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Heart

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 11, 2019

Woke up today feeling like we just won another one. Couldn’t be more proud of the perseverance these guys showed. The bench stepped up. And Steph, who I was cursing loudly and often at halftime, reminded me why I love him. I’m a damn fool for ever doubting him.

That *heart of a champion* stuff is real. Paul and Harden don’t have it. Steph, Klay, Draymond, etc… do have it. And is there a better sports moment than watching your team call on that heartbeat for one more run to the top? Doubt it.

I see the Giants were shut out at home 7-0. That was fairly predictable with that major climate shift they had to deal with….

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  1. gianthead said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:47 am

    In this 5 year Dub Run (I’m trademarking that term!!), last night is clearly in the Top 10 best games!!!

    Outside of the big championship finals games (especially the close-out ones), Game 6 and 7 against the Thunder may be the only ones that out-rank last night. Game 7 against Houston right up there…

  2. Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:01 am

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:07 am

      After the clinch win at game 5 in Texas.
      Iconic.
      I miss that little guy…

      • Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:16 am

        talkin’ bout heart of a GIANT right there….

  3. willedav said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Castillo is really something though, devastating high 90s fastball and change. Fun to watch and he’ll no hit somebody if they let him go long enough. He had Giants zapped most of the night and this was second time they’d seen him in a week.
    DRod wasn’t as bad as it might look, victimized by bad luck and defense. Austin flat out muffed a fly ball right at him. Then they almost had DP on bunt by P with 2 on but baserunner declared safe after replay. Then a bloop hit by C and deep drive to CF where Duggar almost made fantastic catch but ball fell out of his glove after he crashed into CF wall. Result was 2 run triple and that’s your game.

    On the bunt play, P was at plate with 2 guys on and pops it up down 1b line. Isn’t the play supposed to be you let the ball drop because runners are frozen? This could have been easy DP by Belt going to 2b and Giants getting P at 1b.

  4. snarkk said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:20 am

    I didn’t pay attention to last night’s Gyros game at all. And glad I didn’t.
    Totally into the Dubs game, went to a brew pub to see it.
    Pubbers were into it. There was a small group of Rockets fans started a “Go Rockets” chant, the Pubbers came back with a drown out of “Warriorrrrs, Warriorrrs…”. This was right before the last 3 minutes of the game amazing run for the Dubs. I’m still looking at highlights of Steph and Klay drain those clutch 3s the last 90 seconds. Unreal shots at absolute height of crunch time. Klay’s was the killer coup de grace, Steph drained the free throws to keep the lid on. They are indeed champs with great talent, and the heart to drive it to win (see photo above)…

    • willedav said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:28 am

      Klay kept them in it with clutch performance in first half with 21, pull ups layups and long range.
      And thing is, he was in there (while Curry sat out) with the scrub bench guys, as the only real scoring threat and still went off. Iguodala is playing better now than 10 yrs ago, shooting better from long range too. I’m sure that must have been fun Snarkk

  5. willedav said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:23 am

    Maybe I’m underestimating Milwaukee with left coast bias (didn’t see them much) but I thought GS-Houston was NBA championship.
    GS rolled Denver and Portland reg season and can usually out score them. They are both fun to watch and having entertaining series but, not serious threats.
    Toronto seems like one man team (Lowry doesn’t do well often enough to beat GS) and Philly is still too young and foolish.

    • Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:31 am

      agreed. If Warriors figure out how to deal with Greek Alphabet I don’t see the Bucks the same way the rest of the league does. Problem is, if we have to go through Nuggies the issue will be Jokic. He does so many things at an elite level and we don’t have anyone big enough to handle him

    • willedav said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:49 am

      Oh sure Jokic has lot of skills, but he’s not athletic energetic type to out quick or out muscle GS inside. I can live with him shooting 3s; keep him out of lane and off boards with box out. Looney can do that and will outrun him to other end. Millsap inside is dangerous too and Barton seems to play well vs. GS. Durant comes back at any point this series, they are done.
      Gotta admit it was fun to watch Bogut. He is so smart and excellent passer/screener. Contrast in styles like old school high posts.

  6. snarkk said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Dig this story from the Athletic this morning, by Marcus Thompson. Chris Paul is even more a d-bag than I thought. Dubs are absolutely loving that win, for more reasons we didn’t know…

    “HOUSTON — Draymond Green stood outside the visiting locker room at the Toyota Center, greeting teammates as they came in. When Stephen Curry made his way through the crowd, he looked straight at Green — before they slapped hands and bumped chests — and screamed, “Kick me off the court again, boy!”

