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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on March 5, 2022

Saw this pic on twitter, definitely cool enough to share here

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  1. Flavor said, on March 5, 2022 at 6:29 am

    they want this stoppage.

  2. willedav said, on March 5, 2022 at 6:36 am

    Truly sad baseball is where it is.
    Flav, I read through twitter replies on Rispoli story. Couple comments made about him not being strong rider, nor having good timing. He has been very successful at Santa Anita and Del Mar,. What are your thoughts as to his abilities?
    Would other top riders bail on SoCal to face top comp elsewhere like NYC Gulfstream and Kentucky?

    • Flavor said, on March 5, 2022 at 7:50 am

      He’s an excellent turf rider. He does have some timing issues, he’ll rush a horse up on the backstretch only to be put of gas in the stretch. But that often works for him more.often than it doesn’t. He’s leaving because SA is full of.nothing but 6 horse fields (usually) and he’ll get more live rides back east. He’s a very thoughtful, appreciative guy. I wish nothing but the best for him. Most jockeys are dumbshits

  3. Bozo said, on March 5, 2022 at 6:51 am

    Great photo. Pretty much no chance of me meeting Willie now, but I hope someday I get to buy Will a beer somewhere in Louisiana,

  4. willedav said, on March 5, 2022 at 7:26 am

    uh oh. Story coming out on Stanford soccer player who committed suicide, that she was facing disciplinary action from school (and had received emails from Stanford about it) for defending a teammate involved in some kind of on campus incident. Parents said she had been normal upbeat self during facetime interaction, with “no red flags” to alarm them.
    Womens b-ball team has worn wristband with her initials at Pac 12 Tourney and by all accounts were close with soccer team.

  5. willedav said, on March 5, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Quotes from parent of Stanford Ms. Meyer: “She had been getting letters for a couple of months. This letter was kind of the final letter that there was going to be a trial or some kind of something. This is the only thing we can come up with that triggered something.”
    wow does school have some splainin to do.

    • Flavor said, on March 5, 2022 at 10:14 am

      why does the school have explaining to do? She isn’t allowed to be investigated for something? Stanford had nothing to do with this girl killing herself, that’s absurd to even suggest it.

      • willedav said, on March 5, 2022 at 10:46 am

        Disagree. I’m sure they won’t have to reveal what they were hassling her over and I’m not trying to get into your field of expertise. But it seems obvious threats from school officials pushed her over the edge and contributed to her ending her life, the nightmare of every parent.

      • Flavor said, on March 5, 2022 at 11:08 am

        come on. Stanford WANTS their athletic program to be good. They aren’t in the business of driving their athletes to suicide. This sounds like a bunch of bullshit made up by their parents to justify their daughter killing herself—something no parent can come to grips with. I’d want a LOT more info before I started blaming the school for this.
        Our society has gotten so soft. Where is the girl’s responsibility in this?

  6. Macdog said, on March 5, 2022 at 8:48 am

    Thunder needed some extra help on defense last night.

    • unca_chuck said, on March 6, 2022 at 12:41 pm

      No whistle? This could help the Dubs defense. A bit wanting lately.

      Totally waiting for the fail last night and they didn’t disappoint. Kerr iced Steph for 5 minutes to close the 3rd and 4 minutes to start the 4th quarter. Odd timing. Kerr is doing weird things with his rotations.

      And still no Wiseman. Will he play this year?

  7. willedav said, on March 5, 2022 at 9:55 am

    Nice story from Baggs in Athletic–Runzler is going to be new pitching coach at Low A San Jose and Ishi will be hitting coach. New mgr. too replacing Lenn Sakata. High A Eugene mgr. promoted to Richmond AA ball to replace J Aguacil hired away to coach elsewhere.

