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146 thoughts on “It’s a Shame About Rays

  1. Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 7:08 pm

    SeatGeek must be making a fortune in the secondary ticket market for this game.

    But seriously, folks...
  2. Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 7:10 pm

    It appears Puerto Rico may be invading the Coliseum…it is a soft target.

    But seriously, folks...
  3. Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 7:11 pm

    The over/under on Lou Gossett Jr. posts by me is 4.

    But seriously, folks...
  4. andeux andeux Jul 17,2017 7:16 pm

    Over Easy Odor Eaters

    TINSTAAFK
  5. Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 7:23 pm

    I’m packing for Hawaii…should I bring swim trunks or A-1 Sauce?

    But seriously, folks...
  6. Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 7:32 pm

    Wow…that was a hell of hit Maxwell took there.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2017 7:36 pm || Up

      Rough inning for my dude

      • Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 7:36 pm || Up

        It sure feels like he shouldn’t be in the game.

        But seriously, folks...
    • doctorK doctorK Jul 17,2017 7:49 pm || Up

      Did you see Vogt take a bad shot to the head/neck this evening?

  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2017 7:34 pm

    Bed sign up for twitter and let Angela know your thoughts about the bad beards.

  8. Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 7:39 pm

    I cannot wait to turn my phone off…I’d love to never turn it back on.

    But seriously, folks...
  9. Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 7:40 pm

    I have to make sure to pack my Swiss Army knife to fight off the Tiger sharks.

    But seriously, folks...
  10. Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 7:49 pm

    If I could back in a time machine all that time I spent reading about government, politics, and history I wish I’d instead studied art, philosophy, and music. I also wish I’d been a 49ers fan…I’m pretty sure I’d have more hair.

    But seriously, folks...
    • doctorK doctorK Jul 17,2017 7:53 pm || Up

      After the last few seasons, I’d not be so sure.

      • Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 8:01 pm || Up

        Last 30 years the 49ers have had 18 winning seasons…the Raiders have had 8. Like I said I’m pretty sure I’d have more hair.

        But seriously, folks...
  11. Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 8:08 pm

    Breaking News! The A’s have just traded Rajai Davis to the Mexican League for Jake Taylor.

    But seriously, folks...
  12. Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 8:09 pm

    I learned most of my mime skills at Toastmasters.

    But seriously, folks...
  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2017 8:19 pm

    I completely forgot Plouffe was on this team.

    • Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 8:22 pm || Up

      I forgot he existed…I still can’t tell the difference between him and Joyce.

      But seriously, folks...
    • colin colin Jul 18,2017 7:22 am || Up

      Was going to say that I was pretty sure the A’s DFA’d him, but then I realized you are talking about the Rays.

  14. Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 8:20 pm

    I’ve watched over 50 A’s games this year…easily the most baseball I’ve watched since one of my early AN years. The thing I’ll remember the most is Khris Davis’ golden arm.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2017 8:28 pm || Up

      There were games in April/May when 8 of the 9 in the lineup were over 30. I hope we look back at 2017 as the year we turned the Titanic. Those of us in the bleachers in the late 80s thought of 1986 as that season.

      • andeux andeux Jul 17,2017 8:31 pm || Up

        7 but who’s counting.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2017 8:46 pm || Up

          Hmph, I thought there was an 8 but I couldn’t find one. 7 plus Jaff would have been close enough but I didn’t see one of those either.

      • Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 8:36 pm || Up

        I’ve enjoyed it…and it’s been fun posting on FK again.

        But seriously, folks...
  15. Bed Bed Jul 17,2017 8:45 pm

    Aloha Jennifer.

    But seriously, folks...
  16. andeux andeux Jul 17,2017 9:08 pm

    Lowrie came into tonight with the same number of plate appearances as he had last year.
    2016: 12 doubles, 2 HR, 10 GIDP
    2017: 27 doubles, 10 HR, 5 GIDP

    TINSTAAFK
  17. Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2017 9:35 pm

    Neither Brady nor Rosales has appeared in a game since July 3, and it looks like Brady might beat Rosie back into action.

