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November post season Grill 283

season is over, Yay for Josh. Fuck you tyler and Luke. But josh, just…no.

First order of business, Justin upton signs extension with the California Angels.

5 years. Keeps trout in center for 18, 19, and 20 so that is a piece of good news.

I wanted to put more stiff in but am tired

283 thoughts on “November post season Grill

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 2,2017 11:54 am

    I would like to hear more about what a quality control coach does.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 2,2017 12:04 pm || Up

      inspects garments.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 2,2017 12:40 pm || Up

      I would like to hear more about Ed’s plan to put more stiff in.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Nov 2,2017 1:42 pm || Up

        that was the most ED sentence i’ve read all week.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 3,2017 10:38 am || Up
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 2,2017 1:09 pm

    Great story about the importance of baseball in molding the nation of Palau.

    deadspin.com/greetings-from-palau-the-micronesian-archipelago-that-1819864501

    Also cool: the name of their Congress translates to House of Whispers

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. MikeV MikeV Nov 2,2017 1:49 pm

    Anibal Godoy re-signed, which is huge. He’s the rock in the defensive midfield, I’m actually looking forward to seeing him play with Panama in the WC.

    Andres Imperiale is close to being re-signed, which is pretty good because he provides depth at CB, though he’s probably not starting caliber.

    Cordell Cato is apparently gone, which is no real loss. He basically deserted the team and the T&T National Team and didn’t really even play at all the 2nd half of the season. More importantly, for me, is to get rid of Simon Dawkins, who also disappeared but took up a DP slot. The rumor is he’s still got a year left on his contract, but they need to agree on a mutual termination. The guy didn’t even make the gameday 18.

    My other wish is that they let Darwin Ceren go. IMO, Florian Jungwirth is a better option at CDM anyway, which is his preferred spot, and Harold Cummings being healthy will give us the big CB in the middle to let Flo move up to mid. Along with that, I think Fatai Alashe needs to be permanently converted to CB as well. Leitch seems to prefer 3 at the back, whether 3-5-2 or 3-4-3, so essentially we’re gonna need 3 CBs.

    Lima being healthy takes care of the RWB spot, but LWB is going to be the key aquisition this offseason. Shea Salinas is a decent MLS player, but we just have to do better than that.

    Fixing the defense has to be the priority. There’s enough attacking firepower in Wondo, Vako, Hoesen, Urena, and Hyka, along with Tommy and Yueill as midfield creators. The back line was just awful and leaked goals like crazy, which should be Fioranelli’s focus.

    Oh… you guys meant BASEBALL postseason?

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • AV AV Nov 2,2017 4:05 pm || Up

      offseason?

      boca has 21 points over the first 7 games of the season and the superclásico is this sunday.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • MikeV MikeV Nov 2,2017 5:45 pm || Up

        MLS schedule is dumb.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

      • AV AV Nov 5,2017 3:23 pm || Up

        24 over 8? boca may never lose (nor tie) again.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  4. ptbnl Nov 2,2017 2:08 pm

    Patrice Evra just got sent off before Marseille’s Europa League game even started for a Cantona-kick at one of his own team’s fans.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 2,2017 2:36 pm || Up

      Cantona scoffs at going in with only one foot.

  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 2,2017 2:46 pm
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • MikeV MikeV Nov 2,2017 2:59 pm || Up

      …but why male models?

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

      Thanks, and go As.

    • sslinger Nov 2,2017 3:29 pm || Up

      Someone’s blue steel face got dissed, I’m guessing.

  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 2,2017 2:59 pm

    This guy is truly special. He spent the entire day testifying without a lawyer, and yet did this!

  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 2,2017 4:41 pm
    • Soaker Soaker Nov 2,2017 7:50 pm || Up

      Planks too splintery to sell, which some people will recall as most of the seating, will be given away.

      You could probably pull about 3 or 4 seats worth of those splinters out of my butt cheeks.

  8. Soaker Soaker Nov 2,2017 8:08 pm

    It’s November, so it’s time to start crushing the raised hopes of Buffalo Bills fans.

    • andeux andeux Nov 3,2017 10:55 am || Up

      Sounds about right.

      What a shitshow:
      – League-leading +14 in turnovers on the year before last night. -3 last night (all fumbles trying to get extra yardage at the end of plays). That’s usually enough to lose to anyone right there.
      – 11 penalties for 99 yards, including 4 personal fouls.
      – Offensive line got whipped. 63 rushing yards (more than half by the QB) and 7 sacks. After 166 rushing yards, 0 sacks against Oakland on Sunday.
      – Defensive line got whipped. 194 rushing yards allowed. Only allowed 54 against Oakland on Sunday.

      On to the bargaining stage:
      5-3 now, 4 games left against good teams (NO, KC, NE x2) and 4 against bad teams (Indy, LAC, Miami x2). 9-7 could make the playoffs in the AFC, but they can’t afford another performance like that in one of the winnable games. Might well be too much to ask.

      TINSTAAFK
      • elcroata elcroata Nov 12,2017 11:35 am || Up

        Good to see that things are getting back to normal

        All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
        • andeux andeux Nov 13,2017 12:38 pm || Up

          Great headline. (And author’s name)
          (Semi-NSFW: picture of streaker from behind)

          TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Nov 15,2017 8:40 am || Up

        Nathan Peterman to the rescue! So much for the Tyrod Taylor Era.

        • andeux andeux Nov 15,2017 9:00 am || Up

          All our problems are solved!

          TINSTAAFK
        • elcroata elcroata Nov 19,2017 8:36 pm || Up

          That worked out GREAT.

          All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
        • MikeV MikeV Nov 20,2017 10:03 am || Up

          Peterman’s QB Rating

          To Bills: 6/14 for 66 yards 0 TD 5 INT is a rating of 17.86
          To Chargers: 5/14 for 84 yards 1 TD 6 INT is a rating of 41.0

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

          Thanks, and go As.

