Baseball News for the Week of 11/11 – 11/17

Saturday, November 16
TV Today:
Pac-12: Stanford Cardinals v. University of Spoiled Children – 5:00 pm PST/ABC
NHL: Utah Yazz v. Golden State Warriors – 7:30 pm PST/CSN Bay Area
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Friday, November 15
San Francisco Giants News
(up. 5:42 p.m.) The team has re-signed C Guillermo Quiroz and RHPs Daryl Maday & Mason Tobin.
(up. 9:36 a.m.) Per the New Jersey Star-Ledger, the Yankees and Javier Lopez are in discussions.

TV Today:
NHL: San Jose Sharks v. Edmonton Oilers – 7:00 pm PST/CSN Bay Area
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Thursday, November 14
San Francisco Giants News
(up. 12:06 p.m.) Per Buster Olney, Pitcher Bronson Arroyo is speaking to the team.

News
(up. 10:35 a.m.) Per Jerry Crasnick, the owners have approved funding for replays.

TV Today:
NFL: Indianapolis Colts v. Tennessee Titans – 5:25 pm PST/NFL
NHL: San Jose Sharks v. Vancouver Cannots – 7:00 pm PST/CSN Bay Area
NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder Thighs v. Golden State Warriors – 7:30 pm PST/TNT
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Wednesday, November 13
San Francisco Giants News
(up. 7:29 p.m.) Per Jon Moronsi, the team is interested in free agent starter Jason Hammel and have requested his medical records.

News
(up. 11:39 a.m.) Per Andrew Baggerly, the A’s have signed Nick Punto.
(up. 10:43 a.m.) Per Jon Morosi, the Seattle Mariners are interested in trading for Matt Kemp. Poor kid.

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Tuesday, November 12
News
(up. 2:08 p.m.) Per MLB Rumors, Mark DeRosa is set to announce his retirement.
(up. 8:43 a.m.) Per Adam Rubin, Marlon Byrd is headed to the Phillies for a 2 yr./$15m deal.

TV Today:
NHL: San Jose Sharks v. Calgary Flames – 6:00 pm PST/CSN Bay Area
NBA: Detroit Pistons v. Golden State Warriors – 7:30 pm PST/CSN Bay Area
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Monday, November 11
San Francisco Giants News
(up. 10:28 a.m.) Per Jon Heyman, the team may move Angel Pagan to a “corner position” and look to other OF options such as Jacoby Ellsbury. They have also shown interest in several pitchers such as Matt Garza, Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez.

News
(up. 2:45 p.m.) Per Jon Morosi, all qualifying offers from ballclubs have been turned down.
(up. 12:15 p.m.) New York Times: Braves plan to leave Turner Field for the suburbs.
(up. 10:34 a.m.) Per Jon Morosi, Ervin Santana has declined the KC Royals’ qualifying offer.
(up. 10:28 a.m.) The California Angels of Hell have signed Wade LeBlanc.
(up. 10:28 a.m.) Per Jon Morosi, the Colorado Rockies have no intention of trading Troy Tulowitzki, but may trade Dexter Fowler if the price is high enough.

TV Today:
Pop Warner: Miami Dolphins v. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 5:40 pm PST/ESPN

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131 Responses to Baseball News for the Week of 11/11 – 11/17

  1. shoelessinbearvalley says:

    I think it was, perhaps, the late great great great-grandfather, William Barrett Sabean, who as a child once drew a bold line in the sandbox, declaring to his fellow mates, “Give me Ubaldo or Give me Death!!!”

    He died soon after when a Mexican lead canon ball fell on his head, but, happily his greater grandson, Brian R Sabean, still lives to carry on the family legacy.

    And, the fact Jiminez’s name keeps popping up as a possible Giants interest is intriguing in light of the fact that the Indians have already made Ubaldo a challenging, qualifying offer. This might normally preclude further consideration. Apparently it hasn’t. Or, perhaps, it’s just a transparent Giants ploy to get LAD to pause and look more closely at Jiminez all the while Brian snatches Tanaka right from under their gold-lined blue noses.

