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Orange is the worst color 23

Pumpkins are the grossest squashes. Sports uniforms with orange are objectively hideous. Spray tans. Oranges the fruit are OK but were better in the original Sanskrit. The best cheddars are white. Five MLB teams wear orange. Three are evil, two are hapless. Home Depot is a nightmare. It’s too fucking hot out. Friday 6:45, Sat ...

Games 17-19: Road trip! Three more with the Scioscias 332

The A’s now begin a stretch with 18 of the next 23 away from the Coliseum. This 8-game road trip does get broken up with 3 over the weekend in San Francisco, between these games in Anaheim and a couple in Phoenix. I thought we were trying to minimize the travel but whatever. A win ...

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 ...

Games 11-13: Feel Like a Ranger 288

I can’t stop wondering Just what you got Get the feeling I’m gonna find out real soon … Well you know it’s gonna get stranger So let’s get on with the show The night games start early, Ed. Tonight at 6:10: Luzardo !!! vs. Lance Lynn Wednesday at 6:10: Manaea vs. Kyle Gibson Thursday at ...

Games 7, 8, 9 and (?) 10 vs. the Mariners: Don’t give me a sinking feeling 364

The first road trip for the A’s takes them to Seattle on Seafair Weekend. Well it would be. You can enjoy the Boeing Air Show at Home with your very own U.S. Navy Blue Angels paper airplanes. The roof will be open because the weather will be gorgeous as you would expect in Seattle at ...

The going gets Rockies 190

Hey, we made it to a second series, somehow. The Colorado Rockies make their first visit since [fill in search result] for a quick two-gamer, first facing Daniel “Sex Wax” Mengden and his arsenal of duplicity. Joke’s on you, [name of Rockies player I know]! Wednesday’s game is an afternoon Bluetooth special, and might be ...

Opening Day 2020: The quest begins…eventually 396

By this time today I expected to be starting the coals in the Coliseum parking lot. Oh, the opening day parking lot, a carnival of glorious green and gold, East Bay vibe on full display, victorious even before the first pitch is thrown. Alas, that day is not today. Nevertheless, we A’s fans should try ...

CACTUS-19 236

The A’s actually have 20 Cactus League games under their belts, but a couple of those were split squad, and there was an offday, so… After a slow start to spring, the A’s are 13-7, and generally looking like a team that is ready for the season, whether the rest of us are allowed in ...

Cactus tripping. Don’t eclipse the sun! 266

A new thread as we head into the heart of Cactus League season. We have a Glen/Dallas telecast tonight and an election tomorrow to juice up the comment count. I’ll be driving down on Thursday for a few in-person games, my first in Arizona since the dawn of the Billy Butler Era in 2015. First ...

Grilled Cactus 243

Believe it or not, the A’s begin Cactus League play this evening, unless it rains, which it might. The roster kind of is what it is at this point: good. Much as I will try to get invested in Barreto vs. Mateo, Vimael Machin, and who is the eighth reliever, I’m mostly just rooting against ...