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At the LADs 177

A’s visit the NL champion Dodgers, who at least going into the series have a worse record than us.

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

177 thoughts on “At the LADs

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 7:27 pm

    Bruce Jenkins thinks the A’s feel right at home, thus sad, at the largely empty seats.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 7:28 pm

    Manaea’s fastball looking awfully straight, getting hit awfully hard.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 7:31 pm

    can we score 6?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  4. Kay Temple Kirk Kay Temple Kirk Apr 10,2018 7:32 pm

    This team has no pitching. Ken sure sounds good tho, and I’m so glad he didn’t have to retire.

    \"Weren\'t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone\'s story? We\'re all just characters who believe we are real. Things make more sense now, don\'t they. Be honest.\"- DMOAS
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 7:38 pm || Up

      KAY!

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 7:43 pm || Up

      ALso, I wish I could go see this.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Kay Temple Kirk Kay Temple Kirk Apr 10,2018 7:57 pm || Up

        I’m pretty good friends with Rick Edwards (trumpet) from Pounded Clown. The reunion’s gone pretty good for those guys… kept them busy. Something to do, something to live for.

        Rick is one of the better lyricists in this town, but few believe me when I say it. Then I point them out to multiple pieces of my own material of which Rick wrote the lyrics, and they understand.

        \"Weren\'t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone\'s story? We\'re all just characters who believe we are real. Things make more sense now, don\'t they. Be honest.\"- DMOAS
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 8:07 pm || Up

      Our pitching might not be the biggest problem tonight.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 7:32 pm

    also, give piscotti another day off

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Kay Temple Kirk Kay Temple Kirk Apr 10,2018 7:34 pm || Up

      I had some Piscotty with my coffee the other day. It was hard and scraped my gums. Next time I’m gonna get a bagel instead.

      \"Weren\'t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone\'s story? We\'re all just characters who believe we are real. Things make more sense now, don\'t they. Be honest.\"- DMOAS
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 7:37 pm || Up

        Piscotty has had plenty of bagels, but I imagine there is room for more

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  6. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 7:43 pm

    Way to get the pitcher tired!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  7. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 8:12 pm

    why?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 8:13 pm

    Walk the 8 hitter, allow hit to the pitcher, dude who homered next.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 8:17 pm || Up

      Somehow disaster fails to ensue.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 8:20 pm

    Lew still has a front row seat in one ballpark

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 8:24 pm || Up

      It’s nice that Lew can finally openily root for a team he cares about.

      But seriously, folks...
  10. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 8:22 pm

    I turned the game on and Ken and Vince are talking about sight seeing in LA…which I’m finding more interesting than the baseball.

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 8:24 pm || Up

      anything is more interesting than glenn and ray

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 8:25 pm || Up

        I admire your consistency when it comes to Ray and Glenn.

        But seriously, folks...
        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 8:26 pm || Up

          the reality is its had to listen to them

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 8:32 pm || Up

            Ripping announcers is part of the fun of being a sports fan. Some of my fondest memories are ripping Joe Morgan, Bob Trumpy, and Phil Simms.

            But seriously, folks...
  11. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 8:24 pm

    Well no matter how much deeper in MikeV’s doghouse Piscotty might get he’ll always have that hit to break up the no-no.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 8:28 pm

    By June the announcers are going to be talking about Civil War battles, if bubble gum ice cream is really ice cream, and if Bruce Hornsby was better with or without the Range.

    But seriously, folks...
  13. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 8:32 pm

    um jed? Uh, yasail?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. andeux andeux Apr 10,2018 8:35 pm

    Hello Mr. Thompson.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 8:38 pm || Up

      WHy does he put his helmet back? He doesn’t need it anymore

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 8:44 pm

    By June the http://www.freekraut.net game threads will be filled with posts about…I don’t know, soccer?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 8:45 pm || Up

      um, yeah?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Apr 11,2018 10:03 am || Up

      WHY WAIT??

      a pod about specific word cup matches and their larger implications… geez i hope it’s as good as it’s up my alley.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV Apr 11,2018 10:04 am || Up

      also, not sure if we’ve tracked blue screen incidents to specific actions, but yesterday’s downtime happened right after i tried to post:

      huh. roma??

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 12:08 pm || Up

        and it happens everyday the A’s do poorly

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  16. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 8:44 pm

    Jake will never have a better chance to rob a home run.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  17. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 8:46 pm

    You know I’m starting to think this team fucking sucks.

