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Shocking Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 8, 2021

Belt keeps hitting. Cousin Flavor keeps surprising. His arm might fall off but until it does I shall enjoy the ride…

Sunday’s are for Johnny Cueto….

Bobby Bowden and Markie Post died. Markie and I had growing up in Palo ALto and then going to Lewis and Clark in common. Plus, I loved the show Night Court. San Dawg always said my dad sounded like Bobby Bowden.

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  1. zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 7:36 am

    Night Court was a sneaky good show. Other NBC shows, like Cheers, got more attention, but Night Court was among its best, tucked into that very strong NBC Thursday night lineup.

  2. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 7:46 am

    Loved Night Court. That stinks. Morning games are always fun. Hope we see Good Johnny C today. Can’t get out of Wisconsin fast enough.

    • zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 7:52 am

      A blistering punk rock version of the song before punk rock existed.

      • unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 9:06 am

        Loved Chuck Berry’s comment at the time. “He played the hell out of it.” So jealous my sisters got to see Hendrix, the Doors, the Beatles, Janis. I did see Chuck Berry at the Circle Star Theater. Fun show.

    • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:01 am

      I get about 5 morning games a week if you know what I mean…

      • zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:12 am

      • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:47 am

        Think Zumiee!!!
        Where am I???

      • zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 9:09 am

        Ah, I get it now. 🙂

  3. zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:10 am

    The US Olympic team won a blizzard of medals in the last few days.
    The men’s basketball team took the gold. I read a thing that said this probably makes Green a slam dunk for the Hall of Fame. Interesting take.
    The basketball HOF is different than the baseball one. The basketball HOF takes a more wholistic view of the person’s life in the sport, whereas the baseball HOF just focuses on MLB stats.

    • zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:17 am

      The one area where the baseball HOF expanded was when it started including Negro Leagues stars.

      • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:25 am

        They’ve also begun construction on the Bowker Gang wing…

      • zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:27 am

        The Bowker Gang will always have a special place in our hearts.

      • alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:38 am

        They could also work on a Tauchman’s Misfits wing!
        Players who pose as baseball players but clearly just imposters..

      • unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 9:10 am

        The hologram section.

      • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2021 at 9:24 am

        It’s already there, Chuck…

  4. zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:25 am

    The US women’s basketball team won the gold, but it won’t get as much attention. They’re so dominant on the world stage that it lacks drama.

  5. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Sad to hear the passing of Markie Post seems so young at 70,but the clock is ticking on all of us the day we were born.Night Court was a terrific show full of one liners with an excellent cast. She also had a role as a Bondsman in Fall Guy and played Cameron Diaz’s mother in Something about Mary along with numerous tv appearances. RIP Markie

  6. djloo27 said, on August 8, 2021 at 9:26 am

    1. Austin Slater (R) CF
    2. Kris Bryant (R) LF
    3. Darin Ruf (R) 1B
    4. Wilmer Flores (R) 3B
    5. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    6. Donovan Solano (R) 2B
    7. Curt Casali (R) C
    8. LaMonte Wade Jr (L) RF
    9. Johnny Cueto (R)

  7. sandog said, on August 8, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Thairo sent down. That sux.

    • zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 10:10 am

      Yeah, I’m not sold on La Stella yet. But La Stella has a two-year contract.

      • alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 10:27 am

        And unfortunately that’s the bottom line. Z still wants to look good on his players he picked up( Tauchman not withstanding) Vet over Options win every time..
        Guess there going to roll the dice with Solano being the backup SS for now..

      • unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 11:19 am

        3

    • zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 10:11 am

      At least Estrada has a good chance of being recalled in Sept.

      • sandog said, on August 8, 2021 at 10:18 am

        If it came down to those 2, then I understand that. Obviously Thairo impressed and will be a part of things moving forward.

  8. zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Brebbia back up (!?), Sanchez DFA.

  9. zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 10:20 am

    OPS
    La Stella .646
    Estrada .824

  10. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 10:21 am

    Looks like they sent Sanchez out but brought back Brebbia Aisle. Wouldn’t call that an upgrade.They still had Doval,Castro,Barager to choose from etc..

    • Winder said, on August 8, 2021 at 10:41 am

      I think this Giants org. like to give enough rope before making permanent decisions.

    • snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 12:19 pm

      Doval won’t be coming up until he throws a pitch within the same zip code as home plate…

  11. zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Longoria coming back presents another difficult roster decision. I think Dick stays, and Slater or Wade goes. Wade has been so valuable it would be tough to see him sent out until Sept. But it may be so.
    Dick hasn’t really earned his spot this season, but the team brass is hopeful he’ll catch fire.

