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Playoffs Game Thread #2 225

The LCSeses, or whatever

The last thread was getting slow and for some reason it keeps wanting to run flash on my computer.

225 thoughts on “Playoffs Game Thread #2

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 13,2017 11:19 am

    Dodgers and Astros looked better in DS’s than respective opponents. LA in 5 games, Houston in 6.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Oct 13,2017 11:24 am || Up

      So Cubs/Yankees it is.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 13,2017 12:16 pm || Up

      I’ve thought the Astros were the best team all season, and I’m sticking with them winning it all.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 13,2017 12:47 pm || Up

      Dodgers/Astros would be a replay of the 1981 NLDS.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 13,2017 12:54 pm || Up

        I was starting to adapt to the SoCal lifestyle and actually be a bit better about the Doyers.

        Then somewhere I was something that showed a video of a HR-must have been some sort of exhibition game because it had a limping dude…

        Fuck them-go Cubbies.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • elcroata elcroata Oct 21,2017 11:30 pm || Up

      not bad

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  2. andeux andeux Oct 13,2017 11:54 am

    nm needs to rewrite the keystroke logger in HTML5.

    TINSTAAFK
  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 13,2017 4:09 pm

    As God is my witness I thought turkeys could fly knew turkeys couldn’t fly and dropped them out of a plane anyway.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • batgirl batgirl Oct 14,2017 10:05 am || Up

      What the actual fuck is wrong with people.

  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 13,2017 4:54 pm

    There will be football tonight in Berkeley.

  5. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 13,2017 6:52 pm

    thank you nm. just glad the a’s arent in ths game

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  6. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 13,2017 6:57 pm

    why does MLB reset stats for the post season?

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 13,2017 7:03 pm || Up

      Probably because some agate editor for the New York Herald did it that way in the days of the Babe.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 13,2017 7:26 pm || Up

      Yes this has always ticked me off too.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. ptbnl Oct 13,2017 7:12 pm

    Some really nice defensive plays by the Astros.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  8. ptbnl Oct 13,2017 7:15 pm

    Now Tanaka has a reddick.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 13,2017 7:24 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 13,2017 7:28 pm || Up

      good. Maybe that’ll scare away all the unlicensed hot dog vendors that aren’t participating in the twitter boycot today

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 13,2017 7:31 pm || Up

      Apparently Cal attendance sucked all year in 2002. Crowds of 27K, 25K, 32K, 29K, 47K, 29K, and 71K. Tedford’s first year, 7-5 finish.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  10. Soaker Soaker Oct 13,2017 7:27 pm

    I don’t know if EC pays attention, but this is the second week in a row some FKer’s perennially shitty football team pulled off a mega upset.

    Now if Cal could…wait, I don’t smoke that stuff.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 13,2017 7:34 pm || Up

      Excellent. Fuck Clemson.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 13,2017 7:36 pm || Up

      does that include me?

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      • Soaker Soaker Oct 13,2017 7:39 pm || Up

        You’re “perennially disappointing” or “perennially underachieving”, not “perennially shitty”.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 13,2017 7:45 pm || Up

          It’s like Thanksgiving dinner all over again.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • elcroata elcroata Oct 14,2017 2:11 am || Up

      I just never warmed up to SU football as I did to basketball, but this is sweet nevertheless

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  11. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 13,2017 7:36 pm

    Also, since it’s a weird collegey kinda night, HAH HAH HAH HAH SUCK IT NCAA!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 13,2017 9:49 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 13,2017 10:02 pm || Up

      It would suck to be aerobically active right now, but just being outside is not so bad, for me. Also those masks are useless against particulate pollution.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • sslinger Oct 16,2017 9:17 am || Up

        Went to the game, and yes it wasn’t that bad just sitting there. Was with a group that had slightly more WSU fans than Cal representing, and it started out with everyone being surprised and amused and ended up with some pretty shocked and disgruntled WSU fans. Pretty good fun all in all.

