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End of something, beginning of something 214

I figured it’s time to put the World Cup to rest and start a new thread as the days start to get longer and we start to anticipate pitchers and catchers reporting. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve indulged in the schadenfreude of listening to Giants fans bemoan the off-season signing ...

The early World Cup bar and grill, wherein half of the pool is thanked and excused 393

Today being the non-tender deadline, with the final list available after 5 p.m. Pacific, we can put the forgettable 2022 season behind us and start looking ahead to what one hopes will be a bit more uplifting A’s season in 2023. MLB.com has a list of some of the more prominent non-tender candidates. Maybe Emilio ...

High Hopes for the 2022 World Series 176

Here’s a highlight from a previous postseason meeting between these two, in the 1980 National League Championship Series in the Astrodome. Howard Cosell’s cackles, twice, at Pete Rose’s hit on Bruce Bochy “right in the choppers” (that’s Don Drysdale) seem, well, a little out of place today. First pitch of all games is scheduled for ...

The real wild card is the division of the league championship enemies we made along the way 224

Baseball’s postseason commences A’slessly, affording us the chance to choose which of the other teams we dislike least, and then to be mildly disappointed when they lost to the most dislikable ones. I don’t give any of these road dogs much chance but I do like the new best-of-three format. Other holiday weekend sports offerings ...

Games 160-162: And now, the end is near, and so we face the final curtain 150

The standings that matter: Nationals 55-104 Away vs. Mets Athletics 57-102 Home vs. Angels Reds 60-99 Home vs. Cubs Pirates 60-99 Home vs. Cardinals The Nationals finished 26-55 at home; the worst the A’s could do is 26-54. The schedule, and it should be noted that the pitching schedule can be fluid in these final ...

154-5-6-7-8-9: Don’t Judge until you’ve snapped a 21-year anal bead drought 67

The A’s are in Anaheim but the real news is in: * Toronto, where Aaron Judge sits restlessly on 60 homers, forcing Roger Maris Jr to leep attending baseball games; and * The chess-o-sphere, where fiery Grandmaster beef just keeps getting hotter. Kape A.Mart and Swervin vs Sandoval (not the fat one) Lorenzen (not the ...

The A’smazings 151-153 38

Bassist and Scherzer and deGrom. Should be fun,

148-150: From SEA to shining sea 41

The A’s actually play some important games this week…important to the Mariners, Rays, Jays, Mets and Braves. The Mariners’ remaining schedule is ridiculously soft. They ought to be able to cruise into the #1 AL Wild Card spot and host either the Jays or Rays, but if anybody can screw this up it might be ...

Deep in the Heart of Awful, 142-147 115

Ads on the pitchers mound are bad enough. Proselytizing is worse. He Gets Us to hate everyone different than us. Fucking this Taliban state with a splintery stick. "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."

138-141 White and Yellow Shoes. Not seeing Socks 31

JP is not Towering over the southsiders Dylan Cease is warming up in the bullpen in the 2nd, the disrespect.