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Disappointing and Dull

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 30, 2021

I guess the good news is that we were in both games. It’s not like we got taken to the woodshed. And now we return to the comfort of the warm Arizona heat. Sure, bank wins, yada yada but this team has holes and I don’t think Z can just keep filling them from AAA–although I do hope Jaylin Davis finally gets a shot and he might with Sock Man looking at a stint on the injured list.

Game Two

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 29, 2021

Really excited for tonight’s match up. I, like many of you, love The Gasman and would have probably picked him as my favorite current Giant if not for The Grave Duggar.

A split in LA was about the best we could hope for. Losing tonight will be a big momentum swing on the season. So, just win baby, just win.

Who’s Your Current Favorite Giant?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 28, 2021

If you could only pick one, who would it be and why? My answer is easy and obvious: he brings his shovel to work. What started out as just a great nickname has blossomed into one of the best stories in years. He has the best OPS on the team. He’s their fastest player. And their best outfielder. The Grave Duggar is MY GUY.

But there are so many to choose from.

You have to pick 1.


More Flap representation. Here is Chi and his daughter at the game yesterday:

First to 50

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 27, 2021

I’d love to know the time on Grave Duggar’s 1st to home plate sprint. That dude was FLYING around 3rd. Now leads the team in the most Flap jizzworthy stat of OPS (.969).

Not much to say about Casilla. He can’t hit but he just gets shit done. I hope they don’t drag this Buster thing out though. If he can’t re-boot his body it’s time to get Tromp up here.

We very nearly have double the number of wins to losses. This is just an incredible never before seen year unfolding before our eyes.

Las Oakland Joses?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 26, 2021

Have the A’s moved to Las Vegas yet? What a pathetic franchise. Dave Kaval is a clown and the latest in a long line of clowns who won’t be able to get a stadium deal done. I will say this, the A’s have some of the best renderings for fantasy stadiums I’ve ever seen. Every single one of them is breathtaking work of art.

Spanking the A’s is always nice. Let’s do it again…..

Bay Bridge Series

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 25, 2021

Whatever happens, if we win, please PLEASE leave that stupid trophy behind.

Nothing to worry about these days with guys named Brebbia and Sherfy closing the door.

Who are these guys?

Tell Me I’m Not The Only One Who Wanted To See the 6th K

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 24, 2021

Admit it. When SockMan strolled to the plate in the 13th inning you wanted to see it too. Come on, that’s “tell your grand kids” stuff right there. When he flailed away twice notching two quick strikes I’ve never been so confident in something happening in my life…..

At that moment I was jump starting my car. No longer listening to the radio and deeply shrouded in some pretty intense superstition, I wasn’t leaving my car till that goddamn game was over. The game was now on my laptop and for some reason I had the away feed going at bilasport. Suddenly SockMan did the unthinkable. He swung and made contact!!! I think that surprised both me and the Angels announcers. All of us silent, we just watched as the ball traveled unbelievably AWAY from the catchers mitt. As it landed some 409 feet from the plate the first and only thing the Angel announcer said was “That is not a strikeout….” and then the 3 of us went back to a few more seconds of stunned silence……..

Ten walks. 31 k’s. An emergency catcher sighting. Supposedly Gausman and Ohtani pitched great but no one will remember them or that. The Giants scored 7 runs on 2 hits in the 13th inning.

Mostly fueled by some pretty intense incompetence, that game was an all timer. We’ll never see one like that again….

Sticking It To The Halos

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 23, 2021

Disco is now firmly entrenched as our #2. Another great performance by him. Bank those W’s.

I know it’s not going to happen, but what about The Grave Duggar getting some of these Slater starts? I know that scares Kap because he give up a little of his match up leverage but it does seem that while still an outstanding Stanford man he might not be quite what we’re looking for when it comes to a reliable lead off hitter. Just something to consider.

I know I’ve touted him before but if you aren’t following JomBoy on twitter you should start. This is a great breakdown by him:

Also I’ve already grown quite tired of these pitchers who act like they can’t believe they’re getting checked. The whole reason it has gotten to this point is because of them–they were all cheating. Stop putting on this stupid public display like you can’t imagine why this is happening…..

They Caused Me Pain

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 22, 2021

Even after we took down the 3 beauties I continue to dislike the Angels. Hate is too strong of a word. I did hate the Rally Monkey. I find it hilarious that they are now wasting not one but 2 generational talents on another hum drum season. Every year they stink. I always want to see them lose. I hope we make short work of them.

Summertime and We’re Still in First Place

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 21, 2021

I know it’s early but it’s hard to not like Sammy Long Legs. He throws strikes, gets k’s, and he’s got a variety of pitches he seems able to command. Plus he’s a lefty.

Now we sit back on our off day and watch the Dodgers and the Padres beat up on eachother.

Lost In The Wood

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 20, 2021

It was just one game so probably shouldn’t make too much of it. But if you asked “Geez what has happened to Alex Wood?” that is a legit question to be asking. He’s now got an untidy 8.50 ERA for the month of June. The most obvious answer is that he’s lost without his precious Spider Tack. But who really knows…..

