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I like FloRida. Moms Need Rap Too. 262

While our temporary Florida Man pregames with his haul from Publix, I thought we could use an early game thread to complain about the A’s.

Mark Canha’s batting average got low (low, low, low, low, low, low, low) and he is on his way back to Nashville.

Welcome to the big leagues Jaycob Brugman! I’ve got a good feeling about your debut.

Frankie Montas is somehow still with the big club despite Wednesday afternoon’s unpleasantness. Sometimes you gotta stay in…

262 thoughts on “I like FloRida. Moms Need Rap Too.

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2017 12:45 pm

    Love this handwriting.

    • AV AV Jun 9,2017 1:27 pm || Up

      who’s got the fraktur handwriting??

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2017 2:09 pm || Up

        Someone metal af

        • Englishmajor Englishmajor Jun 9,2017 4:08 pm || Up

          Or auditioning for the cover art for Harry Potter reissues

  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2017 1:07 pm

    All of them and Soaker too

  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2017 1:53 pm
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2017 1:54 pm

    I would like FloRida a lot more of he had something more meaningful to say. There’s only so much Shorty in the club stuff I can take.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2017 2:14 pm || Up

      It’s not bad for empty-calorie party rap made for intro packages to televised sporting events. Completely vapid, but well-crafted hooks. Better than, say, Pitbull.

      • andeux andeux Jun 9,2017 2:17 pm || Up

        Embracing my role as a middle-aged white guy, I can confidently say I wouldn’t recognize FloRida, or his music, if he showed up in my living room.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2017 2:20 pm || Up

          I honestly only found out who he was because of that line in Atlanta. But then I realized I had heard his songs a million times during NBA games.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2017 3:40 pm || Up

            For me it was Tom Cruise dancing in Tropic Thunder.

            I agree, his flow is smooth and catchy. If FloRida had even an occasional enlightened lyric he’d be great.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2017 2:01 pm

    Meantime. You heard it here first.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. Soaker Soaker Jun 9,2017 2:41 pm

    For often rainy June, the weather for a day at the beach was terrific (Pass-a-Grille Beach, about 15 minutes from downtown St. Pete). Beer at the beach, free beer in the hotel lobby now for Happy Hour, fortunately there’s a free shuttle to take me to the Trop. Ooh, Brugman’s MLB debut. LET’S GO OAKLAND!!

  7. Soaker Soaker Jun 9,2017 3:35 pm

    Walking through the dungeon that comprises the under-the-stands concession area here, I see that I am joined not just by the Brugmans but by Stomper as well.

  8. AV AV Jun 9,2017 3:48 pm

    SHIT!

    no spoilers… but did the brazil argentina game already happen?

    not sure if i should do a regular search for streams, or a squinty one where i can’t read scorelines.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2017 3:50 pm || Up

      Huh, yeah it did. I didn’t even know that was happening.

      • AV AV Jun 9,2017 4:03 pm || Up

        [types search terms] [takes off glasses]

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • AV AV Jun 9,2017 7:06 pm || Up

          dammit. spoilered. could only find highlights.

          still, looked like a fun game.

          also, WE (me) HAVE A TEAM!

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  9. Soaker Soaker Jun 9,2017 4:00 pm

    Pride Night, honoring victims in Orlando.

  10. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:00 pm

    Just a thought…looking at what people actually post on the site perhaps we should change the site’s name from Free Kraut to Jail Trump.

    But seriously, folks...
  11. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:02 pm

    I’ve seen the outside of the stadium in St. Pete…this and other such insightful insights to follow.

    But seriously, folks...
  12. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:03 pm

    My rap knowledge is limited. Which is surprising for anyone whose favorite band is Genesis.

    But seriously, folks...
    • andeux andeux Jun 9,2017 4:26 pm || Up

      We’re white guys, and we take no crap
      when we deliver our
      White rap

      TINSTAAFK
      • Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:33 pm || Up

        My favorite rapper? Weird Al.

        But seriously, folks...
  13. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:04 pm

    Rajai and Joyce batting 1-2…legendary.

    But seriously, folks...
  14. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:06 pm

    So, Rajai bats leadoff because he’s fast or something?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 4:15 pm || Up

      gotta have the rabbts on top

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:07 pm

    I think the only time I was in Tampa was right around this time of year…all I remember is wanting to leave as quickly as possible…enjoy, Soaker!

