Nowhere but up from here

Just starting a new thread. Maybe it’ll turn things around for the Giants. Just a superstition.


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163 Responses to Nowhere but up from here

  1. Chico says:

    Chuck says for some reason, he can’t post here. He’s been trying but I’m not sure what’s going on. Just an FYI, JDR.

  2. xoot says:

    mlb hired John Keker to defend against San Jose’s recently filed lawsuit. The feds hired Keker to prosecute Oliver North, back in the day. Keker’s firm is probably the best bunch of litigators under one roof. In a way, I’d like to see the lawsuit play out for a while — get some of those secret mlb documents out in the light. (That’s how the last version of the mlb constitution got disclosed — via discovery in litigation.) But with Keker on the case, it may get dismissed pretty quickly.

    Can you tell I’m deliberately not thinking about the Giants right now?

  3. xoot says:

    Baggarly tweets that the mlb PED testing squad is at the park in Cincy tonight. Guess it’s that time of year.

  4. mailorderwife says:

    The worst game I’ve been to was when Jerry Reuss pitched a no-hitter against the Giants. I refused to cheer, because that would betray my inbred Dodger hatred. My husband says that we’ll win it next year, as the Giants had another off year in 2011. No matter. You love the team either way. Chin up, folks!

  5. xoot says:

    This is bs from kruk and kuip about the Giants needing to win tonight. The Giants need to play like winners tonight. If a bad break in the 9th (or later) ruins this game, that won’t be the end of the world. They’ve played better tonight; Bochy is managing with intensity. They need to bring this every game from here on out.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      NL West is the worst in baseball, again, and it’s anyone’s to win at this point.

      Bochy-ific moves can win the division.

      So can every other team’s coaching moves at this point, however.

  6. sandy32koufax says:

    Happy Independence Day

  7. mailorderwife says:

    Ate too much!! Yesterday was great because the Giants couldn’t lose. Today, let’s go Giants!!!

  8. sandy32koufax says:

    The brisket was such a big hit Memorial Day that it was brought back by special request and ya, I too ate far too much. I look like a parade balloon still 😉

    We all know LA didn’t stand much of a chance with Capuano on the hill so I’m not happy with their loss yesterday but expected it. Tonight I’m hoping Ryu continues to surprise me but Cain is pitching so it’s def a toss up…

    Go Blues!

  9. Chico says:

    BEAT LA!

  10. xoot says:

    Best first inning we’ve seen in a while. Pablo’s not right, however.

  11. xoot says:

    At least Cain’s kept the ball on the ground, so far.

  12. mailorderwife says:


  13. xoot says:

    Well, I’d say putting Gillespie in LF has turned out badly. As to Cain, looks to me like he worked real hard to get ready to avoid giving up the big fly. Instead, he gave up everything else. Tough times.

  14. mailorderwife says:

    I rather enjoyed the 100+ loss season. This, however, is just bad and boring baseball.

  15. shoelessinlassen says:

    Just when the starting rotation found its groove again in June, the offense swooned.

    Now, however, Cain’s command has gone inexplicably south … such that I fear it will take a lot more popcorn for mailorderwife to see the end of it all.

    • mailorderwife says:

      I ran out of popcorn awhile ago. I found some veggie chips, then decided it’s probably better for me not to snack when the Giants do bad.

      • shoelessinlassen says:

        Good call – I believe 4 out of five doctors now believe that Giants losses and America’s burgeoning waist line is linked to garlic fry and heavily and artificially buttered Redenbacher popcorn, washed down high fructose-laden Pepsi Cola.

        • mailorderwife says:

          Yikes!!! I bought these neat-o popcorn across the street from Petco, keeping them safely stashed away in the hutch. My husband found the supply and reduced it by 90%. I don’t drink soda, but garlic fries! Yumm!!! Only eat those at AT&T.

          With that in mind, Giants fans are losing their mind on Twitter. Complain about the team because that is our right, but don’t whine as if the Giants haven’t delivered 2 out of 3. Some of us old timers remember the long summers of the 70’s, when the biggest thrill was watching Willie Montanez do some hotdogging with pop flies at 1st.

  16. mailorderwife says:

    BTW…is it my imagination or has Panda gotten fatter while on the DL?

  17. sandy32koufax says:


    OOOOOOREEEEEEBAAAAAY is tying and/or setting Dodgers records vs Los Campiones? Juan Uribe?

