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The A’s have hired a team of four (4) architecture/urban planning firms to design the new ballpark and its environs:

HOK (duh)
Snøhetta
Sasaki
Studio T Square

It sounds like Sasaki and Studio T Square (an Oakland firm) will be handling how the park fits into the area, HOK will be on the ballpark design itself, and Snøhetta will “bridge the planning and design.”

Kaval says they want “an intimate ballpark that will introduce a new era in ballparks, not a fortress” while the guy from the Sasaki firm says “The A’s see an opportunity to redesign the delivery of baseball — make it more relevant and exciting for Millennials and a wider, more diverse community.”

We shall see. In the meantime, grill.

297 thoughts on “Redesign the Delivery of Baseball Grill

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 16,2017 12:18 pm

    Fine, but fix the FKing replay delays too.

    The commissioner’s office is considering ways to quicken the pace of games including by instituting a 20-second pitch clock and limiting catchers’ trips to the mound. The union hasn’t signed off, but owners can implement the rule changes unilaterally.

    “My preferred path is a negotiated agreement with the players,” Manfred said, “but if we can’t get an agreement, we are going to have rule changes in 2018 one way or the other.”

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 16,2017 12:52 pm || Up

      catchers trips are not the problem.

      there are some pitchers that are a problem, but I don’t want to see an era where the pitcher feel the need to use all the clock

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • dmoas Nov 16,2017 4:23 pm || Up

      Reduce between inning time where we see the same damn commercials each inning along with the majority being promos for future games and other programming.

  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 16,2017 12:23 pm

    Maybe, but I’m not sure Healy is the best example.

    A guy who is bad at defense and walks less than 4% of the time isn’t likely to mature into anything all that good, regardless of his ability to hit the ball to the moon when he gets into one.

    • colin colin Nov 16,2017 12:45 pm || Up

      I’m not too broken up about the Healy trade. He hit well after his callup in 2016 because his BABIP was .352. It dropped to .319 in 2017 and his OBP went with it.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 16,2017 12:54 pm || Up

      agree.

      the only thing he really offered was becoming mark trumbo, someone you could flip for a lot because “dingerz.” but then there is Khris Davis, and I don’t see a line forming for him

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Nov 16,2017 12:55 pm || Up

      I can’t really argue about Healy’s limitations, but I don’t really see the point of dumping him if they’re going to turn around and trade for Avisail Garcia. Or if someone gets hurt and they end up giving 300 PAs to Canha or whomever.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 16,2017 1:04 pm || Up

        I think the difference is that Garcia (or whoever) can play in the outfield. Not well, but hopefully not catastrophically.

        Healy’s defensive issues are just too severe to be playable on this roster, and his trade value was only going to deteriorate if they kept him around as injury insurance.

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 16,2017 12:40 pm

    Cameron:

    Healy has his uses, but in 2018, when good relief arms are in high demand and power is cheap, I think I’d probably rather have the optionable reliever who can get it up to 97 than a guy who fits best as the weak side of a platoon. The Mariners hope that, this time, trading for a mediocre first baseman means they won’t have to keep giving away useful relievers to fill this hole again next year.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 16,2017 12:46 pm || Up

      Counterpoint:

      Eno Sarris: Don’t like it. If [Beane] truly has the luxury of looking ahead four to five years like he’s said, then you keep a guy like Healy around and sell high instead of worrying where he fits in 2018 and selling him for a reliever. I guess they like Campos. Maybe Campos is good.

  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 16,2017 1:23 pm

    In the meantime, grill (because we won’t be able to at the new park).

    "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 Nov 16,2017 1:25 pm
  6. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 16,2017 2:18 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  7. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 16,2017 4:40 pm

    Special Lady friend’s band is playing at the octopus Saturday. the early show. All ages. We are bringing the boys.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Nov 16,2017 5:29 pm || Up

      right!

      what time?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 16,2017 5:39 pm || Up

        7. the early show. Also the other band is very good friends of ours

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 17,2017 3:52 pm

  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 17,2017 6:02 pm
    • colin colin Nov 18,2017 6:24 am || Up

      I’m already looking forward to voting against him in the Ohio Democratic primary

  10. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 17,2017 6:10 pm

    11/17/17

    brief bit about the trade. I am getting 2012 type of hopeful. (not that I expected a good team in 2012, but once August was almost over I believed.)

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 17,2017 6:19 pm || Up

      I’m waiting for our Bartolo and our Cespedes to get hopeful.

      • colin colin Nov 18,2017 6:26 am || Up

        It might take two or three Bartolos* — pitching looks pretty grim to me.

        * What is the correct term for a group of Bartolo’s? A waddle? An earthquake?

        • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 18,2017 1:34 pm || Up

          Graveman
          Manaea
          cotton
          triggs
          blackburn
          bassit
          overton
          hahn

          Wow. I never typed them all out together. that is…a list of names.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • andeux andeux Nov 18,2017 2:01 pm || Up

            Mengden
            Gossett

            Overton was traded a year ago.

            TINSTAAFK
            • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 18,2017 2:09 pm || Up

              really? there goes the pennant.

              all star break for the better of puk/holmes?

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 18,2017 2:46 pm || Up

                Puk maybe in a best-case scenario. I’m going to say Holmes definitely needs a full year in AAA.

                • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 18,2017 4:11 pm || Up

                  Naw, dude, this is a 2012 parallel fantasy. Griffin straily and parker all step up

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • MikeV MikeV Nov 20,2017 9:48 am || Up

        STANTON.

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

        Thanks, and go As.

  11. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 18,2017 6:39 pm

    Cal making a game of it! An ugly game, but still.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Nov 18,2017 7:52 pm || Up

      Jet Toner? Really?

      TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Nov 19,2017 11:05 am || Up

      It’s good to have a coach who cares about defense. Wilcox was hired late and inherited an empty cupboard so the talent was too thin after the inevitable injuries. Winning two conference games, five games overall including wins vs. the ACC and SEC, and not getting blown off the field in the Big Game substantially exceeded the dismal expectations, and a win against Perennially Underachieving UCLA this week would still get the Bears to .500 with the corresponding invitation to play Wossamotta U. in the Roto Rooter Bowl.

  12. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 19,2017 12:18 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 19,2017 3:54 pm || Up

      Ohtani’s team can sign him to an extension at any time, as long as the extension wasn’t discussed as an inducement to sign him in the first place.

      What a charade

  13. andeux andeux Nov 19,2017 1:48 pm

    Tyrod Taylor had 3 interceptions in 9 games.
    Nathan Peterman, who plays the game the right way, has 3 interceptions in his first quarter.

    TINSTAAFK
  14. andeux andeux Nov 19,2017 2:38 pm

    Now 5 in the first half.
    This team might be dumber than the Browns.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Nov 19,2017 2:41 pm || Up

      Defense has chipped in by giving up 108 points in the last 8 quarters.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 19,2017 6:25 pm || Up

      Too much hyperbole. To be worse than the Browns you need to draft poorly, mismanage your roster, hire bad coaches, fire them and hire worse ones, and lose almost every week. Repeat season after mind-numbing season.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor nevermoor Nov 20,2017 2:10 pm || Up

      Were they scrappy gunslinger picks though?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • andeux andeux Nov 20,2017 2:22 pm || Up

        Let me check…

        Yep

        TINSTAAFK
  15. andeux andeux Nov 19,2017 6:43 pm

    Check; check; check; sometimes but not this time because no one is worse than Rex; Cleveland definitely has us beat on the last one.

    The Browns somehow managed to make the playoffs once this millennium, but in the fifteen years since then they have averaged around 4.5 wins per year, finishing last in their division 13 times (including this year), which is just abysmal. Buffalo’s brand of futility somehow seems harder to accomplish: 18 seasons in which they have rarely (only three times) dropped below 6 wins, but never exceeded 9.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Nov 19,2017 7:17 pm || Up

      I assumed FSU was referring to a team that hired Lane Kiffin and drafted JaMarcus Russell.

  16. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 20,2017 12:05 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 20,2017 12:31 pm || Up

      Fillmyer and Boyd might yet make it, but I doubt either is a risk to survive a year on someone’s 25-man roster.

      • colin colin Nov 20,2017 1:52 pm || Up

        What about Trivino or Sanchez? Seems like every team is collecting hard-throwing relievers, and back end of a bullpen is an available spot to stash a player on a non-contending team. Sanchez is still injured, but I think the A’s have targeted injured players in Rule 5 before, since they can be kept on the DL instead of 25 man.

        I don’t think it would be the end of the world to lose either of those guys, of course…

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 20,2017 2:03 pm || Up

          I know nothing about either of them but would be quite happy to see Casilla DFAd in favor of one.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 20,2017 5:34 pm || Up

            i will pay the $6M myself
            -Forst probably

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 20,2017 12:33 pm
  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 20,2017 12:36 pm

  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 20,2017 3:26 pm

    Looks like they decided to acquire someone they’ll need to protect.

    Bailey was a 2016 draft pick who racked up 120 Ks for Stockton and Midland Beloit last season, so I hope Laureano is a real prospect.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 20,2017 3:33 pm || Up

      Sickels had Laureano as Houston’s #7 prospect before last season, and then he flopped in AA.

      7) Ramon Laureano, OF, Grade B-/B: Age 23, originally from Dominican Republic, drafted in 16th round in 2014 from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College; this was an aggressive pre-season ranking and it looks like a bad one right now, .221/.291/.346 in Double-A, 22 steals; he hit .323/.432/.548 at the same level last year with glowing reports so it will be very interesting to compare 2017 observations/splits/breakdowns to last year to see what’s changed.

      (This is from Sickels’ midseason review. Laureano finished the year at .227/.298/.369.)

    • andeux andeux Nov 20,2017 4:52 pm || Up

      With the farm system having swung in the direction of having lots of decent hitting prospects and few decent pitching prospects, this seems like a strange move. He’s not especially young for his level, has played some CF but more in RF, and didn’t hit last year.

      TINSTAAFK
  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 20,2017 4:00 pm

    Bye Jairo

  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 20,2017 4:01 pm

  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 20,2017 4:09 pm

    I don’t hate this new “batting practice cap”.

    It’s the 1968/69 hat in forest rather than kelly green

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 20,2017 4:24 pm || Up

      As with last year’s dugout hoodies, I am against any A’s garb which omits the gold part of our color scheme.

      "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 20,2017 4:31 pm || Up

        The mlb logo on the back has you covered.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 20,2017 4:52 pm || Up

          I reject that as tokenism.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Nov 20,2017 4:45 pm || Up

      Have they said anything about adding vest-style uniforms as an alternate for the 50th anniversary season, i.e. something they would wear regularly rather than just on a Throwback Day? Maybe the players said NOOOOO? I thought those things were ugly as hell. They wore them in Oakland from 1968 through 1971. Switched to pullovers in 1972 and presto, three straight World Championships.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 20,2017 4:49 pm || Up

        Are the Rockies the only vest team these days? They look terrible.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 20,2017 4:52 pm || Up

        Those vest jerseys looked cool AF on a baseball card.

        "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 20,2017 4:57 pm || Up

          The buttons make this a lot better than the Rockies look.