I’m excited about Daddy Long Legs start today. Finally get a chance to see what he can do without that stupid opener mucking him up.


Phillie Time

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 18, 2021

In come The Phillies. I hope they present more of a challenge than the hapless D-backs. Grave Duggar continues to rake, he’s hitting .324, OPS near 1.000, easily one of our best players when you factor in defense, too.

Cueto feels a little bit on the clock in this start. He needs to step up his game. Even if he’s the #5 he’s got to be better than he’s been…..

Yep, Another W

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 17, 2021

Arizona. These poor bastards. We get to take them to the woodshed one more time. A day time woodshed trip. Nothing more embarrassing.

And then the Phillies come to town. I’d love to know what Philly fans think of what Kap is doing with the Giants. Are they mad? Jealous? Their team is going nowhere while Kap’s has flown to the top of MLB. They have Bryce Harper. Big deal. That guy left the Nats and they won the World Series. Kap left Philly and he’s got the best record in baseball. Have Philly fans started to figure out that Harper is just a guy with nice hair who hits home runs? Lots of guys do that for signficantly less money.

Anyway, Philly coming Friday and you gotta think Kap’s had this one circled on the calendar for a while now……

San Diggity Dawg sent this to me this am from the course he was playing in SD. (NOT the Us Open!) He and I have a US open bet, I took XS and Morikawa he took Phil and Rory, for $10–highest placed finish wins. If one of them happens to win, that’s another $10.


Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 16, 2021

If you are going to lose 21 games in a row, that 21st has got to be lost in comedic, historic style. And if you want to give the D-backs credit for anything they accomplished that goal last night in spades.

My favorite part of that grand salami was the moment leading up to it. The camera panned to the crowd, everyone was on their feet, excitement was building, After all the shit we went through this last year and a half it was dramatic and emotional to watch them prepare for a possible celebration and then….the release of pure joy when that damn ball hit the water. So fucking great.

This is no joke, I went to change the POTD to Kat’s call of the grand slam and I can’t even figure out how to do it. The back end of wordpress has changed (again) and it’s not letting me change it. LOL. I’ll fiddle around with it at work later today.

They Are So Bad

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 15, 2021

Binking wins. Dats what we do. Arizona has lost 20 road games in a row. That’s really almost impossible to wrap your brain around. Anyway, nice that we have teams like this to beat up on. If we can someone get to the all star break still held together and with a shot at the post season Z will work his magic and we’ll get the bullpen relief we need.

Binary Code Offense

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 14, 2021

What we all knew but were afraid to say has finally come to pass: The Grave Duggar stopped hitting and the entire offense went south along with him. Not sure what we can do about this but scoring 0 and/or 1 run over and over ain’t gonna get it done.

Either way, between WilcoJoe, MacDog and GH, the Flap representation was strong on the roadie. Stronger than those bats that’s for sure.


GH’s kids:

Can’t Hit

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 13, 2021

Giants have scored 3 runs against the Nats and they’ve won 2 of 3. That’s pretty astounding. And it’s also pretty irritating. Washington is throwing slop pitchers at us and we can’t touch them.

Joe Ross is terrible. We should light him up.

Will we?

Disco is Back!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 12, 2021

And it couldn’t have come at a better time. Our momentum had begun to spin sideways and now it’s back up again.

After deGrom left the game I popped off to my A’s fan buddy that Gausman is now the favorite to start the all star game. He replied back “no chance.” I said “none?” He said NONE.

So, I had to make a bet. It was tough to quantify odds seeing as how he was giving this 0% chance of happening. I risked $50 and took 10-1 though that in itself is bullshit after his “no chance” claim.

Obviously I’ll need deGrom to sit out the all star game but I could see that happening even if he’s not critically injured right now. What would be the point in risking him for a meaningless game?

For now I just need GasMan to keep dominating and that starts with the game today….

He’s 69 (heh heh) Years Old

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 11, 2021

Luckily WilcoJoe fired up another pic of his dad and this one makes more sense to me.

This is extreme disrespectful bullshit from ESPN’s headline writers

Tough Loss, On To Washington DC

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 10, 2021

Yesterday’s game was terrible. This picture is the opposite of that:

I’m gonna need some clarification from WilcoJoe about the 3 gen comment. Dude on the right doesn’t look that old.

Game today in Washington looks like a washout which is probably good for us. Get a day of rest in.

Forget The Border, SF Giants Fans Are Taking Over Texas

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 9, 2021

Brandon Crawford is 34 and it’s June 9th and he is already tied for the second most bombs he’s had in a season. Not bad for someone we all thought was a Bore Core Donzo.

Wet Sock Man sure packs a punch at the right time for a .190 hitter, eh?

And I know it’s time to get start excited about the Giants when we begin to get road rep from Flap vets:

WilcoJoe, once you’ve successfully stormed Globe Life Park and completed the insurrection please snap a pic and email in to me, thanks. bigflavor77@gmail.com

Was It All Fake?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 8, 2021

As major league baseball prepares to crack down on pitchers who use foreign substances to increase their spin rate it makes one wonder how this will affect Giants pitchers. Guys like Gausman and Wood and even Disco came out of nowhere this year to dominate.

