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Finding The Min-Pay Guys

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 25, 2020

Mlbtraderumors.com reminded me that Puig is still available. For the absolute minimum I would sign him. I doubt we get him for that. Mostly I would just be interested to watch his at bats and his arm when he lets ‘er rip.

At a deal near the minimum it would allow me to enjoy his antics without gnashing my teeth at what an idiot he is because who in their right mind gets hoodwinked to pay an idiot big money and then have them not produce?

The Great DJLoo sent me another email spoon feeding me advice on how to handle my cat who got da diabetes. This particular email also included some pics of his diabetic 3 legged cat and I will be posting those when I get to another computer later today…..

Vicky– a lot stronger than I thought she’d look! Three legs, what a warrior

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  1. Flavor said, on November 25, 2020 at 7:29 am

    great question

  2. willedav said, on November 25, 2020 at 7:36 am

    Haha guys who hit with closed stance, which was lot more prevalent in those days. Still wasn’t very good at keeping front shoulder in vs. hard throwers in LL.

  3. willedav said, on November 25, 2020 at 7:45 am

    stuck this on end of last thread about why Giants and Crawford might not part ways after 2021.
    First, he hit really well 2020, .792 OPS overall, plus 5 bombs in 90 ABs at home with archways closed. If they stay closed, have to factor power resurgence in should he be able to get close to that 2021.

    Second, I don’t see a replacement in system. Robertson might not even make it out of ST if Giants are going to keep the Vosser kid they just signed. Bouncing Dubon back and forth to cover Craw vs. LHP doesn’t seem like good move defensively and he isn’t much of a hitter yet. He only had 9 XBHs all year vs. 20 for Crawford who out bombed him 8-4.
    Luciano and Wilson haven’t even played A ball yet. 2022 to MLB seems like too big a jump.

    Plus Crawford is still sound defensively and cover the position, even if he doesn’t hit as well. Most teams will sacrifice hitting at this position for D.

  4. willedav said, on November 25, 2020 at 7:52 am

    Since i wasn’t very big and dug speed guys, used to imitate what Wills did and before I got in box step outside and take 2 really hard and fast swings…which hardly scared anyone I’m sure.

    • Flavor said, on November 25, 2020 at 8:22 am

      in the tweet thread I listed off 3 guys who immediately came to mind: Terry Whitfield (just as a joke we would imitate him), then Will Clark (which I could never master for obvious reasons) and, finally, Joe Morgan. Everyone on my little league team would do that arm pump just to get them going………

  5. djloo27 said, on November 25, 2020 at 8:28 am

    McCovey’s terrifying slow warm-up swing
    Rico Carty
    Roy White

  6. Carstie Clausen said, on November 25, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Having but three legs does not seem to have upset Vicky’s sense of herself. She has the look of a contented cat.

  7. Winder said, on November 25, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Vicky is a beauty and looks like a real sweetie.

    Mays was always my favorite stance. I tried the Stan Musial look but it just didn’t work for me.

  8. James said, on November 25, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Pitching motions exclusively for me, Tiant and Marichal. I literally didn’t put a single ball in play in little league. By the time I figured it out in HS, imitating stances wasn’t a thing anymore.

  9. alleykat69 said, on November 25, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Yeah Vicky looks real good Loo, you have it down perfectly with her diabetic shots( being a vet at it)
    and BF and Carson are in good hands with you being there personal Vet on call 24/7!!

  10. Macdog said, on November 25, 2020 at 9:54 am

    Ravens-Steelers game moved to Sunday.

  11. gianthead said, on November 25, 2020 at 9:56 am

    Cute pussies…I’m channeling the President…

  12. gianthead said, on November 25, 2020 at 9:58 am

    I’ve mentally moved past Puig….after getting no free agent attention during most of the last off-season, he then shows up to Atlanta with covid…just idiotic amd says a lot about him. I am also mentally past Crawford…we sure as hell better move on past him after 2021…

  13. Macdog said, on November 25, 2020 at 10:09 am

    What the hell . . . ?

