Bill King Induction tailgate ← FREE KRAUT!

Bill King Induction tailgate 59

Howdy there FKers,

I’ll be tailgating on Saturday from around 2 or 2:30 PM until it’s time to go inside. Not sure how big a tailgate crowd we’ll have, as I’ve not done much “inviting” or “planning” or “baseball watching.” But if you’d care to stop by and hang with La Familia Mejorar for awhile, well, I’d love to see you.

Saturday is Bill King Induction Day, so celebrate. There will be beer and rumours of beer. Bring something you’d like to eat and drink, cooler space and grill space and relevant tools will be available. Usual lot spot.

"Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."

59 thoughts on “Bill King Induction tailgate

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2017 12:36 pm

    BTW I haven’t gotten my tickets yet, will probably hit the box office on arrival. Open to getting tix for reliable others at the same time. No strong feeling on seat locations.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 26,2017 5:26 pm || Up

      Cool. I’ll let you know ASAP whether I want to be considered to be a “reliable other”

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 27,2017 1:49 pm || Up

        I do. Can I get on your ticket list?

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2017 3:18 pm || Up

          Consider it done.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Jul 26,2017 6:21 pm || Up

      We’re a reliable 3 + keg + growler.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2017 9:57 am || Up

        Excellwnt. For voth you and nm, thoughts on seatung? Looks like tix could be had in plaza or plaxa OF for $33-43 each, or more affordably up in the View Level. All I require is no overhang re fireworks viewing.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • ptbnl Jul 27,2017 1:13 pm || Up

          I’d happily go cheaper … value deck?

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • andeux andeux Jul 27,2017 1:46 pm || Up

            Value deck isn’t as good a deal when you’re already full of food and beer from the tailgate.

            TINSTAAFK
            • ptbnl Jul 27,2017 1:48 pm || Up

              I actually like the view from up there, and when you’ve got kids who will want sugar there’s still value to be had in the store credit.

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
              • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 27,2017 1:50 pm || Up

                I’ll happily relinquish my ticket credit for that cause.

                "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2017 3:19 pm || Up

              Is all of the 300 level “Value Deck” with the concession credit? Or is that just 316 – 318?

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • sslinger Jul 27,2017 3:36 pm || Up

                I bought a $15 upper deck ticket the other day, section 315. No voucher.

          • AV AV Jul 27,2017 2:59 pm || Up

            i think they close the value deck during the actual fireworks?

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2017 3:18 pm || Up

              Huh, I wonder why that would be. Bleachers and foul pole areas are closed for fear of sparks and debris I think.

              "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 3:50 pm || Up

                maybe that’s it.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 27,2017 1:49 pm || Up

          You call it. I’m just one ticket, so wherever you guys decide is fine. If we can be close to someone who already has tix, all the better.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • ptbnl Jul 28,2017 1:16 am || Up

        I may be 4 now – I should know in the morning.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2017 8:38 am || Up

          That’s fine, just send word by noon tomorrow.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. batgirl batgirl Jul 26,2017 1:55 pm

    OMG I happen to have the front row seats! I’m not sure what time I can arrive, but if I get there early enough I will come by. Will you update where you’ve set up once you get there?

  3. sslinger Jul 26,2017 1:59 pm

    We’ll be there, not sure what we’ll bring. Thanks for letting us know the time, and as usual for bringing the equipment.

  4. linusalf Jul 26,2017 3:07 pm

    I’ll also be tailgating nearby in the front of Lot A. Stop by if you would like. I’ll be making my famous tailgate ribs and there will be other munchies as well. I’ll make an effort to head FSU’s way to say wassup to you FKers.

  5. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2017 6:39 pm

    i am unable to make it. lots of action that day for me

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Jul 26,2017 10:13 pm || Up

      same.

      boooo.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  6. MikeV MikeV Jul 27,2017 9:14 am

    Sadly I already have plans to go to the Quakes game, my last game as a fan before I start working for them on gamedays.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 9:18 am || Up

      You slotting into the midfield?

      • MikeV MikeV Jul 27,2017 9:49 am || Up

        Thinking more of a second striker role. The midfield actually has some depth now even with the switch to a 3-5-2.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • dmoas Jul 27,2017 9:51 am || Up

          Oh. I was thinking you got hired to be a cross bar. But that’s cool too.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 27,2017 1:50 pm || Up

      Cool! What are you doing for them?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • MikeV MikeV Jul 27,2017 5:07 pm || Up

        Working on VAR. Kinda coordinating all of it.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2017 6:13 pm || Up

          From my view way (way way way) far away the Quakes seem like a well run org. Good for you man.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • MikeV MikeV Jul 27,2017 7:58 pm || Up

            They were a fucking tire fire for a lot of years.