        • Soaker Soaker Nov 20,2017 5:02 pm || Up

          The look was too much Mr. Green Jeans to me.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 20,2017 5:39 pm || Up

          that boy doesn’t look confident.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 20,2017 7:00 pm || Up

            Yeah I doubt he’ll amount to much.

            "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 20,2017 7:12 pm || Up

              i just realized I used an insensitive term

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. andeux andeux Nov 20,2017 5:12 pm

    Fillmyer and Trivino added to the 40-man roster.
    Brugman and Moll DFA.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 20,2017 5:17 pm || Up

      Fair enough. Moll stunk, and Brugman fell off the edge of the depth chart since we last saw him.

      Still, Jairo.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 20,2017 5:41 pm || Up

        futile attempt to have someone pay more than $500K of his salary?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Nov 20,2017 5:18 pm || Up

      I was confused about why Brugman was taking up space in the Arizona Fall League in the first place.

      • vignette17 Nov 21,2017 10:54 am || Up

        Originally, Tyler Ramirez was an AFL rep, but he got hurt so Brugman replaced him.

  24. sslinger Nov 20,2017 6:15 pm

    FWIW, sslingerette #1 is in grad school at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and when I told her Sasaki was on the design team she immediately responded that that’s a good thing. So that’s hopeful.

  25. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 20,2017 6:20 pm

    this had me confused for a long time

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 20,2017 6:28 pm || Up

      “Ringing” = Calling
      “999” = 911
      “West Ham United” = The A’s

      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 20,2017 6:48 pm || Up

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 20,2017 6:52 pm || Up

        so many things I never understood. 999, footy, university challenge

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Nov 21,2017 6:55 am || Up

          …maths.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  26. Soaker Soaker Nov 20,2017 6:25 pm

    This imagery of Charlie Rose jumping out of the shower and chasing some intern around the room is going to wake me up at 3 a.m., I’ll bet.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 29,2017 6:19 pm || Up

      Matt Lauer and the button on his desk to lock victims in is the actual stuff of nightmares.

  27. ptbnl Nov 21,2017 9:26 am

    Strange US state laws.

    In Minnesota a person may not cross state lines with a bird atop his head.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • AV AV Nov 21,2017 10:55 am || Up

      ok, but it has to be said: the moment you’re in minnesota, you’re no longer crossing state lines.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 21,2017 10:26 am
  29. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 21,2017 12:36 pm

    New class of Hall nominees is out. Of the new guys Chipper Jones and Jeff Kent strike me as strong candidates. They’ll probably keep Schilling out because they can’t handle the truth #TedNugent.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/hof_2018.shtml

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • MikeV MikeV Nov 21,2017 1:06 pm || Up

      Thome?

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 21,2017 2:57 pm || Up

        Can you hear me?

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Nov 21,2017 2:19 pm || Up

      It’s Kent’s 5th year on the ballot.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 21,2017 6:28 pm || Up

        Not the first Cal guy to need five years to get enough credits.

  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 21,2017 12:44 pm
    • andeux andeux Nov 21,2017 1:04 pm || Up

      Weird, I can’t find the part where he talks about amphetamines.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 21,2017 6:32 pm || Up

        Even setting aside all of the questionable logic and vapid sanctimony in the letter, the whole “we Hall of Famers think blah blah blah” thing is very irritating.

    • lenscrafters Nov 21,2017 2:11 pm || Up

  31. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 21,2017 2:41 pm

    some new free agents hit the market

    questionis from where can they be paid

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 21,2017 2:44 pm || Up

      MLB is dead serious about underpaying these kids.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 21,2017 4:41 pm || Up

        As soon as they are subject to the draft, we won’t have to wrry

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 21,2017 7:27 pm || Up

      This seems like a pretty good question:

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 21,2017 8:39 pm || Up

  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 21,2017 2:48 pm

  33. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 21,2017 2:55 pm

    Down goes Frazier Norton! About effin time.

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

  35. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 21,2017 6:21 pm

    Improbably, I am watching the Toronto-Columbus MLS game. Is it really true that a player asking for video review is itself a yellow card offense? That seems awfully petty.

    "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 21,2017 6:24 pm || Up

      Can we apply that rule to Scioscia somehow?

    • MikeV MikeV Nov 21,2017 9:28 pm || Up

      It’s dissent, basically.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Nov 22,2017 9:01 am || Up

      They should collapse and clutch their knee like a normal soccer player.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  36. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 21,2017 7:04 pm

    Golly gee willikers, how could this have happened?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 21,2017 7:10 pm || Up

      His pops started out as a Trotskyite, so Bill going in the opposite direction would be quite poetic.

    • AV AV Nov 21,2017 7:38 pm || Up

      i clicked on that. saw an unrelated tweet. had a question.

      are NDAs somehow unconstitutional? like, what’s the law that prevents me from speaking a disclosure (even if i signed on to it)?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • andeux andeux Nov 21,2017 7:41 pm || Up

        It’s not a crime, but you can get sued.

        TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 21,2017 7:45 pm || Up

        NDAs aren’t unconstitutional. By signing it you are waiving your first amendment right to speak about what ever the thing is. It’s contract law that prevents you from speaking.

        An NDA could be unenforceable for lots of reasons, though, like if it prevented you from reporting a crime, or if you were coerced into signing it, or if it is just too onerous to enforce in good conscience.

        • AV AV Nov 21,2017 8:33 pm || Up

          got it. though maybe i need further clarification, if you settle in mediation or arbitration, is that preventing you from reporting a crime? or different?

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 21,2017 8:39 pm || Up

            I just mean that if you settle a case and sign and NDA about it, a court may not enforce that NDA against you if the thing you agreed not to disclose was a crime, and what you did was report it to the police.

