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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 17, 2019

When you talk about salad days, you’re talking about weekends like this one. I’m flying up to Portland tonight, Preakness tomorrow and then right after it me and BirdDog storm The Rose Garden—at least that’s what it was called when I was going to Lewis & Clark, not sure what they call it now.

I’ll finish cappin’ the Preakness by tomorrow am but right now I’m leaning towards Bourbon War as my top pick.

Giants in Arizona tonight. Smarge in the thin air, this might not work out too good….

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  1. Macdog said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Pablo!

  2. Bozo said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Panda.

  3. snarkk said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Dubs, Dubs.
    Dray decided he wanted to win this one tonight.
    What a performance…

  4. djloo27 said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    It’s between Will Smith & Panda for Giants All Star rep…

  5. alleykat69 said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Panda Power!!
    Dug it out and lined it out!!

  6. willedav said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:09 pm

    That was impressive. If nothing else Pablo should be able to carve out nice career off bench as PH. Harry Spillman, Manny Mota, Jose Morales type…who was the guy I can’t recall who had career record?

    • djloo27 said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:19 pm

      Teams pretty much can’t carry pinch hitters, 3rd string catchers, late inning defensive replacements or mop up men anymore…

    • Stan Shell said, on May 19, 2019 at 7:57 am

      A catcher. Smoky Burgess?

      OSF

  7. willedav said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    Giants on road are a different team when it comes of bombs and scoring runs.

  8. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Gates Brown was a pretty good PHer way back when…

  9. alleykat69 said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Think it was Lenny Harris most PH hits??

    • willedav said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      YEAH, that’s him Kat. thx man!

  10. willedav said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    Giants have hit 42 bombs this year…28 on the road. Team OPS 100 points higher, .700/.600
    Dang I can see this guy, slashing line drive LH who played forever.
    Yes Gates Brown was awesome.

  11. willedav said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Make that 43/29. No doubt shot off the bat from Belt.

  12. Bozo said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Belt adding on.

  13. djloo27 said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Me and Twin loved this awesome PH:

  14. alleykat69 said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    Nothing like a refreshing pool splash HR!!
    Belted!!

  15. unca_chuck said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    He was a mean picker as well . . .

  16. Bozo said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Nice win.

    • zumiee said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:35 pm

  17. alleykat69 said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:38 pm

    Nice win tonight, They actually smoked some balls, good pitching,good needed win.

    • djloo27 said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:41 pm

      Smoking balls instead of poles for a change…

  18. djloo27 said, on May 18, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Great story on Gates Brown:

    https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/eacd4f5e

  19. alleykat69 said, on May 18, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    I actually remember that about Gates Brown and the 2 hot dogs stuffed in his jersey,and how the mustard and dogs blew up on him when he had to slide, both dugouts were busting a gut, except Tiger manager Mayo Smith who fined him later..
    Pablo Sandoval= Gates Brown could easily see him doing that stunt..

  20. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 18, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    As a young boy, I was mostly an American league fan (sprinkled with some love for the Phils ala my Dad’s team) and having been born in Detroit (but only there my first few years, so, no real memories) I always liked the Tigers, and loved those mid to late ’60s teams. Brown was great. I remember thinking, why don’t they play him more often? Now and then they would, giving Willie Horton a break and putting Brown out in LF. Also remember then understanding why they didn’t play him more often. But a great hitter and quite the character.. and yeah, Kat, somewhat Pablo-esque..

  21. unca_chuck said, on May 18, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    That id a craaaaaaaazy story, DJ. He actually stayed at Shawshank. From prison to the ball field.

    Very cool.

  22. mrsprtdude said, on May 19, 2019 at 12:32 am

    Nice to see Clint again!

  23. Stan Shell said, on May 19, 2019 at 8:16 am

    In 1966 Smoky Burgess, a backup catcher hit 21 for 67 for .313. Probably a little early for most of you guys.

    • djloo27 said, on May 19, 2019 at 8:29 am

      Saw him live and in person at Yankee Stadium as White Sox catcher in the back end of a 1965 DH.
      I remember thinking he looked about 70…

  24. alleykat69 said, on May 19, 2019 at 9:00 am

    Nice little player back in the Stone Age I liked was Detroit Tiger second basemen Dick McAullife (sp) scrappy hitter with amazing power, had like 11 years of double figure HR’s playing with some good players,Kaline,Freehan,Horton,Northrup,Stanley, Cash,McClain, Lolich ,and of course the coolest dude of all, one of my favorites Gates Brown PH machine, those Detroit teams back in the 60’s-70s were solid, like the Baltimore Orioles both my favorite teams in AL back then..

  25. willedav said, on May 19, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Ha, great cards Loo. Lynch was on the Reds teams early ’60s right…after Pirates?
    Burgess given name iirc was “Forrest” hence nickname.
    A HS coach I knew loved Billy Tubbs high scoring teams at Oklahoma. Tubbs had a player named Smokey McCovery, who fell asleep once watching vids with the team, and Tubbs said maybe they should call him Sleepy McCovery instead.

  26. unca_chuck said, on May 19, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Wow.


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