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Play Ball!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 28, 2021

Does this do anything 4 ya?

Honestly I couldn’t care less about ST games but it’s nice to see this trending in the right direction towards baseball in 2021. Very excited for a full season….


Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 27, 2021

Agree with Dieter but I’d add that Draymond has as much to do with this reclamation project as Steph.

this was my favorite tweet from yesterday:

Free Style Friday

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 26, 2021

well, now that we’ve addressed the *actual plan* Z has for the team in 2021 I’m not too sure what to tackle next. Therefore, today’s thread is a free roll. Discuss whatever you like. Go!


Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 25, 2021

Ok, I think I’ve finally figured this out. It’s not complicated, I’m surprised it took me this long. Z knows we have no hope of sniffing the wild card this year. But no year is a throw away year. So he’s picking up all this scrip-scrap stuff knowing most of it won’t hit. But whoever he DOES hit on he trades at the break. This is actually not a bad plan. Remember, the Padres got Tatis for James Freaking Shields.

So our World Series is the trade deadline.

I can get behind that…..

Dubs Rise Again?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 24, 2021

Couldn’t think of another thread for the Grave Duggar except that he’s my main man and he should be all of yours as well. Not sure what to make of the Dubs last night. Against a decent team they probably would have been trampled with the way they started out the 4th quarter. Can the Knicks not shoot 3’s? It seems like all they do is drive to the hoop.

Bank the W, pray you can hold on to the 8 seed……

The Grave Duggar

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 23, 2021

That was a hellavu short video clip of the Gave Duggar and his new revamped swing. Notice Giants scribes didn’t release any footage of fringe guys like Jaylin Davis. Tells me Grave Duggar has the inside track to making the opening day roster. From there, he dominates..

Bring It On

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 22, 2021

I know the chances for the Giants this year are dim. I just want some baseball again. I can get into watching other teams play, especially if I’ve got a couple dozen draftkings teams going. I’m also looking forward to fans back in the ballparks. This cut out stuff has gotten pretty staid. As soon as they start green lighting fans back I’m going I don’t care what our record is.

Prediction Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 20, 2021

Stix had a good idea for a Flap contest. I’ll shape the details as we get closer to opening day. It will have something to do with the Giants record vs LA and SD (with a tie breaker or two built in).

About a month ago, Loo sent me an email that included this passage:

 “My dad was a huge Giant fan and shortly after he passed away in 2001, I started hanging out in a new bar. The weekend bartender was a a great old guy named Billy Flaherty, who was about my father’s age and also a huge Giant fan. So at age 44, I found my new daddy. We went to games every year and were real tight until his death 3 years ago. A few months before he passed away, he gave me his treasured Delong wool Giant jacket with leather sleeves. It’s an XL – way too big for me. I had it dry cleaned and it’s been hanging in plastic in the back of my closet since. I would love to give it away to someone who might actually wear it. I have a million great memories of my friend and the jacket will probably just go in a dumpster when I’m gone. “

And he has graciously offered up the jacket as the prize.

I’ll post a pic once he gets it in photograph shape.

Details to come……

Foraging A Path

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 19, 2021

So we are back to 5 post season teams coming out of the National League. Three of those will get soaked up by the division winners. We have no chance at that. So that leaves 2 spots. You have to think that whoever doesn’t win the NL crown between LA and SD will get one WC spot.

Now we’re down to one left…..

The NL East got a lot better. Gotta think that whoever doesn’t win that divison gets the other spot, right? Atlanta….The Mets (they’ll be rolling AND then they get Syndy back in June)…..Washington…..Miami…..that division is GOOD. The NL Central is pretty harmless, probably only the division winner coming out of there.

Looking at that mountain to climb, is there a realistic pathway for SF to make the post season in 2021? Assuming The Grave Duggar is functioning at peak level all season and the team suffers zero injuries……

Day 1 in The Books!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 18, 2021

I trust the mates got in the requisite number of ball scratches, stretches and tobaccy spits in. I saw a couple videos of Posey hitting in the cage. He looks a little round to me but maybe I just haven’t seen him in a while…..

Tatis is going to win multiple NL MVP’s. Lock his ass up for life, I don’t see a problem with what the Padres did. If we had a generational talent like that I’d hope the Giants would do the same.

You know I couldn’t leave this important stat at the end of the last thread:

djloo27 said, on February 18, 2021 at 5:27 am(Edit)

Career homers off Stephen Strasburg:

Grave Duggar: 1
Tatis: 0
BellInger: 0
Machado: 0
Betts: 0

It’s Happening….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 17, 2021

I know this feels like a random dreary Wednesday much like every other Wednesday or every other day of the last year, but today is a little different…..today, pitchers and catchers report to camp.

And I don’t even care if they just sit there in masks all day staring at eachother from 6 feet away.

Today is a good day….