            Meaning, there are ways that an NDA could butt up against public policy where the law would say you can’t actually sign away your right to disclose that–we as a society need you to be able to disclose that. I don’t really know where that line is though, and the pernicious thing about NDAs is that even if they aren’t enforceable, who is going to take the risk of breaking one knowing that best case they spend a fortune on legal fees?

            • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 21,2017 10:47 pm || Up

              i think some rose mcgown stuff in the nda was a crime.

              i don’t thnk weinstein could recoup his payment if she was subpoenaed to testify

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • AV AV Nov 22,2017 5:59 am || Up

              i see.

              also, i hate the world.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 21,2017 7:51 pm
    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 21,2017 7:59 pm || Up

      yes

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • sslinger Nov 21,2017 8:04 pm || Up
      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 22,2017 9:04 am || Up

        Added to 1 say lookit that hair, and 2 ifshe was “advised” then there are more people that know and 3 can’t get around the cops, they work closely with the DAs.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 22,2017 9:21 am || Up
          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  38. elcroata elcroata Nov 22,2017 6:32 am

    Way too early, but I’m longing for the spring. If anyone is in Mesa on March 20th for the game vs. the Dodgers, let’s have a beer or two.

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • ptbnl Nov 22,2017 7:46 am || Up

      Any chance of a Bay Area leg to the trip?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • elcroata elcroata Nov 22,2017 11:06 am || Up

        No, not this time – we are going as a group, and I’m going to Croatia right after

        All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  39. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 22,2017 9:05 am

    GET HIM

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 22,2017 12:10 pm || Up
      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • ptbnl Nov 22,2017 12:17 pm || Up

        He obviously has extra value for an NL team, on the other hand more money doesn’t seem to be a driver for him. Would the opportunity to bat be a significant lure?

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 22,2017 12:37 pm || Up

          The A’s pitch could be more versatility?

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • colin colin Nov 22,2017 12:39 pm || Up

          I’m ok with Oakland committing to DH him when he’s not pitching. Also, imagine what the other pitchers will think when they realized that Khris gets to DH for Ohtani’s starts but the rest of them are subjected to his noodle arm in LF.

  40. ptbnl Nov 22,2017 11:35 am

    Our CL team got FKed in the Qarabag.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 22,2017 12:54 pm || Up

      barcelona kits are gross

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • AV AV Nov 22,2017 1:14 pm || Up

        whoa. they look like roma.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 22,2017 1:50 pm

    Flat Earthers sure are persistent, I’ll give them that.
    https://jezebel.com/man-intends-to-prove-the-earth-is-flat-by-launching-him-1820665235

    "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 22,2017 1:55 pm || Up

      This guy can’t be for real.

      “I don’t believe in science,” Hughes explains, helpfully. “I know about aerodynamics and fluid dynamics and how things move through the air, about the certain size of rocket nozzles, and thrust. But that’s not science, that’s just a formula. There’s no difference between science and science fiction.”

    • ptbnl Nov 22,2017 2:46 pm || Up

      A couple of points missing from the Jezebel article:
      – the rocket is steam-powered
      – he only became a flat-earther when his 2016 kickstarter for the project failed.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  42. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 23,2017 9:59 am

    brugman –> Orioles

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  43. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 23,2017 12:04 pm

    Bill Walton is delivering an utterly shameless monologue commercial for Nike while ostensibly doing color for this Carolina game at the Phil Knight tournament.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  44. sslinger Nov 23,2017 12:29 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, FKers! I’m thankful for many things in this life, including this interesting, entertaining, and fun space we’ve managed to sustain. Cheers!

  45. ptbnl Nov 23,2017 12:33 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Anyone got a gas can I can borrow?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Soaker Soaker Nov 23,2017 2:47 pm || Up

      I got your gas can right here.

      View post on imgur.com

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 23,2017 3:03 pm || Up

      Yes, in my garage, but I’m not home now. When do you need it?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • ptbnl Nov 23,2017 4:11 pm || Up

        Situation resolved thanks, but I did suspect you would have one.

        I’d like to think this has settled the ongoing debate with mrs ptbnl about driving on empty, but I doubt it.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 23,2017 7:23 pm || Up

          Sigh. Nurse Upgrade devotes 10x more time into calculating how far she can drive below empty than she does jusy filing up the FKing tank.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Soaker Soaker Nov 23,2017 7:39 pm || Up

            My longstanding policy has been to keep at least 100 miles worth in the tank, particularly when I reviewed my emergency preparedness after Katrina and thought about what type of sudden disaster and supply disruption could occur in Oakland (where I still lived then).

  46. elcroata elcroata Nov 23,2017 10:25 pm

    I was actually not aware of the depth of the Braves investigation and of the penalties levied. Um, Billy go get Kevin Maitan?

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 23,2017 10:31 pm || Up

      I wonder how different they acted compared to other teams. my guess would be not that different.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • elcroata elcroata Nov 23,2017 10:42 pm || Up

        Yeah, was wondering the same thing.

        Also wondering whether the Red Sox (who were penalized for similar, yet apparently not equal behavior and were prohibited from signing any players in the “Kevin Maitan Year”) will be allowed to sign him as a free agent now.

        All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • andeux andeux Nov 23,2017 10:32 pm || Up

      Will there be room in the budget after we get Stanton and Ohtani?

      TINSTAAFK
      • elcroata elcroata Nov 23,2017 10:40 pm || Up

        Easily – Billy Butler is coming off the books

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

          He said room in the budget, not at the buffet.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 24,2017 8:07 am || Up

        Otani is not a budget thing, he is a let him do what he wants thing. I think any team has a shot. but the winning team is willing to let him hit and pitch

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 24,2017 11:08 am || Up

          I insist that he hits and pitches.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 24,2017 11:13 am || Up

            the A’s pitch should be a video of pat venditi.

