THE San Francisco Giants Blog

Christmas Eve……

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 24, 2019

Searching for content, I went back and looked at some old Christmas Eve posts hoping for something emotional and flowery–no such luck– at least not the first few years and that’s when I stopped looking. There was something amusing at the end of Christmas Eve 2011. I proudly announced that 12/24 post was the 600th at the blog! Woo hoo. I then claimed I’d be retiring at post 1000….

Today is post 3,321…..

Anyway, maybe there are some decent 12/24 posts after 2012 but I quit looking.

And doesn’t that kinda feel like what Z has done? Quit looking?

 

Deep in December

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 23, 2019

Probably time for a new thread although I never got tired of seeing B-Wheezy turning his back to the plate and firing up that weirdo arms crossed pose. What was that all about, anyway?

There is no Giants news. They suck and will continue to suck as long as Z and ownership decide they’re rebuilding.

The Greatest Moment Of The Decade?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 20, 2019

Very weird decade that’s about to end. This is the end of the damn DECADE. And no one seems to care. Best Bay Area sports moment? Best moment of my lifetime? Gotta be this one. And as much as I think Aubrey Huff is the dumbest motherfucker alive, seriously he may be the dumbest motherfucker of all who have yet to live, watching him take his hat off and hoist it with that shaky arm high above the celebration…..man, that shit was the shit. And then he tossed it away like the dumbfuck he is. I hope he never got it back. As dumb as he is he’ll always be one of the greatest Giants to me.

 

Nowhere To Go

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 19, 2019

Giants are in a pretty tough situation in terms of available moves right now. Nobody wants our withered, aged core so unless Z gets extremely creative those guys are going to be laying around and going nowhere. Teams like the Indians can do that with players who are coveted  like Kluber and now Lindor who is getting aggressively dangled.

Conversely, nobody is going to trade for any of our young studs at this time of year. That happens at the trade deadline, not the dead of winter. I suppose Z could pull off another *Cozart* deal but how many of those are realistically on the table?

This is looking more and more like another dumpster dive off season.

Full Speed Ahead To Wesucktown

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 17, 2019

Regarding Loo’s POTD: come on, they aren’t going to be worse than the Tigers. But you aren’t too far off. When we let Pillar go and then Bumgarner, you’re clearly not trying to get better. But I also don’t have a major problem with them not trying to maintain a team that was going to win somewhere in the 70’s, at best. Last July’s fluky run aside, that team stunk. It was really more representative of a team that would win in the high 60’s, low 70’s. So I don’t have  a problem with Z wanting something better than that for us. But there is no magic wand. This is going to take a few years. I do expect him to bite the bullet somehow on these core guys and jettison them somewhere with us paying most of the salary. That will be the best time for us this off season, I fear.

Make no mistake about it, we are wandering through the wilderness years. The only change is that Z is embracing it. His honesty is actually refreshing…..

Bummed Out

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 15, 2019

Mixed feelings about Bum leaving. On one hand, I’m fine with it. Everything ends sooner or later, I don’t need to hold on to my heroes till everyone’s dead. Joe left. The Thrill left. Everyone leaves. Everything ends. Life sucks.

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Still, it would have been nice to have him around. We do still need actual starting pitchers. And I’m not sure what the point was of going 4 years but not 5. The Giants are going to stink next year and possibly the year after that. If you go 4 years you’re hoping Bum is still effective in year 3 and 4 when you get good again. If the blueprint is to be good in 5 years you’d want Bum then, too.

And now, he’s dressed in soot. He’s going to look terrible in that uniform and I don’t think he’s going to be very good pitching so many games in that dry air. Someone said he’s got a house and horses there or something. Maybe that’s why he wants to play there. Maybe his largening wife has big girlfriends there. Who knows.

Very little of this makes sense…..

 

Saturday

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 14, 2019

Nice little weekend of decorating the tree and watching sports on tv. Still trying to figure out why the Niners are 11 point favorites. They have so many players out. And Atlanta still has some decent guys, it’s not like we’re playing the Jets or some shit.

