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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 29, 2019

Yesterday was pretty funny. No, not the game. That was excruciating. It was the post game show that had me ROTFLMAO.

As you all know, during the post game wrap our 4 broadcasters each give out their *player of the game* and the reason for it. When you get shutout, admittedly, finding a worthy POTG is a tough sled. When they got to the Big Kahuna, he stammered for a bit, and then nominated Conner Joe. Reason: he really liked how professional he looked in the walk that he got…..

His player of the game……walked one time.

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

That was absolute solid gold.

Krukow was in fine nonsensical form in the post game spinning a bunch of bullshit about how they had been hitting all spring up until the last couple of games—saw the laid egg vs Brett Anderson as a precursor to what happened opening day.

Kuip is worried the same thing is going to happen today because they’re facing another lefty….like all these problems will get magically fixed as soon as the Giants start facing right handed pitching.

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  1. gianthead said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:56 am

    I may follow Loo’s lead and refuse to watch a game this year…may listen to it but save my eyes. Purdue/TN far more interesting…

  2. unca_chuck said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:10 am

    Maybe it was Joe’s 35 hopper to 2nd that thrilled him.

  3. wilcojoe said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:10 am

    I actually wish they would just re-air the entire 2010 season game by game. KNBR could just run the same shows (Kruk could actually praise the offense with a straight face) and the Chronicle could insert the same stories and boxscores in the morning paper.

  4. alleykat69 said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:15 am

    Hey Kuiper….Guess the Padres didnt worry about facing are lefty Ace Madison Bumgarner yesterday.That’s BS about facing lefties and expecting to lose..

  5. unca_chuck said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:35 am

    They can’t come out on the first day of the season and say “WE SUCK!!!” even though they all know this season will go a lot like yesterday. As this debacle churns on, they will eventually fall into the Hank Greenwalk mode and tell stories as we mire through 5-1 losses. over and over.

    • Flavor said, on March 29, 2019 at 12:07 pm

      agreed, ownership is trying to sell tickets, this is not the fanbase you say “hang it there” to. It’s actually kinda lame how we have changed as a fanbase. Got spoiled. It happened very quickly.

  6. snarkk said, on March 29, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    They did not want to characterize as such, but this has turned into the rebuild season or two many of us pressed for as inevitable. They don’t have the minor league assets nor friendly contract assets of vets to trade for younger, better talent. It’s got to come rebuilding the minors, mostly. The only asset worth a darn is Bum, and they need to trade him to jump start the rebuild…

    • Flavor said, on March 29, 2019 at 12:47 pm

      People keep talking about waiting till the break to trade bum but wouldn’t an earlier in season trade to a motivated trade partner yield more?

      • zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 1:16 pm

        Yeah, a trade of Bum to the Yankees just seems so obvious. Surely the Yanks would give a good prospect to get him. It’s kind of sad to see Bum pitch so well yesterday in such a futile situation.

      • Bozo said, on March 29, 2019 at 2:29 pm

        I think the theory of trading Bum at the deadline is that a team in the hunt is desperate enough to trade talent for a rental. IMO, If you want to add minor league players now, than you trade Rodriguez. I’d imagine that would bring in some top prospects. I don’t want to see them do either, I’m just sayin’.

  7. zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Belt and Panik get platooned to the bench in Game #2. Ouch.

  8. zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    RF Michael Reed R
    1B Buster Posey R
    2B Y. Solarte B
    3B E. Longoria R
    SS B. Crawford L
    LF Connor Joe R
    CF S. Duggar L
    C Erik Kratz R
    P D. Holland B

    • snarkk said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:05 pm

      Why would Posey, the slowest guy on the team, bat 2nd? And, batting 2nd concedes that he has not much of a power stroke left…

      • djloo27 said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:09 pm

        Because Bochy is fried and needs to go…

  9. unca_chuck said, on March 29, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Saw that. I’d be pissed if I was Belt. These guys seem resigned to their fate already.

