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Do You Believe In Miracles?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 19, 2019

When faced with the daunting task of leapfrogging 8 teams, I casually tossed out the need to play .700 ball to get us into the post season. There was also the #AHOFO post which put the call out to the universe to *win out.* I believe that feat would have taken us to 122 wins for the year. The latter was a joke, the former….I guess that was kind of a joke, too. How could this terrible baseball team play .700 ball the rest of the way?

And then came June 24th, one of the many low points in this lost season. The Giants were in the middle of getting woodshedded by Colorado. The blog was apathetically irate if that’s even possible. And then I got this text from Diggity:

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I went back to the blog with this idea, found the saddest sack post I could find (shockingly it was Snarkk 🙂 🙂 ) and posted this:

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And from there, we began to slowly get the band back together again. I gathered enough of our finest men to storm Oracle with one valiant, sustained push. This pic was taken just before the coup.

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I know we look calm but let me tell you, I looked into the eyes of the troops before we went into battle. They knew how serious this was, they knew the task they faced and they knew the consequence should we fail. Flap Nation was counting on us. We could not and would not let them down…..

After the dust settled our mission seemed accomplished. There wasn’t much left to do besides sit back and wait. There’s even a rumor that I was sitting back and waiting so good I fell into a deep sleep on the train ride home. 🙂

What followed was perhaps the most unexpected run in San Francisco Giants history. A run we are still on. We’ve played .823 ball since that game. EIGHT MOTHERFUCKING TWENTY THREE BALL……

I’m not sure where this ends but after 3 years of losing I am happy to ride this out with no expectations whatsoever. From here until the trade deadline I will remain positive and hopeful. I support any move Z decides to make with the caveat that I get to grade them immediately. Simply put, I am a proud Facebook housewife until July 31st.

Through the magic of snapchat my daughter created this for you all. Enjoy!

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#AHOFO

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  1. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:12 am

    One of your best, Flavor.
    Proud to be a part of this number!

  2. willedav said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:25 am

    WAD?
    Funny thing–I’d never been to Public House but flav had said if I was there early he’d be there. So after security line I go inside. place is packed and can’t find him. He and SD are both 6-4/6-5 and very noticeable so after walk around I decide to make another pass, again no luck so as I go out door to patio they are all right there (and only few feet to left from where I first came in), in midst of running up $100+ bar tab. Rest of course is hist.

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:27 am

      6’6 my man. I’m 51 I ain’t getting short changed at this stage of the game

      • sandog said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:35 am

        Great post. Fun to be on a nice little run.
        Flap Nation makes shit happen!

  3. snarkk said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:39 am

    OK, I take credit for this run. I had had it, hit bottom, the nadir. BF swooped in, saw a Flapper and the Giants, in need. The Flapalooza revived my spirits, no doubt. And, it put a fire in the belly of this Giants team…

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:45 am

      If the sirens ring out and I see a Flapper down I storm the battle field, matey

  4. zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Women of Facebook react to BF’s post:

  5. Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:24 am

    this run reminds me a little of The Story of a Sundressed Goddess…..
    https://oneflapdown77.com/the-official-flap-mascot-the-sun-dressed-goddess/

  6. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Flap Nation came to that game on a mission.
    Mission Accomplished! Somewhere between the Public House magic( and a few beers 🍻) the walk of knowing nod confidence inside the park, the Giants felt the vibes,and have played unbelievable and downright exciting baseball ever since!!

  7. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Yeah, the storming or Oracle by Flap Nation was a blast. Good beer good friends good times. The fire has been lit! No prisoners!

  8. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    You should change the hash tag on your daughter’s creation to # AHOFOSHO.

  9. Stan Shell said, on July 19, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    I do believe DTV has eliminated Channel 720, so no BB for me. Carry on.

    OSF

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Direct TV? Channel 696 for me.

      • zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 1:41 pm

        Giants/Mets tomorrow are on FS1, Direct TV channel 219, at 1:00 Pacific Time.

      • zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 1:45 pm

        Having said all that, the Giants tonight are not on 696. They are on local NBC affiliates as they often are on Friday nights (which is Channel 31 in the Calif. Central Valley.)

      • zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 1:50 pm

        Although Channel 31 is not really my local NBC affiliate. 31 made a deal with NBC to show those Friday night games.

      • zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 1:53 pm

        Once a month or so 31 shows a Sac River Cats game, which is cool.

      • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 3:48 pm

        My FS1 says tomorrow’s game is in 4k.
        Does that work on a regular HDTV?
        Guess I’ll find out…

  10. Bozo said, on July 19, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Quarter after 1 (13th inning) when I bailed.
    Woke up to find out we are still init2winit.
    Now that’s what i’m talking about.
    AHOFO.

    Hang in there Old Seals Fan, hopefully you find a feed somewhere.

  11. Stan Shell said, on July 19, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing. I guess BF was about 1-2 then. I suspect that many of us were a little older than that when it happened. Where were YOU?
    I was at Candlestick Park! Day game and it was announced over the PA system. I can’t believe I passed up TV coverage and went to the ball game instead. Shows you where my head was at back then.
    Booze, broads and ball games- -the sweet treats of youth.

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      Very good, Clubber. The famous Gaylord Perry home run game.
      I think the homer came after they landed but before they walked on the moon…

      https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/SFN/SFN196907200.shtml

      • willedav said, on July 19, 2019 at 6:42 pm

        wow awesome. Manny Mota, another one Giants let get away. Osteen was pretty dang good in his own right, ERA about as low as Perry’s. Wille Mac with the OPS of 1.158 30 bombs 79 rbis in July.

  12. Stan Shell said, on July 19, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Now it is booze, ball games and bongs. The sweet bird of youth has checked out.

    OSF

  13. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    I was at home, my Dad was working the bbq in the backyard when my Mom yelled out come inside they just landed on the Moon!!
    My dad was extra stoked cause they started the mission to the moon on July 16th his birthday so we just kept on celebrating 🥳!
    And when Neil Armstrong reached the bottom of the step and said:”One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” it was something special you never forget!!

  14. zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    All of it awesome, except he slightly botched his little speech. He was supposed to say “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” By leaving out the “a,” the speech lost some of its meaning. But he had lots of things on his mind at that moment, so we can see how that would happen. 🙂
    For a while NASA claimed he had said it right, but eventually they had to concede he didn’t.
    The audio does crackle right before the word “man,” so I kind of wonder if he heard the crackle and it threw him off a little.

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 3:47 pm

      I would’ve used Lou Gehrig’s line and just substituted Moon for Earth…

  15. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    1. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    2. Austin Slater (R) RF
    3. Pablo Sandoval (S) 3B
    4. Stephen Vogt (L) C
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Mike Yastrzemski (L) LF
    7. Kevin Pillar (R) CF
    8. Joe Panik (L) 2B
    9. Tyler Beede (R) P

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 4:24 pm

      looks great. Go get em. 5 of 8 not in the starting LU opening day. Fuck opening day man, so much changes later….

  16. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    To celebrate the Moon landing I give a knowing nod and toast🥂🍸🍻🥃 to 4 former ballplayers!
    Wally Moon
    Greg “Moon Man”Minton
    Bill “Spaceman”Lee
    John “Blue Moon”Odom

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 4:47 pm

      • Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 4:52 pm

        I put this movie just a notch below Hoosiers, I haven’t seen it in a while, might have to fire it up.

      • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 4:55 pm

        His wife ruins it for me.
        She is so fuckin’ annoying…

      • alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 5:27 pm

        Agree Loo!
        She was a major spaz/bubblehead it just ruined it for me!

      • gianthead said, on July 19, 2019 at 5:33 pm

        But the throwing the ball to his dad is the moment of tears…

  17. Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    epic

  18. Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    what’s the O/u on K’s tonight for Degrom? I’ll set the line at 10 who’s got the sack to take the under?

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      Not me, although he’s been hittable this year.
      Another guy who often struggles early and you gotta get that pitch count up…

  19. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    I’ve got the sack to take the under BF!
    Giants are real focused to get to that .500 record and their just on a roll that’s just seems unstoppable right now. Degrom’s great but beatable,and his run support hasn’t been their either..

