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World Series (North America version) Game Thread 253

Be prepared to see “he who shall not be named” fist pumping around the bases played all the time.

Unlike some of you, I haven’t decided on a rooting interest. On the one hand, 1988, but LA winning would sure piss off a lot of Giants fans. Plus, CA. On the other hand, I usually go for the American League team. But Verlander, ugh. Plus I lived in Houston, and IDGAF about Houston Strong, it’s a shitty city. In Texas.

I’m sure something will happen during the course of events that will tip the scales.

253 thoughts on “World Series (North America version) Game Thread

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2017 9:39 am

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Oct 24,2017 5:41 pm || Up
      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2017 5:53 pm || Up

        I suck at phone. Image meant to be the full 2014 cover with prediction:

        "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 24,2017 6:09 pm || Up

          That soccer teaser had me reeeeeeeeally confused about whether this was a new cover.

        • andeux andeux Oct 24,2017 6:49 pm || Up

          TINSTAAFK
  2. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2017 11:09 am

    Many of houston’s ongoing problems stem from zero bulding codes. fuck “strong” anything.

    but reddick corea and altuve are fun. McCann and Verlander seem like dicks.

    Dodgers have a lot of fun players plus farhan. But I can’t get over some of my dodger fan freinds and $100M in dead payroll.

    go houston

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Oct 24,2017 11:26 am || Up

      * zoning codes?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • nevermoor nevermoor Oct 25,2017 1:51 pm || Up

      But the Dodgers winning creates great sadness among Giants fans. And I’m pro-sadness.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  3. andeux andeux Oct 24,2017 11:24 am

    TINSTAAFK
  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2017 11:41 am

    Freedom isn’t free. It comes at the cost of one meal at an Alabama diner.
    http://m.sfgate.com/sports/article/Bruce-Maxwell-As-refused-service-pro-Trump-waiter-12301729.php

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 24,2017 1:01 pm
    • ptbnl Oct 24,2017 1:28 pm || Up

      Surely the corollary for him should be running as an independent?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • dmoas Oct 24,2017 1:53 pm || Up

        At the very least leave the fucking party.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 25,2017 8:35 am || Up

          He shouldn’t necessarily leave the party. But he should fight for it, even if he is afraid of losing. Quitting the race only emboldens the nuts he decries.

      • AV AV Oct 24,2017 2:14 pm || Up

        not if he’s running for prez.

        book it.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 25,2017 10:32 am || Up

      Self-awareness still on zero.

  6. AV AV Oct 24,2017 2:15 pm

    wait a minute.

    super dave is albert brook’s brother??

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  7. Soaker Soaker Oct 24,2017 4:03 pm

    As you enjoy the work of Joe Buck during this, his 19th World Series (most ever by a play-by-play announcer), please consider supporting him for the first post-Bill Frick Award.

    Although from that list I’m making Morgan the favorite.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2017 4:16 pm || Up

      of those, Drysdale is the one that know and doesn’t offend me. (morgan is only moderately offensive).

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2017 4:28 pm || Up

      You’d have to put Costas as the fave, thanks to Ken Burns (plus long tenure of good quality). Dean and Drysdale’s work were both well regarded, and in Dean’s case at least considered iconic.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Oct 24,2017 4:41 pm || Up

        I have no problems with Costas or Michaels.
        Dean introduced “slud” into the vocabulary. That’s worth something.

        TINSTAAFK
    • dmoas Oct 24,2017 4:58 pm || Up

      At least if he wins, Fox will have to pay him more. And that means less money for Fox.

  8. Soaker Soaker Oct 24,2017 5:21 pm

    Larry King is still alive? Wow.

  9. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2017 5:44 pm

    That YouTube logo arrow ad directly in the middle of the screen is irritating AF.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 24,2017 5:55 pm || Up

      Google obviously spent a shitload of money on this. If they drown out that Applebee’s ad with the song and the oily-looking food it’s an improvement though.

  10. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2017 5:55 pm

    that was so exciting! did you guys see that bunt?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Oct 24,2017 6:39 pm || Up

      SPOILERS!!!#!!

      [throws away VHS of major league]

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  11. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2017 6:08 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  12. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2017 6:13 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2017 7:11 pm || Up

      Um, wut?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  13. Soaker Soaker Oct 24,2017 6:43 pm

    It’s such a pleasure to see a postseason game where the pitchers get the ball and throw it, and throw lots of strikes. There have been way too many games where 90 minutes in, we’re staggering through the bottom of the 3rd.

    • andeux andeux Oct 24,2017 7:40 pm || Up

      2:30, even with the longer commercial breaks.