NBA Action

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 16, 2021

Some big time scoring games in the NBA last night. And my call on Whiteside at 6:46pm was not quite prescient. Harden and Irving went off let’s see if they can do it on a back2back against the surprisingly good Suns. I wonder if one or both will rest……

Steph Curry is once again MVP of the league again. There, I said it…..

Our Pitching Woes

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 15, 2021

As noted two threads ago by Stix, The A’s have scooped up a couple of ex-Giants: Romo and Yuzzie Pet. I always liked Petit and never understood why the Giants let him go. Romo seems to be on his last legs but he’s seemed that way for years and keeps getting a job so what do I know?

It’ll be interesting to see how Kapler uses the bullpen. Now that he’s got complete reigns of the team and going into a brand new year you wonder if he and Z will go full on Opener/Piggy Backer/all that jazz. They do seem to be setting up the bullpen for such an approach should they decide to go that way. And our starters are not exactly built for the long game–you know, 5-6 innings. Today’s long game.

Carson Cat Pic Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 14, 2021

Loo got me going about my cat with a simple question. Don’t tempt me with shit like that, I am obsessive and this is what happens when that happens…….

There is NOTHING to report about the Giants so you get a Carson cat-pic thread. Here we go.

This is Carson sitting next to me while I was typing that long ass answer to Loo on the last thread:

Here he is when we brought him home, not sure why Katie’s eyes look like this, that’s some thousand yard stare shit going on there. Great pic tho. She’s 18 now.

here he is chillin’ like a boss in the carport now that I’m letting him outside since he doesn’t have a sensor on anymore and he can’t try to roll around in the dirt and rub it off:

here he is after too much cat nip about to roll his fat ass off the bed last month:

and here he is yawning in all his glory. You can barely see it in this pic but the right side of his tongue is split from when he got in a fight with a raccoon about 6 years ago. Fucker sliced it but Carson won the fight, we didn’t see that raccoon again. He had a snake hit him in the eye 3 years ago but he bounced back with some eye drops. The thing I love most about this cat is that he’s a fighter. He’s killed 1000 animals over the years, and I just throw them down the hill we live on. It’s a fucking graveyard down there I can’t even imagine going down to look at the remains. But he’s also the sweetest most loving animal I have ever known.

That’s it. No more cat pics.

Melatonin Back In California

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 14, 2021

Somehow missed the Padres signed Mark Melancon. Also somehow missed that he really wasn’t that bad for the Braves. Will be interested to see if he can keep it going. He’s 35 now and somwhere inside of him still resides the MelonHead we loved to loath. Anyway, happy Sunday, we needed a new thread……..


Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 12, 2021

I’m trying to get into Reddit but I don’t really like it. Twitter is my place. The layout just makes more sense to me. Anyway, came across this thread, do you guys support? Honestly, as much as I love Barry, I don’t think a statue is necessary. I don’t know, maybe something in the new landscape that Baer is building. Certainly not situated where Mays is. Thoughts?


Feelin’ Like The Grave Duggar Done Dug Me A Hole

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 11, 2021

Some of you may be interested in this and honestly there is nothing else to post so here goes:

I got my second shot of Moderna yesterday at 8am—everything was ok till about 10pm when the chills and the fever kicked in. Couldn’t sleep all night because of the fever and also because my right arm was killing me and for some reason my left hip felt like it had a knife in it. So I could only lie on my back and sweat and stare upwards. Took some tylenol around 3am and the fever went away.

I had been told the vaccine is not affecting older people as much as younger and I was hoping to fall into the older category but 52 didn’t quite get me there. My guess is that older people’s immune system doesn’t have the fight it once had in them and they just let the vaccine run amok.

But who knows.

Either way, happy to see we are getting to the other side of this, finally. I am going into work today because I’m no pussy, btw. But I’m definitely dragging.

What Happens When The Grave Duggar Gets Tired of Digging?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 10, 2021

The Giants added lots of arms this off season but precious few legitimate bats. I guess they are counting on The Grave Duggar to exceed even the high expectations already set for him by Flap Nation. But come on, he’s only one man.

Of course the other path they seem to be taking is this: Run the Bore Core out there until they get hurt or prove to be totally ineffective. At that point, bring up the kids. That’s not the craziest plan when you consider this is absolutely a throw away year with LA and SD light years ahead.

Jake McGee Come on Down!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 9, 2021

two years, 7 mil, that’s fine. Didn’t know we needed a LH reliever but I guess you can never have too many relievers.

Whatever, we needed a new post today….

One More Bowl In The Books

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 8, 2021

On February 3rd I wrote: “I have suckeled the sweet nectarine from Tom Brady’s teet, a magical moment indeed. I am on board with Tampa Bay covering maybe even winning……” No one paid much attention to that solid gold at the time and that’s too bad as it could have saved some Flappers some cash. Again, props to GH who paid up his debt midway through the 4th quarter. Blade has promised to send cash through the mail. Diggity will paypal me after he gets over how this possibly could have happened to his beloved Chefs. Right now, feelings are just too raw.

