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GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> GIANTS at DODGERS 09/05




Unfucking believable….. after a torrid July, the Giants stumbled in August…..after allowing [sign in to see URL] runs per game before August, the Giants allowed [sign in to see URL] runs per game in August……The Giants scored enough runs to tred water, but they slowly watched the Padres pull away going from a 1.5 game lead on 08/01, to a 6 game lead on 08/28……yes…the Sunday morning a week ago, the Giants were 6 games back….. …….since then, the division has turned on its head…..the Giants narrowly avoided a sweep against the DBacks…add a 2-1 each versus the Rockies and Dodgers……good for a 5-2 mark since last Sunday……well, since then the Pads have gone 0-7….their starting pitches have averaged less than 4 innings, LeBlanc lost his rotation spot, and Garland has publicly called out his own team…….yes, all the little things the Padres were doing, all the bounces the Padres were getting……well, the fun has ended and the Padres are desperate…..the same thing could have happened to us in August when Timmy and Zito went south……but Sanchez and Cain kept us out of losing streaks…..and the Bullpen Quartet of Wilson Casilla Ramirez and Lopez have each put up Double Digit innings with ERA's below 2…and combined for 61 innings of [sign in to see URL] ERA…..

GAMEBALL and JOKER ==> GIANTS at DODGERS 09/05

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Jonathan put together back to back stellar outings in the limelight of national TV……Jon had 19 of 25 first pitch strikes including the first 8 batters of the night…..Jon also did not allow a leadoff hitter to reach base and only issued one walk……despite the numbers, Jon's lack of control was on display at times, but the glances were brief and he was able to right the ship quickly……man, this kid has an arm that 97% of major league pitchers dream of….and despite the frustrations that comes with his inconsitencies…..he has been ON enough to notch his 10th win and post a [sign in to see URL] ERA which puts him second behind Cain in starter ERA…..

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Man, what the hell…..I was talking to my Buddy from Seattle over the weekend, and he commented on how lucky I was to be a Giants fan…..and he pointed at Uribe……how do you guys win with a Guy like Uribe at Shortstop……his answer, the team plays hard every night every inning…..and we have guys on the bench accepting of their roles and everyone is pulling in the same direction…….sure talent is always needed, but his impression is the Giants are a class organization and that everyone on the team plays hard whether they are 20 games back or 20 games up…….Yes cheering for the Mariners can skew your perspective on things, but he has a point…….besides a few Molina comments here, and a Benitez quote there, I can't remember a Giants team laying down even when things were getting ugly……..

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Couple knocks, including one of those broken bat bloops that reminds me of the 2009 Pablo where he would get 3 hits and you just scratched your head…..

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2 innings……4 K's…….and no baserunners


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Man, the Los Angeles Times is perhaps one of the greatest reads for a Giants fan these days……despite a solid core of young Major Leaguers, the McCourt divorce has thrown the team into disarray……and it keeps getting better and better…….did you read piece where the Dodgers now owe over $400 Million sure it may be posturing to hide assets going into court, be certainly if McCourt is looking for $25 million from anyone with a pulse, things can't be too good……and the divorce proceedings are worth watching……if McCourt's prenuptial agreement is found valid and Frank is allowed to keep the team, it will certainly be continued austerity for the Dodgers….if, however the Dodgers are community property, they will be forced to sell to an owner that almost certainly would be in a better situation……

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jeez Merk these game ball/joker threads need to be read by more peeps than [sign in to see URL] [sign in to see URL] OR lose....

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 emoticon For the 1st time in 13 years of driving the Giants,post-game Saturday went a little different. Normally after a DRAMATIC WIN on a Sat nite,most of the players would jump in taxicabs and go to the bars & nightclubs to celebrate. On this Sat nite,driving the 1st bus 50 minutes after the game,almost the ENTIRE TEAM went back to the [sign in to see URL] traveling secretary even called hotel room service from the bus to order a cheeseburger & shake for Brian Wilson,who I thought was one of the BIGGEST PARTIERS on the team. It was almost like someone said something in the clubhouse after the game suggesting that the players should go back to the hotel and get to bed to get ready for Sunday's [sign in to see URL] guess it must've worked.I'm just saying. emoticon

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ALWAYS THE BEST !!!!!!!!!!!

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THE TOP MOUNTAIN LINE ON THAT GRAPH NEEDS TO KEEP ON DROPPING emoticon





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Man, the Los Angeles Times is perhaps one of the greatest reads for a Giants fan these days……despite a solid core of young Major Leaguers, the McCourt divorce has thrown the team into disarray……and it keeps getting better and better…….did you read piece where the Dodgers now owe over $400 Million sure it may be posturing to hide assets going into court, be certainly if McCourt is looking for $25 million from anyone with a pulse, things can't be too good……and the divorce proceedings are worth watching……if McCourt's prenuptial agreement is found valid and Frank is allowed to keep the team, it will certainly be continued austerity for the Dodgers….if, however the Dodgers are community property, they will be forced to sell to an owner that almost certainly would be in a better situation……



I hadn't been following the Dodger situation very closely. The news that the team has more debt than the purchase price several years ago is a shock - and quite possibly announces no contending Dodgers team for several years to come (since they will most likely be lowering salary). Forbes valued the team at $727 mil early this year, however, giving them a 56% debt/value ratio, so maybe the paper is over-stating the situation to (gasp) sell papers.

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 emoticon For the 1st time in 13 years of driving the Giants,post-game Saturday went a little different. Normally after a DRAMATIC WIN on a Sat nite,most of the players would jump in taxicabs and go to the bars & nightclubs to celebrate. On this Sat nite,driving the 1st bus 50 minutes after the game,almost the ENTIRE TEAM went back to the [sign in to see URL] traveling secretary even called hotel room service from the bus to order a cheeseburger & shake for Brian Wilson,who I thought was one of the BIGGEST PARTIERS on the team. It was almost like someone said something in the clubhouse after the game suggesting that the players should go back to the hotel and get to bed to get ready for Sunday's [sign in to see URL] guess it must've worked.I'm just saying. emoticon



i bet it was Pat the Bat...

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Hamels started toward the dugout after what he thought was a strike. Lincecum didn't get the call & buzzed ump Dana DeMuth w. a fastball that slammed off the backstop & then froze Hamels w. another 3rd strike. 4/28/10 Timmy the ump killer.
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 emoticon ...or Huff Daddy,or BOTH
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