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So you want to be Ascertained? 59

Reality is the new fiction, they say. College basketball starts tomorrow and promises to test my resolve. It was easy to eschew college football, because I never cared that much and knew that UNC was sure to disappoint (unlike Cincinnati!). So it was easy to proclaim college football as a monstrous affront to public safety ...

Transition to Grilling 310

A leader who everyone knows is on his way out, but is still in charge for some reason? That’s the A’s front office for you! Drop some links off, if you would. Bonus points if they are announcements of the acquisition of a middle infielder, a top reliever, or an environmental impact report.

The most important election, until the next one 343

I figure this will not only pile up quite a few comments but also extend at least through late Wednesday, so we might as well have a dedicated November 3-4, 2020 thread. I’m approaching it like I approach the A’s postseason, hoping for the best but deep in my heart knowing crushing defeat is close ...

Rosterbaiting Grill 191

So the offseason is upon us, I figure a new grill would be appropriate. What I have seen in limited Twitter scrolling is that Kolton Wong and Corey Kluber have had options declined. Speculation is that the market will be saturated. what that means to me is that clubs that are in the hunt for ...

Offseason 2020 part 2: A grill 231

We already had an offseason once this year. Things weren’t smooth then, I don’t expect them to be smooth now. In case you missed it, we are now all going to die This interview with a sitting sheriff in Michigan is absolutely wild. pic.twitter.com/h7WKsrAqCZ — Ross Jones (@rossjonesWXYZ) October 9, 2020 It's dead, they've killed ...

Games 49-50: Into Thin Air 160

The A’s are in Denver for a two-game series with the Rockies. T: Manaea vs. Senzatela, 5:40 PM W: Fiers vs. German Marquez, 12:10 PM Fiers is not the ideal pitcher for Coors Field. On the other side, those are the same two pitchers who beat us at the Coliseum at the end of July.

Games 35-37: TGIFriarsday 172

Athletics baseball returns after nearly a week off. F: Luzardo vs. Zach Davies Sa: Manaea vs. Chris Paddack Su: Fiers vs. Garrett Richards Semien is still out so La Machin gets the start at SS. La Stella in at 2B again. The Padres have Fernando Tatis Jr., Manny Machado, and a bunch of guys for ...

Games 14-16: Christ, what an * 281

Houston comes in for a series that could be important for playoff seeding. Fri: Bassitt vs. Greinke Sat: Montas vs. Framber Valdez Sun: Luzardo vs. Cristian Javier The A’s have the 3 starters I would want out there. Brave truth-teller Mike Fiers misses his old team this time around. I haven’t heard of two of ...

It’s just like getting a new season at the deadline 430

Against all odds (or logic) the MLB season is starting in approximately 6 hours. Still things to work out: – Where tf are the Blue Jays going to play (Camden seems like the preferred option at this point) – 10 -> 16 playoff teams? A’s roster is set: The Oakland A’s reinstated RHP Daniel Mengden ...

Summer Cramp Grill 268

A mere fortnight of “Camp Coliseum” is all that remains before the alleged start of the “season.” Whether Krusty shows up or not, we can still have a good time here grilling.