Now what? The predictable abyss of nothingness. Is hockey playing? NBA is ok but really I’m just waiting for Chi to post something about looking out his window and seeing spring start or winter end or some shit. I can’t remember what it is but I know it when I read it. And it’s the sign that baseball is almost here……

Make It A Super Day

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 7, 2021

I was staring at this picture all night….

Diggity, come on what are we doing here? $34.60? Let’s bet an even, larger number.

Make it $40.

If I tried to bet $34.60 at a window in Vegas I bet I’d probably taste the back of that teller’s hand.

Man or mouse, Diggity?

Eve of 55

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 6, 2021

I’m not engaging in *whataboutism* with Buster. Of course the other options suck. Them sucking doesn’t make him any better. He just sucks less than them. As Xoot noted, his value will be with the pitchers who will instantly jizz when he throws down those magical fingers. But 15 bombs? Lol, no chance.

Our offense is average and our pitching stinks. With the current group I don’t see how we sniff .500 this year. And that’s BEFORE the Bore Core starts checking in with the aged injuries that you know will be coming this season.

So I wasn’t able to get much business with my SB bet. San Dawg did take the Chiefs -3.5 (for $34.60). Nobody else wants some of that?

The Finishing Touches on Last Place

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 5, 2021

Ok, now that we’ve added Littell and Lame-onte Wade to the foundation of Brebbia and the rest of his cohorts I’d say we’re just about ready to fire up a run at the NL West crown, aye?


Kruk was on KNBR yesterday talking up how excited *ALL* Giants fans are to watch the return of Posey and the final season of the intact Bore Core. I just chuckled to myself. Hey, I know it’s a throwaway year but I have zero interest in watching boring players play baseball. I’m down with Posey showing up at a reunion party for a tip of the cap to the crowd.

But watching him play baseball?

Not excited for that, Kruk.

Another Guy

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 4, 2021

The question I have, who will have greater historical significance in the pantheon of Giants lore, Zack Littell or Greg Litton? I’m going with the former.

Of course, Krueg’s disagrees. But this is his type of guy, someone nobody’s ever heard of who’s had the slightest bit of success at some point in his pro career.

Larry Krueger@sportslarryknbr·Breaking! #sfgiants are signing RHP Zack Littell @z_littell . Great get for Farhan Zaidi. Littell was a quality arm for #Twins on 2019.10961

Flavor@1flapdown77·If this gets you excited what would an actual exciting signing do to you?

Larry Krueger@sportslarryknbrReplying to @1flapdown77 and @z_littellLittell throws 96 mph w/a 90 hard cutter and had a 2,68 ERA in 29 games in 2019. Farhan makes a lot of moves on the margins. Look for this guy to emerge as a big factor this season

Apparently, Z’s got a fondness for guys like this, too.

I don’t have a problem with the Littell signing I’m just not gonna jizz in my pants like Krueg’s over it.


Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 3, 2021

Kelly Oubre sucks. Can that be said in a safe, open space? Warriors win that game last night if it wasn’t for his ineptitude.

I’m really getting stoked for this Super Bowl. Man, last SB I was at a kickass party in Reno. We were in this huge auditorium packed with crazed Niner fans. I remember thinking at the time, “hmmmm, there is this new virus people are talking about and this looks like the prime place for getting something like that…” Nobody had a mask on, we weren’t wearing them then. Now I wear two. And I’m vaccinated, lol. And I’m watching the game alone in my house.

Anyway, let’s freaking go, I have suckeled the sweet nectarine from Tom Brady’s teet, a magical moment indeed. I am on board with Tampa Bay covering maybe even winning……

Winter Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 2, 2021

I don’t know a single thing about snow except having been in it a few times for skiiing and such. I still remember a proud father moment of taking Katie to Tahoe in the winter and she saw snow for the first time. We got out of the car and she ran over to the snow, wide eyed and smiling. She must have been 3 or so. She put her hands in the snow, picked it up, and in about 10 seconds started crying. Of course, we didn’t put gloves on her. Nice.

While I know nothing about the economics of snow removal I have to believe that’s a pretty lucrative business. You contract with an entire block and that’s gotta feed the fam for a while.

There is no baseball news other than the Rockies recognizing they have no hope in competing with the power houses in the NL west. The Giants wish they could shed salary the way Colorado just did but the reality is a lot of $$$ is coming off the books after this season.

Super Bowl Update

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on February 1, 2021

Gonna pass on a SB contest. The last one devolved into chaos with me awarding the spoils to Chi no less than 4 times before I finally realized it was actually the great Mr. Sports Dude who had won courtesy of the lightly regarded punts category. Plus, it’s kind of irritating to have to keep track of all those nick-nacky-paddy-wacky stats. I just want to watch the game.