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Why Do We Watch?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 21, 2022

At this point I am struggling to even find the interest to listen to SOME of the games on the radio when I’m driving around running errands. This team is boring and I just don’t have it in me right now. I’ll throw up a new thread for Flap Nation because you guys deserve it but my interest in the Giants right now is near zero…..

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  1. James said, on August 21, 2022 at 11:04 am

    Couldn’t even stay relevant into September.

  2. mrsprtdude said, on August 21, 2022 at 11:30 am

    Not over yet! I know every time I give up they do a little mini streak to keep the tease going. I predict they go 8-4 in next 12. They have 6 left vs Pads, 3 with Philly and Brew crew. Last time It felt hopeless we swept LA. THE FLAP WILL NOT GO OUT WITH A WHIMPER! I hope:)

  3. snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 11:51 am

    Ready for a break out offense today.
    Not sure which team, though…

  4. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2022 at 11:52 am

    Bart needs to move up to 5 spot with Davis batting 4th and Crawford batting 6th..
    Kapler saying :We don’t want to put added pressure on Bart and feel comfortable batting him 9th??? WTF he’s been their best hitter in August hitting .364 and hitting the ball hard! Needs to be batting in a spot to drive in runs,not in a spot coming up with no one on with 2 outs..

  5. willedav said, on August 21, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    LIneup is different, with JD at 1b Thairo in LF and Bart moved up to 7th, Yaz 9th. See what happens.

  6. willedav said, on August 21, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Slater CF
    Flores 2b
    Davis 1b
    Longoria 3b
    Estrada LF
    Crawford SS
    Bart DH
    Wynns C
    Yaz RF
    Junis P

  7. Flavor said, on August 21, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    Happy Birthday WillieD!

    • willedav said, on August 21, 2022 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks. Just keeping the Old in Old School going.

    • willedav said, on August 21, 2022 at 12:43 pm

      Keeping up with Del Mar? Friday there were some long shot winners; one of them paid $76. Britney and Ms Andie have been regulars, Mike Smith with couple winners yada yada. Good stuff.

      • Flavor said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:10 pm

        haven’t played track in a few weeks. Waiting for Pac Classic weekend

      • djloo27 said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:30 pm

        Your self control is amazing to me…

  8. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    Happy Birthday WillieD!! Have a great day!
    I’m with you on the Old for Old school going approach lol 😂
    I love August Birthday’s think there the best month ever for Birthday’s!
    My daughter’s birthdays is today same as yours my Birthday is Aug 23 Tuesday with the scary double digits of 66.. Going to have a Birthday Fantasy Football draft in my backyard with my huge umbrella that covers my whole 6 seats for full party mode, appetizers,Pizza, plenty of drinks, as we nervously wait on are laptops 👨‍💻(60 sec to make your pick)to see what players will be available with my daughter & and her husband also in the league, should be a chess match trying to draft your best team possible..

    • willedav said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:05 pm

      wow have fun AK, and thanks.

  9. snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:02 pm

    The dam bursts !
    There’s the break out.
    Longo Slam ….

    • willedav said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:06 pm

      bout time. No more effing bunts at Coors Canaveral as Blade used to call it. Stadium is at 5000 ft and ball flies around out there.

  10. djloo27 said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Let’s extend Longo!
    With a nice raise!

    • Flavor said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:10 pm

      lol

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:16 pm

      Let’s make sure first that he didn’t tear a calf muscle jogging around the bases on the HR…

  11. Bozo said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    Happy Birthday, WillieD. Hope they’re able to hold on and get ya a win.

    • willedav said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks man. My blues photog buddy spends summers in Banner Elk NC, says they have had lot of rain lately. Beautiful shots of nearby creek, and place called Grandfather Mtn.

      • Bozo said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:52 pm

        Been to Ashville but never really in the mountains like the Banner Lake area. Here on the coast, we’ve been getting a bit of rain, supposed to be stormy the rest of the week (helps cool it down a bit).

  12. snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:34 pm

    6-3 isn’t much of a lead at Coors.
    Especially with Rogers coming in…

  13. snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:42 pm

    PHew, at least Kappler got Rogers the hell outta there before the long foul ball HR turned into a fair one with the lefty hitter coming up. Let’s see if Garcia can get out with no blood…

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:45 pm

      No, of course not.
      How predictable; lots of bleeding.
      How bad is this Pen?
      Bad…

  14. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Willie, you share my oldest sister’s b-day. Most excellent.

    She would have been 72.

    Yeah, shit going south is annoying and disappointing but at least football is starting soon. Niners interior O-line is a worry as their starters were handled pretty rough by the Minnesota backups.

  15. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    This fucking pen is a joke and a half.

  16. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    Wow. That was quick. Unreal how flat awful these guys are. Gagcia throws BP. to two guys and boom, 3 runs. Give yup one more, skippy.

    So glad I just turned the game on.

  17. snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    Miracle now if Giants win this.
    Sizing up for a bottom 9 walk off of some sort…

  18. willedav said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:49 pm

    Longoria will be bought out for $5mil and that will be it but…he does have almost same slugging pct (.490) as Joc does (team leaders) and that’s HR #11 in 60th game. Davis should get shot to play 3b, but not known as much of a defensive standout.
    Villar has 20 HRs in Sac but looks more like line drive/high OB hitter than power guy. Giants need more pop in every day lineup.

  19. Bozo said, on August 21, 2022 at 2:57 pm

    Double play? Unbelievable…strike that, completely believable.

