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Non-Preferred Outcome

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 27, 2018

I’m honestly not even disappointed about the LA win. That was one for the ages. Cora trying to break the neck of the Dodgers by burning up Eovaldi is the type of ballsy move I like to see a manager make. Unfortunately it didn’t work out and now that may have cost him today’s game, too. We will see.

At this point in the series the thing that pisses me off the most is having to watch so many Dodger fans celebrating and whipping their dumbass blue towels around. I don’t like seeing people in LA happy, ever. And then I remember that despite what I see no one is happy in LA, ever.

And that makes me happy….

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  1. Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:56 am

    reading an article in the Athletic about NFL teams that are done this season (of course one of them was the Niners) and this blurb about the NY Giants could so easily be about our SF Giants, eh?
    “I have belabored the point in many recent columns, so I don’t need to keep repeating myself. The Giants are in this mess because they don’t want change; they hate change. And as Eric Shinseki, the former chief of staff of the US Army once said, “If you don’t like change you’re going to like irrelevance even less.” And the Gmen are irrelevant.”

    • Macdog said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:18 am

      Much like the SF Giants, they’ve been very reluctant to take on a full rebuild when it’s obvious to just about everyone that is what’s needed. They took Barkley in the draft and thought they could compete this year when they really should’ve taken one of the QBs, and now that it hasn’t worked out it looks like they’ve finally come to the realization that a full rebuild is the only way to go.

  2. Macdog said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Dubs fans, your next opponent is the Nets, who I root for. Last night, they were on the verge of a very good win at New Orleans before making a series of mistakes in the final minute that culminated with literally throwing the game away — D’Angelo Russell was the culprit — and suffering a brutal loss to the undefeated Pels. They’re a young team, and it’s been a painstaking process trying to recover from the disastrous Boston trade. They’ve made a lot of good moves, and they finally have their own first-round pick for the first time in something like 5-6 years. But last night showed how far they still have to go — players, coach, everyone — and now instead of 3-2 they’re 2-3 and take on the Dubs tomorrow. Ugh.

    • Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:12 am

      the Nets have some nice pieces. I love Allen.

  3. snarkk said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Cubs, LA, Yanks, Red Sox. All in the hunt the last few years. All at the top of MLB revenues. Giants, right there in revenues. But dogmeat for 2 1/2 season’s, one of the worst records in ball. How can an organization that rich be that bad, and the near term future so bleak? Bad FO management, loss of focus. I really believe this management is more focused on real estate development than ball. These other rich teams make moves, cultivate real athletes with speed and pop in the minors and their international area. They dump dudes that don’t perform., and eat bad moves. The Giants rely on guys like Gorky and fans are supposed to jizz for journeyman talent like the Oaf and Slater. At least when atoneham owned the team we knew we had a doofus owner who was cash poor in a bad stadium. Now there’s no excuses…

  4. willedav said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:32 am

    As Warriors fans know all too well, no lead is safe until you get number 4. Dodgers stayed in it and one of their bombers went off for the game winner. Not good.
    I can’t watch but…with 5 PM start again in LA sunshine, do the shadows bother the hitters?

  5. willedav said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:43 am

    This from twitter Darren Wiliams:

    Manny Machado home to 1b 7.17 seconds.

    Hey Mac look forward to seeing Nets; always liked Dinwiddie out of Colorado, Crabbe from Cal and Rondae H-J, Calif kid. NO is pretty dang good. GS gave up big run to Bricks last night losing 13 point lead by half and falling behind themselves in 3rd til Durant and Curry took over.

    • Macdog said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:02 am

      I like Dinwiddie and RHJ too, though Crabbe’s been a disappointment. A big problem this season is turnovers — 18 last night, including the one by Russell — he had 5 overall — that simply cannot happen up 1 with under 10 seconds left and the Pels have to foul with no timeouts. Last week the Nets somehow beat the Knicks despite a 21-2 turnover disparity.

  6. snarkk said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:58 am

    Dubs showed last night they can go off at any time. They just need to be interested to do so…

    • Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 10:01 am

      Which is pathetic in and of itself…

  7. willedav said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Just saw nice story in Chron online by J Shea who did interview with Pumpsie Green, the man who broke in with Red Sox 1959, as they were last team to add a black player to their roster.

