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Sonny Gray with a live audition tuesday v some guy
manaea v fiers
hahn v some other guy for the matinee

272 thoughts on “Walk Among Us

  1. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 6:43 pm

    Sad loser lineup

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  2. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 6:44 pm

    can someone explain puppy filters to me?

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2017 6:49 pm || Up

      Kids are weird.

    • the llama the llama Jun 19,2017 11:00 pm || Up

      That’s the stuff in a baleen whales mouth that allows the krill in but keeps the puppies out.

  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2017 7:00 pm

    Brodie and Bip are absolutely gushing about the A’s, the rookies are amazing, more coming soon from the stacked farm system, what a great time to be a fan, etc. They may be overselling one good A’s series just a wee bit.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 7:05 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2017 7:12 pm || Up

      And Rush, a Canadian band, wrote a great song about Bangkok.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 7:08 pm

    er, uh, gosstt tonight

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    • the llama the llama Jun 19,2017 11:03 pm || Up

      LGJ

  6. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2017 7:10 pm

    9 out of 10 times balls like that are called no catch.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2017 7:11 pm

    Ground can’t cause a fumble, right?

  8. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 7:13 pm

    he turned the glove before it pooped out

    but of course

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2017 7:13 pm || Up

      He did, but then he panicked or something.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2017 7:16 pm || Up

        My theory is he felt it rattling loose in the webbing and tried to seal it with the other hand but he’s just not that coordinated.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2017 7:13 pm

    They should just forego the replay process and just rule against us from the outset. Save everyone time.

  10. andeux andeux Jun 19,2017 7:14 pm

    FK replay

    TINSTAAFK
  11. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 7:15 pm

    Astros guys report the A’s swept the yankees for the first time in a half century

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  12. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 7:16 pm

    oh good lord

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  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2017 7:17 pm

    A two-leg flight from medium right to second base is not going to get it done.

  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2017 7:35 pm

    Take the sticker off your hat, JaVale.

  15. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 7:36 pm

    this guy is a lot paler than i remember

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  16. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 7:47 pm

    dear a’s, thats a slider

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  17. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 7:49 pm

    em on houston tv

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  18. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 8:14 pm

    saw a couple of gulls close to cf camera

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2017 8:16 pm || Up

      Has anyone seen the falcon kite?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2017 8:14 pm

    This Gossett fellow is getting em out. Mixing it up with good location.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  20. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 8:24 pm

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  21. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 8:31 pm

    damn

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  22. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 8:54 pm

    lowrie can punish the guy who he was traded for i think

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  23. andeux andeux Jun 19,2017 8:56 pm

    Fire the new third base coach now!

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 9:03 pm || Up

      things went wrong there. 1 great play by springer 2 great thrwo by corea.

      hale should have seen 1 and anticipated 2

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2017 9:05 pm || Up

        Scarsone tonight.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • ptbnl Jun 19,2017 11:56 pm || Up

        We FKing pioneered auto-bold.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  24. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 8:59 pm

    astros tv was inconclusive, but that may have been a violation

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2017 9:03 pm || Up

      I can’t tell anymore what the standard is for whether the throw takes the catcher into the base path.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Jun 19,2017 9:04 pm || Up

        It’s not a violation when the ball is there so far before the runner.

        TINSTAAFK
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2017 9:08 pm || Up

          Sounds reasonable. They’ve at least dispensed with the interminable review delays we had in the first year of the new plate rules.

          "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 19,2017 9:22 pm || Up

          correct. but the tv i saw didn[t show until after the throw was in the air. and it looked like gattis may have been in the way sooner

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  25. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 9:00 pm

    good ab by khris

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  26. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2017 9:10 pm

    Good start, kid.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  27. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2017 9:21 pm

    Picked off 2B with Springer up, the Astros kangaroo court will be heard from.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  28. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 9:37 pm

    altuve o’fer

    victory

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  29. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 9:38 pm

    carrera seems to not like the inside pitch

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  30. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2017 9:50 pm

    Josh Smith has allowed runs in 6 of 14 appearances, that seems not good.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 19,2017 9:51 pm || Up

      Edging ever closer to .500

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Jun 19,2017 9:54 pm || Up

      Axford 7 out of 13

      TINSTAAFK
  31. andeux andeux Jun 19,2017 9:51 pm

    I was hoping they’d use Sipp or Gregerson.
    And we wouldn’t use Josh Smith.

