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On to Ontario 152

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152 thoughts on “On to Ontario

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2017 4:16 pm

    Well that’s just a great throw and tag. Damn it.

  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2017 4:18 pm

    Crazy turf bounce gets us a run.

    • dmoas Jul 24,2017 4:34 pm || Up

      Hopefully in the next couple years they’ll get grass in there.

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2017 5:03 pm

    Well that was a lovely play.

  4. andeux andeux Jul 24,2017 5:21 pm

    This is looking like a multi-Smith game.

    TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Jul 24,2017 5:35 pm || Up

      Glen thinks so too, since he just called our left fielder that.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2017 6:11 pm || Up

      it is!

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2017 5:32 pm

    Chapman. Yay.

  6. andeux andeux Jul 24,2017 5:43 pm

    Chapman .214/.273/.529, 109 wRC+
    Pinder .234/.289/.490, 106
    Healy .264/.298/.483, 108
    Olson .196/.317/.451, 109

    The A’s really are trying to build an offense around solo dingers.

    TINSTAAFK
  7. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2017 6:21 pm

    214/273/529 109 and my heart

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  8. batgirl batgirl Jul 24,2017 6:36 pm

    I love this email I got from Downtown Subaru of Oakland today.

    Subject: See the 2018 Subarus and meet Brett Lowrie

    Text: Come drive a new Subaru. Enjoy some BBQ, and and have a ball meeting Jeff Lowrie

    I’m going to guess they’re not really A’s fans.

    • oblique Jul 24,2017 7:32 pm || Up

      I drove all the way there expecting to meet Hugh Laurie.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2017 7:36 pm || Up

        why would brett lawrie be in oakland?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2017 7:42 pm || Up

        Turns out I was 53 years too late to meet Peter Lorre.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2017 8:01 pm || Up

          I didn’t know subaru sold lorries

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Jul 24,2017 7:59 pm || Up

      red subaru yellow subaru.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  9. doctorK doctorK Jul 24,2017 6:43 pm

    I’d like to reiterate that I’m sick to death of Axford and would love to see him get DFA’d.

  10. AV AV Jul 24,2017 8:03 pm

    speaking of canada, ed bait.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2017 10:33 am || Up

      she doesn’t think she is a star

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • AV AV Aug 7,2017 5:50 am || Up

        finally got to this episode. jesus, he’s a bad interviewer. constantly stepping on her answers 3 words in with chris farley enthusiasm.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  11. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2017 8:32 pm

    i hopped in the car today and i heard janet reno denying having colluded with russia

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Jul 25,2017 6:16 am || Up

      then rodney dangerfield one-linered some boy scouts to a frenzy.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  12. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2017 10:19 am

    Back in the Pacific Daylight Time zone. Will try to get a tailgate planning post up later today, amid unpacking, laundry, and catching up on Game of Thrones. But clear your Saturday schedules, my FKing amigos.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • sslinger Jul 25,2017 9:47 pm || Up

      Welcome back!

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2017 9:52 pm || Up

        the names have all changed

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2017 10:09 pm || Up

          Up your nose with a rubber hose, Ed.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  13. andeux andeux Jul 25,2017 12:08 pm

    The A’s just tweeted the lineup for tonight, and then retracted it.
    Trade announcement coming?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2017 12:10 pm || Up

      Sonny the scheduled starter…

    • andeux andeux Jul 25,2017 12:46 pm || Up

      Nope. Rajai in, Brugman out (sore neck).
      Sonny, Yonder, and Jed all still in.

      TINSTAAFK
  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2017 3:58 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2017 5:50 pm || Up

      accordingg to buck martinez, one of the scouts s steve balboni, representing the giants. I assume, that’s just an advance scout

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2017 5:51 pm || Up

      accordingg to buck martinez, one of the scouts s steve balboni, representing the giants. I assume, that’s just an advance scout

      probably a twins advance scout as well

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2017 4:22 pm

    If the trade market is like a beauty contest, that inning Sonny wanted no part of Miss Congeniality.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2017 4:37 pm || Up

      Aced the talent competition, then blew the interview.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Jul 25,2017 4:44 pm || Up

        Should have traded him after the first inning.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2017 4:50 pm || Up

          I voted against the motion to proceed to the second inning.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2017 4:51 pm || Up

          Send Melvin to get him from the mound in a reverse-Canseco.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  16. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2017 6:05 pm

    6 innings, 9 Ks 2 BBs, 5 hits, 103 pitches. Someone will trade their kids for that.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  17. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2017 6:37 pm

    no problem liam. every reliever faces 5 batters and throws 39 pitches

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  18. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2017 11:32 am
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  19. Soaker Soaker Jul 26,2017 5:55 pm

    This could be Bob Melvin’s 1000th career win. I think we forgot to honor his 1000th career loss. It was the night Mike Foltynewicz took a no-hitter into the 9th inning.

