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Time to play “Stick the pitchfork in the Angel” 177

Scioscia’s bullpen is a toxic dump. Beat the bullpen once and split the other two is a good formula for a road series win.

Same Bat Time of 7 p.m., same Bat Channel for all three.

Tuesday: Hahn vs. JC Ramirez
Wednesday: Manaea vs. Matt Shoemaker
Thursday: Graveman vs. Ricky Nolasco

177 thoughts on “Time to play “Stick the pitchfork in the Angel”

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2017 6:16 pm

    We have to call LeMarre “Hedley,” right?

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 25,2017 7:25 pm || Up

      I keep hearing “Ooh la la! LaMARRE!”

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 25,2017 7:39 pm || Up

      That”s HEADLY!

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • AV AV Apr 25,2017 8:31 pm || Up

        kinkyyyy.. sign here.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • doctorK doctorK Apr 26,2017 12:44 pm || Up

          NOW GO DO
          THAT VOODOO
          THAT YOU DO
          SOOOOOOO WELL

  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2017 7:02 pm

    Haven’t seen the Humboldt fairy ads for a while on the streaming app. I liked them so much better than the one with the guys stealing the suede couch and the truck dealer ad where they keep bleeping the word “ass.”

  3. Soaker Soaker Apr 25,2017 7:40 pm

    I will say this about Rosales’ defensive play at shortstop: Once he gets the ball in the glove I have no doubt about a strong and accurate throw. I’ve never quite gotten over Semien’s throwing issues.

  4. ptbnl Apr 25,2017 7:41 pm

    Scribbles only gave up the 4th most runs of the Mariner’s staff today.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  5. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 25,2017 7:44 pm

    vince tried to poetically say that ploffe and rod carew were both on the twins but the way he said it implied that ploffe was one of the greatest twin of all time

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  6. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 25,2017 7:45 pm

    30 pitches throw threet. good work guys

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  7. andeux andeux Apr 25,2017 7:58 pm

    Looks like we will get to see Hedy.

    TINSTAAFK
  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2017 8:01 pm

    Dang, Rajai, blink once in awhile.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. mother pucker Apr 25,2017 8:08 pm

    Did Ray just say that he’s never seen anyone better than Alonso at picking balls (sic) at first?

  10. lenscrafters Apr 25,2017 8:18 pm

    The A’s are hitting the ball hard all over the place while the slegnA aren’t at all. Naturally this means we’ll lose 2-0.

    • lenscrafters Apr 25,2017 10:23 pm || Up

      2-1, I should’ve been more optimistic.

  11. mother pucker Apr 25,2017 8:18 pm

    Fk you, Gods of BABIP.

  12. mother pucker Apr 25,2017 8:35 pm

    If there is a worse “tradition” than the flashing cell phones throughout a stadium, I’d like to know it.

  13. Soaker Soaker Apr 25,2017 8:56 pm

    This definitely looks like the “beat the Angels bullpen” night of the three.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2017 9:27 pm || Up

      I just remembered they don’t have Bedrosian. We will eventually get to a bad pitcher.

      • lenscrafters Apr 25,2017 9:35 pm || Up

        But will we eventually get to a good A’s hitter?

  14. mother pucker Apr 25,2017 8:57 pm

    This has to be the best WPA start of Hahn’s career, right?

    • ptbnl Apr 25,2017 9:10 pm || Up

      Current best is 0.414 from a complete game shutout of the Tigers in 2015.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • andeux andeux Apr 25,2017 9:24 pm || Up

        .527 tonight using fangraphs version
        And I assume that will be all for him, 101 pitches and looking a little tired in the 8th.

        TINSTAAFK
        • ptbnl Apr 25,2017 9:45 pm || Up

          Hahn works all night for his .527 and Phegley gets .348 in one pitch.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • andeux andeux Apr 25,2017 9:52 pm || Up

            Similarly, Casilla…

            TINSTAAFK
            • ptbnl Apr 25,2017 9:59 pm || Up

              I’m confident Casilla’s good for all -.815

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
              • colin colin Apr 26,2017 7:29 am || Up

                In the end, Madsen outsucked Casilla by WPA, -0.372 to -0.315

    • ptbnl Apr 25,2017 9:24 pm || Up

      Assuming Hahn doesn’t come out for the 9th, 0.527 is the new benchmark.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2017 9:12 pm

  16. lenscrafters Apr 25,2017 9:13 pm

    Vogt’s inability to frame the low strike is seriously annoying.

