Been awhile since baseball is .. not around (3 more weeks until pitchers and catchers report!) but I needed to break my silence with these two GIFs of beautiful Buster Posey accepting his NL MVP award.. in a suit. Mmmmm… I think this is the first time I’ve seen him in something other than his uni or a flannel/plaid shirt. ENJOY!
Legend Chipper Jones and Future-Legend Buster Posey:
And then the elusive snarky/comical buster.. you can see the snark all the way from this GIF:
That’s it. Now scram. Put your head down until spring training. Wait no, I take that back. Root for the Niners. Do that first.
Hey All - not much to report obviously but I think this pretty epic Hunter Pence impression of Ozzie Smith doing a flip GIF will make you miss baseball less:
Yup, that’s all I got. BTW, I love this man.
Not much to GIF nowadays so when I see a gem like this, one that basically makes my heart melt AND simultaneously makes me irrationally giddy, I gotta post it:
Buster Posey polishes the World Series trophy:
Buster Posey giggles in a Lazy Boy:
Yup, that’s all I got for you. Hope this tides you over for a few days..
With the holidays around the corner and money being tight, I had to improvise gifts that wouldn’t cost a fortune but wouldn’t just be trash in someone’s house. Good thing pinterest exists and the Giants won the world series because I basically just combined the two wonderful things and came up with DIY Custom SF Giants coasters. Here’s the tutorial:
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
(PS. I purchased most everything at Home Depot)
1. Lay down a magazine or newspaper on your workspace to protect your area. Take your awesome SF Giants pictures of choice (I already have a set of “My Favorite Giants Moments” coasters so instead I did “World Series Parade” coasters. Why? Because the parade was the best thing ever.) - trim them using your tiles as a stencil. I trimmed about a 1/2 inch on each side since I like the white border of the tile as a “frame” to the picture. Repeat until all pictures are trimmed.
2. Take the Modge Podge (which acts as a glue in this step) and apply to the back of the photo with the sponge brush. Use JUST enough as too much glue will make the photos have air pockets and too little won’t hold the picture down.
3. Center the picture on the tile and press firmly to make sure there are no air bubbles and all the edges are secure. Repeat with all other pictures/tiles:
4. In this step, the Modge Podge will act as a sealant/top coat to the coaster. This part used to scare me a little since the glue is white and not transparent so smearing it all over my beautiful Giants players faces would make me nervous. But don’t panic - Modge Podge dries clear!
Anyway, use the sponge brush to apply a THIN coat of Modge Podge on top of the picture. I like to run the brush along the same direction a few times to remove the excess and make sure it’s nice and clean looking instead of a bunch paint strokes going a million different ways.
Repeat with all the coasters.
5. Let coasters dry for 15-20 minutes. The longer you have, the better. The coasters may still be tacky to touch but should not be wet.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5, 1-2 more times. I would recommend 2 more coats to make them durable.
7. After allowing the Modge Podge to dry thoroughly ( I let mine sit overnight), transfer your coasters outside since you’ll need a well ventilated area to use the enamel spray.
Spray a light-medium coat over each coaster. I usually pass the spray over the coasters about 3 times to make sure it’s covered. This is an important step since this is what waterproofs your coasters.. kind of an critical for something that holds drinks.
Allow to dry 15 minutes and repeat.
8. When two coats are dry, turn the coaster over and apply the felt pads to the four corners of the tile. This will keep the coasters from scratching up your coffee:
9. AND.. YOU’RE DONE! Beautiful Coasters that cost basically nothing.
Since I already have a set of coasters AND because I’m in a particularly giving mood since the Giants won their 2nd World Series in 3 years, I’m giving this set away! If you want to win, please leave me a comment with your fav Giants nickname of all time and your email or twitter handle. I’ll pick a random person this Wednesday (12/12). Good luck!
The other day, a came to a realization - Nate Schierholtz may have tricked us into thinking he was really cute this whole time because of his washboard abs. Not gonna lie. THEY ARE IMPRESSIVE.
Which led me to this tweet:
Butter face or not? Twitter fans were varied - but most agreed that his abs were what were what made him so cute and his lack of hair was what held him back (One user said he looked like a really good super villian. YES.)
Well. The only way to decide for sure is to see him with a full head of lustrous hair, a la Brandon Crawford. I did a comprehensive search on the internet and could not find ANY mock-ups with Nate Schierholtz with hair. How is that humanly possible? I couldn’t let that slide. I have really high standards for the internet and it basically failed me. I don’t want anyone else to have to go through what I went through so I spent some time with photoshop to provide these:
First, I wanted to see what he looked like with Brandon Crawford hair. Unfortunately, Brandon Crawford’s pics were always with hat or super greasy/gel-ed.. not an accurate representation. So I went with the next best thing. John Stamos hair, circa Full House:
Not the best. And I don’t think enhances his look.
Next, I thought - Rob Pattinson. That kid has nice hair. Let’s see what Nate looks like with Twilight hair:
Actually not bad! I think this hair would be a good look on him if he could spontaneously grow a lot of hair.
Finally, I needed to touch on more iconic yet edgy hair. And by edgy, I mean lesbian. That’s right. JUSTIN BIEBER HAIR.
Nope. No. No. That will not do. Sorry, no way to un-see that. I can’t. So you can’t either.
Anyway, this is what the offseason has driven me to. Useless posts where I mock up Nate Schierholtz with hair. Hope it brings you joy.
The Die Hard Company reached out to me and alerted me of an awesome AWESOME shirt (also pretty appropriate given the name of my blog) that would make an awesome gift for the Gamer Babe in your life:
I’m hoping for one of these in my stocking from Santa as well. You can purchase them here
As long as we’re on the subject of gift giving, I’ll be posting a tutorial on how to make custom Giants coasters - perfect for cheap but thoughtful stocking stuffers for your SF Giants loving friends and family. Will try to get that one up this weekend so stay tuned!
Also, in case you didn’t know, I’m now contributing to Bay Area Sports Guy - you can check out my Top 10 World Series GIFs and my other articles there.
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