  18. Soaker Soaker Jul 17,2017 9:46 pm

    Pigs fly.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 17,2017 10:16 pm || Up

      i am in santa cruz, had to ditch front row seat tomorrow.

      will be occupied by my seat mate johnny and his friend whose name i can’t recall

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2017 10:53 am || Up

      The Giants had their “sellout” streak end last night too.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 18,2017 2:40 pm || Up

        About as legit as the previous Fenway streak (i.e. not).

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 18,2017 9:35 am

    Easily 95% of the ballcaps I’ve seen worn in Spain so far are Yankees hats, largely worn by people who I’d gauge to have no interest in baseball. I blame the mlb blackout policy.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2017 12:21 pm || Up

      I remember being stunned by the number of Yankees hats I saw in France as a teen when the Yankees were terrible. It is admittedly a good looking hat.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 18,2017 2:42 pm || Up

        I agree, the NYY hat and unis are some of the best in all sports. But here it seems like more a dominant pop culture thing.

        A possibly related sartorial observation is huge #s of (mostly) women wearing tees with trite or nonsensical English language phrases.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 18,2017 6:23 pm || Up

          New York is pretty cool, tho

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 18,2017 6:22 pm || Up

      hILARIOUSLY, i WAS OFFERED TICKETS

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • vignette17 Jul 20,2017 4:44 pm || Up

      Shockingly, at Wimbledon and around London/Paris this month I saw three A’s hats. My guess is for the unique color combo.

      • ptbnl Jul 20,2017 11:55 pm || Up

        Green and gold and a big A is a popular look for Australians.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2017 12:19 pm

    I don’t know anything about this publication, but I like the name.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2017 6:05 pm || Up

      Huh. This thing must be serious.

      • Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 6:14 pm || Up

        I can see something like that being worth a subscription. How often do they have “flash sales”? Right now you can subscribe for $20/year.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2017 6:40 pm || Up

          Weird, when I go there it’s $40/year.

          • Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 6:57 pm || Up

            While I had that flash sale offer on screen I went ahead and paid the $20. If nothing else it’s a charitable contribution to a startup. If they put together a decent operation in the Bay Area as they appear to have in their other cities it will be worth something.

  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2017 1:20 pm

    Bannon is a dangerous nutjob, but this is a pretty solid burn.

    Bannon once derided Ryan as a “limp-d*** motherf***** who was born in a petri dish at the Heritage Foundation.”

    • ptbnl Jul 18,2017 1:22 pm || Up

      Though it’s not easy to f*** any mothers with a limp d***

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • dmoas Jul 18,2017 2:21 pm || Up

        Thank you. That was the first thing I thought when I read that this morning. My second thought was far too inappropriate to repeat.

        • Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 3:34 pm || Up

          Something involving Jim Johnson, I imagine.

  22. Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 7:13 pm

    It looks like the combination of Free Parking Tuesday and Root Beer Float Night saves them the embarrassment of a second straight sub-10K announced attendance. Or maybe everyone came out to experience the Chris Smith Phenomenon firsthand.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 18,2017 7:52 pm || Up

      I would think listening to ray for 9 innings would force people into the seats

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 7:32 pm

    They don’t throw the ball to the dugout when you make your first MLB error?

  24. Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 7:34 pm

    Not a great performance for Bartolo Colon tonight (4 innings plus 3 batters, 8 hits, 4 runs). He does hit the 10-team mark with tonight’s appearance.

    • andeux andeux Jul 18,2017 7:50 pm || Up

      He avoided tying Jamie Moyer’s record of allowing major league HRs in 43 different parks.

      TINSTAAFK
  25. Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 7:39 pm

    Rosie! Take his name off the Missing Persons list.

