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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 18, 2020

Well, Oaklawn has a pretty nice looking card today, so there’s that. What’s everyone got planned for today? Does it being a weekend change anything for you or is every day the same?

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  1. zumiee said, on April 18, 2020 at 7:58 am

    One of the things I do each day (or evening) is watch a movie.
    Recently I watched “Harriet,” the great movie about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.
    I also rewatched “A Hard Day’s Night,” which I’ve seen a few times, but never get tired of.
    I also saw for the first time “A Star is Born,” the 1954 version starring Judy Garland.

  2. Winder said, on April 18, 2020 at 8:07 am

    With the weather finally getting nice I try and stay in the yard as much as I can and not sit in front of my computer. I have a treadmill so I walk a little everyday, mow the lawn every week and and just try to stay busy with this and that. I read a lot again and that I really like.

  3. unca_chuck said, on April 18, 2020 at 8:44 am

    We do a lot of hiking. Since we are all still working, there is still a bit of a weekend feel to weekends.

  4. unca_chuck said, on April 18, 2020 at 8:45 am

    The NFL draft is holding my attention a little.

    • Flavor said, on April 18, 2020 at 8:58 am

      Tell me you aren’t in the trade down camp. We need an impact player not a bunch of draft picks. The core is already there. Just add a stud WR and we’re golden.

  5. willedav said, on April 18, 2020 at 9:01 am

    sports channel supposed to show A’s vs. Red Machine game 4 1972 today at some time.
    Found Phil Jackson first bio book More than a Game and i’ll restart that one today; he led interesting life before college and pro ball and his first coaching experiences. Also this book got me to look into Zen philosophy as he recommends Shunryu Suzuki “Zen Mind Beginners Mind”, which is quite interesting and does have things that do pertain to basketball players.

  6. unca_chuck said, on April 18, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Nope, Flav. I think we get one of the WRs, either JJ, CD, or DT Kinlaw.

    ESPN is showing the Ali Foreman rope-a-dope fight. Insane how much damage Ali took.

    • djloo27 said, on April 18, 2020 at 9:41 am

      I think his fate was sealed in Manila…

    • Macdog said, on April 18, 2020 at 10:15 am

      Great interview, thanks Xoot!

  7. xoot said, on April 18, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Books, walks, magazines, pushups, movies, situps, music, yoga, Perry Mason reruns. Skip James. His widow said they earned enough from Cream’s cover of I’m So Glad to ensure decent care for him at the end of his life.
    Music and baseball: Check the interview linked below. The interviewer did a weak job, but the interviewee was on. The John Lee Hooker story toward the end is great. Back then Hooker was living in San Mateo County, I think, next door to Kat and UncaChuck.

    https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/8539/prospectus-qa-george-thorogood/

    • unca_chuck said, on April 18, 2020 at 10:06 am

      John Lee lived in Redwood City for a long time till his death. He would on occasion play at the Fox Theater in downtown RC. They made it a concert venue. Pretty cool spot to see a show.

    • djloo27 said, on April 18, 2020 at 10:33 am

      Nice find, Xoot.
      I would love to believe Thorogood remembers me.
      It was very late 80’s…

      • xoot said, on April 18, 2020 at 10:49 am

        I wish you’d conducted the interview.

  8. Bozo said, on April 18, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Today? Sitting through another storm that’s blowing out there, streaming WOZ out of New Orleans, walked the dogs earlier, got a couple of planter beds ready for planting, thinking about giving the blender a workout and whip up a mess of pina coladas for the wife and I while waiting for the sun to come back out. Later we’ll probably continue watching some shows on the britbox channel that we’ve been bingeing on.

  9. sandog said, on April 18, 2020 at 10:15 am

    I’ve always dug this song:

  10. djloo27 said, on April 18, 2020 at 10:15 am

    This very important Stix-related post got lost in the shuffle yesterday…

    xoot said, on April 17, 2020 at 2:34 pm (Edit)

    Here’s a news report from yesterday about FCI Elkton, where I believe Stix resides. (Maybe they let him out early due to the crisis. Maybe.) I’m tired of lame pro-rich-people apologies from trump and his ghoulish enablers. Personally.

    https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/continuing-coverage/coronavirus/6th-inmate-at-elkton-federal-correctional-institution-dies-from-covid-19

    • sandog said, on April 18, 2020 at 10:24 am

      Oh man, I hope he is safe. I wish they’d let the guy out already.

    • Winder said, on April 18, 2020 at 10:27 am

      I don’t know much about federal prisons except that they don’t give the good-time that state prisons do and rarely let people out early. They also have long memories.