            Wolffisher have owned the team since they came back as an expansion team in 2008. In typical fashion they were low spenders and had a couple good seasons, but they had an idiot GM for a lot of years — fun fact, the year after he was fired my son’s team played against the team he coached. Yes, he went from running an MLS team to coaching an Under 11 kids team — but things really started to change when (wait for it) they brought in Dave Kaval. He really did a hell of a job heading up the new stadium being built and marketing etc etc. They still have a ways to go, but they also brought in a new GM from Roma in Italy who is doing a fantastic job bringing in more players.

            They’re slowly getting better.

            Hopefully Kaval keeps working his magic with the A’s, too.

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

            Thanks, and go As.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 6:26 pm || Up

          Video assisted replay?

          • MikeV MikeV Jul 27,2017 7:50 pm || Up

            Yessir.

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

            Thanks, and go As.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2017 7:51 pm || Up

              Very cool. Congrats.

            • AV AV Jul 27,2017 8:42 pm || Up

              fun! way to go.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 27,2017 8:54 pm || Up

              How soon before you can follow Kaval and start overturning any call that goes the A’s way?

              "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 8,2017 10:54 am || Up
  7. sslinger Jul 27,2017 1:57 pm

    The Ford C. Frick Award Presentation will begin at 1:30, and I believe it will be shown on the A’s Facebook Page. It may be on 95.7 as well. Hopefully we’ll be able to catch part of it during the tailgate, and then they will be showing highlights on the big screen before the game.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 27,2017 4:52 pm || Up

      It would probably be on the A’s Facebook page as well, but I heard Ken specifically mention the live stream on the HOF page:

      https://www.facebook.com/baseballhall

      P.S. I do expect to come to the Bay Area for the A’s once more this season but it won’t be this weekend.

      • Soaker Soaker Jul 29,2017 1:35 pm || Up

        It’s supposed to go live shortly.

        Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony

        We celebrate a legendary broadcaster, groundbreaking women in baseball and A League of Their Own. #HOFWKND

        Posted by National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Saturday, July 29, 2017

        • Soaker Soaker Jul 29,2017 1:55 pm || Up

          That’s most likely the only time Robert Buan will ever be mentioned in a Hall of Fame induction speech.

  8. doctorK doctorK Jul 27,2017 6:39 pm

    I’m sorry I won’t be there – too much around my neck at the moment.

    • AV AV Jul 27,2017 8:42 pm || Up

      albatross?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • andeux andeux Jul 27,2017 8:44 pm || Up

        What flavor is it?

        TINSTAAFK
        • AV AV Jul 27,2017 9:42 pm || Up

          it’s a bloody sea bird…

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • doctorK doctorK Jul 27,2017 8:55 pm || Up

        Horse collar. I’m not sure I’m physically ready to hang out in the parking lot all afternoon, then sit in a stadium seat for 3+ hours.

  9. andeux andeux Jul 27,2017 8:21 pm

    Will most likely be there and want in on the group tix, but still not sure if 1 or 2.

    TINSTAAFK
  10. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2017 3:30 pm

    I’ll get the $15 View Level tix (not Value Deck) for all the ticket-wanting RSVPs I have by noon tomorrow. Thus far that’s ptbnl-n-friends, nevermoor, and likely andeux (# TBD). Lemme know if anyone else wants in.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  11. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2017 2:47 pm

    All set up in the vicinity of the A8 pole. White canopy.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. andeux andeux Jul 29,2017 11:17 pm

    Thanks FKers for all the organizing, delicious food and beer, fine company, and Rajai reverse cursing.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2017 11:18 pm || Up

      We rock.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • batgirl batgirl Jul 30,2017 2:02 pm || Up

        Sorry I missed ya’ll. I was at an all day shelter social media seminar at the SF SPCA and didn’t make it to the coliseum until after 6pm.

        I thought the Harry Potter stuff was really fun. The snitch was…interesting.

    • ptbnl Jul 31,2017 9:42 am || Up

      All round awesome, thanks everyone.

      I’m not entirely sold on the session pale ale – it’s really tough to keep it balanced while reducing the alcohol content. I mashed warm to produce more unfermentable sugars to try to keep some body, and reduced the boil and increased the dry hops to shift the hop flavours from bitterness to aroma, but it still wasn’t quite right to me. Honest feedback much appreciated.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  13. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 30,2017 11:21 am

    Thanks. I had a great time, particularly for my first time sitting at the top of the upper deck.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"

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