    I still imagine those boldly distant if sandbox muffled cries of “Give me Ubaldo or Give me Death!” even as Brian’s quest for that starting pitcher marches on.

    • mailorderwife says:

      The talk about Tanaka is very intriguing. Many Japanese baseball writers say that he might be too immature to play in the MLB. If he does, in fact, go to the Dodgers, I’d like to see an implosion of personalities.

      • shoelessinbearvalley says:

        MOW, yeah, I would actually like to see the Giants go after David Price more vigorously than Tanaka for the very risk you cite.

        • Chico says:

          Gimme Tanaka!

          • shoelessinbearvalley says:

            MOW, give Chico Tanaka (but, only if he agrees to chip in a few Japanese wooden yens)!

            • sandy32koufax says:

              UP THE DODGERS! WE WANT TANAKA!

              Didya go see Jobu yet, MOW?

              • shoelessinbearvalley says:

                Sooner than later, unmitigated greed will come back to bite LAD ownership in their for now magically blue-hued arses. And so it was written.

                • sandy32koufax says:

                  It may indeed. Like the Yankees of the late 90′s thru early 2000′s. That will be awful.

                • xoot says:

                  Pre luxury tax days. Now the first year’s penalty is just a ding; second starts to hurt, however. And third and fourth–ouch. That’s why the yankers are straining to get under the limit. Maybe that’s why the bums are shopping Kemp and Ethier. If they offer Kershaw that $300M lifetime deal, they better cut corners somewhere.

                • xoot says:

                  In fact, the Yankees made it to the WS only once after the luxury tax (first implemented in 2003) started biting hard in 2004.

                • sandy32koufax says:

                  IDLike the Guggies ethics but they are smart with money. The team owes $84M per year to bankruptcy and everything beyond that is gravy. With $7B a year in TV alone, they can weather some stormy times under luxury tax penalty but, I’m guessing, they have some “out” like dumping salary. Hate to see it be a Kemp or an Ethier though, they’ve carried the team through thick and thin. We’ll have to see who goes to the WS and who wins, there is no formula to get you there or insure a title.

                • xoot says:

                  Where do you get those numbers? I read that the bums cable deal is worth $6 billion over 25 years. The luxury tax threshold for the forseeable future is $189M–so if the bums skyrocket above that, they’ll need to pay 50% of the skyrocket amount back to mlb. Meanwhile, no other team in mlb will be over the $189M mark at all (if the yankers succeed in getting under). That sort of lopsided situation isn’t likely to survive very long.

                  In any event, here’s what the bums said about this issue two months ago:

                  “We are mindful of the tax,” Dodgers president Stan Kasten told USA TODAY Sports. “We understand the impact it will be this year and in the future. But I think over time, we will become a team that doesn’t pay tax.
                  “We had quite a significant rebuilding project in front of us, and that is what we turned our attention to. Over time, as we start developing our own homegrown players, we expect our payroll to go down.”

                • sandy32koufax says:

                  It was for the life of the agreement and I read it as & per year-it’s 7 total at $84M per.

                  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/28/dodgers-tv-deal-time-warner-mlb_n_2570677.html

                • sandy32koufax says:

                  Help me understand this. Is there a annually graduated rate that teams may equal w/o owing the luxury tax? If so, do you know what determines the dollar amount the tax will be raised by?

                  Thanks for the links. I’d only read older things, apparently. And wow, $10M is at least one good player.

                • sandy32koufax says:

                  I read the CBA, finally. I don’t see how the dollar amounts for the threshold are determined nor do I understand why they are not increased annually. Well, besides the owners trying to keep a handles on FA money.

                • xoot says:

                  the CBA’s incredibly complex, and believe me I’ve seen complex contracts before. The revenue sharing provisions complicate one side; the luxury (competitive balance) tax provisions are not quite so daunting. Basic rule: If a team’s payroll rises over a threshold number, the team has to pay a % of the OVER back to mlb to be distributed to the other teams. Only the Yankees and the RSux, Tigers and Angels have surged over, I think. All but the yankers have managed to retreat. The % a team has to pay increases every year the team is over. It tops out at 50%. Right now, that’s what the bums are looking at in the future. The threshold will be $189M. The bums will have to pay their players and then sink 50% of the amount of their payroll over $189M back into mlb, unless they retreat.