  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2017 7:48 pm

    This interview is kind of awkward.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2017 7:50 pm || Up

      “empathy” for the fans is an odd talking point.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 7:51 pm || Up

      I have the radio sound on, but was noticing that they have also gone much younger upstairs compared to Wolff/Crowley.

      • andeux andeux Jul 18,2017 7:54 pm || Up

        Is this the guy they just hired from Cal?

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 7:56 pm || Up

          No, this is the COO. He does identify himself as a “Cal Bear” in his Twitter profile, as well as a “Fresno State Bulldog”.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2017 7:56 pm || Up

            He just said he’s from Clovis.

            • Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 8:02 pm || Up

              His bio on the A’s site says he got his bachelor’s from Fresno State and MBA from the Haas School of Business.

              His job description makes me wonder exactly what Kaval does.

              Chris Giles is the Chief Operating Officer for the Oakland Athletics. In his role, Giles oversees organization-wide strategy and the daily operations for the Club’s revenue-generating functions, including sales, marketing, partnerships, PR and community engagement.

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2017 8:07 pm || Up

                Kaval gets the ballpark built and keeps Fisher happy.

                Giles said Kaval picked him for the job after they had worked together co-promoting international soccer matches with the Quakes and Niners.

                • Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 8:13 pm || Up

                  I suppose the ballpark is pretty much a full time job in itself. Some of the things Kaval was the public face for (bringing in food trucks, 75 beer taps) must be falling to Giles.

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2017 8:17 pm || Up

                  He was emphasizing growing the fanbase and “overdelivering” for fans as his main missions, so I think you’re probably right.

                • ptbnl Jul 18,2017 8:25 pm || Up

                  Everywhere but on the field.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2017 7:57 pm || Up

          They hired him from the 49ers.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 18,2017 8:00 pm || Up

      made me switch to vince. who used return serve again. wrong, but it made me think.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 8:14 pm || Up

        Vince had his full HR call going with Chapman and the CF caught it a step short of the warning track.

  27. doctorK doctorK Jul 18,2017 8:17 pm

    FK you, Rosie.

  28. andeux andeux Jul 18,2017 8:18 pm

    Clutch WP!

    TINSTAAFK
  29. andeux andeux Jul 18,2017 8:23 pm

    Phuck you Phegley.

    TINSTAAFK
  30. Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 8:23 pm

    I didn’t see anything conclusive enough to overturn, and neither did Ken.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 18,2017 8:26 pm || Up

      i’m with you guys

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • doctorK doctorK Jul 18,2017 8:26 pm || Up

      Yeah, that seemed pretty equivocal.

      And let’s NOT check in with Angela.

  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 18,2017 8:27 pm

    Day Two of Starting Pitcher Beard Crisis 2017 coverage from Angela.

  32. Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 8:59 pm

    I’m going to guess that 40 years from now, Chris Smith will show his grandchildren some video and the game stories and box score from 7/18/17 and proudly say it was the highlight of his baseball career.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 18,2017 9:29 pm || Up

      just hope jario complies with the story

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • ptbnl Jul 18,2017 9:38 pm || Up

        Walking the buck ninety-four hitting 2nd basemen isn’t helping.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 9:38 pm || Up

        God FKing dammit Casilla.

      • ptbnl Jul 18,2017 9:40 pm || Up

        Couldn’t they have said Casilla’s real real name was Doolittle?

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 19,2017 12:58 pm || Up

        I was at the Giants game (happily rooting for Mrs. N’s team) and called that as soon as I saw we had a 1-run lead going into the 9th.

        I guessed wrong on whether the runs were earned, though.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  33. doctorK doctorK Jul 18,2017 9:38 pm

    FK you, Jairo

  34. Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 9:41 pm

    I hope Dull gets a shot as the full-time closer starting a few weeks from now.

  35. Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 9:42 pm

    Bob should have sent Chris Smith out to make this pitching change.