  13. Soaker Soaker Oct 13,2017 10:17 pm

    Cal is still quite capable of blowing this, but we were a 16.5 point underdog, so the run continues for FKers’ shitty teams. Now I’m thinking the Tar Heels might be a good bet as a 4 point home underdog. I’m not touching Kansas, though (+22.5 in Ames); the Jayhawks are just abominable.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 13,2017 10:41 pm || Up

      The Heels are way worse than the Soakers Eds and doctorKs; by definition any team Carolina manages to beat wasn’t very good to begin with.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Oct 14,2017 9:18 pm || Up

        Kansas is the worst FKing load of crap in existence. In recent years we have gone back and forth between Iowa State and Cal for second place. This year, the Heels made a decision to grab the Pile of Manure with their opening-day home loss to Cal and they have run with it.

        • doctorK doctorK Oct 15,2017 12:40 pm || Up

          I watched some of the highlights from KU at ISU, and good grief that team is awful. The ‘Clones probably would’ve won if they had not even showed up for the game.

          • Soaker Soaker Oct 15,2017 1:07 pm || Up

            From a few weeks ago, says it all.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 16,2017 9:05 am || Up

      Sorry to be late to the party, but Tedford 2.0 is starting out well. 1st place Fresno State at 4-2 with the 2 against top 10 teams on the road.

      It clearly is smoke and mirrors but after the post Carr Deryuter teams (and given the shambles all my other sporting teams are in at the moment) I’ll take it.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 14,2017 7:23 am

    Crystal Palace scored!

    • ptbnl Oct 14,2017 7:31 am || Up

      … and, less shockingly, conceded.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • ptbnl Oct 14,2017 7:52 am || Up

        … and, even more shockingly, scored a second time.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  15. ptbnl Oct 14,2017 8:05 am

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  16. ptbnl Oct 14,2017 9:09 am

    29 goals in 8 games for City.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  17. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 14,2017 11:18 am

    Kyles brother off the playoff roster

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  18. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 14,2017 6:55 pm

    be nice to have not cubbison bat here

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  19. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 14,2017 6:59 pm

    national leage baseball is so fun

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 14,2017 7:40 pm || Up

      I like it, so restful, helps me doze in my recliner like golf.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Oct 14,2017 7:52 pm || Up

      1. Best pitcher in the game removed early for a PH.
      2. Schwarber’s defense.
      3. Relief pitcher bats for himself, gets down a pretty much perfect bunt. Runner on second decides not to advance. (Followed by infield hit where runner again doesn’t advance.)

      TINSTAAFK
      • elcroata elcroata Oct 15,2017 12:31 pm || Up

        Followed by a having a new pitcher for the relief pitcher who batted for himself, in the top of the next inning

        All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
      • andeux andeux Oct 15,2017 5:26 pm || Up

        4. Jon Lester hitting.

        TINSTAAFK
  20. andeux andeux Oct 14,2017 7:04 pm

    Baserunning/defense is the difference in the ALCS so far. Yankees thrown out at home yesterday and third today. Then Altuve scored the winning run on an aggressive play where he probably should have been out.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 14,2017 8:00 pm || Up

      i don’t think he is sent if judge throws to the proper cut off.

      i think you have to send bird, needed a perfect throw. gardner was just dumb

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  21. Kay Temple Kirk Kay Temple Kirk Oct 15,2017 8:12 am

    I dunno if y’all have seen this yet, but it’s got Reggie stealing home and Bill King on the television call.

    "Weren’t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone’s story? We’re all just characters who believe we’re real. Things make more sense now, don’t they. Be honest."- DMOAS
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 15,2017 9:03 am || Up

      First five minutes were awesome, will have to watch rest later. Reggie laid out that catcher. Lot of all-time A’s names in the lineup that day.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  22. andeux andeux Oct 15,2017 8:45 am

    Exciting slate of NFL games on TV today:
    SF (0-5) @ Washington
    Chargers (1-4) @ Oakland
    NYG (0-5) @ Denver
    NE @ NYJ (Both 3-2, somehow)

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 15,2017 9:07 am || Up

      Haven’t watched more than a quarter of any team besides Raiders but it seems like there’s a lot of crap football this year.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Oct 15,2017 9:21 am || Up

        Yeah, somehow there are more really bad teams than really good ones, and lots of mediocrity in the middle.