  2. sandy32koufax says:

    Pagan in left? Who plays center?

    • shoelessinbearvalley says:

      … a yet to be determined player, standing behind Door #3? Thankfully, whoever it turns out to be, who’s still on 1st, what’s on 2nd, and I don’t know was last seen subbing sandwiches at 3rd base.

      • sandy32koufax says:

        Ctr Field is the most important OF position. IF LA is really thinking of dealing either Ethier or Kemp, does anyone think Sabean goes for that?

        • shoelessinbearvalley says:

          Alas, it would be the global warming equivalent of an arctic freeze over in hell for the Giants to acquire Ethier. Still, if healthy, I’d love to see him in the Giants OF.

          • sandy32koufax says:

            Ok, LA vs SF aside, think how PISSED A’s fans would be if Ethier came to the jints and had not only some good to great yrs but had a hand in beating the A’s on a regular basis over his time as a jint…roll moss/slats/doofusatti

            • shoelessinbearvalley says:

              Fantasy baseball of the best kind. Still, whatever becomes of Ethier, I wish him the best. He’s one of those talents that still deserves another chance to win a ring.

  3. Chico says:

    WTF? Turner field isn’t that old, is it?

    • shoelessinbearvalley says:

      Well, 15 years old, maybe even 16! Besides, the Tomahawk Chop pre-recorded sound system is worn out. (Yes, on the face of it, doesn’t make any sense – financial or otherwise.)

      • sandy32koufax says:

        The Braves are going to lease Turner to the A’s on an interim basis. Sources inside the GM meetings have confirmed that Wolffco and Liberty Media have reached an in principle agreement that will allow the A’s to leave Oakland for Atl and build a GIGANTIC LEED-certified stadium with new plumbing and recycled tarps.

  4. sandy32koufax says:

    Ok, I didn’t think Puig was going to win ROY after his terrible last month but Fernandez?

    • shoelessinbearvalley says:

      I caved a little bit to Krukow’s argument that Puig should have won, if only because he almost single-handedly came in to turn the Dodger’s otherwise floundering game around some 180 degrees. It took a complete rookie to come in and ignite a bunch of overpaid ‘drifters’. That in itself merited due recognition. :) (second place in the ballot count was still pretty damn good, eh?)

      • sandy32koufax says:

        I think he’d have won the trophy if he’d had a better Sept.

        • shoelessinbearvalley says:

          Absolutely. Even so, there were many who still thought he was the Rookie of the Year. Love or hate him (or somewhere in between), absolutely no denying his impact on not only the team but MLB as well.

        • xoot says:

          I think he’d’ve had a better Sept if he’d kept his head out of his ass.

          • sandy32koufax says:

            It’s funny how much bad behavior teammates and fans will withstand from “one of their own.” Think Moss or Owens anywhere they played. Or, closer to home, B-weezy’s BS. As a jint he was adored here, after his, quite similar antics, coming here as a LAD, not at all. I know, apples n oranges to a degree re Wilson-not at all with the others. They cost their teams as dearly.

            • shoelessinbearvalley says:

              You’re right, s32k. As a Giants fan, I loved Wilson’s game. Tremendous mental fighting spirit. Saw him come up from the minors and then almost magically transform into the Giants closer. I appreciated his wry sense of off field humor and cunning wit as well.

              Of course, It shouldn’t surprise me how little LAD fans appreciate a guy with a fiercely competitive game and an equally keen sense of humor. Runs counter to everything Dodger fans have come to know, eh? ;)

          • shoelessinbearvalley says:

            That’s very possible, xoot. Baseball is an exercise in humility and a lesson in one’s own passing mortality. If Puig wasn’t humbled by his September dip and his post season struggles, then all his natural talents won’t save him. (If I were betting on him to succeed or fail based on him learning the requisite measure of humility, I would bet on his success – because I believe he loves playing the game so much that he will be forced to concede some of the conceit while toning down the show boating.) Of course, strictly as a Giants fan, I hope he F’s up royally, gets traded to St. Louis and then comes back to haunt LAD’s dream every season until he’s retired. ;)

