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BruteSentiment

  • joined Feb 12, 2008
  • last login Jul 23, 2014
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You don't want to know about me. I'm boring.

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"You Kidding? The Beard Is Here For Life" - Brian Wilson

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Wilson reveals the future of the Beard. Just For Men may have just decided to open up their advertising budget to try and get Wilson on board. I doubt Wilson would take any amount of money for it, though.

Did the Giants just win the spelling bee? (Apparently not. From the Giants' mailing list email...

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Did the Giants just win the spelling bee? (Apparently not. From the Giants' mailing list email advertising World Series goods, sent minutes after the victory. It'll be interesting to see if they change it at the web link.)

Giants Interested In Japanese Shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka?

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This comes from a link in Henry Schulman's latest notebook, but I've posted a link here to my story with more info about Nishioka. I know, it's hardly a time to start talking about the offseason, but how about this: Connecting the popular World Series underdog Giants to the popular Japan Series underdog Chiba Lotte Marines. (The Japan Series begins Saturday.) To be fair, the Marines have been rumored to be considering posting Nishioka for a couple of weeks, so it might not just be idle rumor, but I thought it'd be worth sharing.

The Rangers did win slightly more games this season, in the slightly better league. The Rangers did...

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The Rangers did win slightly more games this season, in the slightly better league. The Rangers did have to beat slightly better teams in the first two rounds of the tournament to qualify for the finals.

Rob Neyer: Rangers Have Too Many Edges Over Giants Um....wait. The Giants had 92 wins. The Rangers had 90. I know the California Public School System sucks, but I'm pretty sure I got the gist of 'more than', and the Giants had 'more than' the Rangers. Gotta love him putting over the Rangers in a better league, but playing in a clearly weaker division. Easy to win when second place is .500, Rob. The Giants played in a division with three playoff contenders going into the final two weeks; and played both those contenders in those two weeks. Oh, and the Rangers offense? Philly scored just 15 less runs despite playing without a DH. I'm looking forward to seeing Vlad try to play left field in SF. I really am. After all, the Rangers were 39-42 on the road in the regular season. Okay, enough ranting.
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Arizona Fall League Primer/Preview

Hey, we posted this on our site a little earlier, but I thought I'd share it with all of you, since we'll be a week without the big league team.  The AFL started today, with Scottsdale's game...

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Second-Guess: Where Was Affeldt?

It was the question I asked my two best friends when the Beard was called from the bullpen in the eighth. And now, after reading all the initial post-game stories, and not seeing his name, I’m...

Cal Cuts Baseball, Other Sports

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I doubt this is the most unexpected thing to happen, but it might be a big local sign of the fall of college sports in the face of budget cuts. Baseball's not a big moneymaker, even if you're a winner, which Cal wasn't. However, another sport that was cut, Rugby, has won 25 championships in the last 30 years. (And for another controversy, this article implies Rugby was a victim more for Title IX reasons.)

OT: The weirdest Panda-related thing I've seen on the web in a while. And that's saying...

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OT: The weirdest Panda-related thing I've seen on the web in a while. And that's saying something. I'm expecting animated gifs to follow in gameday threads.

Giants & GreenJackets Renew PDC Through 2012

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Two interesting summary points to make: • This means no affiliation shuffle dance for the Giants this offseason. Everyone is committed (or owned). • Check out the Bobby Evans comment. Wow, talk about a warning shot off the bow! There's been a lot of commentary about trying to build a new stadium in Augusta since the Giants came into town in 2005, but little actually done. Maybe with a comment like this (as well as an apparent renewed interest by the Giants in their affiliates) will help kickstart things.

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minor lines 9/3-9/4

  Weekend Highlights: Eugenio Velez had a four-hit game on Friday, including an extra-innings walk-off home run, and Ryan Cavan had a four-hit game with a home run.  Also, Ehire Adrianza and F...

Velez Hits Extra-Inning, Grand Slam Walkoff

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Sure, earlier in the day, the Grizzlies were officially eliminated from the playoffs. Sure, Decker's playoff efficiency streak ended. Sure, we are talking about Velez. Still. A grand slam to walk off the game in extra innings. That's just cool. Can't lose sight of that, as jaded in the muck as many of us become. Good job, E-V.

