You Know It’s Been a Long Offseason When..

by
Greek Giant

You know it’s been a long offseason from baseball and the Giants when:

  • You look forward to the Pro Bowl
  • You enjoy reading about the 2016 Presidential election
  • You apply baseball lingo to other sports (Stephen Curry goes deep!)
  • You kind of start to miss Santiago Casilla
  • You start looking at the Giants 2017 promotional giveaways schedule
  • You watch Japanese Baseball League highlights
  • You watch Arizona Fall League highlights
  • You spend more time worrying about the Baseball Hall of Fame inductions than the Presidential election
  • You start thinking about trade deadline deals for 2017
  • You start enjoy all the comments on TWG, no matter how silly and arcane
  • You think the World Baseball Classic should be played in January to counter the NFL Playoffs, every year
  • You spend too much time reading read Hunter Pence’s Twitter posts

It could be worse fellow Togethers, you could be forced to read the comments like these on McCovey Chronicles:

Wrong again Batman!

I said he was distracted…and anyone that watches him can clearly see it. It is indisputable!!! But you probably think building a 50 foot wall will keep people from getting a 51 foot ladder! Numbnuts!

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on Jan 27, 2017 | 3:31 PM

That’s not misogynistic.

Anybody can be distracted by anything. If you’re distracted by your marriage, doesn’t that say good things about your wife, rather than bad ones? :blush:

Posted by Machiara on Jan 27, 2017 | 3:41 PM

Yes, Machiara…You are correct!

Good observation, if only the others would understand the difference!

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on Jan 27, 2017 | 4:04 PM

HAHAHA!!

All of ONE post now, for “Machiara”!

Posted by DrunkSeawolf on Jan 27, 2017 | 4:13 PM

He talked about how tacos taste good with coffee

I’m worried.

Posted by CalBear949 on Jan 27, 2017 | 4:10 PM

13 days till pitchers and catchers report.

  • Breckeroni wants to bat in Spring Training

  • crawnik

    Of your 12 points listed above GG, I am in on #10 and #12.

  • Mr. Sarcastic

    The comments section at McC C is truly bizarre.

  • Efrain

    Much ado about nothing as I noted when it happened:

    http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18586503/demarcus-cousins-prosecuted-nightclub-incident

    Still I think Cousins and Barnes put themselves in a bad situation and should have known better. Avenue can be filled with less then desirable types and then add that they are out of town players in a NY club.

  • channelclemente

    Interesting concept, an aging curve for offensive volatility. It’s a measur of how evenly hitters distribute runs on a per game basis. The message clearly is, no matter the level of ones offensive skill, the duration of slumps or offensive discontinuity, decreases with age, an indicator, presumably, of experience.

    http://cdn.fangraphs.com/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/aging_m100-1024×791.png

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/are-veterans-better-at-slump-busting/

  • channelclemente

    A Golden Pitches can only be thrown in Game Seven of the World Series and only in the
    bottom of the ninth inning when the road team has the lead (or in the
    bottom of an extra inning, if the road team scores in the top, as was
    the case in Game Seven of the 1912 World Series, the first time a Golden
    Pitch was thrown1). Indeed, in no other situation could either team win the World Series on a given pitch.

    Only 40 or so have been thrown in the history of baseball, ~50 million pitches. We own one of the events, and 6 of the pitches. Bumgarner strikes again in the legendary game 7 win in 2014.

    http://sabr.org/sites/default/files/Kapszukiewicz-Table1-BRJ-Spring2016.png

    • Mr. Sarcastic

      So there would also have to be at least one runner on base for the home team for this scenario, yes?

    • Scout Finch Baseball

      One of those golden pitches….

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbI54dTaFT4

      • Mr. Sarcastic

        If I understand the qualifiers of the premise, this wouldn’t count as a “Golden Pitch” AB because the Royals could not have won the game; best would have been a tie.
        Once Gordon reached however, all the pitches to Perez were of the Golden variety, because either team could win/lose based on the outcome.

        • Scout Finch Baseball

          Ok. Golden shower outfield play.

