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Good versus Evil. 254

The Nine Time World Series Champion Athletics take on the Twenty Seven Time World Series Champion Yankees in the house that public subsidies built.

Go A’s!

254 thoughts on “Good versus Evil.

  1. Bed Bed May 26,2017 3:50 pm

    Muggy…for the first time this year.

    But seriously, folks...
  2. Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:02 pm

    The difference between Memorial Day and Labor Day is…three months.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Soaker Soaker May 26,2017 7:51 pm || Up

      The 1-to-10 scale of Horror at Tahoe for holiday weekends is:

      Memorial Day: 3
      Labor Day: 5
      4th of July: 87

  3. Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:05 pm

    I’m looking forward to Operation Desert Storm a Film By Ken Burns.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 4:16 pm || Up

      Jed Lowrie’s Consecutive Hits Streak a Film by Ken Burns

      • Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:17 pm || Up

        Glorious Mundy in the early lead to win the game thread.

        But seriously, folks...
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 26,2017 6:37 pm || Up

        At least eight episodes long!

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • andeux andeux May 26,2017 7:09 pm || Up

          That should give just enough time to hear from George Will, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Wynton Marsalis.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 7:10 pm || Up

            It’s a shame Shelby Foote didn’t live long enough.

            • Bed Bed May 26,2017 7:12 pm || Up

              Shelby Foote was pure awesomeness on a stick.

              But seriously, folks...
  4. Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:18 pm

    There’s nothing particularly distinctive about this stadium.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 4:22 pm || Up

      It’s the megamansion that replaced the ranch that replaced the House that Ruth Built.

      • Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:48 pm || Up

        If I ever build a time machine I’d like to go back and watch ballgames at all the old parks…oh, and buy a lot of Apple stock.

        But seriously, folks...
  5. Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:23 pm

    Former A’s great Matt Holiday.

    But seriously, folks...
  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 4:23 pm
    • Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:27 pm || Up

      How this plays out is Kushner goes down, divorces Ivanka, and then Trump quits the Presidency so he can run off and marry Ivanka.

      But seriously, folks...
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 4:32 pm || Up

        How often do you think Ivanka is asking daddy to pardon hubby at this point? Three times a day?

        • Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:34 pm || Up

          If he did it would be the biggest political shit storm of all time…or at least in the last several hours.

          But seriously, folks...
          • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 6:26 pm || Up

            yet have no effect on his popularity

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 6:28 pm || Up

            former A’s great tyler clippard

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 6:30 pm || Up

            what was worse, the pick off, slide of hales coaching?

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 26,2017 6:34 pm || Up

              At least Rosie kicked the catcher in the face. Iassume contact play was called from the dugout. Or perhaps Rosales just went on his own overamped initiative.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 6:36 pm || Up

                i don’t mind that contact play. Rajai should be able to get into scoring position quickly

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 26,2017 6:40 pm || Up

                  Why send your go-ahead runner into an easy out at the plate? If anything Rajai’s speed should make them force the IF to make a throw to 1B

                  "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 26,2017 4:59 pm || Up

      Oh man, this is one of the meetings the Dilletante-in-Chief “forgot” to disclose on his security clearance form.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 6:53 pm || Up

      Uh
      Oh

      FBI investigators are examining whether Russians suggested to Kushner or other Trump aides that relaxing economic sanctions would allow Russian banks to offer financing to people with ties to Trump, said the current U.S. law enforcement official.

      The head of Russian state-owned Vnesheconombank, Sergei Nikolaevich Gorkov, a trained intelligence officer whom Putin appointed, met Kushner at Trump Tower in December. The bank is under U.S. sanctions and was implicated in a 2015 espionage case in which one of its New York executives pleaded guilty to spying and was jailed.

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 6:57 pm || Up

        please tie something to pence

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 7:07 pm || Up

          Do you want President Paul Ryan? Because that’s how you get President Paul Ryan.

          • Bed Bed May 26,2017 7:09 pm || Up

            I’d rather run against Pence in 2020 than Ryan. The media like to tout Ryan as being reasonable and smart even though he’s neither.

