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Bring On LA

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 21, 2021

I don’t care what anyone says, this goes a long long way….

Can you win without chemistry? Documented, yes.

But it stands to reason that your team is also better with it.

We have the best record in baseball, a candidate to start the All Star game going for us tonight and a team that strokes itself collectively to itself.

So, fuck the Dodgers, fuck ’em straight to hell.

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  1. zumiee said, on May 21, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Speaking of L.A….one of the ways LeBron loses people: he posted a video on social media of his winning shot against the Warriors. Posting his own video is just weak. Can’t respect that dude sometimes.

    • djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 7:51 am

      It was “Love Child” by The Supremes.
      A very worthy successor…

      • zumiee said, on May 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm

        Great trivia question!

    • gianthead said, on May 21, 2021 at 2:25 pm

      Well said Flav start of this series. Fuck em hard….whaaattttt???

  2. Lurker John said, on May 21, 2021 at 6:50 am

    Yes! Straight to hell with ’em! GO GIANTS!

  3. willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 6:53 am

    good to see guys (Unc, Xoot’s son) are going. think crowd limit is 10 thou–would be cool to hear if fans can fill yard that much. No more pumped in noise/cardboard.

  4. willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 7:30 am

    Nice story from Maria Guardado on mlb.com site on SF signing OF Braden Bishop, older brother of Hunter, and putting him on 40 man to play at Sac. Hunter is out with shoulder injury and not currently playing for AA Eugene.
    Sac lost 3-2. Thairo hit HR #4, Beede went 2 2/3 0 runs 2 hits 4 BBs. Santos got blown save and L, giving up 3 hits and 3 runs in 1 inning. Obviously still working through some issues.

  5. djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 7:53 am

    Is it possible that the Grave Duggar has taken on some version of a leadership role?

  6. chipower9 said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:12 am

    So, where is Rooster and all the dodger trolls?

    Fuck the Bums! BEAT LA!

    • djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:19 am

      In fairness, Chi, the Roooster did not appear here last year to gloat about the title.
      Unless I missed it…

      • chipower9 said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:58 am

        Good point. I don’t recall seeing him then, either Loo.

  7. Dennis Zucchino said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:19 am

    Ahhhhh. I love that word ‘chemistry’. It has been the theme of this team in ’10, ’12 and ’14 while the rest of baseball scratched their heads asking themselves ‘what happened’ . It is now 7 years later and the root of Giants success is about to bloom again tied to the chemistry of a team with April laughable odds to make it to the big top. So, as LA thinks they have their ‘mojo again’, they visit the leaders of the West and surely must be asking themselves if they are heading into something they can’t understand and whether there is something missing in their framework for true success.
    Maybe half of these thoughts are coming out of my ass; but the rest is out of my heart for a team that is showing me what they are made of.
    The only thing that saddens me is that the pandemic cut off the life of Finnerty’s in NYC and I could only imagine the fun of being in that environment if they were still functioning. I envy all you who are in the world of SF at this very moment.

    • Winder said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:03 am

      Great post, team attitude and heart can take a team very far. Go Giants

    • chipower9 said, on May 21, 2021 at 10:15 am

      Awesome post. Agree on the chemistry thing.

      And I am bummed about Finnerty’s, too. I hope they are able to re-open at some point, and believe the owners left the door open to such a possibility.

      • djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 11:39 am

        Commercial real estate in NYC must be awful cheap these days.
        Seems like people are dying to get out and have some fun.
        It could happen…

  8. willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Ms. Guardado mentioned in column on Bishop bros Giants now have 11 OFs on 40 man, including recently acquired Tauchman (without options) and Braden apparently is capable of playing CF.

  9. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:30 am

    So fuck LA,Fuck them all the way to Hell!!!
    That’s so damm true, they will always be the most hated team in Giants history!!
    Giants have 3 top 10 pitchers in National League, who the hell could of predicted that?
    Wood and Gausman have to be front runners for CyYoung, such a great story especially Wood who you know wants to go out and kick his former team asses tonight.
    Great article about Gausman having 2 pitches his Fastball and Splitter rated in top 10 value among all pitchers in baseball.They’re going to have to open up the wallet to sign this ACE, but he’s worth it with the stuff he has..
    Disco another great story, he reminds me of Voglesong, just a hard ass fierce competitor that gives u everything he’s got! Go Giants send a statement to this Candy Ass Dogpile team starting tonight!!

  10. unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Xoot, are you going tonight? Would love to meet up and buy you a beer.

