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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 1, 2019

Whew! What a ride. But the Harper fantasy is now over. We can get back to rooting for Maybin and Solarte. The Giants o/u win total this year is 73.5. They won 73 last season. Think the “Mays-arte” power combo gets them over the hump? I actually think the Giants win 73 easily this season…..As long as not a single player gets hurt. Actually if nobody gets hurt I bet they win 82 or so.

What are the chances that nobody gets hurt?

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  1. unca_chuck said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:04 am

    Zilch of course. If we get out of camp uninjured, I’ll be surprised.

  2. blade3colorado said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:10 am

    Last year, I said they would win 75 games (they were 73-89). Sabevans left a shit sandwich for Zaidi, so his job was practically “Mission Impossible” for this season and likely the next couple afterwards. However, I am quite pleased with his machinations to improve the club, but I don’t think this team wins anywhere close to 73 games, much less 75.

    If Zaidi is done with the moves, I am going with a 65-97 record and last place. By the by, the Giants had 1,101 total player days on the disabled list in 2018, which ranked middle of the pack (15th) in the major leagues.

  3. willedav said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:20 am

    Nobody gets hurt vs. everybody gets hurt—Posey Belt panik Craw (admitted he played hurt for long time) Longo Duggar Mac Slater Pablo R Jones even, just for position players. Plus Cueto Bum smdrz.
    At least this year there are league avg. or better back ups, and pitching should be better. Giants are going to have to hold other teams down but I could see .500 as ceiling. Get to deadline at .500, see what happens.

  4. willedav said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:16 am

    I still like the POTD from Dirt. And on the MLBTR story today, according to Bags in The Athletic, Baer said Z and not ownership “was the leading advocate for Harper.” Hmmnn.

    Further, Boras is said to have told Giants they had to go $20 mil over best offer (due to Cal taxes) to get him.

    • Bozo said, on March 1, 2019 at 9:30 am

      Sorry Willie, I somehow missed this post about Farhan before I posted mine below. I read that same thing by Baggs but also a NBC report and something Bochy said, that all pretty much confirmed it was Zaidi’s idea.

  5. gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:34 am

    I don’t see this as .500 team. Im giving Farhan a year to restructure and to flesh outbwhoncan truly hang as big-leaguers with Cheesy Mac/Shaw/Slater/Duggar and and if the Suarez/Rodriguez combo can solidify their spots in the rotation or are they the new Billy Swift/John Burkett (do either bowl???) Duo.

    This is the make or break year for Panik!!!

    I think ownership is “panicking” about what is likely to be a big down season in attendance and fan excitement ala 2008-2009. But then we started to see the emergence of Cain then Lincecum and then a Panda. None of those except Bart seem to be on the horizon…

  6. Bozo said, on March 1, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I’ve read a few things now that have said that it was Farhan’s idea to go for Harper and ownership went along with him, but Farhan didn’t feel comfortable going higher than the 12 year $310 million offer.

    Going back to when Zaidi was hired, I seem to recall that the Giants wanted to stay competitive and not do a complete rebuild and I assume that Farhan agreed to this. So knowing this and that there is $300 mil still laying around, I expect to be in the hunt this year. Outside of the abundance of relief arms we have, I doubt any any of the starting vets will be traded unless it gets another MLer to fill a more lacking position.

    85 wins as of today’s team, mid 90s with the right moves going forward.

  7. Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    I really do like our chances if nobody gets hurt. We’d make it to the deadline a little over .500. Add on. Steamroll right to the World Series. Let the chips fall where they may from there.

    • alleykat69 said, on March 1, 2019 at 12:36 pm

      Man I think we need to play some poker BF, i need to see your tendency’s on your bluffing.This team always has key injuries, can’t even put a number on how Bochy never had a set LU all year. Right now unless a major pick up are 2, 78 wins tops..

  8. chipower9 said, on March 1, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    No way in hell there are no injuries. If they can avoid any long-term injuries to key players, and Zaidi makes a few slick moves, I think this team improves over the 73 from last year. Not ready to predict playoffs at this time.

  9. alleykat69 said, on March 1, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    Guess not getting Bryce might have pissed 😡 off Larry Baer some.The famous TMZ circus has a video out of Larry pushing his wife down and grabbing a cell phone out of her hand..

