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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 19, 2020

Diggity sent this group of cards to Loo. He deftly personalized the photo by using a ketchup bottle to cover Diggity’s card instead of the GermX bottle I used.

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Anyway, it’s quarantine time so anything that arrives in the mail is greatly appreciated–and washed and sprayed down with disinfectant.

Speaking of *quarantine* Santa Clara county has done a fantastic job in flattening it’s already flattened curve. Here’s hoping things are going as well in your world.

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/covid19/Pages/dashboard.aspx

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  1. chipower9 said, on May 19, 2020 at 7:36 am

    Very cool, SanDawg. Speaking of flattened curves, things are pretty good here. El Dorado county was one of the first to be green-lighted into a phased opening. But some establishments definitely are not following protocol (social distancing, etc.). We drove past a popular spot (Poor Reds) in the town of El Dorado on Saturday. Tons of people waiting to get in around opening time. No social distancing at all. We went back by a few hours later on our way home, and the place was PACKED.

    Even though most restaurants are open with spaced seating and social distancing requirements, etc., I am choosing to wait a few weeks to see WTF happens (another spike?).

    Looking forward to the day when we can all comfortably attend a game for a Flapalooza. Those days still seem to be very far off (at least next season).

    • willedav said, on May 19, 2020 at 7:54 am

      yeah just hoping places where things have opened up do not experience a spike in illnesses of crowds raring to return to shopping and dining out. Check website of my company periodically and they have reopened few stores located in Georgia and Florida. Feel good for those who can go back to work, and hope all can stay safe.
      Newsom saying positive things about pro sports coming back here to Bay Area, soon.

  2. willedav said, on May 19, 2020 at 8:11 am

    Not that he would have lived this long, but Malcolm Little would have been 95 today. Today is also b-day of very close friend who is a little younger than I am as she reminds me, so easy to remember.

  3. zumiee said, on May 19, 2020 at 8:28 am

    MLB released a 67 page proposal of how things could be made safe for baseball to be played.
    They’re saying it’s completely up for negotiation. I’m not sure if the public has access to the document.
    Some of it has leaked to the public. All players washing their hands every inning. The players not sitting together. No spitting allowed. No farting allowed. I added that last one.

    • djloo27 said, on May 19, 2020 at 10:36 am

      I wonder if the implied ban on snot rockets will hurt Bumgarner’s performance.
      He does it for a reason, right?

  4. zumiee said, on May 19, 2020 at 8:54 am

    “An emphasis is also being placed on cleaning and disinfecting the facility. There will be no more coolers and water fountains, and only personal water or prepared sports drink bottles will be allowed.
    High-fives, fist bumps and hugs are to be avoided, and no spitting, smokeless tobacco and sunflower seeds are not allowed in restricted areas.
    Players are being encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands each half-inning or after they handle equipment.
    The lockers in the clubhouses should be six feet apart, and they are discouraging showering at the stadiums. Also the use of saunas, steam rooms, hydrotherapy pools and cryotherapy chambers are prohibited.
    When it comes to things on the field, there will be no more lineup cards, and instead an application will be used to input lineups.
    Catchers can step on the grass towards the mound to give signs, and those non-playing personnel in the dugout are to wear masks at all times.”

  5. Bozo said, on May 19, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Gary Matthews?

  6. zumiee said, on May 19, 2020 at 8:59 am

    No batboys or batgirls either.

    The players getting safely to firstbase will not be handing equipment to a firstbase coach.

    There will be a new ball put into play after every hit or out.

  7. willedav said, on May 19, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Post Flav put up end of last thread re: Dan Haren saying juiced ball likely back again this season is not insignificant. Doubly so for Giants who not only moved the fences in, but also will face powerhouse offenses that get to add another hitter. Dodgers A’s AZ and Stros were already gonna be tough enough to pitch against.
    And once it gets in just think it will be harder to go back to real NL ball. ouch

  8. willedav said, on May 19, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Silver lining for Giants pitching would be that Webb’s innings limit should allow him to start as often as possible in shortened season. Maybe Moronta is recovered and gets back into action too.

    Last night Giants had near end of season October 1 2016 game vs. Dodgers. Watched Ty blach making his second start of his career and he outdueled Opie and even got 2 hits off him as Giants shutout LA. 2018 blach made 3 starts vs. LA in first month of season. He won twice, lost once 2-1 and only allowed 3 runs in 17 innings.
    Last season he relieved Pomeranz in a game and got hammered by dodgers for 2 HRs and 2 doubles 7 earned in 3 innings. He didn’t pitch again until July, got hammered again and was waived, picked up by Balt. Juiced ball or not enough juice on ball to being with? Even when he did OK always walked a lot of guys.