    • xoot said, on May 21, 2021 at 11:12 am

      I’m not going, Chuck. Just my kid. Look for him LF-line club level — he has an orange jersey with the name “BEAT LA” on the back. He’s a friendly guy.

      • unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2021 at 2:27 pm

        Oh, I’ll find him. What’s his name? We are in View box 326 or some shit. Prices are craay, but hey, haven’t been to a game since the Flap overdrive game. Bleachers were $100.00 on some sites. And the fucking nets on the 1st level were bad, now they are ridiculous.

      • xoot said, on May 21, 2021 at 4:14 pm

        see below, Chuck

  11. unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2021 at 10:08 am

    Yep, it would be sweet to take this series. Got to give notice that we are for real. The pen has to be on their game.

    Gonna be a cold windy night it looks like.

    • chipower9 said, on May 21, 2021 at 10:16 am

      Have fun, Charlie. Tip one for me, brother. Go Giants!

      • unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm

        Oh yeah! Will do. Got to spank these fucking bums!!

  12. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 11:14 am

    Joey Bart was pulled after 5 innings yesterday for Sacramento.
    Casali drilled twice yesterday the second flush on the elbow. Wonder if he gets the callup today?

  13. zumiee said, on May 21, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Well, the Giants are now a team that hits HRs, strikes out a lot, and has pitchers that strike out the other team a lot. It had to be done to compete in today’s version of baseball.
    One of the keys this weekend will be for the Giants pitchers to not walk a lot of guys. They need to be aggressive and let the chips fall where they may. If they nibble all weekend, the Dodgers will walk a lot, and it will be hard for the Giants to win. Even with the changed dimensions and characteristics, the ballpark can still used by pitchers to advantage.

    • zumiee said, on May 21, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      On a radio broadcast recently, Miller mentioned that the Giants have the 3rd highest percentage of runs scored by HR in either the NL or MLB, I can’t remember which. The number was 51% at that time.

    • Winder said, on May 21, 2021 at 12:17 pm

      Yeah, they hit some big time homers yesterday but they also scattered a bunch hits all over the field and took quite a few walks, that has to piss pitchers off to no end. Nickel and dime em till they crack

  14. djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    Gotta believe the Grave Duggar starts over the Sock Man tonight and will join Dick & Yaz in the OF.
    Doesn’t that make sense?

    • willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 1:15 pm

      Tauchman at leadoff hasn’t worked too well, maybe he gets a shot. so far, what has happened with him is he has a nice game and gets OPS up to .800, then goes back into a 2-11 slump and K’s a lot then it’s back under .700. At some point at least one of the current 7 OFs (or someone in minors) will become expendable for pitching help.

  15. unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Tongiht may be a quick affari with Bauer and Wood going. Neither walk many and both are pitching extremely well right now.

  16. djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Del Crandall died earlier this month at 91. One of my earliest baseball memories was his GW hit in the 23 inning game at Shea in ’64…

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYN/NYN196405312.shtml

    • djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 12:47 pm

      • zumiee said, on May 21, 2021 at 12:51 pm

        The facial expressions on some of the old cards are classic.

      • zumiee said, on May 21, 2021 at 12:53 pm

        That’s the expression I have when somebody tells me The Office is a funny TV show.

      • djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 1:15 pm

        And that is obviously a Milwaukee Brave uniform he’s wearing…

      • snarkk said, on May 21, 2021 at 2:46 pm

        Yeah, zum, I saw the US version of the Office twice, I think, Just by accident.
        Like you and Del, I missed the comedy somehow. Never saw it again.
        Maybe the original UK version was better. Ricky Gervais is pretty out there, but he’s funnier than Steve Carrel, IMO, and has some pretty spot on social commentary sometimes in his jokes. I saw Carrel in The 40 year old Virgin movie. Meh…

    • willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 1:19 pm

      thanks, love these. Remember Crandall from all those years with Braves. In these type of games there are always some guys who have awful nights–notice Mays 1-10, Mets Cannizzaro 1-9 Mateo 0-6 etc.

      I listened to this whole game and tried to keep score, just went on forever.

      • willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 1:20 pm

        Loo is right about uni too.

  17. gianthead said, on May 21, 2021 at 2:24 pm

    Well said Flav start of this series. Fuck em hard….whaaattttt???

  18. willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 2:26 pm

    Perry with 10 innings of shutout relief, 7 for Mets Larry Bearnarth. 3 different Mets went 2 – 10, including couple good hitters Jim Hickman and Frank thomas. Giants struck out 14 times in 23 innings over 7 hours…didn’t they strike out 17 couple days ago vs. Reds? ah different era

  19. unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    If I happen to see “beat LA’ on a uni, what is your son’s name, Xoot?

