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  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2018 7:50 pm

    Now we deluge em all.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2018 7:51 pm

    Don’t remember when I saw so many A’s fans at a road game. Impressive!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 24,2018 7:57 pm

    I love starting Mengden. With that windup and stache I swear we picked him up from some 1974 American Association team.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  4. ptbnl Sep 24,2018 8:00 pm

    Though given it meant the Yankees winning, I’d rather have waited.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  5. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2018 8:01 pm

    how do you walk dee gordon?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  6. Soaker Soaker Sep 24,2018 8:01 pm

    Dee Gordon: Plate appearance #579, base on balls #9. That’s Rob Picciolo country.

  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2018 8:06 pm

    Nice game for Lucroy so far.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 24,2018 8:06 pm || Up

      Warming up for his role as Gene Tenace in the World Series.

  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2018 8:08 pm

    Jed got into that one.

  9. Soaker Soaker Sep 24,2018 8:32 pm

    I hope that’s just the one where you get up for the 3 a.m. pee and bash the shit out of your little toe.

    • dmoas Sep 24,2018 8:36 pm || Up

      Or catch it on the square piece of moulding sticking out on the top of the stairs.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2018 8:36 pm || Up

      I really want to know what Mengden said that cracked everyone up. I’m imagining something self-deprecating about his dramatic reaction.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2018 3:58 pm || Up

        Not sure if he said anything, but that was the joke

        “pretty dramatic,” Lucroy said. “We were laughing at him, like, ‘Really?’”

        • dmoas Sep 25,2018 4:56 pm || Up

          He probably said something generic like “maybe it doesn’t hurt after all” would be my guess. Something totally forgettable but in the moment, after watching how he initially reacted, would cause them to laugh at him.

  10. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2018 8:38 pm

    is bobby keilty going to catch the last out here?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2018 8:52 pm

    (Khrushed)

  12. andeux andeux Sep 24,2018 8:58 pm

    how do you allow a HR to dee gordon?

    TINSTAAFK
  13. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2018 8:59 pm

    walks, HRs? Dee gordon is a monster

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 24,2018 9:02 pm

    All the games Melvin was Capt Hook and he leaves Mengden in extra long after that line drive?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2018 10:00 pm || Up

      I’ve been thinking about this and I reckon it’s Melvin indulging his old school side. Give Mengden the peeved not-a-starter lately the chance to get a W in the “clinching” game. Same reason he’ll let Treinen close tonight no matter how big the lead gets.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2018 9:29 am || Up

        Which I agree with. I was very happy he stayed in for the 5th. But I was really surprised to see him out for the 6th.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  15. Soaker Soaker Sep 24,2018 9:17 pm

    Home run balls look so pretty disappearing against that super-black batter’s background.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2018 11:59 am || Up

      Night games at Safeco have a moody look that I really enjoy. Not sure if it is the colors of the place, the LED lighting, or what, but I’m a fan.

  16. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2018 9:40 pm

    Think you can get away with hitting Olsen in the foot? Hah!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 24,2018 9:42 pm || Up

      Just wait till you see the replay reviews in the wild card game when TBS has a Red Sox-Yankees Division Series at stake.

  17. andeux andeux Sep 24,2018 10:01 pm

    Even though they’ve already clinched, the A’s should do a playoff celebration on Seattle’s field after every game this series.

    TINSTAAFK
  18. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2018 10:24 pm

    Man watching the A’s drench themselves in champagne will never ever get old.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. mother pucker Sep 24,2018 10:33 pm

    Just thinking back to how drab it felt entering the wild card game in 2014, compared to whatever’s about to happen, and this is eons better. Great fucking year, great fucking team.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2018 9:32 am || Up

      God so much this! I didnt think I would feel the way I felt about the 2012 team again, but this has been a joy. At least once a week I remind myself to love this ride and whatever happens over the next month they cant take it away.

      (And I will be throwing things at my TV if we arent leading by 15 in the WC game, but still…)

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • mikeA Sep 25,2018 12:40 pm || Up

        Yes, great season, and it will still be great if/when they lose the wild card game in spectacular fashion.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 25,2018 12:46 pm || Up

          And here to throw out the first pitch is Gil Heredia!