    But seriously, folks...
  16. Englishmajor Englishmajor Jun 9,2017 4:21 pm

    Those of you who don’t follow the A’s on Twitter may be interested to know that they have acquired a kite in the shape of a peregrine falcon, which is supposed to frighten the seagulls away. I have my doubts.
    The finalists in the Name the Falcon Kite contest are Bird Campaneris, Flyda Blue, Scott Hattebird, and, inevitably, Falcon McFalconface. I liked the suggestion of Todd van Popfowl better.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2017 5:36 pm || Up

      Of those it’s gotta be Flyda Blue. Is the plan to fly the kite during game action? I kinda wanna see that.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Englishmajor Englishmajor Jun 9,2017 5:46 pm || Up

        I think so. The gulls were really aggressive this weekend.

    • batgirl batgirl Jun 9,2017 6:44 pm || Up

      I don’t think they can go wrong with any of those kite names except McFalconface.

      • andeux andeux Jun 9,2017 6:46 pm || Up

        Which was predictably ahead in the online poll.

        TINSTAAFK
  17. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 4:22 pm

    accordng to vnce, Triggs had shown consistency

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  18. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 4:22 pm

    now vince s talkng about Qatar.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2017 4:23 pm || Up

      oh no

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2017 5:37 pm || Up

      200

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:23 pm

    So, a Jaycob joins a Ryon…Fosse is going to get hours of material out of this.

    But seriously, folks...
  20. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:25 pm

    I wonder what Angela Sun is up to?

    But seriously, folks...
  21. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:29 pm

    What exactly does Vogt do well? He never even should have thrown that ball. He can’t hit, he’s terrible defensively…but, what…he’s a leader or something?

    But seriously, folks...
    • andeux andeux Jun 9,2017 4:34 pm || Up

      He was one of the better hitting catchers in the league over the last two years.
      Also threw out runners at exactly a league-average rate.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:37 pm || Up

        pfft…facts.

        But seriously, folks...
        • andeux andeux Jun 9,2017 4:50 pm || Up

          I think except for a few guys catchers mostly just have a short shelf life as hitters.

          Suzuki in 2008-2009 was a significant improvement over Kendall 2005-2007.
          Norris 2012-14 was a significant improvement over Suzuki 2010-2012.
          Vogt 2015-16 was an improvement over Norris (who was traded but also stopped hitting). Vogt was also 30 before he became a regular, which doesn’t help.
          Bruce Maxwell is on the DL at Nashville, but he may get a shot at some point this year.

          Sean Murphy is supposed to be great defensively, and is also hitting well in Stockton, but he’s probably a couple of years away.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:55 pm || Up

            Vogt is just one of those players I don’t enjoy watching. This isn’t based on anything I can back up with actual facts. My main knock is on his defense. He looks sloppy behind the plate to me. As far as hitting if a catcher is a good at working with pitchers and can make plays behind the plate I’m fine with not getting much with the bat.

            But seriously, folks...
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2017 5:38 pm || Up

      Besides Melvin he’s the best actor in our commercials.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  22. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 4:32 pm

    i don’t know if could root for a team with logan morrison and colby rasmus

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:35 pm || Up

      And…the Away A’s are back.

      But seriously, folks...
  23. Englishmajor Englishmajor Jun 9,2017 4:40 pm

    The A’s are so thoughtful, they want to make sure this game has become unwatchable well in advance of the Warriors tipoff.

  24. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:40 pm

    I finally started using emojis in my texts…my parents are very proud.

    But seriously, folks...
  25. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:58 pm

    How close are the A’s to the 6th Wildcard slot?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Englishmajor Englishmajor Jun 9,2017 5:00 pm || Up

      6 games closer than the Giants.

      • Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 5:04 pm || Up

        Yeah, well the Giants have World Series trophies that don’t have rust on them so I think they’ll be fine.

        But seriously, folks...
  26. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:59 pm

    This game is on a pace to run about 4 hours or so.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 4:59 pm || Up

      Make sure to pace yourself and drink lots of fluids, Soaker.

      But seriously, folks...
  27. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 4:59 pm

    trggs doen’t like the strikezone

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  28. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 5:00 pm

    hey look bed! they held a runner on a sng;e to left

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 5:02 pm || Up

      Not being able to see Khris throw the ball is taking away a lot of my enjoyment of these games.

      But seriously, folks...
  29. andeux andeux Jun 9,2017 5:02 pm

    malloc() smith gives pointers to the other players.

    TINSTAAFK
  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 9,2017 5:07 pm

    There’s a Baby Brugman

  31. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 5:09 pm

    does glen know what the word “drlled” means?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  32. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 5:09 pm

    i love the stirrups, the face armband.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 5:18 pm || Up

      I sometimes read your posts in the voice of Harry Carey…it’s very entertaining.