KNBR morning guys freaking out about *mutual interest* between Bum and LA. Sounds like smoke to me and I don’t see how that ever comes together. Bum in LA? Come on….

Boring Meetings

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 13, 2019

Well, that was pretty underwhelming. The Winter Meetings have truly become a waste of time unless you’re a GM looking for a lap dance and a nice steak.

I’m seeing a lot of support for Ron Wotus on KNBR, twitter, etc. Like because he’s the last man standing he’s somehow been elevated to this secret guru or whatever. Marty Lurie loves this guy. Me? Wotus is ok. He’s just ok. There’s a reason nobody wants him to lead their team.

 

What Exactly Did We Just Get?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 12, 2019

The Angels are not a team that cares about money. They burn it willingly and in overpaying fashion. The fact that they gave up a young stud like Will Wilson to shed 12 million in salary is ludicrous. They know Cozart is never regaining his form because of a chronically injured shoulder and they must think Wilson was a mistake pick. So did they see an opportunity to ditch 12 mil (because even though they don’t care about money anyone would shed salary if it was easy to) or did they just completely screw up and give us a #1 draft pick stud?

In today’s age of peaked and honed analytics it seems unlikely that it was the latter.

It bums me out that this was the only thread I could think of with the Winter Meetings concluding today. Do something Young Z or I will grade your performance low.

Winter Meetings Day 2

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 11, 2019

Pretty cool with Z so far. Gausman, fine whatever, we need a starting pitcher. And he’s affordable. The Cozart thing is cool because of how creative it was–basically buying a first rounder. I don’t know if this ever works out, The Dubs did it with McKinnie and I think someone else. Didn’t work out. And if the Angels are giving up on this dude so quickly he’s probably a mistake pick.

But I still like the creativity….

Giving Cole 324 million is hilarious and the Yankees must really be getting desperate. Having not won a World Series in so long must be eating away at the hair on Cashman’s balding head.

If the Giants had signed that dude for 324 million I would have puked.

 

Waiting On A Single Heartbeat

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 10, 2019

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Uh, ok, but you did absolutely nothing last year so….

It’s funny to me to read Giants fans who still want SF to sign Bum now that his impending deal seems to be 9 figures. Everyone just loses their minds in the Winter…

Winter Begins

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 9, 2019

Winter Meetings start today. No expectations but I’m open to getting excited about something if it happens. Don’t really remember what the strip joints are like in San Diego. I know Sabean used to love his medium rare stakes back in the day. He would go hog wild in Miami.

I’m in Oakland all week for work and I don’t think I have a more hated interstate than I-80 so my mood promises to be surly.

Some good info at the end of the last thread from MacDog.

 

Puke On The Ozone

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 8, 2019

Just for fun, if you had a gun to your head and you had to sign one of them, who would you sign? Puig or Ozuna? They’re both 29. They have similar career stats. Puig was much better when he was younger. Ozuna had one monster MVP-type season. I know Cardinal fans were pretty tired of this guy by the end of last year.

My vote doesn’t count because I’d choose anyone over idiot, overrated, on the downside of his career Puig.

So I’ll kick this off with a vote for Ozuna. But cast yours and state your case….

 

Happy Birthday Dipshit

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 7, 2019

Yasiel Puig turns 29 today. Imagining anyone celebrating him has me doing a slow burn. Don’t compare this idiot to Jeff Kent who was surly for sure but who still came to work everyday trying to win.

This is what Puig cares about:

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Guaranteed this was his favorite game of the year.

Puig has been an overrated punk since day 1. He’s got some power, but not enough to put up with his 10 cent head. Or the injuries that are going to start piling up as he heads into his 30’s.

If the Giants sign Puig I am headed out to the ledge. Not to jump. Just to smell the air and maybe take in the view. Re-focus. Serenity now, serenity now….