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2018 12:52 pm || Up

            Guy sitting behind me on Friday night said, after Semien fouled the ball off his leg, “that looked like Jermaine Dye.” I nearly dropped my Ballast Point in anger.

    • dmoas Sep 25,2018 10:35 am || Up

      I still haven’t recovered from 2014.

  20. lenscrafters Sep 24,2018 10:45 pm

    I’m trying to decide if I should spring for WC game tickets in NY. On one hand, there’s hardly a more iconic duo than the A’s and elimination game heartbreak. And dealing with that with 40K smug Yankees fans in person would be terrible.

    On the other hand, this team does feel different and they deserve support in person, win or lose.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2018 10:58 pm || Up

      Oh man I say go if you possibly can.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2018 11:17 pm || Up

        yeah, if you can, go. Its all gravy from here

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 4,2018 7:38 pm || Up
          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2018 1:02 pm || Up
          • lenscrafters Oct 6,2018 1:57 pm || Up

            For the record I ended up having a watch party with some friends in the city. It was difficult to convince people to stay past the 6th inning.

    • dmoas Sep 24,2018 11:40 pm || Up

      Go. Expect heartbreak. And when they win, feel happy to have been there. And when they lose, try not to get addressed hitting Yankee fans in their obnoxious faces.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2018 5:18 pm || Up

      Definitely go. But don’t spend so much that you can’t also spend the weekend at Fenway.

      • colin colin Sep 26,2018 11:42 am || Up

        I entered the lottery for Cleveland playoff tickets. Now all I need is: A’s beat Yankees, A’s beat Red Sox, Indians beat Astros, successful lottery draw for ALCS tickets.

        • colin colin Sep 26,2018 11:55 am || Up

          The last time I went to a Cleveland playoff game, they satisfyingly beat the Red Sox but when I got home I discovered that my cat escaped (we found her after about an hour of panic)

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2018 12:56 pm || Up

            Probably because the evil Pedroia doll came to life.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • colin colin Sep 27,2018 7:21 am || Up

              I think that thing is still in my house somewhere. She passed off the Youkilis doll to a White Sox fan after he was traded (who hopefully burned it after dousing in holy water).

  21. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2018 10:56 pm

    Dallas may have forgotten he’s not on the roster any more.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  22. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 24,2018 10:59 pm

    matt chapman said “fucking” on the radio

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2018 10:40 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2018 11:27 am || Up

      It will be interesting to see who is in the lineup tonight and who is “getting a scheduled day off”.

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2018 3:06 pm || Up

        Chapman survives; Piscotty and Khris, hmmm

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2018 5:40 pm || Up

          I’m surprised more regulars aren’t sitting but I guess the home WC game still lures. Early nights off for Semien and Lowry seem in order.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • dmoas Sep 26,2018 9:23 am || Up

            I think they can now give up on that one. Time to rest the entire pitching staff for sure. They’re way too worn down right now to be reliable.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2018 9:29 am || Up

              Get Trivino into some low pressure spots to try to get him going again. Let Treinen, Familia, and Rodney rest until Saturday-Sunday when they each get an inning or two to stay sharp.

              • dmoas Sep 26,2018 10:18 am || Up

                Exactly. Hell, I’d make sure they’re only getting low pressure spots to stay sharp. I still have faith in Trivino, but he has some kinks to work out. Now is a good time for him to do that. The others are just suffering from overuse. Our offense is fine, but man our pitching is showing the signs of wear and tear from having no starters and a 162 game season. I honestly don’t think we’d have held up for another month if the regular season had another 30 games in it.

  24. batgirl batgirl Sep 25,2018 12:47 pm

    Have they shown the playoff ticket prices to the members access folks yet? You get to buy the strip, right?

    • andeux andeux Sep 25,2018 1:34 pm || Up

      As with many things it is not clearly documented.
      It looks like my member prices for first deck is $80/ticket (or possibly $60) for WC/ALDS, $85/ticket for ALCS, $220/ticket for WS. Not great seats (section 129).
      IIRC second deck prices were very similar, which may be a better deal.
      And these are advertised as saving “at least 20%.”

