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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 2, 2020

Our beloved baseball home, all boarded up in anticipation of attacks from within…..

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Trump’s new wall. This one went up a lot faster than the one Mexico didn’t pay for.

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  1. chipower9 said, on June 2, 2020 at 7:01 am

    That is just sad as hell. Contrast that to a day when Timmy was pitching and you get a true view of diametric differences.

    Shit, they boarded-up downtown Placerville yesterday. El Dorado democratic party canceled their protest, as word was out that violence was planned for our little village. These are some crazy-ass times. Chaos and rioting across the country and trump calling out the military on American citizens.

  2. Flavor said, on June 2, 2020 at 7:08 am

    We saw a protest in our downtown park yesterday—a 9 min silent protest with everyone respecting social distancing.

    • chipower9 said, on June 2, 2020 at 7:16 am

      That’s cool. That is the way is should be…PEACEFUL. The people inciting the riots and looting have no interest in racial justice. IMO, those who are causing the violence see this as an opportunity to create chaos and advance their agenda (which is NOT racial equity).

  3. willedav said, on June 2, 2020 at 7:44 am

    If MLB can sort things out soon enough to start playing by July 1 then 3 months of 6 games a week x 13 weeks would equal 78 games. 6 games a week, one day off 2 separate 3 game series. Play another week or two into October you are close to 90.
    Start playoffs expanded or not and be done 2-3 weeks tops and be done. Just do it!

  4. gianthead said, on June 2, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Sad last week to watch first the killing of George Floyd and then the criminals trying to destroy peaceful expression of anger. I have said for the last decade that we fundamentally have a police training and recruitment issue. We have allowed trained police to respond with deadly force in situations that is not in need as the Floyd death as the most recent example.

    Too often too many cops feel threatened just by the race of someone that they have stopped or confronted and those are the types that should never have become cops. My best friend in high school became a SJ cop and he was the last person would I have ever wanted to see a gun in his hands. Short guy with short man’s complex. Last time I had seen him in early 90s he would relay stories of him and other officers enjoying taking down minorities with force for the fun of it…hopefully that stopped after I moved to Virginia but who knows.

  5. willedav said, on June 2, 2020 at 8:07 am

    I think there are a lot of levels where it would be very beneficial for Kapler to see Giants play even 90 games this year.
    He can see what older vets have left to give (or not) and what his young guys like Dubon might be capable of, including bench players like Sandoval Solano Flores and Yolmer Sanchez on IF. Can Yaz duplicate what he did last season with .500 slugging? With DH (it’s gonna happen like it or not in NL) how can he use Dick Pence Davis and maybe B Ham or Ruf?
    How much pitching does he have, and what does he need going forward once Smrdz and/or Gausman and Watson Smyly Cueto depart?
    How can his coaching staff adjust to day to day of a half season in their new roles? What does the org need to do in order to be more competitive vs. Dodgers AZ and SD?

    By same token if season gets washed out, none of these questions get answered as old guys get older/younger ones lose year of experience. Plus Kapler loses an opportunity to get look at what has and how he needs to manage the players (who could be vastly different 2021) and coaches.

  6. unca_chuck said, on June 2, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Trump praising peaceful protests while his jackbooted thugs break up a peaceful protest for his photo op holding a bible is beyond asinine.

    Did Trump call Colin Kaepernick a hero for peacefully protesting back in 2016? Of course not.

    • snarkk said, on June 2, 2020 at 10:06 am

      And, he was holding it upside down and backwards facing.
      The Episcopal bishop of DC has today condemned him for that attack on a peaceful protest just for a PR stunt in front of a historic church.
      This morning he and the usually-phantom first lady went to a DC shrine to Pope JP II for yet another ridiculous photo op, immediately condemned by multiple religious leaders. The country is burning, Covid19 is still rampant, and this fool is taking inane photo ops to shore up his “base”, for the umpteenth time…

    • chipower9 said, on June 2, 2020 at 11:10 am

      “Did Trump call Colin Kaepernick a hero for peacefully protesting back in 2016?” Nope. Not because he was peacefully protesting, but because, in trump’s eye’s Kaepernick was protesting in a disrespectful way (kneeling during the anthem). But I read countless stories from Rangers to Special Ops, to run-of-the-mill military that they supported Kaepernick, and that their sacrifice is to support exactly that…freedom of speech. It is one of the primary reasons I served for 30-plus years.

