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  1. andeux andeux Jul 31,2017 7:16 pm

    Sonny would not have allowed that run.
    (I didn’t see the top of the first)

    TINSTAAFK
  2. Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2017 7:19 pm

    You need about 8 runs in 2-1/3 innings pitched against Human Batting Tee Matt Cain.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2017 7:23 pm || Up

      He is throwing complete trash.

    • andeux andeux Jul 31,2017 7:25 pm || Up

      Makes me feel a little better about not extending our players into their free agency years.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2017 7:28 pm || Up

        Even his 2018 buyout is $7.5 million, per Cot’s.

        • andeux andeux Jul 31,2017 7:45 pm || Up

          28 WAR, $17 M during his cost-controlled years.
          3 WAR, $125 M (including that buyout) subsequently.

          TINSTAAFK
          • andeux andeux Jul 31,2017 7:49 pm || Up

            Almost identical to Zito:
            30 WAR, $18 M for Oakland
            3 WAR, $119 M for SF

            It must be nice to be able to piss that much money away and still win championships.

            TINSTAAFK
  3. doctorK doctorK Jul 31,2017 7:34 pm

    Please get rid of Angela, please please please.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2017 7:37 pm || Up

      That was her best work of the season!

  4. Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2017 7:35 pm

    If Angela and Klay start making out on that little couch, I’ll probably watch.

    • doctorK doctorK Jul 31,2017 7:36 pm || Up

      Throw Kara in there, and I’m in.

      • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2017 7:43 pm || Up

        The way Angela was leaning into Klay during that segment left little doubt that she would immediately tear Kara limb from limb.

        • doctorK doctorK Jul 31,2017 7:49 pm || Up

          I’d be in for that, too.

        • dmoas Jul 31,2017 8:28 pm || Up

          Stop it. Stop it right now. You’ve already sold us. Just take our damn money. All of it.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2017 10:46 pm || Up

  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2017 7:36 pm

    I love Klay so very much.

  6. lenscrafters Jul 31,2017 7:38 pm

    The Giants are currently in line for the 2nd overall pick and the A’s are 5th, so of course this means they’ll draft the next Posey out from under us.

  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2017 8:00 pm

    Forst on Fowler: “It’s an unusual injury for a baseball player. It’s more something you’d see in football, like a running back.”

    Yikes

    • dmoas Jul 31,2017 8:29 pm || Up

      “We’re not bright. Look how not smart we are. Let me brag about the garbage we just traded for.”

    • mother pucker Jul 31,2017 11:53 pm || Up

      The fact that Forst still has a job shows how little Beane is worried about his own job security.

  8. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2017 8:45 pm

    6 runs please

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  9. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2017 8:50 pm

    sad and pathetic

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  10. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2017 9:07 pm

    does bruce need glasses?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  11. doctorK doctorK Jul 31,2017 9:12 pm

    BURN THAT HAT

  12. andeux andeux Jul 31,2017 9:14 pm

    A big Semien!

    TINSTAAFK
  13. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2017 9:18 pm

    now jed cant mak an out

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. dmoas Jul 31,2017 9:24 pm

    Who the fuck goes to a baseball game to play pool?

  15. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2017 9:24 pm

    the green seats are giant’s fans that didn’t materialize

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  16. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2017 9:27 pm

    Le Grande Semien!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  17. doctorK doctorK Jul 31,2017 9:35 pm

    Ugh, Hendriks against Posey

  18. doctorK doctorK Jul 31,2017 9:45 pm

    Plate appearances like that cause me to wonder how long Healy will stick in the majors.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2017 9:58 pm || Up

      i don’t mind him this year, but I wonder about nunez

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • doctorK doctorK Jul 31,2017 10:23 pm || Up

      Then he does something like that, and I feel better.

  19. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2017 9:59 pm

    I believe our bullpen is up to this task!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  20. andeux andeux Jul 31,2017 10:17 pm

    I see Bochy still likes to swap one shitty reliever out for another mid-inning.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2017 10:27 pm || Up

      I respect his determination to make Giants fans suffer longer.

  21. andeux andeux Jul 31,2017 10:37 pm

    Doolittle and Treinen were not closers, then traded for each other, now both closing.

    TINSTAAFK
  22. Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2017 10:37 pm

    Sure, the Giants will draft some future Hall of Famer, but the process of them losing 105 or so en route to that is quite pleasurable.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2017 10:42 pm || Up

      The only time the Giants lost 100 games they got Matt Williams in the draft. The also crappy A’s valiantly lost only 85 and got Scott Hemond.

