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Miami Twice 290

It’s the first of the home-and-home two-game series over a three-week span, in the traditional battle for the Don Johnson Trophy.

Bet you wouldn’t have guessed:
Number of episodes of Miami Vice produced: 112
Number of episodes of Nash Bridges produced: 122

Tonight at 7:05: Jose Urena vs. Jesse Hahn
Tomorrow at 12:35 Edinson Volquez vs. Sonny Gray (on MLB Network)

Former Athletic likely to make an appearance for the Marlins: Brad Ziegler

What I’d like to celebrate victories with:

290 thoughts on “Miami Twice

  1. ptbnl May 23,2017 4:49 pm
    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2017 4:51 pm

    As iconic as Don’s Vice look was, the combination of elements in his Nash outfit is really special.

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2017 6:16 pm

    4 fouls on LeBron with 6:30 to go in the first half, Cavs down thirteen.

    The NBA wouldn’t exactly hate it if this series went six games, would it.

  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2017 7:09 pm

    At least he didn’t throw that into the bullpen I guess.

  5. andeux andeux May 23,2017 7:12 pm

    De-fense
    [Please clap]

    TINSTAAFK
  6. Future Ed Future Ed May 23,2017 7:12 pm

    i like stanton 2nd

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux May 23,2017 7:19 pm || Up

      Glen and Ray don’t, so you are probably right.

      TINSTAAFK
  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2017 7:14 pm

    The Marlins’ caps haven’t gotten any better looking.

  8. Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 7:17 pm

    The difference in throwing between Phegley and Vogt is widening to a chasm.

  9. Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 7:36 pm

    It does not appear that Marlins Guy considered the Diamond Level of the Coliseum worthy of his presence, in spite of the excellent television visibility. I didn’t check to see whether he hung out with Pat Sajak, the fossil of Larry King and whoever else sits behind the plate nowadays at Dodger Stadium.

  10. Future Ed Future Ed May 23,2017 7:37 pm

    wow. 2 an extra run due to khris davis’ arm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  11. andeux andeux May 23,2017 7:37 pm

    Changeup down the middle to Ichiro is still not a good idea.

    TINSTAAFK
  12. Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 7:39 pm

    Every time this team strings together three solid games in a row, it’s immediately followed by four or five clunkers.

  13. Future Ed Future Ed May 23,2017 7:45 pm

    yonder

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 7:47 pm || Up

      I am much more enthusiastic about the prospects for a FKin A trade at the deadline than I was in March.

      • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 7:49 pm || Up

        (except that Vogt, who I thought was the prime candidate, looks more like a DFA candidate right now)

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2017 9:23 pm || Up

        I’m less enthusiastic now.

  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2017 8:04 pm

    This team has hit the Wahl.

    • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 8:07 pm || Up

      Considering their road record and with 6 7 in New York and Cleveland in the immediate future, they may not be able to see .500 with a periscope by the end of May.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 23,2017 8:11 pm || Up

      poor bobby, he was looking forward to a night off in ny, after the game, he is meeting his team in sacamento

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux May 23,2017 8:16 pm || Up

        Nashville.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed May 24,2017 6:32 am || Up

          joke worked Monday, not Yesterday. I thought they were still at sacramento

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • andeux andeux May 24,2017 11:14 am || Up

            And, as it turns out, he’s headed for the DL instead.

            TINSTAAFK
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 11:49 am || Up

              Good news for his wallet, no?

              • Future Ed Future Ed May 24,2017 11:59 am || Up

                yup. his apartment in nashville will be furnished now!

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:06 pm

    I feel like that is the first time I’ve ever seen Bobby Wahl get someone out.

    But seriously, folks...
  16. Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:13 pm

    The thing I never got with the Miami Vice look was the no socks…how can you live in a muggy environment and wear leather shoes with no socks? Thank goodness for the internet so I can post important stuff like this.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 8:15 pm || Up

      I figured there would be a high correlation between Phil Collins fans and owners of “Miami Vice: The Complete Boxed Set”.

      • Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:19 pm || Up

        Probably so…I know I watched the show as a kid but I didn’t connect to it like I did other 80’s shows.

        But seriously, folks...
        • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 8:27 pm || Up

          I’m certain I never saw an episode of “Nash Bridges”. The only way I remember it is, when I lived in Rockridge they did some location shooting on College Avenue.

          • Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:30 pm || Up

            I watched some of that show but the only thing I remember is the yellow car.

