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Atlanta 1-0

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 27, 2021

Feel terrible for the Braves losing Morton like that. They were already pretty thin on SP’s, not sure what their plan is now. Has a team ever been up 1-0 and felt worse than Atlanta does today?

Fried can be good at times, maybe they start 2-0 and just cobble the last couple of games together?

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  1. Giant Head said, on October 27, 2021 at 6:18 am

    Big big injury. Losing the guy that is your game one starter is going to hurt. I’m still saying Stros in 6…

  2. Bozo said, on October 27, 2021 at 6:38 am

    Drew Smyly, come on down. Both Fried and Anderson did alright this year.

    • Flavor said, on October 27, 2021 at 7:23 am

      he seems to not be as dominant as his short stay with us. I wonder if he was a big spider tack guy

  3. chipower9 said, on October 27, 2021 at 6:58 am

    I am still hoping that Dusty gets a ring as a manager, but if the Braves win, so be it. Just hoping to see some good ball. Hope Houston comes back evens it up tonight.

  4. Flavor said, on October 27, 2021 at 7:26 am

    bozo were you sitting anywhere in this photo?

    • Bozo said, on October 27, 2021 at 8:05 am

      Yep, upper box between home and third. The spill over from the luxury box that Montana was in had seats in that section as well as Ed Montague, who didn’t work the playoffs or WS that year (his kids wore NL ump hats that I thought was pretty cool). Two friends had seats there and a seat next to them stayed empty during the playoffs, so I sat there and was there when the earthquake hit. When the series resumed someone from the Chronicle showed up so I had to go to my actual seat which was way up in the centerfield reserved section, almost the last row. The guy that had got the good seats was an independent photographer for the Giants and some of his photos were included in a coffee table book about the earthquake series.

      • Bozo said, on October 27, 2021 at 8:10 am

        By the way, they didn’t fix the big ass crack that was by my actual seat.

      • Flavor said, on October 27, 2021 at 8:10 am

        i love stories like this one.

      • chipower9 said, on October 27, 2021 at 8:47 am

        Cool story…

      • Bozo said, on October 27, 2021 at 9:51 am

        Getting home, now that was a story.
        3rd street was jammed so we wound our way through Hunters Point over to Evans. just to get out of the Stick. We had to get Jon, the photographer, over to the Mission where he had parked his car (at the time he was director of Southern Exposure gallery). No stop lights were working and as it was starting to get darker, no lights at all were working. My buddy Vernon and I both lived over by Kezar so we went over Twin Peaks to 7th avenue. That was the only time that I remember in SF when I could see all the stars in the sky, because the only lights in the City at this point were the fires in the Marina and Sunset districts. Got back to my place, which was OK, and a call came through from my girlfriend at the time, who was stuck at a workmates house in the Richmond (we could get local calls but not long distance). Back in the car and over to the inner Richmond, again no stop lights, so people were out directing traffic, get to the Richmond and I had left the address at my place. So did it all over again and when I finally got her, she was pissed (and pretty scared). Got back to my place and finished off every bit of booze in the place. That was a long day and dark night.
        I’m sure all you Bay Area guys have some stories on that day/night too.

      • snarkk said, on October 27, 2021 at 11:01 am

        I was working in a law office on the 8th floor of a building in downtown Oakland when the ’89 quake hit. After the rocking and rolling quit, I and my office mates got out using the stairs to Telegraph below. Pretty chaotic. Bricks, glass and other fallen debris all over the place, cars stopped in the streets. I couldn’t get to my car, heard BART was down, so I proceeded to walk north on Telegraph into Elmwood in Berkeley where my apartment was at the time, probably about 3 miles or so. Took probably an hour. Very hot, surreal scene out of a movie. People milling around, no traffic lights working, people directing traffic in middle of intersections, etc. When I got to my place, which was an upstairs floor in an old house, the entire brick chimney outside had collapsed into the driveway and against the fence of the house next door. Otherwise the place looked unscathed. Finally got through to my GF, now mrs. snarkk, she had been working in Berkeley, all was OK. She had been on the office phone with somebody in SF who said — “Uh oh, we’re having an earthquake”, and then about 5 seconds later she felt it in Berkeley with a big jolt — there was a cat in the office sitting on top of filing cabinets that got toppled over and the cat went flying halfway across the room…

