I’m back (and so is ugly Barry Zito)

Hiatus: over.     Zito: shitty.

I’ll go ahead and assume the two are directly related. So I’ll resume the blog posts. Let’s hope Zits holds up his end of the bargain.

Now it’s on to Miami, where the Niners need to hold out on this final drive to top the Dolphins 14-7. Surely Aldon Smith will be blitzing here…

Assuming this score holds up, the Giants will have a good shot at a rare series win. Aside from a rough inning by Lopez, they put up some very encouraging numbers, particularly on offense. The dreaded “big inning” is starting to become a concern though. Timmy, Zito and now Lopez have all had some nightmare frames lately. Perhaps it’s time to call in a sports shrink and see where everyone’s heads are at.

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369 Responses to I’m back (and so is ugly Barry Zito)

  1. sandy32koufax says:

    I hope everything is copacetic, JDR.

    We were kinda diggin the high number of posts.

    Go have some fun…

  2. Chico says:

    Glad you’re back buddy!

    Crazy game. . The bats are coming alive and can’t wait to get Pablo back. Arms must be hanging in the bullpen which is understandable considering the road trip, the Zito start and the 14 inning game in mill-e-wah-que (god bless us Native Americans)..

    The Dodgers have to come down to earth some time soon (even Sandy will admit it) so I like where we’re headed. Xoot threw in his 2 cents a while back on the playoff expansion and looks like he’s right. I was against it before I realized we could very well benefit from it. Who knows what to expect from here on out but I’m game! Win or lose, you gotta love the greatest game ever invented in history. Giants.

    • xoot says:

      Henry tweeted this evening that by beating the Marlins the Giants closed in on the dodgers for the first time since beating Kershway 2-1 back on May 8 — because, as Henry added, the dodgers didn’t play today. droll guy.

      • Chico says:

        Gotta love Henry. That’s a dude I would love to have a beer with. We’re lucky to have him.

      • sandy32koufax says:

        Please allow me to be of assistance, xman:

        Dodgers is capitalized. Every time it is written.

        Cute variant spelling of KERSHAW.

        Being whimsical doesn’t mean his point isn’t valid.

        Hey, I’m just here to help…really.

        😉

        • sandy32koufax says:

          OOPS!

          I didn’t read beyond your first para, Chico.

          Two things in re your comments per LA.

          ABSOLUTELY the Dodgers will ”come back to earth” but I can’t define what that will actually mean in terms of their on-field performance. I’ll say what I’ve been saying for at least a month now; let’s see where there are post AS Break.

          And…

          These extended playoff rounds are not good for anything or anyone but the owners, players and vendors pockets. I never wanted wildcard teams in MLB but they’re here. Now we see an entire round added to the post-season for the also-rans. Neato if the Jints or the Dodgers go in as wildcard teams and win it all…still, not quite cricket-or baseball-as it were.

          • Chico says:

            That was tongue-cheek. . Still, I like the idea that if the season ended tomorrow, we’d be in the playoffs. I know.

            • shaman138 says:

              Actually, the correct spelling of the doggies’ number one starter is E-O-V-A-L-D-I. Heh heh heh….

        • xoot says:

          The misspelling of Kershaw’s name was inadvertent. The spelling of the dodgers name was not. (Maybe I was overly respectful, now that you mention it.)

  3. xoot says:

    I heard the first inning on the car radio today, and then got back to work. Helluva a game to miss, but he highlights are fun. I cannot wait to see Cabrera and Pablo in the LU together.

    btw, couple of days back I sent a note to vk about giantsrock/WBB returning and vk told me that he doesn’t think giantsrock is a troll. vk’s new-sheriff-in-town schtick must’ve been useful for the Giants/A’s series weekend only.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      vk is amenable to meeting to discuss our collective issues with the splash, Gang.

      That said, he at first suggested we come into Chron offices to sit in on ed/news meeting, get introduced to all the players, etc. One catch, the meet time is 10:30 a.m. I said that won’t work so he says lets try to set a meet time “off-hours.”

      So, there you have it.

      Bueller?…Bueller?…Bueller?

      • mailorderwife says:

        Ask to meet with Schulman. Otherwise, any other player in the picture does not really matter here as the ed/news team get their info from VK.

        You can also ask to meet at their afternoon meeting. Yes…most news departments do have those to discuss the next day’s paper.

      • JDR says:

        The thing is, we don’t need to sit in on a meeting, we don’t need to meet with management. This isn’t the complex political issue VK makes it out to be. If someone is being a douchebag, and his only purpose is to be a douchebag, and it’s obvious to himself and everyone else that his only purpose is to be a douchebag and antagonize others, you should remove him.

        There are plenty of people who are negative on the Giants, or fans of other teams who come in and needle others from time to time. That has never been a problem. It’s the people who are obviously trolls, whose only purpose is to troll the blog, disrupt conversation and drive people away, who are not only tolerated by the moderators but flat out protected by them, who are the problem.

        • shaman138 says:

          And as I’ve already said, nothing will change as long as a known Giants hater is an admin. for that blog. He has an agenda and, regardless of the fact that it’s both super immature and unprofessional, he’s going to carry it out like the shit that he is.

      • xoot says:

        My first reaction to the meeting idea was, why not? Sounds interesting. But I’m cooling off now. If anyone else want to go and believes there’s strength in numbers, I’ll join in. But it’s starting to sound like a set up to me. We’ll get to see how hard they work, and we’ll get the treat of meeting everyone, but the real message will be one we’ve heard for a long time: the blog comments are, in the grand scheme of things, irrelevant at best, and an annoyance and distraction otherwise.

        • Chico says:

          Exactly. . Window dressing at it’s best. I’m also cooling off. WBB (giantsrock) had a few comments of mine deleted the past couple of days (I guess saying that I didn’t like Morgan-Plush was against the T&C of the site). As long as we all do what we need to do re: him, we’ll keep him at bay.

          Kinda cool of him for the invite though, I guess. .

          Thanks Sandy for the communication/info/going to bat for us Giants fans. Good on ya!

          • sandy32koufax says:

            Based on his response to my latest emails regarding the trolls I named last entry and our endlessly disappearing comments, I agree, there will be no changes and it was simply window dressing for the Bay series…huge putz, well prolly not now that I think of it

  4. shaman138 says:

    Welcome back, JD, and, of course, welcome back, Barry……The Dark Zeets Rises. That was quite a football game last night….but I have to wonder why we would score more than 10 runs in a game and still have to worry about one of our pitchers giving up yet another big inning……not to mention the stupid errors again. We’re averaging at least one per game and that’s unacceptable. As far as the Splash is concerned, nothing is going to change there–it’s what vk and the gate both want, each for their own weird reasons.

