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    Scorcho and Applejack talk about the San Francisco Baseball Giants

    Hey Scorcho!

    The Giants are 5-2. They lead the majors in home runs and runs. The only losses have come when our fifth starter, Matt Cain, pitches - what a bum. I expect all of these trends to continue.

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    I'm not much of a baseball fan, but I like the Giants.
    "It'd be nice to please everyone but I thought it would be more interesting to have a point of view." -- Oscar Levant

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    Quote Originally Posted by USS Utah View Post
    I'm not much of a baseball fan, but I like the Giants.
    Welcome aboard! This thread should outpace that nasty Dodgers trollfest within the hour.

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    There's a problem here for me: I don't hate the Giants. How can we have a decent rivalry here if I don't? Maybe you guys can help me out.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    There's a problem here for me: I don't hate the Giants. How can we have a decent rivalry here if I don't? Maybe you guys can help me out.
    That's okay, I don't really hate the Dodgers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    There's a problem here for me: I don't hate the Giants. How can we have a decent rivalry here if I don't? Maybe you guys can help me out.
    OK, that gives us four people on the Giants bandwagon! This thread has been much, much more successful than I anticipated.

    LA, to answer your question of how we can have a decent rivalry, a nice first start would be you growing a Tim Lincecum moustache to demonstrate good will.

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    Last time the Giants won the World Series: 2012 (after winning in 2010)

    Last time the Dodgers won the World Series: 1988

    Sorry, was that a bit zoobish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by USS Utah View Post
    Last time the Giants won the World Series: 2012 (after winning in 2010)

    Last time the Dodgers won the World Series: 1988

    Sorry, was that a bit zoobish?
    It would only be zoobish if you were using the 1988 title to prop up your team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USS Utah View Post
    Last time the Giants won the World Series: 2012 (after winning in 2010)

    Last time the Dodgers won the World Series: 1988

    Sorry, was that a bit zoobish?
    No. The Dodgers from 1988 to 2012 were kind of like Utah football from 1964 to 1989. The renaissance of the Boys In Blue is well under way now.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    No. The Dodgers from 1988 to 2012 were kind of like Utah football from 1964 to 1989. The renaissance of the Boys In Blue is well under way now.
    If you're comparing the current Dodgers to a college football program it would have to be Oregon or Oklahoma State.

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    The Boys in Blue are 5 games behind the SF franchise and closing.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Lincecum has a no-no bid alive through seven innings against the Padres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applejack View Post
    Lincecum has a no-no bid alive through seven innings against the Padres.
    And he's done it. Still hitting 90's with the fastball after 100+ pitches. Curveball looked nasty.
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    For the record, I am rooting for the Giants now. California team, West Coast. Besides, I've always disliked the Cardinals.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Give us San Jose you bastards. A pox on you all.

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    Are you referring to your team as the San Francisco Baseball Giants in order to differentiate them from another Giants team based in San Francisco?

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    Are you referring to your team as the San Francisco Baseball Giants in order to differentiate them from another Giants team based in San Francisco?
    You don't get the reference? I thought you were around when the giants moved from New York.

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    4-2 so far on the current 10 day road trip (without Ginshu Cain). If the Giants can finish 2-2 or better against the Dodgers this weekend I'll call this road trip a success.

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    The Fresno Grizzlies beat Kershaw yesterday with their bottom of the lineup looking like this:

    P. Sandoval .189
    Brandon Hicks .200
    J. Arias .164
    Juan Perez .095
    E. Adrianza .176
    T. Hudson .111

    I think Bochy conceded the game with that lineup, but somehow the Giants found a way and know are tied for the best record in baseball.

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    The freak throws 7+ innings and strikes out 11! If we can get the stauche back, we are in bizniz.

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    MadBum is #1 all time in World Series ERA at 0.29

    Bouchy is 33-13 as the Giants manager in the playoffs

    27 outs away !!!

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    I have season tickets to the Giants minor league team, the Sacramento River Cats

    I don't know anything about the players yet but will likely go to 10 or so games this year and get to know them.

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    its looking bleak for the orange and black, their playoff chances are slim. but we have been able to see some of the AAA step up and play well. Duffy will be the NL Rookie of the year at 3rd base (Giants dodged a bullet by not signing Pablo Sandoval). Panik is a solid 2nd baseman and Tomlinson looks like a quality player. The Giants entire infield is ery young and home grown, including Buster Posey at catcher.

    if they can add a pitcher or two, the Future looks bright

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    its looking bleak for the orange and black, their playoff chances are slim. but we have been able to see some of the AAA step up and play well. Duffy will be the NL Rookie of the year at 3rd base (Giants dodged a bullet by not signing Pablo Sandoval). Panik is a solid 2nd baseman and Tomlinson looks like a quality player. The Giants entire infield is ery young and home grown, including Buster Posey at catcher.

    if they can add a pitcher or two, the Future looks bright
    Don't worry too much, there's still plenty of time for the Dodgers to collapse.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Giants opened up the wallet this season

    I'm excited but we've seen other teams try this and fail miserably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    Giants opened up the wallet this season

    I'm excited but we've seen other teams try this and fail miserably.
    Span will be good for the 25 or so games he's healthy enough to play.

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    Scorcho and Applejack talk about the San Francisco Baseball Giants

    I think the Dodgers have more wins than any other MLB team. How are the Giants doing this season, BTW?

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    San Francisco GiantsVerified account @SFGiants 5m5 minutes agoMore



    #SFGiants have acquired three-time All-Star Evan Longoria from Tampa Bay in exchange for Denard Span, Christian Arroyo and minor league pitchers Stephen Woods and Matt Krook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorcho View Post
    San Francisco GiantsVerified account @SFGiants 5m5 minutes agoMore



    #SFGiants have acquired three-time All-Star Evan Longoria from Tampa Bay in exchange for Denard Span, Christian Arroyo and minor league pitchers Stephen Woods and Matt Krook.

    Too bad for them they couldn't get him before he sucked.

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    all I ask is that the 2018 Giants at least finish ahead of the Padres


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