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Grill/Filk/Lounge: Not a good year for Rosales 172

With apologies to George Jones:

I can hardly bear the sight of high socks in the infield when he plays
Battin’ cold out in the eight spot, but he’s the only thing that we’ve got
At shortstop
Oh we thought a cup of coffee while Jed Lowrie was hungover from some drinks
But it turned into every day, that’s so much worse than just Jemile Weeks

Not a good year for Rosales
Billy Beane still brings him here
Not bad at fielding and throwing
Funny I don’t even care

He can turn the double play
But he swings at awful balls; is
The only thing I have to say
“Its been a bad year for Rosales”?

After three full years on the roster, it’s not the first time that we have seen your worst
But every time you draw a walk ‘n’, we know how you’ll go a’sprintin’ down to first
While your high socks go a-racing down the line, we find we can’t muster the words
From the basement the keyboard sounds of free kraut cryin’ goes unheard

172 thoughts on “Grill/Filk/Lounge: Not a good year for Rosales

  1. andeux andeux May 29,2013 11:26 pm

    Excellent work camelid.

    TINSTAAFK
    • the llama the llama May 29,2013 11:29 pm || Up

  2. the llama the llama May 29,2013 11:34 pm

  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 29,2013 11:45 pm

    Good stuff! Touching, even. When he gets sent down I hope Rosales goes to Sacto via riding lawnmower.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • the llama the llama May 29,2013 11:47 pm || Up

      It is my favorite country tune of all time.

  4. brian.only May 29,2013 11:46 pm

    This might be the weirdest thing I’ve seen all year…
    WARNING this link contains Michelle Bachmann.
    The soft rock guitar solo really fking puts it over the top…
    Pe-emptive campaign funds meltdown mitigation?

  5. Future Ed Future Ed May 30,2013 12:08 am

    nice

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  6. James V. JamesV May 30,2013 7:31 am

    This is one way to deal with a problem like that:

    • dmoas May 30,2013 12:28 pm || Up

      That was awesome. If he were smart he’d be spraying them with urine instead of water.

  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2013 9:17 am

    Slideshow from the Sierra Club magazine of 10 of the strangest natural landscapes on Earth.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  8. ozzman99 May 30,2013 9:56 am
  9. andeux andeux May 30,2013 10:20 am

    From Ostler’s (surprisingly decent) article about the Heyman mini-controversy

    “Yeah,” said A.J. Griffin, “that’s why we love our stadium. It’s ours. It’s about baseball over there, it’s about us winning ballgames. And all of our focus, and all of our fans’ focus, is on the game. They’re not out there going to our games like some amusement park, they’re going to watch a baseball game. That’s the good thing about the Coliseum, I think.”

    A-FKin-men A.J.

    TINSTAAFK
    • MikeV MikeV May 30,2013 10:23 am || Up

      Ostler was ripping into Heyman on twitter, too.

      And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Soaker Soaker May 30,2013 10:28 am || Up

        One of the benefits of the Chronicle’s paywall is that Bruce Jenkins now only teases his column on his blog; without a subscription you must soldier on without his keen insights.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2013 10:31 am || Up

        Ostler, C.J. Wilson…this Heyman incident is bringing everyone over to our side.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2013 10:35 am || Up

          To quote Saul Alinsky: “Don’t worry boys, we’ll weather this storm of approval and come out of it as hated as ever.”

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • DFA DFA May 30,2013 10:39 am || Up

            #communistconspiracy /glennbeck

            In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2013 12:30 pm || Up

              Heyman’s tweet was a false flag operation.

  10. andeux andeux May 30,2013 10:38 am

    Same old story, you think you’re working for a disruptive organization and then the bureaucrats take over.

    TINSTAAFK
  11. James V. JamesV May 30,2013 10:41 am

    Want another reason why I’m giving up the pursuit of a photography career? You got it:

    http://jimromenesko.com/2013/05/30/report-sun-times-lays-off-entire-photo-staff/

  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2013 12:33 pm

    Anybody else feel like this Will-Smith-trying-to-turn-his-son-into-a-star thing is a little creepy and likely to end badly?

    • dmoas May 30,2013 12:36 pm || Up

      Yes. And his son can’t act worth shit. And in their latest venture together, nor can he from the looks of it.