      TINSTAAFK
  14. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2017 6:54 pm

    sunday bloody sunday bumper music, fox?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. Soaker Soaker Oct 24,2017 7:02 pm

    Why on earth would you take out Kershaw at this point?

    • Soaker Soaker Oct 24,2017 7:24 pm || Up

      It worked out OK, but Kershaw’s pitch count wasn’t an issue, unless he said the heat was bothering him. I would have let the best pitcher in baseball throw one more inning in a game he was dominating rather than take a chance of my 8th inning guy not having it tonight.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2017 7:27 pm || Up

        they need him to go at east 6 in game 5. I think its ok. their bulpen has been worthy this year

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux Oct 24,2017 7:35 pm || Up

          Game 5?

          TINSTAAFK
          • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2017 7:42 pm || Up

            hill starts the clincher

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Soaker Soaker Oct 24,2017 7:45 pm || Up

            Fox needs a Game 5 if they’re going to have the GR8ST WKEND EVER

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 24,2017 7:46 pm || Up

              Watching this network is such an assault on the senses.

              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2017 7:58 pm || Up

                I’ve been saying this for years, Fox was way ahead of other media platforms in this all-encompassing brand-as-message approach, right down to the omnipresent red white and blue. I now attribute this all to the Russians.

                "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  16. andeux andeux Oct 24,2017 7:12 pm

    Shutout, Lehner!
    (Oh, what game were you all watching?)

    TINSTAAFK
  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2017 8:03 pm

    I’m not ok with screwing over people. If I was, though, this is the kind of scammer I’d be. Big plans, community benefits, nice guy, good listener, etc. Guy even threw out a first pitch an a A’s game.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Oct 24,2017 8:07 pm || Up

      Uber, but for buying iconic Oakland buildings and promising to do something with them … oh, wait.

      TINSTAAFK
  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 24,2017 8:09 pm

    • AV AV Oct 24,2017 8:30 pm || Up

      mi vida, hay cosas inequívocamente americanas.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • elcroata elcroata Oct 25,2017 1:57 am || Up

      I believe in facepalms on both sides of a face

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  19. Soaker Soaker Oct 25,2017 10:38 am

    After all the health insurance battles…my Bronze plan is free in 2018. Because the Silver plan premiums went through the roof, my estimated tax credit exceeds the gross monthly premium for the Bronze plan ($6800 deductible).

    • nevermoor nevermoor Oct 25,2017 1:56 pm || Up

      Obamacare wins again!

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  20. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 25,2017 4:49 pm

    Nigh impossible to not root for Rich Hill matched vs Verlander

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 25,2017 5:28 pm

    So GHWB is a nonagenarian ass-grabber.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 25,2017 6:32 pm || Up

      As an active politician I recall him as chaste, almost asexual, probably the least personally interesting Prez in my lifetime.

      "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 25,2017 7:00 pm || Up

        he had a contemporaneously reported affair as president that all denied

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 25,2017 7:35 pm || Up

          I’d forgotten that. Still somehow he seemed so much less a creature of desires and flaws than other Prez’s, even Carter.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • nevermoor nevermoor Oct 26,2017 10:10 am || Up

            Well, in fairness, some of that might be the contrast with his successor.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 25,2017 7:01 pm || Up

        He called his wife “mother” before it was trendy.

        • AV AV Oct 25,2017 8:21 pm || Up

          it was as trendy as a sweater set!

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 25,2017 9:06 pm || Up

            Dead sexy.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 26,2017 11:55 am || Up

            On that note.

            • AV AV Oct 26,2017 12:10 pm || Up

              I FUCKING LOVE MAGGIE.

              hopeless crush.

              have i mentioned?

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • batgirl batgirl Oct 26,2017 6:17 pm || Up

              Just say no…to your physician!

  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 25,2017 7:28 pm

    Oh Josh

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 25,2017 7:32 pm || Up

      He needs a hug.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. Soaker Soaker Oct 25,2017 8:51 pm

    A three-run game-winning homer would become the Greatest Walk-Off in Dodger World Series history. Or at least it would dilute the previous one.

  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 25,2017 9:01 pm

    Gregerson warming up.

    • andeux andeux Oct 25,2017 9:04 pm || Up

      Just the idea of him pitching was enough.

      TINSTAAFK
  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 25,2017 9:05 pm

    Thought Reddick might get him there.

  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 25,2017 9:11 pm

    McCarthy!

  27. andeux andeux Oct 25,2017 9:16 pm

    Damn it Brandon, you aren’t the former A who was supposed to blow this.

