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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.

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  1. chipower9 said, on July 7, 2020 at 7:55 am

    Agree, Flav. I am hopeful they get this thing off the ground, but definitely pessimistic.

    Grant Brisbee wrote a good article in The Athletic today on this topic and covers the challenges that the league faces, such as several teams canceling workouts due to the weekend testing results not being available. You also have such a mixed-bag across the country in regards to the scale of the virus, etc.

    But, I am always the optimist, so hoping they get this off the ground. If they do, realistically I am pessimistic of them getting all 60 games in.

    Hope everyone is well. I am on-boarding to a new contract with my company and this has zapped much of my time of late. Stay positive and test negative.

    Carstie – I owe you a call (missed your last couple). Not trying to avoid ya…just been busy as hell.

    • Flavor said, on July 7, 2020 at 8:07 am

      “stay positive and test negative” –that’s awesome.

  2. Flavor said, on July 7, 2020 at 8:28 am

    always the cockiest of umpires, now one of the dumbest, too

    • unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2020 at 9:06 am

      Run Forest run.

    • snarkk said, on July 7, 2020 at 11:01 am

      He’s got a stoopid heart…

  3. willedav said, on July 7, 2020 at 8:35 am

    mm re: the O J thread here little while ago. Ford announces it’s bringing back 2 SUV models of the Bronco to be introduced July 13. In a uh marketing move to avoid releasing them on O J’s bday July 9.

  4. Carstie Clausen said, on July 7, 2020 at 8:39 am

    In two weeks and two days we’ll know if it’s happening or not. Chi: “stay positive and test negative” is a great line. Original? All the best with the new contract.

    Here, its two or three hours outdoors daily to stay in some kinda physical and psychological balance…all the while coming to terms with this new uptake on personal software regarding this amazing keyboard and learning the intricacies of the system. The AI embedded wants to wreak havoc with my sometimes eccentric variability employing the English language. How does one contend with an algorithm when expressing creative idiosyncrasies?

    Sister and brother-in-law were up north over the weekend and brought back some treasured personal items including my personal staff–a naturally-formed dragon-head diamond willow treasure and a very most ancient archaeological find from what was likely a Lakota-Sioux encampment on Pike Bay on Cass Lake. Comprised largely of basalt, the dense rock was somehow shaped by human agency into having natural-appearing finger-holds. The base of the piece would have served well as a stretching/setting mold for a child’s moccasin, while at the same time, being quite flat, yet with rounded edges,;made for an excellent grinding-stone for corn and various seeds. At home, during the cold months, it perched atop a larger flat rock resting atop the wood heating stove in the living-room. Coming home from a cold day cutting wood or merely doing outdoor chores, it made for such an amazing hand-warmer. It was also most popular with friends debouching from their vehicles on extremely cold winter evenings.

    Contemporary Americans are woefully bereft of talismanic magic in their speed-up lives of constant turmoil. Return of these special spiritual connectives has been an unmixed blessing…Combined with comfortable quarters, nourishing food and warm support has revived my spirits in a most wondrous way. Thanks again to you, Chi and to a host of Flappers, this transition has been smoother than I could have hoped.

    For those of you who are into prayer and/or meditation, give some thoughts to those suffering souls still behind bars. The majority of the guys in the institution I knew all too well are NOT criminals by any civilized standard. They are victims of more than 5,000 Federal felony-level laws, some of those statutes being ridiculous at best and many being calculated to enrich the Prison-Political-Industrial complex. Brad, a first cousin, did some time at Leavenworth back in the late-Seventies–early 80’s. At that time there was a slew of rehabilitation initiatives and job-training courses. Nowadays, at Elkton and down the hill at the “camp” there are a grand total of 13 culinary arts positions for the 2,500 men held in that human warehousing facility by the organized Thieves of Time, the Bureau of Prisons and the self-styled Department of “Justice”.

    • zumiee said, on July 7, 2020 at 8:56 am

      Great post.

    • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2020 at 3:49 pm

      Stix and Flav – “Stay Positive and Test Negative” is not mine. One of the DJs on a local radio station (KVMR) out of Nevada City uses the term.

      And Stix – I am so happy that we could scrape-together the money to get you a new computer my man. Will give you a ring soon.

  5. unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2020 at 9:17 am

    FYI Stix, you can turn off autocorrect spelling on your laptop should you want to.