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 6:47 pm

      If he grooves one to Yaz, it’s gonna get wet…

  20. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Beede has a chance to become a real San Francisco Giant tonight…

  21. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Matt Harvey DFA’ed…

  22. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    I wouldn’t give up a case of Harvey Bars for that guy right now…

  23. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Panda (.094) has majors lowest average since the break for players with 25 AB minimum…

  24. zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    .

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      If he’s walking from the airport maybe…

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:15 pm

      way too much space taken up with this Zumiee

      • zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:00 pm

        It was all so brilliant, I couldn’t think of what to leave out.

  25. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I would of preferred stating Solano at 3rd tonight over a struggling Panda..

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:23 pm

      And the missing Dick…

  26. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    deGrom looks emaciated…

  27. Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    that was surprising, Stanford men usually show more moxie than that.

    • willedav said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:34 pm

      be interesting to see what men’s b-ball shows this year after losing best player again.

  28. willedav said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    pads lose again (11 of 15) and Rox getting hammered by Yanks so giants assured of staying out of last for couple more days at least.
    Sando is becoming a hmmnn. He’s about 3-35 one decent game in colo and that’s about it. Gotta figure out a way to get him some time off.

  29. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Does Vogt look a little like our MIA buddy Chi or am I mis-remembering?

    • willedav said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:48 pm

      yes he does. couple nice pictures of Chi in bucket. One with Nukes and the trophy was great.

  30. willedav said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Speaking of Dick and his last poke last night. didn’t look like he really got all of it but pulled into RF corner for a double that he hustled out. so few of Giants LH hitters do that, pull the ball down into corner. It’s shortest distance for bomb in the whole yard. Even Kuiper noticed with Belt up and runner on 1b how much room RF was giving him, positioned way over into RCF. Instead these guys (Craw belt Panik Sando) hit ball on the ground that way but not in the air.

  31. Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Miller, lol. “There’s getting a good jump and then there’s just….that”

  32. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    As hot as Dick is and how he just rakes FB’s it shocks me he’s not stating everygame.Unless Boch just wants to monitor his back more,although it sure doesn’t look bad when he’s swing the big shaft..

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:58 pm

      That’s the reason. They don’t want to push it too hard with him, he having missed the last two seasons.

  33. Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Listening to Zito makes me want to punch him in the face a little bit.

  34. willedav said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    4 Ks already. 98 right past Yaz.

  35. zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    BF, your open letter to Zito at the end of his career was a terrific piece of writing, and I agreed with it. Check it out, folks:
    https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/13828191/posts/10393

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:55 pm

      I’m guessing it was your longest main post ever on the blog.

    • Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      man, i remember almost none of that. The surf board comment at the end kicked up some memories. It’s funny, I spend very little time on these threads. Today’s was long and that took about 10 minutes. But that Zito thread looks like I spent at least an hour on it. You’d think I’d remember an hour of my life, right?

      • zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:09 pm

        Great job on it. Great flow to the essay. Nice intro, strong main body, and nice conclusion that flows logically from all that preceded it.

      • Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:10 pm

        thanks Zumiee. I fire up some good ones now and again.

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      Magnificent!

      • Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:11 pm

        the surfboard line was the best part of it.

  36. willedav said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    I always liked watching Cano hit. He got 2 line drive singles late game last night, now he rockets one into corner. Dad is legend in DR who almost got to ML ball and named after #42.

  37. willedav said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    Beede with 5 shutout innings 0 BBs 2 hits only 48 pitches.
    DeGrom slider sits at 93 on cbs site. thrown lot more pitches so far with zero run support

  38. Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    I honestly think that, if nobody told and DeGrom asked him to, Kruk would let him fuck him. Or he’d fuck DeGrom if he ordered him to.

  39. Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    1.0 as usual, he gets absolute shit respect here…….

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:29 pm

      Dude, did you see what I said about him the other night?

      • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm

        I thought it was a POTD lock…

      • zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:33 pm

        Remind us!

      • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:40 pm

        djloo27 said, on July 16, 2019 at 9:14 pm (Edit)

        Pillar is the Brooks Robinson of CFs…

  40. Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Gonna watch It about 15 years earlier than I’d planned to. Game is on in the background on mute. Talk to ya later.