      • snarkk said, on October 27, 2021 at 11:13 am

        Personally, the ’91 Oakland Hills firestorm was much more scary.
        My GF and I then lived in the Dimond Park district of Oakland off Park Blvd, which is just below Montclair and Highway 13. The fire started I think late morning up in the Berkeley Hills, and by early afternoon the winds had jumped the fire across 24 and into the hills above 13 and headed south towards Montclair, eventually jumping west over 13 into that area of Oakland, which was eventually totally wiped out. We monitored the radio, as this fire was heading our direction. We jumped in the car and went up Park Blvd and into Montclair to see what was going on. At that point, the entire hills above Monclair were invisible, buried under a complete gray-black, thick swirling mass of smoke, with fire sometimes visible. Highway 13 was shut, so no traffic. Except fire engines heading north and past the Montclair overpass on 13 and disappearing into the smoke. The smoke was all encompassing and the fire was making its own weather so that the smoke was quickly, repetitively rolling down the hills towards 13 like huge ocean waves on North Shore Oahu, as if you had a surfboard you could ride them. Never seen anything like it. There was ash falling all over like giant gray snowflakes. We went back to our place, packed as much as we could in our two cars and got the hell out, just as they were issuing evacuation orders on the radio. Spent the next two nights with my friend and his wife in Union City. Our rental place was untouched, the fire luckily never blew down the canyon along Park Blvd. After the fire was out and it was safe, probably a week or more later, we drove the upper Montclair and then into the areas below 13 — it looked like a nuclear bomb had hit. Nothing left but bathtubs and chimneys. In the end I think nearly 3000 houses and structures destroyed, 25 or so people killed because they couldn’t get out of the area fast enough through those winding streets up in the hills. I think it was a miracle many more weren’t killed…

      • djloo27 said, on October 27, 2021 at 8:26 pm

        I have a theory that no one west of Pennsylvania gives a fuck for 9/11.
        Just like no one east of California gives a fuck for your earthquakes.
        “United States” my ass.
        Yell at me…

  5. unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2021 at 8:15 am

    Don’t miss that place for baseball, but I miss it for football. I’m hoping that within the next 10 years, the Yorks sell the team and someone moves them back to SF. Levi’s stadium is a fucking joke of a structure. No shade, no cover from the rain, and it looks like it was designed by a 4th grader with an erector set.

    Look at all the other new stadii (hah!) and tell me which one looks the worst.

    • Bozo said, on October 27, 2021 at 8:34 am

      I’ve only seen their new stadium on TV but I would agree with you.

    • chipower9 said, on October 27, 2021 at 8:49 am

      Based on stories from those who have attended, etc., I do not foresee ever going to to a game there. And given the Niners haven’t won a game there in like 107 years, I am thinking the stadium is jinxed because they pissed off the football gods when they built in the South Bay.

    • Macdog said, on October 27, 2021 at 9:03 am

      Trust me on this, MetLife stadium in Jersey is far worse.

      • unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2021 at 9:13 am

        At least it looks like something that is finished. I know the field is awful to play on, and the cheap bastards don’t want to maintain a grass field, but it LOOKS like a stadium.

      • Macdog said, on October 27, 2021 at 9:35 am

        It’s about as ugly a stadium as can be built, especially when compared to its predecessor. Outside it looks like a giant air conditioner, inside the seats are an awful-looking gray that couldn’t look more bland and that are set further back than the previous stadium. Incredible that this monstrosity was the best the Giants and Jets could come up with, but then that also speaks to the incompetence going on in both franchises for the last decade. There aren’t many Giants/Jets fans I know who like the place.