    TINSTAAFK
  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2017 9:53 pm

    Why is Josh Smith in the majors

  33. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 9:54 pm

    we need 2 dhs

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  34. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 9:59 pm

    is there some part of redwood city that is in texas? cuz geoff blum has an odd south bay accent

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  35. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 10:01 pm

    At the end of the day, brad peacock is always going to shut you down

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  36. MikeV MikeV Jun 19,2017 10:01 pm

    Why did we resurrect Nate Dogg and make him pitching coach?

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 10:04 pm || Up

      that made me laugh out loud

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      • MikeV MikeV Jun 19,2017 10:39 pm || Up

        It took me a minute to place who he reminded me of and then HOLY SHIT.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

  37. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 10:06 pm

    i am not going to complain. it was an ok game

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  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2017 10:11 pm

    Healy is going to have to learn to draw a walk at some point.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 10:16 pm || Up

      how can he yell and pump his fist when he walks?

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  39. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 19,2017 10:17 pm

    To sign, one hopes.

  40. the llama the llama Jun 19,2017 11:06 pm

    I admit I haven’t been paying the closest attention, but this team seems to be the TOOTBLANiest A’s team in a while.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 19,2017 11:09 pm || Up

      with this team “OTB” is an achievement

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  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 9:25 am

    • andeux andeux Jun 20,2017 9:45 am || Up

      It looks like there’s a typo or mistake there:
      slot bonus is $2,033,500, so the bonus is $233,500 below slot.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 1:48 pm || Up

        That makes sense. I’m reading that they picked Merrell because he would go under slot, and that they need the savings plus those from a bunch of seniors they got in later rounds if they are to have a chance at signing Nick Allen.

        • dmoas Jun 21,2017 8:58 am || Up

          The idea of $233,500 for the 33rd pick is a little dubious too.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 1:57 pm || Up

        Speaking of, here are some opinions on the A’s draft. The Allen stuff is pretty interesting.

  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 9:27 am

  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 3:47 pm

    Jim Johnson is striking out 10 batters per 9 this year. What the hell, man?

  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 3:55 pm

    Franklin Barreto’s numbers fell off a dang cliff over the last month. He’s now slashing .270/.311/.426 for the season.

  45. AV AV Jun 20,2017 3:58 pm

    ¡boca campeón!

    sucks though that they won it on a day off.

    and that if i wear my jersey tomorrow, people will think i’m an off-brand warriors fan.

    still, a ticket to the libertadores is a ticket to the libertadores.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 7:11 pm

    And that’s the way our bawlgame begins.

  47. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 7:13 pm

    2017 a’s at least 1 dh in the field per game

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  48. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 7:19 pm

    astros guy confused by pinder in right. seems lke they do no research

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 7:22 pm || Up

      He’s only there tonight because Joyce’s back hurts though.

  49. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 7:22 pm

    sonny really really wants to stay in oakland

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  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 7:22 pm

    Sonny obviously doesn’t want to get traded.

  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 7:27 pm

    That was a little rough.

  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 7:29 pm

    WHO??

  53. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 7:30 pm

    that was not fair

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  54. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 20,2017 7:38 pm

    Sonny may not have his A+ stuff tonight.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  55. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 7:48 pm

    This “economic impact study” seems like pure propaganda.

  56. Soaker Soaker Jun 20,2017 7:50 pm

    There is some pitching coach out there who has told his general manager, “I have seen exactly what has been wrong with Gray since last year and if you can get him from the A’s with a lowball offer I will have a Cy Young contender for you in 2018 and 2019.”

    • andeux andeux Jun 20,2017 7:52 pm || Up

      The flip side is that with 2.5 years of control left, there is really no reason to accept a lowball offer.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 20,2017 8:11 pm || Up

        If the A’s opinion is that he’s FUBARed they might think lowball is better than nothing. I don’t mean the A’s would take Adam Rosales for Gray, it’s just that when Sonny came off the DL in early May I was thinking an Addison Russell and another very good prospect.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 8:15 pm || Up

          honestly, not knowing shit and reading comments, it seems like he has no plan and no baseball iq to formulate a plan

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 8:28 pm || Up

            Sonny? Forst? andeux?

            • andeux andeux Jun 20,2017 8:31 pm || Up

              It’s a fair cop.

