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Seattle 89-91 To the break 135

I Don’t think there are any relievers left,

Brett Anderson v Kikichi
Bassitt v Marco Gonzales
Mengden v TBA

The Mariners can’t seem to lose. This has all the hallmarks of a grim series leaving a bad tast going into 5 days without a baseball game.

1-9 The Mariners have hot bats that haven’t made an out against the A’s since 2018.

Our only hope is a natural disaster

135 thoughts on “Seattle 89-91 To the break

  1. andeux andeux Jul 5,2019 7:41 pm

    Why are they still wearing those red caps?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 7:43 pm || Up

      no

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 7:44 pm || Up

      specialty uniforms too

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 5,2019 8:34 pm || Up

      Why do you hate our freedoms?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 7:42 pm

    devastating offense

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  3. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 7:47 pm

    franklin.solo

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  4. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 8:06 pm

    why are there things that are not reviewable?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  5. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 8:24 pm

    the mariners can’t be stopped

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  6. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 5,2019 8:35 pm

    How was that not an overturn? Chapman’s hand was clearly on the bag before the tag. Fucking New York. They hate our freedoms too.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 8:58 pm || Up

      ken and vince were perplexed

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 5,2019 9:09 pm || Up

        They were pissed.

        • Soaker Soaker Jul 6,2019 9:10 am || Up

          I was watching the Mariners telecast and they had a super slo-mo where Chapman was clearly out.

          With gray, damp and crappy Northwest weather, I’ll be heading for Seattle later today for a bonus A’s game tonight and then my regularly-scheduled game tomorrow afternoon.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 9:04 pm || Up

      8th day in a row for petit?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 9:10 pm || Up

      phegley has positive defensive value. Huh.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  7. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 5,2019 9:22 pm

    Ed that natural disaster prediction…not cool.

    Next time use those future powers on the SuperLotto numbers.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 9:28 pm || Up

      you good?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 6,2019 7:46 pm || Up

        Yeah. We felt the big one last night but no real impact at Casa de Aces.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  8. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 9:33 pm

    we trust buchter with dee gordon?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  9. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 9:43 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  10. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2019 9:47 pm

    this is going to go against the A’s

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  11. mother pucker Jul 5,2019 9:51 pm

    Grossman has been pretty tolerable over the last month or so.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 5,2019 10:40 pm || Up

      And he’s become a really solid pinch hitter. SSS of course, 4 for 11, but he walks into the box like he has a plan, and patience.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 5,2019 10:47 pm

    From DFA to ASG. Variance, thy name is reliever,

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 6,2019 1:11 pm

    RIP João Gilberto. What a legend.

  14. ptbnl Jul 6,2019 1:17 pm

    Australia are trying to execute a wildly improbable comeback win relying on a batter on one leg …

    Too soon?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 6,2019 1:26 pm

    Messi got red carded in the consolation game. Badass.

    • MikeV MikeV Jul 6,2019 11:28 pm || Up

      He lost his shit afterwards. I love it. Straight up called the Copa rigged for Brasil.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2019 1:57 pm || Up

        His chest-bumping contest with Medel that got them both tossed was hilarious. Like a couple of tatted up 14-year olds pretending they are going to fight.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2019 2:38 pm || Up

        The ref must have decided to send off Gabriel Jesus for nothing in the final to cover up said rigging, eh Leo?

        • DFA DFA Jul 7,2019 3:14 pm || Up

          Hes my wife’s favorite

          In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
        • AV AV Jul 7,2019 10:37 pm || Up

          there’s no perfect coverup without plausible deniability, i always say.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  16. Soaker Soaker Jul 6,2019 6:17 pm

    Oskar Blues G’Knight Imperial Red IPA 8.7 ABV 24 oz. $13.50. I’m on light rail so why not.

