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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 16, 2019

Back in the states last night, I was greeted rudely by that Warriors score. Sucks about Boogie but maybe they rally around him being down. They obviously need something to inspire them, they don’t have the same drive they’ve had in the past. Something has been wrong with the Dubs all season. I’ll say this, playing a team with Beverley, Harrell and Sweet Lou on it, 3 dudes who live to feel slighted, is probably the wrong match up for Oakland.

Strasburg tonight. I’m worried Pillar alone can’t carry the load. lqtm. But seriously, east coast swings are usually the death of us and as the worst hitting team in mlb. We’ve scored the second fewest runs and can you imagine where we would be without 1.0? Easily last in runs scored.

Dubs wandering, Giants sucking…at least I’m not sweating anymore. Man, Big Flavor was a sweating fool in that Costa Rica climate…..

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  1. Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 9:10 am

    San Dawg, reupholster all of your furniture in plastic wrap before you read this article. 🙂
    https://theathletic.com/927430/2019/04/16/exclusive-giants-acknowledge-its-finally-time-to-explore-moving-in-the-fences-at-oracle-park/

    • gianthead said, on April 16, 2019 at 10:39 am

      One thing we have seen in the start of the season and what I remarked after the first week is that we have an above average bullpen and a decent enough level of starters and that pitching has kept us in games and actually shockingly besides Pillar won us 7 games, which I thought would not happen until the end of April.

      If we move in fences, will that actually convince prime time hitting free agents to come to SF??? I still dont think so. But we can always attract some mid-level starters and decent bullpen arms with the current configurations of the ballpark and the park helps make them above average in SF. We will see more if Pomeranz can stay in the rotation but the park has resurrected Holland and Smard had a big friendly start at home last week. So moving in the fences may be a double-edged sword…

  2. Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 9:19 am

    this guy is full of shit about this being his first bet. He’s in debt up to his eyeballs and all of a sudden he bets everything he can get his hands on that Tiger would win the Masters? Hogwash
    https://www.golfdigest.com/story/gambler-who-won-dollar12-million-on-tiger-woods-2019-masters-victory-i-had-never-placed-a-bet-on-sports-in-my-life

    • gianthead said, on April 16, 2019 at 10:29 am

      He is a day trader and did some analytics it looks like on tiger and never placed a sports bet before??? Yeah I am not buying it either nor that he is walking around Vegas with $85k in cash in a backpack…

  3. gianthead said, on April 16, 2019 at 10:22 am

    I did not realize till Sunday when someone asked me if I needed Giants tickets this week that I realized they were even coming to town. But I am not paying good cash on this team nor giving my money to the Nats…of course Nats with the highest bullpen ERA in the NL may be a good trade candidate for Dyson or Will Smith…

  4. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 16, 2019 at 10:24 am

    We talking Tyler Walker levels of sweat here or what?

    • Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 10:42 am

      I made him look cool, calm and composed

  5. chipower9 said, on April 16, 2019 at 10:33 am

    I went to bed at halftime last night (30 point Warrior lead). Game was in the bag…oops.

    Flav – I was just going to post the link on consideration of moving in the fences at Oracle. I know there have been some lively debates here, over the years. Let it rip, Flappers.

  6. gianthead said, on April 16, 2019 at 10:42 am

    I awoke in a state of shock about that warriors game…and Boogie getting hurt. I dont like the karma of this season. The problem is not that I see us losing to the clippers but do they take us to 7 games and then we get the rockets and already a worn team???

    • chipower9 said, on April 16, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      I don’t see this series going seven. Not worried about the Clips. The team to worry about is Houston. They are probably salivating over last night’s clusterfuck.

  7. willedav said, on April 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

    The open area where pens would go is mostly beyond straightaway CF, right? Wonder what else would be on the table.
    .

    • alleykat69 said, on April 16, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      Can’t they move the 421 ft area in left center closer to say 395ft and add a lot more seats 💺?

    • chipower9 said, on April 16, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      I doubt they fuck with “The Garden” area in CF. That place is always packed and has to be a huge money-maker.

