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The start of the last hundred. Games 62- 161

Game 62 starts the series with the Mariners, then the Blue Jays. then to San Diego and Minnesota. The A’s are staying ahead of the Angels, which has been delightful. I kinda like Scioscia this year, but he is still Scioscia. Hate watching their games have brought me joy. Seems as though the gambling scandal ...

The Last Waltz (or, MLB Stops Making Sense) 14

Maybe Scorsese will make a film about it. Though I like Jonathan Demme’s concert opus better. Anyway, my procrastinating has allowed Fisher to poke a sharp stick into my eye one last time. Ticket demand is high for the last ever MLB game in Oakland* and now the only seats left are upper deck outside ...

Games 41-61 136

It’s Mid series but a roundish number. There is a guy Named Estes scheduled to start for the A’s today. The internet tells me he pitched for the A’s last year. I have my doubts. He was drafter by the Braves, so I assume he came over for Olson or Murphy. He faces a team ...

Games (4)20 – 40: This is what space smells like 144

The A’s head east for a 10-game road trip starting Friday, visiting the Vogts for 3, the Yankees for 4 and then the Orioles for 3. Fisher may get a chance to see Aaron Judge hit some exciting home runs. Judge is at .183/.330/.380 through his first 88 PA of the season so he might ...

Oakland Year 57. Games 1 – 19 212

There’s always money in the cabbage stand.

Spring training 2024, wherein Fisher and Kaval sit on a cactus 248

The A’s open a 33-game preseason schedule on Saturday in Mesa when they take on the Colorado Rockies. That’s the first of 29 in Arizona; there are also pairs at Las Vegas Ballpark against the Brewers on March 8-9 and the usual home-and-home with the Giants on March 25-26, before Stephen Vogt brings the Guardians ...

2024: Once more unto the breach, dear friends 229

Or close up the wall with our East Bay dead. In case FK croaks for good I thought it was important that future scholars can search internet archives and note that the Kraut kept going at least into the last year of the A’s time in Oakland, and/or the functional existence of the United States. ...

Irritable Bowl Syndrome 153

Another new thread to keep FK seasonably appropriate on the eve of Bowl Season. It starts tomorrow with seven games, the last of which features our local heroes Cal in Shreveport LA, a town named after an Army Corps of Engineers captain named Shreve. Cal will battle traditional rivals Texas Tech, with whom they are ...

Grilling some lame duck for a holiday feast 133

It’s about time to take the World Series off the top headline. I don’t know how much more baseball talk there will be on FK. College football is just about over for this season so those who aren’t interested won’t have to read many more of my complaints about Justin Wilcox and Cal. There’s the ...

2023 World Series: The Battle Along the Southern Border 189

It’s the Ted Cruzes vs. the Kyrsten Sinemas fighting it out for the right to raise that nice trophy. The Diamondbacks would be the classic example of “do what we have to do to get into the postseason and see if we can do something special once we get there”. I’ve been down on baseball ...