Free: Bum, just another word for ballgames left to lose ← FREE KRAUT!

Free: Bum, just another word for ballgames left to lose 279

The Oakland Athletics play some baseball games with the Chicago White Sox.

 

279 thoughts on “Free: Bum, just another word for ballgames left to lose

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 6:03 pm

    Since he offered I revived bed’s Friday gamethread and slapped a title on it.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 16,2018 6:24 pm || Up

      The Dead played the song 118 times, but only 3 times after 1974 and those because Joan Baez was sitting in. I saw a few rarities over the years but was out of luck on this one.

      • Bed Bed Apr 16,2018 8:19 pm || Up

        So, you’re saying then that The Grateful Dead had a song other than Touch of Grey?

        But seriously, folks...
        • andeux andeux Apr 16,2018 8:20 pm || Up

          Oh, bed.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Soaker Soaker Apr 16,2018 8:32 pm || Up

            In fairness to Bed, I was clueless about the appeal of the Dead all the way through my Cal years, and until some of my friends in the Coliseum bleachers dragged me to a show. And actually they had to drag me to a second show before I started getting it. It wasn’t something that could possibly be understood by hearing what was played on the radio. But within about a year and a half of my first shows I was taking Grateful Dead road trips.

            • sslinger Apr 18,2018 10:34 pm || Up

              After last weekend I’ve got a new one for you – if you ever get a chance to see Billy Strings, especially somewhere kind of small, jump on it.

  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 6:07 pm

    FK Pool: Guess Tuesday’s announced attendance. I know they don’t count as tickets sold but I assume they’ll give us some official tally.

    Winner gets a night of ballgame beers on the tab of the losing FKers, somehow.

    The A’s say 70,000 RSVP’d to the email request a few weeks ago. Untarped Coliseum can handle 65K they say.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 6:12 pm || Up

      My guess: 41,968.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 16,2018 6:13 pm || Up

      42,420 in honor of Jackie Robinson and whatever else 420 might refer to.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 17,2018 9:01 pm || Up

        46,028

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 17,2018 10:24 pm || Up

          It was a delight and a relief to watch the stands fill in, I’ll be happy to fill Soaker will beer on his next trip in.

          "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 16,2018 7:23 pm || Up

      Against the white sox? 25,624

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 7:27 pm || Up

        That would be really disappointing and make Oakland the butt of jokes, sadly though that feels possible. Cold Tuesday night…

        "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 16,2018 7:31 pm || Up

          say it out loud. think about the visiting team again

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • andeux andeux Apr 16,2018 7:45 pm || Up

            Does anybody really know what the attendance is?

            TINSTAAFK
        • dmoas Apr 17,2018 9:54 am || Up

          It would be an unfair view. Expecting a sell out just because there were free tickets is kind of a faulty logic. There’s no stake in “buying” tickets when they’re free so even those who have zero intentions to go will take a stab at it. Not that jokes and poor analyses won’t be made.

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 16,2018 6:37 pm

    The White Sox haven’t played since Thursday, when they lost the opener of what was supposed to be a four-game set in the Twin Cities.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 16,2018 6:44 pm || Up

      I’m impressed by the postponement due to ice chunks plunging through the Skydome roof.

      MLB picked the wrong year to back up the start of the season to March 29.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 7:28 pm || Up

      I’d imagine they haven’t had a chance to workout either, except for maybe BP today.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 16,2018 7:07 pm

    Wow, that looks empty.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 16,2018 7:21 pm || Up

      Honoring the 50th anniversary with a throwback to the Finley era.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 16,2018 7:26 pm || Up

      I have 2 friends there today and they plan on wednesday. I am very jealous. I really need to take advantage of these mid week games

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Apr 16,2018 7:48 pm || Up

        Well, instead of talking about it, do it.

