I don’t wish to alarm anyone… ← FREE KRAUT!

I don’t wish to alarm anyone… 134

…but the A’s are .500 since the All-Star break. Brodie predicted it, turns out.

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

134 thoughts on “I don’t wish to alarm anyone…

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2017 7:00 pm

    It really feels like two different teams. Could that Plouffe, Rajai, Rosie monstrosity really have been this season?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2017 7:12 pm || Up

      and the pitching staff was downgraded

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2017 7:02 pm

    Ray Fosee wearing the formal suit for like the 4th game in a row, feel unusual to me, though my Ray wardrobe database has gaps.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2017 7:03 pm

  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2017 7:16 pm

    After facing him on average 49 starts per season for the last 20 years, somehow this is only Felix’s 2nd against us this year.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2017 7:18 pm || Up

      it took me a minute to realize that is not the proper stat

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2017 7:20 pm || Up

        Until recently we had faced him in 15 out of the previous 7 opening days.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2017 7:30 pm || Up

          the cleverest lie is bookended by the truth

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2017 7:28 pm || Up

      vince, I can PLAY all three outfield positions too.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  5. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2017 8:02 pm

    “Bouncing ball to third its foul” is not a coherent sentence.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2017 8:10 pm

    Frank Sobotka is on “The Deuce.”

    I’m in.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2017 8:22 pm || Up

      Hasn’t really grabbed me yet 2 eps in, but for Simon I’ll be patient.

      "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 Sep 25,2017 8:16 pm

    GOsset would be pitching better if his catcher wasn’t a commie

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2017 8:22 pm || Up

      Wouldn’t we all.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2017 8:28 pm || Up

        he’d be pitching better if the guy with the snarky comments wasn’t a commie

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2017 8:28 pm || Up

      Just because I doubt we’ve ever had a link to cia.gov on FK before. Also the short article concludes with:

      The baseball cards pictured here are held in the CIA Museum’s collection.

  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2017 8:21 pm

    Less than five months until opening day (spring training 2018).

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. ptbnl Sep 25,2017 8:22 pm

    Ed, he’s got his meatball working just fine.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2017 8:27 pm || Up

      he’d be pitching better if the guy in the front row wasn’t a commie

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • ptbnl Sep 25,2017 11:06 pm || Up

        Economic Marxist, political Anarcho-syndicalist, ideological Buddhist, please.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • AV AV Sep 26,2017 5:51 am || Up

        do you think they give a damn about their bills in russia?

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  10. ptbnl Sep 25,2017 8:23 pm

    The band was great, but in a stadium with 463 people attending the A’s really could have given them better seats for the game.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2017 8:25 pm || Up

      Kids need to learn how to upgrade somehow.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  11. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2017 8:24 pm

    Haven’t see the Moll-man for awhile.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. ptbnl Sep 25,2017 8:25 pm

    Maxwell was greeted with a mixture of applause and abuse.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  13. andeux andeux Sep 25,2017 8:25 pm

    A Jeopardy question (answer) today referenced conkers.

    (Another one in “Football Hall of Famers by Team” was Marcus Allen. The only person to guess went with the Colorado Rockies.)

    TINSTAAFK
  14. ptbnl Sep 25,2017 8:28 pm

    @FSU two sections in front of them are completely empty, but with the number of them and the uniforms they’re a bit obvious

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2017 8:41 pm || Up

      Yep, first lesson of youth upgrading is it must be done in groups of three or fewer.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2017 9:05 am || Up

      Theyre a band! They should be able to move down in synch and have the no one notice.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  15. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2017 8:34 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  16. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2017 8:47 pm

    marcus again!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2017 8:56 pm

    SHUTDOWN INNING

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  18. ptbnl Sep 25,2017 9:35 pm

    Nearly got into a fist-fight with the guy shouting abuse at Maxwell after he told me to go FK myself as he was leaving, but after I chased him down we talked and ended up shaking hands.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 11:04 pm || Up

      You chased him down to smooth things over, or to fight him?

