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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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  1. willedav said, on July 13, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Don’t think Z has provided Kapler with much to work with, and imo he has zero pressure to win, but I want to see what he does.
    As a player with existing pre condition that makes him more vulnerable, this is A’s pitcher J Diekman who expressed optimism about health protocols being effective, “if everyone does their part and doesn’t go out.”

    “The second you go out, you could not feel anything for 4 days and then all of a sudden get it—and pass it on to someone.”

    “If you can’t live in this bubble—like, you can get every single essential item that you need for your house delivered to your house—if you can’t do it for 90 days, I honestly don’t know if I really want to talk to you.”

  2. willedav said, on July 13, 2020 at 6:58 am

    Shea said in Chron today Chadwick Tromp, back up C who used to play for Reds, hit 2 bombs in intra squad game yesterday.

    • Flavor said, on July 13, 2020 at 7:26 am

      Baggs or Crowley, I can’t remember who, said this dude has been raking since day 1

  3. Carstie Clausen said, on July 13, 2020 at 7:45 am

    Z. was incredibly astute in his pickups from the trash-heap last season, what with Yaz and Dickperson. Can Tromp possibly trump those picks? Evidently, the shot-caller has some excellent scouts and evaluators and also the chutzpah to go by their suggestions. One thing for sure–no moss is growing on his back. If Kapler works out to be as insightful and flexible as his boss, Giants could provide lotsa micro surprises this season. Just don’t expect the moon, but the season could be fun.

  4. Carstie Clausen said, on July 13, 2020 at 8:00 am

    Nine more days of the daze and then it’s “PLAY BALL!”. Betcha the jonesing for baseball has gotten so acute that ten days running, MLB-tv will have a HUGE viewership for the Nats n’ Yankmes for starters and los Gigantes at the LAtrine facing the hyper-confident LAbumbos.

  5. alleykat69 said, on July 13, 2020 at 8:34 am

    I am shocked and deeply saddened of hearing the news of actress Kelly Preston‘s death
    after a 2 year battle with breast cancer that she kept quiet.Wife if actor John Travolta for 28 years!
    Only 57 years old, fuck cancer!
    RIP Kelly

  6. snarkk said, on July 13, 2020 at 9:46 am

    You know how much batting practice and intrasquad scrimmage HRs count for anything, especially from dudes we’ve never heard of before? Yeah, Zilch. If they knew they were going to keep Bart in bubble wrap to not start his FA clock, they should have kept Vogt. He only cost the Dbacks $3 million, with an option for year 2…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 13, 2020 at 9:59 am

      Said it before and thinking many of us are on the same page about Vogt. At low-cost, the dude provided some serendipitous offense and if he handled pitchers even moderately well, retaining him should have been a no-brainer. This one’s on the Train-Bust,whether the owners, the bean-counters, Baer, whoever the hell is spouts be the G.M. and Zaidi as well. Perhaps their biggest fuck-up of the off-season.

  7. Flavor said, on July 13, 2020 at 9:55 am

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 13, 2020 at 10:03 am

      From the looks of things, the generational appellation maybe shouldn’t be “Gen-Z” (unless it’s for zonked). The Dee-Generation might be it.

    • Macdog said, on July 13, 2020 at 10:06 am

      That was Bobby Evans at the trade deadline.

      • xoot said, on July 13, 2020 at 11:47 am

        lmao

  8. unca_chuck said, on July 13, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Dear old mom and Andy. I don’t know if my mom bought the couch to match the phone, or vice versa, but a lot of naugahydes died to make that couch. Andy was the greatest dog ever. My brother got him when I was 6 and he died when I was 23.

    IMG_2701

    • Flavor said, on July 13, 2020 at 10:42 am

      was this the house your sister burned down?

      • unca_chuck said, on July 13, 2020 at 11:07 am

        No. This was much later. The fire was in 1961. This is about 1975-ish. Actually the straw hat reminds me of the bicentennial so it may be 1976.

    • Winder said, on July 13, 2020 at 10:47 am

      Looks like late 60s, got the ashtray and all. We had a naugahyde couch and chairs when i was a kid also. I asked my parents if they stole em out of a dentist office.

      • unca_chuck said, on July 13, 2020 at 11:06 am

        Yeah, prolly mid 70s. Funny thing is I still have that little leather phone book sitting on the table.

      • alleykat69 said, on July 13, 2020 at 11:24 am

        Funny Winder..
        Looks like you can just butt slide right off that couch easily!
        I always got a kick of Ricardo Montaban saying :This Chrysler has Corinthian leather added in for luxury lol🤣
        When it was just an advertising gimmick by Chrysler since Corinthian leather didn’t exist..