    1. Click the Gear on the bottom of your screen. This is System Preferences.
    2. Click ‘Keyboard’ in the list that displays.
    3. Click ‘Text’ on the top menu bar.
    4. Uncheck the Correct Spelling Automatically check box.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 7, 2020 at 9:41 am

      Good to know that, Unca. (machine just laid out “uncashed” instead of Unca.) Not sure if it was referent to Johnny Cash, Norm Cash or cash on the barrelhead. Actually, in a way it helps keep me sharp and not take everything for granite–even in the hard-stone state. Wish I could get there sometime soon, but that’s not happening.

      Though this is an iMac and not a laptop, I’m sure that if I ever get thoroughly pissed, there’s a good option you cued me in on. (bit of a grammatical glitch there, but as per the official certificate granted to our glorious leader–what the Fuck). Man!! but technowledgy sure zooms along. Got a lotta catching up to do and can use all the help I can get from those faaar more hip to the transitions.

      P.S. AI–lice definitely did not like either “technowledgy” (combining tech+Knowledge+edgy and should rank as a ranking rather than strictly rank neologism…or “faaar” (goes beyond far-out a couple of notches, arriving in some interdimensional interface out there in interstellar interstices.)

      What’s more–to AI, I added lice, (not so nice by themselves, but if one jams it in trailing AI it makes for a nice name (Alice). So now, by serendipitous happenstance this machine now has itself a name. Frankly, my dear, Alice is mother to Frankie and as of this year, my Swedish-born second mama, should be hitting age 98–according to my sister, quite a bit hard of hearing but still sharp as a tack. Bit of a cliche there, but begging your pardon, this gift of the Flappers is now officially christened Alice.

      • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2020 at 9:58 am

        I have a friend named “Penza” that they love to auto-correct to “Penis”.
        I think it’s some kind of built in prank…

      • Carstie Clausen said, on July 7, 2020 at 10:19 am

        DJ: So you’re inferring that auto-correct is correlative with auto-erorticist fantasies?

      • unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2020 at 11:20 am

        The AI goes to the most possible outcum on DJ’s computer, Stix!

  6. Flavor said, on July 7, 2020 at 9:40 am

    If any of you want more background on this Desean Jackson stuff, click on this and read the entire thread. Weird wild stuff.

  7. willedav said, on July 7, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Cueto talks about life in DR past few months, where curfew was 7 PM and 5 PM on Sundays, and you could be arrested and made to do community service for being out. Kap was impressed by strength in his arms and legs. Cueto said on social mediea he’s ready to roll and wiped out our old buddy Eduardo Nunez in live BP.
    “It’s a very difficult situation. I’m scared for my family like everyone else is, but I’m already here. I made a commitment. I flew in from the Dominican, which is pretty far away. I’m here, I’m going to stay here, I’m going to give it my all and we’ll see what happens.”
    Good news he’s really fun to watch and I hope for best…even if he winds up a trade chip.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 7, 2020 at 12:10 pm

      Two weeks Thursday at the LAtrine facing the LaBumbos #1, Cueto has the opportunity to cash in his chops–that is if he doesn’t get thoroughly “cained”. “Slow n’ Sexy Bluuz” over u-tube. Alice’s blunderland almost caught me out by substituting “rained” for “cained”. (twice now)—also insisted on spacing between blunder and land. Jeeze, she sure keeps me on my toes. But those Bluuz vibes sure gets me that healin feelin. Count up two more for Alice.

  8. Carstie Clausen said, on July 7, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    For those who wanna know: MLB site is loaded with Giants stuff from Maria Guardado. Long scroll. Spent a fair bit of time there.

  9. zumiee said, on July 7, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    “The Giants announced Tuesday afternoon that they are suspending workouts at Oracle Park pending the results of tests conducted this past weekend.
    This has become a common, and phenomenally frustrating issue around the game. The A’s were the first team to deal with significant issues in getting test results back over the weekend and the Nationals and Astros were among those who canceled workouts Monday. The Giants did not have any significant delays with their intake screening last week, but players are supposed to be tested every other day, and teams have had issues getting those results back from the lab in Utah that MLB set up for just this purpose.”

    • willedav said, on July 7, 2020 at 1:46 pm

      The A’s did work out last evening though and got their test results. Hopefully this is one time issue due to Holiday and scheduling with pick up services and the Site in Utah. Doesn’t make MLB look good but as issues pop up, let’s hope they can get dealt with.

  10. unca_chuck said, on July 7, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Gee, it’s not like they didn’t have months to work out this testing protocol, for fuck’s sake.