  8. Flavor said, on March 5, 2022 at 11:24 am

    the only info we have about the soccer player is that she may have been getting investigated by the school for something. Ok, so what if she did something worth getting investigated for? What if it wasn’t a big deal and she had other emotional issues that caused her to do this? It’s silly to put the school on the hot seat here without a shit load more info. And even then I am inclined to believe I’d back the school before I blamed them for fucking pushing her over the edge.
    People get investigated. Shit happens. Most people don’t kill themselves because of it.

  9. Flavor said, on March 5, 2022 at 11:27 am

    here’s something that shouldn’t be a newsflash to anyone: Being a student at Stanford and succeeding is high stress. Nobody forced this girl to go to Stanford. Could the school be better at offering mental health services? Sure. But I highly doubt this girl didn’t have resources at her disposal to address her emotional issues. Again, not the school’s fault. She WILLINGLY went there. And it sounds like she fucked up somewhere a long the line and was getting investigated by the school. Again, that’s what schools do if you fuck up. Nothing new with that.

  10. djloo27 said, on March 5, 2022 at 11:40 am

    How could whatever she was being investigated for not already be out there in the current universe?
    And what is it likely to be?

  11. willedav said, on March 5, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    As Time Goes By wins at Santa Anita for Baffert and Flavien Prat.
    funny, I just rewatched “Casablanca” yesterday. Large part in it for Dooley Wilson, for whom all piano playing was dubbed in by someone else. Great scene at start of movie, so timeless, of those forced to leave Europe in wartime and escape routes though North Africa to Lisbon diagrammed.
    I think Bogart says to Ingrid Bergman, “Here’s looking at you, kid” 3 different times.
    The line early in the movie “everyone comes to Rick’s” was also title of the original play the movie script was adapted from. So many great actors, good stuff.

    • xoot said, on March 5, 2022 at 6:01 pm

      I also rewatched Casablanca, couple weeks back. Amazing amount of sex in that movie considering the fact that everyone stays thoroughly dressed.

      I also finally watched Once Upon a Time in Hollywood — very funny movie.

      • willedav said, on March 5, 2022 at 6:34 pm

        According to book I read recently, “We’ll Always Have Casablanca” by Noah Isenberg, the Movie Code police (1942) had lot of problems with original script.

  12. alleykat69 said, on March 5, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Katie Meyer becomes the 4th Stanford student who has committed suicide in just over 1 YEAR!!
    That’s messed up.Many Stanford students have voiced displeasure over human health department being inadequate.4 deaths no matter how you look at leaves a RED FLAG at Stanford and the University is the one that needs to be accountable in a full investigation..

    • Flavor said, on March 5, 2022 at 5:53 pm

      Again, the fucking school isn’t killing them. This is school, Jesus Christ. I know a lot of people at Stanford I’m well aware of the shortcomings when it comes to mental health treatment. But goddamn at some point do the people taking themselves out have any responsibility here? This is crazy.

  13. Macdog said, on March 5, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    Carolina ruins Coach K’s final home game, haha.

    • Flavor said, on March 5, 2022 at 6:18 pm

      go catch his BS speech to the crowd after the game. I fucking can’t stand that guy.

  14. willedav said, on March 5, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Lakers starting Stanley Johnson, same guy who won CIF titles at SoCal power Mater Dei. One year at Arizona, bounced around NBA. Still only 25.

    • willedav said, on March 5, 2022 at 6:36 pm

      Malik Monk, playing well for them out of Kentucky, is only 23. Warriors carving them up so far.

  15. willedav said, on March 5, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    Murray State wins Conference title and they are in. 20 in a row for Racers. Moving to tougher Missouri Valley league next season, trying to escape one bid league drama.

    • willedav said, on March 6, 2022 at 6:45 am

      mm thanks. Watched him roll at SA yesterday. Also saw stakes race where Rosario and Junior Alvarado fell in same race. Good luck to M. Prat (and Rispoli). Comp for mounts and Ws gets lot tougher I’d guess.

      • willedav said, on March 6, 2022 at 7:56 am

        Juan Hernandez did get over on Prat/Baffert with Forbidden Kingdom in San Felipe.