    • AV AV May 30,2013 1:04 pm || Up

      to children, everywhere… your mothers and fathers… the understanding youths thing? they’re doing it very little or not at all.

      (gah! i wish there was a catchier way to put this sentiment.)

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2013 1:08 pm || Up

        You go to school to obtain knowledge, not for a demonstration of fashionable clothing.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2013 1:10 pm || Up

          The charges to my credit card from stores at Bay Street argue the opposite.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 30,2013 1:24 pm || Up

            What did you expect to happen when she asked you for Adidas, and you bought her Zips? You should accept that you were buggin’.

    • vignette17 May 30,2013 1:20 pm || Up

      As likable as Will Smith’s movie characters are, I’ve heard nothing but bad things about him behind the scenes. Keanu Reeves on the other hand is apparently like the best person ever.

      • DFA DFA May 30,2013 1:34 pm || Up

        woah

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
      • dmoas May 30,2013 2:17 pm || Up

        Yeah, everything I’ve heard is that he’s a major douchebag in real life. Though, watching him act, it’s really not terribly surprising. There’s a bit of hint of “Better Than You” in all his performances.

  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2013 1:02 pm

    I keep looking at this Filk and wanting to offer a response, to the tune of “I don’t know, maybe it was Rosales.”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nobody in particular May 30,2013 6:51 pm || Up

      I swear I did not see this comment until just now, but I guess GMTA…. see below, FSU :P

      Never suck on a Blow Pop with the microphone open.
  14. beebo beebo May 30,2013 4:32 pm

    This story out of Chicago got buried under all the tornado chasing today. 10 years is a pretty long time. #DFAbait

    • colin colin May 31,2013 7:09 am || Up

      I remember seeing a handful of picketers outside there pretty much whenever I went past.

  15. Jennifer Jennifer May 30,2013 4:40 pm

    Rough day at work. I cried, and I’m usually the heartless bastard when it comes to kids.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2013 4:49 pm || Up

      Hugs.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Jennifer Jennifer May 30,2013 4:53 pm || Up

        I love my peeps. When someone needs help, anyone can pick up the phone and the person at the other end will drop what they are doing and be there.

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 30,2013 6:04 pm || Up

        this

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ozzman99 May 31,2013 8:54 am || Up

      Wha happen?

      • Jennifer Jennifer May 31,2013 9:24 am || Up

        It’s best not to know.

        • ozzman99 May 31,2013 9:42 am || Up

          But now I do. And I’m so sorry you had to go through that.

  16. nobody in particular May 30,2013 6:21 pm

    I’m tempted to whip up a version of “It Must Have Been Rosales” to the Grateful Dead’s “It Must Have Been the Roses”. Nice work :D
    ***EDIT after getting high and going for it***
    https://youtube.com/watch?v=N9lrrqEAf38%3Ffeature%3Dplayer_detailpage” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen>
    Adam laid his bat down like a ballast
    He was toothy, toothy, toothy in his big wide grin
    I don’t know, maybe it was Rosales
    that never seemed to drive the runner in

    I don’t know, it must have been Rosales
    Rosales killed a rally then he threw the ball away
    I don’t know, maybe it was Rosales
    Nak him out, he doesn’t have to stay

    Ten games more he sprinted out to play the field
    Thinkin’ well if I hit a bomb a month and also flash my hose
    Pretend that I’m a major league contender that’s for real
    Perhaps they’ll keep me up here til Jemile’s head explodes

    I don’t know, it must have been Rosales
    who left another ten on in the ballgame yesterday
    I don’t know, maybe it was Rosales
    Grant Green should get the FK up here and play

    One hit a week in the big show
    A’s fans are complaining, no, it can’t get worse than this
    Quadruple A, the title that was given to the man
    who sprinted down to first when hit by pitch

    I don’t know, it must have been Rosales
    the shoe that fits, you know you have to wear it so to speak
    I don’t know, maybe it was Rosales
    I know it wasn’t Hiro, Green or Weeks

    Adam laid his bat down like a ballast
    He was toothy, toothy, toothy in his big wide grin
    I don’t know, maybe it was Rosales
    that never seemed to drive the runner in

    Never suck on a Blow Pop with the microphone open.
    • Soaker Soaker May 30,2013 7:00 pm || Up

      HA HA HA

      And now if someone could please F(il)K a Rosales DFA to “Black Peter”…

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 30,2013 9:34 pm || Up

      Nice going man!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • DFA DFA May 31,2013 7:45 am || Up

      I have no faith that grant green would be any better when you factor defense in

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
      • James V. JamesV May 31,2013 8:01 am || Up

        I’d rather find out than keep watching Rosales.

