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Another Quarantine Week Begins

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 13, 2020

Well, the haircut is in the books and we’ve played the A-Z Name Game—extra credit goes to Loo, Kat and Mac for taking that game to heights I never dreamed it would go.

I can’t find anything this morning on where we are with the 2020 baseball season proposal—I’m guessing there is work happening behind the scenes on the design.

I missed the Zenyatta special on tvg last night and can’t find a link anywhere–if anyone has that, please post in the comment thread. Thanks.

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  1. chipower9 said, on April 13, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Missed the name game. Looked like fun. With good weather, I jumped back on my raised garden bed project.

    Your haircut looks good, Flav. Yes, two flaps up for Katie on a job well done!

  2. Winder said, on April 13, 2020 at 8:49 am

    Yard work is kinda meditative to me right now especially since I am putting off almost all the serious spring cleaning. Nothing new there. I found even though I am a lifelong Giants fan my memory of names is really limited. i have truly enjoyed looking over past rosters and the Baseball Almanac stuff. After i see some names I remember most of em. They say the memory is one of the first things to go. i believe that. Probably one too many fatties.

  3. alleykat69 said, on April 13, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Yeah doing the name game and running across the Carter’s Joe&Gary donning a Giant uniform of course past they’re prime like also Steve Carlton and Orel Hershier still blow me away..

    • Winder said, on April 13, 2020 at 9:12 am

      Yeah those two were huge names. Not many fond memories though Not like a Vida Blue or a kirk Rueter.

  4. alleykat69 said, on April 13, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Yeah Winder the players I liked that they picked up and still produced was Ellis Burks,Reggie Sanders & The Big Cat Andres Galaragga (sp) they were fun to watch.Ill never forget probably the longest HR ever hit at PAC Bell when “The Big Cat” launched a rocket🚀 to LF that came damm close to hitting the coke bottle, it still brings back great memories when they show that one occasionally..It was a Roy Hobbs moment..

    • Winder said, on April 13, 2020 at 9:30 am

      Nice, I liked those guy too.

  5. alleykat69 said, on April 13, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Sad news, ex football player QB Tavarius Jackson has died in a single vehicle car crash.He was 36 years old💔leaves behind his wife and 3 kids.

  6. willedav said, on April 13, 2020 at 11:36 am

    nice pic of announcer Jim Barnett (with sideburns) in Chron circa April 13 1973 when warriors pulled off upset and knocked Kareem and 60 win Bucks out of playoffs.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 13, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      Yeah, that was pretty cool. Ill try to post it.

  7. Flavor said, on April 13, 2020 at 11:48 am

    this is such a great video and worth 12 minutes of your time. It’s got everything: a couple of great scrums in over the wall in LF, an absolutely horrendous send by Zimmer and Kruk saying “I threw it right down the cock” in the post game interview (and at the very, very end the announcers laughing about that line off air.

    • djloo27 said, on April 13, 2020 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks, Flavor, it was great.
      Zimmer coaching 3rd is the latest thing I don’t remember.
      I know him and Craig go way back to Brooklyn and later the original Mets.
      Thompson & Uribe were so good.
      There had to be some broken bones beyond that LF fence…

      • Flavor said, on April 13, 2020 at 5:30 pm

        I forget when they stopped allowing the fans to jump the bleachers and go fight for the ball. That shit was awesome and should never have been discontinued.

      • zumiee said, on April 13, 2020 at 5:40 pm

        They didn’t want to get sued for millions of dollars for injuries, as society became a lot more litigious.

  8. unca_chuck said, on April 13, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    This is kinda funny . . .

    • alleykat69 said, on April 13, 2020 at 1:41 pm

      RP..Rickey Vaughn last played in the California Penal league with Hacman Leonard…
      SP..Eddie Harris..His idol was Gaylord Perry!

  9. chipower9 said, on April 13, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    I was not on this weekend, and not sure what the latest news was that was posted re: starting the baseball season. This is the most recent I have found…five days old.


    • zumiee said, on April 13, 2020 at 5:38 pm

      Good article in how it lays out the pros and cons. The cons heavily outweigh the pros in my opinion.

  10. zumiee said, on April 13, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    As we know, Trump is a reckless idiot.
    “The current members of the council to “re-open America” include Mark Meadows, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Steven Mnuchin, Larry Kudlow, Robert Lighthizer, and Wilbur Ross, none of whom are experts in medicine, science, or public health.”

    • unca_chuck said, on April 13, 2020 at 6:52 pm

      The charge of the light-headed brigade.

  11. zumiee said, on April 13, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    “The mother of Karl-Anthony Towns died from complications of COVID-19 on Monday, the Timberwolves announced, after battling the virus for more than a month. She was 59.”

  12. zumiee said, on April 13, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Bruce Jenkins weighs in on MLB’s ideas:

    ““Everything that has come out is complete junk for me,” said the Chronicle columnist on KNBR’s “Murph & Mac” on Monday. “I can’t really get into: Who’s in what division? Does the top seed get a bye? Wait, no, the top seed plays a lower seed? … It’s all junk, Murph. We don’t have any light. There’s no light that we can forecast here — ‘OK, this is going to be OK in a month.’ Things are just going to be darker.”
    While the NBA has seemed to quietly accept its season is over, baseball wants to begin its own with so much money at stake. The game does lend itself most to social-distancing guidelines, but it still would require roughly 30 players and perhaps 10 coaches per team and untold numbers of umpires, field assistants, clubhouse employees, chefs, etc. to play. That’s a lot of people who would need to be in one locale while the world is being told to stay at home.
    There are estimates that bringing baseball solely to Arizona would include 5,000 people.
    “Nothing could go wrong there, right?” Jenkins said. “Even if it’s 2,000 people.
    “You have people dying now before they even get tested. All of a sudden, we’re going to test people twice a day — what about the rest of the country? How do they feel about that? For that matter, how does the state of Arizona or Florida feel about it?
    “It’s just total junk. 100 percent awful.””

    • unca_chuck said, on April 13, 2020 at 7:10 pm

      What he said ^

    • djloo27 said, on April 13, 2020 at 7:15 pm

      The NBA has not quietly accepted that its season is over.
      I still here ridiculous proposals almost daily…

  13. unca_chuck said, on April 13, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    It’s fucking pointless to even think about anything related to normalcy until there is widespread testing for EVERYONE.

    These fucking press conferences that Twitler exposes us to are an insult to 5 year olds that don’t want to take a nap.

  14. willedav said, on April 13, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    sports channel showing first game of 2017 nba finals tonite and I think rest of 3 GS Ws will show next few nights Lasting image I have is LB tapping out Warriors on the floor late in 4th Q of deciding game 5 and walking off knowing Cavs were doomed.

    • willedav said, on April 13, 2020 at 7:52 pm

      might have years wrong…2017 I believe was Durant with the pull up 3 in LBs face.

  15. zumiee said, on April 13, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    I recently watched the very good movie Battle of the Sexes, about the Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs match, and about much more than that. Terrific movie.
    Emma Stone and Steve Carrel are great in their roles.
    Probably all Flappers remember the fun fact that Randy Moffitt, a pretty good relief pitcher for the Giants throughout the 1970s, is Billie Jean’s brother.

    • djloo27 said, on April 14, 2020 at 6:25 am

      And Bobby Bonds’ sister (Barry’s aunt) was an Olympic hurdler…

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