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No Ring For Baker

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 18, 2020

Not gonna lie, I am sad to see the Astros eliminated. Mostly for Dusty. I was thinking *just maybe* he finally gets his ring. And I think we can put to bed any issues with legitimacy regarding the title this year. These guys are ALL IN and working their asses off. Whoever wins it this year will have earned it. (ps, unless LA wins then it’s a sham title) 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  1. Carstie Clausen said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Anderson goes for Atlanta tonight, while Roberts has listed TBD (torpedo boat destroyer?) as his go-to. He is in a bit of a quandary as Gonsalin would be the probable and his record to date in the PS is pretty bleary. So if Acuna and Freeman do their thing, Braves chances look good.

    But baseball is baseball and so who knows till the big girl launches into her aria. Should the LaBumbos pull it out, their potential motivation hike will not be there as the Rays dumped the Stros. Without vengeance on the mind of each and every Dog-hair, they would not be as pumped as if they were facing Dusty’s mites.

    • xoot said, on October 18, 2020 at 10:00 am

      too bad dodgers

  2. alleykat69 said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Yeah I feel bad for Dusty but only him because he had nothing to do with the scandal and yet some people still wanted to vilify him which was silly.But not for that bunch of cheating asses he had to end up coaching cause there wasn’t another job for him to take.

  3. willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 9:38 am

    Rays will need more hitters beside Aroz to be productive no matter who they face next. They have pitching and defense, if not marquee stars.
    Stros did well and aren’t going anywhere. They have lot of young arms and likely only lose Brantley out of the lineup. Dusty did fine job, props to him.

    Anyone see fight last night? Pretty boring for first 6 rounds as Loma hardly threw any punches then gradually became more aggressive. Last 3 rounds were great. I didn’t see the huge edge on one scorecard given to Lopez and thought it was close fight. But Lopez was awarded unanimous decision so he’s in control of all belts now and fun to watch.

  4. willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 9:41 am

    when we were talking yesterday about nicknames and Twin, made me think of OSF whom we haven’t heard from in a while. He was doomerish on season in general, but it looks like in a week baseball will have successfully concluded 2020 such as it is.
    Hope the old guy is OK at any rate.

    • Bozo said, on October 18, 2020 at 10:09 am

      Wasn’t Twin’s nickname for OSF, Clubber?

      • alleykat69 said, on October 18, 2020 at 10:48 am

        Yeah Bozo I think it was Clubber!
        OSF was Old Seals Fan right?

      • zumiee said, on October 18, 2020 at 10:49 am

        Yes.

      • willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 10:49 am

        yeah. those two went after each other from long ways back.

      • zumiee said, on October 18, 2020 at 10:51 am

        I was never a fan of TF’s “doomer and polly” labeling of people on the blog. It was an unnecessary divisive thing, in my opinion. But, to TF, I guess it added spice to the blog.

  5. xoot said, on October 18, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Caught that Spike Lee film of David Byrne’s American Utopia on hbo. I’m no fan of the talking heads. Whenever I hear their cover of Take Me to the River I need to rush to find Al Green’s version asap, as an antidote. But this Byrne show is dazzling in every way. All flaps up.

    • Bozo said, on October 18, 2020 at 11:14 am

      I was never a huge David Byrne fan, but some friends of mine played at his wedding parties that he had on both Coasts (I think he had the band in his movie, True Stories as well). My band was playing a show with them down in Hollywood and David Byrne came into our dressing room to introduce himself, I was at the bar so I missed him and also the Polka Sluts kicking him out. I was told he retreated to a private room to watch the show. Weird Al did come up and sing Beer Barrel with us, There was always something strange when we played in LA.

      • xoot said, on October 18, 2020 at 11:30 am

        You’d know bettern me, but I thought the African and Latin Am music was good in the show. I didn’t hear some waring blender “world” music. The sources surged. I thought.

