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Bummer For Him

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 6, 2020

Well, Bum made it through 4 innings. San Dawg did try to lure me into this bet but I declined:

In the end, we could not agree on a bet.

Seeing Bum in another uni didn’t really do much for me one way or the other.

We are still riding that 39% chance into the post season……

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  1. willedav said, on September 6, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Odd day in NL–teams right in front of SF STL Miami Colorado all won, and so did teams right behind us (except for Brewers) Cincy and Mets.

    Nice to see Bart and Dubon at bottom of order with couple hits that contributed to scoring. Both of them are trying to figure things out but are going well at plate lately.
    Bart is 8-18 after the 1-20 slump. Interesting splits: he is hitting .294 vs. RHP .214 vs. LHP.
    Doing better at home .786 OPS and all 4 of his XBHs than road where OPS is .628. No bombs yet but is getting on base at .350 clip.

    Giants lineup last night-3 players over 1.000 OPS Slater Belt Yaz and 3 more over .800 Longo Solano Flores

  2. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2020 at 9:07 am

    Krispy Kratz is now the Yanks’ starting catcher…

  3. Carstie Clausen said, on September 6, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Fukkin WordPress wanted me to go through the rigamarole of going through my e-m addy again. Lost my comment. Something like: ” I like it when the Yankmes go into hard times. It goes clear back to when Jake Ruppert finagled the dipsoidal Redsucks owner into parting with Babe Ruth for $50 Grand so he could invest in an opera (upper class idjit). Fifty Grand in those days had the buying power of about $1M ln today’s privately owned “Federal” Reserve inflated currency.

    What browned me off and still does was that by getting the Babe, the Yanks downed the then top dogs–the Giants– in the ’23 Series and have been pinstriped dominating ever since.

    It’s all about the money…which continues to mess up the game.

  4. unca_chuck said, on September 6, 2020 at 10:01 am

    I kinda forgot about this shit happening back in the day.

    • djloo27 said, on September 6, 2020 at 10:18 am

      Chuck, if you have 5 minutes, you’ll like this…

  5. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Nice job by Dubon handling his monumental screw-up.
    He’s a very likable kid…

  6. willedav said, on September 6, 2020 at 11:26 am

    Freddie King (listed as “little” ) currently on wwoz festing in place 2001 concert

    • willedav said, on September 6, 2020 at 11:34 am

      sounds like different guy from guitarist Freddy king I’m more familiar with

      • xoot said, on September 6, 2020 at 11:38 am

        Hideaway sounds familiar

      • xoot said, on September 6, 2020 at 11:51 am

        whoa. Little Freddie is not Freddie (2001!)

  7. willedav said, on September 6, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Dubon back in the lineup vs LHP today per what I saw posted. robertson at SS Wilmet at 1b Ruf in LF.
    Playing the kid in CF seems to be his position.

    • willedav said, on September 6, 2020 at 11:31 am

      Slater at DH and leading off again.

  8. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Since I walked the plank on Grave Duggar’s nickname by Loo,
    I will try my second attempt good are bad when I thought I coined the
    Phrase Krispy Kratz on are weak ass hitting catcher along way back in the archives..

    • djloo27 said, on September 6, 2020 at 11:55 am

      Krispy Kratz is one of your best, Kat

      • alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 12:23 pm

        Loo,Coming from the Master I appreciate it..

  9. snarkk said, on September 6, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    I can’t post using my cell phone anymore. Started several weeks ago. I go through the log in process, it looks like it accepts the log in, still not logged in. Tried various things. Anybody have the same problem?…

    • Flavor said, on September 6, 2020 at 12:53 pm

      you may need to enable cookies. I’m not sure how to do that, it’s somewhere in your settings.

      • snarkk said, on September 6, 2020 at 12:58 pm

        OK, i’ll look see. I hate this computer shit that all of a sudden the thing you’ve been doing forever that works, doesn’t…

  10. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Geez 3 pitches in and it’s 1-0 D-backs on a Bomb by DeCastro his 1st of the year even.
    Yard is going to continue to play easy and HR’s a plenty in 88 degrees starting time temp!

    And WTF with the Umpires showing up 5 minutes late, locked in the room/ mask 😷 problems
    whatever? This would be a total kangaroo 🦘 fine on these clowns 🤡 even the players were mocking them looking at their wrists and shaking their heads laughing..

