510 Weekend 2019 ← FREE KRAUT!

510 Weekend 2019 124

Now with 100% less Wahoo.

I like this idea of making 510 Day an annual thing, I hope it sticks. It’ll be on a Sunday next year.

Fri: Frankie Magic vs a guy who lasted two-thirds of an inning last time
Sat: One of three US sports Aaron Brooks’s to have wiki pages vs Ed’s least fave Bruin
Sun: Possibly the return Stache and Socks vs Jefry Sic Rodriguez

And the Dubs and Rockets slog it out. And the Sharks continue their quest to play 28. Go 510! And situationally 925 and 408. Maybe 209.

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

124 thoughts on “510 Weekend 2019

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2019 7:01 pm

    Semien outscoring Curry in the early going.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2019 7:24 pm || Up

      Still true through two quartinnings.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2019 7:55 pm || Up

        OK now Marcus has some catching up to do.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2019 7:24 pm

    I am impressed that the A’s will have Rickey at the ballpark rally Monday.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. andeux andeux May 10,2019 8:34 pm

    Laureano would have caught that Laureano HR.

    TINSTAAFK
  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2019 9:01 pm

    LOLROCKETS

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2019 10:20 pm || Up

      I am OK with them continuing to lose series forever.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. andeux andeux May 10,2019 9:37 pm

    Huh, Oliver Perez is still pitching
    is something I’ve said every year for like 10 years

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2019 10:12 pm || Up

      Lefty with a pulse.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. 5Aces 5Aces May 10,2019 10:01 pm

    Profar with the sick 12-6 curve shows me he isnt out of the woods yet. But Olson at 1st makes it much more manageable.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  7. Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2019 10:08 pm

    is today the fireworks?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  8. Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2019 10:09 pm

    coincidentally I am going to a cal baseball game tomorrow because they are honoring a friend of mine that died last year and was a bullpen catcher when he was there

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  9. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2019 10:15 pm

    Extra innings on fireworks night, as the sugar rushes become tantrums…and that’s just in the radio booth.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  10. andeux andeux May 10,2019 10:16 pm

    OK Chapman Pinder Olson, one of you can win this.

    TINSTAAFK
  11. Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2019 10:19 pm

    this soria i like

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  12. Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2019 10:20 pm

    just winning a baseball game eating some pizza

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2019 10:21 pm

    Chapman says Pie Time!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  14. 5Aces 5Aces May 10,2019 10:22 pm

    510 pie

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2019 10:25 pm || Up

      Wait are we not doing pie this year? Chapman just got Gatoraded. Did Piscotty get pied the other night?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces May 10,2019 10:26 pm || Up

        No pie anymore. And no, I dont think there was gatorade the other night.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2019 10:32 pm || Up

        at some point last year someone commented that it was shaving cream. I think they stopped going to get the stuff from diamond level

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2019 9:11 am

    Phegley now has the 4th best OPS on the team, behind Semien, Chapman, and of course Brett Anderson.

    "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 May 11,2019 12:32 pm

  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2019 2:42 pm

    Kelly green on a Saturday now. Highly unorthodox.

  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2019 2:45 pm

    Catcher little league home run.

  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2019 2:47 pm

    Based on the last couple of games, Jose Ramirez seems like a pretty bad third baseman.

  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2019 2:49 pm

    I don’t care what any of you say. Dallas Braden is cool.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2019 6:15 pm || Up

      I think Dallas’ brand of cool was briefly authentic like ten years ago and has been aging poorly in place since.

      "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 11,2019 6:42 pm || Up

        I mean I’m probably not the best judge because I think Guy Fieri is sorta cool. But things like sitting alone in the farthest reaches of the 300 level and playing ballboy on your days off are endearing to me.

        • andeux andeux May 11,2019 6:58 pm || Up

          I like him too.
          He imparts non-obvious information about baseball sometimes, which is a good start.
          The wackiness seems mostly genuine to me. He’s fun-loving and perhaps slightly manic, but also seems pretty thoughtful underneath it all.
          Yes, it is better when he tones it down a bit. I think he is already starting to do that, in the last few games without Ray also in the booth. Or is that just wishful thinking?

          TINSTAAFK
          • andeux andeux May 11,2019 7:02 pm || Up

            Braden that is. Guy Fieri seems like a douche.