    I am deeply in my cups and quite satisfied with this evening’s doings. Tough break for Juan as he didn’t actually hit for the cycle 😦

    Sorry to sound snotty or smug jints fans but any fan takes her/his pleasure where n when they manifest themselves…look at alla them damn seagulls!

    • xoot says:

      I’m sure there are a lot of bum fans deep in their cups at the park tonight acting like they’ve just won their first WS game in decades.

      • sandy32koufax says:

        Whooping n hollering? Positively. Giving tonight’s win that much cred over a slumping defending champion? Only the D-fans that are under 35 yeas old.

        Oban was tonights’ choice and a fitting choice it’s been.

    • mailorderwife says:

      The bandwagon fans should start coming out of the woodwork. If you’re not Hispanic down here, you weren’t a Dodger fan during the lean years, hombres.

  18. Chico says:

    Fuck off.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Time get you some reefer. That’s way to aggressive a reply.

      Girl Scout Cookies sound good?

      • Chico says:

        I just watched a Bob Marley documentary and shared a doob of the newest strain going around (my wife took a toke, can you believe that!?!) Marley can do that to people I guess. The strain is called girl scout cookies. LOL! Look at Sandy keeping up with the latest buds.

        You know I love ya brother.

  19. sandy32koufax says:

    Deputy Fife vs Madbum…advantage jints.

    Go Blues!

  20. xoot says:

    Hanley must be going crazy out there. He has been the recipient of the three worst feeds imaginable. Two trips, who got a bit of revenge on that LU card snafu, is now getting what he deserves, too. He doesn’t know what to do with Fife.

    Oh, nice throw Puig.

    Maybe the bums celebrated as grossly as their fans last night — as if they’d won a WS game, finally.

  21. sandy32koufax says:

    The first three innings of today’s game were comedy and tragedy.

    Bumgarner was nails and Barney pitched a fair game but was let down badly by mistakes.

    Hat’s off jints fans, round two to SF.

    Xman, your gonna break a nail typing so much tripe ’bout Dfans, Dplayers and WS games…

    • xoot says:

      Fun game, today, despite the Giants miscue. And now the bums fans are weeping like they lost a WS game. I especially liked the golden sombrero Puig wore, although the Hanley/Ethier agreement not to go after a ball in short CF was amusing, too. But best of all was MadBum’s pitching. He let up a bit to that backup catcher with the Dostoevskian name; otherwise, he showed why he’s an AS. And, now that I think of it, why Puig isn’t.

      • sandy32koufax says:

        Smirking, even figuratively, usually comes back to bite one on ones ass.

        I’ve got some antibiotic for those teeth marks on your bum;)

  22. shoelessinlassen says:

    Giants defy gods, beat LA! A veteran performance by Bumgarner. Even Sandoval’s fielding looked more inspired to me tonight.

    A win today reminds me of that line from Claude Reins – in Lawrence of Arabia, “Big things often have small beginnings.” Just a win, but could lead to something … bigger. I hope.

  23. Chico says:

    Well, my wife’s family member isn’t doing too well, so we are headed out of town for a few days starting tomorrow am. MOW, those tickets you offered me were for tomorrow night’s game – and we can’t make it. So sorry for the late notice, but I just found out 10 minutes ago that plans have changed. Could be the last time my wife and my kids get to see their auntie/great auntie.

    I’m really hoping that they don’t go to waste and that the seats could be filled. Once again, I’m sorry but not much I can do about it. I wanted to go 😦

  24. Chico says:

    I think we found a backup catcher that can play some d. Wow, way to go Quiroz

  25. sandy32koufax says:

    Time for Puig to steal home!

  26. sandy32koufax says:

    SWEET! 3 runs across…

  27. Chico says:

    Playing way to shallow on that one. 2 outs and a ball that doesn’t even hit the warning track knocks in three. That’s entirely in us. Fuck

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Turnabout is fair play, Chico.

      Dodgers D inn the second and third yesterday gave jinjts three of their four runs.

  28. sandy32koufax says:

    BTW, today’s victory by LA is their first win all season when they were behind after 7…

  29. Chico says:

    I successfully relayed them back to you MOW. Whew.

  30. xoot says:

    Hanley’s an asshole and Puig doesn’t deserve to be on the AS team. The dodgers have spent hundreds of millions to purchase media attention overall. Once again, they are despicable. The Yankees of the west. It’s not baseball, it’s Monopoly. wtf would root for a team like that?

