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Hey, whaddya gonna do, nice Vanderbilt boy, eh? Didn’t want to get mixed up in the Family business, huh? Now you wanna gun down a general manager. Why? Because he traded ya in the face a little bit? Hah? What do you think this is Oakland, where you shoot ’em a mile away from the league lead? You’ve gotta get up close like this and – bada-BING! – you fan their brains all over your nice pinstripe suit. C’mere…You’re taking this very personal. Billy, this is business and this man is taking it very, very personal.

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

125 thoughts on “Look how we massacred their boy

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 4:08 pm

    Graveman v Gray, Triggs v German, Anderson v Severino

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 4:10 pm

    1.Marcus Semien(SS)
    2.Matt Joyce(LF)
    3.Jed Lowrie(2B)
    4.Khris Davis(DH)
    5.Matt Olson(1B)
    6.Matt Chapman(3B)
    7.Jonathan Lucroy(C)
    8.Mark Canha(RF)
    9.Dustin Fowler(CF)

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 4:10 pm

    This is the business we’ve chosen.

  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 4:21 pm

    Two grounders and a K. Attaboy, Kendall.

  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 4:24 pm

    Bad pitch, Sonny.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 4:29 pm || Up

        Leave the gun, take the cannoli.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 4:35 pm || Up

          I want someone good, and i mean very good, to groove this fastball. I don’t want my former teammates coming out of that batter’s box with just their dick in their hands.

  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 4:43 pm

    They don’t love you like we loved you, Sonny.

  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 5:04 pm

    Yay Fowler!

  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 5:05 pm

    Fowler gets his first hit!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 5:07 pm

    The team with the green hats is clearly better than the one in the stripes.

    /person who has only seen these 3.5 innings of baseball all season

  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 5:10 pm

    You break your pitching coach’s heart!

  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 5:20 pm

    This is certainly the best Graveman has looked all season. Giancarlo Stanton’s bats are not thrilled with him.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 5:28 pm || Up

      Revenge is a dish best served cold.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 5:44 pm || Up

      Oh, Kendall.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 5:45 pm || Up

        The batting practice fastball wasn’t the best choice in that spot.

  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 5:35 pm

    Glen keeps pronouncing Gleyber as Glieber, which can’t be right because John Sterling’s homerun call is “It’s Gleyber Day! The Gleyber of the Month!”

    • Ben Folds' Nuts May 12,2018 12:05 pm || Up

      Counterpoint: literally because of John Sterling’s shit-ass home run call, it is now pronounced Glieber. Similarly, because of John Sterling’s shit-ass home run call, Giancarlo Stanton’s name is now pronounced Steve Billings.

  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 5:46 pm

    Gavin is buying ads on the A’s internet stream. Truly leaving no stone unturned in the search for votes.

    • Soaker Soaker May 11,2018 6:45 pm || Up

      You guys aren’t really going to vote him in, are you? Please say no. OTOH Adam Laxalt has a decent chance on this side of the line and he’s to “NRA! NRA!” what Rudy is to “9-11! 9-11!”

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 6:47 pm || Up

        Probably, yeah.

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2018 6:50 pm || Up

          I am not a fan. But he has virtually no opposition. Chiang?

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 7:09 pm || Up

            It’s interesting that the ad Gavin is running is going directly at the no-name Republican (John Cox?). I wouldn’t be surprised if he is trying to elevate Cox’s profile to get him into the final round where he will get destroyed.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 7:48 pm || Up

              Ooh, that’s an interesting theory. Villarigosa has real campaign money so knocking him out in the primary makes a lot of sense.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 29,2018 4:08 pm || Up
                • Future Ed Future Ed May 29,2018 6:24 pm || Up

                  Chaing?