          • elcroata elcroata Nov 23,2017 10:45 pm || Up

            So the guy actually only had three incomplete passes whole night, give him a break

            All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 3,2017 11:25 am
    • AV AV Nov 3,2017 1:26 pm || Up

      WtF is that site?

      buy sam fuld’s favorite gaming console! and water bottle! and those tiny socks!

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 3,2017 11:57 am
  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 3,2017 1:03 pm

    lol

  12. MikeV MikeV Nov 3,2017 1:44 pm

    Left handed pen option?

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  13. AV AV Nov 3,2017 1:55 pm

    it won’t stop bugging me that i can’t tell if the polybius conspiracy podcast has an asshole for a main character and/or is a work of undisclosed fiction.

    the butterfly effect’s 1st episode is all sorts of promising though. how some dude turned the youtube of illegal porn uploads into the monolithic pornpire we live with today. salient point for the day: a female porn star can’t open a bank account because, you know, ill repute, but this guy gets teens of millions of bucks from an investor to buy out the porn competition he undermined.

    guys we fucked is ending?? i think that’s what they’re saying? i feel like it’s been a long time since that cry we all had over getting dumped at a fucking panera, and they’ve sure come a long way. i’ll just fave the (not unrelated to ¶ above) stoya epp and check in whenever i need to. and maybe in time i’ll hear which is who? (i mixed up the hostesses’ voices early on and never did straighten it out.)

    the guys of 80s all over are fair in general, but they sure are lenient with crappy horror/fantasy movies and don’t extend the same courtesy to dialog-driven stuff that’s not weighty. (i’m saying they all laughed > dragonslayer, all day every day… but i’m not signing up on twitter just to tell them that.) still, nice to relive a chronological catalog of releases over the decade.

    crooked media has a new title. though lovett and cox won’t be replaced as gold and silver medalists on the podium of my heart.

    accused has a new season that i’ve been saving for a nice gray saturday (like tomorrow).

    jim clemente still gets mad on anything he’s on.

    brian mcmullen reading his full list of not-yet-dot-coms on the organist is still a more entertaining way to go to sleep than tracks to relax with that smug-sounding hypnotist.

    and that’s your podcast catchup for the month.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 8,2017 9:28 am || Up

      Three new Crooked Bro podcasts launched today. I don’t know how you are going to keep on top of this.

      • AV AV Nov 8,2017 9:57 am || Up

        3? i’m only seeing 1 new, majority54. crooked conversations came out last week. what am i missing?

        the way i’m keeping up is by being quick to dump stuff off my list. the 45th didn’t survive last week. too much conjecture.

        but yeah, i’m fighting a daily losing battle to get my unlistened epps down below 70.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 8,2017 10:49 am || Up

          Looks like the other two haven’t dropped just yet.

          • AV AV Nov 8,2017 2:51 pm || Up

            awesome.

            forgot to mention preet’s podcast. it’s pretty good. loved the getting fired story he lays out on the first epp.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 1,2017 11:52 am || Up

              Preet’s episode with the PSA dudes is good.

              • AV AV Dec 1,2017 12:26 pm || Up

                yeah, i started yesterday. meant to finish today. gotta take care of a couple emergency flynncasts tho.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV Dec 1,2017 12:28 pm || Up

      btw, the polybius conspiracy one was indeed undisclosed fiction. not cool, radiotopia. not cool.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 1,2017 12:41 pm || Up

      Slate just started a podcast about what it was like to live through Watergate called “Slow Burn.” It has potential.

      • AV AV Dec 6,2017 10:02 am || Up

        really like how slow burn weaves in narrative, interview and primary source audio.

        also love the movie filk at the beginning of every intercepted. had to look up today’s because i’ve never seen the room. i guess the burn is on sarah’s hair style? scahill… gad he’s odd. pre-teen temperament with peak journalist chops. or something.

        the new 30 for 30 is about madden the game, but has some nice uncredited bill king audio at the beginning. didn’t finish the epp though, what with its going on and on and on about football and video games.

        i’m really missing embedded and not sure why it’s lagging with new installments. the one on trump soho is worth a listen.

        my new adds are:
        family ghosts — tracking down the odd myth told down, or hushed, through generations.

        heavywheight — tracking down a crossroads moment in the past of someone’s life.

        what really happened — with the two above, kind of a trilogy of past-moments retroxploration. this one about events we all lived through via media, especially if conspiracy theories sprouted out of them.

        heaven’s gate (or did i already mention heaven’s gate?) — the guy from snap judgment goes deep into the cult, as a former (different) cult member himself.

        intelligence matters — kinda like pod save the world but with michael morell of the CIA interviewing other intelligence peeps.

        was this always weird? — looking at movies from pre-2000 through the eyes of 4 semi-woke millennial dudes who aren’t super sharp on history. like, they like rock n roll highschool, even if all the songs sound the same, are down with riff rydell for being so cool, but would probably date kate who’s so fine even with the big glasses on, and don’t get how eating goldfish is funny, till one of them says i think it was a fad? like in the 70s? (full disclosure, i’ve eaten a goldfish myself, but not during the 1939 gulping fad.)

        majority 54 is going ok. waiting for a breakout epp.

        the host of the upcoming girls just wanna have pod is really funny and sharp in the pod save live shows, so i can’t wait for that. (hate it that i missed the oakland show. waited too long and the only available tickets were just a little too much.)

        movie crush — one guy from stuff you should know talking to semi-celebs about their favorite movie. iono. hit or miss.

        politico’s off message — more politico.

        accused 2nd season — can’t keep the details of the crime in my head all the time, but the one guy is like listening to omar from the wire, if omar was straight and pimp-curious.

        amy on the canon dropped my name! or initials, as the case may be. she was riffing on how calling people chicken (back to the future) is an odd big deal, and mentioned going to a boca game at la bonbonera and how she was warned that it could be fatal to call someone a chicken there. she got the reason a little off. it’s ok, because i went on their forum and straightened it out. so she thanked me. now i’m pod famous.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 7,2017 9:57 am || Up

          I think it’s time for an AV podcast….about podcasts.

