A Place To Talk About Giants Baseball

Sent To An Early Grave

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 24, 2022

I’m really gonna miss that dude. Not so much for the bat but definitely the nickname and how funny it was to tout him and watch so many Flappers freak out about it. Sadly, Gonzalez has really made GD unnecessary at this point. But speed goes a long way, even in a Hell, and that’s exactly where many of you will meet up with our hero again. If you ever doubted his powers, even for a second…..you’re doomed. Sleep soundly for now but a fate far greater than a trade or even a DFA awaits you….

He Sees Numbers

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 23, 2022

The biggest problem with a numbers guy like Kap is that his decisions can go spectacularly wrong on a game to game basis. And that’s extrememly frustrating for fans who live and die on a game to game basis. The bottom line is, I think we’ve seen all the evolution we’re going to see from Kap. He’s changed a lot since he was managing the Phillies, and all for the good.

But when it comes to pitching decisions, man buckle up, he’s going to continue to frustrate the bejesus out of us.

Hotlanta

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 22, 2022

Busy day today. 12-10 win yesterday.

Let’s get another one!

Forgettable Loss

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 21, 2022

Outside of Webb’s solidification of his general studness that was just kind of a “meh” game. The bats don’t have the magic they had in them last year. Losing Posey and Bryant will tend to have that affect. I see a lot of low batting averages up and down the line up. And the bombs we hit with such regularity last season, they are fewer and farer between.

Still, on pace to win 90 and that should be fine to get us into the dance. Another deft mid season pick up by Z (hopefully a bat or two) will have us singing “a song, a real song”, deep into the post season.

Celebrate Good Times, Come On, It’s a Celebration

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 20, 2022

Anyone going to the parade today? I’m not a parade guy but if you go send me pics.

Roadie continues, today in Atlanta.

in an attempt to console MacDog I sent him this:

but it turns out that wasn’t correct:

“It’s just unbelievable,” Suwinski said. “To do it on Father’s Day with my dad here, I know it means a lot to him and it means a lot to me, just the amount that he’s done for me. He’s always been there. Just being able to share that, knowing he’s here, it’s awesome. It’s hard to describe.”

I’d say Suwinski has wrestled the NL Rookie of the Year lead away from our boy Gonzo

MacDog’s Day Off

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 19, 2022

MacDog sent me some pics from yesterday’s game. That park really does have some incredible landscape views. That was an entertaining game, bring home another W today Mac!

Picture Day

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 18, 2022

ok I’ve been meaning to get to posting these but had to work through all the Dubs Drama first. MacDog send me some pics from the game today.

Here’s Blade’s family taking up the 3rd row behind home plate. I understand his mother is going through some serious physical issues right now so we wish her the best in that fight.

This is a pic of Blade and his cute daughter who I hear is picking her up right now in Vietnam and bringing her BACK to the States to live with him full time. Wow! That’s exciting, good luck my man.

And finally here’s a pic of Blade AND the great PaulinAsia who is fresh off ball sack surgery here and looking none the worse for wear!

Top Of The Mountain. AGAIN!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 17, 2022

For a 54 year old guy like myself who’s lived basically his entire life in the Bay Area, my list goes like this:

1981

1984

1988

1989

1994

2010

2012

2014

2015

2017

2018

2022

Just sit back and bask in that. In all it’s glory and destiny.

For me nobody can or will ever pass Joe Montana on the list of greatest Bay Area sports heroes. But Steph is right there, man. Two Kings. All the other players who contributed to those 12 flags are great and I love them but they are court jesters and disciples to those two kings. The feels those two give me, it’s like looking at the sun, man. Can’t do it. Just for a second maybe. The love I have for them, its just too overwhelming.

Imagine having the power of Steph Curry. He has given such an immense and meaningful gift to millions and millions of strangers. Just think about it for a second to be nothing but a human being but having the power to do that……

If I die 2 seconds after hitting “publish” on this thread from a sports fan perspective I’m good. Complete. Satiated.

I will never ever stop appreciating the moments these heroes have given me.

Cut From A Different Cloth

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 16, 2022

Do we get Game 6 Klay? I dunno. It doesn’t really feel like it’s building up to that. But who knows? This run, like all the runs before it, has reminded me how hard it is to get to this moment. Never take it for granted. The next one is likely not around the corner.

That’s what dumb fans of loser franchise’s don’t understand (and I didn’t understand before like 1981 or so). It isn’t about how good your players are or what random stat you can find about one of them that makes yourself look smart (and them good). To win it all is so much more than all that bullshit. How much heart does your team have? Character? DNA? Leadership? Selflessness? Luck? All of that is how you get to the point of winning it all, not how many good players you have.

In the Bay Area we have been blessed.

One. More. Win.

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 14, 2022

“Hey Big Flavor, you excited to watch Game 5 later tonight?”

“Hell yes. Who are you?”

“I am from the future. And I’m here to tell you that tonight Steph, Green, Porter and Wiggins will go a combined 0-19 from downtown. Still wanna watch?”

“Yikes. Thank you Man From Future, you just saved me a few hours of misery….”