    Meanwhile, Romo’s not a genuine closer. He has trouble going two days in a row, against both RH and LH batters. Second day, when the pitch count gets high, he’ll hang one. Without a strong bullpen, Bochy can’t play the chess games he played last season. Gaudin, meanwhile, was probably better than Kershaw, who should’ve been tattooed outta the game early on. The Giants hitters didn’t take advantage of his mediocre day. Losses like this happen all the time, but the Giants can’t afford many more this year.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Godown did acquit himself quite well and no, Kersh wasn’t overpowering, and hasn’t been most of the season. Still, jints were nearly as hapless as on Friday evening.

      You a whiners fan, xman? Eddie D was as relentless a huge spender as any Steinbrenner spree for years. That’s different tho cuz he won, right?

      Look, I don’t like too much about new ownership, the Stow lawsuit, for instance, or the raiding of pension funds for another. But quit reaching for straws abt not rooting for a team one has supported for life. I’m still boycotting Dodger Stadium, like most of my friends are, and am pissed at the way they aren’t making any good moves towards rebuilding their farm system. Shit, they just offed three pitching prospects for fuckhead Nolasco and was taken up on said offer…I’m rooting for the Dodgers, not the ownership or their foul choices. Like I keep seeing you jints fans repeat as if it were some holy chant: “You stick by your team through thick and thin”

      BTW, to answer your angry query about the LADs and their last WS game victory, 1988 and they won 4 of 5. We get it, jints are 8-1 in the past three seasons. Cool. Done. Like the jints seem to be this season…

    • xoot says:

      Quit quibbling, “koufax.” I despise the dodgers franchise. The new owners are as bad as the last. They’re not playing baseball now, they’re playing Monopoly. You stand behind that shit? Your decision.

      Nice play by Sandoval, there . . . .

      • sandy32koufax says:

        I’d have figured that you, of all us here at JDR, would have better reading comprehension skills than that which you’ve exhibited tonight. I, obviously, would have been wrong.

        I’ll try to simplify, eh?

        The only “power” I can wield is my dollar. If I don’t give my dollar to the Dodgers, I am making the only statement ownership will heed-that I do not support them. Do I still want the guys on the field to do well? Yes. Care tell me how I’m being evasive or minimizing the horrendous state of Gugggy as LA’s caretaker/rapist? That I can say I am still a Dodgers fan and hate the ownership group are wholly separate matters.

        • sandy32koufax says:

          Oh, and to disabuse you of any further notions, I don’t approve of anything the Guggys have done and find them despicable too.

  31. unca_chuck says:

    My take has been why the fuck is Posey at 1st base? If they want to rest him, rest him. He’s a lousy 1st baseman,and he made 2 errors in the 9th to fuck that all up. Granted, Romo hung the fucking slider, but, that’s gonna happen from time to time. They have no other recourse there. Making a defensive switch late in the game is something that should have been done at the least. Or better yet, play your goddamned 1st baseman. It’s not like Belt is holding this juggernaut of an offense down.

  32. unca_chuck says:

    Oh, thanks Chico for straightening out my posting problems here. And, sorry to hear about your aunt. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

    • Chico says:

      Thanks man. It’s been known for some time. Almost one of those things where it’s better off if she’s out of her misery (her opinion). My wife is also looking forward to seeing some of her family members up there. It’ll be more of a celebration of her life than anything else.

      I didn’t do anything other than start a new thread when you said you were having problems posting here. Glad it’s been fixed bro.

      I’ll see (talk) to you guys in a few days. No internet service up there that I know of. Still wondering how Soph got internet service from those imaginary mountain ranges.

  33. mailorderwife says:

    Oh…anyone want those tickets that I gave to Chico?

  34. unca_chuck says:

    Hi MOW, those tix still available?

  35. unca_chuck says:

    I can’t use them but my daughters in SF would love them.

  36. shoelessinlassen says:

    Brandon Belt batting in the 3 spot in tonight’s game. Bochy: Genius or mad man? You decide.

  37. shoelessinlassen says:

    Posey Homer. 2-0 in the first. A pleasant beginning for a change. 🙂

    • Chico says:

      I’m getting emails! Lookslike there is some Internet service up here. Go giants!

