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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 28, 2019

That was a predictable woodshed ass kicking that a below average team usually gets from a team that is significantly better. Seeing the Dodgers up close and personal like this will be a good reminder for Young Z about the task that lays before him. He can’t honestly think trotting out the Belts/Craws/Poseys next season is going to get us anywhere close to LA. He knows this he’s just trying to figure out a way to jettison them without the facebook housewives throwing themselves off the ledge.

Kevin Pillar was a worthy WM winner but I’m surprised Vogt didn’t get it. Even Yaz wouldn’t have surprised me. I’d definitely bring him back next year. He doesn’t take walks. Boo fucking hoo. Give me an entire team of Kevin Pillar’s and I’d be proud to charge into battle with that group of men….

 

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  1. willedav said, on September 28, 2019 at 8:46 am

    on way to b-ball practice heard Cueto getting roughed up and switched off didn’t follow up. A’s are in but their closer Hendriks blew his 7th save giving up 2 runs in bottom 9 to Seattle. They are now dead even with Rays but hold tiebreaker advantage if things stay that way to host WC game.

    One thing about giving Pillar a new arb deal would be to send msg to new OFs—hey if you want his job, take it away from him and show you’re the better player. More OF depth/20 HR guys Giants have, the better.

  2. blade3colorado said, on September 28, 2019 at 8:58 am

    • Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 9:03 am

      So maybe I’m just too dumb to get this but what am I looking at here? He can’t fuck her so she’s threatening to bring in 8 Pillar’s to complete the job? Am I close?

      • blade3colorado said, on September 28, 2019 at 9:07 am

        That’s fucking hilarious. I hadn’t thought of it that way.

        My idea was he’s saying this (total baseball nerd) before falling asleep and she turns to look at him and thinking, huh?

        But I like your idea better . . . I should have added a thought bubble for her, where she is thinking, “Bring all eight of them here, because you’re not doing the job.”

    • alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2019 at 9:50 am

      She’s thinking atleast Pillar’s an Ironman on the field and in the bedroom,and she wants some of that Superman’s dick over this loser…

  3. dirtnrocksnomo said, on September 28, 2019 at 10:08 am

    I’ve been enjoying the Bochy tributes and retrospectives in the local media as the “end” approaches. There’s supposedly some sort of surprise going down tomorrow. I was thinking it’d be pretty cool to see all the players take the field wearing 15.

    • Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 10:28 am

      that would be great. I’m excited to see all the old guys they’re bringing back.

      • djloo27 said, on September 28, 2019 at 10:38 am

        Timmy’s a must.
        Everyone else is window dressing…

      • alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2019 at 10:52 am

        Maybe he will bury the hatchet with AJ Perjerkoff? NOT

  4. Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 10:36 am

    another cool thing about this Bochy tribute thing: He has been extremely gracious with all these interviews and he keeps finding ways to say something memorable—think about how difficult that would be to do: everyone interviewing you wants you to say something deep and memorable and you have to do that AND say something unique every time. Some how, he’s pulling it off and coming across as completely genuine every time.

    • djloo27 said, on September 28, 2019 at 10:39 am

      Not as difficult as what you do here every day, pal…

      • Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 12:18 pm

        thanks. As you have probably noticed, I’m running out of gas this year….

    • alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2019 at 10:50 am

      As long as he keeps getting the booze he will come up with something to say..

  5. Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    extremely lame that Bochy is taking the final Bum start away from the fans. He could have said this before the last one giving them a chance to cheer him off the mound one last time.

    • djloo27 said, on September 28, 2019 at 12:51 pm

      I’m ok with it. A freak injury could cost Bum 9 figures…

      • Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 1:09 pm

        sure but tell the fans about it 5 days ago so they could say *goodbye* the way King Felix did the other night in Seattle.

  6. snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Doesn’t make a damn bit of difference to me that Bum isn’t starting, whatever the reason.
    If he said I’m not going out there and ruin an elbow before free agency, I’d agree with him.
    If he’s doing it to focus everything on Bochy, then fine, too…

  7. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    I read where Boch just wanted Bum next to him shootin the breeze the whole game, that’s alright, they have many moments together to reflect on if they choose too …

    • snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      If that’s the case, and those guys are that tight, then that tells me Bum has little reason to stay in SF anymore…

  8. snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    If a big debate in the offseason is whether Pillar stays, it just shows how far this team has to go to get to a point it can win 88-92 games, which it needs to do to guarantee getting back into the post season. Going from 73 wins last year to 78 or so this season seems not much, but the organization is better positioned to make a next move to maybe around 83-85. Getting to high 80s Ws is going to take at least until the 2022 season, IMO…

