Hot Stove Grill 139

The Winter Meetings start Sunday! Forst says A's going into winter meetings more in listening mode than in looking mode. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) November 30, 2016 meh. David Forst says the A's are still looking for a CF either through FA or trade, but could stay in house (Eibner/Smolinski) if need be. — Susan ...

Chess and Other Sports Grill 306

Magnus Carlsen rallied for his first win of the world championships yesterday, converting a tense, pawn-heavy endgame after some complex maneuvering that went way over my head. The match is now level with two games to go. Games 11 and 12 are Saturday and Monday. Tie-breaker games Wednesday if necessary. I’m watching an incredibly violent ...

Electoral Coolidge Grill 209

Seems like we need a new place to talk about the affairs of state or whatever, seeing as how the last election thread is cursed and overstuffed and we’re never waking up from this nightmare and I don’t want to pollute the chess thread with less intellectually weighty matters. Real links please, not fake ones. ...

Sporting Distractions Grill 292

I’m not remotely ready to move on from what has Happened Here, nor do I think doing so is a good idea. But I do need to think about other things for a bit before I go nuts. May as well be sport. The USA Dudes National Team starts the final round of World Cup ...

Election Day Game Thread/Prediction Contest 314

Post your predictions below! 1. Clinton/Trump/Johnson/Other pct. of popular vote 2. Clinton electoral votes 3. Utah president order of results + percentages 4. Closest state in presidential election 5. Least close state (not incl. DC) in Presidential election 6. Time (pacific) AP calls the presidential election 7. Best state for Gary Johnson 8. U.S. Senate ...

Post Season Pre Election Grill 129

We haven’t had a KTOTD in a while. The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming! Emergency, everybody to get from street! Ever wonder why the person trolling you on Facetwitagram types with a Russian accent? OK, I’ll get off the cold war. I don’t think anyone has posted this here yet, though y’all might ...

North American Series thread 297

Because there’s more to the world than the USA and Canada.

LCS Thread 314

I am fine with any of the remaining teams winning the World Series except part of me wants the Cubs to never win the World Series again for some reason.

Division Series Game Thread 559

I’m predicting series wins by Toronto, Boston, Washington, and SF. In each case the opposite of my rooting intentions. Because postseason is nothing but one crushing defeat after another until you just wish Flanders was dead. "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no ...

Wild Card Game(s) Thread 108

Tonight it’s birds v birds, tomorrow night an old NY team v current NY team. I used to always root for the Orioles, but may have to pull for Toronto tonight. No halloween colors beyond these games, please.