This week an ominous spin rate drop for both Cole and Bauer:


Keep an eye on our guys, too……

No Win Banked

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 7, 2021

Normally a game like yesterday would irk and irritate me. Questionable plays in the field by Doobie. Underwhelming start from Cueto. Wet Sock Man continues to swing the weakest of bats….

But then I remembered we are in first place with the best record in baseball and there has to be other things out there to irk and irritate me.

This morning I have to walk into the DMV without an appointment for something. That should irk and irritate me far greater than anything that happened yesterday….

Take It To The Bank

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 6, 2021

Another banked win and today we get Cueto. As wrong as I was about the starting pitching, and I was as wrong as anyone could be, how awesome is it that every single game we send out a guy who is, at a minimum, going to give us a chance to win—more likely, he’s going out there to dominate.

I feel a little bad for Gausman. If it weren’t for deGrom he’d be headed toward starting the all star game. In fact, his numbers match up nicely with the Mets star pitcher. But, come on, nobody starting in front of the dude with a 0.61 ERA….

These Guys Want To Stay

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 5, 2021

GraveDuggar, Wade, Vosler…..who, exactly, is going to get sent down when we start getting some of our infirmed back? I guess it will be Vos but man I like that kid’s stroke.

Belmont Stakes day today! I know we’ve all been looking forward to this thread 🙂

I could obviously see Essential Quality win but there’s better value out there. I’m not running Rombauer back mostly because he’s facing a better field, the odds won’t be there and, I know this isn’t the most important thing but he’s so small and this race is SOOOOO long.

Anyway I couldn’t split hairs between Known Agenda and Hot Rod Charlie so I’m just going to use them both in my p4 and p3. Gun to my head and I only got to pick 1? Known Agenda. Good luck to you if you’re playing!

It’s Raining W’s in SF

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 4, 2021

One reason I am excited about this year: The starting pitching, which I was comically wrong about, should be able to propel us through the Summer. And as long as we keep banking wins like we did last night we’re going to be in the race easily up until the trade deadline. And THAT is where Farhan will weave his web. Unencumbered by the contraints of future salaries he can just decide what we need and go get it. He’ll put whatever Russ and Curry are cooking to shame. It’s going to be like watching a modern day Rembrandt with his paints….

In addition to the legitimacy of the starting pitching it has now become impossible to ignore this *approach* the hitters take to every at bat. I don’t pretend to understand it but it has to do with either jumping on the first pitch they see in their zone OR grinding the bejezus out of the at bat. Whatever it is, Brandon Crawford likes doing it. Kap and his staff deserve huge props for this mindset they brought to our aged, bedraggled hitters.

Trying To Hold on To First Place

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 3, 2021

I’d say I’m surprised about the Cubs being in first place but that wouldn’t even come close to capturing my surprise at the Giants being in first place. Still. Chicago is beatable we should knock these chum…nevermind, let’s just play hard and hope for the best.

Thought this was a cool pic. Has kind of a “Riverfront/3 Rivers” feel to it. Anyone got a tighter guess than that?

Getting Chumped

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 2, 2021

Well that didn’t exactly work out as planned. Wood didn’t have it last night and we couldn’t hit one of the worst pitchers in the American League. Bad combo. Silver lining: the bullpen has only given up 1 run in the last 2 games. That is after giving up an average of a billion per game. So, progress.

Speaking of chumps, could it be time for all those who opposed the Grave Duggar to finally admit his worth? Or are you all too deeply buried under 6 feet of his wrath to comment?

I remember watching a twilight zone show when I was a kid that scared the shit out of me. To this day it still does. It was about this dude in prison who worked out a scam to escape by hiding in a coffin. He had a plan worked out with the grave digger to come dig him up after he got buried and he’d be free. Simple right? So the night of the plan, the prisoner climbs into a coffin that already has a dead guy in it. He was pretty grossed out but figured he could lie next to a corpse for a couple hours till his grave digger buddy came to his rescue…..you can see where this is going right? Prisoner can tell the coffin has been loaded on to the truck and then shortly after he can sense it’s being lowered into the ground and dirt poured on top. He is now literally buried alive……An hour goes by and he starts getting worried as the deal he had with the grave digger was that he would get dug up as soon as it was safe to do so. He decides to light a match inside the coffin just to see what the dead guy he’s laying next to looks like. The match shines a light on his face. To his horror, the body he was lying next to all along was…….his grave digger accomplice.

The episode ends with his blood curtling scream as the camera pans away from the the empty grave yard……


Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 1, 2021

That headline is for my old man, my elder statesman, Bobby Bowden’s doppelganger.

Cueto joins the party of stud starting pitching. And if you want an idea of how terrible the Angels are look no further than the 0 runs they scored v our bullpen. Granted, it was just bullpen arm (Trop). Hey, anyone coming out of that pen who doesn’t give up a run is immediately my new most trusted BP arm. Until they prove they are just like all the rest…..

Wood should make short work of these chumps tonight.