Somehow somewhere someone is unsurprised the A’s are still playing ← FREE KRAUT!

Somehow somewhere someone is unsurprised the A’s are still playing 213

This came as a surprise for some reason. In Houston, turns out. Down 2-0 to a sharp-looking Keuchel, bottom 4th.

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

213 thoughts on “Somehow somewhere someone is unsurprised the A’s are still playing

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 18,2017 6:22 pm

    I played upright bass for the Sharp-Looking Keuchels in grad school.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 18,2017 6:22 pm || Up

      (h/t mb)

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 18,2017 6:45 pm

    Korach: “Keuchel’s outfield could be filing for unemployment tonight.” Zero fly balls through 5 innings.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 18,2017 6:56 pm

    CHANGGE THE TITLE! Ken reminds us we are at the quarter pole

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 18,2017 7:09 pm || Up

      Done.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 18,2017 7:06 pm

    no, vince, I don’t want healy hitting singles to right, I want dingers

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  5. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 18,2017 7:09 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 18,2017 7:10 pm || Up

      That is brilliant.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 18,2017 7:16 pm

    Umpire injury, Jerry Lane took a ball off the wrist and immediately went to the locker room. Hopefully the new strike zone messes up Keuchel.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 18,2017 7:16 pm

    even Jerry lane doesn’t want to watch this shit, and he’s being paid

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  8. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 18,2017 7:18 pm

    the dodgers are going to pretend to play adrian gonzalez for a few weeks?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 10:36 am

    I didn’t realize that Marco Rubio has taken to calling himself an R strategist.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 19,2017 11:09 am || Up

      I’d love to hear R Strategist’s definition of “GOP recovers”. They were largely debilitated for seven years around Watergate (say, early ’73 when hearings began through Nov 1980 election of Reagan). Realistically you’d have to concede at least one full four-year election cycle I’d think, and that’s not even factoring in the deplorables.

      "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 19,2017 11:30 am || Up

        I could see them bouncing back by 2022 after bloodbaths in 2018 and 2020. They know how to rev up their bullshit when Democrats are in control and trying to do stuff.

        They’re nuts, though, if they think Pence/Rubio could hold the White House in 2020.

        • dmoas Aug 20,2017 2:19 pm || Up

          It’s all predicated on them allowing Mueller to “close in.” He may in fact do so, but the Republicans are great a turning their back on such things.

  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 12:58 pm

    Oh my god.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 19,2017 10:53 pm || Up

      He can dish it, but I guess he can’t take it…

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 4:15 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 19,2017 4:32 pm || Up

      fuuuck them

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 4:40 pm || Up

        This is all because Kinsler was mean to Angel Hernandez.

        • andeux andeux Aug 19,2017 4:46 pm || Up

          Do they think this will somehow rally public support for their cause?
          They might be disappointed.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 7:10 pm || Up

    • dmoas Aug 20,2017 2:23 pm || Up

      They could just push for robo-calling so that players no longer have anything to complain about.

  12. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 19,2017 5:03 pm

    uhg. can win khris

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 5:05 pm

    That was an unbelievable slide.

  14. andeux andeux Aug 19,2017 5:16 pm

    How did Nelson Cruz make their list of MVP candidates?

    TINSTAAFK
  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 5:32 pm

    That was vintage Lowrie defense.

  16. andeux andeux Aug 19,2017 5:35 pm

    Could be worse.
    Need to keep it close and hope they put in Gregerson or Clippard.

    TINSTAAFK
  17. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 19,2017 5:48 pm

    is anyonbe asking for these throwbacks?

    powells glove is huge

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  18. andeux andeux Aug 19,2017 5:50 pm

    They’re chanting Boog.

    TINSTAAFK
  19. andeux andeux Aug 19,2017 5:51 pm

    I wouldn’t push my luck with Graveman too much longer.

    TINSTAAFK
  20. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 19,2017 5:52 pm

    reddick helmet assault continues

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 6:09 pm

    Remarkable play by Graveman.

  22. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 19,2017 6:10 pm

    Beautiful play by Graveman on that bunt. He fields the hell outta his position.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 19,2017 6:14 pm

    nice ab for chapman

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 6:41 pm

    I really have nothing bad to say about this game. The Astros are just too damn good.

  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 6:48 pm

    I don’t know why I still get so annoyed by Fosse, Vince et al. using “consistent” to mean “consistently good,” but I do.

  26. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 19,2017 6:49 pm

    out

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 6:52 pm

    The A’s win more challenges when the Umpires wear white wristbands.