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 24,2017 11:46 am

    I’m late to this Bill James anti-WAR thing.

    Seems super wrong (e.g. “When you sever the connection between wins and statistics, you are no longer doing statistical analysis.”), but Silver weighs in on his side:

    • elcroata elcroata Nov 24,2017 12:38 pm || Up

      I don’t know. If you take his stance ad absurdum, then you would have to say that Michael Jordan in his prime, on an NBA team otherwise comprised of high school math team members, has 0 WAR, because there are 0 actual wins for a team. That seems… wrong.

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • colin colin Nov 26,2017 9:48 am || Up

      I agree about the difference between predictive and descriptive stats, but I think that current versions of WAR are more or less formulated as predictive stats and do a pretty good job. We have other descriptive stats.

  48. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 24,2017 8:36 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  49. Soaker Soaker Nov 24,2017 9:10 pm

    This game between the Perennially Underachieving Eds and the Perennially Shitty Soakers is quite the abomination of college football.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 24,2017 9:31 pm || Up

      on a friday?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Nov 24,2017 9:45 pm || Up

        If Rosen is out for the second half we just have to, HAVE TO, generate enough offense against this horrid Fucla defense to win and gain that Roto Rooter Bowl berth.

        • Soaker Soaker Nov 24,2017 11:07 pm || Up

          Yuck. If there’s a positive, it’s that it established that they need to go through the other QBs in the system in spring practice rather than anointing the low-ceilinged Bowers for another year.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 25,2017 7:26 am || Up

      Let it not be lost amid the majesty that is Cal football that their men’s hoopsters just entered the rarified status of the likes of the Ralph Samson-era Virginia Cavaliers. Cal 72, Chaminade 96. Ouch.

      "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 25,2017 8:55 am || Up

        Well that is shameful.

        • Soaker Soaker Nov 25,2017 11:36 am || Up

          Actually it was very cool on the part of the scholarship players to head to the beach and let the walk-ons and student managers play a game that counts.

      • Soaker Soaker Dec 7,2017 12:06 pm || Up

        (checks last night’s Cal score) Central Arkansas 96, Cal 69 in Berkeley. I believe we are the KU Football of college basketball this year.

  50. elcroata elcroata Nov 24,2017 11:21 pm

    Curry led the team in rebounds last night, Pachulia in assists.

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  51. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 25,2017 10:15 am

    STOP.CALLING.ME.ASKING.FOR.MONEY.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Nov 25,2017 10:17 am || Up

      How many NFL teams are still paying him?

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 25,2017 11:52 am || Up

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • elcroata elcroata Nov 26,2017 11:37 am || Up

          He gets almost the same money from the NFL as from the league where players are not allowed to get any money.

          All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • andeux andeux Nov 25,2017 10:18 am || Up

      Also, can I have $5?

      TINSTAAFK
  52. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 25,2017 10:30 am

    MB BAIT (also 5aces, tfr and WAC)

    At first blush, the Fresno idea doesn’t seem bad. Also it will spur the HSR and stuff.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  53. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 25,2017 1:40 pm

    This is sort of fun.

    Current results here

  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 25,2017 6:11 pm

    I think we should put this together, translate it, and send it over to Billy for him to forward along.

    Balelo’s memo asks for a team to evaluate Ohtani’s talent as a pitcher and as a hitter; to explain its player development, medical training and player performance philosophies and facilities; to describe its minor league and spring training facilities; to detail resources for Ohtani’s cultural assimilation into the team’s city; to demonstrate a vision for how Ohtani could integrate into the team’s organization; and to tell Ohtani why the team is a desirable place to play.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 25,2017 6:30 pm || Up

      the thing I don’t like about this whole thing, I think every team has a shot. its not about money. I think my team has a shot. and when he signs with the mariners I will be bummed

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux Nov 25,2017 7:27 pm || Up

        >facilities

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 25,2017 7:31 pm || Up

          he has a chance to *design* the facilities

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Nov 26,2017 6:57 pm || Up

            So then he is going with the Fresno offer? Maybe Im getting our topics confused…

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 25,2017 6:40 pm || Up

      I also think the A’s pitch has to be there is a place for him. DH rotation that doesn’t depend on playing nelson cruz in right 3 days a week.

      A developing team that has strong pieces in place and a serious 2019-2020 window.

      Track record of letting payers do their thing (moss, mengden, vendeti).

      Famously low key environment. Stable manager that uses versatility.

      East bay can be pastoral like Hokkido. enough japanese/asian culture to not be totally out of the loop.

      Rickey.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 25,2017 6:42 pm || Up

      is keichi yabu still in the bullpen?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • lenscrafters Nov 28,2017 11:40 am || Up

      Kinda reminds me of that scene in Mad Men where they’re working with the ground rules on the Honda pitch.

  55. elcroata elcroata Nov 26,2017 12:58 pm

    What a joke of a personal foul against the Bills

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • elcroata elcroata Nov 26,2017 12:59 pm || Up

      Doesn’t matter now, though

      All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
      • andeux andeux Nov 26,2017 1:05 pm || Up
        TINSTAAFK
        • doctorK doctorK Nov 26,2017 3:53 pm || Up

          FK the Chiefs

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 26,2017 6:20 pm || Up

          The NFL has like 4-5 really good teams, 4-5 really awful teams, and a huge slurry of mediocrity amid which I too am happy that my team still gasps breath.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Soaker Soaker Nov 26,2017 8:57 pm || Up

            The AFC in particular is pretty much:

            New England Patriots
            —50 feet of crap—
            14 teams that vary in suckage, but all suck
            —A mile of crap—
            Cleveland Browns

          • Soaker Soaker Nov 27,2017 10:54 am || Up

            Also, on the subject of the really awful teams, if the current television schedule holds, the 49ers will not be on local TV in Reno next Sunday, for what I’m pretty sure is the first time since I have lived here. We did bail on the Raiders a few times at their depths, but never the 49ers.