            But seriously, folks...
      • andeux andeux May 23,2017 8:23 pm || Up

        TINSTAAFK
  17. Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:21 pm

    So I guess they’re going to have to tear the uniform off of Ichiro’s dead body to get him to retire.

    But seriously, folks...
    • MikeV MikeV May 23,2017 9:40 pm || Up

      I feel like he’d be one of the better players on the A’s.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • batgirl batgirl May 24,2017 6:37 pm || Up

        The three guys next to us in the front row seats last night I’d guess traveled in from Japan for the game and were out of their minds with excitement.

  18. Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:26 pm

    The Marlins are one of those teams I sometimes forget even exists…I imagine some Marlins fans feel the same way about the A’s.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2017 8:33 pm || Up

      Just wait until they are owned by Jeets and Jeb.

      • Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:37 pm || Up

        I really like watching this kid hit.

        But seriously, folks...
        • Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:38 pm || Up

          Why I posted this here is almost as mysterious as why Jeb! thought he could become President.

          But seriously, folks...
  19. Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:27 pm

    I’m going to call that a bunting fail.

    But seriously, folks...
  20. Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:33 pm

    It feels like the A’s must lead the league in solo home runs.

    But seriously, folks...
  21. Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 8:37 pm

    Well the night still has some hope of salvation.

  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2017 8:44 pm

    Frank Menechino!!

    • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 8:46 pm || Up

      I thought when he was with the A’s, typical crappy infielder who will manage in the major leagues for 25 years. I guess he decided not to go in that direction.

      • Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:48 pm || Up

        Is this guys name Bour or Bourne because Glen seems like he’s saying Bourne.

        But seriously, folks...
        • Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:49 pm || Up

          Apparently this is my game thread to reply to other posts with something that has nothing to do with the that post.

          But seriously, folks...
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 23,2017 8:50 pm || Up

        Certain doors are closed once you go scab.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:45 pm

    Mark Canha > Willie Mays

    But seriously, folks...
  24. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 23,2017 8:48 pm

    I love key lime pie.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:50 pm || Up

      You know I’m not sure I’ve ever had key lime pie.

      But seriously, folks...
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2017 8:52 pm || Up

        I don’t mean to get all political but it’s pretty tasty.

        • Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:55 pm || Up

          Well, now I have to give it a try.

          But seriously, folks...
    • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 8:51 pm || Up

      It’s more important to me to seek out a great Cuban sandwich when I go to Miami. However, nobody has ever been hit in the face with a Cuban sandwich after a game-winning hit.

    • AV AV May 24,2017 9:52 am || Up

      yeah, great album.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  25. Bed Bed May 23,2017 8:54 pm

    Here’s everything I remember about Frank…(checks the spelling)…Menechino.

    1. He played footb…uh, baseball.

    But seriously, folks...
  26. Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:00 pm

    .268 OBP just screams lead off man. Of course I’m not sure it matters who bats lead off.

    But seriously, folks...
  27. Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:04 pm

    Roger Moore was my favorite Bond because he seemed to enjoy the funny scenes more than the fight scenes…that’s the Bond I want to be.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 9:11 pm || Up

      I agree with this and I also think on balance the best collection of theme songs came during the Moore Era.

      • Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:19 pm || Up

        For theme songs I’d go with the Moore films…I’ve liked two of theme songs with the Craig movies…the Chris Cornell and Adele songs were strong. I don’t remember any of the Bronsnan Bond theme songs.

        But seriously, folks...
        • AV AV May 24,2017 12:24 pm || Up

          i woulda pegged you for an evelyn tremble / tijuana brass guy, myself.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2017 9:06 pm

    More great defense

  29. Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 9:23 pm

    We don’t often see a batter heading straight to the dugout after an HBP on the hand/wrist. This will not turn out well.

    • Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:24 pm || Up

      He’s coming back out…I’d be out for 6 years.

      But seriously, folks...
      • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 9:26 pm || Up

        This is the thought I have every time a catcher takes a foul ball in “an uncomfortable area”.

        • Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:31 pm || Up

          Professional athletes are much, much tougher than I’ll ever be.

          But seriously, folks...
          • andeux andeux May 23,2017 9:36 pm || Up

            I dunno, could they eat Arby’s and live to post about it?

            TINSTAAFK
            • Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:38 pm || Up

              You make a really good point here.

              But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 23,2017 9:24 pm || Up

      That was an unusual place for the ball to hit.

  30. Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:29 pm

    This ump has a shitty strike zone.