  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2017 9:13 pm

    I’ve been staring at this empty comment box for like an hour waiting for the A’s to give me something to talk about.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  18. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2017 9:15 pm

    Pitching and defense something something.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 25,2017 9:20 pm

    i turned off the radio, i assume ken is calling this a good tight game

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2017 9:21 pm

    We should score now.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2017 9:26 pm || Up

      Lowry’s a great candidate for a guess homer down the RF line.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2017 9:27 pm || Up

        Guess better, Jed.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  21. Soaker Soaker Apr 25,2017 9:28 pm

    Is this the first donning of the Golden Sombrero this year? I know Plouffe has been close a couple times but didn’t quite get there.

  22. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2017 9:40 pm

    Phuck yeah!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. andeux andeux Apr 25,2017 9:40 pm

    PHegley!

    TINSTAAFK
  24. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 25,2017 9:42 pm

    not enough

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  25. ptbnl Apr 25,2017 9:47 pm

    The 4-pitch walk to Maybin was a cunning way of having Trout lead off the bottom of the 10th.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  26. Soaker Soaker Apr 25,2017 9:48 pm

    Well this will test your confidence in Casilla.

  27. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2017 9:54 pm

    SantiagNo!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  28. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 25,2017 10:04 pm

    if your last name is pounders, dont give your boy a girls name

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2017 10:08 pm || Up

      Headly knew her!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  29. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 25,2017 10:25 pm

    The Angels may be sending a couple guys to the DL after aspirating bottles of resin powder in that celebration. Fuck em.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 25,2017 10:26 pm

    Judging by his numbers Calhoun hasn’t gotten a hit against anyone but the A’s all season.

  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2017 10:19 am

    elcroata, your thoughts on Lithuanian baseball?

  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2017 12:18 pm

    These ESPN layoffs are a bloodbath. They canned a lot of notable people.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 1:40 pm || Up

      OH NO!

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 4:10 pm || Up

      Slusser retweets:

      The issue isn’t so much sports fans watching content without paying for it; it’s that non-sports fans have heretofore been forced to pay a lot of money for content they aren’t interested in, and now with “skinny bundles” there are legitimate ways around that.

      I need the opposite, a way to view sports channels **only** without having to buy Fox News, Nickelodeon and Travel Channel.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2017 4:13 pm || Up

        This is the closest thing I’ve seen to a sports-only bundle, but it doesn’t have ESPN.

        It’s funny. Now that I think about it, I watch almost no ESPN these days. Their non-game programming is mostly unwatchable. The only games I care about are the NBA, but even there I will only tune in if it’s a huge game. Their presentation just isn’t good enough to bring me in on a mediocre game, unlike TNT. And I haven’t watched a Sunday Night game not involving the A’s for years. I guess the network is essential for college football and basketball heads, but otherwise it’s become just another channel.

        • Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 4:42 pm || Up

          I watch a lot of college football on ESPN, particularly after baseball ends, as they have most of the top Pac-12 games and just about every bowl game including the playoff; otherwise you are right, I haven’t watched “SportsCenter” or “Baseball Tonight” in 20 years and don’t watch ESPN at all for 8 months a year.

          • andeux andeux Apr 26,2017 4:56 pm || Up

            I sometimes watch MNF and Sunday Night Baseball, but not either one religiously.

            Per my comment below, while I’m not sure that the whole cable industry is in as much trouble as some make out, ESPN in particular may have a problem. Their carriage fees are way higher than any other station (as of a few years ago, they were 4 times the next most expensive channel) and with the rise of competing sports channels along with online options, they can’t really justify that any more.

