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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 24, 2019

I guess tonight qualifies as a big game. Bum toeing the rubber. Our *arch rivals* in the box. The haunting beat of the drums in the distance….

Runs will probably be pretty scarce tonight.

Pour one out for my homey Dick VanDyke whose name, while never uttered here before, shall never be uttered here in the future……

Most of these are just terribly unoriginal.

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  1. zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:43 am

    https://giphy.com/gifs/tripping-van-BhtIo5MGc8Ir6

    • Flavor said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:55 am

      you know that comedic bastard did that in one take, too.

  2. willedav said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:58 am

    college football gets started with few games today yaha!

    Z talking about Slater’s ability to play on IF…hmmnn. Hasn’t shown a lot of pop yet (esp at home) but he looks like much better hitter to me and can drive ball to opposite field too. I like him and he whacks LHP

    • Flavor said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:09 am

      He and Yaz might have me over valuing the ability to hit the other way for power. Fuck the shift. That’s what those guys say.

  3. willedav said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Astros took Verlander’s side of the argument with Detroit Free Press, no surprise I guess. V requested paper send someone else as their part of press corp. They refused so he said he’s not doing the presser with the guy in the room, Stros barred the door and wouldn’t let him in til after it was over.

    As a blogger on yahoo wrote, they don’t have the right to decide who the paper sends. This guy is credentialed and approved and has a right to be in there per collective bargaining agreement. Disturbing, that a personal beef (related to the Mrs maybe?) allows team to decide who has coverage rights/who doesn’t.

    • Flavor said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:14 am

      Terrible precedent to set. I hope this has been nipped in the bud but it’s happening at the white House so we’ll see where this goes.

  4. willedav said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Minor lines report: Dubon 3 for 5 with BB scores 5 in 11-5 W over Pads PCL. He’s hitting .341 at Sac.
    Gerber 4-6 38th double 83 rbis
    Sac is in first place btw.
    Ramos another 0-4 3 Ks batting .214.
    Bart homers, his 3rd.

    Um, big discussion on MCC site Aug 22 blog post on what Giants should do with Pillar for next season. Last year of arb eligibility probably looking at $7 mil ish. Lot of disagreement from bloggers over there re: value going forward, who can replace him in CF and the $$$. Also as a fan fav, energy and clubhouse presence

    • Flavor said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:36 am

      for 7 mil of course you keep him, that’s not even debatable. We’re still in a re-build, he can help with the bridge to the other side for 7 million peanuts.

      • djloo27 said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:43 am

        They would be insane not to keep Pillar.
        On the other hand, Gennett looks like a goner.
        Panda…… who knows?

      • zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:52 am

        Is Gennett officially a disappointment to all of us? He’s pretty disappointing to me. I know he’s still basically coming back from injury, but he gets over-powered by a pretty good amount of the pitchers. Maybe next year is when he really comes back to form. Whoever gets him should get him for a minimal contract.

  5. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Solano is the keeper. Gennett? Meh.

  6. willedav said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:56 am

    2 ? I would have is who can you live without and who else can really play CF?
    Reason Davis hasn’t been up yet revolves around whose place he takes if he’s gonna be in there a lot–Yaz Pillar Dick Slater have all hit ML pitching at certain level. There’s also Shaw and Gerber (who played CF last night in Sac) both of whom have done pretty well in hitter friendly PCL. Would Z/new mgr (and/or GM) go all in with kids in rebuild or would it be better to have one solid vet at least for another season of control?

    And again, argument is 2 sided–Pillar numbers for certain categories aren’t great, and more Longo level. The fact that he leads team in certain other ones is kind of like the argument against Belt in years previous–it only shows how crummy team is and less about how he would rank league wide.

  7. zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Not to keep harping on this weekend’s uniforms, but….the players have to be thinking “What the heck? We signed off on THIS?” To be fair, in the evening games, under the stadium lights, the black uniforms seem to look pretty cool. But those white uniforms, oh man.