    But seriously, folks...
  18. andeux andeux Apr 10,2018 8:50 pm

    “Davis’ throw to the plate is cut off.”
    (It went about 20 feet, not all of it in the air)

    TINSTAAFK
    • Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 8:52 pm || Up

      His throws are my favorite part of A’s baseball these days.

      But seriously, folks...
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 11:13 am || Up

      Even for KD, that throw was really bad.

      • andeux andeux Apr 11,2018 11:24 am || Up

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 12:10 pm || Up

          he is bad at that, but it could be he came up trying to throw hom or to chapman, then decided to throw to Marcus.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 11,2018 12:12 pm || Up

          I know they are different parks, but the view here reminded me of another time in LA our LF had to go into the corner and make a throw to the plate. That was a bit better.

          I will now go and cry into a pillow…

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  19. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 8:51 pm

    Belliger is actually pretty fast.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  20. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 8:54 pm

    Well, at least I have Sacramento Kings basketball.

    But seriously, folks...
  21. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 8:54 pm

    Vince drops a fangraphs ref…

    good job vince

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 8:55 pm

    Manaea could have struck out hisself

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 8:55 pm

    Manaea could have struck out hisself

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  24. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 8:55 pm

    Well, at least I have a spastic colon.

    But seriously, folks...
  25. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 8:59 pm

    Well, at least I have pictures of that time I got to ride in a Honda Civic.

    But seriously, folks...
  26. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 9:00 pm

    wait, the a’s broadcast team thinks that pederson sucks?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  27. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 9:01 pm

    So, Ed…what did you have for lunch?

    But seriously, folks...
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 9:04 pm || Up

      Sandwich and I bought another for a friend and complained to the cashier that I always forget to get my card punched. So she punched it an extra time

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 9:06 pm || Up

        I had lunch at Panda Express…I should be dead within the hour.

        But seriously, folks...
  28. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 9:02 pm

    Well, at least I have my bootleg tapes of Huey Lewis & The News plaing Cal Expo in 1991.

    But seriously, folks...
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 9:08 pm || Up

      True story, in the last hour my son found an old box of cassettes on the street, has dug out my old tape deck and is currently recreating my stereo from circa 1986.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 9:11 pm || Up

        That sounds like fun…1986 was a big music year for me.

        But seriously, folks...
      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 11,2018 12:14 pm || Up

        Somewhat related-if anyone has a VCR they want to get rid of and happens to be driving in the Lomita/San Pedro area HMU. I have a dozen or so blank tapes that I need to watch to see if there is anything I want to get put onto disc.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 12:18 pm || Up

          I may have an answer for you in orange county.

          Give me a couple days

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  29. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 9:03 pm

    So, Kay…have you ever had lunch with Ed?

    But seriously, folks...
  30. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 9:03 pm

    I like how fosse totally missed why there was the thought of a replay

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  31. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 9:07 pm

    In reality I’m more of a Nashville Sounds fan.

    But seriously, folks...
    • colin colin Apr 11,2018 8:29 am || Up

      I want to go to one of their games this summer. It’s about a 5 hour drive from Cincinnati and my wife has family there that we can stay with.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 11,2018 8:40 am || Up

        And maybe catch a Zito concert!

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  32. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 9:13 pm

    It’s been 30 years but I still kinda hate the Dodgers.

    But seriously, folks...
  33. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 9:15 pm

    Well, at least I have my Netflix cue filled with Bollywood movies.

    But seriously, folks...
  34. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 9:15 pm

    Wow that was a spectacular glove flip.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  35. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 9:16 pm

    Lew appears to have been booted out of his seat.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Apr 10,2018 9:18 pm || Up

      Dodgers have territorial rights.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 9:18 pm || Up

      Turns out he’s an Angels fan.

      But seriously, folks...
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 9:18 pm || Up

      That always happens when you upgrade into the good seats, someone comes along and you have to shuffle over a few without drawing the ushers attention.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  36. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 9:17 pm

    So, FSU…have you ever cooked lunch for Ed?

    But seriously, folks...
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 9:17 pm || Up

      Yes.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 9:19 pm || Up

        Well, you get to cross that off the bucket list.

        But seriously, folks...
  37. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 9:19 pm

    I hope lowry decides to get a mouth guard

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  38. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 10,2018 9:22 pm

    Babe Ruth vs Babe Ruth!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  39. Bed Bed Apr 10,2018 9:23 pm

    If this bad baseball continues I might have to spend time with family and friends.

    But seriously, folks...
  40. andeux andeux Apr 10,2018 9:25 pm

    Even on the subject of mustaches, Ray can’t find anything interesting to say.