  5. sandy32koufax says:

    Jamie McWhoops is a Norcal land/home owner now:

    http://blog.sfgate.com/ontheblock/2013/11/12/ex-ceoowner-of-los-angeles-dodgers-buys-napa-estate-for-11-25m/#17875101=0

    Cool digs but for $11.5M and only 3,500 sq ft on 4 acres? I guess. It IS Napa after all. Idle rich and the shit they spend on. Next she’ll be marketing some new chardonnay for divorcee’s…

  6. shoelessinbearvalley says:

    “Juicemania” over at SFGate now has his own unique banner above his name. It reads: “User has been banned” all in red. He went from “fading” to (as Uglyfinder put it) “Folding” in the flash of an eyelash. Beautiful!

    • shaman138 says:

      You’d think those A’sshole trolls would give up the ghost already. Pathetic fan base.

      • shoelessinbearvalley says:

        Yeah, one would think; but mental illness appears to be a rather stubborn nut to crack.

        The public banning notice is something new. It’s like we now get to see a public hanging in the square whereas all the banning before went on without many knowing or seeing any difference one way or the other. I wonder if it will make any difference? There certainly are a lot of odd looking new alias afoot at the Gate right now. I mean “ha ha ha” is just such an alias that just appeared and sounds suspiciously unreal, but who really knows. Other than I suspect its just another instant clone-in-box made up by “barry4ever,” “gnatsrock,” “evancampbell”.

  7. xoot says:

    So–the Warriors game tonight. Can the big Oakland white guys play Detroit tough inside while the speedsters and shooters sink those Motown thugs?

    • shoelessinbearvalley says:

      Watch and learn, Motown!

      • xoot says:

        Strange game so far. The Warriors can run fast to score when it’s possible, and then slow down to score or to defend, to keep the Pistons from scoring. If this continues, could be a blowout. But fouls could factor in.

        • sandy32koufax says:

          18 is a blowout.

          I wonder why everyone wants to do away with the names Washington Redskins and Atlanta Braves but not the Golden State Warriors. My High School mascot was a Warrior but was changed to the Chargers in ’83. I guess Silly-cone Valley is ahead of the Chronicle in PC terms.

          • shoelessinbearvalley says:

            As all California educated children learn by the 7th grade, I believe, it was really the great Viking Warrior, Kirk Douglas, who long before Columbus or Sir Francis Drake, sailed into San Francisco harbor to claim California, The Golden State, for his native Norwegian Viking King, Otto the Brash and Slightly Bent. Hence, the Golden State Warriors – which some have mistakenly thought to refer to the numerous great Native American Indian clans of the Pacific Northwest; but, now as has been properly explained is a term heretofore proudly known only to our ferocious Viking ancestors.

          • xoot says:

            I went to twelve different schools (in 7 states and two countries) before I started college. I don’t remember the mascots at any of them except Niceville HS in Fla., where the Jive Ass Honkies got their butts kicked regularly by their crosstown rivals at Choctawhatchee HS. There, of course, “The Choctaws” took the field. The totem pole and the phony headdress-wearing, bare-back riding mascot won’t surprise you. But as familiar as those tropes have become, thanks to the Braves baseball and Florida State football games televised nationally, has anyone ever explained why people in the South, particularly in Florida, love to masquerade as caricatures of the Native Americans their forebears either slaughtered or banished from the region? Maybe ignorance is bliss. Maybe those yokels think Trail of Tears is the title of Lurleen Wallace’s autobiography.

            Of course, this gripe is coming from the keyboard of a guy whose undergraduate school’s mascot is the Banana Slug, so I’m jaded. Still “The Warriors” strikes me as pretty generic and mundane. I tend to get more upset by the overtly offensive names–like the Redskins, or the Utah Jazz.

            • shoelessinbearvalley says:

              Warriors: Generic and safe enough. Otherwise what ever shall we do with all those “Weekend Warriors?!” However, Banana Slugs: No. Because, it’s an underhanded insult to what America is becoming (assuming corporations are permitted to continue to exploit SCOTUS-enabled ‘person’ rights): banana republic.