      • djloo27 said, on October 27, 2021 at 8:29 pm

        It’s an absolute pile of shit…

  6. Flavor said, on October 27, 2021 at 9:05 am

    I haven’t been but the newish stadium in Santa Clara has to be the worst newly constructed stadium of all time. For all the reasons Chuck listed AND it still amazes me that they built something completely devoid of any character whatsoever

  7. Flavor said, on October 27, 2021 at 9:06 am

    • chipower9 said, on October 27, 2021 at 9:10 am

      That is bad ass. Love old photos like this…nice share Flavor…

  8. alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2021 at 9:32 am

    Been to maybe 4 games at Levi’s Stadium and it’s the concourse area that’s the highlight of this place.It is so freakin hot on the visitors side of the field your face melts like skeletons from Raiders of the Lost Ark.Your cookin in your seats and the concourse is your only relief 😮‍💨 for a cold one are water needed immediately..
    It’s funny that the 49ers sideline were supposed to have an extra advantage being in the shade more, yeah right, it’s they’re shady sketchy play they have shown since it’s opened is all they have gotten out of their new Diggs..

  9. unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Yeah, been to 4 games there. Sat on the 10 on the shady side for the Pittsburgh game a couple years ago. Being in the shade made a HUGE difference. Like AK said, the concessions and walkways are the best part. The lines are pretty quick and the bathrooms are huge so there’s not a long wait. The prices are outlandish but what else is new?

    Sat on the sunny side on the 20 for an AZ game and it was brutally hot. In October. Went to the very first preseason game in August, and man it was over 110 inside the stadium. One guy died of heat stroke during the game. We left 5 minutes into the 3rd quarter.

    Glad I got my son into a few games at the Stick. That was football. This is a joke.

    • snarkk said, on October 27, 2021 at 11:27 am

      Isn’t the stadium configuration at least partially the result of the size/shape of the property? They had to build up that one side with the pressbox, etc. because the property was narrow and right up against the Great America property?…

    • unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      There are parking lots all around it. It’s all light industry around there. No constraints. It’s a nondescript stadium in a nondescript area. It reminds me of the old Arco Arena where the Kings used to play. A tin box sitting in the middle of nowhere.

      There was a height restriction due to the proximity to the SJ airport, but that was it.

  10. unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2021 at 11:13 am

    Now that they have the area cleared out, they should just build a new stadium where the old one was. That was the original Eddie plan anyway that Dr. Kedorkian let expire. Fuck head.

  11. unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Shit, Bart is fairly close to Candlestick Point, so just run another line to the site and there you go. The Oakland Coliseum sucks, but one huge advantage is the access to Bart and all the cool food and cheap beer being cooked on the bridge from the station to the stadium. Can’t tell you how many day on the greens (and lives were saved) we went to without having to drive.

    • Winder said, on October 27, 2021 at 4:46 pm

      I never rooted for the A’s but I used to go to a lot of their games because of Bart and because they played some good baseball. I used to always go through Hunters Point whenever I left the stick because it was the quickest and fastest way to the Bay Bridge. And, I was never sober when I drove. And probably nobody else was either.

      • Flavor said, on October 27, 2021 at 4:57 pm

        “probably no one else was either” LMAO

      • Flavor said, on October 27, 2021 at 4:58 pm

        i used to drive drunk all the time till I got popped coming out of a wedding at the Wente Winery in 2008. Spent 24 hours in Santa Rita jail and let me tell you that is not a cool place to hang out.

      • unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2021 at 5:55 pm

        Did 6 weekends there.Missed Super Bowl XVII, Miami Washington.

      • Flavor said, on October 27, 2021 at 6:17 pm

        6 weekends? We gotta talk. Did they not have community service?

      • unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2021 at 6:19 pm

        DUI #2. My 3rd one was 4 months (2 months off for good behavior) in Salinas. THEN I got smart.

      • djloo27 said, on October 27, 2021 at 8:13 pm

        What does that mean?
        You went home on weekdays?

  12. unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Fried’s prolly gonna pitch till his arm falls off regardless of the score.

  13. unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Fried actually has settled down.

  14. unca_chuck said, on October 27, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Atlanta’s really fucking up on defense. Bad call tho

  15. alleykat69 said, on October 27, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Yeah looked like Albies just lost it in the transfer should of been ruled an out..

  16. djloo27 said, on October 27, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    I can’t believe anyone is watching this WS.
    Are the Astros really in the AL?
    They’re the fuckin’ Colt .45s!

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