        • DFA DFA May 31,2013 8:15 am || Up

          Id rather watch Green. I think Rosales is a safer better bet

          In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  17. nobody in particular May 30,2013 8:17 pm
    Never suck on a Blow Pop with the microphone open.
    • DFA DFA May 30,2013 8:23 pm || Up

      I miss kay

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
      • Jennifer Jennifer May 30,2013 8:29 pm || Up

        Same. Kay was always entertaining and interesting.

      • Jennifer Jennifer May 30,2013 9:06 pm || Up

        And she always had nice things to say to me that made me feel better about myself.

  18. andeux andeux May 31,2013 9:36 am
    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2013 9:54 am || Up

      Is he planning a ballpark in Fremont?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. Soaker Soaker May 31,2013 10:09 am

    I hadn’t noticed that the idiotic score-reversion rule was reinstated on a limited basis for this season. The only reason it didn’t cost the Royals their 3-run game-winning rally last night is that the umpires (doing something right for a change) waited four and a half hours until after 3 a.m. to complete the ninth inning.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2013 10:12 am || Up

      Did that rule ever go away for the regular season? I thought it was only changed for postseason games, to ensure that none would ever be determined with less than a full 9 innings played.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • dmoas May 31,2013 10:17 am || Up

        That was my understanding too.

      • Soaker Soaker May 31,2013 10:20 am || Up

        That situation where the visiting team comes back to take the lead but then the game is rained out before the home team completes its at-bat in the bottom of the inning has been a suspended game for about the last 30-35 years, to be completed at some future date. Prior to that, the visiting team’s runs in the top of the inning were wiped out, the score reverted to the end of the previous full inning and the home team was declared the winner. I know this happened to the A’s once in the 70s, but I think it was after it happened to the Yankees that Steinbrenner exploded and the rule was changed. Now, because the scheduling is so complicated, if it’s the last game of the season between the two teams, as was the case with KC @ STL last night, we’re using the reversion rule again. If the umpires had waited a normal time, like 2 hours or so, the Cardinals would have been declared 2-1 winners of an 8-inning game.

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        • Soaker Soaker May 31,2013 10:38 am || Up

          This is the game where it happened to the A’s, on the surface a 4-3, 7 inning home win by the White Sox. Retrosheet describes what happened in the top of the 8th:

          In the top of the 8th, Washington hit for Mangual and singled; He stole second; Kubiak grounded out 1-3 with Washington holding at second; Pitts singled Washington home; at that point there was a 1:26 rain delay before the game was called.

          That isn’t quite right because Herb Washington never batted and Claudell hadn’t been called up yet. Somebody else pinch-hit for Angel Mangual and Herb pinch-ran for him. In any case, the A’s had tied the game in the top of the 8th, but because of that rule the run was wiped away and the score reverted to the end of the 7th inning, so the White Sox won.

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    • dmoas May 31,2013 10:17 am || Up

      Wow. That really is a dumb rule, made dumber by interleague play and generally fewer games played by each team against each other.

    • andeux andeux May 31,2013 10:19 am || Up

      Apparently they hadn’t posted the new version of the rules until this morning.

      TINSTAAFK
      • dmoas May 31,2013 10:22 am || Up

        How fking stupid.

      • Soaker Soaker May 31,2013 10:22 am || Up

        He’s wrong about that. I downloaded the 2013 version some time ago and it has the changes underlined.

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        • andeux andeux May 31,2013 10:24 am || Up

          Hm, it might be that the 2013 version was there, but the main “rules” link on the MLB website still went to the 2012 version. Not clear from his post.

          TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2013 11:12 am || Up

      Huh, that same umpiring crew is calling a game today at Wrigley starting in 10 minutes. That ought to be interesting.

    • Soaker Soaker May 31,2013 6:01 pm || Up

      And the weather problems continue in St. Louis.

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      • James V. JamesV May 31,2013 6:09 pm || Up

        Confirmed tornado in the STL area near St. Charles now.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2013 6:10 pm || Up

        They must issue those warnings in the 7th inning of most Giants home games too.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • DFA DFA May 31,2013 9:30 pm || Up

        I would be ok if it wiped out the Giants.