    • djloo27 said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:35 am

      The white helmets look like big pumpkin seeds to me…

  8. djloo27 said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Zumiee: As far as the thing from yesterday, why don’t we just:

  9. snarkk said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Criminy, I though Dick van Dyke had died, then I read last night’s posts.
    DvD is almost a hero to me. Dude is in his 90s and is still sharp as a tack.
    He just was in the Mary Poppins remake, and danced on a table.
    One of my favorite all time TV shows, DvD, mainly because of him. The other players were good, but he was the main guy. (though they may have had the worst child actor of all time playing his son).
    Great physical comedy skills. He was Jim Carrey before Carrey.
    Married some years ago a woman about 40 years younger. Nice move.
    He was not a dancer, no history of it, but did all his own stuff in first Mary Poppins, including Step In Time, one of the great dance scenes in movie history. He does some moves there that are incredible for someone with no history of dance training.
    Every interview I’ve seen him, he’s one of the most positive attitude people I’ve ever heard–
    Maybe because the guy was a raging alcoholic for years, including when he made the DvD show, but beat it.
    Long live DvD, the original “the Dick”…

    • Flavor said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

      lol, when I made the *pouring one out* comment I was wondering if that would get misunderstood.

      • djloo27 said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:05 am

        It was, but what’s done is done…

      • snarkk said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:08 am

        Yeah, it got me. I was ready to get a grieve on, but googled and came up with nothin’, so being relieved, I started looking around for clues…

      • Flavor said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:15 am

        knew you were too sharp to get hoodwinked by this for long

  10. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Posey’s nickname is Hum Buss? Who the hell calls him Hum Buss? He already has a nickname: Buster. I think I’ll just stick with Yaz as the only one I’d use in a conversation…..

    • snarkk said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:06 am

      For Buster, how about “Over Paid” or “Nearly Done” ?…

  11. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:24 am

    Fire alarm at San Jose International. Terrible example for all, but I hid in the shitter versus evacuating the building as the PA system instructed. No way, no how, I was going through TSA security again. Joined by many travelers.

    Makes me wonder if we would evacuate if a shooter was reported via PA. So common place now, I might have to hear actual shots to react. lqtm

  12. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Not fun, Steve. I think I told you, after this summer having several domestic flying debacles, I’m avoiding flying in the US from now on. Was going to fly from Phoenix to SF next week before my flight back to Vietnam, but I’m taking a few days and driving up. Asia, and international, no problem, but when I’m in the US, I’m becoming John Madden. Trains, buses, cars only….

    • blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:32 am

      I hear ya Paul. Ironically, SJ is usually no drama.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:39 am

        Yeah.. hope your delays aren’t too horrible.

      • blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:43 am

        No delay thankfully

  13. Bozo said, on August 24, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    If I was a player, I’d pick my nickname to be MLBRobsU. Or do you think FUComish would fly? ManFried continues to piss me off with gimmicks like this, hopefully someone stains their all white uni with tobacco juice in a strategic spot.

  14. zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Loo, great Brooklyn sign! Sounds great!

  15. zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Cubs losing to the Nats 5-0. Again, sadly funny.

    • snarkk said, on August 24, 2019 at 12:34 pm

      Nats look like they can give Doghairs a tussle, if it gets that far in the post season…

  16. snarkk said, on August 24, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    That Verlander thing.
    One thing that does piss off fans is the sense of entitlement that some of these long term, big money players seem to develop. Verlander makes more in one game than that reporter does probably in 4 years. What gives Verlander the right to deny this guy the ability to do his job? Nothing. And, it violates the CBA in some way. MLB should fine or discipline Verlander to the greatest extent possible under the CBA. The other players conspiring to protect Verlander should be disciplined as well…

  17. zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    On the white unis, at least put the players’ nicknames in dark letters so we can read them.

  18. Flavor said, on August 24, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    All the nicknames I’ve had throughout my life: Biggity Big, Big Flavor, Mount Shady, Big Salad, Smalls….there are probably others but those are the ones I recall

  19. zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    As a young child I was called Boogie by family members sometimes. My Friday night softball teammates called me E.
    I have a friend that called me Klondike for a few years, after an epic camping trip where we got lost in Kings Canyon for a few hours after we managed to go off a trail. Fortunately we found the teal again.

    • zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 2:20 pm

      Found the trail again. Autocorrect got me on that one.

  20. djloo27 said, on August 24, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    1. Mike Yastrzemski (L) RF
    2. Stephen Vogt (L) DH
    3. Buster Posey (R) C
    4. Alex Dickerson (L) LF
    5. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    6. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    7. Kevin Pillar (R) CF
    8. Scooter Gennett (L) 2B
    9. Brandon Crawford (L) SS

    • zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 3:01 pm

      Posey in the 3-hole, everybody’s favorite thing.

  21. Flavor said, on August 24, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    • djloo27 said, on August 24, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      Answers my 8:43 question.
      Start working on the plaque…

  22. zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    ““Woof,” Joe Maddon said when asked about the Cubs’ all-white Players’ Weekend uniforms. “I’d just like to know who said this was a good idea.””

  23. zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    “Terry Francona: “We look like morons.””

  24. dirtnrocksnomo said, on August 24, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    • zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 4:39 pm

      Very cool!

  25. alleykat69 said, on August 24, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Bummer on Pablo, You all know that ruins Bochy’s last carnival act having Panda play every position on the field. I would of gotten a kick out of him playing 1 inning in CF trying to track down line drives in the gap..

    • djloo27 said, on August 24, 2019 at 6:09 pm

      Were they really planning to do that, Kat or was it just something you were hoping to see?

      • alleykat69 said, on August 24, 2019 at 6:15 pm

        Loo..No he had plans of doing that is what I understood once they were out of it, which is now..

  26. alleykat69 said, on August 24, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Do you think Posey would have a mental breakdown ( think Anthony Perkins in the Jimmy Piersall story) if he saw his name in the batting order like 7th are 8th and grab a bat in the clubhouse and start destroying Bochy’s desk?

    • zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      It has nothing to do with Posey. It’s all Bochy. He thinks it will be embarrassing to Posey.
      Of course, the number one goal should be to win the game.

      • snarkk said, on August 24, 2019 at 6:25 pm

        One reason I won’t cry a river at Bochy’s retirement…

  27. zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    Yaz with that really big glove. 🙂

  28. djloo27 said, on August 24, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Our 4 gazillion-aire geezers (Posey ,Belt, Craw, Longo) should automatically be penciled in 5-8 in the line-up in whatever order…

    • snarkk said, on August 24, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      After callups on 9/1 they should be penciled for the pine…

      • blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2019 at 6:48 pm

        I think pine caskets would be insulting. Mahogany is appropriate for the 3 beauties they contributed to. Umm . . . Oh wait, you meant the bench?????

  29. alleykat69 said, on August 24, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    I actually like the Giants uni all black with a touch of white, might even make Moronta look slimmer 😂..
    All white A’s are putrid like an old time ice cream truck vendor..
    What’s up with Yaz wearing one orange and one blue shoe?

  30. Flavor said, on August 24, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    The Colts are so fucking stupidly run. They ruined one of possibly the best QB’s of all time by never putting a fucking competent offensive line around him. They deserve to be left in the lurch, fuck them.

  31. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    I suspect Luck comes back after sitting out season. Tha Colts are as stupidly run as a team can get. Irsay is a fucking junkie owner.

  32. alleykat69 said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I doubt it Chuck.He’s made plenty of dinero , just got married,wants to travel the world etc..
    He’s had so many injuries,compliments of a terrible run organization, “his wife is probably saying get out while their’s still some lead left in your pencil and you can use it”!

    • unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:19 pm

      Naaah, he wants to play. Just not for the Colts.

  33. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    Nicknames? Chasbo, Wa, Chazwa, CB buddy and my high school fave, crash n burn.

    Funny thing. If the Giants dumped Posey, Belt, Longo, and Crawfish, they’d have to eat ~$200 mill.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:19 pm

      And, oc, uncle chuck.