              TINSTAAFK
            • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 8:38 pm || Up

              sonny. makes me think he was a big reason why curt young was let go

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              • dmoas Jun 21,2017 9:04 am || Up

                With a strong pitching coach and a good catcher, a pitcher really wouldn’t necessarily need a plan, just a enough trust in the teammate’s plan.

                • colin colin Jun 21,2017 11:02 am || Up

                  Except that Sonny seems to pitch by feel and doesn’t have clear distinctions between his pitches. See this interview by Eno Sarris. I came away from that interview thinking that Gray needs to spend a little more time thinking through his game plan, but also that it’s not something a catcher could do for him.

                • dmoas Jun 21,2017 11:09 am || Up

                  Sounds like the Bs may be the best option unless you can find some magical pitching coach who can get into his head.

        • andeux andeux Jun 20,2017 8:27 pm || Up

          He’s a pitcher, so a future return of nothing is certainly always a possibility. But there’s also the chance that an Addison Russell is back on the table within a year, so I’d be pretty disappointed if they settled for a couple of B prospects now. (But I would also hope that the team has some idea what, physical or mental, is going on with him, and could make a more informed decision on this than you or I.)

          TINSTAAFK
  57. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 8:05 pm

    Pinder Power

  58. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 8:25 pm

    promising

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  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 8:35 pm

    It’s kind of messed up that the Astros have this much talent despite busting on a #1 overall pick.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 8:41 pm || Up

      oh, i forgot about that stanford weirdo

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      • Soaker Soaker Jun 20,2017 8:55 pm || Up

        Appel pitched a good game last night, but generally his AAA stats this season are rather underwhelming.

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 20,2017 8:45 pm || Up

      Losses from 2009-2014: 88, 86, 106, 107, 111, 92. So they had a lot of chances to recover from that one. Also, in baseball, plenty of talent comes from below the first two rounds, so it’s not like the NFL where a JaMarcus Russell kills you for the next ten years.

  60. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 8:42 pm

    send him out for the sixth. as punnishment

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  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 9:08 pm

    How did that not get challenged?

  62. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 9:08 pm

    bold move, but josh is not exactly khris

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  63. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 9:12 pm

    i don;t know about leaving martes is. thanks aj

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  64. Soaker Soaker Jun 20,2017 9:14 pm

    Whistles are over the line. I wish the A’s would ban them from the stadium.

  65. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2017 9:15 pm

    Draw. A. Damn. Walk.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 9:17 pm || Up

      nope. big spot for big man! swing swing swing swing!

      (to be fair he fought off some good pitches)

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  66. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 20,2017 9:25 pm

    Happy Summer, FKers!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 20,2017 9:30 pm || Up

      I am glad this evening turned into something a little better than Soaker’s Less Than Excellent Baseball Adventure In Florida for you and your date.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 20,2017 9:40 pm || Up

        The night is yet young. First, I say we win this game.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 20,2017 11:07 pm || Up

          Defeat. It’ll have to be consolation sex, then.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • doctorK doctorK Jun 20,2017 10:03 pm || Up

      So, I guess it’s safe to say that winter is coming.

  67. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 9:46 pm

    thanks for the bunting aj

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    • Soaker Soaker Jun 20,2017 9:49 pm || Up

      Aside from the strategic validity, having watched many Gene Mauch-managed games 30 and 40 years ago, I find today’s attempts at bunting to be sad and pathetic.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 20,2017 11:10 pm || Up

        In my curmudgeonly moments I pine for a Mauchesque redass berating failed fundamentals to the point of tears. Then I recall parenting class.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 21,2017 2:05 pm || Up

        I took a few minutes to look up some bunt-o-mania stats.

        Mauch’s final 8 full years of managing were in the AL (4 with the Twins and 4 with the Angels), but having the DH did not deter his small-ball fetish. His teams led the AL in sacrifice bunts in 7 of the 8 years, usually by wide margins.

        The 1979 Twins laid down 142 sacrifice bunts. The other 13 teams in the AL averaged 62, and the second-place team had 79.

        Gene’s most spectacular season of small-ball managing might have been with the 1982 California Angels. They laid down 114 sacrifice bunts. The other 13 teams averaged 50 (bunting was already fading fast among most managers). What’s especially good is, that Angels team finished second in the league with 186 home runs. Six players hit at least 19 HR and three of those hit at least 28.

  68. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 9:49 pm

    ffs, they were giving you an out

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  69. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 9:58 pm

    this is going to end well

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  70. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 10:11 pm

    come on. it was greerson

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  71. Soaker Soaker Jun 20,2017 10:15 pm

    Well, I hope they retrieve that baseball for Michael Brady’s trophy case.

