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Comment here on the remaining 2/3 of of a three-game set in St. Pete against the AL East leading Rays.

71 thoughts on “Trop of the World

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2019 4:22 pm

    Now where’s that Admiral Ackbar gif….

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 11,2019 4:25 pm

    Pham knocked the pulp out of that one.

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 11,2019 4:30 pm

    For the record, I quite enjoyed T. Anderson’s straight leg windup last night.

  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 11,2019 4:33 pm

    I’m not sure I’ve seen an HBP that bounced before.

  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 11,2019 5:20 pm

    Dumb dumb dumb

  6. andeux andeux Jun 11,2019 5:23 pm

    Is that 3 steals of home against us on this road trip?

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2019 5:39 pm || Up

      So annoying, itwas like the A’s hadn’t even considered the possibility of a double steal. My former Little league catcher self was offended.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Jun 11,2019 5:42 pm || Up

        To be fair, it sounds like this has been a brutal road trip: getaway night game in Anaheim, doubleheader in the heat in Texas, then delayed flight on the last day there, now playing in a dome. I’ll be happy if they can manage one win in this series.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker Jun 11,2019 5:55 pm || Up

          Having lived part of it and not even dealing with any travel bullshit I’m very happy with 5-5 on this trip and thrilled with 6-4.

          While I was waiting for my flight to Las Vegas at Dallas yesterday morning, Southwest was offering $600 for anybody on the flight to Atlanta at the adjacent gate to relinquish their seat. I thought that might be a good deal if they offered it for my flight. Then I looked and saw there were no other options at all to get to Reno yesterday; the weather issues which took out Cuban’s/the A’s plane at Love Field cancelled a lot of flights and people were still being rebooked yesterday.

  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2019 5:48 pm

    Wow, the seemingly rare replay where they actually have the perfect angle for the correct call.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 11,2019 5:50 pm

    Emilio!

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2019 5:52 pm || Up

        Yeah he may have fooled the Tampa authorities by shearing the curls but he’s clearly the same man. Book him.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. andeux andeux Jun 11,2019 5:52 pm

    Pagan owed us

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 11,2019 5:54 pm || Up

      First two homers he’s given up this season, amazingly.

  10. Soaker Soaker Jun 11,2019 6:37 pm

    Not many 1-2-3 innings for Trivino since March and early April.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2019 6:46 pm || Up

      He looked good doing it too.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 11,2019 6:57 pm || Up

        Wish we coukd say the same for Blake.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Soaker Soaker Jun 11,2019 7:00 pm || Up

          He’s reminding me of Don “Full Pack” Stanhouse. Always an adventure.

          • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 11,2019 8:13 pm || Up

            I was thinking the latter days of the Balfour tenure, but full pack is a better reference.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 11,2019 8:49 pm || Up

              I think Treinen will be fine, he’s obviously lost the otherworldly precision he had last year but his pitches are moving well. He’ll get the location back.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 11,2019 10:17 pm || Up

          I actually turned off the radio before the bottom of the 9th. i was in a good mood and did’t want to jeopardize it

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  11. lenscrafters Jun 11,2019 8:34 pm

    Good debuts by Puk and Luzardo in Stockton tonight. Per twitter, both were throwing upper 90s.

  12. andeux andeux Jun 12,2019 9:34 am

    If a runner is thrown out trying to go 1st to 3rd, how can it be scored as a double for the batter?

    TINSTAAFK
    • dmoas Jun 12,2019 10:19 am || Up

      I was going to explain without having seen the play, but the more I thought about it as I was writing, that seems remarkably odd and nonsensical.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2019 10:27 am || Up

      MLB.com finally posted the video. It was a ball down the left field line that would have been an easy double with the bases empty. Pham’s momentum was taking him toward third, and he had a play there only because KD is a bad baserunner who can’t slide properly.

  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2019 9:59 am

    This ump loves him a low strike.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2019 10:05 am || Up

      Good

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 12,2019 10:49 am || Up

        It at least fired up Olson I guess.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2019 10:45 am

    69 pitches through 5 scoreless for B. Anderson. Very welcome development.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 12,2019 10:53 am || Up

      Dare I say…nice?

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2019 10:49 am

    Fails to keep a bunt single fair against the shift. Kills the next pitch for a homer.

  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2019 11:55 am

    Oh hell yes.

  17. andeux andeux Jun 12,2019 11:55 am

    Rrrrraamon!

    TINSTAAFK
  18. lenscrafters Jun 12,2019 11:55 am

    I’m sure the Rays had some internal voodoo metric that said bringing in a lefty against Laureano made sense.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2019 11:58 am || Up

      Everyone in the dugout is probably glaring at the analytics guy they put in there.

  19. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 12,2019 11:57 am

    Ramón!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  20. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 12,2019 11:58 am

    Is that an Earthquake? No, it’s Ramon!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2019 12:19 pm

    Chapman fouled one into the Rays TV booth, apparently denting the play-by-play guy’s metal coffee cup. In related news, the Rays color guy is a Cotroneo doppleganger.

