Game 17: Played Out Tropeano ← FREE KRAUT!

Game 17: Played Out Tropeano 109

Yes I will use a pun for my first game thread this season.

We join this game already in progress, top of the second, no score. A’s vs Angels for the final game of the series in Anaheim.

109 thoughts on “Game 17: Played Out Tropeano

  1. Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence Apr 23,2015 4:30 pm

    Let’s go Oakland!

    • Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 23,2015 5:09 pm || Up

      CLAP CLAP CLAPCLAPCLAP

      Also clap for the pun.

      There is always a score.
  2. Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence Apr 23,2015 4:33 pm

    At least we’ve got his pitch count pretty high so far?

  3. Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2015 4:35 pm

    I’m disappointed that Ken’s return to the broadcasts is still “at a later date” and not at the start of the second homestand, i.e. tomorrow. I’d think that means he’s missing the next road trip as well. We need you back, Ken, so just amputate the thing and get back into the booth.

    • Englishmajor Englishmajor Apr 23,2015 4:51 pm || Up

      • dmoas Apr 23,2015 4:54 pm || Up

        Just wheelchair him up to the mic.

        • Englishmajor Englishmajor Apr 23,2015 4:55 pm || Up

          Hook him up with an ISDN and a monitor and let him commentate from his chaise longue in Vegas.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2015 5:31 pm || Up

        Uh oh. Re-injury and slow rehab for a guy in his 60s is a bad sign. I think he’s already missed more time than he did from his knee replacement in 2012.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2015 4:46 pm

    I’m sticking to my spring training statement that the A’s will have to make a trade with the Marlins in order to keep Canha.

    • Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence Apr 23,2015 4:49 pm || Up

      Meaning that the A’s will want to send him down to the minors at some point?

      • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2015 5:30 pm || Up

        Yes, particularly after Coco returns. The A’s do have to put Canha on waivers before they get to offer him back to Miami, but at this point the Marlins themselves would be near the front of the line to claim him, in which case the Rules 5-6 rights would merge out and a trade could be made.

        • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2015 6:08 pm || Up

          The merger theory may not be right. It’s possible that all other major league teams have to pass on accepting the obligations under Rules 5-6 before he can be sent to the minors by anyone this year, including the Marlins. The rules on this get dense. In any case, if the A’s decide at any point they don’t have space for Canha on the 25-man roster, at the very least the Marlins have a right which would have to be bought out before the A’s could keep him and send him down.

          • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2015 6:25 pm || Up

            Have we had anyone in recent history we kept past opening day that we did not keep all year? I remember returning guys, but it seemed it was usually very quickly. I think Billy will find a way to keep him with us, sucking up a roster spot until the Sept.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • vignette17 Apr 24,2015 8:52 am || Up

              Off hand, I remember us keeping Jay Marshall, Freiman, and Mike Neu (?) on the roster even though they all kinda sucked.

              We returned Goleski in spring training.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2015 5:19 pm || Up

      That will be Cody Ross’s one last chance to contribute to the A’s.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence Apr 23,2015 4:51 pm

    Ugh. The defensive miscue followed by home run sequence is the worst

  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 4:51 pm

    “Sounded great, didn’t it?”

    No, Ray. It did not.

  7. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2015 5:14 pm

    Got to lines from Vince in the car before “the reality is”. Does he mean that usually it is just his erotic fantasy?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 5:16 pm

    Topics covered so far by Glen and Ray during this inning of the A’s vs. Angels game:

    -Tigers
    -Yankees
    -Mets
    -Red Sox

  9. Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence Apr 23,2015 5:16 pm

    Alright, score some runs A’s

  10. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2015 5:20 pm

    I suppose this 4:00 start is no different for me than a regular night game on an east coast trip, yet somehow the fact that it’s in LA is making it feel akward.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  11. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2015 5:42 pm

    Let’s go boys, get those bats workin!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 5:51 pm

    FKing hell, Lawrie.

    • andeux andeux Apr 23,2015 5:52 pm || Up

      Anytime he’s up with runners on I hope he bunts. That’s not a good sign.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2015 6:01 pm || Up

        I gotta believe he’ll hit better than this. He started slow last year before ultimately posting a 102 OPS+. And then dying.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2015 6:03 pm || Up

          And looking back in 2012 and 2013 it looks like his best months have been June and July, maybe August. And then dying.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2015 6:06 pm

    I can’t hear the name “Joe Smith” without thinking “failed #1 pick.”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 6:44 pm || Up

      The University of Maryland must have the weakest track record of producing decent NBA players out of any major program.

  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 6:11 pm

    Dammit, Glen. That was not even close.

  15. lenscrafters Apr 23,2015 6:12 pm

    I was just thinking, if that gets down, how sad it would’ve been since BoMel inexplicably didn’t put in Gentry for Butler.

  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 6:24 pm

    I like how each time he strikes out, Lawrie adds a little more eye black.

    • Jennifer Jennifer Apr 23,2015 6:28 pm || Up

      His current look?

