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A REAL Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 7, 2019

Scoring runs, what a novel way to win a baseball game. Six felt like 16. Pillar showed how valuable he can be and all he had was one measly single. Pomeranz goes today and no time like the present for him to start enjoying pitching at Oracle Park.

Listening to some dumbass on KNBR yesterday, he was discussing “Openers” and said “Where is the self respect of these pitchers?” Lol, what are they supposed to do? Tell the manager and the front office they aren’t going to do it? Go on strike? This is where the game is going. Get used to it…..

This pic is mostly for Loo but feel free to appreciate its raw power and awesomeness even if you don’t care about horse racing. My A’s fan buddy is at Keenland this weekend. Because he is an excellent father they visited Claiborne Farm. This is a pic of his kids in front of the stall that was home to, in order, Bold Ruler, Secretariat, Easy Goer, Unbridled, and RunHappy.

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  1. alleykat69 said, on April 7, 2019 at 10:36 am

    BF..Cute kids.Is that your friend the boney one kids?
    Wow that’s some impressive legendary horses 🐎 plague of honor, led by imo the greatest horse of all time Secretariat 🏇🏻 what a dominant horse he was🐴

    • Flavor said, on April 7, 2019 at 10:56 am

      Yes, the boney one sired those 2

  2. Flavor said, on April 7, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    You know what’s ironic? If bochy was gonna nickname himself, he couldn’t do it. His name is already what he would nickname himself.

  3. Macdog said, on April 7, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    That didn’t take long.

  4. gianthead said, on April 7, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Keeneland is one of the most magical places on earth….have you been Flav?

    • Flavor said, on April 7, 2019 at 1:39 pm

      yes, one time. Amazing.

  5. James said, on April 7, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    It’s crazy that ball wasn’t out of the park.

  6. willedav said, on April 7, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    speaking of openers, TB guy on cbs site had tweet about how Giants SPs last 2 days haven’t been able to last 5 and wondered if there was different approach.
    Um how did that work out yesterday? Opener for Rays went 2 solid innings and then Giants lit up 2 guys that followed for all 6 runs.

  7. James said, on April 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Why does Kolarek get to warm up in this situation?

    • unca_chuck said, on April 7, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      Don’t you get 8 once you come in?

      • James said, on April 7, 2019 at 3:32 pm

        He was already in the game.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 7, 2019 at 3:33 pm

        They get 8 at the start of every inning as well.

    • Macdog said, on April 7, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      Yeah, that doesn’t seem right.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 7, 2019 at 3:34 pm

        Come on guys, haven’t you been to a game?

    • James said, on April 7, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      I guess if a position player already in the game switches in to pitch during a blow out, they get the warm ups, too. It just seemed odd after Kolarek started the inning on the mound.

  8. unca_chuck said, on April 7, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    We are so far so good at getting one game a series.

  9. Flavor said, on April 7, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Jack Black once famously said “1 is all ya need.”:….Of course, he was talking about cock pushups….

  10. Stan Shell said, on April 7, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    This may piss off BF and some of the traditionalists on this site, but I like that the Devil Rays think outside the box and come up with new non-traditional approaches to baseball problems. How many, many, many times have we seen a Giants pitcher blow through batters and then Bochey removes him for a righty-lefty matchup, only to have the new pitcher get rocked. Unless I’m mistaken the TB pitcher moved to first for one batter then came back to face two lefties. Brilliant! Unless the giants react by bunting directly toward the pitcher who now is fielding first. TB doesn’t have worry about the Giants reacting to an unorthodox situation. Bochey and the “brain-trust” were probably trying to figure out what the TB manager was doing.

    Jesus, we have a bad hitting team. At least they can’t run well either. 1 out of 3 gets you a sub 60 win team. Sigh.

    • Flavor said, on April 7, 2019 at 4:07 pm

      why would that piss me off? I’m all for new approaches to the game. I also think the NL should adopt the DH and hope that happens soon

  11. snarkk said, on April 7, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Is Posey a part time player now? Seems like it. They treat the guy like he’s made of Murano glass…

  12. Macdog said, on April 7, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Can’t scoracle at Snoracle.

  13. Flavor said, on April 7, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    2.4 runs per game this year. That fucking sucks.

  14. snarkk said, on April 7, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Miller says 4th game of 10 where they’ve scored one run or less. Brutal, but not surprising. They looked like this in STraining. Boring ass offense. Only 32K paid tix today, wonder how many showed…

  15. Macdog said, on April 7, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    On the flip side, my Nets just clinched a playoff spot!

    • willedav said, on April 7, 2019 at 4:30 pm

      fun team good luck. Russell sure looks like steal.

      • Macdog said, on April 7, 2019 at 4:34 pm

        And stolen from Magic and the Lakers makes it sweeter.