    He went to El Cerrito HS and went on to coach baseball locally for many years after he left pros. did not know he is older brother of Cornell Green from Cowboys. Cornell btw was fantastic b-ball player at Contra Costa JC and Utah St. and iirc did not even play college football before being drafted.

  8. alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2018 at 10:01 am

    I’ve got nothing but high praise for the performance of Nathan Eovaldi last night,he was nails through out his long stint!(MVP stuff)
    If it wasn’t for Ian (Buckner)Kinsler choking in the 13th inning on Pug faces ground ball and errant throw it would be 3-0 Boston and turn out the lights on the dogpile!!

    • Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Yeah, If the Sox end up choking away this series, Kinsler’s name will forever live in infamy. What an idiot. Puig wasn’t even running hard.

  9. alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Eovaldi has plenty of class too, as a dejected Kinsler apoliged after the game.
    Nothing to apologize about,were a team that has each other’s back till the end.

  10. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 10:05 am

    Does anyone know why the turf was so torn up last night? Some shots showed chunks of sod, like they played a football game there or something.

  11. alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Good question LJ,
    Kinsler said his plant foot stuck on him on the throw(don’t think he was using that as an excuse)but you have to wonder if the field wasn’t so chewed up he makes that play and the games over..

    • Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 10:15 am

      AFAIK, the weather has been dry down there recently and the Dodger Stadium turf is usually immaculate. It’s like they hosted a concert or had a football game there. The turf under Kinsler’s foot looked really soft. The thing is, because Puig was dogging it, he could’ve steadied himself on the dirt then thrown over. He totally rushed the throw. Even if Puig beats it out, Juice-Box doesn’t score on a good throw.

  12. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Why is a long, extra-inning game automatically labelled a “classic?” I thought it was kind of boring myself.

    • zumiee said, on October 27, 2018 at 10:14 am

      Good point. Watching endless innings of guys trying to play home run derby got old.

    • alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2018 at 11:02 am

      It’s only a “classic” if the Dodgers lose..

    • djloo27 said, on October 27, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      Like in NY, when a restaurant has been around forever and they start calling it historic or famous, it usually means run down or dirty…

      • Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 12:26 pm

        or when someone wins a “lifetime achievement award”.

  13. djloo27 said, on October 27, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    I just read that last night’s game took longer than the entire 1939 World Series…

    • xoot said, on October 27, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      well, they hurried to finish before the sun sank low, and commercial breaks were different. “‘Baseball and Ballantine/ Baseball and Ballantine/ What a combination/ All across the nation/ Ballantine, Ballantine beer!’ [music ends] Hitler’s invasion of Poland is complete. Britain’s war against Germany has begun. More after the game. [music] ‘Ballantine beer!'”

    • Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 3:59 pm

      ROFL!

  14. Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    just entered into a bet with San Dawg. I already owe him all the beers he can drink in Reno next March (Harvey QS bet). He is now wagering those beers on the Dodgers winning it all. I have Boston. If Boston wins I no longer owe the beers. If LA wins I owe the beers + a $50 dinner at the Dutch Goose next time he’s up here……
    Loo, how fucking hard does wind have to blow to cancel racing? I’ve never seen that till today….

    • djloo27 said, on October 27, 2018 at 4:07 pm

      They might’ve canceled prematurely. It was an ugly day, but they regularly race in much worse. There was major wind and some rain early but both had tapered off by post time. Being there would’ve been horrendous. The sun goes behind the grandstand real early and some days it’s just a fuckin’ wind tunnel sitting out there…

      • Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 4:19 pm

        if I win the lotto I’m flying you out to Del Mar next summer, you, me and Diggity can go spend a weekend at the track down there and you can get your mind blown.

      • djloo27 said, on October 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm

        Maybe one of these years…

  15. zumiee said, on October 27, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Bozo, I was listening to Kaia Kater today. I like what she’s doing. Very cool!

    • Bozo said, on October 27, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      Yeah, I thought she had a pretty cool Appalachian style(?) going on the banjo and I think she has a really strong voice. I haven’t seen her live yet, but I thought the stuff on Youtube was pretty solid. Glad you liked her.