        I realize I have a different perspective on this, being out of the Bay Area for nine years now and with no intention of ever going back. But this is just sad. Seeing a successful franchise in Portland or Salt Lake City would be a lot better than what I see in Oakland tonight.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 16,2018 7:57 pm || Up

          you are correct.

          may 7 or 9 I will be there.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 7:58 pm || Up

          It’s almost universally agreed that the Kaval regime is a huge improvement over Lew’s time, mostly in attitude (i.e. not always telling fans how much we suck). Better PR awareness matters, attempting to stay in Oakland matters, the food trucks and Treehouse and monthly passes and all do matter. But 2018 to date is proving that it’s not nearly enough to make up for crappy rosters in a subpar facility.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Soaker Soaker Apr 16,2018 8:03 pm || Up

            As I suggested in the last thread, if they can’t do it right (read: the Laney College site) then just don’t bother, or you’re the Marlins for the rest of my life.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 8:06 pm || Up

              Well the taxpayers not paying for it in our case would be a pretty important difference

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • MikeV MikeV Apr 16,2018 10:39 pm || Up

            But they’re still drawing 7K fans per game.

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

            Thanks, and go As.

            • Soaker Soaker Apr 17,2018 9:44 am || Up

              They could quickly regain some goodwill by announcing, today, “We screwed up with the parking fee increase so we’re rolling that back.” I figure 5000 cars average, times $10 times 81 dates equals a little north of $4 million given up over the course of the year, which by the way is less than they’re paying a certain useless pitcher whom Melvin won’t even call on in blowout games.

        • andeux andeux Apr 16,2018 8:04 pm || Up

          Well, instead of talking about it, do it.

          This would also be good advice for A’s ownership.

          10 years dicking around with the South Bay, alienating a large part of the current fan base while accomplishing nothing. Now a very promising core of young players (Chapman, Manaea, Olson) but combined with the lowest payroll in the league. Per FSU’s comment, Kaval is definitely an improvement in attitude, but not in much else. Why would anyone but a diehard go?

          TINSTAAFK
          • Bed Bed Apr 16,2018 8:16 pm || Up

            The constant roster turnover makes it hard to feel attached to the team. If Chapman or Olson or whoever becomes a big time player I fully expect them to be traded. I want to get back into baseball now that I don’t care about the NFL but I’m not sure how interested I am in bad baseball.

            But seriously, folks...
            • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 16,2018 8:25 pm || Up

              chapman hired boras and gave the A’s an out to approach him about a long term deal they knew he would reject

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • Bed Bed Apr 16,2018 8:27 pm || Up

                Yeah, I read about that earlier today. The tone of the story was pity for A’s fans.

                But seriously, folks...
              • andeux andeux Apr 16,2018 8:29 pm || Up

                ed wins the cynicism thread.

                TINSTAAFK
  5. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 16,2018 7:40 pm

    I really really like shots of baseball payer talking to each other. On the bases, in the dugout, at home. I don’t know why. it gives me the warm fuzzies.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  6. andeux andeux Apr 16,2018 7:44 pm

    ChiSox with a very creative TOOTBLAN.
    How will the A’s respond?

    TINSTAAFK
  7. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 16,2018 8:00 pm

    when you are facing a guy like mengden, you go for a single run.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 8:04 pm

    Canha with the sweet run saving grab!

    "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 16,2018 8:05 pm || Up

      WHO WAS THAT MASKED MAN THAT ROBBED JOSE!

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  9. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 16,2018 8:10 pm

    i want to see statcast on misses

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  10. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 8:18 pm

    It feels like Mendgen is working really hard, but his pitch count is ok.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 16,2018 8:35 pm || Up

      The dirty little secret I’m starting to realize is that Mengden is something more than a gimmicky pitching motion.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 16,2018 8:58 pm || Up

        This. He reminds me of a 70s pitcher. Funky motion, doesnt seem in shape, mustache, gets job done. (Ive felt like a Catfish vibe but Im sure thats wishcasting on my part )

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 17,2018 9:28 am || Up

          He also works reasonably fast and throws strikes. There’s a lot to enjoy.

  11. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 8:22 pm

    Matt!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 16,2018 8:23 pm

    Why would you ever throw that pitch to Olson?

    • andeux andeux Apr 16,2018 8:25 pm || Up

      Because you are his designated pitcher in the HR derby?

      TINSTAAFK
  13. Bed Bed Apr 16,2018 8:25 pm

    Maybe the A’s should advertise games at the Coliseum as a wonderful place to have a quiet conversation.

    But seriously, folks...
  14. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 8:26 pm

    Sharks-Ducks outscoring A’s-ChiSox at their respective first intermissions.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Bed Bed Apr 16,2018 8:28 pm || Up

      It must be the power play.