            But seriously, folks...
          • dmoas May 26,2017 7:52 pm || Up

            I’m not so sure the entire GOP hierarchy goes down with this. There’s no way they haven’t been complicit. If they seriously were to find as much info here as they could be finding, that could very well be the case. More to the point, I can’t see how we wouldn’t have a major constitutional crisis if both Trump & Pence were complicit in colluding with Russia to win the election. That in essence nullifies the results. Whether they follow through with all that entails or come to some grand compromise to resolve it, even a President Ryan would be extremely neutered. And that assumes this gets resolved before 2019.

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 8:00 pm || Up

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • colin colin May 27,2017 11:39 am || Up

          So true. And in 40 years, Kush will look exactly like Moff Tarkin.

  7. andeux andeux May 26,2017 4:24 pm

    4-pitch BB, 3-pitch K, 3-pitch K

    TINSTAAFK
    • Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:28 pm || Up

      It seems like this guy could be dominate or out of baseball within three years.

      But seriously, folks...
  8. Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:30 pm

    Balls in play may not be on the menu tonight.

    But seriously, folks...
  9. Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:32 pm

    Have these guys never seen a split finger fastball before?

    But seriously, folks...
  10. Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:35 pm

    Vogt went out like a MAN.

    But seriously, folks...
  11. Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:38 pm

    So, I guess the Yankees are spending all their money on pitching. I’m sure those people behind home plate are happy paying a ton to see Chris Carter at 1B.

    But seriously, folks...
    • colin colin May 27,2017 11:42 am || Up

      42 percent loss in ticket and suite revenues over the last seven seasons

      link

      • Bed Bed May 27,2017 11:51 am || Up

        I wonder how many people will be going to games in 10-15 years. TV’s by then, or whatever we watch stuff on at that point, are likely to be so great that watching games at home is just going to be a better experience.

        But seriously, folks...
        • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2017 1:46 pm || Up

          i don’t know, its more comfortable and cheaper to drink at home, but bars are doing ok

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • dmoas May 29,2017 3:41 pm || Up

            Yeah, but in order to get any sort of mixed drink, you’re better off going to a bar. That and you get a wider variety of drinks there. Not a very apt comparison for the most part. At home you’ll be able to get pretty much any game on demand without having had to go to the store to get supplies. That being said, I could see attendances fall sharply to the point of smaller stadiums being reasonable.

  12. Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:40 pm

    So far none of these swinging strike outs have been even near the strike zone for both teams.

    But seriously, folks...
  13. Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:47 pm

    I think I’m to the point where I no longer want anyone named Davis in my sporting life.

    But seriously, folks...
  14. Bed Bed May 26,2017 4:49 pm

    Former A’s great Chris Carter.

    But seriously, folks...
  15. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 26,2017 5:02 pm

    Worst part of the 4pm starts: highly likely Vince has the call during my commute home.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 26,2017 6:18 pm || Up

      For example, when Judge was out on the bases to end the 4th, it was only after checking gameday at home that I learned the play began with a Manaea pickoff. Just fucking awful.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  16. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 26,2017 6:19 pm

    OK bed, I trust you were logging all the comments you made while FK was down.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Bed Bed May 26,2017 6:45 pm || Up

      I have them written out on a yellow legal pad.

      But seriously, folks...
  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 26,2017 6:32 pm

    Fucking contact play.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  18. Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 6:38 pm

    JED!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl May 26,2017 6:41 pm || Up

      … aaah-ahhhhhhhhhh
      Saviour of the Universe.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 6:43 pm || Up

        if only he would use that instead of rush

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  19. lenscrafters May 26,2017 6:38 pm

    Does anyone miss Clippard? I don’t.

  20. Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 6:41 pm

    yankees guys said safe. it dodn’t look that close to me

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  21. ptbnl May 26,2017 6:46 pm

    So who’s going to put the Die in Dynamite tonight?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 6:46 pm || Up

      casilla

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • ptbnl May 26,2017 6:48 pm || Up

        Lining up the heart of the order for him.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 6:52 pm || Up

          yeah, he has the tougher assignment, but hicks holliday and castro is not exactly ruth gerhig and lizzari

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. Bed Bed May 26,2017 6:52 pm

    I see the Yankees are having a Reggie Jackson bobblehead day…it made me realize that when I think of Reggie Jackson I mostly remember him on the California Angels.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 6:53 pm || Up

      when he tried to kill the queen?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Bed Bed May 26,2017 6:54 pm || Up

        He deserved an Oscar for that role.