  72. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 10:15 pm

    thats not the debut we were looking for

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  73. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 10:25 pm

    these astro outfielders are unreal

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  74. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 10:29 pm

    at least they get all mad when they strike out

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  75. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 10:35 pm

    2 catcher visits. pitching coach and short stop

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  76. Soaker Soaker Jun 20,2017 10:37 pm

    I thought those of us who stuck out 3-1/2 hours of this were going to get one final teASe, but no.

  77. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 20,2017 10:38 pm

    that is ridiculous defense. if you just input a’s defense codes (minus chapman) a’s are right in this game

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  78. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 21,2017 11:54 am

    Frank Thomas is doing ads for testosterone supplements now. That makes me sad.

    • AV AV Jun 21,2017 12:57 pm || Up

      nugenix… because neonazi was already taken?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 21,2017 4:53 pm || Up

        ouch. wgere is marketing on tha name?

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  79. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 21,2017 1:46 pm

    “Falcon McFalconface cannot hear the falconer/Things fall apart; the centrefielder cannot hold the ball…”

  80. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 21,2017 2:02 pm

    He couldn’t have announced this while Soaker was in town?

  81. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 21,2017 2:17 pm

    Oh btw I photographed the falcon kite in action last night, will try to post a pic later. It appeared to help.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Jun 21,2017 2:59 pm || Up

      i caught last ev’ning ev’ning’s minion. king-
      dom of seagulls swarming, dibs-cup-drawn Falcon, in his riding.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 21,2017 7:30 pm || Up

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  82. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 21,2017 5:01 pm

    Michael Kay and Ken Singleton just spent an entire half inning dragging Scioscia for bunting a guy to second down 2-0 in the third. Kay was citing Baseball Prospectus stats to show how dumb it was. I hate him a little less now.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 21,2017 5:15 pm || Up

      i don’t hate either, they are the confused aunt and uncls that think they are teaching you about something you know more about.

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  83. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 21,2017 5:26 pm

  84. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 21,2017 6:49 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  85. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 21,2017 7:00 pm

    What’ll it be against these guys tonight? Close fought loss? Blowout loss? Close fought 5 or 6 innings that is Josh Smithed into a blowout loss?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 21,2017 7:05 pm || Up

      not close, not quite blow out, maybe no hitter flirted with. lowrie and alnso break shut out in 8th

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 21,2017 9:40 pm || Up

        no hitter for 2 and a third, alanso no lowry in 7th.

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    • Soaker Soaker Jun 21,2017 9:18 pm || Up

      “Josh Smith starts to throw”, reports Glen in the 7th.

  86. Soaker Soaker Jun 21,2017 7:04 pm

    Ken is off tonight, so your Oakland A’s radio Dream Team of Vince and Ray will handle all the exciting action.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 21,2017 7:13 pm || Up

      Ouch. Does that mean Ray does pxp in 3rd 4th and 8th and 10th innings?

      "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 21,2017 7:15 pm || Up

        mean more kevin and golden bear blum

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      • Soaker Soaker Jun 21,2017 7:45 pm || Up

        Yes, Vince tossed to Ray for the top of the 3rd, in case anyone wants to sample a bit of this unappreciated brilliance.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 21,2017 7:47 pm || Up

          I am tuned in.

          It’s not that bad as long as you are also watching the game and not relying on him to tell you what happened.

          • andeux andeux Jun 21,2017 7:53 pm || Up

            Why would you listen to them instead of Glen and Mulder?

            TINSTAAFK
          • Soaker Soaker Jun 21,2017 7:56 pm || Up

            “It’s not that bad as long as you are also watching the game and not relying on him to tell you what happened” is also an excellent description of Joe Starkey’s calls on Cal football on the radio. Remarkably, Joe is about to enter his 43rd year as the PxP guy for the Golden Bears, still making a living off 20 seconds worth of work in 1982.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 21,2017 8:01 pm || Up

            the astros guys really don’t like the drums

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 21,2017 7:49 pm || Up

          And now we’re talking about pork nachos and cheesesteaks.

  87. Soaker Soaker Jun 21,2017 7:17 pm

    Fiers! Fiers on the Mountain!

  88. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 21,2017 7:26 pm

    Where the hell was the CF?