      But seriously, folks...
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 8:36 pm || Up

        And Joonas!

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 8:40 pm || Up

          And the same line with another breakaway. 3-1 Sharks, looking very much like the superior team in this series.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  15. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 8:51 pm

    Mark “The Gazelle” Canha, making it look easy.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 16,2018 8:55 pm || Up

      I know it’s not warm there tonight, it being 26°F here right now so it probably wouldn’t be balmy there, but the ski mask look is a bit silly.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 16,2018 8:58 pm || Up

        he comes from a land where the climate is best by government test.

        he can’t handle anything else.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 9:03 pm || Up

          Somehow this is the first I’ve ever heard of this.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 8:58 pm || Up

        At 48° it’s cold by local standards but yeah, come on.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  16. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 16,2018 9:12 pm

    if garcia dropped the ball, would ray have screamed to ruin glens call?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. Soaker Soaker Apr 16,2018 9:13 pm

    Oh crap, that looked like an A’s defensive play.

  18. andeux andeux Apr 16,2018 9:13 pm

    The white sox make me feel better about the A’s.

    TINSTAAFK
  19. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 16,2018 9:15 pm

    I came here to type “is this what its like playing the a’s?”

    But I got beat

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 16,2018 9:16 pm

    Shortstop got beat five hole.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 9:16 pm || Up

      Soft goal.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  21. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 9:24 pm

    Hockey still outscoring baseball at the second break. Also both are kicking ass

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  22. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 16,2018 9:26 pm

    If a 5 run lead isnt safe for Jairo, and we dont use him in blowouts, why is he here?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  23. Soaker Soaker Apr 16,2018 9:29 pm

    Starting pitcher completes 8 innings. Yeah I’m a hopeless old fart but boy does that give me the warm fuzzies.

  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 16,2018 9:37 pm

    This is disgusting baseball the White Sox are playing.

  25. andeux andeux Apr 16,2018 9:42 pm

    Bummer. Great name for a mop-up guy.

    TINSTAAFK
  26. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 16,2018 9:49 pm

    I guess you can blame the off days, but this is UGLY.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 16,2018 9:51 pm || Up

      It does feel like watching a KU football game. We’re not very good, but hoo boy we could be them.

  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 16,2018 9:53 pm

    Whoa, did not expect more Mengden.

  28. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 9:57 pm

    Looks like Mengden didn’t have that CG in him.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 9:59 pm || Up

      I’m glad Bob gave him the chance though, like Soaker it warms my old man baseball heart.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 16,2018 10:00 pm

    This really is screaming for Casilla. Just cut his ass.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 10:04 pm || Up

      I guess since Cahill will go eight strong innings tomorrow they won’t need all the bullpen guys available.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 17,2018 8:55 pm || Up

        You were joking when you typed this werent you?

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 17,2018 8:59 pm || Up

          he was dreaming when he wrote this, forgive him if he goes something something

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 17,2018 9:16 pm || Up

            Dont mind if I do!

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 17,2018 10:14 pm || Up

          Two thousand zero zero party’s over oops out of time.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 16,2018 10:02 pm

    Man the Ducks are some straight up assholes. So many cheap shots.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 16,2018 10:03 pm

    Hell, why not get Dull in this game? Why Petit again? I don’t get it.

  32. Soaker Soaker Apr 16,2018 10:04 pm

    WINNING STREAK 11!1!!1

  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 17,2018 6:56 pm

    Trevor Cahill in that vest…dead sexy.

  34. Soaker Soaker Apr 17,2018 7:06 pm

    Korach doesn’t want to be a part of this? Huh.

    The ~40K crowd guesses look pretty good.

  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 17,2018 7:30 pm

    Canha is never taking the mask off.

  36. Soaker Soaker Apr 17,2018 7:37 pm

    The A’s still don’t have the proper batting helmets.

    I’m glad that patch on the White Sox uniform sleeves is for the Illinois Sesquicentennial. I was afraid it might be for the Democratic National Convention coming up in town later in the summer of ’68.

  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 17,2018 7:52 pm

    Whoops, Krause with a vintage “San Francisco” joke.

  38. Soaker Soaker Apr 17,2018 7:54 pm

    Lew Krausse, who has been forgotten for the last 40+ years, seemed to thoroughly enjoy his surprise extra 15 minutes of fame.