            • MikeV MikeV Nov 27,2017 10:59 am || Up

              Gonna miss the beginning of the Jimmy G era.

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

              Thanks, and go As.

            • andeux andeux Nov 27,2017 11:22 am || Up

              Ugh, 1-10 Niners @ 3-8 Bears game is on CBS instead of Fox for some reason, preventing us from seeing some AFC game with playoff implications. Thanks Trump.

              TINSTAAFK
              • Soaker Soaker Nov 27,2017 11:35 am || Up

                We got Bills-Chiefs yesterday, which I watched on the DVR expecting to load up on BuffaLOL comments. But good grief the Chiefs are atrocious. Our schedule has Chiefs-Jets in place of 49ers-Bears, and I qualified it with “if the schedule holds” because that isn’t exactly compelling either, but I suppose the local Raiders fans have a legitimate renewed interest in that one.

          • sslinger Dec 4,2017 9:23 am || Up

            My team is gradually, persistently sucking me into considering them one of those really good teams. I’m waiting to figure out if they’re going to crush me by blowing it in some unfathomable way in the playoffs, or just getting a bad beatdown at home in the finale. Clearly, sending thousands of disheartened fans into the Minneapolis streets on a cold dreary Feb night would be the most fitting of all.

  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 26,2017 6:15 pm

    Giant Raiders logo still showing at midfield in the Mexican soccer playoffs.

  57. 5Aces 5Aces Nov 26,2017 7:01 pm

    If Tedford doesnt get every coach of the year award I dont think they should ever bother having one again.

    From 1 win a year ago to being in the top 25 as December rolls in, playing for the conference championship.

    Also, this makes very little sense. But its college FB-what are you gonna do?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 27,2017 11:55 am

    COME ON MAN

    • AV AV Nov 27,2017 12:44 pm || Up

      hey. it’s not all tone deaf. at least he was talking code.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 27,2017 1:17 pm || Up

        this is a good comment.

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

          +1 Trail of Tears.

          "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 27,2017 1:23 pm || Up

        Someone in the White House thought he was being very cute setting this up in front of Old Hickory, realizing that les deplorables would get the racist deep cut they were laying down. Of course Trump went out and did his thing of making the subtext text anyway, making that poor staffer’s subtle work superfluous.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 27,2017 7:56 pm || Up

      I mean, this is so fucking tiring. this is outrageous and as Billy on the street said, if a comedian said this on a netflix special their career would be over, but but but but, its really NOTHING compared to actual evils like the court packing senate, the CFPB, DACA, Motherfuckingg tax cuts, ROY Moore and shit look at that list! those are current fires! Every week is like this

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 27,2017 9:20 pm || Up

        Yeah. It is unceasingly awful.

        But setting aside of all of that substance, why can’t he just be normal for five fucking minutes? Who disrespects the Navajo Code Talkers for Christ’s sake?? What is wrong with him????

        • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 27,2017 9:46 pm || Up

          I just want time to think through my sign cozart and mcgee, and mikolas, trade semien and ????Barreto? idea in peace

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • colin colin Nov 28,2017 9:35 am || Up

            2018 ZiPS projections for Cincinnati (and ex-Cincinnati, I guess) players was just posted on fangraphs and Cozart’s top comp is Scutaro!

          • Future Ed Future Ed Dec 5,2017 8:37 am || Up

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
  59. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 27,2017 2:26 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 27,2017 2:29 pm || Up

      How are these people so fucking stupid??

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 27,2017 2:35 pm || Up

      Of course.

  60. AV AV Nov 27,2017 5:22 pm

    i’m here to brag and say that i’ve seen the last two WC finals in the company of this fairly competent writer.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 28,2017 5:17 pm

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 28,2017 5:25 pm || Up

      So the other Garcia ship has Avisailed?

      "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 28,2017 5:58 pm || Up

      joyce smolinski davis nunez canha pinder

      I mean, there is going to be plenty of ABs taken by 2 WAR players.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 28,2017 6:21 pm || Up

        Powell fits that description too.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 28,2017 6:33 pm || Up

        Joyce against RHPs is nice. I’m excited to see Fowler if he is alive. Pinder should get at bats. The rest is pretty meh.

  62. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 28,2017 6:03 pm

    ??

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 28,2017 6:11 pm || Up

      Cars driving into Muni tunnels seem to happen with surprising regularity.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 28,2017 9:28 pm || Up

        Once in my 20s I came close to driving into the tunnel near Dolores Park. Conceptually I get how it’s tricky to let trains run smoothly from roadway rails to tunnel rails while also blocking cars.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  63. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 28,2017 9:04 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • MikeV MikeV Nov 29,2017 8:29 am || Up

      51-200 employees? WTF?

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

      Thanks, and go As.

  64. elcroata elcroata Nov 29,2017 7:56 am

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • AV AV Nov 29,2017 8:52 am || Up

      moonwalk the worm.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  65. AV AV Nov 29,2017 8:50 am

    a 24-team club world cup? oh please please please please.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV Nov 29,2017 8:52 am || Up

      though maybe europe could five up 3 or 4 slots to spread among north america, africa, and asia.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 29,2017 10:21 am || Up

      I like the sound of this!

  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 29,2017 12:08 pm

    Somehow I don’t think this is the pitch that lands him.

    The A’s, who have been known over the years as trendsetters, figure to be willing to fully accommodate Ohtani’s aspirations as a hitter, not just a pitcher. They could sell him on being the front man for a rebuilding process, which might not be a stretch considering Ohtani’s low-key lifestyle and frugal means, at least to this point.