Poor Man’s Eckersley?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 6, 2019

Now that Ecker is aboard and the team is nearly complete (lqtm) I’ve had a nice and relaxed calm wash over me. Expectations for 2020 are low, I’ve accepted it. I’m there. When I see trades go down like Pham for Renfroe I have a setback on the Winter ease I’ve settled into. I want Z do do things like that. But 3in5 has instilled a great level of patience within me. I can wait…..

I’m glad Sherman said what he said about Tim Ryan. This was just a case of a guy who lives and breathes football who was trying to get tricky with his analysis. Actually it was a fairly interesting take on why 49er defenders were having so much trouble dealing with the play-action in that game. Ryan has already said he has learned from this and the 49er PLAYERS, and this is key, have said they have his back. That’s good enough for me.

Free Agency Insanity and A Suspended Announcer

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 5, 2019

With the average Wheeler taking down 118 million from the clueless Phillies it now appears that Bumgarner will get at least that. If I was forced to hand out that deal I’d obviously choose to give it to Bum. But neither is a good investment at that cost. This is more of an indictment on the way free agency works and how baseball players get paid. This is just *the game* and GM’s and owners go along with it.

I’m happy that Z is sitting these big signings out. All they do is kick the can down the road, a can we ultimately will need to…..recycle? I dunno, there is probably a better metaphor in there somewhere.

Tim Ryan is suspended for one game. I understand why he’s been suspended, in today’s world you can’t say anything publicly that connects race to performance. But let’s be honest here, what he said is not inaccurate. And when you think about it long enough, it really isn’t offensive, either. I am open to listening to different perspectives on this issue.

-1.0

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 3, 2019

Disappointed to hear we let our leader in nearly every meaningful offensive category, not to mention our WM winner, flitter into the mist. But while Pillar was our most exciting player, by far, he wasn’t going to make much of a difference on next year’s squad. And he’s certainly not part of the plan for the future.

Unfortunately the interest level I have in this team just took a big hit. If we are going to stink it would be nice if we had some players who are fun to watch. Exit 1.0 but Crawford, Belt and Longoria, the 3 most boring baseball players of all time, stay here?

That’s a tough sell for me.

 

Under The Radar…..

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 2, 2019

Early December news:

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I love how he’s a *huge fan* lol. Yeah, big big fan. Gotta get this guy. The entire season teeters in the balance as we await Kai Correa’s decision.

At least our bad players will be spotted up in the correct shifts this coming season….

 

Niners

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on December 1, 2019

Really interested to see how the Niners do against this Baltimore God. It’s funny, nobody said crap about this dude till this year. And then I watched him last week and it’s astounding how fast he is–looks like he’s playing against high school kids. I don’t remember a ton about Michael Vick but there’s no way Vick was better than Jackson.

Earlier in the week I was thinking this was a good test for the defense but now I don’t really feel that way. This guy Jackson might not be something a great defense can contain. I suppose if they manage to limit him it will either be a testament to how good he is or an indication that the hype on this meteor was overdone.

But the Rams have a decent defense and he torched them.

So……

Black Friday, Unscathed

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 30, 2019

Well, at least we got to the truth about what happened that fateful night at George Harrison’s house. And I didn’t have to spend even a second in a store yesterday. So, all in all, a pretty successful Black Friday.

One thing I miss about Sabean: he did some early damage in free agency. That kept November and December interesting. He would then retire for 10 months. Young Z doesn’t seem to interested in forcing a move right now. He’s letting the market come to him. Genius.

Happy Thanksgiving….

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 28, 2019

….to Flappers far and wide. Football and food, all day.

Looking forward to hearing how Twin’s brussel sprouts turn out. And if anyone makes something kick ass share it here…

Have a good one.

Looking To The Past To Fix The Present?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 27, 2019

 

Make it so, Young Z…..