        TINSTAAFK
  23. elcroata elcroata Oct 15,2017 12:33 pm

    Love the fact that every Cubs reliever sucked yesterday. Want Cubs to have a lead after four today, just to see Maddon go to Wade Davis for last 15 outs

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  24. elcroata elcroata Oct 15,2017 12:44 pm

    I admit, I am not an expert in football rules, but Jets’ TD overturned into a fumble and a ball for Patriots seems fucking stupid

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • andeux andeux Oct 15,2017 12:53 pm || Up

      The ruling is that he lost possession of the ball. Despite the fact that he never in any way lost possession of the ball.

      TINSTAAFK
  25. doctorK doctorK Oct 15,2017 4:13 pm

    FK the Raiders.

    Just move to Vegas already if you’re suck this hard.

    • Soaker Soaker Oct 15,2017 4:59 pm || Up

      The risk of being a lame duck is, if the team goes 5-11, a lot of people don’t show up for the December games and the ones who do show up are there to yell what doctorK said. Being a Super Bowl contender would be a lot smarter.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 15,2017 7:35 pm || Up

      Yeah I’m finding it easier all the time to picture not caring about football anymore.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 15,2017 4:58 pm

    i wonder which former A want to succeed today!

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  27. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 15,2017 5:18 pm

    was joc pederson so bad this year that “Culberson” is better?

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  28. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 15,2017 6:37 pm

    so, dave roberts is dumb, yeah?

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  29. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 15,2017 6:51 pm

    if this 4 and 5 inning sht continues the DH will be universal in 2 CBAs

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 15,2017 7:30 pm || Up

      Yeah and then those candy ass pitchers won’t be able to say shit on the foundry floor in their offseason jobs at the pig iron smelter.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. dmoas Oct 15,2017 8:00 pm

    Eat shit Lackey.

    • doctorK doctorK Oct 15,2017 8:10 pm || Up

      The TBS reporter can join him at the table, for mentioning something from 29 years ago that never happened.

    • harensheir15 harensheir15 Oct 16,2017 8:00 am || Up

      This, always and forever.

  31. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 15,2017 8:44 pm

    so i am trying hulu live.

    seems ok.

    I notice there is a lot of complaining about non penalty calls in germany

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  32. elcroata elcroata Oct 15,2017 10:37 pm

    It was strangely satisfying to see Cubs lose a game in which both Lester and Lackey pitched. Now, if someone could just photoshop Geren out of the celebration.

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 16,2017 11:44 am || Up

      consider the source, but some comments on deadspin peg him as a master tactician that roberts relies on heavily.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 12:34 pm || Up

        I wish there were a way for him to parlay this into managing the Giants.

  33. ptbnl Oct 16,2017 5:47 pm

    Boooooooooooooooooo

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 16,2017 5:53 pm

    This park is ridiculous.

    • harensheir15 harensheir15 Oct 17,2017 10:57 am || Up

      I hate everything about it except for the nachos.

  35. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 16,2017 7:03 pm

    this lead means sonny gets 3 innings tops

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  36. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 16,2017 7:34 pm

    Didn’t joyce get suspended for this?

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    • AV AV Oct 16,2017 8:07 pm || Up

      carsten charles can call out an on-field affectation as well any 37-yr-old baseball player with a sideways baseball cap could.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 10:37 am

    I don’t want to say the FIFA rankings are garbage, but the USA somehow moved up in the latest edition.

    • elcroata elcroata Oct 17,2017 12:15 pm || Up

      They are garbage. I wrote an article about it once, so I remember it pretty well. My favorite example is as follows. Imagine Peru fix a friendly in Berlin against the German squad and Peru beat them 5:0. They would actually lose points in FIFA ranking through that.

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • elcroata elcroata Oct 17,2017 12:31 pm || Up

      And this is how each match is valued (if you don’t speak Croatian, ask Soaker)

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  38. elcroata elcroata Oct 17,2017 12:18 pm

    Does anyone know when the A’s will release Spring Training schedule?

