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Administrative Notice: Game Time 130

Last series was the least likely outcome of the season.

Do it again?

130 thoughts on “Administrative Notice: Game Time

  1. andeux andeux Sep 19,2014 7:19 pm

    Yay bounces.

    TINSTAAFK
  2. East Bay Evans East Bay Evans Sep 19,2014 7:21 pm

    This is kinda fun. Cool start and all.

  3. Soaker Soaker Sep 19,2014 7:22 pm

    That inning looked like so many over the last month, but with the crappy team wearing red.

  4. mother pucker Sep 19,2014 7:26 pm

    Lester good. Oakland bad.

  5. nevermoor nevermoor Sep 19,2014 7:29 pm

    Guess this is what the A’s needed.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  6. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 19,2014 7:31 pm

    The Star Wars music between innings is surprisingly delightful.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Sep 19,2014 7:42 pm || Up

      it’s pretty hard to fuck up a rag.

      [lets it sit there]

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 19,2014 7:34 pm

    Nice to have the BABIP gods with us for a change.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • grover Sep 19,2014 7:41 pm || Up

      Not really. Maybe they allowed Crisp’s hit but they harshly denied Fuld and Donaldson.

      • Jennifer Jennifer Sep 19,2014 7:43 pm || Up

        Da fuck? What are you doing here?

        • grover Sep 19,2014 7:45 pm || Up

          I have to work late from my station. Game is on and since I already wrote a bit earlier today… why not visit for a bit?

          • Jennifer Jennifer Sep 19,2014 7:46 pm || Up

            Good. This place could use you.

            • grover Sep 19,2014 7:47 pm || Up

              You flatter me.

              • Jennifer Jennifer Sep 19,2014 7:49 pm || Up

                That was the edited version.

                • grover Sep 19,2014 7:52 pm || Up

                  I’m an engaged man… edited is probably the way to go.

                  What this place needs is more two-out base hits to drive in runs. Maybe a few non-futile bases-loaded/no-out situations.

                  Callaspo to be cut.

                • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 19,2014 8:09 pm || Up

                  Congrats. (and welcome back, at least for today)

                  And those are good diagnoses.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 7:54 pm || Up

                  You still have time to add to it.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • Jennifer Jennifer Sep 19,2014 8:04 pm || Up

                  I’d just feel like a cheap whore now.

                • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 8:10 pm || Up

                  Good news! If you go cheap enough you are not a whore.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 19,2014 8:11 pm || Up

                  They don’t do pro bono work?

                • AV AV Sep 19,2014 8:14 pm || Up

                  rim shot. (or does that cost extra?)

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Soaker Soaker Sep 19,2014 7:55 pm || Up

            If you’re still in Pollock Pines…yeah, 9 to 5 probably isn’t happening right now.

            • grover Sep 19,2014 7:57 pm || Up

              I’m in Pollock but my engine is not assigned to the King. Staging for Initial Attack.

              I’m working 8 to 8 every day.

  8. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 7:41 pm

    Why isnt Lowrie hitting 9th? I might be off a little here, but i think 100% of his ABs the past week have been with runners on and he has done everything except gag himself on the fat end of the bat.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  9. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 7:48 pm

    Ok, so I was going to complain about Norris and his pitch calling giving up these HRs. But then I reached for my inner Fosse. If Lester isnt 100% sure he agrees he shakes it off.

    So why the hell cant we stop giving up HRs?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • ptbnl Sep 19,2014 7:56 pm || Up

      How great would it be if we could stop giving up HRs?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 8:09 pm || Up

        Ive got DIBS on that.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 19,2014 7:57 pm

    I feel better having Vogt out there. He comforts me.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 8:08 pm || Up

      Sounds like maybe you believe in him.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  11. East Bay Evans East Bay Evans Sep 19,2014 7:58 pm

    I’m still kind of hoping that Revere wins the NL batting title. Just not with our help.