      But seriously, folks...
  33. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 5:20 pm

    Our 18 man bullpen is likely to get a lot of work the next couple of days.

    But seriously, folks...
  34. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 5:27 pm

    I haven’t watched a second of the NBA Playoffs…I feel like the A’s are telling me I should give the basketball game a try.

    But seriously, folks...
  35. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2017 5:31 pm

    Two minutes into the TV broadcast at home and I’m completely sick of hearing about the hideous Trop.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  36. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2017 5:39 pm

    Curse you Sugar Jesus!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  37. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 5:41 pm

    My goodness…a guy who weighs 140 pounds soaking wet just him a Ruthian home run.

    But seriously, folks...
  38. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 5:42 pm

    The double header tomorrow should be a lot of fun. Has Soaker flown back to California yet?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 5:46 pm || Up

      the comeback will be epic

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  39. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 5:44 pm

    Your science fact of the day…90% of the world’s spitting takes place on Major League Baseball diamonds.

    But seriously, folks...
  40. Soaker Soaker Jun 9,2017 5:45 pm

    (checks local concert schedule)

    • Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 5:48 pm || Up

      Get out of there, Soaker. Even a trip to one of the various Waffle House’s would be better than sticking at this game.

      But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 6:09 pm || Up

      not gonna root for the souza cycle?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  41. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 5:45 pm

    I don’t hate myself enough to watch the rest of this game.

    But seriously, folks...
  42. Englishmajor Englishmajor Jun 9,2017 5:50 pm

    I sit under the giant-screen TVs at work and thus am one of the official Keepers of the Remote. So I picked it up a few minutes ago and switched off Fox News, to the cheers of the few people still here – and tuned in to the A’s game, just to troll them.

    Just in time for the home run. So now I know how Theresa May feels.

    • Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 5:55 pm || Up

      Now, you need to form a coalition government with Ed to move forward.

      But seriously, folks...
  43. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 5:51 pm

    Oakland-Alameda Coliseum > The Dump In St. Pete

    But seriously, folks...
    • andeux andeux Jun 9,2017 5:52 pm || Up

      Grass > fake turf
      Outdoors > indoors
      Not Florida > Florida

      TINSTAAFK
      • Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 5:56 pm || Up

        Agreed on all three.

        But seriously, folks...
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 9,2017 5:56 pm || Up

        Don’t know what TV showed. Ball went over catwalk but under the roof, not hitting anything.

        • Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 6:00 pm || Up

          It was hard to tell on TV. The ball just sort of mixed in with the roof.

          But seriously, folks...
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 6:01 pm || Up

          we couldn’t tell

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  44. andeux andeux Jun 9,2017 5:55 pm

    When the umps can’t make a ruling because they’re not sure which part of the ceiling something hit, it should be a forfeit by the team that chooses to play in a fking dome.

    TINSTAAFK
  45. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 6:01 pm

    The Warriors should enjoy these last few hours of their run…the Kings are coming.

    But seriously, folks...
  46. Bed Bed Jun 9,2017 6:03 pm

    Fosse is talking Uber…it’s the end of the world as we know it…and I feel fine.

    But seriously, folks...
  47. andeux andeux Jun 9,2017 6:03 pm

    Glen and Ray are talking about the Buffalo Bills.
    They must know I am the only person watching.

    TINSTAAFK
  48. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 6:07 pm

    ken was talkng about wash

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  49. andeux andeux Jun 9,2017 6:14 pm

    I don’t know Jed, down 10 runs, maybe take the sure out.

    TINSTAAFK
  50. Soaker Soaker Jun 9,2017 6:14 pm

    Hahahahaha fuuuuuuck

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 6:15 pm || Up

      start warming up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 9,2017 6:24 pm || Up

        With the doubleheader, I think Rosales pitches tonight.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 6:28 pm || Up

          you will have to wait to find out!

          plus souza cycle watch!

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 6:16 pm || Up

      ken throughs shade at mccain

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  51. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2017 6:21 pm

    Early Belmont picks because I got shit to do tomorrow.

    This is the squirreliest of the Triple Crown races, so maybe the best chance to score some money. At 1.5 miles it’s longer than any of these horses have ever run or in most cases will ever run again. The Big Sandy track is often a jockey’s race, they say, and that’s maybe even more true in this year’s field, lacking the KYD and Preakness winners and other big name 3-year olds. In the last 20 years only two favorites have won, with many long odds horses have hit the board.