      • unca_chuck said, on June 2, 2020 at 12:21 pm

        I’ve talked to a few military folks, including you, and the overall consensus was either full support for what Kaepernick did, or the acknowledgement that, while they didn’t agree with the tactics, they fully supported his right to do what he did.

        Pence on the other hand again reiterated that he fully supports peaceful protest despite the grandstanding walkout of the Niner/Indy game back in 2017 that Kaepernick peacefully protested.

  7. willedav said, on June 2, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Some interesting stories at mlb.com on draft prospects that are related to other former players and athletes.
    Daniel Susac is top rated C from Jesuit HS Roseville younger brother to Andrew
    Marquis Grissom Jr. HS senior headed to college in Georgia
    Jose Cruz Jr. son Trei, obvious long lineage college commit
    Sons of tom Glavine and Troy Percival plus highly rated son of Steve Soderstrom
    Also son of Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi a pitcher headed to USC

    • willedav said, on June 2, 2020 at 9:29 am

      Giants will have 7 picks in the 5 rounds of draft. Since college players not able to get much of season in this year will get extra year of eligibility, possible some of those or younger players will wait to play a year before signing if they do get drafted.
      There was story I read that AZ fall league could get extended through Sept and October which would be great for all Giants prospects including ones from last year draft (and trade for Wilson in deal with Angels) that didn’t get much chance to play.
      Missed Darrin Baker from above list, who was doing well at Cal before shutdown.

  8. wilcojoe said, on June 2, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Up until last week, I thought Trump would still easily win re-election. Today, I think he has no chance. The large portion of America that would have voted him back in on the strength of the economy and his “tell it like it is” mentality, now realize he has to go. The stock market has been manipulated by his rhetoric and you don’t need to have an economics degree from Wharton to realize that at some point it will be trading at levels below 20,000. Whether or not that happens before he is booted out or shortly after, it damn sure will happen.

    • xoot said, on June 2, 2020 at 10:47 am

      #BunkerBoy is in trouble, that’s for sure.

      • chipower9 said, on June 2, 2020 at 11:37 am

        LMAO. I have seen that title being hung-on trump.

  9. willedav said, on June 2, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Loo might remember this guy–former welterweight champ from late 60s Curtis Cokes of Dallas died at 82. He fought here in Bay Area couple times in ’60s, vs. Jimmy “Pride of the Bayview” Lester and Charlie Shipes. Lost once to at time undefeated Gypsy Joe Harris of Philly.. looking this up I found great SI pic with Harris on cover, and I remember reading that article.
    Cokes lost title and rematch to the great Jose “Mantequilla” Napoles.

  10. xoot said, on June 2, 2020 at 10:05 am

    trump finally gets his wall. That’s good.

    The demonstration my son joined yesterday in Oakland was huge and peaceful. It started on Broadway, on the vast lawns in front of Oakland Tech HS. They eventually marched downtown to City Hall. When they passed the Kaiser hospital on the corner of MacArthur, medical workers in masks and shields came outside to cheer them on. The marchers all roared in response, cheering the medical workers. My son picked a good one for his first collective protest. He made it back to his home a good fifteen minutes before curfew. He refused to vote for Hillary in 2016. He’s wiser and more engaged this time. I think millions of millennials are.

    • Winder said, on June 2, 2020 at 10:43 am

      That’s really good to hear. I am glad for Oakland. I guess the knuckleheads couldn’t get anything going so they just backed off.

      If there is anything below a 100 game schedule I would play the youngsters most of the time. They need the game time experience. Baseball does need to come back we need a little respite.

      • xoot said, on June 2, 2020 at 11:12 am

        News reports today estimate that 15,000 joined the protest yesterday. Some arrests occurred as a small rowdy group headed toward OPD HQ after curfew. Otherwise, couldn’t’ve been better.

      • chipower9 said, on June 2, 2020 at 11:17 am

        “small rowdy group headed toward OPD HQ after curfew” the exact dumbfucks who deserve to be arrested.