          • AV AV Dec 7,2017 11:20 am || Up

            well, it’s the only thing i do have some genuine knowledge of at the moment.

            however, as they say, podcasts are like opinions, everybody etc etc…

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  14. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 3,2017 3:40 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • MikeV MikeV Nov 3,2017 5:24 pm || Up

      journalism!

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

      Thanks, and go As.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 3,2017 7:41 pm || Up

      “There is no shortage of options in the rotation…” Yes, there’s mediocrity, injury, unready, AAAA, and just plain suck, the A’s are proud to offer them all.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 4,2017 5:30 pm
  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 4,2017 5:48 pm

    The FKing Giants go NNOB in the fall league. Assholes.

  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 5,2017 1:09 pm

    Wait, what?

    (Congrats to Korach)

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 5,2017 9:06 pm || Up

      did I miss the information as to why in that article?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  18. doctorK doctorK Nov 5,2017 7:46 pm

    THE FKING FOOTBALL. CATCH IT.

    • andeux andeux Nov 5,2017 7:57 pm || Up

      They didn’t hear you.

      TINSTAAFK
      • doctorK doctorK Nov 5,2017 8:34 pm || Up

        At least Cooper didn’t drop that onside kick.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 5,2017 9:50 pm || Up

          Almost the whole damn league is mediocre, so who knows, maybe the Raiders make a run, but eking out a win over a crappy Dolphin team ain’t filling me with confidence.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 6,2017 8:11 pm

    80s shoulder pads are back
    ]

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Nov 7,2017 5:26 am || Up

      WC uniforms reveal day is no time for this site to go down.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 7,2017 5:38 am || Up

        Yes sergeant

        I didn’t see a USA one?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • MikeV MikeV Nov 7,2017 8:10 am || Up

          That’s funny cause they actually did leak uniforms.

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

          Thanks, and go As.

        • AV AV Nov 7,2017 9:44 am || Up

          USA didn’t get the memo.

          we’re doing 80’s shoulders. not 90’s clown.

          no bozos

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 7,2017 9:51 am || Up

            Ugh. Glad we didn’t qualify.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 7,2017 1:29 pm || Up

            I’m confused, there is not one outfitter?

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • AV AV Nov 7,2017 1:37 pm || Up

              the rest of the world believes in free competition rather than a gov’t sanctioned monopoly.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  20. MikeV MikeV Nov 7,2017 1:18 pm

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 7,2017 2:55 pm || Up

      I don’t know how to react to this. Its sad, for sure. I don’t know why we are surprised by things like this.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 7,2017 5:08 pm

    Republicans are getting their asses kicked hard tonight.

    How hard? Next Virginia state legislature will include a transgender woman and a socialist.

    • ptbnl Nov 7,2017 5:22 pm || Up

      And the trans woman replaces the self-appointed “chief homophobe”

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 7,2017 5:29 pm || Up

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 7,2017 5:55 pm || Up

        Yeah this is a wave.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 7,2017 7:06 pm || Up

          I miss the days when you didn’t make your explorer look like a hockey mask

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • AV AV Nov 8,2017 10:08 am || Up

            look, i feel like a dick because it’s like the only thing i do here is slightly correct what you say. but this is all sorts of wrong.

            an explorer has the flat bottom. this is clearly a dean. and nobody misses the days before eddie van halen.

            OTOH, i do appreciate the irony that these kinds of guitars are usually stand-ins for the penis the guitarist wants to advertise he has.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 8,2017 1:33 pm || Up

              no you are correct.

              Does that one have a name?

              also, i saw on not gawker a video. she was singing, not playing anything.

              poor person’s LJG

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • AV AV Nov 8,2017 2:49 pm || Up

                that series is called ML i think.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • andeux andeux Nov 7,2017 8:40 pm || Up

      Gives me hope for 2018 and 2020.
      But also makes me that much more pissed off about 2016.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 8,2017 1:36 pm || Up

        16 was like 00 in the sense that the non dem made no fucking sense and the dem was imperfec. things were actually pretty ok so may as well toss the fuckers out!

        and both times within 8 months things went to shit. Hopefully we can avoid a 9/11 that will make people circle the wagons for trump.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. batgirl batgirl Nov 8,2017 11:14 am
    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 8,2017 1:39 pm || Up

      I am stealing the coffe on the seat idea

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 8,2017 3:20 pm
    • andeux andeux Nov 8,2017 4:28 pm || Up

      FK ABI.
      BeerAdvocate is better than RateBeer anyway.

      TINSTAAFK
  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 8,2017 3:42 pm

    I’m intrigued by this guy.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 8,2017 5:21 pm || Up

      Looks like we’ll have an opening at catcher.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 8,2017 8:57 pm || Up

        that dude is pretty quick on the draw too though

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 8,2017 10:46 pm || Up

          Hey-O!

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 8,2017 5:34 pm

    Slusser with some breaking hot stove scoopage

    One item on Oakland’s wish list this winter is a right-handed-hitting corner outfielder with several years of team control remaining, sources told The Chronicle on Wednesday. And with Miami’s new ownership looking to shed payroll, the A’s have interest in Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna.

    Sounds like Beane may already be looking to cash in his prospects to contend.

    (They also had a conversation with Ichiro’s agent.)

    • MikeV MikeV Nov 8,2017 6:12 pm || Up

      And with Miami’s new ownership looking to shed payroll, the A’s have interest in Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna.

      FUCKING SPELLED STANTON WRONG

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

      Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 9,2017 10:57 am || Up

      What do we think it would take to get Yelich? His contract is very nice and he’s only 25.

      Barreto + Luzardo + Neuse + Healy? Have to include Puk or Kaprelian?

