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Not So Tough NY

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 26, 2022

I kept hearing about how great the Mets were heading into this series–sorry, until they get back Scherzer and deGrom (unlikely) that rotation is a joke. Yeah, they can buy at the break but this still seems like east coast over-hype to me.

“Dubs in 5” he said. Tonight’s the night.

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  1. Giant Head said, on May 26, 2022 at 6:17 am

    Didn’t catch up yday but how the hell did Kapler leave Rogers in there night before to give up 7 runs??? great win but how do you not bring in Brebbia maybe after Rogers gives up 3 or 4 runs????

    • Flavor said, on May 26, 2022 at 7:26 am

      he has an unusual faith in him.

  2. willedav said, on May 26, 2022 at 7:32 am

    Mets still solid hitting team. though not hitting as many bombs as others, they are top 3 NL in runs scored per game, doubles triples BA and OB. They have won 29 games, as many as Dogs have with very good record vs. +.500 teams.
    Giants will not face +.500 team for next 13 games, so see how road trip goes before 3 at home vs. Rox.

  3. zumiee said, on May 26, 2022 at 8:06 am

    The NBA is in an interesting position. Young people love basketball. It’s fun to play and it’s very cool in pop culture. But, sorry, the NBA product isn’t all that great anymore. But maybe that doesn’t really matter anymore. Even a lousy game like last night’s Celtic/Heat game still produces some remarkable highlights. Individual drives to the basket, a few thundering slam-dunks, and some impressive long 3-point shots. And that’s enough to keep the NBA thriving, if it is thriving. This is the era of people watching highlights on their smart phones instead of entire games, and the NBA is kind of built for that.

    • zumiee said, on May 26, 2022 at 8:13 am

      Even lesser-known NBA players are getting endorsement deals.
      And it’s become a thing to video NBA players walking from the parking area into the arena, to see what fashion they are wearing. Why does anyone care? I don’t know, but hey, I’m an old geezer.

      • willedav said, on May 26, 2022 at 8:30 am

        Always thought Al Attles was sharp dresser and looked pretty good in a suit on Warriors sidelines. The look nowadays with all 14 coaches that take up 2 separate rows on bench in matchy workout gear is weird.

      • Winder said, on May 26, 2022 at 8:32 am

        Advertising is king, all about the Benjamin’s. And the NBA has been like that for a long-time.

      • djloo27 said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:05 am

        Hank Stram was always described as dapper.
        That’s where I learned the word.
        Basketball is so simple to understand.
        I bet cavemen were playing it in some form.
        Female sports fans that I’ve known over the years gravitate more to football and hockey.
        They’re bored by baseball and basketball doesn’t seem to do it for them.
        There are always tons of enthusiastic and knowledgeable women at Ranger games.

      • willedav said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:12 am

        Yeah Garden seems fired up. Even on broadcast side Loo. I love Emily Kaplan. Year or two ago Sharks had US Olympic hockey player Kendall Coyne Schofield in booth doing games and she was excellent.

  4. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2022 at 8:38 am

    Farnham gets yet another guy in a trade of Luke Williams. Apparently Farman plans to run every AAAA guy in the league through our roster.

    • Bozo said, on May 26, 2022 at 9:33 am

      So far, the Giants have fielded 26 position players, having at least 1 AB and 21 pitchers, not counting Gonzalez, with at least an inning of work.
      I don’t know if having 47 players on the active roster through May is considered a lot, but it sure seems like it is to me.

    • djloo27 said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:25 am

      I remember 2008, when it seemed they ran anything out there.
      Obviously some charter members of the Bowker Gang (still my favorite nickname ever here)…

      https://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/SFG/2008.shtml

      • djloo27 said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:28 am

        Anyone remember who named them the Bowker Gang?
        Wasn’t me.
        Flavor, Twin, Chuck?

      • Flavor said, on May 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

        I need it as I recall but I wouldn’t swear to that

  5. willedav said, on May 26, 2022 at 8:58 am

    After Giants lit up Mets chump starter yesterday for 9 runs, they got exactly 1 hit in final 6 and 2/3 innings. Ruf had 0-4 with 4 Ks. Bark is now hitting .165 after 0-3 with 1 K and 1 BB. Um did anyone ever find out what happened after he did get the BB? All we heard out here was he was picked off to end the first (iirc) inning, rather bizarro. Those with Mets feed have any idea what happened?

    • unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:00 am

      It looked like a failed hit and run but since no one does that anymore, your guess is as good as mine . . .

      • willedav said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:08 am

        MLB.com describes it as “Joey Bart picked off 1b and caught stealing” with Lindor getting put out. No pitches thrown to Walton, the hitter at time. Wtf?

      • unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:13 am

        Pitcher threw to 1st as Bark has broken for 2nd way too early.

    • djloo27 said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:07 am

      It makes me happy when you call him “Bark”…

      • willedav said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:20 am

        Oh Bark was a really good one. Guy I played HS ball for as a senior had lot of nicknames for us and our friends, hilarious. There was a backup post on team who was tall slow and skinny with long blond floppy hair and he called him “The Stork.” I never ever knew the guy’s real name–any of us who saw him around school said “Hey Stork.”

  6. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:08 am

    Today’s daily dose of bad news:
    Ray Liotta passed away – age 67…

  7. djloo27 said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:12 am

    He was a good neighbor if you were having car trouble…

    • unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:15 am

      That has to be my favorite scene in Goodfellas.

      The character doesn’t say a word, He just beats the fuck out of him.

      Pesci says at some point, you never hear it coming. Later, he gets the ‘oh shit’ moment.

      • djloo27 said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:16 am

        Solid help from his 2 buddies…

      • Lurker John said, on May 26, 2022 at 4:34 pm

        Pistol whipped the shit out of that asshole. Fucking awesome.

  8. xoot said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:48 am

    Liotta was great in everything, from the psychopath in Something Wild to the high-priced divorce attorney in Marriage Story, and, of course, in the more famous roles between those. 67. Man.

  9. willedav said, on May 26, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks for reminders of how bad 2008 was, despite Fred Lewis having breakout season as one of best hitters on team…which I guess says a lot right there.
    Never realized it, but look at eerily similar hitting numbers for infamous B Bocock and Lincecum. They had exact same number of hits, 11. Lincecum had one more extra base hit, 2 (double and triple) than the B (1 double) and only struck out 3 more times in 7 fewer ABs. Giants gave Bocock 32 games on IF and he couldn’t outhit Lincecum.

  10. Lurker John said, on May 26, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Fuck, Liotta died? That sucks. One of my favorites. RIP Shoeless Joe.

  11. willedav said, on May 26, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Bad look by Doncic 2-12 from floor and jogging back in transition on D?

    • willedav said, on May 26, 2022 at 6:57 pm

      Poole blows right by him, no help behind him Mavs D effort just not good enough.

  12. Lurker John said, on May 26, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Back to the Finals!

  13. unca_chuck said, on May 26, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    For a 23 year old Doncic is an out of shape slug. He was gassed.

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