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Why We Win And They Don’t

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on September 19, 2021

“This isn’t about you!!!”

Come on, tell me you can look at Fernando Tatis and not think that at some point his teammates weren’t gonna call him out on some self centered shit…

I looked at the standings today and continue to be dumbfounded by The Padres. 20 games out?!??!?!!

Ah, but then I’m reminded of Machado’s wise words: “This isn’t about you.”

Look at what Bryce Harper is doing. He’s literally murdering the ball. But his team ran Kap out of town. And Washington won it all WITHOUT him. Nice hair though, right?

The Giants have what Tatis and Harper teams will never have: a team pulling on the same rope not driven by an egomaniac.

We are lucky to have the guys we have…

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  1. djloo27 said, on September 19, 2021 at 6:23 am

    Does this mean you don’t want Puig?

  2. djloo27 said, on September 19, 2021 at 6:35 am

    How do you roll out of bed at 6 AM on a Sunday and write this stuff?
    Truly amazing.
    Like Scherzer’s stats as a Dodger…

    • Flavor said, on September 19, 2021 at 7:44 am

      thanks. 3,757 of these bitches so far, and counting….

      • Bozo said, on September 19, 2021 at 12:33 pm

        That is awesome. Tip o the cap to ya sir.

      • djloo27 said, on September 19, 2021 at 3:06 pm

        Just for some perspective, it took Henry Aaron 23 years to accumulate 3,771 hits.
        Flavor will do it in half that!

  3. zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 7:10 am

    Great post, BF. Said it well.

  4. zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Winning the division and putting the Dodgers in the one-game Wild Card playoff would make the Dodgers the most vulnerable they would otherwise be in the playoffs, obviously.
    Looking at the remaining 13 games, the schedule would seem to be slightly easier for the Dodgers, but it’s hard to predict what amount of effort the Giants’ and Dodgers’ opponents will put into those last three games.

    • alleykat69 said, on September 19, 2021 at 9:20 am

      Yes nice post BF..Not with Mad Max pitching.He’s like 7-0 in his 9 starts and they won those 2.He’s on a 36 inning streak of zero runs and the 1 run he gave up was unearned.No team wants to face him in a 1 and done game..

      Doesn’t surprise me with the Padres, u have 2 hot tempered gangbangers and the team is sliding away frustration will set in. Smart of Croneworth to let the babies have it out, he’s already has a fracture in his hand and would like to end the season still possibly playing then get involved with these 2 malcontents..

  5. willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Harper’s team is only a game out, fwiw and right there in WC #2 race. Phils have made NL East interesting, as Braves have now lost 4 in a row.
    Leone got himself a save (with 0 Ks) and Rogers went back out there and had shutout inning. Good stuff
    Another Casali shutout, and he blooped in the hit that accounted for only runs of game.
    Seen others talking Posey dragging himself to finish line…and Bryant’s last bomb August 26. hmmnn

    • djloo27 said, on September 19, 2021 at 10:22 am

      Willie, KB did hit one against the Padres a few nights ago…

      • willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 10:37 am

        ah thanks you’re right.

      • willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 10:42 am

        September he has 1 bomb and 3 rbis in 55 ABs. 5 doubles.

      • djloo27 said, on September 19, 2021 at 11:28 am

        I don’t think he’s dazzling anyone.
        Been kinda pedestrian for a star player so far…

  6. willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 9:29 am

    Though I think his only hit since leaving Coors was bomb vs. Pads, GD did save a HR for Littell (right guy?) by keeping that ball from going out. what I saw (got a chance to assist at b-ball practice for first time in year and a half), D was great.
    Not gonna defend Wood, but he pitched very well in his first game back and I’m sure Z/H mandated strict pitch count so he wasn’t gonna get a chance to hit and throw another inning. More outings like that would help great deal, regular and post season.

  7. unca_chuck said, on September 19, 2021 at 11:02 am

    Jimmy G sucks. He’s missed 3 wide open guys for big gains.