  10. barry4ever2 said, on March 29, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Amazing how the Superior Dodgers have already wrapped up the division championship in March

    • Bozo said, on March 29, 2019 at 6:14 pm

      Even more amazing is that they’ve already lost the World Series.

      • zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 6:38 pm

        lulz!

  11. snarkk said, on March 29, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Mac the Oaf DFAd? If he gets claimed by some AL club, watch him pound 27 HRs this year at .245 or some such …

    • djloo27 said, on March 29, 2019 at 6:50 pm

      Destined For Accidents…

  12. willedav said, on March 29, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    most vulnerable #1…would not have guessed Heels first one to go out.

  13. zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    Giants game is on local NBC affiliates tonight. (Channel 31 in my area, the Northern Central Valley.)

  14. zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Padres are sporting the dookie browns tonight.

  15. snarkk said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Still wondering what’s the deal with this Kratz guy. Why not just have Garcia be backup — he can hit. Seemed year that he was at lease serviceable behind the plate…

    • zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:40 pm

      They want Garcia to play everyday at AAA. They think he’ll progress better that way.

  16. zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    The Padres look legit.

  17. gianthead said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    Wow would be nice to have some hitters like these Padres…wow, did I just utter those words?

    I dont know much about their pitching but their lineup may be the best the Padres have ever had.

    Connor Joe is Asian??? Lol…had no clue…

    • djloo27 said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:48 pm

  18. zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Conner Joe throws multi-bouncers.

  19. Macdog said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Dumbar.

  20. gianthead said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    As we have seen in the recent free agent signings and the mentality of baseball teams…these GM types think they are gods and trying to one up each other on deals and they dont make the better deal until the end and the other team/free agent is ready to walk away.

    The Yanks are not going to give up the best deal until they are desperate to make the deal and think there is another suitor after Bum…Clint Frazier is the must have. Can we land Andujar as well???

    • djloo27 said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:03 pm

      Clint Frazier has concussion problems and his stock has dropped since last year.
      Giants won’t trade for a 3B as long as they are paying big bucks to Longori-ugh…

  21. zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:58 pm

  22. Macdog said, on March 29, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Giants have had 7 baserunners so far this season. Three have made outs on the bases. Amazing how being bad and stupid go hand in hand.

  23. zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Krukow wears out the Dutch Holland nickname.

  24. gianthead said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Ian Kinsler a Padre??? Missed that one….

    • gianthead said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:04 pm

      3-0…an insurmountable lead…go VaTech!!!

  25. snarkk said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    So far, Gigantes are disabusing the notion that this could be a decent year.
    After many years playing ball, how can Duggar run from second on a grounder to short, right in front of him, and get easily thrown out at third with nobody out? On a team that can’t hit for shit. And, right after ST ends where that kind of situational shit should be drummed into your dome? Really disappointing play there. You can’t give up stoopid outs on the base paths when you’ve a team that can’t score…

  26. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Obviously this season is going to be a challenge for us as fans of the team. I’m up for the challenge. For the first time I can remember, I have abandoned the notion that being a fan means hoping the team wins. I’m not hoping for wins. I’m only hoping that each loss (of which there will be many) will be instructional for management to take this entire season to observe, learn, and make moves that will make the team more winnable next season. Also wouldn’t mind seeing at least some entertainment value in the revolving door of comings and goings that will likely be spinning all season.

    • zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:18 pm

      Posey and Craw look pretty bad at the plate. Those guys have to do something for this 2019 team to be able to compete.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:28 pm

        As I’m not even thinking about wins this season, I’m also not thinking about them being competitive. They won’t be. The *core* that everyone wants to rely on is just going to be another year older and no better. This season is just for the team to figure itself out.

      • zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:31 pm

        And high draft picks next year. They need to hit on those picks.

    • djloo27 said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:42 pm

      Yup! You never know when you might come up with the next Clay Timpner or Adam Shabala…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:55 pm

        Clay Timpner. lulz…

  27. zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Goldy hit 3 HRs for the Cards tonight.

  28. Macdog said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    Wow, the new guy Reed is a waste of a roster spot.