  5. Chico says:

    http://www.rollingstone.com/politics…eform-20120510

    Some, if not all of you would be interested in this piece.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      I read this earlier…a post by channelclemente.

      VERY good read and something the Democrats might consider using during the next few months…if not the RS piece, at the very least, explaining just what Mittens did to make all those dollars and to refute his claims of “Job Creator.”

    • xoot says:

      He was Gordon Gekko back when the fictional Gekko first hit the big screen.

  6. Chico says:

    Sandy, please remove your comment re: the city I live in.

  7. Chico says:

    I can;t even get on there on my iphone. . ‘server not responding’

    • xoot says:

      I had trouble getting onto the splash earlier, when I was at work. I came home to watch every Lincecum pitch closely. The sfgate blogs generally, and the splash in particular, suck, mainly because of the idiotic “moderation” and censorship. (The old days on the splash, well . . . .). But the splash still has the most readers and commenters of all giants blogs, I believe. The traffic makes it interesting. When Henry puts some effort into his posts, those are great. (And he has been tending to his blog posts this year; orders from above, I think.) And the Schulman twitter feed on the page is worth the price of admission.

      But . . . the splash lately is like a huge sports bar that gets crowded and loud only when the Giants are doing well. I’d prefer a small local spot with a couple of tvs and a group of smart interesting regulars who follow every game all season long, every season, and know what the fuck they’re talking about.

      • sandy32koufax says:

        Chico and Xoot, I read on the GG Bridge visitor’s center story that the reason it’s so damn slow is that we are constantly having extra shit loaded onto the page that we don’t see and wouldn’t want. Adware, tracking cookies, that damn meebo bar…I know from experience that if you run firefox, you can use settings built into it to mitigate that to a great extent and speed things up greatly. I use AVG and it has ”Do Not Track” which enables users to simply shut most of those annoyances down.

        I guess that leaves me out, X-man…although I agree on your choice of watering holes and follow four teams semi-religiously, I am not ‘Mr. Baseball’ in terms of BB knowledge…I’m cool with not spending as much of my time keeping on stats n such as I did as recently as two seasons ago…I’m a ‘gentleman farmer’ now

      • Chico says:

        God dammit.

  8. mailorderwife says:

    Ugh…they were leading :<

  9. xoot says:

    Lincecum’s problem innings follow a pattern and I cannot believe Righetti is not out there in the middle of them to break the pattern and get him back on track. Why do they leave him alone to mess up? HIs stuff is good. He needs help with his head. wtf is a coach for?

    • sandy32koufax says:

      I’m guessing Rags believes Timmeh can sort this out on the field since he has in the past. Agree he should be intervening though

      • Chico says:

        Agreed. . Talk to him, get a feel of where his stuff is and where his head is at, pull him if need be etc. .

        Sandy, your 7:15 comment was removed. What did you say?

        • Chico says:

          Never mind, look who just showed up. . That explains it. G’nite all. Headed out for some pints.

        • sandy32koufax says:

          That the Jints had come back but fell just short then my old “play nicely” signoff.

          this shit is beyond ridiculous.

          I’m going to start posting under a pseudonuym

  10. Chico says:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/26/derrick-salberg-catch-lower-columbia-college-everett_n_1547846.html

    Holy shit!

    As for the Giants. . . . More sloppy baseball with a comeback in grasp but came up short in the end. I won;t even look at the splash. . That place is finished and a waste of time. I might post there tomorrow, maybe. Probably not. Burnt out on the place.

  11. xoot says:

    Looks like I picked a good day to watch the game with friends who don’t have computers buzzing. I think Henry was blogging today about his twitter feed, primarily, but he did post it on the blog. He always pretends to ignore the comments. Can’t blame him.

    Overall, the Giants have been doing pretty well in this 20 games in 20 days stretch. If they win tomorrow, the road trip part of the grind will be a success. Then they’re home for a couple of weeks, or so (one quick trip to SD only), and two much needed off days. I knew May would be tough. They’ve done fine, mainly because the top of the order stepped it up. Pagan makes mental errors from time to time, on the bases and in CF, but he’s got speed and he’s hitting. Blanco’s a real leadoff man. Posey’s playing well behind the plate and beginning to hit like we know he can. And Melky — Melky is a delight. Couple of bad strike outs yesterday and today, so maybe he’s cooling off, maybe his foot’s hurting a bit, again. But he has showed us what he can do, and I’m confident he’ll continue to do it in great long streaks all year. So they’ll head into June in the thick of the races. That’s the best they could’ve hoped for with Lincecum still off kilter and Pablo still healing. (Don’t ever give up on Lincecum.)

  12. mailorderwife says:

    I wrote something on that dump of a board, but I don’t plan on going there anyway. Just sticking up for the gentlemen.

    Timmy will figure stuff out. I’m not too worried about that situation.

    • Chico says:

      “Want to blame the trolls, Schulman? Look no further than VK the board admin for the Splash, who has chased away all the authentic Giants fans with his inability to control the trolls in this area and his random, subjective deletion of posts. Want real Giants talk? Go to a Giants blog run by people who care about the team.”

      Zing! That was bodacious MOW!

      • sandy32koufax says:

        Love the post piranha, did you peeps read what bignuttdanes wrote below MailOrderBride’s comment and is still not deleted?

  13. Chico says:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/27/BUAK1OLQ31.DTL&tsp=1

    On that trip to disneyland, I actually enjoyed driving through the valley (on the way there, was too windy to enjoy ion the way back) but I noticed a few things.

    All the way down there are signs posted with a lot of hostility towards Boxer and Di-Fi regarding water. I saw signs that read ‘gods country’, ‘jesus saves’. . . ‘Vote for Romney’ — the most interesting thing about the drive was when we stopped just north of Harris Ranch. . We took an exit (a couple different times, both ways), stopped to stretch, let the kids run around and I noticed something. . Illegal immigrants taking lunch under trees in what looked to be an orchard (walnuts I think). . Lots & lots & lots of them.. I wonder if the far righties realize that big Ag business and big business, the ones they prey to are the people employing these people, because they sure spew A LOT of hate towards them on a daily basis.

    Food for thought.

    • Chico says:

      And it’s nice to see some half way decent comments on that article.

    • mailorderwife says:

      This being both Reagan and heavy AG country, there is far too much anti-illegal alien rhetoric here. I guess their wish of having more jobs for American citizens is coming true, although this is where we find out if Americans are willing to work the fields.

      • sandy32koufax says:

        Agree that there were some comments that were decent and based in compassion.