    • dmoas Jun 21,2017 8:06 pm || Up

      I wish there were a team error. That was a defensive failure that should have been a double and an error. There’s just no one to assign an error to.

  89. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 21,2017 7:56 pm

    Game still tied because R. rather than K. Davis is in left field.

  90. Soaker Soaker Jun 21,2017 8:15 pm

    Hearing Mulder reminds me that he has a couple serious challengers for his golf championship, guys who haven’t played the last two years. Steph Curry is playing, and he’s been very good before, but I wonder if he’ll be able to play decently amidst the circus surrounding his group. Another excellent golfer who’s returning this year, and should contend, is Tony Romo.

  91. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 21,2017 8:29 pm

    Gurriel’s hair continues to be awesome.

  92. Soaker Soaker Jun 21,2017 8:47 pm

    Mulder knows more about baserunning than Josh Phegley, and probably a few other players on the team.

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 21,2017 8:54 pm || Up

      Actually I get the impression that five straight games of A’s baseball is about all Mulder can take without an extended break.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 21,2017 8:54 pm || Up

      Yet somehow never managed to steal a base himself. He did OPS .880 one year in St Louis though

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  93. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 21,2017 8:51 pm

    Brugman hopefully learned a lesson about big league (non-A’s) baserunners there.

  94. andeux andeux Jun 21,2017 8:53 pm

    Maybe we could also learn the lesson about Gattis liking the ball up, after the nth time.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 22,2017 9:57 am || Up

      After this hit, Astros TV showed a supercut of Gattis hammering high fastballs while pitchers shook their heads in disbelief.

  95. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 21,2017 9:02 pm

    yes that was a swing, but i don’t like home plate guys calling that

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  96. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 21,2017 9:10 pm

    Man, remember when the A’s used to be able to hit? That was a great few days.

    "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 21,2017 9:18 pm || Up

      and field?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • ptbnl Jun 21,2017 10:23 pm || Up

        Ha! I can remember when the A’s used to be able to pitch.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  97. andeux andeux Jun 21,2017 9:10 pm

    The ad with Rosales tagging out kids at a playground is somehow plausible.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 21,2017 9:14 pm || Up

      That’s Fairyland! Probably my fave commercial of the year so far.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 21,2017 9:15 pm || Up

        Willie the Whale was there when I was occasionally taken to visit Dad at work in Kaiser Center, ca. 1965.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 21,2017 9:18 pm || Up

        yes, me too

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • AV AV Jun 22,2017 5:42 am || Up

        fairyland is not on the A’s bandwagon.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  98. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 21,2017 9:25 pm

    mccann likes to talk

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  99. andeux andeux Jun 21,2017 9:28 pm

    Healy with his second walk of the series, after 21 games without one.

    TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Jun 21,2017 9:37 pm || Up

      Phegley has 2 walks in 28 starts this season.

      TINSTAAFK
  100. Soaker Soaker Jun 21,2017 9:43 pm

    Almost 3 years since Vogt played in the outfield (Aug. 17, 2014). His first couple dozen games with the A’s, he played mostly right field.

    • andeux andeux Jun 21,2017 9:44 pm || Up

      They say Bob isn’t creative, but finding a way to make the defense worse took some doing.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 21,2017 9:46 pm || Up

      Sorry, his first couple dozen games with the A’s *in 2014*. He had caught for quite a few games in 2013.

  101. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 21,2017 9:43 pm

    This Vogt OF inning is at least entertaining.

    "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 21,2017 9:46 pm || Up

      they are really executing the plan

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  102. Soaker Soaker Jun 21,2017 9:52 pm

    The A’s had that season when they beat the Mariners 17 out of 19, and I’m starting to think Astros-A’s this year looks about the same.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 21,2017 9:58 pm || Up

      Yup, it’s pretty thorough ownage.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 22,2017 1:41 pm || Up

        Yet it can still get worse, turns out.

        "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 21,2017 10:21 pm || Up

      2006? clinched in seattle

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  103. MikeV MikeV Jun 22,2017 8:28 am

    Rumors on Facebook of a Vogt DFA

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  104. MikeV MikeV Jun 22,2017 8:28 am

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 22,2017 8:45 am || Up

      sad and happy.

      seems like robot front office is trying to take control again

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 22,2017 9:18 am || Up

        Sad now. I’ll look forward to Vogt on our coaching staff somewhere in a couple of 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 Jun 22,2017 9:28 am || Up

          Yeah. He’s a good dude who seemed to enjoy playing here.

