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Rajai already owes us a run.

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  1. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 7:19 pm

    Kh v Ch

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  2. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 7:20 pm

    there were at least 2 ways rajai could have prevented that Rajai run

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  3. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 7:20 pm

    Palmer “Sometimes numbers dont lie”

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 7:22 pm

    You can run on the grass like that?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 7:27 pm || Up

      yes, runner sets the baseline. can’t move to avoid a tag.

      palmer can’tstop praising rajai

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 7:45 pm || Up

        Rajai’s fun but man he does some inexplicable shit out there.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 7:54 pm || Up

          I am liking thorne and palmer. I care about telling stores in the game. they are very well researched

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  5. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 7:23 pm

    ok, that was a good baserunning on the steal

    Manny, i knew eric chavez, you are no eric chavez

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  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 7:23 pm

    Machado’s arm is stupid.

  7. Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 7:24 pm

    I would be there if it were the Areolas in Oakland.

  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 7:24 pm

    Rajai’s debt is paid in extremely awkward fashion.

  9. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 7:25 pm

    i would have challenged that

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 7:26 pm || Up

      Hell yes. I’m astonished that they didn’t.

      • andeux andeux Aug 10,2017 7:27 pm || Up

        Can’t say for sure that the back of his foot didn’t touch the plate.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 7:29 pm || Up

          The umpire had a very good look at that, so I wouldn’t waste a challenge.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 7:30 pm || Up

            Still, it’s a run and it looked weird as hell.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 7:31 pm || Up

            he was also about to get bashed in the face by a helmet

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
  10. andeux andeux Aug 10,2017 7:34 pm

    Apparently Seth. Smith. is on the Orioles.

    TINSTAAFK
  11. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 8:02 pm

    no no no no no

    chapman why you out?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Aug 10,2017 8:02 pm || Up

      He be illin’

      TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 8:03 pm || Up

      Sounds like he has a tummy ache.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 8:06 pm || Up

      pooping

      • AV AV Aug 10,2017 8:15 pm || Up

        you ate it, there is none left
        it was salty, with butter and it was def
        you proceeded to eat it
        cos you was in the mood
        but holmes you did not read it
        was a can of dog food!

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  12. Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 8:04 pm

    Yeah, the Chris Smith Story has about run its course.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 8:49 pm || Up

      This is part of the “Mathletics” program. He’s teaching square roots tonight.

  13. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2017 8:05 pm

    dudes, no, its 2017, you are 78 games out, don’t throw the baseball back on the field. (or at anytime, really)

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 8:09 pm

    I’m going to make a point of skipping that series with the nickname uniforms. Once you’ve read the names, which mostly aren’t that clever, the shirts themselves look a little silly.

  15. Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 8:15 pm

    Some NL team is going to grab Lowrie as an extra infielder and pinch-hitter. Maybe not before the end of August, but certainly in the offseason.

  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2017 8:28 pm

    Nooooo Mulder just dropped a “the reality is.”

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 8:30 pm || Up

      He lives in Scottsdale and Vince lives in Gilbert, so there may have been some coaching in the offseason.

      Vince mentioned that the Sunday game in Anaheim was so long that he missed his flight to Phoenix for the off-day conjugal visit.

  17. Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 8:39 pm

    Marlins Guy has impostors. The real Marlins Guy would have paid his way into Row 1.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 9:45 pm || Up

      Heh, Impostor Marlins Guy is now Tampa Bay Rays Guy.

  18. andeux andeux Aug 10,2017 9:17 pm

    Chris Smith and the A’s defense are what they are.
    The offense getting shut down by Wade Miley is sad.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2017 7:56 pm || Up

      Ubaldo is basically the same journeyman crap as Miley, just RHP instead of LHP, and so far tonight…SAD!

  19. Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 9:31 pm

    Something I’ve been thinking about lately: If Beane and Forst still think Marcus Semien can be the starting shortstop for a contending team, they must be the only two people left who feel that way. I keep reading that Barreto is a second baseman, but his starts this season at Nashville have been 72 at SS and 19 at 2B.

