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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 19, 2020

Try to figure out who the SF Giant player was included with these guys in the trade (hint, he was the main piece in the trade) and who was he traded FOR (as in, who did we get in return). Second hint: the guy we got we were very happy with.

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You are allowed to check your work. If you think you know who it is go ahead and check baseball ref. But obviously this is an honor system game. I probably should be including the name of the SF player here. But I think that might make it too easy. The player we traded and the player we got from Atlanta are both very recognizable SF Giant names.

Ok, go, two flaps up to the first guy who gets it…..

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  1. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 9:17 am

    I think it’s the Montanez deal but that’s an incomplete answer…

    • Flavor said, on April 19, 2020 at 9:21 am

      Well you got the first part right well done!

  2. Flavor said, on April 19, 2020 at 9:22 am

    Expecting the second part to fall quickly

  3. Flavor said, on April 19, 2020 at 9:34 am

    I’m quite impressed that Loo got the first part of this game with the info provided…

  4. Flavor said, on April 19, 2020 at 9:39 am

    here ya go Zumiee this one’s for you. Please don’t take this as tacit approval to load up the comment section with Beatles pics/songs today 🙂

  5. willedav said, on April 19, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Darrell Evans?

  6. James said, on April 19, 2020 at 9:48 am

    D. Evans?

  7. Flavor said, on April 19, 2020 at 9:59 am

    oh for fucks sake, we have a controversy. Both WillieD and James got it at the same time….

  8. Flavor said, on April 19, 2020 at 10:01 am

    ok this one is a little harder tho not impossible:
    In 1977 the Giants traded this player to the Expos for this player. Straight up 1 for 1 deal. Go!

  9. sandog said, on April 19, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Well done fellas!

  10. alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2020 at 10:08 am

    They traded my favorite SS Chris Speier for Tim Foli..

  11. Stan Shell said, on April 19, 2020 at 11:19 am

    OK, who did we get in the trade for Gaylord Perry and what was his SF nickname. EZ.

    OSF

    • alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2020 at 11:40 am

      Perry traded for Sudden Sam McDowell though I called him 6pack McDowell if that’s right?
      Another long line of taking it in the rear by the Giants!

      • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 11:41 am

        And we threw in the infamous Duffy as someone mentioned the other day, right?

      • willedav said, on April 19, 2020 at 11:46 am

        yeah Loo Duffy went to Tribe with Perry. He’d been sent here from Reds as part of George Foster deal, lol.

  12. James said, on April 19, 2020 at 11:33 am

    Who are the first two professional players SF signed as free agents?

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 11:37 am

      Murakami?

      • James said, on April 19, 2020 at 11:52 am

        That guess is more clever than the question. I shoulda specified post-Catfish Hunter. Murakami was an amateur signing, but, in looking it up, I came across at least one other 60s FA — Cesar Guitierrez — whose signing isn’t designated “amateur” FA.

      • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 12:13 pm

        That’s a real brain wracker. I’m having trouble coming up with someone before Bonds, but there were probably dozens – just not megadeals.
        I’m sure most here know Gutierrez’s shining moment…

      • James said, on April 19, 2020 at 12:21 pm

        The second one is a familiar name, which is why I added it. The first signing, not so much.

  13. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Complete stabs:
    Von Joshua
    Bill North

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      Assuming it would be mid 70’s guys.
      That is SanDog’s wheelhouse…

  14. Macdog said, on April 19, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Vida Blue?

  15. alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2020 at 12:27 pm

    Steve Barber?

  16. alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    You guys ever notice when the Giants make a history of bad trades they only get 1 year out the player then they’re gone, while the ones they trade thrive..

  17. zumiee said, on April 19, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Great photo, BF, of the very young Beatles. They were calling themselves The Quarrymen in those days, before coming up with the clever name Beatles, with an “a.”

  18. zumiee said, on April 19, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Supposedly Peter Jackson, director of the Lord of the Rings movies is putting together a big multi-hour documentary of the Beatles using lots of previously unreleased film and video footage. That will be very exciting for Beatlemaniacs (like me.)

