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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 3, 2020

Looks like Korean baseball has begun or is beginning. They are offering contests at draftkings starting Monday. I started fiddling around with line ups before I realized it was stupid and closed up that tab.

Matt Keough passing away was a bummer. He was one of those guys in my wheelhouse just as I was beginning to love the game….

I miss the game.

 

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  1. zumiee said, on May 3, 2020 at 7:23 am

    Keough was there during Billy Ball. Martin had come back home; he was born and raised in the East Bay Area. The A’s went from being terrible to being a playoff team.

  2. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2020 at 7:51 am

    Geezers might remember his father and uncle…

  3. willedav said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Yes Loo remember Marty better than Joe. Checked out A’s numbers when Matt had good seasons, 1980-81 (partial half season). Rickey Henderson in 1980 stole 100 scored over 100 struck out only 54 times hit .300/.420/.399.
    That team also had Tony Armas Mitchell Page Dwayne Murphy and Mike Norris who won 22 games. Martin always seemed to be able to enthuse a team for first couple seasons as mgr. before things eventually soured for one reason or another.

    • Winder said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:20 am

      I think it was because he drank a little too much and was just a little crazy.

      • Winder said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:21 am

        I loved going to Billy Ball games they were fun.

  4. unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:42 am

    In case you missed it the first time. They hype was pretty huge and he got better and better with every race. All 3 races if you let it run. I could do without the cornball music . . .

    • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2020 at 9:35 am

      For your amusement, Chuck this is the 1975 KYD, in which Chic Anderson famously (infamously Pawlie?) called Prince Thou Art the winner right until the very end when someone must have smacked him and told him that it was actually Foolish Pleasure in front. The video quality is horrendous, or else you would see that the reason Bombay Duck backed up so suddenly is because some scumbag in the crowd threw a beer can at him hitting him on his side. I think after that the drunken infield crowd was kept further back…

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2020 at 9:37 am

        The back page headline on one of the local papers the next day was: “Prince Thou Ain’t”

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2020 at 12:39 pm

        This is the ABC coverage with Cosell & McKay. Much clearer picture and no mention of Anderson’s monumental gaffe unless it just didn’t make the cut. The trophy presentation by the governor is full of mispronunciations and cringe worthy moments…

    • alleykat69 said, on May 3, 2020 at 10:11 am

      Didn’t matter where Secretariat was in position on the race track, he had extra RPM’S when needed then any other horse 🐎! A Legendary Horsepower Machine that will rank #1 alltime among many fans and critics..

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2020 at 10:24 am

        Secretariat fans are kinda like Beatle fans…

      • Flavor said, on May 3, 2020 at 10:47 am

        astute call.

      • unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2020 at 4:54 pm

        Didn’t see the beer toss. Just Diablo and Avatar nearly taking each other out.

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2020 at 5:10 pm

        I can’t see it either – but it did happen.
        The horse said so in a post race interview…

  5. alleykat69 said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Yeah real bummer about Matt Keough’s death.RIP Matt
    He had the recognition of being on the SI cover back in 1981 called “The 5 Aces” with fellow pitchers Steve McCatty,Brian Kingman,Rick Langford,and Dave Norris..Part of the zany Billy Martin Billy Ball era..

  6. Bozo said, on May 3, 2020 at 11:27 am

    Even though Kapler has a .500 record with this team he was given, I still think he’s weak. 😁

  7. zumiee said, on May 3, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Giants’ TV network is showing 3 retro games today.

  8. sandog said, on May 3, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Keough was a guy I always kind of liked too. Had a real up and down career. Remember he had that bad head injury from a freak accident in spring training. I forgot it was against the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium. John Patterson lined a ball into the dugout that hit him the temple area.

  9. Flavor said, on May 3, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    look at these dumb motherfuckers. I don’t see a single person wearing a mask or distancing themselves from anyone. Big diff between the way these people are living and the way people in my community are living

    • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      No one could say MF like Richard Pryor…

      • Flavor said, on May 3, 2020 at 7:25 pm

        Leon from curb your enthusiasm says in a different but equally brilliant way

  10. Macdog said, on May 3, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Here’s that A’s SI cover:

    • alleykat69 said, on May 3, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      Just can’t see why Brian Kingman is included as one of they’re Ace’s on the cover.He stunk going 23-45 in the 4 seasons with the A’s.His best year in 1979 he was 8-7.His worse year 8-20.The guy was just a terrible pitcher..

      • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2020 at 4:54 pm

        He was off to a good start (3-0) in ’81 when the SI issue was published…

  11. unca_chuck said, on May 3, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Once again, the country is wait-and-see mode. 2 weeks from now we’ll either see a spike in cases or not now that these restrictions are being lifted in GA and elsewhere. Golf and tennis are now OK in Contra Costa County.

  12. willedav said, on May 3, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    that would have been GOAT game of all time to see—92 Dream Team playing each other.
    If you look at credits not very far down list once they start, notice Andrew Thompson’s name as “executive producer”. He’s Klay’s uncle and brother of Mychal, heavily involved in assembling footage he shot filming 1998 Bulls season.

  13. zumiee said, on May 3, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    It’s a Lincecum theme in the retro games today. First, a victory vs. the Angels in ‘15. Then a victory vs. the Cards in ‘14. The 3rd game is vs. the Dodgers in ‘12.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 3, 2020 at 7:19 pm

      I’m guessing Timmy goes 3-0?

      • zumiee said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:22 pm

        You are correct!

  14. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Feels like Timmy’s career went by in a blink…

    • djloo27 said, on May 3, 2020 at 7:45 pm

      This surprised me:
      Tim’s combined W-L record in his final 2 seasons as a Giant: 19-13

  15. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Well, I gave the Jordan thing a shot and was done in 10 minutes.
    Can’t stand him and the Bulls.
    All recordings deleted…

  16. wilcojoe said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Couldn’t even make it thru the first episode, before I gave up.

  17. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Korean baseball up and running… I shared here a couple weeks ago videos about Taiwan up and running.. but I saw only that first game, haven’t seen if they’ve continued. Let’s see how long til they allow fans in, that might give the US a yardstick indicator…

  18. djloo27 said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    Jeremy Lin, who has credibility, describes the new normal in Beijing:

    https://nypost.com/2020/05/02/jeremy-lin-coronavirus-in-beijing-shocking-knicks-gesture/

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:22 pm

      Interesting, and similar to here in VN, everyone has that tracking app, temp checks everywhere, and some small groups but still hesitating about big groups… which is really something, since big groups for dinner and drinking are what they do here….

    • zumiee said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:29 pm

      There would be much debate in the U.S. over whether the Chinese response is too much and too invasive, or if it is China taking the virus as seriously as it needs to be taken.
      I think the U.S., as an overall nation, would rather let hundreds of thousands of people die from the virus than lose too much of their freedom. We know that from the gun situation in the U.S.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:31 pm

        The tracking thing is so key. Yes, some people (many people?) might view that as infringement on privacy, but I don’t. Track me, I don’t care, I got nuthin’ to hide… Well… mostly…

      • zumiee said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:36 pm

        The U.S. is in the horrible situation of having a president who sees his reelection chances sinking, and is trying to open up the economy of the nation too soon in order to try to make a Hail Mary pass to save his reelection chances. Trump’s attitude is “I got nothing to lose.”

      • Flavor said, on May 3, 2020 at 8:43 pm

        Trump is just going to keep issuing stimulus checks until everyone who gets one feels guilted into voting for him.

      • James said, on May 3, 2020 at 9:17 pm

        The comparison to climate change is still an apt one. It’s all about immediate experience. If the deaths are in the hundreds of thousands, there’s still a very good chance you won’t know anyone personally who’s died. The deaths aren’t being perpetrated by a foreign enemy nor do they have the shock value of a 9/11. If they crept into the millions, I guarantee you those freedom fighters’ principles would disappear as quickly as the libertarian capitalist’s disdain for massive government spending does when financial losses hit home.

  19. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on May 3, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Loo and Craig, as horse racing fans, you might appreciate this. Pretty funny, especially the call as they hit the finish line…. 🙂

  20. zumiee said, on May 4, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Don Shula passed away.


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