  20. Soaker Soaker Aug 10,2017 10:18 pm

    They would have to go 23-24 the rest of the way to avoid 90 losses, and that ain’t happening. With 68-94 and 69-93 records the last two seasons, I will average it and predict a finish at 68-93 (18-28 rest of season) with some meaningless September game, likely in Philadelphia or Detroit, being rained out and not made up.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 11,2017 11:18 am || Up

      We’re currently locked in a struggle with San Diego for the fifth pick in the draft. SF, Cincy, Philly, and the White Sox all look too awful to catch, while dumping those series to the Mets and Braves makes anything lower than sixth quite unlikely. Maybe the September series against Detroit is meaningful if they collapse.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 11,2017 5:21 pm || Up

        I want the giants to win lots of games

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  21. vignette17 Aug 11,2017 9:36 am

    Sheldon Neuse is abosolutely killing Stockton to the tune of hitting nearly .400 and 7 HR’s in less than 100 PA’s. His OBP is .465; his slugging .711! I mean he’ll come back to Earth but holy crap.

    Mike Trout in the majors has an OBP of .467 and a slugging of .708. Even in the craziest stretch of hitting by an A’s prospect since Miles Head in the craziest ballpark in the A’s system, Mike Trout is basically matching them in the majors. Wtf.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 11,2017 10:17 am || Up

      yet, my between games entertainment on mlb.tv is 75% A-A ron judge highlights

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 11,2017 11:21 am
  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 11,2017 12:16 pm

    Arsenal already Arsenaling

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 11,2017 1:46 pm || Up

      What a freaking header that was for the winner. My god.

  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 11,2017 1:34 pm

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2017 1:47 pm || Up

      I was thinking Canha’s contribution would be teaching Chapman how to eat like a big leaguer. “Dude, we have all these great restaurants in the Bay Area. Why did you stop at Applebee’s for your pregame meal?”

    • andeux andeux Aug 11,2017 2:06 pm || Up

      Brady pitched on 8/1, was sent down 8/2, which means he was down for 9 days (not including today). I thought the minimum was 10 (unless he was recalled to place someone else on the DL, which does not apply).

      TINSTAAFK
      • dmoas Aug 11,2017 2:19 pm || Up

        What if he was officially sent down immediately after the 8/1 game instead of 8/2?

        • andeux andeux Aug 11,2017 2:21 pm || Up

          1) He wasn’t.
          2) That is covered by the CBA:
          “For purposes of counting days on option, the date of the optional
          assignment shall be counted and the date of recall shall not be counted,
          provided that the date of the optional assignment shall not be counted
          if the assignment takes place after the start of a Major League game in
          which the Player otherwise would have been eligible to play, and the
          date of recall shall be counted if the recall takes place after the start of
          any Minor League game in which the Player was eligible to play.”
          (Nashville hasn’t played yet today. I just checked.)

          TINSTAAFK
          • Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2017 2:30 pm || Up

            And since it’s two going down and two coming up, some of the other exceptions don’t apply either (placing a player on the bereavement or paternity lists, or on the restricted list due to a drug suspension).

            I was also thinking maybe the Sounds were still out here in the West and played some odd 11 a.m. game, which they sometimes do in AAA due to travel issues, but they’re back home tonight.

            If Brady pitches tonight, Showalter should protest for the A’s use of an ineligible player. However, since it’s very unlikely the A’s would win if Brady ever enters the game, the protest would likely be moot.

          • dmoas Aug 11,2017 3:05 pm || Up

            The only way it makes sense is if that clock somehow is allowed to be retroactive to 8/1 even if filed on 8/2.

  25. Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2017 2:59 pm
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 11,2017 3:02 pm || Up

      Jeter, the former New York Yankees star shortstop, will run the business and baseball sides of the organization

      Among the other investors: former NBA star Michael Jordan, who’s a friend of Jeter.

      Yeah this is going to be a disaster.

      • Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2017 3:09 pm || Up

        I liked the new ballpark, roof and all, but the location is terrible. The Dolphins’ place, which has been very nicely remodeled in the last few years, has far better access from much of the metropolitan area. Plus South Florida has never particularly warmed to baseball except for the couple of years when Huizenga bought championships. Since they’ve already shot the new ballpark wad, and as the article mentions local TV revenue is lousy, it would be a challenging situation for anyone.