  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 8,2017 5:50 pm

    Yes please

  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 8,2017 6:06 pm
    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 8,2017 9:00 pm || Up

      in the fire zone? here is a ticket

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 9,2017 10:21 am

    Holy fuck. Roy Moore is even worse than we knew.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 9,2017 11:29 am || Up

      Welp, you are fucked, Republicans.

      I wouldn’t be surprised to see a quickie lawsuit over this by the Alabama GOP.

      • AV AV Nov 9,2017 11:45 am || Up

        which leaves the republicans candidate-less because of 76-day rule? and what’s the (first) “if” in that tweet? who’s deliberating on whether to withdraw nomination or not?

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/11/09/the-gops-roy-moore-and-steve-bannon-nightmare-just-came-true/?utm_term=.4eac86e9bed4

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • dmoas Nov 9,2017 11:49 am || Up

          They didn’t care for Trump, they’re unlikely to care for him. I see them letting it ride and seeing him elected still.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 9,2017 12:03 pm || Up

            Cynical me agrees.

            But…14 year olds, and he was already a huge embarrassment before this, and the state Republican party is already scandal-ridden.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 9,2017 12:07 pm || Up

              Maybe the play is to tell Republicans to hold their noses and vote for him and have McConnell and co. promise to expel him and do this all over again next year.

              • dmoas Nov 9,2017 12:45 pm || Up

                And admit they made a mistake? No, they’ll hold their nose and continue to hold their nose. Maybe when he’s re-upped they’ll run a heavy primary against him and/or quietly hope he dies/doesn’t re-run, but they have no qualms about checking that R box and nor do their followers. Any other move risks giving up their seat and making their agenda that much more difficult to accomplish. As of now they’re all qualifying “if he did it, he should” bullshit. As if he’s going to go “Oh yeah, totally did it.”

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 9,2017 12:57 pm || Up

                  Even if he did it….

                • AV AV Nov 9,2017 2:28 pm || Up

                  yeahbut… THERE WAS NO SEX!

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 9,2017 2:57 pm || Up

                  The Immaculate Rationalization

                • ptbnl Nov 9,2017 5:10 pm || Up

                  Yeah, but God was even older.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • dmoas Nov 9,2017 2:54 pm || Up

                  Oh, Jim. Was Joseph married to Mary? Did Mary consent?

                  There shouldn’t even be a Wow there. It, literally, shouldn’t surprise anyone that this is what they’d do. Circle the wagons around him. “Nothing to see here. Vote Roy!”

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 10,2017 10:05 am || Up

                • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 10,2017 12:57 pm || Up

                  if he gets elected, will he be senator judge roy moore?

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 11:55 am || Up

                Called it.

                • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 13,2017 12:02 pm || Up

                  yup. McConnel and his ilk have a free pass.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 12:06 pm || Up

                  They would need Democratic votes to expel him, but not like Schumer is going to let his caucus vote against kicking out the child molester.

                  I’m wondering whether he would be able to get an injunction blocking this for a while at least, because there are legitimate constitutional issues there. Maybe if he can draw the White House lawyer’s husband…

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 12:08 pm || Up

                And of course

                • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 13,2017 12:56 pm || Up

                  the judiciary committee would be…awkward.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • dmoas Nov 13,2017 2:38 pm || Up

                  The unfortunate illegality of him being appointed back to his old seat without an election notwithstanding. They’d also have to figure out how to confirm a new AG.

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 7:27 pm || Up

                The new play…

                Mitch McConnell and his top advisers are discussing the legal feasibility of asking appointed Sen. Luther Strange to resign from his seat in order to trigger a new special election.

                …sounds blatantly unconstitutional.

                The seventeenth amendment says you have to hold special elections to fill senate seats when a vacancy occurs, and then it says the governor can appoint someone to serve temporarily to hold the seat pending the special election. In other words, the vacancy that triggered the special election was Sessions resigning. Strange doesn’t have anything to do with that election, and his resignation can’t affect it.

                • dmoas Nov 15,2017 7:45 pm || Up

                  Even on the surface that sounds utterly idiotic. That’s like floating the idea of trickle down economics.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 9,2017 12:01 pm || Up

          It would have to be the state Republican party organization, I assume. But who knows what the mechanism for that would be. I’m not sure there is a case of a party replacing a nominee against his will after he won the primary.

          If he refuses to drop out (and this is Roy Moore, of course he will refuse), their only choice is to run a write-in campaign with…..someone who would probably finish third behind Jones and Moore.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 10,2017 1:21 pm || Up

      Well I’m convinced.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 12:11 pm || Up

      He signed his 15-year-old sexual assault victim’s yearbook as the DA!

      This guy is a monster.

      • andeux andeux Nov 13,2017 12:43 pm || Up

        I don’t even know if it will make a difference, but I really want to see an ad campaign against him that just goes nuclear. Pedophile. Child Molester. No euphemisms.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 12:53 pm || Up

          McConnell realized this morning that those ads are going to be run not just against Moore, but against every Republican who doesn’t quickly denounce him.

        • AV AV Nov 13,2017 12:58 pm || Up

          thing is, an ad like that, it might not go against him, now that we’re post access hollywood.

          see bannon’s take on access hollywood day in this weekend’s the new washington. both the media conspiracy and the we’re-beyond-morality angles.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 14,2017 4:25 pm || Up

        OMFG

        • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 14,2017 7:01 pm || Up

          I had already figured out they are the same age

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux Nov 15,2017 9:49 am || Up
          TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 14,2017 3:21 pm || Up

      Thorough demolition of the idea that Roy Moore’s accusers are conspiring to set him up.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 14,2017 3:39 pm || Up

        “presuppositionalism” is a useful term that seems to explain a lot.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 5:19 pm || Up

      FKing hell

      A few days later, she says, she was in trigonometry class at Gadsden High when she was summoned to the principal’s office over the intercom in her classroom. She had a phone call.

      “I said ‘Hello?’” Richardson recalls. “And the male on the other line said, ‘Gena, this is Roy Moore.’ I was like, ‘What?!’ He said, ‘What are you doing?’ I said, ‘I’m in trig class.’ ”

      Richardson says Moore asked her out again on the call.

