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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

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  1. chipower9 said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:32 am

    Great picture of Wiloc’s pops and his son. Hope you drop in more frequently Wilco.

    Rainouts suck as it translates into one of those asinine 7-inning twin bills. Fuck that. Looks like the DH will be Saturday.

    Disco tonight (if they get it in), and Gausman in game one Saturday. Cueto slated to make a start on Saturday, but no word if he will take a turn in the nightcap.

  2. Lurker John said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Great pics from WilcoJoe the past two days, looks like he had a great time with his son and father, and it’s great to see that he raised his son the right way. AS A GIANTS FAN! ROFL!

  3. willedav said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:04 am

    Great pics, thanks Wilco.
    “A’s hand D Backs 19th straight road loss.” Man, wtf has happened to these guys? Late June 2019 was Flap game with them in town. Giants are better than ever even without Pillar Wil Smith etc., and AZ is worse than Rockies, which is hard to believe.

  4. Lurker John said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:07 am

    Speaking of the heat, if any team needed a covered park it’s the Rangers. As nice as the “old” park was from an aesthetic standpoint, and it really is sweet, not to mention the Giants clinched their first WS in 54 years there, temps are routinely over 100 degrees in the Dallas-Fort Worth area during the summer and that has to take its toll over the course of a season.

  5. Bozo said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:24 am

    If they get rained out today, I vote they do a triple header. Since the DH games are only 7 innings, a triple header would be like a regular double header plus 3 innings. A triple header, all day baseball. now that would make the Manford softball league rules a little easier to take.

  6. alleykat69 said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:46 am

    I’m with ya Bozo, And at the mixed cocktail lounge I would make that a triple as well🍸🍸🍸especially if I was a D-back fan trying to get thru 3 sorry ass games in one day..

    • willedav said, on June 11, 2021 at 8:12 am

      Hey man, check this out. Your boy Jaylin D back in action for Sac, and in first game goes 3-5 scores 2 drives in 2 doubles and Homers. Sac wins over Tacoma 15-7.
      Tis quite a hitters league…McCarthy is batting .316 with OPS over .900.

  7. alleykat69 said, on June 11, 2021 at 9:03 am

    Well they still could use a versatile RH hitting outfielder who can do it all, and my boy JD is that guy..Maybe they call him up eventually while giving Ramos more AB’s in minors which isn’t a bad idea.

  8. Flavor said, on June 11, 2021 at 9:40 am

    seriously how did Z talk anyone into taking this guy AND giving us something in return?

  9. gianthead said, on June 11, 2021 at 10:09 am

    The worst thing about DC is not just the oppressive sweltering summers is the randomness of the downpours. Was supposed to be at the game last night and as late as 5:30 pm heading to a bar near the stadium, the forecast indicated irlt would stop raining around 7 pm. So we planned on waiting it out at the bar until the tarp came off and then before it was even 7 the forecast changed and rain was supposed to keep going. By the time we left around 8:30 there was no rain. Ugh.

    But at least I can now bring the boys to the early game Sat as the make-up. Steady rain all day today and our electricity just flickered off and not even a storm yet.

  10. alleykat69 said, on June 11, 2021 at 10:22 am

    Thanks for the updated Flap report GH!
    Doesn’t look good at all for today’s game, but clearing out and heating up for the weekend.2 doubleheader’s for the weekend in order?Going to be burning thru BP and players this weekend..

  11. snarkk said, on June 11, 2021 at 10:39 am

    I lived in DC area (MD suburbs out on the Red metro line) for 3 years back in the ’90s. Yeah, summers are fairly brutal with the humidity, followed by pm showers, which creates even more humidity when rain is done. I also lived in Houston for 3+ years right after. I can tell you that Houston is major league humidity and rain for about 10 months outta the year. Respite essentially Dec-Feb. July-September is relentless nastiness. That’s why they have an underground system of walkways and shops in downtown Houston — you can walk between buildings downtown and do some basic shopping and grab some food without going outside at noon and get dripping sweat wet in 30 seconds. DC is AAA humidity compared to Houston, and it doesn’t last as long in DC, it has seasons. Fall there is actually really nice, you can drive out to the Western MD mountains or VA mountains in the west and see great fall foliage, Halloween weather is great. I really enjoyed seeing multiple Civil War battlefield sites back there, lots of history. There was a fairly important battlefield about 7-8 miles from where we lived. Visited Gettsyburg several times, Antietam, Bull Run/ Manassas. I would live in the DC metro hands down compared to Houston, or anywhere in TX for that matter. If Austin weren’t in TX, I’d put it in the top 5 places to live in the US about which I have some personal knowledge…

    • Winder said, on June 11, 2021 at 10:49 am

      Yeah, I live in Charleston SC for awhile and the humidity there kicked Hawaii’s ass all day.
      Another great pict. This one makes me feel old though.

