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KC belongs to me 87

Proud new papa Marcus Semien returns to face the Royals. Proud new starter Frankie Montas does the same.

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

87 thoughts on “KC belongs to me

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2018 5:19 pm

    What’s with all the gold trim?

  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2018 5:21 pm

    I don’t like the gold numerals the Royals wear.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. aardvark Jun 1,2018 5:25 pm

    Howdy strangers. How about this lovely east bay weather?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2018 5:32 pm || Up

      I dunno, now it feels draft-y in here!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • aardvark Jun 2,2018 6:05 pm || Up

        Well played. I am looking foreword to Monday. Should be interesting to see how the A’s go.

        • MikeV MikeV Jun 4,2018 8:12 am || Up

          I want that LHP that looks like he’s 12 years old.

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

          Thanks, and go As.

  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2018 5:31 pm

    Hit the road, hit home runs, QED.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2018 5:49 pm

    I do not believe that Ray still meets a lot of original 1960’s Kansas City A’s fans.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2018 5:56 pm

    Matt!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2018 5:57 pm

    Hot damn

  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2018 5:58 pm

    Gotta make a wish after you hit one into the fountain.

  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2018 6:01 pm

    OK I went to VisitNebraska.com and I’m still not convinced.

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 1,2018 7:28 pm || Up

      I’ve never been to either Dakota or Nebraska and can’t think of a reason why I ever would. I guess parts of the Black Hills are scenic but not enough to be a destination. Kansas used to be on that list too, but the last time I was in KC to see the A’s I made a point of driving the two miles or so to cross over into Kansas City, KS to buy a Big Gulp or something, just to put the check mark next to Kansas.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2018 7:37 pm || Up

        My Amtrak from Denver to Chicago was stuck in Omaha for an unexplained hour and I got off and shot the shit with the porters for a while, so I think I’m good.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2018 7:50 pm || Up

        I’ll visit Nebraska ten more times before I ever go back to fucking South Dakota.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • sslinger Jun 2,2018 1:14 am || Up

          That was a great long thread to read through. I have definitely taken the approach of not carrying any weed when in states that haven’t legalized it, and won’t fly with it. But, I must say, my one experience in SD was pretty cool, as I was working in Deadwood on a project for Kevin Costner’s brother who owned a casino in town. And had a randomly fun night in Rapid City, plus saw Mt. Rushmore. All I’ve done in Nebraska is run out of gas on I-80.

  10. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2018 6:03 pm

    The hits just keep coming.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2018 6:04 pm

    Yost to Kennedy: FK you, get outs.

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 1,2018 7:31 pm || Up

      It’s sad to have journeyman Ian Kennedy pitching tonight, and follow up with journeyman Jason Hammel tomorrow.

  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2018 6:05 pm

    Maybe if we put the hitters up in a hotel when they’re in Oakland?

  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2018 6:14 pm

    The Montas starter experiment is going better than I ever dreamed it could.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 1,2018 7:07 pm || Up

      it has been pleasant

      i hope it can continue

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2018 6:37 pm

    Will Forte is an A’s fan?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2018 6:42 pm || Up

      Yeah, he’s from Moraga apparently.

  15. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2018 7:53 pm

    Maybe the A’s should use the road bats when they’re at home too.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2018 7:55 pm

    Catcher triple: the final insult

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 1,2018 7:56 pm || Up

      I was surprised he went to third; seemed like a violation of the unwritten rules.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2018 7:57 pm || Up

      Yeah Ned Yost didn’t look so happy about Lucroy stretching a triple up 15-0.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2018 8:19 pm

    16-0 on fireworks night. Ouch.

  18. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2018 8:57 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  19. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 2,2018 12:33 pm

    Man I cannot get enough hot volcano action, this rules.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  20. AV AV Jun 2,2018 2:11 pm

    anybody else get a warning-type error trying to log in this morning? something along the lines of, “insecure connection, your login is not encrypted.”

    i was not at home and am wondering if that wi-fi i was using is not secure. or if momentary wordpress issue.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • sslinger Jun 3,2018 10:22 pm || Up

      I’ve been getting that for weeks now.

      • AV AV Jun 4,2018 11:02 am || Up

        we figured out our mystery. it’s the wi-fi extension that i was logged in through. haven’t solved it, per se. an additional clue is that it started when switching from comcast to sonic fiber and i guess the extension isn’t re-configured accordingly. the main wi-fi works perfectly.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 3,2018 10:00 am

    You know who might not be a bust yet? Richie Martin. He’s slashing .350/.414/.521 at age 23 in AA.

    He’s behind where we would have hoped because of injuries, but we still might have a prospect there.

  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 3,2018 10:57 am

    Ken and Vince were saying that Williams put up the stop sign yesterday too late for Fowler to put the brakes on. Watching the replay that’s harsh on Williams. He probably should have stopped Fowler sooner with Gordon out there, but Fowler just FKed up.

    • sslinger Jun 3,2018 10:26 pm || Up

      I heard someone today (Vince?) reporting that Fowler said that in the minors he got called out because he missed the base rounding third once and ever since he’s been overly focused on looking down at the base when he’s approaching it, so may have missed the sign due to that.