    TINSTAAFK
  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 25,2017 9:38 pm

    I blame Geren.

  29. andeux andeux Oct 25,2017 10:08 pm

    I didn’t see earlier parts of the game, but what was Roberts (or Geren) doing:
    1) IBB to Reddick with no one on, two out in the 4th? OK, pitcher due up next, but Reddick is career .229/.289/.365 vs. LHP.
    2) Then Hill out after 4 IP, 60 pitches? That’s what set up trying to get 3 innings out of Morrow/Jansen, after using them each for an inning yesterday.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 25,2017 10:19 pm || Up

      3) logic being 5 righties?

      I only listened to the first 6. checked phone periodically. Even with that limited contact I was getting nervous

      I really want reddick to walk off all three games in houston

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  30. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 25,2017 10:22 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  31. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 26,2017 9:30 am

    I had to stop watching after 7th inning to go to my softball game. I didn’t miss anything did I?

    "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 26,2017 9:48 am || Up

      Reddick hit into at least one more double play.

  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 26,2017 11:11 am
    • andeux andeux Oct 26,2017 11:43 am || Up

      That’s all well and good, but Magary’s views on kraut are still problematic.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 26,2017 12:26 pm || Up

        That list needs some mention of the only pickled thing I actually like: cornichons.

        Also, is kraut technically “pickled”? It seems like a very different thing to me.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 26,2017 12:28 pm || Up

        Yeah, it’s difficult when someone you like is so horribly wrong about something. Tough to retain respect for someone who hates kraut, or likes VWs, or votes for Jill Stein.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 26,2017 1:01 pm || Up

      Good on Drew. Self-reflection is hard, and necessary.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • elcroata elcroata Oct 26,2017 11:17 pm || Up

      That was a very good read, thanks. I especially liked this bit:

      There’s a lot of money to be had in pretending that the internet is the same place it was back in 2006, or raging against the way it isn’t. Back then, white guys could run amok online. The disconnect between the freedom some of those guys had in real life versus online was staggering. Addicting. And so these same guys get VERY ornery when that online freedom is challenged in any way by valid criticism about racism, injustice, sexism, and privilege. They’re plunging even deeper into the online abyss now, such is their lust to operate unchecked.

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 27,2017 1:31 pm

    I knew there was something sketchy about Taibbi.

  34. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2017 2:33 pm
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 27,2017 2:46 pm || Up

      LOL, said the portion of the Golden Bair contingent looking out the window at the U. of Colorado campus and preparing to search out Boulder’s finest beer while the “Mork and Mindy” theme song “Fight for California” plays in my head. May Kitty the Puppy inspire us to glorious victory tomorrow!

      • Soaker Soaker Oct 27,2017 5:14 pm || Up

        I landed at Twisted Pine Brewing, outside the trendy Palo Alto-ish downtown. Tasted the Roots Revival Carrot IPA but am opting for other choices.

      • Soaker Soaker Oct 28,2017 2:11 pm || Up

        New mascot, same old suck.

        • sslinger Oct 28,2017 2:25 pm || Up

          Yep, defense looked ugly again. My friend there says try 13th St. 1-2 blocks north of Pearl, a few good places including the Corner Bar. I see Papadosio is at the Boulder Theater tonight, that could be fun.

          • Soaker Soaker Oct 28,2017 6:29 pm || Up

            Thanks, but I’m already down in Pueblo, getting ready to head into the mountains in the AM for some soaks. I’ll spend more time in Boulder when the A’s are in Denver at the end of July, when it’s not Homecoming Weekend.

  35. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2017 6:07 pm

    As Darvish labors in the 2nd the LA bullpen is in for another long night.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  36. MikeV MikeV Oct 27,2017 7:23 pm

    This will be really unpopular here, but honestly, I don’t see what this nothingburger is all about.