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 1, 2019 at 2:14 pm

      Thought you were kidding but here it is. Nice knowing you Larry. Hasta luego

      • xoot said, on March 1, 2019 at 2:21 pm

        How do you like the guy with his feet up, with the dog? Maybe he was on his phone.

      • unca_chuck said, on March 1, 2019 at 2:28 pm

        Yeah, the other dude was on his phone. Not sure he saw it coming but there’s a gap in the video.

      • xoot said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:26 pm

        yeah, I see it now. Those long flights to and from Las Vegas took their toll . . . .

  10. unca_chuck said, on March 1, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    One piece said the guy who shot the video stepped in between the vids to break up the fight.

    The TMZ piece also includes this:

    In between video clips, the person who shot the footage tells us he got involved and helped break up the altercation. Another witness corroborated that.

    Witnesses tell us police were not called to the scene. Unclear if they were contacted after the altercation. We’re reaching out.

    Baer later commented to Sernoffsky:

    (2/2) “…the matter is resolved. It was a squabble over a cell phone. Obviously it’s embarrassing.” Baer said he’s apologized to his wife and police were not contacted.

    — Evan Sernoffsky 🥃 (@EvanSernoffsky) March 1, 2019

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 1, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      Super embarrassing that everyone witnessed me manhandling my wife errrr that this happened.

    • gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      Who really also sees Larry Baer and obviously starting to get into it with his wife and says hey let me pull my phone out and film this???

      The person whp also took the video disnt just take this and wonder if he was trying to see of he could cash in. He obviously sold it to TMZ.

  11. gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Ok I am not going to say what I am thinking about Larry Baer’s wife…

    • gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:11 pm

      I guess Larry didnt have a very happy fan day….

  12. wilcojoe said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    First Charles Johnson now this? Talk about the wilderness years.

    • gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:19 pm

      Oh dont start in on the greatest human being walking this fair earth…

      • gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:20 pm

        Forgot my happy face…😊😇

  13. wilcojoe said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    The real question is what was on the phone that he didn’t want her to see? Judging by her screaming (warranted or not), I don’t expect her to stay quiet about this. It might take Bryce Harper like money to make this go away.

  14. alleykat69 said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Larry’s wife name is Pam, kinda rhymes with “Slam” as into the ground..
    Kinda makes you wonder, what’s on her cellphone 📱 to make him go ballistic??

  15. sandog said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Wow. Rough couple of days for Baer.
    I don’t think this is that big of a deal. Embarrassing as hell for Baer though, no doubt.

    • Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:47 pm

      it’s not. Her screaming makes it worse. But I don’t think Baer needs to be vilified for this. Certainly I don’t see how MLB does anything close to punishment.

      • gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:59 pm

        Why is screaming like she is being knifed..”OH MY GOD!!”???

        Does she not relaize he is a public figure???

  16. Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    He looks at his ph at the end of the video like he’s checking to see if the screen cracked or something. I’m sorry, but I’m not getting what was so terrible about this. He’s trying to get his phone back from her and she kind of awkwardly falls off the chair. He didn’t hit her or slap her. I’m not saying this shouldn’t be embarrassing for both of them but I’m just not understanding how this was some terrible physical altercation. I’m open to hearing what your takes are on this though

    • xoot said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      It was a colossal mistake, in many ways. Technically, you’d have to say he overpowered her. I’m not outraged by it, but I’ll bet every woman I know is.

      • chipower9 said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:18 pm

        He definitely exerted some force in taking the phone, but it looks like she fell, too. Regardless, I do agree with Craig in that he did not hit her or slap her, etc. Embarrassing? Yes. Mistake? Yes. But not seeing this as a big deal. Will be interesting to see if anything else transpires.

  17. xoot said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Tonight’s LU shows MadBum pitching, and Puig’s not penciled in to start for Cinn. Oh, right — David Bell’s their manager, now.

  18. sandog said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Yeah Xoot, nothing says your in California like the guy in jeans and loafers with his poodle in his lap who is too busy on his phone to give a crap about Baer knocking his wife to the concrete 10 feet away!

    • Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:51 pm

      he didn’t knock her to the concrete. He was completely focused on getting the phone. I’m as conservative as anyone when it comes to violence against women but that’s not was this was, IMO

      • sandog said, on March 1, 2019 at 3:56 pm

        Inadvertently knocked her to the concrete. How about that?

      • Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

        inadvertent for sure. He was focused on the phone not her. Honestly? That’s probably the most either of them have moved around in years, it’s not a surprise to me she fell off the chair as she wasn’t expecting him to do that. I’m not going to feel bad about defending Baer here. And I’m only defending him against this weird TMZ claim that this was a physical altercation. They touched each other a little, I guess.

    • gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:05 pm

      I would not define that as knocking her to the ground. And I am down with the guy poor guy and his dog. Why should he get involved in some domestic squabble between obviously a deranged woman…wait I did not say deranged…Larry got his phone!!!

  19. sandog said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    From what I can tell, the poodle briefly gives a crap about what is going on, but the owner never so much as glances over.

    I gotta admit that when i’m in the big city and crazy shit starts going down, I stay the hell out of it too.

    • gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:07 pm

      Exactly Dog!!! I was just there last week and I was feeding the meter on Polk about to get some grub Swan Oyster, some nutso bum/panhandler/druggie sitting on the ground starts yelling not to stare at him because someone was trying to steal his soul. I did not go over and ask if he was talking to me…

  20. gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Well NBC News is running the Baer story already on their national news. Baer is probably going to be f’d over this.

    I am taking a guess this is not Baer’s first wife…anyone know? She does look younger and obviously wackier…

    • sandog said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:20 pm

      I think I read it IS his long time wife and the mother of his kids.

      • gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:26 pm

        And nbc just ran another picture of them and has to be her. She is yelling loud enough to draw attention and embarrass him.

      • unca_chuck said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:47 pm

        Yep. Married 18 years. 4 kids.

  21. wilcojoe said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    ESPN broke in to show the video, regardless of what any of us think, it’s not a good look. In my opinion the screaming is the big story here. If you only listen to the video and didn’t watch it, you would think she was seriously in danger. She either felt based on experience that he was about to become physical again or it was an opportunity for her to take financial advantage of a soured relationship knowing that a camera was rolling. My guess is it’s the latter but we certainly can’t discount the former.

  22. unca_chuck said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Well, Kathy said it was no big deal. He did shove/push/do something to cause her to fall off the chair. When he walks away, you can see him thinking “I’m fucked.”

    And in this day and age? He’s fucked. Funny thing is if that was me there, I’d say something really inappropriate.

    • gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:30 pm

      I would have held up the phone like I just scored a td and did a little dance…

  23. xoot said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    I don’t know. If Krukow can be shamed out of Gamer Babe Day at the Park by offended fans (and he was), I think Baer’s in for one helluva turn in the barrel over this imbroglio.

    • gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:34 pm

      Yep it is coming

  24. Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    anyone else see it this way? Hurt? Helpless?

    • gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:55 pm

      She fell off a chair wrestling for a phone a d how does he k ow she was laying on the ground hurt and helpless….I bet she went after him and the camera stalker got in the middle and was likely the one who you hear saying just walk away to Baer…

    • gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:59 pm

      And what does he nean by dip? Did Baer just dip into a tin of chaw????

  25. djloo27 said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    With every moment of everything on video, most crimes should never go unsolved…

  26. unca_chuck said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    I read somewhere she has a broken foot or something like that.

    • Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:49 pm

      whaaaat? From that? I’d like to see confirmation of that. Again, she’s an older lady who probably isn’t used to falling off a chair, maybe something happened to her.

  27. gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:56 pm

    What was on the phone??? I say it was a naked picture of him and Baby Bryce Harper in Vegas..what happened in Vegas apparently did not stay in Vegas…

  28. Bozo said, on March 1, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Larry Baer, taking 3D Candy Crush to a whole new level.

  29. sandog said, on March 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    I think Baer is trying to say she had an injured foot before this happened. While she wasn’t doing the full on ottoman thing like Poodle Guy, he is implying that made her more likely to lose her balance.

  30. sandog said, on March 1, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    Which Flapper was it who came up on Baer and Chris Berman both half in the bag at MoMo’s one time?
    Chuck maybe?
    Also, can anyone ID the park/courtyard where this incident went down?

    • unca_chuck said, on March 1, 2019 at 5:47 pm

      Hayes Valley is what I read. Wasnt me but I git drunbk with Berman at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii in 1998.