  16. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I’m also not digging these little between-the-pitch ads they’ve started running. When the hell did that start? FOX coverage is officially circling the drain, headed by the insufferable Joe Buck and the once-promising John Smoltz. They both sounded like a couple of clowns on numerous occasions last night, L.A. shills to the bitter end.

    • Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 4:05 pm

      the in game ads are insane. And on Mon night football, I was only half paying attention, but they did some type of interactive ad where Jason Witten asks an incredibly stupid question of the girl who was in this ongoing, live ad. It was so dumb it made me mad.

  17. willedav said, on October 27, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Wazzu off to good start. QB is very talented lot of weapons. Shaw called almost all passes, some with no huddle on first drive where Stanford scored too. Should be good ballgame that both of them need. B Love on the field too, good for him.

    • willedav said, on October 27, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      and there he goes for 43. Tremendous ability to break out of first tackle and then outrun everyone else.

      • Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 5:50 pm

        He’s better than McCaffrey when he’s healthy. That’s the problem tho, too…

  18. gianthead said, on October 27, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Nice win by Cal…may save me in my college football pool!!

    • willedav said, on October 27, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      hella finish as their O ran out the clock last 4 minutes plus.
      Meanwhile Wazzu QB has hit 16 passes in a row second half and score is 31 up in Stanford.

  19. Macdog said, on October 27, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    One fuckin’ hit thru 5 against Hill, what the hell’s happened to the Sox batters?

  20. Macdog said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Another shitty throw.

  21. gianthead said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Isn’t that the definition of running inside the baseline? How does Cora not challenge that???

    • Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      He’s a lousy manager.

    • Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:17 pm

      i didn’t understand that either.

    • xoot said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      It may be that only interference calls at the plate are reviewable

  22. Macdog said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    And now it’s a series.

  23. gianthead said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Cora stuck with the pitcher way too fucking long…wtf???

  24. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    This is precisely why I won’t call a series over after two games. All of a sudden L.A. has all the momentum with Kershaw going next. Boston can’t buy a run right now.

  25. Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    i mean, the Red Sox have forgotten how to hit. Puig hitting a bomb just irritates the evening. The true culprit so far has been these weak Boston bats.

  26. xoot said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Boston’s not much fun lately

  27. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Thank you Ian fucking Kinsler.

  28. Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    and this night gets worse…..

  29. Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    ugh and fucking Cal won? I give up. Goodnight.

  30. snarkk said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Go Bears !!!!!!!!!!! …

  31. alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:43 pm

    Yeah baby Moreland crushed that!
    New ballgame 4-3

  32. alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Meeting on the mound just before Moreland dug in..
    Madson.. I think dead red fastball down the middle sound good boys?

  33. Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    lol this is pretty funny

  34. Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 7:51 pm

  35. gianthead said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    And I gave up on the World Series game for some college football…wow!

  36. alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    Thank you Steve Pearce for the bomb to tie it!!
    And of course to you Dave Roberts for fuckillg up again!

  37. Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:02 pm

    since I stopped watching the game the Red Sox have come back to tie the game. I’m going to continue not watching and scouring twitter for witty gifs

  38. gianthead said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    Stanford and NC State losing puts a fork in me..

  39. alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Redsox’s come all the way back!!

  40. Bozo said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Wow.

  41. gianthead said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    What a comeback…

  42. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Well, I gave up way too early on this one.

  43. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    YES!!!

  44. Bozo said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    YES! This is fucking nuts.

  45. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Wow, the Sox come back from the dead!

  46. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    That double was SMOKED.

  47. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Roberts’ bullpen moves have all backfired tonight. He’ll be hearing about that, big time.

  48. blade3colorado said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    Out to dinner and they were way down. Come home and I see they bitch slapped the pussies. WTF???

    • paul sorensen said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Having dinner with Rooooster?

      • Bozo said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:54 pm

        Doubt he met up with Rooster, he wouldn’t be getting back until well after the All Star break.

  49. Bozo said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Wow, that two out hitting magic by these guys is insane.

