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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 10, 2020

MLB draft starts today. The Giants have 7 picks in the first 5 rounds….

Today’s Guess the Flapper is a little different. This is a picture from a 1976 Little League yearbook. In the photo there is an extremely famous former SF Giant. Name the player and identify where he is in the pic….

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  1. zumiee said, on June 10, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Turlock is mentioned in American Graffiti. As they’re all cruising down the street, somebody tells somebody in another car they go to Turlock High.
    The movie is set in Modesto (although filmed in Petaluma.)
    George Lucas went to Downey High in Modesto, the same high school Joe Rudi went to.

  2. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 10, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    I don’t think Z should be or will be immune to criticism, but I think many fans at this point *believe* he has a plan, and it’s going to take a couple years for it to bear fruit. I’m sort of in that camp. I was surprised the first pick was a catcher, but I’m envisioning a “war room” with post-its and pics and stats slapped on the wall by each position, and it doesn’t matter which *need* gets addressed first, it’s a matter of choosing the best athlete that’s available who meets the needs criteria for each position. For at least the next year or two, I’m going with the Jason Bourne model for Z’s management team, as espoused by Nicky Parsons: “They don’t make mistakes. They don’t do random. There’s always a target or objective.” Who’s giving them the objectives? “Scary version? Z is.” (Apologies to Nicky Parsons)

  3. zumiee said, on June 10, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Z is going by what he knows best, his time with the A’s and Dodgers, two organizations that are talent-producing factories these days.
    Let’s see if he can turn the Giants into that. Maybe he will, or maybe he won’t. But I think it’s worth seeing if he and his staff can do it.

  4. snarkk said, on June 10, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    I want some goddamm outfielders !
    Maybe ZMan figures he can get OFers off the international draft…

    • zumiee said, on June 10, 2020 at 9:34 pm

      Before the draft, 6 of the Giants’ top 15 prospects were outfielders. Admittedly, there’s no way yet to know if that means much.

      • snarkk said, on June 10, 2020 at 10:16 pm

        I want more ! …

    • alleykat69 said, on June 11, 2020 at 1:40 am

      6 picks left….6 outfielders drafted !
      Make it so for Snarkk!!

  5. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on June 10, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    “We have the worst GM in baseball. Send him back to the Dodgers!” — Comment on the Giants’ FB page announcing the 1st pick. I checked, it didn’t appear to be FireSabeanNow….

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