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Go Make It a Day

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, Flap Nation. Gonna be a nice day with all the regular things you’d expect. I’m sad I don’t get to see my dad or mom but we’ll check in with them later and I know my old man is reading this.

Keep dropping recipies and/or what you’re doing today. We still have 3 World Series beauties to celebrate, don’t forget about those.

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  1. willedav said, on November 25, 2021 at 7:49 am

    As far as fixing CF, Paul is right neither Slater or GD are 500 AB regulars. But combined they’re not bad in a platoon, and I think both can improve at plate. Yaz can cover CF if need be. There are just more good hitting options available to cover corners or DH if Ruf isn’t able to hit as well as he did 2021.

  2. Winder said, on November 25, 2021 at 8:28 am

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
    Just read that we are still trying to sign Gausman. But so are a few AL teams.

  3. Bozo said, on November 25, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, y’all.
    I hope Flappers everywhere have a most excellent day and for shits and giggles, I hope we sign Scherzer.
    Cheers.

  4. unca_chuck said, on November 25, 2021 at 10:26 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, flapperinos! Chilling with 2 o fthe kids today Daughter #1 is pet sitting in Santa Cruz, so we will do a mini TG today, and have our big celebration (and daughter #2’s 29th b-day) on Sunday with everyone.

    Yep, the platoon in CF is not a viable plan. I seriously doubt it works again. farhan knows this.

  5. Macdog said, on November 25, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone. T-day at my mom’s with 2 older brothers and extended family. Main bummer is my daughter isn’t here, she’s with my ex who my mom invited (!) but they’re both sick and couldn’t make it. Go Raiders!

  6. willedav said, on November 25, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Rick Pitino coaching Iona out of MAAC, up 2 on Bama (10th in country) with 20 seconds left.
    Bama drives to hoop and Iona blocks shot and they make both FTs after foul.72-68 upset W for Pitino.

  7. djloo27 said, on November 25, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    I think this guy fits real nice on our club.
    I’d be very interested, especially if his current team will provide a little financial help…

    Madison Bumgarner lhp
    5 years/$85M (2020-24)

    5 years/$85M (2020-24)
    signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/17/19
    20:$6M, 21:$19M, 22:$23M, 23:$23M, 24:$14M
    in 2021-23, $5M annually is deferred without interest, to be paid in $5M installments each Nov. 1, 2025-27
    limited no-trade protection: may block deals to 5 clubs

  8. djloo27 said, on November 25, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    I know that Las Vegas residents don’t like having their city referred to as “Vegas.”
    I’ve heard the same is true for San Francisco and “Frisco”.
    Is it?
    My guess is no one could truly give a fuck either way…

    • Winder said, on November 25, 2021 at 5:05 pm

      It never bothered me but you knew they are not from there. Lots of people call it San Fran also and it’s the same thing. The ‘City’ is the only way I have ever said other than San Francisco.

    • Bozo said, on November 25, 2021 at 5:40 pm

      Herb Caen wrote a daily column for the Chronicle and he would go bonkers over people calling it Frisco. He had a huge following so many of us took it as law of sorts. A lot of old timers who were pushed out of SF have started calling it Frisco again because it ain’t their town no more.
      Winder is right though, saying you live in the City has always been excepted.

    • djloo27 said, on November 25, 2021 at 5:53 pm

      In NY, “the city” refers exclusively to the borough of Manhattan.
      Brooklyn, the Bronx, etc although located in NYC are never called “the city” by anyone.
      Even subway signage with arrows reads “To City”…

  9. djloo27 said, on November 25, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Amazing that all those pre-2000 years when the Cowboys and Raiders were simultaneously good, they never clashed in a SB…

  10. willedav said, on November 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    Frisco is a no no, at least among older SF residents.
    Funny, friends of mine just moved from Morgan Hill CA to Frisco TX. Looked it up and it’s home of Cowboys, 25 mi north of Dallas.

    • willedav said, on November 25, 2021 at 5:01 pm

      One of places to go eat there (Frisco TX) is a Wahlburgers. Looks like there’s one in Palo Alto, downtown on University.
      Anyone ever been there?

      • djloo27 said, on November 25, 2021 at 5:43 pm

        There’s one in Coney Island, but I don’t remember ever staggering inside…

  11. Winder said, on November 25, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Arthur Crudup wrote it but I like Little Walters version the best.

    • Bozo said, on November 25, 2021 at 5:41 pm

      Good call.

    • willedav said, on November 25, 2021 at 6:10 pm

      whoa thanks. Yes to all things Little Walter.
      Big Walter too for that matter. Listened to Jimmy Rogers “Walkin by Myself” last night.

  12. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 25, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Flap U. It’s “the day after” here now, a very bright sunny breezy day in Saigon. Nothing *black* about it, but funny how Black Friday has become a thing here too, with most people not even aware of what the day before it is. In the past, I did occasionally find an expat bar that served up a full spread, but not this year. Just wouldn’t be the same without alcohol (still no alcohol sales here yet, you know, because then everyone gets shit-faced, takes off their masks, and has mass orgies in the streets, causing super-spreading.) Hmmm… Anyway, thankful for the Flap and all of its universally wonderful residents. Peace on and peace out.

