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Forst is really committing to “lets not play coco in center”

Crisp, Lowrie, Vogt, Davis (DH), Valencia (RF!), Alanso, Semien, Somlinski, Healy

Manaea v Shoemaker

Gaveman v Weaver

TBA v TBA

lets hope we see aces on tee veee

145 thoughts on “AAAA’s in Anaheim

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2016 7:13 pm

    Forst!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2016 7:16 pm

    reddick lined out in his first at bat, both the tv and radio broadcast noted that “now he is in a race!”

    that kinda pissed me off. Anyway, the radio said he was selective, the TV said he was a free swinger

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    • critter critter Aug 2,2016 8:56 pm || Up

      I’m dreading our first walk off. The win would be sweet but the pie would be as bitter as my heart.

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2016 7:28 pm

    Wouldn’t it be cool if Khris Davis had even *one* other tool to go with his power?

  4. mother pucker Aug 2,2016 7:53 pm

    Manea is throwing darts tonight; these guys are dead in the water.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2016 8:02 pm || Up

      Gotta watch out for those water darts.

  5. mother pucker Aug 2,2016 8:07 pm

    Forst held an AMA today?

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2016 8:09 pm || Up
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2016 8:11 pm || Up

      Welp.

      [–]Chop_Hard 18 points 7 hours ago
      If you were to purchase an A’s jersey of any current player, who’s would it be?

      [–]AthleticsOfficial[S] 27 points 7 hours ago
      Well, I think I owe my daughter a Billy Butler jersey; she loves Billy! And my son still wants to wear his Cespedes shirt when he gets the chance, so he’s probably due for a new one as well.

      • mother pucker Aug 2,2016 8:14 pm || Up

        It’s a stupid AMA, but that Butler response is ridiculous.

        On the other hand, give his son extra ice cream.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2016 8:16 pm || Up

      Creepy!

      I accidentally found out where you live, because this March I was walking in Berkeley and saw you walking into your house with a box labeled “Forst” and an A’s backpack. I won’t say any details of your address here.

      Anyway, I have an offer for you. If the A’s win a world series by 2019, I will buy you any pizza you want and drop it off at your front door. I know, this might not be your highest priority when it comes to winning baseball games, but it will probably be more delicious than any champagne you taste or tears of joy. Any pizza, any size. Hand-delivered to your doorstep for no charge.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2016 8:38 pm || Up

        Or, for every year you finish last I drive by and shoot out your living room window. You pick.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. lenscrafters Aug 2,2016 8:52 pm

    Bye bye 4th place.

  7. lenscrafters Aug 2,2016 8:59 pm

    Can they please give him a FKing day off. What’s the point of running him into the ground during a season like this?

  8. andeux andeux Aug 2,2016 9:33 pm

    Abad’s first appearance as a Red Sock: brought in to face Cano with a 4-2 lead, gives up a 3-run HR.

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    • doctorK doctorK Aug 2,2016 9:35 pm || Up

      Hope the curse of Team Dynamite continues with his new team.

  9. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2016 9:34 pm

    Yonder, hope!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  10. doctorK doctorK Aug 2,2016 9:34 pm

    Hit it out Yonder.

  11. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 2,2016 9:36 pm

    Was tempted to head out to the “A” giB.Went with my boss and friends this weekend to slegnA-Sux. Saw tickets as low as $13 for today.

    Then the trade happened and didnt feel like hanging with Billy Butler for the evening.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  12. andeux andeux Aug 2,2016 9:45 pm

    Too bad Street is out.

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  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2016 9:52 pm

    Whoa, man, tough K call.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Aug 2,2016 9:54 pm || Up

      Ump has Bedrosian on his fantasy team.

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      • andeux andeux Aug 2,2016 9:59 pm || Up


        The three outside pitches called strikes were all in the 9th inning. Strike 1 to Muncy, Strike 3 to Coco, and Strike 2 to Lowrie.

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  14. critter critter Aug 2,2016 9:56 pm

    Sigh. I really wanted a win after yesterday’s news. Something to make me feel good about the A’s.

    • MikeV MikeV Aug 2,2016 10:31 pm || Up

      Something to make me feel good about the A’s.

      Not a whole lot of season left?

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • critter critter Aug 2,2016 10:49 pm || Up

        Ouch! (and hi!)

        • MikeV MikeV Aug 2,2016 10:55 pm || Up

          Hi!!

          Don’t worry, the Quakes suck too. :(

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

          Thanks, and go As.

