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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.

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  1. willedav said, on July 16, 2020 at 8:56 am

    They are playing the A’s twice next week. First one is Monday there, next one Tuesday at the O.
    A’s will have Sean Manaea and Fiers as starters; these should get everyone more fired up. A’s and SF will play during season and A’s are gonna need every W they can to avoid WC that has doomed them to one and done status despite great regular seasons.

  2. Carstie Clausen said, on July 16, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Six more days of CV-blaah and then it’s “Play Ball!”

    • chipower9 said, on July 16, 2020 at 11:20 am

      And only four days until they T it up against the A’s in two preseason games (as mentioned above by WilleDav). Both are supposed to be televised on NBCS BA, and on KNBR, too. Monday’s game has a 6:40 start. Tuesday’s start is 6:45. PLAY BALL!

  3. alleykat69 said, on July 16, 2020 at 9:38 am

    The Dick hit a bomb off of Anderson also.
    Weird feeling with no Dick Dick Dick chant!
    That’s the new baseball with Cyrus the Virus taking over unfortunately..

  4. gianthead said, on July 16, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Caught a news story on radio about MN cops using a drone to fly over and bust nude sunbathers on a secluded lake beach…made me think of our Stix!!! Does he know where this beach is???

    • Carstie Clausen said, on July 16, 2020 at 1:40 pm

      GH: Off the top, I don’t know, what with over 15,000 lakes in Minn, not counting the BIG one fronting the Arrowhead country. One quick take is that we have definitely entered the world of George Orwell’s 1984 with police choppers (imagine–he wrote that in 1948 when helos were still in their infancy) swooping in on people’s homes to make sure they were tuned in faithfully to their boobtoobs to get their daily regimen of Big Brother (& the holding company) coming atcha with their regular dosage.

      Fuck the silly business of de-funding the police. What is needed is to crack down on Warrior-cops as trained by I$raeli anti-Palestinian chokehold tactics .Also all this crap disgorged from military “surplus” does not belong in what still faces as a free country. Militarization of the police is utterly unAmerican. Robotization of ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIE$ not only dehumanizes them; it also dehumanizes WE THE PEOPLE, who by constitutional law are supposed to be sovereign in this ruptured republic.

  5. willedav said, on July 16, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Every team is saying the same thing- short season?-hey get off to a fast start, youneverknow. Kapler I would bet is no different, so next few days and games vs. A’s should ramp up intensity.
    also rosters are gonna have to be set for first 30 in SF/rest in Sac.
    any update on BHam? I had thought he had good chance to make that first group as extra baserunner defensive replacement for OF. Shea said this morning in Chron still on injured list.

    • Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 10:50 am

      all I know is that everyone is raving about Bart. If Kap wants to put his best team out there Bart should be part of it.

      • willedav said, on July 16, 2020 at 12:52 pm

        did you see story from Pavs on nbc giants site? Kap still talking about “development” of Bart. Maybe he is just echoing company line from above, idk. Remember Romo when asked about closing? He said, “I just work here.”

      • Bozo said, on July 16, 2020 at 1:59 pm

        Bart is a stud and will be a major player at some point soon (I hope he keeps 77 as his number). I think SF management want him to learn another position first. Hello, JT Snow, the Giants are on line 1. Who knows, the plan might even be to make catching his secondary position, which I think would be a wise move if that is the plan.

      • willedav said, on July 16, 2020 at 2:47 pm

        bozo that’s good take I’d read that somewhere too about SF having him learn 1b.
        at least no one can accuse Zaidi of pandering to f/b babes on leaving Bart off top 30 for now.

  6. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Zumiee thank you for pointing me in the direction of this guy, he is freaking hilarious.

    • Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 11:23 am

      They usually rate the room out of /10 and this one he rates 4/20 cause of the dirty bong I’m dying

    • zumiee said, on July 16, 2020 at 1:19 pm

      Yeah, it’s one of the twitter pages I check everyday now.

  7. xoot said, on July 16, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Looks like the Giants are going to sponsor some sort of SF-logo face-mask giveaways. Bobbleheads, indeed. I hope the things are built better than some of the fucking hats they’ve given me over the years.

  8. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Longo and Flores:
    Two days after Evan Longoria praised Bart, Wilmer Flores said this when asked which young Giants has impressed him: “I really like Joey Bart’s approach. He can hit the ball hard. He has really impressed me. I didn’t get to see him in spring training but I’m getting to see him now. He’s really got some pop.”

    • xoot said, on July 16, 2020 at 4:08 pm

      Bart will start at least one of the two games v. the a’s next week. I’m confident.

  9. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    here you go Loo

    • djloo27 said, on July 16, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      Sounded like an aluminum bat!

  10. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    woulda been 2 had I been in that dugout

  11. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    season won’t get off the ground if they don’t have a place to play

    • Macdog said, on July 16, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      Baltimore is 38 miles away, why can’t the Nats play there?

  12. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 5:02 pm

  13. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Baggs attempt not to ruffle feathers I guess

    • xoot said, on July 16, 2020 at 5:11 pm

      he doesn’t look like a 1B to me. This is 2010 all over again, but without Benji (or, this time, Buster) blocking the way.

