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Out with the old, in with the nucleus 93

A new year deserves a new post, eventually. And so much has changed. Klay’s back in a Warriors uniform. The NFL regular season ended. The SEC Championship do-over is tonight. And the US has solved COVID, rebuilt the economy, and ended the creeping slide into fascism. OK so not everything has changed. At least the ...

Wonderful Grillmastime 239

First present about to arrive, for those who celebrate: Hearing The City of Oakland will be releasing the Howard Terminal EIR tomorrow morning. It will be 3500 pages. — Casey Pratt (@CaseyPrattABC7) December 16, 2021

Mid-November Grill 246

Syndergaard is an Angel, on a 1-year deal. That’s a lot of money for a guy who has pitched 2 innings in the last 2 years. Renato Nunez is a Ham Fighter. (Yeah, yeah, I know.) Jon Gruden is an asshole. Rhesus macaques

Whirled Ceres 189

Searching this phrase brings up some weird ass things. This series is short on weird, long on ennui. I will be more depressed when it’s over. "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."

AL & NL Playoffs 312

Now that the horrible one-game play-ins are done it’s time for an actual playoff game thread. I’ll be rooting for the Hiawatha Series, for the train line between Milwaukee and Chicago, which we’ve taken with a bunch of other A’s fans on a road trip. I’m sure I’ve told some of you but Milwaukee has ...

160-1-2, The End 183

Mistah Melvin–he dead. I am currently re-reading Heart of Darkness. Ezra Pound and TS Eliot fought over it, or something else. It’s been since 2017 that I’ve had to choose some other playoff rooting interest. Maybe the Mammoths. "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times ...

Games 157-8-9: Nevermind 167

No Marte: One of his amazing lats is sore. No Harrison: His everything is sore. No Jed or Elvis, got out while the getting was good. Ted Barrett, Adam Hamari, CB Bucknor, and Chad Fairchild have the wrong calls. M’s AA phenom Matt Brash could make his MLB debut tomorrow. We could plant a house. ...

The scurrilous baker boys 154-156 121

the matchups don’t matter

Games 150-153: Also Ran Zarathustra 215

The A’s still have a slim chance; the Mariners realistically don’t, so that’s 20 seasons, since 2001, for them without reaching postseason. (BTW that’s some nice background music for whatever else you might be doing; jam band music that everybody would like.) I suppose they have some incentive to finish ahead of the A’s for ...

Imagineering the Elimination 147, 148, 149 159

So underway, the A’s have already loaded the bases with one out against a AA pitcher and failed to score. Diaz v irwin Suarez v Jeffries Montas v Barria