  28. andeux andeux Aug 19,2017 6:58 pm

    We were going to lose anyway, but that seems like bullshit.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 19,2017 7:00 pm || Up

      yup. inconclusive or safe

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 19,2017 7:12 pm || Up

      On headsets:
      New York: Do you guys want to hang around or are you done?
      Jerry Layne: It’s 9 o’clock and I wouldn’t mind a drink before the 10 o’clock dinner reservation.
      New York: The call is overturned. Healy is out.

  29. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 19,2017 6:59 pm

    safe

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 7:01 pm

    screw that

  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 8:04 pm
  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2017 8:07 pm

    Slusser:

    after a 3-0 loss Saturday that dropped the A’s a season-high 17 games below .500, manager Bob Melvin chewed his team out for several minutes, according to sources.

  33. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 19,2017 8:21 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • MikeV MikeV Aug 20,2017 12:35 am || Up

      I’m standing next to the bright orange gatorade carts on the right hand side of the field on the sideline.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 20,2017 8:37 am || Up

        all access to kaval branded stadia

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  34. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 20,2017 8:36 am

    this seems odd

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2017 9:40 am || Up

      Melvin didn’t like some of the ABs last night so I guess he’s reorganizing the deck chairs a bit.

  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2017 9:37 am

  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2017 11:14 am

    No white wristbands today. I guess our long national nightmare of sad umps is over.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 20,2017 10:38 pm || Up

      Must have been a helluva fine.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2017 11:15 am

    A little league Semien!

  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2017 11:44 am
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2017 12:01 pm || Up

      Meanwhile

  39. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2017 11:45 am

    • dmoas Aug 20,2017 2:25 pm || Up

      I always thought you should have to stay in the field of play for it be a catch. But still, awesome catch.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 20,2017 10:38 pm || Up

        Also, not LLWS. The older kids.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  40. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2017 12:17 pm

    I hate how good Peacock is now.

  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2017 12:29 pm

    The A’s are winning by the way.

  42. andeux andeux Aug 20,2017 1:58 pm

    Catch the fking ball.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2017 2:31 pm || Up

      All it took was them gifting us three runs with pathetic defense.

  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2017 5:08 pm

    I’m on board with this Little League Classic thing, as cheesy as it is.

  44. andeux andeux Aug 20,2017 7:42 pm

    Two weeks of training camp as a Buffalo Bills has made Anquan Boldin decide that

    My life’s purpose is bigger than football.

    TINSTAAFK
    • AV AV Aug 20,2017 9:51 pm || Up

      harry enten tweet still-to-be: next year the youngest voters will never have seen my dear buffalo bills in the playoffs.

      or something like that.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  45. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 21,2017 4:00 pm

    Hey doctorK, I’m about to have Loco Moco for lunch.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 21,2017 4:44 pm

    Hold on to the damn ball

  47. ptbnl Aug 21,2017 5:47 pm

    Well that escalated quickly.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 21,2017 6:49 pm

    Boog blast

  49. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 21,2017 7:30 pm

    not even a new thread?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  50. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 21,2017 7:32 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  51. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 21,2017 9:34 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2017 2:34 pm

    This from Slusser sounds a little like the FO is trying to light a fire under Barreto.

    And there is a general feeling that Barreto, at 21, wouldn’t be hurt by getting in a full season or more at the Triple-A level. The front office would like to see the middle infielder force his way onto the roster by dominating at Nashville. Barreto is batting .280 with 14 homers and 46 RBIs; he has walked 22 times and has 137 strikeouts in 105 games. There’s no guarantee he will be among the September call-ups.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 22,2017 6:13 pm || Up

      picking up jed’s option is a foregone conclusion. so the infield is chapman semien/pinder jed/pinder healy/olson. I don’t see him being more valuable that either up the middle position.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 22,2017 6:13 pm || Up

      picking up jed’s option is a foregone conclusion. so the infield is chapman semien/pinder jed/pinder healy/olson. I don’t see him being more valuable that either up the middle position.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • MikeV MikeV Aug 22,2017 6:24 pm || Up

      picking up jed’s option is a foregone conclusion. so the infield is chapman semien/pinder jed/pinder healy/olson. I don’t see him being more valuable that either up the middle position.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 22,2017 6:28 pm || Up

        agree

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Soaker Soaker Aug 22,2017 6:48 pm || Up

          The only reason the A’s would keep Jed would be for “veteran leadership” on a young team. His playing time would decline pretty fast with the A’s in 2018 though and I’m not sure an unhappy veteran is much of a leader. Jed might still be an Athletic when spring training opens but I expect him to be gone by the end of March at the latest.

          • andeux andeux Aug 22,2017 7:27 pm || Up

            2B: Lowrie
            2B: Semien
            2B: Pinder
            2B: Barreto
            SS: ?

