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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 10, 2020

I was reading some old posts from yesteryear and I came across this beauty:

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And this email, just because his frustration with our North Star State artisan always made me LQTM

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  1. willedav said, on May 10, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Poor Stix. Isolated as he was then, he didn’t have the standard 10 yr old around that could have solved any tech problem he had in a few minutes.
    Where I work(ed) there is an Apple store down the street. Many customers of all ages had appointments to either get their devices fixed or to attend classes to learn how to use what they had. Key of course being hands on immediate assistance if they are confused or unable to get into or out of where they want to be.
    That said, Twin and Stix facetiming would have been great theater.

  2. unca_chuck said, on May 10, 2020 at 8:12 am

    My mom’s friend made the HOF!! Wonderful story. I went to school with her kids and we all grew up in the Highlands in San Mateo.

    http://digital.olivesoftware.com/Olive/ODN/SanFranciscoChronicle/Default.aspx

    • Flavor said, on May 10, 2020 at 8:14 am

      that’s just a link to a sign in page

  3. Flavor said, on May 10, 2020 at 8:13 am

    interesting that we can’t even find Stix’s address as a legal address. Either it is in such a remote area (I don’t think that’s it) or maybe it was bought by an adjacent land owner and absorbed into another property? Any other ideas?

  4. willedav said, on May 10, 2020 at 8:37 am

    NFL network has Niners Saints game from last season on tonite 8 pm local time.
    Before that one is Ravens Chiefs from 9/22/19, 8 pm EST/ 5 pm here
    earlier in day is Brady comeback game vs. ATL

    NBA tv 3 pm is Sleepy Floyd 4th quarter highlights vs. Lakers May 10 1987.

  5. djloo27 said, on May 10, 2020 at 8:40 am

    Sometimes after great tragedies, they’ll rename the street or building where it occurred…

    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/malbone-street-wreck-1918-180970675/

    They also changed the address of the apartment building where Son of Sam lived…

  6. djloo27 said, on May 10, 2020 at 8:47 am

    The stuff in the main thread is outstanding.
    SanDawg and I still l like to play our childhood games in some form.
    Twin made a hell of an effort.
    He didn’t know what he was up against…

  7. wilcojoe said, on May 10, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Twin actually bought Stix an Apple laptop on top of the homemade PC he gave him? That’s a helluva gesture.

    • James said, on May 10, 2020 at 9:50 am

      The response defined it as a gesture, more like forcefully willing a change for the better in someone’s life in the face of incompetent indifference.

      • djloo27 said, on May 10, 2020 at 10:14 am

        Amazingly well put…

      • James said, on May 10, 2020 at 12:36 pm

        Thx, Loo, I can relate to both sides of the struggle.

  8. sandog said, on May 10, 2020 at 9:33 am

    I still got that pinata bat…..
    Thankfully I never heard from that guy.
    Twin sent me a computer too that I used for years. I talked to him on the phone a couple times as he helped my son and his buddy get it all set up.

    Mac–congrats to your daughter!!!!

    • James said, on May 10, 2020 at 11:25 am

      The only thing that would have improved the story is if you’d ever so briefly wrestled with the real possibility of hitting it over the ice plants and then half-consciously dismissed the concern because, fuck it, you really just wanted to hit that golf ball.

  9. zumiee said, on May 10, 2020 at 9:48 am

    From Shaq, regarding the current NBA season:

    “I think we should scrap the season,” O’Neal told FTW. “Everybody go home, get healthy, come back next year. Just scrap the season. Just scrap it.”

  10. willedav said, on May 10, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Unc I read that story in chron, very cool. Turns out the lady he is talking about was ball dudette at Giants games from 93 until Bonds last season, as was her daughter, “…and other members of the family got some turns.” They made a baseball card together and it wound up in HOF under Women in Baseball exhibit.

    I used to argue with Twin about Giants idea of the old guys (which is where this lady got the idea and whole story started) as ball dudes. She tells some funny stories, including asking McCovey riding by in his golf cart for advice, which was, “Duck.”

  11. James said, on May 10, 2020 at 10:15 am

    I forgot about this game: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_White_Sox%E2%80%93Orioles_crowdless_game

  12. mrsprtdude said, on May 10, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Hi flappers. We have all been baseball friends for a decade plus, and I consider you guys friends. What other group do i have that is so connected by love of baseball, and the Giants?

    My dad died a few days ago. He loved the Giants too. We were at the JT Snow homer game. I know its crazy but I predicted that homer. Told dad what would happen 4 batters earlier to get JT off the bench to get a hack at Benetez. We went crazy after he hit it, and the guy behind us screaming “you called it you called it” made it all the better.