    Its hard for me to see any Trump ties to Russia–I mean, except for the Flynn thing and the Manafort thing and the Tillerson thing and the Sessions thing and the Kushner thing and the Wray thing and the Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius “Russian Law Firm of the Year” thing and the Carter Page thing and the Roger Stone thing and the 198 Million voter records thing and the Felix Sater thing and the Boris Ephsteyn thing and the Rosneft thing and the Gazprom thing and the Sergey Gorkov banker thing and the Azerbajain thing and the “I love Putin” thing and the Donald Trump, Jr. thing and the Lavrov thing and the Sergey Kislyak thing and the Oval Office thing and the Gingrich/Kislyak phone calls thing and the Russian Business Interests thing and the Emoluments Clause thing and the Alex Schnaider thing and the hack of the DNC thing and the Guccifer 2.0 thing and the Mike Pence “I don’t know anything” thing and the Russians mysteriously dying thing and Trump’s public request to Russia to hack Hillary’s email thing and the Trump house sale for $100 million at the bottom of the housing bust to the Russian fertilizer king thing and the Russian fertilizer king’s plane showing up in Concord, NC during Trump rally campaign thing and the Nunes sudden flight to the White House in the night thing and the Nunes personal investments in the Russian winery thing and the Cyprus bank thing and Trump not releasing his tax returns thing and the Republican Party’s rejection of an amendment to require Trump to show his taxes thing and the election hacking thing and the GOP platform change to the Ukraine thing and the Steele Dossier thing and the Sally Yates can’t testify thing and the intelligence community’s investigative reports thing and the Trump reassurance that the Russian connection is all “fake news” thing and the Chaffetz not willing to start an investigation thing and the Chaffetz suddenly deciding to go back to private life in the middle of an investigation thing and the appointment of Pam Bondi who was bribed by Trump in the Trump University scandal appointed to head the investigation thing and the alfa-bank thing and the VEB thing and the The White House going into full-on cover-up mode, refusing to turn over the documents related to the hiring and subsequent firing of Flynn thing and the Chaffetz and White House blaming the poor vetting of Flynn on Obama thing and the Poland and British intelligence gave information regarding the hacking back in 2015 to Paul Ryan and he didn’t do anything thing and the Agent M16 following the money thing and the Trump team KNEW about Flynn’s involvement but hired him anyway thing and the let’s fire Comey thing and the Mueller let’s fire him too thing and the Election night Russian trademark gifts thing and the Russian diplomatic compound electronic equipment destruction thing and the let’s give back the diplomatic compounds back to the Russians thing and the let’s back away from Cuba thing and the donny Jr met with Russians thing and now Trump’s secret second meeting with his boss Putin.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2017 7:33 pm || Up

      He did tell us he was gonna renegotiate a lot of deals.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • MikeV MikeV Oct 27,2017 7:42 pm || Up

        First charges filed by Mueller, arrests expected Monday.

        Buckle in.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 9:28 pm || Up

          Just Manafort tomorrow do you think? He doesn’t strike me as a guy willing to silently take the rap. If it’s Flynn also Trump should be terrified. If it’s Kushner he’s done.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • dmoas Oct 29,2017 9:33 pm || Up

            They already have Kushner dead to rights with his paperwork bullshit. I’d imagine the problem with that is it’s easily pardoned without any real consequences. But it’s likely just Marafort.

            • andeux andeux Oct 29,2017 9:38 pm || Up

              I saw some speculation that it could be someone less central like Flynn Jr., presumably as part of a longer strategy to get people to flip on those closer to the top.
              I agree that the security clearance stuff can be made to seem like not a big deal. Manafort, Flynn, and Page all seem like they are pretty clearly guilty of big time tax evasion and/or money laundering, which is a bigger deal, but a little harder to tie to the election stuff.

              TINSTAAFK
              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 9:46 pm || Up

                One strategy would be to indict a bunch of people at once, exerting pressure on each guy to flip for a good deal before his peers sell him out first.

                "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 29,2017 9:48 pm || Up

                  You could totally get Don Jr. to spill everything by telling him that Kushner is in the next room selling him out.

              • dmoas Oct 29,2017 9:47 pm || Up

                I wouldn’t be surprised if the first one was such a minor figure for a minor thing that it be presented as a letdown by the MSM and as proof that the investigation is waste by T & Co. But I suspect the charges would be such that a pardon would be a dangerous proposition for Trump only because it would open them up to implicate others without pleading the 5th. It’s partly why I think a Flynn Jr is unlikely unless he has those sorts of connections through his father.

  37. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2017 7:30 pm

    Hitting running diving dirty happy Reddick!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2017 8:26 pm || Up

      Stupid bunty angry Reddick.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  38. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 27,2017 9:01 pm

    peacock?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2017 9:09 pm || Up

      Dominant, just like his A’s tenure.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  39. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 28,2017 1:58 pm

    We can all agree that racist images have no place in the world series.

    Incidentally, have I ever shouwn you this cool image from the last world series?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  40. andeux andeux Oct 28,2017 3:52 pm

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 28,2017 5:49 pm || Up

      A compelling case.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  41. andeux andeux Oct 28,2017 7:47 pm

    I fear another Astros HR soon.