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2013 10:47 am

    What’s with the men’s fashion industry trying to sell us pocket squares all of a sudden? Are people other than Tom Wolfe actually wearing these?

    • DFA DFA May 31,2013 10:49 am || Up

      I have a bunch

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2013 10:57 am || Up

      I have never owned one, but I do see them on others and they look sharp. I especially like the jagged toothed way of folding/displaying them.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor nevermoor May 31,2013 11:19 am || Up

      My first suspicion would be that it comes out of the NBA dress-clothes thing, since players have really gotten into stuff like that.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2013 11:16 am

    Is anyone else getting a thing where the sidebar shows a whole bunch of unread comments in a whole bunch of different threads, but then when it refreshes it (correctly) shows no unread comments at all? It’s been happening for at least a week.

    • Jennifer Jennifer May 31,2013 11:17 am || Up

      I had it happen once.

    • dmoas May 31,2013 11:18 am || Up

      I had something similar where I had only two threads where it was unread then finally correctly showed that I had a ton of unread.

    • andeux andeux May 31,2013 11:24 am || Up

      Yes, I see that occasionally. Seems like some kind of clock issue.

      TINSTAAFK
      • dmoas May 31,2013 11:26 am || Up

        Server clock crapping out or hanging could certainly cause that.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2013 11:43 am || Up

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • 5Aces 5Aces May 31,2013 11:53 am || Up

          YEEEEAAAAHHHH BOOOOOOOOOYYYYYY!!!!!!!

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2013 11:25 am || Up

      Very sporadically for the last few months, and yes, the issue seems to vanish as soon as I refresh or click through to another FK page.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  22. Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence May 31,2013 1:38 pm

    Gah, trying to travel anywhere near the 4th of July is terribly expensive. Boston to SF should not cost this much.

    • ptbnl May 31,2013 3:40 pm || Up

      What are your parameters (date range(s), preferred flight times, number of people)?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • batgirl batgirl May 31,2013 3:50 pm || Up

        I have a strong feeling of comfort knowing that if Mickey Morobito goes on the DL, you can be called up and the A’s schedule will not miss a beat.

      • Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence May 31,2013 4:03 pm || Up

        It’s just me, any time during the weekend after the 4th (so July 6th or 7th), and I’m open to times. Right now, I’m probably flying out at 5:30 AM on Saturday, so it’s hard to get much worse than that.

        It’s part of a multi-city trip (SFO – CLT red eye over June 21st night, MYR – New York any time on July 2, and Boston-SFO on weekend after July 4th). From what I’ve been researching, the Myrtle Beach leg is a pretty standard price and the SFO – CLT leg isn’t great but is ok. It seems to be the Boston – SFO leg that’s driving a lot of the extra price.

        • ptbnl May 31,2013 4:08 pm || Up

          And the Charlotte/Myrtle Beach and New York/Boston legs are otherwise covered? It may be the double open jaw that’s causing problems.

          What’s the price to beat?

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence May 31,2013 4:11 pm || Up

            Would it? Yeah, I have rides between Charlotte-Myrtle Beach and New York-Boston currently. When I looked at cutting those out, it didn’t seem to save much, but I could fly directly into MB instead of Charlotte or out of New York instead of Boston if it made a difference.

            • Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence May 31,2013 4:15 pm || Up

              Flying into Myrtle Beach tends to be extra expensive, which was the driver for flying into Charlotte instead. The Boston over New York departure was just around people I’d be visiting in the northeast.

          • Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence May 31,2013 4:19 pm || Up

            Missed the last part there. Current price is $750, although the lowest possible I could find that technically works with my dates was $700. I went for the more expensive of the two because I’d rather leave in the morning of the 2nd than the evening, to maximize time in the north east.

            • James V. JamesV May 31,2013 4:53 pm || Up

              Is this just for the BOS-SFO flight, the $700 amount? JetBlue is showing a couple afternoon flights on the 6th for $475 and a morning one on the 7th for the same.

              • Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence May 31,2013 4:58 pm || Up

                No that’s for the whole trip. The cost for that $500ish one way ticket is why I think the Boston to SF leg is driving up the price.

              • colin colin May 31,2013 7:45 pm || Up

                I was also going to suggest JetBlue for Boston->SFO. When I flew out to the Bay Area a month ago, it was like $375 round-trip (gets more expensive in summer, I know).