    • andeux andeux Apr 17,2018 8:03 pm || Up

      Wow, Lew Krausse Sr. pitched for the Connie Mack A’s.

      I want to know what he (jr.) taught Catfish Hunter off the field though.

      TINSTAAFK
  39. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 17,2018 7:58 pm

    Grandpa is racking up the FCC violations

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 17,2018 8:09 pm || Up

      I heard him with Vince and Roxy and didn’t hear the TV part which was the next half-inning. I vaguely recall some stories about him and alcohol issues during his playing career, and it seemed possible he had a nip or three out of the flask between throwing out the first pitch and coming upstairs.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 11:37 am || Up

        Slusser got this quote from him on his excitement about being a part of it all:

        “I’m going to be higher than a kite forever. I’ve got to have a couple of cocktails to settle down.”

  40. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 17,2018 8:03 pm

    Nice to play the 2016 A’s

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 17,2018 8:18 pm

    This is really cool.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 17,2018 8:23 pm

    Bringing the infield in there…failed.

  43. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 17,2018 8:24 pm

    A lot like a fireworks night in the way the stands are filling in. Similar party vibe. Idk if the ~45k here become diehards or what but this is a genuine present from the A’s and I for one am grateful to be here.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 17,2018 8:40 pm || Up

      A lot of things could have gone badly and as best as I can tell none of them did, so yeah, I’d call it a resounding success.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 17,2018 8:58 pm || Up

        Ive yet to hear or see any pists about horrible concessions or worse than usual troughs.

        They have a long way to go but these guys are doing things right.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • ptbnl Apr 17,2018 8:45 pm || Up

      Someone needs to have a word with the NSF about scheduling their Cyberinfrastructure proposal submission deadline the day after the A’s anniversary game (meaning proposals need to be with Sponsored Projects Offices by COB today). Colin and I got stiffed.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 17,2018 8:57 pm || Up

        the day after tax day? ouch

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • colin colin Apr 18,2018 7:12 am || Up

        The upside is that, if we get funded, there will be a summer 2019 collaboration meeting in Berkeley, which I will insist be scheduled during an A’s homestand.

        • ptbnl Apr 18,2018 7:33 am || Up

          If we get funded, I’ll get the front row seats and the set of four next to them for us all.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 17,2018 8:29 pm

    Infield in down 8-0 for the second straight night.

  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 17,2018 8:39 pm

    Luzardo: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1BB, 9 K.

  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 17,2018 8:53 pm

    Cahill. Wow.

    • ptbnl Apr 17,2018 8:57 pm || Up

      Game Scores: Gonzalez 9, Cahill 69

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Soaker Soaker Apr 17,2018 9:02 pm || Up

        Ohtani 26 (apparently left after 2 innings with a blister).

        • ptbnl Apr 17,2018 9:04 pm || Up

          … and 66 pitches and 3 runs.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 17,2018 9:04 pm || Up

        nice

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  47. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 17,2018 8:54 pm

    Me and Nurse U are considering a walk up Mt Davis.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 17,2018 10:12 pm || Up

      Made it!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 17,2018 10:37 pm || Up

        FWIW it was not easy, required my best old man game. Ultimately glomming onto disinterested mid level security made it up the elevator, then up one flight of stairs, over the barrixade, and onto the mountaintop. Took almost an inning before being evicted in any serious way.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • ptbnl Apr 17,2018 10:39 pm || Up

          Awesome. How was the view?

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 17,2018 11:03 pm || Up

            Spectacular. Conceding the entire outfield past sac fly depth.

            I was up there for baseball once before, the 2000 Game 4 rout of NYY, went up in the 7th or so when we had the game well in hand. Did not think it’dbe 16 years before I’d have another chance, glad I took it.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • batgirl batgirl Apr 19,2018 3:59 pm || Up

              I was up there for the playoff game when Johnny Damon got broken in the outfield and none of us could see a damn thing. We just saw the ambulance come out and tried to gather what we could from someone with a radio. It is sooooo high up there.