    But seriously, folks...
  31. Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:35 pm

    We’re they just playing Eat It?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Englishmajor Englishmajor May 24,2017 5:03 pm || Up

      Yes, they play that for in-stadium contests involving food, in this case the Farmer John’s Bacon Inning of Winning.

  32. Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:37 pm

    Bour or Bourne…he knocked the heck of that one.

    But seriously, folks...
  33. Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 9:38 pm

    Another reason for being unable to see .500 with a periscope would be having Coulombe as the only lefthander in the bullpen.

    • Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:40 pm || Up

      Lefty relievers seem to be hard to find.

      But seriously, folks...
  34. Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:41 pm

    And my nightly laugh at Khris Davis throwing the ball is upon us.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:43 pm || Up

      I’m totally cool with whenever the inevitable Khris Davis trade comes down the pike.

      But seriously, folks...
      • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 9:50 pm || Up

        He would be a good full-time DH. The problem right now is, the A’s need three outfielders every game and, rather sadly, he’s one of their three best.

        • Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:51 pm || Up

          He’s just too one dimensional for me…I understand his dimension is an important one but still I think they can do better.

          But seriously, folks...
          • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 10:10 pm || Up

            LOL on Stanton advancing from 1B to 2B. That is embarrassing.

  35. Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:49 pm

    Bearclaw…you really pronounce that name Bearclaw?

    But seriously, folks...
  36. Bed Bed May 23,2017 9:53 pm

    I think Glen and Ray have been drinking tonight…but I’m enjoying it.

    But seriously, folks...
  37. Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 9:59 pm

    I have a soft spot for Don Mattingly despite his Yankee-ness because I had him on my Strat-O-Matic teams for years. So I feel some of his pain right now.

    • Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:02 pm || Up

      He was from an era when the Yankees usually sucked and the A’s had the highest payroll in baseball.

      But seriously, folks...
      • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 10:06 pm || Up

        I had Rickey most of those years too. With those two you’d expect I would have good teams but the pitching on my AL team was always godawful. I had great pitching on my NL teams and had much more success over there.

        • Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:11 pm || Up

          I had some friends who were into Strat-O-Matic baseball but I never really got into it. I remember playing Baseball Stars a lot in 1989 or so on my Nintendo.

          But seriously, folks...
          • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 10:16 pm || Up

            It was six of us who hung out in the Coliseum bleachers, a way to get together and hang out three times a month during the winter. We would play 3 AL games and 3 NL games each night. Much beer was consumed and as you might imagine the quality of the managing tended to deteriorate in the fifth and sixth games of the evening.

            • Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:22 pm || Up

              I also remember them playing a football version that I know I played a few times. I spent a lot of my free time back then acting and playing golf so I just never really got into those games. I had some friends who played D&D too but that always totally mystified me.

              But seriously, folks...
          • MikeV MikeV May 23,2017 10:20 pm || Up

            When Isnt It

            When It Is

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

            Thanks, and go As.

  38. Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:02 pm

    Damn…that pitcher hung a few pitches there.

    But seriously, folks...
  39. Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:05 pm

    I’m just curious is Mike Brown getting the wins on his career record for these playoffs?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 12:12 pm || Up

      Nope. Kerr gets them, just like he got all those regular season wins last year coached by Luke Walton.

  40. Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:15 pm

    When Davis takes the ball out of his glove it seems like he cups it and then bends his wrist before throwing a lob pass in.

    But seriously, folks...
  41. Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:16 pm

    Please just show the game.

    But seriously, folks...
    • MikeV MikeV May 23,2017 10:21 pm || Up

      That guy was definitely partaking before the game.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:23 pm || Up

        I found the fact that he’s a bartender to be less than surprising.

        But seriously, folks...
  42. Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:25 pm

    Smith is awful.

    But seriously, folks...
  43. Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:29 pm

    Smith is still awful.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 10:34 pm || Up

      Yeah, it’s about time to start putting the academic part of the college experience to income-generating use.

      • Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:36 pm || Up

        And Soaker wins the game thread.

        But seriously, folks...
  44. Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:30 pm

    Nothing like a 89 mph fastball with no movement.

    But seriously, folks...
  45. Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:39 pm

    This pitcher has an elaborate set up before each pitch.

    But seriously, folks...
  46. Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:49 pm

    If you like terrible pitching this has been the game for you.

    But seriously, folks...
  47. Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:51 pm

    If you like terrible defense this has been the game for you.

    But seriously, folks...
  48. Soaker Soaker May 23,2017 10:54 pm

    Yes, I really devoted 3 hours 45 minutes of my life to that.