        I doubt it, mow, I HIGHLY doubt it.

      • xoot says:

        I don’t think the big farm corporations can break even, they way they farm now, without using quasi-slave labor. Back in the 80s some of the owners in Watsonville and Salinas had their farmworker families living in holes in the ground. Maybe we’ll go back to some sort of bracero system. The conservatives might like that because it would allow them to avoid treating entire migrant families like human beings (health care and education for the kids, etc.). Only the workers who come north would be entitled to decent conditions, while their families remain behind. It would still be a disgraceful way to treat people — racial segregation, really.

        First time I went to Mexico City my friends and I went by second-class train. Took a few days (the windows on the car opened — air conditioning — and the seats were very solid wood). One well dressed guy was headed home to visit, about half-way to the capital. He’d been picking strawberries every year in the Watsonville area since he was a kid. He’d worked his way up to some sort of foreman position, and he respected his “patron.” 15-20 years of that, and he spoke no English, none at all. Ten billion fucking California strawberries in his his past, and he didn’t know the word “strawberry,” in English.

        • mailorderwife says:

          My father’s family worked the strawberry farms in Watsonville. I remember going there to pick some strawberries on occasion, although that was just recreational. They all died from liver cancer, though. Since it was back in the day when I was teeny, I wonder if it was all those pesticides.

          That is the one argument that fails with me, that being the stuff about illegals getting free health care. They virtually work for free and get no insurance, because cheap labor means cheap labor. At some point when they get hurt, they aren’t covered by anyone. Although…and here’s the thing…I once dated an illegal alien who was employed, and he paid into someone’s SSI. Was paid $3.25 an hour to clean, with no other benefits, and this was at a wealthy private school in San Francisco. If he got injured, pobre sito!

          • xoot says:

            I don’t doubt pesticides poisoned the workers in those strawberry fields. My dad grew up on a farm. They couldn’t afford pesticides. He and most of his many brothers and sisters have lived into their late 70s and 80s.

  14. Chico says:

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlesports/2012/05/21/jon-brockman-uw-students-model-big-purple-swagga-suit-onesie/?tw_p=twt

    The Fuskies, or as we ( Cal fans) like to call them the ‘leg humpers’ just went Oregon. . In a weird way. Now that’s FUGLY!

  15. mailorderwife says:

    Speaking of Barry Zito….

    I hope you’re all enjoying Memorial Day. It seems such an odd holiday, considering how many Veterans’ benefits we are slashing while we’re still at war. Nonetheless, here we are. Enjoy the bbq and what not!

    GO GIANTS

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Whatnot here…in and out of the house, mostly out til the past half-hour…farm work to be done!

      My nephew is SSGT/USAF in Charleston. His benes are assured (HAH!) for life due to his deployments but we have a cousin, USMC, who was injured working as a mechanic on a Cobra. He had to fight for coverage after he was drummed out on a disabled discharge! Eff bureaucracy that has no time for case by case reviews…until they are threatened with lawsuits!

  16. shaman138 says:

    Happy Memorial Day everyone! Here’s to another HORRIBLE Giants win!

  17. sandy32koufax says:

    How the hell do I upload pix from my own ”My Pictures” in windows 7 to this blog?

  18. sandy32koufax says:

    I don’t have a Flickr acct…so non.

    I’ll email them to whoever wants them though…hit up my gmail or yahoo accts if you’d like them, peeps

  19. Chico says:

    Went hiking in the Santa Cruz mountains today with a few friends. . Game on the radio. . I posted on the splash but lost service so….. Looks like I missed an interesting Bonds thread but whatever, we won. I told xoot about my experiences with Bonds (he gives to charity but doesn’t want to be known for it). ….. Most people who give to charities (this one was VERY local) like to get their name in the paper – not Bonds. He specifically asked for ‘no press’, and still does to this day.

    Hell, I have a picture of him and my wife smiling, on my fridge! Good peeps.

    • mailorderwife says:

      Living down here in Codgerland, you just cannot talk people into believing anything positive about Barry. Thanks for this story :>

      • Chico says:

        Hey, Gordon Hirabayashi got a Presidential medal of Freedom today. How cool is that?

        • mailorderwife says:

          That is OUTSTANDING!!!! That was a horrible time in our history, and I am so proud of the 442nd and of the Hirabayashis who fought back.

  20. Chico says:

    Hey, I found myself in a picture on a wikipedia page. The guy in the middle with the full uniform is ‘the governor’ of tightwad hill. He’s an old Navy vet who has been going there since the early sixties (he has seniority) I’m the guy all the way to the right in the chair with shades on cracking up at the Guv’s rants. The guy to the left of me is a die hard Bears fan, one of many Portuguese that inhabit the city of San Leandro. The guy in the middle with the Mickey’s 40oz is a dude from Concord who has been going there since high school. The guy in the yellow hat & tank top (down the hill far right) is part of a group called ‘Los OSOS’ — great guys, Cal grads. This pic was taken at least 5 hours before kickoff – not sure what game it was. That was probably taken 4, maybe 5 years ago. I just stumbled upon this a little bit ago, what a trip. It’s not a very good picture of me but what the hell, I’m on WIKI! Haha. Lets go Giants!

    • mailorderwife says:

      Oh wow!!! They sell seats up there?

      • Chico says:

        Haha! ‘tightwad hill’. . It’s really cool.. Bring your own beer, food, smoke, mixed drinks, whatever! . It’s really a great place to watch a football game. It’s smells like a Greatful Dead concert too 🙂 And it’s free! A little hike to get up there but nothing brutal.

        People have been going there to watch football games since 1923..

        • mailorderwife says:

          I can see the Grateful Dead concert thing going on there. I once saw them in Berkeley, and we were behind the lip of the Greek Theater. Our only view was of the dancing acid people. I think your ‘tightwad hill’ view is better, although you probably pack the same sort of combustibles and drinks. Good times.

          Won’t things change with a new stadium?

          • Chico says:

            Only the west side of the stadium will change significantly (the views of the bay) but the new press box will still sit low so the views won’t change much, as the hill sits a lot higher than the new pb. On a clear day, you can see everything from up there. I try to go to at least one game up there a year, when I don’t have tickets..

            A few Boalt Hall grads (lawyas) struck a deal with the University so that Tightwad hill would not be touched, and Cal said A-ok.

            • xoot says:

              Them lawyers will get some things done. Personally, I’m going to miss the old flat seats. What were those timbers, 4x4s? On the other hand, seismic retrofitting for a structure right on top of the Hayward fault makes some sense.

