremendous tri’s. How many times have I complained this year about our guys being slow AND weak? 20? Now we know why. Kochan was hording all the weights to himself. If there were sets to be pumped out only he was allowed to pump them.

His departure has already had a positive effect on the biceps of the team that have now begun to peak again. Stratton shook off his baby hangover and pitched the game of his life.

Ok who’s getting axed next? Jane in payroll? Betty the front desk whore? Let’s go I want heads to ROLL!!!!!!!!!

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  1. alleykat69 said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Probably my friend Dave I see at the bar.
    He’s a usher at the games and he’s bitchin about how the food has gotten real bad and they cut him are anyone else much of a price break..

  2. blade3colorado said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:20 am

    As much as I want changes, I couldn’t go to the “dark side” and root for a Giants loss yesterday. That being said, this franchise has $125 to $135 million in salary commitments for each of the next two seasons. Almost all of it dead money committed to players whose best days occurred 2-3 years ago. Worse, Bruce Bochy IS COMING BACK NEXT SEASON. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Same deal with Sabean and Evans. Baer, the freakin’ dumbass CEO, has said as much. Johnson, the primary owner is MIA regarding this cluster fuck.

    Off topic . . . I’ve said on a number of occasions (mostly on Facebook) that it’s a crying shame what has happened to our education system, especially teachers, the “front line soldiers” who care for and mold our children’s minds. Their pay is pathetic compared to other occupations. Here’s a Time magazine article about teachers pay which I know San Dog and Zumiee will definitely be interested in. The title says it all . . . “I Work 3 Jobs And Donate Blood Plasma to Pay the Bills.’ This Is What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in America”

    http://time.com/longform/teaching-in-america/

    http://time.com/longform/teacher-pay-salary-stories/

    • zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks for the article. It’s a national issue. It’s better for teachers in Calif. than a lot of other states, from what I’ve heard.

  3. willedav said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:36 am

    Today in ’63 was game all 3 Alou bros played OF together vs. Pirates.
    Love the cards Loo posts…very cool to find one of Jesus Mateo and Felipe together.
    Felipe’s bio is very good read too; at the end are some photos of his Acamemy in DR. Yes L Krueger does come up, toward very end. After his shameful racist rant and Felipe (very religious guy) calling him, “Satan” he did apologize. Felipe’s reply was that he needed to apologize to all the players he insulted. K said he would but never did and basically ignores Felipe when they meet at Giants offices.

  4. willedav said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Good for Strat, complete game shutout W and not vs. some team playing out the string. Instead it’s vs. team that has bedeviled Giants all year and happens to be trying to hold onto first place with couple weeks to go.
    Nice grab by Blanco too on yet another deep drive by Arenado that he snagged.

    How is it Giants win season series with DBacks and are up on LA too?

    Slater with gwrbi, one of his patented seeing eye singles…looked up splits on cbs site and wow they are sure interesting. At home he is hitting .233 with 1 XBH in 90 at bats, a double and 0 bombs. Zero.
    On road he’s hitting .310 in 87 ABs and has semi decent .425 slugging, 5 doubles 1 triple and his lone HR..

  5. wilcojoe said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:50 am

    You have had some funny posts Flav, this might be the best. Thanks for the laugh this morning.

    • willedav said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:59 am

      lot of good football on today tho still too many FCS cupcake games. Auburn Alabama playing decent SEC teams and Texas/SC and Ohio St./Horned Frogs. Have to catch Herm Edwards/SD st too.

    • Flavor said, on September 15, 2018 at 9:05 am

      thank you. On the rare occasion that I lol at the stuff I write (as I did this morning) I can usually count on one or two of you guys to do the same.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 15, 2018 at 9:47 am

      Seconded. This was on of the best leads ever.

  6. snarkk said, on September 15, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Well, it’s gotta be Dave Groeschner, Trainer, the next head to roll…

  7. xoot said, on September 15, 2018 at 11:43 am

    I’m sorry, but I think Renel’s a big part of the problem.

  8. zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    “Ok who’s getting axed next? Jane in payroll?”
    lulz!

    • Flavor said, on September 15, 2018 at 1:01 pm

      yes, all us Niner fans will get that one. 🙂

  9. zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    After homering in today’s game, the Dodgers have homered in 23 straight games.

  10. zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    The Cards walked 8 Dodgers. Impossible to win against them doing that.

  11. Flavor said, on September 15, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Puig hit 3 bombs today. We’ve hit 9 home runs this month so fuck him. Tripled that bitch up.