          • critter critter Aug 2,2016 11:16 pm || Up

            Sorry to hear that. Not a soccer fan but I got lucky with my usually sucky Islanders this year, although the ultra exciting game that moved them past the first round wasn’t on t.v. for me.
            And the Raiders have improved, but as I recall you’re a Niners fan.
            But we both “kinda” like the A’s so that’s one thing we got.

            • MikeV MikeV Aug 3,2016 8:06 am || Up

              Over half the league makes the playoffs in MLS.

              Quakes have made it 2 seasons since they came back as an “expansion” team in 2008.

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

              Thanks, and go As.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 5:19 am || Up

      good news!

      they have lovely uniforms

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  15. critter critter Aug 2,2016 10:13 pm

    Okay, purely for rooting interests I need us to keep Vogt, Crisp, Doolittle and retain sole custody of Sonny.

  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2016 11:38 am

    • AV AV Aug 3,2016 12:21 pm || Up

      good news though, if you can’t afford the $265 for licensed material, just get the plain black tee (only $195!!).

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2016 12:37 pm || Up

        There cannot be a person who looks at this and says “I would like to exchange $295 plus tax for that item of apparel.”

        • batgirl batgirl Aug 3,2016 1:12 pm || Up

          I don’t know, the model looks pretty excited to be wearing it!

          • ptbnl Aug 3,2016 1:13 pm || Up

            And doesn’t everyone hand-wash all their t-shirts anyway?

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2016 1:23 pm || Up

              A former Black Flag drummer played at a party in my backyard in LA circa 1988. He tore off his shirt at one point. If I’d only known I would have saved the scraps for resale on the apparently lucrative punk nostalgia market.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2016 1:18 pm || Up

            I think that’s just really good taxidermy.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2016 3:40 pm || Up

      (brushes dust off box of CDs) (sneezes) Huh, here’s I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One. I bet I haven’t listened to that in a dozen years. Maybe tonight during Vince’s innings.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2016 3:54 pm || Up
        • Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2016 4:27 pm || Up

          Heh. Some of my late 90s CDs are clearly KFOG-influenced: Edie Brickell and New Bohemians, Shawn Colvin, Indigo Girls, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Rusted Root, Sonia Dada, Yo La Tengo.

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2016 4:38 pm || Up

            I assume you have that “Smoke Two Joints” song somewhere in your collection too.

            • Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2016 4:43 pm || Up

              I would try to leave work at 4:58 on Friday to make sure I caught that.

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          • Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2016 7:09 pm || Up

            Another music thing, in the old-school KFOGgy vein: I’ll be at Grace Potter’s show at Crystal Bay next week. A rare summer show for me at that venue; usually that is a 45-minute snow and ice drive. I loved Grace’s show a few years ago; haven’t kept up and don’t know what she is playing now.

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            • Soaker Soaker Aug 8,2016 5:24 pm || Up

              And lastly (for now), The Killers with Special Guests Harry Reid and Barack Obama is on the calendar (I think tix are still available if you can do a Wednesday afternoon show).

              “This is the first time I’ve ever been warned about scalpers scalping tickets to a public policy wonkfest,” said Launce Rake, a Las Vegas communications consultant who received the email warning would-be attendees of the situation. “I’m the kind of weirdo that likes such things, but there never seemed to be that kind of excitement over, for example, threats to the indigenous spring snail populations of East-Central Nevada.”

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  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2016 4:40 pm

    Pretty fun that we are now running a Max Muncy/Danny Valencia platoon out in right field.

  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2016 6:34 pm
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 6:49 pm || Up

      i’ll read it later, have you seen this?

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2016 6:56 pm || Up

        That’s great. Does this one actually happen?

        When the prosecutor asks the alleged victim of a robbery to identify the person who robbed her and she picks a member of the jury.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 8:31 pm || Up

          not the jury, but every 10 years or so you hear about a mis identified defendant

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 8:59 pm || Up

          I just hung a jury. the judge tried at least 4 illegal things to get them to convict.

          but in the end violated my clients probation. and yelled at me (out of the presence of the jury) for making a record of a continuing objection of court records he was allowing in. and then the judge himself dug out a court record that was missing and allowed the DA to enter THAT record as a certified conviction (even though it was just the court’s public document system). he yelled and stormed off the bench as i was making my record telling me my client was working the system and that wasn’t fair and SHE needed to think about if SHE really wanted to push this (legal) issue.

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2016 9:04 pm || Up

            Jesus. You have a really hard job.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 8:41 pm || Up

      awesome

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  19. andeux andeux Aug 3,2016 7:28 pm

    Productive outs that AB for Butler.