            • mailorderwife says:

              Very nice. I like this setup way better than those mega nose bleed seats that are on top of the buildings across the street from Wrigley. Good thing that is not earthquake zone.

              • Chico says:

                I think they were 3×12’s (back when they actually measured 3″x12″). .. Some of the donors got to keep them for memories. The new seats will still be flat, but aluminum, I believe.

  21. xoot says:

    RIP Doc Watson

  22. mailorderwife says:

    Come on, Giants!

  23. Chico says:

    There we go! 2-1, bot 8th.

  24. Chico says:

    Cheers!

  25. xoot says:

    These guys play hard, Buster’s settling in at the plate, and Melky and Pagan are dazzling. Good game.

  26. Chico says:

    The AAA’s can’t blame the Giants for their woes… Holy crap are they sucking.

    Tough matchup tonight vs Kennedy, and I’m really hoping Timmy pitches a good game just to shut up the trolls. He needs confidence, and a well pitched game can boost that, obviously.

  27. mailorderwife says:

    Am I the only one here? And is anyone playing Diablo III?

  28. shaman138 says:

    I’m here….looks like Giants-killer Kennedy is at it again. Ugh.

  29. xoot says:

    Lincecum’s struggling to hang in there with the off speed stuff. He needs to use it.

  30. Chico says:

    Blanco!

  31. shaman138 says:

    We got ourselves a lead-off hitter!

  32. shaman138 says:

    BOO YA! Theriot!

  33. shaman138 says:

    Goddamnit, Paul Goldshitwad just OWNS the Giants. Grrrr…

  34. Chico says:

    That Gold dude, 14 lifetime AB’s vs Timmy, 4 HR’s…

  35. shaman138 says:

    ….Aaaand, Randy Winn just relaxed a little bit more…

  36. Chico says:

    Not a bad start by Timmy…

  37. Chico says:

    Well that sucked. .

    • xoot says:

      Justice Stevens is a mainstream hero; his species is nearly extinct: the ethical Republican.

      • Chico says:

        Amen. My father has always told me that Ike was the last decent repub – Stevens doesn’t fit into their rhetoric, he’s too rational. Honest un-biased judges not owned by corporate interests, what a novel concept!

  38. mailorderwife says:

    Another because this is no game day entry….

    • Chico says:

      It won’t play here but I watched it on youtube. . Oh, the days of sneaking into my fathers porn stash and rewinding the VHS tapes back to where I thought he left them so i wouldn’t get caught. RJ was hilarious. . Long live Bridgette Monet!

      • mailorderwife says:

        My husband got me RJ’s autograph when he was on a business trip in Vegas. I think it got crushed when we moved.

  39. shaman138 says:

    So much for the dominance of the Spurs….they are flat out gettibg their asses kicked by OKC tonight.

  40. mailorderwife says:

    On this sunny and interesting Friday afternoon down here in California’s toilet bowl, I have seen people wearing King’s shirts and jerseys, which are items of clothing I have never seen in these parts since moving down to So Cal. Of course, bandwagonism has reared its head, and no one seems to notice when I tell them that Wayne Gretsky might still be on the team.

    Matt Kemp seems to have re-injured his old hammy. A sports writer approached me this morning to lament the Dodgers new-found bad luck. This is the same person who, no less than a month ago, acted as if the Dodgers were going to win the NL West. “Long season…” I reminded him. Of course, I’m not a sports writer.

    Finally, see “The Dictator” if you get a chance. I have loved Sacha Baron Cohen since Ali G and Super Greg, and this film pushes the same buttons, although it is scripted.

    • Chico says:

      I saw a few Kings hats when I was down there too. . Reminds me of the Easy-E days.

      Love Sacha Baron Cohen. . I haven’t even seen Bruno yet – thanks for reminding me of his work. He cracks me up. If you haven’t seen this clip, do so folks. . Ali-G, priceless.

  41. JDR says:

    Jesus Christ, Sandy. What the hell is up with your team? Two runs on no hits?

    • sandy32koufax says:

      The wheels are falling off. Way sooner than I expected them to at that.

      Fuck, It’s still a long season and I watched the Jints struggle just as poorly this year.

      I’m all in.

  42. Chico says:

    Soph is WBB. .

  43. JDR says:

    Whoever’s mlbsf2, you might want to take that screenshot down, the other tab shows your Yahoo mail address….

    • xoot says:

      That’s ridiculous. I’m on the email to VK now.

      • xoot says:

        Great. Here’s VK’s automatic response: “I’ll be out of the office until Monday, June 11, checking email occasionally. For Gate editorial requests, send email to ed@sfgate.com, which goes to our entire editorial group.”

        So I forwarded my complaint.

        • sandy32koufax says:

          Thx, X-man.

          BanditoCaliente is somehow manipulating the moderation of the gate.

          I would not be surprised to learn that he is also one of the A’s trolls we love to hate.

          I’m oakdodgerfan, btw.

  44. mailorderwife says:

    Way to make it exciting!!!

  45. sandy32koufax says:

    From banditocaliente to me:

    BanditoCaliente wrote:
    you’re playing with fire, pal. you have no idea who and what you are messing with. game over.
    6/1/2012 10:56 PM PDT
    Reported

    WTF do we have to do to stop this clown?

    • mailorderwife says:

      Report him for harassment and threats. Or did you threaten him?

      I can’t take anyone using a screenname seriously, ya know? What is he going to do to you that doesn’t require the use of a tinfoil hat and a shield from the Renaissance Faire?

      • sandy32koufax says:

        I told him to quit harassing me, to quit stalking and threatening me.

        If it’s a threat to tell him that he has been reported for those activities or to say that I was going to meet with vk and bring his many screennames to light, then yes, I threatened him. I made four or five comments on last night’s game Splash and all were deleted. When I woke up this morning, I checked oakdodgerfan and messages I left MYSELF were deleted. How the fuck does that happen?

        This dude is every problem the splash has been having for at least two years and it’s way past time that he is reined in. Does he matter in my day to day life or can he effect me personally? On the face of it, no, but I have no idea what he may have actually learned about me personally. How is it that s/he can delete my own stuff at my profile page?

        • monsieur88 says:

          He probably blows someone on the custodial crew.

        • mailorderwife says:

          Were these personal messages? Deleting messages and doing admin sort of functions = employee of the Chronicle.

          Perhaps the culprit is VK, who actually *does* have the power to make good on whatever threats he makes on the board. Or at least in context of making sure you never post again. Of course if I were him, I would never make those threats. A friend of yours with some real muscle might not take too kindly to this.