My daughter turns 17 today. That’s a fairly incredible and daunting number for me to process. In my mind she’s still 7 years old running through the rain in her bare feet. What a great night this was….

https://oneflapdown77.com/2010/10/24/glory-today-but-destiny-awaits/

 

Wish List vs Get List

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 26, 2019

If you read this and even think about it for a second you realize how stupid this sounds. This time of year it’s basically just a bunch of monkeys banging the keyboard randomly stringing words together.

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Katie has a friend in town for Thanksgiving this year from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We’re mostly staying at home but her friend is interested in a *real Black Friday Union Square style*. LOL, have at it kids, you can take the train up to that. Big Flavor doesn’t do Union Square on any colored Friday….

I might go back and look at some old Thanksgiving Day threads. Twin used to really shine with the recipes back then.

10-1

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 25, 2019

The thing that continues to surprise me about this Niner team: they keep having guys go down on defense and the defense is playing….better? How is that possible. I’d love some baseball news to kick around but until that happens I will continue to churn out “we needed a new thread” thread….

New Thread!

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 24, 2019

Sunday! That means we need a new thread and we’ve got a lot of football to watch. Niners in a weirdly tough game tonight, I don’t have a feel at all about how it will play out.

Cal still smokes my pole….

New Kid In Town

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 22, 2019

I know I just read a blurb about this, maybe Schulman goes into more detail about who this dude is. Did anyone read it? Who is this dude? If Baer AND Zaidi are reporting to you that sounds like a big deal, no?

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I mean, does Zaidi just treat this Johnson kid like a bitch? Does Larry treat him like his wife? Or does this new young silver spooned fellow have his finger prints all over our team? Is this a big deal or is this just like when that cousin fucker Rudy Giulani got his dopey son this job:

Lacking My Fire

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 21, 2019

While watching the Warriors get the absolute shit kicked out of them last night I tried to figure out why it didn’t bother me in the slightest. All I could come up with is that I’m still so drunk on Bay Area championship teams I don’t seem to have it in me to fret over bad seasons.

And when our teams win they really go on runs, don’t they? This ain’t no “Chicago White Sox 2005” territory. When I was a kid all the Niners did was bang pussy and take down Super Bowls. Then once the Giants finally won they became the team of the decade with 3 in 5. The Warriors did the exact same thing winning 3 in 5 (and going to 5 straight NBA finals).

So when we suck, I just can’t really work myself up into a froth like the old days. In fact, I was thinking “this is cool, we’ll get the number 1 pick in the draft, reload, and be right back on top in a year or two.”

In a way I kinda miss the old days….

 

Taking A Deep Dive Into Dove Lore

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 19, 2019

It was at the exact moment that I was googling “who was Sonny Dove” that I realized we were a smidge thin on content for the blog this morning. Anyone got any good Sonny Dove stories?

Surprised I’ve never heard of him, he died in the ballpark of when Len Bias died and everyone knows who Bias was.

Maybe time to give Phil Nastu another phone call?

 

Dead Zone

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 18, 2019

Not even a rumor about the Giants, unless you’re into the Yomiuri Giants.

Niners won.

Warriors lose to keep the steamroll ahead to the #1 pick.

We needed a new thread.

Kap Motives

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 17, 2019

How good would Kaepernick still have to be in order for you to be an owner and want him on your team? I’m assuming he would at least need to be a starting QB, right? Nobody is gonna put up with all this shit for just a back up quarterback. After that, he couldn’t be a “Ryan Fitzpatrick” type either. Showing up with the occasional *magic*. He would have to be like, what, a top 10 QB?

Someone described Kap on twitter yesterday as “worst than an IG model looking for attention.” That isn’t far off. This dude makes everything so complicated. If he really wanted to play he wouldn’t have had a hissy fit about that minor waiver issue. He wouldn’t have ended his press statement (of course it wasn’t a press conference he doesn’t do those) with that silly comment telling the owners to stop being scared. Honestly, who is going to hire a guy who is already mocking you before you even sign him?