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    Ha ha! The comment section at McC-C has always been very special, and a deterrent to most- as in no thank you, not for me. I used to think Grant’s writing was over the top as well, but I’ve felt he’s come along way, is gifted, and produces some very thoughtful and well researched posts.

  • Scout Finch Baseball
    • channelclemente

      A vetting pitch.

    • 610nm

      Cool avatar.

      • channelclemente

        Yours, yeah. LOL. Don’t encourage him.

        • 610nm

          I really like dogs! And it’s a nice thought, too.

          • channelclemente

            I like them too,except CU is an extreme-o-phile. Really nice guy, but prone to ‘ running with it’.

  • Happy Birthday to General Stafford – 149 years old
    Born: January 30, 1868
    James Joseph Stafford
    Positions: Outfielder, Second Baseman and Shortstop
    Bats: Right, Throws: Right
    Height: 5′ 8″, Weight: 165 lb.
    Born: January 30, 1868 in Thompson, CT
    Debut: August 27, 1890 (Age 22.209, 1,532nd in MLB history)
    Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1890 season
    Teams (by GP): Giants / Colonels / Beaneaters / Senators / Bisons 1890-1899
    Last Game: October 12, 1899 (Age 31.255)
    Died: September 18, 1923 in Worcester, MA (Aged 55.231)
    Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Dudley, MA

  • just peachy.

    It feels like a very, very long off-season, but I only identify with:
    – You start looking at the Giants 2017 promotional giveaways schedule
    – You spend too much time reading read Hunter Pence’s Twitter posts. (my version is: Duffy, and then everyone else’s social media posts).

    I might actually go to FanFest this year. I’ve gotten used lately to being among thousands in various protests, so it’ll be tolerable. 🙂

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    Certainly some or many of you are familiar with this quote from Martin Niemöller, “prominent Protestant pastor who emerged as an outspoken public foe of
    Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in
    concentration camps.” There is never a time when it is not relevant…

    First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Socialist.

    Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

    Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
    Because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

    • channelclemente

      You ought to check out Ship of Fools, about a trip from Mexico to Germany in 1933 aboard a passenger liner with a lot of people who wouldn’t survive the next decade. It’s also where you learn about the pitch that ended Bill Tenny’s baseball career, maybe the best trivia question I ever learned. Great movie.

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059712/

      • JStreet

        Top five “essentials” material. Simone Signoret – now that is an actor. And Lee is no slouch.

  • DrLefty

    LOL, Aubrey Huff deleted all of his tweets from his angry, illiterate ranting last night. Guess he finally remembered that he has a book coming out Wednesday, and that his most likely customers live in Northern California AND don’t really enjoy being insulted and mocked, either. Unfortunately for him, both the Chronicle and the Merc already published articles about it.

    • cabbie

      Pavs on Twitter had the best response I thought.

      • Scout Finch Baseball

        I was trying to figure that out. Referring to surrounding protests as a “parade” ?

    • RobDeer

      He cost himself some money, no question.

      • Will he cop to “I did not remember”?

  • channelclemente

    I invited my first Dodger fan, I think, to visit this evening.

    • 610nm

      Uff Da!

      • channelclemente

        Politics does make strange bedfellows. He a moderator on a national magazine website. He was commenting about insiders on the Dodgers site he posts on. I know from my visits to those to read, some commenters there surely have team connections from the quality of their rumor leads.

        • 610nm

          Crawfish Joe sure had some kind of inside dope about the Hundley signing. It is good to talk with all sorts. Enjoy your evening, and try to convince him to keep Puig on the roster…

          • channelclemente

            Let’s see what happens.

        • Scout Finch Baseball

          which Dodger site ? – I was checking on fan reaction to the DeLeon/Forsythe trade. They didn’t seem a bad group of people. Hardly any different from the folk that attended Extra Baggs/Giants Extra.

          • channelclemente

            True Blue

  • Michael Scott

    In the least surprising decision of the day, week, or month, Donald has fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/us/politics/trump-immigration-ban-memo.html

    • Scout Finch Baseball

      The other least surprising non-executive order is that there has been no immediate ban on assault rifles and high capacity magazines to, you know, make America safer.