    • xoot said, on May 21, 2021 at 4:13 pm

      David

  20. dodgerbluebaby said, on May 21, 2021 at 2:45 pm

    You can prattle on about how much the Dodgers suck but they’re going to ruin the Giants season this weekend and sweep them right into Frisco Bay! Go Blue!

    • djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 2:55 pm

      Greetings from Chipower9!

    • xoot said, on May 21, 2021 at 4:40 pm

      iirc the bums came to SF and swept three games in the middle of the 2012 season. That was a full season, a true season, a real season though.

  21. djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    Sock Man starts over the Grave Duggar.
    Maybe he’s had some success vs. Bauer if someone ambitious feels like checking…

    1. Mike Yastrzemski (L) RF
    2. Buster Posey (R) C
    3. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    4. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    5. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    6. Alex Dickerson (L) LF
    7. Donovan Solano (R) 2B
    8. Mike Tauchman (L) CF
    9. Alex Wood (R) P

  22. willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    Jazz Hands running in 7th at Santa Anita. Had a great season here, really cool player
    6th wound up a DH between horses ridden by Flavien Prat (1/5 fav) and apprentice Emily Ellingwood (2-1).

    • willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 4:09 pm

      Uribe hit 23 HRs here in 2010–could Crawford do that? Don’t think any IF since has hit that many.

      • alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 4:58 pm

        If you go by George Kontos prediction ( I don’t) he’s predicting Crawford,Posey& Belt will all hit 30 Homeruns..

  23. willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 4:17 pm

    Sure enough 9-2 choice Jazz Hands goes wide in stretch and runs down leaders to win on Turf, ridden by Mario Gutierrez.

    • Flavor said, on May 21, 2021 at 4:40 pm

      Nice hit willieD! Wish I’d seen this earlier! Beginner luck plays are to be honored and bet with both fists

  24. djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    The Marlins might be wearing the ugliest uniforms in history…

  25. Pasalon said, on May 21, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    I was trying to decide which Dodger, past or present, is my least favorite. I get a sense of utter disdain as I go through this exercise. Is it Joc? That Palo Alto fuck, is it Justin Turner aka Justin McTurner, is it Puig wagging that obnoxious tongue, Kershaw with his ridiculous windup and satisfying tendency to choke? Kirk Gibson, who I had to watch to my idiot college roommate jizz all over creation in 1988 when he hit that homer?

    I really loath all of them. I look forward to this game tonight with our good guys playing inexplicably well. Let’s see Wood shove some up their ass. Go Giants!!!!!!

    • Flavor said, on May 21, 2021 at 4:55 pm

      This post has nearly everything pasalon. you truly are a showman with an innate sense for the timing of content genius. I’ll be noodling about your queries till game time. Hope I don’t get so distracted I miss first pitch!
      Also, fuck Steve Garvey and Ron cey with every fiber of my being. They are the worst.

    • djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 4:56 pm

      My reflex without overthinking it is Garvey…

      • djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:02 pm

        I’m sure I’ve told the story of my well deserved pre-game ejection from Shea Stadium for a drunken, vile, profane laden tirade directed at Cey who was actually a Chicago Cub at the time.
        Not terribly proud of it now…

      • Flavor said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:07 pm

        Lol “my well deserved pre game ejection”

      • djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:14 pm

        How many fans do you think have gotten themselves tossed during BP?

  26. Winder said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    Mine is a tie between Peronowski, Drysdale, and the whole 88 team.

    • djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:12 pm

      I think Perranoski’s ’63 season was every bit as good as Phil Regan’s famous “vulture” season of 1966…

      • Winder said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:14 pm

        He used to just kill us. i hated seeing him come it

      • Winder said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:15 pm

        in

  27. unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Fucking penguin who’s your padre and check Marin infield pissed me off for years

  28. unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Cheech

  29. zumiee said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:12 pm

    I’m not sure who my most disliked Dodger is over the years, but Muncy has put himself in contention.

  30. Macdog said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:45 pm

  31. willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    My blues buddy sent me a link, the great Swampers Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Hawkins passed Wed. at 75.

  32. unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    Somewhere Darrell Porter is laughing at the game I coaxed him into. 5 rbi night.

  33. unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    And Orel Sax of course

  34. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Hey Loo speaking of ejection I read that Del Crandall article further and it said the Braves flew in Del’s parents to Boston to watch his major league debut at catching.Seems his parents just sat down in their seats when Del got ejected by the homeplate umpire by arguing balls&strikes! You can bet his parents were both embarrassed and then pissed at him to do something that crazy in there first game ever..