    • Macdog said, on April 18, 2020 at 10:43 am

      This story has names. Stix isn’t one of them.

      https://go.tiffinohio.net/2020/04/ambulances-leaving-at-all-hours-from-ohio-federal-prison-a-covid-19-hotbed/

      • xoot said, on April 18, 2020 at 10:49 am

        Thanks. 4 out of 6, right? Also, note that the author focused on a short-timer plaintiff in the lawsuit who’s getting out in February next year. Stix was due to leave in Nov, iirc. If he were still in there, you’d think he’d be a magnet for a journalist’s attention. So, maybe he’s free. But the infection rate is terrifying.

      • Winder said, on April 18, 2020 at 11:07 am

        4 out or 6 is not bad for the feds. That’s way better than what I thought.

      • xoot said, on April 18, 2020 at 11:15 am

        I meant that I thought the journalist revealed four names of the six men (the number from the story I linked) who died. The infection rate is ten times that, so far, apparently.

      • Winder said, on April 18, 2020 at 11:49 am

        i totally misunderstood.

  11. sandog said, on April 18, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Actually, for me the weekend is a bit different as I have several online meetings, trainings, and still some site based work at my school.
    Are they showing the 1972 World Series on TV up there these days? I’d love to see that, as that is the first WS I can remember watching closely. I don’t think it is on down here.

    And yeah, yeah I know I could watch it online, but that ain’t my jam.

  12. Flavor said, on April 18, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Chuck, you concerned at all about that 9 jeudy dropped on the wunderlic? Sherman says the players treat that test like a joke but who knows. 9 is lowsy. #freestix! Let’s go already!

    • unca_chuck said, on April 18, 2020 at 11:57 am

      Frank Gore scored a 6 if I recall. Football smarts and book smarts can be worlds apart!

  13. xoot said, on April 18, 2020 at 11:03 am

    Saturday’s a good day for the blues in the Bay Area. KZSU (Stanford’s fm) has a long morning show and now at 11 Tom Mazzolini’s three-hour stint starts at KPFA. I generally get a lot done online and around the home with all that going on.

    • Winder said, on April 18, 2020 at 11:58 am

      Fantastic. Listening to last weeks pod cast right now. Didin’t know this was even going on.

    • willedav said, on April 18, 2020 at 12:37 pm

      wow Mazzolini is still around? He was doing radio back in ’70s/80s wasn’t he?
      Hey I’m watching old b/w Perry Mason during the week too.

      • Winder said, on April 18, 2020 at 12:48 pm

        I guess this goes to show how long I’ve been away from the bay area. i read he’s been doing this show for 25 years. When I left I remember the Johnny Otis show on Saturdays. But now that I think of it there was a blues show right after he was done.

      • xoot said, on April 18, 2020 at 1:12 pm

        In the old days it was Blue Monday, three hours either before or after Alan Watts. I hope my neighbors appreciated the edification. Since the 90s Mazzolini has been on 11 on Saturdays. I exchanged some email corr with him back when he was trying to decide whether to shutter the SF Blues Festival. There just weren’t enough good clubs around the Bay any more to make it worthwhile for performers to spend half a week in SF; they couldn’t add gigs. And he sure couldn’t pay them much. I think he’s a good guy.

        I remember one SF festival at the Great Meadow with Gatemouth Brown closing it out. My girlfriend and I found ourselves dancing next to Bill Graham and his retinue. Bill was too cool to move much. “Tough Guys Don’t Dance” sort of thing.

  14. unca_chuck said, on April 18, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Nice song, Dog. Shit, I should write Stix. He’s usually pretty quick about writing back. I don’t think they release the names of rthe deceased that are in jail.

  15. dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 18, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Frank Gore scored a 6 on the Wonderlic iirc and I’ll take him in the backfield every Sunday.

    We’ve got a plot in our local community garden and are planting today in anticipation of the Corona Apocalypse. Giving strong consideration to either a crossbow from Amazon or one of those flamethrowers Musk was hawking.

    Pretty slick if you ask me but I could see where home protection could quickly get out of control – https://tinyurl.com/y7zmd8jw

    • Flavor said, on April 18, 2020 at 12:28 pm

      i think I’d rather have a gun. That looks like a big lighter to me.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 18, 2020 at 12:33 pm

        I’ve got some rifles up at my Dad’s place but what good is that when it comes to Corona Zombies? Seems like they’re always burning them to a crisp or decapitating them and whatnot. My idiot brother’s into all that D&D nonsense. Maybe I should consult with him?

      • Flavor said, on April 18, 2020 at 12:40 pm

        I’m not against a flame thrower. The one they used in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was rad. But that little rinky dink thing Musk dreamed up, that not doin’ it for me.