    • Michael Scott

      I see that this was reported earlier here. Look, I was late to my own wedding.

    • JStreet

      Archie Cox.

      • Michael Scott

        Elliot Richardson had the balls to refuse to fire Cox.

        • JStreet

          I guess it was Archibald Cox, I’m told.

          I think Archie Cox was a floater for the Washington Senators. Or something.

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    From Baggs RT, by a registered Republican sports journalist. A good, quick read.

    Stick to sports?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/won-stick-sports-athletes-article-1.2959608

  • DrLefty

    MLB’s Top 10 Right Now this week covered SS and 1B. Crawford was #5 (down from #4 last year)–Seager (ugh) #1 and Linder #2.

    Among the 1Bs, Belt was #8 (up from #10 last year). Goldy, of course, is #1. AGon dropped off the list.

    Good on our Brandons, getting the love from The Shredder.

    • Scout Finch Baseball

      Correa and ??? Ahead of Craw?

      • HaakAway

        Trea “half-a-season” Turner … -2 DRS beats +19 any day since he will maiontain that .342 BA next year.

        • Scout Finch Baseball

          Thanks. Yeah that doesn’t make much sense. Exciting young player after much heralding as top prospect, but Crawford is #4 in my book.

          • DrLefty

            Andrelton Simmons didn’t make the list at all.

          • Scout Finch Baseball

            Getting bumped by the new crop of offensive SS.

          • DrLefty

            Yes, Trevor Story and Aldemys Diaz both made the list. Still mad that Terry Collins gave Crawford’s All-Star spot to Diaz. SMH. A pox on your house, Terry.

          • Scout Finch Baseball

            That’s what the Spaniards said to the Americas.

      • DrLefty

        Trea Turner, which seems a bit premature, considering he’s played SS in the majors for about 5 minutes.

        • Scout Finch Baseball

          Lindor looked like #1 in the postseason given his superb range and middle of order bat.

          • DrLefty

            He was #1 last year on this list. I think he’s a better all-around SS than Seager is. I would have gone Lindor-Seager-Correa-Craw.

  • Michael Scott
  • HaakAway

    My belated answer to Efrain on why the Giants should be getting Duffy back in five years to be the SS:
    Duffy is 25 yo, Crawford is 30. [If that asphalt TB field doesn’t wreck his knees, back, ankles, shoulders, …]
    Crawford would be the Giants “Crawbrist” Super UT.

    • Efrain

      That will never happen because A) Crawford is a starter and if the day comes Crawford is not deemed to be the Giants starting SS why would you think or expect Craw to accept a backup role on the Giants and B) You can’t assume Duffy will even be a starting shortstop in this league within the next few years. He hasn’t even been one for an entire season.

      • Scout Finch Baseball

        I’ll be monitoring Duffy’s hold on SS in Tampa. Not a sure thing.

      • HaakAway

        Fast forward five years …
        35 yo Crawford cannot cover ground like he used to (How many 35 yo MLB SS are starting right now? Maybe more than I think.)
        Duffy would be 30 yo and just that gives him the advantage all esle being equal.
        So Crawford would play 2B, 3B and SS as needed; LHP pinch-hitter with some pop. Why would he reject that role that he saw several star in as he came up (Uribe, Renteria).
        I think Crawford’s new contract ends about then.

        • DrLefty

          It was interesting to see the Top 10 Right Now list for SS…all the good ones are SO YOUNG. Tulo and Craw were the only 30-somethings on the list. (Craw just turned 30 a couple weeks ago.) Most of them are under 25.

          • Scout Finch Baseball

            Tulo is still on the list? Dude’s practically on his last legs.

          • DrLefty

            I was surprised, too, but his offensive numbers last year were pretty good, and at least he played more games at SS than Trea Turner did, or Trevor Story (both ahead of him on the list). In fact, Tulo had more games played/plate appearances than he’s had since 2011.

        • Efrain

          Because knowing what Crawford ticks you should not expect him to accept that. I’d see him going to another team to try to still play instead of taking a demotion on the Giants. He is that type of battler.
          Plus, that’s all a Duffy fantasy in your mind as you have no assurance Duffy is even a starting SS in this league. Has never been one, and this year will tell you more. Plus add that in 5 years the Giants may have a few players in the system they see as being the next SS fir the Giants and aren’t waiting around for Duffy to return. He’ll, he may not even be the Rays SS at the end of this season.

