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Paying MacDog

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on January 12, 2021

Just a quick update on MacDog’s great victory. We are in negotiations right now on how he will end up receiving the spoils. Thanks to the several of you who have checked in on how to pay him the $10. We should have a clearer picture of that in the next day or two…….

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  1. willedav said, on January 12, 2021 at 8:00 am

    White Sox sign former A’s closer Liam Hendriks, for 3 years at $40+ mil. MLBTR story has over 400 comments, which seems like reading Tolstoy, but in first few one Avory called paying closer big money “…waste of resources.”
    Interesting argument. Wonder what Bill James has to say about value of saves?

  2. Carstie Clausen said, on January 12, 2021 at 8:34 am

    The Commish, Rob Manfred, says a 162 game season is on. Good news, I think. He also stated, as noted on MLBTR, that the regular ST startup will take off in February. With that, we can expect the logjam to begin breaking up on the free-agents, trades, etc. Will SF be a player (being short a starter and more) or will they stand pat?

  3. unca_chuck said, on January 12, 2021 at 8:44 am

    The block of foam is ready. Just need to get the nickels.

  4. sandog said, on January 12, 2021 at 9:26 am

    Postage cost to New Jersey could be prohibitive!

  5. alleykat69 said, on January 12, 2021 at 9:30 am

    What does Manfred Man say about minor league camps?

    • Flavor said, on January 12, 2021 at 9:32 am

      He’s said shit along with still not confirming what’s up with the DH

  6. willedav said, on January 12, 2021 at 10:08 am

    per MLBTR story dated Jan 6, Manfred says minor league seasons to be delayed, which is headline under which story can be found.
    “AA and A ball players will wait until major league players as well as AAA players have departed their facilities.”
    In other words, everyone stays together til end of ST. One of reasons given was that minor leagues not nearly as well set up for social distancing etc.

    Also said minor league season will run til October, unlike olden days when it ended by September and all call ups came. No more minor league playoffs…but it does look like plan is for full season.

  7. xoot said, on January 12, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Bauer’s YouTube video is something else. Maybe he’d fit fine with the Giants–just one more coach in charge of himself.

    • willedav said, on January 12, 2021 at 12:05 pm

      there’s a gig waiting to happen–player/pitching coach. Maybe he could call timeout and ask for time to talk to himself on the mound if he got into difficulty.

      • xoot said, on January 12, 2021 at 12:24 pm

        Bird bird bird

      • xoot said, on January 12, 2021 at 1:23 pm

        And wasn’t Steve Carlton essentially his own coach and trainer? All the martial arts stuff. Most “secret”; some disclosed. Twisting his left fist over and over and over from the top to the bottom of a deep pail of sand. Etc.

      • willedav said, on January 12, 2021 at 1:27 pm

        Bouton too Xoot, especially once he began to throw mostly knucklers.

  8. Carstie Clausen said, on January 12, 2021 at 11:44 am

    Signal the ultimate in Reclamation Projects: From MLBTR, a bit over an hour ago: Arismandy Alcantara, 29. His MLB stats (Cubs) are essentially several degrees below zero (the Mendoza line) and need not be referenced by me. Minor league contract–essentially a warm-body, possibly immune to remedial coaching. His singular upside is that he can fill in at any position except the Battery. Battered Offense Syndrome?

    So when the AAA season gets going, SacTown will feature the ultimate fill-in. An amazing garbage-dump pickup? Probably. Some previously unknown quality discovered by a discerning scout? Maybe. The Z&H team taking turns flipping darts at a board? Almost looks that way.

    When will the ops staff get serious about nailing down a starter with a career ERA under 4.00? Will the Giants pick up a strong RH bat? Can we even dream of a quality closer or has Moronta already been anointed? With S.T. only a scant month from now, will us fans get tossed a couple of bones which have not already been gnawed to shreds?

  9. willedav said, on January 12, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    flavor is dead right though about lack of news on DH in NL from Manfred. Sucks for FA like M Brantley and others, who can still hit but as defensive liability wouldn’t be good fit for NL teams.
    Without DH, wouldn’t Ruf have lot harder time making Giants roster?

  10. alleykat69 said, on January 12, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Giants should be king 👑 of the DH if the NL goes with it.
    You have Solano,Flores,Ruf,Dickerson,Posey, Longo,Belt,Crawdaddy thats 8 players you could mix&match with some defensive liability while others too old and need a day off from the field for 9 innings and just take 4 hacks instead..

  11. willedav said, on January 12, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    ESPN lead story this afternoon is Eagles want to talk to Saleh.
    those Guinness commercials with Montana are great. In Jack Taylor novels by Ken Bruen I dig centered on life in Galway, ability of barman to “pour a good pint” of them is much appreciated.

    • xoot said, on January 12, 2021 at 3:43 pm

      I wandered into a pub in Galway, near Eyre Sq, devoted to baseball. And hurling. mlb games on the screens all hours. The owner was a big Mets fan. They pulled a fine pint.

