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Wild Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 18, 2019

Incredible game last night. One we will never forget. Yaz bombs. Giants use 13 pitchers including 2 Smith’s. I can’t even begin to wonder what happened to Gail. Her current mental and physical state may be in jeopardy. Chi, please check in with good news about her.

Fingers crossed…..

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  1. willedav said, on September 18, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Big D with the game winning sac fly too coming in cold off bench in 15th. He’d had 1 AB in 2 weeks prior after another IL stint, sunday, and whacks one to dead CF that announcers said would have been easy bomb earlier before wind took over.
    Slash line in 150 ABs: .288 .345 .523 for .868 OPS.
    Really hope off season he can get to point where he is fully healthy and ready for ST. gotta be in mix for OF.

    • Flavor said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:12 am

      Come on. That entire guy’s career is one injury after another. He ain’t getting healthier as he gets older. 4th outfielder at most next year. Can’t count on him

      • willedav said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:22 am

        as he gets older? He’s not our age, he’s not even 30 yet right? I do think he hasn’t been upfront with either himself or med staff. Plus I do believe he said something about compensating for what was bothering him (like lot of ballplayers do) which only made things worse like it usually does.
        The guy can hit with more power than any other OF. If he can get right in the offseason without trying to play, I think he could help them a lot. What’s wrong with 4th OF in platoon with .800+ OPS and .500+ slugging? these are exactly type of guys LA has all over the place. One sits, another .800 OPS guy takes his place.

      • chipower9 said, on September 18, 2019 at 9:25 am

        I’m tracking with you, WillieD. What the hell, if, as you say, he can get right physically in the off-season, why not trot him out at the 4th OFer and occasional PHer. He should, at a minimum, get a look in ST, IMO.

    • chipower9 said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:15 am

      Hey, if The Dick can be relatively healthy next year (whatever the fuck that means), I am down with him vying for a 4th spot, and an occasional PH.

  2. chipower9 said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:16 am

    LMAO off. Gail got home late…she and one of our pooches, the Infamous Hangtown Fry, were at agility class last night, so she missed most of the shenanigans to which she would have been subjected had she been home. She is also battling a cold, so she got a hall pass last night, too! Wink Wink.

    Truly an amazing game. I mentioned last night that I had a 6 AM spin class Tee’d up this morning, and my daughter was the sub instructor, so my ass could not realistically skip the class, as I would have caught all kinds of shit! LOL. 4:35 came around way too early, and I had to wrestle the SandMan (not to be confused with the esteemed SanDiggity) to get my ass outta bed. But, made the class and it kicked ass…just like THAT FUCKING GAME!

    Man, am I so happy I rode that bad-boy out. What a memorable night. Hollywood, as hard as they might try, could never script that motherfucker. Wow! I am still walking in the clouds, and am rocking my Yaz/Giants t-shirt today. I am SO happy for that kid. How fucking cool to hit Bomb number 20, at Fenway, with family and friends present. You just cannot make that shit up.

    That one deserves a huge HUMM BABY!

    And what a trip, that in three trips to the hollowed grounds of Fenway, the Giants get their first victory ever (I think).

    Make it a kick-ass day Flap Universe! Seeing an old friend for lunch today that I have not seen in quite awhile. She is a hottie who I had a crush on for many many years. Looking forward to it.

    I will share some Wrigley dates for next season, later. I am going to try like hell to coordinate a Windy City Flapalooza. We’re gonna party like it’s 1999!

    • willedav said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:28 am

      spinning class at 6 AM good for you man. Tremendous W. Pillar even with 1-7 played big part in it too, scoring a run, driving in another, and then diving grab to help DRod who put 2 guys on.

      • chipower9 said, on September 18, 2019 at 9:27 am

        My daughter roped me into spin. I dig it…try to go twice a week. 45 minutes of insanity (cardio and some weights, finishing with a really good stretch). And yes, I mentioned last night that Pillar saved young D-Rod’s ass with that catch. If that ball skips past him, we all are probably not experiencing this euphoric high this morning.

