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New Kid In Town

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 22, 2019

I know I just read a blurb about this, maybe Schulman goes into more detail about who this dude is. Did anyone read it? Who is this dude? If Baer AND Zaidi are reporting to you that sounds like a big deal, no?

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I mean, does Zaidi just treat this Johnson kid like a bitch? Does Larry treat him like his wife? Or does this new young silver spooned fellow have his finger prints all over our team? Is this a big deal or is this just like when that cousin fucker Rudy Giulani got his dopey son this job:

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  1. gianthead said, on November 22, 2019 at 6:09 am

    I’m going this is either a son or grandson of Charles Johnson…you aspiring scribes will let us all know.

    Does everyone remember the great Chris Farley playing Giuliani’s kid??? Hysterical. Wasn’t the sketch of Giuliani throwing out the ball at a Yankee game and Farley perfectly plays the hyperactive fat kid…

    • gianthead said, on November 22, 2019 at 6:13 am

      Yep…money bags:

      Greg E. Johnson is the chairman and president of wealth management company Franklin Templeton 

      • gianthead said, on November 22, 2019 at 6:14 am

        Major League Baseball approved Johnson’s son, Greg E. Johnson, as the “control person” who has the authority to represent the Giants in league matters. Also, the Giants announced that Greg Johnson would replace his sister Jennifer on the five-member board of directors and become chairman.

  2. gianthead said, on November 22, 2019 at 6:24 am

    I had always argued that Charles Johnson really was never running the organization and was just the largest shareholder. The Schulman article reflects that is a “diffuse” management. But clearly the son is going to be calling the shots and a more visible presence as the lead representative majority owner.
    https://www.sfchronicle.com/giants/article/Giants-changes-Charles-Johnson-s-son-becomes-14852940.php#

  3. chipower9 said, on November 22, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Was going to post the same article that GHead posted, but here is another article on the same topic.

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28131684/baseball-owners-approve-greg-johnson-giants-control-person

    To answer your question Flav: “I mean, does Zaidi just treat this Johnson kid like a bitch? Does Larry treat him like his wife?”

    I would say a resounding No to each. Regardless of how plugged-in Greg Johnson will be, he is part of the three-headed monster who will now represent the Giants at all critical ownership meetings, and will be chairman of the ownership group. Being the son of easily the largest shareholder, he is going to garner some respect.

    Same with Dean (who will also be a part of the three-headed monster), who is the son-in-law of the late Sue and Harmon Burns. Dean will be vice-chairman . Larry is a fucking figurehead, as Zman reports to Greg Johnson and Dean, bypassing Larry the Lush.

    So, Greg Johnson and Dean figureheads? I don’t think so. Larry Baer…looks more and more to be the case.

  4. willedav said, on November 22, 2019 at 7:52 am

    Biggest issues would be imo how much they can spend, as in arb $$ for Pillar and adding in from outside. Also how much SF would give back to get rid of Belt Craw. This was mentioned in MLBTR column as a way for Giants to facilitate moving players. Always interesting to read outsider takes, who often say same things that we go over all the time here.
    .
    Flav Stanford mens b-ball is 6-0 and doing well so far vs. admittedly not strong comp. Haase has brought in couple recruits doing well and making 3s, has 2 solid starters back, couple bench guys from last year doing OK and son of Adam Keefe as a big to replace those he’s lost last couple seasons.

    See how this translates, especially perimeter shooting, when not playing at home and vs. better comp but it’s not bad strategy to help build up some confidence and have some success early on. This time last year he was playing Carolina back there and getting whomped as happens to most everybody. Might be brighter days ahead for program.

    Duke of course hammered Cal and gets Georgetown (who beat Texas) as coached by Ewing next in Garden.

  5. alleykat69 said, on November 22, 2019 at 7:58 am

    I would love for this kid Greg Johnson to come right of the gate and grow a pair by announcing we’re letting Larry Baer go! Enjoy your wife beating retirement days going forward…

    • chipower9 said, on November 22, 2019 at 9:25 am

      I too would love to see Baer gone from his current role, but he does own about 5% of the Giants, so I just don’t see them throwing him to the wolves. If he is moved, it will be done quietly and without a lot of fanfare, IMO. Throwing folks under the bus is not the Giants way.

      Regarding his current role, again, Baer may have a seat at the table with the baseball ownership meetings, but young Johnson and Dean are the ones who will be calling the shots, IMO (hence Zaidi reporting to Johnson and Dean, and NOT Baer). They represent the largest part of ownership shares.