              • ptbnl Apr 19,2018 6:24 pm || Up

                But sadly not obscured enough that you couldn’t see Jermaine Dye getting thrown out at second on the play :-(

                If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 7:49 am || Up

          What would have been cool would be a TV shot of FSU and Bruce Jenkins in an old-dude wrestling match, tumbling over the rows of empty seats.

          With the help of a helicopter-rental company (joking), I found my way up to Mount Davis for the first time, just to catch the view. It’s pretty spectacular, if you’re into ant farms. Way, way below, the double plays and great catches are mostly rumor. Management decreed that it wasn’t going to be open unless the upper deck was filled (close, but not quite), so I was up there alone for a few moments.

          Eerie. Who knows whom you’d run into up there? Maybe Danny Cater, or Blue Moon Odom, or the ghost of Ken Stabler.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 18,2018 8:42 am || Up

            Jenkins couldn’t find one name to reference who’s played in the 22 years Mt. Davis has existed?

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • dmoas Apr 18,2018 9:34 am || Up

              Is that really surprising?

            • Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 11:28 am || Up

              Maybe Rickey Dudley, or Olmedo Saenz, or the ghost of Brad Halsey.

  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 17,2018 8:54 pm

    FSU you just missed Braden up there.

  49. Bed Bed Apr 17,2018 8:56 pm

    Posting in tonight’s game thread is free. You do however still need to pay your bill for internet this month.

    But seriously, folks...
  50. Bed Bed Apr 17,2018 8:58 pm

    It turns out I still prefer games where the A’s score more runs than their opponent.

    But seriously, folks...
  51. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 17,2018 9:00 pm

    I know she wont be around for long, but the old girl still looks nice when she’s filled out.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Bed Bed Apr 17,2018 9:02 pm || Up

      I fully expect the A’s to be playing in the Coliseum for at least another 200 years.

      But seriously, folks...
      • andeux andeux Apr 17,2018 9:04 pm || Up

        And Fosse will still be on the broadcasts.

        TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 17,2018 9:05 pm || Up

        I’ve been trying to work “I was talking to a cop about this very issue the other day” into a comment for a while. thanks bed

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Bed Bed Apr 17,2018 9:09 pm || Up

          I’m here to help, Ed. Well, that and post about VORP.

          But seriously, folks...
  52. Bed Bed Apr 17,2018 9:07 pm

    Is it socially acceptable to have a barbecue at 2 in the morning…in a Walmart parking lot…wearing nothing but a Donald Trump mask…while listening to Atlas Shrugged…on a Microsoft Zune?

    But seriously, folks...
  53. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 17,2018 9:15 pm

    hahahahahaha!

    Way to capture the people smoking guys

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 17,2018 9:20 pm

    Canha might sleep in the mask.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 17,2018 9:21 pm || Up

      I hope he’s still wearing it in July in Arlington.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 17,2018 10:21 pm || Up

      He is totally wearing it for juju, it was not really that cold tonight.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  55. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 17,2018 9:26 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  56. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 17,2018 9:34 pm

    the umpire wants to go home

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  57. Soaker Soaker Apr 17,2018 9:35 pm

    Dull, wasting no time getting in sync with the 2018 A’s bullpen.

    • ptbnl Apr 17,2018 9:42 pm || Up

      0.00 to 27.00 in 10 pitches.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  58. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 17,2018 9:41 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  59. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 17,2018 9:50 pm

    In related news, Brett Anderson was placed on the MiLB 10 day DL with a blister he developed by posting on Twitter.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  60. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 17,2018 9:51 pm

    Trivino Time

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 17,2018 10:04 pm || Up

      A nice job by Trivino to save par at the 9th after hitting his tee shot into the deep rough.

    • ptbnl Apr 17,2018 10:05 pm || Up

      Wondering what his parents were thinking took me down a rabbit hole that turned up the fact that he was born the year Lee won Rookie of the Year (Champions Tour).

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 17,2018 10:07 pm || Up

        I have a 45 year old friend named sean lennon

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • ptbnl Apr 17,2018 10:38 pm || Up

          I had a union branch member when I was the NALGO admin in Cambridgeshire called Michael Michael Michael Michaels.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  61. ptbnl Apr 17,2018 10:07 pm

    No mention of the anniversary (or promotion) on mlb

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  62. Soaker Soaker Apr 17,2018 10:08 pm

    The arrival of the White Sox was what the doctor ordered. My FKing commentary was getting awfully grouchy there for a while.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 17,2018 10:17 pm || Up

      Don’t doubt for a moment that you’ll need to go back to the grouchy well soon enough.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • ptbnl Apr 17,2018 10:35 pm || Up

        From White to Red could well be painful.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • andeux andeux Apr 18,2018 10:26 am || Up

      Is it too early for the “we’ll never see .500 again” pronouncement?