      • chipower9 said, on July 16, 2020 at 9:46 pm

        Great analogy. Agree….Bart looks like a catcher.

  14. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    If they’d just go ahead and trade Belt for a rosin bag and a fungo bat, we could just put Posey at 1st and be done with it. I don’t really WANT Posey at 1st, but I’d rather have bart up and playing rather than Belt at 1st cuz Posey isn’t going anywhere.

    • unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2020 at 5:43 pm

      I guess this applies to next year. I forgot that this season won’t happen anyway.

  15. xoot said, on July 16, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    In a piece he posted on The Athletic half an hour ago, Baggarly explains that the March agreement creates an incentive not to bring up prospects like Bart this “year.” If the season gets shut down early, any kid who plays three games gets an entire year of service, apparently. Three games — one full year off the arb clock. I think that’s what Baggs is saying (although he’s vaguer than usual). Also, Baggs points out that Zaidi (et al), who took over in Nov. 2018, did not draft Bart in the summer of 2018.

    • chipower9 said, on July 16, 2020 at 9:50 pm

      I have read that in a couple of articles. When you think about it, it is entirely plausible (season could shut down early). So, putting myself in Zaidi’s shoes, I can see the logic in “playing it slow.”

  16. alleykat69 said, on July 16, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    They’re going to do to Bart what they did to Posey his 1st time callup,and that’s not to play him.Giants orq continues to live in the stone ages compared to many other teams in playing prospects.They coddle their players way to much instead of letting them get they’re feet wet,and especially with Bart who is the best catcher by far in camp right now..

    • chipower9 said, on July 16, 2020 at 9:52 pm

      Yeah, I think this year, given this weird-ass situation, the reason to not bring-up Bart is more in line with Xoot’s comment, above.

  17. snarkk said, on July 16, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    If they don’t play Bart to start out, but then play him after 30 games in, I would consider that nonsense. He wouldn’t be 30 games more experienced at the AA or AAA level. He’d have 5 weeks or so of catching instruction and simulated games and BP at Raley Field. If they don’t play him at all this “season”, then it’s clearly the FA clock thing that’s driving this…

    • xoot said, on July 16, 2020 at 6:04 pm

      and the FA clock relates to his trade value. That’s what Baggs gets at as he discusses Bart’s value, as an *inherited asset*, in Zaidi’s scheme. Interesting take.

  18. snarkk said, on July 16, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    I wondered what the trigger was for # of games played to get service time. It makes sense for them to get the lay of the land on how this “season” will go in terms of cancellation prospects before they commit Bart to play. After a half dozen games, they should understand the lay of the land. For the FA clock, I say F it. Play the kid. He’s not 19. He’s friggin’ 23 or something. Time’s a wastin’…

  19. alleykat69 said, on July 16, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Flavors boy Billy Hamilton back in camp after a 13 day undisclosed hiatus.Must be nice to know your only really needed till the season is about to start so you can rest your only true weapons your legs till then .
    Next steal for Hambone will be number 300 in his career. He also has a 85% success rate of stealing 3rd base..
    Hmm extra innings steals 3 rd with no outs under the new rule is a nice advantage to have though..

    • xoot said, on July 16, 2020 at 6:32 pm

      yep. 10th inning in a 0-0 game, perfect for one of the pitchers. Suddenly, Hamilton’s on second against the would-be perfecto. Ham steals third. The pitcher, after all those innings in the windup, has trouble with his stretch and balks. Perfect game still, technically, but he (and his team) loses. Hamilton gets a walkoff celebration at home plate.

      What bullshit. Theoretically. (And Hamilton will be fun to see.)

  20. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    I said last year that Pillar would be our most exciting player and it’s hard to argue against that. Maybe you go with the Dick when he was healthy. Either way, B-Hammy gonna do some exciting things I bet. He’s got obvious holes in his game but he flies around out there like lightening.

  21. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 6:46 pm

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    • Bozo said, on July 16, 2020 at 7:28 pm

      The ones starting to pop up around here say “God, Guns & Country Trump 2020”

      • xoot said, on July 16, 2020 at 7:49 pm

        Is there a red white and blue image of god holding an AR-15?

      • Bozo said, on July 16, 2020 at 7:58 pm

        And I thought it couldn’t get any scarier, Xoot. Maybe that’ll be the flag version.

  22. Carstie Clausen said, on July 16, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    So Fuck, why not take a swing and go yard on that one. Definitely good for shits n’ giggles when all those disappointed supporters hear the bad news some Wednesday in early November. You might have one of the few still in circulation after that. You could even host a fuckin contest to find a winnah of an autographed Fuck sign. Just so someone from Houston doesn’t steal it.

  23. unca_chuck said, on July 16, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Trump’s shit-bag scum-sucking life summed up in one sentence. This from a guy who pissed away $400 million in daddy’s money amid 6 bankruptcies and thousands of stiffed investors and employees.

    “Send me $20.00 and I’ll send you two free $0.49 signs.”