      • Bozo said, on June 11, 2021 at 11:17 am

        I live in the Outer Banks of NC, I know what you mean about the humidity.

        There used to be that old saying, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. In New Orleans I remember tee shirts that read, It’s not the humidity, it’s the stupidity, which I thought was a good take on it.

      • Winder said, on June 11, 2021 at 11:53 am

        Lol, that is a good take.

  12. snarkk said, on June 11, 2021 at 11:07 am

    BTW,
    Happy Birthday to God, uh, I mean Joe Cool…

  13. djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 11:42 am

    There’s been only one NY football player with God-like status since Namath.
    Shouldn’t take you long to guess it.
    Mac is disqualified…

  14. alleykat69 said, on June 11, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Yes indeed Happy Birthday to Joe “Cool” Montana! Along with Jerry “Flash” the greatest duo of QB and WR in football history..

    • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 11:49 am

      Maybe not statistically.
      I think that might be Peyton Manning and the WR whose name I can’t think of that might have murdered someone…

      • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 11:51 am

        Marvin Harrison…

      • Winder said, on June 11, 2021 at 11:54 am

        I used to always draft him in my FF teams. He didn’t drop many passes.

    • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 11:57 am

      FF will always be French fries to me…

  15. alleykat69 said, on June 11, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    I’m gonna go with the guy who never could win the big one Jim Kelly?( Still throws me off that Buffalo is in NY for some reason?)Though if they had a field goal kicker Norwood? who could actually hit a chip shot they would of win one..Honorable Mention to bald headed YaTittle..

    • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 12:07 pm

      Nope.
      BTW Norwood’s miss was from 47, I think…

    • zumiee said, on June 11, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      Lawrence Taylor?

      • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 12:13 pm

      • zumiee said, on June 11, 2021 at 12:24 pm

        An award, cool! 🙂

  16. djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Still on as of now…

    1. LaMonte Wade Jr (L) RF
    2. Brandon Belt (L) 1B
    3. Buster Posey (R) C
    4. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    5. Steven Duggar (L) CF
    6. Donovan Solano (R) 2B
    7. Mike Tauchman (L) LF
    8. Jason Vosler (L) 3B
    9. Anthony DeSclafani (R) P

  17. alleykat69 said, on June 11, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Actually for me I always said Fresh Choice ( salads / buffet of everything including desserts) was FF..Fresh Farts 💨

  18. blade3colorado said, on June 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Will Clark not pulling punches . . . Gee, just about every Flapper on planet Earth has said the same thing.

    “I’ve had this talk to Brandon Belt until I’m blue in the face. I’m like, ‘why don’t you back off the plate, get the ball out over the plate for you instead of being in on you all the time, why don’t you back off the plate, get the ball out over the plate and go the other way?’ But he always stands in the same spot in the batter’s box and pulls everything and hits it right into the shift,’ Clark said on the ‘Morning Roast.”

    https://www.nbcsports.com/bayarea/giants/will-clark-calls-mlb-hitters-who-cant-adjust-shift-idiots?fbclid=IwAR3gKQiVCUUZDTb1a41_3nG-IkWTDxVzrc1PXJtRQjeI2EjGfuYOIIk0A0Q

    • xoot said, on June 11, 2021 at 2:39 pm

      Belt gets frozen by heat on the black more than enough now. If he moves off the plate, he’ll strike out more and the shift arrayed against him will simply adjust. Will Clark . . . ok, ok . . . I won’t say it. But I’d love to see him in his prime trying to outsmart the AI. This ain’t no glove over the face kind of dodge going on these days.