      • ptbnl Sep 27,2017 6:09 am || Up

        To confront him.

        I’ve been wrestling with the whole free speech/hate speech thing, and thinking that individually we have to challenge people more – and not just the professional provocateur, but even more the emboldened regular Jo.

        One consequence of being an ass in public has to be publicly being called out for being an ass. The hard part of course is having that be in some way a constructive interaction.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2017 6:29 am || Up

          I am glad you emerged from the discourse unjailed and with teeth intact.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • ptbnl Sep 27,2017 6:41 am || Up

            Me too!

            One of the more bizarre parts of the conversation was when he told me that I bore the blame for slavery (being British), but that his conscience was clear because he was Danish-American.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2017 6:38 am || Up

          Good on you.

    • elcroata elcroata Sep 27,2017 7:50 am || Up

      Kudos

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  19. MikeV MikeV Sep 26,2017 10:53 am

    I just can’t anymore.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2017 11:11 am || Up

      way yo go brownie

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 11:33 am || Up

  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 11:15 am

    First of 2 Ls today for McConnell

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 11:24 am || Up

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 5:58 pm || Up

      L #2

  21. andeux andeux Sep 26,2017 6:15 pm

    Anyone going to the game tomorrow?

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2017 6:33 pm || Up

      Not looking good for me, sadly.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  22. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2017 6:32 pm

    Renato Nunez in the lineup, first start of the year I think. Warm still night, HR-prone opponent, good night for a first career tater.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 7:22 pm || Up

      He got a start in left at Fenway when KD was on paternity leave.

    • andeux andeux Sep 26,2017 9:17 pm || Up

      Or a TOOTBLAN

      TINSTAAFK
  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 7:16 pm

    Canha certainly got a workout in that half inning.

  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 7:26 pm

    I decided I’m all in on a Semien breakout 2018.

  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 7:41 pm

    How in the world did he figure this one out?

    • colin colin Sep 26,2017 7:56 pm || Up

      Also, does he mean that no 3B has ever turned that many double plays in their first 100 games? Or did he only look at players with fewer than 100 career games, i.e. people who failed to stick in the majors. Hard to tell from that tweet.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2017 11:43 pm || Up

      that first on was sooo pretty and the line drive, first base was his second choice

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  26. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2017 7:45 pm

    Some of the special {nation} appreciation day A’s hats look good, but ugh, this Portuguese one, yuck.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 7:48 pm || Up

      Yeah that’s bad.

      The Filipino was was fire.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2017 11:45 pm || Up

      Between innings the camera found one woman dancing, the stayed on he as she chugged half a beer. Next inning same thing, she chugged another half. they found her dancing in the 9th and when she got on the screeen she chugged 3/4 of a bottle of water.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  27. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2017 7:55 pm

    Can someone make Glen watch more tape or something to be able to tell what might be a homer? He gets excited about balls that barely reach the warning track way too often.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 8:01 pm || Up

      It shouldn’t be hard to figure out that you can always ratchet it up to a home run call after watching it for a bit. You can’t ratchet it down to routine after you’ve barfed out BELTED without sounding like an idiot.

    • dmoas Sep 27,2017 10:47 am || Up

      He doesn’t watch the game. He literally watches the screen and judges it by that. He’s awful.

  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 8:45 pm

    What a catch!

  29. andeux andeux Sep 26,2017 8:55 pm

    No Glen, that was not the first walk of the game for Mengden.

    TINSTAAFK
  30. andeux andeux Sep 26,2017 9:05 pm

    Throwing home from shallow left, Khris hit the cutoff man at 3rd on a bounce.

    TINSTAAFK
  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 9:06 pm

    That was certainly a Khris Davis throw.

  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2017 9:16 pm

    That was certainly a double play.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2017 11:42 pm || Up

      he left late, I don’t blame the kid. Certainly he shoud have been thinking it off the bat, but its not natural to think. then it looked like he didn’t go until it was too late. that is on aldrete more

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  33. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2017 9:24 pm

    I am loving the sound of this.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • harensheir15 harensheir15 Oct 6,2017 12:20 pm || Up

      Yes! I’m pumped.
      Danbot and I are going to the 3:30 Sunday afternoon show at Grand Lake if anyone would like to join.