  36. doctorK doctorK Jul 18,2017 9:47 pm

    THROW SOME FKING STRIKES

  37. Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 9:58 pm

    I am going to print a picture of Casilla’s face and tape it to a piece of wood, and spend the rest of the evening driving nails into it.

  38. mother pucker Jul 18,2017 9:59 pm

    Is Beane’s bullpen construction over the past 3 years his worst collective work as GM?

    • MikeV MikeV Jul 18,2017 10:28 pm || Up

      TARE

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

      Thanks, and go As.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 19,2017 12:59 pm || Up

      No. But only because the bullpen doesn’t matter on a team like this.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  39. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 18,2017 10:47 pm

    Nothing like waking up and seeing that Casilla blew the save to reassure me that nothing at home has changed.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • MikeV MikeV Jul 19,2017 12:11 am || Up

      NOT TRUE

      we traded away 2 relievers better than him.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 19,2017 10:12 am || Up

        one of which gave up a run in the 9th ot the angels

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 19,2017 12:32 pm || Up

      Today’s game is the MLB.com Free Game of the Day, so you should be able to watch there.

  40. Soaker Soaker Jul 18,2017 11:51 pm

    It had escaped my notice that Cal’s upcoming 2-10 football season will not be played on “Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium”. It’s just “California Memorial Stadium” for now, although

    “We plan to start looking for a new naming rights partner immediately,” said Director of Athletics Mike Williams in a press release announcing the move.

    This came up in connection with the Dodgers’ quest to rename their field (and, oh, collect some money).

    The Dodgers are soliciting sponsorship offers from companies interested in attaching their name to the field on which the team plays, and a winning bid from Acme Co. could mean the Dodgers would play at Acme Field at Dodger Stadium.

    According to Sports Business Journal, which first reported the potential sale, the Dodgers have pitched field naming rights for several months, with an asking price of $12 million per season.

    We’ll have to see if Rickey is willing to fork over some bucks to keep that #24 and “Rickey Henderson Field” paint job behind home plate, and the signs on the outfield fence, next year.

    • andeux andeux Jul 19,2017 9:34 am || Up

      The A’s should pay Rickey for the use of his name.

      TINSTAAFK
      • dmoas Jul 19,2017 9:37 am || Up

        The Dodgers should pay Rickey for the A’s using his name.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 19,2017 4:31 pm || Up

          Rickey thinks everyone should pay Rickey when Rickey’s name is used.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 19,2017 11:47 am

  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 19,2017 12:21 pm
  43. Soaker Soaker Jul 19,2017 12:56 pm

    270 feet from first base to home plate proved to be 20 feet too much for Alonso.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 19,2017 12:56 pm || Up

      I appreciate his commitment to not getting hurt.

  44. Soaker Soaker Jul 19,2017 1:03 pm

    The Chairman Emeritus is in the house, probably to meet all the new employees.

  45. Soaker Soaker Jul 19,2017 1:23 pm

    The Rays’ field reporter actually talks about baseball stuff. She is quite easy on the eyes as well.

  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 19,2017 2:15 pm

    How in the world was Maxwell going to be thrown out on that??

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 19,2017 2:18 pm || Up

      I assumed he could see that it bounced over the fence.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 19,2017 2:18 pm || Up

        I sure hope so.

        • Soaker Soaker Jul 19,2017 2:21 pm || Up

          I wasn’t sure why he gave it the half-assed slide at the end. Maybe hearing his Little League coach yelling “Don’t try to be an umpire!”, but replay takes care of that stuff.

  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 19,2017 2:19 pm

    A couple of runs there thanks to good old fashioned speed. Nice to see a little of that.

  48. Soaker Soaker Jul 19,2017 2:23 pm

    I don’t watch too many day games live in the summer but it’s just as well today. We’re getting hit hard with smoke from that fire near Mariposa.

  49. Soaker Soaker Jul 19,2017 2:32 pm

    Ugh, Semien.