  17. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2015 6:27 pm

    Am I reading gameday right? Are we about to lose 2-0 while giving up one friggin hit?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  18. Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 23,2015 6:28 pm

    Gosh darn it to heck.

    There is always a score.
    • colin colin Apr 23,2015 6:57 pm || Up

      I realize that Zobrist is a way better hitter than Fuld, but a ninth inning pinch hitting appearance when you haven’t played in five days is tough.

  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 6:29 pm

    Well, they finished in time for the Warriors at least.

  20. Jennifer Jennifer Apr 23,2015 6:33 pm

    I’m using this as a Lounge.

    I’m currently in love with Sturgill Simpson.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2015 6:36 pm || Up

      What the hell kind of name is Sturgill?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Jennifer Jennifer Apr 23,2015 6:41 pm || Up

        It’s badass.

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        • Jennifer Jennifer Apr 23,2015 6:45 pm || Up

          Yes, he says “They call me king turd up here on shit mountain, if you want it you can have the crown.”

      • Jennifer Jennifer Apr 23,2015 6:52 pm || Up

        And I’m seeing him at Red Rocks this summer!

    • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2015 7:32 pm || Up

      He just played here the other night. Show sold out at this club and I was dumbfounded.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Jennifer Jennifer Apr 23,2015 7:40 pm || Up

        Because he is the tits.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2015 7:43 pm || Up

          Is he bigger tits than you Avett bros?

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • Jennifer Jennifer Apr 23,2015 7:45 pm || Up

            He’s opening for the Avett Brothers. Hell no. Scott touched my hand twice Saturday. Parts of the night are missing from my memory now. I’m assuming I passed out.

            • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2015 7:47 pm || Up

              Are those the parts where you were in your room and someone started knocking? That may have just been roofies.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • Jennifer Jennifer Apr 23,2015 7:49 pm || Up

            HE SHOOK MY HAND AND THANKED EVERYONE AROUND THE BARRIER, INCLUDING ME.

            • Jennifer Jennifer Apr 23,2015 7:52 pm || Up

              My hand was all tingly after the first time he touched me, it was weird. Turns out he was wearing finger picks and they scraped my hand as he went by.

  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 6:38 pm

    When Sogard is your main offensive threat…

    • Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 23,2015 6:45 pm || Up

      Did Butler even get on base today?

      There is always a score.
      • ptbnl Apr 23,2015 6:54 pm || Up

        Singled in the 8th to put 2 on with 1 out.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  22. Jennifer Jennifer Apr 23,2015 7:06 pm

    Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are the cutest couple ever. EV. ER.

  23. Jennifer Jennifer Apr 23,2015 7:07 pm

    The Royals are fighting again.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 7:09 pm || Up

      No way.

      • andeux andeux Apr 23,2015 7:12 pm || Up

        Ventura again apparently.
        3 times in 4 starts.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 7:15 pm || Up

          Looks like a guy hit a hard comebacker, he fielded it, and he decided to follow and scream at the guy on the way to first for some reason. Kid’s got a screw loose.

          • Jennifer Jennifer Apr 23,2015 7:17 pm || Up

            There was something that happened earlier in the game, but I missed it. And Jeff Samardzija had something to do with it.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 7:18 pm || Up

              Herrera is warming up. That ought to settle things down.

              • Jennifer Jennifer Apr 23,2015 7:20 pm || Up

                *looks for turd to plop in punchbowl*

              • Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 23,2015 7:25 pm || Up

                asvd

                There is always a score.
                • Englishmajor Englishmajor Apr 23,2015 7:30 pm || Up

                  Hoo boy. Shark attack.

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 7:33 pm || Up

                  Shark was HOT, man!

                • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2015 7:35 pm || Up

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                  I dont think I ever got to use this last year..

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2015 7:39 pm || Up

                  And, since we had the Jets in another thread, we must provide equal time:

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence Apr 24,2015 9:18 am || Up

                  Are the Royals even a baseball team anymore? This is getting to avant garde art performance levels at this point

                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 24,2015 10:05 am || Up

                  A perfectly executed heel turn.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
                • Dial C for Concupiscence Dial C for Concupiscence Apr 24,2015 10:13 am || Up

                  Over/under on someone coming off the Royals bench and sucker smacking an opposing player with a folding chair during Yordano Ventura’s next start?

                • andeux andeux Apr 24,2015 10:43 am || Up

                  Depends what Frank Francisco is doing these days.

                  TINSTAAFK
          • lenscrafters Apr 23,2015 7:31 pm || Up

            No, no the Royals are the victims here.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 7:40 pm || Up

              I can’t wait to hear the post hoc justifications from Yost.

              • lenscrafters Apr 23,2015 7:53 pm || Up

                “How dare they play baseball against us!”

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 7:57 pm || Up

                  “Our egos could have been killed!”

              • James V. James V. Apr 26,2015 11:36 am || Up

                I believe it amounted to, “We didn’t start any of this.”

            • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 23,2015 7:42 pm || Up

              And I like Yost getting in there and keeping calm..

              what? he was jawing at someone instead of pulling his kids away? SMDH

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 7:51 pm || Up

          • elcroata elcroata Apr 23,2015 10:03 pm || Up

            It’s AK-JUU, and it’s eskimo for “think about it”

            All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
            • Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 23,2015 10:35 pm || Up

              Obviously.

