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A Decade Ago…….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 1, 2020

I can’t believe I missed the 10 year anni of our first world championship. All I can do is apologize and have you watch this video. So many incredible moments. Baseball has changed, probably forever. But we had this run and we’ll never forget it……

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  1. rarugilman said, on November 1, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Turns out inspirational piano music, baseball, and tears DO go together. Thank you for reminding us all of great times past.

    • Flavor said, on November 2, 2020 at 5:11 am

      welcome to the Flap, Rach.

    • chipower9 said, on November 2, 2020 at 2:31 pm

      Welcome, Racheal.

  2. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 1, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Tremendous. This will always be with us. Recently stumbled upon that video, The 27 Last Outs. Gives me goosebumps every time. Or as they say over here, chicken skin…..

  3. Bozo said, on November 1, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Yeah you right.

  4. snarkk said, on November 1, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    I was over the moon in 2010.
    After 3 in 5, I was in another galaxy….

  5. Flavor said, on November 2, 2020 at 5:16 am

    there was so much powerful energy in those clips. It’s almost like it was a dream. Did all of that really happen? Considering how boring the team has been for so many years it’s hard to imagine we got to go through all of that.

  6. unca_chuck said, on November 2, 2020 at 7:17 am

    Wow. So many memories. My heart still skips a beat every time I see the last play of Cain’s perfecto when Arias steps backward before throwing. Ishi’s moment is just flat epic. Timmy raising his finger after the 2010 WS is one for the ages. Buster and Timmy after his no-no . . . all amazing.

  7. Carstie Clausen said, on November 2, 2020 at 8:28 am

    Thanks, Flav. Will check out the tears of joy inducer later as there’s a bunch to do today. Went to MLTBR and checked their F.A. predictions. Learned that SF made a Q.O. to Gausman. Wise move. They also expect Smyly to return. Outside help: They calculate that we will pick up reliever May who did well with the Twins. Pitching is the key and the Giants will do what they gotta do.

  8. chipower9 said, on November 2, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Thanks, Flav. I too had missed the anniversary. So so many awesome memories. Funny, I did not see or recall the toss by Posey that landed in Peavy’s glove. That was crazy.

    I cried like a baby throughout this video. Great memories. Thank you again Flav for that, and this site, and all the great friendships I have made here over the years.

    On a separate “Hot Stove” note I see where the Giants will make a qualifying offer to Gausman.

  9. chipower9 said, on November 2, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Good call, Stix…missed your mention of the Gausman QO.

    I had also seen where the Giants may have interest in the Tribe’s closer Brad Hand who was placed on outright waivers.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on November 2, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      If there is a team which finished lower than SF, and is not financially strapped, they would have the earlier pick off the waiver wire and get themselves a hand up on their opponents as their closer. Should that not occur, Hand would stabilize the bullpen and logically save some of those games lost by Trevor Gott and a few other would have beens.

  10. unca_chuck said, on November 2, 2020 at 11:43 am

  11. xoot said, on November 2, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    Giants can afford the QO easily and bargain for a long term deal too, or make use of the draft picks if someone outbids them. Meanwhile, the pennyball a’s declined to make QOs to Semien and Hendricks, among others. There’s a RP worth a look. I’d love to have Semien on the west side of the bay, too, but that ain’t happening.

    • Carstie Clausen said, on November 2, 2020 at 6:59 pm

      If the money is there and our wishes become horses, a combination of Hand, Hendricks and May would immediately become the late-inning core of a pen which could match the accomplishments of the Nasty Boys, who well served the Reds back in the day. Hey! It’s early on in the Hot Stove season and we can dream, can’t we?

  12. djloo27 said, on November 2, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Earlier this year I learned that SF is west of Oakland.
    I really should have known that although I’d bet most NY dummies don’t know it either.
    OK, without cheating – choose the correct answer:

    What direction would you travel to get to Yankee Stadium from Citifield?

    A) Northeast
    B) Northwest
    C) Southeast
    D) Southwest

    • djloo27 said, on November 2, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      Mac is disqualified…

    • xoot said, on November 2, 2020 at 1:20 pm

      SW?

    • Flavor said, on November 2, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      citifield is in queens right? And Yankee stadium is in Manhatten? So, northwest?

      • xoot said, on November 2, 2020 at 2:56 pm

        the bronx bombers? The Polo Grounds, though, now I know that was Manhattan.

      • xoot said, on November 2, 2020 at 3:27 pm

        I always get the Bronx and Brooklyn mixed up though.

    • chipower9 said, on November 2, 2020 at 2:34 pm

      LOL. Blade and I were back there in 2016 and I don’t have a fucking clue. But then, I really suck at directions. 😀

    • willedav said, on November 2, 2020 at 4:16 pm

      C.

  13. unca_chuck said, on November 2, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    a ?

  14. Flavor said, on November 2, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    • djloo27 said, on November 2, 2020 at 2:57 pm

      Incredible that the Canadian Turcotte wasn’t allowed to ride Big Red in his finale at Woodbine because he was serving a suspension for a DQ in NY. Few people (but me) know that the horse he rode in the DQ race was named Speak Action…

  15. willedav said, on November 2, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    Unc—Kittle and the G out for season? Kittle apparently has small break in bone on his foot.

