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Winning Felt Like Old Times

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 22, 2022

Hey! We won! Wooooo Hooooo!!!!!!

Got some very good news yesterday that my dad is recovering from the complications caused by his broken leg. Hang in there, dad!

And this morning I woke up to a text with an old song that reminded me of some good ol’ days. So I am appreciating those days today and all the people in my life who lived them with me.

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  1. willedav said, on August 22, 2022 at 8:56 am

    As things wind down to inevitable demise of playoff hopes, maybe some 2023 Giants get some run–Ramos Villar Tristan Beck.
    Going forward, less “versatility” and more playing a guy somewhere every day and leaving him there.
    Davis as full time 3b, Flores only at 1b if they can keep him, Estrada as either fulltime 2b or SS. I think he could handle SS if they let him; let part time only reserves fill in around diamond.

  2. mrsprtdude said, on August 22, 2022 at 10:38 am

    Great idea. Estrada at 2b. Sign Trea Turner!! He can play SS (or 2nd) everyday in 23 with Craw as a bench player, DH.

  3. unca_chuck said, on August 22, 2022 at 11:11 am

    So glad your dad is getting better, Craig. Time is a fleeting thing right about now.

    Still thinking Crawfish will pull a Posey and retire. He’s got enough money to put his great grandchildren through Stanford He’s not exactly lighting things up at the plate and his fielding is hit-or-miss, to mix some aphorisms.

    LaStella can head straight to Palookaville and hit the bricks. Open the pen door and let them all be free-range relievers on some other squads. Doval can stay. The rest seem to be varying shades of shit-brown.

    Turner would be cool. Always liked his game. Shit, sign Trayce Thompson as our 4th OFer. Gonzo can gogo along with Slater. He and Gravedigger can start a band called We Used to be Giants.

  4. Bozo said, on August 22, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    I have a feeling Luciano will make the jump to AAA next year. I’m curious if they let him continue to just play SS.

    • willedav said, on August 22, 2022 at 1:52 pm

      mm maybe the other IF too, Casey Schmitt, hitting well since being promoted to Richmond from Eugene. San Diego St guy, apparently comfortable at 3b and SS.

  5. djloo27 said, on August 22, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    I think Posey retired to avoid permanent damage from more shots to the head.
    No way Craw leaves $15M on the table to play with his kids for a few months.
    The family set up a GFM page when his young sister-in-law tragically passed away a few years ago.
    Not for me to interpret why…

    • willedav said, on August 22, 2022 at 3:40 pm

      Doesn’t mean he has to play every day. Z/H have to have better plan for rocking chair season.

    • xoot said, on August 22, 2022 at 4:37 pm

      Also, Posey’s injured leg and bad hip were painful all season long. After his retirement announcement, beat writers and KruknKuip started to open up about the private two hours he spent in the trainer’s room before every game.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 22, 2022 at 8:38 pm

      No shit. That was odd to say the least. He prolly won’t retire, it’s just wishful thinking on my part.

  6. zumiee said, on August 22, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    Great game from Longo yesterday, but he hasn’t left a lot of memories as a Giant. He’s been alright at times, invisible at other times, and injured fairly often. It’s like the Longo in yesterday’s game was the guy the Giants thought they were getting when they traded for him.

  7. zumiee said, on August 22, 2022 at 3:51 pm

    On the question of “why watch?”, it’s a long off-season when the season is over. Even badly played baseball is still baseball. I miss the sport when the off-season comes.

  8. zumiee said, on August 22, 2022 at 3:54 pm

    The extra challenge for the Giants is not just the number of games they are behind in the last wild card spot, but that they have to leap-frog over more than one team to get there.

  9. mrsprtdude said, on August 22, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Not as worried about the leap frogging. They need to play better. Winning will take care of things for now. leaping later:)

  10. alleykat69 said, on August 22, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Yeah I hardly doubt Crawford will walk away from 15mil and maybe have to beg his brother in law Garrett Cole for a few million to squeak by on diaper’s..

    But if he did? the Giants ( and how many times have we said this, is to spend some goddam money with so much coming off the books!) till the talent of the farm team gets ready in a few years!)

    Get in immediately on Aaron Judge and SS either Turner are a my choice Bogarts same age more power and cheaper hell even Correa like Bogarts will likely opt out..