          • HaakAway

            More Fantasy… in the year “2022”
            35 yo Crawford, with five WS rings, will have a choice:
            … play 3B/DH for the Las Vegas A’s [“battler” not willing to be “demoted”] or
            … stick around SF for two more years and a shot at another Ring. [roots and family here]

            Okay 10% chance, so no bets this time, but I still want Duffy back and this is the way it could happen.

    • Peter Johnson

      Duffy is 26

      • HaakAway

        Oops, DOB is January 15 … BUT the Giants sign him in 2021 as a FA when he is still 30.
        He would be a SS with pop. You got to like this dream?

  • crawnik
    • 610nm

      Who was the more unlikely, useful, surprising, … pennant chase OFer? Morse, Ross, or Ishikawa?
      Cody Ross was released by the A’s in May 2015, ending his career. I’m sure he’s still called Smiles.

      • DrLefty

        Well, Ishikawa was pretty surprising in that he wasn’t actually an outfielder–his first major league appearance in the outfield was at the end of the 2014 regular season. I’d say Ross and Ishikawa are similarly surprising in that neither was with the organization when the championship season began (I guess you could throw Pat Burrell onto that list, too).

        Morse was the least surprising because he was an outfielder (OK, of sorts) and he was a somewhat significant free agent signing before the 2014 season. In other words, they expected him to be on the team and to contribute.

        • 610nm

          Yeah, I was thinking Ishi too, because of being a 1B. I admit to not thinking of Burrell, but he was always meant to be a hired bat. Cody Ross was a very nice surprise for the team, methinks, and someone I remember fondly. Crawnik with the nice photo pick for today!

          • DrLefty

            It’s a great story that the only reason the Giants got Ross is they put in a waiver claim to block the Padres, who were ahead of them in the standings, from getting him. They didn’t expect to end up with him, but the Marlins were just ready to save a few pennies on his salary.

            Jose Guillen was their guy, obtained a week or two before Ross, and if he hadn’t had that ill-timed PEDs shipment delivered to his house(!), there might not have been any Ross heroics in 2010.

            So in both of those circumstances–how we got Ross in the first place and how he ended up in position to be a hero–I’d say the Big Giants Fan in the Sky was watching out for us. 🙂

          • Peter Johnson

            Brian Sabean has a history of good luck going his way in moves he has made, Julian Taveras was the main piece in the Matt Williams trade not Jeff Kent .

          • 610nm

            Good stuff. I really envy your memory!

            In my own opinion, the end of the Bonds era got the Giants started thinking about good characters in the locker room. Well, Kent might have helped the thinking, too. But Guillen kind of sealed the deal with his drug bust, both he and Melky were dumped without further ado. So you might almost be able to claim that Guillen’s brief time with the Giants helped the team develop what we might think of as the Giants’ Way?

          • Efrain

            Gee I guess in your mind you rationalize Huff and his drug use being within the Giants way.

          • 610nm

            I approve of Huff’s 2010 season, but not what he has done after that. As far as I know, 2010 was natural performance.

          • Peter Johnson

            Nope, he said he was on Adderall the entire 2010 season, my son happens to be on Adderall for focus, Huff said Adderall made his mind clear and he was seeing the ball great in 2010, in his interviews on KNBR and on CSN Bay area , to promote his new book .

          • Michael Scott

            So what about his several good seasons prior to 2010?

          • Efrain

            I highly doubt that any issues with alcohol or any drugs Huff was into only materialized after 2010. There were rumors he liked to party.

            If you believe the opposite I have a bridge to sell you in BK.

          • Michael Scott

            Several people here have doubted that Huff has psychiatric disorders, despite evidence to the contrary. One commenter even suggested that Aubrey was faking it.
            I think that that he has being unfairly attacked here. As I have said before, many of us have family or friends who have or had psychiatric disorders. Often these problems result in highly erratic behavior.
            Bottom line – give the man a break.

