Hunter Pence Open Thread


There are walkoff wins. Then there is walkoff craziness, which happened at AT&T Park on Monday night.

With Brandon Belt on first base and two outs in the ninth inning of a scoreless game, Hunter Pence dragged his achy hamstring to home plate, hit a high fly to right and jogged to first as everyone inside the yard starting thinking “10th inning.”

But it ended there. Right fielder Matt Kemp could not get under the ball, which must have swirled in the wind. As it eluded his dive and fell to the turf, Belt scored easily to give the Giants their second straight 1-0 victory.

You might think that nine innings of scoreless baseball would be boring, but you’d be wrong.

Superman wears Hunter Pence underwear.


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111 Responses to Hunter Pence Open Thread

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Kemp used to be a Dodger, which makes this even sweeter.

  2. Dora says:

    Not about baseball, but you’re all going to love watching this rescue. 🙂

  3. Myiq2xu™ says:

  4. votermom says:

    I missed it yesterday, but apparently Jake Tapper is doing this week’s Dilbert strip (to benefit Homes for Our Troops)

  5. Myiq2xu™ says:

  6. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Wait . . . what?

      In spite of her opposition to Trump, Jorgensen said that she would retain her position as the group’s head in South Carolina, and as its national face abroad. “For now, I will continue to serve as International Outreach and in my South Carolina Chair position,” said Jorgensen. “I want to continue to work in the Republican cause, supporting conservative ideals and helping to elect down ballot candidates.”

    • Somebody says:

      Bye Felicia

  7. Myiq2xu™ says:

    I don’t remember anyone mentioning that job on career day.

  8. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      Losing candidates play an enormously important role in a democracy. When conceding a hard-fought race, the losing candidate affirms the validity of the democratic process. This is true of all elections, but particularly at the presidential level. Time and again, America has been graced with presidential nominees who, while still smarting from defeat, concede graciously, and encourage their supporters to unify around the victor.

      Just four years ago, Mitt Romney said, “[W]e can’t risk partisan bickering and political posturing. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people’s work.” In 2008, John McCain urged his supporters to offer President Obama “our goodwill and earnest effort to find ways to come together, to find the necessary compromises, to bridge our differences.” In 2004, John Kerry implored, “We must join in common effort, without remorse or recrimination, without anger or rancor.” Even Al Gore, who won the popular vote but lost when the Supreme Court halted his recount in Florida, said to both President-elect George W. Bush and the country that “what remains of partisan rancor must now be put aside, and may God bless [Bush’s] stewardship of this country.”

      This type of concession is rightfully an American tradition. When Thomas Dewey narrowly lost to Harry Truman, he sent a telegram to the president-elect saying, “I urge all Americans to unite behind you in support of every effort to keep our nation strong and free and to establish peace in the world.” After Stephen Douglas lost a bitter contest to Abraham Lincoln, he said, “Partisan feeling must yield to patriotism. I’m with you, Mr. President, and God bless you.”

      Does anyone believe Donald Trump will show such grace?

      Trump has shown absolute willingness to tear down any process that fails to validate him. While campaigning in New York, he called the Republican nominating process “a rigged, disgusting, dirty system.” After a loss in Wisconsin to Ted Cruz, Trump’s campaign accused party bosses of trying to steal the nomination. After Colorado canceled its presidential preference poll in April, Trump penned an op-ed saying “the system is being rigged by party operatives with ‘double-agent’ delegates.”

      Some may wish to believe that Trump would limit this type of commentary to a Republican primary process, but the billionaire has given us every reason to believe he lacks the virtue of restraint. And make no mistake, this type of rhetoric is playing with fire.

      Our elected leaders derive their power from the consent of the governed. If a losing presidential candidate declares the electoral process invalid, he attacks the very foundation on which our democracy is built. Democracy is a process, and when that process is delegitimized, our chosen leaders lose their mandate to make decisions, advance solutions and negotiate compromises.

      Disenfranchised Trump voters are ready to hear a destructive message. According to RAND, a nonpartisan think tank, the one statement that best determined whether a Republican was likely to support Trump in the primaries was, “People like me don’t have any say about what the government does.” This mindset is the gasoline over which Trump is juggling torches.

      What a load of crap.

      • taw46 says:

        So now he can’t be allowed to run because he will be a sore loser? They sure are creative, those anti-Trumps.

        • leslie says:

          It’s pure projection on their part.
          Let Trump win and we’ll see who the sore losers really are.