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 18, 2020 at 12:47 pm

        Fair point and I agree, that flamethrower scene in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was totally rad. Actually that whole part in the house with the dog and everything was great. The more I think about it I really liked that movie. Have you seen that Parasite flick yet? It was pretty good too.

      • xoot said, on April 18, 2020 at 1:04 pm

        I have a weapons-grade slingshot. Steel hunting shot is serious stuff; like small marbles. If you just want to sting and frighten, dried pinto beans are good.

  16. Winder said, on April 18, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    A crossbow sounds interesting.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on April 18, 2020 at 12:50 pm

      Easier to make the ammo. When I was a kid my Uncle had one that we would shoot off his deck in downtown Redwood City. Just can’t do that kind of stuff anymore. Sad.

  17. alleykat69 said, on April 18, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Xoot,
    I actually go back to the 80’s knowing John Lee Hooker ( yes he was living in Redwood City)He use to hangout at the old Lyons Restaurant and Bar in San Carlos my town.I met him in the Bar as Lyons had this crazy 99 cent doubles happy hour night starting at 5-8( man that use to be my dinner a lot just getting a heat on) he would rotate from a booth to a stool to spin some stories of his past, man could he spin the yarn of story telling! That’s when we shot the breeze some,, stool talking one on one with a legend!
    He played the Fox theater in Redwood City a lot, where I saw him play a few times, he’s amazing,full of energy! He had one charmed life that’s for sure!

    • willedav said, on April 18, 2020 at 12:47 pm

      He used to show up at J Js in Mtn. View there at Grant Road and El Camino, mostly hanging at the bar. Saw some good shows there, good sized venue.
      Kat there used to be small dive club right next to pool hall on Broadway in Redwood City I used to hit mid 70s, another place to catch some of the older blues guys.

    • xoot said, on April 18, 2020 at 1:01 pm

      Yes! Great stuff! I tangentially knew a guy who played harp off and on for Hooker — son of a professor I knew. Flamed out. Last time I saw Hooker play was at the SF Blues Festival when Mazzolini was still organizing that two-day party every summer.

  18. willedav said, on April 18, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    cbs site story I read re: Tua being lowest rated QB out of 30, said Lamar Jackson got 13.
    Whatev wideout Niners pick up should be a good one and then it’s up to Shanahan to fit him into the offense…seems lot more important than who you get. Wideouts seem like such a crapshoot. Don’t Niners also have couple guys at this position who have been out/injured for year or so?

  19. alleykat69 said, on April 18, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    Raiders and Jaguars could both screw the 49ers taking both Jeudyand Lamb.The consolation prize would be Ruggs, lightening speed ala Tyreek Hill but need to refine route running.
    Wonder if they might even try and move up some to assure Jeudy?

    • Flavor said, on April 18, 2020 at 1:07 pm

      Lotta wise guys saying Jeudy is by far the best WR in the draft. If so, I trade up to get him.

      • djloo27 said, on April 18, 2020 at 2:32 pm

        You must be fed up with mock drafts by now, but most seem to think he’ll be there at 13.
        My Athlon magazine calls him the most exciting WR prospect to come out since Amari Cooper…

  20. djloo27 said, on April 18, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    I just sunk 9 out of 10 pairs of socks into an empty wastebasket from 10 feet.
    Gonna move it back a little.
    You guys keep reading your books…

    • alleykat69 said, on April 18, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      Far better then Shaq could ever do Loo..

  21. Flavor said, on April 18, 2020 at 1:57 pm

  22. snarkk said, on April 18, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    The number of cases there is rising daily, yet this.
    Insanity…
    https://tinyurl.com/y97qbhtq

  23. Flavor said, on April 18, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    um, seriously how bad was it? Was Finley fucking this guy in the showers or something?

    • xoot said, on April 18, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      We all know the story about an A’s player in the dugout, before a game, firing a fastball at Finley’s ear as he strolled by. The story about Wally Haas buying the team to keep Finley from moving it to Salt Lake City is in its way full of just as much hatred. I came across it back when I was looking into the true story behind the Giants’ acquisition of Santa Clara County as mlb territory. UC Berkeley Bancroft Library has an impressive oral history data bank. Wally Haas’s long contribution is repeatedly interesting. As to how he was persuaded to wrest the team from Finley, Haas is diplomatic in the telling, but it’s obvious that every extremely rich guy in Northern California hated Charlie Finley.

    • djloo27 said, on April 18, 2020 at 4:54 pm

      Winkles sounds like something made by Hostess…

  24. zumiee said, on April 18, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    Finley would sometimes call managers in the dugout during games to make suggestions. He would sometimes interfere with the GMs. He was a throwback to when the owners exercised absolute powers over every aspect of their teams. And he was painfully CHEAP, a real miser among owners.
    His team won 3 championships in a row, but they were won mostly in spite of him.