    I love two horses tomorrow: #2 Tapwrit (6-1) and #9 Meantime (15-1), though I expect both those prices will tighten up a bit. Tapwrit ran a sneakily strong KYD to finish 6th amid bumps and traffic throughout. His sire Tapit has already sired two other Belmont winners, so the pedigree is as good as it gets for the distance. And supposedly he’s working great this week for Todd Pletcher (who also has a great Belmont record). $10 straight Win bet on #2 Tapwrit.

    65% of Belmont winners since 2000 had prior experience on the Big Sandy track. Only one tomorrow does: Meantime. Add two-time Belmont winning jockey Mike Smith to this lightly raced horse who last time out had the best speed figure of any in the field. The knock here is he’s a front-runner, and 1.5 miles is a long way to hold the lead. But he’s the only pure speed in this race, and if he can lead with modest fractions and save something for the stretch, 15-1 could pay off big. I love him to be in the money somewhere, so $5 across the board (Win-Place-Show) on #9 Meantime ($15).

    Gotta have a Trifecta, then, because it could be huge. Others I think could hit the board include #4 J Boys Echo, #7 Irish War Cry, and #12 Patch. So I’ll go $1 on 2,9/2,4,7,9,12/2,4,7,9,12, total $24.

    That’s $49, so I’ll add a $1 straight Trifecta on 2-5-9, with #5 being Hollywood Handsome, the longest shot at 30-1…trainer Dallas Stewart has finished second with long odds horses at the Belmont three times before. Could happen! Happy returns.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Jun 10,2017 10:58 am || Up

      Cut to the chase and give us Primera’s choice.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 10,2017 3:17 pm || Up

        Finals next week, no pick.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 10,2017 3:17 pm || Up

      Tapwrit down to 5 but Meantime a juicy 13-1. Climb on board.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 10,2017 3:55 pm || Up

      Fuck. Yeah.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 7:42 pm || Up

        $375 return? Nice.

        TINSTAAFK
        • ptbnl Jun 11,2017 12:16 am || Up

          And getting both the straight winner and a trifecta … that’s some good callin’

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  52. andeux andeux Jun 9,2017 6:31 pm

    The comeback begins.

    TINSTAAFK
  53. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 6:39 pm

    oh god vnce, don’t say the A’s are going to throw at the rays because of that

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 6:45 pm || Up

      good lord vince, let it go. nobody care about beckham trying to take an extra base.

      besides, hasn’t he just promsed to build a privately funded stadium in minami?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  54. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 6:40 pm

    he looked safe to me

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  55. andeux andeux Jun 9,2017 6:42 pm

    Barefoot Contessa now pitching for the Rays.

    TINSTAAFK
  56. doctorK doctorK Jun 9,2017 6:52 pm

    Looks like the NBA made sure the refs for tonight’s game understand the need for a game 5.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2017 7:01 pm || Up

      Will only make the collapse more devastating for the Clevelanders about 90 minutes from now.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • doctorK doctorK Jun 9,2017 8:24 pm || Up

        Actually, I think the NBA just made sure they hired the least-competent officials they could find.

  57. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 6:57 pm

    rays need 2 baserunners to get to saouza

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 7:00 pm || Up

      oh! forgot about the 9th after the A’s take the lead

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  58. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 7:15 pm

    i can’t tell rosales and joyce apart

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  59. Soaker Soaker Jun 9,2017 7:18 pm

    Section is empty enough that I got a Vogt foul ball. Got applause for handing it to 7 year old boy.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2017 7:34 pm || Up

      Lacking any visual evidence I will assume it was a spectacular one handed grab on the dead run with a full beer. Well done, sir!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  60. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 7:20 pm

    I MISCOUNTED THE MEN! HE IS UP

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  61. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 9,2017 7:28 pm

    damn

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  62. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 9,2017 8:21 pm

    The only thing more tedious than these long officiating delays is the even more tedious announcer discussion about them.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  63. Soaker Soaker Jun 9,2017 8:29 pm

    On the walk back from the shuttle stop to the hotel I noted the location of a “Gentlemen’s Club”. Watch two A’s road games, or get drunk while staring at boobs…hmmm…

    • dmoas Jun 9,2017 9:23 pm || Up

      Technically you can do both. Get drunk at the game.

    • andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 7:53 am || Up

      I imagine Stomper is considering the same options.

      TINSTAAFK
  64. doctorK doctorK Jun 9,2017 9:04 pm

    Well, that was bullshit.