      • Bozo said, on October 18, 2020 at 12:36 pm

        I wasn’t putting the doc down, I didn’t see it, thou I’d imagine with Spike Lee directing it has to be good. I just really don’t know much about David Byrne or the Talking Heads, that’s also not a put down, I just haven’t listened to their stuff all that much.

      • xoot said, on October 18, 2020 at 1:39 pm

        It started playing on hbo this weekend.

    • James said, on October 18, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      Caught somewhere past middle brow snob and short of high brow humble, I listened to TH 77 a fair bit when it came out, saw them a couple of times at Sproul Plaza, and then paid less and less attention as they became popular. I finally watched “Stop Making Sense” about a year ago, after having resisted it for a quarter century. They were a really terrific live band at that point.

      • unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 3:46 pm

        I saw the Remain in Light tour, and as good as the Stop Making Sense tour was, the Remain in Light tour was better. Spectacular. Adrian Belew and Jerry Harrison were supposed to play the entire album at Bottle Rock this year but all that was cancelled. Hoping shit comes back when life comes back.

  6. zumiee said, on October 18, 2020 at 10:48 am

    I watched the 20/20 documentary about Lennon that Loo had alerted me to; I recorded it on the DVR. It was well done, and had some new information and interviews about John and Yoko’s life in New York City, and the last day and night of John’s life. The film chose to never name the assassin by name, which was a great choice, and didn’t really focus all that much time on him.

    • xoot said, on October 18, 2020 at 10:59 am

      Another hbo doc I caught was Salinger. I’d forgotten that Chapman was a catcher in the rye fanatic and that he justified himself by saying that Lennnon had become a “phony,” in the Holden caulfield meaning of the word. Hinckley apparently also found room for CITR in there with his J Foster fantasies.

      • zumiee said, on October 18, 2020 at 1:04 pm

        From the 20/20 doc, we learn that Chapman took out his copy of Catcher after he shot Lennon, and was reading it when the police arrived and arrested him. Later at the police station, he told police officers: “I killed myself. I am John Lennon.”
        From an article I read a while back: it was a big deal to Chapman that John and Yoko were living the life of the very rich in the Dakota. That seemed hypocritical to Chapman.
        And also the song on the Double Fantasy album “Watching the Wheels” triggered a connection in Chapman’s disturbed mind to a playground twirling-wheel scene in Catcher.
        Earlier that final evening, John had autographed the album for Chapman. Chapman was inexplicably allowed to hang around in front of the Dakota all day and into the evening. There was a doorman working at the Dakota. For some reason, he didn’t sense something odd about Chapman’s behavior.
        From the 20/20 doc: that final day, a woman journalist who had just finished a long interview at the Dakota with John, was confronted by Chapman as she was leaving the building. He kind of aggressively questioned her for a moment until she got out of there. It was clear in the 20/20 interview she’s beaten herself up about it over the years, about not recognizing the danger of Chapman and doing something about it. Hopefully she was able to let that go eventually. There’s no way she could have predicted what would happen. Something like that hadn’t happened to a music star before, I think.

      • zumiee said, on October 18, 2020 at 1:11 pm

        So yeah, Xoot, Chapman’s judgment of John as a “phony, who had “abandoned his ’60s ideals,” was a huge factor in what Chapman did. All reinforced in Chapman’s mind by his obsession with Catcher in the Rye.

      • xoot said, on October 18, 2020 at 1:36 pm

        The LennonNYC doc showed vid of the vigil afterward but bypassed the lurid details, as of assuming we knew or could find out. Strange ending to a film that up to that point pushed deeply into close up details, some unflattering but all too human, of their lives in the USA.

  7. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    Man, you guys are missing some great shit. Listen to Remain in Light. It is one of the greatest albums ever put to vinyl. Nothing at all like the early stuff. It is full of crazy polyrhythmic stuff and insane guitar playing by Adrian Belew. Talking Heads had like 10 people in the band.