  9. snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    After today’s game, are they going to wrap the entire Oracle Park in saran wrap to prep for tomorrow’s thousands-strong pole smoke of Bochy? I get the idolatry the last 2 weeks, especially since the team has played like S, but frankly I’ll be glad it’s over. If he ends up managing the Pads in 3 weeks, it’ll be more than a bit incongruous.
    On to the off season and let ZMan do some work.
    I haven’t looked more forward to an offseason for some time, maybe ever…

    • Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 1:29 pm

      Bochy has to be done managing, right? He can’t roll through all these towns accepting all the accolades and gifts just to say “Syke, I’m coming back wearing different laundry!”

      • snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 1:40 pm

        You’d think that, sure.
        Maybe managing back home would be a good segue into not managing at all, instead of cold turkey.
        And, the reality of spending time, lots of it, with the missus, might seem not so good compared to a lot of time at Petco…

  10. Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Amen.

    • snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      That’s a lotta Ks…

  11. snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Nice to see the combination of Dubon at SS and Solano at 2nd.
    Flemm singing praises of Dubon’s ability to play a very good SS. Hmmm…

    • zumiee said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:06 pm

      Craw must go. It must happen.

      • blade3colorado said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:08 pm

        Kid with a nice hit on the curve ball.

  12. Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    the other thing about Bochy–I really don’t think there’s a huge market for his services. He managed in a different era. GM’s don’t want managers like Bochy anymore, they just want faceless yes-men.

  13. Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    drum roll please…Matt Duffy has hit his first bomb of the year. #slowandweak #butnotdoneyet

    • snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      The guy has been hurt for what, two years?
      He makes the Dick look like an iron man…

      • Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:39 pm

        Just couldn’t get his heel right

  14. snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Listening on the radio, the crowd sounds like they’re playing at the Latrine.
    WTF?
    Did Giants fans bail and sell everything on StubHub?…

  15. blade3colorado said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Muncy hit it where I met GH in mid-August. In other words – DEEP.

    • Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      You gotta wonder if Baer watches this shit and just says “fuck it, you guys start hitting like the Menon the visiting dugout, we ain’t moving the fences in for your puss asses”

      • Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:41 pm

        Autocorrect sorry

      • blade3colorado said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:50 pm

        Agree. Flav, I am not certain you saw Yaz’s blast over the fence the other night? He uncoiled his 5 feet 11 inch, 180 lbs (wet) swing and launched his bomb 430 feet over Triples Alley. Belt must have 40 to 50 lbs. on him and I’ve rarely seen Belt do that. Sheesh, the little guy, Dubon, whom is only 160 lbs., has hit more dingers than Belt since he was called up.

        I digress though . . . My point is that Belt and the rest of the core’s swings have slowed down and doesn’t that have a lot to do with balls being launched out of a ball park?

  16. zumiee said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Another pathetic game. We’re years from being good.

  17. zumiee said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    It would be awesome if the Giants owners told Zaidi to do whatever you gotta do. It would be release Craw, trade Belt and eat contract, and tell Posey he’s the back-up catcher now.

  18. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    I just shake my head in disgust.
    The Dodgers have hit 277 Homeruns
    The Giants a paltry 167 Homeruns
    Even if they move the walls in it only helps every other team but are sorry asses..

  19. snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    Yep. We are several years away from competing for a post season berth. If all goes well.
    Webb did a nice job today. His time up (40 or so innings) has been invaluable. He’s only 22.
    He’s got good stuff, a good and getting better forkball/change up out pitch, and a competitive mental outlook.
    IMO he’s a future #2 if he really gets it together. Certainly a #3.
    Under the old regime, they probably would not even have brought him up yet so his psyche would not get damaged.
    Now, he’s ready to compete next Spring for a real berth in the rotation, and become a good MLB starter at 23. Like other MLB teams with young talent…

    • willedav said, on September 28, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      mm I share your enthusiasm for off season but I’m not near as doomerish on giants ability to compete, soon.
      Plenty of teams that suck hit more HRs than the Giants and it doesn’t do them much good as they can’t win as many games this year (see Padres for one). As has been pointed out before there are at least 20 teams that hit more bombs than the Cards who are poised to win NL Central.

      If Giants can find rotation and pen depth, I don’t think they are that far away especially with new hitters/younger more athletic player due in soon. All they have to do is GET IN, ala 2010 and 2014.

      • snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 3:51 pm

        In 2010, they had historically dominant starting pitching in the post season.
        That may not happen for another 40 years…

  20. snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    This is the kind of game that turns off young people from baseball…

  21. blade3colorado said, on September 28, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    I feel bad for Davis, but in the MLB, you always get what you deserve.

  22. Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    embarrassing. Fucking zero runs scored, we hand the NL ERA crown to Ryu, just a fucking awful day of baseball…..

    • snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 3:52 pm

      Something like 0-24 with RISP over two games.
      Pathetic…

    • Macdog said, on September 28, 2019 at 3:53 pm

      One more day of this dreck and we’ll be put out of our misery.

      • Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 3:55 pm

        lol, hey every March Chi posts that poem about some dude looking out his window for Spring or some shit and then baseball starts. This isn’t how it’s supposed to be!

  23. zumiee said, on September 28, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    Davis and Dick each got a least one meatball pitch right down the middle and didn’t do anything with it. Kind of the story of the Giants for the last three years.

    • blade3colorado said, on September 28, 2019 at 4:04 pm

      Succinct, correct observation.

  24. snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Davis has been a disappointment given his minor league hitting pedigree.
    But, his time up and ABs have no doubt been instructive.
    He’s got work to do in the offseason. If he comes through next ST with the same results, then it’s time to start wondering if he’s a AAAA player at his age.
    Dubon is the real deal, though. Great pickup by the ZMan…

  25. zumiee said, on September 28, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    The shifts just kill the Giants hitters because they continually hit right into them like robots.
    I am ready for the 2019 Giants to be done. As a Flapper said the other day (Loo?), it’s a season we won’t remember much of. The great July is already a fading memory.

  26. blade3colorado said, on September 28, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Willie, I don’t see where snarkk or zumiee are “doomerish.” They are basing their observations on putrid, under .500 losing baseball for the last 3 seasons. Yes, this season we had some highs, particularly the month of July, but we’re 28 games behind the Dodgers and 12.5 games behind the second Wild Card leader (Brewers). Conversely, your premise has a lot of “ifs” that have to happen. Any reasonable person would say that they’re being logical, no?

    • willedav said, on September 28, 2019 at 4:29 pm

      the NL is just more balanced than AL with few great teams and even more awful ones. NL is different and imo chance for SF to compete in year or two.. Since team began to be remade in June Giants are slightly above .500. That’s not insignificant to me and they were beating teams (like AZ and STL) that will finish ahead of them.
      Every team has challenges and needed areas of improvement. I think SF is well on way to improving offensively and problem area is developing pitching beyond smrdz cueto bum and Will Smith and Watson.
      LA will win 100+ games—all any team has to do to have chance to beat them is get in like MIL or WAS.
      Brewers would be 14 games behind them…so what?
      Hey watch what happens to Yanks and possibly LA too this postseason–pitching fails could (hopefully) doom both of them

    • snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 4:30 pm

      I think I’m pretty positive.
      Giants have stunk for 3 seasons.
      But, they’ve hit bottom, and are on the mend. This is not a dead cat bounce.
      It’ll take a few years, but they’ve got a FO leader that knows what to do.
      Onward to roster renovation in the offseason…

  27. zumiee said, on September 28, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Anybody have any big memories of ‘17 and ‘18?

    • zumiee said, on September 28, 2019 at 4:01 pm

      Giants memories, I mean.

      • Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 4:22 pm

        oh. I was busy listing off a whole bunch of memories I made until you said that! lqtm

      • zumiee said, on September 28, 2019 at 4:40 pm

        lulz!

  28. snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    I hope Giants can win one tomorrow to send off Boch with a last win.
    Until he manages again…

  29. willedav said, on September 28, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    there’s just no way I call this season “putrid.” No. So many new and exciting players joined the Giants this year, and more are on the horizon. A few bad ones (and their salaries) left. They were not eliminated from WC contention until a week ago and they neither finishing last nor only winning 65 games.
    Problems, sure. Putrid, not in my world.
    And I will freely admit I’ve watched very little of September baseball and will go 0 for this final weekend.

    • Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 4:54 pm

      1 amazing month, 5 shitty ones. But I share your + view about the new and exciting players who joined the team. We are on the right track I just don’t think it happens for 2-3 years at the earliest.