        Protest. Protest until the fucking cows come home, but do it peacefully and within the confines of the law.

      • xoot said, on June 2, 2020 at 11:38 am

        yep

    • chipower9 said, on June 2, 2020 at 11:15 am

      Great news, and it is cool your son got involved in the name of racial and social justice. I hope the young ones like your son realize what is at stake in November, and vote with the vote that has the best chance to beat trump, Biden. I did not want to vote for Hillary either (I was a UGE Bernie guy in 2016 and still am). And Biden was far from my first choice this go-round. But, I truly believe our country cannot stand another four years of trump, and we must make him a one-term prez the absolute priority, IMO.

      OK. Acknowledgement/rant over. How ’bout them Mets?

      • xoot said, on June 2, 2020 at 11:40 am

        Bernie’s accomplishments are heroic. But progress is slow. Your call to Stix must’ve energized him. He called me last night to share a prose piece he’d written. The Bureau of Prisons imposed new restrictions on him, due to the general social unrest. I think he said he now has to be indoors by six pm and their monitoring telephone calls are more frequent. He’s writing a book about prison. Sounds good. His empathy for fellow inmates whose lives were ruined by incarceration is impressive.

        you may like this, Chuck. We talked about poetry for a while, which turned into a discussion about Dylan. Dylan, of course, like the Mississippi River and Highway 61, has his origins in the North Country where Stix lives. One thing led to another. I was astonished to learn that Stix has never heard of Steve Earle. I told him that he must listen to Copperhead Road.

      • chipower9 said, on June 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm

        I think of Stix everytime I hear the song Copperhead Road…

  11. willedav said, on June 2, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Oh shoot sad news–Wes Unseld dead at 74. what a fantastic player he was, prototype of rugged play all 90 feet both ends of floor Center and king of the outlet pass.

    • chipower9 said, on June 2, 2020 at 11:18 am

      I loved watching him when I was a kid. Played most of his career with Baltimore?

  12. alleykat69 said, on June 2, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Big protest scheduled in Redwood City today around 4 pm as store owners board up they’re properties.
    Was going to go out to pickup my oxycodone prescription ( they won’t send to house dammit being a controlled drug) guess I’ll have to wait a day, exit left snagglepuss and stay home while the city burns..

    • Winder said, on June 2, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      Kat- try and use as little of that stuff as possible. It will come back and bite you. I’ve had a couple of scrips for Oxy’s and i learned my lesson the second time around.

  13. alleykat69 said, on June 2, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Sad to hear about Wes Unseld death.He was one of those undersized centers along with Dave Cowens but was tough as nails! I just remember he had TREE TRUNKS for legs, hard to move out of the paint..

  14. alleykat69 said, on June 2, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Eck still expects baseball at an 82 game season.He just doesn’t see baseball going black for 16-18 months it would destroy the game..
    I don’t get the 82 number? Why not 81 games where 9 teams play each other 9 times, hence 81 games hello??

  15. Flavor said, on June 2, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    recall a debate we had here a few years ago about whether ladies from this time period were hot or not. Therefore, in honor of that discussion, here’s this pic

    • chipower9 said, on June 2, 2020 at 12:24 pm

      Oh Hell Yes. I think the women of that period were gorgeous.

      I love the pin-up period, etc. Some of the best looking babes ever were nose-art on WW II warbirds. 😉

  16. chipower9 said, on June 2, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Hey Flappers – in my discussion with Stix yesterday (and also from mention in his last letter to me), he did says he has a fair amount of writing he wants to do, and thus, the need for a new computer (I guess the one he has access to now at his sister’s place is an old Wintel clunker). He’d love to have a new Mac.

    I am going to start a GoFundMe to raise some money to help Stix get a new machine. Until he gets social security straightened-out, he really has little to no income. Anyway, let me know if you are interested in contributing.