            TINSTAAFK
            • 5Aces 5Aces May 13,2019 9:11 am || Up

              I actually feel like GF is more genuine than Dallas. Flavortown> Poundtown.

              MiveV’s point below is where I come in on it. When he dials it back to a 5 Dallas is really good, and it makes the 9-10 moments better.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 12,2019 9:26 am || Up

            I do agree that Braden has useful insights into pitching, and that his wackiness is genuine. Where he crosses to annoying for me is when he tries too hard to be cool (e.g. “poundtown”), I just wonder what current or even potential audience wants that.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • MikeV MikeV May 12,2019 7:57 pm || Up

          Playing ballboy is fine. Going out of your way to sign a 1 day contract and post it on social media is another.

          I keep saying it. Braden is constantly trying to be at level 9. He needs to be at about a 4 or 5. It’s like he wants to be a caricature or something.

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

          Thanks, and go As.

          • dmoas May 13,2019 8:48 am || Up

            Yep, he seems like a genuinely good dude and all. Probably could be exceptional at his job. But it needs to be toned down. It’s too much too often.

            • vignette17 May 13,2019 12:46 pm || Up

              For us, maybe. But for the casual fan who watches a couple games a month? I’ve long thought the A’s needed to lean into being outlandish and Dallas does that.

              • dmoas May 13,2019 2:14 pm || Up

                I’ve largely not watched because of the outlandishness. I may not be a causal fan, per se, but I barely watch anymore these days. I don’t know, probably not their target audience, but I can’t imagine who is doing that.

    • Soaker Soaker May 13,2019 6:15 pm || Up

      Here are the RSN ratings for the 29 US-based MLB teams for 2017 and 2018. The A’s 97-win season vaulted them over the White Sox into a tie for 27th with the Marlins. The A’s have an upcoming opt-out in their contract with Comcast, I believe after the 2022 season (or maybe 2023, anyway it’s right about the time Kaval has stated is the target date for Howard Terminal), and if they are going to cash in they need to drive up the ratings to make that asset attractive. Braden is the youngest and liveliest broadcaster they have tried so I give them credit for a fresh approach at least. (Source of table with more discussion of the numbers)

  21. andeux andeux May 11,2019 2:49 pm

    Lololololololol

    TINSTAAFK
  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2019 2:53 pm

    I know the pen is tired, but sticking with Brooks here is asking for a disaster.

  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2019 4:07 pm

    I preferred unhittable Treinen.

  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2019 4:23 pm

    OK, we’ll take it.

  25. andeux andeux May 11,2019 5:47 pm

    A’s first win w/o a (real) HR.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2019 6:19 pm || Up

      Wow that’s striking.

      In related news, were it not for two starts he had to exit early, Khris Davis could be 7 days into an IL stay already.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. ptbnl May 12,2019 7:38 am

    For 83 seconds I had some faint hope.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 12,2019 8:41 am || Up

      city is gonna score 4 goals in madrid somehow

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  27. Soaker Soaker May 12,2019 10:58 am

    A piece on Ken Korach, Mother’s Day and suicide from the Adelson News. I haven’t seen the book yet and although I knew Ken’s mother took her own life I didn’t know the details. As Ken has said, “our job as announcers is to tie it all together” and I guess that chapter in the book does that.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 12,2019 11:25 am || Up

      I heard on broadcast recently that Korach and Slusser are doing a book signing together at Moe’s later this month.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  28. Soaker Soaker May 12,2019 11:22 am

    Wendelken being sent out for Mengden and Trivino and Treinen both having worked the last two games raises the Rodney Red Flag for this afternoon. At least Khris is back in the lineup.

  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 12,2019 1:54 pm

    Thank you dumb ass baserunning.

  30. Soaker Soaker May 12,2019 6:42 pm

    Buchter has definitely proven his worth in a three-batter-minimum world.

  31. MikeV MikeV May 13,2019 9:48 am

    Goodnight, sweet prince.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 13,2019 10:27 am || Up

      Canha already celebrating.

    • Soaker Soaker May 13,2019 10:32 am || Up

      I set my expectations low. Not low enough though.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 13,2019 11:22 am || Up

      yay?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 13,2019 10:24 am

    ERA under 2 in ~120 innings at AA. Suspiciously low BABIPs and HR/FB, so I’m sure he’s gotten lucky, but he has struck out more than 8 per nine innings.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 13,2019 11:24 am || Up

      oof, that correction is gonna hurt in Vegas

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 13,2019 11:30 am || Up

        But then the re-correction in Oakland is going to feel so good.