    He had left by the time Stop Making Sense came out, and the band was much smaller, but I saw that show at the Greek and it was one of my top 5 shows live. See that movie. Incredibly filmed by Jonathan Demme, and true to the energy they expended. I showed that to my daughter and she was amazed at how long and hard they played.

    He opened the show with the stage completely empty. No equipment and no frills.Walked out with a boombox and an acoustic guitar and proceeded to play Psycho Killer. A the song went on the other band members joined him and they rolled out the rest of the equipment.

    • xoot said, on October 18, 2020 at 4:09 pm

      You may enjoy this new Spike Lee Joint then. 😆😆😆

    • unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:15 pm

      Yeah, I taped it. You should listen to that album.

  8. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    And yeah, I could have hung with Dusty getting to the Series. I really like the Rays, but Dusty gets a bad rap wherever he goes. He wins, but just not enough in the playoffs.

    71 and still coaching,

  9. mrsprtdude said, on October 18, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Went to Chicago to visit my son. Back to get to see Niners and MLB. All there is is GO Braves!! Never thought i would type that. Still haye the braves!

  10. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    I’ll be watching the baseball game, maybe put the football game on the laptop. Do you Niners fans want updates on the game?

  11. mrsprtdude said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Anyone taking odds that Roberts will use kershaw for an inning of relief? It would be his day to through between starts.

  12. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Braves 1-0, Ozuna RBI single.

  13. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Go Braves! Rams and Dogs lose tonight.

  14. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    7-0 Niners

  15. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Braves had good chance for more, but d’Arnaud D’P kills the inning. Without looking, I don’t think he’s done squat this series.

    • zumiee said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:33 pm

      Not a scary clean-up hitter.

  16. alleykat69 said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:31 pm

    Great opening drive by Niners 6 plays 76 yards!
    Samuel &Kittle getting it done!

  17. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    Aqualung gives up leadoff single to Betts, but nothing more in 1st.

  18. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Yeah, baby!!!!

  19. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Braves 2-0, Swanson bomb.

  20. willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Trying to watch both, thx Mac. Hey following along NY Giants game, a Skins fan on twitter said if they lose to 0-5 Giants, which they did, they are officially in Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes.
    Who would NYG target if they win 4-5 games and have somewhat early pick?

    • Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:52 pm

      Not sure, and you can bank on Giants winning no more than 4-5. IMO, that’s generous. Any idea who the top college players are after Lawrence?

      • willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 5:57 pm

        mm no other than QBs or running backs like Bama guys.
        wow Smith just hooked that one foul.

  21. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    14-00 Niners! 4th and 2 slant for a TD!

  22. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Locomotive Breath fans Taylor to get out of jam in 2nd.

    • willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:13 pm

      high pitch count so far and has given up some hard contact.

      • Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:14 pm

        Yeah, last pitch aside, he’s not missing many bats.

  23. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Braves go down on 5 pitches in the 3rd.

  24. alleykat69 said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:19 pm

    Cross eyed Taylor swung right thru it!

  25. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    2-2.

    • xoot said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:27 pm

      small d looking small, though to be fair the throw was just late anyway

  26. djloo27 said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    How dos Smith not take 2nd on that???

    • xoot said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:28 pm

      Someone backed up the play I guess. Fox didn’t show it.

    • Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:28 pm

      He’s on 2nd now.

  27. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    14-6 niners

  28. willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    4 straight baserunners with 2 outs. Snitker better have his best hands ready.

    • willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:35 pm

      73 pitches for Anderson in 3 innings. Last time vs. LA he only went 4 iirc.

  29. willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Smith (Dodger C/DH) has been a pest in postseason. 15 bombs 2019 8 more 2020. Um, how soon before Giant C hits like that?

  30. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    My God, Braves get out of 3rd tied at 2.

    • willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:36 pm

      Ha wasn’t sure it was going to Wind Up like that.

      • djloo27 said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:37 pm

        Brilliant!

  31. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    21-6 Niners.

  32. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Yesssssssss!!!