  11. zumiee said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Snarkk, did you try going to the Worpress website and accessing the Flap there? That’s how I have to get in using my phone. At WordPress.com it’ll have any WordPress blogs you are a member of. The Flap will look more bare-bones, but it works. You’ll lose “edit” ability using the Flap that way, though.
    When I use my laptop I can access the Flap the regular way.

    • zumiee said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:28 pm

      I can still “edit” using my laptop.

  12. unca_chuck said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Yeah, i have the same problem on my phone. Log on through wordpress.com.

    Gawd we must lead the league in not scoring on base hits w/a runner on 2nd.

  13. unca_chuck said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    And the DP.

  14. James said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    *Now* Longoria is on pace for 30 DPs over a full season.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      Back in the day the Giants had Ken Reitz for 1 season. I was at a game with my buddies and I called 2 DP’s he would hit and of Mr.DP did..Think he had like 26 are more that year at the Stick.

      • James said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:52 pm

        I remember that particular Ken Reitz trait very well, Kat!

    • Macdog said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:14 pm

      He might get that many in this shortened season.

  15. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    I have issues logging in as well on my phone,have to double hit posts, some hide thing on top too I have to fuck with, but I can still post so I don’t want to screw with it.,

    Now I wished Wotus Just sent Solano to the plate and rolled the dice instead of the inning killer DP by Longoria..

    • Carstie Clausen said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      Longoria should probably bat sixth—huge difference with that top-loaded setup.

  16. Carstie Clausen said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Flores and Robertson both out on atem ball liners.

  17. zumiee said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Yikes.

    “Novak Djokovic defaulted to Pablo Carreno Busta on Sunday during their Round of 16 match at the US Open after unintentionally hitting a line judge with a ball.
    After losing his serve, the world No. 1 hit a ball in anger and hit a lineswoman in the throat.”

    • xoot said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:56 pm

      That sure ain’t nothin to djok about

  18. Carstie Clausen said, on September 6, 2020 at 1:57 pm

    Whodda thunk it—Chadwick tromped on it.

  19. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Works Stix..

  20. xoot said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Seems like Longoria spends half his time playing second base now

  21. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Yeah Tromp needs to play some are the crazy glue stuck on his pants won’t let him off the bench.
    But now he has Cueto and he will be his personal catcher the rest of the year, since Bart and shimmy Just don’t speak the same language to work together..

  22. James said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    K and K have really made a point of praising the umpires’ zones this year, almost as if they’re part of a campaign to temper the growing criticism. I looked at the stats for incorrectly called pitches per baseballsavant, roughly averaging the percentages for the 20 players who’ve seen the most pitches so far in 2020, comparing numbers with the top 20 over 2016. Based on that, it looks like the umps have improved their calls of pitches in the zone; what they haven’t improved on are the pitches out of the zone that they call strikes. Not at all scientific, but enough to confirm for me that the umps’ ball/strike calls haven’t achieved some acceptable level of error.

    • xoot said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:21 pm

      No fans to distract or, on bad calls, to insult?

      • James said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:29 pm

        Ha, maybe. Presumably MLB has been on them to get better.

  23. Macdog said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Kat, looked up Reitz stats, yeah, 24 GDP in ’76 for the Giants. He led the league with 25 for the Cards in ’74.

  24. Carstie Clausen said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    WHEWWW!!! Cueto played with fire and somehow didn’t get burned.

    • xoot said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:33 pm

      Wilmer’s play to the plate was key. Fairly smooth and athletic. Would joey have made the tag?

  25. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Thanks MacDog, I just knew that guy was a DP machine!

  26. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    I liked Cueto’s fire after he got out of it with the K, He was pumped up saying some choice Spanish lines in his glove..

  27. xoot said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Another good play by Errores Flores. Nice by Cueto too.

  28. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    It’s unbelievable to fathom but Arizona is starting 5 players today with batting averages of .191 and low of .119!!!

  29. unca_chuck said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    kinda hoped they’d pull Cueto

  30. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Tempting fate in back to back baseloaded innings is not a good scenario to live by..

    • James said, on September 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      Diamondbacks feel the same way, especially now.

  31. Macdog said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Solano-doubter!

  32. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Barreling Up Solano for the lead!!!