            TINSTAAFK
  53. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2017 3:08 pm

    How can he be so bad at this.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 22,2017 3:39 pm || Up

      Short of the siege of Stalingrad, the home team almost always wins wars of attrition.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • dmoas Aug 22,2017 3:52 pm || Up

        It’s rather idiotic. That sort of group can very easily go to ground when under pressure. They’re not even playing the same game so winning doesn’t mean the same thing as it does to us.

      • Soaker Soaker Aug 22,2017 4:20 pm || Up

        Just checking because you mentioned lunch yesterday, I believe you should be able to watch today’s A’s game on the NBC Sports app from that location. Not tomorrow’s, because it’s not on NBCS-CA. Hapuna!

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 22,2017 8:07 pm || Up

          Missed it while touring heiaus.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Soaker Soaker Aug 22,2017 8:54 pm || Up

            South of town I remember I liked this place, and on the north part of the island the brewpub up the hill was great.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 23,2017 10:31 pm || Up

              Thanks for the Big Island Brewing Co recommendation, was a big hit with the Upgrade Family for dinner just now.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  54. Soaker Soaker Aug 22,2017 4:28 pm

    I’m so tired of watching Semien throw from shortstop. Pinder’s throws are already more pleasing to watch.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 22,2017 7:01 pm || Up

      …and then he Semiens one over to Olson.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2017 7:04 pm || Up

        Olson’s stretches and scoops are nice.

        • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 24,2017 10:11 am || Up

          I.e. the one thing Giambi contributed defensively.

          Many fond memories of him bailing out crazy near-disaster Chavez throws (after thoroughly improbable body mechanics to get the ball even close).

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  55. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2017 4:33 pm

    They can’t get Boog out.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 22,2017 4:38 pm || Up

      It’s fun when a last-place team comes up with somebody like this who makes a splash in the final 40 games. Granted, often they are just stretching their 15 minutes a little bit, and that’s revealed by April.

      • andeux andeux Aug 22,2017 4:47 pm || Up

        It will be quite a coup if he turns out to be a legit everyday player, especially as Seattle is likely to still miss the playoffs this year, but I’m not counting on it.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2017 4:51 pm || Up

          It will be even more of a coup if he plays well enough to be a legit everyday player and doesn’t also get a 162-game suspension at some point.

          • MikeV MikeV Aug 22,2017 6:25 pm || Up

            It would be even more of a coup if he suddently and violently seized control of a government. On his own.

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

            Thanks, and go As.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 22,2017 8:08 pm || Up

              Please oh please oh please.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Aug 22,2017 5:24 pm || Up

          Looking at where the A’s stand with these fourth-outfielder types, and even aside from thinking about RH vs. LH batters, I’d recommend to Mark Canha that if he gets an offer from Japan or Korea after the season he should probably jump at it. Renato Nunez will be out of options in the spring, and Smolinski should also be ahead of Canha. On the LH side I can imagine Powell and Brugman trading spots between Oakland and Nashville several times next season.

  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2017 5:00 pm
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 22,2017 5:45 pm || Up

      just being clear

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2017 5:47 pm || Up

        If those other guys are going to be cosplaying the confederacy, this was probably inevitable.

    • AV AV Aug 23,2017 10:04 am || Up

      i’m not jack on fire.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 23,2017 4:52 pm || Up

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Aug 23,2017 6:29 pm || Up

          nah…

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          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  57. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2017 5:13 pm

    Will Blackburn record a K tonight?

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 22,2017 5:28 pm || Up

      Ouch. Magic 8 Ball says Signs Point to No.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2017 5:29 pm || Up

        That’s broken, right?

        • Soaker Soaker Aug 22,2017 5:31 pm || Up

          WE DON’T SPECULATE ABOUT INJURIES but that would be my bet, done for the season.

          • andeux andeux Aug 22,2017 5:44 pm || Up

            Hahn and Montas on the minor league DL.
            Gossett went on the reserve list today (which could mean lots of different things).
            Bassitt has been working as a reliever, still working his way back from TJ.
            So we may be seeing Mengden again.

            TINSTAAFK
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2017 5:48 pm || Up

              One day too late to sign Henderson Alvarez.

            • Soaker Soaker Aug 22,2017 6:07 pm || Up

              The Sounds’ game notes yesterday had Gossett scheduled for today, then they pulled him, so maybe they were planning on calling Gossett back up anyway?

              • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 22,2017 6:08 pm || Up

                getting rock n fire a win is the season’s only directive

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • andeux andeux Aug 22,2017 8:54 pm || Up

                You are correct.
                Per Slusser: Gossett starting tomorrow, others pushed back a day, Blackburn is OK.