  49. Bed Bed May 23,2017 10:54 pm

    Well…I was entertained.

    But seriously, folks...
  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 12:06 pm
  51. dmoas May 24,2017 12:43 pm

    WTF is that stupid noise they’re playing after strike outs?

    • Soaker Soaker May 24,2017 3:03 pm || Up

      They don’t have an “organist”, but for some of the day games somebody plugs in a Casio keyboard and thinks they need to make obnoxious noise with it.

  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 12:52 pm

    Khris Davis heard what Bed said, and he’s pissed.

  53. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 1:46 pm

    9 Ks no BBs for Sonny through 4. And just the one WP (on a strikeout that allowed a run to score. I’m blaming Phegley).

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 1:59 pm || Up

      Sonny seems like a guy who would benefit more than most from throwing to an excellent defensive catcher.

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 24,2017 4:14 pm || Up

        Phegley is the better

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 4:16 pm || Up

          Yeah, I meant on another team since we’ll never have one of those.

  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 1:50 pm

    This is starting to sound insufferable.

    • doctorK doctorK May 24,2017 2:42 pm || Up

      FK you Jobu, I do this myself.

    • MikeV MikeV May 24,2017 3:54 pm || Up

      The fk?

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • doctorK doctorK May 24,2017 4:48 pm || Up

        Your 2017 Oakland Woo-letics

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 24,2017 4:50 pm || Up

          The Ohmletics.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • doctorK doctorK May 24,2017 4:53 pm || Up

            Some resistance to this madness is needed.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 24,2017 5:00 pm || Up

              I dunno, maybe it amps ’em up.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • andeux andeux May 24,2017 5:05 pm || Up

                They could finally live up to their potential.

                TINSTAAFK
  55. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 2:05 pm

    Surely someone is going to offer some good stuff for this version of Jed Lowrie.

  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 2:45 pm

    Catch the fucking balllllllll

    • ptbnl May 24,2017 3:08 pm || Up

      Throw the fucking balllllll

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  57. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 3:12 pm

    This has to be one of the worst defensive teams since the mitt was invented.

    • andeux andeux May 24,2017 3:16 pm || Up

      “Since the what was invented?” – A’s fielders

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 24,2017 3:25 pm || Up

        Most of those old enough surely voted for Romney.

        "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 May 24,2017 3:13 pm

    Korach fooled again

  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 4:05 pm
    • andeux andeux May 24,2017 4:12 pm || Up

      Richardson said they were unaware of Rinkus’ criminal history because he went by “Ari Rink.” “I feel like we’re the victims really… He came across as credible because he talked about the Trump Organization.”

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 4:22 pm || Up

        “He told us he discussed it with Eric Trump”

        This part I believe.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 24,2017 5:06 pm || Up

      Theory: Mueller is investigating a scheme which extends to the very highest levels of the White Bronze House

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  60. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 4:52 pm

    The Republican candidate in tomorrow’s Montana special house election apparently threw a reporter for the Guardian to the ground tonight with witnesses present and tape running.

    • dmoas May 24,2017 5:08 pm || Up

      Broad cast the ever living fuck out of that in Montana. Or wait, do people in Montana think that’s acceptable?

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 5:21 pm || Up

      Yikes. He just politely asked him about the health care bill and the dude hulked out.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 5:39 pm || Up

        Uh…this might work better in a universe in which that audio did not exist.

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 24,2017 7:31 pm || Up

          um…greg? you statement includes all the elements of a robbery.

          might want to look at three down from your favorite amendment next time

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 7:34 pm || Up

            Attempted anyway. The big tough guy couldn’t manage to take the reporter’s property from him.

            • Future Ed Future Ed May 24,2017 7:37 pm || Up

              right. attempted. i wanted to typ 664/211, but that would have been even more mysterious than my normal comments

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 7:44 pm || Up

                If you’re wondering why he hasn’t been arrested yet…

                • dmoas May 24,2017 8:12 pm || Up

                  Corruption at it’s best.

                • Future Ed Future Ed May 24,2017 10:26 pm || Up
                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 9:27 am || Up

                  He’s going to win and give a half-assed non-apology at his victory speech. The entire GOP will say why won’t the press give him a break, he apologized! He then may go to anger management rehab or something but emerge in time to cast the key vote repealing health care. He’ll become something of a folk hero in GOP politics, as the guy who actually attacked a reporter like they all want to do all the time!

                  Years from now he’ll finally be kicked out of Congress when he punches someone else in public. Maybe a Democratic member.