      • sandy32koufax says:

        Are you in Idaho?

        Damn, the brigades will be mobilizing ever faster these days if they’ve gotten 4G or just wireless puters;)

        • Chico says:

          Pine mountain lake. Not a far drive to where family is in Angels Camp. Last time my wife will see her aunt. I don’t even want the kids seeing her like she is. Her redneck father stayed in Boise. Piece of shit.

          • sandy32koufax says:

            I know the place. Give her your love Chico, you know the drill and I don’t mean that like it’s a duty, although it is. The duty of love. Let the negative go bro, it serves no good end here, just be kind and generous and attentive. Be the man that you are;-)

            Word to the little lady from those of us here at this blog, for whatever that’s worth. Vaya con Whatever you believe…

            • Chico says:

              It’s all good. Those are her words, not mine. We’re all good – 85 degrees here at 2026. No cable ( I actually like it) but the iPhone 5 3 g is working. Slow but it works. I’ll check in after the game. Just hitting refresh on the MLB score thingie.

              • shoelessinlassen says:

                Chico, Pine Mountain Lake is near Groveland, I believe. I moved to my new (well, actually built in ’73) cabin in Bear Valley (up highway 4). Angels Camp is but a mere frog jumping leap away! 🙂

  38. sandy32koufax says:

    You’ve got to feel badly for David Wright. One of the worst MLB teams for all of his career and he signs a multi-year contract. Merc or loyalist?

  39. sandy32koufax says:


    I’ve never heard of that and it’s some weak-assed shit

  40. shoelessinlassen says:

    Is this the usual “6th inning melt down” by Lincecum? Again, Lincecum appears beautifully suited to work out of the bull pen … but for now, he appears kinda like Zito used to be – a good for five inning starter and not much more.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      I thought Timmeh looked fine and his D gave it up. Not shitting you, that’s the game I was watching

      • shoelessinlassen says:

        Yeah, Lincecum held it together enough in the 6th, and actually delivered a quality start. (I spoke too soon.)

  41. sandy32koufax says:

    Looks like a jack to me

  42. unca_chuck says:

    Yeah, hard to pin that shit on Timmy. Torres and his ole defense is getting real old. Blanco usu doesn’t fuck up that bad, tho. All in all, another crappy game defensively. he offense has shown something. They got Timmy more than the usual one run.

  43. unca_chuck says:

    16 innings? Shoot me now.

    • mailorderwife says:

      Glad that Chico was spared that agony. 16 innings and a loss would be like smashing fingers with a mallet.

      Anyone have thoughts on Sabean deciding not to really dip into the trade market?

  44. unca_chuck says:

    Did we get Frenchy?

  45. unca_chuck says:

    In case you didn’t see,

    5:07pm: Major League Baseball is expected to suspend Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, and as many as 20 players connected to the Biogenesis clinic sometime after next week’s All-Star break, several sources told T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish of Commissioner Bud Selig’s office is considering 100-game bans for Braun and Rodriguez, the punishment for a second offense, despite neither player receiving a previous suspension for violating MLB drug rules.

    Suspensions appear to be a certainty for both players and the only issue in question is the length of time that they’ll be sidelined. One source said that the league’s argument would be that they, and possibly other players, committed multiple offenses by receiving PEDs from Tony Bosch’s clinic and lying about it.

    As Quinn explains on Twitter, suspensions are usually levied, appealed, and ruled upon by an arbitrator months later before becoming public, but MLB is allowed to announce suspensions publicly because case has been public. Players who appeal the forthcoming suspensions may continue playing until an arbitrator rules, however.

    Braun, who has repeatedly denied using PEDs, refused to answer questions during a recent meeting with the league office about his connection to Bosch, according to sources. A source said that A-Rod has not been interviewed, but a meeting is expected to take place this week.

    Late last month, Jon Heyman of reported that suspensions were likely in the Biogenesis case. Nelson Cruz, Everth Cabrera, Jhonny Peralta, Jesus Montero, and Bartolo Colon were among the other players linked to Biogenesis in the initial report.

  46. sandy32koufax says:

    Scoots takes a shot at the plate by, gotta love this guy’s name, Recker…

  47. sandy32koufax says:

    And jints are making it look easy scoring two.

    Nice steal at the wall by the new guy

  48. mailorderwife says:

    I hope Tanaka can stay up here. I remember Shinjo, who once made a fantastic throw home to toss out the runner.