  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 11,2017 3:28 pm

    Casually threatening military intervention in Venezuela is sure to help resolve that situation to our liking.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2017 3:45 pm || Up

      When the eight simultaneous wars forces decrepit tubs of goo like me to be pressed into military service, US military might isn’t going to be very fiery or furious.

  27. Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2017 6:13 pm

    There was a scenario where Trevor Plouffe was going to be the final out in a no-hitter, but it’s not going to happen.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2017 6:18 pm || Up

      Longoria got hurt earlier in the game which accounts for Plouffe’s presence. Plouffe is .185/.264/.262 in 72 PA with Tampa Bay.

  28. Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2017 7:58 pm

    LOL at Angela’s Bitter Beer Face when she tried the “Sour Wench”.

  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 11,2017 8:05 pm

    I thought the Boog was supposed to be in the lineup.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2017 8:07 pm || Up

      He went to the same neighborhood Applebee’s as Chapman.

  30. Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2017 9:19 pm

    I don’t think this team is going to lose 100 games, but, the reality is, you can see 100 losses from where they are right now.

  31. Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2017 9:56 pm

    A somewhat improbable win, and Brady didn’t pitch so Buck can’t protest.

  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 12:37 pm

    Charlottesville

    • Bed Bed Aug 12,2017 1:37 pm || Up

      This is why whenever I go to a racist rally in Virginia I wear a hat and sunglasses.

      But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 6:06 pm || Up

      Looks like another of these Nazis is an undergrad at UNR.

      • Soaker Soaker Aug 13,2017 5:45 pm || Up

        Hmmm…

        • Soaker Soaker Aug 13,2017 5:47 pm || Up

          And to add the rebuttal:

          • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 13,2017 7:00 pm || Up

            its true that you can’t control everyone you get n photos with, but to be fair, you get in photos wth college republicans you should know there are nazi’s in there

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            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 13,2017 7:14 pm || Up

              Can’t argue with any of this

            • Soaker Soaker Aug 13,2017 7:17 pm || Up

              I bet that photo ends up in my mailbox around Halloween next year.

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 13,2017 7:22 pm || Up

                You’ll be able to wallpaper your house with this one.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 13,2017 11:53 am || Up

      Looks like Top Dog acted quickly.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 14,2017 10:37 am || Up

        • andeux andeux Aug 14,2017 4:03 pm || Up

          The story has been updated to say he quit.

          TINSTAAFK
  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 12:40 pm

    Fuck this asshole

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 1:04 pm || Up

      I am so sad and disgusted right now. These are his people, and he knows it.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 1:43 pm || Up

      Un-FKing-believable.

      A counter-protester was murdered today in the same manner in which islamists murdered people in Europe.

    • batgirl batgirl Aug 12,2017 2:20 pm || Up

      Fuck that whole administration. I am so done with these disgusting people.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 12,2017 3:57 pm || Up

        its such madness. I don’t even know what to do

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 7:33 pm || Up

          I’m actually mildly encouraged by the reactions of Republicans outside of the administration. A lot of the statements are unusually clear-eyed and specific, even calling this “domestic terrorism.” Even Ted Cruz managed to find the moral high ground here (possibly aided by having a legit election on his hands next year).

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 4:43 pm || Up

      UVA alum Sean Doolittle appears to have stopped tweeting (Eireann still tweets), but he did have some comments for the Washington Post.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 13,2017 12:13 pm || Up

        He tweeted last night after their game. Good stuff.

  34. Bed Bed Aug 12,2017 1:33 pm

    So, are the A’s in 1st place yet?

    But seriously, folks...
    • andeux andeux Aug 12,2017 1:38 pm || Up

      Yes. Also all my blood is rushing to my head for some reason.

      TINSTAAFK
  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 3:32 pm

  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 4:49 pm

    They really charge $15 for that pile of gross.

  37. Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 6:15 pm

    Manaea is struggling to hit 90 mph with his fastball.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 6:21 pm || Up

      Even if this is just fatigue and not an injury, a 10-day DL to skip a start probably makes sense here.