  14. willedav said, on November 25, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Flavor, you ever see Godfarther? I’m passing up normal visit for tomorrow, where it’s a “Holiday Tradition”. Highly recommend the original though, even after 20 yrs+ of viewing. Didn’t care for either of other sequels.

    iirc you had SanDog repost of awesome Moe Green “sometimes I gotta kick a little ass” rant as POTD.

  15. alleykat69 said, on November 25, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Willie McCovey was my favorite player to emulate because he was the scariest hitter at the plate and even on deck circle wielding 3 H&B (Hillman&Bradsby) bats like they’re toothpicks as any pitcher he faced was pissing in there pants and even 2nd basemen and Right fielders wanted to back up further with his extreme hard hit balls!!
    If you took a poll back then, I would say Stretch was more feared then Mays in pitchers mind cause they felt he would decapitate them..

    Another guy I thought was interesting was Jesus Alou not for his hitting are stance but for his neck gyrations always trying to pickup the catchers signals before a pitch, which really pissed off catchers, it was fun to watch..

    • djloo27 said, on November 25, 2020 at 10:58 am

      Great call on Jesus!

      • alleykat69 said, on November 25, 2020 at 11:34 am

        Thanks Loo!
        Jesus was just a special show when he was in the batters box my neck and eyeballs 👀 still hurt when they occasionally show him batting..

    • djloo27 said, on November 25, 2020 at 2:55 pm

  16. willedav said, on November 25, 2020 at 10:33 am

    Caught some of Ken Burns “Baseball” last night on MLBTV. This one was mostly 50s, 3 NYC teams focus on Mantle Mays Dimaggio, and then ending as the two NL teams leave and fans are devastated, even Billy Crystal who was Yanks guy. Something I’ve never heard mentioned before about Ebbets Field and suffering attendance was that fans felt surrounding hood wasn’t safe for night games…O’Malley comes off as scumbag.

    Next in the series, which should be 60s, on tonight 8 EST I think.

  17. James said, on November 25, 2020 at 10:48 am

    Stargell’s twirl was popular. Fuentes bouncing the bat off the plate was another one.

    • Winder said, on November 25, 2020 at 12:52 pm

      Always wished Stargell was a Giant.

  18. alleykat69 said, on November 25, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Yeah Stargell was something else.I was at 2 separate games when the 1st time and he might be the only guy when he hit a foul ball to right that cleared the Stick I was in awe!
    But then he came back in another game and this ball sadly was launched into the upper deck thru the walk way on the fly off of Scott Garrelts who was stupid enough thinking he could sneak a FB by him he was wrong 😑

  19. willedav said, on November 25, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Lot of yards used to have seat painted white or something in far upper reaches where only Stargell had hit one.
    Gibson admitted that during his playing days, Stargell was really nice guy and one his few hitter friends.
    So was Cepeda after Cards traded him away to Atlanta. According to Gibson Cepeda was tremendous uplifting clubhouse presence, and of course still had power in his bat for a team lacking in same for years

    Btw, Renfroe cleared waivers and is now an FA.

  20. djloo27 said, on November 25, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Was a shame Stargell died so young.
    You could tell he was a good guy.
    Pretty sure he hit the first HR ever at Shea.
    Glad you guys like Vicky…

    • djloo27 said, on November 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      Trivia:
      Who hit the first HR at Candlestick?

      • Winder said, on November 25, 2020 at 3:57 pm

        I had to look it up. there are also lots of firsts on the page. That is real SF Giants trivia.

  21. zumiee said, on November 25, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    They gone.
    “Catcher Aramis Garcia is now a Texas Ranger, first baseman/left fielder Chris Shaw is now a Baltimore Oriole and righty Jordan Humphreys is now a Cleveland Indian.”

  22. Flavor said, on November 25, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Just finished Queen’s Gambit. Very good. I love chess. Chess and poker are very relatable, actually. Gonna get back to my roots and watch Planes, Trains and Automobiles tonight. One of my all time favorite movies.