  8. alleykat69 said, on September 19, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Well he throws passes like all his receivers are Manute Bol’s height..

  9. willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 11:27 am

    and yet, ended first half on great note. As beat writer Eric Branch said, “…he needs to learn to slide.”

    • willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 11:28 am

      and is also leading rusher today, yuck.

      • willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 11:33 am

        with 13 yds. team has 25, everything getting stuffed.

  10. djloo27 said, on September 19, 2021 at 11:52 am

    1. Darin Ruf (R) LF
    2. Austin Slater (R) CF
    3. Kris Bryant (R) RF
    4. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
    5. Buster Posey (R) C
    6. Brandon Crawford (L) SS
    7. Wilmer Flores (R) 1B
    8. Donovan Solano (R) 2B
    9. Anthony DeSclafani (R) P

    • djloo27 said, on September 19, 2021 at 11:54 am

      The Giants are definitely not a young team…

    • Bozo said, on September 19, 2021 at 12:42 pm

      If I had to pick a favorite player not named Crawford, it would have to be Flores. He has played pretty much everywhere the team has asked him to play, hell, he’s probably our emergency catcher as well.

  11. willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Giants scored 4 times off Fried in first 4 innings last time they saw him in ATL last month, and Posey hit 2 run HR.
    Unfortunately Braves rallied off Watson and Littell and won 6-5.

  12. willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    Littell gave up 3 run bomb to Soler in 7th. Wilmet hit solo homer off Will Smith in 9th but SF came up short.

  13. zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    No help from a Dodgers opponent again.

    • snarkk said, on September 19, 2021 at 1:55 pm

      LA may lose 2, maybe 3 games top, rest of the way.
      Starting pitching is off the charts now…

  14. Bozo said, on September 19, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Sweet play at the plate.

  15. snarkk said, on September 19, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Time for a Gyros dinger…

  16. Bozo said, on September 19, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    Way to go Disco.

  17. unca_chuck said, on September 19, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    Bryant sure looked like he lollygagged that one.

  18. snarkk said, on September 19, 2021 at 2:53 pm

    I agree with the sentiment that Bryant has been something of a disappointment. Maybe expectations were too high. He shouldn’t play center or right field, doesn’t have the speed. LF is ok. Not as good a fielder at 3rd as Longo.
    I thought he’d be a better hitter for average and for power. Wondering if he has any injury issues. As for signing him, 4 years at $30 million? No way…

  19. unca_chuck said, on September 19, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    He’ll get 6 minimum.

    • snarkk said, on September 19, 2021 at 2:58 pm

      Pass on that, and without even a second thought…

  20. Macdog said, on September 19, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Shit.

  21. unca_chuck said, on September 19, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Fuck. Turn on the game, double, home run. I’m out.

  22. zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    Disco couldn’t put anybody away in the 7th.

  23. djloo27 said, on September 19, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    A Bass Baldy Blast…

    • zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 3:10 pm

      For a troll, he was pretty creative.

      • djloo27 said, on September 19, 2021 at 3:20 pm

        Duvall was his boy…

      • zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 3:42 pm

        He found something to relentlessly irk us with on a daily basis, which is basically the definition of a troll. It’s all we remember about him.

      • willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 3:53 pm

        He was a jazz musician and knew guys i much admired. His choice of music was little too avant garde for my tastes. Adam Duvall has unfortunately turned into a very valuable player–K/K even credit his defense, not something he was ever known for as a Giant.

      • xoot said, on September 19, 2021 at 4:06 pm

        Lisle Ellis is an interesting, accomplished guy. He tried his best to get along here. He has a Wikipedia page. Maybe you can edit it, explain while he’ll only be remembered for irking you. lol.

  24. snarkk said, on September 19, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    Littel is lately turning into an HR giver upper…

  25. djloo27 said, on September 19, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    Flashback:
    Chambliss’ pennant winning homer in ’76 was also hit off Littell’s first pitch…

  26. Macdog said, on September 19, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    That Kap move didn’t work.

  27. zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 3:44 pm

    Winning a series is usually enough, but not these days.