  34. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2017 9:29 pm

    Great plays on D all night. Typical A’s game.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  35. Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2017 9:54 pm

    Still waiting to rule out 90 losses.

  36. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2017 11:40 pm

    Other than my attendance in the front row and the umpiring crew, This game and this game had one special thing in common.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl Sep 27,2017 6:13 am || Up

      The A’s starters’ 6/5/4 line?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • andeux andeux Sep 27,2017 8:48 am || Up

      Ryan Dull 3-run HR to someone named Danny?

      TINSTAAFK
    • ptbnl Sep 27,2017 10:39 am || Up

      Free-parking Tuesday with less than 14K people in attendance?

      No errors apart from starting Khris Davis in left field?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2017 1:22 pm || Up

        ok, so maybe there were a lot of similarities

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  37. AV AV Sep 27,2017 11:25 am

    this trip was supposed to be a comprehensive study of po-boys. yet, here i am, knee deep in my 4th muffaletta in 3 days.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV Sep 27,2017 11:52 am || Up

      i mean, it’s not like i didn’t try. fried oysters at domilese and a bbq beef for lunch with a same-day return for linner surf-n-turf at parkside. but cochon is 3 blocks away! what’s a pig-loving boy to do??

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV Sep 27,2017 11:55 am || Up

        bah. i brag, but in all honesty i walked in and out of mother’s because i simply did not have room for the beef and baked-ham-debris. if i only had one more day. one more day would be like, 3 more sandwiches!

        maybe 4.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2017 12:26 pm || Up

          This all sounds so good. Would one get jaded if it were the daily fare? Maybe not, I still have near-infinite capacity for taqueria visits.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • AV AV Sep 28,2017 1:27 pm || Up

            great question. and i’d like to personally do the work to answer it properly.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • andeux andeux Sep 27,2017 1:53 pm || Up

        Synchro:
        I saw your first post while on Bart. Then saw a guy in a domilises t-shirt getting off. Now he is sitting two rows behind me at the game

        TINSTAAFK
        • AV AV Sep 28,2017 1:25 pm || Up

          whoa. voodoo!

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  38. ptbnl Sep 27,2017 12:31 pm

    If anyone is interested, there are some free tickets available for the beer-tasting I’m pouring at Gather this Sunday afternoon.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  39. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2017 1:19 pm

    There must be some point at which all these Khrush homers translate into marketability.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  40. ptbnl Sep 27,2017 2:30 pm

    So FKing shameless:

    The Department of Health and Human Services said it would shut down the health insurance exchange website – healthcare.gov – for “maintenance” for 12 hours during all but one Sunday in the upcoming enrollment period. It would also shut down the website on the first day of enrollment, on 1 November.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2017 2:32 pm || Up

      I assume the only reason Price hasn’t been fired yet for rampant misuse of public funds is that his temporary replacement wouldn’t go along with this and a confirmation hearing for a permanent hack would be a disaster.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2017 1:03 pm || Up

        You just have to laugh.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2017 1:47 pm || Up

      BYE FELICIA

    • Soaker Soaker Oct 2,2017 11:50 am || Up

      The Nevada Division of Insurance released approved plans and rates for 2018 today. My replacement Bronze plan has a 60% higher gross premium than what I bought this year. However, the Silver plan on which the subsidy is based saw a 77% increase. The result is that the subsidies are going through the roof.

      • colin colin Oct 2,2017 1:43 pm || Up

        Many states are letting the insurers price the uncertainty on cost-sharing reductions into the silver plans only, so those skyrocket and take the subsidies along for the ride. I think there are many places where you can get a gold plan for less than the second cheapest silver.