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    • Soaker Soaker Oct 17,2017 12:45 pm || Up

      About a month ago.

      • elcroata elcroata Oct 17,2017 12:58 pm || Up

        Thanks!

        Is there any website that has these for all Cactus League Teams? Official A’s site has only home games

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        • Soaker Soaker Oct 17,2017 1:05 pm || Up

          It’s up to the individual teams to release their own schedule. This site will usually post links to them right away. The A’s look like the only Arizona team so far.

          They are almost all 1 p.m. starts. A few are in the evening, but that is decided when television decides which games it wants (so don’t assume all the 1:05 listings on that site are etched in stone).

  39. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 12:18 pm
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 17,2017 12:29 pm || Up

      I don’t know much about “hamilton,” my guess is that its not about Alexander Hamilton per se, But i really like the Drunk history with Lin Manuel Miranda. Also he seems like a nice guy

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 12:36 pm || Up

        It is extremely about Alexander Hamilton.

        Oakland’s Daveed Diggs played the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 17,2017 12:45 pm || Up

          wow, there is a wide gap in ages of those two

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  40. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 17,2017 1:15 pm

    %MINIFYHTMLcd130be894d37334e6759e6314b2de3a35%It’s always remarkable to me that all these stadiums put a premium on baseball field rather than stands. It would be so easy to cut off that ridiculous point in center field. (515)

    etf spelling. even I was bothered by that

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    • Soaker Soaker Oct 17,2017 1:30 pm || Up

      Also, some of them made the Coliseum’s foul territory look miniscule.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Oct 18,2017 11:01 am || Up

        I wonder if that’s left-over cricket habituation.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • Soaker Soaker Oct 18,2017 11:42 am || Up

          Some early New York baseball teams had played on polo fields. The stadiums that were built on that site with the horseshoe configurations were always primarily for baseball, but were named the “Polo Grounds” anyway because people associated the baseball team with those early fields. The first one was built of wood and met the fate of a lot of late 19th/early 20th century wooden stadiums. The replacement was steel and concrete. This is what it looked like for most of its life after various additions that extended the grandstands out past the foul poles.

          View post on imgur.com

          • nevermoor nevermoor Oct 18,2017 1:37 pm || Up

            Wasn’t the Polo grounds the one that was like 500′ in dead center?

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • andeux andeux Oct 18,2017 1:47 pm || Up

              Yes:
              Left Field: 279 ft
              Left-Center: 450 ft
              Center Field: 483 ft
              Right-Center: 449 ft
              Right Field: 258 ft

              TINSTAAFK
              • Soaker Soaker Oct 18,2017 1:54 pm || Up

                The 483 is visible in photos of the Willie Mays catch. It’s back in that slightly recessed indentation under the clubhouses and scoreboard. The staircases to those clubhouses were in the indentation and in play. Also the bullpens were in fair territory and not fenced; you can see the roofs of the bullpen benches in the corners in left-center and right-center.

                • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 18,2017 7:06 pm || Up

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  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 2:33 pm

    Well, I signed up for The Athletic. They got me with donating a portion to fire relief.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2017 11:48 am || Up

        I prefer my innovative disruptions without the sanctimonious assholes, is anyone trying that model?

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  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 3:28 pm

    Replay Review Sponsored By W.B. Mason

    ugh

  43. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 17,2017 4:01 pm

    I miss watching starters pitching well into late innings. I understand the evolution but I don’t like it.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 4:07 pm

    Hate Fox’s production.

    Hate that these pitchers need 2 minutes to throw each ball.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 4:08 pm || Up

      Hate that FKing Yankee Stadium strikeout whistle from the air conditioner store commercials.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 4:11 pm || Up

        Love Altuve when he’s not playing us.

        • andeux andeux Oct 17,2017 4:20 pm || Up

          I cannot love Altuve (or Beltre, or Ichiro when he was a Mariner) any more than I could love Mike Trout.