      Silicon Valley residents: I’ve spent this week in SV (cleaning a garden among other things: ever plant a flower and then ten minutes later see a bee alight on the petals and walk in for a long cunnilingus slurp? ah, the wildlife of SV) and I’m somewhat annoyed by the private Google jets that continually fly in to that sweetheart-deal runway at NASA’s Moffat Field. Is this normal? Is this a selling point? So close to Google’s HQ you’re in their flight path?

      • willedav said, on June 11, 2021 at 3:08 pm

        mm have to catch up to my old coaching buddy. He’s over by Fremont Rd and Bernardo, close to Hwy 85, and has nice garden going himself. We hit couple HS games recently to see girls games of kids who came through Asian youth group programs we coached in middle school days who are now graduating seniors.
        One of these was over at Blade’s old alma mater the former SV HS, also where my friend went early 60s. Since I went to hated rivals and played there later in 60s, to me it’s still a dump.
        Other one at newly remodeled again lynbrook where they are redoing tons of stuff to front of campus. Entire girls varsity all Asian players, with Japanese lady coaching them.

      • xoot said, on June 11, 2021 at 3:23 pm

        I’m close to your alma mater Fremont. Be around tomorrow. If you know a decent place where we can catch one of the games, I’ll gladly buy you a meal. (Jake’s and the Longhorn aren’t real appealing to me; anything else.)

      • willedav said, on June 11, 2021 at 4:07 pm

        Armadillo Willy’s over on el camino? Not sure they have all the tvs rolling or not. shoot me an email at wdblues122 on yahoo.

  19. djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    Great stuff, Blade.
    Hope the Grave Duggar is listening, too.
    BTW, GD has homered off Scherzer…

  20. zumiee said, on June 11, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    It blew my mind that Panik was eventually facing the shift. If a hitter like Panik won’t go opposite field, then the sport is indeed in strange days.

  21. chipower9 said, on June 11, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    Good stuff from the Thrill, Blade. Thanks for sharing, brother.

    Going out to a local winery for live music and food tonight. If they get the game going, I’ll have to follow it on Lameday. Play ball and Go Giants!

    • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 2:33 pm

      My local joint is more of a “whinery”
      Get the latest updates on who died or is deathly ill.
      Up until a few months ago, I would’ve signed for 10 healthy years and goodbye.
      I’ve amended it to 7 and racing towards 5.
      Of course, I have no wife or children.
      Just a 3 legged diabetic cat who I have to outlive…

  22. Flavor said, on June 11, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Sounds like my 4am game cancellation was a wee bit early. Play ball!

  23. djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Tropeano claimed off waivers by Mets.
    Grief counseling available upon request…

  24. djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Tropeano was a good Giant:
    1-0 (1.50)
    Not good enough?

  25. djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    The silence on Kuiper is alarming to me.
    Seems like he was rushed right into chemo.
    I never heard of that.
    Isn’t that normally a post surgical treatment?

    • zumiee said, on June 11, 2021 at 4:18 pm

      Not necessarily.

    • snarkk said, on June 11, 2021 at 5:26 pm

      Could be a blood cancer, or prostate or something not necessarily requiring surgery.
      My father had a rare form of blood cancer start in his late ’70s. Treated at Stanford with an experimental type drug that “marked” the bad cells in his blood, which was cycled through a machine that directed intense UV light into the circulating blood to kill only the “marked”, specially-sensitive cells. Sort of like kidney dialysis, but not. That procedure kind of knocked him off his feet for a few days every time. But, he went into remission after about a year, with decreasing cycles of the treatment over the next half decade or so until the disease was kept at very low levels on a kind of maintenance basis. Died not of that, but of heart failure about a decade after diagnosis. He also had, at around 75, an abdominal aorta rupture that got caught just in time, and had a dacron graft put in that extended his life about 15 years. Surgeon said another 6 hours or so and it would have blown and adios muchachos. Within a month, he was not only up, but was hiking with me and my brother up and down the hills of the Klamath River in far north NorCal bank fishing for steelhead. Nothing was going to stop him from that annual pilgrimage in the Fall. He was a tough SOB, in a good way…

      • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:14 pm

        Amazing.
        Thank you, snarkk…

  26. willedav said, on June 11, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Possible cred of Z/H, who signed pitchers like Smyly Tyler Anderson Wisler etc. means if they were interested enough in first place others should be too. Rays don’t normally screw up too often.
    DeGrom on hill hosting Pads. Last time out he was awesome vs. them, over 30 pitches in 7 innings 100+.