  65. andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 8:31 am


    Nine-man bullpen!

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 10,2017 9:22 am || Up

      neal or montas go after today?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  66. Soaker Soaker Jun 10,2017 10:37 am

    Closer pregame inspection of the concessions reveals the presence of packets of Frank’s Quality Kraut Singles alongside the mustard and ketchup.

    Rays are wearing hideous 70s style unis as there’s a throwback theme for the doubleheader.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 10,2017 11:07 am || Up

      for both games? that seems like a bg investment in throw backs

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  67. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 10,2017 11:09 am

    soaker is not alone

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  68. andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 11:32 am

    I don’t think I’ll be able to listen to Fosse for 6 hours.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 10,2017 11:37 am || Up

      That’s some Guantanamo-level shit right there.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  69. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 10,2017 11:38 am

    i really like debuts. I really want to see a ht

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  70. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 10,2017 11:45 am

    everyone is surprised at that defense

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  71. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 10,2017 11:58 am

    hey! healy didnt strickout!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  72. mikeA Jun 10,2017 12:04 pm

    RIP Adam West.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 10,2017 3:15 pm || Up

      [Pours out one bat-drink].

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 10,2017 3:30 pm || Up

      Nice obit at the Hollywood Reporter.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  73. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 10,2017 12:09 pm

    naturally a 1 2 3 dp

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  74. andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 1:28 pm

    Catch the fking ball, ad nauseam.

    TINSTAAFK
  75. Bed Bed Jun 10,2017 1:42 pm

    Are these Rays throwback uniforms from the alternate universe where the Rays were a Major League team in 1978?

    But seriously, folks...
  76. andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 2:40 pm

    Presumably Rosales has to come in at 3B now?
    (Other option is having Healy play 3B on turf, while giving up the DH, which seems doubly bad.)

    TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 2:52 pm || Up

      Healy->3B, Rosales->P is still an option for later.

      TINSTAAFK
  77. andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 2:45 pm

    Healy should have tried to score on the Robertson error. With the whole bench used already and the defense compromised, may as well take one more risk to try to get the go-ahead run.

    TINSTAAFK
  78. andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 2:49 pm

    23 K’s combined through 9 innings, and the day isn’t even half over.

    TINSTAAFK
  79. Soaker Soaker Jun 10,2017 2:49 pm

    I said nine hours and we are nicely on track.

  80. ptbnl Jun 10,2017 2:53 pm

    Always a win when the first of a double-header goes to extra innings.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  81. andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 2:57 pm

    It looks like Pinder got back to 1st in time, but may be inconclusive.

    TINSTAAFK
  82. andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 3:07 pm

    That was all very 2017 Athletics.

    TINSTAAFK
  83. lenscrafters Jun 10,2017 3:07 pm

    Liam Hendriks has great numbers but he always seems to be fking up in high leverage situations.

  84. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 10,2017 3:25 pm

    What % extra inning games end in the 10th? Giving Vince that inning feels wrong.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  85. Soaker Soaker Jun 10,2017 3:41 pm

    So, Gossett’s debut on Wednesday, if all else fails on this trip, which appears to be increasingly likely.

  86. Bed Bed Jun 10,2017 4:05 pm

    Did I just hear that the first game took almost 4 hours? Let’s Play Two!

    But seriously, folks...
  87. Bed Bed Jun 10,2017 4:07 pm

    Did I just hear that the A’s lost the first game? Let’s Lose Two!

    But seriously, folks...
  88. Bed Bed Jun 10,2017 4:12 pm

    Manaea ain’t making them miss so far.

    But seriously, folks...
  89. andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 4:16 pm

    Khris Davis does not make that play.

    TINSTAAFK
  90. Bed Bed Jun 10,2017 4:16 pm

    Khris Davis ain’t making that play.

    But seriously, folks...
  91. Bed Bed Jun 10,2017 4:20 pm

    Every time I go grocery shopping Running With The Night by Lionel Richie is playing in the store. I just wanted to share this with everyone because I’m sure many have you have been wondering if the grocery store I shop at plays a lot of Lionel Richie.

    But seriously, folks...
  92. andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 4:20 pm

    Hu is pitching for the Rays now?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Bed Bed Jun 10,2017 4:24 pm || Up

      Hu is pitching for the Rays now?

      But seriously, folks...
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 10,2017 4:53 pm || Up

      When you pay him every month Hu gets the money.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  93. Bed Bed Jun 10,2017 4:23 pm

    The Warriors up 3-0 in the series…the Warriors are the greatest team in sports history.