  50. Soaker Soaker Jul 19,2017 2:44 pm

    Hot Small Ball Action from the A’s there.

  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 19,2017 4:37 pm

    Not man enough to fire him Don? Very low energy. Sad.

    “Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president,” he added. “How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you.’ It’s extremely unfair — and that’s a mild word — to the president.”

    Mr. Trump also faulted Mr. Sessions for his testimony during Senate confirmation hearings when Mr. Sessions said he had not met with any Russians even though he had met at least twice with Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak. “Jeff Sessions gave some bad answers,” the president said. “He gave some answers that were simple questions and should have been simple answers, but they weren’t.”

    • dmoas Jul 19,2017 5:18 pm || Up

      Say the words Don: He perjured himself.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 21,2017 5:10 pm || Up

        Bye Felicia

        • dmoas Jul 21,2017 6:13 pm || Up

          Wait for the spin and deflection.

        • MikeV MikeV Jul 21,2017 9:35 pm || Up

          Things Sessions should no longer have:

          A security clearance.
          A job with the US government.

          Things Sessions should have in the near future:

          A jumpsuit
          A jail cell

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

          Thanks, and go As.

          • AV AV Jul 22,2017 9:38 am || Up

            no cookie workshop in the trunk of a tree??

            cause i can really see him in a cookie workshop in the trunk of a tree.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • MikeV MikeV Jul 22,2017 5:34 pm || Up

              Sogard won’t let him.

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

              Thanks, and go As.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2017 4:42 pm || Up

          Nice little feedback loop

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2017 4:51 pm || Up

            Gah!

            Among the names being floated as possible Sessions replacements are Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and former New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, according to people familiar with the conversations.

            (Maybe getting Cruz out of the Senate would be worth it though?)

            • andeux andeux Jul 24,2017 4:59 pm || Up

              Why would Cruz do that? Besides the fact that he probably still hates Trump personally, it doesn’t seem too politically expedient to give up a Senate seat to jump inside the trump administration dumpster fire.

              TINSTAAFK
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2017 5:01 pm || Up

                All I’ve got is that it would be a perch from which he could do lots of harm. That has to be a little appealing for him.

            • AV AV Jul 24,2017 8:02 pm || Up

              giuliani???

              that can’t be right. he’s got actual experience doing that sort of job.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 25,2017 12:07 am || Up

              It’s his secret plan. One by one he is going to pick off GOP senators.

              "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2017 12:35 pm || Up

            Ahahahahahaah

            • dmoas Jul 25,2017 1:08 pm || Up

              He’d fire him, but he prefers to use him a punching bag instead.

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2017 1:11 pm || Up

                It’s pretty wild how the guy who built his entire brand around the phrase “you’re fired” is too chickenshit to actually fire anyone.

                • dmoas Jul 25,2017 2:15 pm || Up

                  He’s just waiting for the Producers to call him and tell him who he should fire.

                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2017 2:48 pm || Up

                  Steve Bannon presents “Springtime for Trumpler”.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
                • doctorK doctorK Jul 25,2017 5:29 pm || Up

                  Winter for the G .. O P

  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 19,2017 5:54 pm

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 19,2017 6:26 pm || Up

      They must be getting some nibbles on Khris.

      And if they don’t trade Khris, Carter can stay there.

      • colin colin Jul 20,2017 6:18 am || Up

        If they trade Khris and promote Chris, then there is still a logjam at 1B/DH with Alonso, Healy, and Carter. Trogdor in LF sounds like a bad idea.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2017 9:06 am || Up

          But if he is at AAA for now it is a little to no cost flyer if both Krush and Alonso move. And it’s Trogdor, thats really all I need.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  53. Soaker Soaker Jul 20,2017 8:15 pm

    I also liked that he was playing R.E.M.’s “Man on the Moon” as the telecast came back from commercial.

  54. lenscrafters Jul 21,2017 9:12 am

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