      • xoot said, on July 13, 2020 at 11:47 am

        especially slippery if you were wearing polyester pants

      • Winder said, on July 13, 2020 at 11:58 am

        My parents bought ours in either 56 or 57. And when I was 12 or 13 I went to the dentist and he had pretty much the same thing.

  9. djloo27 said, on July 13, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    It’s refreshing to see this, Chuck.
    Every media person doing remotes from home these days has the same fuckin’ high ceilings, off white walls, built in shelves and recessed lighting.
    Sickening…

  10. zumiee said, on July 13, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    You can go to the Room-Rater Twitter account, and see what score the media people get for their room on a scale of 0-10, with some brief snarky commentary.
    It’s actually an amusing way to spend a few minutes.
    https://mobile.twitter.com/ratemyskyperoom?lang=en

  11. Frank Souze said, on July 13, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    RE: “Let’s see what a game or two does to you….” I hope so & we shall see – Its going to be a watered down conjured facsimile version of the game we love so perhaps baseball addicts will consider this a any port in a storm fix until we all can hopefully be in a improved & healthy environment & reset this nightmare in February?

  12. chipower9 said, on July 13, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Fuck yeah I miss baseball. Give me the bastardized water-down shit they have T’d-up for this year…I really do not care. Went into my shop Saturday to fire-up the boob-tube to turn on Pandora, and college a re-run college baseball game was on…and it definitely reminded me that I miss baseball.

    • djloo27 said, on July 13, 2020 at 5:54 pm

      A strong start could definitely juice us spoiled, jaded geezers…

  13. djloo27 said, on July 13, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    50 years ago tomorrow as Dick Dietz looked on…

    Doesn’t look all that bad, really…

    • djloo27 said, on July 13, 2020 at 5:59 pm

      Looks more like he clothes-lined him than bowled him over…

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 13, 2020 at 6:05 pm

      Yeah, the hit on Buster was way worse, and that’s not me just being a “homer”. It’s still painful to watch that one….

      • willedav said, on July 13, 2020 at 6:24 pm

        2011 was so messed up, that being one of the worst things about it. Brought the Prez and Stewart into the mix. Miller used to complain during games about pitch thrown into the K zone Whiteside couldn’t glove, and so the ump called it a ball.

      • willedav said, on July 13, 2020 at 6:27 pm

        Another reason I can’t stand J Maddon, who complained rulebook was rewritten because of Posey.
        Um, what about the idiot who crushed him?

      • unca_chuck said, on July 13, 2020 at 6:35 pm

        The real pisser is Scott Cousins had a fucking nondescript career that produced nothing but that hit on Buster. 2 HR and 9 RBIs in 4 years, nd he ruined Buster’s career.

  14. Flavor said, on July 13, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Buster is headed into his second decade of catching at the major league level. His career is basically over. If he was on a good team he could be the grizzled rock vet who manages the pitching staff. But on our team he’s basically useless. You can’t just sit there trying to coax the ball to the right side all day. That’s not the game anymore. He’s gone this year, I’m fine with that. Jeez we could use the break…….

    • djloo27 said, on July 13, 2020 at 7:36 pm

      And can we put an end to any Buster HOF talk.
      He’ll always be a legendary Giant, but he’s one and done on the HOF ballot…

      • gianthead said, on July 13, 2020 at 8:00 pm

        Yep

  15. Flavor said, on July 13, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    i sent Denny a note on twitter inviting him back as long as he manages his shit. We’ll see what he decides. He has been banned for years but you know what, everyone deserves a second chance.

    • Winder said, on July 13, 2020 at 8:25 pm

      Nice.

  16. zumiee said, on July 13, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Posey probably needs to have 2,000 hits to make the Hall of Fame. He’s at 1380. He needs four good seasons of hitting. May not have that left in him.
    He’s still a career .302 hitter, .370 OBP, and .824 OPS.
    And all the accolades:
    3 rings
    Rookie of the Year
    MVP
    Batting title
    I think he won a Gold Glove one year.
    The media loves him.

    • zumiee said, on July 13, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      Several All Star games

    • Flavor said, on July 13, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      lol, he won’t get to 1800 hits. Book it.
      Hey, I am not following this NBA stuff but what’s up with the bubble? Dubs aren’t playing right, it’s just the top 16 teams or whatever?

  17. Flavor said, on July 13, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Zumiee is right though, the media universally loves Buster. That goes a long way. It went a long way against Barry.