        • JDR says:

          I’m certain the problem isn’t with the Chron or anyone on their staff. VK has a family to support, he’s not going to risk his livelihood to annoy Giants fans. The problem is with the third-party moderation service they use and the inept/careless/malicious people charged with handling the comments. ICUC hires outside people to do all of their moderation duties (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/12/03/BUJP1M773S.DTL) so what we likely have on our hands here is a hireling who, by overwork or malicious intentions, is allowing people to game the system and ruin the conversation on the Splash and other SFGate articles. It will likely only get solved by Chron management complaining to ICUC who will turn up the heat on their managers who will in turn crack down on the actual moderators.

          • mailorderwife says:

            Isn’t VK in charge of the digital content on that paper? It’s more than likely that he supervises these clowns, and someone has admin rights to do this sort of thing. How long does this problem have to go on for him to finally address this situation?

            Anywho, my apologizes to all but it appears that you all are spending more time at clown alley than you are over here. I don’t go over there because of this stuff. While I support you guys, I don’t want to come here all the time and find that the dominant conversation is about the SFGate board.

            Cheers and have fun, y’all!

            • Chico says:

              You’re right. . That’s why I told JDR and 88 to friend me over there so we can share private info Re: the splash through the private messaging system….

              • sandy32koufax says:

                IDK who the creep is, just that every single post I’ve made since he threatened me has been deleted as have things s/he shouldn’t have access to removing, like personal messages I wrote to myself on my message page. One was a cut and paste of the above and another was my telling him he has been reported.

                Maybe he is an employee or maybe he is a hacker or maybe who-the-knows, just that this is major bullshit.

                Punkass.

                • JDR says:

                  I seriously doubt he’s a hacker. Despite popular perception, most ‘hackers’ aren’t much more skilled than the average user and rely on automated tools, and the ones that would be skilled enough to get that sort of of access would have better things to do than troll comments. More likely it’s some whackjob who has a couple dozen accounts and gets a power trip out of gaming the system. If you’ve been banned, it’s entirely likely (and to be expected) that your direct messages would be blocked off as it would be a protection against stalking/harassing other users.

                • sandy32koufax says:

                  The messages and comments I’m referring to in this case are from oakdodgerfan not sfdf. S/he has somehow deleted what only I or someone from an administrative position should be able to dele…

  46. Chico says:

    WBB knows the Dodgers are in trouble so he decides to fuck with us, typical. . Notice when they were on a roll, it was peaceful?

    The good news is VK really likes sfdf, and his account will no doubt be reinstated. . Too bad we might have to wait until monday. . My wife is sick as hell with the ‘norovirus’ – Don’t pray, just wish her the best will ya folks?

    JDR & MR 88 — request me to be your friends over there so that I can share info when need be in a secret manner. . I have knowledge you might be interested in re: problems at sfgate

    • sandy32koufax says:

      I don’t know that he really likes me or if he even trusts me but I do know that he seemed open enough to listen to my complaints re other users heading iknto the A’s v Jints weekend…beyond that?

      Who knows.

  47. shaman138 says:

    The Splash is a trolled out nightmare.Meanwhile….

    …What a beautiful win.

  48. shaman138 says:

    Well, it’s do or die for the Jersey.Devils in OT right now. Win and they go.to.LA right back.in this.thing….lose and you can basically.stick a.fork in them.

  49. sandy32koufax says:

    Later kiddies…time to start cookin.

    I’ll see y’all later

  50. sandy32koufax says:

    Did mlbsf2 get banned?

    Gotta hate on that bc dude…I have no doubts that he was “somehow” responsible.

  51. JDR says:

    Kershaw is usually money with a 3-0 lead. Granted it was a bandbox special Polanco hit, but what is it with him and the Phillies?

  52. Chico says:

    I have no clue Sandy and to be honest, I’m really starting to not give a flying fuck about that place. . I look at it as a game blog that’s serviceable because of the traffic but I’m really sick of dealing with the trolls like charles martel, Jim, mlbsf1, mollie etc. . It’s really not an enjoyable experience anymore so I’m not taking it seriously – anymore. . That place is rigged.

  53. JDR says:

    Draft Pick: Chris Stratton RHP, Miss St
    According to MLB.com…
    Starting the year as a reliever, Stratton eventually took over Friday starting duties for Mississippi State. His success there has seen him shoot up boards as the Draft approached. Stratton has the chance to have an exciting four-pitch mix, all coming from the kind of ideal pitching frame scouts love. He throws a sneaky fastball, up to 94 mph with ease and with good movement. His slider is the better of his two breaking balls, a strikeout pitch with good rotation and bite. His curve is a notch behind, but it has the chance to be Major League average with a slurvy break to it. His changeup, also a future average offering, has some sink. He has above-average control, throwing all four pitches for strikes and showing an understanding of how to use his stuff well. Stratton has been a very consistent performer since moving into the rotation and his combination of size, stuff and pitchability have him moving into first night of the draft conversations.

    • Chico says:

      I saw a post elsewhere that said that he’s a steal at #20. . Never payed much attention to the MLB draft to be honest. I like the kids name!

      • JDR says:

        Well, judging MLB draft prospects is a fairly pointless endeavor, but just from the description his stuff sounds a lot like that of Ryan Vogelsong. Hopefully he doesn’t take as long to develop. From his twitter page he seems like a high-character guy, really into the God thing. Make of that what you will, but hopefully it means he won’t be getting accused on date rape on his off days…

        • monsieur88 says:

          I’m sure he’ll be a regular priest in the zipper-up department!

          • Chico says:

            LOL 88.

            Yeah, I don’t give a shit who a person prays to as long as they can play baseball (in this case). . As for Pablo, who knows what happened that night. . At the very least he should have used better judgement on a rehab assignment. Drinking in a bar and exchanging hugs and autographs isn’t so bad but I’d expect him to be in bed getting ready for the next day at a decent time. . I really hope this whole thing is bullshit and blows over if he’s innocent. . I never even thought about this scenario growing up. . Getting drunk and screwing a chick who is also drunk? That’s Americana man… I also never thought about the repercussions that she could wake up, make a call and turn my life upside down. .

            I also knew when a girl was too fucked up to screw and I stayed away, often counseling friends to stay away, too (friends protect friends).. All we know is that she called police at 4:25 am complaining that she was too drunk to consent. . I really, really hope it’s not true but if it is, Pablo’s an idiot and deserves everything coming to him. . Obviously I agree with you and most of the level headed posters, let the thing run it’s course and lets see what happens. . Anything else is pure speculation at this point.

  54. shaman138 says:

    Damn you, Dee Gordon, DAMN YOUUUUUU!

