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Put A *Kap* On His Mound Visits

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 31, 2020

I don’t have a problem with a manager being forward thinking, I like the commitment to how pitchers are managed in today’s new game, but one thing I absolutely expect is that you have to know the rules. The manager has to know the rules.

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He owned it after the game but talking before and after games is his wheelhouse. It is WAY to early in his time here to be making embarrassing blunders as he did last night.

I’m certainly not holding this against him.

But it is an ominous red flag…..

Great Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 30, 2020

Solano and Yaz. And how bout that boater risking it all and diving in for the splash hit? At .500 even with Pence at .000 and Pablo at 300 (pounds).

I shot this very lame video on the way back into town yesterday but if you are a Giants fan who hasn’t ever been out to the park it’ll give you a good idea of where Oracle is located in relation to The City.

5 Games In…..

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 29, 2020

I was driving all day and missed the game last night. To be honest I’ve missed almost all of the games being on vacation. Perusing the stats I see we have a grand total of 2 home runs through 5 games. That’s not going to get er done.

Pence and Crawford, um, wow.

Shout out to Ervin who Pa Salon assures me is in the Lurker HOF at the Flap….

Going Viral

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 27, 2020

14 Marlins caught this shit. FOURTEEN! Wow. Two games cancelled so far today. This feels like MLB’s Rudy Gobert moment. Let’s see what happens.

Good Things Happening

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 26, 2020

Well, yesterday was fun. The Giants got their first win and I received many the kudos for being a good son and surprising my mom. I have several friends who have recently lost one of their parents and that video was good for them to see.

Glaze Meadow today, 1:57.

Big Flavor Is In The House

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 25, 2020

Instead of breaking down that Giants game you’d probably have more fun watching this.

Baseball Is Back Baby

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 24, 2020

I had just driven into Bend yesterday when the game came on so I really only saw a few snippets of it at my sister’s house. Even with Kershaw sitting and that absurdly haired dope toeing the rubber we looked well beaten….

Today it’s golf at Widgi Creek with my sister and her kids and then it’s over to Black Butte where I shall be surprising my mom who doesn’t know I’m in town. I might videotape that if it’s funny I’ll post it here at the blog.

Make it a great day Flappers. Baseball is back and I’m golfing for the foreseeable future, and things are starting to feel normal again even though I know they aren’t…..


Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 23, 2020

I got another Trump HOF Donor email and it, in itself, should be put in the HOF for its epic outrageous stupidity, but I’m not going to post it (as pathetic as he and it is).

Because today is Opening Day. We’ve crawled through 4 months and 4 miles of shit to get here –a day that will very likely result in a complete and utter shellacking.

But fuck it, who cares….

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…PLAY BALL!!!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 22, 2020

Fun game last night. Can we please vote to never re-open the gates in right field again? If the ball gets that much more carry when they’re shuttered then let them stay shuttered. McCarthy’s ball went way higher than the other balls and that’s why his got “Oracled”. I’m tired of K/K joking about that. It’s not a joke it’s pathetic. When you hit a ball that far it should be a home run, period.

It’s July 22rd and we are finally getting some real ball.

Make it so.


Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 21, 2020

Here’s what’s awesome about Gabe Kapler—he has conviction and beliefs. And with literally zero credibility here in the Bay Area (or anywhere really) he is choosing to stand by those beliefs instead of being timid and waiting for a different time.

This guy has a *boardroom* attitude, there’s no doubt. But guys like that read the room and just tell you what you want to hear. Kneeling for the national anthem, on your first public day on the job, that is not what a *boardroom guy* would do.

Now, how would this go down if and when he pilots this crew straight into the cellar? I guess we’ll see but what he showed me last night is something that would fire me as a player.

I wanna be in Gabe Kapler’s foxhole…..


This is a good one. Accepted no where…..

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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 20, 2020

Ok, I think last night was my Domingo German moment.


WordPress still hasn’t gotten back to me about how to save the blog in some type of Smithsonian archive which is where it belongs when I finally decide it’s time to shut her down.

I spent the morning tweeting angry shit at the Portland PD.

I’m leaving for vacation soon and I think everyone would agree I need one badly.

PIA with a pretty hot Asian student. 7/10. Sorry Room Rater can’t have me look at anything any other way.

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Bore Core Still Kickin’

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 18, 2020

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Oh goodie because what would we do if these dudes weren’t out there for opening day???

We’re going to be force fed these old men till we’re all dead, aren’t we?

Hey Mama Look At Me!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 17, 2020

I rarely see anything on Facebook that I like except new pics of old friends. Anyway, I saw this yesterday and told San Dawg he’s gotta see it but he doesn’t have a FB account anymore. So, here ya go.

No Energy

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 16, 2020

Watched Bart rake a double yesterday and then throw out a guy stealing. One thing about these practice games: everyone seems to be going half speed. I wonder how much that will bleed into regular games without fans.