    • elcroata elcroata Nov 15,2017 10:59 pm || Up

      But he has been to other countries!

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      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  29. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 9,2017 11:21 am

    The East Bay Express is going all-in to oppose the Laney ballpark site, with no less than three separate articles this week. Meanwhile the SF Chron cites a Chamber of Commerce backed poll saying Oakland residents support the plan 62-31%.
    http://m.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Downtown-Oakland-ballpark-plan-is-a-hit-with-12339376.php?t=aa73f1359d

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. AV AV Nov 9,2017 12:17 pm

    louis?? oh man, i like louis.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 9,2017 12:18 pm || Up

      That one had been rumored for a looooooooong time.

      But yeah, it sucks.

      • andeux andeux Nov 9,2017 1:51 pm || Up

        Yeah, old news (and also referenced much more recently in a couple articles about his new movie), and in the current context it was only a matter of time before it got some more prominence. And maybe some actual consequences.

        TINSTAAFK
  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 9,2017 5:15 pm

  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 9,2017 8:59 pm
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 10,2017 10:28 am || Up

      That’s some mighty precocious sociopathy right there, keep an eye on that kid, she’s going places.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 10,2017 10:29 am

    Meanwhile, also in Alabama…

    The Republican party simply cannot be trusted to govern responsibly right now in any area.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 9:20 am || Up

      Oh man, this guy is married to the chief of staff of the White House Counsel, and somehow neglected to disclose that to the senate.

      Luckily he has only passed the judiciary committee, not the full senate (yet).

      The sheer amount of nepotism in this administration retains the capacity to amaze.

      • dmoas Nov 13,2017 11:42 am || Up

        Don’t worry. The Republicans in the full Senate will still pass him.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 3:41 pm || Up
      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 13,2017 5:57 pm || Up

        Crap, what if they drudge up my support of starting Daric Barton n Game one of the 2013 ALDS n my confirmation hearing?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • ptbnl Nov 13,2017 7:31 pm || Up

          You’re joining the Catholics now?

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • ptbnl Nov 13,2017 7:33 pm || Up

            Don’t be seduced by His Grooviness.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 13,2017 8:01 pm || Up

              No Argentinian snake oil salesman can seduce me.

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • ptbnl Nov 13,2017 8:03 pm || Up

                #NotAllArgentinianSnakeOilSalesmen

                If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • AV AV Nov 14,2017 9:23 am || Up

                  huh? should i look inside that link or something?

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 14,2017 2:22 pm || Up

                  do you sell snake oil?

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • AV AV Nov 14,2017 3:09 pm || Up

                  depends. do you want to buy some?

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  34. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 10,2017 11:25 am

    happy birthday batgirl

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • batgirl batgirl Nov 10,2017 5:58 pm || Up

      Aww thanks! I just got back from feeding the cows at Little Farm, so it’s been pretty great!

      • Soaker Soaker Nov 10,2017 7:48 pm || Up

        I’m settling in now to see whether football keeps it “pretty great” or changes it to something else. I have no particular rooting interest tonight but am interested to see if Costello improves from last week.

        Also, how odd that there’s a pretty FKing big game in the middle of November in Ames, IA.

        • Soaker Soaker Nov 10,2017 10:33 pm || Up

          Hmmm. It looks to me like our slim hope is that we’re right in the middle of this Washington-Cal-Notre Dame run for Furd, and maybe the Big Game is a little less Big to Furd than it is to the Bears.

  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 10,2017 12:14 pm
    • AV AV Nov 10,2017 2:07 pm || Up
      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • andeux andeux Nov 10,2017 2:16 pm || Up

        I will sell you a tin can for half that. I’ll even wash my soup out of it.

        TINSTAAFK
  36. ptbnl Nov 10,2017 12:46 pm

    Lily’s homelessness fundraiser art show is now up at the Berkeley Lanesplitter

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  37. Soaker Soaker Nov 11,2017 1:09 pm

    Go have a drink or ten, doctorK. What a heartbreak. :-(

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 11,2017 3:24 pm || Up

      One of my softball buddies is an Iowa State alum, he predicted a devastating loss which I proceeded to watch him endure.

      TIL Iowa State last won a conference title in 1912.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • doctorK doctorK Nov 14,2017 10:18 pm || Up

      It wasn’t surprising.

      Also, I wanted to throttle the moron announcers who were saying the ISU giving up a quick TD was “the best thing that could’ve happened to them”. No, the best thing would’ve been a defensive stop, or forcing a turnover.

  38. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 11,2017 9:47 pm

    that is a vigorous handshake mark

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  39. AV AV Nov 12,2017 7:58 am

    huh. sweden over italy?

    GM, thoughts… feelings?

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 12,2017 8:36 am || Up

      i am almost understanding the leagues, now have to thnk about countries too?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 12,2017 10:14 am || Up

      We’ll see, but Italy just doesn’t look very good.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 12:00 pm || Up

        12 minutes in they look very not good.

        31 minutes in and they are still alive only because the ref has missed two blatant handballs in the box.

        • AV AV Nov 13,2017 12:41 pm || Up

          is there a web radio service carrying this? i can’t watch right now.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • elcroata elcroata Nov 13,2017 1:56 pm || Up

          Sweden was horrible

          All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 2:11 pm || Up

            I’m holding out hope for a Zlatan return.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 1:44 pm || Up

        Che cazzo

        • AV AV Nov 13,2017 1:55 pm || Up

          /60-year streak.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 2:11 pm || Up

            Damn.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 2:13 pm || Up

          Italy, Netherlands, Wales, Chile, Paraguay, Ghana, Ivory Coast, USA

          World Cup NIT. Let’s do this.