      TINSTAAFK
      • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 25,2018 2:21 pm || Up

        I was told the discount rate on the pay-as-you-go seats (which you get in the same number as the seats you purchase for 2019) varies based upon member level (i.e. bigger package = bigger discount).

        My understanding of the pre-pay strips is that they are the same as the public price, we just get priority access.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • batgirl batgirl Sep 25,2018 3:29 pm || Up

          Good info. I’ll be logging in to the open buy on Friday and was preparing myself for the sticker shock.

  25. Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2018 5:17 pm

    So much for investing any hope in the Rays. That game next Wednesday is in the Bronx.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2018 5:56 pm || Up

      We only need them to lose three games. Still possible if Boston is trying.

  26. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2018 6:05 pm

    I toured safeco this summer. I was in the visitors locker room. It was kinda neat watching them in a room where I have pictures.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  27. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2018 6:19 pm

    Hero story of the day: In 20 minutes my friend and I just got my 30 year old Toyota pickup running after it hadn’t moved in more than 6 years. That truck is just amazing.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2018 6:29 pm || Up

      My new goal is to have it running for an A’s home playoff game. BTW Game 3 of the ALDS is on Monday October 8, a holiday thenceforth to be known as Tailgate A’s Fuck Day.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2018 6:41 pm || Up

        last time I was at a game three, brett anderson pitched to a 2-0 victory

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2018 7:24 pm || Up

          I couldn’t figure out how that was until I remembered the awful 2-3 Div Series format they had then.

          That was a good game, big part of turning Nurse Upgrade from a casual ally fan to an ardent green-n-gold believer.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • MikeV MikeV Sep 25,2018 11:06 pm || Up

      So you put fresh gas in?

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2018 9:09 am || Up

        Nope! Old gas even worked. Just had to bang on starter solenoid a bit.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Sep 26,2018 6:10 am || Up

      related. the 1976 300D is prolly done. it has compiled 3 different major repairs that just aren’t worth it.

      i have no idea what to do to get rid of a car. what are my options, if there are any that help me get any amount of money, even minimal, rather than pay it out?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • batgirl batgirl Sep 26,2018 7:10 am || Up
        • AV AV Sep 26,2018 10:56 am || Up

          it didn’t even pass the is it drivable question.

          fortunately there’s a link there for that.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • AV AV Sep 26,2018 10:59 am || Up

            lol. they’ll give me fitty bucks.

            i did say minimal, didn’t i?

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2018 11:23 am || Up

              Junk yards like Pick n Pull will pay you something for the parts/scrap value, and handle the towing.

              Also 1877KARS4KIDS.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • AV AV Sep 26,2018 12:08 pm || Up

                thanku.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2018 1:18 pm || Up

                  please don’t encourage cars with a k for kids.

                  I did KALW once and cars for cats once.

                  I also called a jnkyard once.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2018 1:20 pm || Up
                • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2018 1:25 pm || Up

                  come to think of it I think Ray did mention cars on the A’s community fund spot.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2018 1:51 pm || Up

                  The A’s apparently do have some affiliated program, or used to. The links don’t work.

                  A tax deduction wouldn’t mean anything to me because with no state income tax I don’t itemize. If I were getting rid of a junker Pick N Pull would be my best option and I’d just have to figure out the cheapest way to get it to them.

                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2018 1:44 pm || Up

                  I was kidding re K4K. Most of those charity cat donations rake huge% for their admin. Plus they usually don’t take low value cars (despite what they say).

                  Junkyards are the original recyclers/re-users.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
                • AV AV Sep 26,2018 3:09 pm || Up

                  i would NEVER donate my cat, charity or not.

                  besides, she purrs like an audi.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • andeux andeux Sep 26,2018 1:44 pm || Up

                  What, you don’t want to help kids*?

                  *go to an ultra-orthodox yeshiva

                  TINSTAAFK
  28. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2018 7:19 pm

    A little hair of the dog and we’re back in biz!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2018 7:29 pm || Up

      Someone forgot to give Brett a couple shots.

      "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 Sep 25,2018 7:20 pm

    Hangovers not evident yet

  30. andeux andeux Sep 25,2018 7:29 pm

    TINSTAAFK
  31. Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2018 7:41 pm

    Leakeing more oil than FSU’s old truck.