    • djloo27 said, on November 25, 2021 at 5:46 pm

      Do you have a final score on Bills-Saints?
      I could use the help…

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 25, 2021 at 5:54 pm

        Wouldn’t it be great if it worked like that…

    • James said, on November 25, 2021 at 6:10 pm

      I didn’t realize you were in a dry county. Ugh, I now understand your suffering!

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 25, 2021 at 6:13 pm

        Haha, dry country, not just county. They didn’t do this during lockdowns last year, not sure why they did this year. Not completely dry, obviously we can get alcohol for at-home consumption, and there are some street-side places where people have been congregating and drinking beer, until someone whistles from down the street, their sign that police are coming, scurry back inside…. Good times.

      • unca_chuck said, on November 25, 2021 at 6:31 pm

        Saigon speakeasies?

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 25, 2021 at 6:41 pm

        Yeah, Charlie, just as there are underground after-hours places in normal times, so there are just a few bars that are apparently *open* right now. I have a friend who runs one such place. She’s “good friends” with the local constables, who, as long as they’re getting their cut, look the other way….

  13. unca_chuck said, on November 25, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    If it’s good enough for Otis it’s good enough for me.

    • Bozo said, on November 25, 2021 at 7:07 pm

      Have you heard St Paul and the Broken Bones, Unca? I coulda swore that St Paul dude was Otis Redding when I first heard him.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 25, 2021 at 7:31 pm

        Any special Thanksgiving stuff down your way? I always envisioned North Carolina when I thought of Thanksgiving. Original settlers and all that. I did spend one T-giving in NC, near Okracoke, back in 2001. Family who lived in Richmond VA had a timeshare on the beach. I flew from SF to Dulles and drove down from there. Stopped at a rest area and took a drink of water from a dodgy looking water fountain. Spent all that night puking and shitting at the same time. Couldn’t indulge in the great dinner the next day. So much for my historical Thanksgiving finally spent in NC.

      • Bozo said, on November 25, 2021 at 8:02 pm

        Here in the Outer Banks, we still have a bunch of visitors that come in for Thanksgiving. This year, for various reasons, my wife and I decided to blow off doing Tday at home and we went to a restaurant in Nags Head, the food was great but it was crazy packed. Glad we are vaxed to the max because not many folks were wearing masks.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 25, 2021 at 8:20 pm

        At least the food was great. I’m jealous. I haven’t been to a restaurant since May 3rd, and that was just a pizza place. Craving a magnificent meal with the appropriate accompanying libations…

      • Winder said, on November 25, 2021 at 9:25 pm

        That was great never heard of em.

  14. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on November 25, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    I understood that Frisco was a no-no, although I didn’t realize it was Herb Caen who shat on it so strongly. I confess to having said San Fran sometimes, but never Frisco. I had always thought ‘Cisco would have been fine. You know, the Cisco Kid and all that. “The city” works if you’re in the area, but growing up in NJ, of course the city was always NY.

    • willedav said, on November 25, 2021 at 7:36 pm

      My grandfather used to talk about the 1906 “fire and quake” as he always called it The City always came out something like “SampenCisco”, accent on first and third syllables.

    • Bozo said, on November 25, 2021 at 8:15 pm

      Yeah, Herb used to throw the line “Don’t call it Frisco” in his articles and given that he wrote for the Chronicle for about a 100 years, people took it to heart and I admit to being one of em. I used to get pissed off when the As or Raiders got the lead stories in the Chron’s sport section. They have their own newspaper in Oakland the SF paper should lead with our teams no matter how well they were playing.is how I rolled at the time. I lived in the City for 30 years but I’ve been here in NC for 13 and didn’t recognize the place much the last time I was there, so Frisco is fine by me.

  15. unca_chuck said, on November 25, 2021 at 8:21 pm

    Yep, born and raised, it was always “the City”. Or Ess Eff. And of course South City . . .

  16. unca_chuck said, on November 25, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Yea, Bozo, those guys are great. They are coming to Oakland next May…

  17. Bozo said, on November 26, 2021 at 4:07 am

    Paul mentioned Okracoke, I forgot to say we have the little town of Frisco on Hatteras Island. One of the ferry docks for Okracoke leaves from Hatteras village and one of the ferries is even named Frisco.

  18. willedav said, on November 26, 2021 at 7:06 am

    “Carney darted into the Horn and Hardart…” from Colson Whitehead’s “Harlem Shuffle” great book set in NYC 1959-64. In this instance lead character is talking about last time he was in Times Square when there was an air raid drill and everyone ducked inside somewhere. “Doomsday rehearsal” he calls it. Also notes irony as truckers motorists and cabbies are last civilians pulled off the street–“Soviets drop the bomb, Broadway traffic is the least of your hassles.”


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