  3. alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:17 am

    As much as we all loved “Big Dick” one man contributions to spark this team from the depths of despair, he’s 29 looks 60, his body can’t take the abuse of a full season imo, which has been evident, but I’ll try and be optimistic Willied, that if they use him only as a sub/spot start, he could still be effective for stretches..

  4. Macdog said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:37 am

    I didn’t know Dick was even available to play until he stepped up to bat in the 15th inning, like where’s this guy been all night?

  5. chipower9 said, on September 18, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Here is an “out in LF comment for you” that shows how my twisted brain can work. During one spell of the game where they were providing a wide-angle shot of the infield/outfield of Fenway, I was checking out how they cut the swirls in the grass, and thought that might look pretty interesting if you were dropping. Have Dead & Co. do a post-game concert…LMAO…

    • unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2019 at 9:33 am

      Trust me, the day on the greens at the coliseum were plenty twisted. Although all you could see of the lawn was the infield grass. The Who/Dead show was particularly insane.

      I was more concerned with the thousands of loaves of bread continually flying over the stadium.

      • chipower9 said, on September 18, 2019 at 9:58 am

        I was as that show, Charlie. What a fucking crazy mix…The Who, and The Grateful Dead. Those Days on the Green were some wild-ass shows.

  6. unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Dick Dick Dick looks like a beer league reject. IF he gets his ass into shape, he might stay healthy. Otherwise he’s a hammy-straining, back-wrenching IL-stinting 5th OFer. Hard to bank on him when he’s not serious about his shit.

  7. unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2019 at 9:36 am

    What I thought was pretty nifty was when Kuip said the Giants hadn’t won a game in Boston in 104 years.

    • chipower9 said, on September 18, 2019 at 9:59 am

      That is what I thought. What a way to get your first win in Fenway. BOOM! (mike drop)

  8. dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 18, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Dick’s performance anxiety makes him undependable. Talk about a let down.

  9. alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Bochy was 1-7 lifetime at Fenway all when he managed the Pads..1-0 as a Giant he owns them lol 😂

    • chipower9 said, on September 18, 2019 at 10:02 am

      Kat – nope. Bochy managed them in 2016 when Blade and I were there. They got their asses swept in a three game series. Ouch. But we had a ton of fun, and it was cool as hell to meet the infamous DJ Loo, Mac, SanDog and his son, and also GHead and his son. Got to attend the game at YankMee Stadium with most of those guys.Great memories…

      • alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2019 at 10:04 am

        Oh my bad I saw something in the postgame show that said 1-7 with Pads nothing about the Giants record..

  10. alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2019 at 10:02 am

    “You can’t help the club from the tub”
    The Giants don’t have the luxury of maybe he plays maybe he doesn’t.With Dick on and off DL are just down a few games doesn’t help the team being shorthanded off the bench PH are a substitute player coming in..Days of playing with 23 or less players will be over under the Z regime..

    • chipower9 said, on September 18, 2019 at 10:06 am

      Look, I am siding with WillieD here. IF the dude can get healthy and show something in ST, then you absolutely give him a fucking look at a 4/5 OF spot, IMO.

      With the Giants lack of offense, you have to give the guy (I get it…limited numbers this year) with the .306, .369, .575, .944 line a look. It would be foolish not to take to, IMO.

      • Flavor said, on September 18, 2019 at 10:21 am

        I mean, of course he can show he’s healthy. What he can’t do is STAY healthy. He can be the 4th OF , relying on him to plug in to one of the 3 starting spots next spring is dumb, IMO

      • unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2019 at 10:29 am

        Dick Dick Dick reminds me of Nate Davis, the 49er QB who was so happy to get to the show that he didn’t do anything to try and STAY there. You look at a guy like Pillar and say yeah, he’s out there busting ass all the time to keep himself in shape. Dick gets a muscle strain reaching for the donuts.