  24. Macdog said, on July 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    • Winder said, on July 16, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      My guess is that half the team won’t be in real playing shape by the time it’s supposed to kick off. I think the only players with real incentive are the youngsters.

  25. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on July 16, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    I don’t know… I’m having a difficult time conjuring up feeling “not good” about Longo’s injury going from mild to moderate…

    • Macdog said, on July 16, 2020 at 7:55 pm

      Haha!

  26. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    The only way I’d give the trump campaign $$$$ would be if it was going towards a casket

  27. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    This guy played one big league game.
    3 ABs: Strikeout – Triple Play – Double Play

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/wrighro02.shtml

    • Bozo said, on July 16, 2020 at 8:06 pm

      Good thing he was a DH, otherwise he could have had a really bad day.

    • alleykat69 said, on July 16, 2020 at 8:24 pm

      He was just the opposite of the” Wright Stuff”

    • Macdog said, on July 16, 2020 at 8:48 pm

      Hey, his team won, so it could’ve been worse.

  28. zumiee said, on July 16, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Mary Trump’s book went on sale this week and has already sold almost a million copies. Has a book ever sold like that before? I have no idea.

    • Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      You’re a big reader zumiee, is that one on your list?

      • zumiee said, on July 16, 2020 at 8:08 pm

        Yeah, I’ll read it eventually. I have read a lot of books about Trump already, mostly books about Trump & Russia. Lots of good reporting has been done.

      • zumiee said, on July 16, 2020 at 8:15 pm

        This is one of the best of those books.

      • zumiee said, on July 16, 2020 at 8:19 pm

        I won’t read Bolton’s book. He should have presented that material to the nation during the impeachment. He chose money over service to the nation.

    • chipower9 said, on July 16, 2020 at 10:03 pm

      It set the record for that publisher. I think I read somewhere that one of the earloer books with dirt on trump made more in a comparative time. The same article said that most books don’t make that much money in the life of the selling of the book.

  29. xoot said, on July 16, 2020 at 8:10 pm

    game 5 v Cinn in 2012 on the Giants cable station now. I had to follow that game on the computer feed while working in my office. When Buster hit the grand slam, I roared and so did the lawyer in the office next to me, and so did a bunch of secretaries and paralegals on down the line. We all celebrated in the hallway. Game five wasn’t even over yet, but we knew we were going to win it all now. Just one of those communal moments you never forget.

  30. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    looks like Trump has had it with this nightly bullshit in Portland. Still, this is not the way to handle it. This is like Nazi Germany shit…

  31. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    now, I have ZERO sympathy for these fucks that have been destroying my former city EVERY NIGHT since the Floyd protests went down. And don’t give me any bullshit that it isn’t happening, I have many friends in Portland who confirm they are destroying the city nightly.
    So, no sympathy and they should have shut the fuck up and stopped weeks ago, but I don’t support how this is going down. Not cool.

    • zumiee said, on July 16, 2020 at 9:13 pm

      I read this very good book by Johnston.

    • Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 9:15 pm

      i follow him on twitter, i like him a lot.

  32. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    and I’ll tell you another thing, if the Portland PD had just handled their shit it wouldn’t have had to get to this point. I follow them on twitter, EVERY NIGHT they sit there asking *pretty please stop throwing bricks and bottles at us. Pretty please stop setting fires. Pretty please stop destroying things.” Arrest those fucking criminals and then it wouldn’t have gotten to this Gestapo stuff.
    Did you see that pussy they arrested? He was like, *uh oh wish I’d stayed in mommy’s basement tonight.*. That fuck is a great example of the bullshit that has taken over the night time in Portland over the last 6 weeks……

  33. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    this is an example of the bullshit the Portland PD spews out every night while Antifa wannabees are running amok and destroying the city.

  34. Flavor said, on July 16, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    I’m sorry I keep posting about Portland I know nobody cares about that here. I’m just so sick of this bullshit that goes on every night in that great city and nobody has done shit to address or stop it

    • zumiee said, on July 16, 2020 at 9:33 pm

      I have nice memories of Portland. Of course, Powell’s Books is high on the list.

  35. djloo27 said, on July 16, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    I think the great movie “Drugstore Cowboy” was shot in Portland…

  36. willedav said, on July 17, 2020 at 6:52 am

    Giants are doing Championship Week games these days leading up to what I hope is real baseball soon. Saw some of the Reds game Xoot mentioned as I’d never seen that one. they also had Braves playoffs from 2010 where Cody Ross was hero in Game 4 Casilla Lopez Wilson closed them out after Bum went solid 6.

    Omar Infante—played for Braves in 2010, Tigers in 2012 and Royals in 2014.

  37. alleykat69 said, on July 17, 2020 at 6:58 am

    Bummer for Omar,if he played for us he would have had 3 W/S rings…

  38. willedav said, on July 17, 2020 at 7:06 am

    fwiw, Kerry Crowley is about only guy who writes on giants that is out and out supporting Bart; you can find twitter stuff on others’ posts and apparently he put something in Mercury News about it too.

  39. willedav said, on July 17, 2020 at 7:09 am

    Everything you read, blogger comments or twitter replies, fanbase seems 90% behind playing him now.


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