                • Soaker Soaker May 31,2013 7:48 pm || Up

                  I looked at Southwest’s “low-fare calendar” for Boston/Manchester/Providence to Oakland/San Francisco/San Jose and Dial C is right, this is a July 6-7 specific issue.

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                • James V. JamesV May 31,2013 7:51 pm || Up

                  Completely blocked out, yep.

            • Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence Jun 1,2013 10:52 am || Up

              So I booked yesterday. I’m still within the 24 hour grace period (until about 3), but I felt like I needed to before it got even worse and it was before I saw any replies here.

              • ptbnl Jun 1,2013 11:24 am || Up

                Sorry – I had to leave for the game and ended up getting home late and now I have to dry-hop and pack for tomorrow’s 8am flight.

                If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence Jun 1,2013 1:50 pm || Up

                  No worries. Maybe next time I’ll mention things here a bit earlier on

  23. Future Ed Future Ed May 31,2013 4:19 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ozzman99 Jun 1,2013 8:16 am || Up

      I’m the dance sensation that’s been sweeping the nation?

  24. sslinger May 31,2013 5:27 pm

    A week in Minnesota and I’ve finally had a beer that made me go wow: Great Water Hand-Pulled Cask-Conditioned Oatmeal Stout. Creamy and delicious. And in the old Hamm’s building to boot.

    The Twins sweeping the Brewers bodes well for the first leg of the road trip. Although watching last night created some cognitive dissonance – at home at Target Field, Twins were wearing vintage St. Paul Saints road grays while the Brewers were wearing vintage home whites. Strange.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 31,2013 5:30 pm || Up

      what the?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux May 31,2013 5:38 pm || Up

      Summit also makes a good oatmeal stout.

      TINSTAAFK
      • sslinger May 31,2013 9:29 pm || Up

        Summit in general is pretty good. This one from Great Water would have made our top of the list at firkin fest.

    • James V. JamesV May 31,2013 5:40 pm || Up
      • James V. JamesV May 31,2013 5:43 pm || Up

        Includes a mention about why they had the grays at home.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2013 6:13 pm || Up

        Love those stirrups, a great look.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • brian.only May 31,2013 6:29 pm || Up

          They are a thing of beauty, love the Brewers script ala Braves as well.

          • 5Aces 5Aces May 31,2013 9:47 pm || Up

            I REALLY like the look of it. To the point I went over to Ebbets to see if they had it (they dont…).

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • colin colin May 31,2013 7:48 pm || Up

      I really enjoyed the one evening I spent drinking in Minneapolis. Surly is really good. Also, I was on a general midwest nostalgia trip, because I that particular evening happened about two years after I left Chicago. Out here in Boston, I just don’t know where to find a divey bar with tallbikes parked outside (probably should look down by MIT).

      • sslinger May 31,2013 9:32 pm || Up

        Surly is good, not least for the name of Surly Furious.

  25. Jennifer Jennifer May 31,2013 6:34 pm

    So I’ve been sick all week. I hurt my bavk coughing, and this morning on the way to get ice dor my back, I fell down the stairs at my parents house. I’m a drugged up hot mess.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2013 7:38 pm || Up

      I see.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. Future Ed Future Ed May 31,2013 6:46 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  27. brian.only May 31,2013 8:01 pm

    You gotta run those out Lowrie….

  28. brian.only Jun 1,2013 11:03 am

    Watching the Rays debut by Chris Archer, easy 97-8 mph FB, pretty deadly looking slider, I think I now know how other teams may feel about our perennial sprouting of pitching talent.
    Where do they get all these guys?

    • brian.only Jun 1,2013 11:05 am || Up

      Crazy thing is Ol’ Greybeard Giambi has drivin in all the runs against him today!

  29. Englishmajor Englishmajor Jun 1,2013 1:33 pm

    Shitty fan treatment in Cleveland: the team tweeted out a picture of a happy, smiling family in matching Indians ponchos sitting out the rain delay:

    In truth, the Gardner family was already gone by the time the game started. “We spent $260 on tickets, $25 in parking, $25 in food, gas to drive an hour each way,” Cyndi Gardner writes. “We finally had to leave after sitting there for 5 hours. My daughter had to be at work at 8:45 and we live an hour from Cleveland.”