    Panda needs to lose some weight. My non-baseball watching husband likes to make remarks about the tent jersey.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Are you getting this great morning cloud cover, mow? Keeps the heat away til later in the day and it hasn’t gotten too warm since last week-nice.

      Ya, I’m liking Tanaka too. He’s got spirit and seems to have good baseball smarts.

      Tent? Try Parachute

      • mailorderwife says:

        The part of the 805 where i live doesn’t believe in morning cloud cover. No sir…goes straight to hot weather. We just put 2 cherry blossom trees in the backyard, along with 2 bottlebrush trees and 1 trumpet tree to replace the giant tree that caused our lawyer neighbor to threaten a lawsuit. That tree has been back there long before we moved in, but you can’t tell that to the New Yorkers. I picked trees that shed beautifully, and hopefully into the neighbors pool.

        Yasiel Pig needs some manners. Dodger fans complained incessantly about the many peculiarities (no manners) of Bonds, yet find the same attributes so charming in their own player.

        • sandy32koufax says:

          There goes Tanaka, he’s having a nice debut. What the doctor ordered.

          Haven’t had time to follow the details of LAD beyond stats and catching a few games. Let’s face it, most local “fans” are blind to the shortcomings of their best players. Bonds being a fine example of that.

          • sandy32koufax says:

            BTW, bummer on the old tree and your neighbors being ashcans. You prolly miss our semi-dependable summer A/C I know I did when I returned to the southland years ago. Great choice on the messy trees;-) and may the wind blow the way of El Abogado de Gilipollas’ yard…

            • mailorderwife says:

              Yeah…they’re babies right now but it should be pretty awesome in 5 years. I picked the bottlebrush because it makes a huge red mess on the ground, something I learned while attending Catholic school. It’s going to be awesome.

              Affeldt began to pitch as I left the room to clean the kitchen. Seriously, retire from baseball and devote yourself to that cause.

  49. Chico says:

    I stayed up past 1 am lat night refreshing the score until we lost. Didn’t feel like making a comment after that one. By the looks of the score, this one sucks too. Mother fucker.

  50. unca_chuck says:

    Oh well. Losing to the Mets at home is pretty much the sign from above that this ain’t gonna be our year.

  51. xoot says:

    Somewhat interesting article on the Biogenesis case, and the union’s role thus far, at this link:
    Also, the original stories in the Miami newspaper that got the scoop are pretty interesting, too. E.g.:

    One thing to remember: the “Joint Drug Agreement” (that’s really the approved short-form name) provides for 80-100 game suspensions for any player who’s involved in the sale or distribution of PEDs. Buying PEDs from Biogenesis would fall in there, I suspect. No positive test necessary.

  52. unca_chuck says:

    Not quite as damning as the list of 100 a few years ago, but does anyone think this is a good thing? To me it shows that MLB, and Bud, have simply been paying lip service to meaningful PED testing. Most people know this. Granted, players will always look for an advantage, but these penalties still aren’t harsh enough. Bartolo Colon and Mekly Cabrera being the latest prime examples. Fucking Melky got a vacation, a ring, and a shiny new 2 year, $16 mill deal with Toronto. Colon got a $2 mill one year deal. Poor bastard.

    The penalties should be one year suspension, then permanent ban.

  53. unca_chuck says:

    That’s a good read. Funniest line is:

    “It was sort of like watching an entire season’s worth of Rob Deer at-bats.”.

    Oh, the bad old days. Unfortunately, we seem to be all of a sudden closer to those than the recent championship.

  54. mailorderwife says:

    Interesting reads. Athletes are always going to find a way to get to the top if their skill level is somewhat lacking. How do you really stop it? If it’s not PEDs, then it will be something else, ya know? For baseball, revenue — and not drugs — will always be the bottom line. This is why they were willing to turn a blind eye to the whole Sosa/Mcgwire steroid fueled home run fests, because the ultimate result was the return of baseball fans who had been turned off by the baseball strike. For this reason, I can’t take MLB too seriously. Had the paper not pursued this investigation, the Hebrew Hammer and Cabrera would be safe. The whole Ryan Braun case dismissal went down on legal technicalities and never properly handled. I thought that was a Wisconsin favor from ol’ Selig.

  55. sandy32koufax says:

    LVMetro has evidence enough to charge Godown with public ledwness:

    Maybe he’s on roids too?