    • paul sorensen said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      It’s nuts, isn’t it? They’ve almost created a new definition of clutch hitting

    • Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      Having a stacked lineup doesn’t hurt.

      • Bozo said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:55 pm

        True that.

    • willedav said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:56 pm

      maeda meatballs don’t hurt either.
      yeah Roberts will be savaged over his pen meltdown(s).

  50. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    Walk the leadoff hitter with a 5 fucking run lead. WTF.

  51. Macdog said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:56 pm

    I was on the road listening to the game and savoring every pitch of this epic meltdowm. Nine answered runs, lmfao.

  52. zumiee said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    The rally-killing HR.

  53. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Kimbrel has nothing tonight.

  54. Macdog said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Uh, so much for the unanswered part.

  55. Bozo said, on October 27, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Don’t let these guys even sniff at coming back, shut the fucking door.

  56. alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    You know what’s fucked up?
    Mary Hart has her I phone hanging off a lanyard!

  57. alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Great play Deavers!
    Eat shit Machado you loser!

    • blade3colorado said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      Hate that MOFO AK

    • Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:09 pm

      Did you see him step on Pearce’s heel at first? That’s the third time!

    • xoot said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      get way ahead tomorrow night, Boston, and then drill that asshole Machado

  58. blade3colorado said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Great play!

  59. alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    3 games to 1 oh Rooster 🐔 callling Rooster 🐔

    • Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:12 pm

      LOL!

  60. Bozo said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Short game tonight, only around 4 hours.

  61. Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Goddamn fucking ALRIGHT!

  62. blade3colorado said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    What a dumb fuck Roberts is.

    • alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      Lasorda could manage better then Roberts,and he told him so lol.Until you get one of these(30 years ago) you haven’t done a thing!

  63. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    As big as that win was last night for the Dodgers, this choke-job loss has to be devastating.

    • djloo27 said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:14 pm

      Dodger fans may look back on this one the way we look back at Game 6 in 2002.
      Too soon to say…

      • blade3colorado said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:17 pm

        Same deal with Boston regarding the Kinsler (non) play. Whomever loses will know exactly where the tide turned.

      • Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:26 pm

        I still shudder whenever I think of that game. Brutal loss.

    • blade3colorado said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:15 pm

      Agree. This was a dagger to the heart.

  64. xoot said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    but what a fun 9th inning that was!

    • Flavor said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:16 pm

      red sox are fun again!

    • Macdog said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:17 pm

      And 7th and 8th.

  65. Bozo said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    They didn’t hit shit for 6 innings and then go out and score 9 in the last 3 innings, unfuckingbelievable.

  66. Macdog said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    The Moreland bomb started it all. Back in 2010, he hit a 3-run HR off dirrrrrrrty Sanchez in Game 3, the Rangers’ only win.

    • Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      Yup.

  67. Lurker John said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    I just saw the replay of Moreland’s HR. That thing was launched. Wow.

  68. alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    With Sale going tomorrow Roberts gets to go back and benching his 4Leading HR guys!!
    Such a tool!!

  69. Macdog said, on October 27, 2018 at 9:50 pm

    I don’t know if the Fox crew did this, but the radio guys made a big deal of Sale yelling at his teammates as a way to fire them up before the 7th. Also said the usual Puig nonsense after his HR may have ticked off the Sox. It seems crazy to think that a team would need extra motivation during a World Series, but hey, whatever it takes.

    • unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      Didn’t see it but the replays of it, the guys on MLB network did. Hill was yelling at Grandal in the 5th I think as well.

  70. unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Machado should get drilled tomorrow. He’s going after everyone on the basepaths. He’s showing himself to be a huge fucking tool.

  71. unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Jesus. Roberts tells everyone Hill told Roberts to ‘watch him.’ Good of Roberts to announce that the decision to pull him wasn’t his, but his pitcher’s. And Boston proceeded to score 9.

  72. mrsprtdude said, on October 28, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Girardi and Reynolds roasting Roberts for sharing what Hill said to him. Can’t really blame Hill for being gassed. Never goes past the 5th all year. Got anice pick on MLB network of jansen Fbomb as the HR cleared the fence!

  73. Macdog said, on October 28, 2018 at 7:01 am


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