Well, this is less than ideal…

Ugh. Three terrible games. Three losses, including ugly-ass pitching and even wore defense. It seems Arizona is the new San Diego.

Now it’s on to Colorado, where the Rockies await their home opener and the fans wil be excited and the energy will be high, but not to worry because the Giants are countering with… Barry Zito?

Aw hell.

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87 Responses to Well, this is less than ideal…

  1. filthychangeup says:

    Nice clip, the “Want to hear the most annoying sound in the world?” clip would have been equally appropriate. Stranger things have happened in the baseball world than Zito pitching respectably. I’m holding out hope that the Giants can slug out a victory.

  2. mailorderwife says:

    I get to stay home today and watch a game. And it’s Zito on the mound :<

  3. unca_chuck says:

    I’d like to say on any given day any team can win, but Zito+Colorado’s thin air+no curve ball=Barry afraid to throw to contact=walks=exploding scoreboards.

    I hope I’m wrong, but . . .

  4. JDR says:

    Pablo, you magnificent bastard.

  5. shaman138 says:

    What the…?? Up 2-0 already? It’s another beautiful day in Coors Field, I guess.

  6. shaman138 says:

    We’re going to wind up with a football score at the end of this one…

  7. shaman138 says:

    Here we go…it’s Zito time. *gulp*

  8. unca_chuck says:

    Get 2 runs an inning, and we just might win this one.

  9. JDR says:

    Not terrible in the first, three pitch K to CarGon. Zito’s just doing this to screw with us, isn’t he?

  10. xoot says:

    So long as Zito keeps that “fastball” out of the strike zone, he’s got a chance.

  11. shaman138 says:

    Bases loaded with one out….everyone was so concerned about Zito that nobody considered the possibility that the Rockies’ pitcher might actually be the one to have a bad day. Well, so far, so good,

  12. xoot says:

    uh oh. Two FBs in the zone to Scutaro.

  13. Chico says:


  14. mailorderwife says:

    I am just enjoying this game!!

  15. Chico says:

    Complete game shutout! Holy Shit, Cheers!

    • mailorderwife says:

      Yowza. Just beautiful pitching. I take back every bad thing I’ve uttered about Zito. Team needed this.

  16. sandy32koufax says:

    Who’da thunk it from Ziito?

    Congrats Orange Nation…

  17. JDR says:

    Wow. A few more of those and I may have to stop posting gross-out clips before Zito’s starts. Where has that curve ball been the last five years?

    Last time Zits looked this good early on was 2010. It ended well for the team. Just sayin’…

  18. Chico says:

    Imagine being a Giants fan and you just logged onto the Splash for the first time, what’s going through your head? This comes to mind.

  19. mailorderwife says:

    Okay…suspending Ozzie Guillen over comments about Castro is just stupid. Who suspended him? The Marlins or MLB?

  20. unca_chuck says:

    It was the Marlins that suspended him, as it should be. Well, Ozzie just pissed off the majority of the Marlins fans. He may get fired for this. When half the fans in attendance have lost family and friends to the guy you are praising, well, you deserve to take whatever shit gets thrown at you.

  21. Chico says:

    Ozzie speaks his mind and it usually turns into foot in mouth syndrome.

    On the other hand, IMO, our foreign policy towards Cuba is ancient and needs to be reformed.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      I still have family trapped in Cuba and many others that died en La Revolución but I don’t think Guillen deserves to be suspended or fired. But then I AM a ‘left-coaster’

      Kershaw on MLBnetwork

  22. unca_chuck says:

    The big problem is, the new stadium is in Little Havana and the fan base the Marlins are trying to court just got dissed in a big way by the new coach. I don’t care either way, but I get why the Cuban fans are furious and want his ass fired.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Those are the same Cuban ex-pats that would turn Cuban clocks back 53 years if they could gain ‘democratic’ control over Cuba, chuck. The collective influence they have among ethnic Cubans and others that fled Cuba is enormous too.

      • mailorderwife says:

        A friend of mine, a travel editor for the Chicago Tribune, used to travel to Cuba all the time. The stories he told were of rum and sweat, lots of heat and things so exotic that it piqued my imagination. I’m not too aware of the politics, but Cuba prior to Castro was also no cake walk. Sounded much too much like Marcos’ Philippines, and that was a terrible terrible thing.