                • Future Ed Future Ed May 25,2017 12:10 pm || Up

                  yup

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 9:09 pm || Up

                  Part one appears complete. Now for the crocodile tears.

                • Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:12 pm || Up

                  He fits that party perfectly. Bring Back the Whigs!

                  But seriously, folks...
                • ptbnl May 26,2017 1:12 pm || Up

                  I trust that Sessions’ instruction to prosecutors to pursue maximum sentences applies here too.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 7:48 pm || Up

            Jacobs has a colorable defamation claim against the spokesman, too, since he was in the room.

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 24,2017 7:29 pm || Up

        hogan? or ferrigno?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 7:32 pm || Up

          Ferrigno for now. Hogan when he later sues the Guardian into bankruptcy for reporting the truth.

      • Bed Bed May 24,2017 7:30 pm || Up

        Well, that seems like the Republican thing to do.

        But seriously, folks...
        • Future Ed Future Ed May 24,2017 7:33 pm || Up

          its just too bad the election is tomorrow, he would get an extra 5% turnout if the voters knew how macho he is

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 7:39 pm || Up

      THERE WAS A FOX NEWS (!!) CREW THERE AND THEIR DESCRIPTION IS EVEN WORSE THAN THE REPORTER’S

      At that point, Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him. Faith, Keith and I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the man, as he moved on top the reporter and began yelling something to the effect of “I’m sick and tired of this!”

      • Bed Bed May 24,2017 7:43 pm || Up

        I’m sick and tired of this too…probably not about the same thing though.

        But seriously, folks...
      • Future Ed Future Ed May 24,2017 7:59 pm || Up

        so, is the signer songgwriter going to run in the special election after this guy is brought up on multiple felony charges?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 8:04 pm || Up

        • AV AV May 24,2017 8:06 pm || Up
          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • dmoas May 24,2017 8:16 pm || Up

        At least they had the integrity to report what really happened.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 8:18 pm || Up

          The spokesman must have put out that statement assuming they would back him up.

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 25,2017 8:18 pm || Up

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV May 24,2017 7:58 pm || Up
      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 8:03 pm || Up

        To be fair, it was pretty obvious this guy was a shithead before this.

        • AV AV May 24,2017 8:08 pm || Up

          hi. trump. ok?

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • dmoas May 24,2017 8:30 pm || Up

            Damn it. Stop with the logic. The logical illogical logic.

  61. Bed Bed May 24,2017 7:36 pm

    The fact that Montana is one of those states that has one congressman but two senators shows how fucking stupid the way the senate is set up is. There are no people in these states and yet they have just as much power as California, Texas, Florida, and New York…it drives me nuts. But,some old white guys, who were drunk a lot, came up with this plan in the 18th century so it must be law forever!

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 24,2017 7:38 pm || Up

      mead is a hell of a drug.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Bed Bed May 24,2017 7:45 pm || Up

        Those guys loved their hard cider…and rum…and pretty much anything that wasn’t water.

        But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 24,2017 7:47 pm || Up

      The problem is the framers probably never expected later Congresses to admit all of those empty-ass states. Nor for a state like California to happen.

    • AV AV May 24,2017 7:51 pm || Up

      it was a GREAT compromise. one of the greatest. believe me.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • dmoas May 24,2017 8:25 pm || Up

      42% of our Senate represents only 1% of the total population. And that ain’t the super wealthy 1%. So yeah, something is extremely broken. They should have force a minimum population for Senate representation.

  62. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 6:57 am

    I tried to understand the final paragraph of this morning’s non-Slusser Chronicle report, but I got nothing:

    Oakland won for only the 10th in 27 games decided by three runs or more despite committing three errors — which pushed its MLB-worst total to 46.

    • colin colin May 25,2017 7:34 am || Up

      Part 1: The A’s have a 10-17 record in games decided by 3+ runs. I don’t think that means much on its own because those games are all the blowouts that go one way or the other. But the converse is that the A’s are 11-8 in close games, which maybe reflects well on the bullpen or BoMel or clutch hitting or whatever.

      Part 2: The A’s have made 46 errors this season, which is the worst in MLB. By UZR they are only in 28th place (-10.5 runs), ahead of the Cardinals (-11.8) and Padres (-13.2).

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 8:14 am || Up

        Ah. Thanks.

      • dmoas May 25,2017 10:23 am || Up

        Wow. Without knowing what the numbers meant independently of that sentence, I’m not the least bit sure any of that sentence makes a lick of sense.