  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2018 7:42 pm

    Laureano and Martini both almost ate it going around first.

  33. andeux andeux Sep 25,2018 7:42 pm

    This offense is just relentless.
    Or Mike Leake sucks.
    Or both.

    TINSTAAFK
  34. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 25,2018 7:53 pm

    there is the slip!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl Sep 25,2018 9:51 pm || Up

      There’s many a slip
      Twixt two in Shepherd’s Bush.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2018 8:20 pm

    Yeah I don’t need to see any more Anderson, like, ever.

  36. Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2018 8:20 pm

    This definitely looks like a 19-pitcher, 4.5-hour affair.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2018 10:51 pm || Up

      Going to the 18th pitcher, only about 3:40 so far though.

  37. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2018 9:17 pm

    This “wear their pitchers down” approach is just inexorable.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  38. doctorK doctorK Sep 25,2018 10:10 pm

    1. WOO A’S
    2. FK you, Rodney

  39. Soaker Soaker Sep 25,2018 10:32 pm

    Rounding into A’s postseason form, I see.

    • mikeA Sep 25,2018 10:34 pm || Up

      I’ve been thinking a costly Chapman error or a Treinen blown save were likely scenarios for the WC game. Maybe this will preempt it.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2018 10:36 pm || Up

      Sometimes Soaker day never comes.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  40. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2018 10:34 pm

    What the hell, I’ll offer the “glad he got the blown save out of the way now” take. Also come on A’s let’s pick Treinen up here.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • mikeA Sep 25,2018 10:36 pm || Up

      Oh, also the leading after 7 thing. Virtual lock to blow the WC game leading after 7 if that streak is still intact.

  41. doctorK doctorK Sep 25,2018 11:09 pm

    Well, that was disappointing.

  42. andeux andeux Sep 26,2018 4:22 pm

    Laureano and Chapman off tonight. Yawn.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2018 5:38 pm || Up

      It’s Hatcher Time! I’m fine with a loss tonight and the Yankees winning tonight or tomorrow, which would prevent Bob from working Treinen hard in Anaheim in a likely-futile attempt at gaining a home game on Wednesday. The flight from New York to Boston is nice and short anyway. The early look at weather in New York in the middle part of next week shows dry and mild.

      • dmoas Sep 27,2018 9:11 am || Up

        I’d like them to get the home game but not at the expense of overusing anyone. It’s far more important to get these guys rest. If we were talking the difference between a play-in and full series it would be different, but that single game is far more important than where it’s played.

  43. andeux andeux Sep 26,2018 7:15 pm

    A Semien!

    TINSTAAFK
  44. Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2018 7:20 pm

    Tonight’s game is the A’s final game ever at Safeco Field, as that naming rights deal wasn’t renewed beyond this year. Costco Yards? Amazon Field? Dick’s Drive In Park? The world awaits.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2018 7:26 pm || Up
      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2018 7:32 pm || Up

        I LOVE EATING DICKS FOR LUNCH!!

        When I managed a team in Seattle they loved telling me that.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2018 7:35 pm || Up

          I lived down the street from dicks for years.

          When I went in the summer, My favorite thing to ask my friends “YOU LIKE DICKS?”

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Nov 16,2018 3:13 pm || Up

      “T-Mobile Field” (or “T-Mobile Park” or something like that)

      • dmoas Nov 16,2018 4:42 pm || Up

        I really wish they’d stop this sort of thing. Names mean something and all this name swapping drives me nuts. Make it Griffey Field at T-Mobile Pavilion or something.

  45. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2018 7:36 pm

    for those of you so inclined…

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  46. Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2018 7:36 pm

    Looking at the bright side from the Mariners’ point of view, they only owe Felix $27 million more. He’s 10-and-5 so even if somebody were somehow interested he could turn it down.

  47. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 26,2018 7:51 pm

    so, not anderson, not cahill, not jackson, not fiers…Hendricks?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Sep 26,2018 7:52 pm || Up

      5Aces already made the Gil Heredia crack.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2018 8:18 pm || Up

        I saw Gil a couple times this year. He was the pitching coach for the Reno Aces.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2018 9:08 pm || Up

        Braden should be well rested.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  48. andeux andeux Sep 26,2018 8:13 pm

    Sergio Romo with the rare 4 runs allowed save.