  55. mailorderwife says:

    Some advice needed…

    My co-worker wants to see the Lions v. 49ers game at the ‘Stick this year. When is the best time to buy, and is Stubhub the best place?

    Thanks!

    • Chico says:

      I have had good luck with stubhub in the past. Not sure when the best time to buy is – waiting it out might save a few bucks but not much. . Don’t be a stranger MOW 🙂

    • JDR says:

      Supposedly the Niners have the lowest average ticket prices in the league, so one would assume there’s less risk of getting screwed over on the ticket prices. I haven’t used Stubhub for Giants games, but going through the team site for tickets tends to lead to some rather shitty seat placements. I don’t know if it’s the same for Niner tickets, as I have another connection for those.

  56. unca_chuck says:

    MOW, the last 4 9er games I’ve gone to I’ve used StubHub. It’s pretty easy, and the prices are reasonable. Shouldn’t be a problem for the Detroit game. Although the best part of the game may well be the handshake . . .

    That’s the pisser about the new stadium. As cool as it will be (and the Stick is a pit), ticket prices will easily triple across the board.

    • shaman138 says:

      I got tix for the 9ers/Raiders reg. season game a couple years ago for a decent price….and after going to a game in that hole I understand their need for moving out ASAP. It makes the O.Co. look like a shining new state-of-the-art stadium.

      • Chico says:

        Chuck, I saw your post (weather update, where you live) yesterday on the flap.

        I’ve jumped off that bridge into the river a few times. . Beautiful up there.

  57. shaman138 says:

    That Lions vs. Niners game in week 2 is more vital and a bigger test to the Niners than the week 1 game against the Packers, IMO. Packers will still be good this year but the up and coming team in the NFC to really watch out for is the Lions. Week 2 stands a very good chance of being a preview of the NFC Championship game and SF will send a statement to the rest of the league if they can win that game as well as the one in GB.

    And I’m sure the new Niner digs will be state-of-the-art but I sympathize with current season ticket holders who are getting priced out as well as many other fans who simply won’t be able to afford to go to games. And then there’s getting to and from games, especially on Monday nights when those freeways are already jammed with SV commuters, and limited public transit options.

  58. Chico says:

    Damn, Tommy Lasorda suffered a heart attack yesterday. . I wish the old codger well.

  59. mailorderwife says:

    Thanks for the 49er advice. Now my next question is:

    How much should one expect to pay for good seats?

  60. Chico says:

    Sandy, any word from the head cheese over there yet?

  61. xoot says:

    I hope Lasorda takes this as a wake-up call and gets healthy. I would hate to lose him. I predict he will be the only person ever rolled onto the field at China Basin in a wheelchair who gets booed. And he’ll respond with a big grin and that “bring it on, bring it on — it’s music to my ears” gesture he liked to employ when he walked down the RF line to the visitors’ clubhouse at the Stick. . . .

    Get well, Tommy.

  62. unca_chuck says:

    I went to the Seattle game in 2010, and got 2 tix on the 35 yard line of the pull outs for $80.00 a piece. Good seats if it’s sunny. Terrible if it’s raining. I’m sure the prices will go up some for the fact that the team is better. And so is Detroit.
    .
    Yeah, Lasorda, for all the hatred I used to feel for anything Dodger blue related (and him especially), gets it. He’s baseball through and through. There couldn’t be a better ambassador for the game. Warts, profanity, and all.

    That being said, there’s still a tiny little corner in my heart where the hatred still burns for the Penguin, Steve (who’s your Padre?) Garvey, and Steve (Orel) Sax, and Orel Hersheiser. Fricking Orel ended up on the Giants. Probably the only time in my life I rooted against one of our guys . . . .

    • mailorderwife says:

      I will forever hate the Dodgers. However for this one time only, I will allow God to bleed Dodger blue so that Lasodra can recover to full health. Don’t get sick again, Tommy!

      Living down here, I get the privilege of walking out the room when I see the Ron Cey TV commercial for air conditioners. And there was a part of me that didn’t die when that ball went through ex-Dodger Bill Buckner’s legs during the WS. I mean, I did watch Jerry Reuss pitch a no-hitter against my Giants…the worst game ever :< I am allowed the opportunity to boo them. Especially Fernando. Remember when Candlestick would turn up the ranchero music for him?

  63. unca_chuck says:

    Fernando was a happy accident. For whatever reason, he didn’t piss me off like Ron Cey or Garvey could. Maybe is was the smug self-righteousness. One of my favorite games was a Krukow/Valenzuela game that Kruk won 1-0. 40,000+, fog rolling in over the stadium, we were sitting behind home plate in the upper deck and we could barely see the outfielders.

  64. unca_chuck says:

    MOW, I lived in Colorado in the mid 80s and I came to despise with every fiber of my being John Elway. I watched him play some awesome games at Stanford, and I thought he was a weenie for bailing on the Colts, but the state of Colo pretty much worshipped him beyond all reason. So, every commercial on the radio and TV were ads for the John Elway Jeep dealership, the John Elway Dodge dealership, the John Elway Hooters, the John Elway bike shop, the john Elway creamatorium, on and on. the Rocky Mountain News would report breathlessly the vacation plans of John Elway and his family. His food orders at local restuarants were detailed with gusto.

    • mailorderwife says:

      The John Elway crematorium is awesome! He would also be good on a dentist commercial or something for Fixodent.

      Down here in the 805, EVERYTHING is devoted to the Cowboys, who train down in Oxnard for the summer. Of course, wearing Dallas Cowboys gear is illegal in Oxnard, the preferred sportswear of gangsters. I’d like to watch them cuff Tony Romo, ya know?

  65. shaman138 says:

    Here we go again….

  66. xoot says:

    My ex-father-in-law, may he run in place, also a racist ex-Denver-resident, used to brag about how he generally had to wait for his turn to take his lessons from a golf pro behind Elway every week. He couldn’t understand why people in California (well, at least one guy in California) thought he should man up and stop kissing Elway’s ass.

    Lincecum hung a curve after he got in trouble. He just can’t throw that pitch when things get tough. Of course, the FBs the Pods were sitting on weren’t so hot, either.

  67. Chico says:

    Edelfsen? I’ll be the first to get on Bochy there with that choice in the top of the 9th. WTF? . Timmy looked like shit, then looked un hittable. . Offense looked good for the most part (Theriot in particular). . Don’t waste your time at the Splash.. No offense, but trying to re-do that place is a fools errand.

    • shaman138 says:

      I turned the game off as soon as I saw that clown come in to pitch. The game essentially ended when we couldnt score in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded

  68. mailorderwife says:

    Twitter exploded in despair when Edelfsen came in. Prophetic.