  12. AV AV Sep 19,2014 8:01 pm

    I DON’T BELIEVE MY EARS!

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 19,2014 8:02 pm

    Try to steal on Lester-Norris. Please.

  14. grover Sep 19,2014 8:02 pm

    And on that note, Mr. Revere, I’m heading home.

    G’nite folks.

    • bear88 Sep 19,2014 8:08 pm || Up

      If they lose in your absence, we will blame you.

      • grover Sep 19,2014 10:42 pm || Up

        Do I get credit for the win?

        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 10:50 pm || Up

          No because you left before you finished 5 innings. But I do think you may be eligible for a Hold.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 19,2014 8:10 pm || Up

      As long as you bill that 2 minutes of OT

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  15. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 19,2014 8:03 pm

    3 run on site dirty hat A’s mojo!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  16. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 19,2014 8:16 pm

    On site dirty mind 5 run mojo!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 8:19 pm || Up

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  17. Jennifer Jennifer Sep 19,2014 8:19 pm

    FSU might be drunk.

    • AV AV Sep 19,2014 8:27 pm || Up

      we’ll see if he comes back with an unsightly dirty underwear runs/mojón…

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Jennifer Jennifer Sep 19,2014 8:42 pm || Up

        Pics or stfu.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 19,2014 8:46 pm || Up

          It’s an Upgrade family game. I can’t possibly get drunk enough.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  18. bear88 Sep 19,2014 8:21 pm

    We’ll see how it goes, but it’s unlikely that Lester is pitching a complete game. That means the bullpen. Any suggestions?

    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 8:23 pm || Up

      Just have him get through 7. Honeycutt for the 8th and Eck the 9th.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 19,2014 8:25 pm || Up

        I don’t mind matching up with Gene Nelson if needed.

  19. bear88 Sep 19,2014 8:34 pm

    Leadoff triple. That might help.

  20. East Bay Evans East Bay Evans Sep 19,2014 8:34 pm

    Way to go, [Jedi pun]!

  21. Soaker Soaker Sep 19,2014 8:35 pm

    It occurs to me that if the A’s were to finish in a tie for the second wild card, Lester would be on turn to pitch Game 163, and with a win it would be Hammel/Pomeranz in the wild card game.

    • bear88 Sep 19,2014 8:45 pm || Up

      If it’s against the Mariners, I would definitely go with Pomeranz because he’s left-handed. (The A’s wouldn’t face Felix, at least as a starter.)

      If it’s the Royals or Tigers, I don’t know.

  22. bear88 Sep 19,2014 8:39 pm

    Runners on third with less than two outs seems to make A’s hitters as uneasy as it makes me.

  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 19,2014 8:41 pm

    That sucked

  24. bear88 Sep 19,2014 8:43 pm

    Typical. Coco gets a hit after the inept safety squeeze.

  25. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 19,2014 8:45 pm

    Loved the squeeze call, given our futility of late. Hated the execution. Learn to deaden the ball, meat.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • bear88 Sep 19,2014 8:47 pm || Up

      It wasn’t a terrible idea at all.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 19,2014 8:48 pm || Up

        Except for Lowrie being the baserunner.

        • bear88 Sep 19,2014 8:52 pm || Up

          I wasn’t really sure what the A’s plan was there. Safety squeeze, I guess. But the third baseman was closer to the plate than Lowrie. It really didn’t work. It’s just not what the A’s are good at.

        • dmoas Sep 19,2014 9:15 pm || Up

          Had Burns been in there it would have been a run. But had he been in there it would have telegraphed the squeeze. Fuck you Lowrie and your slowness.

  26. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 8:47 pm

    The worst part of the squeeze was that I knew that, no matter what we did, it would be the wrong option.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  27. bear88 Sep 19,2014 8:54 pm

    The A’s are constitutionally incapable of scoring more than 3 runs in a game.

  28. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 8:54 pm

    I really think Luke needs to just go with the full Rollie.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  29. AV AV Sep 19,2014 8:56 pm

    TRUST THE FOURS!!

