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Many RAFs are probably at a pretty full looking O.co on a B E A utiful looking day. Hopefully everyone has the day off and is enjoying it. The Aces will have tri tip on the grill soon and grandma Aces famous potato salad is beginning to be made.

A’s vs Tigers. Im sure we have lineups. And it is a Shooty game. Ine more reason to be at the park.

Thread it up FKers

Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty

138 thoughts on “The game thread where we get back home

  1. 5Aces 5Aces May 26,2014 12:46 pm

    Is there an available Shooty schedule? Id like to plan my games to miss…

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  2. 5Aces 5Aces May 26,2014 12:49 pm

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  3. doctorK doctorK May 26,2014 1:22 pm

    BOOBIES

    Also, if any of our SF-based FKers have recently come into possession of a customized GoPed with a bunch of Gnats stuff all over it, Hunter Pence will willingly trade you a crappy bobblehead for it.

    Also also, I’d really, really love it if JD would show a little patience now and then.

  4. brian.only May 26,2014 1:22 pm

    A’s runz pls.

  5. Jennifer Jennifer May 26,2014 1:25 pm

    I feel like by belly button is suddenly going to pop out.

  6. lenscrafters May 26,2014 1:27 pm

    Nice going offense.

  7. brian.only May 26,2014 1:28 pm

    Nice battle, but JD and Yo, you owe Coco one…

  8. nobody in particular May 26,2014 1:30 pm

    just not RISPing whatsoever :(

    Never suck on a Blow Pop with the microphone open.
  9. lenscrafters May 26,2014 1:38 pm

    At least Moss is still awesome!

  10. lenscrafters May 26,2014 1:40 pm

    _____!!!

    • Soaker Soaker May 26,2014 1:43 pm || Up

      !!! !!!

  11. doctorK doctorK May 26,2014 1:41 pm

    Welcome to Oakland, Mr Blanks

  12. nobody in particular May 26,2014 1:46 pm

    Wait, that’s not Larvell Blanks out there :O

    Never suck on a Blow Pop with the microphone open.
  13. dmoas May 26,2014 1:48 pm

    Not hating the hat. Not liking the jersey.

  14. brian.only May 26,2014 1:56 pm

    Oh Tommy, that was pretty.

    • doctorK doctorK May 26,2014 1:58 pm || Up

      It helps that Rajai really isn’t very good. But yeah, that strickout of Jackson was very nice.

    • doctorK doctorK May 26,2014 2:03 pm || Up

      SEXY FEET

  15. brian.only May 26,2014 1:59 pm

    FROZEN ROPE

  16. brian.only May 26,2014 2:02 pm

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA
    Incredible.

  17. lenscrafters May 26,2014 2:03 pm

    This is fun

  18. Soaker Soaker May 26,2014 2:03 pm

    Drew Smyly sure cures a lot of ailments.

    • brian.only May 26,2014 2:05 pm || Up

      Even better the fact is he’s a pretty good pitcher.

      • doctorK doctorK May 26,2014 2:06 pm || Up

        Staying high in the zone is not doing him a lot of good today.

  19. brian.only May 26,2014 2:10 pm

    Awe man, if that ball was on line he was out.

  20. lenscrafters May 26,2014 2:11 pm

    shut.up.shooty.

    • Soaker Soaker May 26,2014 2:21 pm || Up

      I’m giving the ESPN Radio national broadcast a try. Jim Bowden has ESPN Analyst Disease, thinks he has to fill every moment when the PxP guy (Roxy Bernstein today) isn’t talking.

      • brian.only May 26,2014 2:23 pm || Up

        Detroits not too bad, they are being pretty respectful to the A’s, haven’t heard a ‘scrappy’ or ‘pesky’ yet.

  21. doctorK doctorK May 26,2014 2:12 pm

    Seven total hits so far in this game. Coco’s single is the only non-extra-base hit.

  22. lenscrafters May 26,2014 2:25 pm

    fking Straily

  23. brian.only May 26,2014 2:38 pm

    I really really like this game so far, we needed this bad.

  24. doctorK doctorK May 26,2014 2:39 pm

    Thankfully, Blanks did not kill himself on that bat at the plate.