    There is a story behind that.

    On the night before Friday’s Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, after arriving from the Bay Area, Curry wanted to get some shots up at Toyota Center. The Warriors’ do-it-all manager, Eric Housen, booked the court from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. so Curry could work on his shot. Somehow, Rockets guard Chris Paul got wind. He decided to go to Toyota Center to get shots up, nixing Curry’s reservations. The Warriors’ point guard offered to stick to half a court, but Paul wasn’t having it. Curry was kicked off the Toyota Center court.

    Hence: “Kick me off the court again, boy!” And Green replied to Curry’s taunt by screaming, “Kick him off! Kick him off!” “

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:16 am

      I believe you, snarkk, but not the story.
      Just doesn’t sound like something that would happen in today’s NBA…

      • Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 10:09 am

        I absolutely believe this story. Chris Paul is a bitch, 100% through and through. Plus, Marcus Thompson is one of the most reliable writers in all of sports.

  7. djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Not to pick on him, but MTO has begun a minor o-fer (10).
    I couldn’t tell you if he’s hit the ball hard since his great comeback game.
    Just don’t want to see it turn into the old 3 for 32 crap…

  8. snarkk said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Heard on radio that after last night, Steph has made 76 straight free throws in the 4th quarters and OTs of playoff games the last few years. Harden missed 5 last night…

  9. willedav said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:04 am

    In further news of the weird, Zito has written a book “Curveball” due to come out Sept, “detailing his rise and fall as a baseball pitcher and his discovery of religion.” According to story this discovery of Christianity came about during his tough times with Giants. Think I’ll skip this one.

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:10 am

      He should’ve called it “Hanging Curveball”…

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:36 am

      How about “The $126 million Game”.
      The St. Louis playoff gem he pitched, maybe the only game worth remembering that he pitched his entire stint with the Giants…

  10. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Incredible win for our beloved dubs. From Green who talks a lot of shit but also truth.

    “When you talk about heart, you’re talking about just the willingness to do whatever. The willingness to do what it takes. The willingness to step up in a big moment. You can’t buy it. You can’t give it to someone. Either you got it or you don’t. I think we showed that in a major way.”

  11. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:45 am

    “The Bunt” that will always be Zito’s signature moment for me..

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:56 am

      Yep. That WAS a great bunt. IMO, Zito was, no joke, the best bunter on the Giants since they moved to Pac Bell to now. Easily worth $100 million of the $126 million…

  12. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:52 am

    What’s that 4 straight years the Warriors have smoked the Rockets? They know for sure now they can never beat them it’s called “OWNAGE” and it’s a satisfying thing like a good Cigar!!

  13. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 11, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Zito’s 2012 complete game shutout in Denver was a pretty good moment.

    • Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 10:07 am

      that used to be quite the lightning rod for me and Twin. I felt like 2012 post season exonerated Zito completely etching him a God in Giants history. Twin continued to hold a grudge.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 11, 2019 at 10:15 am

        We tend to get too hung up on contracts and I’d lean towards agreeing with you. Zito’s game 1 win in the 2012 WS was solid too.

      • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 10:34 am

        Like Renteria’s HR…

      • snarkk said, on May 11, 2019 at 10:41 am

        Sorry, Zito’s not a God in Giants history, IMO.
        For his entire contract, a ghastly expensive hemorrhoid, with a handful of days of relief…

  14. dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 11, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Nobody is saying Zito’s a god inGiants history.

    The Giants have claimed Aaron Altherr who was DFA by the Phillies. Outfielder & RH hitter who had some pop with 19 bombs-3 years ago.

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 11:09 am

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2019 at 11:35 am

      BF’s 10:07 said exactly that…

  15. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 11:43 am

    The one thing I really like about Zman( not Zits) is he just keeps churning up dirt hoping a Nugget turns up! He discards players like old holey underwear once they crap on themselves he moves on to other combinations. Joe,Reed,Gerber were cheap fill-ins that didn’t pan out, so he just brings in the next batch,Austin,Vogt,Solano and hope they stick, if not no big deal with Z man, he moves players and I like that over the stale combo of Sabes/Booby approach of sitting back hand and out ridiculous contracts..

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      I guess when there’s nothing ready in the minors, he might as well do it this way – at least during the season..

  16. Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    I could care less how he pitched in games that didn’t matter. He could have pitched well, it wouldn’t have mattered, none of those teams were going to do shit.
    He is largely responsible for the 2012 trophy. We have 3 of them. He’s a God to me, one of probably 15 or so.