    We watched game two of the 2010 WS together from the 1st base side. Birds eye view of the near homer by Kinsler. Many others, but those 2 stand out because my dad would say lets go to the game, and I knew he had already bought the tickets:) He knew I would get home to be there (I live in OC). He knew my wife would be ok with it.
    He was my call, in agony, after the end of game 6. When I called my wife (I watched the game at a bar with another giants fan) her 1st question “You ok?”, her 2nd..how’s your dad? knowing i callled him 1st:)

    My mom passed in 2003. The next day we watched the A’s blow a series (my brother a huge A’s fan), and then the day after i think all of us cried when JT thrown out at the late to end the series.

    Thanks for letting me relief some memories. No baseball this spring to bring hope. I feel older now that both my parents are gone. Man I miss baseball today.

    • sfsarge said, on May 10, 2020 at 11:55 am

      I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. It sounds like you guys had a great bond. Made even more special by your mutual love for Giants baseball. My condolences, I’m glad you at least have some great memories to fondly look back on.

    • willedav said, on May 10, 2020 at 12:07 pm

      oh man sorry for your loss. sounds like you shared some great moments in Giants history with family.

    • dirtnrocksnomo said, on May 10, 2020 at 12:22 pm

      Sorry to hear of your loss, sprtdude. Prayers to you and yours.

    • Bozo said, on May 10, 2020 at 1:58 pm

      Man mrsprtdude, I’m sorry to hear this and so sorry for your loss. Take care.

    • djloo27 said, on May 10, 2020 at 2:14 pm

      Condolences to you and your family, Sportsdude.
      Sounds like there are a lot of great memories to help you through a tough time.

      My dad made me a Giant fan in 1963.
      Even in the years when we didn’t get along so well, we always had the Giants…

    • chipower9 said, on May 10, 2020 at 4:02 pm

      Sorry about your Dad. But I am happy that you have a lot of fond memories on which to reflect, and to remember the love you shared of baseball and the Giants. Peace and comfort to you and yours.

      BTW – I was at that JT homer game. Had season tix in bleachers, 138. Great memory, even though we lost the series.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 10, 2020 at 5:16 pm

      So sorry to hear of father’s passing MrSportdude.
      Sounds like you had some real nice memories together that will never be forgotten.Deepest Condolences to you and your family.

    • Macdog said, on May 10, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      I’m so sorry for your loss, mrsprtdude. Sounds like you had a lot of great times going to Giants games, those memories are priceless.

  13. Bozo said, on May 10, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    If nothing else, the negotiating season between MLB and the MLBPA is at full blast.
    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/source-going-war-owners-seek-160559175.html

  14. willedav said, on May 10, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Rainbow jumper by purvis short. Larry Smith Mullin Floyd joe barry vs. Riles Lakers Magic worthy kareem AC Green Byron Scott coop. nba tv from 1987 playoffs game 4 in Oakland after LA had won first 3

    • willedav said, on May 10, 2020 at 3:26 pm

      rod Higgins (yes from Fresno St) Greg Ballard Terry Teagle George Karl coaching
      Mychal Thompson Klay’s dad for LA Rambis (Cupertino HS) was still with them then

    • willedav said, on May 10, 2020 at 3:45 pm

      shot of the hard hats group in upper deck for Mr. Mean.

      • alleykat69 said, on May 10, 2020 at 5:10 pm

        That was some great memories watching Mr.Mean’s Larry Smith blue collar hard hat crew performing in the rafters! They were awesome 👏 and had such a cool 😎 rhythm and flow that you couldn’t help but appreciate!

    • willedav said, on May 10, 2020 at 4:16 pm

      Dick Callaghan doing the PA in background. Think I saw Greg Papa courtside.

  15. sandog said, on May 10, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Mike aka Sportsdude–
    Sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking about you down here in SD.
    It is cool that so many of us share memories of the Giants with our dads.

  16. alleykat69 said, on May 10, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Yeah Loss of loved ones still cuts deep for me.
    Both my Mom&Dad passed away in 2014, 3 months apart.My Mom on Mother’s Day(really sucked) my Dad in August a week before my birthday, he basically just died of a broken heart 💔 but they did have 65 wonderful year’s of marriage together, só that counts for a lot these days..

  17. Flavor said, on May 10, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Sorry to hear about your dad, SportsDude. One thing you said struck me, how old it makes you feel. I still have both my parents thankfully but I’m fearing the day I feel as old as you do today. Take care

  18. Winder said, on May 10, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    I had a feeling my dad liked the Giants more than he liked me. His love for them rubbed off on me at a young age and it’s still there even though he isn’t. The memories of the games me and him went to are set in stone in my brain.