  16. Flavor said, on March 6, 2022 at 11:02 am

  17. zumiee said, on March 6, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    As MLB struggles through its umpteenth labor/ownership strife, other areas of the entertainment world have their share of financial labor-strife, too, of course.
    I recently read one about the music business, one of many that I hadn’t heard before.
    Clare Torry was brought in by Pink Floyd to improvise wordless vocals on the otherwise instrumental song “The Great Gig in the Sky” on their hugely popular “Dark Side of the Moon” album. She did an amazing job on it.
    But as time went on, maybe for years, she at some point realized that her improvised vocal melody actually meant she had co-written the song, and she deserved a songwriting credit and songwriting royalties. And for an album that sold as many copies as that one did, that would be a huge amount of money.
    At the time when she did the recording, she was paid a flat-fee sum for her one day’s session work in the studio. A pitifully small amount.
    She ended up having to take the band and the record company to court, and she ended up getting a large undisclosed settlement, and given a co-songwriter credit on the song, which continues to earn royalties on into the future.
    I found it interesting.
    She performed the song a few times with the band in concert over the years.
    Here’s one of the peformances:

    • zumiee said, on March 6, 2022 at 12:42 pm

      According to Wikipedia, by the year 2013, the album had sold about 45 million copies worldwide.

      • Winder said, on March 6, 2022 at 12:54 pm

        Still one of my favorites.

  18. mrsprtdude said, on March 6, 2022 at 12:53 pm

    Catching up. No I’m not leaving baseball even though the lame as fucks who are the owners are messing with the game!
    Sometimes suicide has no explanation. No investigation by a school or any other institution leads to suicide. It comes from within. Horrible no matter how you look at it. So so sad.

  19. willedav said, on March 6, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    Rispoli just won one in 4th at SA on main track with late rush.
    Looking at jockey standings, coming into today he stood 7th, behind leaders Prat Hernandez and John Velasquez, and also trailed Abel Cedillo Tyler Baze and Diego Herrera. His W pct. was in second tier and way behind 3 top winners. He did have 3rd highest pct of horses in money at 50%.

  20. unca_chuck said, on March 6, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    Nothing will beat Led Zep and their stealing of 8-9 old blues songs, changing a few lines, and renaming them. The Lemon Song/Killing Floor being the biggest rip-off. Howlin’ Wolf won an undisclosed settlement and got writiing credit after he sued.

    • Winder said, on March 6, 2022 at 7:06 pm

      They did that with Gallows pole also, not sure if Leadbelly’s people got compensated or not.

  21. unca_chuck said, on March 6, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    DSOTM has been on the top 100 selling albums nearly every week since it was released in 1973.

    I like Wish You Were Here and Meddle a little bit more tho. Just a little. If you have never listened to their first album (Piper at the Gates of Dawn) prepare to be blown away. Listen to itallth way through if you can.

    • Macdog said, on March 6, 2022 at 3:38 pm

      Big Floyd fan, Animals is my fave. What a 4-album run from Dark Side to The Wall. And yeah, Piper is truly out of this world.

    • Winder said, on March 6, 2022 at 7:10 pm

      Echoes might be my all time favorite. But then again there are so many great tunes that I guess it just depends on how your feeling at the time.

  22. djloo27 said, on March 6, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Players union agreed to allow MLB to ban shifts, implement a pitch clock and make bases larger in 2023, subject to those agreements fitting into a total deal. Union also rejected Robo umps for ‘22/‘23. MLB goal: to be able to streamline the process and add excitement to the game.

    • xoot said, on March 6, 2022 at 4:45 pm

      I’m okay with a pitch clock as long as it’s timing the batter out of the box, too. Automatic strike for violation. I read about an independent league game where they used both a robo ump and a batter/pitcher clock. Apparently, the home plate ump compensated for his emasculation by energetically calling the clock violations.