    • djloo27 said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:17 pm

      Don’t forget Chuckles, courtesy of Twinnie…

  34. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Jesus, Belt.

  35. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Jimmy G looked good, though.

  36. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    Gawd, the A’s announcers are hideous.

    • zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:41 pm

      You can’t get the game on the local NBC affiliate? Miller and Estes.

      • unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:44 pm

        Oh thank God. No I didn’t know. It wasn’t on Comcast so I thought it was just the A’s guys.

  37. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    Craw goes to left field! Been waiting 5 years for that.

  38. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Longo! Anyone watching?

    • Flavor said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:28 pm

      just catching some on my phone–people over for dinner who don’t care about baseball so I’m trying not to be an ass.

    • willedav said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      Guy has .780 OPS and plays a good 3b. He has 3 less HRs than Pillar in 140 fewer ABs and almost exact same slugging pct. the combo of him and Sando was perfectly fine this season.
      what the Giants need to do is find some one who can play the sando role and fill in at multiple IF positions. the idea any of the kids can take Longo’s spot and put up those kind of numbers is far fetched.
      I don’t give rats ass what he makes–only the quality of play at his position.

      • unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:36 pm

        It ain’t his money, it’s his inability to stay on the field.

  39. zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Elvis Costello sang: “I was living in a black and white world….”

  40. Flavor said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    WTF I saw a Longo hit score Dick now it’s still 2-2. Am I having a cache issue or did a call get reversed?

  41. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    Gus don’t got it tonight.

  42. willedav said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Profar the guy hitting .207 doubles off Gustave and scores the lead run. Now 3rd hit of the inning and Bochy has seen enough Nice job.

  43. Flavor said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Chuck–Luck is the most honest, straightest shooter that has probably ever played the game. He’s done.

  44. zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Our gas-can bullpen these days.

  45. Macdog said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Puk yeah!

  46. zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Dick ignites the team again. The team MVP.

  47. Macdog said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    KP!

  48. willedav said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    wow giants abuse Use More of Petit and the guys who follow him wild pitch walk and 2 run double from Pillar 4 run rally.

  49. Macdog said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    DJ BC Raw!

  50. willedav said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Melvin Melttdown of his pen continues Craw with another hit/rbi

    • willedav said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      6 hits walk wild pitch awesome

  51. Macdog said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Man, rough night for Yaz.

  52. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Holy Shit!!!!!!!!!!

  53. Macdog said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    I BELIEVE!

  54. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Can’t say I saw this coming! Vogt early Vogt often!!

  55. willedav said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Boom what an inning

  56. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Puk was fucked by us, but now were “gang banging” all their pitchers. Nice!

  57. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Flav has some good rewinding to catch up on.

  58. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Even Hum Buss almost joined the fun.

  59. Macdog said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Giants put up a snowman vs. the snowmen.

  60. willedav said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    Twitter guy following Susan Slusser (A’s beat reporter) calls tonite unis “Spy vs. Spy.”

  61. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I just can’t get over the white helmets

  62. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    ss

  63. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Oh boy.

  64. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Gonna walk ’em right back into the game

  65. Macdog said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    El Stupido.

  66. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Great come back job by the Giants!

  67. Macdog said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Smitty!

  68. unca_chuck said, on August 24, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    Ballgame!

    • zumiee said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:00 pm

  69. blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Where is Van Damme????

    • blade3colorado said, on August 24, 2019 at 10:06 pm

      ‎We need the dancing “Muscles from Brussels”

  70. djloo27 said, on August 24, 2019 at 11:01 pm

  71. willedav said, on August 25, 2019 at 6:53 am

    8 runs 1 bomb and a beauty at that. Getting on base does matter, lot of contributors. A’s fans lamented Melvin didn’t bring in big guns with lead in 8th. Hey they have everything SF wants–young team in contention lot of bombs throughout lineup tremendous IF and SF walked in here and raked them. Awesome

  72. djloo27 said, on August 25, 2019 at 7:06 am

    5 back behind 4 teams for the last WC.
    The Cub series realistically ended it but there’s still a shot, I guess…


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