  20. Soaker Soaker Jul 26,2017 6:40 pm

    I’ve seen Rosales in the dugout several times tonight. In July he has played in 4 games with 15 PA. That is the perfect rate of usage for him.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 1:20 pm || Up

      Slusser

      When Chad Pinder returns from the DL, which could be as soon as Friday, utility player Adam Rosales very might well be the next veteran to be let go.

      • doctorK doctorK Jul 27,2017 6:33 pm || Up

        Oh please oh please oh please

      • andeux andeux Jul 28,2017 5:08 pm || Up

        Pinder making another start for Nashville tonight, while Rosales starts for Oakland.
        That seems subobtimal.

        TINSTAAFK
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2017 6:22 pm || Up

          One last home start for Rosales. Bob’s got a sentimental streak.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  21. Soaker Soaker Jul 26,2017 6:59 pm

    GOD FUCKING DAMMIT CASILLA WHY CAN’T YOU BE THE ONE WITH VISA PROBLEMS GETTING INTO CANADA

  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2017 7:00 pm

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

  23. ptbnl Jul 26,2017 7:01 pm

    So FKing predictable.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  24. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2017 7:01 pm

    unsurprising casilla inning is unsurprising.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  25. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2017 7:02 pm

    morales’ teeammates should be more careful with him at home plate

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  26. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2017 7:08 pm

    i am totally at peace with this. Everytime actually, when Jario is called in

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2017 7:09 pm || Up

      It’s already a loss in my mind as soon as he gets up to throw. The rest is a formality.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 26,2017 7:11 pm || Up

      I would be at peace with it if they hadn’t given him a two-year deal.

  27. Soaker Soaker Jul 26,2017 7:52 pm

    This road trip was the other one that showed up on the radar over the winter, especially after Phish announced the MSG shows. When I got out the calculator and saw how much New York-Toronto-New York (return for Phish) was going to cost, I went for Florida. This and the Florida road trip have been about the same from the baseball point of view. At least I didn’t end up sitting in the Skydome mad at myself for going there instead of MSG.

    I had to look up “Shake Your Coconuts” by Junior Senior and “White Winter Hymnal” by Fleet Foxes. I’m recording all that for beach listening in Hawaii in February.

  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2017 8:27 pm

    I think this is the “communications director” publicly trying to get the “chief of staff” arrested?

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2017 8:46 pm || Up

      Hilarious

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 2:28 pm || Up
        • andeux andeux Jul 27,2017 2:41 pm || Up

          It’s like the country is being run by a bunch of guys on week-long coke binges.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 3:24 pm || Up

            • doctorK doctorK Jul 27,2017 6:34 pm || Up

              Will he do the fandango?

              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2017 7:47 pm || Up

                I can’t stop asking myself this.

                "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
                • doctorK doctorK Jul 31,2017 1:02 pm || Up

                  Well, his ass just got fired. Maybe he’ll get a change on Dancing With The Stars.

            • andeux andeux Jul 28,2017 10:09 am || Up

              TINSTAAFK
              • AV AV Jul 28,2017 10:19 am || Up

                yeahno.

                scaramucci is milo in drag.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • andeux andeux Jul 31,2017 11:11 am || Up
              TINSTAAFK
              • AV AV Jul 31,2017 11:39 am || Up

                speaking of cameos

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • andeux andeux Jul 31,2017 11:41 am || Up

                  The very best people.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2017 12:00 pm || Up

                  dudes, clear mah twitter, at least for the hour

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2017 3:26 pm || Up

            Makes you long for the days of good old drunks in charge.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • AV AV Jul 27,2017 9:57 pm || Up

          “paranoiac.”

          that’s like, man, one-upping on sabbath.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2017 2:20 pm || Up

      I think we can now declare the winner and the loser in that one.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2017 2:58 pm || Up

        mafia style

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2017 3:32 pm || Up

        This rings true.

        Mr. Scaramucci this week gave a profanity-laced interview to the New Yorker magazine in which he disparaged Mr. Priebus and other top staffers. One adviser who has spoken with the president said Mr. Trump was dismissive of Mr. Priebus for not returning fire.

    • AV AV Jul 26,2017 10:18 pm || Up

      i take this to mean it’s time to light ganja.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2017 8:52 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2017 5:45 am || Up

      what the? you can’t kick out a national treasure. actually do pay just to see him play

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 6:50 am || Up

        I pay good money to see our brave men in blue enforce the rules. If you don’t want to be ejected, don’t disobey an order. Plus I’m pretty sure he was reaching in his waistband.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 27,2017 1:52 pm || Up

        Honestly, this only burnishes his legacy.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2017 6:45 am || Up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 6:51 am || Up

        Axford DFA is the other thing.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2017 6:54 am || Up

        crap this should have had axfords dfa too

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 11:02 am

    The Jays starting battery just got tossed for arguing balls and strikes.