        Fuck him if he doesn’t take this seriously. He’s got a good eye and can drive the ball, and sure baseball is littered with Boog Powell, John Kruk, Pablito types who weren’t in peak physical condition, but at least they could stay on the field.

      • chipower9 said, on September 18, 2019 at 2:06 pm

        No way in hell I see him as a starter. Plug him in a couple times a week, and let him PH.

  11. blade3colorado said, on September 18, 2019 at 10:06 am

    A very good Shea column about Buster Posey, albeit, Bochy a bit over the top, with his endorsement of Posey for the Hall Of Fame.

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/article/Buster-Posey-s-declining-stats-and-Joey-Bart-on-14433138.php

  12. Macdog said, on September 18, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Wow, I did not know The Who and the Dead played on the same bill, that must’ve been epic.

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/thetake/article/When-the-Who-met-the-Dead-for-the-last-time-in-6508791.php#photo-8584727

    • chipower9 said, on September 18, 2019 at 2:07 pm

      It was…uh, yeah, epic.

  13. sandog said, on September 18, 2019 at 11:19 am

    I was running around last night and only saw Yaz first AB.  How was the crowd when he homered?  I thought his initial ovation was pretty weak and showed me that Fenway is full of Johnny-come-lately fans who have only been supporting the team since they won in 04.  Maybe I’m wrong, but if Willie McCovey had a grandson who grinded that hard to make it to the bigs and made an appearance in SF—the crowd in SF would give him a rousing standing ovation.  Especially if it was the same ballpark where Willie Mac had played.  I thought Boston fans sucked last night. I have the game recorded and will check it out later.

    • djloo27 said, on September 18, 2019 at 11:38 am

      I wasn’t overly impressed with the ovation I heard on the radio for his first AB, but hard to tell. What I found more surprising was that the senior Yaz apparently didn’t stay for the game. I don’t think Yaz’s relationship with the fans was all that great (1967 aside) a la Ted Williams. Maybe they never forgave him for making the last out in the Bucky (Fuckin’) Dent playoff game in 1978…

  14. unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Hard to tell how loud it is without actually being there. It looked like folks were standing though, before his first AB.

  15. gianthead said, on September 18, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    I could not see the Sox game last night but rellally enjoyed watching Sactown win that national championship….they were like a minor league incarnation of the 2010 Giants. Little hitting and lights out pitching, especially the pen. Baragar was awesome. He just pitched like they could not touch him and they barely did. He was full of swagger and throwing eye darts at the opposing side walking off the mound after third out strikeouts. Loved the attitude.

    Even though just 25 he never got above low 90s but had good command. Maybe long reliever in his future but the kid that impressed me in spring training looked awesome last night…Adon was hitting a 100 and lot of ball movement. Dont think he is ready to close but he is huge and expect he will get some saves next year. Dont think they can hide him further in the minors, especially after Moronta’s injury. Adon is going to contend to be the future closer…

    • Bozo said, on September 18, 2019 at 1:05 pm

      I had both games going for awhile (Giants on the laptop, Rivercats on the tube), and I agree that Adon looked good.
      I didn’t make it to the end of the Giants game, glad they won that one, and what a great story for the whole damn Yaz family.
      I wish Panda could have been there, maybe hit one out to really piss off their fans.

  16. Flavor said, on September 18, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    My understanding is that Yaz didn’t stay for the game. That’s weird, why even come? Just for the photo opp?

  17. unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    There’s an articlce in the Boston Globe (sorry Kawhi) by Dan Shaughnessy that is about Yaz and how he doesn’t want to put any more pressure on young Yaz than necessary. He did the same with his son when he was going through the minors. Superstitious guy.

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/redsox/2019/09/16/for-yaz-definitely-going-emotional-seeing-his-grandson-fenway/arg68lsK5DKPpVqxThHzNP/story.html

  18. unca_chuck said, on September 18, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Didn’t realize that Yaz’s son (Mike’s dad) died of complications from a hip replacement surgery. He was 43.