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 4:10 pm

      Where does this unreleased film and video footage come from half a century later?
      Someone find it in their garage?
      I’m skeptical, Zum…

  19. James said, on April 19, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    Latter half of the 70s. The familiar name is very familiar, even more so than Vida; the obscurity is an OFer who also played in San Dawg’s neighborhood. Most everyone on the Flap would probably recognize his name.

  20. Macdog said, on April 19, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    Willie McCovey?

    • James said, on April 19, 2020 at 1:28 pm

      Yep!

  21. James said, on April 19, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    The obscurity shared a first name with a team mate in the bullpen.

    • Macdog said, on April 19, 2020 at 1:54 pm

      I think he was the 70s, Randy Elliott?

      • James said, on April 19, 2020 at 2:03 pm

        That’s 2 for 2, Mac. Glad I didn’t have to come up with more clues.

    • Macdog said, on April 19, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      There’s no way I get that without the bullpen clue, haha.

      • alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2020 at 2:14 pm

        Nice job MacDog!
        Man I’ll never forget that ST year with the Giants when he hit .700 plus? Was hoping that would carry over when he made the team, but sadly he fizzled out..

  22. alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    I have a trivia question for you guys.
    Who is the first player to hit 50 homeruns
    and 50 doubles in the same season?

    • Flavor said, on April 19, 2020 at 2:09 pm

      my immediate thought was Brady Anderson but he went 50/37 in ’96

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 2:55 pm

      Albert Belle or Juan Gonzalez?

      • alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2020 at 3:32 pm

        Belle is right Professor Loo!
        52 homers and 50 doubles for Cleveland in 95!

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 3:13 pm

      Just checked – Belle did it in ’95, but dk if he was first. Gonzalez not quite…

  23. Flavor said, on April 19, 2020 at 2:08 pm

  24. sandog said, on April 19, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    San Dawg was out for a drive and a light hike, but would have hastiy guessed Milt May and Rennie Stennett. Weren’t those 2 signed in the same off season?

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 6:49 pm

      Have a drink, Have a drive
      Go out and see what you can find…

  25. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    Why Is My Carrot Soft?

    Carrots start to go limp and soft when they get old. As long as it isn’t slimy, discolored or rotten, it is safe to eat.

  26. willedav said, on April 19, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Ha my buddies used to get me with this one–Rod Higgins, Fresno State.

  27. willedav said, on April 19, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    And just for SD, Tex Winter said that the man he played for at USC, Sam Barry, and where he learned basics of Triangle O, also helped influence the great Pete Newell.

  28. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Mike Ivie? Rennie Stennett? I didn’t look at any posts. All I saw was DJ bemoaning his soft and slimy carrot.

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm

      I found a couple of old carrots in the back of the fridge.
      I googled about boiling them and that was one of the FAQs.
      I thought it was a joke, but it’s from some recipe website.
      I’m a little desperate for entertainment…

      • alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2020 at 7:29 pm

        They’re are carrot 🥕 slime recipes if your desperate during these trying times Loo..

  29. unca_chuck said, on April 19, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Shout out to Mungo Jerry . . .

    • djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 7:57 pm

      Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh
      Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh

  30. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    I’m telling you, if they don’t open things up here for the summer it’s gonna be war in the streets…

  31. Flavor said, on April 19, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    I know some of these protests are hard to watch because the protesters seem almost crazy and stupid. But I do see where some of this is coming. Lives have been destroyed, there so many people who have lost everything including a way to make a living. I’m watching restaurant after restaurant close down. It has to be an impossible feeling to just have your livelihood taken away for no fault of your own, almost instantly. These people want to go back to work. There isn’t anything inherently wrong with that, it’s actually admirable.

    • willedav said, on April 19, 2020 at 8:42 pm

      I just hope the areas of country that are about to open up for business are safe; if that works then possibly as tests become more available and results quicker, then with SD limitations in place it can be rolled out to rest of America, hopefully within a month.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 19, 2020 at 8:48 pm

      Yeah, those protesters gathering in large groups and carrying automatic weaponry ARE scary. But it’s inevitable that very soon, the government(s) are going to have to start allowing some *re-opening*, slowly, phased, whatever. The people are going to need to start seeing some hope. I just hope however they do it, with restaurants and offices starting to open, there still is a sense of caution, small groups, not big gatherings (hello sporting events and Trump rallies), still wearing masks for awhile… I understand (and feel myself, in a way) how even cautious people following the rules are going to start saying “fuck it, what’s the point, the virus ain’t going anywhere”, and people will start easing their own individual restrictions. But still need a bigger picture view of it, behaving smartly, not stoopidly…..