          TINSTAAFK
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 17,2017 4:33 pm || Up

            Disagree here. While Trout has the most talent, each of the other three manifest something much more likeable. Altuve’s triumph over limitations, Ichiro’s obsessive bat control mastery, and Beltre’s screwloosedness. Trout is great but not the least bit endearing.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • dmoas Oct 17,2017 4:27 pm || Up

        Fuck that whistle sound. Most annoying sound in baseball.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 17,2017 4:22 pm || Up

      In LA Sunday Lackey took five minutes to throw six pitches in one at bat. Ridiculous.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  45. andeux andeux Oct 17,2017 4:07 pm

    Sonny’s lack of playoff run support streak continues. 21+ innings now.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 17,2017 5:40 pm || Up

      I can’t decide if I thought girardi was too slow or too quick with the hook

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  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 5:52 pm

    A Jennifer’s-eyes-only injury in the first quarter of the NBA season.

    • MikeV MikeV Oct 17,2017 9:13 pm || Up

      That was FKing horrific.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

  47. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 17,2017 8:09 pm

    See, let Darvish stay in and he drives* in a run.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 17,2017 8:21 pm || Up

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  48. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 17,2017 8:10 pm

    Stripes are slimming, Carl Edwards Jr attests.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. andeux andeux Oct 17,2017 8:26 pm

    The Cubs are terrible.

    TINSTAAFK
  50. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 17,2017 9:00 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 9:13 pm || Up

      that is FKing insane

      • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 17,2017 9:17 pm || Up

        you probably don’t see the AN connection

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 17,2017 9:27 pm || Up

          It does not surprise me in the least to find that guy has gone into a business somewhere on the schmoozy/slimy spectrum.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • sslinger Oct 17,2017 10:29 pm || Up

            I’ve actually bought a couple of his mattresses, they’re very nice. And their pillows are the best.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 9:32 pm || Up

          No, I recognize the guy.

        • andeux andeux Oct 17,2017 9:50 pm || Up

          I don’t. I have a vague memory that maybe someone who was part of the tailgate crowd had some kind of connection to a local mattress company, but don’t recognize anyone of the names or people in that story. (Edit: OK, I recognize him now.)

          TINSTAAFK
          • elcroata elcroata Oct 18,2017 12:45 am || Up

            Perhaps you’ll recognize him in this picture

            (Seriously, this is him)

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 17,2017 9:28 pm || Up

      No one is honest on the internet /keystrokes.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • sslinger Oct 17,2017 10:32 pm || Up

      Yeah, that is a crazy story. The Freakonomics Radio story on mattresses, referenced in the article, is a worthy companion piece.

      • andeux andeux Oct 18,2017 9:30 am || Up

        The worst part is when someone says “mattress” to Mr. Lambert and then you have to stand in the tea chest and sing “Jerusalem.”

        TINSTAAFK
  51. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 17,2017 9:32 pm

    This is like the postseasons of stupid ballpark features.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 9:36 pm || Up

      It’s weird how we all just accept that this ballpark has a damn brick wall with plants on it in the outfield.

  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2017 9:33 pm

    Doesn’t seem right for that bad baserunning to be bailed out.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 17,2017 9:39 pm || Up

      no, but we need a 6 game series

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  53. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 17,2017 9:35 pm

    this TV announcer s terrible

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  54. sslinger Oct 17,2017 10:30 pm

    Well that finish sucked.

  55. elcroata elcroata Oct 18,2017 6:49 am

    Oh, no, not the veggie burger

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  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 18,2017 12:56 pm
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 18,2017 1:12 pm || Up

      FKing hell. These idiots.

      and

      • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 18,2017 5:25 pm || Up

        what the fuck? I mean its stupid. its all knds of logistically problematic, and it is more fodder for isil.

        such a saddam hussain move

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  57. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 18,2017 3:13 pm

    It looks like Judge’s reawakening is lasting, and the Stros night be in trouble.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 18,2017 4:01 pm || Up

      I’m quietly rooting for the Yankees to win this series thinking I’d prefer the Yankees win this series, because I’m going to Houston for the A’s series there in April and tickets would likely be cheaper if the home team lost to the Yankees in the ALCS, rather than being the defending World Series champions.