                  Jane kim handed me a flyer that says “Delanie Easton” for governor. I don’t know who that is either.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • andeux andeux May 29,2018 6:57 pm || Up

                  The idea that R’s will turn out to vote in a hopeless governor’s race seems like a stretch.
                  Open primaries fking up those Socal House races is a bigger worry.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • dmoas May 30,2018 9:12 am || Up

                  I really hope Newsom loses the primary. I really can’t stand him.

                • Future Ed Future Ed May 30,2018 12:25 pm || Up

                  Whatever happened to care not cash?

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 6:51 pm || Up

        I like Gavin as governor. One of those politicians I like better at greater remove than, say, as a mayor. I don’t like Delaine Eastin and don’t know much about Villarigosa, of the major contenders.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 6:52 pm || Up

      So far the ad that amuses me the most is Dianne Feinstein claiming she’s in touch with the youth of today.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces May 12,2018 11:15 pm || Up

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 5:47 pm

    Absurd

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2018 6:19 pm || Up

      she did an inning and a half on the radio in vince’s absence

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 8:58 pm || Up

        That’s really cool. Korach working solo otherwise?

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2018 9:22 pm || Up

          yes. Daughter graduating from k state

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 9:27 pm || Up

            What, he couldn’t get from Manhattan to the Bronx to do his job?

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 10:15 pm || Up

              Heh heh.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Ben Folds' Nuts May 12,2018 12:07 pm || Up

            Of course Vince’s daughter would go to K-State.

      • harensheir15 harensheir15 May 12,2018 8:45 am || Up

        I turned the game on during the top of the fourth, heard the two of them sans Vince and thought I’d stumbled into a game-calling oasis.

        • Ben Folds' Nuts May 12,2018 12:08 pm || Up

          I feel I’ve wasted my life by not listening to Korach and SuSlu call a game together.

  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 5:49 pm

    Fosse thinks we should “continue to try to score more runs.”

  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 6:18 pm

    Thank you for the out, Boone.

  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 6:23 pm

    OK Trevino, this is a great chance to show you’re for real.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 6:26 pm || Up

      Not so much

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2018 6:51 pm || Up

        ken was convinced he struck out judge

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 6:52 pm || Up

          Interesting. I didn’t think so, but now I can’t remember that pitch at all.

  18. lenscrafters May 11,2018 6:28 pm

    Is Lucroy having issues framing or is the umpire giving the typical Yankee strike zone. I’m listening to Ken and using Gameday and it seems like there’s 2 or 3 pitches in the Gardner and Judge at bats that should’ve been strikes

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 6:30 pm || Up

      None of the Judge balls were close imo. Ball 4 to Gardner maybe.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 6:35 pm || Up

      I’m not sure it’s either, the balls just below the zone are being called consistently as best I can tell.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 6:36 pm

    Matt!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 6:55 pm

    The A’s should score again.

    /Fosse analysis

  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 7:02 pm

    Fowler got around the bases in a hurry.

  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2018 7:05 pm

    I’m surprised Boone didn’t challenge that Canha play at second. You can’t take ’em with you.

    • andeux andeux May 11,2018 8:48 pm || Up

      FK yeah!

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2018 10:17 pm || Up

        Maybe we’ll keep coming up for occasional breaths of .500 air right on through the summer.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker May 13,2018 4:06 pm || Up

          Nah, I’m calling Friday, May 11/Game 38 as the day. We’ll see you in Tokyo!

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 13,2018 4:43 pm || Up

            I don’t know. The stretch of schedule running from the Tampa series at the end of this month through the Giants series wrapped around the All Star break is extremely soft. I think we’ll get back there for a minute.

            • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 3,2018 1:35 pm || Up

              This is a simply wonderful thread to come back to.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  23. Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2018 10:30 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 12,2018 8:03 am || Up

      “Percy Brownman.”

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed May 12,2018 10:09 am || Up

        left handed percy brownman

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Ben Folds' Nuts May 12,2018 12:09 pm || Up

        Can he play better defense than Semien? I think we should look into this.

  24. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 12,2018 9:44 am

    Cool long recap of the story of Seals Stadium in SF.