  17. Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Look, Zito didn’t give himself that contract that was Sabean’s mistake—he was a complete professional during his time in SF, as far as I know he was a great teammate and he tried his best. What else can you ask for? Throw in a World Series trophy BECAUSE of him and goddamn right I’m declaring him a God in Giants history—fuck it, Sabean too, for signing him. If he doesn’t sign him maybe we don’t win in 2012.

  18. Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Loo, this dude is refuting the story about Curry and Paul. If true, my confidence in MT is shaken. Of course, this guy has reason to protect Paul, too
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/texas-sports-nation/rockets/article/Real-story-Chris-Paul-Stephen-Curry-controversy-13838150.php

  19. Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    good move. For free, another right handed bat with a little pop

  20. snarkk said, on May 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Zito came thru with nearly 8 shutout frames at Busch in that elimination game . Yep, he did. And, in a WS game shortly thereafter, he got it done. That was pretty much it his whole contract. He was a bum for 95% of that time. Yeah, he didn’t force Sabes to shovel all that money to him. Anybody would have signed that idiotic deal, idiotic for the Giants. But, sorry, not a god. Voggie won 2 games that NLCS, pitched his ass off, giving up only 1 run each time. Including in the next elmination game 6. Voggie won 3 games in that 2012 post-season. He was the god if you want to find one, at a bargain price…

    • Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      Don’t care about the price and absolutely Voggy is one of the 15 or so God’s from the WS run.

  21. snarkk said, on May 11, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Here are my SF “gods”. Mays is in
    his own Valhalla.
    McCovey
    Marichal
    Bonds
    Timmy
    Will the Thrill

    • Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 2:29 pm

      good list. Mine will be heavily influenced by the 3 beauties. I’ll fiddle around with it later today, see if I come up with 15 or more

  22. zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    D-Rod to Sac-town.

  23. Macdog said, on May 11, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Report: Bum submits 8-team no-trade list

    https://www.mlb.com/news/madison-bumgarner-submits-no-trade-list

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2019 at 4:23 pm

      Bum is smart this time. Maxing up his leverage by picking the teams most likely to want him. Whatever happens, he’s going to get paid the next two seasons at least as much as he earned his entire time with the Gyros…

      • Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 4:33 pm

        So what’s his angle? Giants get a trade in place with, say, NY and he doesn’t approve unless an extension is in place? Seems like any team would balk at that, right? Or am I missing something?

  24. Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    “kick me off the court again, boy!”

    • snarkk said, on May 11, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Methinks the Houston sports writer is protecting Chris Paul or the Rockets team or both. What, Curry would suddenly make up something on the way into the locker room to yell at Dray (who seems to understand what Curry yells), and a story to back it up?…

      • Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 4:29 pm

        exactly. Curry isn’t going to start yelling something random that Draymond instantly gets followed by a story explaining it.

  25. Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    very interesting list. Is he trying to block ANY trade by refusing trades to pretty much any contender (besides LA and we don’t trade with them, anyway).
    https://www.mlb.com/news/madison-bumgarner-submits-no-trade-list

    • willedav said, on May 11, 2019 at 5:36 pm

      what I read is he is setting himself up for some compensation in return for waiving it. The list is not ironclad, it’s more make me an offer I can’t refuse.

      • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 5:41 pm

        Safe to assume that Bum has a new agent?

    • unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 6:47 pm

      Seems to me like he wants leverage to get a multi-year from the team willing to trade for him.

      IOW, he doesn’t want to be a rental.

      And, for some weird reason, I can’t post on this thread in my phone, I can’t log in. Beem that way for a couple months.

  26. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    I’ve been everywhere man, Ive been everywhere!!
    Edwin Jackson will be joining his 14th major league club when he appears for the Toronto Bluejays.
    He was tied for the most organization s with Octavil Dotel at 13..

  27. djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    The Curry/Paul story just didn’t add up to me, Flavor. Pro athletes today, especially NBA superstars, are all more or less friends far as I can tell…

  28. gianthead said, on May 11, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    For me, not only is 2012 everything about Zito but I’ve made this comment before, when he first came to DC as a Giant, he would sit out before the game and sign every autograph request. I think we got 2 one day and he was ready to sign another the next and told my kid not to bother. Also saw him pitch at RFK and son and I cannot remember who was catching but Zito struck out Ryan Zimmerman and the Giants catcher tossed my son the ball as he headed back to the dugout.