    TINSTAAFK
  41. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 9:41 pm

    I agree with vince, the umpire should have more discretion on automatic doubles. but only for the visiting team. the home team can suck it

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  42. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 10,2018 10:24 pm

    Nothing guys?

    two innings of teas and nothing?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  43. Soaker Soaker Apr 10,2018 10:28 pm

    What a thriller. The permeating sense of futility is somewhat disconcerting on April 10.

    But, there’s Mengden vs. Wood tomorrow. The good news is, the place down Sunset I went for pregame happy hour has Pliny on tap, so six or so of those before 7:10 tomorrow should properly numb the senses.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 12:11 pm || Up

      originally read as MEGADON v WOOD and thought it was a Godzilla marathon i might be interested in.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  44. AV AV Apr 11,2018 10:28 am

    pertinent to 1 or 2 FKers’ interests. apparently they’re gonna do all the R.E.M albums.

    http://www.earwolf.com/show/u-talkin-u2-to-me/

    ————

    i’ll move further podrecs to the “goodreads for podcasts” app.

    or, as i like to call it, “logo for when your severed junk is poking out of a cheese grater.”

    find me as AVclub.

    dick dick dick dick dick dick dick

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 11:11 am || Up

      I tried to listen to the REM podcast. I really like Adam Scott (been watching “Party Down” lately — where has that been all my life?), and Comedy Bang Bang has its moments, but man…I could not make it through all of the free-associating craziness. I think Scott Aukerman needs PF Tompkins to keep his shtick on rails.

      • AV AV Apr 11,2018 11:29 am || Up

        good review. not being really that into REM, i was going to do it for adam. now i won’t.

        but yeah, party down.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 12:12 pm || Up

        his aunt used to let me into jail

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  45. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 11,2018 11:05 am

    Anyone else compulsively reloading breaking news sites every few minutes expecting firings (of Mueller, Rosenstein, missiles)?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 12:16 pm || Up

        i ve sign legislation outlawing Mueller forever…

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 12:16 pm || Up

      if it gets me out of this hearing this afternoon, i say welcome.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 11:15 am

    The Dodger Stadium organist is great. Last night in the course of two batters he or she played the Legend of Zelda music and In A Gadda Da Vida.

    • andeux andeux Apr 11,2018 11:26 am || Up

      I think they were playing “Get Back” when Piscotty had to go back to 3rd base on the ground rule double.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 11,2018 2:29 pm || Up

      Also a few bars of “Waltzing Matilda” when Hendriks was stinking up the place.

  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 11:19 am

    Well this is definitely a realistic thing that will happen.

    The Oakland A’s are exploring using a gondola ski lift to transport fans from downtown to the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal, where the team is thinking of building a new ballpark.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 12:17 pm || Up

      transporters only have 8 slots.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 11,2018 12:18 pm || Up

      We wont have the funds-need to just make it a zipline.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 7:05 pm || Up

  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 11:28 am

    What’s the consensus on whether we should be worried about Manaea’s arm? His velocity looked a bit off last night, when I was watching.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 11,2018 12:16 pm || Up

      always assume death with these kids.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  49. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 12:22 pm

    Juve…

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 12:27 pm || Up

      Soccer is new to spain

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 12:31 pm || Up

        They need to upgrade their bullpens.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 12:33 pm || Up

          how do you not get a card kicking ronaldo from the seat of your pants?

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 12:33 pm || Up

      That was an epic half.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 12:43 pm || Up

        If Real just needs to prevent 3 goals, why aren’t they packing the defense?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 1:04 pm || Up

          good god

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 1:05 pm || Up

            A shocker from the Costa Rican keeper.

            • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 1:38 pm || Up

              good god

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • AV AV Apr 11,2018 1:47 pm || Up

                sounds like some bad decisions were made.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • ptbnl Apr 11,2018 1:59 pm || Up

                  A bunch of Italian journos were kicked out of the press box …

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 1:48 pm || Up

                crazy shit

                • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 11,2018 2:14 pm || Up

                  Yawn. left too much time on the clock

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
  50. MikeV MikeV Apr 11,2018 1:55 pm

    No fucking way in hell was that a penalty.

    Champions league is simple. 22 men chase a ball around for 90 minutes, and in the end Real Madrid win.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 4:01 pm
  52. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 11,2018 4:13 pm

    Stolen from elsewhere:

    Note: Poochie died on his way back to his home planet.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  53. andeux andeux Apr 11,2018 5:47 pm

    Not the onion:

    The lawsuit does not provide any details for the British Virgin Islands entity, Abernue Ltd. The suit said the company owns a piece of Marlins Holdings LLC, which is the sole owner of Marlins Funding, which is the sole owner of Marlins Teamco.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 5:53 pm || Up

      The other side disdainfully referring to them as as the “Jeter Marlins” in the court filing is wonderful.