  33. Future Ed Future Ed May 13,2019 7:22 pm

    well, that was quick

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  34. Future Ed Future Ed May 13,2019 7:50 pm

    why was morales traded for?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  35. lenscrafters May 13,2019 8:05 pm

    Davis is clearly not right. FKing ridiculous they’re forcing him out there.

    • Soaker Soaker May 13,2019 8:18 pm || Up

      Yes, that has been mismanaged pretty badly. He’s chipped in two singles and a walk since getting hurt. This would be Day 8 on the IL, there’s tomorrow’s game, then the off day on Day 10. Hell, the A’s could have kept Kendrys around for two more days.

      • andeux andeux May 13,2019 8:49 pm || Up

        Thanks for the reverse jinx guys.

        TINSTAAFK
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 13,2019 8:50 pm || Up

          The threat of extra Kendrys was compelling.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • lenscrafters May 13,2019 8:52 pm || Up

          Olson is clearly not right. FKing ridiculous they rushed him back.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 13,2019 9:05 pm || Up

            Quick, someone say something bad about Profar.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • Soaker Soaker May 13,2019 9:07 pm || Up

              I was going to say Rodney since we’re obviously stuck with him for another couple months but lens has already tried it with him.

              • lenscrafters May 13,2019 9:15 pm || Up

                And Estrada, and Hundley, and Grossman, but some players may be beyond help.

      • Soaker Soaker May 13,2019 8:50 pm || Up

        And he needs one more at-bat to shut me up.

  36. andeux andeux May 13,2019 8:56 pm

    Was Canha even going to steal there, or was he just asleep?

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 13,2019 9:03 pm || Up

      I think the latter. Supposedly quite a few pickoffs are on guys with no intention of stealing, who just don’t expect a throw to come their way. I feel like I remember seeing the A’s pick off Pujols one time.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  37. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 13,2019 9:11 pm

    Whatever this is about, Servais is doing a remarkable job of icing his own reliever.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker May 13,2019 9:12 pm || Up

      I’m enjoying Vince’s temper tantrum about it.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 13,2019 9:17 pm || Up

        He really climbed on the ol’ soapbox there.

  38. lenscrafters May 13,2019 9:25 pm

    That’s twice Chapman gets screwed by umpire incompetence.

  39. Future Ed Future Ed May 13,2019 9:58 pm

    naturally

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  40. Soaker Soaker May 13,2019 10:00 pm

    The better thing to do there is make a visit to the mound and wait until the plate umpire comes out. That’s when you tear him a new one right in the middle of the field.

    • Soaker Soaker May 13,2019 10:06 pm || Up

      But regardless of the blown call that was a stinker inning for Trivino.

      • Future Ed Future Ed May 14,2019 6:50 am || Up

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  41. Future Ed Future Ed May 13,2019 10:09 pm

    I like the aggressive pinch hitting for catchers

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker May 13,2019 10:26 pm || Up

      OK but (a) they didn’t score and (b) Hundley is now in the #5 spot behind Khris for the duration of this game.

  42. Soaker Soaker May 13,2019 10:42 pm

    So Treinen is “unavailable” again uh oh

  43. 5Aces 5Aces May 13,2019 10:47 pm

    In lieu of flowers send bullpen parts please.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  44. lenscrafters May 13,2019 10:54 pm

    This is really starting to feel like the team dynamite year.

    • 5Aces 5Aces May 14,2019 8:59 am || Up

      I concur. And the “these 2-3 pitchers arent available” is not helping. It’s almost like choosing to go with a strategy of no starters isn’t the best way to keep all the arms down there fresh.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  45. Soaker Soaker May 13,2019 10:59 pm

    Soria was on fumes. Rodney would have had a better chance to get Narvaez out. 5 homers not enough, good grief.

    • colin colin May 14,2019 9:31 am || Up

      How did they only score 5 runs on 5 HR, 1 double, 4 singles, and 6 BB??