  69. JDR says:

    Best wishes to Tommy for a speedy recovery. I don’t want to make light of the situation, but I’m amazed it took 84 years to happen.

  70. Chico says:

    http://seats3d.com/ncaa/university_california_berkeley/football/#/level_2/my_account/

    west side of Memorial stadium after upgrade. . My favorite part is the score. . LOL, I wish.

  71. Chico says:

    Good win. . .Now if the Phillies decided not to suck.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Lee pitched a helluva game last night.

    • xoot says:

      Don’t count on Philly this year. They can’t even beat the dodgers. Bochy’s use of the bullpen today was brilliant, as usual. Casilla and Romo better get healthy — the Giants will be home or near home (Oakland) most of this month. Good time for closers.

  72. shaman138 says:

    Damn you again, Dee Gordon!

    DAMN YOUUUUUU!!

  73. sandy32koufax says:

    “umlautuberalles” is banditocaliente…

  74. shaman138 says:

    How about those San Antonio Sharks…err…Spurs? Talk about a mega choke-job.

  75. sandy32koufax says:

    Fontenot is having a ”tear it up” time for the phillies right now

  76. shaman138 says:

    Don’t look now but that’s 4-0 Giants.

  77. shaman138 says:

    Unbelievable. Sloppy baseball to let them right back in the game. The Giants really do have the curse of the petco.

  78. Chico says:

    A witness has identified that punk ass in the Stow beating.

  79. xoot says:

    Wow! I’m following the game, more or less, on mlb gameday. That fly ball in the 6th to Melky must’ve been shallow, because the bases remained loaded. Not that anyone with any sense would run on Melky even if the ball were hit medium deep. Then gameday suddenly offered a video “look in” on the game — just in time for the DP. Nice.

    On to the bullpen, and that’s gotta be cause of unease. On his daily radio interview this morning Romo said that yesterday he needed all of the attention when he was warming up because his knee failed when he started to throw. So he closed out the game with the knee braces on and the knee itself ready to fail again. At least Lopez didn’t throw much yesterday . . . .

  80. sandy32koufax says:

    so my comment at 2:55 “Dang, jack central down in San D” was just deleted…wtf?

  81. Chico says:

    Whose 3:49 got whacked?

    • Chico says:

      Looks like JDR’s comment. What a fucked up shit hole that place is. When VK gets back, lets flood him with emails. . Until then, I’ll be here for the game blogs. .

  82. JDR says:

    Sandy got axed again, for literally no reason whatsoever. When is VK getting back?
    In his absence, I’ve found that the ICUC support chat can be quite helpful at getting things magically un-deleted…

  83. shaman138 says:

    Fuck the Splash…it’s literally a blog for idiots who hate the Giants. I don’t know what’s going on with VK and/or the moderation but there’s definitely someone(s) out there involved who clearly hates the Giants and is actively trying to screw over Giants fans and ruin that blog. Some people really need social lives…pathetic.

    Meanwhile, stubhub hooks it up once again–found $7 tix for tonight’s game–nosebleed seats, but whatever, it’s not SRO and I’ll be there.

  84. Chico says:

    From A&M to the Longhorns (F you Mack Brown!) and all the way to the Rangers, Texas fans always seem to have a sense of entitlement about them…

    Make sure you actually win the damn thing before you get inked. Go Giants!

    • mailorderwife says:

      I’d like to think that it originally read “2010”, but that had to be lasered out. heeee.

      • Chico says:

        Haha! You guys and gals have a great day! My niece is graduating from High School today, so I’m headed down to San Carlos to attend. . Go Giants!

    • shaman138 says:

      How’d that Texas pride work out for the Spurs? Up 2-0 and looking unstoppable….and then head into OKC and their chariot turns into a pumpkin real fast, losing the next four. And I thought the Sharks were the most epic of chokers…

      • shaman138 says:

        P.S. Fuck the Longhorns. Go Sooners!

      • mailorderwife says:

        Sharks rhymes with brokenheart :< That is how I feel, living down here with 14,000,000 new Kings loyalists (for the month).

        • shaman138 says:

          It’s so frustrating how year after year the Sharks have been so good until the playoffs, getting the tops seeds and the Prez. Trophy again and again and again, and then choke hard again and again and again….meanwhile, the Kings have sucked forever, squeak in as the eight seed and then just march their way to a championship. Goddamn hockey….arrrgh!

  85. shaman138 says:

    No Melky or Buster in the LU, Pill at 1B, Nate in RF, and Zito is pitching. Something tells me I’m going to be spending a LOT of money on beer at this game.

    • shaman138 says:

      And I better bring those trees, after all…..Zito needs to pitch a gem tonight ‘cuz I don’t think we’ll see much hitting unless Hector really steps it up.

  86. sandy32koufax says:

    FUUUUUUCKIN DODGERS…..

  87. xoot says:

    One fly ball to the OF all night long — a short one to RF. Nothing else the Giants hit all night made it to the OF grass in the air. Josh Hamilton looked bored out there. And yet, and yet: The dodgers were worse. I kept looking at the out of town scoreboard and thinking, can Seattle hang on to a 1-0 lead? Just after we left the park and started the stroll along the water, back to BART, my kid took a call on his cell and heard the news — dodgers pulled off the improbable. 6 different pitchers to take their shots at, and zip. The night was pleasant; it’s always great to see a game. And the Giants are still bearing down on the bums.

    I thought Zito pitched pretty well, for a couple of innings, in between the two HRs. After giving up that fat pitch in the first inning, he kept his FB out of the zone and used his off-speed stuff well. He baffled Hamilton twice. Then, not so much, but Zito had to hang in there. No help was on the way. The BP is not its usual strength right now. (Later, when Righetti went to tell Edelfsen to pull himself out of trouble, the BP issue became pretty apparent. At one point, soon after Righetti’s chat with the reliever, a few fans got excited to see someone emerge from the Giants dugout and move toward the BP mound. Turned out to be a staff person in a Giants jacket.) Back in 2010, Neukom/Sabean grabbed Lopez and Ramirez at the trade deadline. I think the Giants need to make a couple of moves like that this summer.

  88. Chico says:

    Cheers

    on the win, and here’s to a marvelous day!

  89. shaman138 says:

    Adios Celtics….they pissed away this game. And NJ Devils are creeping back.

  90. Chico says:

    Damn, my son can’t even hold down a sip of water without throwing it up, my wife has has to work tonight. . Screwed. Go Giants!