  25. AV AV May 26,2014 2:57 pm

    six nothing? oh man, we’ll never win this game…

    well, we might win this game but we’ll never win the league… well, we might win the league but we’ll never win the series… well, we might win the series but we’ll never be truly happy.

    (i’d rather be an eeyore than a tigger, i always say.)

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV May 26,2014 3:01 pm || Up

      OMFG. between the cammo and shooty and that guy who can’t stop talking through his mustache… i’m not sure i’m being an eeyore, or simply natural reaction.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV May 26,2014 3:02 pm || Up

        duh: eyesore eeyore.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • brian.only May 26,2014 3:02 pm || Up

      Tigger is an asshole, good call.

  26. AV AV May 26,2014 3:08 pm

    are those catching any part of the plate at all? (i’m not complaining.)

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  27. mikeA May 26,2014 3:08 pm

    Are they really going to bring Otero in to this game? That would not be smart…

  28. brian.only May 26,2014 3:10 pm

    I may need to reconsider my opinion of Milone, this 4 straight QS’s, perifs still look bad, but he’s comporting himself well out there.
    So, odds on JJ in the 7th?

  29. brian.only May 26,2014 3:15 pm

    That guys pretty dirty.
    I’m calling Knievel nickname in 5,4,3,2.

  30. AV AV May 26,2014 3:20 pm

    wait. did cespedes just underhand the return?

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV May 26,2014 3:21 pm || Up

      he did.

      A) hey, that’s great. so strong.

      B) STOP IT!! YOU’RE GONNA HURT SOMETHING!

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • doctorK doctorK May 26,2014 3:21 pm || Up

      He’s been doing that a lot lately.

      • brian.only May 26,2014 3:22 pm || Up

        Yeah, I’ve been seeing him send those to Casey Chavez all year.

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2014 6:35 pm || Up

        wasn’t his mom a pitcher?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  31. doctorK doctorK May 26,2014 3:23 pm

    Olé

    Thanks, Jed, that got Tommy out of the game.

  32. doctorK doctorK May 26,2014 3:25 pm

    Great job, Guns.

  33. nobody in particular May 26,2014 3:45 pm

    This game has put a Smyly on my mug :D

    Never suck on a Blow Pop with the microphone open.
    • AV AV May 26,2014 3:51 pm || Up

      now you have Coke up your schnoz?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV May 26,2014 3:53 pm || Up

        i mean, you know, from drinking it, and laughing…

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • nobody in particular May 26,2014 3:58 pm || Up

          Now I’ve got Ausmus all over everything :(

          Never suck on a Blow Pop with the microphone open.
  34. AV AV May 26,2014 3:51 pm

    slamatuni.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  35. brian.only May 26,2014 3:51 pm

    DINO!!!!!

  36. Jennifer Jennifer May 26,2014 3:52 pm

    Norris shaved. I am sad.

    • AV AV May 26,2014 3:55 pm || Up

      just trimmed.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  37. nobody in particular May 26,2014 4:00 pm

    Over/under on how many times Vince Cotroneo will say Tommy Milone’s name to him in the interview. What’s enabled Tommy Milone to turn the corner?It seems like when Tommy Milone takes the ball every fifth day lately, the A’s can count on Tommy Milone.

    Never suck on a Blow Pop with the microphone open.
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2014 6:36 pm || Up

      them wops like to stick together

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • nobody in particular May 26,2014 6:44 pm || Up

        It was Kyle Blanks, not Milone. Vince found several different and exciting ways to ask how his first AL HR felt.

        Just once, I wanna hear the interviewee in that situation reply, “Well Vinny, I was a little wound up there at the plate, worried about the dismembered bodies in my fridge from that killing spree I went on last month and whether or not they will get freezer burn. But after that first blast, I could almost hear the exhalation of joy coming from my wife in the stands, knowing that since I finally hit one out she is safe from another savage, unwarranted beating this evening when I get home… after I stop along the way to snort blow and bang hookers, of course.”