    There’s a soccer doubleheader next door at the Seahawks place so a busy night in the neighborhood. “Colossus Cup”, it says Club America vs. River Plate followed by Chivas vs. Boca Juniors. A tough choice but I’ll stick with the A’s.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 7,2019 8:47 am || Up

      I feel like AV might have chosen differently.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Jul 7,2019 10:42 pm || Up

        i chose (and i still choose) rock n roll.

        i’m beat tho.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  17. Soaker Soaker Jul 6,2019 6:42 pm

    LOL they are advertising The Who playing here on October 19. Not worried about a conflict with Mariners postseason games?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 6,2019 7:13 pm || Up

      They won’t get fooled again.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 6,2019 7:25 pm || Up

        I notice they haven’t added any banners in right field since the last time I was here. Or the time before that or a couple times before that either.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2019 7:49 pm || Up

          go to ebbets field flannels

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 6,2019 7:58 pm || Up

            I second that!

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  18. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 6,2019 7:28 pm

    With Canha scratched Profar is in LF. Not Barreto?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. andeux andeux Jul 6,2019 7:29 pm

    Why are they wearing red caps again?

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 6,2019 7:30 pm || Up

      I guess they give each team a whole home series with them

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 7,2019 2:01 pm || Up

        Just dumb-looking on July 7, especially for the home nine with that semi-Pilots throwback look.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2019 2:17 pm || Up

          I’m curious why the A’s version doesn’t have the “‘s.” All the other caps use the primary logo outline.

          • DFA DFA Jul 7,2019 3:15 pm || Up

            We didn’t throw off the yolk of the British to use possesives

            In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  20. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 6,2019 7:50 pm

    I havent looked at stats but man that 77 team had to start bad. All-star Wayne Gross.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2019 2:09 pm || Up

      They were 7-1 on tax day, and above .500 as late as June 2.

      By the All Star break they had fallen to 39-51. Then the wheels came off, as they came out of the break with a 3-19 stretch on the way to 98 losses.

      Gross wasn’t the only all star. Vida also made it in what turned out to be a mediocre season for him (14-19 record, 104 ERA+). The best player on the team by a mile was Mitchell Page, who didn’t get the nod.

  21. Soaker Soaker Jul 6,2019 8:12 pm

    A Custian Clout right there.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 6,2019 10:47 pm || Up

      Cust came along just a bit too soon; he and Statcast would have been a fun combo.

  22. Soaker Soaker Jul 6,2019 8:16 pm

    That one was just a FKing line drive.

  23. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 6,2019 8:26 pm

    Barreto giving us great insight into the stat inflation of Vegas.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  24. Soaker Soaker Jul 6,2019 8:37 pm

    Around the Sound, Mariners Pound Hound

  25. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2019 8:54 pm

    this is the true outcome. the mariners are unstoppable, I commend them on finally reaching the world series this year

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  26. Soaker Soaker Jul 6,2019 9:06 pm

    I had to look to see how Wendelken got here. Glad I’m not getting Blackburned for the second straight trip. He sure didn’t last long.

    • andeux andeux Jul 6,2019 9:10 pm || Up

      I’m trying to figure out what happened there. Like, they called him up, but when he showed up in the clubhouse they realized who he was and immediately sent him back down?

      TINSTAAFK
  27. Soaker Soaker Jul 6,2019 9:27 pm

    That Oskar Blues G’Knight plus one clean, crisp, refreshing Oly are looking like the evening’s highlights.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2019 9:45 pm || Up

      Oh, go to piroskis on 3rd. I am seriously temptem to have them air lifted to me.

      https://www.piroshkion3rd.com/pages/menu

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 6,2019 10:08 pm || Up

        Hours not compatible with this trip unfortunately.

  28. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 7,2019 8:46 am

    The Dutch keeper is amazing.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 7,2019 8:51 am || Up

      Impressive for Netherlands to hold US to a scoreless first half, but it’s hard to see how the Orange can keep fending off so many good chances without mounting many of their own.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2019 9:00 am || Up

      That save on Morgan was epic. She got really lucky on a couple of others.

      Unrelatedly, and I’m sure I have commented on this before, why can’t J.P. Dellacamera shut up once in a while? I really do not need to hear “DRIVEN INTO THE BOX” every time someone crosses a ball. This is not hockey.

  29. Soaker Soaker Jul 7,2019 1:01 pm

    They have cans of Rainier Lager at many of the stands, but where’s the Green Death of our youth when you really want one?