    TINSTAAFK
  42. Soaker Soaker Oct 28,2017 8:17 pm

    This Astros bullpen needs the presence of a wily veteran like Santiago Casilla to steady itself.

  43. andeux andeux Oct 28,2017 8:18 pm

    Fear assuaged.

    TINSTAAFK
  44. doctorK doctorK Oct 28,2017 8:24 pm

    Holy shit, Iowa State may actually be good at football this year.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 8:17 am || Up

      Two wins over Top 10 teams!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  45. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 8:18 am
    "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 29,2017 11:19 am || Up

      That’s really depressing.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 30,2017 12:16 pm || Up

        I am not seeing a crime, even if you believe the driver’s story.

        Driver comes to house, Maxwell confronts with gun, driver says food delivery, maxwell lowers gun.

        Sure, I think its idiotic and should be a crime, but it isn’t a crime.

        I am guessing racist and target at a police protester.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 30,2017 12:57 pm || Up

          If the driver’s story is as you tell it, I agree. If he or she says he pulled the gun during an argument, or something like that, then it sounds like it could be assualt. Not enough information to tell either way.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 30,2017 4:02 pm || Up

            All I sasw was an AP report

            really nothing to say yet

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • andeux andeux Oct 31,2017 7:58 pm || Up

            Here are the police reports.
            Pretty much the first part of what Ed said.
            Doesn’t sound like the delivery person knew who he was though.

            TINSTAAFK
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 31,2017 10:25 pm || Up

              It sounds fucking terrifying. Delivery driver shows up for a routine delivery to gun in her face, immediately calls 911 and 10 cops respond. That may not be a crime but holy shit that is not acceptable, fuck that guy.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  46. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 11:30 am

    On the whole I’d rather not be in Buffalo.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Oct 29,2017 11:33 am || Up

      Me neither.

      TINSTAAFK
      • elcroata elcroata Oct 29,2017 2:13 pm || Up

        Wow, 5-2, I can’t remember when that happened last time. Pretty sure they will find the way to FK it up, still

        All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  47. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 1:36 pm

    Sagh.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  48. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 2:19 pm
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. ptbnl Oct 29,2017 2:37 pm

    The Great Barrier Reef is otherworldly, breathtaking, and heartbreaking.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  50. andeux andeux Oct 29,2017 5:13 pm

    In case you aren’t already rooting against them, the Astros have trotted out GHWB and GWB.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 5:36 pm || Up

      President Copafeel and his idiot son.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 29,2017 5:15 pm

    You know what fuck the Astros.

    • ptbnl Oct 29,2017 5:21 pm || Up

      Yup.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • ptbnl Oct 29,2017 5:25 pm || Up

      Is the umpire calling the location of balls a new feature?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 5:38 pm || Up

        He’s miked, it may be that he always narrates for batter and catcher that way.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • dmoas Oct 29,2017 9:35 pm || Up

        Umps are different, but many do tend to tell where it missed. The miked part of it is certainly interesting and special for the game.

    • ptbnl Oct 29,2017 5:27 pm || Up

      I was watching some of the Rugby League World Cup in Sydney last night, and they had a great replay system, with the video umpire live broadcasting their deliberations – explaining what they were looking for, and calling for particular video angles and sequences.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • ptbnl Oct 29,2017 5:29 pm || Up

        Gah – the persistent indenting after a reply is annoying!

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • vignette17 Oct 30,2017 9:33 am || Up

        I always thought rugby league (with the possible exception of tennis) had the best replay system. Always less than 30 seconds, the ref on the field can defer if he’s not sure. It’s great.

        • nevermoor nevermoor Oct 30,2017 1:46 pm || Up

          The defer-if-not-sure thing is the best part.

          Although it does make more sense when it’s one guy chasing some of the fastest people on earth.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  52. ptbnl Oct 29,2017 5:41 pm

    That’s some karma for Gurriel.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 29,2017 5:47 pm || Up

      Team-worst WPA last night.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 7:07 pm || Up

        Better tonight. Man he crushed that pitch.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  53. ptbnl Oct 29,2017 7:27 pm

    Warming up the Verlander strike zone.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  54. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 7:55 pm

    Damn, this World Series is delivering.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  55. ptbnl Oct 29,2017 8:08 pm

    So the ball is slicker than usual? Doesn’t seem like that could be accidental, or unresolvable if it were just an outlier batch.