      • ptbnl May 25,2017 10:30 am || Up

        The impressive thing is not just leading in errors, but the margin of the lead – +10 over the 2nd place Cubs.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  63. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 11:27 am
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 25,2017 12:40 pm || Up

      when do we talk about how not knowing is not an excuse for the head of the operation?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 1:47 pm || Up

        Easy there counselor, they could just be 1000 unrelated coincidences.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 1:51 pm || Up

        You mean Paul Ryan? This was a DCCC hack after all.

  64. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 11:33 am
    • nevermoor nevermoor May 25,2017 6:35 pm || Up

      Indeed.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 6:39 pm || Up

        Although I notice that Obama somehow managed to get six judges confirmed to the Fourth. I believe the 10 judges in the majority were all Obama/Clinton nominees. That includes the chief judge and author of the opinion, who was recess appointed by Clinton and then renominated by W.

        In other words, it’s not your father’s Fourth Circuit.

  65. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 1:53 pm

    Several ways to interpret this http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/24/reince-priebus-sweating-secret-comey-memos-white-house-sources-say :

    1. Priebus isn’t the grown up in the room that people think he is.
    2. Actually he IS, and thus is the only one aware enough to realize the trouble that’s brewing.
    3. Bannon is setting Priebus up to be the fall guy.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 1:57 pm || Up

      What organization could this be if not the FBI?

      According to one former general counsel of a large law-enforcement organization who is familiar with Comey…

    • dmoas May 25,2017 2:09 pm || Up

      I just assume there’s a giant house of cards out there built on the GOP leadership colluding with all of this and now he’s worried about it coming undone based on something he brought DT in on. But yeah, your 1 – 3 seems more likely, especially #2.

  66. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 3:00 pm

    NHL Game 7 tonight, most exciting event in sports. 5pm. Go Senators, impeach the Pens!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 5:11 pm || Up

      Every time I hear our anthem sung right after Canada’s, I feel mildly ashamed.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 6:26 pm || Up

        Yeah, we suck.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 6:52 pm || Up

      Tied 1-1 after a great 2nd period, fast,lots of good scoring chances and shots and strong goaltending. Pittsburgh probably had the better of it, but Ottawa’s tying goal just 30 seconds after the Pens scored was huge. 3rd period should be fun.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 7:49 pm || Up

        Heading to OT, first NHL game 7 overtime in two years

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 7:59 pm || Up

          This is pretty really fun.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 8:24 pm || Up

          How has Pittsburgh not scored

          • Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:25 pm || Up

            It must be the power play.

            But seriously, folks...
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 8:30 pm || Up

              I think calling a penalty in overtime of game 7 may violate several provisions of the Canadian constitution.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 8:38 pm || Up

            It’s amazing, so many chances, I think it was 12 min into OT before Ottawa even had a shot on goal. Anderson is obviously outstanding, but the whole Sens D keeps making great plays in deep. I’m exhausted for them.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:41 pm || Up

              I’ve been to Ottawa, Kansas…not sure if that helps?

              But seriously, folks...
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 8:54 pm || Up

              Well deserved for Pittsburgh. Sorry, Canada.

              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 8:57 pm || Up

                Yeah, clearly the better team, but damn, Anderson was amazing.

                Now it’s 8-seed Nashville in the Finals. Go Preds!

                "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 3:36 pm

    Uh oh!

  68. ptbnl May 25,2017 4:31 pm

    Trump in microcosm:

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 6:44 pm || Up

      The President is a dick.

    • Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:08 pm || Up

      I still can’t believe this “person” is President. If I was 20 years younger and single I’d be looking for jobs outside of the country.

      But seriously, folks...
    • dmoas May 26,2017 7:42 am || Up

      The fucking superman pose at the end. I just want to punch the ever living fuck out of that man.

  69. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 6:34 pm

    Meant to link this the other day, good summary of the Vegas stadium deal, including the words I never expected to read, “Mark Davis who had no way to extract a lot of money from any city and yet managed to play everyone.”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 6:36 pm || Up

      “Davis has a reputation around the league for being a dingus…” was more to type.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:11 pm || Up

        I’ll be spending my NFL Sundays playing golf.

        But seriously, folks...
      • dmoas May 26,2017 7:43 am || Up

        I’d go with dumbass myself. But dingus works too.

  70. Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:13 pm

    Unless you write for NBA.com or The Ringer I don’t see how you can say the NBA Playoffs have been anything but beyond awful.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 8:15 pm || Up

      The regular season was pretty boring too.

      • Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:21 pm || Up

        I think I watched 3 Kings games…which was about 4 too many.

        But seriously, folks...
  71. Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:16 pm

    Life Hacks with Bed.

    Juan Antonio Samaranch asks, “I have a duffel bag filled with bribe money that has a large hole in it…any advice?”

    Duct tape.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 25,2017 8:21 pm || Up

      duct tape is just good advice. Any time

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 8:52 pm || Up

      I always get him confused with Joao Havelange.

  72. Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:18 pm

    Life Hacks with Bed.

    Alan Shepard asks, “The space station I’m on currently has a really big hole…any advice?”

    Duct tape.

    But seriously, folks...
  73. Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:19 pm

    Life Hacks with Bed.

    Florence Henderson asks, “I’m a new mom and my baby won’t shut up…any advice?”

    Duct tape.

    But seriously, folks...
  74. Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:29 pm

    I wonder how much student loan debt most academic calendars end up with?

    But seriously, folks...
  75. Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:30 pm

    Shouldn’t it be mashed pea soup?

    But seriously, folks...
  76. Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:34 pm

    Since there is no God…maybe don’t eat dirt because it might hurt.

    But seriously, folks...
  77. Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:36 pm

    Since God obviously exists…maybe don’t root for the Padres as God is clearly Protestant.

    But seriously, folks...
  78. Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:39 pm

    We got rid of the last of the Las Vegas Football Team gear this week…somewhere a landfill is covered in Silver and Black…and non-biodegradable plastic…lots and lots of non-biodegradable plastic.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 8:41 pm || Up

      Wow. This is really happening.

      • Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:42 pm || Up

        Yep…I’m out.

        But seriously, folks...
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 8:43 pm || Up

          We’ll miss you.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:44 pm || Up

            People need to do what works for them…I totally understand longtime fans who are sticking with the team.

            But seriously, folks...
  79. AV AV May 25,2017 8:41 pm

    i hate to ask…

    i have a duct that needs taping. any suggestions?

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:43 pm || Up

      Super Glue.

      But seriously, folks...
      • AV AV May 25,2017 8:45 pm || Up

        oh good! i’m all out of bubble gum.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  80. Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:49 pm

    My sporting loves (an updated list)

    1. KU basketball
    2. PGA
    3. Oakland Athletics Baseball Club
    4. uh…I guess the Kings
    5. I’m just going to pretend KU doesn’t have a football team

    But seriously, folks...
  81. Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:54 pm

    If California does leave the union…

    1. Let me move back
    2. Please adopt a parliamentary system of government
    3. I say we invade Oregon first just to show the other states we can.

    But seriously, folks...
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 9:12 pm || Up

      3. I say we take Hawaii.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:13 pm || Up

        I like the way you think…FSU should be in charge of our military.

        But seriously, folks...
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 9:16 pm || Up

          I am a Navy brat. That’s way more qualified than most Cabinet members.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:19 pm || Up

            I wear Navy blue suits a lot…which makes me exactly like a lot of Cabinet members.

            But seriously, folks...
            • Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:21 pm || Up

              Whenever I want to be cool middle aged white guy I’ll wear a suit top with blue jeans…that’s right world…I’m just that fucking awesome.

              But seriously, folks...
              • ptbnl May 25,2017 9:38 pm || Up

                And a vest and v-neck t-shirt, I hope?

                If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • colin colin May 26,2017 7:57 am || Up

                  Top hat, bowtie, cumerbund, tuxedo jacket with tails, monocle, pocket watch on a fob, cane with a sword in it, acid wash jeans

      • andeux andeux May 25,2017 9:49 pm || Up

        First we take Manhattan (not the one in Kansas).

        TINSTAAFK
        • Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:56 pm || Up

          Not even the people in Kansas want that Manhattan. Middle of Fucking Nowhere.

          But seriously, folks...
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 25,2017 9:59 pm || Up
          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  82. Bed Bed May 25,2017 8:57 pm

    So, I’ve given up the Raiders, meat, soda, and belief in our system of government…I’ll be living in a shack yelling at squirrels within five years.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 8:59 pm || Up

      Next you’ll be giving up golf shirts and references to 1980s celebrities.

      • Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:02 pm || Up

        Yep…I’m circling the drain. Heck, it might even get to where I post about things related to baseball on a baseball related blog.

        But seriously, folks...
  83. Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:00 pm

    Is it wrong to think Andrew Dice Clay sang a Bruce Springsteen song better than Bruce Springsteen did? This is a question that has been on my mind for over 25 years…yep, living in that shack is going to happen.