He wants attention for his causes and I respect that. But he’s running out of legitimate ways to get that attention.

And he doesn’t want to play football anymore and hasn’t for years. I am nearly positive about this…..

Everything in Cleveland Sucks Ass

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 15, 2019

So how long should Myles Garrett be suspended for? It has to be the rest of the year. The entire Cleveland team plays like a bunch of undisciplined criminals. I hope the league sends a message that there must be at least some respect for rules shown on the field.

I’ve worked myself into some kind of hazy fantasy froth that Z-arris is going to be able to get rid of some of the rotten core and add some pieces we can use in 2020. If he could hookwink the Braves into taking Melancon he can do literally anything. So while 2020 appears on paper NOW to look like 90 losses I’m going to remain positive this off season.

 

Time To Get To Work

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 14, 2019

Now that the dust has settled and all that remains is the rubble juxtapose Gabe Kapler’s peaking biceps it’s important to remember where we are:

It’s November 14th. We have a great leader with a sound vision in Zaidi. He has just saddled a trusty lieutenant to his side (Harris). And he has found a man to succeed Bruce Bochy. That is some pretty solid ground work for this time of the year….

None of those 3 fellas are gonna matter one iota if we don’t get better players. I’m not worried about what the team looks like today because I am confident that Zaidi and Harris will shed some of the core and add a few under the radar studs to spoon feed Kapler. Despite losing out on the *coveted* Joe Espanda, I’m not giving up on the 2020 season by a long shot. Let’s see what the 25 man roster looks like in March….

Two Thumps Up For This Hire

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 13, 2019

I slept on it and the more I thought about it the more I realized this could be the perfect hire. Kapler is the anti-Bochy. Zaidi is not an idiot. Far from it, he’s smarter than all of us and most other mortal men. Why would he hire someone who could torpedo not just the team but his ascent to greatness? There is something there that maybe all of us don’t understand. And I’m ok with that, just like I don’t understand how electricity works but I trust the power company to understand it and be able to turn it on and off without disrupting my daily life. But that’s another topic.

Regarding the assault allegations, he gets a pass from me on that. Obviously if he blundered something like that again he’d have to go. But we are all human and the smart ones learn and adapt.

Look, this guy had Bryce Harper to deal with–a known drag on a team—just look to the Nats if you don’t believe that. If you don’t like that example just watch this jackass take his helmet off and flip his stupid hair back. That’s worth like 12 losses a year, at least.

Let’s see what he can do with a stud like *Z-arris* spoon feeding him studs to manage.

No Longer Perfect

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 12, 2019

That was a hell of an entertaining game last night. I’m gonna go easy on Jimmy G though it was clear who the better quarterback was. He was throwing the ball to a bunch of back ups who couldn’t hang on to the ball. It’s wild to me the drop off from an elite pass catcher to whoever his back up is. I mean, that’s literally all you do all week, practice catching balls. Then one comes at you and it’s like a foreign object you’ve never seen before.

Probably best to no longer be undefeated, that’s a burden in many ways.

Interesting to read that losing a pick for signing a QO player will likely fall somewhere in the 70’s to 80’s (mlbtraderumors.com). That certainly isn’t the pain it once was. It’s also not much to look forward to if the Giants lose their QO guys……

Getting Smarter

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 11, 2019

Young Z has added a second big, pulsating brain to the think tank. No one among us should question the move. I get a kick out of old Giant lackeys like Marty Lurie and Schulman wondering when Wotus and Hensley are gonna get a shot managing. Man, these guys just don’t get it. Dudes like that aren’t getting hired anymore. They’re fine for making sure shifts are on and whatnot but they don’t understand the worth and reasoning of brains like Zaidi and Harris.

So now, just like when the power goes out at our house, we sit and wait. We wait while those brighter than us figure out how to turn the power back on…..