      Also on the travel subject, I have made a late addition because Cal doesn’t suck as much as I expected. Under the current Pac-12 schedule rotation they only play in Boulder once every four years, and football at Folsom Field has been on my bucket list. So that’s where I’ll be a week from Saturday. It’s about a 1.5-day sprint over there on I-80, and then an ambling trip via various hot springs on the way back, so I’ll be on the road during the World Series. Waiting for weather forecasts as the date gets closer to see if I should put the snow tires on before the trip or run on the regular tires.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 18,2017 4:17 pm || Up

        No Loneliest Highway in America for you? One doesn’t idly pass up the chance to visit Ely, NV.

        I’d imagine the gas cost difference between snow and regular tires on a >2,000 mile round trip is significant.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Oct 18,2017 4:32 pm || Up

          Oh, the hot springs route is more or less US 50 all the way, and with my projected schedule I would motel in Ely on the westbound. Sometimes looking at the morning weather report it’s -25°F in Ely in December or January, but not that cold in the first week of November.

          Gas mileage drops by 15% to 20% with the snow tires, plus this set of snow tires is going into its last year anyway and if I ran them for >2000 miles I’d probably have to replace them before the end of the year rather than deferring that until next fall. It ticked me off when I went to Pullman, WA in the middle of November last year on the snow tires and it was 60° every day.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 18,2017 5:55 pm || Up

            Ely is the site of the coldest temperature I’ve ever experienced, -23° in late November. My radiator froze solid. It’s one of my four different interesting stories about Ely.

            (the other 3 feature a one-armed hotel clerk, the NHP’s collection of seized marijuana paraphernalia, and a prom night couple rear-ending a cop at a stop light).

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • MikeV MikeV Oct 18,2017 6:10 pm || Up

              Ely is the site of the coldest temperature I’ve ever experienced, -23°

              That’s photoshopped.

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

              Thanks, and go As.

            • Soaker Soaker Oct 18,2017 7:22 pm || Up

              I wonder how anybody could have four Ely stories. It’s not on the quickest route from anywhere to anywhere else. You have to have some agenda, like a hot springs tour, to find yourself there at all. I have been through Ely a few times and have zero Ely stories.

          • Soaker Soaker Oct 23,2017 11:18 pm || Up

            I opened the chains bag this weekend expecting to find a pile of rusty dust. They were in good shape considering I hadn’t installed them in years. Put them on to check fit and looked ridiculous on the test drive around the neighborhood when it was 55 degrees, but that is the better solution than running the snow tires all that distance. A forecast more than a week in advance isn’t worth much but I’m not seeing any issue and in fact for the noon kickoff in Boulder on the final weekend of October…

            Saturday Sunny, with a high near 59.

  58. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 18,2017 6:31 pm

    would she have Secret service in 1993?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Oct 18,2017 6:34 pm || Up

      *83.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 18,2017 6:35 pm || Up

      are the ramones punk

      • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 18,2017 6:40 pm || Up

        supporting subterranean jungle.

        it certainly wasn’t “pop”

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 19,2017 10:31 am

    I guess this means Kotsay isn’t coming back. I hope his daughter is OK.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 19,2017 1:23 pm || Up

      This article says Kotsay decided not to return to full-time coaching. No update on his daughter’s condition.

      Article also notes that Christenson has managed Chapman, Olson, Pinder, Healy, Barreto, and Manaea previously, so that should help, one supposes.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 19,2017 1:28 pm || Up

        He managed those guys in Nashville and in Midland. Sounds like a keeper.

  60. andeux andeux Oct 19,2017 1:23 pm

    Springfield of Dreams is on Sunday at noon.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 19,2017 2:14 pm || Up

      Thanks! DVR is set. Hopefully there won’t be any Kevin Costner.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  61. andeux andeux Oct 19,2017 8:57 pm

    Nice win Raiders. Now spend the next 10 days celebrating.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 19,2017 9:02 pm || Up

      They may not have Marshawn Lynch for their next game, but then that could be a positive.