  56. unca_chuck says:

    Nowhere but up from here? Guess again. Beyond Matty Ice getting pulled in the 1st, there’s this:

  57. unca_chuck says:

    Ooops. Didn’t see yerz (so to speak), Sandy.

  58. mailorderwife says:

    Well, if you insist on sucking, make sure to bring on some drama to keep us entertained. I hope Gaudin didn’t do it. If he did, face up to it and get that peepee whacked by a judge.

  59. Chico says:

    Wtf? Goudan is accused of groping a female on a gurney???? He’s not a big name guy so me thinks this story has legs. That’s not only sexual assault, but it’s sick. Drunk or not

    • xoot says:

      Gaudin’s lawyer released a statement that makes some sense, claiming Gaudin was in the ER for a serious ailment that left him disoriented, etc. Who knows. Sleazy business.

  60. xoot says:

    What happened to Cain today? I didn’t see the game, but the play by play makes no sense. He was throwing 91-92 FBs and even hit 93; he walked three guys and gave up two singles, but got two outs on a pop up and a SO. A bad inning, for sure, but why yank him with two outs and one runner on base?

    • Chico says:

      My Internet I slow as all hell so searching takes a decade, but I don’t understand It either. Fingers crossed

  61. sandy32koufax says:

    When I read this google said it was the latest news re: Cain…

    Not to put too fine a point on this, at this time anyway, but it seems something is amiss w/Cain.

    • mailorderwife says:

      This might explain why Sabean was so quick to give up on the team. With no Cain, there is no season.

    • xoot says:

      He can’t throw 93 with a ruined elbow. Wilson’s velocity, for example, was way down before the elbow finally gave out. Hell, I don’t think Cain can throw 93 if he has any serious injury. It’s as strange as Lincecum’s nosedive.

  62. xoot says:

    I’m looking for distractions these days. So Biogenesis update: the former BioG employee who stole the business records that set off the investigations is named Porter Fischer. He’s trying to sell his info for a million bucks. mlb thinks their lawsuit in Fla. has dug up enough evidence. But Fischer disagrees. He thinks he has something special. From a recent NY Daily News article:

    “’I don’t think MLB has any idea about the extent of what is in those documents,’ the source added.
    Fischer’s attorney, Raymond Rafool, and spokesman Gary Smith did not return calls for comment.”

    Porter Fischer. Raymond Rafool. Most detective novels don’t contain that much color.

  63. unca_chuck says:

    Reminds me of Gilhooly and the Tanya Harding deal . . .

  64. unca_chuck says:

    In the ‘For what it’s worth’ department, Gaudin was apparently in the hospital for some sort of kidney problem. For those of us wondering what the hell he was doing in there in the first place.

    Gaudin’s attorney, Dominic Gentile, has issued this statement on his client’s behalf:

    On January 27, 2013, Chad Gaudin was examined in the emergency room of a local hospital while experiencing symptoms believed to be related to acute renal failure due to a condition known as rhabdomyolysis. The symptoms included confusion, dehydration and loss of orientation and/or consciousness. Although he has been accused of improperly touching another hospital patient while on the premises that night, there are differing and exonerating versions of what occurred that have been reported by eye witnesses. Mr. Gaudin denies any unlawful conduct and has been cooperating with the authorities. I am confident that this matter will be resolved in his favor and because it is pending in court there will be no further comment.

    The plot thins . . .


    • mailorderwife says:

      Why is this coming out as news right now?

      • sandy32koufax says:

        He was only charged, as I understand it, this week.

        As for the ”thinning of the plot,” I’m Senor Conspiracy Theory and simply must believe that this is being mitigated by the greasing of palms…of course I usually go to that “reason” because it has been proven to be the “why” of charges being dropped against athletes, etc., so damn many times in the past.

  65. mailorderwife says:

    Has anyone been following the news on Asiana Airlines, the plane that crashed at SFO?

    I’ve been reading comments on The Gate – BAD IDEA – and am amazed at how xenophobic and ignorant people are about Asia, as if it were some giant country and not a continent. Oh sure, I’ve been called Chinese more times than I can recall — because that’s clearly the only country in Asia — and am always asked if I can speak English whenever I am outside of a big metropolitan area in the US (no lie). Hence, people presume that the whole cultural nightmare that is Korean aviation is a standard that applies to all Asian countries.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      I agree and have never been subjected to racial slurs or taunts except when I’ve gone into “the wrong neighborhood” and usually at night. That said, it is a damn shame that so many Americans are so feeble-minded that you, hell anyone, should have to suffer these fools.