  33. willedav said, on September 6, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Giants hung around long enough and now bats starting to go off on AZ pen. No idea why Lovullo didn’t hit for Jay vs. Baragar.

  34. Flavor said, on September 6, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Who scrapped Solano off the scrap heap? Was that a Z move?

    • xoot said, on September 6, 2020 at 3:46 pm

      Yes

      • Flavor said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:03 pm

        he’s good at those.

  35. xoot said, on September 6, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    Dickerson in for D? I’m stunned and amazed

  36. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 3:49 pm

    Great catch by Dick!

  37. Flavor said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Lou Brock died. One of my first favorite non-Giants.

    • James said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:04 pm

      On the cover of the very first baseball magazine I ever bought.

    • xoot said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:08 pm

      oh, shit

  38. James said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    It’s gone the Giants’ way today, but, man is that terrible umpiring.

    • xoot said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:06 pm

      It’s hot in there. Poor guy wants to pound a few beers in an air conditioned hotel room and sip a double blantons with his room service steak. Can’t blame the hack.

  39. Macdog said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Victory!

  40. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    That was a terrible strike 3 call,one of the worst I’ve ever seen!
    But hey the Giants will take it..
    And now Ball game!! Woo Hoo!!

  41. mrsprtdude said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    YAY!!!

  42. mrsprtdude said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    3 weeks left exactly and were still in the think of the playoff race. FUN!!

  43. mrsprtdude said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    19 games left. 11-8 and were in is my guess

  44. Flavor said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    the only thing stopping us from making the post season is the motherfucking virus.

    • willedav said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      or the pitching. Giants lost twice recently scoring 5 and 6 runs and it isn’t first time that’s happened. Hitting is usually fine. there are decent teams like STL and Mets around SF that could sneak in. I think near end of season is 4 gamer vs. Pads.

      • Flavor said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:30 pm

        nah, we’re sliding into walk of shame territory. They can weez in there with shitty pitching.

      • xoot said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:38 pm

        Cards have something like four double headers in the next week, iirc

  45. willedav said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    My mentor buddy who grew up in Italian part of Oakland knew Ernie Broglio. He was hurt and never recovered after going to Cubs for Brock. Maybe Cards knew at the time, cubs sure didn’t.

  46. Flavor said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    the year I was born Lou Brock led the league in doubles, triples and steals. Brock played the game the way I always wished I could have played it. Man, I would do anything to be fast. Just one day I wish I could have played baseball like Lou Brock……

  47. willedav said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    June 17 of 1962 when still with Cubs Brock hit one of longest bombs ever in Polo Grounds vs. Mets, off Al Jackson.

  48. Carstie Clausen said, on September 6, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Twenty game winners! Nineteen left to go. Ten and nine record the rest of the way could get us to 30-30 season. That wouldn’t be bad at all, to judge from pre-season expectations by most prognosticators. Needles to say (and all needles have points) not all 19 will be at home vs. the snakes. But then neither will we be giving the LaBumbos a run for their shekels. Even 8 more W’s would be above expectations, where the highest hopes early on would be a 25-35 record with this crew of castoffs and declining vets.

    Takeaways: All four tallies were the product of the long ball. Go figure. Look at those recent drought years and SF was hapless and nearly hopeless digging up those taters. Today Tromp, Belt (pinch-hitting for him–an interesting move by K. which turned out a winnah) and Donnie barrels driving in a baserunner. He’s up to a very respectable 27 now. No triples today and the doubles were not cashed in, with only one of 7 runners driven in. Kapler does need to get Longoslaps outta cleanup. Batting 6th he could do less damage to this top-loaded lineup. Figured Slater would come around nicely after a Rustoleum treatment.

    On the mound Cueto was erratic but determined…surviving a brace of three bags full. Kapler brought in Baragar in the top of the 6th with two outs and took care of business. Maybe he possesses what the French call “sangfroid”, which in American we’d say “icewater in his veins”. One cool customer. Perhaps K. has figured out the Fireman thing. Great baseball retro, where in middle innings with the starter in trouble and the game potentially getting outta hand, the fireman comes in and douses the flames. Doing that vs Arizona could be a great confidence-booster. He will face much tougher lineups.