    TINSTAAFK
  49. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2018 9:10 pm

    JFC Phegley

  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2018 9:15 pm

    Korach last night referred to Vogelbach as “the chunky lefty.”

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2018 9:43 pm || Up

      View post on imgur.com

      I always think of the guy on the left but it applies to the one on the right too.

      They are the top two in the category of most strikeouts by a lefthander in American League history.

      1. 2853 – Sabathia
      2. 2679 – Lolich
      3. 2669 – Frank Tanana
      4. 2545 – Randy Johnson
      5. 2527 – Chuck Finley (I would have needed a lot of guesses before I got to him)

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 26,2018 9:59 pm || Up

        Here’s one only you and I remember:

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2018 10:06 pm || Up

          In 1971 through 1974, he and Lolich each threw over 300 innings all four years.

      • andeux andeux Sep 26,2018 10:20 pm || Up

        TINSTAAFK
  51. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 26,2018 9:28 pm

    We dont seem very interested in winning

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 26,2018 9:53 pm || Up

      Ken said Melvin thinks “he could be next year’s Trivino”.

  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2018 9:30 am

    They really went and booked a prosecutor from L&O SVU Arizona on taskrabbit and told her to cross-examine the victim, just to solve for having nothing but dudes, some of whom are Ted Cruz.

    That was their strategy.

  53. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2018 9:43 am

    Got my A’s Access tix for WC and two DS games. It’s all a la carte, let’s you pick any section for each game individually, varying locations and #s by game. For instance, I got 2 WC tix in Sec 123, 4 ALDS Home Game 1 tix in 215, and 2 ALDS Home Game 2 tix in 120.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Sep 27,2018 9:47 am || Up

      I’m regretting buying the strips. $75 for field infield, and $65 for plaza infield are much better deals than what I got ($60 for field level way out in the outfield). Oh well.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2018 10:10 am || Up

        I now realize that the purchases I listed above are in addition to the 2 tix per game default, not in place of. And since the default ones are worse seats (104 row 26) than the ones I a la carted, I’ll likely resell the defaults and use the a la cartes

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2018 10:37 am || Up

          If the same thing happens when we get to WS and you are looking to resell start with your FK brothers and sisters pls…

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 27,2018 1:19 pm || Up

          They were super flexible with me just now. I got bad pay-as-you-go Tix, but they moved them to make a block of 4 in the Plaza Infield (222/2!)

          Hilariously, I had to pay for a WC game and 3 ALDS games on the pay-as-you-go tickets, despite the current situation.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
          • andeux andeux Sep 27,2018 1:24 pm || Up

            First few rows of Plaza level are not great because of the railing.

            TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Sep 27,2018 11:18 am || Up

        The inflation rate doesn’t sound too bad. Looking at my 2013 records I was in 219 and 215 for ALDS Games 1 and 2 and those were face value $55 each.

    • sslinger Sep 27,2018 10:18 am || Up

      Thanks for the reminder, I just got us some tickets for ALDS Game 1, and coincidentally we’re also in 215.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2018 11:53 am || Up

      At least we know the start time of ALDS Game 4 on Tuesday 10/9 would be 5:00 or 5:30. Harder to say on Monday 10/8 because those are ALDS Game 3/NLDS Game 4 days. Either the Dodgers or Rockies could be playing at home, possibly even both of them, or the NLDS could be over. If four games are being played that day, the start times would be something like 9 (Cleveland), noon, 3:30 and 7. I don’t think they would have the Red Sox start at 10 p.m. Eastern time so I’d put Red Sox-A’s at 3:30. If one of the NL series is over then it’s probably Cleveland at 10, the remaining NL series at 1:30 and Oakland at 5.

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2018 3:13 pm || Up

        Checking this, the Red Sox would have to play the late game on Monday if all three other games are in the Eastern and Central time zones. This would happen if all three of these are true:

        1. Neither NLDS ends in a sweep.
        2. The NL West winner has home field advantage vs. Atlanta. Both the Dodgers and Rockies won their season series vs. Atlanta so that’s quite possible.
        3. If either the Dodgers or the Rockies is one of the wild cards, they lose the wild card game (or, both wild cards come out of the NL Central).