  33. djloo27 said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    They hit us, and we hit ’em back..
    -Sonny Corleone

  34. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Braves 3-2, Riley RBI single.

  35. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Wow. That sucked. How stupid was that? Niners up 21-6 at the half.

  36. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    My fucking god, Braves.

  37. xoot said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    I don’t think that’s how ya run it out to let the following runner advance

  38. djloo27 said, on October 18, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Tomahawk Chump…

  39. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Braves somehow escape the 4th up 3-2.

  40. willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    Betts steals another HR.

  41. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Boom. DP.

  42. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 7:29 pm

    Pollack DP ends the 5th.

  43. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Wow, what an awful throw by Goff.

    • willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 7:48 pm

      they are running ball down Niners throats but so far scoring only FGs.

      • Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 7:57 pm

        Didn’t Rams get a TD?

      • willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:47 pm

        yes Mac you’re right the kicker blew an extra point on first one

  44. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    I’ve switched back and forth 30 times and have yet to see the Braves up. Are they going down in 5 pitches?

  45. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 7:46 pm

    3-3.

  46. willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Up to Me, don’t think I would have brought in the LHP with 3 RH hitters, one the PH Kike, up next.

  47. Bozo said, on October 18, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Got him. Great play at the plate.

    • Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:01 pm

      Yep, Albies saves the game for now.

  48. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Unca alert: The Braves are batting!

    • Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:08 pm

      Update: Don’t bother.

  49. djloo27 said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    A pitcher wearing #7 can’t be trusted…

  50. zumiee said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    Half of the Atlanta batting order isn’t all that much.

  51. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    24-9 Niners.

  52. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Nope. Still Dodgers.

  53. Flavor said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    This Niner game is a great example of why you should never bet on sports unless you just go oppo of every inclination you have

  54. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Fuck, fuck and fuck.

  55. willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:21 pm

    Yikes in 1 minute Rams scored 40 TD pass and then Bellinger homers to give dogs 4-3 lead bottom 7.

  56. zumiee said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Atlanta made a couple of terrible baserunning mistakes in the series. That may be enough to help cost them the series.

  57. zumiee said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    I thought the Dodgers would sweep Atlanta, so I’ll give Atlanta credit for making a series of it. They played with some unearned swagger and gave the Dodgers a challenge.

  58. willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    Yes the end around to Samuel works again!

  59. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:26 pm

    At least one of the L.A. teams is gonna lose.

  60. unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    I had us winning 31-27. I knew they couldn’t play as bad as last week.

    • unca_chuck said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      That being said, I NEVER would have bet for the Dolphins or Eagles these last 2 games.

  61. djloo27 said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    Tommie Agee makes that play…

  62. Bozo said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    For awhile there, I thought Betts was the only Dodger that had some class, I changed my mind. None of them do.

  63. Bozo said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    Go Braves.

  64. zumiee said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Maybe I’m hopelessly old-school, but I’m not diggin’ all the posing and celebrating after every extra-base hit, by both teams.

  65. djloo27 said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    I don’t remember anyone on our 3 title teams doing that nonsense…

  66. Bozo said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Damn.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on October 18, 2020 at 9:15 pm

      Damn,damn and triple damn. Damn dire,dirty, despicable Dodgers. All that money spent on Betts got them through Atlanta and into the Series. GO RAYS!!!

  67. willedav said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    Dogs pen guys after Gonsoulin hold Braves off and they out bomb them. Roberts leaving Urias in with Jansen warming up worked out.

    • alleykat69 said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:58 pm

      Maybe Roberts finally figured out his failures from the past ,and went with his gut instead of analyzing situations too much..

  68. Winder said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Go Rays

  69. Macdog said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Typical choke by the fucking loser Braves.

  70. alleykat69 said, on October 18, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    FUCK THE DODGERS!!!
    Well Tampa Bay will keep there 32 year misery to continue!

  71. James said, on October 18, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Rays – Braves wasn’t going to hold my interest, so this is ok.


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