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The Beginning of The End

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 8, 2022

It doesn’t get much more American than some dude named Beer hitting a walk off bomb on National Beer Day. And yet that’s what happened last night in Arizona. You know what else is American? Baseball. The Masters. The Derby. Lots of other stuff…

As I’ve gotten older I find myself not as emotionally tied in to how my favorite teams do. We’ve won so much in the last 12 years or so, hell, the last 40….I just can’t get too bummed if we suck or don’t win it all. I’ve gotten way more in to the global level of the sports I’m interested in. With social media and video re-tweets and daily fantasy sports, it’s just too easy to know who all the players are and how they are doing in real time. And what I’ve realized is that I just love watching exciting things happen in sports.

The stupid pandemic also changed my perspective on a lot of stuff. As it relates to entertainment, I’m just thankful to have it back. I never realized how much I need that *distraction* in my life before until we started coming out of the pandemic.

Anyway, it’s opening day! And I have mediocre hopes for the team this season, at best. And I hope I’m wrong. But if not, that’s ok too. I will appreciate the moments as they come and go. I will appreciate this being the final season of The Flap.

I hope you guys do, too….

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  1. djloo27 said, on April 8, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    Yeeeeeaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!!!!!

  2. Macdog said, on April 8, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    Austin walk-off!

  3. willedav said, on April 8, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    Water buffalo run.
    Dubon is still toast though. No way he makes upcoming road trip.

  4. Lurker John said, on April 8, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    Nice, picking up his boneheaded teammate. Man they were swung way around to center.

    • djloo27 said, on April 8, 2022 at 5:24 pm

      Welcome back, LJ!

  5. unca_chuck said, on April 8, 2022 at 5:07 pm

  6. alleykat69 said, on April 8, 2022 at 5:07 pm

    Slater and Ruf and ready and we’re going home!
    Slater’s 1st walk off!

  7. zumiee said, on April 8, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Giants and Dodgers both win; the race is on!

  8. unca_chuck said, on April 8, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    Tied for first with 161 to go . . .

  9. zumiee said, on April 8, 2022 at 5:49 pm

    In music news, George Harrison won a Grammy! For best re-issued album, or something like that. For the re-issue box-set of All Things Must Pass.
    It’s always been considered one of the best Beatle solo albums.

    • Flavor said, on April 8, 2022 at 5:55 pm

      that is so exciting! um…..dead right?

      • zumiee said, on April 8, 2022 at 5:57 pm

        You are correct! The award was accepted by his wife and son.

  10. alleykat69 said, on April 8, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    Guess Dubon takes the ghost runner literally to new heights of stupidity…
    More exciting watching Ruf rambling like a run away train to score anyway..

  11. zumiee said, on April 8, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    John’s son Julian has a new album coming out soon.
    Paul has a big tour coming up.
    Ringo has a big tour coming up.
    It’s as if there is still a lot of interest in the Beatles out there.

    • Bozo said, on April 8, 2022 at 6:29 pm

      You forgot about Zak Starkey. I’ll see him playing with the Who at the end of the month.

      • zumiee said, on April 8, 2022 at 6:33 pm

        Yes, great point! I’ve seen him in concert with the Who a few times. He’s been their drummer for a couple of decades now.

  12. Lurker John said, on April 8, 2022 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks, Loo, good to see you here.

    • Lurker John said, on April 8, 2022 at 6:02 pm

      And looking forward to some Giants baseball!

  13. unca_chuck said, on April 8, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    The band I want to see is Primus’ Les Claypool and Sean Lennon’s band,.

  14. unca_chuck said, on April 8, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Ringo’s fricking 80. He looks like he’s 58.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 8, 2022 at 6:24 pm

      81.

    • zumiee said, on April 8, 2022 at 6:34 pm

      Yes, Ringo is possibly the youngest-looking 81 year old on the planet.

      • zumiee said, on April 8, 2022 at 6:37 pm

        Still married to Barbara Bach, who he met while making the Caveman movie. I think John Matusak was in the movie, if I remember correctly. Matusak was great in North Dallas Forty, the movie I consider the best one made about pro sports so far.

      • zumiee said, on April 8, 2022 at 6:40 pm

        Matusak had the most important speech in the film. In utter frustration he yells at a coach about the ambiguity of pro sports.
        “Every time we call it a game, you call it a business! And every time we call it a business, you call it a game!”
        There’s really no getting past that paradox of pro sports.

  15. zumiee said, on April 8, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    I hadn’t seen that Claypool Lennon Delirium clip, Chuck. Very cool song.

  16. unca_chuck said, on April 8, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Yeah, was gonna see ’em a while back but covid. Theyve been touring for a while.

  17. xoot said, on April 8, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    Fun game to attend.

    • Bozo said, on April 8, 2022 at 7:27 pm

      I bet. Way to bring home a win.

  18. mrsprtdude said, on April 8, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    YES!!!!


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