  46. MikeV MikeV May 13,2019 11:45 pm

    OK sorry but that was a fucking horrific throw from LF

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  47. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 14,2019 9:22 am

    Looks like I picked the wrong season to stop sniffing glue.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 14,2019 9:24 am

    “Routinely loses games they led in extra innings” is a category of bad team with which I have not previously been acquainted.

  49. ptbnl May 14,2019 11:40 am

    Lily’s end of school project breaks my heart.

    “>

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 14,2019 11:55 am || Up

      that’s fantastic

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 14,2019 12:02 pm || Up

        Beautiful. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  50. Future Ed Future Ed May 14,2019 11:55 am

    ring central

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 14,2019 12:02 pm || Up

      Needs more rings.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker May 14,2019 12:12 pm || Up

      I don’t think Roto Rooter’s money would have been accepted but a cleanup company like Servpro may have missed an opportunity.

      $1M/year most likely doesn’t get the green guide signs on 880 changed. Last time I was down there I think I noticed some of them still refer to O.co. I have not been to San Francisco since the renaming over there but I bet Oracle’s deal included money to get the signs on the freeways and city streets over there changed pretty quickly.

      • dmoas May 14,2019 12:39 pm || Up

        American Standard. The shape works.

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 14,2019 7:43 pm || Up

          sloan

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • dmoas May 14,2019 9:02 pm || Up

            Nope. American Standard is not only more patriotic sounding, not only has it’s alliteration working for it (American Standard Stadium), but it also truncates to ASS.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 14,2019 12:59 pm || Up

        CA Highway exit signs are super expensive. When Army Street became Cesar Chavez it cost SF almost a million dollars.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  51. Soaker Soaker May 14,2019 12:25 pm

    Warriors fans: cancel those plans to visit Turkey in the next couple weeks.

  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 14,2019 3:08 pm

    Lowrie’s inability to play anywhere near a full season for anyone but the A’s is a strange phenomenon.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 14,2019 3:34 pm || Up

      I bet it’s the same thing that makes sourdough only work here.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces May 14,2019 3:44 pm || Up

        But we seem to be the one’s who have issues all the time with our Starter.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Soaker Soaker May 14,2019 5:23 pm || Up

          I’m watching the Tigers #9 starter getting his brains beat out by the Astros tonight, and listening to the Detroit radio announcers they are bemoaning exactly this point as all their veteran starters are on the IL. Michael Fulmer had TJS, Matt Moore blew out his knee and is out for the season, Jordan Zimmermann has a “UCL sprain” (uh oh) and Tyson Ross has elbow problems as well. So it’s not just the A’s.

      • dmoas May 14,2019 6:02 pm || Up

        Probably is the sourdough itself. Curative properties.

  53. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 14,2019 3:57 pm

    A bit thick on the doe-eyed romanticism for the past, but still a cool article on ballparks and urbanism.

    https://deadspin.com/the-ballpark-is-the-great-american-public-space-1834566170

    Who knew Buckminster Fuller designed a domed park for Brooklyn?

    "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 14,2019 7:46 pm || Up

      i did. but a city planning class i took in college that taught “the dodgers move west”

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 14,2019 4:45 pm

    510 Weekend extended for Dame.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 14,2019 5:08 pm || Up

      Baseball Reference doesn’t list any #0s in A’s history. (It has Don Baylor wearing #00 in 1988, but I think that’s wrong — he wore #12.)

      • sslinger May 14,2019 5:54 pm || Up

        I heard today that his Blazers uniform actually has an O (oh) on the back for Oakland, not a 0 (zero). Hard to tell on the A’s jersey.

      • dmoas May 14,2019 6:04 pm || Up

        For fun, a player should wear every single available number in a season. Just change their number for each game.

  55. Soaker Soaker May 14,2019 6:50 pm

    Billy will blow all the cash tomorrow morning on one of those “$5.99! Are you out of your mind?” breakfasts at his local Denny’s.

    • andeux andeux May 14,2019 6:55 pm || Up

      Not even. The official release says they traded Morales and cash, for cash or a ptbnl.

      TINSTAAFK
  56. Soaker Soaker May 14,2019 7:10 pm

    Mariners and Blue Jays combined:

    Vs. A’s: 9-0
    Vs. everybody else: 28-47

  57. Soaker Soaker May 14,2019 7:33 pm

    You knew, as soon as they put up that stat about Brett’s HR/9, kaboom.

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