Jazz Hands

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 15, 2020

Well, now that Puig has found a home and Bass Baldy has been properly remembered, what do you guys want to kick around today?

I do wonder how hard Z went after Puig. The internet is full of the usual bluster about the Giants going *hard* after him. But the Giants get used a lot in those situations. I used to think that secretly Sabean was cool with not getting a hitter as long as he got to say how hard he went after him when it was all said and done.

Name a long lost Flapper you miss who doesn’t post here anymore. I’ll start:


Play Bart

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 14, 2020

Agree with Larry here:

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Also, never subscribed to worrying about the *clock* getting starting. If I guy is legit you’re going to pay him no matter what, these days guys get their arb years bought out. It would be a travesty to waste this opportunity to develop this guy at the ML level.

You Miss It. Admit it.

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 13, 2020

Hearing a lot of “I’m not missing baseball as much as I thought.” Maybe. I bet you’d change your tune with a few games under your belt. We’re just on Carona auto pilot right now. Days have turned into months. Everything is the same. You THINK you don’t miss baseball. But that’s because we’re all stuck in this Groundhog’s Day cycle.

Let’s see what a game or two does to you….

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Posey’s Priorities

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 11, 2020

It seems everyone is on board with Buster sitting out there season because come on how are you going to question THAT decision. It would be interesting to see all of our reactions had a full season been on the table and were he still been in his prime….

Have we heard from Kap on his thoughts re: Bart?

You’d think he’d want to play him, right?

Take A Train, Take a Plane, Take a Car

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 10, 2020

The Del Mar Summer meet opens today. Beautiful, glorious wondrous Del Mar. Top 3 places in the world for me.

No fans in the stands, but that’s ok. Man, me and The Boney One have had ourselves some opening days down at the old Del Mar though, let me tell you…..

Back to baseball! What baseball…..

Take it away Bing


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Who Plays And Who Does Not

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 9, 2020

I’m hoping Buster is away from the team because he’s deciding whether or not to opt out of the season—something I completely support him doing by the way. If it’s a actual family emergency that would be terrible.

Belt is now in a walking boot due to a bum heel so he’s right on target with expectations this season….

Hey, if all these aged played can’t/don’t play we might get our wish of seeing a genuine youth movement thisĀ  “season”.

Shut Down

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 8, 2020

With the Giants shut down for 2 days because they can’t get the results of their testing back, I was wondering if anyone knew why MLB only has ONE site designated to run all these tests. That’s either incompetence or lack of effort. Or maybe MLB doesn’t want this season to go off at all? Sabotage. Think about it.

Just Gimmie Some Ball

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 7, 2020

Not gonna get too worked up about the schedule. Still don’t think we’re going to actually play. But if we do, who cares? Play whoever wherever.

Daniel wanted to know if I wanted to do a “playing Pepper” Q/A for this upcoming sprint. I told him I’m just not really feelin’ it.

If we get baseball, I’ll be so excited though. The mental break it will give us from the nonsense of the last 5 months will be so therapeutic.

Another Exciting Offer

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 6, 2020

This one was too good not to share. They have discounted membership fees to the Trump Executive Club. I wasn’t going to join at $45 but now that they’ve dropped the price to $35 I don’t think I can pass this up. I mean, come on, can you imagine all the perks that come with belonging to such an exclusive club?

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Another thought on the Baggs thing: he’s engaged in all out damage control so that the team doesn’t blackball him again as they did a few years back–I honestly forget what set that off but Pagan and others refused to talk to him anymore.

The Fourth

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 4, 2020

I missed the entirety of the Mount Rushmore nonsense choosing to watch Hamilton instead. It started off a little slow but got very good and I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like that before…..

July 4th is here. I’m going to stay positive and re-read Dirt’s POTD a few times.

Better days ahead….


ok, inspired by Loo, Dirt and others, this is what my afternoon looks like. You’ll notice a new addition to the group!!!!

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Independence (from fun) Day

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 3, 2020

The greatest American holiday is upon on and…..there’s nothing to do. No baseball. No chili cookoff. The beaches are closed. No fireworks. And they’re churning out some lame variation of the hot dog eating contest that I can’t support.

So we sit alone in our houses with our family, something we’ve done for months and months.

Oh well, pass me a Bud Light. What’s that? All out of those. Ok, just gimmie a White Claw.


Unclear Guidelines

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 2, 2020

With Gov Newsom’s latest dousing of July 4th fireworks I’m still having a hard time understanding what stays open and what closes–even if just left with these same guidelines:

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So can the Giants play at Oracle but all the bars close? There are food court spots all over the place, do they count as restaurants? Cause if they stay open but they are literally right next to the bars how does that work?

“Family entertainment”? What is that?


BB Day

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on July 1, 2020

The worst part about *Bobby Bonilla Day* is that we have to hear about it every year until he turns 72.

Is this still an interesting story to people?