  32. willedav said, on April 19, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Gotta admit it was fun to watch Jordan light up Danny Ainge DJ and rest of Celts even if it was in losing effort. the midrange J will never die!

  33. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 19, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Chh chh-chh, uh, chh chh-chh, uh….. great, thanks Loo, now I’m going to have that going through my head all day… 🙂 Had to check, realized there was little I even knew or remembered about Mungo Jerry. Didn’t know they were a *they*, thought it was one guy, and didn’t know they were British. Ray Dorset, the main guy, has suffered from irritable bowl syndrome most of his life from his rocknroll lifestyle. Fun stuff.

  34. alleykat69 said, on April 19, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    And they’re is NO WAY baseball can resume!
    How can you control a situation where ball players aren’t constantly spitting sunflower seeds,sweating, pitchers especially going to they’re mouths,and catchers rubbing off sweat constantly from they’re faces.Not to mention the foul balls going into the stands to spread the virus more as a fan gives it to little Johnny to create more spreading..

  35. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 19, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    I’m still getting a kick out of baseball being played in Taiwan starting last week. I think I’d have to be pretty desperate to watch an entire 4-hour game, but maybe this is a sneak peak into how this could go in the US too. The 1st link shows a short video of pre-game stuff (mannequins and cardboard cut-outs of fans in the stands, robot drummers to simulate crowd noise, etc.). The 2nd link is the game itself. Hey, I also kinda like the cheerleaders…..

  36. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Quote from Oscar the detective in Body Heat:

    “It’s that crisis atmosphere, you know? People dress different, feel different, they sweat more, wake up cranky and never recover…everything is just a little askew…pretty soon people think the old rules are not in effect. Start to break them, figuring nobody’ll care ‘cause it’s crisis time!”

  37. zumiee said, on April 19, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    “Where does this unreleased film and video footage come from half a century later?
    Someone find it in their garage?
    I’m skeptical, Zum…”

    I’m glad you asked! I just read something about it today. McCartney says there’s 53 hours of unused film footage from the Let It Be movie sessions. (Probably no video footage.)
    Jackson says the Let It Be movie was edited to emphasize conflict within the band, as the band was getting closer to breaking up. Jackson says there’s hours of unused footage showing the band having a good time together, with lots of smiles and laughter.

  38. djloo27 said, on April 19, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Everybody’s laughing,
    Everybody’s happy…

  39. unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2020 at 12:05 am

    The thing about the protests is they are being instigated by people tied to the administration. These aren’t disgruntled workers dissatisfied with the government’s handling of the situation, they are right-wing nut jobs being told what to do. Amazing that these places with protests have Democrat governors. Trump says to let the state and local governments handle restarting their states, and in the next breath says LIBERATE MINNESOTA, LIBERATE MICHIGAN.

    It’s
    Fucking dangerous behavior that sows more division and does more damage collectively to the country at a time when we need a fucking leader that isn’t there just to tear the country apart.

    • Flavor said, on April 20, 2020 at 6:49 am

      it’s not just the Trump nutjobs. Chuck, you said yourself that you and your wife are still working and still getting paid. So am I. It’s nice. Imagine that being taken away from you through no fault of your own. Now you have no way make make a living, no way to pay bills, you’re stuck inside for months. Panic starts to set in. Pretty soon you say *fuck it* I want to get back to working I want my life back.

      • James said, on April 20, 2020 at 7:18 am

        Then what’s with the flag waving, the semi-automatics, etc? The public displays are largely ideological.

      • unca_chuck said, on April 20, 2020 at 7:58 am

        That sure ain’t the people I see in the streets protesting. And this is only happening in Democrat-run states. It might as well be Charlottesville.


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