Will This Matter At All? Does Any of This Matter At All?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 10, 2019

Good idea at the end of the last thread from PaulinAsia. Let’s see a spray chart for Oracle, or heck a spray chart for the history of the park, that shows how many hits close to the wall in RF would have been a bomb with the fences moved in 4-6 feet. My guess is, not many.

Anyway, I couldn’t find one and I looked. Will keep looking later today but if someone finds one before me, post it.

I Can *Baerly* Stand This Guy Anymore

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 9, 2019

According to Henry Schulman, Bear has strong armed his way on this one. The right field wall will come in only 4-6 feet and the fence will come down a damn foot. This is SO STUPID. This guy shakes his wife to the ground, he should have been kicked out of the front office for good. But no, he gets a slap on the wrist, about a 1/10th of what his bride got. Then he comes back and overrules Young Z who was planning on doing the reasonable thing and moving those antiquated fences into at least view of the naked eye…..

 

Imprisoned By Millions of Dollars

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 7, 2019

Straight up stealing this list from mlbtr.com: Here are the 10 players who received QO’s.

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Again, if nobody thought enough of Bumgarner to offer up a decent player for him at the break I’m not too sure I understand the logic that they’ll now want to give him 100 million AND give up a draft pick. But whatever, maybe I just don’t understand this process.

Everyone seems to think Will Smith will take the QO because he’s never seen that kind of dough before and for one year he’d be the highest paid reliever in baseball….

Pitchers Are Not Worth This $$$

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 5, 2019

So if the projections at mlbtraderumors.com are correct, you can have Cole at 8 years/256 mil or Bumgarner at 4 years/72 million. I’d choose neither but obviously go with Bum if someone put a gun to my head and said “choose one.”

Bum’s deal, if that’s what he gets, is at least manageable and if/when he goes down again it’s not a deal that is going to paralyze a franchise—like the Cole deal will when he goes down.

Pitchers are built to burn out rather than fade away. The free agency system that forces teams to pay for the best of a players years already long gone on the back of their baseball card is broken.

The silver lining in all of this is that Young Z doesn’t seem like a guy who would get caught up in the madness of a Boras-fueled contract escalation.

Stras Coming West?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 4, 2019

The Padres are interested in Strasburg. That sounds about right for them. Double down on another “Manny Mistake.” Stras is 31, he’s coming off by far his highest innings total in years, and they’re going to throw 200 million at him, at least. That dude is the poster boy for an arm about to get cut open…..

If they were like one piece away, maybe. You roll the dice with Stras. But San Diego is *manny* pieces away from being a contender.

GM’s need to stop being lazy and signing expensive free agents. It doesn’t work.

Baseball: The Aftermath

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on November 3, 2019

Wonderful day of racing in Southern California yesterday. Sadly, in the final race, a horse went down and had to be euthanized. Horses are athletes, there is always going to be risk just like with human athletes who *take the field*.  It’s sad and unfortunate. But horse racing is an amazing, timeless sport. I’ll never apologize for loving it.

With the Dubs in straight up tank mode this is going to be a tricky off season for me. I love the Niners but that’s just one game a week.
I’ll try to get jazzed about the hot stove but right now that’s not doing anything for me.

Another Season In The Books

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 31, 2019

The Washington Nationals should be an inspiration to every team out there at any level. They lost their superstar and came out of the gates slow and buried. Yada yada yada, now they’re world champions.

And now WE begin the long trudge through Winter that doesn’t even start for 7 more weeks. As usual, we’ll be closing up a wing or two of Flap Nation. It’s always a little sad as I walk the halls, turn out some lights and lock up an office door or two.

I keep telling myself “this is the last year I’m doing this.” lol. Well, maybe it is, maybe it is.

I’d like us to be able to go out on top but that seems a long way off….

Lemme sit here with my coffee and look out this window for a spell, see how I feel in April…..

A Long, Strange Trip

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 30, 2019

“and you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack, and you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile….”
Anyway, regardless of *how we got here* we have a game 7 and can say with certainty that today is the final baseball game of the year. For some of us, that sucks.