  23. alleykat69 said, on March 6, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    “Add excitement to the game”😂😂😂😂
    How about playing some baseball instead!
    Yes on Pitch Clock…Corey Gearrin was enough of a reason for one!
    Wider Bases? Seriously 😳 That only changes the 90 ft dimensions that’s been in place FOREVER in baseball shorter, no thanks!
    No to Robo umps also, the players Union and obviously the umpires Union are against it, stop taking away the long tradition of the game..

    • Winder said, on March 6, 2022 at 7:01 pm

      I am all for Robo umps. I know there will be kinks but a lot of umps are not consistent and screw up games. I wonder how much wider they want the bases to be. At least they are talking again.

      • paul sorensen said, on March 6, 2022 at 7:55 pm

        Have the bases been the same size throughout history? Obviously the early “bags” were replaced by the current bases, but just wondering if size has been consistent, and wondering why they want them bigger now. Easier for baserunners? I didn’t realize that was one of the problems with baseball these days…

      • alleykat69 said, on March 6, 2022 at 8:27 pm

        P/A…. I’m assuming and I might be wrong its for extra protection from injuries for the fielders as much as the runner.
        For instance a close play at 1st maybe the first baseman doesn’t get spiked with the wider base which would apply at 2nd and 3rd as well.But hell I’m with the belief the bases have been the same for 150 years unless when they once put a strap across them to hold them down( which seems even more dangerous)

      • paul sorensen said, on March 6, 2022 at 8:36 pm

        Yeah Kat, that makes sense, I guess… I guess I also guessed that someone at MLB had calculated the exact right size that worked fine for the most part. Not opposed to changes, just wondering why now. Straps across the bag.. I remember back in Little League days it was an honor to be picked by the manager if you were the home team to strap the bags in place with giant tent stakes. I also remember sliding more than once into a base and jamming a knee into those stakes. Good times.

  24. paul sorensen said, on March 6, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Clare Torry’s vocal improv (took more than one take, but still improvved) is absolutely brilliant. When I saw Floyd in ’74 at Roosevelt Stadium in good ol’ Jersey City, I remember being a bit disappointed it wasn’t her on stage, but the 2 or 3 backup singers who sang it were still impressive. Stripped down without the vocals, it’s a beautiful song. My Mom upon hearing it being played in my room: “That’s actually lovely, but why all the screaming?”….

    University suicides… one of the most disturbing annual “events” I’ve seen over here are the numerous Chinese highschoolers under such pressure to not only pass but excel on the mammoth national entrance exam to get into the best uni’s in China. Many don’t, of course, and a sad number of those off themselves (mostly jumping off of tall buildings in a single bound). That’s devastating for parents who followed the one-child rule, but they’re the ones putting such pressure on their little emperors. I feel relatively lucky that I actually loved university and the only pressure I had was what I put on myself.

  25. willedav said, on March 7, 2022 at 7:01 am

    Amen to xoot’s 4:45 yesterday, batter stepping out of the box. Bryce Harper is absolute worst, with entire routine of readjusting velcro batting gloves stepping back in and touching plate 2-3 times with bat. Every single pitch. Amida, this has to stop, by every hitter..

  26. unca_chuck said, on March 7, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Sandy Denny on Gimme Shelter is also outstanding. Both were done in 1-2 takes, iirc

    • paul sorensen said, on March 7, 2022 at 6:03 pm

      That was actually Merry Clayton on Gimme Shelter, and yeah, amazingly powerful singing on that song. Sandy Denny is one of my all time favorites, from her very early days with Fairport Convention all the way thru her own solo career until she died way too young from a fall at home. Maybe you’re thinking of her singing with Robert Plant on Battle of Evermore, which is also just brilliant vocalizing.

  27. Bozo said, on March 7, 2022 at 8:18 am

    Why are the owners involved with rule changes? Rule changes should be under a separate agreement where MLB proposes a change and the player’s union votes on it. Ideally, there would be a mechanism for a fan group to also vote on rule changes, but currently I don’t see what the owners bring to the table on anything other than financials. I guess something like the DH might be of interest to the owners, but I imagine most of them could care less even about that.

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