  12. alleykat69 said, on September 15, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Lucky JFK never had to deal with Puig, he’s the latest “Cuban missile crisis”

    • djloo27 said, on September 15, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      Can you name a former Giant whose initials are JFK?
      You have 30 seconds…

      • zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 2:21 pm

        I got nothing.

      • Flavor said, on September 15, 2018 at 2:38 pm

        see below

      • Flavor said, on September 15, 2018 at 2:38 pm

        i wrote Jeff Kent within 30 seconds and it didn’t show up for some reason. Also, I think I’m wrong.

      • djloo27 said, on September 15, 2018 at 4:28 pm

        Jeff Franklin Kent is correct!

  13. zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    “Picture Book” is another 2 1/2 minute pop masterpiece from the Kinks’ “Village Green” album. The way acoustic guitar is used in the song seems ahead of its time.

    • gianthead said, on September 15, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      Did Green Day rip this off???

      • zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 6:55 pm

        Green Day has been accused of that; but not by the Kinks, as far as I know.

  14. blade3colorado said, on September 15, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    “It seems like we just won a World Series or something like that,” said Gregor Blanco regarding yesterday’s win. Umm, said no one ever.

    I am looking forward to Madbum’s outing this evening (although, I will probably be watching the GGG-Alvarez II fight in the latter innings, especially after GGG got robbed by Byrd’s imbecilic 118-110 scorecard in favor of Alvarez in the first match).

    Regarding Madbum, this is an important outing. He’s had 2 consecutive poor outings, albeit, one occurred in the Rockies house of horrors. Nevertheless, he’s given up 11 runs in those 2 starts. Marquez has been outstanding, with 11 SOs in each of his last 3 starts.

    • djloo27 said, on September 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm

      I miss the days when I could get excited about boxing.
      I have no idea who the heavyweight champ is…

      • blade3colorado said, on September 15, 2018 at 5:43 pm

        Anthony Joshua (also a Olympic Gold medal winner). You’re right though – boxing has faded, especially in the upper weight divisions, particularly since MMA became popular.

  15. Macdog said, on September 15, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Modern-day ball: Yanks hit 3 HRs in one inning, including a grand slam, and 4 HRs overall but also struck out 16 times and lost.

    • Flavor said, on September 15, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      7 bombs in that game. Lol, Sabean and Bochy look at a game like this (or the LA game where they scored 17 or the game where Cle won 15-0) and just don’t understand any of it……

  16. Flavor said, on September 15, 2018 at 6:10 pm

  17. zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    I read an article from the Merc, by Dieter Kornbluch (if I have the name right), where he makes his case for the Giants making a change at manager for next season.
    One of his reasons is that Bochy will probably be a lame-duck manager all season, and who needs that hanging over the club? That’s a bad scenario for a team that is supposedly sort of quasi-rebuilding. He doesn’t think the Giants want him managing in 2020, so why have him manage in 2019?
    Well, we know why. Bochy is paid $6 million next season.

  18. willedav said, on September 15, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Turns out, according to S Kroner Giants beat writer, they let the strength guy go NOT because of performance but because he hurt himself and needs surgery on shoulder he injured several weeks ago. Nothing to see here.

    I still look at Giants as a .500 team when healthy (key words) and imo there isn’t much wrong with that. The Phils, who contended most of the season, are barely over .500 right now.
    The Cards played their first 4 months at .500 just like Giants did. they had one hot month going 22-6 in August and now, after getting rolled by LA twice in a row are 5-9 in Sept. so much for the new mgr.—it’s the players
    who hit and scored runs.

    The giants of now are minus C 1b RF CF back up and 2 replacement 3b. Hard to watch sure but the players are still fighting and according to Belt Holland and DRod blame things on themselves and not Bochy or coaching staff, refreshing attifude.

    • Flavor said, on September 15, 2018 at 6:47 pm

      ok i will concede Bochy has nothing to work with right now but since when have players openly blamed the manager or the coaching staff? Of course they’re taking the blame, they’re professionals.