  29. gianthead said, on May 11, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Forgot to note the other thought that the same son has endlessly been around Lincecum in those days and could never get an autograph…Bum tossed him a batting practice ball. Best interaction we ever had was with Javier Lopez while he was shagging flies when we were at the Nats new park out in CF. He signed and wr had a short conversation with him. In bball, I got a chance to say hello to Draymond and Baron Davis and best convo Adonal Foyle when I told him I had him on my fantasy team and he looked back at me and pointed to himself and said, “Me?” I said yes for blocks!!!

    Of course, the greatest interaction I have ever had (pretty sure I have told this story) was with Stephen Jackson. After seeing him in warmups and calling him Captain Jack and me going crazy after Baron hit a go ahead 3 pointer with couple seconds left, Jackson pointed right at me (was only fan wearing a Warriors uniform in those days) and then as he was giving his radio post-game interview, he gives me a nod. I tell my son that we are waiting and when the interview ends he heads over and tosses us his head band!! Awesome moment. Putting Captain Jack in my Top 10 all-time Warriors!!

  30. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    That didn’t take long.Leadoff walk,Votto triple 1-0 ..
    Too early to say ballgame?

  31. Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Puig hitting .206 so of course he hits a monster bomb

    • gianthead said, on May 11, 2019 at 6:21 pm

      Our future Giant…he always seems to hit well in SF as well…

  32. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Ballgame..

  33. Macdog said, on May 11, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    At least the Sharks have a lead.

  34. gianthead said, on May 11, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    Our rotation reminds me of the early 80s Giants when I was growing up. They seem to be (actually no seeming with these Giants) always down a couple of runs at the start of every game…

  35. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Nice blast by Longoria!
    Damm forgot to call it!!

  36. Bozo said, on May 11, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Logo gets one back.

  37. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    The thing I’ll never forget about Zito is how little faith I had in him to win those playoff games. He came through, so he’s a stud. All time great? No, but he’ll hold a warm little corner spot in my heart for coming through when we desperately needed it.

    And, hey, maybe this opener thing ain’t such a bad idea.

    BTW I posted some pics of Hank Aaron stadium in Mobile. Wish it didn’t get rained out Thursday. Looks lkie a great place to watch a game. The ‘expensive’ seats are $14.00. And it was thirsty Thursday. $1.00 PBRs and Rolling Rocks. Dammmmn.

    Quick All-timers for me are:

    Mays
    McCovey
    Marichal
    J and Will Clark
    Timmy
    Matty
    Bobby and Barry Bonds
    Pablo
    Cody
    Ishi
    Vogey
    B Weesy
    Romo

    There’s too many not to list. Playoff heroics are numerous. Uribe, Renteria, Affeldt, Mota, Petit, Glasschez, Casilla . . . even the Riot.

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:28 pm

      You would’ve loved Cepeda, Chuck.
      Kent just doesn’t get the respect he deserves…

      • unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:11 pm

        Yeah, I missed him by a couple seasons. DId see Jimmy Ray. Loved the name more than anything when I was a kid.

  38. zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    During Spring Training, Smarj ridiculed the opener strategy.
    Smarj is why the opener idea was invented.

  39. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    I still have a special place in my heart for “Gamer Face”Connor Gilaspie (sp?)

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:33 pm

      Me too, Kat.
      Best baseball moment I ever experienced in person…

  40. zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    My Giants favorites list would start with Bobby Bonds. He and Lon Simmons were why I became a Giants fan instead of an A’s fan. Lots of my friends were A’s fans because the A’s were winning rings at the time.

  41. zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    No Giant from ‘75 to ‘85 makes my list.

    • unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      Not even Jack the Ripper? He made my list.

  42. willedav said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    puig f’s that one up and Duggar with 2 run triple. all even!

  43. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Olé Puig lol 😂 tie game!

  44. zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Just off the top of my head:
    Bobby Bonds
    Barry Bonds
    Will Clark
    Timmy
    Matt
    Buster
    Sergio
    Affeldt
    Pence
    Belt
    Bum
    Vogey

    • zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:32 pm

      And:
      Mays
      McCovey
      Fuentes
      Marichal

  45. Bozo said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Panik with the productive out, Giants take the lead.

  46. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Krakow drinking the koolaid again.
    Rick Schu&Alonso Powell do such a great job with these hitters..I just want to 🤮

  47. willedav said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    suarez sure got Gott what a bomb

  48. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Jesus… Now that was a bomb 💣 by Suarez it almost made the kids little baseball field!!

  49. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    They better give us exit speed& velocity& distance on that missile 🚀

  50. Bozo said, on May 11, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Clank.

  51. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:12 pm

    Would love to see Panik do something.

  52. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Whaaaaaat? He looked safe, but why steal?

    • unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      Stupid fucking play anyway. I’m assuming Boch didn’t call that steal.