        • andeux andeux Sep 28,2018 3:36 pm || Up

          Last year Monday 10/9 the games were 1, 4, 7 and 10 EDT (10, 1, 4, 7 PDT).

          Do they really change game times based on other series ending the day before? Ugh.

          TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2018 4:21 pm || Up

      I notice Field Infield for Game 3 has gone from $75 to $80 since this morning (for the few remaining singles). Game 4 is still $75.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2018 4:24 pm || Up

        As of yesterday, there were some tickets for Game 3 in sections 117 and 118 very close to our front row seats for about 100 a pop. I should have snapped them up even though I probably can’t go.

        • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2018 4:30 pm || Up

          I’ve already exceeded my 2018 baseball travel budget but fuck that, postseason games are memorable (1990 World Series being a big exception).

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2018 4:38 pm || Up

            My tickets for Game 5 of that series are still sitting somewhere, unused.

  54. Soaker Soaker Sep 27,2018 11:31 am

    Yankees’ magic number is going to be 1 in an hour or so. Those Wild Card tickets will be in the refund queue.

    • dmoas Sep 27,2018 11:44 am || Up

      Sweeping the Angels is doable. Expecting the Red Sox to do the same of the Yankees, sadly not so much. C’est le vie.

  55. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2018 12:12 pm

    • andeux andeux Sep 27,2018 1:16 pm || Up

      What’s the story behind this?

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Sep 27,2018 1:24 pm || Up

        Sabathia hit a Ray (Bauers). First pitch of next inning was one of those nasty behind-the-head fastballs to Romine with benches warned. It looked like Sabathia decided to show the Rays how to do a proper intentional HBP. The $500K was because by being ejected he fell just short of an innings pitched contract bonus.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2018 1:25 pm || Up

          And he was two innings away from hitting a $500,000 contract incentive.

          • Soaker Soaker Sep 27,2018 1:35 pm || Up

            Sorry, I edited because I realized that was probably a big part of the question.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2018 2:22 pm || Up

            NY could let him throw two relief innings this weekend if they wanted to reward his “toughness”.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2018 12:13 pm

    Tanaka or Happ for Wednesday.

    • colin colin Sep 27,2018 12:55 pm || Up

      Discussion I heard last night(?) is that Yankees plan to use Tanaka for the WC game and use Happ in game 1 against Boston (if they get there). In three starts against the Red Sox this season, Happ has a 0.54 ERA.

      • vignette17 Sep 27,2018 1:12 pm || Up

        Well if I hate the Red Sox that much, they can lend him to us for the ALDS.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 2,2018 9:52 am || Up

      WRONG

      • lenscrafters Oct 2,2018 12:10 pm || Up

        Hopefully the Severino/Sanchez battery is as productive for us as it was the last time.

        • nevermoor nevermoor Oct 3,2018 1:24 pm || Up

          FINGERS CROSSED / KNOCK ON WOOD

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  57. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2018 12:16 pm

    unhinged.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2018 12:22 pm || Up

      “revenge on behalf of the Clintons”

      wow

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2018 12:33 pm || Up

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 27,2018 12:36 pm || Up

        I didn’t realize Sabathia was such a big Clinton supporter, although I suppose with the Bay Area roots it makes sense.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2018 12:28 pm || Up

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2018 12:35 pm || Up

        seems so hard to miss that fact

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • dmoas Sep 27,2018 12:41 pm || Up

          I didn’t know that. But fuck that guy. Looking at his face while he rages on, there’s nothing believable about it. He looks like a man who’s angry at being caught.

  58. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2018 12:52 pm

    dude, having only lady subordinates doesn’t say you aren’t rapey

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • dmoas Sep 27,2018 12:58 pm || Up

      Nor does having female friends. Nor current “liberal” friends.

  59. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2018 1:00 pm

    he just perjured himself again calling judge a great writer

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  60. andeux andeux Sep 27,2018 1:18 pm

    If the Republican’s need a nominee who has never groped a woman, Lindsey Graham is probably a safe choice.