    • xoot says:

      Oh, I’ve been there — about a hundred times. The kids get upset at being sick and it makes the whole thing worse, until they calm down. Sometimes just getting exhausted helps them a bit. In any event, it ain’t their fault, although I wonder if they think it is. Anyway, good luck.

      • Chico says:

        I called the advice nurse – apparently, I made a big mistake by giving him a sippie cup full of water for hydration. Poor little guy was thirsty and drank it all, and it came right back out within a matter of minutes.. I guess the trick is to give them 1-2 tablespoons of water or more preferably, Pedialite, every hour – to sort of ease it into his stomach so he doesn’t just throw it up. It was his first time throwing up and he obviously was scared because he didn’t know what was going on. . He sleeping right next to me on the couch, waiting for mommy to get home. To make him feel better, I told him Daddy was sick too (after watching that game).

  91. mailorderwife says:

    DAMN YOU SHARKS. DAMN DAMN DAMN. EVERY BLOODY BANDWAGONER IS FLYING THE SAME CRAPPY KINGS FLAG OUT OF THEIR CAR THAT ONLY COMES WHEN THE LAKERS ARE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS. THIS IS A BANDWAGON TOWN OF FANS. BLAAAAAAHHHHHHHH.

    • xoot says:

      I’m grateful it didn’t end in a tie. Hockey in the middle of June? And what a sport. I watched a few minutes this past weekend. There’s something psychologically bent about the action — bunch of guys beating the hell out of each other for a brief chance inside. It’s so bad soccer would be better . . . .

      • mailorderwife says:

        Well, thank God that no one in LA really cares about hockey. If there were rioting, I would be at work until morning :<

  92. xoot says:

    Anyone else see this?
    http://sandiegofreepress.org/2012/06/birther-extraordinaire-gary-kreep-poised-to-become-judge/

    Most recent vote count actually has Garland Peed edging past Gary Kreep for the San Diego County judgeship. But still, the fact that it’s so close . . . .

    • mailorderwife says:

      Garland Peed might be the greatest name.

      I am just sick of these regressives taking over the country with their tin foil theories and backward thinking. JUDGE is different from, say, supervisor. Why tamper with such an important position :<

      http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2012/05/30/nc-makes-sea-level-rise-illegal/ <–MORE STUPID, courtesy of my husband's home state.

      • xoot says:

        Ah, like Cuchulain fighting the sea with his sword, battling the tide.

        • sandy32koufax says:

          I like the way Huler writes. He’s funny, entertaining and pokes at ignorance.

          Winner!

          My GF doesn’t know those SD Judge hopefuls but made some jokes like chuck does below…so it’s NOT just a guy thing?

      • mailorderwife says:

        Also, from my amazing husband:

        “State Del. Chris Stolle, R-Virginia Beach, who insisted on changing the “sea level rise” study in the General Assembly to one on “recurrent flooding,” said he wants to get political speech out of the mix altogether.
        He said “sea level rise” is a “left-wing term” that conjures up animosities on the right. So why bring it into the equation?
        “What people care about is the floodwater coming through their door,” Stolle said. “Let’s focus on that. Let’s study that. So that’s what I wanted us to call it.””

  93. unca_chuck says:

    Gary Kreep looks like the livng embodiment of Stuart Smalley of SNL fame.

    With apathy comes trouble. Although if Garland wins, will Kreep have been Peed on?

  94. xoot says:

    I think it’s time to try Arias at SS. Got nothing to lose.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Pablito played some good D but he didn’t see some of the pitches thrown his way…a few games down the road he be back…

  95. unca_chuck says:

    Had to throw my $0.02 in the insurance debate. Once health care became an industry, well, the die was cast. That and the ability of pharma companies to directly advertise their products. Those 2 things did more to screw up US health care than anything else in recent memory. Drugs for seniors? Hah!

    • Chico says:

      I find it really hard to follow the NBA – a lot of it has to do with the lottery pick. Not a big fan of Rome, but it was a valid question he asked.

  96. sandy32koufax says:

    Valid question, agreed…Is Rome a tool that deserves no respect from anyone with an iota of dignity?

    No.

  97. xoot says:

    Melky’s ABs are getting to be pretty interesting. We’re not in the “Barry’s in the box, Barry’s in the box!” realm yet, but it’s still pretty intense.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      I’ll tell ya what, as a Dodgers fan I feared Bonds like I feared McCovey…Cabrerra has a ways to go to make me feel that way.

      • mailorderwife says:

        Willie Mac’s SO’s were glorious.

        • sandy32koufax says:

          He would take the end all rips and either nail the ball or screw his body up in the box…

          Dude SCARED me shitless even when he was kneeless…

        • xoot says:

          I became a Giants fan in 78, and started going to games when I could. I saw McCovey play only one time at the Stick. He hit what I thought was a pop up. But it kept soaring, and soaring . . . .

          • sandy32koufax says:

            In 1970 he hit a liner foul right at my head in the 1st base infield box seats…damn good thing I was there with my little league team and we all brought our gloves…what a noise that foul made popping into Paul Keck’s “Trap-Eze!”

  98. sandy32koufax says:

    Frackin Loney…bases loded, two outs and flies out to center…

    • JDR says:

      When’s Loney getting his $50m extension? I’m starting to lose faith in Agent Ned.

      • xoot says:

        Billy Beane could’ve had either Matt Cain or James Loney in the 2002 draft, but Beane preferred Joe Blanton. Now, Loney vs. Blanton? Gotta go with Loney. Kuip just came very close to jinxing it.

      • sandy32koufax says:

        Don’t you have a blog entry or tech book to write?

        Blanco just made the play of the week!

        • xoot says:

          dodgers having a tough contest tonight? The LA sr citizens tell me xanax is good for that.

          • sandy32koufax says:

            Gee, Xoot…I’m not a ”Senior” yet so tell me all about it 🙂

            We just went down 2-1 on an Aybar jack off of Jansen…

            It is a good game and a good rivalry

  99. xoot says:

    Oh my god what a catch by Blanco. STFU Kuiper!

  100. sandy32koufax says:

    SUPER play by Arias

  101. mailorderwife says:

    No one deserved to do that more than Matt Cain :>

  102. xoot says:

    Routine play for Arias. That’s what he does, and why Bochy put him there (and put Pablo on the bench). I remember Cain’s one-hitter, early in 2010. This game was different. This game really was perfect.

  103. Chico says:

    YEAH! Perfect game Cain!

  104. xoot says:

    Did you all hear Cain’s praise of Buster, calling this game? Well, we’ll still hear the idiots calling for Buster to play 1B.

  105. Chico says:

    Take a look at the Flap. . Dude called it.

  106. JDR says:

    New post because, well, holy shit…

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