    • MikeV MikeV Nov 29,2017 1:07 pm || Up

      I’m already tired of this circus. I hope someone gives him stupid money and then he’s below replacement level.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 29,2017 1:33 pm || Up

        The problem is no one can give him stupid money (yet). That’s why we’re having the circus instead.

        • MikeV MikeV Nov 29,2017 2:27 pm || Up

          Can’t he be given a stupid extension though?

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

          Thanks, and go As.

          • colin colin Nov 30,2017 7:45 am || Up

            They aren’t allowed to discuss an extension while trying to sign him. It seems pretty impossible to enforce this, but there is supposed to be some plausible deniability when they suddenly come up with a huge extension after Ohtani’s second MLB game.

  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 29,2017 6:04 pm

    • andeux andeux Nov 29,2017 6:44 pm || Up

      I guess he is a reliever these days.
      Very good numbers last year.
      OTOH, A’s don’t have a great track record with relievers in their 30s coming off good years.
      OTFH, I’m glad they’re serious about trying to fix the bullpen. Treinen, Pagan, Petit all had good K rates last year (as did Dull and Hendricks). Dump Casilla and Hatcher please.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 29,2017 6:54 pm || Up

        Whoa, very good numbers last year.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 29,2017 6:50 pm || Up

      ok.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  68. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 30,2017 12:10 pm
  69. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 30,2017 1:24 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  70. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 30,2017 2:08 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 30,2017 2:11 pm || Up

      I don’t think its the car that/who was wrong

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  71. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 30,2017 4:39 pm

    Well done, morons.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Nov 30,2017 5:35 pm || Up

      I’m confused. it always did raise taxes

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • nevermoor nevermoor Dec 1,2017 12:15 pm || Up

        Not on the people they care about.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 5,2017 10:28 am || Up
          • AV AV Dec 5,2017 10:47 am || Up

            oh that’s rich.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Future Ed Future Ed Dec 5,2017 11:55 am || Up

            Seriously, what happens? That can’t get fixed without going to the full senate, right?

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 5,2017 12:19 pm || Up

              Right.

              They will have to come up with a fix in conference committee and get it through both houses.

              By the time a conference bill is ready, there could be a Democratic senator from Alabama…

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 5,2017 1:15 pm || Up

                In other words:

                • Soaker Soaker Dec 5,2017 1:42 pm || Up

                  I can’t bring myself to believe that Alabama will vote for a Democrat.

                  I wonder what would happen in the analogous situation in California if the Democrat faced these accusations. I’d hope the state Democratic party would have forced the candidate to withdraw long before this, but if it did reach this stage, would California elect the Republican?

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 5,2017 1:47 pm || Up

                  We would elect the other Democrat, thanks to the jungle primary.

                • nevermoor nevermoor Dec 5,2017 2:40 pm || Up

                  Well, in a state with no jungle primary my answer would likely be to vote third-party. But I damn sure wouldn’t vote for a statutory rapist.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • Soaker Soaker Dec 5,2017 2:55 pm || Up

                  If I were an Alabama conservative my line of thinking would be: I don’t believe these girls, but even if it’s true it happened a long time ago and we all sin. Judge Roy has proven that he is a man of God and he must have prayed about it and received forgiveness. Besides, if the Democrats ever take over the country they will raid my house and take my guns away and we’ll all be living under Sharia law and I cannot be a part of causing that to happen. MAGA!

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 6,2017 9:53 am || Up

                  It’s all about the Supreme Court. Moore or Jones may be the difference in whether Trump gets to seat another Gorsuch if Kennedy and/or Ginsburg leaves, which would probably mean the end of abortion as a constitutional right in America.

                  If Jones vs. Moore were for a House seat or for Governor, Jones would win by 15-20 points. The Senate (and the President) is different for them.

                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 6,2017 9:41 am || Up

                  I’d probably vote for a “decent” Republican in that situation. A (non sexually harassing) Schwarzenegger or a Romney type. Maybe a Flake or McCain type good-guy conservative. A California republican is more likely to be a neanderthal though, so I would have to hope for a write-in campaign.

                • AV AV Dec 6,2017 10:24 am || Up

                  neanderthal is no way to call someone who doesn’t want to pay into california’s schools and health services.

                  they’re called bunch of bible-thumpin’, gun-totin’, wild-eyed pistol-wavers. et al, of course.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • AV AV Dec 6,2017 1:32 pm || Up

                  btw, eating at the bar at foster’s big horn this saturday, a local man, pushing 60, sitting on my date’s side, three stools over from me but very audible, talking to a younger man, 30ish, kept repeating the same refrain. “it was 40 years ago! you telling me they’re gonna bring this up 40 years later? come on!!”

                  young guy didn’t say anything. i heckled but he didn’t acknowledge. i shut up shortly after because my date was all, let’s not make a scene. she was fuming though.

                  guy on my side of the bar was fun though. like a heterosexual andy dick.

                  next time, back to my previously proven recipe for the levee: just 1 bloody mary at fosters, and on to al the wop’s for dinner. better steak. and the animals aren’t watching.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • nevermoor nevermoor Dec 5,2017 2:36 pm || Up

              Reconciliation with the house bill.

              "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  72. Future Ed Future Ed Nov 30,2017 6:28 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 30,2017 6:58 pm || Up

      That’s encouraging. We’ll see if the innings they eat are more about contending or just saving an ineffective starting staff. Also I like having a duo called Petit and Pagan.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  73. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 30,2017 6:51 pm
    • andeux andeux Nov 30,2017 6:59 pm || Up

      Mmmmmmm, Bacon.