  6. willedav said, on November 22, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Only thing you would wonder about is if there is any change in day to day ops, which seems unlikely. Dean was control person last year and allowed Z free hand to move guys in/out at record pace and make trades.

  7. chipower9 said, on November 22, 2019 at 9:26 am

    I don’t think you will see significant changes in the ownership group (three-headed monster) allowing Zaidi to do his jobs, and I don’t see a huge change in how the $$ is handled, either. Just my summation on the subject knowing what we now know.

  8. alleykat69 said, on November 22, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Yeah but we do lose WJ as quality control of operations officer..

  9. wilcojoe said, on November 22, 2019 at 9:53 am

    That pic of Giulani’s kid above makes him look like the love child of Michael Rappaport and Mike Francesa.

  10. alleykat69 said, on November 22, 2019 at 10:03 am

    I was thinking he looks like Gary Busey as a future meth dealer…

  11. zumiee said, on November 22, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    He has the same grimace-type smile his father has.

    • djloo27 said, on November 22, 2019 at 5:21 pm

  12. Flavor said, on November 22, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Giuliani fucked and married his cousin. Why doesn’t anyone ever talk about that? Why is that ok?

    • djloo27 said, on November 22, 2019 at 6:52 pm

      Because he’s got guts, and guts is enough!

  13. willedav said, on November 23, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Richard Sherman, Stanford grad: “I think we got them again” angling to make bet with Cal grad Aaron Rodgers.
    Wonder how much of this stuff goes on behind scenes. Used to be funny to hear guys say for the cam they were from “the U.”

  14. willedav said, on November 23, 2019 at 8:54 am

    Zum’s b-day was Nov 8 (?) day Pres Kennedy won election vs. Nixon.
    Yesterday was 56 years since his death. If you were around in those days you remember that’s all that was on TV for days afterward.
    The day it happened I had left school and was in dentist chair when we heard about it. Rode bike home and turned on news and heard “The President is dead.” Fostered tremendous industry of conspiracy theories, none proven still.
    James Ellroy wrote a fictional take on it, with 2 different groups of mob hit men gunning for him.

    • zumiee said, on November 23, 2019 at 9:09 am

      Just get Stix started on that.
      I fully believe it was just Oswald acting alone. I have some friends who believe otherwise. We agree to disagree.
      I believe we always want there to be more to these assassinations. A loser loner causing so much pain to so many people causes a lot of people to want there to be more to the story, and the vast majority of the time there isn’t more.
      Chapman killed John Lennon and broke our hearts because he thought he was in a movie trying to impress Jodie Foster.

      • zumiee said, on November 23, 2019 at 9:10 am

        Oh wait, that was Hinkley’s reason for shooting Reagan.

      • zumiee said, on November 23, 2019 at 9:13 am

        Chapman shot Lennon because he believed Lennon had sold out on his ‘60s ideals and was a big hypocrite for living as a rich celebrity in the Dakota building.
        Chapman believed Lennon deserved to die.

      • zumiee said, on November 23, 2019 at 9:16 am

        Oswald likely shot Kennedy because he wanted to leave a mark on history. He was a nobody who wanted to be a somebody.
        And when he saw in the newspaper that the motorcade was going to pass right in front of the building he worked in….

      • Macdog said, on November 23, 2019 at 10:48 am

        I’m sure this was just a coincidence; Two months before JFK got shot, Oswald went to the Soviet embassy in Mexico City to meet someone from the KGB who was “a case officer in an operation which is evidently sponsored by the KGB’s 13th Department (responsible for sabotage and assassination).”

        https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/docid-32364160.pdf

      • zumiee said, on November 23, 2019 at 11:43 am

        The embassy thought he was a goofball, and sent him on his way, and promptly forgot about him. There’s no evidence of anything more to it. Kind of like Elvis offering his services to Nixon as a secret law enforcement agent. Nixon probably thought: “Wow, that’s whacked out, even by my standards.”

  15. blade3colorado said, on November 23, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Sort of surprised (except when I really think about it) . . . ESPN does not have a stand-a-lone menu tab for MLB anymore. It is probably a seasonal deal, but still it just indicates how far baseball has fallen. You have to go to the “triple dot” drop down tab to find MLB now (sort of humiliating that they are mixed in the 3rd column with Rugby and Cricket).

    https://www.espn.com/

    • Macdog said, on November 23, 2019 at 10:34 am

      Right, even soccer and MMA get the premium spots.

