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Boozin’, Fixing the Giants Easily and The Big Game!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 1, 2018

Loo, you were on fire last night. Reminded me of some of the old days, thanks for that. The only thing missing was Twin intercepting you with some zingers….

Regarding your Chiefs, how about this analogy: Steph is Maholmes. Klay is Hunt. Durant is Hill. Draymond is Kelce. Ok, this is already a stupid analogy….But what if it’s close, could the Warrior still win it all if they lost Klay? Personally, I think they could. The only can’t-lose piece is Steph (Maholmes).

And look at Loo, out all night dreaming up drinking challenges with his local bartender and he answers the bell first thing this morning with another post:

“djloo27 said, on December 1, 2018 at 6:01 am (Edit)

At the moment the Giants have 4 outfielders on the 40 man roster.
Duggar – Slater – Mac – Shaw
I think I’m done with sports…”

Three guys got non-tendered that I would look seriously at and I hope Zaidi picks up all of them: Avasail Garcia, Jon Schoop, and my main man B-Ham. If we get all three of those studs I bet you pick sports up, dust her off and ride Sally ride till the sun sets. Am I right?

The Big Game, finally, is today. It’s raining like a whore right now at Casa de Flavor but I expect it to be dry by game time. Snarkk, I trust our bet is intact and that the tree will remain unsoiled until at least after I’ve had time to avert my eyes…..



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  1. willedav said, on December 1, 2018 at 7:28 am

    Loo was rolling.
    I liked Schoop too, dunno what happened to him last year. As detractors said, if you can’t hit in Milwaukee something is wrong. I remember series 2017 when Balt came in and he whacked game winning bomb.
    Garcia is another guy of endless trade rumors. Maybe just needs to get out Chi town.

    Fun fact–Stanford has second worst ground game in Pac 12. If it’s low scoring under 40 points Cal has decent shot. Costello tho is fun to watch as is B Love and Arcega Whiteside, another skill player who you will see Sundays. Still don’t understand how Shaw recruits these type of players and their mens b-ball sucks at it.

  2. willedav said, on December 1, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Back in mid ’70s when I spent summer in SF south of Army St. in Mission, there was great small Mex restaurant downstairs from hotel I was in. Sunday was a good day for menudo, surefire hangover cure. Absolutely delicious, made by Mex transplant owners/cooks and way more full bodied thick version than I see nowadays.

    Everyone must have cures they trust…

  3. Stan Shell said, on December 1, 2018 at 7:59 am

    “Rays Tales: Is a big bat (Nelson Cruz) the right addition? Or a power arm (Noah Syndergaard)? ”

    This is a headline for my old Florida team- -the Rays!!
    Considering adding players like Cruz or Syndergaard while we are pissing around with WHO? Boy, have we fallen in a deep ditch.


  4. willedav said, on December 1, 2018 at 8:18 am

    In one weird protracted Twin Loo argument, Twin who apparently thought due to his screen name Loo was Chinese, attacked his ancestors over foot binding.

    Btw, just because Giants signed Panik etc., doesn’t mean they can’t be traded off and in his case with low salary might even be easier. And the Reds (or anyone else) could certainly re negotiate with BH for something less than the $5-6 mil he was gonna be due.

    • Flavor said, on December 1, 2018 at 8:26 am

      Until I meet him and regardless of pictures I’ve seen, Loo will always be a three foot tall Chinese man who lives in an empty apartment…

      • alleykat69 said, on December 1, 2018 at 8:38 am

        Along with nipper in his broken down van slugging down old Milwaukee’s..

  5. blade3colorado said, on December 1, 2018 at 9:33 am

    I don’t want any of those guys. They all came from crap teams or were big mistake trades (Brew Crew w/Schoop and Orioles), so why do we want them? Garcia was projected by MLBTR to earn $8.0MM in arbitration. WAR of 0.3, which was worse than Gorkys 0.5? Hilarious.

    The Brewers felt they could put the projected $10.1MM Schoop would have earned through arbitration to better use through other investments. So can we.

    Last, but not least, Hamilton delivered 0.3 WAR last season with an OBP of .299 and OPS of .699 . . . Again, we want him after we jettisoned Gorkys?

    None of those guys make sense.

    • Flavor said, on December 1, 2018 at 11:42 am

      WAR is a dumb stat. There. I said it. Billy Ham would bang 20 triples, probably steal 50 bases and play gold glove defense. What’s not to love about any of that?

      • Flavor said, on December 1, 2018 at 11:56 am

        i shouldn’t have said it’s dumb. It’s a good place to start when evaluating a player. But it is devoid of context and that’s is a show stopper for me when it comes to baseball.

    • xoot said, on December 1, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      Twin used to argue that mlb should pick All Stars according to WAR by position at the break. I liked that, in an ironic way. It’s a great stat to use to talk down an obnoxious drunk at the bar bitching about his team getting slighted at 3B, if he can focus on an iphone screen.

      Maybe WAR is a bit over-engineered, too technically intelligent. But it’s always a good place to start with a player you don’t know well, and it’s good to look at time to time with the players you get enthusiastic about (bring you back to earth sometimes). OPS and WHIP are also good places to start.

  6. dirtnrocksnomo said, on December 1, 2018 at 11:40 am

    Sort of surprised Strickland was let go. He’s a real dumbass and not a closer imo but still a valuable bullpen piece. Maybe there was something health related to the drop in velocity when he came off the DL last year.