        Never suck on a Blow Pop with the microphone open.
        • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2014 6:59 pm || Up

          oh. I just was saying Cotroneo would mention Milone a lot because I was being dumb.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • nobody in particular May 26,2014 7:41 pm || Up

            and I saw your dumbness and raised you a paragraph of stupidity!

            Never suck on a Blow Pop with the microphone open.
  38. bear88 May 26,2014 4:01 pm

    The A’s are very good are winning blowouts.

    • AV AV May 26,2014 4:11 pm || Up

      shutouts are the new walkoff.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • witchy witchy May 26,2014 4:20 pm || Up

        i think i’m okay with this.

        • AV AV May 26,2014 5:13 pm || Up

          it works at home and on the road.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  39. nobody in particular May 26,2014 4:03 pm

    Pad that run differential all you want…. but please don’t get shut out on 3 hits for the rest of the series.

    Never suck on a Blow Pop with the microphone open.
  40. witchy witchy May 26,2014 4:03 pm

    thank you, oakland!

  41. brian.only May 26,2014 4:20 pm

    Aaaand Gnats lose to the Cubbies, does it get any sweeter?!

  42. dmoas May 26,2014 5:29 pm

    Rumor has it the A’s opponents are installing artificial turf ahead of their series against the A’s.

  43. Jennifer Jennifer May 26,2014 6:12 pm

    Nice win, bitches.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2014 7:34 pm || Up

      thank you. we had a loverly time.

      Except the fucking concessions.

      Ran out of cooked hot dogs. 10 minute wait.

      Ran out of lemonade

      Shaved ice guy never came around.

      every outing was at least a half inning.

      Luckily iwas with 2 other adults and we were able to take turns

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  44. AV AV May 26,2014 7:09 pm
    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV May 26,2014 7:32 pm || Up

      it melted… turned into watered wine.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  45. Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2014 7:57 pm

    Is anyone else finding chris young the pitchers success unsettling?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  46. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 27,2014 12:47 pm

    Geez, I go away for a few days and you guys get swept by the Blue Jays, WTF?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  47. lenscrafters May 27,2014 1:00 pm

    Vogt in AAA this year: .358/.397/.582

    Just 16 games played because of the oblique injury but he’s been crushing it since he got back.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2014 1:39 pm || Up

      that’s great and all, but where to put him?

      Gentry, Reddick, punto, sogard, blanks, callaspo

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • colin colin May 27,2014 1:50 pm || Up

        Can we figure out a way for him to replace both Punto *and* Sogard?

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2014 1:52 pm || Up

          Craig Biggio

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • nevermoor nevermoor May 27,2014 2:42 pm || Up

          Cespedes -> SS
          Lowrie -> 2B

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2014 2:45 pm || Up

          Is he charming enough to talk Jimmy Rollins into waiving his no trade clause?

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 27,2014 3:31 pm || Up

            Supposedly Vogt is a masterful impressionist, so we could have him call Jimmy Rollins while pretending to be Ruben Amaro Jr., offer an extra $2 million from the Phillies for Rollins to waive, then stay quiet until the deal is done, at which point Rollins can sue the Phils and hilarity will ensue.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • dmoas May 27,2014 3:55 pm || Up

              Still wouldn’t top Seattle’s bidding war against themselves.

            • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2014 5:20 pm || Up

              it would take the forfeiting of 16 hits from Michael jack Schmidt to get the seal done

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • lenscrafters May 27,2014 5:09 pm || Up

        The A’s are paying 8.5 million to Sogard, Callaspo, and Punto and have gotten -.5 WAR combined from them. All three of them have been at negative WAR and I see little reason why at least one of the three shouldn’t be removed for Vogt.

        • nevermoor nevermoor May 27,2014 5:14 pm || Up

          Of those, the only one we don’t need for structural reasons is Callaspo (who never made any sense to me anyway).

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2014 4:10 pm

    Told y’all. This is happening:

    1. Josh Donaldson, A’s: 464,367
    2. Evan Longoria, Rays: 407,724
    3. Adrian Beltre, Rangers: 281,460
    4. Manny Machado, Orioles: 263,029
    5. Nick Castellanos, Tigers: 157,768

    • andeux andeux May 27,2014 4:15 pm || Up

      Who?
      At least Jeter is leading the balloting at SS, so this isn’t totally disorienting.