          • sslinger Nov 14,2017 9:17 am || Up

            SVP was advocating for this last night. Depending on where held (what time zone) could get better ratings than WC.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 14,2017 1:44 pm || Up

  40. ptbnl Nov 12,2017 11:47 am

    Quietly confident, EC?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • elcroata elcroata Nov 12,2017 12:38 pm || Up

      Pretty much. This Greek team is pretty bad

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • elcroata elcroata Nov 13,2017 1:52 pm || Up

      Croatia scored more goals than other 11 play-off teams combined

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • elcroata elcroata Nov 13,2017 1:56 pm || Up

      Also, two goals scored outside of Greece-Croatia match-up were on a deflection and from a non-existing penalty.

      Next time, just flip a coin (which, incidentally, is exactly how my hometown team won the UEFA Cup)

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 12,2017 6:01 pm

    I am happy for my Niner fan friends. That doesn’t happen often.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 9:29 am

    I really, really hope Giants fans get their hopes for Giancarlo Stanton because it is so not going to happen. They have a bloated payroll and a terrible farm system. This isn’t difficult.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 13,2017 11:11 am || Up

      I do not get why the giants are thought of as contenders. they wold need to pay the salary AND provide at least palatable prospects, which I don’t think they have.

      Maybe next year

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • dmoas Nov 13,2017 11:43 am || Up

        Are we underestimating how poorly the Marlins will be run?

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 11:52 am || Up

          Yeah, jeets

          • dmoas Nov 13,2017 2:43 pm || Up

            As much as we may laugh about how bad their prospects are and their financial situation is, I really wouldn’t put it past either team to surprise us with that trade.

  43. AV AV Nov 13,2017 10:17 am

    I AM IMMORTALIZED IN THE CANON!

    or anyway, amy mentioned my initials and said thanks. my only podcast mention ever. i will frame it next to that one letters to the editor page of maximum rocknroll where someone cut/pasted something i had written on facebook.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  44. AV AV Nov 13,2017 10:27 am

    is this about scientology? can’t tell anymore.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 13,2017 12:49 pm

    The ad where the man and woman stuck in traffic shout-sing “Sweet Caroline” together through the open windows of their Hyundais is a damn war crime.

  46. MikeV MikeV Nov 13,2017 5:42 pm

    “Stupid Watergate” is becoming a better and better name for this.

    “Strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us,” WikiLeaks went on, pointing Trump Jr. to the link wlsearch.tk, which it said would help Trump’s followers dig through the trove of stolen documents and find stories. “There’s many great stories the press are missing and we’re sure some of your follows [sic] will find it,” WikiLeaks went on. “Btw we just released Podesta Emails Part 4.”

    Trump Jr. did not respond to this message. But just 15 minutes after it was sent, as The Wall Street Journal’s Byron Tau pointed out, Donald Trump himself tweeted, “Very little pick-up by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by WikiLeaks. So dishonest! Rigged system!”

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 6:27 pm || Up

      The kid is racking up policy wins though.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 15,2017 7:06 pm || Up

        that feels like a bridge too far for MI and WI

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • batgirl batgirl Nov 15,2017 8:06 pm || Up

        These fucking assholes.

  47. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 14,2017 6:01 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 14,2017 1:57 pm

    uhh

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 14,2017 2:28 pm || Up

      where are the adults?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • harensheir15 harensheir15 Nov 14,2017 3:28 pm || Up

        Busy locating the moral courage to bar a child molester entry to the US Senate.

    • colin colin Nov 14,2017 7:52 pm || Up

      I really want someone to explain to me the significance of a yellow diamond vs gray oval. James Comey shows up in both forms, so you know he’s up to no good!

  49. andeux andeux Nov 14,2017 8:06 pm

    Avisail Garcia?
    Pluses: had a good year with the bat, still youngish
    Minuses: Mediocre defender, doesn’t walk, not much power for a big guy, good stats were mostly based on high BABIP
    Seems like a Do Not Want to me.

    TINSTAAFK
    • MikeV MikeV Nov 14,2017 10:31 pm || Up

      FFS just take on Stanton’s contract.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 1:14 pm || Up

      Yeah I wouldn’t love this. We need on-base guys and good defenders.

      • MikeV MikeV Nov 15,2017 1:46 pm || Up

        AND STANTON.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 15,2017 2:39 pm || Up

          It’s gonna be horrible if the SFGs get him. At least with Bonds he was such a dick it was easy to hate root against him.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 25,2017 11:58 am || Up
      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  50. doctorK doctorK Nov 14,2017 10:22 pm

    I’ll defer to you legal FKers on this, but it seems to me that the judge absolutely destroyed the wife’s attorney in this divorce case.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 11:07 am || Up

      That was painful. Bad lawyers like this really piss me off.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 15,2017 12:24 pm || Up

        clips won’t play for me, but you gotta wonder where the money is coming from

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  51. doctorK doctorK Nov 14,2017 10:47 pm

    Today is my 25th anniversary!

    Our celebration so far has included a metal show Sunday night at the X Bar in Cupertino. This was VelociTurkeySaurus Rex Tour, headlined by Psychostick. Despite being only a mile and a half from my house, I had no idea what the X Bar was, until a quick check revealed that it’s the bar at a bowling alley where I used be a league bowler. The real stunner was that she actually wanted to go with me (normally, a ‘stick show is a stag event for me). Psychostick was, of course, awesome. Josh, the guitarist, spent a fair amount of time talking to us. Of the bands on the undercard, the one I’d really like to see again was Raven Black – here’s a sample.

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    Also, I shot some video of the ‘stick. It’s kind of hard to see the band because the stage was not lit up all that well, but the sound quality is pretty good.

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  52. elcroata elcroata Nov 15,2017 8:24 am

    How come the A’s are the only team to publish their Cactus League schedule and offer sale of the tickets?

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • ptbnl Nov 15,2017 11:23 am || Up

      It’s the one league they have some chance of winning.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  53. andeux andeux Nov 15,2017 1:12 pm

    We neglected to celebrate national pickle day yesterday. WTFK?

