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Time for a Molson Golden

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 23, 2019

What do you think Toronto has planned for Pillar today? Video tribute? Parade? Keys to city presentation?

Theoretically, this is a good match up for us. Their offense stinks (not quite as bad as ours). Our pitching is a little better than theirs. Does the DH break the tie? We’ll see.

The Expos were always one of my favorite teams. They were never very good but they had players that are burned into my memory. Gary Carter, Andre Dawson, Warren Cromartie, Tim Raines….Those guys were the shit.

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  1. zumiee said, on April 23, 2019 at 6:50 am

    The Expos were very good in ‘94, but…..a strike ended the season. That team couldn’t catch a break.

  2. willedav said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Expos were a cool team from late ’70s on. Speier spent number of years there. Ellis Valentine Dave Cash. Raines and Dawson were tremendous players. Felipe of course managed them in ’90s and did well for few years, with son Moises and Marquis Grissom Rondell White.
    Gotta admit, never liked Gary Carter much. Hella player though.

    The old joke though was that even in July, there were 3 Montreal daily papers that covered the Canadiens; baseball was always gonna be second fiddle.

  3. Stan Shell said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:51 am

    Chuck, if Circle Star is/was that venue off Bayshore about Redwood City where you saw Chuck Berry and Little Richard, I was at that show also. Chuck berry was totally drunk and even forgot words to Mabilene (sic).

    • unca_chuck said, on April 23, 2019 at 9:55 am

      hah! Too funny. Musta been around ’75 or ’76. Loved that place.

      • Stan Shell said, on April 23, 2019 at 1:54 pm

        That’s the time frame for me, too. Very disappointed in Check Berry. Little Richard was a hoot. Remember that very big, buff young “protégé” that L.R. made such a big deal over. I think he even let him sign a song. He was definitely “out” at that time. Few years before the AIDS panic hit.

        OSF

  4. willedav said, on April 23, 2019 at 8:18 am

    Circle Star, great place/pain to get in and out of. Saw lot of good jazz musicians there, including Grover Washington Stanley Turrentine Freddie Hubbard. Also a tremendous show with Patti LaBelle opening for Richard Pryor.
    Pryor was awesome, with that chuckle laugh of his after he said something outrageous. He was talking about girls/guys whether they were having good time there and then he says, “Guys only want to know one thing. Are we gonna F…? And there’s only 2 answers, yes no and maybe. Maybe means yes but you’re gonna have to talk to them for 4 hours.”

  5. willedav said, on April 23, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Nice story on Giants Fwar leader in Chron today. Went to small D-2 school in SoCal, stayed 4 years, had 54 game hitting streak at one point and got business degree. Drafted by Toronto in 32nd round, after 900 some other guys. Pretty amazing feat just to get to this level and as Flav said fan fav in Toronto.
    Signed through this year only according to B/R and arb eligible 2020.

  6. Flavor said, on April 23, 2019 at 9:01 am

    I saw Gallagher at the Circle Star once. That was the only time I ever went in there. All other times I was driving by it on my way to Bay Meadows.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 23, 2019 at 9:59 am

      Sadly both are gone. Back in the day there was open space between RC and San Carlos, San Carlos and Belmont, and Belmont and San Mateo. I miss living in San Carlos.

    • Stan Shell said, on April 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm

      That was the only time I went to Circle Star, too. I wasn’t much of a “venue” guy. Preferred two on one. Me, a bottle and a girl.

      OSF

  7. willedav said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:29 am

    During a stretch of poverty after college (apt burned down with all my stuff and few hundred LPs plus a fender bass/amp) I worked at nearby GTE Lenkurt plant, in mailroom. cool job got to run around the place in these golf carts and they had a coed softball league and mailroom set up a team to play other parts of plant.
    One day after work bunch of us went over to Meadows and I had some good luck and was able to pay off a big debt in cash.

  8. unca_chuck said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:41 am

    That was on Industrial, right? I worked in the Levitz building in the back. an air conditioning company.

    What was the bar on Industrial and Harbor that had Monday night spaghetti dinner for cheap as hell? Loved that spot.

    • willedav said, on April 23, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      yes. Never went drinking with group. Their haunt I did hit once or twice was Bit Of England.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 23, 2019 at 1:04 pm

        Oh shit. The BIT! I used to live by the library on Floribunda and could walk to (and stagger home from) the Bit. There was the Black Horse, the Full Moon Saloon, Route 66, La Pinata, the Bit, and a few other bars I can’t remember on Burlingame ave. The Bit was always the place to go after a giants game.

  9. unca_chuck said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:50 am

  10. Macdog said, on April 23, 2019 at 11:26 am

    It’s gonna be a busy night for Toronto fans, in likely order of importance:

    1. Maple Leafs vs. Bruins at Boston in Game 7.

    2. Raptors vs. Magic at Toronto in Game 5, Raptors can clinch series with a win.

    3. Blue Jays vs. Giants. Jays come in hot, winning 4 straight, and can get to .500 with a win.

    • willedav said, on April 23, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      Leafs only team left from Canada, right? When Loo mentioned Roger Doucet best singer of anthem I went to youtube and checked out few of his versions, wonderful. Everyone in comments said same thing as Loo, he was the best. And these were fans from Boston Detroit Toronto Philly, who must have hated Canadiens and Montreal Forum.