      TINSTAAFK
    • AV AV Dec 1,2017 9:04 am || Up

      superneat graphical interactivity!

      not sure what to do with it.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 1,2017 10:21 am || Up

        that was my reaction too

        • sslinger Dec 1,2017 10:55 am || Up

          I thought it might get me to Kevin Bacon but no go.

    • AV AV Dec 1,2017 9:20 am || Up

      i’m gonna need a similar thing for the mueller probe. now israel is involved??

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  74. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Nov 30,2017 7:37 pm
  75. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 30,2017 7:52 pm

    So I only kinda followed the trial, but how is it possible Garcia Zarate wasn’t at least guilty of involuntary manslaughter? Bad prosecuting? Seemed to be kinda convoluted. Or maybe Matty Gonzales is just that good.

    "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 30,2017 8:25 pm || Up

      This (from a conservative but non-Trumpy writer) makes a pretty good argument that the prosecutors blew it by trying to get him for murder when the facts weren’t there. (And that Gonzalez did an excellent job.)

    • Englishmajor Englishmajor Dec 5,2017 1:30 pm || Up

      Plausible theory that the gun went off before he realized it was a gun, because it was wrapped in something.

      • sslinger Dec 5,2017 5:03 pm || Up

        Which makes the gun possession conviction questionable, hence the rationale for the appeal I guess.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Dec 5,2017 5:34 pm || Up

          except he picvked it up after it went off. at that point he was a felon in possession

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  76. elcroata elcroata Nov 30,2017 9:59 pm
    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • Future Ed Future Ed Dec 1,2017 6:04 am || Up

      they are still a shitty team.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  77. aardvark Dec 1,2017 5:10 am

    For the prospect watchers (which is probably everyone given the state of the big league club) baseball prospectus has their A’s list out:

    1. A.J. Puk, LHP
    2. Franklin Barreto, SS
    3. Jorge Mateo, SS/OF
    4. Jesus Luzardo, LHP
    5. Dustin Fowler, OF
    6. Austin Beck, OF
    7. Grant Holmes, RHP
    8. Lazaro Armenteros, OF
    9. James Kaprielian, RHP
    10. Sean Murphy, C

    They also provide the next 10 names but not in a ranking, which are: Dakota Chalmers, Greg Deichmann,Daulton Jeffries, Ramon Laureano, Casey Meisner, Kevin Merrell, Yairo Munoz, Sheldon Nuese, Max Schrock, Logan Shore,

    And had this to say about The State of the System: A series of deadline deals left the A’s with not much in the way of a major league team, but a heckuva farm system.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Dec 1,2017 6:06 am || Up

      cool, but doesn’t give me confidence the #7 pick is going to be great

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • vignette17 Dec 1,2017 9:40 am || Up

      That’s a pretty darn good list. I might argue for Neuse or Schrock in the 8-10 spots but otherwise that seems right. Been a while since there were so many interesting prospects at once.

      And that’s not counting Olson/Chapman/Boog/all of the back of rotation guys.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 1,2017 10:27 am || Up

      Lazarito is the real mystery man there. He’s younger than Beck.

  78. elcroata elcroata Dec 1,2017 7:31 am

    Any of you guys planning to go to the World Cup Rugby Sevens Finals in At&T in July? Been watching most of today’s tournament in Dubai, and it seems like wathing it in person would be quite entertaining

    All I can say about stats is… SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • sslinger Dec 1,2017 11:07 am || Up

      I have been thinking it would be fun. Passed on getting the full strips of tickets but I just saw that single-day tickets are now for sale, so I could be convinced to pick a day.

  79. andeux andeux Dec 1,2017 10:32 am
    TINSTAAFK
  80. AV AV Dec 1,2017 10:40 am

    oh shit. i missed the draw.

    kneejerks to follow:

    A: russia rigged it. uruguay tops them though.

    B: tight geographic grouping. the iberians take the group.

    C: am rooting for river plate. and denmark?

    D: 3 of 4 finalists!!! (kit-patterns division.) hope my guys learned from that 4-1 nigeria put on us a couple weeks ago. worried about having both cheeky can-doers in the same group too. argentina and nigeria, because stalwarts.

    E: my paper is calling this a group of death. i don’t see it. brasil and someone in red.

    F: go sweden! i have issues with the rest.

    G: oh hey, england gets into the knockouts! and belgium.

    H: colombia and… i don’t know enough about the other 3. prolly poland.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 1,2017 10:51 am || Up

      The groups just look so empty with out Chile, Italy and the Netherlands.

      • MikeV MikeV Dec 1,2017 11:01 am || Up

        YEAH THAT’S TOTALLY WHO I WAS THINKING WAS MISSING

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 1,2017 11:08 am || Up

          I guess if you replaced Panama with us that Belgium group gets a touch more interesting.

          • AV AV Dec 1,2017 11:31 am || Up

            there goes england.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 1,2017 11:34 am || Up

              I think England is way, way better than us at this point. I also think Belgium is way, way better than England at this point.

          • MikeV MikeV Dec 1,2017 1:14 pm || Up

            and somehow we’d have to play FKing Ghana again, too.

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

            Thanks, and go As.

    • MikeV MikeV Dec 1,2017 10:54 am || Up

      Ha, as if England isn’t going to play to a scoreless draw with Panama, who will advance instead.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

    • ptbnl Dec 1,2017 3:36 pm || Up

      Two draws and a loss puts England 3rd to the winner between Panama and Tunisia.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Dec 2,2017 4:52 pm || Up

      • AV AV Dec 3,2017 8:49 am || Up

        it’s facetious ’cause it’s true.

        and their headline digs a little deeper: Russia’s Group Is The Easiest In Modern World Cup History

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.

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