            TINSTAAFK
          • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 27,2017 11:23 am || Up

            I’ve long had a habit of putting sports center on in hotel rooms on business trips in the morning, mostly because I can. Recently, though, it’s been such utter nonsense (and usually bobblehead opinion rather than “here’s what happened yesterday”). ESPN’s breaking my habit for me.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • dmoas Apr 28,2017 8:07 am || Up

              Maybe with few opinions to offer now they go back to reporting what happened.

      • sslinger Apr 26,2017 4:18 pm || Up

        Have you checked out Fubo? Sounds like that’s the space they’re trying to capture.

        • Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 4:30 pm || Up

          Youtube TV seems to have agreements with the four networks and all their sports-related cable channels for that same price. Fubo looks like it has Comcast’s NBC Universal and Fox but not Disney (ESPN) or CBS. I’m in the #106 television market in the country, so it could be a while before Youtube TV shows up here, but the promised product is encouraging.

          • andeux andeux May 3,2017 9:42 am || Up
            TINSTAAFK
            • Soaker Soaker May 3,2017 4:00 pm || Up

              to date, most live local content tends to be restricted to the markets where the network itself owns the local station (known as owned-and-operated stations in TV biz parlance). As a result, we feel confident that like Sling, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV, most of the live local TV content will only be available in owned-and-operated markets, at least until those broader licensing deals get rolled out to affiliates in other parts of the country.

              That is the roadblock for me for the time being, no local stations. I can theoretically get the CBS station on an antenna (haven’t tried it) but out of luck on the others.

            • Future Ed Future Ed May 3,2017 5:26 pm || Up

              interesting. still dont like it. its better. if you could get weird stuff and viacom, sure

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux Apr 26,2017 4:23 pm || Up

        I’m not convinced bundling (or unbundling) makes that much difference. Even if you only watch 25% of the channels in your package, that doesn’t mean that you should expect to get them a la carte for 25% of the price. You are subsidizing someone else’s Travel Channel, but they are subsidizing your sports. I grumble about the price of cable too, but then I keep paying it, so…

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 4:51 pm || Up

          You are right about the math, but I am saying I am willing to get rid of 180 of my 200 channels and realize I will cut my bill by only ~33%, as long as I get to pick the 20 specific channels. Which I then supplement by buying a product like MLB.tv separately. It won’t add up to that much savings overall, but that’s because my only real interest is the most expensive programming out there which is sports rights. And meanwhile Granny who only watches Game Show Network and Food Channel saves a shitload of money because she doesn’t have to chip in for ESPN’s NFL rights payments.

          • dmoas Apr 26,2017 5:05 pm || Up

            I wouldn’t be surprised to see your bill actually go up rather than go down. It’s basically socialize television in that way. The reliance on people who have no interest in watching it paying into it is crucial to keeping the cost down. Granted, it’ll depend a lot on which 20 channels you have interest in, but especially if they are sports related channels, it’s far more likely to be the case.

            • Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 5:18 pm || Up

              This discussion could directly affect the A’s, who are in the 9th year of a deal that gives the team an opt-out after the 15th year. There was some scoffing a couple years ago when Ballmer gave thought to taking the Clippers off cable/satellite entirely and going over the top, but this landscape is changing fast. You want to watch the A’s, buy an a la carte “season ticket” for $150, $200, whatever, or pay per view for $8/game, and watch on the Internet.

              • dmoas Apr 26,2017 5:23 pm || Up

                It’s going to come to that sooner or later. I just hope the A’s start before that bubble bursts and they’re relying on money that RSNs can’t cover.

  33. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2017 12:40 pm

    In light of recent local events, I was curious whether many 80s-era racist skinheads were active today. I don’t have an answer, but I found this, the (slim) foundation of my punk credibility.

    https://punkandpolitics.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/sanefreeze-benefit-no-1/

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2017 12:43 pm

    Same as it ever was.

  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2017 12:46 pm
    • dmoas Apr 26,2017 1:37 pm || Up

      If 60 million people were to flood their lines with calls every day, it would neuter it.

      • andeux andeux Apr 26,2017 3:41 pm || Up
        TINSTAAFK
  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2017 12:52 pm

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2017 1:07 pm || Up

      [Exit, pursued by a bear.]