          • Baggs publicly and privately did not support Huff’s Anxiety attacks.

          • Michael Scott

            How does that prove anything?And what do you mean about Baggs not “supporting” Huff’s Anxiety attacks? If you mean that he didn’t believe it, sorry but Baggarly is not qualified to judge that.Finally, MANY people have had issues with his reporting on that matter.And Alex Pavlovic and Hank Schulman were more charitable. Alex noted the snarky crap that he got from many “fans” about Huff’s condition. So again- people here should just stop it. When we don’t know, the charitable position should apply.

          • I wrote what I wanted to write. It was simple. Baggs was the kind of “person” that like to be “first” at things even if it was not kosher to do it. He could not even wait one day in the Melky case. Baggs was BENT that Huff gave his exclusive to Schulman.

            None of this is new news.

          • Michael Scott

            Nor is the news that many thought that Baggarly was wrong. And how is it that you know what he thought privately?

          • He sent me an email.

          • Michael Scott

            His view actually supports that Huff was experiencing mental health problems. And some people have said that his mental gaffe on the day before proves that his anxiety attack was made up. In fact, that would make it more likely that the attack was real.

          • Baggs had intimated that Huff was making it all up, when he went missing and was found at some airport.

          • Michael Scott

            I know what Baggs “intimated”. But there were signs of a mental health disorder. Baggs chose the low road when the more charitable view was justified based on Aubrey’s actions.

          • The low road meaning – the worst choice of either? Then I would agree.

          • DrLefty

            According to articles I’ve read about his new book, he was abusing Adderall and alcohol regularly from 2009-12. In fact, he attributes the breakdown he had during the 2012 season to going cold turkey off the Adderall (after his wife left him and filed for divorce).

          • Michael Scott

            Abuse of Adderall in and of itself may be signs of a mental disorder.

          • DrLefty

            Sadly, it’s pretty epidemic among students. A kid gets an ADD diagnosis and then sells his pills to his classmates, who use it to pull all-nighters when studying for tests or writing papers.

          • steve k

            her good memory is all a sham. she’s got crib notes written up and down both arms..

      • Peter Johnson

        Ishikawa by far, Cody Ross had a great track record before the Giants signed him multiple 20 HR seasons, Morse also had a good track record, when he was healthy, Ishikawa was released by multiple teams before returning to the Giants, and was talking retirement just months before the Giants called him up late in the 2014 season .

        • DrLefty

          Yep, Ishikawa was actually in the minors as late as June that year. Ross and Morse were at least in the major leagues.

      • crawnik

        He’s been called “Toy Cannon” as well.

        • Jimmy Wynn?

          • crawnik

            Cody Ross.

          • Michael Scott

            Wynn was known as the “Toy Cannon” . He should have copyrighted the nickname. Ross was a nice player, but maybe the “Toy Hand Gun” would be more applicable.

          • HaakAway

            Good Colt 45’s Knowledge. Your dome is not up your astro.

  • Scout Finch Baseball

    I most definitely support the following statement by the University of California:

    “We are deeply concerned by the recent executive order that restricts
    the ability of our students, faculty, staff and other members of the UC
    community from certain countries from being able to enter or return to
    the United States.

    While maintaining the security of the nation’s visa system is
    critical, this executive order is contrary to the values we hold dear as
    leaders of the University of California. The UC community, like
    universities across the country, has long been deeply enriched by
    students, faculty and scholars from around the world, including the
    affected countries, coming to study, teach and research. It is critical
    that the United States continues to welcome the best students, scholars,
    scientists, and engineers of all backgrounds and nationalities.

    We are committed to supporting all members of the UC community who are impacted by this executive action.”

    • 610nm

      There’s 112 students at my university from the 7 countries involved. Imagine how they feel this week.

      • JStreet

        They feel like this country and many of its citizens are not only ignorant, but proud of it. Aubrey Huff, a sterling example. Proof that many pro players are not very well informed, and lack a critical ability to think things through. It’s that shoot from the hip gunslinger mentality. Obfuscation through intimidation. Repeat a lie enough, it becomes the truth.

