March ← 2014 ← FREE KRAUT!

Game Thread: Game 1-the one with the ark 309

So it appears that our platoon strategy will be paying immediate dividends. Rumor has it that we will need to find 2 of each position and have them escorted out while the rains come down.   With t-minus 30 minutes to go, we are hearing that the sun is creeping out, and I will not ...

The Lounge where we go all the way. 282

Howdy, it’s your mostly absent Uncle Bed here.  A little birdy told me that something called Major League Baseball is about to begin in earnest soon. With that in mind I thought I’d use this space to make a few predictions. 1. The St. Louis Browns will defeat the Bad News Bears in 6 games ...

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 ...

Barton vs. Callaspo vs. left-handed pitching 61

This started as a comment, but given that I get paid a whole cabbage for every post and only a leaf for a comment, here we are. Hopefully needless to say, I don’t have a horse in this race. While I really like Barton the player, he has to get some negative points for thinking ...

Hoop Du Jour 506

I got the day off, baby. Hoops tourney on two TVs and drinking before noon. Happy Spring, bitches! Crazy-good first day of the tournament. I have North Dakota State into the Sweet 16 (#noonecaresaboutyourfantasyteambracket). Hope today is as entertaining. I have concerns about my Heels. My other favorite team in the tournament is University of ...

Oakland A’s 2014 Opening Night Tailgate!!! 292

Forgive me for posting this so late, I have been really busy lately! Please bring friends, family and anyone else that wants to come out to the tailgate, Im really hoping that we dont have directed parking issues, but having said that Ralph and I are aiming for a very early arrival, possibly 11 AM ...

Spring training baseball, live and in living color on your television! 320

The A’s host the Rockies in the final night spring training game ever under the 10-watt lights at Phoenix Muni. I bet ASU upgrades that when they move in. While a lot of teams fill time on their local RSN with numerous spring training telecasts, the A’s do it the old-fashioned way: a single Cactus ...

A’s vs Brett + some A’s updates 341

The A’s will attempt to make Brett Anderson stumble awkwardly around the mound today with this lineup   #Athletics at #Rockies: pic.twitter.com/zQWSuOpFfW — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) March 8, 2014 Also some highlights from Slusser’s drumbeat today, as Ed posted in the other thread: -Norris has back issues (day to day) -Fernando Rodriguez (some of you ...

Spring Training for the week of March 3 407

For today’s game (March 3)against the dodgers of Los Angeles. the home team features: Burns CF, punto 2b, lowrie ss, Donaldson DH, Reddick RF, Callaspo 3b, Barton 1b, Norris C, Fuld Lf, Griffin P. 1) Stupid NBA: The NBA Spanish jerseys are infuriating. LOS BULLS should be LOS TOROS, EL HEAT should be EL CALOR, ...

FKing Season Tickets have arrived! 197

New business (the tickets we are starting with). As always, there is nothing special about these tickets except that I can give them to you in paper format and they are currently reserved. You can use the tickets you purchased in any combination to any game. I just need three days notice to request the ...