    • andeux andeux Apr 14,2018 10:57 pm || Up
      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Apr 15,2018 11:25 am || Up

        The A’s smallest announced crowd on that first homestand was 7,416. The people of South Florida, voting with their feet and credit cards, showed up in these numbers this past week:

        Monday vs. Mets: 7,003
        Tuesday vs. Mets: 6,516
        Wednesday vs. Mets: 6,150
        Friday vs. Pirates: 6,852

        They went from a bad ownership to a worse ownership, and the other part of it based on my trip there last year, the “cautionary tale” for the A’s, is that the taxpayers of Miami-Dade built their nice new ballpark in a crap location.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 15,2018 12:59 pm || Up

          I was gonna make a smartass comment about Miami voters being suckers, fool me twice shame on me etc. Then I reacquainted myself with the story of the $600M+ stadium gift without a public vote.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 15,2018 1:03 pm || Up

            (Marlins Pres David Samson) noted new ballparks typically lead to near-capacity crowds nightly the first year in the team’s new home, and he estimated an annual attendance above 2 million for at least 7 seasons.

            “With the increased revenues we expect from the new ballpark, we would expect to be certainly a middle-of-the-pack, industry-average payroll”, Samson said. “But only time will tell.”

            Samson was also later a really bad Survivor contestant.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 6:15 pm

  55. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 7:02 pm

    Eight scoreless innings in two games for Bassitt.

    • andeux andeux Apr 11,2018 8:40 pm || Up

      Might be a good option soon (or at least better than what we have).

      Also


      Luzardo should move through the system fast.

      TINSTAAFK
  56. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 11,2018 7:24 pm

    Impressive oppo power Khrush!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  57. andeux andeux Apr 11,2018 8:29 pm

    I’m ok with our pitcher hitting, just this once.

    TINSTAAFK
  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 8:37 pm

    10 Ks in 5 innings tonight for Luzardo.

  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 8:43 pm

    The Vegas expansion hockey team made the playoffs??

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 11,2018 10:06 pm || Up

      Dude, they legitimately dominated the Western Conference pretty much wire to wire. By leaps and bounds the most successful US pro expansion team ever. It’s almost weird this isn’t a huger sports story.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 10:12 pm || Up

        I truly had no idea. That’s amazing.

      • MikeV MikeV Apr 12,2018 8:33 am || Up

        The playoffs last longer than the regular season in hockey. Makes sense that it’s not a big deal

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

        Thanks, and go As.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 12,2018 9:06 am || Up

          Well, no, six month regular season, two month playoffs. But that misses the point that in US pro sports expansion teams have alsways been garbage. In fact none have ever even had a .500 regular season. So Vegas actually dominating is so remarkable that there’s really nothing comparable, in any US pro sport, ever.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • dmoas Apr 12,2018 10:20 am || Up

            What much of that can be attributed to them being the only expansion franchise at the time so for expansion drafts, they had no competition?

          • MikeV MikeV Apr 12,2018 10:35 am || Up

            Chicago Fire won both MLS Cup and the US Open Cup in their expansion season in 1998. :)

            Also, Houston Dynamo won MLS Cup in their first 2 seasons, 2006 and 2007, but they were just the Earthquakes who were moved and rebranded.

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

            Thanks, and go As.

            • vignette17 Apr 12,2018 10:49 am || Up

              Yeah, but he said pro sports.

              Kidding, kidding.

  60. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 8:58 pm

    Klay’s bro not exactly seizing the moment.

  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 9:10 pm

    The Warriors drew the Spurs in the first round and it’s kind of a relief. Strange times.

  62. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 9:22 pm

    Grandal is having a Vogt Catching Sonny inning.

  63. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 9:27 pm

    Oh Khris

  64. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 9:37 pm

    Seeing Lew and Geren on my TV again is too much.

  65. andeux andeux Apr 11,2018 9:37 pm

    Hello Mr. Thompson!

    TINSTAAFK
  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 10:13 pm

    I am starting to have strong feelings about Chapman. Emotional feelings.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 10:17 pm || Up

      And the TV graphic calls him “Matt Capman.”

  67. andeux andeux Apr 11,2018 10:13 pm

    TINSTAAFK
  68. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 10:35 pm

    Attaboy Trayce

  69. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 11,2018 10:40 pm
  70. Soaker Soaker Apr 11,2018 11:27 pm

    Dang, no cycle for Khris.