    • xoot said, on June 2, 2020 at 12:40 pm

      sure

    • Flavor said, on June 2, 2020 at 1:29 pm

      yes. Watching him try to set it up will have Twinner rolling over in his grave, lqtm

      • chipower9 said, on June 2, 2020 at 1:37 pm

        No kidding. I had similar thoughts…

  17. unca_chuck said, on June 2, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Xoot, that’s cool everything went smooth last night for your son. It doesn’t take much for these things to turn ugly. I wrote somewhere else that the only good that may come out of this is for young people to be driven to VOTE. Most of these protesters are young, and the hope is this carries to November and Twitler can be voted out of office. I’d love to see him dragged out by his heels but that’s a different take.

    Trump’s pandering to Antifa is so ludicrous. He might as well sign an executive order calling leprechauns terrorists. I think 90% of Antifa are white nationals.

    • xoot said, on June 2, 2020 at 12:53 pm

      Sarah Cooper immediately responded to trump’s absurd sieg heil rose garden speech by asking how she could become a “professional anarchist”? Where do you send your resume? I want to know what time of the year they offer the entrance exam.

      • unca_chuck said, on June 2, 2020 at 12:59 pm

        Yup. Sign me up. Just like Ashley Madison is 90% fake accounts.

      • wilcojoe said, on June 2, 2020 at 1:28 pm

        Damn isn’t that the truth. Then they try and charge you to send messages to said fake accounts. At least that’s what a friend told me. 😉

      • dirtnrocksnomo said, on June 2, 2020 at 3:57 pm

        My friend confirmed this too.

  18. Winder said, on June 2, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    to be a good anarchist you will need the cookbook. i don’t know if they still do it but Amazon had em for $5 and will download it right to your kindle. Hows that for progress.

  19. zumiee said, on June 2, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    Speaking of Jayne Mansfield….
    Tragically (for her), her hugely important contribution to society was the safety bars on the back of 18 wheelers. In crashes, cars behind 18 wheelers used to go underneath the big rigs and cause a lot of fatalities. Mansfield’s car went beneath an 18 wheeler, killing her, and the story became that she was decapitated, although I don’t think that part of the story is necessarily true. That kind of thing had been happening a lot, and Congress finally stepped in demanding the safety bars.

    • unca_chuck said, on June 2, 2020 at 3:02 pm

      I;ve seen the pics. She was decapitated.

      • zumiee said, on June 2, 2020 at 3:37 pm

        I’m skeptical the photos of her would be real photos.
        However, Snopes says the top part of her head was severed, so we’re both sort of right.

      • alleykat69 said, on June 2, 2020 at 3:50 pm

        So you’re saying she should of quit while she was ahead??

      • unca_chuck said, on June 2, 2020 at 4:07 pm

        I think there was a wig involved, so it may have been tat in the old pic I saw.

  20. alleykat69 said, on June 2, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Oh yeah Jayne Mansfield was a smoking hot sex goddess back in the 50’s-60’s
    She was married once to a body builder named Mickey Hargatiy (sp) and they had a famous daughter Mariska who is still cranking out episodes of Special Crime Unit???

    • unca_chuck said, on June 2, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Wow, i had no idea that she was jayne Mansfield’s daughter.

  21. zumiee said, on June 2, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    The Sac Kings TV play-by-play guy, Grant Napear, has resigned because of flack he got from a twitter post.
    “Grant Napear has resigned from the Sacramento Kings,” the team told NBC Sports California on Tuesday afternoon. “We thank him for his contributions to the team and wish him all the best.”
    NBC Sports California, the television partner of the Kings, released the following statement on Napear as well on Tuesday afternoon.
    “We would like to thank Grant for his years of service at the network and we wish him well.”
    Napear ran into trouble on Sunday evening when he engaged in a back-and-forth conversation about the Black Lives Matters movement via twitter with former Kings center DeMarcus Cousins.”

    • unca_chuck said, on June 2, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      The old “all lives matter” rebuttal was all it took.

  22. willedav said, on June 2, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Unc Chuck—have you or Snarkk heard anything about your area opening up? Went to visit friend of mine for lunch and when I returned 2 messages from County Santa Clara retail etc allowed to open back up as of Friday.

  23. unca_chuck said, on June 2, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Contra Costa is still going slow. Libraries are order and take-out only tomorrow. Indoor shopping is coming back. Pet groomers as well.

    June 15th, churches are allowed to hold services with some sort of restrictions. Not that I’ll find out what they are.


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