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  30. lenscrafters Sep 19,2014 8:58 pm

    O’Flaherty makes so much sense with all these lefties up…

    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 9:00 pm || Up

      Helllloooo….its the 8th INNING.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  31. lenscrafters Sep 19,2014 9:04 pm

    Woot! Way to go JD.

  32. Bed Bed Sep 19,2014 9:05 pm

    Any chance Lester can pitch every game?

    But seriously, folks...
  33. Soaker Soaker Sep 19,2014 9:05 pm

    That was courageous.

  34. bear88 Sep 19,2014 9:05 pm

    Nice play by Donaldson and Norris.

  35. AV AV Sep 19,2014 9:05 pm

    way to go.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  36. East Bay Evans East Bay Evans Sep 19,2014 9:05 pm

    Nice play, Donnie!

    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 9:09 pm || Up

      He needed that after the pop up.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  37. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 9:15 pm

    The Phillies pitching coach was on my bucket of chicken. WTF?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  38. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 9:19 pm

    Just get rid of JL08 now. Or have him hit leadoff so he doesnt hit as often with runners on since he obviously cant.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  39. East Bay Evans East Bay Evans Sep 19,2014 9:21 pm

    Heh, no rush…

  40. Soaker Soaker Sep 19,2014 9:21 pm

    Dude, Norris is slow, but he’s not THAT slow.

  41. AV AV Sep 19,2014 9:22 pm

    they really are playing like the A’s of last series.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  42. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 9:22 pm

    Lew looks like he has been drinking with FSU.

    Also, D No with the wheels!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  43. dmoas Sep 19,2014 9:22 pm

    Oh joy. Bases loaded again. This won’t possibly end without a run.

  44. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 9:23 pm

    Really want to say good stuff about Petaluma plz…

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • dmoas Sep 19,2014 9:24 pm || Up

      It smells like Manure.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 9:29 pm || Up

        Dude I grew up down thecstreet from the Fresno State farms, I might not even notice.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Englishmajor Englishmajor Sep 20,2014 10:55 am || Up

        Chicken shit.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 19,2014 9:26 pm || Up

      It’s just never recovered after it lost the Wide World of Sports Armwrestling Championship.

  45. bear88 Sep 19,2014 9:27 pm

    Gomes is hitting .232 with the A’s? It feels like he hasn’t hit the ball hard since he’s been here.

    Time to sweat out another Doolittle 9th inning. No disrespect. I just don’t think he is right yet.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 9:30 pm || Up

      .yeah, I cant remember more than 1-2 Gomes hits, let alone big ones.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  46. lenscrafters Sep 19,2014 9:27 pm

    6 strikes to work with and Gomes still can’t do anything.

    Your 2014 2nd half Oakland A’s:
    Triple, Single, Walk -> no runs
    Walk, Walk, Single -> no runs

  47. bear88 Sep 19,2014 9:32 pm

    Excellent play by Donaldson on both ends.

  48. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 9:32 pm

    JD with the glove tonight!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  49. AV AV Sep 19,2014 9:33 pm

    it’s a celebration!

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  50. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2014 9:33 pm

    Victory bitches!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  51. dmoas Sep 19,2014 9:34 pm

    Whoppty Doo. They beat a shitty team while plenty poor themselves.

  52. East Bay Evans East Bay Evans Sep 19,2014 9:34 pm

    Ballgame! Let’s make it a good series.

  53. bear88 Sep 19,2014 9:34 pm

    It’s a win. Every win is good.

  54. doctorK doctorK Sep 19,2014 9:35 pm

    Incredible.

  55. Soaker Soaker Sep 19,2014 9:36 pm

    We still have High Hopes.

  56. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 19,2014 9:38 pm

    Let’s all celebrate, and have a good time.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  57. bear88 Sep 19,2014 9:59 pm

    The Angels are throwing three left-handed starters at the A’s next week? Oh, good. Our right-handed lineup.