      TINSTAAFK
      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 18,2018 10:37 am || Up

        Who’s pitching Friday?

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 11:31 am || Up
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 11:52 am || Up

        It’s hard to see it happening without taking 2 of 3 from Boston this weekend.

        The Rangers are bad, but we won’t sweep there. Then 6 of the next 12 are against Houston, followed by the New York, Boston, Toronto hell trip that permanently ends the charade.

        (That of course assumes we don’t win today and Friday.)

  63. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 18,2018 10:36 am

    Adding to list of crazy things I never thought I’d see.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  64. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 11:20 am
  65. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 12:40 pm

    That’s a terrific catch.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 12:44 pm || Up

      matt makes a good play, what else is new

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 12:48 pm

    The mask remains.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 1:36 pm || Up

      The powers of the mask are beyond our comprehension.

  67. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 12:57 pm

    that sets up the double play well

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  68. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 1:01 pm

    its not confusing for the middle infielder ray

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 1:03 pm || Up

      I wasn’t confused until Ray starting talking.

  69. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 1:06 pm

    Kind of a bummer that Hawk isn’t here to experience the White Sox play in this series.

  70. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 1:19 pm

    this is painful

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  71. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 1:22 pm

    well then

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  72. Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 1:24 pm

    The run of good starting pitching ends with a loud clunk.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 1:26 pm || Up

      it was sputtering for 45 minutes before it broke

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 18,2018 1:55 pm || Up

        That usual means it’s the Oquist rotor, or maybe the Loaiza flange, those fucking things are terribly made and break all the time.

        "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 18,2018 1:40 pm

    well then, this is odd

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  74. Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 1:50 pm

    This is going to be a 5-hour, 17-14 affair.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 2:56 pm || Up

      I think I undershot all three of those numbers.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 6:28 pm || Up

      10 feet from 15-11 6 hour

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  75. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 1:51 pm

    We won a challenge!

  76. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 1:51 pm

    Overturned during the commercial break. I hope the A’s didn’t lose ad counsel revenue

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  77. andeux andeux Apr 18,2018 2:24 pm

    This is what we were saving Casilla for?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 2:26 pm || Up

      remember when derick norris took him deep?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  78. Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 2:39 pm

    A’s 104 pitches thru 4 innings, Sox 80 pitches thru 3 innings. Ain’t no speed-up rules can save you with that going on.

  79. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 2:55 pm

    Bummer!

  80. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 3:11 pm

    Pagàn. Gulp.

  81. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 3:31 pm

    That was strike three.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 3:37 pm || Up

      I’m not sure the NBC “K-zone” is very accurate, but in any case this umpire’s strike zone is tiny, and that’s part of why we’re exactly 3 hours in, in the middle of the 6th.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 3:41 pm || Up

        I was thinking of the “foul tip” right before the RBI. Maybe my eyes deceived me.

  82. Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 3:35 pm

    I think I’d rather spend the afternoon at the DMV than watch Pagan labor through another 34-pitch inning.

  83. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 18,2018 3:38 pm

    I’m just the right amount of hungover for a wild alcoholic nightmare kind of game.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  84. dmoas Apr 18,2018 3:50 pm

    With the masks, you can re-enter players into the game so long as their shapes are relatively similar. And you had players worth using to re-enter the game.

  85. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 4:19 pm

    JEEEEEEEEEEEED

  86. Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 4:20 pm

    This White Sox team looks like the A’s have looked the last few years on the road: when they get an early lead, they’re just waiting for that one bad thing to happen at the end of the game.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 18,2018 4:27 pm || Up

      Another way to say it is the A’s just keep finding ways to grind and grind and come back.

      (That would be a lie, but it is another way to say it)

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  87. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 4:27 pm

    Credit where due: Piscotty has been great for a week now.