              Xoot, your question as to why some Southern mascot programs appear to enjoy dressing up in the headgear and feathers of those they helped slaughter earlier in this nation’s “hostile takeover” is a penetrating one. I think you may be digging deeper into the psyche of those who do / commit bad – terrible – acts; and then attempt to cover up their deeper – perhaps unconscious – inward *shame* by over-compensating? Or something like that. In any case, it’s an interesting psychological Q.

            • xoot says:

              Here’s a great song on the aftermath of the genocide:

              • shoelessinbearvalley says:

                “Rednecks keeping NASCAR in business since 1952″
                The Roscoe cousins sure make a most disconcerting pair, eh?

                Good tune! (and I’m no usual fan of country, but tight band with cunning lyrics.)

  8. mailorderwife says:

    The Sharks are driving me nuts …

    • shaman138 says:

      At least they won this time. Barely…that first Calgary goal was idiotic

    • shoelessinbearvalley says:

      If the Sharks are driving you a touch nuts, just imagine how the Shark’s players must feel! Being a fan is sometimes “hard work” – to slightly borrow once more from the sometimes just slightly “misunderestimated,” George W..

  9. Chico says:

    My son broke my plasma :(

  10. unca_chuck says:

    At least they are getting cheaper, Chico. I sent 2 grand on mine 4 years ago, and those go for $399.00 now. Shit, sitting down the hallway from me at work here is a 103″ Panasonic plasma TV in a very large box. If I could only . . .

    • shoelessinbearvalley says:

      I spent 3 grand for my Sony Bravia, but it’s already ‘obsolete’ because it lacks the 120 hz refresh rate so critical to watching Bay-Watch reruns of Pamela Anderson in 3-D. damn!

    • unca_chuck says:

      Yeah, I got a Bravia as well, but it was the 120 hZ one.

      Need that smooth slow-mo . . . !

      • shoelessinbearvalley says:

        Yep, you bought yours maybe 2 years ago, I’m thinking. 120 hz wasn’t an option even just 4 years ago. Although, you could still buy a state of the art 64 oz Big Gulp slurpee at the local 7-11.

    • mailorderwife says:

      We went with Samsung last year, and now have two in our home. One is a 3D TV that has amazing picture quality, and the other is non-3D but offers equally good picture. We also have a Vizio from my husband’s mother, and I don’t recommend it. It’s now my Xbox TV. Our Mitsubishis have lasted us a very long time. Probably my favorite brand, though. We have one that has lasted us close to 10 years now and still offers amazing picture quality. My husband had a Bravia in his office and said it was nice, too.

  11. Chico says:

    I had a Sony bravia (good tv), then went with the Panasonic Viera Plasma 55” 1080p w/600 hz. He threw a toy and killed it.. Now I’m looking at the Panasonic ST60 series 50″ smart tv (3d which I don;t really care about- $999.00

    The Samsung f53500 60″ Plasma (not smart tv) 1080p 600hz.. – $949.00

    Or the Vizio M series 55″ slim 1080p 240hz LED smart tv.. – $799.00

    I prefer Plasma, and I don’t need the ‘Smart tv” because I stream netflix through my ps3..
    Also, a lot of ‘Smart tvs’ in my price range have questionable wifi/smart apps because their proseccing speed is nowhere near what a ps3 or an xbox has when it comes to streaming netflix, amazon, etc..

    If I wanted a flawless ‘smart tv’ I’m under the impression that I’d need to spend at least 2 grand for a good and reliable processing speed.. Decisions, decisions..

  12. mailorderwife says:

    I’m hosting a SJ Sharks chat to test out some software. If anyone else wants to join, please do. You don’t have to be watching the game or even like hockey. However, this software seems to be pretty cool, and might be fun for all of us to use during baseball season. Let me know if you want to participate.

  13. xoot says:

    Well, I missed the Sharks game and the chat room. Sounds like a good idea, however, for game day during baseball season.
    Meanwhile, I did watch the Warriors. What a great basketball game that was–OK had the strength and athleticism inside, but Oakland fought through that. I couldn’t understand why the Warriors decided to give the ball to Lee over and over near the end. He got stuffed. Of course, we wouldn’t have had the great conclusion without those stuffs. OK with the stunning 3 to take the lead, only a couple of seconds left; then Oakland with a beautiful play in bounds and a quick jump shot to win.