      • Macdog said, on April 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm

        Yep, Calgary and Winnipeg were knocked out, so the Leafs are the last hope for Canada.

  11. blade3colorado said, on April 23, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Excellent article about San Diego and the Padres. How a city of “transplants” are finally coming together, even though the “existing culture is laid-back”, and the previous “losing augmented indifference.”

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26582710/manny-machado-fernando-tatis-jr-rise-padres-powerhouse

  12. Flavor said, on April 23, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    guessing Gorkey’s hasn’t ever dealt with a media onslaught like this….

  13. snarkk said, on April 23, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    What would the media crush be like if Pillar were a really good player? I guess he was popular up there. He’s going to have to hit at least a massive .225 to be that popular at Oracle…

  14. blade3colorado said, on April 23, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    Watching the Toronto broadcast and they are not going to have a commercial break, but show a video of Pillar on the stadium big screen after the completion of this inning.

  15. blade3colorado said, on April 23, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Unfuckingbelievable. Especially considering that the Giants are tied with the Orioles for 29th with 12 outs on base thus far this season.

  16. blade3colorado said, on April 23, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Played the Superman theme song for Pillar. Nice tribute. Obviously well loved in Toronto.

  17. Flavor said, on April 23, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Pillar was acquired basically for free. Wonder how the blue jay fans are digging on that trade. Justing by the 2 standing O’s they’ve given him, they ain’t diggin’ it so much

  18. blade3colorado said, on April 23, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Quiz Question – What was Zaidi’s favorite team growing up in the Philippines?

  19. Macdog said, on April 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Canadian Belted!

    • unca_chuck said, on April 23, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      Shouldn’t that be Canadian clubbed?

  20. Flavor said, on April 23, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    this is absolutely incredible.

    • Macdog said, on April 23, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      So no Giant has done that in the U.S. so far.

  21. unca_chuck said, on April 23, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Oh boy. Tronto doing all they can to help

  22. unca_chuck said, on April 23, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Oh dear

  23. Macdog said, on April 23, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Oh fuck.

  24. unca_chuck said, on April 23, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Hopefully a rally killing Grand slam

  25. Flavor said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    excellent take

    • Macdog said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:08 pm

      And some of the 60 picks will be Europeans.

    • willedav said, on April 23, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      yes. Even if each team took a couple to their G League affiliate, it’s still barely half of them.
      Saw a mock draft on cbs where K Z Okpala went middle of first round, which would suck for Coach Haase and Stanford.

  26. Macdog said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Yay.

  27. unca_chuck said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    2 in a row!

  28. djloo27 said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    • Flavor said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:19 pm

      i fucking love this guy

      • djloo27 said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:48 pm

        He only shows up when our closer slams the door (and I’m awake)…

  29. Bozo said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    How about that shit? Damn fine win. Play the Panda, let the Panda pitch, let him catch, let him manage, more Panda, Panda power.

    • Flavor said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      he’s hitting .344. Seems to me Bochy could find a way to squeeze his old Panda buddy into a line up of .204 hitters……

  30. Flavor said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    this was only a couple of years ago. Who the fuck was Ramiro Pena?????

  31. mrsprtdude said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    I’m imagining Clint!!!
    No clue who Pena is or was…

    • zumiee said, on April 23, 2019 at 8:16 pm

  32. mrsprtdude said, on April 23, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    PS for the guys who liked Bob & Doug….they have a very funny recurring bit in the Disney movie Brother Bear!

  33. blade3colorado said, on April 23, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    Toronto Blue Jays was his favorite team growing up. lqtm

  34. Macdog said, on April 23, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    The Sharks game is nuts.

    • willedav said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:02 pm

      wow stopped watching when they were down 3-0, now in OT.

  35. willedav said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Holy shit Portland! How far out was Damian lillard when he hit the game winner?

  36. unca_chuck said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    No shit! I was halfway paying attention and gave up when Vegas made it 3-0 in the 3rd with like 12 mins left.

    WTF happened?

    • Macdog said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:05 pm

      Sharks scored 4 power-play goals to take the lead, and then Vegans scored with less than a minute left to tie it.

      • Macdog said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:06 pm

        Vegas, haha.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:08 pm

        Holy shit. They took the lead? Wow.

  37. zumiee said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Awesome win for Portland.

    • Macdog said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:09 pm

      Man, Lillard hit that one from Portland, Maine.

  38. willedav said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    watching Sharks feed. Mac did you see the hit on Pavelski that caused all the power plays?

    • Macdog said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:24 pm

      I missed that.

  39. unca_chuck said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Sharks win!!!

  40. willedav said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    YEAH!

  41. Macdog said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Great night for Shark and the Sharks!

  42. willedav said, on April 23, 2019 at 10:25 pm

    what a beautiful goal
    and now the handshake


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