  31. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2017 11:24 am

    @GM: Setting the stage for moar Smith!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  32. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2017 12:51 pm

    Casilla has screwed the bullpen up so badly that now no one can close.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Jul 27,2017 12:59 pm || Up
      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 27,2017 4:48 pm || Up

      I saw the final score, and there’s only one possible game-ending play to create that. I was really hoping it was Casilla again.

  33. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2017 1:08 pm

    Sagh.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 1:12 pm

    This bullpen is a very good undercover tanking mechanism.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2017 6:17 pm || Up

      I was thinking the same. I’m always anti-tanking, I just enjoy a winning day much more than I value the marginal draft gain. But letting the kids pitch and hit 6-8 innings of winning baseball before the pen gags it up is not such a bad outcome.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  35. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2017 1:19 pm

    Totally unrelated to anything: is there any sort of global MLB spray chart anywhere? 2 co workers are arguing over if more hits are to LF or RF.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2017 1:27 pm || Up

      disregard-found it

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 1:27 pm || Up

        What’s the answer??

        • MikeV MikeV Jul 27,2017 1:44 pm || Up

          The answer is yes, there is a global MLB spray chart.

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

          Thanks, and go As.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2017 5:00 pm || Up

          answer is at least here.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 1:38 pm

    I just…what are we doing here, people?

    • dmoas Jul 27,2017 2:59 pm || Up

      Well if the Hill says so then it *must* be true.

  37. lenscrafters Jul 27,2017 2:08 pm

    Lefties have hit .306/.386/.453 against Treinen for his career.

    • ptbnl Jul 27,2017 2:10 pm || Up

      ROOGYs are the new market inefficiency.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 8:52 pm

    There is not a single republican senator on the floor advocating for this flaming pile of a bill they made public an hour ago. Instead, Sen. Enzi of Wyoming is up there filibustering away the Republicans’ hour of debate and condescendingly refusing to yield to questions, while talking about how bad single payor would be. I feel like punching something.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 9:01 pm || Up

      He’s gone full Abe Simpson now, going off on random tangents about medical inventions. This is ridiculous.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 9:50 pm || Up

      Well they are clear to vote on this thing now, having had the debate and rejected the motion to recommit. But they are not voting. Seems the votes are not in the bag yet.

      Word from Congressional reporters is that McCain is getting lobbied by Pence on the floor. Drama.

      • AV AV Jul 27,2017 10:04 pm || Up

        “McConnell and Co. might have counted their chickens before they hatched.” —nate

        hope that quote is still valid in the morning. ‘night.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 10:16 pm || Up

          • AV AV Jul 28,2017 5:54 am || Up

            “who’s playing 17-dimensional chess *now,* motherfuckers??!!” —mccain

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 29,2017 11:57 am || Up

              Of course, to preserve cred he had to agree to vote for it first.

              "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
              • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2017 12:25 pm || Up

                my guess is he went there thinkng they would amend the bill to be something he could live with. I don’t think he thought much about the sknny bill.

                then when the members wanted a guarantees that the skinny bill would not get out of conference, he and other republicans decided he would vote no.

                him being a diva decided to do it dramatically

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 10:28 pm || Up

          And now we’re voting.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2017 10:29 pm || Up

            i don’t like

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2017 10:29 pm || Up

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 10:31 pm || Up

              • Soaker Soaker Jul 27,2017 11:35 pm || Up

                So if I’m understanding this right, they hauled McCain across the country to Do The Bernie, and it backfired on them.

                • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 29,2017 11:57 am || Up

                  Wouldn’t it have failed 49-50 without him anyway?

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2017 12:02 pm || Up

                  Yeah, but they never would have taken the vote in the first place then. They wouldn’t have even taken the vote on the motion to proceed. They would have just “delayed” the vote until McCain was well enough to return once it became clear Murkowski was gone.

                  By coming back, McCain maximized the embarrassment to McConnell.

                • Soaker Soaker Jul 29,2017 1:07 pm || Up

                  Yes, taking the vote and getting 51 noes rather than 50 is calamity.

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2017 1:12 pm || Up

                  The thing that blows my mind is that Heller still voted yes. He has agency, and he played himself, but it’s still remarkable that McConnell asked him to take that vote even knowing that McCain was planning to sink the thing. The only explanation I can come up with is that McConnell thinks Heller is a goner either way and so just doesn’t care.

                • Soaker Soaker Jul 29,2017 1:34 pm || Up

                  Jacky Rosen seems to have emerged as Team Blue’s challenger to Heller. As far as a challenge from the right in the GOP primary (which Heller’s vote was intended to stave off), Adam Laxalt seems intent on running for governor, and the only other name I’ve seen floated is perennial loser Danny Tarkanian, who has never had much going for him other than Dad’s name in Las Vegas.