  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2019 12:33 pm

    Good road trip

  23. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 12,2019 12:33 pm

    6-4? And 2 out of 3 at the Trop? I’ll take it.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  24. andeux andeux Jun 12,2019 12:47 pm

    Yep. Now a much-needed day off, followed by home series against terrible Seattle and Baltimore teams and then four more against TB. Seems like this is a good opportunity to establish themselves as a serious contender for a playoff spot.

    TINSTAAFK
  25. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 12,2019 12:48 pm

    Boy this team sure didn’t feel primed for a strong road trip on June 4. For the 2019 A’s so far momentum is the next day’s breakfast buffet.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 12,2019 1:00 pm || Up

      Very much this. And not to go Vince, but it seems like an issue of consistency. Every part (hitting, starting, bullpen) seems to randomly become great or fall apart.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2019 1:15 pm || Up

        Never go full Vince.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 12,2019 2:40 pm || Up

        no, you made a clear statement. that is not Vince at all

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 12,2019 2:52 pm || Up

          I could go back and edit my comment into a Bauncast if you’d like.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2019 2:54 pm

  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 12,2019 5:10 pm

    ……….what!?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 12,2019 8:30 pm || Up

      innings limitations are something. I bet the nationals wished san diego would have limited Strasburg innings at that age

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  28. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 13,2019 10:16 am

    Thank goodness St Louis won the Stanley Cup, if Boston held three of the big four US championships at once I don’t know if the world could handle that much entitled asshole crowing.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 13,2019 5:30 pm || Up

      Plus Fenway Sports Group owns Liverpool F.C. in addition to the Red Sox. I noticed they won something or other a few weeks ago.

  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 13,2019 10:41 am

    Off day prospect stat noticings:

    -Nick Allen (20) is hitting .288/.360/.433 for Stockton. If his glove is as amazing as advertised…yo.
    -Jonah Heim (23) was hitting .285/.370/.430 for Midland before getting the emergency call to Vegas to replace Beau Taylor. A switch-hitting catcher who gets on base like that is the stuff of Bob Melvin’s fantasies.
    -Wandisson Charles (22) throws 100 and has 52 Ks and 24 walks in 31.2 innings between Beloit and Stockton. That sounds entertaining.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 13,2019 10:57 am || Up

      wanderson charles?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 13,2019 1:10 pm || Up

      Barreto has a .901 OPS in AAA, 9 homers 16 doubles in 59 games. Mostly 2B and SS but also 9 appearances in OF. I’m ready for him to back up Pinder and cast Profar aside.

      "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 19,2019 11:08 am || Up

        .924 now. He has also brought his K rate down to a more manageable 25% (it was 32% in AAA last season), while still walking 11%. He’s also 11 for 12 on steals.

        If he isn’t ready now, he never will be.

  30. andeux andeux Jun 13,2019 11:57 am
    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 13,2019 1:33 pm || Up

      That guy has kids almost exactly my kids ages with the same first names for both. A mutual friend mentioned it to him and he thought it was another family that shares the same age/named children. He thought it odd enough to devote an entire column in the “poop diaries.” then about 2010 I ran into his wife with the kids at the baladium in alemeda. We discovered the names and compared notes to figure out that that chron guy was the father.

      I had commented on the article that I was the guy our mutual friend was mentioning and he ignored it. I find him annoying because of that.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 13,2019 1:37 pm || Up

        He’s a Giants fan that lives in Oakland. Bizarro Future Ed.

  31. AV AV Jun 13,2019 12:16 pm

    australia came back from 0-2 to beat brazil??

    i don’t understand women’s soccer at all.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  32. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 13,2019 7:24 pm

    Exciting game but damn, Mark Jackson is just insufferable.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • MikeV MikeV Jun 13,2019 7:25 pm || Up

      It completely boggles the mind that he’s allowed to call any Warriors games at all.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 14,2019 10:54 am || Up

      He adds no analytical value, ever. It’s amazing. Every now and then he will harp on a player for committing a dumb foul or something, but most of the time it’s just “that’s good defense, but better offense,” uttered in a tone that suggests he thinks he has said something profound.

      A few minutes into the first quarter, this exchange happened:

      BREEN: A dream start for the Raptors!
      JACKSON: (after a pause to think): If you’re the Toronto Raptors, you couldn’t ask for a better start.
      ME: What would you say you do here?

  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 14,2019 11:42 am

    Let’s hope that by the time the A’s are in the World Series again, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is less stupid than this, especially if the opposing team’s GM isn’t a white guy.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 14,2019 12:38 pm || Up

      You think the sheriffs will get less stupid in just five months?

      "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 18,2019 1:25 pm || Up

      *hand-on-chin emoji*

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 20,2019 10:30 am || Up

        Come on

        The police have said that Mr. Ujiri struck the officer in the face and that video footage backs up their account, but it has not been released. On Wednesday, a spokesman for the force clarified that it was not body-cam video from the officer, but footage from the stadium that captured the blow. The body cam, police said, switched off the instant Mr. Ujiri made contact.

  34. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 14,2019 2:20 pm

    I’m not a fan of the “keeping a day-to-day guy around and not on the IL” concept-just like most of us here. But I can sort of understand it. If you think someone just needs one day and you dont want to have them sitting forever healthy.

    But if you already know Piscotty will be out a week you put him on the IL.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty

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