      • andeux andeux Aug 12,2017 6:26 pm || Up

        Last couple batters he was > 91. Average for the season per fg is 91.8, so I’m not sure that is really a significant velocity drop.
        On the other hand, he’s gotten hit hard early three starts in a row now.

        TINSTAAFK
  38. andeux andeux Aug 12,2017 6:16 pm

    Four batters in, the only out is on a Khris Davis assist.
    (Great relay by Semien and tag by Maxwell)

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 6:19 pm || Up

      I hope Manaea didn’t catch The Creature.

  39. doctorK doctorK Aug 12,2017 6:23 pm

    If Manaea was a horse, they’d have shot him by now.

  40. doctorK doctorK Aug 12,2017 6:32 pm

    This is looking like the Bad News Bears’ first game.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 6:40 pm || Up

      Tune back in at around 9:00 to see who is pitching. This is where Rosales would have come in handy. I would say it’s Rajai’s job if he wants it, but if not it falls to Garneau.

  41. Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 7:00 pm

    Montas is probably the guy who is on the 6:30 a.m. Southwest flight out of Nashville (with Brady on the return flight). Montas threw 76 pitches on Wednesday. Gossett started tonight so he’s out.

    I still haven’t seen an explanation of the Brady move yesterday. He threw 75 pitches in 5 innings in a start on Tuesday so there must not have been any intention of using him last night. As far as I know he was on last night’s lineup card, though, and he shouldn’t have been.

  42. Bed Bed Aug 12,2017 7:08 pm

    So what happens if all these young players end up sucking? Wait for 2022 I guess?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 7:11 pm || Up

      It’s hard to see a timeline that has a new ballpark opening before April 2022. Also, the television contract can be reopened after the 2022 season. So, yeah, the next few years might be more time-killing.

      • Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 7:16 pm || Up

        *sorry, was going by memory, television opt-out is after the 2023 season.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 7:18 pm || Up

      Gotta go the Astros route.

  43. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 12,2017 7:15 pm

    So I guess Manaea didn’t have his best stuff tonight.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  44. Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 7:27 pm

    Please let Angela be a failed one-season experiment.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 7:28 pm || Up

      I was just about to comment on how she is not getting better at this at all.

  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 7:36 pm

    They’re not booing, they’re Booging.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 7:39 pm || Up

      I don’t know wtf Semien and Lowrie were doing.

      • andeux andeux Aug 12,2017 7:45 pm || Up

        You’re still watching that game?

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 7:49 pm || Up

          I’m not really watching the game, but the television is still on, and the Angela segments are getting worse and worse.

  46. Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 7:45 pm

    Giants and Nationals are playing after a 3-hour rain delay. They also have a day-night doubleheader tomorrow. Oh, and Harper got hurt slipping on the wet base.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 7:52 pm || Up

      Yikes.

      From what I gathered, last night’s rain delay featured little to no rain. They probably thought they had to get tonight’s game in.

      • Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 8:02 pm || Up

        The Giants and Nationals only have one common off-day remaining, on Sept. 18. But the Giants are at home on the 17th and 19th. So the game probably wouldn’t have been made up unless it had some effect on postseason seeding, and then it would have been on the Monday after everybody else plays Game 162 (but the Nationals sure look locked into the #2 seed in the NL).

    • andeux andeux Aug 13,2017 10:18 am || Up

      They’re saying bone bruise but no ligament damage for Harper.

      TINSTAAFK
  47. doctorK doctorK Aug 12,2017 7:59 pm

    I have determined that I will never ever use the services of PenFed Credit Union.

  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 8:16 pm

    That Giambi walkoff they just showed may be my favorite regular season game apart from 160-162 of 2012.

  49. Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 8:56 pm

    Somehow the A’s still have a chance in this game, possibly because most of Baltimore’s pitching kind of sucks.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 9:11 pm || Up

      Fortunately, Coulombe eliminates the risk of a delay in the fireworks due to the A’s sending the game to extra innings.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 9:15 pm || Up

        He’ll just delay them by never finishing the ninth.

        • Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 9:18 pm || Up

          Having their only bullpen lefty throw 29 pitches in the 9th inning of a game like this does not bode well for his availability in tomorrow afternoon’s game.