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2017 1:12 pm || Up

                  Here we go. Heller has his reward for his doomed vote.

                • Soaker Soaker Aug 8,2017 10:44 am || Up

                  (starts chewing on towel) (link to Adelson News)

          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2017 10:30 pm || Up

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
  39. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2017 10:19 pm

    bonkers

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  40. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 10:34 pm

    TRY AGAIN, MITCH

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2017 10:38 pm || Up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 10:44 pm || Up

      Man, he’s up there whining about the Democrats now. Pathetic.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2017 10:55 pm || Up

        lets see if they have any ideas

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2017 11:24 am

    Craft malt liquor?

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2017 11:45 am || Up

      Another one that has gone to six different IPAs. KISS and don’t make me try to figure out the difference between “Best Coast IPA” and “Foraging Raccoon IPA” (tastes like a garbage can?). Stone and Coronado are a couple other breweries who are guilty of this.

      • ptbnl Jul 28,2017 2:25 pm || Up

        The racoon is the only predator of the sculpin, so when Ballast Point sold out Foraging Racoon was Drake’s response.

        But yes, that is 2 west coast IPAs, 2 double IPAs, 2 session IPAs, and 1 specialty IPA.

        Of course the BJCP guidelines do now recognize 8 different subdivisions of American IPA.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • colin colin Jul 28,2017 4:12 pm || Up

          In beer nerdiness, I spent 40 minutes today lined up outside Tree House Brewing to buy the max allotment of 14 cans. Their new brewery is about five minutes away from where my in-laws live. I just cracked open a Doppelganger and I think it’s going to FK me up.

          • ptbnl Jul 28,2017 4:15 pm || Up

            Now I have beer envy … I’d love to get my hands on some Tree House.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2017 11:35 am

    When you boil it down, this is pretty much the core of Trumpism.

  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2017 2:35 pm

    • AV AV Jul 28,2017 2:43 pm || Up

      on the other hand…

      HE LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE LEO.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2017 2:47 pm || Up

        What??? No.

          • AV AV Jul 28,2017 3:22 pm || Up

            ok, a little less hair, grimace left instead of right, but…

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  44. Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2017 3:58 pm

    For your PDF reference shelf, and some enjoyable summer beach reading, the 2017-2021 CBA has now been made available.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2017 4:16 pm || Up

      Going to the scheduling rules, this is the part that eliminates the night game on the East Coast followed by a game in Oakland the next night:

      For the 2018 championship season, the latest possible start time for getaway games on days when the visiting Club travels to a home off-day or either Club travels to another game the following day shall be determined by taking the portion of the in-flight time that exceeds 2-1/2 hours, and subtracting that amount of time from 7 P.M. However, the foregoing sentence shall not apply to getaway games that are broadcast on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball”; getaway games played in Arlington, Texas after June 1 (unless the Texas Rangers move to a climate-controlled home ballpark), or rescheduled games.

      There’s a chart on the final page that lists the travel time for every city combination, and several from the East Coast to Oakland exceed 5 hours, so that basically means the game on the East Coast must start no later than 4 p.m/4:10/whatever Eastern time.

      • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2017 4:23 pm || Up

        And all you Bay Area residents will be delighted to know that per that chart the official travel time from Oakland to San Francisco is one minute.

        • andeux andeux Jul 28,2017 4:31 pm || Up

          Took me an hour and a half to go the 14 miles from SF (the tendernob) home to Berkeley, starting at 2 PM the other day.

          TINSTAAFK
          • batgirl batgirl Jul 28,2017 5:39 pm || Up

            I used to be one never to bemoan traffic, but it has gotten FKing ridiculous.

            • dmoas Jul 28,2017 6:35 pm || Up

              Wait until the A’s try to build a new stadium next to the Maze. That’ll be “fun”

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2017 4:55 pm || Up

          Hyperloop

          • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2017 4:57 pm || Up

            It took Scotty almost that long to warm up the Transporter.

        • doctorK doctorK Jul 28,2017 7:03 pm || Up

          43 years ago I took a flight from SFO to Oakland. They never bothered to put the wheels up.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 28,2017 4:52 pm || Up

      The international series are:

      Opening Day: 2018 and 2020 in Asia (apparently ex-Japan), 2019 in Japan

      Mexico: 6 series, one in each April from 2018-2021, plus one in May in 2019 and 2021

      Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic: in May 2018 and May 2020 (May 2018 has already been announced, Indians-Twins in Puerto Rico)

      United Kingdom: June 2019 and June 2020

      The 2017 World Baseball Classic is listed, but there’s a conspicuous blank space where you’d expect to see it in 2021. I hadn’t heard that it had been abolished, so maybe its renewal is open to discussion. I hope it’s gone.

  45. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2017 12:36 pm

    great week to be joe

    I have $5. No I don\'t.

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