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  37. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2017 3:23 pm
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 27,2017 11:26 am || Up

      “The only good thing that is going to come out of the Oakland Raiders leaving — and there is nothing good that will come out of that, by the way — is that the Oakland A’s might get their own ballpark.”

      “I must say I hate that frigging D.H. rule. I always have, ever since that bastard Charlie Finley installed it. We’re not proud of that over on the other side of the East Bay.”

      C- for effort, undermined by everything else surrounding it.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  38. andeux andeux Apr 26,2017 7:25 pm

    Thank you, gods of BABIP.

    TINSTAAFK
  39. Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 7:36 pm

    As Vince points out, Manaea fastball 89-90 in the first inning after 93-94 last Friday.

    • lenscrafters Apr 26,2017 7:57 pm || Up

      He does not look right.

      • Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 7:59 pm || Up

        Yeah, the Angels have figured out that he’s throwing BP.

        • Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 8:04 pm || Up

          And whatever it is, he’s done after 2 innings.

          • lenscrafters Apr 26,2017 8:07 pm || Up

            It took the A’s two innings and 35 pitches to realize something Vince fking Controneo noticed after one pitch.

            This is a guy who had a scary forearm strain last year and injury issues his entire career.

  40. dmoas Apr 26,2017 7:45 pm

    Someone should point out that 30 seconds is more than enough time to tell if it’s a truly bad call. They’re far less concerned about maybes. That and add a second pair of eyes on the screens if you really want to look at more in less time.

  41. Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 8:22 pm

    With the Monday off day on Manaea’s fifth day, a 10-day DL is the obvious way to get Graveman on the roster. They would need a start from Valdez sometime next week. Problem is, sudden velocity drops usually correlate to appointments with Dr. Andrews, not just skipping one start.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 8:54 pm || Up

      “Shoulder tightness” maybe isn’t a Dr. Andrews issue, but as noted above this was obvious from the very start and Melvin and Young let him throw two innings.

  42. Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 8:40 pm

    Dallas Braden is part of the ESPN bloodbath so I’d bet we’ll see him more on NBCS-CA. Fosse’s lifetime appointment is that much less secure.

  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2017 9:02 pm

    There’s something very annoying about that dugout seating the Angels have. I want to punch all of the faces I see there.

  44. lenscrafters Apr 26,2017 9:08 pm

    Challenge that for chrissakes.

  45. Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 9:15 pm

    Miss .500 is packing her bags and with 7 games after this one on the road trip, I’m really really not liking my chances of seeing her much more this year.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 10:08 pm || Up

      (door slams, suitcase goes clunk clunk clunk down stairs)

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2017 10:26 pm || Up

        She may just stay with the Angels when the A’s leave town.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 27,2017 2:19 pm || Up

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      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  46. andeux andeux Apr 26,2017 9:15 pm

    Now two extra bases taken against A’s outfielders caught flatfooted.

    TINSTAAFK
  47. Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 9:23 pm

    How appropriate that American Standard is aboard as an A’s television sponsor.

    • dmoas Apr 28,2017 8:08 am || Up

      American Standard Coliseum. Make it happen!

  48. Soaker Soaker Apr 26,2017 10:02 pm

    Last night was an excellent game, until the denouement. This one was fairly close most of the way but has stunk like a nasty turd from the start.

  49. MikeV MikeV Apr 26,2017 11:12 pm

    Holy shit the dude is a FKing freak.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • dmoas Apr 28,2017 8:10 am || Up

      That seems… quick.

      • MikeV MikeV Apr 28,2017 8:42 am || Up

        Makes Adrian Peterson’s “one offseason to recover from a torn ACL” seem like forever.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

  50. AV AV Apr 27,2017 6:45 am

    this week in podcasts:

    boy, the canon really picked a good week to put stop making sense up on a versus episode, against the prince movie no less.

    i’ve found a counter to the notion that language is “literally” eroded by the less educated. it’s “obviously,” the knowledge-sounding word thrown in by all sorts of college grads to segue a wide range of ideas outside its specific meaning. (it does not mean “as we’ve come to learn.” or, “if you think about it you wouldn’t be surprised.” you could even say it means the oposite of those.)

    but really, i’ve come to ask if anybody wants to go to the containers podcast closing party tonight. my date flaked and i hate wasting the other ticket. 7pm, 13th street oakland. HMU.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  51. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 27,2017 9:42 am

    Chris Bassitt gets a rehab start Sat for Stockton, on road vs SJ Giants.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  52. vignette17 Apr 27,2017 2:17 pm

    Haven’t been around as much recently. What do people think of the food trucks? Any particular favorites?