  23. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2017 10:40 pm

    Giants stadium is a better value in the secondary markets

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  24. dmoas Jul 31,2017 11:12 pm

    Ugh. Listening to Beane “we needed to do something” shows why that was such a bad trade.

  25. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2017 11:14 pm

    Whoo hoo! I do believe I’m on a personal 5 game win streak.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Aug 1,2017 12:44 pm || Up

      sheeeeee, 100% of the games i’ve attended in the past 2 or 3 seasons have had grand slams by the A’s.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2017 6:26 pm || Up

        Can you be in tbe stands for my softball game tomorrow?

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. mother pucker Jul 31,2017 11:50 pm

    Apologies if it’s been discussed previously, but is anyone considering signing up for THe Athletic Bay Area? I considered it, saw the price, and am now not considering it.

    • MikeV MikeV Jul 31,2017 11:55 pm || Up

      Pay money for some shit ran by kawakami?

      Nah.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2017 8:03 am || Up

      I’ll see if it has legs, but it looks like he’s assembling some real sports reporting talent. I think there’s a market for what he’s trying to do, maybe this will hit that spot.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2017 8:42 am || Up

      I did sign up for it a week or so ago, because I clicked on an article which I couldn’t read but which presented a “flash sale” offer of $19.99/year. I had just spent more than that on a mediocre lunch, so I gave them a little money and hope it turns into something. The Bay Area page is up and running this morning.

  27. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2017 12:06 pm

    Happy Jerry’s birthday, FKers!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2017 4:03 pm || Up

      Phish doesn’t usually cover the Dead but it’s not unprecedented; Bob sat in with them for most of a set last year and they did some Dead, including West L.A. Fadeaway. They have thrown several unusual covers into the current run of shows. I’ll look at the setlist later tonight.

  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2017 1:03 pm

    Which one of you jokers is Magary?

    This is a variant of the tweet that went around this weekend asking people to name their five favorite athletes of all time (The correct answers are Rickey Henderson, Rickey Henderson, Rickey Henderson, Rickey Henderson, and Rickey Henderson)

  29. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2017 3:44 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2017 4:16 pm || Up

      The Cubs also released Brett Anderson yesterday after his DFA. Coulombe could use left-handed company in the bullpen, so I have no problem picking him up for the MLB minimum and shipping Josh Smith back to Nashville. It would give Brett a low-pressure way to demonstrate that he has value as a reliever for a couple months.

      • MikeV MikeV Aug 1,2017 6:22 pm || Up

        FK Brett Anderson. Colossal D-bag.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2017 6:29 pm || Up

          Obligatory

  30. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2017 6:47 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl Aug 1,2017 7:06 pm || Up

      No, yes, yes, no.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • dmoas Aug 2,2017 8:14 am || Up

        Not terribly familiar with Odom, but that was my reaction too.

  31. Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2017 7:16 pm

    I am underwhelmed by this top of the first.

  32. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2017 7:21 pm

    Yonder picked a bad time for his rare error. Manaea not exactly picking him up.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Aug 1,2017 7:30 pm || Up

      He may have cost 3 outs on potential DP balls that inning.

      TINSTAAFK
      • andeux andeux Aug 1,2017 7:36 pm || Up

        Not sure what the hell Joyce is doing tonight either.

        TINSTAAFK
  33. Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2017 7:24 pm

    This is one of the rare times I’m glad Josh Smith is still on the roster.

  34. Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2017 7:45 pm

    It’s a great night for Manaea to assert himself as the ace of the staff going forward.

  35. Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2017 7:58 pm

    We have seven more innings for these teams to put their ample gruesomeness on full display.

  36. MikeV MikeV Aug 1,2017 8:01 pm

    Chapman’s arm has to be an 80, right? It’s stupid.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2017 8:11 pm

    LOL at the bleacher fan in the Surkamp jersey.

    • andeux andeux Aug 1,2017 8:24 pm || Up

      Is it Eric Surkamp?

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2017 8:47 pm || Up

        This got me to look up “whatever happened to Eric Surkamp?” His Korean stint after he left the A’s organization last year appears to have been quite unsuccessful, and he’s apparently out of baseball this year.

        • dmoas Aug 2,2017 8:16 am || Up

          So is that a yay or nay on him being in the bleachers?

  38. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2017 8:44 pm

    stop with the 7-4 “holy toledo”

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  39. Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2017 8:53 pm

    that would be a *click*

  40. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2017 9:50 pm

    dammit!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2017 11:12 am
  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2017 11:30 am

    Trump going after legal immigration and promoting white victimhood at colleges and police brutality while Paul Ryan does shit like this seem like signs that the GOP has already shot its legislative wad for this congress. They are now just trying to salvage the midterms by ginning up the racists.