        But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 6:54 pm || Up

      I mostly remember him on the A’s. The 1987 A’s.

      • Bed Bed May 26,2017 6:55 pm || Up

        Yeah, I remembered he ended his run on that 87 team.

        But seriously, folks...
    • ptbnl May 26,2017 6:56 pm || Up

      The pilot was called Reggie’s Angels.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  23. ptbnl May 26,2017 6:55 pm

    ISBISV

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  24. lenscrafters May 26,2017 6:55 pm

    That’s one way to quell fears of possible Jairo suckage.

    • ptbnl May 26,2017 6:57 pm || Up

      C’mon, this is still well within his capabilities.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • ptbnl May 26,2017 7:04 pm || Up

        He’s off to a good start.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  25. Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 6:55 pm

    and that’s why you shouldn’t vogt for judge

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  26. Bed Bed May 26,2017 6:56 pm

    This has been a fun game. I’m glad I’m getting back into baseball.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 6:59 pm || Up

      The A’s are doing their best to stay above the PGA on your favorite teams list.

      • Bed Bed May 26,2017 7:00 pm || Up

        I’ll still take Sunday golf over a regular season game but it’s close.

        But seriously, folks...
  27. Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 7:04 pm

    good work jario

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  28. lenscrafters May 26,2017 7:10 pm

    And BoMel was going to bring this guy in with a 2 run lead.

  29. andeux andeux May 26,2017 7:12 pm

    Regardless of what happens from here on out: FK you Jairo.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 7:13 pm || Up

      I’m on board with this.

    • Soaker Soaker May 26,2017 7:50 pm || Up

      The game was worthy of a hearty “Nice win, bitches!”, but still, after it ended, I wanted to kill both Casilla and whichever part of our two-headed GM thought that was a good signing.

      • mother pucker May 26,2017 11:31 pm || Up

        It’s mind boggling. Even more so when you see the numbers that another castoff in Holland is putting up (while not signed for an additional fucking year). Granted I don’t read the quotes on every A’s signing, but wouldn’t this article (along with the fact that the move sucks) lead to the conclusion that this was a Forst move?

        • lenscrafters May 27,2017 10:21 am || Up

          When you look at how FA signings Plouffe, Joyce, Rajai, Casilla, and Rosales have performed this year, it becomes a lot less justifiable to miss out on someone like Luis Robert on account of needing that money elsewhere.

  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 7:15 pm

    Santiago Casilla: Closer, a Coen Brothers Production

  31. Bed Bed May 26,2017 7:20 pm

    Phew…well, we won. Hawaiian Punch for everyone!

    But seriously, folks...
  32. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 26,2017 7:21 pm

    Hooray! Great way to start a road trip.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  33. Future Ed Future Ed May 26,2017 7:21 pm

    its a lot easer to take when you are dead inside

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • sslinger May 26,2017 7:52 pm || Up

      Wow, that could apply to a whole bunch of these sub-threads.

  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 7:29 pm

    Shirtless Canseco alert

    UPDATE: False alarm. It’s a flesh-colored t-shirt with fake tattoos on it.

  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 26,2017 7:51 pm

    Rosie’s face is all busted up.

  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 10:19 am

    Are we getting three days of camo?

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 10:22 am || Up

        At least it’s fairly subtle this year.

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2017 1:47 pm || Up

          list of tuesday talkng points

          1- vince to tv, glen out

          2. agitate for black uniforms on memorial day because its about dead people, not live people

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • dmoas May 29,2017 3:43 pm || Up

          I can’t see any of the players. Where did they all go?!

  37. andeux andeux May 27,2017 10:32 am

    Wild Cotton.

    TINSTAAFK
  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 10:36 am

    Enough about the corny-ass “Judge’s Chamber.”