    • andeux andeux Apr 18,2018 4:32 pm || Up

      Up to .308/.347/.431 overall, 117 wRC+.
      But his defense was also so bad early on that he is still below replacement level. I’m hoping that part will regress to his previous mean (roughly average) as well.

      TINSTAAFK
  88. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 4:30 pm

    Soaker scenario: still in play

  89. Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 4:31 pm

    Sigh. We could be here a while.

  90. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 4:36 pm

    How can you possibly throw strikes with that motion

  91. andeux andeux Apr 18,2018 4:38 pm

    Canha’s use of Like a Rolling Stone as his walk-up music is another point in his favor.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 18,2018 5:47 pm || Up

      It’ an interesting choice, essentially about the life of a journeyman (woman) who briefly tastes success before a long slow slide into failure.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  92. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 5:13 pm

    Third inning for Treinen. This is dicey.

    • andeux andeux Apr 18,2018 5:16 pm || Up

      He’s settling in.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 5:17 pm || Up

      44 pitches is about the ceiling for him. I doubt they want to use Dull a second straight day right now, so the Merry Mex must be next.

  93. Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 5:13 pm

    Graveman ought to be available today, with an off-day on his fifth day tomorrow, and then just bump everybody up to their fifth day over the weekend. The White Sox must also have a starter ready because they were snowed out three straight days before coming to Oakland.

  94. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 5:34 pm

    Double play pls

  95. Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 5:35 pm

    Needing to get up and down from the bunker at 12…

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 5:40 pm || Up

      And a beautiful read on the putt, as we play on.

  96. doctorK doctorK Apr 18,2018 5:39 pm

    Pie, please

  97. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 5:40 pm

    Get the kid a FKing win.

  98. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 18,2018 5:42 pm

    Dang, this game is still going on?!

    "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 18,2018 5:58 pm || Up

      I got into the car in the ninth, drove for an hour…now its on my tee vee

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 18,2018 6:01 pm || Up

        Hermano!

        I assumed there was no way I would get through rush hr traffic and still have this train wreck on.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  99. Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 5:53 pm

    Somebody please hit the ball out of the park to end this.

  100. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 6:02 pm

    not a ski mask ray, balaclava

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 18,2018 6:09 pm || Up

      Honey keep your comrade warm.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Apr 18,2018 6:12 pm || Up

      Vince and Roxy had that discussion a couple innings ago.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 6:14 pm || Up

        yes, was in car

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • sslinger Apr 18,2018 10:30 pm || Up

        I kind of like Vince and Roxy together, it always seems like Roxy is slightly trolling Vince and Vince can’t quite catch on.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 18,2018 6:17 pm || Up

      What was Dallas saying about Graveman and his spikes? Surely in a tie game with an off day coming we could get an inning or two from a starter.

      "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 18,2018 6:19 pm || Up

        that is all he is scheduled for on friday

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl Apr 18,2018 6:18 pm || Up

      Ray thinks balaclava is Turkish dibs.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  101. AV AV Apr 18,2018 6:02 pm
    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  102. Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 6:13 pm

    If this turns into Shields vs. Graveman I’m not sure we have the advantage.

    • andeux andeux Apr 18,2018 6:14 pm || Up

      I’m not sure we don’t.
      Either way it should end soon.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 6:15 pm || Up

      And Shields vs. Smolinski, would not be so good.

  103. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 6:17 pm

    hopefully a semien

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  104. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 18,2018 6:19 pm

    AL leading RBI man up!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  105. andeux andeux Apr 18,2018 6:25 pm

    Helluva game for Olson.

    TINSTAAFK
  106. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 18,2018 6:26 pm

    Celebration! Sweep!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  107. Soaker Soaker Apr 18,2018 6:26 pm

    Mrs. Olson serves up some Pie with her outstanding coffee!!

  108. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 18,2018 6:27 pm

    Matt!
    Matt!
    Matt!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  109. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 6:29 pm

    what happened to the whipped cream?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  110. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 6:38 pm

    I hope Trivino doesn’t get shipped out for a fresh arm after that.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 18,2018 6:46 pm || Up

      he is here for petit’s emergency that will be over this weekend

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Apr 19,2018 3:42 pm || Up

      TINSTAAFK
  111. andeux andeux Apr 18,2018 6:41 pm

    Speaking of constantly injured former A’s pitchers, Rich Hill is back on the DL with a cracked nail.