  12. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Can’t be Wade, he’s been outstanding with clutch hits.They realized how stupid it was sending him down last time, he’s here to stay now!
    They just can’t get over the fact that Dick is not valuable anymore.So it might be Slater but then the outfield D suffers bigtime..I don’t know how he does it cause he’s not very big, but Slater has all of the longest HR’s on the team.

    • Flavor said, on August 8, 2021 at 10:58 am

      Good Stanford man. nuff said

  13. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Then on the other spectrum was Ryan Garko nuff said..

  14. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Ruf and Ready to Bomb 💣 one🚀 1 zip..

  15. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Good to see Yazzzzzzzz and Dick getting a blow.

  16. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 11:33 am

    Sure looks like the white flag line up. Up to Cueto to keep this one low acoring

  17. Pasalon said, on August 8, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Flava Flav, You piquied my interest in Markie Post comment. Here’s from Wikipedia:
    Personal life
    Post was married first to Stephen Knox, whom she met at Lewis & Clark College

    Stephen Knox – Jake Knox. Is there a connection?

  18. snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    I wonder if the Gyros management figure they got one from the Brewers, and that’s good enough.
    Re: Estrada, he’ll be back. Dickerson has a major league deal, he hits the occasional HR, but I think this is his last season as a Giant. Defense is below average in LF, often hurt, way too streaky. If a hot rope goes into the LF corner, it seems like forever while he’s in there reading the bounce, digging it out or bobbling it…

  19. snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Shocking, a sac fly !
    Craw comes through…

  20. snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    But, of course Solano Ks with Ruf on third and one out.
    One thing at a time, apparently…

  21. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 12:48 pm

    Fuck.

  22. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Not feeling this one.

    • alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 12:58 pm

      Didn’t feel last nights game as well until the Brewers Right fielder butchered LaStella game should of been over play.So I’m not counting them out!
      Well f—k that wild pitch is not going to help!

  23. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    Just cause Dick has a major league deal doesn’t mean u have to keep him. He’s easily the lowest outfielder on the totem pole with his defense, a total liability..

    • snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm

      I agree you don’t have to keep him, but if a guy signed a MLB deal, it’s a bigger thing to release him. I have no problem seeing him go, he’s not been much of a help all season except for the occasional HR. That’s not enough with an extended lineup. Too many Ks, can’t do much on defense, bad option for PH due to Ks…

      • alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:13 pm

        Yeah it won’t happen, I guess I’m just dreaming about adding Ramos &Davis for more firepower and speed with the defense as well..

  24. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 12:54 pm

    Bases loaded no outs and u can only muster a sacrifice fly 🪰 real sad 😞

  25. snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Giants looking like Keystone Kops now, giving runs away…

  26. snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:07 pm

    Belted !
    At least he’s awake ! …

  27. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Belt on fire 🔥 tie game, he’s locked in!

  28. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Unreal. 4 home runs in 11 PAs for Belt.

    • Bozo said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:39 pm

      If Belt can stay hot down the stretch, that would be huge.

  29. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Great hustle double for Crawford!

  30. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Trying to go to the right side

  31. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    That works too!!!

  32. snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Super PH AB by LaStella. Dude had been 0-12.
    Somebody finally with a non-HR clutch hit and RBI with RISP…

  33. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    What an AB by LaStella! 11 pitches then gets the RBI..

  34. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Does this mean Nrebbia is coming in?

  35. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Shit

  36. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    God I hope not!
    Oh it’s a ZZ Top boy Littell.
    Great leadoff walk wtf 😳

    • snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:42 pm

      Always a good start for a late inning reliever — free pass to the first batter…

  37. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Induriaring

  38. snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    One run lead late innings for SF is like a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs…

  39. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Especially in this dairy air.

  40. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Gulp.

  41. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Escobar on glue!!!!!

  42. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Gift out there

  43. snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Whoa, moronic base running by the Brewers not to re-tag 2nd going back to 1st.
    Keystone Kops moves now even. How do you make it to the majors, and make that mistake?
    Thanks ! …

  44. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    What a gift your a dumbshit Escobar!

  45. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:55 pm

    Wow. Littel in the 9th.

  46. snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    I’m finally giving in to the reality that the Giants have to score pretty much via HRs. The conga line of hits is not going to happen a lot. Supposedly, a few weeks ago, I heard on radio that they were at 53% of their runs via HRs. Which, I thought sounded very low. It seems higher than that…

  47. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Cautiously pessimistic here.

  48. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Well it’s going to be Zach and pray they don’t Hack..