  16. chipower9 said, on November 2, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Yep, Kittle broken bone in the foot, out minimum eight weeks (which means for the season), and JG out for a minimum of six weeks is what I heard. Could be for the year if he needs surgery.

    This season is toast. Burnt toast. Just shelve those guys and plan for 2021.

    Kwon Alexander traded to the Aints today for Kiko Alonso and a 5th round pick. Niners shed a ton of cap money with that trade. Alonso is a FA after this year.

  17. alleykat69 said, on November 2, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Kiko Alonso is a bum, traded 4 times, I bet the Niners cut him before he ever sees the field here.
    Like Chi mentioned it’s all about salary dump of around 13 mil for next year on another unproductive player and often injured in Kwon. I like the move cause they also received a 5th rd draft pick in the deal..

    • chipower9 said, on November 2, 2020 at 3:19 pm

      Agree, Kat. Even if the Niners don’t cut Kiko, I don’t think he’ll get much playing time. Good trade for the Niners if for nothing else, the salary dump on an oft-injured guy and they got the pick.

  18. alleykat69 said, on November 2, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    Chi.. They should also continue to be SELLERS !
    Pettis,Witherspoon &Coleman to start with,even for lower rd picks the team only has I believe 6 picks next year.
    Too bad they didn’t just start tanking after they loss to Miami which put them at 2-3 and the injuries kept piling up.
    Maybe 2-14 puts them in the Trevor Lawrence franchise QB situation like Burrows&Herbert.Something sadly at 29 now Jimmy G looks like he’s past his prime and I believe the 49ers have a buyout option this off season on his contract, but since they had to win 2 more to put them at 4-4 that won’t happen so I’ll have to settle for another 8 games of the Mullens &Beater comedy act..

    • djloo27 said, on November 2, 2020 at 4:02 pm

      Any interest in Darnold as a possible new QB?
      You can probably get him fairly cheap if the Jets get the Clemson kid…

      • unca_chuck said, on November 2, 2020 at 4:15 pm

        Fuck to the no.

      • Flavor said, on November 2, 2020 at 4:51 pm

        Sure, I’d take Darnold. Get him out of that dysfunctional bullshit, let Kyle work with him. Buy him low right now, too.

      • unca_chuck said, on November 2, 2020 at 9:49 pm

        Mullens is better than Darnold.

  19. gianthead said, on November 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Been to old Yankee stadium and new Citifield so am I disqualified? Northwest…Hendricks will land in SmelLA…will the Mets pursue Bauer? Have to keep him away from the Flodgers…

    • djloo27 said, on November 2, 2020 at 4:04 pm

      You and Flavor are correct!
      Northwest it is…

      • Flavor said, on November 2, 2020 at 4:50 pm

        that’s pretty incredible seeing as how I’ve never been to NY. I narrowed it down to north, I guessed on the W vs E

  20. unca_chuck said, on November 2, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    McKinnon is gone. Dee Ford possibly as well if he doesn’t get better this year. We’ll see about Witherspoon. Jimmy G may be on the outs as well. If they are going to draft a QB there’s no need for Jimmy. Unless he rebounds greatly from his ankle. He looks lost and confused.

    Mullens at least can feel the pressure and move a bit. And throw the fucking ball downfield. Jimmy G loses accuracy at the line of scrimmage apparently.

    The front office is looking like they made a bunch of bad moves and they are in a bit of trouble.

  21. unca_chuck said, on November 2, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Kiko won’t see the field this year. And won’t next year. He’s the second coming of Crystal Todd Shell.

    • Winder said, on November 2, 2020 at 4:52 pm

      With our cap situation it’s pretty much back to the drawing board. We have so many holes one draft isn’t gonna cut it.

    • unca_chuck said, on November 2, 2020 at 6:52 pm

      Well, 14 starters ARE hurt. And 6 backups. We need line depth, DB depth, and likely a QB. If this team gets healthy next year we should be fine.

  22. Winder said, on November 2, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    Pitching should be the Giants #1 priority. Ideally through the draft and that is what I think we should do. It is just a very slow process. Just don’t give any monster contracts to dead arms. Our minor league is filled with some good hitters and hopefully some realize their potential. Looking at the average ages of the FA market this year kinda shows that 30-32 yr olds are considered on the downside.

  23. alleykat69 said, on November 2, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    The Giants in part of their 10% cutbacks across the board in their operations have laid off both Dave Righetti and Shawon Dunston.. So that helps cheapskate majority owner Billionaire Charles Johnson sleep better at night..

    • xoot said, on November 2, 2020 at 5:48 pm

      well, he has other irons in the fire

  24. zumiee said, on November 2, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    The days of moving somebody upstairs as a “special advisor” are probably over.

  25. djloo27 said, on November 2, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    I have to wonder how much the virus will figure into FA signings.
    Everything about next season (at least) is completely up in the air.
    Number of games? Number of live fans allowed in stadiums?
    Even a pro-rated salary is still a big expense when you consider all the lost revenue, right?

    • xoot said, on November 2, 2020 at 7:24 pm

      Multi year contracts? Smart guys with deep pockets could build some good rosters at bargain prices this winter.

  26. zumiee said, on November 2, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    The 3-in-5, when we was fab.


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