  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2019 1:03 pm
  31. mother pucker Jul 7,2019 1:21 pm

    Olson good.

  32. Soaker Soaker Jul 7,2019 1:26 pm

    That’s what happens when you take some guy who was about #28 on the depth chart at the start of the season and say “Oooh opener!”

    • andeux andeux Jul 7,2019 1:28 pm || Up

      Get a brain, Maroners.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2019 1:58 pm || Up

      I’m not convinced there is any useful opener combination beyond Stanek-Yarbrough.

  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2019 2:15 pm

    Good decision, Dee.

  34. lenscrafters Jul 7,2019 2:34 pm

    Hoping for a quick hook today. Mengden isn’t inspiring any confidence.

  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2019 2:57 pm

    Get off the field, Soaker!

  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2019 3:25 pm

    This is scary.

    • andeux andeux Jul 7,2019 3:46 pm || Up

      That hit might draw a flag in an NFL game.

      TINSTAAFK
    • lenscrafters Jul 7,2019 3:52 pm || Up

      Marisnick had a clear lane to the outside and would’ve been safe. Instead he deliberately dove headfirst into Lucroy’s head. That should be a fine and suspension.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 7,2019 4:13 pm || Up

        Yeah that was outrageous. He looked genuinely distraught afterwards, so probably it wasn’t deliberate? Sure looked that way.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • DFA DFA Jul 7,2019 5:01 pm || Up

        They changed the rule for a reason.

        This is how I got two concussions in no trucking the catcher middle school and high school ball. \

        In addition to a suspension and fine, they should be made to forfeit the run and finish the game like a tied rainout.

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
        • dmoas Jul 8,2019 11:55 am || Up

          The run was overturned on review for illegal hitting the catcher. So at least there’s that. Should have resulted in an ejection along with the suspension and fine. And whatever suspension that is, it should be the length of however long Lucroy is out.

          • DFA DFA Jul 8,2019 6:57 pm || Up

            Should be longer than Lucroy is out

            In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
    • mother pucker Jul 7,2019 3:58 pm || Up

      Giving the Astros color commentator the benefit of the doubt on his insane statement that the collision couldn’t be avoided — since he may have only said the play in real time, would be nice if he issued some type of correction.

  37. lenscrafters Jul 7,2019 3:28 pm

    I hate Buchter

  38. mother pucker Jul 7,2019 3:28 pm

    This has an ominous feel.

  39. Soaker Soaker Jul 7,2019 3:33 pm

    A’s hitters could stand to return from their early departure for the break right here.

  40. Soaker Soaker Jul 7,2019 4:00 pm

    Was Laureano’s ball clearly fair? I initially thought foul and as best I could see on the scoreboard it looked foul too.

    • andeux andeux Jul 7,2019 4:02 pm || Up

      Looked pretty clearly foul to me, Glen, and Ray as well.

      TINSTAAFK
    • mother pucker Jul 7,2019 4:03 pm || Up

      Vince certainly felt it was foul even upon replay. I, limited to only to that opinion, would err on the side of then thinking it was fair.

    • dmoas Jul 8,2019 11:57 am || Up

      The only way it could have been considered fair is if they saw it graze the foul pole.

  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 7,2019 4:15 pm

    Not remotely excited that Chapman is in the HR Derby.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • lenscrafters Jul 7,2019 4:18 pm || Up

      Same…everyone talks about Cespedes winning the derby but I just remember how annoying it was that he missed a few games right after the break with an injury.

  42. mother pucker Jul 7,2019 4:29 pm

    The last six weeks have been a helluva lot of fun! Outside of the two series against the fucking Blue Jays, and to a lesser extent against these Mariners, not a lot to complain about.

  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2019 4:31 pm

    50-41 at the break is pretty darn good considering everything.