  23. Chico says:

    Fack, R-Montrose’s death ruled a suicide. That’s a bummer.

  24. unca_chuck says:

    That stinks. He was battling stomach cancer apparently.

  25. mailorderwife says:

    Ugh :< Terrible. I hope he was at peace with what he did, though. He gave so much amazing to people.

  26. Chico says:

    Bobby Petrino you lying piece of garbage. You’re fired!

  27. xoot says:

    Back when I was travelling in Mexico and CA a lot, I almost hopped on a plane from the Yucatan to Cuba. Still illegal, technically, for US citizens to go, then. I went to Palenque instead and enjoyed the local produce for a week. In 85, I spent a month in Nicaragua and met some Cubanos there, speeding around the country in their Yugos and Ladas. Never made it to Cuba. Of course, there’s always this:

    • xoot says:

      Gotta click on the “watch on youtube” link, I guess.

      • Chico says:

        You know, after watching that trailer, I’d love to see that. Thanks for the linkage.

        • sandy32koufax says:

          I know a guy named Oscar Saucido, a Cuban-American, he is a tile tile-setter/conga player. He has been to Cuba four times that I am aware of on ‘cultural exchange tours.’ he says that Cuba and Cubans, despite the deprivation of American goods (and Dólares) , is doing fine and they are seemingly happy and well-adjusted. I believe Guillen is a fool and speaks without thinking through what he is going to say. That said, I maintain that Florida’s Cuban ‘leadership’ and elite are vilifying him to their own ends.

          You guys need to go to Agave or Vinnies Bar & Grill in Concord…Oscar plays there on occasion and he is a serious treat you should enjoy at least once.

  28. unca_chuck says:

    I really don’t see how Miami’s Cuban population coming down on Guillen (manager for all of 3 days) serves the Cuban leadership in Miami, but it was a colossally stupid thing for Guillen to say. Him getting fired would be extreme, and if they were looking for an out because he was a shitty manager, then sure, but he’s supposed to be the Latin face for a Latin fanbase.

    Rough start, eh?

    • shaman138 says:

      The “Miami” Marlins were supposed to be the up-and-coming new dynasty of the NL East. So far, so good….

    • sandy32koufax says:

      In the same manner that any pol picks a cause célèbre which is beneficial to him or her…call them ”Brownie Points”

  29. shaman138 says:

    It’s time, once again, to present the Dumbest Comment of the Day Award, and this gem takes the cake, for sure–it automatically qualifies for the Dumbest Comment of All Time Award. It’s actually in regards to this blog, and was posted by someone who’s smart enough to know better than to say unbelievably stupid shit like this but he obviously just can’t help himself. Since I know you’re silently lurking, slats, here you go: Dumb ass.

    . C_McGillicuddy 9:10 AM on April 11, 2012
    I”ve read it. That blog sucks. It’s how cults start. Words they use like “Revenge” are proof of that.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      You saw last nights’ witty repartee’ offered up by moss n mac…smart enough to know better but like Spike Lee sez “The Guys (paraphrasing) Can’t Help It”

    • mailorderwife says:

      Cults start when people begin to drink C_McGillicuddy’s kool-aid.

  30. Chico says:

    So, we’re a cult because we don’t like getting our comments deleted and we don’t like trolls? Both of them are fucking idiots!

  31. xoot says:

    slats/mac is a sleazy liar; mosshead is a pompous buffoon. Both crave approval, but neither gets enough on the dumbeat. So they raid the the splash and demonstrate their deficiencies there. They don’t get approval on the splash, but they do get attention, which seems to mitigate their self-loathing a bit–perhaps by mere diversion. Frankly, I’m pleased they’re unable to maintain civil discussion long enough to post here.

  32. Chico says:

    Barbieri fired. Hmmmm.

  33. unca_chuck says:

    I guess I shouldn’t be happy for this, but what an annoying self-promoting blowhard. Plus his voice is like shards of glass flying into your ears. Truly a face made for radio and a voice made for deaf people.
    He’s up there with Skip Bayless as guys who think they are on this earth to annoy and cajole. Did any of you catch Skippy getting called out by Jalen Rose on ESPN?