      It seems like every time some incident takes place involving foreigners, one may safely assume that a deluge of hatred and ignorance will soon flow from the mouths or fingertips of the fearful among us that have zero exposure to the reality of planet earth.

      In the 40s and 80s, every Asian was a dirty or greedy Jap. In the 60’s and much of the 70s, a Gook. So American ignorance and hatreds go and thrive-even today. Promulgated in no small part by the Christian right and politicians of red counties or states…

      I’m sorry to you, an American from birth, for every flagrant, stupid and hurtful comment you’ve read or heard. I am forever stunned by these behaviors.

      • mailorderwife says:

        You can’t do anything about racism. Haters gonna hate, ya know? I think at this point, my husband gets more offended by the remarks because I’ve become a seasoned vet about these things :>

        However I should let y’all know that if you ever are offered a free trip or discount fare from Korean Airlines or Asiana Airlines, don’t take it. It’s not racist to not want to fly a plane where the pilot hierarchy prefers a deadly air crash over allowing a junior F/O to call out a warning of impending doom. I understand that Singapore Air is also beginning to have these problems. If you want to visit Asia, try ANA Airlines.

  66. Chico says:

    Just got home a few hours ago and celebrated my kids 4th birthday – turned on the TV to see Tanaka slap a single to left and then steal a base (wasn’t even close). He’s fun to watch so far.

  67. unca_chuck says:

    He’s no Puig, but he’s been a breath of fresh air so far.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      He is a great change for the jints-and he’s been dependable both on D and O. He is fun to watch but he IS 32.

  68. mailorderwife says:

    A win! A win! A win!

  69. sandy32koufax says:

    So the great slide ends at 4…

    Bumgarner is something. So is Romo with enough rest.

    Congrats Gfans.

    BTW, I don’t believe Bochy’s comments about Cain, sounds too fishy that he took him for the lame reasons he’s stating

  70. unca_chuck says:

    Well, I don;t think Cain’s hurting. He was throwing 93. He was just wonky. I think more than anything, Bochy was just sick and tired of seeing these guys play so shitty. He pulled him to tell the team no one is safe.

    • shoelessinlassen says:

      Of course, Bochy’s explanation was a preemptive act to prevent Cain from doing harm to his arm in what was becoming a 40 plus 1st inning debacle. I thought it was a good (the right) move no matter the reason cited.

  71. Chico says:

    Puig is a fucking PUNK. Did you see what he did to Montero? Punk!

  72. unca_chuck says:

    Speaking of this little puiggy, here’s an article by Bill Platschkse (whatever) of the El Lay times:,0,2466228.column

    • mailorderwife says:

      Lots of “buts” in the article. Don’t apologize for the punk. There are plenty of talented young kids who enter the league that aren’t so pompous. Even if you don’t know who Luis Gonzalez is, Puig should at least have been polite.

  73. mailorderwife says:


  74. sandy32koufax says:

    Greinke throws a 2-hit 1-0 shutout in under 100 pitches.

  75. xoot says:

    Giants are playing pretty well through 5+. Fuck Greinke.

    • sandy32koufax says:

      Timmeh’s throwing a no-no through 7 and looking like his old self. WTF has gotten up your ass this season?

  76. sandy32koufax says:

    No-no number 3 in the past four years for the jints…pretty amazing shit.

  77. shoelessinlassen says:

    Posey catching Lincecum is as it should be. Honorary mention to both Pablo and Pence in the 7th and 8th innings. An amazing night in Giants history.

  78. Chico says:

    That, was fucking beautiful.

  79. xoot says:

    beautiful indeed. Great game.

  80. mailorderwife says:

    For the last three Giants no-hitters (Sanchez, Cain & Lincecum), we have been at the same spot on the 101 N. at the 6th inning. Déjà vu! Timmy is my favorite so this was an extra special thrill. They needed this, and glad it was Timmy who delivered.

  81. unca_chuck says:

    Weird. I can’t post on the new thread but I can post here?

  82. unca_chuck says:

    JDR!! Help! I can’t post on the most recent thread! What gives? Are they showing up in the spam filter?

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