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  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2016 8:19 pm

    Someone find this Healy kid an apartment!

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2016 8:23 pm || Up

      I’d bet he’ll be at one of those Extended Stay places in Alameda for the home stands, like all of the other Nashville call-ups.

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  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2016 8:29 pm

    Oh, come on. Not Cliffy too.

  22. Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2016 8:41 pm

    I’m pretty sure Jed Lowrie could clear waivers…anybody?…

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 8:43 pm || Up

      past a trying lowrie

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    • Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2016 2:51 pm || Up

      While my somewhat IPA-fueled comment above is probably true I think it was a bit harsh.

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      • andeux andeux Aug 4,2016 3:17 pm || Up

        I mostly like Jed despite his obvious limitations, and it’s great that he’s a gamer and all, but when you are a marginal player to begin with (.708 OPS through the end of June with poor range on defense) playing hurt isn’t doing anyone any good (.472 OPS since). Just have the damn surgery and get the recovery over with before next year.

        I’d like to see more of Arismendy Alcantara anyway. Not expecting a whole lot, but he is a former top-100 prospect, and is still only 24. These are the perfect circumstances to get a better idea whether he is still a potential future starter, utility guy, or just filler. Maybe add Chad Pinder into the mix in September.

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        • Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2016 3:55 pm || Up

          Just about any time a team is headed for 95 losses you’ll see some players shut it down early and head home, so I think this is about clubhouse salesmanship for Lowrie. I’m not quitting on you guys, I really did stay out there and try to play until it just became ridiculously counterproductive.

          Alcantara or Pinder? Max Muncy’s 55-game trial at 2B starts today! Wendle appears to have flatlined; a .311 OBP in AAA isn’t going to get it done.

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          • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 3:59 pm || Up

            if only jaso had been there in 2014 we could have seen sonny gray skip the last start…

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  23. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 8:42 pm

    you know, reddick didn’t play.

    if they didn’t want him, why did they take him?

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    • Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2016 8:47 pm || Up

      The problem that remains is: Experienced Manager Bob Geren is the bench coach and probably has input into the daily lineup.

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      • doctorK doctorK Aug 3,2016 8:57 pm || Up

        Maybe Reddick didn’t pass the finger-sniff test.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 9:01 pm || Up

          if anyone is drowned in Drakkar noir, reddick is

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  24. ptbnl Aug 3,2016 9:18 pm

    By Pythagorean W/L the A’s are closer to 1st but way further from 4th.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  25. Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2016 9:19 pm

    Triggs’ appearance did get me to pop in the Yo La Tengo CD. It’s not what I listen to now, but as a statement of where I was musically 20 years ago post-Jerry, really not embarrassing at all.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2016 9:32 pm || Up

      They’re wonderful.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 10:09 pm || Up

        Saw them at UCLA during a horrible brush fire. it was super hot and smokey and no one would stop to watch them

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  26. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 10:08 pm

    yay?

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  27. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 10:12 pm

    you know what’s nice?

    Putting the kids to bed has, for the past 2 years meant that the lead would evaporate. today I went in and the a’s were down by 2

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    • andeux andeux Aug 3,2016 10:18 pm || Up

      I on the other hand flipped back to the game just in time for Valencia’s 1-2-3 DP.

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  28. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 10:18 pm

    naturally

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  29. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 10:25 pm

    heh, ken just said poo holes

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  30. Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2016 10:25 pm

    Vogt’s reaction was fantastic.

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  31. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2016 10:26 pm

    I don’t know about Scioscia playing hit and run there, seems like a risk

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  32. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 4,2016 10:58 am

    Why does today’s game have a 4pm start time? Seems weird.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 12:19 pm || Up

      angels are dunb, won’t do mid week day games

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2016 12:23 pm || Up

        I think they would be within the CBA rules to do a 7:05 start tonight, but presumably their players will appreciate an earlier flight to Seattle.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 12:42 pm || Up

          i think so. its funny because if they were continuing the homestand, I am sure this would be 705

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2016 12:46 pm || Up

            I just don’t get their antipathy for day baseball. Just one more FKed up thing about OC culture?

            • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 12:50 pm || Up

              my impression is the dodgers don’t have day games either.

              I don’t get it? cars? too hot? I don’t know

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              • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 5,2016 11:35 pm || Up

                Anyone saying its too hot down here needs their head examined.

                Now a 2:05 start on a Sunday in Fresno in August? THATS how you tell who a real fan is.

                Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2016 2:14 pm || Up

            Although oddly on May 12 and 13, they played at 7:05 at home vs. the Cardinals and then had to fly after the game to Seattle for a game the next night.

            They have four weekday day games on their schedule, three at 4:05 and one at 12:35. This is the only one of the four that is not required to start prior to 5 p.m. under the CBA (in each of the other cases, the visiting team was at the end of a road trip and had an off day at home the next day). I know we’ve had this discussion about 4:05 before and never did figure out the answer.

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            • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 2:56 pm || Up

              being positioned 3 miles from the orange crush, 405 start seems like a complete nightmare

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            • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 2:58 pm || Up

              orange crush being the confluence of the 5 (santa ana freeway) the 22 (garden grove freeway) and the 57 (Shit I can’t remember, I mean YAY! i can’t remember) Freeway.

              All very very busy at rush hour(s)

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              • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 5,2016 11:37 pm || Up

                Too funny..You even said it in your comment.

                57: the Orange Freeway

                Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 6,2016 8:03 am || Up

                  dammit!

                  i still got san diego, costa mesa, riverside, hollywood, long beach, century, santa monica etc in my head.

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                • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 6,2016 2:40 pm || Up

                  Theyre starting to eat at my brain Ed. I find myself talking about how I take THE 405 home.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • Soaker Soaker Aug 6,2016 2:42 pm || Up

                  No, that’s perfectly fine when you’re there. What’s NOT acceptable is saying “the Oakland Coliseum is next to the 880”.

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                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 6,2016 2:52 pm || Up

                  I five next to safeco

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                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 6,2016 2:53 pm || Up

                  I don’t know what its like now with waze and all, but it used to be really important for “traffic on the sevens” to know the names of the highways

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                • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 6,2016 2:56 pm || Up

                  It still would be. They have about a 60/40 split of names/#’s.

                  Of course they almost never mention my little stretch of the San Diego and it is always the same traffic, so that part doesnt impact me much fortunately.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 6,2016 3:01 pm || Up

                  sometimes I take the hollywood freeway into downtown SF

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                • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 6,2016 3:05 pm || Up

                  Anytime I pass the Slauson exit my inner Johnny Carson speaks up.

                  “Take the Slauson cutoff. Get out of your car. Cut yer Slauson off. Get back in yer car.”

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • Soaker Soaker Aug 6,2016 2:58 pm || Up

                  Caltrans used to feature the names on the BGS’s but they phased that out some years ago. Now it’s route shield, cardinal direction and control city.

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            • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 3:04 pm || Up

              I am guessing they request to have the least amount of CBA enforced day games built into their schedule.

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              • Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2016 3:13 pm || Up

                Probably, and so do the Dodgers. The Dodgers play three weekday home games not counting their Opening Day, and all three are for that same reason, visiting team at end of road trip with day off following. The Dodgers start all of theirs at 12:10.

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      • batgirl batgirl Aug 4,2016 12:47 pm || Up

        How have there not been 2 or 3 Bruce Jenkins columns about this yet?

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2016 12:51 pm || Up

          It hasn’t affected him personally because he doesn’t give a shit about the American League + there’s no angle where he can blame the scheduling on the commish being Jewish.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 1:09 pm || Up

            “why isn’t game 5 of the NLDS being played on oct 11?”

            edited because it originally said oct 1, not oct 11, which made the joke

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  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2016 2:53 pm

    It’ll be like getting….

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2016 2:56 pm || Up

      For the money required, he’s likely to be a better investment for 2017 than Rich Hill.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 3:01 pm || Up

      2017?

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  34. Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2016 4:11 pm

    The Max Muncy 2B Era…off to a roaring start!

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  35. Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2016 5:12 pm

    Ugh, such a giant step backwards for Jesse Hahn this year.

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  36. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 5:29 pm

    this is not a game i want to invest in

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    • Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2016 5:45 pm || Up

      But…Zach Neal is warming up!

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 5:53 pm || Up

        i haven’t turned it off. and even sent a tweet to vince to add somehting to what (i think) he said. but I have no idea the inning (wait its ken must be 5th) or the score

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    • andeux andeux Aug 4,2016 6:15 pm || Up

      This whole series has looked like the battle for 4th/5th place that it is.

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 6:29 pm || Up

        now this is good baseball!

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  37. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 5:59 pm

    I am not saying zach neal needs to buy coco lunch (you know with the salary disparity and all) but damn.

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  38. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 6:20 pm

    wait, bob is calling a sacrifice?