    “The Double Play (still there at 16th+Bryant) was a favorite of ballplayers who liked to drink, and that basically meant all of them,”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 12,2018 10:26 am

    I started to think it’s a good thing we took advantage of the one bad pitcher we are likely to see on this trip, and then I got sad that that the bad pitcher is Sonny.

  26. Future Ed Future Ed May 12,2018 10:32 am

    Milo, a 4th grader just guest played on a 6th grade soccer team. his preschool friend goes to brandis (in 4th) and their 6th needed players. As it was a 6th grade team of a jewish school, talk with the parents quickly got around to bar/bat mitzvahs, Apparently there is a schedule at this school for that and you have to sign up over three years in advance. Those kids are so over extended

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 12,2018 11:06 am

    Krhushed!

  28. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 12,2018 11:19 am

    That was such a great inning, relentless patience.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  29. lenscrafters May 12,2018 11:38 am

    I know the numbers say he’s not bad but I don’t trust Triggs at all.

    • Soaker Soaker May 12,2018 11:43 am || Up

      He’s skating on an ice-covered pond in Phoenix in July.

    • Soaker Soaker May 12,2018 11:57 am || Up

      I hope they get to a point where they have five other healthy and reasonably effective starters, because Triggs would be better off in the bullpen and this bullpen would look a lot better with him in it. I’d think that rotation would be Graveman, Manaea, Mengden, Cahill and Blackburn, assuming Anderson breaks or is just terrible.

      • andeux andeux May 12,2018 12:00 pm || Up

        Why would you trust Blackburn more than Triggs?

        TINSTAAFK
  30. Soaker Soaker May 12,2018 12:02 pm

    Boy have I seen a lot of lost leads at Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park over the 50 years.

    • Ben Folds' Nuts May 12,2018 12:11 pm || Up

      It’s a 2018 A’s game, literally no lead for either team involved can possibly be considered safe. Any inning with no runs scored is an aberration.

      • Soaker Soaker May 12,2018 12:14 pm || Up

        Given the state of the A’s bullpen, today’s game is starting to smell like this train wreck.

  31. lenscrafters May 12,2018 12:05 pm

    An 8 man bullpen is pointless if half of it is trash

  32. Future Ed Future Ed May 12,2018 7:13 pm

    I was hoping the crash happened before hatcher entered the game

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  33. Future Ed Future Ed May 12,2018 7:40 pm

    so I just saw the replay on YES. it did look like the glove hit the jersey. its really too bad.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux May 12,2018 7:44 pm || Up

      NBCS showed a couple that looked like that, but then one from the 1B side where it looked like he missed. Maybe the A’s deserved to lose anyway, but that reversal was some bullshit.

      Last angle here:

      TINSTAAFK
  34. Soaker Soaker May 12,2018 10:03 pm

    It didn’t turn into that 22-9 embarrassment, but I had the end result right. Gina Haspel enjoyed those last few innings much more than I did.

  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 13,2018 10:08 am

    *Mark Davis books Raiders to play a home game in Shanghai*

  36. Soaker Soaker May 13,2018 10:20 am

    My amateur Internet meteorology tells me they might be able to play today but they would have to wait at least 3 or 4 hours.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 13,2018 11:10 am || Up

      make up game sept 17 both have an off day, NYY at home, A’s finishing a bal/tb road trip

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 13,2018 12:11 pm || Up

        12:45 start time announced.

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 13,2018 12:33 pm || Up

          boo. I wanted to avoid severino

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Soaker Soaker May 13,2018 12:36 pm || Up

          This is why, when I go to a road series, I strongly prefer staying the extra night in the hotel and flying out the next morning. A 7:30 flight tonight out of LaGuardia would have seemed to leave plenty of time, but now you’re looking at bailing out around the 6th inning to get to the airport. The morning flight allows for all the rain delays and extra innings you could possibly get.