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 15,2017 1:45 pm || Up

      I’d rather ride on my motorsickle.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 15,2017 7:07 pm || Up

        (Changes blog name to group W)

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 2:39 pm

    Posting this underwhelming list of 10 potential A’s free agent targets mostly for the beer belly photo of Lance Lynn.

  55. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 15,2017 4:16 pm

    ” frameborder=”0″ gesture=”media” allowfullscreen>

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • batgirl batgirl Nov 15,2017 8:08 pm || Up

      I’m stealing this for facebook.

    • Soaker Soaker Nov 16,2017 1:58 pm || Up

      It makes me sad, not just that Cal has been getting its ass kicked every year recently, but that weird shit like that can’t happen because the games haven’t been close. In 15-year increments:

      2002-2016: 4 of the 15 games have been decided by <10 points. Cal won 7 of the first 8, during the good part of the Tedford era, but Stanford has won the last 7, by an average margin of 22 points, including the 63-13 abomination in Sonny Dykes' first year.

      1987-2001: 9 of the 15 decided by <10 points, including 1 tie and 1 OT game.

      1972-1986: 10 of the 15 decided by <10 points. This includes the time when I was a student and neither team was ever much good except, briefly, Joe Roth/Chuck Muncie in the 70s, and it seemed like the underdog won almost every year.

  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 5:33 pm
  57. MikeV MikeV Nov 15,2017 5:49 pm

    Healy -> Mariners

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 5:55 pm || Up

      A cheap/promising MLB reliever and a 17-year-old shortstop in the Dominican league.

      • mother pucker Nov 15,2017 6:11 pm || Up

        The return feels rather underwhelming. A statement that could be said about most every Beane/Forst trade over the last 3 years.

        Without knowing jackshit about the 17 year old prospect — why on Earth do you make this deal now?

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 6:19 pm || Up

          My guess is that Healy didn’t have much value and they wanted to take the deal before Seattle found another first baseman.

          Pagan may be useful. A 7 to 1 K/BB in his first year in the bigs is not bad.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 15,2017 7:20 pm || Up

          healy has no place on the roster. i don’t know what the opportunty cost is, but it ticks boxes, relief help, eases log jam at DH/1b/LF

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 7:08 pm || Up

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 7:19 pm || Up

        xwOBA??? I give up.

        • colin colin Nov 16,2017 7:24 am || Up

          I think it’s just xFIP on a different scale

          • ptbnl Nov 16,2017 7:32 am || Up

            Browsing FK while on a telecon? I’m shocked!

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • colin colin Nov 16,2017 7:35 am || Up

              Has anyone proposed keystroke farming to help fund early operations of S4?

              • ptbnl Nov 16,2017 7:51 am || Up

                They have now!

                Did you see Jim Simons $8B offshore fund in the Paradise Papers? SO is going back to ask for more funding!

                If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • colin colin Nov 16,2017 7:58 am || Up

                  I had not heard about him being part of the Paradise Papers leak. Also, just discovered that he is the Simons of Chern-Simons theory?

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 7:11 pm || Up

      Alexander Campos was mlb.com’s #15 Seattle prospect:

      Scouting grades: Hit: 50 | Power: 35 | Run: 55 | Arm: 55 | Field: 55 | Overall: 45
      The Mariners made Campos one of their top international signings early in the 2016-17 period, inking the teenage shortstop out of Venezuela for $575,000 on July 4. He emerged as one of the organization’s more promising middle-infield prospects in his first professional season, showing an advanced defensive skill set at shortstop as well a promising bat while playing in the Dominican Summer League.

      Evaluators believe Campos has the potential to stick at shortstop. He’s an athletic and instinctual defender with good actions and the necessary arm strength for the position. Campos’ above-average speed translates on both sides of the ball, though he has gains to make as a baserunner. At the plate, the right-handed hitter is short to the ball and has good feel for the barrel, resulting in lots of line drives and some gap power, and he already has shown on-base skills with an advanced approach.

      Campos has started to grow into his athletic frame since signing and should continue to tack on good strength. His defense-speed combination at an up-the-middle position gives him a possible floor as a big league reserve, though further progress at the plate could very well thrust him into the conversation as an everyday player.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 15,2017 7:23 pm || Up

        jemile weeks

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 7:36 pm || Up

          This kid is 4 years younger than Weeks was when we drafted him.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 7:50 pm || Up

        Baseball America:

        Campos is speedy shortstop who projects to be an above-average defender with a plus arm. Offensively he could be an average hitter but with very modest, well below-average power. He is very advanced for his age and may move quicker than most teenage shortstops when he comes to the United States in 2018. Campos projects as a potential solid-average everyday shortstop down the road, but he’ll need time and there’s a lot of development ahead.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 15,2017 7:12 pm || Up

      i am happy for my team, sad for the hugs

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 7:15 pm || Up

        I forgot about the hugs. Now I’m sad.

    • andeux andeux Nov 15,2017 9:19 pm || Up

      1. Healy will be worth ~ 1.5 WAR/year.
      2. Healy will hit ~ 6 HR/year against the A’s.

      TINSTAAFK
    • aardvark Nov 17,2017 11:33 am || Up

      BP wins the headline award for this transaction: “Mariners Attempt Pagan Healy-ing Ritual”

  58. Bed Bed Nov 15,2017 8:40 pm

    So, the A’s trade the one guy whose name I remember for two guys whose names I’ll never remember. It must be time for Billy Beane’s hot stove league. Oh well at least I have KU football…we whooped Southeast Missouri State’s ass this season!

    But seriously, folks...
    • Soaker Soaker Nov 27,2017 12:19 pm || Up

      KU, sticking with the process apparently, is bringing back its coach for a fourth season. He is 3-33 overall, 1-26 in conference (ha ha Texas), and of his 0-9 conference record this season 5 of the losses were by 38 points or more. No up-and-coming young coach would want that dead-end job, so they are stuck with either some journeyman assistant type, which is what they have, or else a burnt out retread like Charlie Weis.