  39. mother pucker May 27,2017 10:37 am

    Not sure who was more off their game that inning — Glenn or Cotton.

  40. mother pucker May 27,2017 10:45 am

    Well, that escalated quickly.

  41. Soaker Soaker May 27,2017 11:06 am

    It’s not hard to predict what happens when Rosales is used as an everyday player. The fly ball in his first AB today reduced his OPS for the month of May to .524, so it might be a tight battle to hold it above .500.

  42. ptbnl May 27,2017 11:15 am

    Sent off for diving in the Cup Final! Excellent.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 11:23 am

    Glen and Ray’s vapid small talk somehow becomes even more vapid when they are in Yankee Stadium or Fenway.

    • ptbnl May 27,2017 11:26 am || Up

      They sink to the occasion?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  44. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 27,2017 11:37 am

    Vince’s first choice karaoke song is New York, New York. Of course.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 11:38 am

    I can’t see the Yankee shortstop’s name without hearing it in my head sung to this.

  46. Bed Bed May 27,2017 11:40 am

    These A’s uniforms are terrible.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 11:41 am || Up

      Why do you hate the troops?

      • Bed Bed May 27,2017 11:43 am || Up

        I’m a Democrat and Democrats hate America.

        But seriously, folks...
      • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2017 1:49 pm || Up

        if we are celebrating troops on memorial day, aren’t we wishing them all dead?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 1:50 pm || Up

          I can’t hear you because I am supporting the troops so hard on this, the weekend of troop supporting.

          • dmoas May 29,2017 3:45 pm || Up

            I support the troops today so that I don’t have to on any of the other days that exist.

  47. Soaker Soaker May 27,2017 11:43 am

    This mortgage company radio ad that promises that “the President will put a lid on things” to end “the craziness in Washington” makes me want to smash something.

  48. Soaker Soaker May 27,2017 11:48 am

    If the A’s had anybody on the bench Jed would have gone very JED! on the umpire just then.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 11:50 am || Up

      He should have gone JED! on him anyway, if just to punish Forst for not giving Melvin a bench.

      Really, Melvin probably needs to get tossed here.

      • lenscrafters May 27,2017 11:56 am || Up

        No, no it’s more important to have Zach Neal on the team.

      • colin colin May 27,2017 12:55 pm || Up

        So now it’s Pinder to second and lose the DH?

  49. colin colin May 27,2017 11:49 am

    It’s kind of amazing that Khris Davis has 14 dingers and only 0.5 WAR

    • Bed Bed May 27,2017 11:53 am || Up

      He should lose a few points just for his arm.

      But seriously, folks...
      • colin colin May 27,2017 12:01 pm || Up

        I quoted fangraphs WAR, which uses UZR as the fielding component, and UZR does include an ARM component that tries to determine the value of outfield assists, preventing runners from going 1st to 3rd, etc. According to UZR, Davis’ arm has cost 4.1 runs so far this season.

        The second worst ARM score for outfielders is AJ Pollack at -2.9. Third worst? Matt Joyce at -2.6. Also impressive is Mark Canha, who’s arm has cost 1.4 runs despite the fact that he has less than one-third as many outfield innings as Davis.

        • andeux andeux May 27,2017 12:06 pm || Up

          It’s the Coco Crisp memorial outfield.

          TINSTAAFK
        • Bed Bed May 27,2017 12:07 pm || Up

          It would seem that the A’s don’t put much value on defense with the glove or the arm. Davis has one of the worst arms I’ve ever seen. I hadn’t noticed Joyce’s arm as much.

          But seriously, folks...
  50. Soaker Soaker May 27,2017 12:04 pm

    This looks like the case where Melvin wanted to give Cotton a chance to get the win, and wound up giving him a chance to get the loss instead.

    • Bed Bed May 27,2017 12:10 pm || Up

      I was thinking the same thing. My opinion of Melvin is that he’s league average in every way. He’s a checkers player.

      But seriously, folks...
  51. Bed Bed May 27,2017 12:13 pm

    I imagine a lot of football coaches wanted Judge to be a tight end.