  31. gianthead said, on March 1, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    Getting a chance to watch the spring training game against Brewers with this young arm Adon…wow…hitting 101 and his spots. A future closer for us??? Anyone catch him throwing? Then last pitch was 102 for hos second strikeout…

  32. dirtnrocksnomo said, on March 1, 2019 at 5:36 pm

    Tend to agree that this isn’t as a big of a deal but this is the kind of thing that only hurts the org and creates and opening for anyone who’s had it out for Baer. He’s probably done as the face of ownership imo

  33. unca_chuck said, on March 1, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    “My wife and I had an unfortunate public argument related to a family member and she had an injured foot and she fell off her chair in the course of the argument,” Baer later told San Francisco Chronicle reporter Evan Sernoffsky, adding that the matter was “resolved.”

    • Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 5:53 pm

      the way I read that is that she had an injured foot and maybe that contributed to her falling off the chair. Why disclose that in a statement otherwise?

  34. unca_chuck said, on March 1, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    How an injured foot causes you to fall out of a chair is a bit mysterious.

    • willedav said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:35 pm

      Uh yeah unless someone is trying to grab something out of your hand. Thing is, falling backward could have easily caused a lot more serious injury. If she’s OK, he’s lucky. But, she is big in social circles here and is involved in lot of charitable (high end) events with other prominent SF socialite women. And here she is on the ground after struggling with hubby.

  35. alleykat69 said, on March 1, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Larry was also heard to say to his wife:”We should go to counseling.”

  36. xoot said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Jon Miller raises the video and Baer’s statement first thing on the air tonight. The Giants are going to go all out to deal with this.

  37. Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    ok I read what you guys said about the foot and I see your point now. So he’s saying the injured foot contributed to this. That’s kinda silly, he was wrestling the phone away from her. Not sure what the foot could have done to cause her to fall out of the chair.

  38. Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Baer should probably take it easy on the statements, this second one isn’t much better than the first one….

    • sandog said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:19 pm

      What’s wrong with that statement? Looks pretty good to me.

      As for the foot issue, take it from a guy who goes through life with chronic foot pain, if you have a foot that can’t bear much weight, it sure as hell can contribute to taking a fall like that.
      Might have been the reason for her screaming as well.

      • Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:26 pm

        i just think he’s making too big of a deal about this. He’s getting pressure to, obviously, but he’s making it look worse than it was with multiple statements. Let the dust settle a little. I stand by my original and current take on this: This is completely overblown. He didn’t hit her, slap her, or really do anything physical to her She fell off a chair, he didn’t push her off of it.

  39. Macdog said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Baer probably will get a promo out of this, maybe Grab Your Partner’s Phone Musical Chairs night.

  40. alleykat69 said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    I think Pam would like to put her foot 🦶 in Larry’s mouth about right now..

  41. Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    and one thing I agree with GH about: they are in a public place, he’s a public figure, and she’s screaming like a hyena over what?????

    • willedav said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:45 pm

      more startled than hurt I’m sure. Still, he reaches over to grab the phone and she loses balance and winds up on the ground. She was just sitting there although apparently they had quite a discussion over whatev, next thing the chair she’s in is tipped over.

  42. Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    KO is skewering Baer pretty hard in earlier tweets but he worded this one is a way I can support: “the civil treatment of women”. This was most definitely uncivil treatment of a woman. And Baer acted like a fool going after his phone like that. Standard rule in my life, you wanna see what’s in my phone, go ahead.I have nothing to hide and if I did there wouldn’t be anything in my damn phone about it. The only reason I have a passcode on it is in case it gets stolen.

  43. sandog said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    It’s kind of a unique situation. Who handles PR for your organization when your PR guy steps in it and tracks it all over the carpet?

  44. djloo27 said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Shit like this goes on behind closed doors every 10 seconds.
    Total nonsense. The wife carries on like a fuckin’ mental patient and Baer’s a fuckin’ jerk-off…

  45. sandog said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Kawakami already has an article about the incident on The Athletic. He thinks the scream is the biggest thing.

    • wilcojoe said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      I completely agree with him as I mentioned above.

  46. sandog said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Duggar making shit happen!

    • Macdog said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:02 pm

      Melancon in mid-season form.