  14. Chico says:

    VK is a dick.. He claims that SFGate will have avatars before ‘Obamas web site is working’ Funny, but I told y’all he was a wing-nutter.

    • mailorderwife says:

      I’m amazed that people like him can make that remark and claim to work on an internet run site. I’ve launched many a huge site — way bigger than SFGate — and debugging something is a long process that never ends. This is something that anyone who has ever played a computer game, especially from EA, can tell you. The fact that the GOP is even making this an issue is just inane.

  15. unca_chuck says:

    In 2 months they’ll circle back to immigration and abortion rights.

  16. Chico says:

    This Bat kid thing is really cool. I’d like to thank the city and county of San Francisco for hosting such an event. It’s gone viral. #waytogokid #youreaninspiration

    • mailorderwife says:

      Yeah…really necessary that these things happen to remind us that there is still lots of humanity left in this world. And to all those people who constantly deride SF for being the land of fruits and nuts and Satanic left wing, maybe they’d learn that good actions speak louder than saying something stupid over the internet.

      I’d like to point out that the SF Giants will ream tons of goodwill and publicity from this. MLB site is streaming this event as it pertains to the SF Giants. The San Francisco 49ers? ENJOY YOUR HOME IN SANTA CLARA!

      • Chico says:

        My father always tried to instill a sense of compassion in me for the downtrodden, the sick, the poor, and the disadvantaged. Love ya pops!

        • mailorderwife says:

          Yep…that’s what the nuns and priests instilled in us, along with my father. My mother, oh hell no. hehe. I can imagine all my childhood friends doing this for someone.

          • Chico says:

            Probably a good reason why I LOVE Steinbeck.. That commie!

            • mailorderwife says:

              Lol…was thinking of him last night, and how American authors are sinking under the mire of shit writers like James Patterson.

              Did you see Batkid run the basepaths? That was the sweetest!

  17. Chico says:

    I’m watching this republican from Michigan whine that congress is not exempt from the ACA and that he has to get on the DC exchange. Haha, welcome to the real world mother fucker.

  18. shaman138 says:

    Leave it to the Viafoura-powered sickos to post snarky, hateful remarks on the Gate’s Batkid articles. Where do these freaks come from? Truly disgusting. That site will never change and is a total waste of time and energy. Meanwhile, a proud day for San FranGotham.

    • xoot says:

      I’m generally a bah humbug sort of anti-sentimentalist, but so many people I know got into the Batkid today I had to take a look. Well, I liked it, too. I think the kicker is the fact that little guy is in remission–he has been fighting leukemia since before he could walk, and right now he has beaten it. He’s a great example for other kids with similarly huge fights to fight. This wasn’t a frivolous show; this was a great show of real-life triumph staged in real-time by the organizers, the City, the Giants organization, and an astonishing number of people who just jumped in.

      • mailorderwife says:

        I think this was my favorite image of the entire thing.

      • xoot says:

        Back when the new ballpark opened my older kid’s 4th grade teacher took him to a Sunday game and stayed to let him run the bases. We still have a little plastic bag of IF dirt. Kids love that run.

        • Chico says:

          That’s awesome!

          • xoot says:

            Hey, do it yourself! Back in 2011, I waited after a Sunday game to watch the kids run and I was surprised to see then backup catcher Chris Stewart join the line with his little toddler, who he had to help along. The other kids also clearly enjoyed the moment. Great event, every home Sunday, I believe.

            • mailorderwife says:

              Very sweet stories. I can only live vicariously through these collective experiences as I’m far away from the ballpark. Chavez Ravine focuses solely on celebrities at the game. Who gives a fluff?

            • xoot says:

              You’re there in spirit, big time.

            • Chico says:

              If that’s a regularly scheduled event, I’m on it! My kids have only been to 1 game so far, but this season we’re planning on really getting out there..