  28. zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    The “cycle” is a big deal to old ballplayers like Kruk and Kuip.

  29. zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 3:52 pm

    The Giants had an outfielder named Fred Something who hit for the cycle about 12 or 13 years ago. It didn’t do much for his career.

    • willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 3:56 pm

      Zum, you’re going to get James fired up. (smiley face goes here).

      • zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 4:01 pm

        Yeah, I swear I remember him well, but I’m blanking out on the last name. I’m not going to look it up. I’ll just wear my shame. 🙂

  30. unca_chuck said, on September 19, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    Fred Breining. JK. Was it Fred Lewis aka Freddie Electric?

    • willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 4:09 pm

      yes.

      • zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 4:11 pm

        Yes!

  31. zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    I didn’t believe that stuff about Bass Baldy being a professional musician, but hey, maybe I was being too jaded.
    I do remember that while he was posting everyday about Duvall, some Flappers got a discussion going about who were the greatest bass-players of all time, and he didn’t join in on the discussion, which seemed kind of odd for a guy claiming to be a professional bass-player.

    • willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 4:54 pm

      He was involved in a group show at rather small place in SF around time he was posting here, with his name listed among performers…so I do believe he really was a professional musician.

  32. djloo27 said, on September 19, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    Gabby found dead in Wyoming…

    • Macdog said, on September 19, 2021 at 4:37 pm

      Just awful.

  33. zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    Lisle Ellis Wikipedia:
    “After moving to the United States in 1992, he settled in San Francisco, working with Glenn Spearman from 1992 until 2001. He lived in San Diego from 2001–2005 and New York City from 2005 to the present.”

    He told us he was living in Arizona, but whatever, I don’t care all that much. I remember the Arizona thing because he was talking about having problems with scorpions, lulz.

    • xoot said, on September 19, 2021 at 4:32 pm

      you’re spouting trump-like disinformation and lies now. His wiki page apparently hasn’t been updated since he retired. He lived in Fresno for a while when he posted here, and still played a bit, and then tried Ariz. No telling where he is now. Check out his discography, etc. In any event, only trolls post about what they don’t know.

  34. unca_chuck said, on September 19, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Was Bass Baldy SOAD?

    I can’t believe the cops didn’t at least track Brian Laundrie after he returned without her.

    • djloo27 said, on September 19, 2021 at 5:07 pm

      No Chuck. SOAD was John (?) from Walnut Creek (like I know where that is).
      BB is Lisle Ellis…

      • djloo27 said, on September 19, 2021 at 5:09 pm

        The handling of the boyfriend is just incredible.
        Think he’s already killed himself?

      • unca_chuck said, on September 19, 2021 at 6:05 pm

        No, I think he’s gonna try to get to South America.

  35. willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    wow the Tennessee Tuxedos knocked off the Seachickens? makes the whole weekend.

  36. zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    I’m Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President. Read all about me on Wikipedia.

  37. zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    I just didn’t like the way that Baldy came on the blog and immediately went hard after BF daily about Duvall, in a rather trollish way, IMO. That’s not cool. Join a blog and immediately go hard at the guy whose blog it is, on a daily basis? Sorry, whatever else is true about the guy, it wasn’t cool, and it bugged me.

  38. zumiee said, on September 19, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    “He tried his best to get along here.”

    I disagree.

  39. xoot said, on September 19, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Ali documentary starts on PBS tonight. As a historian, Ken Burns is the master of superfice, but his huge budgets allow him to fill his films with great archival stuff. And, it’s Ali . . . .

  40. Flavor said, on September 19, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    I don’t miss BB. Hey, you aren’t gonna like everyone, aye?

  41. unca_chuck said, on September 19, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Got a pic of Freddie Electric somewhere. And Ray Ray/Rowand from what must have been 2007.

  42. willedav said, on September 19, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Part 1 of Ken Burns Ali was great.


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