      • sandog said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:06 pm

        I gotta laugh. You know I love my guy Melancon!

  47. snarkk said, on March 1, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I’m not sure what to make of this short vid.

    Whatever happened there, and what motivated Baer to really wrestle that phone away, certainly wasn’t cool from a PR standpoint, that’s for sure. For the team, and especially for him. If she broke her foot, uh, really not good for everyone concerned.

    I’ve been as tough on this dude as anybody on here over the years, he’s always seemed to me to be over the line smarmy and disingenuous. But, the only limited conclusion I can draw is that this is a sneak peek towards proving my suspicions of his true personality. I don’t think I’m out on a limb saying that if he’s a player, the Giants suspend his ass.

    I agree, he speed walked outta there alone — leaving his wife still there — had to get outta dodge because he knew the phone vids were rolling. That abandon-the-scene move was Not a good look, not at all. He immediately realized the bad PR meter was jumping off the charts, and bolted. So much for the facade of gentleman pillar of civic duty.

    This thing is blowing up in public. I was in my car and heard people calling into 95.7, that was the topic. A couple of folks said they were there and saw the thing go down, a couple of guys apparently not on the vid were rolling towards them to help “the lady” after they heard the screaming and saw the tussle. I’m guessing, yes, but this may not be the first such altercation between them. Maybe the first one in public.

    The Giants need him on sabbatical for the rest of Spring Training. Go to Phoenix and hole up incommunicado at a gated spa center somewhere near Camelback. At the very least, the public will view Baer differently from now forward…

    • willedav said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:24 pm

      well you hit on that in next to last paragraph, in other words if this how Baer handles his biz in public…
      what preceded it was a long and very loud argument that went on for 20 minutes, and this is how it ends.
      Not good.

  48. Flavor said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    now her statement:

    • snarkk said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:07 pm

      Through “her” attorney? Hmmm…

  49. djloo27 said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    How about Pauly’s theory about 2 minutes in?

  50. zumiee said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Melancon is in mid-season cruddy form.

    • zumiee said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:18 pm

      Ha! I didn’t see Mac’s post.

      • Macdog said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:24 pm

        “Cruddy” was a nice touch.

    • snarkk said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:22 pm

      zum, I see the box showing 2 hits allowed includng one bomb, and 1 earnie. How’d his stuff look?…

      • sandog said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:25 pm

        He was pitching to contact. Hard contact.

      • zumiee said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:26 pm

        Very hittable….again. The last out was a deep drive to centerfield on a hanging curve.

      • snarkk said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:35 pm

        Ugh. If this dude craters all spring training, I think ZMan will cut him loose. Melonhead is not ZMan’s bust, he’s somebody else’s bust…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:43 pm

        Agree, Tom. We’ve all cited a few bad contracts that likely will just have to be eaten, and I’m guessing Melonhead’s will be the first. Just… let it go.

      • alleykat69 said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:49 pm

        Cruddy I assume…

  51. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    . Yeah, he didn’t hit her, yell at her, etc. But he’s made to look like he cares more about the stupid phone than he does about the welfare of his wife, especially knowing she’s *injured*, and he “allows” her to fall to the ground. Anytime your wife falls to the ground while you seem to be more interested in just grabbing that phone, fuhgetaboutit. Sabattical? He just might be done, or at least moved to behind the scenes after this…. Weird, man.

    • zumiee said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:23 pm

      Great post.

  52. willedav said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Watching the G league warriors vs. Memphis. Man you collect all the bricks you could rebuild the Carrier Dome.
    Most possessions by both teams feature one pass and a forced shot with a lot of dribbling. The Warriors team has 28 points midway through the 2 nd quarter. Jevon Carter of West Va is on other team and looks pretty good but he ain’t passing the ball either.

    • willedav said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      It’s kinda like the b-ball equivalent of you can’t walk off the island. You can’t score and help the ppg (points per game avg.) if you don’t shoot.

  53. zumiee said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    A Beede sighting.

  54. xoot said, on March 1, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Beede’s four-seamer hit 97 most of the time, and his curve was sharp and nasty — one was as slow as 78. But that four-seamer, man that thing is STRAIGHT. He gave up a double, no runs. He looks a million times better than last year, imo. But I’m not sure that’s enough.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:02 pm

      Glad to hear there’s possibly some potential there with young Beeduh. But yeah, straight fastballs, no good. Hope he can learn to bend it a bit. Too many bad memories of Felix Rodriguez. Or more recently, Stricknine….