        • Soaker Soaker Oct 2,2017 2:37 pm || Up

          My county and 13 others in Nevada weren’t going to have any exchange plans available for 2018, until Centene decided to enter the market. Now that I’ve run the numbers I see why they came in.

          8000 people in the 14 counties bought exchange plans in 2017 (these are all the small counties, total population about 300K).

          Putting my numbers into the IRS subsidy reconciliation form, I see that my subsidy will increase by $513/month.

          If that is average, then 8000 x $513/month x 12 months = $49 million in additional subsidy to keep 8000 people at the same level of health insurance as they had this year.

  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2017 2:43 pm

    Wow. This stretch has been shut down for four hours?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2017 3:26 pm || Up

      Apparently cops were in standoff with murder suspect and ended up shooting him.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  42. andeux andeux Sep 27,2017 3:03 pm

    Fk you Hatcher

    TINSTAAFK
  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2017 3:08 pm

    “You hung in there and worked hard and…uh…we appreciate all your hard work”

    Glen with the ringing endorsement of Angela

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2017 5:28 pm || Up

      This was seriously awkward, by the way.

  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2017 3:12 pm

    I’m not really feeling Glen calling Chapman “Captain America.”

    • dmoas Sep 27,2017 3:17 pm || Up

      I’m not really feeling Glen calling games.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2017 5:30 pm || Up

      that is terrible

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Sep 27,2017 5:37 pm || Up

      The team twitter account calls him “Chaptain America”

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2017 5:41 pm || Up

        kill that with fire

        • dmoas Sep 28,2017 3:07 pm || Up

          I don’t know why but I read that as: Fire that with kill.

  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2017 3:31 pm

    We canhave last day of school pie

  46. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2017 3:32 pm

    We Canhaz pie!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  47. andeux andeux Sep 27,2017 3:52 pm

    Celebrate!

    TINSTAAFK
    • ptbnl Sep 27,2017 3:53 pm || Up

      Good times!

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2017 4:44 pm || Up
        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  48. andeux andeux Sep 27,2017 5:46 pm

    Canha is the first player to namecheck Mario Savio in an interview and hit a walkoff homer in the same week.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2017 7:30 pm || Up

      Need to ask Elias to check on Mike Epstein (Cal ’64).

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2017 7:50 pm

    Damn these likeable Yankees.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2017 10:06 pm || Up

      I always enjoy ranking the postseason teams by my personal rooting interests. If I’m honest, though. dislike weighs heavier than like. Yankees will probably be middle of the pack.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  50. andeux andeux Sep 27,2017 9:15 pm

    Minnesota clinches 2nd WC.

    TINSTAAFK
    • colin colin Sep 28,2017 7:05 am || Up

      FK the Angels!

    • sslinger Sep 28,2017 9:06 am || Up

      Glad they did it, though it would have been nice to see the clinching game tomorrow night. Instead of tension we’ll have celebration, and maybe I’ll get to see Colon pitch.

      • andeux andeux Sep 29,2017 10:38 am || Up

        Hey, I see that Frisell is playing in Minneapolis tonight too, with the Bad Plus.
        (And he’s also playing the Freight again in November)

        TINSTAAFK
        • sslinger Oct 2,2017 4:05 pm || Up

          That would have been cool, but I was fully booked all weekend. Saw both the Twins and Vikings play and then various HS reunion activities. Good fun.

  51. elcroata elcroata Sep 27,2017 10:35 pm

    “She says she is passionate about avoiding gluten, dairy and coffee, but doesn’t really understand how cancer works.”

    She was fined, not for falsely claiming she had cured cancer with a diet, but for falsely claiming she would donate parts of proceedings from the stupid people who believed her to charity.

    Personally, I find first one even worse.

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2017 10:12 am

    Jesus

  53. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2017 11:04 am

    Dude, you’re not supposed to just say that.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 28,2017 4:44 pm || Up

      If only it mattered.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • dmoas Sep 29,2017 8:51 am || Up

        They’re finally realizing it and coming out of the closet.

  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2017 11:55 am

    Peak Douthat

  55. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2017 12:31 pm

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