        • Alvise Contarini

          The last sentence is Goebbels’ copyright.

    • Alvise Contarini

      Even in the darkest periods of the Middle Ages students and professors could move freely from one country to another, from one campus to another. Freedom of movement of people and ideas is an essential prerequisite for the advancement of science and the spread of knowledge. The administration of a country that bases its wealth on science and technology should be well aware of this.

      • GiantFrog

        Oh Alvise — Why do you spread such insight and wisdom in the new age of chaos and stupidity? I read just today that a majority of Americans support the new attack on our essential freedoms. Has anyone checked the movement on the Doomsday clock?

        • Alvise Contarini

          I’m out of Academia since 1976, but I have preserved and cultivated many friendships and ties with that environment. Recently, some of my friends who teach at Ca’ Foscari have pointed out that, without foreign researchers, American universities wouldn’t certainly be so advanced. I do not know whether this is true, but I strongly suspect that it is.

        • JStreet

          I hope the Doomsday Clock does not suddenly “spring forward” when daylight savings time adjusts in a couple months.

        • Alvise Contarini

          Koad Pempont (la forêt de Brocéliande) – le tombeau de Merlin – https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/513c6bcdbe9418aee0f3c1f43ea5ad26bbe12643cabc4dcc7982f7761e65e898.jpg août 2009

    • HaakAway

      Existing visas and Green cards exempt … Move along; these are not the Droids you are looking for.

      Who is your Sleeper among the MyGuys™?
      Those S-K guys make hay out of those level jumps and Gio Brusa could make you a winner (for a change).

      • Alvise Contarini

        I wonder if the Pilgrim Fathers were provided with regular visas before setting sail from Europe in September 1620.

        • HaakAway

          Is “Gio Brusa” and Italian name? Could he be your MyGuy™ this year?

          • Alvise Contarini

            Maybe. Brusa means “it burns” in Venetian dialect.

          • Scout Finch Baseball

            After too many pasta putanescas, I suppose it could burn.

          • Alvise Contarini

            YES ! But, seriously, Italian cuisine doesn’t exist. There are so many cuisine in Italy as there are its villages. Then the pasta puttanesca is quite unusual in my neck of the woods. It is a typical dish of the cuisine of central Italy.

          • Alvise Contarini
          • HaakAway

            My first knowldege of such a site. Love it.
            Brusa has a Will the Thrill Look to him.

          • Noce

            Brusa is a St. Mary’s HS alumni. They have 3 players of his senior team drafted Brusa, Rishwain, and Held. No wander they won the state title that year.

          • Noce

            Thanks for the article. Craig Minetto mentioned in the article is a Stagg High grad and made it to the A’s bullpen under Billy Martin. He was in a cover shot for SI.

          • HaakAway

            Is he famous in Italy? An exchange student of some kind?

          • Noce

            I don’t know. I do know he was working with some local pitching prospects but now I am curious and going to check. I’ve know him for years, played city league sports for and against him.

      • Scout Finch Baseball

        What to do at times like this? What gesture can I make to those affected? Yesterday, I knocked on the door of a researcher who is from Iran. I wanted to say hello, say that I’m sorry for everything he and his family must be going through, and that not all feel he isn’t welcome. I welcome him and I support him. That small gesture won’t change anything, it seems he will have to leave in 4-5 months.

        What would your Boss do at times like this? Where would He stand?

        or back to baseball if you like. Will Matt Duffy hit more road homeruns than Kris Bryant?

        • HaakAway

          If that is the One we ultimately answer to, then you are on it.
          But who can say they speak for Him? Mistakes have been made; listening to each other is certainly part of the answer.
          I agree with GG’s right to make policy and will enjoy February 13 arriving.
          Until you come to a SJ Giants game and visit your long, lost cousins …
          My SF Giant Guy at g Mel d Ott com

        • just peachy.

          That small gesture still means something. Believe me, any gesture, no matter how small, helps right now. I had one coworker who remembered I immigrated here from Iran when I was 5, and asked me how I was holding up and how my relatives were doing, but generally, no one else at work offered a ‘hey, hope you’re doing okay, I’m sure this must be affecting your family and your psyche”. I cried all day on Saturday. Even as a citizen, I feel threatened and second-class. It sucks. It’s sucked since 9/11 and the “axis of evil”, but right now it’s just mortifying. I’m tired of crying every other day, whether it’s from the latest injustice, or from bittersweet joy over people who show support for those affected by these gosh darn executive orders.