  50. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 12,2017 9:03 pm

    powell has a mustache that says “true love”

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 12,2017 9:16 pm

    The reality is…

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 12,2017 9:19 pm || Up

      I’ve heard that twice in the last couple innings and I’m not even paying very close attention.

  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 13,2017 12:08 pm

    Bruce Jenkins columnizes for the Coliseum site. Also:

    According to a number of reliable sources, the A’s have ruled out Howard Terminal.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 13,2017 2:30 pm || Up

      It’s a good argument. When a site gets announced, if it’s the Coliseum I’d be a good 50% more confident it will actually happen.

      "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 13,2017 2:44 pm || Up

        The site is superior in every way except for cool downtowniness. The question is how much that matters (a bit on weeknights I’d guess), and how much that can mitigated through accompanying development (not much, probably).

        I’m coming around to the idea that it’s not realistic for the A’s to successfully copy AT&T given the nature of Oakland. They should probably embrace having the open space to build exactly what they want on their timeline, while also giving fans a place to tailgate.

      • andeux andeux Aug 13,2017 2:53 pm || Up

        BJ;DR. But
        For how cool it would be if it happened, I would rank them: Laney, HT, Coli.
        For how realistic (land acquisition, traffic, environmental cleanup) it is to think it will happen : Coli, Laney, HT.
        So it makes sense that HT is pretty much off the table.

        I forget if this got posted, but there seem to be a lot of people arguing for the Coliseum site recently. OTOH, there was also that story last week saying the Laney president is warming to the idea of giving up land there. And the survey is more evidence that the A’s themselves are still seriously considering both options.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 13,2017 2:57 pm || Up

          Jenkins and Purdy are both listening to Andy Dolich on this.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 13,2017 5:19 pm || Up

            I met Dolich when I was working in Oakland, he was nice and knowledgeable and willing to talk to anyone, which I assume is why he’s so often quoted.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Aug 13,2017 5:13 pm || Up

        While the parking convenience is good and tailgate scene is fun, I don’t see how the Coliseum site does enough to help the City of Oakland economically. There might as well be a moat around the parking lot; well actually there is. The Laney site presents so much more opportunity for surrounding businesses to develop and thrive. Having traveled to numerous ballparks around the country in recent years, I’m so much more impressed with the ones that are integrated into a neighborhood (Safeco in Seattle, Target Field in Minneapolis and Petco Park in San Diego) than the ones that stand alone (Kaufmann Stadium in KC and Miller Park in Milwaukee). Agreed that it’s a lot more difficult to get it done at the Laney site than at the Coliseum but in the long run I believe Oakland is much better off at Laney.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 13,2017 5:33 pm || Up

          I agree with this too, but the risk/reward calculus is tricky. Laney could pay off well for the A’s and the City, but if they try and get thwarted, then maybe Oakland ends up with no major sports teams.

          Honestly I’ll be happy when they announce something and then fervently hope nothing fucks it up.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • MikeV MikeV Aug 13,2017 4:08 pm || Up

      I’ve always maintained that the current site is the best one.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

  53. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 13,2017 2:20 pm

    Chapman went down and pulled that right out of the park. Loving this inning!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 13,2017 2:21 pm

    I like Chapman.

  55. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 13,2017 2:48 pm

    When Mancini draws ball four in Baltimore I hope they play Baby Elephant Walk.

  56. andeux andeux Aug 13,2017 3:03 pm

    First couple of innings, this was looking like it would be a replay of last night’s game.
    Graveman sure did a good job of settling down.

    TINSTAAFK
  57. Soaker Soaker Aug 13,2017 3:33 pm

    Ken poses a challenge for ptbnl:

    The Greek God of Hops
    Double IPA
    ABV: 9.0% IBU: 76 SRM: 4.0 FG: 2.0
    Grist: 2-Row, Dextrose
    Hops: Magnum, Amarillo, Centennial, Columbus

    Big double IPA with floral, pine, and lemon hop aroma and a dry, bitter finish. The favorite style of Loma owner and former major league all star, Kevin Youkilis. He was affectionately coined, “The Greek God of Walks” early in his career and this beer carries on that tradition…albeit in a much hoppier way.