    • dmoas Aug 2,2017 12:22 pm || Up

      Unfortunately it still has a good chance of working.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2017 12:23 pm || Up

        I mean, convincing people that we were all going to get ebola worked. So yeah. But I think they’re pretty FKed without the black guy in the oval.

  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2017 12:14 pm

  44. andeux andeux Aug 2,2017 12:45 pm


    Not what I was expecting. But the Giants are starting lefties the next two nights, and (despite his historical reverse splits) Canha is probably a better option than Joyce, Brugman, or Olson for those games.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 2,2017 12:56 pm || Up

      If Canha starts two games in right field in that park, I’ll put the over/under on LOLs at 1.5.

  45. Soaker Soaker Aug 2,2017 2:03 pm

    Good grief. This Neymar guy must be Trout, Harper and Kershaw all rolled into one.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2017 11:04 am || Up

      He’s very, very good. But mostly the economics of top level soccer clubs are completely insane due to the influx of unlimited foreign cash. He’s basically property of a sovereign wealth fund now.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 9,2017 10:12 pm || Up

        Also, he’s like 6 years younger than the only guys who are plausibly better than him (Messi, CR, etc) right?

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • MikeV MikeV Aug 10,2017 8:38 am || Up

          yea Messi is 30 and Neymar is 25. Messi is going to stay good for a long, long time though. He’s got such a wide skillset that even while he gets older and a bit slower he’ll still be very, very good.

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

          Thanks, and go As.

  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2017 4:05 pm

    Even the shitty, unqualified nominees for ag department posts turn out to be massive racists.

    • ptbnl Aug 2,2017 6:17 pm || Up

      Isn’t that a prerequisite under this administration?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • AV AV Aug 2,2017 7:54 pm || Up

      milkshake duck.

      but also, cowardly lion.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2017 8:00 pm || Up

        I say, let 'em crash!

      • andeux andeux Aug 2,2017 9:38 pm || Up

        Also Mr. Creosote.

        TINSTAAFK
  47. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2017 6:27 pm

    Dave Kaval is the TV pregame guest, live from on a boat in McCovey Cove, from which they are launching A’s teeshirts. Very cool.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2017 7:31 pm || Up

      He’s a good showman. That’s for sure.

  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2017 8:01 pm

    I would swear that at one point Matt Moore was really very good at pitching.

    • andeux andeux Aug 2,2017 8:48 pm || Up

      2012 BA top prospects:
      1. Harper
      2. Moore
      3. Trout

      TINSTAAFK
  49. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2017 8:42 pm

    Pinder!

  50. Soaker Soaker Aug 2,2017 9:26 pm

    Healy started a 3-6-3? Holy shit.

  51. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2017 10:37 pm

    so, some hilariousness at the game.

    1 gants fans were docile from first pitch
    2 there were no giants chants that didn’t get immediately drowned out
    3 there was a guy in an a’s jacket that stood up cup his ear and turned away from the field at every Giants fly ball, he was a hero
    4 dmoas is right, the seats are oriented weird
    5 I still cannot read their scoreboard well

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2017 6:28 am || Up

      6 When Gosset struck out in his second ab, I don’t thnk anyone in the crowd noticed. no clapping no nothing. it was weird. they clapped for every other out.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2017 6:58 am || Up

        Their fans are awful. I truly do not enjoy watching baseball with them even when the Giants are embarrassing themselves.

  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2017 11:26 am

    My verdict from a month trial of YouTube TV:

    Overall pleasant interface and experience. I love that you can see the actual video playing on the channels as you surf through the list.

    The “DVR” function works pretty well, but I found it difficult to locate future programming to select for recording.

    Very stable on my laptop using the chrome browser. Chromecast functionality is very smooth.

    Lots of problems on the iPhone app. Frequent messages that content not available in my area when I am in the middle of watching a game.

    Bottom line it’s going to be a damn good product so long as you own a chromecast device.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2017 1:16 pm || Up

      Thanks. They are still only in (most of) the top 20 markets. I’m in #112…

  53. AV AV Aug 3,2017 12:01 pm

    anchor brewing –> sapporo

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  54. Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2017 1:05 pm

    Tonight is your final chance this season to catch Jose Canseco’s pregame and postgame analysis.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2017 1:07 pm || Up

      Someday he wants to be the one calling the shots, as the manager of the A’s.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2017 1:35 pm || Up

      I’m sad I missed the Ozzie stunt.

      • AV AV Aug 3,2017 8:34 pm || Up

        did he bite the head off a baseball bat?