  53. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    Brutal call!!!
    Fuck NY

  54. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    Fuentes and Speier will always be in my heart. As does Robby Thompson and Omar Vizquel.

    Somehow I knew we’d get fucked. How is that an out?

    All we need is the single that won’t matter.

  55. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Why have replay of they can’t even get that fucking right? Foot hits the bag then 3rd baseman tags the leg.

  56. zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Thompson doesn’t make my list because of his prickly personality. Kent, too. And Wilson.

    • zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:19 pm

      And Leonard.

    • unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:20 pm

      Thompson?? Never knew him to be a prickly guy. One Flap Down, Kevin Mitchell. Matthews, Maddox, Maybe a top 50 . . .

    • alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:21 pm

      Zumie..But you put the biggest prick on your list with Barry?

      • zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:29 pm

        True, good point; but he just did so much entertaining, though. I have so many memories of Barry moments, I had to include him.

  57. zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    Not a great moment in replay history.

  58. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Jeeeebus. Moronta is flailing.

  59. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    But. He. May. Get. Through. this.

  60. willedav said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    dang it Moronta blows strike 3 past puig and then gets beat by a bloop.

  61. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Fuuuuuuck

  62. zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Bad teams find infinite ways to get beat. That’s true for both teams tonight.
    Still chances to win this one.

  63. Flavor said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    There is no cause on the planet that I care less about than the weird hashtag of #LetPabloPitch

    • alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:38 pm

      #Let Pablo eat” would be a better hashtag..

  64. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Any of you see the B/R article on maybe it’s time for a pitch clock on pitchers?
    They showed Grienke pitching to Albies and it took him over 2 minutes to throw 2 pitches and they had the Kentucky Derby inlayed under Grienke and the race ended before his second pitch was thrown..

  65. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Best thing I heard tonight was Matty Alou struck out Willie Stargell. Twice!

  66. willedav said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Gotta admit that commercial with the piano version of California Dreamin sounds great.
    I had the vinyl LP White Rabbit by George Benson (before he was singing) doing a nice job on that tune too, CTI early ’70s.

    • unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      The theme of the ads is very dark. Rifle shells littering a school hallway, candle light vigil, kids mourning, serious shit.

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:43 pm

      Fun Fact: California Dreamin’ was the first 45 I bought by myself with my own money…

      • unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:15 pm

        First album I ever bought was Quadrophenia.

        2nd album?

        ohio

      • zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:16 pm

        My sister had that “Fire” album. Great album!

      • zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:32 pm

        But I haven’t heard it in 40 years, so who knows?

      • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:38 pm

        Fire and Skintight were monster hits.
        Not sure if Love Roller Coaster was on this, too…

      • unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 10:06 pm

        That was Honey iirc.

  67. djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Grand slam for Parra vs. LA if I just heard right…

    • Macdog said, on May 11, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      Playing 1B for the Nats, Damn, the Giants played him out of position.

  68. Bozo said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Well that sucked and on SNL they have some lame band called Jonas Brothers playing. Talk about going gently into the night.

  69. zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Giants starting pitchers keep getting tore up in the first inning. If only there was a strategy where the starting pitcher wouldn’t have to face the top of the order in the first inning.

  70. unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    If you bring in Smargle in the 2nd do you think he magically does better? It’s still HIS first inning.

    I’m not sold on the strategy. But Jesus, our 1st inning ERA has to be in the 60s.

    • zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:21 pm

      At least he wouldn’t face their best hitters in the first inning. Few teams have two of their best hitters batting 4th and 5th anymore.

      • alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:24 pm

        Yeah “Let Panda pitch” the 1st inning!

  71. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:29 pm

    Duggar had to be going on his own when he got thrown out( even though he was safe) maybe that’s why Solano never took off to 2nd.If he goes too They atleast still have a guy in scoring position, just a weird scenario that went bad..

    • zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:34 pm

      A big mistake by Duggar. It needed to be a great read and jump, or don’t go.

      • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2019 at 9:37 pm

        I can’t make up my mind on Duggar.
        I think he leads the team in some offensive categories…

    • unca_chuck said, on May 11, 2019 at 10:08 pm

      They did after the walk to Panik. It would have been bases loaded one out instead of 1st and 2nd 2 outs.

  72. zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Holland blasted Zaidi to the media. I’m not sure that we should care.

    • zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 11:11 pm

      It’s Zaidi’s fault that Holland’s pitching stinks?

  73. zumiee said, on May 11, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Holland does funny voices, though. So maybe that’s a big deal in the clubhouse.


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