                TINSTAAFK
          • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 22,2017 5:45 pm || Up

            gossett!

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 4,2017 10:40 am || Up

          May as well have been.

  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2017 5:38 pm

    Watching Chapman throw is a sensual experience for me.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 22,2017 5:48 pm || Up

      do we get to keep him?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2017 6:35 pm || Up

        Didn’t you hear? We’re locking up everyone now. And we all get puppies and ponies.

  59. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 22,2017 5:54 pm

    watching the non thorne palmer oriole broadcast is making me dumber

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 22,2017 6:01 pm || Up

      no, color commentator, lowrie did not rob beckham

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Aug 22,2017 6:06 pm || Up

        Usually when it’s not Palmer it’s good ol’ Mike Bordick.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 22,2017 6:15 pm || Up

          that seems right. he is terrible

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  60. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 22,2017 6:50 pm

    this seems like a bad idea

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  61. andeux andeux Aug 22,2017 6:54 pm

    Gee, Angel Hernandez made a bad call?

    TINSTAAFK
    • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 24,2017 10:13 am || Up

      DON’T LOOK AT HIM THOUGH!

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  62. Soaker Soaker Aug 22,2017 6:58 pm

    Treinen is one of those guys who is much less than the sum of the parts.

  63. Soaker Soaker Aug 22,2017 7:25 pm

    That’s the first win of the 21-game road winning streak which is required to finish over .500 on the road.

  64. ptbnl Aug 22,2017 9:19 pm

    Recommendations for places to drink in Boston? Particularly any with a chance of getting draft beers from some of the classic NE breweries (Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, Tree House, Trillium, etc)

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • colin colin Aug 23,2017 10:10 am || Up

      I’m not sure about Hill Farmstead and Trillium, but I don’t think that Alchemist or Tree House really distribute at all.

    • sslinger Aug 23,2017 5:39 pm || Up

      Eastern Standard is a good bet, great bar. I’ve put my team on the ground to the test, I’ll let you know if they come up with anything else. If you feel like going into Cambridge, you may want to try Lamplighter Brewing, kind of a fun place. I have lots of good restaurant recs in Cambridge if you want. My favorite Boston find is an out-of-the-way hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop called Mike & Patty’s. If you can get over there, it’s wicked worth it.

      • ptbnl Aug 23,2017 8:49 pm || Up

        Lord Hobo was a decent starting point tonight, with the Evil Twin Pleasure To Meet You, I’m A Big Fan of Your Beers IPA taking the honors by a nose over the Dogfish Head 16% ABV Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  65. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 23,2017 2:49 pm

    I propose that we adopt Qarabag FK as Free Kraut’s official Champions League team.

    • AV AV Aug 23,2017 3:31 pm || Up

      what’s a quarabag? two eighths in the same ziplock?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 24,2017 9:59 am || Up

      Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, and Roma…not an ideal draw for our brave FKers but that’s why they don’t play the games on paper.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 1,2017 12:53 pm || Up

      They got a draw at Atletico! Onward and upward, FKers!

  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 23,2017 3:06 pm

    Good teAse happening right now

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 23,2017 3:08 pm || Up

      I just got home and turned on the game to start the 9th inning. Looks like good timing.

      • Soaker Soaker Aug 23,2017 3:23 pm || Up

        …and I bet I should turn it off right now and be happy for the rest of the day.

  67. Soaker Soaker Aug 23,2017 3:09 pm

    Eric Gagne celebrates like a ’72 Miami Dolphin.

  68. Soaker Soaker Aug 23,2017 3:41 pm

    Wow. They survived that bottom of the 9th even with Khris still in left field.

  69. andeux andeux Aug 23,2017 3:50 pm

    Situational hitting is not this team’s forte.

    TINSTAAFK
  70. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 23,2017 3:50 pm

    Castro vs. Castro

  71. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 23,2017 4:16 pm

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 23,2017 4:25 pm || Up

      Which means Khris is staying out there even if we take a lead, I guess.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 23,2017 4:29 pm || Up

    • andeux andeux Aug 23,2017 4:39 pm || Up

      We will always cherish that FK day walk-off HR.

      TINSTAAFK
      • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 24,2017 10:15 am || Up

        Mrs. N certainly will…

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • MikeV MikeV Aug 23,2017 4:48 pm || Up

      GREAT TRADE. WHO’D WE GET BACK

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 24,2017 10:15 am || Up

        A soda machine set to $0.25/can!