  19. Chico says:

    Terra Nova goes 10-0 on the season with a win over Half Moon Bay tonight – 56-0.. Good luck in the CCSF fellas! All of this with a sophomore QB, my buddy Ryan Gordon’s son (his step-brother is Greg Reynolds, to-boot). This towns sports programs are on the rise! Huzzah!

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Congrats-’Nova is hot. They’re motivated too. I hope they’re not in the Open Div, Wilcox clinched a three-way tie with Gatos and Milpitas but will go based on power points, per the MercuryNews. CCS indeed!

  20. shoelessinbearvalley says:

    The “German Concept Laptop”: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=7H0K1k54t6A

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Looks cool. Gotta wonder how that screen holds up and how to keep it clean, though. I can see hipsters walking down Mission or Market Sts and having their round LT carrier ripped off of their shoulders by unsavory types.

      • Chico says:

        I shit you not. I’m at the ER with mt daughter who is complaining of ear pain. Where was I last Saturday? Here, with my son.

        • shoelessinbearvalley says:

          Such are the times that try men’s soul. (It also defines to a greater heroic part, Fatherhood.) I’ve got a cat. He’s a piece of cake by comparison, but he also never gets to dress up for Halloween, anticipate Santa Claus and his reindeer flying overhead, ride his new bike, or learn to swim and love the water ….

        • sandy32koufax says:

          DON’T miss the concert! Enjoy the views of GG Park;-)

        • mailorderwife says:

          Ouch…hope she is okay. Like Shoeless, I have only dogs. They do get dressed up (by force) for Halloween, have full knowledge of Thanksgiving is as they loiter around the smoker but they won’t be riding around a bike (thank God) and have that stunned doggy look when I scream over sports. I won’t have kids or a man’s soul, but I am in awe any man who cares for their children as much as the ones on these boards do. People who cannot do that should never have children. Honestly.

        • shaman138 says:

          Fuck, dude, that sucks! I hope I she’s okay. Weird how they both got the same infection exactly one week apart.

          Also, it’s supposed to rain Tuesday night :-(

          • sandy32koufax says:

            I have a fence and a deck that I’m building this week…great :-(

            • shoelessinbearvalley says:

              I confess I’m inclined to welcome the rain since California needs it badly all over right now. (The approaching ‘warm’ front appears likely to interfere with some plans on Tuesday-Wednesday, but looks as if good weather follows close behind and through the weekend.)

        • xoot says:

          Hang in there, Chico. As I said last weekend, I spent many hours in the ER with my kids. That’s the job. And the kids appreciate your care. In fact, they’ll never forget it.

      • shoelessinbearvalley says:

        SandyKoufax, a legit concern. College students on campus might find use for it, but still probably much safer to stuff it into one’s backpack similar to any conventional l-top.)

        • sandy32koufax says:

          On two separate occasions I’ve been on the phone w/peeps walking on Mission St that have had their cells taken from them by local punks that ran away and weren’t caught. I think it’s amazing that police all over don’t pursue those crimes with any kind of regularity. I mean, since most depts do have a division that investigates thefts, why don’t they also have simple programs which detect where a stolen computer or or E-device is? EVERYTHING is GPS anymore.

  21. sandy32koufax says:

    Furd couldn’t take $C? It woulda been cool to see them take the Trojans five straight. Perpetual bridesmaids.1926 is a damn long time ago…

  22. Chico says:

    Shaman, no worries about Tuesday night.. We’re in the club level, and 30,000 ponchos were recently purchased.. We’ll be fine.

    The play calling today was atrocious. Third and 2 and you run your smallest guy up the middle (James)? Why? WTF is Dixon doing on the bench? That call on the sack on Brees was complete horse shit.. If you can no longer tackle a QB (who has the ball in his hands), then what good is your league? It’s not the same. On our last drive we knew what was coming, but Roman gets fooled again. When the Saints blitzed earlier in the game, the quick slants worked really well. That last drive was brutal knowing that any fan paying attention would have called a different play – at least change it up a bit!! But no.. I’m telling you, we might be better off next year with an new OC–one that isn’t entirely predictable and one that understands how to counter-attack..

    Props to the Defense.. They played well, as usual.. This loss hurt. No sugar coating it.

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