    Davis 3B, Bogarts SS, Estrada 2B, Bart C Judge CF that’s strong up the middle with RH power that’s desperately needed with a team that was too LH dependent…

  11. willedav said, on August 22, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    got a note that Aug 22 listed as b-day for blues legend John Lee Hooker, who spent later years here in south bay area. I watched Blues Bros movie not too long ago and he had great scene in it. funny, giants off to Detroit, as i have that 1971 LP Going down Hiway 51 with his older tracks from late 40s, including “Henry’s Swing Club” and the moving War is Over/Goodbye California.

    • James said, on August 22, 2022 at 6:40 pm

      I’ve probably touted it before, but the album he recorded for Impulse is in my blues top ten. It sounds so good on the HiFi.

      You know, I think they did actually hope that Longo, Belt, Crawford, Yaz, and Bart would more or less play as regulars. 400-500 ABs.

    • alleykat69 said, on August 22, 2022 at 7:31 pm

      Met John Lee Hooker a few times after work as he would hangout at the old Lyons in San Carlos which was great cause they had a 2 hr happy hour where doubles were 99 cents! Bought him many a drinks for that price and he would just spin off one fantastic story after another! A true legendary and humble man that I still miss..

      • Winder said, on August 22, 2022 at 7:58 pm

        Nice, I woulda loved to have a drink with John Lee.

      • unca_chuck said, on August 22, 2022 at 8:42 pm

        Heh heh. Yeah, John Lee spent his last few years living in Redwood City. Saw him in the early 80s somewhere in San Jose. He and BB King (saw him at South Shore) were my blues icons. That’s bad-ass you talked to him and plied him with drinks.

        Blues Bros scenes with Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker steal the show. Aretha Franklin as well. That fucking movie is off the charts fantastic for all the talent they gathered to do their little cameos.

      • xoot said, on August 22, 2022 at 8:56 pm

        I like Hooker’s early albums. I saw him up close at the SF Blues Festival, 79, I think, at the GG Park Bandshell. He came out carrying his guitar and a budweiser, drunkernshit, sat unsteadily on a chair, and sang well enough but played the worst guitar solos I have ever heard. After each one, he glared at us, demanding applause.

      • xoot said, on August 22, 2022 at 9:21 pm

        a lot of great younger musicians — Bonnie Raitt, Jimmie Vaughn, Carlos Santana, et al (not to mention Belushi/Akroyd) — went out of their way to revive Hooker.

  12. zumiee said, on August 22, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    BF, we’re hoping your dad continues doing well.

  13. xoot said, on August 22, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    the blowjob in the seats at the top of Mt Davis during the a’s game yesterday is getting a lot of play

  14. snarkk said, on August 23, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Here’s Linda singing the same song.
    She had a fling with the songwriter.

    • Flavor said, on August 23, 2022 at 5:16 am

      thanks for posting this.

      • birddogpdx said, on August 23, 2022 at 4:56 pm

        “Weed, Whites and Wine”….. Mudman

  15. unca_chuck said, on August 23, 2022 at 8:32 am

    Xoot, when I saw the Stones in 1978 I felt the same way. They made the crowd wait 3 hours for the show to start, and they were added as a day on the green as the last show of their tour, on Mick’s birthday (7/26), and they were tired, sounded terrible, and pretty much sucked.

    • xoot said, on August 23, 2022 at 9:47 am

      John Lee Hooker was unusual for a bluesman. Royalties poured in after his late-40s recordings became hits (Boogie Chillen, most famously), and he had success in the 50s. When he moved to California, he had plenty of money and not much motivation to run a band. The son of a professor I knew dropped out of high school to play harp for the musicians that inevitably gathered around Hooker on the peninsula. Very bad choice. Ouput of that period was not good. The new generation of star blues players eventually jumped in to help Hooker, to revive his recording career, with collaborations.

  16. blade3colorado said, on August 23, 2022 at 9:39 am

    Shades of Belt and Crawford – anyone else shocked or surprised by Albert Pujols season? For a 42 year old, he’s killing it this season.

    • unca_chuck said, on August 23, 2022 at 5:19 pm

      Guess it would be cool to see him reach 700. Seems like a nice guy who’s doing a ot of good out there. He’s close.

  17. birddogpdx said, on August 23, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    “Weed…Whites and Wine”…Mudman

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