              There is always a score.
            • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 23,2015 10:38 pm || Up

              Really it’s Eaton’s fault for violating the unwritten rule of not enjoying being sworn at while running out a GB

              "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • elcroata elcroata Apr 23,2015 10:09 pm || Up

          All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
          • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 23,2015 10:33 pm || Up

            This is the nutty one.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • Englishmajor Englishmajor Apr 24,2015 1:02 pm || Up

      Twins blogger shared ancient video of this epic brawl, which I vaguely remember, featuring Ike Davis’s dad Ron. I hadn’t made the connection between them until the day Ike pitched. I always liked Ron Davis because he wore glasses.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 24,2015 1:10 pm || Up

        another reson NOB should be mandatory. Time.

        Its nice to be able to pick players out

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  24. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2015 9:21 pm

    Holy crap.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2015 9:30 pm || Up

      Nurse Upgrade is pregnant?

    • MikeV MikeV Apr 23,2015 9:32 pm || Up

      This is demoralizing for New Orleans. It’s over.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2015 9:50 pm || Up

        Gut punch. What a comeback.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • MikeV MikeV Apr 23,2015 9:54 pm || Up

          NO are the stereotypical young team without playoff experience etc etc

          Holy shit though.

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

          Thanks, and go As.

        • sslinger Apr 23,2015 11:46 pm || Up

          Yes, that was amazing. And deep down, we all knew it was possible so I couldn’t stop watching, and sure enough they pulled it off. The second chance buckets they made, mostly thanks to Draymond, were huge on a night the long-range shots weren’t falling.

          • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 24,2015 1:09 am || Up

            I was thisclose to turning it off when the 20 point gap wasn’t closed about 1/3 of the way through the 4th. Especially since they were so thoroughly outclassed for the last 30+ minutes at that point.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2015 10:01 pm

    WARRIORS
    WARRIORS
    WARRIORS
    WARRIORS
    WARRIORS

  26. Jennifer Jennifer Apr 24,2015 12:02 am

    Potential band name : Manipulated Leg Wounds

    • AV AV Apr 24,2015 9:53 am || Up

      and, if treatment goes wrong…

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      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  27. MikeV MikeV Apr 24,2015 8:30 am

    CL Semis:

    Barca – Bayern

    Juve – Real

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • AV AV Apr 24,2015 9:57 am || Up

      good. i don’t have mixed feelings anywhere there. well, other that it’s a labretta, an aspid and a hurtan against a BMW steamroller.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • MikeV MikeV Apr 24,2015 10:27 am || Up

        I was sorta hoping for a Barca – Bayern final, just to see Pep take on his old club for the whole thing.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

  28. batgirl batgirl Apr 24,2015 4:09 pm

    Have any of you ever gone through the “season ticketholder entrance” when you don’t have the actual physical fancy pants tickets *and* you also do not have the season ticketholder “credential?” (Meaning either with a computer printout or the phone scanner version.)

    I wanted to get the tee tomorrow, but only have a printout of the front row seats and I don’t know if they will shoo me away. I could put it on my phone if that might work better.

    Also, any guesses how early to get there for tees?

    • Englishmajor Englishmajor Apr 24,2015 5:43 pm || Up

      They’ve cracked down on the STH line this year — there’s usually a ticket services person who comes around to people standing in the giveaway line asking to see the credential. I think once you get past the metal detector and get the giveaway, having a different form of ticket will be fine, but not having a credential may be a problem You might want to try the suite/club entrance instead, which is next to the STH entrance on the plaza — anyone can use it but lots of people don’t know that.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 24,2015 7:59 pm || Up

        I will vouch for the suite entrance. Used it last year for the backpack and it worked great. You might say it was…

        takes of sunglasses…

        Sweet

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Apr 24,2015 9:32 pm || Up

          Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

          *cue music

          There is always a score.
      • batgirl batgirl Apr 24,2015 9:21 pm || Up

        Thanks for the tip! I think I’ll try that suite line!

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 24,2015 6:10 pm || Up

      I was shut down last year going to the giants game with the FK season ticket and no credential.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl Apr 25,2015 8:14 am || Up

      Since the physical tickets finally arrived too, you could flash those to get into the STH line and then show the print-outs when you reach the person with the scanner.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • batgirl batgirl Apr 25,2015 8:18 am || Up

        Yes–I love this plan!!!

        • MikeV MikeV Apr 25,2015 7:05 pm || Up

          I, too, enjoy flashing.

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

          Thanks, and go As.

      • batgirl batgirl Apr 26,2015 12:48 pm || Up

        Worked perfectly. I can confirm that they were agressively checking for either the actual pretty printed season tickets or the credential. And not just once, but multiple times throughout the line. We missed getting our tees directly from Coco and Doolittle by about 15 people. The tees are cute and are actually nice soft quality.

        • ptbnl Apr 26,2015 5:44 pm || Up

          Excellent! Just sorry about the game.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.

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