  9. chipower9 said, on May 19, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Here is the latest I could find on Moranta, and his recovery from a torn labrum. Sounds like August for a possible return. He was set to throw for the first time in February.

    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/giants/giants-reyes-moronta-set-take-big-step-rehab-gruesome-injury

  10. djloo27 said, on May 19, 2020 at 10:58 am

    Dog knows I’m a huge Roy White fan..
    Something I didn’t know on the back of his card:
    He was the only player in history (thru 1972) to switch hit triples in the same game.
    Wonder if it’s been done since.

    Never understood why the Giants gave up on Falcone after a solid rookie year.
    Even though he didn’t go on to greatness, why so quick to unload him for Ken Reitz?

  11. gianthead said, on May 19, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Going ketchup bottle instead if a germx bottle is Loo’s FU to the world…

  12. zumiee said, on May 19, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    I see TV turning this into a “reality show.” Extra revenue!

    “The game ends. There’s no buffet, so the clubhouse attendant grabs you a pre-packaged meal.
    You could wait until you get back to the hotel and hit the private dining area or order room service. Don’t even think of going out to dinner. You’re not allowed to leave the hotel without approval — period. So go back to your room, which looks the same as it did when you left — housekeeping isn’t allowed to enter — and call it a day.”

  13. Flavor said, on May 19, 2020 at 5:48 pm

  14. willedav said, on May 19, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Since it’s coming whether we like it or not, it will be interesting to see what Kapler does with DH. In 2012, last 2 games of the WS sweep were at Detroit. Bochy in game 3 chose Hector Sanchez to DH and hit him 8th off Anibal Sanchez. Game 4 The Riot was the DH and again Bochy hit him 8th only ahead of Crawford.

    The Riot got a bloop basehit off Phil Coke and wound up scoring game winning run of Series clincher after being bunted to 2nd by Craw and then Scutaro’s hit in front of Action less Jackson in CF.

    Fun fact(s): Total HRs during 2012 regular season for 2 guys Bochy used at DH: 3 and all of them by Hector playing part time in 200 ABs. The Riot did not hit one HR all season in 350 ABs.

    • Flavor said, on May 19, 2020 at 6:31 pm

      I didn’t read the article, but the other day I saw a headline in the Chron about “Kapler has Lots of Options For the DH* and I was like….does he really though? Doesn’t everyone?

    • zumiee said, on May 19, 2020 at 6:33 pm

      “Since it’s coming”

      Maybe. But then it’s a question of what the “it” will be. I’m really believing that if it happens, it will be presented as a kind of reality show, with the players posting video journals and lots of in-game interviews and other junk, and the game may just be oh-yeah that thing happening on the field in almost complete silence. I guess they could use fake crowd noise and lots of music, like the Korean league, to create some ambient sound. Seems pretty crappy in concept to me, but sure, I’d watch, for a while at least, until a few players get sick and it all gets shut down again.

    • zumiee said, on May 19, 2020 at 7:19 pm

      That flu outbreak killed 100,000 people in the U.S. over a two year period.
      Covid-19 is not a flu, and by next week it will have killed 100,000 in two months.

    • xoot said, on May 19, 2020 at 8:39 pm

      68-69 — talk about salad days. I self quarantined those winters immersed in the pacific ocean. No flu.
      But to be fair, our current number of deaths would be many times more than 100K if we hadn’t locked down.
      Meanwhile, last time I looked, Viet Nam still had zero.
      The admissions committee at the Austrian School might want to check the bona fides of the author of that article.

  15. zumiee said, on May 19, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    The reserve players sitting in the stands, trying not to look awkward would have amusement value, admittedly.

    • Bozo said, on May 19, 2020 at 7:47 pm

      To make it look real, wouldn’t they have to be shoving nachos, garlic fries and hotdogs in their mouths while chugging beers and talking on the phone, waving at the cameras?

      • Bozo said, on May 19, 2020 at 7:53 pm

        Oh and one guy will always have to have a red rope hanging from his nose while wearing a Miami cap sideways.

      • zumiee said, on May 19, 2020 at 9:06 pm

        The sea gulls would be really confused.

  16. Stan Shell said, on May 19, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    It ain’t happening!

    OSF

  17. zumiee said, on May 19, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    The players haven’t spoke out yet about the 67 page document. They’re showing discipline, plus some of them are going to need quite a while to read a 67 page somewhat tedious document.


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