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In the bag 170

1. Certain of success (e.g., in British Parliament, a petition to be discussed, put that in the bag by the Speaker, with certainty it will be worked on that day.) 2. Pre-arranged; fixed (e.g. “Bet to rent; it’s in the bag” 3. (Half): Drunk #1 of 3 vs the Yankees secured as Homer whoo hoo’ed ...

Games 121*-124*: A’s-Astros Fourplay 273

The A’s enter a tough homestand trailing the Astros by 9.5 games in the division and down by 2 games to Tampa Bay (and 3.5 games to Cleveland) in the wild card chase. While the A’s play 4 vs. the Astros, 3 vs. the Yankees and 2 vs. the Giants, the Rays schedule over the ...

Giants 119,* 120* at them 103

Bumgarner v Anderson Bailey v Beade In progress.

Games 113*-118* in the ivy-covered guaranteed rate burial ground 247

A full week in Chicago commences with three on the North Side. This would be a fun road trip but Chicago is on the pricey side and in a week I would put on 10 pounds just from the pizza. This series concludes the A’s NL Central games for the season. They are 9-4 and ...

On The Cards 70

St. Louis in town for just the two. They brought the baby blues for the occasion. Hudson vs. Fiers Wainwright vs. Roark

Cold Stove Grill/GT 163

With about 30 hours to go before the deadline (no waiver trades this year), this trade season has been surprisingly quiet so far. So perhaps this title is tempting fate. Stroman is the only major piece to be traded thus far, and the A’s acquisitions of ex Royals have been barely enough to whet the ...

The Highly Suggestible Type 186

Now that we aren’t playing Houston the future seems bright again. A deep playoff run and many big contract acquisitions are surely imminent. Anderson Mengden Homer Fiers vs the Galloless Rangers who are 1-5 on their current road trip. "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through ...

Gumdrop & Spider; Charlie brown & Snoopy; Columbia & Eagle 131

I am not expecting much from this series, we may see a no hitter or 2. Bailey v Cole Fiers v Miley Bassitt v Verlander (11AM game)

Games 97*-100*: Into Hell’s Kitchen 155

It’s a big mid-July series for both teams. The Twins enter on their first 3-game losing streak of the season, the last 2 being a short-series sweep at Target Field by the not-so-Amazin Mets. By Pythagorean record the A’s trail the Twins by just 1 game (MIN 57-37, OAK 57-39). Both teams have tough series ...

Chicago High Numbers 92, 93, 94, now also featuring Dancing Homer! 151

The white Sox players seem to think they are playing the American Football. 79, 74, 33, 46, etc. Anyway, Matt Chapman is aces at all but the shoe game. Sir, Gold is an accent, not a primary color.