    TINSTAAFK
  61. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2018 1:32 pm

    objection, hearsay, non responsive

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  62. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2018 1:42 pm

    holy shit, chuck.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  63. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2018 2:41 pm

    i have not heard the phase under the penalty of felony

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  64. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2018 3:51 pm

    now do you all see how useless harris is?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2018 3:59 pm || Up

      HEY NOW JUST A DARNED MINUTE!!!

      oh-that one. Sorry, carry on.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2018 4:05 pm || Up

        i’ll back off a bit. She was a little better than useless. she wasted 4 minutes and got one good unforced error answer out of her last question. The good part was knowing that was an error and almost literally dropping the mic. that is a tough thing to do when you ahve more to ask. I have both stopped at that point and continued.

        Stopping was very very hard.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  65. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2018 5:15 pm

    Rockies picking a good time to get hot.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  66. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2018 9:08 am

    From $667?

    No thanks

    I just realized I can’t buy any tickets because of a stupid trial

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2018 10:55 am

    How is this guy’s name literally “Flake.” It’s all too much.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2018 11:04 am || Up

      Relatable

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2018 11:30 am || Up

        so there is an investigation, then…?

        Judge avoids, Squi talks, FBI says, yeah it is possible

        then what?

        he is not withdrawing. Flake then says, oh well, i tried, there is nothing definitive. Votes yes

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux Sep 28,2018 11:32 am || Up

          Probably something like that.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2018 11:35 am || Up
            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • dmoas Sep 28,2018 12:59 pm || Up

              Oh man. Hate the meme, but love this one.

              • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2018 2:48 pm || Up

                same. the meme has to be hated for this to work

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2018 12:09 pm || Up

          Is “Squi” Blasey-Ford’s friend who Kavanaugh’s buddy tried to pin the crime on? Seems important.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2018 12:14 pm || Up

            yes, and a dating partner of Blasey

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2018 12:18 pm || Up

              And someone who had a firm date to pound brewskis with Judge and Kavanaugh that summer according to the famous calendar.

            • dmoas Sep 28,2018 1:00 pm || Up

              So of course she’d mistake Kav, who she didn’t know, for someone she probably knew pretty well. Totally a thing that happens.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2018 12:20 pm || Up

          • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2018 12:31 pm || Up

            rich white people, man

            “no, no, here are my demands”

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2018 1:06 pm || Up

          So some of them are credible now, are they?

          • dmoas Sep 28,2018 1:12 pm || Up

            With a time limit. So it can be stonewalled.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2018 11:12 am || Up

      I had the same conversation this week with my therapist, Dr. Dystopian Nightmare.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  68. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2018 11:36 am

    zobrist looks great.

    Dammt

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  69. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2018 2:04 pm

    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 28,2018 2:25 pm || Up

      Thank God

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2018 2:28 pm || Up

      Rent allowance has to be at least $60K/year ($72K? $84K?) with an inflation clause.

  70. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2018 3:24 pm

  71. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2018 3:26 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Sep 28,2018 3:43 pm || Up

      On Aug. 19, 2016, at approximately 5:44 p.m., at 37.7516° N, 122.2005° W, Danny Valencia’s fist connected with Billy Butler’s head.

      These coordinates are at the Coliseum (around the middle of the field).
      The A’s were playing in Chicago that day.
      So yeah, Grant sucks.

      TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Sep 28,2018 3:45 pm || Up

      Valencia was selected off waivers from the Blue Jays just a couple weeks before

      Valencia was selected off waivers from the Blue Jays a little over a year before.
      Come on Grant.

      TINSTAAFK
  72. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2018 4:25 pm

    Canha explains why he was rocking a Broncos jersey.

  73. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2018 4:46 pm

    sad news (unverified)

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  74. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2018 6:07 pm

    best team in baeball.

    Do the yankees celebrate?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2018 7:48 pm || Up

      With dignified handshakes and brandy. Followed as always by media handjobs for all.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2018 7:50 pm || Up

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      • dmoas Sep 28,2018 9:16 pm || Up

        Saving the blowies for winning a division?

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