  29. djloo27 said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    The NCAA commercials with Barkley and friends are as bad as it gets.
    I gotta get rid of TV altogether.
    Is reading any fun?

    • zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      It is!

  30. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 29, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    I must’ve been sleeping through spring training. I’ve never even heard of Trevor Gott.

  31. willedav said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    another missed tip in at buzzer and Duke hangs on again.

    • Macdog said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:08 pm

      Is there a goddamn luckier team?

      • willedav said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:14 pm

        sweet play too to set it up perfectly.
        Meanwhile Herro the hero from 3 puts Kentucky up a basket with 25 seconds left.

  32. James said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    I’m bummed that Joe Reed does not seem to be as good as Taylor Muncy.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:23 pm

      Double lulz…

  33. Macdog said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Herro ball.

    • willedav said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:19 pm

      Yep. Tremendous block by Washington to trigger the fast break that set him up for the 3. Plus PJ hit the post up/and one 3 point play before it to tie the game up down 58-55.

  34. willedav said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Herro does it all, knocks down clinching FTs. UK 62 Houston 58.

  35. djloo27 said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Bochy is walking worse than ever…

    • alleykat69 said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:36 pm

      That’s cause he’s drinking more looking at this roster for 162 games,that would throw off anyone’s equaliibrium..

  36. djloo27 said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Quite a streak we got going. Didn’t we lose 15-0 in last season’s finale?

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:37 pm

      Consistency is everything.

  37. zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Tough April schedule. Wins will be challenging to find.

    • Macdog said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:50 pm

      Apparently, runs too.

  38. unca_chuck said, on March 29, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    I really miss Mac the Oaf. How bad is that? Reed took his spot?

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:01 pm

      Mac and Hanson were the 2 players I thought would provide some “make things happen” at the plate, but they’re both gone already. Maybe they’ll be back?

      • chipower9 said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:15 pm

        Hanson really surprised me.

    • Bozo said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:02 pm

      Reed really shined tonight, 0-3, 3 Ks, 3 LOB.

  39. Bozo said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Longo.

  40. Macdog said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    A RUN!

  41. unca_chuck said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    A home run!

  42. chipower9 said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Wow. Did we really score a run?

    • Irish Kevin said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:02 pm

      Chicks dig the long ball

  43. Irish Kevin said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Nice homer

  44. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Nice little rally..

  45. chipower9 said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Ya gotta swing the bat there, Parra.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:19 pm

      Yeah, what, 11 strikeouts tonight? I don’t see stats about it, but most of them seemed to be strike 3 looking. ….

  46. Bozo said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Bull shit call Blue.

  47. chipower9 said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Dammit! Too little. Too late. May be a theme this year.

  48. unca_chuck said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Parr’s and belt taking called 3rds. Ouch.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:26 pm

      And Joe and Duggar the inning before too.

  49. Macdog said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    Couple of iffy strike 3 calls.

  50. zumiee said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    We’ve spent years watching Belt get outraged at called third strikes.

    • James said, on March 29, 2019 at 10:36 pm

      He was right not to swing at the pitch, he should have walked away saying nothing after strike 3 was called, and, most importantly, he should have clobbered the 0-2 mistake to avoid the situation in the first place.

      • unca_chuck said, on March 30, 2019 at 8:36 am

        2 strikes, you protect the plate, Foul it off.

  51. djloo27 said, on March 30, 2019 at 4:06 am

    That stupid stance Joe employs ain’t gonna cut it up here.
    I’d quick pitch the fuck out of him…

    • willedav said, on March 30, 2019 at 6:52 am

      the awkward way he sets up reminds me of McAuliffe (who hit LH iirc) from Tigers.
      Loo if you’re gonna read something, start with “Alou” by Felipe. Great read, from his time in DR to life in minors in South Giants Braves managing Expos and in minors, yada yada.
      surprising take on DH too–he actually likes it. Says it gives mgr a real player he can use to bunt or hit with and be a smart baserunner with less risk of injury.


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