    The Warriors lose one game on the road…Curry and the Warriors are chokers.

    The media in 2017.

    But seriously, folks...
  94. Bed Bed Jun 10,2017 4:35 pm

    Safe…I think.

    But seriously, folks...
  95. Bed Bed Jun 10,2017 4:38 pm

    Glen gets very excited over fly outs.

    But seriously, folks...
  96. Bed Bed Jun 10,2017 4:39 pm

    I went golfing this morning…no Republicans were harmed in the process.

    But seriously, folks...
  97. Bed Bed Jun 10,2017 4:55 pm

    Hu are you…Hu-Hu-Hu-Hu-Hu

    But seriously, folks...
  98. Soaker Soaker Jun 10,2017 5:53 pm

    Bases loaded, one out, Rosales and Rajai up. Need we say more?

  99. Soaker Soaker Jun 10,2017 6:04 pm

    Almost seven hours into it now. Glen and Ray must be fun listening. We’re right back at 1 p.m. tomorrow too.

  100. andeux andeux Jun 10,2017 6:13 pm

    Dingers-4-Kids

    TINSTAAFK
  101. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 10,2017 6:23 pm

    Soaker, there’s some guy there, maybe late 30s/early 40s, grey goatee, with a sign for, no lie, “Vince Cotroneo LBHS class of 1978,” with graphics and baseball cards. Be careful.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  102. Soaker Soaker Jun 10,2017 6:26 pm

    Just keep this one out of range of Casilla, please.

    I haven’t seen him, FSU.

  103. Soaker Soaker Jun 10,2017 6:43 pm

    Nobody left in the six rows in front of me or six behind me, so foul balls are in play again.

  104. Bed Bed Jun 10,2017 7:25 pm

    A’s games have been putting me to sleep lately…well, that and the narcolepsy.

    But seriously, folks...
  105. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 10,2017 7:30 pm

    SO youth sports d knda fucked up

    Milo’s baseball team was good in their 8 year old division this year, so we thought it would be fun to sgn up for a tournament put on by our league.

    a week before the tournament, they told us that the 8u division was going to be coach pitch unlike we played all year. we said fuck that, we aren’t playing down . we looked for other tournaments, almost signing up for one in antioch. But the people from our league finally admitted they decided to change the rules because they didn’t think their “all star” team was good enough. they offered to put us in a 9u division that played wth the league up rules. (dropped thrd strikes, balks, leads etc). we said ok. later we learned that the pitching distance was 8 feet further and that they are actually in a 10u division.

    tuesday this week they tell us, we are not playing friday/saturday/sunday, like we were told, but a double header saturday and then sunday (if we win, whch we wont, we play 2 or three games)

    so we show up today, the first team we play is Jr. DOns. apparently, these famles pay $1200 to have their kds in travel ball.

    the team got crushed in 2 games, but I think they did better than the score. I am annoyed at the league for not being able to just have a tournament without an all star team. just let us play

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  106. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2017 9:11 am

    The Brugmanity!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2017 9:15 am || Up

      Also Montas to Nashville to close the DH-day 26th roster spot.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  107. Soaker Soaker Jun 11,2017 9:31 am

    I’m sitting right next to the press box today. Hi Susan! Five feet closer and I would be able to read that scrambled wifi password.

  108. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 11,2017 10:06 am

    This is spectacular.

    • ptbnl Jun 11,2017 10:56 am || Up

      Sweden’s winning goal against France was pretty humorous.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  109. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2017 10:41 am

    Yeah Vogt!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  110. Soaker Soaker Jun 11,2017 11:01 am

    It didn’t take long for Brugman to catch Leadoff Disease.

  111. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2017 11:20 am

    It looks like I’ve said that already!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  112. Soaker Soaker Jun 11,2017 11:55 am

    Thanks for playing, Jesse, that should do it for today.

  113. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2017 11:57 am

    That three run lead sure went fast. Apparently it’s been two full years since Hahn’s last won a road game.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  114. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2017 12:01 pm

    Back in the lead with a classic Tropicana run. Assist to the horrible RF play.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  115. Soaker Soaker Jun 11,2017 12:48 pm

    Oh look, the go-ahead run due to bad defense.

  116. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2017 12:49 pm

    That run’s on Alonso in my book, he got caught between playing the ball and taking the bag so instead just stood in the way.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Jun 11,2017 1:04 pm || Up

      Alonso, Lowrie, and Coulombe all fucked up in ways that would have been fairly minor by themselves. It took all three to achieve such a high level of disaster.