      • andeux andeux Jun 22,2017 10:23 am || Up

        Totally understandable move, but still sad.

        I’m not sold on Maxwell as a regular, but as with other marginal prospects like Brugman, Pinder, Olson, it’s worth at least giving him a shot at regular playing time.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 22,2017 11:59 am || Up

          Hopefully Puk and Beck have given Beaneforst a taste for high draft picks. With attendance already in the toilet, and the ballpark announcement theoretically forthcoming regardless, there is zero cost to losing a couple extra games while auditioning guys.

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 22,2017 8:57 am || Up

      I figured they were about ready to commit to Maxwell, who was out for a month but returned to action about a week ago.

      Springer taking second base on the routine fly ball to Khris on Monday night may have been the straw that finally broke the camel’s back about the crappy defense, and along with Khris, Vogt was the most glaring inadequacy.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 22,2017 9:25 am || Up

        Vogt wasn’t hitting, his defense was bad, and his vaunted leadership in the clubhouse and of the pitching staff wasn’t showing any results. Hard to argue with the move.

        They also need to start moving more guys up from AAA to clear room for some promotions from AA. Joey Wendle is Joey Wendle, but he’ll be more useful in Oakland soon than blocking the talented young middle infielders in Midland.

        • lenscrafters Jun 22,2017 9:27 am || Up

          Yeah I’m fine with clearing Rajai and Rosales to make room.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 22,2017 9:39 am || Up

            That may result in some ugliness in centerfield and at shortstop when Pinder and Brugman need days off, but what else is new.

            • MikeV MikeV Jun 22,2017 10:17 am || Up

              Semien has apparently gotten the OK to start a minor league rehab assignment. I’d hope Rosales goes when he is ready to come back

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

              Thanks, and go As.

  105. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 22,2017 10:47 am

    Sounds great

    • AV AV Jun 22,2017 10:52 am || Up

      [prepares for that butt-like-a-girl troll]

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  106. andeux andeux Jun 22,2017 11:14 am

    Hot news from SF Gate

    As the team prepares to take the diamond at 12:35 p.m. at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum to play the Houston Astros, temperatures could be as high as 86 degrees, said Scott Rowe, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

    And while there’s no indication that the baseball game would be canceled,

    Thanks for clearing that up.

    TINSTAAFK
  107. Soaker Soaker Jun 22,2017 12:38 pm

    @ andeux (from toasty Beach):

    Twitter reacts hilariously to A’s decision to play game in scorching heat — the sorry excuse for a “news” site that is SFGate.

  108. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 22,2017 12:48 pm

    Is Hahn trying to prove that he wasn’t trying to kill Springer, he just has no idea where the ball is going?

  109. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 22,2017 1:05 pm

    Matt Olson got his first hit of the season. Also, Matt Olson is our second place hitter.

  110. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 22,2017 1:13 pm

    An eight-game homestand where you both sweep and get swept in a four-game series seems unusual.

    • andeux andeux Jun 23,2017 4:31 pm || Up

      Fun fact: The A’s just completed homestand was the second time in the past 106 years the team has swept a four-game series and dropped a four-game series back-to-back (Sept. 23-28, 1977, swept by Texas, swept Kansas City).

      TINSTAAFK
  111. Soaker Soaker Jun 22,2017 1:18 pm

    It’s doubtful I would waste much of a beautiful day on this. A book and the SiriusXM music channels beckon.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 22,2017 8:54 pm || Up

      if my doctors appointment didnt take 2 hours, i was going to go. it did and i went record shopping instead

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  112. Soaker Soaker Jun 22,2017 1:23 pm

    10-run rule; have a nice day.

    • ptbnl Jun 22,2017 1:45 pm || Up

      Only 9 earned though!

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  113. doctorK doctorK Jun 22,2017 1:28 pm

  114. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 22,2017 1:36 pm

    Josh Smith time

  115. AV AV Jun 22,2017 2:34 pm

    some guy (who was riding his skateboard the wrong way down a wrong way while eating a burger and who i was ceding the bike lane to, to give him room, but he kept trying to go more in the middle of the street too till it was too late and we both had to stop, me apologizing for the slight inconvenience with a goofy smile and all) spit his food at me. twice. with some landing in my mouth.

    worst part? IT WAS FUCKING MCDONALD’S.

    so gross. cheap asshole.

    trueburger, i wouldn’t have really minded.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 22,2017 8:55 pm || Up

      i am pretty sure that is the oddest thing possible

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  116. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 22,2017 3:34 pm

    The comeback

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 22,2017 4:03 pm || Up

      so close

      • Soaker Soaker Jun 22,2017 9:13 pm || Up

        So the A’s outscored ’em 9-2 after I shitcanned the game. That should provide the momentum for an outstanding road trip.

