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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 29, 2019

Still clicking along at .700 ball over our last 10 games. If we keep that clip up for the rest of the year the WC is guaranteed. I don’t suspect we will keep that up but who knows?

Day off today and then Philly. Could see that one going either way…..

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  1. gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Calling out Flap Nation…do we have Flap signal ala the Bat Signal??? Would ot just be a Flav silhouette???

    Calling for a Flap Fest 2.0…booked a flight home mid-August..smack cab in the middle of the A’s series at ATT Oracle!!! I’m calling for a Flap Fest for the Wednesday day game with cheap bleacher seats to sustain this run that began with the first Gathering…game time 3:45 I think and I am prepared to arrive around Noon for a local and cheaper watering hole and getting our smack down 3-4 hours before game time!!!

    • Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 8:05 am

      Great idea but rough time. Right in middle of work man!

      • gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 8:23 am

        Ok the day long drinking is one thing but late afternoon start hopefully works for others….

      • gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 8:26 am

        As those comprising your govt…we dont work in August!!!

    • gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 8:19 am

      Calling out Chia Blade…Sarge…Chuck you are in the City right? Willed…San Dog make the trip up…Flav has to be in right? My boys from the south bay are probably likely stuck working but I will put out a separate call to arms…

      • gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 8:25 am

        San Dog, promise you I wont maniacally chase after a home run ball…

      • sfsarge said, on July 29, 2019 at 10:16 am

        I would love to join. But getting time off is difficult I just put in for a bunch of PTO. And I’m still on probation. Gimme a night game and I’m there.

  2. willedav said, on July 29, 2019 at 8:34 am

    mm GH that would be tough one for me to make, mid week day game. funny Flav and I were talking during slow train ride home after AZ game, might be the only time we’d go this season.

  3. Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 8:39 am

  4. gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Dont make me go alone and then put the kabash on the Giants run to the playoffs…

    • sandog said, on July 29, 2019 at 8:44 am

      Mid week 1245 start is a tough sell.
      No can do on that one, but I would love to go to a game with you one day G

      • gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 8:51 am

        Hilarious…I saw 3:45 but that is east coast time…lol!!! Ok so go to game and then get blitzed after.

  5. gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 8:50 am

    With what the Blue Jay’s landed for Stroman, who has a couple more guaranteed years under contract I believe, which was not much in prospects, less will be offered for Bum.

    So no need to trade Bum and will land with more negativity. But what could we deal to land Boyd? Would anyone here trade Beede for Boyd?

    What would it take to land Puig??? Don’t think it would take one of our very few elite prospects…that right-handed bat would sit nicely in our cleanup spot and he would have a nice Flodger chip on his shoulder…

    • Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:00 am

      Beede wouldn’t be enough for Boyd and the only way we trade for Puig is if Bum is gone.

      • djloo27 said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:16 am

        I’m sure Bum & Puig could put their past nonsense behind them, but I don’t even know what the Giants could offer for Puig or if they even want him…

      • gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:33 am

        I agree with Loo…I think Bum could bury the hatchett… maybe literally. But hey give him 2 months in a Giant uni and see how the team reacts around him and then they are not burdened by offering a free agent contract. Who in baseball in contention will trade a major prospect for Puig? I think no one. Reds are not re-signing him and I really dont see him staying in Cincy. 2 mid-tier prospects at most I think he gets him…we have a lot of mid-tier level prospects.

      • gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:33 am

        Beede then what else? Would you do that deal?

    • snarkk said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:17 am

      Puig is toxic.
      No dice…

      • sandog said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:22 am

        Black Shoes Beede is untouchable.
        He’s the cornerstone of the renaissance.
        Mets GM is a knucklehead. That deal is a total outlier.

  6. zumiee said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:21 am

    No on Puig. LA was thrilled to get rid of him. The Reds are surely disappointed in him.

  7. djloo27 said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Z would know best…

  8. Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Puig sucks. He always has. And now he cares mostly about pumping up his biceps for the pose down he has with his fellow outfielders mid inning–who knows, maybe they are posing down during a pitch

  9. zumiee said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Puig does have 22 HRs, though with a small home ballpark. His OBP is pretty low.
    Pillar has a low OBP, too, but he brought intensity to the Giants when he came here. 100% effort and leadership and inspiring defense. Pillar CARES. It’s hard to see Puig caring.

    • Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:33 am

      Puig cares about the peak of his biceps. That’s it. Guy is a total loser.

      • gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:36 am

        I dont disagree but totally see him as the type of player the Giants would pursue because no one else that is a slugger will come to SF…I’d rather experiment for 2 months…

      • Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:42 am

        Mancini

  10. zumiee said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:33 am

    It’ll be interesting to see what kind of leadership, or lack of it, Harper is bringing to the Phils.

    • Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:34 am

      so thankful we dodged that bullet.

  11. gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Early report from a friend back there thinks the Gilroy shooter is the son of one of our fraternity brothers…holy shit moment…

    • Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:40 am

      want to hear more info about this, please confirm

      • gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:56 am

        Just added a story below…not only was he fraternity brother but one of my little brothers…we did not stay close and he fell out after the scandal with his father.

  12. zumiee said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:39 am

    I am concerned about Pillar’s slump. But he does have some hard-hit balls right at the defense. It could mean more starts for someone else in center, I’ve cooled on Austin. I could see Duggar coming up for Austin.

    • Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:41 am

      Pillar is probably dinged up and playing through whatever is bothering him. He could use a few days off I bet

  13. Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Trey Mancini is the guy I want us to trade for. He’d give us that RH pop we desperately need.

  14. Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:43 am

    woo hoo!

  15. dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:50 am

    Mancini would be a great pick up and the Sleep World promotions are a natural fit. Hard no on Puig. He’s been on two teams now where his own teammates have called him out as an F-ing moron. I just don’t know why anyone would proactively pursue him for their clubhouse.

    With the trade deadline approaching, I’d be uneasy if I was Austin – dude is not hitting and is a zero on defense.

  16. alleykat69 said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Giants are playing loose fun baseball right now, the last thing they need to blow up team chemistry is to have Puig the “Human Missile Crisis “causing shit in the dugout/clubhouse.

  17. Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:53 am

    With only a couple of days to go in the month we are on track to have the most traffic we’ve had at the Flap since Aug 2014 so this run has definitely jazzed up Flap Nation

  18. gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Confirmed son of my fraternity brother Tom Legan..

    Santino William Legan: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know – Heavy.com
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/heavy.com/news/2019/07/santino-william-legan/amp/

    • Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 11:19 am

      That’s crazy. What can you tell us about him? Did you know his wife? What’s he do for work?

      • gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 1:32 pm

        Sorry for being unable to respond any quicker. So I have not seen the father and my fraternity brother in 26 years. Randomly ran into him in North Beach right before I moved to DC. When shit went down with his dad being falsely accused by his mother, it was so high profile at the time that Tom took a back seat to being engaged socially. So we fell off. Had no idea he had been married and 4 kids. He was always the type wanting to be thought of as elite growing up with his father being a big name and Tom himself was a massive high school long distance runner. He went to Independence when I was there then transferred somewhere like Leland on the west side…

    • zumiee said, on July 29, 2019 at 11:20 am

      The photo of the house reminded me of the opening of the Elton John song, “Ticking.” Bernie Taupin’s lyrics about a young man with a gun.

      “An extremely quiet child” they called you in your school report
      “He’s always taken interest in the subjects that he’s taught”
      So what was it that brought the squad car screaming up your drive
      To notify your parents of the manner in which you died?

      • alleykat69 said, on July 29, 2019 at 11:29 am

        I don’t recollect that Elton John song , but it’s very powerful and so true in the society we live in today.Thanks Zumie finding that cut..

      • zumiee said, on July 29, 2019 at 11:50 am

        It’s from his 1974 album “Caribou.” The two big hits from the album are “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” and “The Bitch Is Back.”

      • zumiee said, on July 29, 2019 at 11:57 am

        I heard Elton sing “Ticking” in concert a few years after Lennon’s death. He did that song, then his and Bernie’s song about the loss of Lennon, “Empty Garden Song,” and then Lennon’s “Imagine.” A powerful 3-song remembrance of Lennon.

      • zumiee said, on July 29, 2019 at 11:58 am
  19. alleykat69 said, on July 29, 2019 at 10:04 am

    I want Nick Castellanos his RH power would play well at The Big O.He’s always been able to hit, plays RF/3B other positions as well, right up Z’s alley for versatility.He wants out of Detroit, they want him gone as well. “Burn up that phone line to Detroit Z and “Let’s make a Deal”

  20. unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Haven’t listened to Caribou in 40 years. I had forgotten about that song. Crazy how appropriate it is 45 years later. How little we’ve learned.

    • unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2019 at 11:47 am

      I mean, thank God Bush II let the assault rifle ban elapse.

  21. unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Pirates trade reliever Jordan Lyles to the Brew Crew for AA pitcher Jordan Ponce..

  22. unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Midweek day games are tough, GH.

    • gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 1:34 pm

      Yes and I had an epic fail thinking this was a late afternoon start rather than a true businessman’s start..

  23. Stan Shell said, on July 29, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Absolutely a big fat NO on Puig. Toxic is not strong enough. Stupid and aggressive and in no way should represent The City.

    In Gilroy: What in the fuck is the logic to allow a 19 year old to legally buy an assault rifle in Nevada?

    • unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2019 at 1:33 pm

      Talk to Indiana. 95% of the guns in Chicago come from Indiana.

      There are easy steps here to stop the madness that is gun violence in this country. Background checks on EVERY gun purchase. Close the loopholes around these fly-by-night gun shows. Ban assault rifles. Ban bump stocks. Ban high capacity magazines. Institute a buy-back program nationwide.

      Will this end gun violence? No but when Clinton banned assault rifles back in 1994, attacks with those types of weapons went down nearly 40%.

  24. alleykat69 said, on July 29, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Supposedly they snuffed out that bastard within minutes of his rampage, but even a minute feels like a lifetime in those situations.One of the victims was a 6 year boy and a girl 13,wtf is wrong with society to resort to such senseless killings??

    • gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 1:37 pm

      Unfortunately mental health I think is a big factor in these shootings and I support that mental health professionals and family who have children being treated should be on a no gun list…we just have to force the issue of putting these mental health sufferers on such a list.

      • unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2019 at 1:56 pm

        You can thank Ronnie Raygun for cutting the Mental Health Systems Act put in place by Jimmy Carter at the cost of funding the arms race with Russia. Closing all of these mental health facilities dumped the problem onto the police and the hospitals to deal with. Homelessness went up dramatically.

        And the fact that somewhere around 60% of those in the most dire need of help are vets is even more heartbreaking. Either they get caught in the web of red tape and can’t wade through it, or they just give up and kill themselves. Trump has no problem spending $millions o his golf weekends and parades, but is not doing shit for vets. He said he would fix the VA in 30 days. All he has done is cut funding.

  25. alleykat69 said, on July 29, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    I’m in total shock! Ken Rosenthal reports their are teams interested in Drew Pomeranz 😱🤮
    We live in a baseball world where he has value??
    Trade him now please,before some of the GM suckers come to their senses..

    • gianthead said, on July 29, 2019 at 1:38 pm

      I would trade him for a bus ticket…but with Brewers landing one reliever, the Giants need to move Will Smith promptly to the Braves for my LooPool…

      • Flavor said, on July 29, 2019 at 2:02 pm

        They said that kid was Italian/Iranian what was your first bro

  26. unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    The Mets are busy af. They traded Jason Vargas to Phillies.

  27. dirtnrocksnomo said, on July 29, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Zaidi’s going to be left without a chair when the music stops. Maybe he’s planning a white flag Brad Penny year type move.

    • sandog said, on July 29, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      I agree. He’s fucked up a few things this year. I hope Sabean (the guy with 3 rings) pulls him aside at some point and helps him take the training wheels off and take some baby steps toward becoming an effective MLB executive.
      He’ll get there in time. I hope.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm

        Oh, snap!

      • unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2019 at 6:37 pm

        Wow. Go Dawg Go! I’m as down on him as I could be about AJ earlier this year, but really he has spun shit to gold in a short time.

        In fact he did too GOOD a job to warrant the sell-off. He got people to believe in them NOW.

  28. alleykat69 said, on July 29, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    I disagree Dog.Zman doesn’t need any advice from Sabean who put this team in the dilemma their in all by himself.Yes Z obviously had the training wheels on in the beginning with his Connor Joe,Michael Reed,Eric Kratz etc, but then he worked some nice moves,Pillar,Dick,Yaz,Slater,Solano,acquired an unprotected Green(still jury out but has upside) if anything and yes it’s a reach , Zman has to be considered for some votes as GM executive of the year if they keep winning and grab a W/C spot.,

    • zumiee said, on July 29, 2019 at 5:28 pm

      Great points.

  29. unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    Charlie Culbertson with a pinch hit 2 run homer for the Braves.. Still losing to the Nats tho.

  30. unca_chuck said, on July 29, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Test…

  31. zumiee said, on July 29, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    Rockies 9, Dodgers 1
    Cool score.

    • zumiee said, on July 29, 2019 at 8:48 pm

      Pederson error at first base, Muncy error at second base. Not a surprise.

  32. stick82 said, on July 29, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Greetings Flappers. Longtime lurker, first time poster.
    Just want to clarify the Tom Legan info. He went to Del Mar HS. He was CCS champion in the mile in 1982.

    Thanks for the great Giants dialogue.

    • stick82 said, on July 30, 2019 at 6:05 am

      Correction: Legan won the CCS mile in 1983.

  33. snarkk said, on July 30, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Pretty cool vid of Gibson v Giants at the Stick back sometime in the late 60s.
    Check it out around the 0.50 mark — if he’s pitching today, some of these umps would likey say he’s not coming set, and call a balk.
    I didn’t remember he fell off to the first base side so much on his follow through. Looks like a nasty slider he’s got going. More of that game vids on that same site. It has cool home movie videos of the ’30s thru ’60s MLB…


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