  19. chipower9 said, on September 18, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Wow…getting some of the kids in the mix, and we have a Dick sighting…

    1. Mike Yastrzemski (L) RF
    2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    3. Kevin Pillar (R) CF
    4. Alex Dickerson (L) LF
    5. Stephen Vogt (L) DH
    6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    7. Cristhian Adames (S) 3B
    8. Mauricio Dubon (R) 2B
    9. Aramis Garcia (R) C

  20. dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 18, 2019 at 2:36 pm

    1st and 2nd half win loss splits that I find sort of encouraging. Makes me wonder where the club would have been with a full season of Cueto. Bring back Bumgarner next year and they’re wild card contenders.

    By Season Half Split
    W L RS RA W-L%
    1st 41 48 369 439 .461
    2nd 32 30 272 279 .516

  21. gianthead said, on September 18, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    How big has Vogt been this season…Boch just needs one more baby…

    • Flavor said, on September 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm

      how many innings did that fucker catch last night? And then he goes bombs away first at bat? What a stud.

      • djloo27 said, on September 18, 2019 at 4:31 pm

        He might push KP for the Willie Mac…

      • Flavor said, on September 18, 2019 at 4:43 pm

        I’m a big Pillar fan but I think Vogt wins it in a runaway

    • alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2019 at 4:35 pm

      Big enough to catch 14 innings last night,280 pitches he handled,squatting, balls of his face mask,shoes etc, and out their tonight, granted it’s the DH role, but still, Pussy Posey,needs back to back off on his supposedly tight back, while Vogt does the heavy lifting and a much older player to boot…

    • Bozo said, on September 18, 2019 at 4:43 pm

      He replaced Kratz! That alone is huge, huge I tell ya.

  22. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 18, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Just my viewpoint, but I think some of you are being a bit hard on Sox fans. They gave Yaz a standing O when he first came up, cheered him before every at-bat, and then another standing O as he circled the bags after the HR. Sox are out of the post-season race but the park was still pretty full. Obviously when a team wins it all for the first time (’04), there will be some late-comers to the fan base (happened big time in SF too), but from my experience living there 15 years and attending an uncountable number of games at Fenway during good years and bad, the fans there are knowledgeable and supportive even in lean times… and there were decades of lean times before they finally broke thru in ’04. They’re also brutally honest at times: back in late ’80s, one Opening Day I remember them booing Clemens because he had complained about having to carry his own bags on road trips, and cheering the hell out of Boggs after he admitted he was a sex addict…. good times.

    • djloo27 said, on September 18, 2019 at 7:09 pm

      You’re right, Paul.
      Like WTF are they supposed to do?

      • alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2019 at 7:32 pm

        Yes your totally right Paul.The one and only time I visited Fenway, I had my Giants swag on and they weren’t even playing them,but the fans were cool,just a few weird stares, and yes their very knowledgeable fans with their accents that grow on you especially at the pubs around the park.
        And as far of a standing ovation for Yaz, you almost have to,cause your so cramped in your seat you need to stretch your legs out anyway, so you might as well cheer!

  23. djloo27 said, on September 18, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Not quite the same thing, but I don’t remember Yankee fans giving half a fuck for Dale Berra…

    • Flavor said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:02 pm

      who the fuck is Dale Berra? lqtm

  24. Macdog said, on September 18, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    A laugher in Beantown!

  25. alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Hey is this for 2,000 wins?
    If it is nice to have a blowout in beantown!!

  26. Macdog said, on September 18, 2019 at 7:46 pm

  27. Bozo said, on September 18, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Yee haw – 2 grand.

  28. Flavor said, on September 18, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    I’ve actually been a little surprised by how MUCH love Yaz has gotten. I mean, ok, a polite applause and some genuine interest in his at bats wouldn’t surprise me. Maybe even wanting the Sox to trade for him. But he has nothing to do with their team, why would they be relentlessly cheering him?
    What I don’t get is why Yaz isn’t sticking around to watch these games. Fuck superstition. I would think getting to see his grandson play live would trump any superstition he has. What’s he think gonna happen? If he’s at the game Yaz will spontaneously combust or something?