      TINSTAAFK
  117. andeux andeux Jun 11,2017 1:06 pm

    Jumbo Diaz makes Bartolo Colon look svelte.

    TINSTAAFK
  118. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2017 1:20 pm

    Brugmanity slated to hit third in the 9th!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2017 1:21 pm || Up

      But first some Olsanity!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2017 1:38 pm || Up

        But it ends in the usual Davistation.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  119. andeux andeux Jun 11,2017 1:25 pm

    Olson has 2 hits and 9 walks in his brief major league career.

    TINSTAAFK
  120. Soaker Soaker Jun 11,2017 1:37 pm

    Not quite enough thunder in that rally.

  121. lenscrafters Jun 11,2017 1:38 pm

    With all the boneheaded baserunning and defensive mistakes, I’m starting to think coaching is an issue.

  122. Bed Bed Jun 11,2017 3:50 pm

    So, the A’s lost, huh…boy, that’s surprising.

    But seriously, folks...
    • ptbnl Jun 11,2017 9:42 pm || Up

      Lost to an unearned run too … wonder how many times that’s happened this year.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  123. andeux andeux Jun 11,2017 4:44 pm

    TINSTAAFK
  124. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 11,2017 5:39 pm

    Golaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazo de Michael Bradley

  125. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 11,2017 5:53 pm

    Mexico is too good to dive this much.

  126. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 11,2017 6:23 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  127. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2017 7:26 pm

    Mexico seemed to lack enthusiasm there with a chance to win.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 14,2017 2:39 pm || Up

  128. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 11,2017 7:35 pm

    Very mature job of killing off the game in the last 15 minutes by the USA. And they damn near stole all the points on that Pulisic counter.

    I agree Mexico lost their edge a little at the end.

  129. Bed Bed Jun 11,2017 8:07 pm

    Check please.

    But seriously, folks...
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2017 8:43 pm || Up

      If Ida known you were buying Ida drank the good stuff.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  130. ptbnl Jun 11,2017 9:44 pm

    Death, taxes, A’s errors, and United delays.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  131. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2017 10:39 am

    The Ninth Circuit strikes Muslim Ban II down on statutory grounds, with a nice little nod to the Korematsu dissent for good measure:

    In conclusion, the Order does not offer a sufficient justification to suspend the entry of more than 180 million people on the basis of nationality. National security is not a “talismanic incantation” that, once invoked, can support any and all exercise of executive power under § 1182(f). United States v. Robel, 389 U.S. 258, 263–64 (1967); see also Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214, 235 (1944) (Murphy, J., dissenting) (“[T]he exclusion order necessarily must rely for its reasonableness upon the assumption that all persons of Japanese ancestry may have a dangerous tendency to commit sabotage and espionage and to aid our Japanese enemy in other ways. It is difficult to believe that reason, logic or experience could be marshalled in support of such an assumption.”). Section 1182(f) requires that the President exercise his authority only after meeting the
    precondition of finding that entry of an alien or class of aliens would be detrimental to the interests of the United States. Here, the President has not done so.

    Justice Kennedy has a buffet of rationales to deliver the coup de grace.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 12,2017 11:31 am || Up

      Its going to be roberts with no fewer than 7 votes

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2017 11:56 am || Up

        Thomas or Gorsuch?

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 12,2017 12:42 pm || Up

          thomas and alito I think are dissent possibilities. Gorsuch (who is a legit first cousin of a friend, but fell out of the family when Gorsuch stopped liking his(gorsuch’s) mom) has an easy “I am not trump’s lackey” vote here. He has to be smart enough to join the majority.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2017 12:49 pm || Up

            Alito is a dissent certainty.

          • colin colin Jun 12,2017 12:50 pm || Up

            But just imagine Trump’s face when he hears that **his** SC judge voted against the ban

            • dmoas Jun 12,2017 1:48 pm || Up

              Meh. I think he wants the ban overturned. He also wants a terrorist attack after that as well.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 26,2017 9:09 am || Up

            Yeah, that’s……..not going to happen.

            • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 26,2017 11:34 am || Up

              that surprised the fuck out of me.

              watch them decline to decide anything as moot

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 26,2017 1:03 pm || Up

                Gorsuch is who I thought he was.

              • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 28,2017 10:03 am || Up

                Me too. The final order could be a complete disaster.

                "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 27,2018 12:51 pm || Up

        I sure hope all the True Progressives remain proud about not voting for Clinton.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 27,2018 12:54 pm || Up

          surely now people will wake up! FREE COLLEGE!!