          • Lulu says:

            This is organizational implosion with lots of self identity issues. I haven’t seen it this bad since a local Baptist church (I was not a member) went gonzo and the local Junior League devolved into cat fights (I quit and hid). This is how people self identify and the angst is getting thick. Who are they going to be if their notions of self identity go poof? “This is not who we are” is a first indicator of alarm in the psyche. I’m especially enjoying the “propriety” shaming from people who act like feral monkeys.

      • leslie says:

        “According to RAND, a nonpartisan think tank . . . “

        I call BS. The only people I’ve known to work at RAND were dyed in the wool Democrats. Not just Democrats, but Progressive, Liberal Democrats. And they said everyone they knew at RAND thought the same way.

    • DeniseVB says:

      A Trump defeat means Hillary will be President, so yes, that could harm the country irreparably. Derp 😉

  9. votermom says:

    • leslie says:

      I seriously loathe Obama. I hope he has a miserable, horrible, no good, very bad life from here on out. I can’t wait to see him out of the WH.

      • DeniseVB says:

        And the two parties that enable him ! I got solicited by the DNC letting me know I can now legally donate up to 250,000 !!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  10. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • blowme0bama says:

      In other news, bears are dangerous. It was pretty apparent when it first came out however long ago that was, that the goal was to gin up a crisis, with citizens being simply collateral damage, in order to get public support for gun confiscation.

      Most transparent pResident in history – just not in the way he was marketed to America.

  11. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Hillary would never make that mistake. She is close personal friends with all the Wall Street CEO’s.

    • DeniseVB says:

      There’s buzz about her speech transcripts being non existent because the fees were bribes that she just filed under Speaking Fee. Oh, I can’t wait for the Foundation to go under the microscope 😀

    • Lulu says:

      This is the kind of stuff voters do not care about this year. Like grammar Nazi’s on the internet they nitpick and offer diversion to head off into the weeds so they can miss the point. Binny the diversion isn’t working so well anymore. He doesn’t know their names much because they aren’t his pals you Carlos Slim hireling.

    • leslie says:

      Judging from what an acquaintance says about HRC, she needs close personal friends. (This acquaintance went to high school with Hillary and says her only friends were those who could serve her personal agenda.) I initially believed this assessment was left over from a high school girl’s jealousy. Now, I’m not certain she was wrong.)

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I would think Trump would know who does the actual work within the corporate structure. The real power house is often not the figurehead who may have been hired for connections. Hillary would know who will give her money without all those pesky questions.

    • dm says:

      Boom is right Helen…love the response. Would love to see someone like Carson who is well versed with (Hopkins) red tape and administrative nonsense to turn this around.

      Wishing everyone here a lovely day…we (Maryland) finally caught a break from the dismal weather and it’s gorgeous out…just planted some tomatoes listening to some Leon Russell…great way to start anyone’s day!

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      When I was in graduate school for public health/health administration you actually had quantitative classes that addressed factors like wait times and how they could effect efficiency, effectiveness, quality and patient perception. Perhaps Mr Secretary needs a refresher course. But then to use Disney Parks, well know for their logistical magic, as a comparison point does show he may not be smart enough to do the math let alone understand the nuances of a medical care model.

  12. taw46 says:

    EU going full commie.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Last, desparate gasp of the EU. Either they dissolve and the countries get back on their feet, or the EU drags the countries down the tubes permanently.

      • taw46 says:

        I know. I fear Brexit will fail and Europe will lose its last chance.

        • blowme0bama says:

          You and me both. What they’re left with will ultimately result into violence and chaos. But, they’d rather live with that than someone call them “racists” or “xenophobes”.

    • DandyTIger says:

      By “far right”, they mean any leaders that don’t want the EU to become an islamic caliphate.

      • blowme0bama says:

        Exactly. Only Nazis have a problem with an overwhelming influx of muslim freeloaders raping their way around the countryside while being footed by the taxpayers.

      • WMCB says:

        That’s what so hilarious. Most of these Euro “far right” parties really only differ substantially on immigration. Everything else they are moderate left on.

        No more Muslim hordes = EXTREMIST, all by itself.

  13. Anthony says:

    • Anthony says:

      (What I was responding to)

      • Lulu says:

        Of course he was right. Simple deduction involving were the plane had been, what nationality the airline is, and how suddenly it went down tells a rational person what happened at a 95% probability. Egypt has a good reason to downplay it (tourism) but no one else did including the White House. The first to challenge the diversion was Russian aviation experts who said the bodies are in pieces ergo explosion from the inside.