  30. Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    And WillieD there is no way to + spin their home record this year. If they lose tomorrow it will be the fewest # of home wins in 117 seasons. That is putrid. I read that in a Baggs tweet earlier today, I think I remembered it right

  31. Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    the Baggs tweet supporting the putridity take

    • snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 5:10 pm

      The inability to win at home is embarrassing.
      Getting rid of the core should assist in that…

  32. snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Cal Bears lost QB Garbers in Q2 of the game v ASU Friday night.
    Backup Modster came in and stunk it up the rest of the game. Bears probably win that game with Garbers. He was just starting to pick up his passing game. If he’s out any length of time, Bears are probably screwed. I’d have to take my 8-4 down to 6-6. Modster not looking like much of anything…

    • Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 5:12 pm

      Buddy of mine from high school has a kid who’s playing QB for Cal now (I’m despondent), not sure if they redshirted him or not. Robby Rowell. His dad, Buddy, was a pretty good football player for Paly back in our day. My daughter is dating a kid from Paly and I dropped her off at their game last night. Probably the first Paly game I’ve seen live (even just from the parking lot) in 30 years. Brought back a lot of old memories….

      • Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 5:29 pm

        by the way, his dad’s name is actually “Buddy” I wasn’t trying to call him my buddy again. lulz

  33. zumiee said, on September 28, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    “Putrid, not in my world.
    And I will freely admit I’ve watched very little of September baseball and will go 0 for this final weekend.”

    Well, I’ve watched just about every game, and it was a September slog. 🙂

  34. Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    lol, shit man if you’re gonna bring that up why in God’s name wouldn’t you share it?

    • zumiee said, on September 28, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      Kind of like Nixon’s secret plan to end the war in ‘68. Ot the Republicans’ secret replacement for Obamacare.

      • snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 5:31 pm

        I read that article.
        Pretty dumb to even say that IMO. Share your “idea” or keep quiet about it, if there is one.
        Here’s the idea: start hitting for average and in the clutch, and get ready to hit 7th the rest of your career when the new manager shows up, whether that’s in SF or somewhere else if ZMan can get rid of you and your $22 million/year deal…

      • snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 5:33 pm

        Let’s hope it’s better than Drumpf’s “perfect” phone call with the Ukraine president…

  35. Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Buster’s plan is either: 1) start taking steroids 2) just go full 6 million dollar man transplant

  36. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 28, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    My only hope for this final weekend for the Giants was that they inflicted some pain on LA so the Dogs wouldn’t head into to the post-season with on-a-roll momentum. Oops.

  37. Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    The 6 million dollar man show was great. The one with the lady not so much. I remember thinking it was absurd that all she had to do was swipe her hair away from her ear and she could hear something from like 1/2 mile away. Like if she didn’t move the hair she couldn’t hear it. lulz

  38. Flavor said, on September 28, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Agree with Baggs here, this was dumb to call off so late.

    • snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 6:16 pm

      A rare PR fumble by the Giants…

  39. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    If it’s plan 1) Please share the steroids with the whole team, except Logan Webb, he already did an 80 game suspension, cut him some slack.If it’s plan 2) Will that be a 6 million dollar Sex Transplant? And then calling him Busty Posey?

  40. snarkk said, on September 28, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    I’ll admit it, I’ve been a Giants fan so long now, I’m basically rooting for laundry. Seinfeld style.
    The only player I give a hoot about right now is Lil Yaz, and Dubon is really growing on me. With players playing musical chairs on what teams they play for these days, it’s inevitable to root just for the name, the uni, rather than root for a long-developed like for a player or players…

  41. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Bruce Bochy:
    Buster Posey,baseball player
    A man barely alive.
    Zman:
    We can rebuild him
    We have the technology
    We can make him better than he was
    Better,Stonger,Faster

  42. zumiee said, on September 28, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    The Giants could do a hokey thing tomorrow where Bum goes out to the mound as if to pitch at the start of an inning but is taken out immediately by Bochy so Bum can get applause as he walks off the mound and back to the dugout.

  43. zumiee said, on September 28, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    I don’t hold the change of plans against Bochy. It sounds like Bochy had a last minute desire to keep Bum from an injury possibility. Something may have spooked him about that last start. He just couldn’t sleep or something.

  44. alleykat69 said, on September 28, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    I think Boch is going with openers tomorrow since closers dont work..I’m calling a Brandon Belt takes the mound tomorrow, he actually pitched at University of Texas in college, and since this could be his last game here, why not? Plus he could yell at the home plate ump about Balls&Strikes like he does batting..Really anything should go tomorrow, who gives a shit? And does anyone think it could be possible Boch could get tossed from his final game?Fat chance of that..


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