  37. Future Ed Future Ed May 13,2018 1:05 pm

    Anderson against Judge and stanton?

    Cool

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  38. Future Ed Future Ed May 13,2018 1:05 pm

    walk the lefty to get to stanton with the basesloaded

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  39. lenscrafters May 13,2018 1:09 pm

    Seems pretty clear now why the Yankees wanted to play today.

  40. ptbnl May 13,2018 1:09 pm

    Any chance he makes it out of the first?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 13,2018 1:14 pm

    The game’s underway, somebody wake up Brett Anderson

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  42. Soaker Soaker May 13,2018 1:15 pm

    Brett Anderson: keeping Wilmer Font in the major leagues.

  43. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 13,2018 1:47 pm

    Having turned on the TV, pink and dark green do not go well together

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux May 13,2018 3:18 pm || Up

      Fort knox gold, forest green, and pepto-bismol pink.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 13,2018 3:56 pm || Up

        Also why are the hats a different shade of pink than the sleeves belts batting gloves etc?

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Future Ed Future Ed May 13,2018 4:04 pm || Up

          I chose radio only for a reason

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  44. Soaker Soaker May 13,2018 1:52 pm

    Brett has gotten a lot better at ducking shots hit back up the middle without hurting himself doing so.

  45. Future Ed Future Ed May 13,2018 2:09 pm

    suslu on the radio

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  46. Soaker Soaker May 13,2018 2:47 pm

    John and Suzyn show some good taste in hating Casilla. “Fortunately, after today, he’s gone and he’s the Boston announcers’ problem.” (The complaint being slow pace.)

  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 13,2018 3:04 pm

    Boring game

  48. andeux andeux May 13,2018 5:20 pm
    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 13,2018 6:59 pm || Up

      never has been. they exclude a lot of people.

      GWB had to get a waiver. Waivers are regularly given, but aren’t super easy.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 14,2018 3:30 pm || Up

      I would have no problem not seeing him again even after the 10 days are up. He can’t even hit righties.

  49. AV AV May 13,2018 9:49 pm

    alves definitely out. and neymar is still in doubt?

    we’re 31 days out, gente. how are we (continental americans) supposed to stop germany??

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • MikeV MikeV May 14,2018 9:28 am || Up

      It has to be Messi.

      Please let it be Messi.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • AV AV May 14,2018 10:28 am || Up

        i just don’t think we can change his nationality in time.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV May 14,2018 6:20 pm || Up

      the rabbit hole on pao facial fitness paid off in spades:

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV May 14,2018 6:27 pm || Up

        esprit de closed the window too soon… a better spokesperson would be jackie gleason?

        PAO! right in the kisser.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  50. dmoas May 14,2018 11:21 am
  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 14,2018 11:38 am

    Gave up two solo homers to lose it. Oddly only struck out two over eight innings (he had been putting up a 9.0 K/9).

    I would be interested in an in-depth scouting report on what he is doing differently as a starter.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 14,2018 12:07 pm || Up

      Am I wrong for getting too worked up about Jorge mateo’s slow start?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 14,2018 12:12 pm || Up

        It’s not great. I’m willing to wait until the second half to panic though.

      • andeux andeux May 14,2018 12:39 pm || Up

        Not if you were excited about Mateo as a prospect in the first place.

        TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 15,2018 12:42 pm || Up

        Doubled and tripled today to bring his average above .200

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 28,2018 10:02 am || Up

      One thing Montas seems to be doing differently as a starter is throwing the occasional quick pitch. I like it.

  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 14,2018 1:07 pm

    Jonathan Gonzalez, the precocious holding midfielder from Santa Rosa who irreversibly switched allegiance to Mexico after the USA didn’t qualify for the World Cup….didn’t make the Mexico World Cup squad.

    • MikeV MikeV May 14,2018 1:54 pm || Up

      Bummer for him. Osorio never promised him a spot though, apparently. He’s still only 19, too so he could potentially play in the next 3 WCs anyway.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

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