  117. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 22,2017 6:57 pm

    Kings fans, you might like Justin Jackson. Will be interesting to see if he can create space for his old-school midrange game.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  118. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 23,2017 11:08 am

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 23,2017 11:55 am || Up

      i love the “, ejected.”

      you mean they didn’t let him continue

      reminds me, what happened to kazmir? dodgers dl?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  119. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 23,2017 11:50 am

    McConnell is going to let Dean Heller and one other Republican (I’ll guess Susan Collins or Rand Paul) vote no on this health care shitpile and then pass it with Pence, and the House will eat it whole. Then we get a signing ceremony where Trump lies about how it saves Medicaid or some shit.

    Awful times for democracy.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 23,2017 11:58 am || Up

      It’ll be interesting to watch. There are three female GOP senators, so he needs at least one of them, and needs to keep the nutty far-right, and needs to not lose anyone else.

      It’ll be interesting to see if the inevitably-awful CBO rating matters at all.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 23,2017 12:05 pm || Up

        Seems obvious to me that he can keep the nutty far right on this with the possible exception of Paul. The other guy you would expect to be a problem, Ted Cruz, probably thinks he’s vulnerable to a primary challenge next year if he’s the one who blows up the supposed “Obamacare repeal.” Cruz and pals have been in the room the whole time.

        Murkowski might have to be bought off with some Alaska earmarks. Ernst strikes me as a party-line conservative–she’ll vote yes. Collins…I have no earthly idea what she is willing to stand for, to be honest.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 23,2017 12:16 pm || Up

          Ah, I forgot about Shelley Moore Capito. Hard to imagine she’ll have the guts to scuttle this thing. She should in order to represent the interests of West Virginia, but I doubt it.

        • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 24,2017 11:55 am || Up

          Yeah, wasn’t counting Ernst.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 12,2017 4:47 pm || Up

          Hmmm…Murkowski is sounding pretty hard to buy off. The Medicaid cuts are central to the whole heist these guys are trying to pull off.

    • colin colin Jun 23,2017 1:11 pm || Up

      My “moderate Republican” Senator, Rob Portman, has been making noises throughout the whole process about wanting to defend Medicaid funding for opiod addiction treatment in Ohio. At this point, it seems blindingly obvious that McConnell has set things up so that Portman can get an amendment that appropriates money for some opiod treatment fund and then everybody says that it’s a big win, despite being a small fraction of what Medicaid was devoting to the problem. And so on with similar fakery to benefit the other fence-sitters.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 23,2017 1:20 pm || Up

        Yeah, that’s the game they pulled in the House, and I expect them to pull it here. It would help if John Kasich were to pressure Portman as vociferously as Brian Sandoval apparently pressured Heller. But in the end, Portman just got re-elected bigly and he is going to get along.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 23,2017 8:36 pm || Up

          um…

          As the bill is currently drafted, I won’t vote for it…

          To win my vote, the Republican health care bill must create a little space for states and individuals to sidestep Washington’s arrogant incompetence, and see if they can do better.

          Recent history suggests they couldn’t possibly do worse.

          um, mitch? that’s 2, not including susan collins

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 23,2017 9:07 pm || Up

            The fuck does that even mean?

            • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 23,2017 9:22 pm || Up

              i hope it means he won’t vote for it, but you are right, he is leaving a lot of room

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • colin colin Jun 24,2017 9:36 am || Up

                Cruz, Lee, and Paul have all complained about the bill for not being right-wing enough, but I’m not pinning any hopes on them following through.

                • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 24,2017 9:42 am || Up

                  trump is not popular in utah. i hope that means something

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 23,2017 2:53 pm || Up

      thats one

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 27,2017 10:59 am || Up

      Looks like this bill won’t get to the floor before July 4. Pleasantly surprised.

      So now either McConnell buys off enough votes to ram it through when they get back, or the dam completely breaks when the senators face the home folks and the thing dies.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 27,2017 11:03 am || Up

        *chin-scratching emoji*

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 27,2017 11:13 am || Up

          that has to be bad news for the bill, right?