  23. xoot said, on November 25, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    I’ve had cats and dogs over the years. One old, three-legged border collie was a genius. One strong Newfoundland in Alaska was a magnificent beast. But I like cats. And Ivan the Terrible was the best cat I’ve ever known. He was so small he fit into a jacket pocket, and his black mustache and soul patch and midnight blue eyes endeared him to everyone in our big Santa Cruz Victorian student house, but no one wanted to make him their indoor cat. One late night I heard him scratching at my window. Most adults didn’t have enough strength to raise that ancient sash. When the scratching stopped, I assumed he’d quit. Then I heard a soft landing and a swift sprint across the carpet. He jumped on the bed and curled up as if he belonged there. I couldn’t believe it. I turned on the light. He’d raised the window at least an inch. And there he sat in the middle of the bed, waiting for me to turn off the fucking light so he could get some sleep. He grew into one terrific tom.

    • djloo27 said, on November 25, 2020 at 4:23 pm

      Written like Bukowski, Xoot.
      Another cat lover, BTW…

  24. zumiee said, on November 25, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Loo, cool cat there! And is that a pinball machine in the background of one of the photos?

    • djloo27 said, on November 25, 2020 at 4:26 pm

      Thanks, Zum.
      It’s just a New Balance sneaker box.
      But, I can see the illusion…

  25. zumiee said, on November 25, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    I love chess and I hate boxing, but they have some similarities. Playing offense and defense at the same time, always having to be wary of a surprise knock-out.
    I played in a few chess tournaments, and not very well; but I was thrilled to get a draw one time vs. a guy ranked way higher than me. He was miffed, but he was a good sport about it. That was at a tournament at the Mechanics Institute in a building in downtown SF. The tournament was relatively speed chess. Each player got 30 minutes on their clock, I think. My tournament result: 5 losses and 1 draw! It was fun, though. My entrance fee helped pay someone’s prize money. 🙂

  26. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 25, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    While in Little League, I would sometimes channel Yaz and his famous stance, but I could never keep the arms up that high for long. Also a guy I think named Alex Johnson (Phillies?) who would kind of cock his left elbow everytime he rocked the bat back and forth, like he was throwing that elbow visually at the pitcher while waiting for the pitch. I kind of liked that.

    Oh, it’s Thursday morning here, so, it’s Thanksgiving here, even though Thanksgiving ain’t no thing here much except for a certain small minority of expats. So, I’ll wish ya’ll a happy one. Be safe, be peaceful….

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 25, 2020 at 6:53 pm

      Loo, you mentioned Rico Carty, I think he might have done something similar with that elbow thing, not sure…

  27. Flavor said, on November 25, 2020 at 7:57 pm

    Some great great stories tonight. This is what The Flap is all about. I’m surprised more of you weren’t doing the Morgan arm-pump imitation.

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 25, 2020 at 8:06 pm

      Funny you said you were going to watch Planes Trains and Automobiles, I think in my Thanksgiving-related post last week I had mentioned a couple of similar such “adventures” just trying to get from Boston to NY/NJ on Thanksgiving…

    • alleykat69 said, on November 25, 2020 at 8:16 pm

      I used to do Morgan’s chicken wing elbow until my buddies thought it reminded them to much of armpit farts 💨

  28. Flavor said, on November 25, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    watch this inning. Everyone remembers the Lynn bomb but you need to see how it all plays out. Some incredible names. And what the fuck if the NL manager doing leaving Atlee and his croix de candlestick pin hat in for so long. Seriously, if you have 14 minutes watch it, I have no idea how I came upon this i was in a post-Trains/Planes haze and started flickering around youtube and found this:

  29. Bozo said, on November 25, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Cats! Better than Kratz.

  30. unca_chuck said, on November 25, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    I could never perfect the Fuentes bat flip off the plate try as I did. Who did the windmill? Tip the bat toward the pitcher, tip it back to the catcher and then do the full windmill? Stargell? Parker? Seemed like a Pirate.

  31. mrsprtdude said, on November 25, 2020 at 11:56 pm

    Joe Morgan. That elbow pump was crazy hard to master. Always a fan of Darrel Evans. Was crushed when we didn’t sign him. I can still picture him running out of the dugout when Detroit won the 84 series!


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