      • MikeV MikeV Oct 19,2017 11:10 pm || Up

        Games, plural, if I had to guess.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 20,2017 9:51 am || Up

      Yes, need to work up to matching the celebratory levels those Bills fans maintain every day.

      Amazing win, excruciating last second finish which took like an hour, seemingly. Celebration warranted. And losing their 3rd best running back for a week or two isn’t the end of the world. Probably Marshawn just doesn’t want to go back to Buffalo.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Oct 20,2017 9:57 am || Up

        He may still have warrants out there.

        TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Oct 20,2017 10:04 am || Up

        The Athletic’s spin on the Lynch incident is quite a bit more positive than BANG’s spin. Per their profile pics, The Athletic’s writer is African-American and BANG’s writer is white.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 20,2017 10:43 am || Up

          Interesting. Thompson’s perspective probably comes not only from being black, but also being from Oakland and possibly knowing Lynch and Peters for a long time. This detail is fantastic, by the way:

          The two even rode BART home together after the game, and Lynch joined a crowd of people in playfully chanting “F$%# the Chiefs” on the crowded Richmond-bound train.

          Kurtenbach’s perspective on Lynch isn’t that different, though. They both pretty much say this is who he is, this is what you get. But Kurtenbach kills the Raiders for their cynicism in signing him:

          Lynch — the closest thing to a mascot the city of Oakland has (sorry Stomper…) — is the safety valve for the Raiders’ franchise.

      • doctorK doctorK Oct 20,2017 1:10 pm || Up

        I was not watching the game (last Sunday did me in), but around 8:30 or so I decided to check the score, saw it was 30-24 Chefs with 0:03 left and the ball at the 1 yard line, so I quickly opened the NFL app and caught the end. Crazy, just plain crazy. The closest game-ending I could think of was the Holy Roller game.

  62. lenscrafters Oct 19,2017 9:12 pm

    I can’t believe Bob Geren is going to the World Series.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 19,2017 9:15 pm || Up

      Second time, no?

      • lenscrafters Oct 19,2017 9:26 pm || Up

        Ah yes, I somehow forgot about his other illustrious bench coach stint with the Mets.

    • Soaker Soaker Oct 20,2017 10:30 am || Up

      Dusty’s firing opens up another opportunity for a genius bench coach who has helped guide his team to the World Series twice in three years.

      There were some reports a few weeks ago that Geren was a top candidate for the Mets job, but more recent reports say he’s not a candidate there.

  63. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 20,2017 12:54 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 20,2017 1:20 pm || Up

      I would start to think that this guy’s entire schtick is an elaborate comedy bit if he didn’t have a body count.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 20,2017 1:58 pm || Up

        He’s REALLY committed to the role.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  64. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 20,2017 6:40 pm

    I would very much enjoy a game 7

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Oct 20,2017 6:47 pm || Up

      I would prefer the Yankees close it out today.
      It has been a good series though.

      TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Oct 20,2017 6:49 pm || Up

      I’m sure Reddick agrees with you though. He needs all the chances he can get for a hit.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 20,2017 6:59 pm || Up

        In guaranteeing a Houston win today Bruce Jenkins cited Reddick’s 0-for-17 because he’s “due to break out in a major way.”

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 20,2017 7:06 pm || Up

          I love him, but he has to be among the least clutch players in baseball history.

          • colin colin Oct 20,2017 7:33 pm || Up

            If I look at Fangraphs clutch statistic, added up over every season since 2000, the Crimson Schlong takes the absolute bottom spot, just edging out Matt Kemp.

          • Soaker Soaker Oct 20,2017 7:52 pm || Up

            The last of the Ric Flair “wooooo”ers seemed to have succumbed by that last at-bat.

        • andeux andeux Oct 20,2017 7:10 pm || Up

          Makes sense*.

          *That Jenkins would say that.

          TINSTAAFK
  65. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 20,2017 6:47 pm

    Chapman makes that play.