      • xoot said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:04 pm

        For some reason the name Tomko occurs to me. His second inning tonight hasn’t been going so well.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:12 pm

        Eek, Tomko, there’s a name haven’t heard for awhile. And for some reason, “Tomko” brings to mind Pierzinski. Didn’t they go at it in the clubhouse at one point? One of Tomko’s better moments….

  55. chipower9 said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Nice work by Vincent to get outta that jam. This is the first ST game I have really sat down to watch this year.

  56. Bozo said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Vincent didn’t look like he was comfortable until he had two on. Give up two hits, strike out the side. Not bad.

  57. chipower9 said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    Center field in Scottsdale is crazy. You really have to get into one to poke it out there.

  58. Bozo said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Shaw hit the shit outta that one. Wow.

    • chipower9 said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:39 pm

      Fucking crushed it…

      • Bozo said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:48 pm

        Absolutely, Chi. I doubt that ball has come down yet.

  59. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    It’s obviously too early to try to project win totals for this squad, since of course *this squad* likely ain’t gonna be anything like the team that plays the games later in the season. But I’m curious about some of the more optimistic projections here so far. Last year’s team won 73 games. Not sure how they get to .500 considering I can’t really see any moves that have been made to strengthen the team except maybe the bench. I don’t know that I’d go as low as Steve’s 65 wins projection, but maybe close to that, as I don’t see anything that’s happened to make me think they’ll do any better than last year’s 73. At this point. Actually I’m looking forward to the work in progress that this team will be, and it doesn’t really even matter what they’re win total will be, for me, this season.

  60. chipower9 said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    BOOM!

  61. Bozo said, on March 1, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Fun game to watch.

  62. unca_chuck said, on March 1, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    I’ll be surprised if we get to 70 wins. Like I said whe this started, Baer’s fucked.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 1, 2019 at 9:22 pm

      I think so too.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 1, 2019 at 9:27 pm

      Kinda also wondering what was on that mobile phone. Maybe “Hangover” type pics. Maybe what happened in Vegas didn’t exactly stay in Vegas afterall….

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 1, 2019 at 9:33 pm

      (Last comment) and I’ve tried to clearly understand what Baer says, but can’t really make it out. “I’m fucked”? “What the fuck”? If it’s the first, then, yeah dude… A bit surprising and sad for the guy, but there was some real “true colors” showing in that clip… Their marriage might be fine, but he can’t be any kind of “face” of the organization after that, I would guess.

  63. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 1, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    What was the over-under on SF’s first spring training casualty being the CEO?

  64. zumiee said, on March 1, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    I think it’s likely Baer is done as CEO of the Giants.

    • zumiee said, on March 1, 2019 at 10:21 pm

      Poodle-man may have had headphones on, listening to music.

    • zumiee said, on March 1, 2019 at 10:22 pm

      It looks like they’re sitting in a parking lot. What’s up with that place?

      • djloo27 said, on March 2, 2019 at 4:05 am

        I was wondering if someone would mention that.
        And he dressed for it…

  65. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 1, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    In the context of the #metoo era, you all are right, this isn’t such a big deal: no one’s claiming Baer is a spouse abuser or sexual harrasser, and of course, as Loo said, stuff like this happens all the time. The problem for Baer, as CEO of the organization, is that the world viewing this video sees a man who a) has a bit of a temper and displays it in public, b) seems to have more regard for a phone than his wife who has toppled to the ground, and c) walks away from his wife while muttering the f-word. Maybe their marriage is full of this but overall it’s fine and his wife will downplay it and they’ll handle it privately, but the image of the organization is NOT full of this, and thus they’ll likely have to act in some way. Man, life can turn on a dime…

  66. Bozo said, on March 2, 2019 at 6:58 am

    For those that missed it, this is the Chris Shaw HR that cleared ALL the fences.

  67. willedav said, on March 2, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Awesome bomb, thx Bozo.
    Flav the prescient strikes again:
    What are the chances nobody gets hurt?
    Uh, somebody’s rep is on the 60 day DL. Maybe irrevocable waivers or just designated for assignment.


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