  34. Chico says:

    Pagan CF
    Cabrera LF
    Sandoval 3B
    Posey Sanchez C
    Huff 1B
    Schierholtz RF
    Crawford SS
    Burriss 2B
    Lincecum P

    Sanchez in the 4th spot? Anyone know the rules re: submitting a lineup? Once its submitted, it can’t be changed due to illness?

  35. unca_chuck says:

    Who’s Posey Sanchez? Yes, you can have a late scratch due to illness . . .

  36. unca_chuck says:

    Belt is the early dog-house guy I guess.

  37. unca_chuck says:

    To clarify, I think Posey’s in the 4th spot . . . .

  38. unca_chuck says:

    Well, to unclarify, apparently Posey had a case of the shingles . . .

    • Chico says:

      Sorry, I just copied and pasted Schulman’s lineup post. My question was if Posey was originally in the 4th spot, he’s scratched because of an illness, can the manager change the order around ( who bats where ) instead of just inserting Sanchez in the 4th spot for Posey. If Sanchez is batting 4th, I have a feeling I answered my own question.

  39. Chico says:

    Uh, forget it.. Henry had the lineup wrong.

  40. mailorderwife says:

    WTH? I just got home to see a shellacking :<

  41. xoot says:

    I had to go to a meeting at 5.30 in the City. Had a moment to check the droid and wtf? Radio on the way home offered no salve. Then I get here, turn on the tube, and boom! The Giants are back in it. Crazy first week of the season.

  42. mailorderwife says:

    What an insane game!!! All the more reason to love baseball and the Giants!

  43. Chico says:


  44. unca_chuck says:

    All we need is a touchdown and a FG . . .

  45. Chico says:

    Glad that one is over.

  46. sandy32koufax says:

    Funny shite, chuck. Sorry G-fans, your boys will be back…soon too.


  47. mailorderwife says:

    I guess the big concern here is Timmy. He needs to dip his arm into magic balut.

  48. unca_chuck says:

    I’m sure the pitching comes around. AZ and Colo are baaaaaad places to make your bones, especially to start the season. That being said, I’m none too thrilled with Pagan so far. The Belt/Huff black hole is disconcerting as well. Cabrera looks like the real deal, and Pablo is Pablo.

    Pill gets a shot at 1st today . . .

    Pagan CF, Cabrera LF, Sandoval 3B, Posey C, Pill 1B, Schierholtz RF, Theriot 2B, Crawford SS, Bumgarner P

    No Belt for the 3rd game in a row.

  49. unca_chuck says:

    If all goes to the usual, Schierholtz gets hurt today after his 2-bomb night.

  50. mailorderwife says:

    If you get bored during the day, try this website:


    Good stuff!

  51. unca_chuck says:

    Stragely addicting, MOW. . .
    Calls to mind something my mom told us kids more than once. Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people. I don’t know if she came up with that, but she said it before Scott Adams!

  52. Chico says:

    Bums pitching a great game. Keep it up!

  53. unca_chuck says:

    Had a no-no going til last inning.

  54. Chico says:

    Don’t you fucking blow this Wilson!

  55. mailorderwife says:


  56. Chico says:

    Come on home fellas! Nice to get out of that horrid park.

    • mailorderwife says:

      Agree. I worry about Wilson, though.

      • Chico says:

        On the other blog, Chuck said that its his ankle. Confirmed by B-Crawford. Better than an arm problem or that oblique again.

        • JDR says:

          The problem with Wilson is that whatever the problem is you know he’s going to push it before it’s healed. He needs to learn that being effective is more important than looking like a tough guy.

          • Chico says:

            And being up front with the medical staff. I remember reading something about how he’s hard to get a straight answer from re: injuries.

  57. JDR says:

    Phew. Never in doubt.
    New post tonight.

  58. shaman138 says:

    After some extremely weird games, this one was more of a prototypical Giants game that we’ve seen the last couple of years. Shut down pitching, good offense, and, of course, Brian Wilson turning my hair white at the end of it. Back home tomorrow…in a beautiful ball park where the opposing team doesn’t need to buy the home crowd pizza to draw fans.

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