    • snarkk said, on November 23, 2019 at 11:34 am

      Baseball is clearly now a regional sport.
      It’s still healthy on a regional level, but nobody gives a crap about the playoffs and WSeries unless their teams are in it…

      • zumiee said, on November 23, 2019 at 12:12 pm

        The playoffs and World Series were not on the radio in my area. That kind of thing should be alarming to MLB.

  16. zumiee said, on November 23, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    This is great. Trump’s notes as if performed by The Smiths.

    • snarkk said, on November 23, 2019 at 2:57 pm

      Next page:

      I Know Nothing
      I Am An Idiot
      I Am Putin’s Bitch

      • blade3colorado said, on November 23, 2019 at 3:55 pm

        Exactly . . . All in crayon or magic marker, so he doesn’t make a mistake. Moron.

      • snarkk said, on November 23, 2019 at 4:08 pm

        “F ing Moron”, according to Tillerson.
        Maybe the same Sharpie he used to falsify the hurricane map …

  17. snarkk said, on November 23, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Cal takes the Big Game down on the Farm.
    Defense won it in the end, that’s their strength.
    Cal is toilet bowl eligible now; Stanfoo not even toilet bowl eligible — first time for Shaw.
    Go Bears !…

  18. Flavor said, on November 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    look at these bumble bee fucks, like rats scurrying off with a morsel of cheese……..

    • snarkk said, on November 23, 2019 at 6:11 pm

      Stanfoo trust beneficiaries didn’t even have the decency to officially hand it over.
      Just a constipated “here it is, go on and take it”.
      Classy…

      • Flavor said, on November 23, 2019 at 6:18 pm

        those fucking bumble bees couldn’t make it 50 yards before everyone fell fucking down

  19. blade3colorado said, on November 24, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Big tell on the Giants fortunes next season is not so much Bumgarner leaving, but rather, Smith leaving. Why? With the 3 batter minimum next year, LOOGYs are irrelevant. Conversely, a stud left hander closer like Smith who can pitch at least one inning becomes far more important. This is why he was immediately signed.

    I don’t blame the Giants though, because they are so far from competing for a playoff spot. Consequently, they shook the dice with the QO, hoping they still might snag them. Different position, but same deal with what the White Sox did by signing Grandal to a long term contract. Healthy catchers that can produce both defensively and offensively are at a PREMIUM. Both Smith and Grandal were taken off the free agent board quickly because of their unique talents that are going to be sparse next season.

  20. willedav said, on November 24, 2019 at 7:16 am

    shaw’s lost his way. His old teams had stout defense good running game and possession tight ends. Now his D loses to below average QBs like Garbers and his offense makes too many mistakes throwing ball with non efficient running game.
    Watched end of Wazzu vs. oregon state that ended up 54-53, with wild finish in last 5 minutes (48 in last Q alone) and monumental mistake by Beavs coach who gave ball back to team near midfield that didn’t have timeouts and still scored TD. 1200 yds of offense I think btw them.

    • Macdog said, on November 24, 2019 at 8:35 am

      Looked at the play-by-play, Oregon St. went for it on 4th-and-4 from Wazzu 43 with 1:14 left and Wazzu out of timeouts, yeah, that probably should’ve been a punt. I guess when the opposing QB has already thrown for over 500 yards, Oregon St. coach didn’t want to give the ball back. Ooops.

    • djloo27 said, on November 24, 2019 at 6:25 pm

      Didn’t Shaw show up somewhere and piss off Flavor about a decade ago?

  21. zumiee said, on November 24, 2019 at 8:18 am

    The Axe, with an e on the end, ceremony is pretty silly. The two sides staring at each other, without smiling, with a demilitarized zone between them.

  22. blade3colorado said, on November 24, 2019 at 9:03 am

    I get a weekly synopsis of 5 news articles from Apple News, including the links to the actual articles. This is a long story, but I think Zumiee and SanDog, who follow the Sacramento Kings will be interested. Essentially, it tells the story of NBA former Sacramento executive Jeff David, who stole $13 million dollars from the Kings and how his world came crashing down.

    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/28078881/how-nba-executive-jeff-david-stole-13-million-sacramento-kings

  23. blade3colorado said, on November 24, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Loo, better Brooklyn pizza – Lucali, Roberta’s Pizza or Di Fara Pizzeria?


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