    That would certainly contribute to the unusual frequency of the walk-walk-homer sequence … maybe MLB/Fox felt that would make better TV than pitchers’ duels.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 8:48 pm || Up

      From the Verducci article we know they made special new batches for the postseason. My theory is a slightly different cowhide batch which doesn’t accept the pregame mud rub as well.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • ptbnl Oct 29,2017 9:13 pm || Up

        They must get through thousands of batches of cowhide, so for it to feel so different to the pitchers it has to be a pretty significant outlier.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  56. ptbnl Oct 29,2017 8:13 pm

    Tough ball 4 to be struck out on (though it’s been consistent).

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  57. ptbnl Oct 29,2017 8:40 pm

    What the FK? Bunting with a runner in scoring position in an AL park?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 8:42 pm || Up

      When even Joe Buck criticizes your stupid NL bunt you know it was outrageous.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  58. ptbnl Oct 29,2017 8:46 pm

    I was expecting the suicide squeeze from Forsyth.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  59. andeux andeux Oct 29,2017 8:54 pm

    I hate games like this.
    4+ hours long, plus dredged up memories of similar A’s playoff games, usually not ending well.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 8:59 pm || Up

      I dunno, a seesaw slugfest is pretty rollicking good fun when it’s not my hopes being dashed.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Oct 29,2017 9:00 pm || Up

      And right on cue…

      Also, hindsight is 20/20, etc., but it sure seems like Roberts is on tilt. Not just that he used Morrow there, but it also reinforces how stupid the sac bunt was in a game like this.

      TINSTAAFK
  60. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 8:56 pm

    It looks like Roberts should have kept Morrow unavailable today. Straight fastballs say hit me please.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 29,2017 9:22 pm

    I’m calling bullshit on this Budweiser Prohibition Repeal Beer nonsense.

  62. dmoas Oct 29,2017 9:26 pm

    If they’re going to do in game ads like that they really need to cut down the between inning time. It’s a net good trade-off for everyone.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 10:05 pm || Up

      Dunno if it’s related but they’ve been “keeping it right here” through occasional mid-innings breaks.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • dmoas Oct 30,2017 9:46 am || Up

        They need to do more of that while shrinking that time. They don’t actually need even half that time to get ready anyway. It’ll also keep eyes on it more since you wouldn’t walk away for that short a time span.

  63. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 29,2017 9:27 pm

    Didn’t Run on Reddick

    • ptbnl Oct 29,2017 9:29 pm || Up

      Fear the schlong.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • andeux andeux Oct 29,2017 9:33 pm || Up

      Apparently “No” vs. “Go” confusion.
      Didn’t we see that in another big game a couple of years ago.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 29,2017 9:35 pm || Up

        To avoid further confusion, I propose changing “go” to “RUN DUMMY!”

    • sslinger Oct 29,2017 9:38 pm || Up

      Except…third base coach was yelling Go and the runner thought he was saying No. Aren’t they supposed to have terms they can use that won’t be confused? Like Stop?

  64. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 29,2017 9:34 pm

    The Pixies in a Citibank ad. What a dystopia we live in.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 9:37 pm || Up

      I always expected it from the Clash but yeah, that’s sad.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  65. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 29,2017 9:38 pm

    I mean, played as far as high school.

    We NEVER said GO or NO, alway RUN or STAY.

    since we actually had to tag up

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • dmoas Oct 29,2017 9:39 pm || Up

      Definitely seems like a failing there.

      • ptbnl Oct 29,2017 9:42 pm || Up

        Or a lame-ass excuse attempt after a fuck-up by the runner.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 29,2017 9:45 pm || Up

          “No, I thought you said ‘I’m alright, Spider.'”

  66. andeux andeux Oct 29,2017 9:53 pm

    And now that run matters. Of course.

    TINSTAAFK
  67. sslinger Oct 29,2017 9:54 pm

    Uno mas, por favor…

  68. sslinger Oct 29,2017 9:58 pm

    Wild pitch anyone?

  69. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 29,2017 10:01 pm

    Stretching that single to a double worked out well.

  70. andeux andeux Oct 29,2017 10:03 pm

    Gregerson the only Astros pitcher with positive WPA.

    TINSTAAFK
  71. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 29,2017 10:10 pm

    Can’t stop watching this

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 10:20 pm || Up

      On one hand the aggro thieving throwing dude is way out of line. OTOH the ostensible Astros fans with the ball are celebrating a Dodger HR. Really it’s hilarious because they all suck.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  72. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 29,2017 10:12 pm

    Now is the time when Reddick gets the big hit, right?

  73. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 29,2017 10:13 pm

  74. ptbnl Oct 29,2017 10:17 pm

    Reddick in left?!

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  75. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 29,2017 10:38 pm

    I love the mic’ed up ump. Very cool.