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • andeux andeux Jun 27,2017 11:15 am || Up

            Not if he locks Heller, Collins, and Paul in the basement.

            TINSTAAFK
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 27,2017 11:24 am || Up

              The steam pipe trunk distribution venue

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 27,2017 11:21 am || Up

            Not sure whether it’s bad news for the bill, but maybe bad news for McConnell.

            Relatedly, remember when he dragged all 100 senators to the WH in crappy tour buses for a substanceless North Korea briefing? That kind of shit has to drive even friendly senators nuts.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 27,2017 1:44 pm || Up

              low energy

              • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 27,2017 1:46 pm || Up

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • dmoas Jun 27,2017 1:46 pm || Up

                “I’ll be very disappointed in you”

          • dmoas Jun 27,2017 12:07 pm || Up

            Mostly bad news for the GOP Senators who are forced to go to White House and listen to his inane crying that they’re not doing his bidding.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 27,2017 1:14 pm || Up

        Love it when senators boldly announce their opposition to their leadership’s bill after the vote on it has been pulled. Such bravery.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 27,2017 1:21 pm || Up

          I always announce I knew it too after someone solves clue

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • dmoas Jun 27,2017 1:44 pm || Up

            Just wait when nothing changes and they announce their support when they all think we weren’t paying attention to their previous opposition. Maybe a single amendment that somehow “benefits” them gets added as they slap lipstick on this uuuuuugly pig.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 27,2017 1:49 pm || Up

            I declare whether trades were good after seeing whether the prospects pan out.

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 28,2017 8:09 pm || Up

      At this time I am SOL for an exchange plan in 2018. I guess the next step will become evident over the next few months.

      In 2017, my gross monthly premium is $619.54. I manage my income to qualify for a decent subsidy, so I pay $165.54 of that and the subsidy is $454.00.

      Thanks, GOP.

  120. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 23,2017 1:32 pm

    • MikeV MikeV Jun 23,2017 1:54 pm || Up

      SEVENTY. DOLLARS. PER. HOUR. LESSONS.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

    • andeux andeux Jun 23,2017 2:25 pm || Up

      The most important rule of croquet is that if you aren’t holding a beer in your other hand while you shoot, you lose your turn.

      TINSTAAFK
  121. ptbnl Jun 23,2017 4:02 pm

    Pliny the Younger sample – 90% attenuation and 10.5% ABV.

    Now for 4 rounds of dry-hopping.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 23,2017 4:15 pm || Up

      10.5% is maybe a little beyond my outer limit. It’s certainly a way to make sure FKers don’t make it from the parking lot into the stadium.

      • ptbnl Jun 24,2017 9:59 am || Up

        I’ll be bringing the smaller cups for this.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • sslinger Jul 3,2017 11:12 am || Up

          Does this mean we are still on for the FK tailgate July 29?

          • ptbnl Jul 4,2017 11:00 am || Up

            I’m hoping so – FSU?

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 5,2017 5:15 pm || Up

              I have saved 7/29 on my summer calendar for this tailgate. Non-FKers will likely outnumber FK folk, so friends family etc more than welcome.

              As noted elsewhere I won’t be able to do much hype or prep before the last week of July, so mark your calendars now.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • ptbnl Jul 5,2017 7:45 pm || Up

                My brewing calendar is marked – one keg of a session IPA and the gallon growler of PtY.

                If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 6,2017 9:48 am || Up

                  Truly our cups runeth over.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 10,2017 9:49 am || Up

                I’m checking. We head down to points south on the following Monday (kids’ first disney trip, plus chill time at Big Bear Lake), so need to check Mrs. N’s willingness to lose me for a day.

                "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
              • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 26,2017 12:24 pm || Up

                Is this still on? Also, is anyone getting a set of tickets, or should I find one myself? If the latter, where?

                "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • sslinger Jul 26,2017 1:51 pm || Up

                  We are going, and bought a pair of tickets for ourselves as I haven’t heard anything about a group ticket effort.

      • MikeV MikeV Jul 3,2017 2:03 pm || Up

        Not with that attitude.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • ptbnl Jul 4,2017 11:05 am || Up

          2 rounds of dry hopping and it’s shaping up well – no alcohol heat despite the ABV and a very smooth hoppiness with a nice bitter sting in the tail.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.

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