Belt heading to AFL

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Also announced: Conor Gillaspie and Charlie Culberson. No pitchers announced yet. Culberson gets to be the team's only sub-AA player there.

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Will Richmond Stay With The Giants System?

  (Just because I do my best, typo-ridden work in the middle of the night.)   Well, this offseason’s affiliation shuffle just got very, very interesting.  Or much less interesting, depending on...

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minor lines 8/21/10

Highlight of the Night: Kendry Flores continues to indicate that there's more than one worthwhile pitcher in the AZL with five innings of one-run ball.  Also (And I'm scrounging here): Ryan Scoma...

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minor lines 8/20/10

Today's Giants Highlights: Eric Hacker threw seven shutout innings, while Justin Fitzgerald gave up one run while striking out 11 in six innings.  Also, Joan Gregorio shines in the DSL, and Clay...

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minor lines 8/19/10

Howdy folks!  I'll be filling in for the Great Steve S. for the next few days.Highlight from the farm system: The South Carolina connection in the AZL works, as Austin Fleet struck out 7 while...

'Mannywood' Is Gone (At Least, The Sign Is)

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Is this a case of sending a message by removing a message?

Jorge Bucardo promoted to San Jose

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I think that says it all. San Jose is in desperate need of starters.

The Swedish Chef returns! Not that this has anything to do with baseball, but let the Bruce Bochy...

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The Swedish Chef returns! Not that this has anything to do with baseball, but let the Bruce Bochy comparisons continue!

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Minor Moniker Madness!

Minor League Baseball's official website has begun their yearly 'Moniker Madness' contest for the strangest/funniest names of minor league baseball players, and the Giants have a pair of prospects...

Anybody who said he’s not ready to catch in the big leagues is crazy because he’s a pretty good cat...

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Anybody who said he’s not ready to catch in the big leagues is crazy because he’s a pretty good catcher, especially throwing. -Brian Sabean.

From Andy Baggarly *facepalm*

Happy B-Day, Ryan Cavan! POTW and 2 HR

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Well, if you're going to have a birthday, this is the way to do it. Get the Player of the Week Award after hitting home runs on back-to-back nights (from different sides of the plate), and then go ahead and hit two more. Congrats to the Belmont native! Also, take note that he's done this in Kannapolis, which has a 0.91 HR Factor in the most recent three-year factor numbers I could find. I.E., it's somewhat of a pitcher's park for home runs.

Juan Carlos Perez = MVP

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I know that Fla-Giant posted a tidbit in the other fanshot on the California League All-Star Game, but I think JCP winning the MVP award deserves its own fanshot. Perez went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double, scoring two runs and knocking in two, accounting for three of the league's four runs. Also, Perez competed in the home run derby, and while he didn't win, he advanced past the first round with five home runs, the most of the round. Despite a wind blowing in from center, this article notes that three of the five left the ballpark completely.

South Atlantic All-Star Game Ends In A Tie

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Ugh...I don't know if that's better or worse than the Eastern League All-Star Game getting fogged out after two innings a few years ago at Connecticut. Not much doing for the Giants prospects in the game. Dominguez went 0-for-3. Joseph was the backup catcher and went 0-for-1. Jose Casilla threw one inning in relief, no baserunners, two strikeouts.

Bowker And Belt Are Players Of The Week

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Not a surprise. Bowker has been red-hot since his return to Triple-A, while Belt had a very good roadtrip to the offensive parks in the southern division.

This one got posted on our forum, I thought I'd pass it along. The Yomiuri Giants gave their fans...

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This one got posted on our forum, I thought I'd pass it along. The Yomiuri Giants gave their fans an opportunity to design a jersey to be used for a single game, and this was the winner. Um...wow. Stars, stars, everywhere. I bet Shinjo is ruing the day he quit baseball, because knowing the way he acted in Japan he'd probably love to wear that thing.

Renteria Up, Downs...um, Down

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There's no official local story up yet, so just a link to the transactions twitter feed. I'm not looking forward to seeing who Renteria takes time away from. I think it'll be Uribe.

San Jose Wins Sixth Consecutive First Half Title

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This was mentioned in brief in the Minor Lines, but it's kinda buried. The previous record for consecutive first-half titles in California League history before this run was three. This kind of consistency is amazing for a minor league team.

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