    But seriously, folks...
  52. Bed Bed May 27,2017 12:14 pm

    Home run number 70 for the A’s…74 of them have been solo shots.

    But seriously, folks...
  53. Bed Bed May 27,2017 12:15 pm

    Rosey’s face appreciates the feet first slide.

    But seriously, folks...
  54. Bed Bed May 27,2017 12:55 pm

    Jed was looking to get tossed and that ump was looking to toss Jed.

    But seriously, folks...
  55. Bed Bed May 27,2017 12:57 pm

    So, who’s going to play third? Vance Law?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Bed Bed May 27,2017 1:04 pm || Up

      You see Brian…Jed Lowrie plays second base not third base.

      But seriously, folks...
  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 12:59 pm

    No, Tyler. Don’t go.

  57. lenscrafters May 27,2017 1:03 pm

    Fuck you blue

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 1:10 pm || Up

      I wonder a little whether those calls would have happened if Melvin had flipped his shit after the earlier Lowrie at bat.

  58. Bed Bed May 27,2017 1:03 pm

    This ump sucks eggs.

    But seriously, folks...
  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 1:04 pm

    Holy shit this umpire is fucking terrible.

  60. Bed Bed May 27,2017 1:05 pm

    So, who manages the team? Alvin Dark?

    But seriously, folks...
  61. Bed Bed May 27,2017 1:06 pm

    Apparently the home plate ump has money on the Yanks.

    But seriously, folks...
  62. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 1:08 pm

    OMG these absolute clowns.

    • andeux andeux May 27,2017 1:10 pm || Up

      I’m waiting for him to make a speech asking Russian hackers to dig up some dirt on Mueller.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 1:12 pm || Up

        It’s a whole team of Sonnys and Fredos. Not a Michael, Vito, or even a Tom in the bunch.

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2017 1:52 pm || Up

          this wins the thread

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 2:04 pm || Up

            I was unfair though. There are also several Carlos.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 27,2017 5:07 pm || Up

              Really it’s almost nothing but Carlos.

              "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 28,2017 10:13 am || Up

                Ivanka fancies herself a Michael, or maybe a Kay. But she’s a Connie at best.

  63. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 1:18 pm

    Is there any chance Alonso hits for Rosales here? Anyone can play 2B, right?

  64. Bed Bed May 27,2017 1:24 pm

    Fuck this ump.

    But seriously, folks...
  65. Soaker Soaker May 27,2017 1:24 pm

    That game was a pretty good argument for RoboUmp.

  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 1:25 pm

    Are there going to any consequences for this incompetent fool behind the plate? That was the worst umpiring performance I can recall seeing in a major league game.

    • Bed Bed May 27,2017 1:26 pm || Up

      I only watched half the game and it’s still the most missed calls I can ever remember seeing.

      But seriously, folks...
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 1:30 pm || Up

        There are plenty of games where an ump has a wide zone, or is calling strikes slightly low. But those strikes up at neck level are another thing entirely.

  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 27,2017 1:26 pm

    Kotsay should have charged out there after strike two to Joyce. Fuck that.

  68. Bed Bed May 27,2017 1:28 pm

    I’d say it’s 50-50 Melvin gets tossed bringing out the lineup card for tomorrow’s game.

    But seriously, folks...
  69. Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2017 2:04 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux May 27,2017 2:22 pm || Up

      Christ, what a Rascal.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2017 2:24 pm || Up

        did medicare pay for the golf cart?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2017 2:25 pm || Up

        btw when my aunt died, we found out there is no secondary market for a lot of thses things, if you can get a lift chair from the government, you don’t need to buy one used.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  70. Future Ed Future Ed May 27,2017 2:43 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  71. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 27,2017 5:03 pm

    RIP Gregg Allman. Go to hell Jim Bunning.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  72. Bed Bed May 28,2017 10:21 am

    I was told there would be no math.

    But seriously, folks...
  73. Bed Bed May 28,2017 10:26 am

    Mark Canha > Mickey Mantle

    But seriously, folks...
  74. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 10:36 am

    yay. out

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  75. andeux andeux May 28,2017 10:44 am

    The Khris Davis throw of the day, brought to you by De Cecco.