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 4,2017 3:32 pm || Up

          While doing a backflip running out to SS

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2017 7:14 pm || Up

      Jose is a lunkhead and really should find a job in a lunkhead capacity of some kind.

      "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 Aug 3,2017 6:42 pm

    Ow

  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2017 7:27 pm

    That was a bad challenge.

  57. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2017 7:52 pm

    Graveman making it easier for me to catch up on Twin Peaks tonight.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2017 10:12 am || Up

      I took the opportunity to watch the first couple episodes of “Insecure.” Very funny show.

  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2017 7:53 pm

    If you’re not watching this game, you made a good life choice.

    • andeux andeux Aug 3,2017 8:02 pm || Up

      I was, but have since corrected.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2017 6:43 am || Up

        i was doing amazing that no one cares about and I couldn’t tell people about. it has been a harrowing 2 days.

        Jawbreaker played a secret show in albany.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Aug 4,2017 9:27 am || Up

          did you go?

          one of the guys i went to the game with on monday knew about it, went, got in, AND DIDN’T GIVE ME AN OUNCE OF HEADS UP.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2017 11:14 am || Up

            was he one of the guys hanging around the outside looking for someone to bring them in?

            One of the guys you went to a game with last year knew and didn’t give you an ounce of heads up either. dont get mad

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • AV AV Aug 4,2017 11:22 am || Up

              1. he got in. works for ticketfly, so knows about this stuff.

              2. I’M SO MAD RIGHT NOW.

              not really. i was going to go to a different show at the white horse but bailed and stayed home because late-mid-40s (too tired).

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
              • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2017 11:26 am || Up

                I just got an email wednesday asking if I want to go plus one, had to rearrange a bunch of stuff, it was weird walking the gauntlet of people that were just waiting outside.

                I suppose he also got tickets to the rickshaw? None of the 4 computers I was in on got them.

                It was cool. there were maybe maybe 4 people there under 40.

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2017 3:49 pm || Up
                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • AV AV Aug 5,2017 12:28 pm || Up

                  nice, short set. i prolly coulda made it through that.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 5,2017 12:57 pm || Up

                  thinking back, it was pretty amazing

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 13,2017 11:07 am || Up

                  a little bit longer at the rickshaw. pretty cool.

                  dudes really like raising their hands and singing along.

                  also, long lne at the mens room, not so much they womyns.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • doctorK doctorK Aug 4,2017 8:49 am || Up

      I gave up with two outs in the 1st.

  59. lenscrafters Aug 3,2017 7:53 pm

    The rotation is a FKing dumpster fire.

  60. Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2017 8:05 pm

    3-0 Sounds in the 3rd. Barreto not striking out so I’m going lowbrow with $2 Thirsty Thursday Coors pints. Trogdor 0 for 2 with 2 K.

  61. Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2017 8:19 pm

    Between innings sumo wrestling contest. Two guys in heavily padded outfits bouncing off each other. Somehow one of them got hurt. He has been laying out there in short left field for 10 minutes while the medics work. Game delayed. Stretcher coming out now.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2017 9:47 pm || Up

      One correction: it wasn’t “two guys” (I wasn’t close enough to see that).

  62. ptbnl Aug 4,2017 2:01 pm

    Heh.

    newsweek

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2017 2:57 pm || Up

      What’s that thing on his right thigh?

      • AV AV Aug 5,2017 12:28 pm || Up

        large print unsecured android.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  63. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 4,2017 3:15 pm

    This is sad: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/08/04/jim-plunketts-painful-journey-my-life-sucks/

    Once the Raiders leave town I suspect I’ll give up football altogether. Between the crippling blows and constant jingo/militarism, it’s a lot harder to find rationalizations for supporting the NFL.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  64. Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2017 4:58 pm

    I’m never totally clear on a lightning delay at a golf tournament (PGA in Reno). Don’t stand out here where you’re exposed to lightning, go stand somewhere else where you’re exposed to lightning.

    • doctorK doctorK Aug 5,2017 5:39 pm || Up

      You are supposed to pull out your one-iron, then you will be perfectly safe, because not even God can hit a one-iron.

      • Soaker Soaker Aug 5,2017 8:00 pm || Up

        I waited out the delay and it was fun doing the final few holes with a four-person gallery, one of whom was me and another being your standard hottie twenty-something player’s wife. She was a sweetie, actually grabbing a drink for me out of the players’ cooler at the tee.

  65. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 5,2017 7:12 pm

    We get it, he has the same name as a fish. doesn’t mean the hats are cool

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  66. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 5,2017 7:30 pm

    that was a terrible call on the challenge

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

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