      I found this lovely nugget summing up their 2017 season:

      In conference play, Kansas finished worst in scoring offense (14.3 points), scoring defense (46.4 points allowed), total offense (287.8 yards), total defense (480.8 yards allowed), rushing offense (100.3 yards), pass efficiency (98.1, more than 100 points behind Oklahoma’s first-place 199.1), pass efficiency defense (172.7), first downs (13.9 a game), third-down conversions (26.3 percent), time of possession (27:35 on average), turnover margin (minus-14) and red zone defense (91.3 opponent scoring percentage).

      Given that just about everybody except Cal goes to a bowl game nowadays, I would enjoy watching KU play the Oregon State Beavers, also 0-9 in conference, in the ChevronTexaco Prudhoe Bay Bowl.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 27,2017 5:26 pm || Up

        KU, Cal, UNC and Harvard can be in the FK Suck Bowl playoffs. Though the Crimson at 5-5 are probably too good to qualify.

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

          If Cal is in the Final Four of FK Suck, UCLA has to be there too. The Bruins went 6-0 at home and 0-6 on the road and beat Cal in Pasadena by only 3 points. They gave up the most yards per game of any Power 5 team (more than KU!) and the fourth most points per game in the Power 5 (KU, Oregon State, Maryland). This is why California has a new highest-paid public employee.

          On the other end of it, Iowa State enjoyed its unthinkable #1 spot on the FK Power Index for a while, but stumbled in November while Furd and Fresno State finished strong to push the Cyclones into third place. But, an Iowa State-Fresno State game would be better than most of the bowl games that will actually be played.

          • ptbnl Nov 27,2017 9:46 pm || Up

            FK American Throwball.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 28,2017 5:54 am || Up

              I find it funny that my kids never say “football” they always say “american football”

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • Soaker Soaker Nov 28,2017 10:17 am || Up

              (collapses to ground, screaming and writhing in excruciating fake pain)

              • ptbnl Nov 29,2017 9:59 pm || Up

                (suffers massive brain trauma)

                If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 8:41 pm

    This is shocking and disgusting. These lawyers should be disbarred for participating in this kind of city-sanctioned scam.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 15,2017 9:44 pm || Up

      In practice “aggressive code enforcement” is often a sanctioned civic shakedown racket, rife with corruption.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 15,2017 10:48 pm || Up

      so fucked up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  60. Bed Bed Nov 15,2017 8:46 pm

    Now that the A’s have added Emilio Pagan to the…I don’t know…outfield? infield? catcher? can they borrow those return to greatness signs the Raiders used for next season? It should work as well for the A’s as it has for the Raiders.

    But seriously, folks...
  61. Bed Bed Nov 15,2017 8:49 pm

    Three things you didn’t know about Southeast Missouri State football.

    1. The team plays all it’s home games in Northwest Florida.
    2. The team has been coached by Red Grange since 1834.
    3. Southeast Missouri State doesn’t actually exist…or does it? Do you know without googling it?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 9:05 pm || Up

      It does exist, and it is in…..Cape Girardeau? I know they were in the NCAA tournament a few times.

      • Bed Bed Nov 15,2017 9:07 pm || Up

        All I know is they’re allergic to Jayhawk!..and that this is an allergy no other team in the nation has.

        But seriously, folks...
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 15,2017 9:11 pm || Up

          It might be Southwest Missouri State that was good at basketball. Steve Alford coached there.

    • batgirl batgirl Nov 16,2017 2:00 pm || Up

      I was going to say “Rod Smith!!” but that’s Missouri Southern State.

  62. Bed Bed Nov 15,2017 8:51 pm

    Well, I hope everyone is doing well and I just want to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July for next week!

    But seriously, folks...
  63. andeux andeux Nov 15,2017 8:51 pm
    TINSTAAFK
    • Bed Bed Nov 15,2017 8:55 pm || Up

      Howdy. So, we’re going to ban golf…well, why not? I wanted to start playing a sport more physical and working class so I’ve moved on to Cribbage.

      But seriously, folks...
  64. Bed Bed Nov 15,2017 8:58 pm

    I’ll assume all the posts I missed were about three things I don’t care to think about…Donald Trump, baseball, and the poetry of Jimmy Stewart.

    But seriously, folks...
  65. Bed Bed Nov 15,2017 9:06 pm

    I’ve decided the only two names that would surprise me to hear are sexual predators in Hollywood are Tom Hanks and Angela Lansbury.

    But seriously, folks...
  66. Bed Bed Nov 15,2017 9:11 pm

    So, you’re probably asking yourself what does Bed do now that he no longer watches the NFL? The answer, unsurprisingly, is I now dedicate all my free time to LARPING. I usually role play as a sexy vampire dwarf named Roofus.

    But seriously, folks...
  67. Bed Bed Nov 15,2017 9:18 pm

    Alright everybody…keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars…oh, and let’s impeach and remove our fucking President as soon as possible. Go A’s!

    But seriously, folks...
  68. andeux andeux Nov 15,2017 10:02 pm
    TINSTAAFK
    • elcroata elcroata Nov 15,2017 11:35 pm || Up

      Although, from a pure logical point of view, it doesn’t make less sense than any other religion out there

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • colin colin Nov 16,2017 7:32 am || Up

      I’m pretty sure that I posted about this before, but he was in my high school class (Tam High 98). Pretty weird and unscrupulous back then too.

  69. ptbnl Nov 17,2017 2:38 pm

    TFW the person leading the telecon has a marching band rehearsing outside their office window.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 17,2017 3:49 pm || Up

      “The band is on the gravitational field!”

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • colin colin Nov 18,2017 6:22 am || Up

      Which telecon was that? We missed you on data management working group — and only had Nathan’s crying baby as background noise.

      • ptbnl Nov 18,2017 7:56 am || Up

        US LiteBIRD.

        I had a one-off clash with the CMBS4DMTDWG.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.

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