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 1,2013 1:42 pm || Up

      With the current scheduling plan the approach to weather delays and postponements needs to be re-thought.

      That score-reversion rule that came into play in the Royals-Cardinals game the other night was probably put in because on the surface it would seem to apply in extremely rare situations. But since it applies to the last game of the season series between any two teams, it turns out that’s actually 20 games out of a team’s 162-game schedule (the A’s play the 14 other AL teams, the Giants and all 5 NL Central teams).

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      • ptbnl Jun 1,2013 1:46 pm || Up

        All true – though in this case it was the first game of the series (albeit the only series).

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Soaker Soaker Jun 1,2013 1:53 pm || Up

          In the situation in Cleveland last night, as the author of the linked articles suggests, there needs to be more willingness to schedule single-admission doubleheaders as a better option than screwing over the paying fans the way they were last night.

          The suspended-game situation requires more creativity. You might not need mutual off-days. For example, if the Royals are playing the A’s in KC while the Cardinals have an off-day, perhaps the Cardinals fly into KC to complete the suspended game prior to the A’s-Royals game.

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  30. Jennifer Jennifer Jun 1,2013 7:16 pm

    A pt today asked me to take off my pants so we would be “even”. Then told his family to watch out for me because I was crazy and would give blow jobs for candy.

    • ptbnl Jun 1,2013 7:30 pm || Up

      I didn’t even know MikeV was sick.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Jennifer Jennifer Jun 1,2013 7:31 pm || Up

        Bwhahahaha!

      • DFA DFA Jun 1,2013 8:43 pm || Up

        im still laughing at this.

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
      • James V. JamesV Jun 1,2013 9:04 pm || Up

        Awe. Some.

      • MikeV MikeV Jun 3,2013 7:53 am || Up

        and now I have all these bags of skittles and starburst just laying around.

        And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

        Thanks, and go As.

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 1,2013 7:31 pm || Up

      Isn’t that where you pick up the hypodermic that’s meant for elephants?

      Support locally made sausage!
      • Jennifer Jennifer Jun 1,2013 7:46 pm || Up

        I had already stuck him for labs. I was trying to get him to take his morning meds. I was supposed to be in the ER. I actually don’t mind old people hitting on me. Better than them calling me fat and ugly.

  31. nobody in particular Jun 2,2013 3:17 am

    I made a rather magnificent mixtape of the rather magnificent old psych soul group Rotary Connection, sort of focused on the rather magnificent singer Minnie Riperton, who died many years ago from breast cancer but remains forever magnificent.

    Never suck on a Blow Pop with the microphone open.
  32. James V. JamesV Jun 2,2013 7:23 am

    *twitch*

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2013 8:03 am || Up

      no

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • DFA DFA Jun 2,2013 10:28 am || Up

        some of them work. The road grey versions are fugly though.

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
    • doctorK doctorK Jun 2,2013 12:10 pm || Up

      The Astros hat is particularly heinous. The ‘H’ is almost invisible.

    • dmoas Jun 2,2013 1:59 pm || Up

      So. It’s okay to splatter Chief Wahoo with stars, but not the Blue Jays bird? I mean, if you’re going to go full on inappropriate, don’t go half way.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2013 6:56 pm || Up

        ik,r?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • James V. JamesV Jun 2,2013 8:25 pm || Up

        First thing I thought of when I saw the Cleveland hat was “indian blackface.”

      • DFA DFA Jun 2,2013 10:40 pm || Up

        canadian

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
        • dmoas Jun 3,2013 8:10 am || Up

          I’m aware. Taking the most racist image in sports that represents the annihilation of an entire people and then sprinkling stars all over it to represent the genociders is much, much worse than sprinkling stars over a Canadian team. Ergo, “if you’re going to go full on inappropriate, don’t go half way.”

          • DFA DFA Jun 4,2013 9:40 am || Up

            You don’t fuck with Canada Matt. You just don’t.

            In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 4,2013 9:55 am || Up

              They will kick your ass five ways and then apologize ten ways.

              • DFA DFA Jun 4,2013 10:54 am || Up

                And will treat you with free health care.

                In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  33. Ice Cream Ice Cream Jun 2,2013 12:42 pm

    the llama. Nice!

    Where is the good in "good-bye"?
  34. oblique Jun 3,2013 7:30 am

    Excellent! Way to FilK!

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