    But seriously, folks...
  84. Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:03 pm

    Okay, enough about me…how are you doing?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 9:18 pm || Up

      Are you hitting on me?

      • Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:20 pm || Up

        Is it that obvious? I’m really rusty at this.

        But seriously, folks...
  85. Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:23 pm

    Listen, I’m as surprised as you are that more of my posts in this thread haven’t been about the life and work of Don Johnson.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 9:24 pm || Up

      Tin Cup: good movie or great movie?

      • Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:25 pm || Up

        I’m going with great and very re-watchable.

        But seriously, folks...
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 9:32 pm || Up

          It’s very fun. Ron Shelton is underrated.

          • Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:36 pm || Up

            I’ve liked a few of Shelton’s movies. Kevin Costner has a pretty good batting average on sports movies. We won’t mention that NFL movie he made as the less said about it the better.

            But seriously, folks...
  86. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 9:23 pm

    There is a fireworks show going on in SOMA right now and I have no idea why.

    • Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:37 pm || Up

      We’re going to a fireworks show on Sunday…I have no idea what the occasion is for.

      But seriously, folks...
  87. Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:24 pm

    So, I guess whenever someone in the GOP announces their candidacy they’ll end the speech by slugging a member of the media. God Bless America.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 9:50 pm || Up

      It’s really depressing, B. The American conservative movement has always had a latent fondness for authoritarianism, but lately it really feels like so many of them have just given up on our Enlightenment ideals altogether. This will take a while to undo, if undoing it is even possible.

      • Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:54 pm || Up

        I agree…I used to be fine with conservatives. I disagreed with them but I could see their logic on certain things. Now, all I see is a loss of critical thinking and this idea that my side is right no matter what. The conservative movement is morally and intellectually bankrupt.

        But seriously, folks...
  88. Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:28 pm

    If you’re looking for some good news…O.J. Simpson may soon be out on parole…oh, and everyone dies and nothing really matters.

    But seriously, folks...
  89. Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:30 pm

    Lesser known good Don Johnson movie…Dead Bang directed by John Frankenheimer. It’s a genre cop movie but it’s not half bad.

    But seriously, folks...
  90. Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:34 pm

    The only good thing about Donald Trump being President is…If someone begins to say this sentence to you, slap them.

    But seriously, folks...
  91. Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:41 pm

    I think it was the great Nobel Laureate Captain Kangaroo who said, “you might be a king or a little street sweeper but sooner or later you’ll dance with the reaper.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:42 pm || Up

      I’m shocked they haven’t remade Bill and Ted by now.

      But seriously, folks...
      • doctorK doctorK May 26,2017 8:50 am || Up

        Bill and Ted’s Bogus Remake?

        • AV AV May 26,2017 9:37 am || Up
          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  92. Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:45 pm

    Okay…

    Talk about yourself, check.
    Don Johnson movie talk, check.
    Andrew Dice Clay as a singer, check.
    Bill & Ted quote, check.
    California’s plan to invade Hawaii, check.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 25,2017 9:46 pm || Up

      Misunderstand the very nature of split pea soup, check.

      • Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:50 pm || Up

        That’s why I’m here….to misunderstand things. Whether it’s soups, VORP, or the proper use of duct tape.

        But seriously, folks...
  93. Bed Bed May 25,2017 9:58 pm

    I do have some good news…I’m finally cool enough to watch The Mentalist. The suit jacket with jeans look put me over the top.

    This callback is brought to you by the year 2013.

    But seriously, folks...
  94. Bed Bed May 25,2017 10:08 pm

    My goal for the weekend is to have key lime pie and watch the mighty Oakland Athletics bash The Evil Empire.

    But seriously, folks...
  95. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 12:20 pm

    This doesn’t sound good.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 1:24 pm || Up

      could it be a weather related thing?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 1:46 pm || Up
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 2:16 pm || Up

  96. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 2:03 pm

    Sir, you can’t let them in here. They’ll see everything! They’ll see the big board!!

  97. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 26,2017 2:21 pm

    So, Coney is quite the weasel, huh? Knowingly acting on fake Russian Intel re Hillary emails because if he didn’t the fake intel might have been believed? That’s, um, fantastic (not in the good way).

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  98. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 3:53 pm

    • Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:01 pm || Up

      I think I work with him…just kidding I bet he hasn’t worked in years as he lives off his disability check for a fake back injury while complaining about people living off the welfare dime.

      But seriously, folks...

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