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So you want to be Ascertained? 59

Reality is the new fiction, they say. College basketball starts tomorrow and promises to test my resolve. It was easy to eschew college football, because I never cared that much and knew that UNC was sure to disappoint (unlike Cincinnati!). So it was easy to proclaim college football as a monstrous affront to public safety ...

Transition to Grilling 310

A leader who everyone knows is on his way out, but is still in charge for some reason? That’s the A’s front office for you! Drop some links off, if you would. Bonus points if they are announcements of the acquisition of a middle infielder, a top reliever, or an environmental impact report.

The most important election, until the next one 343

I figure this will not only pile up quite a few comments but also extend at least through late Wednesday, so we might as well have a dedicated November 3-4, 2020 thread. I’m approaching it like I approach the A’s postseason, hoping for the best but deep in my heart knowing crushing defeat is close ...

Rosterbaiting Grill 191

So the offseason is upon us, I figure a new grill would be appropriate. What I have seen in limited Twitter scrolling is that Kolton Wong and Corey Kluber have had options declined. Speculation is that the market will be saturated. what that means to me is that clubs that are in the hunt for ...

The last World Series, until the next one 249

Probably deserves a game thread. The winner could be MLB’s last champ under free America. We’ll see what the host serves at their White House visit. There’s almost no red in either of these teams color palates. "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of ...

Offseason 2020 part 2: A grill 231

We already had an offseason once this year. Things weren’t smooth then, I don’t expect them to be smooth now. In case you missed it, we are now all going to die This interview with a sitting sheriff in Michigan is absolutely wild. pic.twitter.com/h7WKsrAqCZ — Ross Jones (@rossjonesWXYZ) October 9, 2020 It's dead, they've killed ...

DS Game 4: No clever title; just FKing win 178

Montas leads the A’s against the *. Really need him to get past 5 today. LaStella is in the lineup.

DS Game 3: Play like a #2 seed, not like #2 237

Maybe playing as the visiting team at Dodger Stadium will put the A’s more in their element. We have an earlier start today at 12:35 so the shadows shouldn’t be in play until the 8th or 9th inning. If the A’s had a lead that might set up well for Hendriks. We know that a ...

DS Game 2: This seems familiar 114

So that game 1 sure was a disappointment. If only we had a recent example of our resiliency… While I am not in the immediate vicinity of Chavez Ravine, I can at least tell you in the south bay of LA it feels a bit cooler today. Hopefully that keeps at least some baseballs in ...

A final respite between series 180

That last thread filled up quick. You FKers are prolific. Perhaps an open thread to talk about statistics, internet memes, medical terminology, what have you. "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."