  18. alleykat69 said, on July 13, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Don’t think voters will give Buster any slack in his HOF considerations after taking this year off.Right are wrong in his bailing out there will be voters that will hold that against him.And yes unfortunately right now his stats aren’t going to make to Cooperstown..

    • Flavor said, on July 13, 2020 at 8:18 pm

      nobody is going to hold taking this year off against him. You think HOF voters give a shit about this dumbass fake season? Come on.

  19. willedav said, on July 13, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    My guess is 2021 you see what could have been setting for this year, Posey and Bart C, unless Giants are thrilled by one of the scrubinis 2020. 2022 is option year Giants surely decline, but that platoon/mentorship could stlll be there if Posey wants to play and can still hit and handle position. Bailey moves closer by 2023.

    • djloo27 said, on July 13, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      Think Buster would sign for Panda/Pence money in 2022 or just go home?

      • willedav said, on July 14, 2020 at 6:49 am

        yeah I could see him sticking around if he felt team was closer to WC shot by then.

  20. Flavor said, on July 13, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    this kid is 10 times smarter than his smartest friend.

    • djloo27 said, on July 13, 2020 at 9:03 pm

      Probably a professional actor reading from a script.
      Solid message anyway…

      • djloo27 said, on July 13, 2020 at 9:08 pm

        Sorry, I just don’t believe anything I see anymore – at least on the internet…

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 13, 2020 at 10:09 pm

      Anyway. Wow. Been having a great evening after a sluggish start. Got my prismacolor pencils back on the sixth and dusted them off and sharpened the lot this evening…well maybe half of them anyway. Didn’t get all of them as my friends had to rescue a pretty full house after my incident.

      Earlier today had done a couple of Cosmographic states that got colored in tonight. Maine was a bit experimental, but Hawaii went over the fence. Also inked in 4 squiggles and colored in a couple of them while listening to some fine Bluuz on the iMac.

      It’s the 14th now, by 4 minutes. Shorty would have been 76 today. A natural athlete, we both collected baseball cards in ’57. Who knows, I may have traded a Mantle to a Mays with him. Also Bastille Day, so they’re partying in Paris today. Baseball in 9 days.

  21. djloo27 said, on July 14, 2020 at 4:10 am

    Greatest baseball card trade I ever made was getting Marichal straight up for Dean Chance in the summer of ’66. The kid I fleeced was a despicable scumbag which made it that much better. A couple of weeks after that, the local ice cream 🍦 man put a 10 inch knife 🔪 to this kid’s throat. As happy a childhood memory that I have. It was also the first time I heard the word c–ksucker.

    • djloo27 said, on July 14, 2020 at 4:19 am

      Chance was washed up after throwing 1,800 innings before his 28th birthday.
      Timmy was cooked at 30 with 1,600.
      Not everybody is Gaylord Perry…

      • Carstie Clausen said, on July 14, 2020 at 7:34 am

        Not everybody was able to get away with a killer spitball–or shinola ball or whatever.

  22. mrsprtdude said, on July 14, 2020 at 6:46 am

    OK. I admit it!

  23. willedav said, on July 14, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Nothing inherently wrong with running Bart out there for few weeks but it’s obvious Z thinks he needs more seasoning and experience. Next year he gets that, then comes up. No way to tell how healthy Posey was last year or how well his bat has recovered for now. But he’s still head of class, for now and maybe 2 more years.

    2 things SF has to figure out this season for 2021— most important defensive positions of SS and CF.
    CF has multiple options–LH Yaz and Duggar, RH Davis and Dubon plus BHam the switch hitter. Yaz best hitter, Davis good prospect numbers, Dubon as most versatile. Other 2 have to prove they can make lot fewer outs and get on base more to have much value to offensively starved team.

    SS, in platooney Kap era has who beside Crawford? Solano hits RH but will be 32 and hit well in part time role. Can Dubon handle SS on regular basis, or is it better if he moves around?

  24. willedav said, on July 14, 2020 at 7:21 am

    seems to be lot of noise over how much Giants like Dubon as CF. Just read column in F/G on rankings for positions of 1b and 2b…Giants surprisingly about 9th in NL for 1b(which isn’t strong position anymore due to regression by lot of former good hitters) btw Belt and Flores, but dead last in NL at 2b with Dubon and Solano. Projections for Dubon shows .700 OPs, only .300 ish for OB.
    Solano had .360 OB and .450 slugging last year but projections don’t think it’s sustainable. hmmnnn

    • willedav said, on July 14, 2020 at 7:23 am

      Hadn’t thought about it, but who plays 1b after Belt’s contract is up?


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