      Oh, and check your email.

  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 3,2018 12:34 pm

    Are these guys getting paid by the caught stealing?

  24. andeux andeux Jun 3,2018 12:35 pm

    11 SB, 13 CS

    TINSTAAFK
  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 3,2018 1:34 pm

  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 3,2018 1:45 pm

    When is Gossett’s appointment with Dr. Andrews?

  27. andeux andeux Jun 3,2018 8:04 pm

    Trying to figure out some of these primary races:
    Gov – Chiang? Eastin? Or is this realistically a 3-person race between Villaraigosa, Newsome and the Republican, in which case – ugh?
    Assembly 15 – Leaning Kalb, who seems to say the right things and have the right endorsements. What do Oakland people think of him?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 3,2018 8:39 pm || Up

      I don’t know about Gov. there is no good choice.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 3,2018 10:30 pm || Up

      I like Dan Kalb, has a good legislative temperment.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 3,2018 8:25 pm

    Mariners in first!

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 3,2018 8:41 pm || Up

      Woohoo! Permission to come aboard?

      If the A’s manage to climb above the Angels I may not root for the Mariners so much, but for now…

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 3,2018 8:56 pm || Up

        I like that second place in the division almost certainly means a wild card spot. It focuses the mind.

  29. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 4,2018 10:40 am

    Weird stat of the day: at this writing all five AL West teams have better records on the road than at home.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 4,2018 10:43 am
    • ptbnl Jun 4,2018 11:00 am || Up

      Maybe they need a Blue Ribbon Panel to review the situation for the next 6 years.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 4,2018 12:28 pm

    The raw video of LeBron and J.R. Smith on the bench after the fourth quarter in game 1 is brutal.

    Make sure to keep watching until 1:35 when the head coach finally shows up and LeBron inquires into whether they were out of timeouts, or they just failed to call one.

    • ptbnl Jun 4,2018 12:51 pm || Up

      So there’s a bunch of white guys whose job it is to mill about in front of the bench randomly applauding?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • dmoas Jun 4,2018 12:58 pm || Up

        Affirmative Action: Keeping White Dudes employed.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 4,2018 1:21 pm || Up

        Kyle Korver is a pretty good player! His clapping did not improve the mood much however.

      • AV AV Jun 4,2018 2:55 pm || Up

        when are you and colin going to be on a podcast??

        https://www.hiddenforces.io/podcast/show/cosmology-physics-brian-keating

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • ptbnl Jun 4,2018 4:34 pm || Up

          When we write books trashing our colleagues …

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • AV AV Jun 4,2018 5:02 pm || Up

            well… how soon is THAT??

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • ptbnl Jun 4,2018 5:04 pm || Up

              I’m collecting material.

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • colin colin Jun 8,2018 6:46 am || Up

          I just read Keating’s book and it really should have been juicier. Also Julian, he misspelled your last name in the acknowledgements (used only one L, iirc)

        • colin colin Jun 8,2018 6:48 am || Up

          But speaking of podcasts, I did get a shout-out on my brother-in-law’s Warriors podcast!

  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 4,2018 4:06 pm

    Holy shitballs this is pathetic.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 4,2018 6:18 pm || Up

      is there anything more to say?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • AV AV Jun 4,2018 8:58 pm || Up

        i’m black and i’m proud?

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 5,2018 12:27 pm || Up

      Haha

  33. AV AV Jun 5,2018 8:59 am

    pod alert. relive the long road toward the 1998 world cup (defeat)!

    https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/american-fiasco

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV Jun 5,2018 9:21 am || Up

      oh, also… 30 for 30 dropped the whole season together and it’s all about …YOGA!

      BIKRAM YOGA!!!

      daunting.

      (thanks jody!)

      i keep not starting it.

      anybody listening? is it worth it? i love scandals and i enjoy pointing my sit bone, but…

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV Jun 5,2018 11:17 am || Up

      ok, american fiasco is pretty good. i just heard the story of the tres a cero that made maradona weep.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 5,2018 12:26 pm || Up

        FKing Harkes.

        • AV AV Jun 5,2018 1:57 pm || Up

          harkes FKing, is what the podcast says.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 6,2018 9:46 am || Up

        Just catching up on this one. Do you buy the story of Wynalda grabbing Simeone by the throat in the tunnel pregame? I would like to hear Diego’s version of that one.

  34. AV AV Jun 5,2018 9:24 am
    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV Jun 5,2018 4:25 pm || Up

      argentina cancelled its saturday friendly against israel in jerusalem after protests. bibi called macri to make the AFA play it. meanwhile the AFA’s looking for pick-up rival.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 5,2018 5:38 pm || Up

        the US is free

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 5,2018 5:40 pm || Up

          We have a date to get smacked by France this weekend.

  35. andeux andeux Jun 5,2018 1:50 pm

    Gossett to DL, Hendriks off DL, Lucas optioned, Phegley recalled.
    Not sure why the need for a third catcher.

    TINSTAAFK
  36. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 5,2018 5:47 pm

    walk a guy who is 0-21

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  37. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 5,2018 5:47 pm

    first Dr. K of the year

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

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