    Anybody listen to the podcast S-Town by the same people who did Serial?

    Saw ec got a shout out on 538.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 2:49 pm || Up

      Wow, very cool ec.

      • lenscrafters Apr 27,2017 2:59 pm || Up

        Yeah not only did that person remember a nearly 7 year old piece, but they also went through the trouble of finding it through wayback machine since it was deleted on the original site it was posted on.

        • ptbnl Apr 27,2017 5:18 pm || Up

          Now it links to Wooden Feather, as it should.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • colin colin Apr 27,2017 2:52 pm || Up

      I did listen to S-Town on a drive to Nashville and back. I don’t listen to many podcasts, but my wife is a devotee of This American Life and Serial. I thought it dragged on at times, but also had some very touching moments. But I’m also sympathetic to the point of view that it is a bit sketchy to air all these personal details of a deceased person, even if the various characters did sign the appropriate legal releases at some point.

      • vignette17 Apr 27,2017 4:00 pm || Up

        Since, it’s real life and not a murder mystery it’s understandable, but I felt like it went way downhill after about episode 4.

        I loved Serial and I’ve started listening to This American Life on any drive I do longer than an hour. The episode about the school district in upstate NY and the episode about the car dealership have become conversation starters for me with people who haven’t heard them. Absolutely fascinating stuff.

        • AV AV Apr 28,2017 12:00 pm || Up

          well, it’s presented as a mystery but it turns into a portrait.

          “rosebud.”

          i wouldn’t say real life though.

          in the dark and accused are both pretty good, also in the deep dive murder mystery vein.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • AV AV Apr 28,2017 12:03 pm || Up

            oh, and finding richard simmons or whatever it’s called, that was a real disappointment. i did end up with a new appreciation for simmons. but there’s a great encapsulation of the podcast in, i believe, the rant wheel at the end of the first lovett or leave it epp.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 28,2017 12:13 pm || Up

            Thanks for informing me of “Crimetown” by the way. I finally started it and I love it.

            • AV AV Apr 28,2017 1:33 pm || Up

              yeah, it’s top notch.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • batgirl batgirl Apr 28,2017 5:30 pm || Up

              What’s it about?

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 28,2017 5:35 pm || Up

                It’s about crime and corruption in Providence, RI, told largely through the lens of the life and times of former mayor/prosecutor/convict Buddy Cianci. That’s what this season is about anyway. They plan to focus on a different American city each season.

    • Englishmajor Englishmajor Apr 27,2017 5:19 pm || Up

      The food trucks and the plaza area are terrific on a nice day – it really makes a crowd of 15-20K feel big and festive. I went out there one coolish wettish night in the middle of a game where there were maybe 7K, and it felt a bit sad, but no worse than the concourses on a similar night. I’ve had great stuff from Smoke’s Poutiniere, Rice Rockit, Lexie’s Frozen Custard (maple bacon waffle sundae), and whichever place it is that has the loaded tater tots.

      • Englishmajor Englishmajor Apr 27,2017 5:21 pm || Up

        I didn’t get anything from this truck, but I enjoyed looking at the outside of it.

        • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 28,2017 10:45 am || Up

          They even have a “Find FK” link, but it doesn’t mention the move to .net…

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 28,2017 10:49 am || Up

          I believe their truck used to have a small slogan on it that read something like “ready to get FKed?”

      • batgirl batgirl Apr 28,2017 5:30 pm || Up

        Are there good vegetarian/vegan options in the food trucks?

        • andeux andeux Apr 28,2017 7:35 pm || Up

          It is a different lineup each game. There was a veg/vegan filipino truck at the game we went to. Their lumpia was good.