    • willedav said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:29 pm

      lighten up on old guys, pls. the game went past 1 AM last night and Grandpa was there early for the walk through from LF and hanging out in Bochy’s office. There weren’t too many younger Sox fans left there either in extras. He does seem camera/attention shy guy too; props for not wanting to be focus and center of the attention.

      • Flavor said, on September 19, 2019 at 6:07 am

        come on; I’m not talking about fans that didn’t stick it out till 1am and I think you knew that. I was talking about him BEING AT THE GAME and not sticking around for an at bat or two.

  29. Flavor said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    incredible

  30. Flavor said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    What the fuck is up with this Pirates pitcher Vasquez? He’s out there trying to fuck 13 year old girls? Jesus. And who are these parents that let their 13 year old girl roll off in a car with a 28 year old dude? I don’t understand the world sometimes.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      It’s no wonder Crick got in his face in the clubhouse, I’m sure he knew what a fucked up dude he is..

    • willedav said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      Imagine if LA had given up a top prospect and then this fool gets a lifetime ban plus prison.

  31. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    One more thing about the elder Yaz. Yeah, he wasn’t always the warmest human being, but the fans pretty much adored him. I think he felt some extra pressure from the fans after Tony C. was beaned in ’67, as Sox fans were looking forward to years of Conigliaro slugging from the right side and Yaz from the left, so much promise. That Tony C. beaning was brutal….

    • sandog said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      There was also a school of thought that Yaz was responsible for running Tony C out of town—which I have no opinion on whether that is true not.

  32. willedav said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Cubs lose in 10 to Reds, brewers lost earlier to Pads. Fat lady still off stage warming up the vocal chords. Ain’t singing nothing yet.

  33. zumiee said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Late arriving!….

  34. sandog said, on September 18, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    I think when Yaz came to bat last night, there should have been a loud, extended standing ovation. There was not.
    After that moment I didn’t expect anything out of the ordinary from Sox fans—I would have been fine with them treating the rest of the series as business as usual.
    I will say for me anyway, the first pitch thing tonight was fucking cool.
    And yeah, I do think old Yaz is a bit of a complicated dude and it is strange that he was AT the fucking park last night, but chose to not stay for the game. Hell, he was also about to charge off the mound tonight without giving his grandson so much as a handshake after throwing that pitch.
    Overall though, for a Baby Boomer Baseball Fan like me, this whole deal was real special.

  35. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 18, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    I’m kinda thinking it was Jack Hamilton’s fastball to the face that pretty much ran Tony C. out of …. baseball….

  36. djloo27 said, on September 19, 2019 at 4:26 am

    A 31 year old chick has just been added to the inmate list at Stix’ jail…

    https://www.co.clearwater.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_LIST&SEC=BE9C6A57-2C65-48DA-9F9D-B2B76D6339BA

    • Flavor said, on September 19, 2019 at 6:00 am

      lol. I’m guessing you are the only one in the world tracking the ins/outs at clearwater prison

    • Macdog said, on September 19, 2019 at 7:52 am

      Wasn’t there someone who was in his 60s in there? There might be another new inmate.

  37. chipower9 said, on September 19, 2019 at 7:56 am

    G-Men go for the sweep. Nice to see Bochy get number 2000. Let’s get it on!

    Dubon with a start at short…

    Posey the only core guy in the LU, today…

    1. Mauricio Dubon (R) SS
    2. Austin Slater (R) RF
    3. Kevin Pillar (R) CF
    4. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    5. Buster Posey (R) C
    6. Joey Rickard (R) LF
    7. Jaylin Davis (R) DH
    8. Cristhian Adames (S) 2B
    9. Aramis Garcia (R) 1B

  38. snarkk said, on September 19, 2019 at 8:26 am

    East Coast bias and the crapiness of ESPN yet again: I heard an announcer on ESPN radio say that last night Bruce „Bawtchey“ got his 2000th win….


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