    • snarkk said, on September 15, 2018 at 7:14 pm

      An employee needs surgery so you fire him?
      I’m not following the logic there…

  19. djloo27 said, on September 15, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    I haven’t posted the 1979 Houston Astros stats in a year or two.
    They finished 89-73 (1.5 GB)
    The entire team managed to out-homer Kingman 49-48…

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/HOU/1979.shtml

  20. alleykat69 said, on September 15, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Jesus that 79 Astro’s team had no power at all.Worse then the Giants this year for sure.,
    Jeffery Leonard that we all idiolize and has the prison face for more bonus points, hit “ZERO HR’s in 467 AB’s for the Astros that year as a 23 year old, that’s sucks, don’t know what the Giants saw in him to trade for him are maybe he was a throwin? But it sure worked out well in the long run with HacMan on board.,

  21. unca_chuck said, on September 15, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    Zumie, you are shaking the cobwebs out of my head with that Village Green Preservation Society.My 2nd oldest sister was a big Kinks fan and I used to hear that album all the time when I was a kid. Picture Book especially.

    • zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 7:47 pm

      I’m on a big-time Kinks kick lately. I feel like I never gave them the attention they deserve.
      Great songwriting and innovative guitar sounds. And I like Ray’s voice. I like unique singing voices.

      • unca_chuck said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:25 pm

        They were pretty much grunge way way way before grunge, punk way way before punk, and the original garage band.

        Even their late 70s Misfits and Low Budget were great if not weird. Superman is such an off the wall song.

  22. xoot said, on September 15, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    What’s the point of a double warning if one pitcher gets to bean a batter afterward without penalty? Intent should be irrelevant

    • blade3colorado said, on September 15, 2018 at 7:46 pm

      Not certain Xoot, but it was mentioned earlier that the ump is a rookie (and perhaps, a bit overzealous). Additionally, the last batter was hit with a change up – not exactly a message pitch.

      • xoot said, on September 15, 2018 at 7:50 pm

        Yeah but it hit his head (and then he made a base running mistake). Strict liability is not an esoteric notion

      • djloo27 said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:01 pm

        “Strict liability is not an esoteric notion”
        I have no clue what that means but I am going to use it…

  23. Flavor said, on September 15, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    64 pitches and he’s done? What happened? I’m not watching game, just following on my phone.

    • zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 7:48 pm

      K&K believe he may have tweaked something while batting.

    • xoot said, on September 15, 2018 at 7:51 pm

      All of the soon to be fired staff came out to talk to him on the mound last inning

      • zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 7:52 pm

        lulz!

  24. djloo27 said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    RE: Amy G.’s segment just now, I think Tippy Martinez once got all 3 outs of an inning on pickoffs.
    Not really the same question…

    • zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:28 pm

      I didn’t get Amy at the end of the segment; she completely answered the question, then she said to the viewer: “I hope I answered your question.”
      I’m just being picky, I guess.

      “What does 2 + 2 equal?”
      – It equals 4. I hope I answered your question.

  25. xoot said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    for some reason Gimme Shelter just jumped up on a Pandora station I’m listening to. Is this old news?

    • xoot said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      a two game winning streak. I’m amazed.

  26. Macdog said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Colorad000000000000000000

  27. willedav said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    6 shutout innings from bum who doubled and scored a run, shut down innings from Watson Melancon and Smith.
    game over Rox forget to score, again. VMI doing them in? hot being sarcastic, just asking.

    I looked up Le Mahieu’s splits and he doesn’t hit well on road at all. Again does VMI and all the altitude shifts have something to do with this? Sure Rox home yard is hitters paradise, but do other issues factor into lower road stats too?

  28. Macdog said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    TCU gave it a good go, even leading in the 3rd quarter, but then Ohio State scored 3 TDs in about 3 minutes and the Horned Frogs couldn’t overcome the onslaught.

    • djloo27 said, on September 15, 2018 at 8:58 pm

      I remember thinking TCU’s Kenneth Davis was gonna have a huge NFL career.
      He didn’t…

  29. Bozo said, on September 15, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Rolling, rolling, rolling.

  30. zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    I’m watching Fresno St. give UCLA some heck.

    • zumiee said, on September 15, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      Fox Sports 1 Network.

  31. djloo27 said, on September 15, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Jane & Betty safe for now…

  32. sandog said, on September 15, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Hell yes, Green Day ripped that song off. For the first few seconds I thought to myself that I didn’t know that Green Day song was a cover tune.
    I like that GD song too, and now it is tainted for me. I used to annoy my kids by constantly wandering around the house singing the line “don’t forget to pay the utility” in my best Billy Joe voice.

  33. snarkk said, on September 15, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Whoever they fired today, must be working.
    Hey, next up — fire some of the grounds crew.
    Those dudes are really screwing up this year, costing games. Plus, it fits with a sweep…


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