    Another Z & H dumbster dive, lefty Jarlin Davis pitches a coolheaded 7th to keep up his scintillating 0.00 ERA. Just can’t get better than that. Interesting turnaround for the 8th. I kinda expected Selman. Nope. It was the guy whom I figured to be our prime closer, what with his 0.69 ERA–Tony Watson, superlative in his walk year. So who gets called in top of the 9th with a somewhat slender 2 run lead? None other than Tyler Rogers. Wondering if that was 100% Kap’s call. Organization seems to be grooming him. Two special K’s and a harmless ground-out and its the fat lady doing her aria. Nine strikes for a dozen pitches. Economical. Seems like the bullies have been mostly sorted out after 41 games into the 60. Ten more wins with 19 to go? Possible now with the relievers slotting in and the dead wood enjoying those nice warm days in SacTown.

    Gotta give kudos to Belt who back in the glory days was my favorite position player, who in my opinion was miscast to be a slugging first-sacker. Well, now with all those seasons behind him, that seasoned vet seems to have gotten over the habit of playing ump and waiting for walks. Maybe the bad umpiring this season served as a dose of salts and cleaned out his system.

    • djloo27 said, on September 6, 2020 at 8:49 pm

      Nothing better than a Stix re-cap.
      And it’s 1000x better here without the politics…

  49. snarkk said, on September 6, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Brock is to be remembered for his play on the field, to be sure.
    But, his lasting impact on the game was surely his fight against the reserve clause, all the way to the SCOTUS, where he lost. It cost him, big time, and did not do him any personal good. It could be said it shortened his life. Nonetheless, his leadership led pretty quickly to the breakthrough decision on Andy Messerschmidt that generated the free agency we’ve seen the last 40+ years…
    https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/07/how-curt-flood-changed-baseball-and-killed-his-career-in-the-process/241783/

  50. zumiee said, on September 6, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Good job by the bullpen.

  51. zumiee said, on September 6, 2020 at 5:54 pm

  52. alleykat69 said, on September 6, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Oh man baseball loss one of the greatest in Lou Brock
    Dumbest trade the Cubs ever made. Brock was the first leadoff hitter that redefined the position.
    He was the catalyst for the Cardinals with his blazing speed,and in the W/S his star shined bright.
    Lou Brock was the trail blazer before Ricky Henderson as the 2 greatest leadoff hitters of alltime imo!
    RIP Lou, you were amazing to watch play the game..

  53. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 6, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Other than some games at Yankee Stadium my Dad took me to when I was quite young, where I could see the players at a distance, Brock was the first player I ever saw close up. My family always took road trips to the midwest where a lot of my extended family lived (Chicagoland, St. Louis). One time during grade school years, my cousin in St. Louis had a softball game at her school, and one of her classmates was Brock’s daughter and she said he sometimes came to their games. I went to one while we were visiting, and sure enough, Lou was there. I think I just sat there for an hour or so, stunned into silence just looking at him like he was a god-like apparition. Class act all the way.

    James, I also feel like one of my first baseball magazines had Brock on the cover. Not sure if it was “Sport” or something else. In those years, I tended to favor Sport over Sports Illustrated because it had more pictures…

    • Macdog said, on September 6, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      Sport had more pictures than Sports Illustrated, haha.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on September 6, 2020 at 7:18 pm

        Yeah, funny, huh….

    • James said, on September 6, 2020 at 9:06 pm

      Bummed that I can’t recall which zine, but there were a few back in the day …

  54. unca_chuck said, on September 6, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    Man, Brock was a guy who would always find a way to beat you. Hitting, stealing, defense he could do it all. Loved watching him play but hated that he was killing us.

  55. Flavor said, on September 6, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    i used to love the Cardinals when I was a kid only because of Brock. Then all that shit and history went down after, I hated the Cardinals. Watching Matheny stare blankly at the field for several minutes helped me get over that.
    But Lou Brock man, this one is gonna sting for a bit….

  56. Flavor said, on September 6, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    I’m just tired of getting older, man. Everyone ends up dying. The irony is that I have had very little death in my own family. But I know that’s coming. I’ve lived a very blessed and healthy life. I get it. I know my life is way more than half over. I’m just not good at moving on from the feelings I have about people who I care about who die. I spend too much time ruminating and perseverating on shit. I think about too much and I really need to just let it go…..lol. Thanks for listening.

  57. djloo27 said, on September 6, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    Let’s not end the day on a sad note…


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