  8. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 16, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Good take over at MLBTR regarding the upcoming fire sale. Basically the whole pitching staff could be enticing to other teams. I doubt Samardzija’s performance will hold but he’s probably thinking about football anyway.

  9. willedav said, on April 16, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Chris Davis connections with Giants get funkier. Yesterday he homered (first this year obviously) off—Heath Hembree of Boston.

    Read something on F/G where roto guy is talking about fantasy hitters off to slow starts, who you should you be worried about or not, yada yada. Wonder if there are peripherals that would indicate one way or another how giants hitters would fare going forward–hard contact, swinging strike, out of zone, etc. hmmnn
    As James mentioned last night, right now most of them are so bad you wouldn’t expect that to continue, but…

  10. willedav said, on April 16, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Yikes! Bart got hit in hand last night in san Jose, going to see some specialist according nbcsports. Ramos homered, his 4th and mcc site said he now has almost as many walks as Ks, way more plate discipline than last year. Shaw tripled and homered for Richmond, his second and is playing LF.

    Not sure how I feel about messing with yard other than moving pens off the field. It was cool to see pen guys up close warming up along lines though. Saw Gossage doing that for early 80s Yanks vs. A’s , wow.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2019 at 1:42 pm

      Yeah we had a line on seats a while back that were 5 rows off the bullpen on the Giants side. It was pretty cool to see Timmy and Matt warm up before games, ahd Wilson, Romo, Affeldt, Mota do their thing during games. I think those pics are in the pic bucket.

  11. Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    • zumiee said, on April 16, 2019 at 3:06 pm

      The downside of a top prospect being in the minors. They have to face a lot of garbage pitchers.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2019 at 3:15 pm

      At least is was his left hand, not his throwing hand.

      • djloo27 said, on April 16, 2019 at 4:22 pm

        At least it was his second metacarpal, not his first or third…

  12. unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Ahhh shit. That sucks.

    lineup

    • unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2019 at 3:12 pm

      As does our lineup. This is like Animal House. “Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, Flounder. 3 C’s and an F. A 1.8 grade point average, Hoover. Congratulations, you have the highest GPA in Delta house.

      Crawfish, .228 leads the way. Congratulations, Brendan . . .

  13. Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 4:52 pm

    Pathetic. 1.0 leadoff double and he is stranded there

    • James said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:01 pm

      It wasn’t inspirational enough. Maybe he shoulda tried to steal third, force an error by the catcher, fire up the whole dugout, start a 10 game winning streak.

      • Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:08 pm

        your disrespect of our best hitter this season is reaching a new low.

      • James said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:11 pm

        I am enjoying your emotional investment in the new Randy Winn.

      • Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:25 pm

        baseball is a game of emotion my man, that sandwiched together stat of yours is diluting your love of the game.

      • James said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm

        Brandon Belt’s tears were genuinely touching.

      • Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:35 pm

        yes, he was clearly sad again about striking out in the first inning.

  14. unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    So glad Pillar is batting 7th. Jesus.

  15. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Miller sounding absolutely stunned by Longoria’s homer…

  16. unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Longo dongo finally.

  17. Bozo said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Yup, Strasburg had to come into Longoria because Pillar was batting behind him.

  18. unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Dig dug!!

  19. James said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Looks like the impossibility of all those horrible numbers is finally starting to kick in.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:42 pm

      I suppose you prefer his predecessor?

      • James said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:52 pm

        I meant Longoria, Duggar maybe et al.

  20. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Miller droning on endlessly about Buster’s defensive stats & metrics.
    Not a peep about his homerless 260ish ABS…

  21. unca_chuck said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    They HAVE to drop him in the order.

  22. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    BB9 joins the party!

  23. Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    and now, tears of joy!

    • James said, on April 16, 2019 at 5:59 pm

      Nice!

  24. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Parra does something!

    • James said, on April 16, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      et al Parra

  25. Bozo said, on April 16, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Keep the line moving.

  26. Bozo said, on April 16, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Great bunt by Panik.

  27. Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    lotta 1.0’s getting doled out in tomorrow’s thread.