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 23,2017 4:49 pm || Up

      Pinder has experience in center field (one inning!) so I suppose they could call up anybody. It will probably be Canha. Nashville is done on Sept. 4 so they might as well let Nunez get that many more plate appearances there. They will probably call up Phegley and a pitcher on 9/1 and then a few more on 9/5.

      • andeux andeux Aug 23,2017 4:52 pm || Up

        Smolinski should be back at some point too. He has been on rehab assignment for a week, but hasn’t played the field yet.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker Aug 23,2017 5:07 pm || Up

          And Rajai clears the 40th spot on the 40-man roster for Smolinski. I don’t believe Jed would clear waivers at this point so he’s here until the offseason. If they needed another spot on the 40-man for some reason, nobody would notice if Brady were DFA’d.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 23,2017 4:55 pm || Up

        is brugman hurt?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux Aug 23,2017 4:57 pm || Up

          Yes. On minor league DL. Eligible to return tomorrow, but I don’t know what the injury is.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Soaker Soaker Aug 23,2017 5:00 pm || Up

            He was “day-to-day” a week ago with a calf problem. In any case, with a three-man bench, having both Boog and Brugman on the 25-man roster would not make sense.

  72. andeux andeux Aug 23,2017 4:30 pm

    I almost made a comment in the 9th about how I couldn’t believe that Machado didn’t beat us there…

    TINSTAAFK
  73. Soaker Soaker Aug 23,2017 6:18 pm

    Former Athletic Rich Hill is pitching quite well in Pittsburgh tonight. However, the game may not be over at the end of nine innings.

  74. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 23,2017 7:41 pm

    This is so weird. I guess the camera is on one of the catwalks?

  75. elcroata elcroata Aug 24,2017 2:08 am

    I played two guys in a tennis tournament yesterday and they were 10 years younger than me. Their ages counted together.

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 24,2017 10:16 am || Up

      How badly did you beat them?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 24,2017 10:19 am || Up

        He said they were 10 years younger than him. RIP.

      • elcroata elcroata Aug 24,2017 12:04 pm || Up

        6:2 6:4 (after almost squandering 6:2 4:0) and 6:1 6:0

        But I think what shocked them more than losing to me was the mere fact that people of my age can still, you know, move.

        All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • dmoas Aug 24,2017 12:42 pm || Up

      You’re either really old or you’re unfairly playing against literal kids. One is impressive (but you’re much, much older than I’d have thought) and one is a lot less impressive. Alternatively, I can’t do maths.

      • andeux andeux Aug 24,2017 1:06 pm || Up

        45 = (17+18)+10
        Hypothetically.

        TINSTAAFK
        • elcroata elcroata Aug 24,2017 1:16 pm || Up

          Exactly. Well almost, they were both 18, so I was technically only 9 years older, but I’ll be 46 before either turns 19

          All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
          • andeux andeux Aug 24,2017 3:05 pm || Up

            This comment is better without the context.

            TINSTAAFK
            • Soaker Soaker Aug 24,2017 3:25 pm || Up

              Which is why it has been added to the tagline rotation.

              • MikeV MikeV Aug 24,2017 6:53 pm || Up

                Ha!

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

                Thanks, and go As.

        • dmoas Aug 24,2017 2:01 pm || Up

          We have our verdict: I can’t do maths.

        • AV AV Aug 24,2017 2:16 pm || Up

          oh.

          i was more, i bet elcro is so devious he constantly hit it toward the baby and the 44-yr-old was forced to move slower just to avoid trampling his teammate.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  76. elcroata elcroata Aug 24,2017 3:50 am
    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  77. elcroata elcroata Aug 24,2017 10:36 pm

    A true Athletic, except for that part about actually being pretty good at baseball

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • MikeV MikeV Aug 24,2017 10:45 pm || Up

      That’s what ended Braden’s career.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

    • elcroata elcroata Aug 24,2017 11:48 pm || Up

      I forgot to mention, he did it on a swing and miss

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  78. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 25,2017 12:29 pm
    • andeux andeux Aug 25,2017 12:49 pm || Up

      Hm, I got an email from a recruiter there 15 minutes after you posted this comment.

      TINSTAAFK
      • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 25,2017 1:09 pm || Up

        A natural fit!

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  79. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 25,2017 1:05 pm

    Best wishes, and go A’s!

  80. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 25,2017 5:34 pm

    A constitutional amendment reining in the pardon power seems like it should be one that both parties could get behind post-Trump.

  81. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 25,2017 6:20 pm

    You FKing coward. I had such high hopes for you.

    • dmoas Aug 26,2017 1:57 pm || Up

      Really? He’s a Republican. You should never give any hope in doing the right thing.

  82. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 25,2017 6:28 pm

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