  58. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 19,2014 11:21 pm

    It was great being at the park tonight. Part of a group all rooting hard together for good things to happen…most refreshing. I recommend it highly.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Sep 19,2014 11:56 pm || Up

      you could hear the energy through the broadcast.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 20,2014 9:32 am || Up

        It just felt good to be cheering for the A’s to do well and not perpetually moaning that things are sure to go badly. Personally, I need much more of the former and have had far too much of the latter, around here, of late.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • AV AV Sep 20,2014 9:46 am || Up

          perhaps the starwars/fireworks night brought in a lot of children and other pure fans of the heart not of the brain, that, indeed, were not there to moan.

          there was at least one instance when the stream showed a can o corn mid-deep, but on the radio sounded as if millions tens of thousands of voices suddenly cried out in furor. and were suddenly silenced.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Englishmajor Englishmajor Sep 20,2014 10:56 am || Up

            First fireworks/selloutish game in a long time where there was NO WAVE.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 20,2014 10:58 am || Up

              Also known as a disturbance in the Force.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • East Bay Evans East Bay Evans Sep 20,2014 11:22 am || Up

              Holy cow.

  59. dmoas Sep 20,2014 7:20 am

    I want to believe. But scoring in one inning, check. Threaten and fail multiple times, check. Barely edge out a shitty team, check. We can’t be world beaters in all games, so there’s that, but this still looks like the frustratingly bad team we’ve watched the second half of the season and not a group that’s figuring it out. :(

    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 20,2014 11:10 am || Up

      You might be right. But it seemed like we had a lot more “one hit aways” than we have had recently. I still think Lowrie needs to go to #9/become Parrino even after the triple, but other than that I felt a different vibe. And as crazy as it sounds, maybe it’s just that they all believe in Stephen Vogt.

      Either way I am going to try and stay glass half full at least until a bad thing does happen. Maybe I can go buy a Pollyanna wig or something.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  60. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 20,2014 8:27 am

    I had this dream last night. In it, the A’s won a game.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Sep 20,2014 9:49 am || Up

      in dreams. we win. with you.

      in dreams. we walk. without having the next three batters strike out. with you.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  61. Jennifer Jennifer Sep 20,2014 10:44 am

    Okay win, people.

  62. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 20,2014 10:54 am

    I just grilled up some red hots for breakfast, so today is a win no matter what.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  63. batgirl batgirl Sep 20,2014 12:03 pm

    A few years ago when we got to one of the last games of the season, they were selling most all the items in the merch shops for 50% off. If any of you go to games this week and they’re doing that, can you let me know? I saw some nice hoodies and tees this week, but waaaay to rich for my blood.

    • andeux andeux Sep 20,2014 4:02 pm || Up

      I saw something about a tent sale, but I don’t think they’ve done the everything 50% off sale for several years. But you should go to the game on Wednesday anyway.

      TINSTAAFK
      • batgirl batgirl Sep 20,2014 4:08 pm || Up

        Good point!

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 20,2014 4:51 pm || Up

          The breakfast tailgate starts at 9:00 AM!

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Englishmajor Englishmajor Sep 20,2014 7:03 pm || Up

      The tent sale this weekend is not great, unless you really like Cespedes merchandise. Lots of rather ugly caps of various sizes, and cellphone cases for a flip phone for 25 cents.

      • Englishmajor Englishmajor Sep 20,2014 7:08 pm || Up

        Except! There is, or was this morning, one CY25 shirsey in XL, $10. It’s the only CY25 shirsey I’ve ever seen, and for all I know it was a test run by the marketing department. Also, there were two or three sweatshirts that seemed to be made for someone who wears 4X and whose arms are six feet long.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 20,2014 7:45 pm || Up

          aces got a CY25

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 21,2014 9:34 am || Up

            I bought all of them and I have been wearing them every game since. That isn’t like a curse or something is it?

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

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