  66. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 20,2017 6:49 pm

    Go Astros Go!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 20,2017 6:50 pm

    “Their little leader”

    So condescending

    • ptbnl Oct 20,2017 7:06 pm || Up

      If he were white he’d be gritty.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  68. Soaker Soaker Oct 20,2017 8:38 pm

    Fox is definitely hoping the Yankees win tomorrow night because Yankees-Dodgers would offset some of the bath they’re going to take on the World Cup, whereas Astros-Dodgers wouldn’t help them that much.

    Astros-Dodgers would, either way, add to the list of teams that has won a World Series more recently than the A’s. But whether the Astros or Yankees go, I’d prefer that the Dodgers win it all, because then the Dodgers’ most recent World Series win wouldn’t be their current most recent win.

  69. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 21,2017 8:04 am

    I hadn’t seen this reported before.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 21,2017 9:43 am || Up

      Makes sense. A number of ballparks have some sort of party zone. The Mariners have a big one in center field at Safeco Field.

  70. sslinger Oct 21,2017 5:10 pm

    I’m ready for a game 7.

  71. Soaker Soaker Oct 21,2017 5:11 pm

    Joe Starkey called the kickoff in Berkeley a couple minutes before the first pitch went silently on TV. We’ll see which game I’m focusing on at 7:30.

    • Soaker Soaker Oct 21,2017 5:54 pm || Up

      Simultaneous replay reviews, and baseball has thrown several pitches and completed the inning before college football resolved its issue and ran the next play.

      • andeux andeux Oct 21,2017 6:09 pm || Up

        That call in NE/NYJ last week reminded me of just what a mess replay is in football. Even the dreaded play where a runner loses contact for the base with a millisecond after sliding in safely isn’t bad compared to the endless tweaks to try to clarify what exactly it means for a receiver to have control of a ball.

        TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 21,2017 6:23 pm || Up

      Baseball running as the heavy favorite at 7:30. Yuck, Cal.

  72. elcroata elcroata Oct 21,2017 6:32 pm

    What’s with all the first pitch swinging by the Astros?

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 21,2017 6:43 pm || Up

      cant get on base if you dont swing

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  73. andeux andeux Oct 21,2017 7:00 pm

    Maybe the Astros will put in Gregerson.

    TINSTAAFK
  74. andeux andeux Oct 21,2017 7:05 pm

    Oh well. Go Dodgers.

    TINSTAAFK
  75. elcroata elcroata Oct 21,2017 7:14 pm

    What was that, 14th pitch that McCann saw and the first one he swung at?

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  76. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 21,2017 10:27 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 22,2017 11:00 am || Up

      I can’t imagine it helps Reddick, so prone to the self-psyche out, to put the opposing fans on blast that way.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  77. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 23,2017 2:48 pm

    The dissent in this Ninth Circuit opinion upholding Montana’s campaign finance law thinks that taking legislative action in direct exchange for campaign contributions is constitutionally protected because it “constitute[s] nothing more than the trading of influence and access, which are critical mechanisms through which our political system responds to the needs of constituents.”

    Thing is, he might be right that the Supreme Court will so hold.

  78. MikeV MikeV Oct 23,2017 2:59 pm

    93rd minute winner to put the team through to the playoffs? YESPLZ.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 23,2017 3:02 pm || Up

      Still too soon for me with Urena.

      • MikeV MikeV Oct 23,2017 3:10 pm || Up

        Costa Rica are better than the US. He’s not the reason we couldn’t FKing beat T&T.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 23,2017 3:30 pm || Up

          True and true.

          Nonetheless, too soon.

  79. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 23,2017 3:34 pm

    Somehow this is real and not parody of football guys:

    Going into a Monday Night Football game against the Chiefs that week, I didn’t really want to miss a day. But Colt [McCoy, my backup,] set up his phone in the quarterback meeting room and we got on FaceTime. I was basically there without being there. . . . Julie’s contractions were coming every four to five minutes, and they lasted about 30 seconds—but outside of that I was able to focus [on football] and Julie was very understanding. She could hear my coaches and [teammates] talking in the background but she said it was fine. When she needed to grab my hand to get through a contraction for 30 seconds, I was there—and I had my iPad next to me, looking at cut-ups, in between. I think our doula thought that was weird. She wanted me a little more present. But Julie understood.

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