This is why we love sports. You just never know what is going to happen.

One thing that was painfuly clear was that Brown and Tatum, who got no rest in the second half till they were yanked for scrubs, were totally gassed. Tatum was missing everything short and both came up ant-small in the biggest game of their lives.

Two hilarious moments amid all the drama: Tatum refusing to give Green the ball into a time out and Wiggins with a thunderous dunk that landed right on White’s dumb ‘ol head.

Oh, and the Giants won again, too.

The Best Weekend Ever

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 13, 2022

Man I am STILL feeling that weekend all the way down in my plums! I’m gonna make the call right now: That was the best weekend for bay area sports (that didn’t involve winning a title) in history! That’s right I said it. H-I-S-T-MOTHERFUCKING-O-R-Y!

Prove me wrong.

Baseball, Basketball, Horse Racing

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 12, 2022

The Giants weren’t playing very well going into this series so what do they do? Take 2 straight from LA.

Still one more sleep to go before Game 5.

The Belmont unfolded with a sense of predictability that sound handicappers like myself appreciate. Though I didn’t bet him there was a small part of me that wanted to see Rich Strike run well. Sadly for him, history will put him in the same category as Mine That Bird and Always Dreaming. Everything lined up on 1 day and 1 day only…..

oh my!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 10, 2022

Ho ho ho…I feel this one all the way down in my PLUMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Look, this Dubs win ranks right up there with the all time best in the franchise. And the Giants are winning right now too. This is shaping up to be one best nights inbay area history! Finish it off let’s go!!!!

Frustration Bubbleth Over

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 9, 2022

Letting this Senzatela chump have his best start of the season vs us was irritating but at least we niggled out a win. It’s frustrating to watch this team right now.

But not as frustrating as it was to watch Golden State get absolutely rolled by what is looking like clearly the better team—younger, more athletic and they hit a lot of 3s when they aren’t being guarded. Good for them. I don’t see a clear path to winning this series.

Game 3

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 8, 2022

Just a terrible loss to a bad team. How quickly did Rodon go from CY candidate to shit in a matter of weeks.

And now we have to play in Boston. Celts a 3.5 fav. I wouldn’t bet on this game with free money and even if I lived in a state that allows it legally.
Two Flap salute for our friend Paul (in Asia). Hang in there my man we are keeping good thoughts for your recovery.

Win Today And Then There’s Tomorrow….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 7, 2022

Still got another sleep to go before Game 3. Until then I guess we watch Rondon completely shut down the crappy Rockies?

Still testing negative. I just took what I THINK is my 100th covid test since this all began. It’s within 1 or 2 of 100, I have tried to keep track. 100-0. That’s pretty fucking good, mates.

1-1

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 6, 2022

Honestly, I’m thankful that they even got 1. I was preparing myself for the embarrassment of a four nuthin’ skunkin’. On the bright side, if Klay can be that awful and they can still win maybe they have a shot if he drags himself out of the gutter? Also if Game 1 Smart/Whoreford/White stay the 1 and done we know them to be…..maybe?

I dunno. Boston is younger and they do what we do as good or better than we do. With the series heading to Boston this could get ugly.

Tough Contest

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 5, 2022

Another Sunday is here, another Sunday I will likely not win Marty Lurie’s Original Joe’s contest. Just pick the exact score. It’s easy they say. Oh, and the kicker: even if you get it right if there’s a tie some random dude who works for Marty picks a winner out of a hat. And now it’s not even a weekly win. It’s monthly. #rigged.

Anyway, I won’t stop till I hit this.

Back to Winning Time!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 4, 2022

very nice bounce back from the team last night. Hope they can play today. I guess the only thing that would disrupt that would be if they couldn’t get to the ball park safely?

All Of That Sucked Ass

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 3, 2022

I’m not even sure what to say about that. The Warriors got steamrolled in their own building by everyone BUT Boston’s main man Tatum. That’s one reason I fear the Celtics. They aren’t like Denver or Dallas who just have one guy. I guess you just hope they don’t catch 4th quarter fire like that again? Still, that just seemed too easy and the Dubs had no answer. Nobody would have an answer for that, tho.

Embarrassing loss by SF. Miami was in maximum energy output in the rare air of Denver and then didn’t even make it back to Florida till 6am. With everything going in our favor we lay down meekly in a 3-0 loss. Truly awful performance.

Frustrating Loss

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 2, 2022

That was an infuriating way to lose especially after taking the lead against a quality pitcher like Nola. The silver lining was that Rodon looked dominant again as well as McGee not looking terrible.

Warriors tonight….

Finding Ways To Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on June 1, 2022

What are the odds Luis Gonzalez wins rookie of the year? Too much of a stretch? Maybe. But he’s at least sentenced the Grave Duggar to 6 feet under—for life. Buried alive. Lqtm. Ok, enough Grave Duggar jokes.

Have any of you guys had the pleasure of listening to Will Clark’s KNBR spot Wednesday mornings? It’s refreshing. He talks about himself nonstop and you can tell he’s always one uncensored comment away from being canceled for life, but it is fun to listen to him talk about the old days.