  35. Flavor said, on May 21, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    *how many fans have gotten themselves tossed during BP?”
    Somewhere in the early 2000s it may have been the first year the ballpark opened I went to a game and was really giving it to Jose oquendo (one of the Cardinal coaches at the time) behind their dugout before the game started. His head shot up and he pussily pulled the cops over and started pointing to me and I just threw my hands out and said “what what???” The cops did nothing and oquendo walked meekly into the dugout.

  36. willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    was really sad to see supremely annoying Hershiser as a Giant in 98.
    Hanley Ramirez was atop list for awhile

  37. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Couldn’t stand Don Drysdale the head hunter.
    Still to this day that goes back to 1968,I remember when he was going after the streak of shutout innings which was in the 50’s plus.The game was at Dodger stadium and the Bums had a 1-0 lead going to the ninth.Giants load the bases with no outs,Drysdale hits catcher Dick Dietz with a pitch and the shutout streak is over.But nooooo freaking I’m on the take/payroll Harry Windlestead (sp but who care he’s an a- hole) declares Dietz didn’t try and get out of the way of the pitch.That shit was never called back in those day, but this time it is?? The Giants never scored losing 1-0, Teflon Don ends up with consecutive shutout streak intact, and I cursed as any 12 year old would of and to this day I will curse all Dodgers till the day I die! Fuck LA

  38. djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Free game of the day on MLBTV.COM…

    • Macdog said, on May 21, 2021 at 6:56 pm

      Inexplicably not the top game on MLB Network, instead it’s the thrilling Padres-Mariners game.

  39. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    That Blackfoot slider has been legal for Wood all year long so far.

  40. Winder said, on May 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    I forgot about Bob Welch but I hated him as much as any of em.

  41. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    Davey Lopes always was a dick..
    And Garvey the ultimate sleaze all..
    He’s the only player I remember who never got his uni dirty.
    Matter of fact if he did have to slide the dirt would only end up on the stripe of his pants.

  42. Macdog said, on May 21, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Shit.

  43. willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    Looked like same location as pitch Betts doubled on.

  44. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 7:34 pm

    Slowest stretch of pitching by Wood all year cost him..

  45. zumiee said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    Bauer’s schmuck act was tiresome a long time ago.

  46. Macdog said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Dubs in trouble.

  47. Macdog said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    Yaz to Belt!

  48. djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Was Belt on the bag?

  49. willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Ha ciol play 9-3 putout

  50. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Yeah fuck you Bauer trying to hold up the game then gets thrown out at first base on what should of been a hit by YAZ LMAOOOO

  51. Macdog said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Overtime.

  52. Irish Kevin said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Two walks, Giants should score at least one run

  53. Macdog said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    BauEr.

  54. xoot said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    Wow. Jon Miller hates Bauer as much as we do. lol.

  55. Irish Kevin said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    He was trying to give the Giants the lead!

  56. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    Damm Dick pulls that and the are in the lead😫

  57. Macdog said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Morant’s pretty good.

    • willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:54 pm

      certainly good enough, on night they got jack from Valanciunas right from start.

  58. willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    meanwhile Griz about to eliminate GS.

  59. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 8:53 pm

    Damm Dubs season is over down 5 with 5 seconds left 114-109

  60. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Hey Kuiper get clued in the Warriors game is over geez 🙄

  61. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Eat Shit Bauer what a 🤡

  62. Irish Kevin said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    Why couldn’t the Giants hit his Fast ball, they even knew it was coming

    • Macdog said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:10 pm

      Yep, frustrating.

    • xoot said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:19 pm

      the stickum gives it just enough movement

  63. zumiee said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Yeah, the Giants have been missing and fouling off fastballs all night in the middle of the strike zone.

  64. unca_chuck said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    2 fucking hits

    • djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:27 pm

      Toto, I don’t think we’re in Cincinnati anymore…

    • willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:50 pm

      both cheapo too. Dickerson nubber past 3b, and Belt bloop in short LF.

  65. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    They shot there wad yesterday…

  66. djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Would you hit the Grave Duggar for Barrels vs. a righty?

    • willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:52 pm

      Ask Kapler—he’s the one making decision to bench him.

      • willedav said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:55 pm

        not that Tauchman has done anything.

  67. djloo27 said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:42 pm

  68. alleykat69 said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Tied for 1st now with the Padres.Hell all 3 teams have been smoking hot. Toughest division in baseball..

  69. zumiee said, on May 21, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Padres are trouncing the hapless Mariners.

  70. Macdog said, on May 21, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    That was like watching nine Canalis trying to hit tonight.


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