  76. ptbnl Oct 29,2017 10:39 pm

    Roger Angell in his prime would have had a field day with this series.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  77. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 29,2017 10:45 pm

    That was epic.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  78. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 29,2017 10:48 pm

    cool thing is I get to root for a rich hill 132 pitch perfect game with no guilt

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  79. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 30,2017 10:59 am

    [Nixon voice] You could get a million dollars. You could get it in cash antique rugs. [/Nixon voice]

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  80. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 30,2017 2:44 pm
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 30,2017 4:10 pm || Up

      just put up some statues. that’s how we remember our history anyway

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  81. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 30,2017 5:25 pm
    • dmoas Oct 30,2017 5:47 pm || Up

      Didn’t seem too ambiguous to me. Remove “dog” from his comment and it’s basically “get me a lawyer”

    • sslinger Oct 30,2017 7:47 pm || Up

      Once again, the importance of commas comes to the fore.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 30,2017 8:37 pm || Up

      this kinda pisses me off. a bunch of white men with moderate to good educatons have no idea of how people in the world talk.

      that was clear and unequivocal to me

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 31,2017 10:49 am || Up

        There are better disingenuous linguistic hooks to hang an opinion that he didn’t unequivocally ask: “If y’all think I did it…then why don’t you just give me a lawyer.”

        Taking those as making the ask conditional, or not an ask at all, also ignores how people really talk, but in a less embarrassing way.

        • AV AV Oct 31,2017 11:13 am || Up

          i thought it was clear that was what they were trying to lean on. the if/then.

          except the next sentence they write equivocates that.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 31,2017 11:18 am || Up

            I imagine the other seven judges (it was an 8-1 decision) did lean on that. This guy just wrote an incredibly dumb concurring opinion.

  82. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 30,2017 7:50 pm

    Uhhhhhhhhhh

    • andeux andeux Oct 30,2017 8:06 pm || Up

      Good people on both sides. Both sides.

      TINSTAAFK
    • AV AV Oct 30,2017 8:08 pm || Up

      3/5 much?

      it’s like they forgot the original meaning of the euphemisms.

      what’s he gonna say next… the lack of ability to reach a final solution caused WW2?

      also, “inability.” john, the word is “inability.”

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 30,2017 8:20 pm || Up

        Missouri much?
        1850 much?

        Some Stephen Douglas-ass shit, I tell you.

        • ptbnl Oct 30,2017 8:55 pm || Up

          Like Trump said, Stephen Douglas is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  83. MikeV MikeV Oct 30,2017 8:10 pm

    Jimmy G.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 30,2017 9:43 pm || Up

      It seems like a great move for SF, but since it’s a deal with New England I assume Garrapolo is near death or under indictment or has a nasty pruno habit.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • doctorK doctorK Oct 30,2017 10:17 pm || Up

        The Patsies would figure out how to FK you in a trade even if you were only sending them a used bag of practice balls.

      • MikeV MikeV Oct 30,2017 11:41 pm || Up

        A (very high) 2nd for him is still a good get — the reality is there was zero chance that NE could have kept both Brady and Garoppolo next year, and the reality is that the Pats are not cutting Brady no matter what.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • dmoas Oct 31,2017 9:33 am || Up

          Why waste the pick on a dead year and just sign him in the off season.

          • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 31,2017 9:44 am || Up

            You get 8 games to figure out if you really like him in your system as opposed to having to sign him to a longerish/biggerish contract. If he Matt Flynns you can still draft someone else.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • MikeV MikeV Oct 31,2017 2:08 pm || Up

            1) No bidding war

            2) The pick was basically free from trading down last draft, they still have a 2nd rounder.

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

            Thanks, and go As.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 31,2017 10:39 am || Up

          Isn’t there some CBA-related reason that second round picks are extremely valuable in the NFL?

          • MikeV MikeV Oct 31,2017 2:41 pm || Up

            Not really. First rounders all have a 5th year option, so sometimes it’s beneficial to move up from the early 2nd to the late 1st.

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

            Thanks, and go As.

        • nevermoor nevermoor Nov 1,2017 5:01 pm || Up

          Do we think he’s actually that good outside of a magically-amazing team, though? I don’t have an opinion, just a concern.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
          • MikeV MikeV Nov 2,2017 11:02 am || Up

            The rumor is Kraft overruled Darth Bill as far as keeping Brady a Patriot for his entire career rather than letting him go this offseason and keeping Jimmy G.

            That said, I have no idea how he’ll be, but hopefully Shanahan likes what he sees.