          TINSTAAFK
  53. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 2:49 pm

    I assume the NFL is holding the draft in Philadelphia just so that Eagles fans will act like animals on TV?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 27,2017 5:33 pm || Up

      I’d have preferred Cleveland for the pathos.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Apr 28,2017 12:12 pm || Up

        FK has a glitch. The comment GM made above this one now shows as a “pending comment” awaiting approval. I’ll leave it that way if nm wants to diagnose.

        • dmoas Apr 28,2017 12:50 pm || Up

          Oh damn. That must have been what happened. My machine glitched and I hit one of the buttons there and I must have clicked “unapprove”

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 27,2017 5:34 pm || Up

      Seems like a great haul for SF to not have to pick a UNC QB, and get the guy they wanted anyway.

      "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 27,2017 5:38 pm || Up

      Would be kind of funny if ESPN calls Mel Kiper Jr. the minute the draft ends and tells him “uh, forgot to tell you…you’re laid off too.”

  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 5:35 pm

    I know absolutely nothing about any of these football players but I’m going to say on general common sense it is a bad idea to trade up for a UNC quarterback.

  55. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 5:42 pm

    Crosby and Ovechkin still the two best players, or is that out of date?

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 5:47 pm || Up

      Crosby looks pretty good tonight fwiw.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 27,2017 5:56 pm || Up

      Maybe Kane of Chicago also.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 27,2017 5:57 pm || Up

      And Conor McDavid of Edmonton is the new wunderkind.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  56. andeux andeux Apr 27,2017 7:04 pm

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 7:58 pm || Up

      Barreto hit his fourth homer and walked twice, now batting .351 with an OPS around .980.

  57. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 27,2017 7:29 pm

    Graveman was hitting his spots ok. Unfortunately they were also Trout Pujols and Cron’s spots.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 7:39 pm
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 27,2017 7:54 pm || Up

      It’s like a protection racket.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Apr 27,2017 8:01 pm || Up

        Dinsdale Piranha for President.

        TINSTAAFK
        • ptbnl Apr 27,2017 8:05 pm || Up

          Not if Spiny Norman has anything to say about it.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 8:32 pm || Up
  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 7:41 pm

    Nice khatch

  60. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 8:07 pm

    Getting a ball to fall between Trout and Calhoun feels like a minor miracle.

  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 8:26 pm

    Oh Cliffy

  62. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 27,2017 8:26 pm

    Holy crap, what a play!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  63. andeux andeux Apr 27,2017 8:26 pm

    Not sure I have ever seen a 1-1 double play. Hope he is ok.

    TINSTAAFK
  64. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 27,2017 8:29 pm

    1st and 3rd, nobody out becomes runner oin 1st with 2 outs. Made possible by the contact play. Thanks Scioscia!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  65. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 8:53 pm

    Nice AB there

  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 9:01 pm

    Cliffy’s slide was interesting.

  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2017 9:05 pm

    We need Barreto god dammit.

  68. Soaker Soaker Apr 27,2017 9:20 pm

    If there’s any silver lining to be found in this series, it would be that the A’s have given Scioscia false confidence in his crappy bullpen.

  69. lenscrafters Apr 27,2017 9:38 pm

    This is the worst collection of position players in the Beane era.

  70. andeux andeux Apr 27,2017 9:55 pm

    Brutal series for Healy.
    1/14, 7 K
    -.21, -.14, -.22 WPA (his three worst of the year)

    TINSTAAFK
  71. Soaker Soaker Apr 28,2017 10:28 am

    Looking up the flight arrival times:

    A’s: 4:07 a.m. at Houston Hobby.
    Angels: 4:29 a.m. at DFW.

  72. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 28,2017 10:39 am
  73. AV AV Apr 28,2017 5:01 pm
    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • andeux andeux Apr 29,2017 9:44 am || Up

      A guy from the marketing team said, “Let’s just do it and be legends, man.”

      TINSTAAFK
  74. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 28,2017 7:44 pm

    new favorite player

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  75. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 28,2017 7:44 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.

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