  27. djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Maxed out!

  28. willedav said, on June 11, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    round 1 to DeGrom, who Ks Tatis jr. on 90+ slider.
    Just asking—who was last guy to win Cy Young and MVP in same year?

    • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 4:23 pm

      Was it the Tiger reliever in ’84?

  29. alleykat69 said, on June 11, 2021 at 4:34 pm

    Thought it was Dennis Eckersely in 92??

    • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 4:40 pm

      Just looked it up, Kat.
      We’re both pitifully in the past…

      • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 4:49 pm

        But we made good guesses…

  30. xoot said, on June 11, 2021 at 4:40 pm

    LaMonte is really a Swiss army AR15.

  31. alleykat69 said, on June 11, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    Buster Ball just enough to get out!!
    HR number 11..

  32. djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Duggar completely screwed by ump…

  33. willedav said, on June 11, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    DeGrom with 12 up 12 down and 8 Ks 0-0 bottom 4. Snell on hill for SD.

  34. alleykat69 said, on June 11, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Jesus GD got hosed while the ump gives 2 K’s to the Nats hitter who ends up with a hit when he should of struckout..

  35. Macdog said, on June 11, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    Posey HR on the same night he was in a Jeopardy answer.

  36. Macdog said, on June 11, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Mets take 1-0 lead in deGrom-Snell showdown.

  37. zumiee said, on June 11, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Did Verlander get an MVP?
    I remember Kershaw came close to getting one. It always reignites the debate whether pitchers should ever get the MVP.

    • snarkk said, on June 11, 2021 at 5:43 pm

      Yeah, Verlander got one when he married Kate Upton…

  38. Macdog said, on June 11, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    deGrom 2-run single.

    • willedav said, on June 11, 2021 at 5:56 pm

      Pads coming unglued in 5th. Getting down 3-0 to DeGrom not good idea.

      • willedav said, on June 11, 2021 at 5:58 pm

        they did finally get a hit, single to RF by Myers that took 3 hops before it got into OF.

  39. Macdog said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Holy crap, as Miller said, “He did it again!”

  40. alleykat69 said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    That’s what I’m Tauching about! Man The LF vacuum machine with his 2nd robbery in 2 weeks!!

  41. snarkk said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    The Diver must figure that if he can pull off an HR-stealing catch twice a month and occasional HR and some walks, that OBP will keep him on the roster, despite a disastrous batting average. And, he may be right…

  42. snarkk said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Giants heading into the late innings up by only one and their Pen coming in is turning into a regular scary situation…

    • snarkk said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:22 pm

      Well well, Flemm said DeScallopini was coming out, but he hasn’t…

  43. willedav said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    Mets took DeGrom after 80 pitches and 6 shutout innings. Pads got double from Tatis Jr. and 2 run bomb from Cronenworth, 3-2 in 7th.

  44. zumiee said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    “Posey HR on the same night he was in a Jeopardy answer.”

    What was the answer?

    • zumiee said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      Or question.

      • Macdog said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:37 pm

        Trying to find it.

      • Macdog said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:38 pm

        The category was Buster:

      • zumiee said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:41 pm

        Thanks!

      • Macdog said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:48 pm

        Forgot about the Bonds one, I like the contestant’s wrong answer.

      • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:59 pm

        Incredible that she would have the baseball knowledge to know Brock, yet still give such an idiotic reply…

  45. Flavor said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    Sock Man does maximize his best self I think we can all agree on that….

  46. alleykat69 said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Shit send Disco out in the bottom of the 9th, don’t need another blowup by the pen.
    95 pitches he still to good to go, looks like Kapler’s see that as well..Good!

  47. snarkk said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Kap better let DeScaloppini try to finish this one off. Let him win it or lose it.
    I’ve got no confidence in anybody in the Pen coming in to close it out…

  48. Macdog said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Disco shutout!

    • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:03 pm

      What is it called when they don’t let you in a disco?

      • Macdog said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:13 pm

        I wouldn’t know.

  49. Bozo said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Nice shutout, dats a win..

  50. snarkk said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    Awesome win.
    He faced one batter over the minimum.
    Now that’s a game with little action that I can get into — with an outstanding defensive play to preserve the shutout.
    Who needs the Pen ?!!!!….