      • xoot said, on January 12, 2021 at 4:11 pm

        Fyi. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurling

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 12, 2021 at 7:54 pm

        Galway’s good fun, I stumbled upon Galway City during its annual oyster festival. Man, the food and drink that weekend…

      • xoot said, on January 12, 2021 at 8:28 pm

        I have a funny selfie in a giants hat at the cliffs of Moher looking disgusted by the tourist shit. But Galway was tremendous.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 12, 2021 at 8:32 pm

        Oh, post that pic, that would be fun to see. I guess I got lucky when I was at the cliffs, during the week and hardly anyone there, but I can imagine. Yeah, Galway city was great. And heading west out of the city out to the Connemara peninsula, stunning countryside. Hadn’t thought of that trip in awhile, truly one of the best.

      • xoot said, on January 12, 2021 at 8:53 pm

        My younger son is pursuing a masters in engineering at university of limerick. The lockdowns lifted this past summer and he and his friends went wild up the west coast. He sent me curated photos and told me curated tales every week. They’re back to lockdown now. He Skyped earlier than usual this week. Just wanted to talk. But they’re safe over there.

      • xoot said, on January 12, 2021 at 9:11 pm

        And: Don’t know how to post a pic.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 12, 2021 at 9:21 pm

        Yeah, me neither…

  12. alleykat69 said, on January 12, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Saleh just had his 2nd interview with the Jets and now on to the Eagles who are also interviewing Todd Bowles another hot commodity..

    NFL Network reports that the Texans won’t to interview Chiefs Eric Bienmeny for their HC job,but have to wait till they are eliminated from playoffs are after SB. I think it’s just a smokescreen to try and please a pissed off Deshaun Watson who is frustrated with the organization for a lack of direction they are going..
    Rumors he might want out of Houston and force a trade something the 49ers should definitely monitor!
    Shit I would give them Jimmy G, this years 1st and 2 nd pick, next year’s 1st pick to start with,still might not be enough. But Hell Watson is a STUD who’s coming off a fantastic season completing over 70% of his passes,very durable ( only has missed 1 game in 3 years) and at 25 years old just hitting his prime years. 49ers could win multiple SB’s with Watson&Shanahan I believe in my pipe dream that will probably never happen..

  13. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 12, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    ’90 to ’92 late in my Boston years, had a girlfriend from Ireland (not Irish-American from Southie, etc., she was the real deal born and raised in Dublin, in the US on a several-year green card). She had to move back to Dublin at some point early ’92, so we kinda broke up. Long distance dating and all that. Decided on one last attempt to save the relationship and headed over to Ireland for a few weeks Fall of ’92. I rented a car and we did a 2-week road trip around the country; her brother and his girlfriend came along. Patrick was pretty cool, and we both agreed that the road trip was dedicated to finding the perfect pint of Guinness. Sprinkled among some golfing and turf races, we probably visited nearly 50 pubs all over the country and it definitely took the full 2 weeks to find that perfect pint, which ended up being poured at Gus O’Connor’s pub in the small town of Doolin. We cheers’ed and took the first sip and the looks on our faces revealed we’d found it. So smooth it was like breathing. Yeah, it’s all in the pour. Had another friend in Boston from Ireland who worked for Guinness whose job was to go around to all the bars in Boston that served G. on tap and inspect the hosing, refridgeration, and training of the pourers to ensure the ultimate Guiness experience. Now that’s a job. Ah, Geraldine of black hair, green eyes, and fair skin, she’ll always be the love of my life. Along with that perfect pint in Doolin…..

    • willedav said, on January 12, 2021 at 7:21 pm

      Great story! Where is Doolin?

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 12, 2021 at 7:28 pm

        West coast in County Clare, which turned out to be among my favorite areas of the country, just gorgeous. Not far from the Cliffs of Moher. Just found the website, pub is still there and looks exactly the same…

        http://gusoconnorsdoolin.com/

    • Flavor said, on January 13, 2021 at 6:23 am

      i love how it went from “heading to Ireland to save the relationship” to, in 3 sentences, “finding the perfect pint of Guinness”.. LMAO, thanks for this story it was great on many levels. Also, gotta fast track this one to the Flap HOF…….

  14. alleykat69 said, on January 12, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Well Blarney PA that is one cool pub I would love to go too! Pints 🍺 of Ireland’s favorite beers, breakfast,lunch&dinner and the atmosphere is so original and inviting to have one hell of a good time!

    • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on January 12, 2021 at 8:16 pm

      Looking at the pics on their website, it looks so clean and bright. My memory is it was a bit dark and dank and smoky as hell, but still, good food and drink all around. Good craik, as they say, good fun. I remember my gf Geraldine’s boss overhearing her one day talking about a party she’d been to over the weekend and she said it was good craik. He thought she was talking about doing crack. Good times.

  15. chipower9 said, on January 13, 2021 at 6:29 am

    On the DH in the NL, I did recall reading this article. This is as close as it gets to confirming no DH in the NL for 2021…

    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/giants/farhan-zaidi-reveals-giants-have-been-told-prep-no-nl-dh-2021

    I have not heard anything differently to date. Certainly not from manfred.

    Oh, and my debt to Mac is paid in full.


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