    • snarkk said, on July 7, 2020 at 2:58 pm

      Why would MLB set up ALL tests to be made with ONE lab in one location?
      I’d like to know the rationale. Consistent protocols, methods?
      Why not labs under one company to ensure consistency, but with city locations near the ballparks that reduce travel time and handling of the test kits?
      What happens if that one building in Utah burns down — all the pending tests are lost. Or, that one lab consistently F’s up the tests?
      A major rule of business is to avoid putting all your eggs (customers, suppliers, etc) in one basket. When I valued businesses, a high concentration of customers or suppliers is always a risk factor that will increase a cap rate on cash flow analysis, which reduces the estimated value of the business…

  11. Flavor said, on July 7, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    again, too good not to share. Every time i consider unsubscribing I get one like these

    “Fuck,

    Why haven’t you accepted my Father’s invitation to join the Official Trump VIP Club?

    The Trump VIP Club is a highly exclusive, invite-only group of my father’s most trusted supporters. So, when he asked me who I thought we should invite to join, I immediately thought of Fuck from California.

    You’ve always been one of the President’s most loyal allies, which is why, for a short time, when you make your next contribution, you’ll automatically reach VIP Status and cement your name in history as a member of the Trump VIP Club.”

    • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2020 at 3:53 pm

      The hits keep on a rollin’… LMAO…

    • snarkk said, on July 7, 2020 at 4:05 pm

      What do you get if you’re a member of the VIP Club?
      A Zoom visit from Stormy?
      Keep these coming, they are funny ! …

  12. Carstie Clausen said, on July 7, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Fuck: Does Trump have more than one daughter? If so, perhaps one of them could personally convince you to climb up the ladder.

  13. Flavor said, on July 7, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    “Fuck From California” might have to be my new handle here……

  14. alleykat69 said, on July 7, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    Hey Flappers,
    Thought I would give you all an update on my surgery.
    Had the hip replacement surgery on 4/30 in the morning around 9:00, they called my daughter up around 11:15 and after a 3-4 hrs in recovery I was released around 5:00 to go home with a shitload of meds to use everything from oxycodone, Tylenol 500 mg, aspirin 81 mg for blood clots,tramadol 50 mg, Meloxicam 15 mg, and not to bind up Docustate 250 mg and Senna 8.5 mg both use for constipation,also Zofran 4mg in case needed for nausea and vomiting 🤮 só far haven’t needed to use that ( always have has some what of a cast iron stomach)
    My daughter Callie picked me up outside after I was wheeled out to Huey Lewis Hip to be square blazing on the CD Nice touch 😄👍

    The doctor said my right hip was basically bone on bone loaded with bone spurs and arthritis and scraped all the bone spurs and arthritis out.Said the procedure went real well putting in a titanium base cup, a ceramic ball and heavy duty plastic screws to attach everything together, plus overtime your natural body growth will seal the rest up. Before surgery I had stiffness in lower back( it felt like rebar it was so tight) pain in my groin if I sneezed are coughed that would make me double over in pain like a bad spasm shooting into your privates..
    And of course the major pain in the hip with a scale of 10-12 are more and my right leg was like dragging an anchor!!!

    So far a week to the day I have no pain in my back and groin( knock on wood) and all my pain is just where they put in all the hardware and cutting which is only natural since your body doesn’t care to be under that duress.So I just move slow with the walker and make sure of a couple things the PT ladies insist on…walk tall good posture as much as possible, do not point operated leg foot inward, don’t cross legs when sleeping, put a pillow between leg can help as well, keeps you from turning, I don’t want to be sleeping at all on my right buttocks/hip.
    PT people have come to the house and I’m doing some light workouts and basic fall prevention around the house.Do have 3 excersizes I need to work on in phase 1 before I go to phase 2.. called Quad(thigh) squeezes,Gluteal ( buttock) squeezes and Heel Slides which all can be done in bed..

    Sorry for the long post and thank you all for checking in at times I will be posting more going forward.
    I’m considering getting a workout exercising program together with Panda??Thoughts?

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Excellent, Kat!
      Welcome back and have a speedy recovery!

    • snarkk said, on July 7, 2020 at 4:52 pm

      Sheezus, Kat.
      If you don’t use all those meds, you can open a drug store.
      Good luck on the rehab !…

    • zumiee said, on July 7, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      Great to hear it went well, Kat!

    • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2020 at 5:44 pm

      Hey Kat – welcome back, brother Wishing you a speedy and full recovery!

      And holy hell, what a list of drugs. I second snarkk’s “open up a drug store” comment. 😉

    • willedav said, on July 7, 2020 at 6:20 pm

      Very cool man. If you can make the throw to 1b, I’d put you in there and let Pablo knock some cardio.