    TINSTAAFK
  112. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 18,2018 7:02 pm

    Ryan Madson had a bit of a rough one.

  113. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 19,2018 10:26 am

    Rule wise friends on FK: If Chad Bradford or someone of his ilk hits the ground with his pitching motion, is there a rule broken or does he just have to deal with it changing his pitch? I could have sworn if he made contact with the dirt it was an automatic ball or something but I dont see anything like that.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • dmoas Apr 19,2018 10:56 am || Up

      Pretty sure it is what it is.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 19,2018 12:20 pm || Up

      One could construe the ball contacting the dirt as a scuff which (intentionally or not) could cause artificial movement of a pitch. This seems like exactly the kind of thing Mike Scioscia would have tried to argue about in the middle of a high leverage at bat.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 19,2018 1:19 pm || Up

        Or that Billy Martin would have held onto until just after a critical result.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  114. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 19,2018 1:44 pm

    Evan Gattis just grounded into the dumbest triple play.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 19,2018 9:27 pm || Up

      I think the umpires got it wrong. I am not giong to look it up, but they seemed to call him out for being out of the baseline, but he is not avoiding any tag.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2018 10:16 am || Up

        He was called out before he was tagged because

        5.09 Making an Out

        (b) Retiring a Runner

        Any runner is out when:

        (2) after touching first base, he leaves the base path, obviously abandoning his effort to touch the next base

  115. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 19,2018 6:22 pm

    I was busy last night so only now getting to say Yay Sharks!

    Now on to Vegas, which btw has the ugliest score bug acronym in all of pro sports: VGK

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  116. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2018 10:28 am
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  117. Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2018 11:25 am

    The only potential A’s-Raiders conflict in October is if the A’s are hosting Game 5 of the World Series. If the A’s host 1-2-6-7 then there’s no problem.

    I see the Raiders get another Christmas Eve night game at home.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2018 12:21 pm || Up

      An Xmas Eve night game, no less. Not so popular around the Upgrade household, though I’m ok with it. I’m much more ticked at yet another lost “home” date for an international game.

      Also, Thurs Nov 1 at Levis! Maybe there will be tickets available.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2018 2:33 pm || Up

        Looking back, this will be 4th straight year Raiders have played on either Xmas Eve or Day, in each case NOT on a Sunday. Two Mondays, a Saturday, and a Thursday. In other words, NFL seeming to deliberately assign them to holidays.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • andeux andeux Apr 20,2018 2:43 pm || Up

          Almost everyone played Saturday Dec 24 (and the alternative was Sunday Dec 25) 2016, so you shouldn’t really count that one.
          Likewise alternative to Mon Dec 25 last year was Sun Dec 24.

          On the other hand, it’s crazy that they insist on having a Thursday night game in the second last week when that day is Dec 24 or 25. (Arguably it’s crazy to have Thurs night games at all)

          TINSTAAFK
          • dmoas Apr 20,2018 2:58 pm || Up

            Nothing really wrong with a Thursday game so long as there isn’t a preceding Sunday game.

            • Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2018 5:08 pm || Up

              They do an excellent job of not taking advantage of bye weeks that way. The only case where the two teams don’t go Sunday —> Thursday is the week after Thanksgiving, because they have three games on Thanksgiving Day and bring back two of those teams to play the following Thursday.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2018 4:28 pm || Up

            Please don’t negate my Raiders fan conspiracies with your pesky facts.

            In actuality I blame Mark Davis for his decision to fuck over local fans in ways large and small to curry favor with the league.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • andeux andeux Apr 20,2018 5:04 pm || Up

              Oh, don’t get me wrong, they’re definitely out to get you (/us, since the A’s also like to give up actual home games to play in international venues where 90% of the fans are rooting for the other team.)

              TINSTAAFK
        • MikeV MikeV Apr 20,2018 3:50 pm || Up

          I really enjoy getting home at midnight on Xmas eve, though

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

          Thanks, and go As.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2018 4:24 pm || Up

            Yeah even Jimmy Stewart is in bed by then.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • MikeV MikeV Apr 20,2018 1:17 pm || Up

      I see the Raiders get another Christmas Eve night game at home.

      fuck.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

Leave a Reply