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:41 pm

      Huh?

  41. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Belt’s size 14 shoes got that play right at 1st..

  42. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Yeah Giants doing a great job building up Degrom’s pitch count, while Beede is very efficient..

  43. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Awesome writing there, Flav. Great stuff.

    Pablo needs to get his bat going. Got an opportunity here.

  44. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Just turned n the game, TylerBlack Shoes Beede is dealing.

  45. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Damn that was close.

  46. willedav said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    there’s 10 Ks. He’s thrown 96 pitches though. Guy is fun to watch.

  47. zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Sandoval needs a platoon partner at 3b.

    • zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:53 pm

      Giants are carrying 5 outfielders, though, so Solano is the only back-up infielder, and they don’t like him at third.

      • alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:02 pm

        Well they don’t need to carry Jerez an longer bring up 3B Zach Green…

      • Bozo said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm

        They had Slater playing some infield for the River Cats this year, including 11 games at 3rd. Probably just considered an emergency guy for 3rd right now, but I guess he could be an option.

  48. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    • unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:06 pm

      The shoes are cool, but why do the table legs have tennis balls on them?

      • zumiee said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:08 pm

        So they don’t make scraping noises on the floor.

  49. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Great bunt – great play…

  50. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Shit!!!

  51. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    One hit Joe!

  52. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Need a WP…

  53. Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    I’m multi tasking Loo. And It is pretty stupid so far, I just got done watching Stranger Things that was 10 times better, and free. I see I nailed Degrom’s K number on the button…..

    • alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:09 pm

      Yeah you got the best of me BF..Props to you sir!

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      You’re all the way back…

  54. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    You guys up for another 16 inning game especially are East Coast Flappers??

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:13 pm

  55. Flavor said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    I posted a pic of myself as a woman in a dress today I’m in a very eviscerating mood. Beede is really impressing tonight I was wrong about him.

    • djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      I thought so, Flavor. Some 20 somethings did that to me a few weeks ago.
      I think I’m a hotter chick than you…

      • alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:25 pm

        Do you think Kruk would want to bang both of you in a threesome?

  56. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I always liked the black shoes look, since it was all I used from Little League thru High School..

    • unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      Like the Model T you could get them any color you wanted, as long as it was black.

  57. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    At what point do you just drill fucking O’Neill in the ribs? Jesus. He sticks his elbow over the plate. They have to call that shit.

  58. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Woooooooo. That was getting iffy.

  59. Bozo said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Beede is pitching a hell of a game but ya gotta hit for him here, don’t ya?

    • Bozo said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:20 pm

      That answers that.

  60. willedav said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    8 strong shut out innings for black shoes Beede. wow never would have thought this was possible.
    Mets btw other than Alonso HR off the chump Jerez have scored 1 run in 24 innings.

  61. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    8 innings 89 pitch shutout beauty for Beede!

  62. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Don’t love this match-up…

  63. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Alonso latest victim of HR Derby Syndrome…

  64. djloo27 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Great inning by the Wince.
    Let’s wrap it up!

  65. Bozo said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    Blue doesn’t want to go extras tonight.

  66. Macdog said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Damn, so close for Craw.

  67. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    Fuck Oracle

  68. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Never heard of Jomboy till that Boone vid the other day. It’s my favorite place now.

  69. Macdog said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Here we go again.

    • Bozo said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:53 pm

      I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  70. Bozo said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Here we go again.

    • Macdog said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:55 pm

      Ha, this is becoming a nightly occurrence.

      • Bozo said, on July 19, 2019 at 10:01 pm

        Hey, I was going to say that.

  71. alleykat69 said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    I hear a echo from Macdog&Bozo lol

  72. mrsprtdude said, on July 19, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    BEEDE!!!! The best thing of this (so far) season. Could this guy become a Buehler type stud??

  73. unca_chuck said, on July 19, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Thanks, New York!!

  74. Bozo said, on July 19, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Wow!

  75. Macdog said, on July 19, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Walk-off whatever-the-hell-that-was!


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