    • Bozo said, on April 16, 2019 at 6:43 pm

      # 42 is having a hell of a game.

  28. James said, on April 16, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    “Watch this, DP by the face of the franchise”

    Mrs. James: “Stop being an asshole.”

    “First pitch”

  29. Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Maybe the dr. needs to go back in and put that hip back together the way it was before the surgery…..

  30. James said, on April 16, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Do it for Notre Dame, Melançon!

  31. Bozo said, on April 16, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    That’ll do it.

    • zumiee said, on April 16, 2019 at 7:22 pm

  32. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2019 at 7:23 pm

  33. Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 8:09 pm

    Hell of a win. D-Rod was all over the place early and still gutted out 5 for the win. The bats showed up something that has to happen to win a baseball game. 1.0 continues to shine. Love the double and then the sb next time up. Continue to stand on second base, good things will happen…

  34. Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    I’m not a player number guy, I know almost nobody’s number. So I was legit surprised when I just saw that 1.0’s number is…..1

  35. Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    this is sick

  36. willedav said, on April 16, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    hanging breaking ball results in Salami for Bregman. Srros third bomb of night at Coliseum 8-0 over A’s in 4th.

  37. willedav said, on April 16, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I’m a little disappointed in Jose homeboys. somebody from Visalia walks into your backyard, beans the Franchise, no way he gets on the team bus unless it’s on its way to Valley Med Ctr. emergency and he’s on a stretcher.

    • Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 8:52 pm

      that’s too old school for these sissy kids playing ball today.

  38. Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    isn’t this sport supposed to be over soon?

    • willedav said, on April 16, 2019 at 8:45 pm

      first round of playoffs just like NBA. so, no. This was bad matchup for Sharks who lost first place with an ill timed late season slide. Might be looking for upgrade in net off season.

      • Flavor said, on April 16, 2019 at 8:51 pm

        what are the odds that they will be bought by an eccentric billionaire and moved to another city far, far away? Asking for a friend……

    • Macdog said, on April 16, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      Flav, there’s already been a stunning upset in the first round: The Tampa Bay Lightning, who had one of the best regular seasons in NHL history, got swept in the first round by the Columbus Blue Jackets, who I don’t think had ever won a playoff series.

      • Flavor said, on April 17, 2019 at 5:44 am

        hockey in Tampa Bay? I’m already losing interest….

  39. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    How would you like to be a Tampa Bay Lightning fan?
    Too many ex-Rangers…

  40. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    MTO’s legacy will be the new bullpens.
    Still wondering if he can sue…

    • willedav said, on April 16, 2019 at 9:37 pm

      mm someone on the McCovey site said it’s been 2 injuries in 19 years.
      But not out of question I guess to have padded the wall he crashed into.

  41. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    11 weeks from now, every AL team should wear #14 for the great Larry Doby.
    The Buzz Aldrin of baseball. A disgraceful oversight.
    Is it because Jackie Robinson’s name is easier to remember?
    New York bias? WTF already?

    • willedav said, on April 16, 2019 at 9:39 pm

      To their credit, A’s announcers did mention him tonite. Never realized how good a hitter he was.

  42. djloo27 said, on April 16, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    FWAR might be the first stat named after a person since Andy Beyer…

    • Flavor said, on April 17, 2019 at 5:42 am

      excellent call.

    • Flavor said, on April 17, 2019 at 5:43 am

      my buddy had a shot to have dinner with Andy Beyer about a month ago. If this were 25 years ago this would have been the biggest things in our lives. Anyway, his kid had a soccer game he had to fly back to Ca for. No way around it he said. I told him, “you’ve gotten old”.

  43. willedav said, on April 16, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Only 2 of the Original Six made playoffs, and one is going to eliminate the other one.
    For an anthem, O Canada isn’t bad.

    • djloo27 said, on April 17, 2019 at 3:58 am

      No one did it better than Roger Doucet at the Montreal Forum…


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