  16. snarkk said, on April 7, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Mrs snarkk and a snarkette and I visited Claiborne last summer on a side trip off the bourbon and college tour. Remember that #1 stall. Cool. And the horse cemetery there. And the stud shed. The main stud they had at the time was at $250K per service. If the mare doesn’t get pregnant, sorry, no do over…

    • Flavor said, on April 7, 2019 at 4:59 pm

      yes. You’re talking about War Front. He sucked as a racehorse but genetics are a funny thing and he’s a stud sire….

  17. blade3colorado said, on April 7, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    Pillar looks over matched at the plate. IMO, get used to it. I love the fielding, but he’s no answer at the plate. Same deal with Parra. Snarkk’s right about Posey . . . However, I think that’s the reality – at least for the 1st month of the season. I think this is his 3rd game day off and we’re 10 games into the season. Giants OPS now .582 (Bums have an out of this world .974 as a team. Unfreakingbelievable!). Onward . . .

  18. Flavor said, on April 7, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    This dunderhead can’t hit so he decides fighting the entire team is a good move. nobody is dumber than Puig. NOBODY

  19. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 7, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    In Maui this week and Giants baseball just hasn’t been worth the sorrow. I’ve been checking the box scores though and it appears that Panik’s reverted to form. Aloha Flappers.

    • Flavor said, on April 7, 2019 at 5:44 pm

      Nice. I am looking forward to a week on a Costa Rican beach this week.

  20. Flavor said, on April 7, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    seems to me that there are some pretty big brains out there that could figure out what to do about this seagull stuff

  21. Flavor said, on April 7, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    this is fucking awesome. What a great sendoff for the final reg season game ever at Oracle

  22. willedav said, on April 7, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Never would have said this years ago but Clips are actually fun and have some pieces. Love Kentucky kid
    Gilgeous and shamet the shooter, Harrell is beast. Plus the ageless Lou Williams.
    Bogut is going to help GS in playoffs quite a bit in limited minutes

    • willedav said, on April 7, 2019 at 7:26 pm

      mm Clips would do best to avoid 8 spot though.

  23. alleykat69 said, on April 7, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Wow this stat is crazy and the only person to an benefit from it is our own ex Giant Eugênio Velez!
    Orioles Chris Davis is currently in a 0-44 hitless streak dating back to last year, and now is only 2 more hitless ab’s to tie Count Choucula record of 0-46 when he set the record with the Dodgers!
    Here’s hoping Davis breaks it with another 0-3 so Velez can rest easier then, knowing he’s not the worst of all time..

    • Flavor said, on April 7, 2019 at 7:32 pm

      Yes, he can rest easy. Lol.

    • Macdog said, on April 7, 2019 at 7:47 pm

      Good update Kat, I heard Mets radio announcers talk about the Davis hitless streak today, although they didn’t mention Velez, Was gonna mention that here but forgot.

    • willedav said, on April 7, 2019 at 8:05 pm

      Twin complained about that, appalled Mattingly didn’t get him opportunity to bust out of it.

  24. Flavor said, on April 7, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Count Chocula was probably the best nickname we ever gave anyone here…

  25. snarkk said, on April 7, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Dubs are just fun to follow right now.
    No comparison to following the Giants at the moment…

  26. unca_chuck said, on April 7, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    The best way to get rid of the seagulls is to replace them with people. Which means field a much better team.

  27. xoot said, on April 7, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    I saw the new scoreboard for the first time today. What a waste of space. Many new stats. One highlight: when Duggar walked to the plate in the first, the board operator put up the photo and stats for the rays’ CF (the talented K———). Another highlight: when Arroyo came to bat, his BA, OB% and OPS were all .185. I think he got an infield hit. Next time up his BA, OB% and OPS were identical again, although about 70 points higher.

    Here’s an article by a well-known cultural critic who manages to pretend throughout this piece that he’s writing for people who know nothing about baseball. Still, it’s kinda interesting.

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/08/what-baseball-teaches-us-about-measuring-talent

    • James said, on April 7, 2019 at 10:43 pm

      If a player bats 333 over a season by hitting 200 singles in 600 ABs with no extra base hits, drawing no walks/HBPs, hitting no sacrifice flies, his BA, OBP, and SP will all be 333. And his OPS will be 667, definitely not the number of a beast, although a tobacco chewing scout of old might be impressed with that batting average.

      • xoot said, on April 7, 2019 at 10:53 pm

        No, I think that’s absolutely wrong. The baccky chewer would look at the player and say, horseshit, that guy does nuthin but kill worms. I don’t care what the fuckin numbers say. (See Menand.)

      • James said, on April 8, 2019 at 8:22 am

        Will do.

  28. zumiee said, on April 7, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    The Bay Area has had only 6 major sports championships in the last 9 years. Clearly it can do better.


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