  51. Flavor said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    one of the wins of the year

  52. djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:38 pm

  53. gianthead said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Great performance by the Scla…Gausman ready for the same as well I hope tomorrow while at Game 1.

    • zumiee said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:39 pm

  54. gianthead said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Great to see Kapler let him close that out…

    • Lurker John said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:41 pm

      Yes, absolutely the right call. Good job Kap.

  55. Lurker John said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Disco! Nice win, boys, and excellent bounce-back from that heartbreaker the other day!

  56. alleykat69 said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    What a great performance by Disco 💃🏻 🕺💃🏻🕺!!!
    2 hit shutout 8 K’s! With a Buster bomb and a Tauchman highlight saving HR grab again!!

  57. djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Pitching and defense…

  58. Macdog said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    I hope DeSclafani’s family made the trip from Jersey to see his gem, it’s about a 3.5/4-hour drive.

    • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:04 pm

      What did MacDog type at 6:44 PM?

  59. djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    deGrom left the game with “right flexor tendonitis”
    See ya in 18 months…

    • snarkk said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:46 pm

      These fireballing dudes are always at risk of the TJ surgery.
      Hopefully that’s not the case…

    • Flavor said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm

      if true, that opens the door for Gausman to start the all star game again

  60. snarkk said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    I hate to say this, and so early, but this team seems to resemble the 2010 bunch. Good to great starting pitching, a bunch of kinda no name position players getting it done. Only difference, and it’s big, is that 2010 shut down Pen. But, it didn’t come entirely together until late summer. There’s time…

    • Flavor said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm

      excellent points. And I am 100% + Z fixes this pen

  61. Lurker John said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    I thought Vida Blue was the last guy to win the MVP and Cy young in the same year. 1971, just a couple of years before the AL adopted the DH. It’s a pretty good trivia question.

  62. Lurker John said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    That was a hell of a play by Solano in the 9th. He’ll boot a routine grounder then make a play like that…

    • Macdog said, on June 11, 2021 at 6:55 pm

      Vosler on the foul pop, too. No defensive switches this time by Kap.

      • Lurker John said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:02 pm

        Yeah, that was nice. I was happy to see Vosler and not Dubon in there at third. He looks pretty good there. Made that nice pickup and throw to nail Turner too. That dude can fly.

      • xoot said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:27 pm

        If we’re all correct about Dubious D, and we are, you can sure Kap and his staff know.

  63. Lurker John said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    I really hope deGrom is okay. He’s fun to watch.

    • djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:26 pm

      He doesn’t think it’s serious in PG interview…

      • Lurker John said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:41 pm

        Glad to hear that, Loo.

  64. djloo27 said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Padres lose!
    Met closer Diaz entrance to home games is a riot…

  65. Winder said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Can’t believe I missed a complete game shutout. What a great win.

  66. Winder said, on June 11, 2021 at 7:29 pm

  67. zumiee said, on June 11, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    There’s a lot of super-talented players in today’s NBA, but any sport still needs high name-recognition stars, and with Curry, LeBron, and Doncic already out of the playoffs, that’s not ideal for the NBA.

  68. zumiee said, on June 11, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Snarkk, thanks for sharing about your dad earlier in the thread. That’s amazing and inspiring things.

    • snarkk said, on June 11, 2021 at 11:19 pm

      Appreciate it, zum…

  69. willedav said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:34 am

    Ramos homered again for Richmond, #5. Batting .280 with .836 OPS in pitchers league, 120 ABs. At some point, he’s moving someone off ML roster.
    J Davis homered too for second consecutive day for Sac. Frisbee got hammered giving up 6 runs in 5 innings.
    Funny, Snarkk’s post about 2010–saw on another site how this game compared to one in Sept with Cain Ramirez Romo and Wilson combining to give up only couple hits in 1-0 W.

    • willedav said, on June 12, 2021 at 7:53 am

      found it on B/R. Sept 21 2010 at Wrigley, Posey homers #15 for only run of game. Cain gave up 2 hits in 6, other 3 each with 0 run 0 hit inning. Ramirez got W saved by Wilson.

    • alleykat69 said, on June 12, 2021 at 8:29 am

      Sooner would be better with Ramos who’s killing it in a a tougher AA league then AAA. Their also to LH dominant in the Outfield with only a less effective Slater who’s averaging basically a K every 3 AB’s..


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