  25. willedav said, on April 18, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    CeeDee Lamb highlights on right now (FoxSports2), just caught TD pass in 2018 Red River game with Kyler Murray at QB vs. Texas and Ehlinger.
    Okies lost this one in OT but Murray got his revenge in Big 12 title game. Good stuff lot of offense.

  26. unca_chuck said, on April 18, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    AK, I used to go to the Lyons on 20th in San Mateo. No John Lee, but some of the oldest nastiest waitresses around. Up there with the Black Horse (?) piano bar in Burlingame, and the staff at Woodlake Joe’s in on Delaware in San Mateo (I used to live right across the street from that place). We’d usually roll in at midnight and drink for cheap till the bar closed, then go into the restaurant and drink coffee for hours. Go bowling at 5 am at 19th Ave. Man, we did weird shit.

    I guaran-damn-tee you Prince Valiant is not letting Jeudy go by. The Raiders ALWAYS pick WRs and this draft will be no different.

  27. unca_chuck said, on April 18, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    So I think we get Lamb.

    • djloo27 said, on April 18, 2020 at 6:26 pm

      He’s got some moves, no doubt…

  28. Flavor said, on April 18, 2020 at 6:17 pm

    Winkles sounds like the buddy of yours at the track who always loses and who always needs a loan. Sometimes you let him cash one of your IRS tickets and give him 10%. Winkles is a ten percenter, fo sho

  29. willedav said, on April 18, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    game 4 1972 Oak vs. Cincy WS on sports channel right now. Kubek talking to Pete Rose on pregame.
    Don Gullett vs. Ken Holtzman

    • djloo27 said, on April 18, 2020 at 8:33 pm

      Holtzman straight up for Rick Monday.
      Highway robbery…

  30. willedav said, on April 18, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Matty Alou batting second playing RF for A’s. Reggie out hurt with leg injury. Rudi Bando Tenace Campy Geo Hendrick D Green Epstein
    Reds OF with Rose Bobby Tolan Hal McRae. Bench Perez Morgan Concepcion D Menke
    Coliseum pre Mt. Davis looks good.

  31. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 18, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    Have rewatched highlights of the 3 championships… why not. Two observations of those teams that I had forgotten: 1) Gregor Blanco played such stellar OF in the 2012 and even 2014 post-seasons. Very satisfying to see looks of frustration on the faces of the likes of Fielder, who Blanco robbed at least a couple of times. 2) We tend to remember the big knocks: Edgar, Uribe, Pablo, Ishi, etc. But many of the wins came from rallies, single after single with a double here and there, a fairly steady parade of base hits. I know that’s not how the game is played now, but the Giants really had a good combo of power and hitting. Not to mention, obviously, often lights-out pitching. Seems like a long time ago now…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 18, 2020 at 8:33 pm

      And, kinda made me *bummed* MadBum is gone. At least this year we won’t miss him…

  32. willedav said, on April 19, 2020 at 7:07 am

    Watching the WS game from 1972 was fun. Great pitching from both sides until late going in this one and neither team hit much for entire 7 games. No hitters with armor or readjusting the batting gloves, stepping out, or for most part taking a lot of pitches. Even in AL park no DH so pitchers hit too, as in real baseball.

    Oh Hal McRae threw upright rolling shoulder block (as opposed to a feet down slide) at A’s 2b Dick Green to spoil potential double play; no fight nor beanball later at him.

    I think the A’s will show another WS game Tuesday, from 1973. Good stuff

    • James said, on April 19, 2020 at 7:45 am

      The Reds led the NL in walks that year. The plate discipline of those Cincy teams was a big part of their offense. The A’s staff was pretty stingy with the walks, as was the Reds’.

  33. willedav said, on April 19, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Reds hit only 3 HRs entire 7 game series. Morgan hit .125, Rose .214. Meanwhile Gene Tenace (4) hit more HRs than entire Reds team (3). Fun to watch, very entertaining. Gowdy did say that in this game it appeared to him Morgan was trying too hard. He did get walk from Vida in 8th and scored go ahead run on double by Tolan.

  34. willedav said, on April 19, 2020 at 8:32 am

    I did notice Bobby Tolan was wearing #28 of Vada Pinson who was one of my heroes of ’60s.
    Reds wound up retiring numbers of 5 different players from Big Red Machine era, Rose Morgan Bench Perez and Concepcion, plus mgr. Sparky Anderson.
    Different era, when middle IFs were valued more for defense than hitting.


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