    • djloo27 said, on May 10, 2020 at 7:26 pm

      My dad definitely liked a good steak way more than he liked me.
      I don’t blame him…

      • alleykat69 said, on May 10, 2020 at 7:42 pm

        Hey nothing beats a good steak 🥩 over offsprings!

  19. djloo27 said, on May 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    My favorite Mother’s Day was 2010 when I blew off the family to see Timmy at Citifield.
    He was going through a shaky period but Rowand bailed him out late by homering into the teeth of a brutal wind.
    That’s how I remember it, anyway…

    • Macdog said, on May 10, 2020 at 8:14 pm

      I remember that game. Giants had two brutal losses to the Mets on walk-off HRs, if I recall. Yeah, windy as hell that day. Pretty sure Torres botched a fly ball in the wind that was part of Mets rally to take the lead.

      • djloo27 said, on May 10, 2020 at 8:18 pm

        Right, Mac. Both by catchers?

    • djloo27 said, on May 10, 2020 at 8:17 pm

      I *don’t* remember thinking I was watching the World Champions…

      • Macdog said, on May 10, 2020 at 8:31 pm

        Of course I had to look it up. Yes, Rod Barajas on Friday and Henry Blanco on Saturday. As far as not thinking these were future champs, here were some of the starters that day: Eli at C, Nate at RF, Downs at 2B, Rohlinger at 3B. Who could blame you?

      • willedav said, on May 11, 2020 at 7:10 am

        lot of complaints about Bochy and his getaway lineups. Often as not they worked out OK in end.
        Watched Chiefs Ravens game from last season—23 point 2nd quarter explosion sealed it and KC held them off.
        Niners Saints was on too couple great offenses/shaky defenses. Kittle bailed them out Gould hits FG 48-46. Don’t think Niners touched Brees all day and even special teams had tough time with D Harris.

      • pawliekokonuts said, on May 11, 2020 at 7:43 am

        what year did Huff have his nervous breakdown at Citi Field because Bochy put him at second? I was at that debacle.

      • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2020 at 8:30 am

        Looks like 2012, PK. Where you been, man?

        https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYN/NYN201204210.shtml

  20. pawliekokonuts said, on May 11, 2020 at 7:27 am

    I got this** the other day. Made my day, if not my year. **a fan letter [I can’t seem to post photos; hold on]

  21. pawliekokonuts said, on May 11, 2020 at 7:32 am

    Hope all you muthas had a good day yesterday.

  22. pawliekokonuts said, on May 11, 2020 at 7:47 am

    sportsdude,
    sorry to hear of your loss; that’s a tough one. My sympathies to you and yours. Yesterday was my second Mother’s Day without my mother, and I was suprisingly okay with it. Walked miles. In my shoes.

  23. willedav said, on May 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Great to watch ball and player movement and speed of game during Sleepy Floyd Warriors Lakers game from 1987. Even when Magic had ball he dribbled to set up someone else, Kareem Worthy or Scott. James Harden should be sheltered in place and made to watch this.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2020 at 10:28 am

      2 basketballs is not enough for Harden to use in a game! I would think he leads the league in most shots fired up in a season easily..

    • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2020 at 10:41 am

      Who are the greatest NBA players who never won a title?
      Ewing comes to mind right away.
      Must be a bunch of guys from the 60’s when it was all Celtics…

      • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2020 at 10:42 am

        Malone did and Stockton didn’t?

      • djloo27 said, on May 11, 2020 at 10:46 am

        For the most part the all-time greats usually get it done in the NBA & NHL.
        Baseball & Football are harder. One guy can’t dominate as much…

      • alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2020 at 11:00 am

        I always wished Nate the great Thurmond would get a ring,sadly the Warriors traded him to the Bulls the year before they’re championship in 74..

  24. chipower9 said, on May 11, 2020 at 10:51 am

    I read a couple of those articles this morning…these two on the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) for the NFL, per team.

    For the Niners, on offense it was Jerry Rice. On D, it was Ronnie Lott. Hard to argue with either. Anyone got something different.

    • alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2020 at 11:06 am

      No argument with Ronnie Lott.
      But Joe Montana was the man that started they’re terrific run even before Rice was on the team.
      Maybe 2 GOAT on offense I could except..

  25. Flavor said, on May 11, 2020 at 11:18 am

    new thread

  26. alleykat69 said, on May 11, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Back to great players that even went to a SB and never won one..QB’s(hot shot rook Dan Marino only one chance ever and the 49ers destroyed him, he figured on a lot more SB’s but it never happened..
    Sad for these 2 below with 4 chances..
    Jimmy Kelly 0-4
    Fran Tarkenton 0-4
    Then on the flip side
    Terry Bradshaw 4-0
    Joe Montana 4-0
    Fuck Brady he’s loss a few!


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