    TINSTAAFK
  76. Bed Bed May 28,2017 10:44 am

    Was Khris Davis trying to throw it to third base? I’d like to see him be a DH…on another team.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2017 10:46 am || Up

      I think he should have shook off the catcher rather than throw the curve ball.

      • Bed Bed May 28,2017 10:49 am || Up

        His throws are more like the Eephus pitch.

        But seriously, folks...
  77. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2017 10:45 am

    A bad arm is one thing. A stupid arm is another.

  78. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2017 11:00 am

    There’s quite a bit to enjoy with this team, but the bad defense is so painful that it ruins the whole experience.

    • andeux andeux May 28,2017 11:05 am || Up

      I could deal with them not being the most talented defenders, but they seem to make an awful lot of poor decisions and mental errors as well.
      (I type as Matt Joyce drops a ball)

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2017 11:07 am || Up

        Even that drop wasn’t about talent. He got there, he just lost concentration.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 11:06 am || Up

      its amazing how holistic the bad defense is.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  79. Bed Bed May 28,2017 11:05 am

    Good grief…does Matt Joyce doing anything well?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 11:07 am || Up

      he fills out his pants pretty well

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux May 28,2017 11:09 am || Up

      He’s an attentive lover.

      TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2017 11:12 am || Up

      Ed and andeux appear to have the insider knowledge.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  80. lenscrafters May 28,2017 11:06 am

    I’m at the game right now. Fuck this pathetic embarrassment of a defense

  81. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 11:09 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  82. Bed Bed May 28,2017 11:09 am

    Well…this inning isn’t going very well.

    But seriously, folks...
  83. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 11:10 am

    naturally

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  84. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2017 11:11 am

    Joyce needs to be benched, if not DFA’d. Call up Matt Olson now and make him the everyday right fielder, if for no other reason than to send a message that this bullshit is unacceptable.

    • Bed Bed May 28,2017 11:12 am || Up

      I don’t know who Matt Olson is but I’m in.

      But seriously, folks...
      • Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 11:14 am || Up

        its one of the names i made up to be on my wiffleball team in 1982

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  85. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 11:12 am

    the comeback will be epic

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Bed Bed May 28,2017 11:15 am || Up

      4 solo home runs and we’re right back in this thing.

      But seriously, folks...
  86. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2017 11:13 am

    Well, the A’s defense certainly deserved that sentence.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  87. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 11:16 am

    all unearned, but still, don’t leave that pitch over the plate like that

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  88. andeux andeux May 28,2017 11:17 am

    TINSTAAFK
    • dmoas May 29,2017 4:00 pm || Up

      I love the “isn’t even factoring in all the throws to the wrong base, etc.” part.

  89. Bed Bed May 28,2017 11:24 am

    It’s time to start cutting people.

    But seriously, folks...
  90. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 11:25 am

    phegley felt leftout

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  91. Bed Bed May 28,2017 11:29 am

    I don’t know…this team seems like it needs a kick in the ass.

    But seriously, folks...
  92. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2017 11:51 am

    Why are Glen and Ray talking about this Yankee Stadium like it is the one where all the history happened? So annoying.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 11:56 am || Up

      i am watching yes. they are ok

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  93. Bed Bed May 28,2017 12:00 pm

    I hate Khris Davis.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 12:08 pm || Up

      i like him, but he has had a bad week

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux May 28,2017 12:10 pm || Up

        Month

        TINSTAAFK
      • Bed Bed May 28,2017 12:18 pm || Up

        He sucks at defense, his head is often not in the game, and offensively he only does one thing. I have no use for him.

        But seriously, folks...
  94. Bed Bed May 28,2017 12:02 pm

    This team is so lackadaisical…we need to dig up Billy Martin.

    But seriously, folks...
  95. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 12:22 pm

    not a terrible ab

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  96. Bed Bed May 28,2017 12:22 pm

    Swear fealty to the country not once but twice a ballgame.

    But seriously, folks...
  97. Bed Bed May 28,2017 12:26 pm

    Josh Smith…throwing gasoline on a fire.