  7. Bozo said, on December 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    I think Strikland’s last tantrum, where he broke his hand, probably sealed his fate with the Giants. I don’t mind having a bunch of guys in the pen that throw in the high 90s, but SF picking up Kieran Lovegrove, a RHer who throws heat and a knuckle curve, probably fills Strikland’s slot.

    I haven’t seen Kieran throw yet, but being the first and only pickup by Zaidi, you gotta hope the guy is lights out. He’s my early Spring phenom pick (hopefully he gets an invite).

  8. Flavor said, on December 1, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    loo just go back to bed this day sucks

    • Bozo said, on December 1, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      I believe Loo will always find the party.

      • djloo27 said, on December 1, 2018 at 4:12 pm

        I think I went out with this broad a few times, Bozo, but my wife and I are very happily married:

      • Bozo said, on December 1, 2018 at 4:26 pm

        Yeah, the blonde looks like she is high maintenance . Definitely not a keeper.

  9. snarkk said, on December 1, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Not able to go to Strawberry Canyon today. Looks like intermittent rain, conditions apparently not too bad. I feared a bad start like this for Cal, their offense is challenged shall we say. Only problem is I have to listen to Joe Starkey. Go Bears 🐻!!…

  10. snarkk said, on December 1, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Bears really need upgrade at Qb next a season. Garber this season has been not near good enough for a PAC 12 Qb…

  11. snarkk said, on December 1, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Cal outplaying Stanford. But Bear offense as expected is frustratingly inept. And miss a-chip shot field goal. Playing just well enough to lose….

  12. Flavor said, on December 1, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    this is the first Cal game I’ve seen this year. Their offense is horrendous, you can’t be a legit Pac 12 team with this type of nonsense. David Shaw, as usual, calling plays to keep the game closer than it needs to be. Those back2back fades at the end of the first half were typical Shaw bullshit. Those plays work in practice all the time. Not in games. And the obvious run formations with Love running into an 8 guy wall has just gotten infuriating to watch…..
    Anyway, another great victory for The Farm. Snarkk, looking forward to the beers we shall drink together at an as yet undetermined date and place!

  13. Flavor said, on December 1, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Man, the nerd stare down is the best. IT IS THE BEST!!!!!!

  14. Flavor said, on December 1, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    I don’t care if we win the Big Game every year till I’m dead. I will never get over the game in ’82. NEVER. I’m positive I wouldn’t hate Cal so much if it weren’t for that game and the aftermath that followed on the way to the car with my dad….

  15. Flavor said, on December 1, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    The Stanford D stinks. Cal has no excuse for looking so limp and ineffective against them. They need a new QB, as you said Snarkk

  16. snarkk said, on December 1, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    BF I look forward to buying you some drinks. Scottsdale, ATT, wherever.
    Big Game a big disappointment.
    Two middling teams won by the one that is more middling.
    Cal offense line has been decimated by injury, plus they have no skill players of quality. They lost WRs who defected after Spring practice, they left. Nobody of note replaced them, because it was too late to do so. Not a good sign. Kind of like the Niners — no receivers is no bueno.
    Anyway 7-5 is a good season for Bears fans. They could have won at least one, (AZ), if not two more.
    Wilcox is a good young coach. He will probably get Cal to a position of middling success the next few years because defensive players will come to play under him. Offensive players not so much. Then, he’ll move on to a better football school. Wash, rinse, repeat. Meanwhile, Cal fans have to listen to Joe Starkey “call” games, which means we assume his first call is wrong, if he actually describes the action at all.
    This is the life of the Cal fan…

  17. djloo27 said, on December 1, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Your Warrior analogy is very imaginative, Flavor. In a way it’s also a little like the Giants losing Melky in 2012.
    It’s just so fucked up and demoralizing. If Le’Veon Bell can be had, I’d go for it ASAP…

    • Macdog said, on December 1, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Eagles lost Carson Wentz right around this time last year, who the hell thought Nick Foles was gonna lead them to the Super Bowl?

      • djloo27 said, on December 1, 2018 at 4:40 pm

        Good one Mac, and as you know, Hostetler too…

      • Flavor said, on December 1, 2018 at 4:42 pm

        that was like a one time thing. Never happens that way.

      • Macdog said, on December 1, 2018 at 4:42 pm

        Lost Rodney Hampton to injury in the first playoff game, too.

  18. djloo27 said, on December 1, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Anybody try that Budweiser/Jim Beam thing?

    • Macdog said, on December 1, 2018 at 5:03 pm

      Didn’t know of it. Impressive win by your Knicks just now, they’ve had a few of those lately.

      • Flavor said, on December 1, 2018 at 5:15 pm

        it seems like every game they have a guard who lights it up. And then the next game that guard stinks and another one pops up and goes off.

  19. Macdog said, on December 1, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Meanwhile in hoops, Stanford came oh-so-close to knocking off No. 2 Kansas in Lawrence, but gave up a late 3 instead of fouling that sent it to OT, and the Jayhawks rolled from there.

  20. zumiee said, on December 1, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Snow is trying to cover that horrible Boise St. blue field. The game is on ESPN.

    • djloo27 said, on December 1, 2018 at 7:10 pm

      I kinda like the blue field. Why should make believe grass have to be green? It’s silly.
      I would go with a nice deep purple…

  21. sandog said, on December 1, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Loo, if you followed me on Twitter (SanDawg42), you’d know I have tried the Jim Beam Budweiser.
    Great look and feel to the bottle–and I like the taste. But not enough carbonation. I like a fizzy beer, as opposed to an autumnal mead-type drink.

    “Cancel that mead!”

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