  15. gianthead said, on July 7, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    I am usually hell no on trading anyone of substance to help the Flodgers but this season will have a big asterisk due to covid so if we extract a big price for Cueto and Farhan should have a sense of best prospects I would not be upset to make that move….

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      Well assuming he’s bought out for 2022, he’s still got about $35M guaranteed on his deal.
      Anyone willing to take on those bucks ain’t gonna give you much in return, right?

      • Flavor said, on July 7, 2020 at 5:33 pm

        right.

      • zumiee said, on July 7, 2020 at 5:48 pm

        Yeah, ambient crowd noise is something we just take for granted, but it does add energy to sporting events.
        I really hope they don’t use recorded crowd noise. That would be so cheesy.

      • zumiee said, on July 7, 2020 at 5:50 pm

        I meant this as a reply to Loo below.. I messed that up.

  16. djloo27 said, on July 7, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    From what I’ve seen and what I’m imagining, sports is gonna suck with empty arenas and stadiums…

    • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2020 at 5:46 pm

      I suspect the same, but still hoping for it, as it sure as hell will be better than re-runs. I am still pessimistic about them getting a season in. Started, maybe.

    • zumiee said, on July 7, 2020 at 5:49 pm

      Oops. I replied to Loo in the wrong place. Sorry about that.

      • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2020 at 5:56 pm

        We’re so sorry, Uncle Zumiee
        We’re so sorry if we caused you any pain
        We’re so sorry, Uncle Zumiee
        But there’s no one left at home
        And I believe I’m gonna rain

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2020 at 5:51 pm

      Of the 4 “major” team sports, I’d say a baseball crowd probably has the least impact on the over all experience of watching a game on TV as well as on the game itself…

    • Bozo said, on July 7, 2020 at 7:03 pm

      I’m not going to miss seeing people gumming hot dogs behind home.

      • chipower9 said, on July 7, 2020 at 9:32 pm

        Agree. Unless I am pounding one down, too.

  17. alleykat69 said, on July 7, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    “Flap’s Drugstore of Crack is officially open”
    You have an ailment,Kat’s got the cure!

    • djloo27 said, on July 7, 2020 at 6:02 pm

  18. willedav said, on July 7, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    The santa Clara supervisor Cindy Chavez said, “This is our first pandemic. We’re learning as we go along.”
    Same everywhere for sports around world.
    English Premier League, Italian and Spanish soccer, Korean and Taiwan baseball are all up and running, without fans though Korea hopes to begin to admit small crowds They have a plan and address issues as they come up to their respectively different environments. It’s all you can do and I’m cautiously optimistic sports work here in America too.

    • Macdog said, on July 7, 2020 at 7:26 pm

      Don’t forget the NWSL happening in Utah!

  19. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 7, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Kat, glad you checked in and let us know how it went. I will likely have hip surgery in my near future, so I’m interested in how these things go (both parents also had). I was surprised to hear you went in at 8am and were out by 5pm, really thought there’d be an overnight for something that major. Glad you’re doing ok!

  20. zumiee said, on July 7, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    “We’re so sorry, Uncle Zumiee”

    Oh you know I like that song. The album it’s on is pretty under-rated.

  21. Macdog said, on July 7, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    No fans at the game will suck. But I won’t miss the endless shots of the crowd/fans during a baseball telecast — between pitches, after a big play, foul balls, etc. It’s by far the most needless part of any telecast, more annoying than Joe Buck. Fox in particular goes overboard with this, especially during playoff games.

  22. willedav said, on July 7, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    watching this show on Nashville where this reporter visits Sporting Club has a burger and then goes and throws axes. I must have seen 3-4 axe throwing episodes on different channels—anyone ever done this?
    Ed Ames had some advice on technique to Johnny Carson…

  23. Flavor said, on July 7, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    what PK’s been up to
    https://thelaughorist.blogspot.com/2020/07/change.html?spref=tw

    • willedav said, on July 8, 2020 at 7:38 am

      wow guy wouldn’t take his $5 and keep change? Usually I would use debit card for small buys for coffee/bagels/croissants, and then toss in a buck for tip. Tipping now seems more important than ever to help keep places you like (and their employees) afloat.

  24. willedav said, on July 8, 2020 at 7:34 am

    MLBTR says Giants have signed pitcher out of ASU Dagovich and are about to sign HS pitcher and UCLA commit Harrison. Law rated Harrison 54th in entire draft; Giants got him in 3rd round. These 2 signings would wrap up entire draft for SF.


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