  49. snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:57 pm

    Littel ?
    Fingers and toes crossed…

  50. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 1:59 pm

    Hooooo. Got away with that one

  51. Bozo said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Tough series, great win.

    • zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:02 pm

  52. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Yesssss!!! Hell of a roadie!!!!!

  53. pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Littell Big Man.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:08 pm

      you have to be of a certain age to get it

  54. snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Damn.
    Littell with a super quick 1-2-3 ?
    I’m uncrossing the digits, it worked !
    What a series win — Giants just seem to find a way to push through to victory…

  55. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    Just tremendous taking the series Wow 🤩
    This team just keeps getting it done in the clutch!

  56. zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    With that hit, La Stella seems more part of things now.

  57. pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    30 games over .500, Dodger and Padre bitches!

  58. pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    Not to sully a shiny afternoon, but I just can’t fathom DFAing Aaron Sanchez. It’s inscrutable, almost as mysterious as sending down Caleb Baragar, twice, with a microscopic ERA. He just started yesterday, and did all that was asked of him. Was Sanchez fooling around with Kapler’s wife? C’mon!

    • snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:17 pm

      There must be more to it than that.
      Like Unca says below, there are reports he refused to take a Pen position, wanted to be a starter only.
      Plus, what happened to his 95+ mph fastball that he supposedly had in his show and tell before signing?
      If he clears waivers, he’s back in Sack…

  59. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    He has said he wouldn’t come out of the pen. He wants to start. He lasted 2 innings. And we have enough starters. Ergo, he can start in Sacto.

    • pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks for the back story. Wasn’t he creditable as an SP?

  60. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    14-9 since the All Star break isn’t earthshaking, but when you see we had the Cards, Astro, Dodgers, and Brew Crew in that mix, it’s a pretty strong statement to the league that this team is for real.

    • snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:19 pm

      Radio just mentioned that Gyros went 9-4 in the recent stretch v. LA, Stros, and Brewers.
      Pretty damn good…

  61. pawliekokonuts said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    I had the pleasure of editing this book, ‘Levon’s Man’; it’s getting rave reviews.

    • Bozo said, on August 8, 2021 at 4:13 pm

      I’m a huge fan of Levon and also the rest of the Band.

    • Winder said, on August 8, 2021 at 6:39 pm

      I bet you had a ball doing that one, sounds like fun.

  62. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    PK.. Aaron Sanchez barely ticks 90, he’s very hittable, they have better arms then his to use in the Organization.
    Besides he still believes he should be a starter, the Giants don’t see that, and I agree.Hook on with the D-backs are some other bottom feeder to finish off your season..

    • snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 2:23 pm

      They’ve already paid him the lion’s share of his $4 million essentially for nothing, so they don’t really care about the rest…

  63. snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Giants back home on Tuesday hopefully means no more radio torture of Doug Greenwald announcing the games…

    • Flavor said, on August 8, 2021 at 3:24 pm

      I wanted to like him but yeah, no.

  64. Flavor said, on August 8, 2021 at 3:48 pm

    • Flavor said, on August 8, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      Sarge was one of the ones who guessed the score correctly!!!

  65. unca_chuck said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    I take it he’s sfbayn8tive? Way to go Sarge!!!!

    • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:17 pm

      Sorry to be negative, but my interpretation is that there is an 89% chance our buddy Sarge wins nothing…

      • djloo27 said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:51 pm

        Can’t Original Fuckin Joe afford to pay off all the winners?

      • sfsarge said, on August 9, 2021 at 1:22 pm

        how right you were!

  66. alleykat69 said, on August 8, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    Right! We’re only talking about a party of 18 in a small banquet room! 9 winners plus their significant other.
    Don’t be such a cheapskate Marty are whoever, Original Joe’s makes plenty of bank..

  67. zumiee said, on August 8, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    The stupidity just boggles the mind.
    “Missouri cab company owner prohibits masked and vaccinated riders”

    • snarkk said, on August 8, 2021 at 11:55 pm

      Just catering to their customer base.
      Probably discounts on trips to the hospital…

    • djloo27 said, on August 9, 2021 at 6:25 am

      How does this one grab you?

      “Jon Stewart and Pete Davidson mark 20th anniversary of 9/11 with star-studded comedy event”

      Sure, lets laugh it up.
      What a fun memory 9/11 is…

  68. djloo27 said, on August 9, 2021 at 6:56 am

    Remember when the second plane hit and one newscaster said that this is “clearly a major malfunction of the Air Traffic Control System”
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA……APPLAUSE!!!


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