          • dgg

            February 1, 2017

            I read this for the first time this morning, just peachy, while I was trying to find Ryan’s comment about how he reached out to a neighbor from Iran. I didn’t realize you migrated here from Iran when you were 5 years old. I’m very moved by what you wrote. I was very upset on Saturday as well. I’m very sorry about what you have experienced in our country.

    • channelclemente

      Hannity had a twitter poll last night expecting the guy at 1600 would get a rousing affirmation. It went wrong, terribly wrong. One twitter response contain a little poignant humor.

      https://i.imgur.com/f3jJOQQ.png

    • GSDUbs

      All UC campuses to be sanctuary campuses?

  • channelclemente

    The Cardinals managed to get away with murder, figuratively, when they hacked the Astros computer system. An analysis of the actual impact vs other cheating scandals in recent sports history.

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-st-louis-cardinals-picked-the-right-league-to-cheat-in/

  • crawnik

    Adrianza claimed off waivers by Brewers.

    • 22’sSweetSwing

      good, for him and us

    • Alvise Contarini

      Vaya con Dios, muchacho. sin remordimientos

    • totalfan62

      Think he makes their 25-man? I doubt it.

      • Scout Finch Baseball

        They have a former top prospect Orlando Arcia at SS, who should get the lionshare, but Adrianza stands a chance to back him up as long as Jonathan Villar locked in at 2B.

      • HaakAway

        My25BrewersGuys™ is now open …

        Just kidding; do not respond except to comment on former Giants there.

    • crawnik

      It’s the Brewers. He just might make it.

  • DrLefty

    The long and winding road comes to an end: Ehire Adrianza was claimed off waivers by the Brewers.

    • DrLefty

      Also, Joe Nathan signed with the Nats–reunited with Dusty after all these years.

      • Scout Finch Baseball

        Is he their new closer? Yikes.

        • DrLefty

          No, just a minor league deal. But it sounds like there’s an opportunity there if things go well.

    • Noce

      I would like to see what happens if EA can stay healthy. He might blossom in a new organization.

      • DC seems to be the resting place for some former Giants. #EmmanuelBurriss

        • Noce

          Even a broadcaster or two.

      • DrLefty

        I hope so. Always seemed like a nice kid.

  • DrLefty

    Big legal battle over the future of the Lefty O’Doul’s restaurant/sports bar by Union Square–face-off between the Lefty’s manager and Jon Handlery, who owns the building. At issue is the name and the memorabilia. The restaurant has been in that spot for nearly 60 years.

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/giants/famous-san-francisco-baseball-bar-close-future-uncertain

  • Keep’n It Real
    • Are you aware that people can see you smiling through the computer? 🙂

      • Keep’n It Real

        You mean laughing through my computer? :-))

    • Efrain

      Did you ever really think it was realistic?

  • Gonna be tough if Snergio chooses the National League team in Los Angeles vs the Halos….

  • This has reared its ugly head again http://tinyurl.com/zgd363s

  • Three Hall of Famers have today as their Birthdays

    Nolan Ryan 70 – Ernie Banks – would be 86 – #42Jackie would be 98

  • just peachy.
    • RobDeer

      Peachy!! How you doin? Forget Haak’s 25-man roster contest. When we gonna see your Sexiest Giants list?

      • just peachy.

        Haha I don’t know if I’d necessarily call any of them sexy, but I certainly wouldn’t throw Zito, Duffy and/or Posey out of bed unless it was to do them on the floor.

        • RobDeer

          This is the kind of response I’ve been yearning for. Way to come through.

          • just peachy.

            I always do

  • GSDUbs
  • DrLefty

    Grant Brisbee with some interesting analysis about the Giants’ relative lack of offseason trades.

    http://www.mccoveychronicles.com/2017/1/31/14455694/sf-giants-trades-offseason