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

            Thanks, and go As.

  84. Soaker Soaker Oct 31,2017 4:15 pm

    Halloween in Ely! What a scene of bawdy debauchery that must have been a century ago, or when the FSU caravan happened to come through town. I’m betting they roll up the sidewalks at sunset now, and in any case I’ll be watching a 5-hour Game 6 rather than joining the half-dozen residents who might be partying.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 31,2017 5:33 pm || Up

      “It was dusk on Halloween in Ely Nevada, a nothing desert burg on Highway 50 where they rolled up the sidewalks at sunset. ‘Dull town,’ I thought. ‘Nothing can possibly happen here.'”

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Oct 31,2017 5:46 pm || Up

        “Suddenly a woman’s blood-curdling scream broke the silence. A gunshot. Then another. Then…the silence returned. I grabbed my beer off the nightstand and turned my attention back to Rich Hill on the screen in front of me.”

        After checking into the motel at one end of the old downtown, I walked to the other end of town at the mouth of the canyon. It’s as sadly derelict a place as you’ll find anywhere in America. As I pulled into town, JRAD’s version of “Shakedown Street” was playing on the satellite radio, and I gotta say, no matter how much poking around I do, I can’t believe I would find any heart in this town.

        • Soaker Soaker Oct 31,2017 7:19 pm || Up

          I stepped outside between innings and looked up and down Aultman Street. There is one bar and grill, Racks (named for the antlers mounted on the walls rather than the servers’ endowments), with a few cars parked in front, and a few more parked in front of the old Hotel Nevada, perhaps because the coffee shop there has been rebranded as a Denny’s, but those are the only signs of life.

          • andeux andeux Oct 31,2017 7:27 pm || Up

            Should be a strip club/pool hall/bbq joint.

            TINSTAAFK
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 31,2017 7:33 pm || Up
              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • Soaker Soaker Oct 31,2017 7:37 pm || Up

                I noticed that on my walk and suspected some of your Ely stories may be set there.

                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 31,2017 7:43 pm || Up

                  Honestly my Ely tales are all of the just-passin-thru variety. Though I did play a little blackjack and it struck me as the kinda joint where the locals would take a big score personally.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  85. Soaker Soaker Oct 31,2017 6:44 pm

    You’d think Roberts would have figured out by now that he doesn’t have four Andrew Millers in his bullpen.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 31,2017 6:49 pm || Up

      Still, though, I like the unshaken confidence of going right back to Morrow in that high leverage spot.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  86. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 31,2017 7:01 pm

    Verlander’s compassionless dominance is depressingly familiar.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  87. ptbnl Oct 31,2017 7:25 pm

    Awww … Justin looks sad.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  88. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 31,2017 7:45 pm

    They appear to actually let Geren make decisions in the dugout, yikes.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  89. Soaker Soaker Oct 31,2017 8:00 pm

    Setting up for a 4-inning Bumgarner out of Kershaw tomorrow?

  90. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 31,2017 8:05 pm

    Shocked that Pederson ball went out, off the bat it looked like a medium deep off-field fly ball.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  91. andeux andeux Oct 31,2017 8:11 pm

    7 pitch inning for Jansen. Maybe he will manage to get his 6 outs this time.

    TINSTAAFK
  92. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 31,2017 10:26 pm

  93. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 1,2017 2:16 pm

    First England wins the Under-17 World Cup, and now Tottenham is destroying Real Madrid. I’m scared.

    • MikeV MikeV Nov 1,2017 3:39 pm || Up

      Thankfully the U17 WC has little to no bearing on what happens with the senior teams.

      The U20 WC seems to be a much better indicator though.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

  94. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 1,2017 5:12 pm

    Keith Hernandez made a San Francisco/gay joke on the pregame show.

  95. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 1,2017 9:01 pm

    Boring game

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 1,2017 10:07 pm || Up

      it was pretty exciting following on a phone in the county fair building at a mandatory pony league coaches meeting.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  96. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 1,2017 9:08 pm

    At least the Mariners and Rangers don’t have one.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 2,2017 9:21 am || Up

      Yeah, I’m at peace with my choice to root for Houston this postseason but now I’m mostly worried about having to play them 19 times a year.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • sslinger Nov 2,2017 9:51 am || Up

        The only good thing about that is after being their punching bag for most of the year the A’s won the last 5 against them with the kids playing.

      • dmoas Nov 2,2017 11:52 am || Up

        They played until November. So now they’re not going to be nearly as rested next year? Most of our team stopped playing back in April and will have had a full year to rest?

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