    • ptbnl Aug 13,2017 8:19 pm || Up

      That’s a super-simple grain bill, so given the ABV, SRM and FG, and knowing your brew-house efficiency and yeast attenuation, it’s pretty easy to reverse engineer. For me it works out to about 12.5lb 2-row mashed at 148F and 1.5lb dextrose.

      The hops are harder because we’re only given the one number (IBU) and a bunch of flavors. The Magnum will be the bittering hop, the Amarillo and Centennial will give the floral and citrus notes, and the Columbus the pine, but exactly how they’re distributed between flavor, aroma and dry-hopping additions is impossible to tell. But if I throw in 1.0oz of Magnum at 60 minutes (bittering), 0.5oz each of the A/C/C at 20 minutes (flavor), another 0.5oz each of the A/C/C at flame-out (aroma), and another 1oz each of the A/C/C in dry-hopping (more aroma), I end up with the right IBUs and tons of hop aroma.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  58. andeux andeux Aug 13,2017 4:02 pm

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 13,2017 5:35 pm || Up

      If there’s any hope for saving the print media, Rickey is probably it.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 13,2017 5:37 pm

    Watch your ass, Steve Balboni.

  60. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 13,2017 7:26 pm

  61. elcroata elcroata Aug 14,2017 3:49 am
    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 14,2017 6:57 am || Up

      i am sure they are looking very hard for the assailant

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  62. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 14,2017 10:31 am

    Of course

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 14,2017 10:43 am || Up

      It has been a long time since my high school U.S. History and Civics class. Is there some valid reason for leaving the pardon power in the Constitution? It reeks of something that derives from English royalty. Amend it out and quit talking about pardons.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 14,2017 11:03 am || Up

        Hamilton’s argument for it in the Federalist Papers was that the President needed to be able to offer pardons to people involved in uprisings as a way to quell rebellions and mend fences. That was probably pretty important in the early republic; for example Washington used it to pardon the leaders of the Whiskey Rebellion.

        Even that purpose was questionable–see Andrew Johnson’s blanket pardon of Confederates–but I guess there was a case for it when the union was fragile. At this point, it doesn’t really justify the potential abuse inherent in it, especially because Presidents usually use it on their way out the door when they no longer face political pressure. Only Obama, out of recent presidents, has really used it in a principled way.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 25,2017 5:09 pm || Up

      And he decided to do it as a Friday news dump in the middle of a Category 4 hurricane. What a fucking piece of shit.

      • elcroata elcroata Aug 27,2017 8:04 am || Up

        I’m using SPF 100 until next March now

        All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 28,2017 2:38 pm || Up

          That’s no way to be a proper Orange Man in time for March Madness.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  63. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 14,2017 11:35 am

    I love this side of Vince.

  64. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 14,2017 1:22 pm
  65. andeux andeux Aug 14,2017 2:01 pm
    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 14,2017 2:19 pm || Up

      Best wishes, and go Vox!

      • Soaker Soaker Aug 14,2017 3:22 pm || Up

        Blezsinski, who has since left the company…

    • MikeV MikeV Aug 14,2017 2:38 pm || Up

      Was just coming to post that.

      NOTICE ME!

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

      Thanks, and go As.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 14,2017 2:44 pm || Up

      Good takedown of the SBN model. Article would have benefited from discussion of how the business imperative inevitably undermines the “by the fans, for the fans” ethic SBN purports to believe.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 14,2017 10:36 pm || Up

      from the comments:

      If a few of the more popular writers banded together and started a site on WordPress or whatever, would they be able to exceed what they’re making now if they used Adsense or something similar?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • colin colin Aug 15,2017 5:14 am || Up

        Keystrokes are ripe for harvesting this time of year

        • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 15,2017 10:47 am || Up

          Right. Adsense doesn’t help, but you guys sure don’t seem hesitant to sign into your online banking accounts…

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
          • ptbnl Aug 15,2017 11:12 am || Up

            How else are we going to launder all our rubles?

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2017 11:16 am || Up
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 22,2017 11:46 am || Up

        “And that’s why reapportionment matters.

        SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULES.”

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 15,2017 11:39 am

  67. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 22,2017 11:45 am
    I have $5. No I don\'t.

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