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The Winner Will Be…..

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 11, 2018

Well, now that it’s been mostly agreed upon that Harper would be a terrible mistake for us, let’s move on to the next topic: We’re down to four teams left. Pick one. Who is your lock to win it all?

I’m going with the Astros because someone has to take the boring pick….

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  1. gianthead said, on October 11, 2018 at 6:38 am

    I have the Stros over the Brew Crew but heart/bet is Brew Crew over Astros…

    • Flavor said, on October 11, 2018 at 6:59 am

      Pffftt no you are taking the Brewers after all the shit you talked about them lol

      • gianthead said, on October 11, 2018 at 8:13 am

        I am rooting that way certainly but think it goes the opposite…I cash in regardless if they both advance!!!

  2. willedav said, on October 11, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Sad to hear passing of Tex Winter. His Triple Post options book was awesome and right up there as a b-ball Bible alongside anything written by Wooden or Pete Newell.

    Before anyone has Posey shot like a dead horse, let’s remember D Mesoraco had same surgery on each hip at different times and came back fine. I read this in the Chron direct quote from him. I really don’t think Giants need to find 7 replacements and anyway 2017 they already started (Duggar Slater Garcia Shaw Hanson draft of Bart plus Holland DRod Moronta) . Get one solid proven bat for the OF and one lesser one for 2b, work on grooming/acquiring future left side of IF=.500 not out of range.

    As Beane said, you get to .500 at trade deadline anything can happen.

    Don’t care who wins it as long it is NOT LA. AL match up seems like the real WS to me. Might come down to pens and how they are managed. Stros Brewers would be a cool Series.

  3. sandog said, on October 11, 2018 at 8:55 am

    I think the Dodgers are going to win it all this year. With all that talent, it has to happen for them at some point.
    I’m rooting for the Brew Crew.

    • willedav said, on October 11, 2018 at 9:05 am

      2 different really nice gals who live near LA are sales reps for big time accounts and visit the store. One will be here Monday and both are stone Dodger fans. With Giants being so bad last couple seasons I really have little to say against them.
      Funny enough that Giants had 9-7 series edge on them until final weekend meltdown. winning those 2 in LA in August when Roberts and his pen imploded kinda signified last good moments of this entire season.

      And watching LBJ posedown after he hit half court shot to end first half last night was final moment of viewing for me too. If NBA officiates reg season games like preseason it will be endless parade to FT line for the big stars and games will come to a standstill. These are big strong men, young and old. Let em play!

      • unca_chuck said, on October 11, 2018 at 9:29 am

        The hand-checking fouls are way out of hand. As is allowing shooters to initiate contact behind the 3 point line (or anywhere) a la James Harden.

        Throw in all the BS around flagrant 1s and 2s and replays, and the NBA is turning into the NFL.

  4. unca_chuck said, on October 11, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Think the ‘Stros win it again. Would love to see the Brew Crew do it.

  5. wilcojoe said, on October 11, 2018 at 10:20 am

    It would be hard to bet against Houston, especially considering how well they play on the road. What’s amazing is how a guy like Springer, who had a really mediocre season, can step it up so much when it matters the most. Bregman has been the MVP of baseball as far as I am concerned. The dude really carried this offense for long stretches of the season and is as clutch as they come.

    It’s amazing to think they won 103 games with average seasons from Altuve and Springer and quite frankly an atrociously awful season by Correa. I really would like to see the Giants get someone from the Jeff Lunhnow GM tree, which is pretty sparse considering he hasn’t been in his role but for five or six seasons. His protege, David Stearns is the Brewers GM, so that would certainly make for an interesting storyline.

    • wilcojoe said, on October 11, 2018 at 10:21 am

      Interesting storyline should they meet in the WS.

      • wilcojoe said, on October 11, 2018 at 2:45 pm

        Just read a tweet from Ken Rosenthal that the Brewers denied Giants permission to interview David Stearns for position of “President of baseball operations.”

    • Flavor said, on October 11, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      that’s crazy you mentioned Stearns…..

      • wilcojoe said, on October 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm

        I could be wrong but I think the permission deal is only in play because the season is still ongoing. I think once the season is over, the Brewers can’t control who Stearns does or doesn’t have conversations with. If the Giants are willing to buy out his contract, I don’t think there is anything the Brewers could do to stop them.

        This would be a HUGE win for the Giants if they could get this kid.

  6. alleykat69 said, on October 11, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Stros have to much firepower not to repeat in my book.Pitching tops in baseball, hitters same their deep.Hard to win back to back W/S but I don’t see them not doing it.

  7. alleykat69 said, on October 11, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    The wilderness is healing a therapy of the soul.

    • blade3colorado said, on October 11, 2018 at 5:03 pm

      Good article . . . Thanks for sharing.

    • unca_chuck said, on October 11, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      Yeah it touches on what I mentioned earlier. And it is the problem the Niners had for a long time. Non-baseball (or football) people making baseball decisions. Baer in particular.

  8. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 11, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    For the World Series, I’m pulling for the Sox but I’d be happy with either AL entrant beating either NL entrant. Brewers/Astros would be interesting considering they both switched leagues. And did Mitt Romney really just say “I don’t think it makes sense to be talking about impeachment, not for a sitting president.”? …….

  9. djloo27 said, on October 11, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    I wonder if they would allow a team to be named the Brewers nowadays.
    The Astros only changed from the Colt .45s cause they moved into the Astrodome.
    They would’ve been forced to change eventually like the Bullets to the Wizards.
    And obviously there would be no Chiefs, Indians, Braves, Redskins, etc…

  10. djloo27 said, on October 11, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    How come “Fighting Irish” gets no flack?

    • Flavor said, on October 11, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      I’m still pissed Stanford changed their name from Indians to Cardinal.

      • djloo27 said, on October 11, 2018 at 7:32 pm

        Lotsa folks here still struggle with Red Storm over Redmen for St. John’s…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 11, 2018 at 7:36 pm

        Read this recently about team names: “Meanwhile, the Stanford Cardinal is named after a shade of red, a concept so difficult to personify that team boosters have just torn out their hair and made their mascot costume a shoddy-assembled tree.” Yeah, that was actually something that confused me a bit back when I was working at Stanford, what was up with “the tree”. I had a conversation with Provost Etchemendy one afternoon and he said his coffee table was actually made from “the tree”. Maybe he was joking.

      • djloo27 said, on October 11, 2018 at 8:14 pm

        Well, we all know what a joker that Provost Etchemendy can be…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 11, 2018 at 8:27 pm

        lulz. Ok, that’s what I get for name dropping…

  11. djloo27 said, on October 11, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Speaking of odd names, my personal favorite was an obscure college basketball player named Paris Drain.
    I hope he’s reading this…

  12. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on October 11, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    I’m still disappointed Boof Bonser never made it. Still holding out hope for Sam Coonrod. And for Tyler Herb, too.

  13. alleykat69 said, on October 11, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Stanford Indians had a great nickname for their DL in the 70’s “The Thunder Chickens” a stout line that along with some guy named Jim Plunkett upset the Ohio St Buckeyes 27-17 in the Rose Bowl..


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