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  39. andeux andeux Aug 4,2016 6:21 pm

    Bruce Maxwell is terrible at bunting which why the fuck is he doing that anyway?

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  40. andeux andeux Aug 4,2016 6:28 pm

    Crisp putting on quite a show tonight.

    TINSTAAFK
  41. Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2016 6:40 pm

    A win today puts the A’s at 48-60 at the 2/3 point of the season. Last year the A’s were 48-60 at the 2/3 point of the season. I’m going with 20-34 or 21-33, whichever it takes to get to exactly 94 losses again, as that corresponds to extrapolation of their current Pythagorean W-L for the rest of the entire season.

    2015:
    Final record: 68-94 (.420)
    Final Pythagorean W-L: 77-85 (.475)
    One-run games: 19-35 (.352)

    2016:
    Current record: 47-60 (.439)
    Current Pythagorean W-L: 45-62 (.421)
    One-run games: 16-17 (.485)

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2016 6:46 pm || Up

      And Vince says we’re inconsistent…

    • andeux andeux Aug 4,2016 8:11 pm || Up

      A win today

      For a while it looked like you were going to keep up your impressive streak of jinxing the A’s. For those who believe in that sort of thing.

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      • Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2016 9:27 pm || Up

        I knew the A’s would suck this year, but what pisses me off is I feel like I destroyed somebody’s career right here. That was the equivalent of the exact moment of the peak of the dot-com era in the stock market.

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 9:56 pm || Up

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          • Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2016 10:32 pm || Up

            And from the category of food service fads:

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  42. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 6:49 pm
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  43. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 7:16 pm

    of course its giavatella

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  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2016 7:39 pm

    Good thing they started this one early.

  45. Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2016 7:57 pm

    As part of the Play the Young Guys program I’d think designating Dull as the closer for several weeks if not the rest of the season wouldn’t be a bad idea.

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  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2016 8:02 pm

    Hooray

  47. doctorK doctorK Aug 4,2016 8:03 pm

    We actually won? W00t!

  48. Thunderbutt Thunderbutt Aug 4,2016 8:41 pm

    I gave up on this game twice.

    There is always a score.
  49. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 8:46 pm

    never in doubt.

    riveting win!

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  50. lenscrafters Aug 4,2016 10:25 pm

    LOLOLOLOLOL

    “When you go to a team and you’re not winning, it’s really tough,” said Coghlan, who went spent 2 1/2 months with the A’s, who are in last place in the AL West. “It doesn’t matter how good of a year you’re having. It’s really tough on older guys.

    “You realize it’s not about winning and it becomes a political game. Younger players need to play, and rightfully so because the season is a wash and why not give them exposure? … And when you come to a team that’s about winning like the Chicago Cubs and at all costs, you realize everything gets played to ‘Is this for the win or not?’

    Oh yeah, it’s really too bad poor Coghlan got torn away from those Cubbies, historical powerhouse winners that they are. How dare those pathetic A’s try and find other options other than he and his .158/.253/.276 line.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2016 10:33 pm || Up

      you know, that doesn’t piss me off as much as the treatment of lester in that article. Lester’s quote isn’t that bad, but his in ability to keep a 4 run lead is more the reason we fans are bitter.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 5,2016 4:32 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 5,2016 4:49 pm || Up

      so we are committing to Muncy/ladendorf at second?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 5,2016 4:55 pm || Up

        We’re afraid of commitment.

      • andeux andeux Aug 5,2016 4:57 pm || Up

        I really don’t understand Ladendorf instead of Alcantara.

        TINSTAAFK
      • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 5,2016 5:14 pm || Up

        Man. We’ve been star-crossed at 2b for sooooooooooo long (excepting the peak Ellis years)

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  52. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 5,2016 5:16 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 5,2016 6:12 pm || Up

      With the big caveat that this report comes from the A’s themselves, if accurate it sounds like they handled it really well. A lot of organizations would try hard to hide this story, I suspect.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 5,2016 6:18 pm || Up

        yeah, it seems.

        pretty dumb of the strength coach. I don’t see the benefit, nor does the camera seem well hidden.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • ptbnl Aug 5,2016 6:54 pm || Up

          I can only imagine that he thought some of the rehabbing players were phoning it in while he was out of town.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 5,2016 11:43 pm || Up

            I’m sure thats it, but doesnt that hurt them more than him, so who gives a F? Honestly a player that would blow off rehab, but then be so shamed by a video that they got to work probably isnt my guy anyways.

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

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