        • Anthony says:

          Its interesting how the PC Police are trying to skew our perceptive abilities to reflect their persistent obtuse interpretations

        • Myiq2xu™ says:

          If the engines suddenly fail at 30,000 feet the radio keeps working. It takes a while for the plane to crash. If a plane suddenly falls out of the sky and there is no communication that indicates something sudden and catastrophic like an explosion.

    • cynic says:

      I watched for 20 minutes, and turned it off. This is what Joe does. I was disgusted with him when he repeatedly attacked Mitt during the ’12 campaign. Now I realize, he’s paid lots of money to take them down. It is, MSNBC, after all.

      • leslie says:

        You lasted longer than I did this morning. I don’t think I made it more than 5 minutes before I put on the local news.

  14. votermom says:

  15. DeniseVB says:

    My bad, I laughed too 😀

  16. DeniseVB says:

    Good post by Althouse about Hillary and the new Ghostbusters cast on Ellen’s show. Seems Sony isn’t too happy about aligning a political candidate with the movie. Can’t say that I blame them.

    • DandyTIger says:

      They have a lot in common. Bad movie and bad candidate. And the marketing of both is if you don’t like it, you hate women. And that’s all they’ve got.

  17. foxyladi14 says:


  18. Dora says:

    Trial starts today – if anyone is interested.

  19. DandyTIger says:

    Funniest article I’ve read in a long time. Worth the read.

    One can argue about whether to call him a fascist or an authoritarian populist or a grotesque joke made in a nightmare shared between Philip K. Dick and Tom Wolfe, but under any label Trump is a declared enemy of the liberal constitutional order of the United States—the order that has made it, in fact, the great and plural country that it already is. He announces his enmity to America by word and action every day. It is articulated in his insistence on the rightness of torture and the acceptable murder of noncombatants. It is self-evident in the threats he makes daily to destroy his political enemies, made only worse by the frivolity and transience of the tone of those threats. He makes his enmity to American values clear when he suggests that the Presidency holds absolute power, through which he will be able to end opposition—whether by questioning the ownership of newspapers or talking about changing libel laws or threatening to take away F.C.C. licenses.

  20. Dora says:

    Oh no! What a shame. 😦

    Nyquist Won’t Run in Belmont Stakes

    The winner of the 2016 Kentucky Derby developed a fever and was not shipped to Belmont in preparation for the race.

  21. Dora says:

    VIDEO: MSNBC anchor slips, calls Cosby ‘Bill Clinton’ during sex assault report

    Freudian slip?

    When talking about Bill Cosby’s appearance in a Pennsylvania courtroom over sex assault allegations, MSNBC anchor Steve Kornacki mistakenly said “Bill Clinton.”

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

    • blowme0bama says:

      I do too. The SJW & media hypocrisy of the “Golden Age of Hope & Change” has caused a lot of resentment. That the globalists want to replace our citizenry with an ethnic / cultural mix more malleable to government dependence / control doesn’t help anything either. Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.

    • Venus says:

      Blacks, Hispanics and Asians are encouraged to form tribal identity but for whites to do the same is racist.
      That’s the problem with the SJW crowd — inability to logically think their positions through.
      Plus, dumb as a bag of hair.

      • lyn says:

        Exactly. When I worked at the Forest Service in the early 90s, the diversity training stressed that minorities always view themselves as members of a group whereas whites view themselves as individuals.

  22. Myiq2xu™ says:

  23. WMCB says:

    TFW you were totally able to channel your grandmother’s politely amused iciness when conversing about trade with a moron.

  24. Dora says:

    75? Yikes!

  25. Myiq2xu™ says:

  26. mothy67 says:

    So brat’s headphones died. She asked for Beats by Dr Dr. No way in hell I am buying a 9 year old a 300 dollar headset. I did a bunch of searches and decided she’d deal with a 25 dollar pair. I saw a banner add a few minutes later 79 for a 229 pair from a major retailer with free shipping. I bought at 11:30 pm I want back a little after 12 and thought I’d buy Christmas presents now. Same thing then 129. I had gone to retailers website rather than the banner ad. Great use of whatever tracking was done. I still think its obscene to buy a 9 year old beatsand I never would have but 150 off?

    • CiscoKid says:

      Very good.
      Government service doesn’t PRODUCE s**t, except higher taxes and bigger intrusive government.
      It doesn’t make any goods to sell, cars, steel, clothing, medicine, scientific discoveries, literature, etc.
      It only produces 5 or 6 figure salaries, taxpayer funded exorbitance, and nice fat pensions at the end of minimum “service”
      Then a nice cushy consultants job in government.
      Ok, I’m done, gonna go pull a cork.
      Bacon Akbar, hope it offends some muslim.

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