    I also discovered that Tommy Lasorda is still alive. Don’t know how much of the game he saw and how much he slept through. Ashton and Mila stayed longer than he did.

  71. nevermoor nevermoor Apr 12,2018 12:26 pm

    Two blegs in a row:

    1. I need to find a place–ideally driveable in a day or less from Marin–where I can both rent a house with seven bedrooms and be somewhere where there is a way to entertain children in the 4-10 y.o. range. Ideally not Tahoe area as that was the last lever I pulled, and probably next spring. Any suggestions?

    2. My iPhone’s camera appears to be cooked, which is a good excuse to move over to Android. Is a Pixel the right move? What else should I be looking at?

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 12,2018 12:36 pm || Up

      Re #1, what time of year and what constitutes entertaining the kids? I’ve rented places in the Yosemite West area which have worked great for our multi-generation family trips. But obviously no urban types of kid entertainment.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 12,2018 12:43 pm || Up

        We’ve done everything from Branson, MO to various beaches on the Gulf/Atlantic coasts, so I think outdoorsy is perfect.

        It’s Mrs. N, her three siblings, and parents so things like easy hikes/nature tours/etc. are all to the good, but a 13 mile hike with 2000 feet of elevation gain isn’t really on the agenda. I suspect gold rush-y ghost towns in driving range would be hits too. The precise time of year isn’t totally set in stone, but the last one was last week, so I think the hope is we can target April again next year.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 12,2018 2:56 pm || Up

          Given that I definitely recommend VRBO-type offerings in Yosemite West. Less than half hour to Yosemite Valley with its wide range of bite-sized hikes, shuttle service around valley, also great easy biking, rentals seasonally available. And only 20 min to Badger Pass ski area if it’s that time of year.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 13,2018 2:04 pm || Up

            Thanks. Will definitely explore the options in that area.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 13,2018 3:53 pm || Up

              Avoid community of Foresta. It’s well located but remains a largely treeless plain after two huge wildfires.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • dmoas Apr 12,2018 12:46 pm || Up

      What about one bedroom, no kitchen, but 20 cats and a few small dogs that never shut up, and all you’d have to do is clean up after them? It comes with a great view of the bay. And wifi.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 12,2018 2:16 pm || Up

        Sure, but would I be able to hide from 12 children?

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • dmoas Apr 12,2018 3:19 pm || Up

          There’s a bathroom with a cat, three dogs, and a very large jetted tub.

    • ptbnl Apr 12,2018 2:02 pm || Up

      Lots of places on the Russian River in Guerneville, with beaches and redwoods also in close proximity.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • sslinger Apr 30,2018 11:08 am || Up

      What phone did you end up going with? Ms s is in the same boat.

  72. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 12,2018 7:40 pm

    OK Sharks let’s make it a long winning playoff run!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 12,2018 9:23 pm || Up

      Evander Kane pickup looking great so far.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  73. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 12,2018 8:50 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  74. colin colin Apr 13,2018 9:13 am

    Matt Chapman currently leads MLB in WAR. A big chunk of that comes from defense, but he is also #8 in wRC+

    • dmoas Apr 13,2018 10:10 am || Up

      So when do we trade him for a box of donuts?

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 13,2018 10:20 am || Up

        We’re going to give him whatever Mr Boras asks for and then take the gondola to watch him for the rest of his career.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 13,2018 10:50 am || Up

          This is the one thing I might have an issue with with Kaval. I like the stuff he does and like that he is so active on social media. But when he starts talking about how great Chapman is I always have to reply back “give him a long term contract”.

          When we do let him go for an autographed picture of Ricard Montalban to hang in the Treehouse it will be a sour day.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  75. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 13,2018 9:37 am

    So Trump’s obsessed with the pee tape, and Cohen had a penchant for recordings, and he’s now desperately trying to have *something* excluded from the FBI haul. It will be amusing to see how the evangelicals in particular excuse Trunp this time.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • dmoas Apr 13,2018 10:11 am || Up

      “It was all in the past. He repented. I can’t judge him. He’s doing ‘great’ ‘things.'”

  76. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 13,2018 5:55 pm

    Our cornered animal president is going to do some warring tonight. Dangerous times.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 13,2018 6:06 pm || Up

      Comey was fired for the stated reason of being a partisan hack that went outside guidelines to call out Clinton.

      Now SHS is calling him a partisan hack?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 13,2018 6:09 pm || Up

        She and her boss just say words. Stop trying to infer meaning from them.

  77. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 13,2018 6:46 pm

    arizona

    I have $5. No I don\'t.

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