      Also, are they all lining up to defend a direct kick in that picture?

      TINSTAAFK
      • dmoas May 27,2014 4:40 pm || Up

        They all seem to be protecting their chicken mcnuggets.

        • AV AV May 27,2014 5:27 pm || Up
          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2014 5:37 pm || Up

            That seems like questionable defensive technique by Batigol.

            • AV AV May 27,2014 5:38 pm || Up

              right? hit it at him! either it’s a handball or it goes through.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2014 5:25 pm || Up

        makes you wonder how many photos theose guys have to take in spring training.

        wait, are those photoshopped?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV May 27,2014 5:32 pm || Up

          yes, they were layer-masked and drop-shadowed for the composition.

          also, yes, trout’s shoulders don’t usually have the profile of a boa eating an elephant, and jeter doesn’t usually look like he’s borrowing rodney dangerfield’s shirt collar.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2014 5:36 pm || Up

            wow, I can’t stop looking at the trout one now

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2014 5:39 pm || Up

            Oh, but it looks good on you, Jetes.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2014 5:38 pm || Up

      I stand corrected, there is a chance for donaldson

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  49. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2014 4:16 pm

    Wait, the Red Sox lost 10 straight?! I wasn’t paying attention! Do it again!!

    • nevermoor nevermoor May 27,2014 4:41 pm || Up

      Depends, are they playing the Yankees?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2014 4:47 pm || Up

        Atlanta, Tampa Bay, Cleveland. We’re clear.

        • nevermoor nevermoor May 27,2014 4:58 pm || Up

          Phew. And I particularly hope they get swept by the Clevelands.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2014 4:57 pm
    • AV AV May 27,2014 5:37 pm || Up

      he didn’t even hit the bull.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2014 5:48 pm || Up

        He said his chakras are jammed and he’s having trouble breathing out of his left eyelid.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2014 6:37 pm || Up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces May 27,2014 9:05 pm || Up

        Almost. The correct answer is always “double”.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  51. Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2014 5:37 pm

    has anyone mentioned the 35,000 yesterday?

    And only 10,000 hats

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2014 6:45 pm || Up

      Not bad when MLB is screwing us by putting the Giants home at the same time. Jon Miller even commented on the impressive A’s crowd on Giants radio.

      Tonight you have the Giants and U.S. Soccer across the bay. Get ready for concern trolling about people not turning up for Gray-Scherzer.

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2014 6:48 pm || Up

        notARAMAK was not prepared

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • AV AV May 27,2014 7:17 pm || Up

        i guess the stick didn’t sell out.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2014 7:24 pm || Up

          It’s cool though, because we can hear every expletive Tim Howard is yelling.

          • AV AV May 27,2014 7:33 pm || Up

            games from argentina when they ban the fans are really lovely that way.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2014 5:43 pm

    Dear god.

    • doctorK doctorK May 28,2014 11:32 am || Up

      You can’t dispute this guy – he’s one of The Best Fans In Baseball™.

      • 5Aces 5Aces May 28,2014 11:35 am || Up

        indeed

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Jennifer Jennifer May 28,2014 1:42 pm || Up

        I hate Missouri. I’m an expert.

        • Soaker Soaker May 28,2014 3:22 pm || Up

          I was wondering how many people showed up at the hospital after honoring our fallen patriots on Memorial Day by using explosives to maim their fingers.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2014 3:55 pm || Up

            As a Tahoe resident I imagine you have your finger on the pulse of that phenomenon. So to speak.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • Soaker Soaker May 28,2014 6:02 pm || Up

              Tell you what, if anybody brings fireworks up here for Fourth of July, starts a fire and gets shot for it, I’m a prospective juror who would acquit the shooter.

    • AV AV May 29,2014 8:38 am || Up

      aha! turns out cards fans wear their classy on their sleeve.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • doctorK doctorK May 30,2014 9:55 pm || Up

        Awesome.

        I could imagine New Yorkers having something similar up until 2004 (dammit).

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