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Friday Grill or lounge or whatever 284

Come for the Russian spam, stay for the betting tips. Since this is still nominally an A’s blog, it’s worth mentioning that Pat Venditte was lost on waivers the other day. While I was not as gaga as some of you about him, there are still about six relievers on the roster who were worse, ...

Hot Holiday Weekend Ahead – we need a New Grill 253

We’ve been woefully lacking in KOTDs of late. Sometimes I think it would be nice to be this type of fan. DFWAS I drove through the central valley last weekend. Not saying this is going to happen here, but damn are they pissed off through there. It’s nice to have Taibbi back at Rolling Stone. ...

Better late than never Grill 195

1. If you haven’t already seen this tribute to Tony Gwynn read it now. 2. Maybe these umpires could work on improving their personal relationship with the strike zone. 3. SCOTUS (unanimously!) takes a small step toward making the patent system less insane. 4. Legalize it!

Bay Bridge Series / 5th Krautversary 257

Tomorrow marks 5 years of Kraut. Thanks to nevermoor, and all you other FKers, present or absent, who have made this place what it is. Meanwhile over at WWP, Kazmir faces Hudson in the battle of the off-season acquisitions. In the Kraut tradition, use this as a game thread, grill, or lounge, as we count ...

The Lounge that has that new year smell 309

2014. I like the sound of that. Twenty fourteen. Sounds like a year-number you remember later. FSU predicts memorable. Also, Fanfest announced for Saturday, Feb 8, based in the Oracle, but with access to the Coliseum as well. Happy New Year, FKers. "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will ...

Non Tender Day / December Grill 594

1. YAY I am told that the #Athletics already have informed Daric Barton that he will be tendered a contract — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) December 2, 2013 With Barton getting tendered, that means the #Athletics are likely to tender all of their arbitration eligible players. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) December 2, 2013 2. yay. Not ...

Leftovermagundi 319

A post-feast lounge/grill kinda thing. You can even rosterbate; there’s no judgment here. The kids and I are eating apple pie for breakfast. The most important meal of the day, bitches! Crazy hodge-podge of sporting events today, most of questionable value. I didn’t even attend the annual UNC-Duke football season finale when I went to ...

Saturday Zupocalypse 323

Here’s to hoping Jarrod can keep it in the park this afternoon, he does, we have a chance. K’s Beltre and strands a leadoff double, like it. Fox guys in the TV booth are mostly complimentary  in their opinions of the A’s today, weird. Apparently you needed a ‘special ticket’ to get the Zubaz giveaway, ...

IndependamagunDay 281

It’s a Game Thread! It’s a Grill! It’s a Lounge! Because America, damnit. Fuck yeah! Everybody who’s a big league American take one step forward! (Not so fast, Stephen Vogt. Sacramento is lovely in July). They hate us for our freedoms. Or at least, for our satellite TV packages and illegal internet streams. There’s a ...

Sunday Son of Spring Salmagundi 141

Yesterday’s thread got lounged and swelled up. The Oakland A’s led by A.J. take on L.A. (the real one) on CSN-CA with Glen and Ray. Freiman starts at DH. #Athletics vs. #Dodgers: Young CF, Sizemore 2B, Lowrie 3B, Cespedes LF, Moss 1B, Smith RF, Norris C, Freiman DH, Nakajima SS (Griffin P) — Jane Lee ...