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux Jun 27,2018 12:56 pm || Up

          But her Goldman Sachs speeches.

          TINSTAAFK
        • MikeV MikeV Jun 27,2018 4:45 pm || Up

          It really boggles my mind that people want to blame that and not the fact that DJT worked with Russia to win the election.

          This whole FKing thing is a joke.

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

          Thanks, and go As.

          • dmoas Jun 28,2018 9:55 am || Up

            There’s a lot more that happened than just those voters. This whole thing was driven well before this election.

          • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 28,2018 12:11 pm || Up

            I can’t really blame the Russians for being good at achieving goals that are reasonable for them. Nor can I expect the republican voters to stop being stupid and gullible.

            What I can do, however, is hope people learn the lesson they didn’t in 2000 one of these times. Maybe when Roe gets overturned that’ll do it.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  132. Soaker Soaker Jun 12,2017 11:03 am

    I’m enjoying more of my Publix haul at Haulover Beach, which is the C/O Beach between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. It can be thunderstorms in June but it’s very nice so far today.

    East Coast people, I have never been to Shake Shack. Miami Beach has one. Is that worthy of a visit or is it just more overrated fast food?

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2017 11:11 am || Up

      Bill Kinging it?

      Shake Shack is good. Nothing to go crazy about, but definitely good.

      • Soaker Soaker Jun 12,2017 11:17 am || Up

        Bill didn’t do road interleague, but if he did, he would be here wearing this attire. The crowd is decent for a Monday. I will consider Shake Shack, just seemed a little unambitious for dinner.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2017 2:18 pm || Up

          Sounds like you had broiled sausage for lunch, so maybe not burgers for dinner.

        • dmoas Jun 12,2017 3:20 pm || Up

          They have in SoCal and Vegas. I’d go with something more local to that area instead. You can give Shake Shack a shot at another time. Wouldn’t be surprised if it shows up near you in the next few years anyway.

          • Soaker Soaker Jun 12,2017 5:50 pm || Up

            I didn’t want alcohol tonight (which is sort of too bad because I might be getting Trevor Plouffe into trouble in South Beach about now) so Shake Shack was fine. It’s not that much different than Five Guys, and you are right, they will likely be everywhere. For now, it’s been checked off the list. I do think that since they named themselves after shakes, they could be more generous with the quantity for $5.29. The burger was quite good, in the greasy class. As far as local, I hope to find a top-notch Cuban sandwich before the game tomorrow night.

          • Soaker Soaker Jan 16,2018 4:15 pm || Up

            They’re not “near me” yet, but I see you will soon have yet another place to spend $18 on a burger, fries and shake in the Bay Area.

            IIRC I did eat at Cuban places the following two days. Sergio’s, a small local chain, was quite good.

  133. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 12,2017 11:39 am

    As strong as the Bay Area has been as a sports town, it is amazing that no one’s clinched a championship at home since the 1974 A’s.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 12,2017 11:53 am || Up

      football is stupid.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • doctorK doctorK Jun 12,2017 2:11 pm || Up

      There should be asterisks for the ’85 Niners winning the SB at ‘Furd, and the ’89 A’s because FtGs.

  134. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2017 6:32 pm

    Not really digging the “A’s in games four and five of a division series” vibe the Warriors are putting off right now.

  135. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 13,2017 12:02 pm

    Sessions is in full “see, what had happened was” mode.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 13,2017 12:16 pm || Up

      The defensiveness and tortured grammar of this testimony is something else. And he hasn’t even faced a question from a Democrat yet.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 13,2017 12:40 pm || Up

      Sharpen your questions up, DiFi.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 13,2017 12:52 pm || Up

      HE MAD

  136. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 13,2017 1:03 pm

    so bucket 4 is contempt?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  137. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 13,2017 1:07 pm

    I hadn’t seen the tables with lap tops in a hearing before comey, who are those people?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  138. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 13,2017 1:08 pm

    sen blunt. time for a pee break

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  139. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 13,2017 1:15 pm

    Sessions pronounces “Senator King” as “Senator Kaine.”

  140. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 13,2017 1:31 pm

    Today’s Manchin contribution: “If you were on the other side of the dais [as a Senator], what question would you be asking?”

    • dmoas Jun 13,2017 2:19 pm || Up

      “Well, Ray. I think I’d ask how great it is to be working for Donald Trump.”

  141. AV AV Jun 13,2017 1:47 pm

    like waldo, but from bodymore, murdaland.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.

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