Others of us? We could probably use the break, honestly.

Go Washington. I’ve gone back and forth on who I want to win usually deciding that I just don’t care. But the way Houston handled the Osuna thing tips me in the direction of The Nats. It would be absolutely awesome if Osuna entered the game with a 2 run lead in the 9th and blew it for them…..

Party Time Approacheth

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 29, 2019

Does the series end tonight? By tomorrow will we all be looking out our windows longingly waiting for Winter to end or spring to start or whatever?

Stras has been so great I would side with Washington getting it done tonight but I’ve been wrong about almost every one of these games so maybe that means the Astros are about to go *2 in 3*

Nearly Over

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 28, 2019

I remember the ’96 World Series very well. Lots of stuff going on in my life that week. And that was the last time a team went down 2-0 only to win the next 4 games and the title. And it seems the same thing is happening now, 23 years later.

It’s funny how a few games can change your entire opinion of a team that has played, what? like 175 or so this year? I’m pointing the finger at Martinez for not pinch hitting for Sanchez in Game 3. Ever since that gaffe Washington has been a balloon slowly deflating.

About the only thing the Nats have going for them is that they get back on the road which seems to be a necessity to win one of these games…..

Power Outage?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 27, 2019

Somehow we’ve been able to dodge the PG&E shutoffs. But just looking at this I’m skeptical that I’ll get to see the Niner game today (or the baseball game)

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Here’s what I don’t get: why doesn’t PG&E just put the lines underground in the windiest spots? Keeping them above ground nailed into basically wood stakes seems like such an antiquated process that is just inviting a nightmare scenario.

What am I missing here? It would save them $$$ in the long run, prevent wildfires, it’s all good, right?

2-1

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 26, 2019

Kruk was on KNBR the other day saying “All I want is for the series to go 7.”

Jeez, more power to him. These games have been interminably long. And because I literally could care less who wins I’m missing several innings a game.

I need to stare out this damn window for a spell, look for Spring to start or winter to end or some shit.

 

Nat Sweep?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 25, 2019

Will be surprised if Sanchez can shutdown the ‘Stros tonight but I’ve been surprised by this entire series. Kinda amusing that Houston jettisons their idiot assistant GM but the actual domestic abuser stands by at the ready. I would think that if you were worried about cleansing the team of bad juju you’d also get rid of Osuna. If they bring him in at some point this series you have to believe it’s going to be another blow to their team chemistry and their ability to win.

Warriors giving us a preview of who they are this year. KNBR guys a few days ago arguing about o/u 50 wins. Lol. Please. Even if they don’t deal with injuries (which is going to happen) they don’t have the players to win 50. They don’t have enough scorers, plain and simple……

Who Are These Guys?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 24, 2019

Gotta give Tom Tolbert credit. Before the first wild card game even started he was saying the bet was Washington to win it all. I forget what the odds were that day, like 16-1 something like that? Anyway, he’s likely got a nice payday coming his way.

Of course, they still have to close the deal. And while Houston has better players across the board we know that anything can happen in baseball with a small sample size. But with their backs against the wall we’re talking about a team that hasn’t had to grip the bat tight all season. That is a LOT of pressure on the Astros to manage.

If the Nats pull this off history will look back on it as one of the greatest over-achievements of all time. They lose their star hair flipper, they start the season in the tank and look dead.
Then they pick up Parra from the Giants and it’s been a straight up trajectory since then.

lqtm……

Surprising Win

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on October 23, 2019

Well, I guess that was good for the Nats. Steal game 1. But goddamn they felt all-out to do it, right? We’ll see what happens tonight with Stras but maybe they’ll play it differently now that they’ve gotten the first one.

Smoltz can be a little irritating with his “for the fans out there who don’t know” take but for the most part I like his comments. Even Buck doesn’t grate on me anymore but maybe that’s only because the Giants aren’t in it…..