    But seriously, folks...
  98. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2017 12:31 pm

    Mercy…that was a terrible call on the Gardner third strike.

    • Bed Bed May 28,2017 12:34 pm || Up

      The umps have been awful this series.

      But seriously, folks...
  99. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2017 12:34 pm

    No lack of effort there. Just lack of ability.

  100. Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 12:35 pm

    good effort khris

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  101. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2017 12:36 pm

    If Billy Beane were still alive he’d trade everyone tomorrow.

    • andeux andeux May 28,2017 12:41 pm || Up

      What do you think it would take to get John Mabry from the Cardinals?

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2017 12:53 pm || Up

        Phillies

        • andeux andeux May 28,2017 12:56 pm || Up

          John Steven Mabry is a former Major League Baseball player and broadcaster, and is currently the hitting coach for the St. Louis Cardinals.

          TINSTAAFK
    • Bed Bed May 28,2017 12:42 pm || Up

      He’d do something.

      But seriously, folks...
  102. Bed Bed May 28,2017 12:46 pm

    “And now you have transcontinental flights.” Ray Fosse in 2017. I know a lot of you guys hate this stuff but it cracks me up.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 12:49 pm || Up

      that stuff is charming,if he were some kind of grandpa hype man that just punctuated other bpeoples thoughts with that stuff, fine. but its not

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux May 28,2017 12:58 pm || Up

      Well I do find it amusing that the team still pays him to talk, ostensibly about baseball.

      TINSTAAFK
  103. Bed Bed May 28,2017 12:48 pm

    My favorite player of all time…Khris Davis!

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 12:51 pm || Up

      my aunt used to call me when a p[layer she didn’t like did something good. i’d answer “hello” and she would deadpan “i always did like that guy”

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2017 12:52 pm || Up

      Do one thing, and do it well. That’s your motto.

  104. Bed Bed May 28,2017 12:49 pm

    I do find this team weirdly entertaining.

    But seriously, folks...
  105. Bed Bed May 28,2017 1:25 pm

    And it ends not with a bang but with a whimper.

    But seriously, folks...
  106. MikeV MikeV May 28,2017 6:38 pm

    Like, if you’re going to suck, at least be interesting. Play young players who are getting better, have a guy or two that you go like, damn, this dude is gonna be GOOD in a couple seasons.

    Don’t do it with Joyce, Davis, Lowrie, and Rosales. Fucking hell.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 7:54 pm || Up

      i give them a pass on rosales, because he seemed interesting and he shouldn’t be playing everyday

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • MikeV MikeV May 28,2017 8:13 pm || Up

        Pinder has played SS in the minors. 100 games there last year in AAA. Even if he sucks defensively, he’s 25 and can hit some. Let him try and see what happens instead of a 35 year old if you’re going to be a basement dweller.

        Rosales adds zero to this team.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 28,2017 8:49 pm || Up

          that is a good point.

          I just don’t mind him as a weird lotto ticket as a back up infielder

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  107. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2017 6:43 pm

    On a slow sports weekend you can do a lot worse than the women’s NCAA softball World Series. 15-seed Baylor just upset Pac-12 champ Arizona on a three run bomb in the last inning.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • MikeV MikeV May 28,2017 6:54 pm || Up

      There have been MLS games on ALL FREAKING WEEKEND, sir.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 28,2017 7:26 pm || Up

        Hasn’t been the same since Jerry Lewis stopped hosting.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  108. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2017 10:07 am

    Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion are two fun names to add to the Premiership.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2017 2:49 pm || Up

      Huddersfield’s coach is an American-German with 8 caps for the USA, so that’s cool.

  109. andeux andeux May 29,2017 10:10 am

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2017 10:58 am || Up

      Freedom isn’t free. It costs $39.99 plus tax and shipping.

  110. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2017 10:57 am

    Epic first round match right now in the French Open. 12-11 in the fifth set between American Donald Young and the Spanish David Ferrer.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2017 11:08 am || Up

      Young fought off two match points but lost the set 13-11 on a ridiculous defensive lob by Ferrer.

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