  20. Bozo said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Hell of a play by Longo there.

  21. snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    OK, Giants actually got the ghost runner to 3rd with only one down…

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:14 pm

      Thairo again with the clutch hit.
      They should send him for a steal…

      • snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:16 pm

        OK, we’ll take the wild pitch instead…

  22. Bozo said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    Wynns.

  23. willedav said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    WAR! second hit on day that’s what he good for (today at least).

  24. snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    Why didn’t Kappler pinch run for LaStella — the guy runs like a cement truck. If you have a faster runner in for him, maybe they can score on that long double. I have no idea if they were out of players or what, I don’t see a need to keep some player in reserve at that point, especially at Coors and up by only 2 with this Pen and the ghost runner …

    • Macdog said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:31 pm

      I think Belt was the only one left on bench.

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:33 pm

      Belt may be faster than LaStella. Ha ha.
      Run a damn pitcher.
      Now that Dovall has coughed up 2 and it’s tied…

  25. Macdog said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Giants trying to keep pace with the Phillies today for most blown leads in one game.

  26. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    Thario is this year’s Lamont Wade..Clutch

  27. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:33 pm

    Left and came back. Oh joy.

  28. snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    Giants doing everything to give Rox a sweep. Give them 90 feet, then he scores.
    This squad is so lame.
    Dovall doesn’t do well in 2 straight frames.
    Farhan’s choice not to get Pen arms at the break was pretty much the decision not to make the 3rd WC…

  29. Macdog said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    Oh great, here comes Leone.

  30. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    Spaghettios for the loss

  31. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    wow. blown swing call = loss

  32. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    At least he got nowhere near the zone

  33. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    This is like a root canal with no Novocain.

  34. snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    OK, Leone just walks a stiff, to get to a guy who’s had 2 hits today, and pushes a runner to 3rd.
    This doesn’t feel good…

  35. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    Spaghettios gagging on his noodles as usual

  36. snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    OMG, Leone actually got out of it…

  37. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Cant believe with the garbage that Leone throws, he gets out of that crazy inning.Rockies hitters did their help swinging at garbage as well..

  38. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    Mr.Ed as usual clutch sac fly for the lead again..

  39. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    Not excited by Littel coming in, but then again I’m not excited about any BP guy coming in..

  40. Bozo said, on August 21, 2022 at 3:59 pm

    Happy win day, WillieD.

    • willedav said, on August 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm

      heh heh wasn’t easy but they get out of dodge with a W. Gad that place is nightmare.

  41. willedav said, on August 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    whoa LaMonte guns him down.

  42. unca_chuck said, on August 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Wow. hell of a throw by Wade.

  43. alleykat69 said, on August 21, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    Yeah Baby!! What a throw and what a tag by Longoria on the cleat for a WIN!!
    Good job by Littel as well..

  44. snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 4:01 pm

    Whatdyakknow?
    Giants execute the sac bunt and get Yaz the ghost runner to 3rd, and then a sac fly gets him in.
    A sac bunt — who would’ve thought of that?…

    • xoot said, on August 21, 2022 at 4:12 pm

      the overall data finally overrode the AI

    • snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 4:16 pm

      I wonder if Kappler called it, or Wade did it on his own…

  45. xoot said, on August 21, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Why watch? To see Longo have a game like that (nicely assisted by Wade at the end). I attended a Sept. 2013 game just to enjoy baseball on a warm Friday evening, and I saw Yusmeiro Petit pitch his near-perfecto against his old team. I watched games after work on our old no def tv late in the 68-win season of 1996 in large part because my 6-year-old son was beginning to get deeply into baseball then.

    How can you not watch?

    • Flavor said, on August 21, 2022 at 4:46 pm

      i dunno, just in a different place in my life now. I was texting with Kokonuts about that recently. He still loves baseball he just doesn’t really watch it anymore. Or at least right now. I like listening to the games on the radio better than watching them live or on tv

    • James said, on August 21, 2022 at 6:41 pm

      Clearly, a baseball reception theory is in order.

  46. zumiee said, on August 21, 2022 at 4:14 pm

    There’s still hope.

  47. snarkk said, on August 21, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    I’ve ripped Longo, so I’ll give him props today.
    He got it done. Grand Salami +.
    That barehanded field/throw of the high bouncer off the plate was a brilliant play.
    And, great tag to end the game…

  48. mrsprtdude said, on August 21, 2022 at 4:42 pm

    Hope!!!

  49. willedav said, on August 21, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    OK, re: the sac bunt in Manfred man era extras, by visiting team. It’s incumbent on visitors to score 2 runs, not just one, in order to win. That’s going to take at least 2 hits (unless one is bomb). by giving up an out even if you score once with given runner, you still need 2 hits to score again and now there is less chance of it with only 2 outs left.
    Flemming was surprised Wade bunted, thought it was on his own. In that park, idk.

    Even with 8-6 lead, 2 runs weren’t enough in 10th.

  50. blade3colorado said, on August 21, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    I relate to what both Flav and Xoot said.

    I can’t watch MLB anymore. Mostly because I perceive it as boring compared to the game I grew up playing and watching. I still love the Giants, but more and more, they remind me of watching “laundry,” i.e., no emotional attachment to any of these players. Don’t even get me started on all the bogus new rules, freaking commercials, money grubbing owners and players, etc.

    I haven’t watched a complete MLB game (other than the playoffs) in 2 years. Ironically, without much difficulty, I can recite most MLB players current stats because I play DFS.

    Conversely, I have enjoyed going to live games, where I watched 2 of my cousins play HS and college ball during the last few years. Hard to explain, but amateur baseball, as well as minor league baseball, doesn’t seem corrupted as the MLB product. Those amateur players are playing baseball for the love of the game.

    • blade3colorado said, on August 21, 2022 at 9:07 pm

      Almost forgot – happy birthday Willie. I hope you had a blast on your special day!


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