    • mother pucker Jul 7,2019 4:33 pm || Up

      I’d like to think things are closer to 51-41, based on where things are at with that Tigers game.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 7,2019 9:02 pm || Up

      The problem here continues to be the pitching and particularly the overuse of the bullpen due to the weak rotation. They are relying on Brett Anderson to go every fifth day and that is always going to end the same way. Fiers and Mengden are journeymen and Bassitt continues to be more potential than performance. Montas was a big part of the solution but so much for that. The guys who were supposed to be “the same as a great acquisition at the deadline” are all falling over again while rehabbing. The talent is certainly there in the starting lineup and if most of the current pitchers are healthy in February I like their chances in 2020, but I’m not willing to trade anything significant at the deadline for an upside I see as being another dice roll in a wild card game on the road.

      • DFA DFA Jul 8,2019 10:22 am || Up

        Id trade for a controllable rotation asset.

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 8,2019 10:44 am || Up

          boyd?

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • DFA DFA Jul 8,2019 6:58 pm || Up

            Maybe?

            In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
        • MikeV MikeV Jul 11,2019 5:37 pm || Up

          BAUER

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

          Thanks, and go As.

          • DFA DFA Jul 12,2019 2:24 pm || Up

            yeah id be more willing to part with prospects for him than someone who has one year of high level of production

            In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2019 4:34 pm

    Put the sign down, Soaker.

    • andeux andeux Jul 7,2019 5:15 pm || Up

      I thought they hated transplants from the bay area.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 7,2019 7:09 pm || Up

        I think I’ve mentioned here before that the Pacific Northwest is under consideration for post-Tahoe life in a few years. If the Bay Area just becomes an impossibility for the A’s I wouldn’t object to Portland. I think there’s probably less political will in Portland to get an MLB team than there is in Oakland to keep the A’s, and the Portland ballpark has just as many obstacles as Howard Terminal getting past pretty pictures to steel and concrete. So I don’t really expect to see an MLB team there in my lifetime.

  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 7,2019 6:03 pm

    USA Men vs. Mexico for the NorthCentralAmerCaribbean title about to kick on FS1 if you’re into that sort of thing.

  46. andeux andeux Jul 8,2019 5:02 pm

    Manaea scheduled to pitch 3 innings for Stockton tonight. Cross your fingers.

    TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Jul 8,2019 7:43 pm || Up

      He’s working on things.

      TINSTAAFK
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 9,2019 8:24 am || Up

        Ouch. I guess the good news is he didnt strain a lat. Bad news is maybe he should have?

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2019 5:43 pm

    Yeah I don’t think Chapman is getting past Vlad Jr.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 8,2019 5:52 pm || Up

      Pops didn’t help him much with the pitches.

  48. Soaker Soaker Jul 9,2019 8:57 pm

    I wasn’t paying any particular attention to the game but would just say I hope never to see the A’s wear those clown caps in real life.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 9,2019 9:58 pm || Up

      CHapman drew a walk and Hendriks K’d some guys, but the highlight by far for me was yet another Giants pitcher giving up yet another All Star Game home run.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 10,2019 8:10 pm

    RIP Bulldog.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • AV AV Jul 10,2019 9:45 pm || Up

      RIP torn.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 11,2019 8:41 am || Up

        That one confused me when my friend told me. Also RIP the actress that played Violet Beauregard. So there is a very weird group of 3.

        Article for Bouton that I couldnt link to from the phone last night: awww shitfuck

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  50. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 11,2019 10:30 am

    I hadn’t realized before wading through the latest juiced ball imbroglio that MLB actually now owns Rawlings, the manufacturer. Manfredjensen’s denials ring awfully hollow.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Jul 11,2019 11:04 am || Up

      Call me naive, but I find both parts of the explanation – that manufacturing improvements could inadvertently produce a more symmetric ball, and that the more symmetric ball would carry farther (and possibly also lead to pitches that move more predictably) – completely plausible.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 11,2019 11:16 am || Up

        I agree with that as far as it goes. But surely MLB tests bounce levels and drag coefficients and such, especially given previous juiced ball years. It’s hard to believe they didn’t see this coming whenever the balls were delivered, and then consciously chose not to require new batches.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • andeux andeux Jul 11,2019 11:31 am || Up

          That’s also plausible, though I think this specific change wouldn’t affect bounce level and would only affect drag when the ball is rotating, so it might depend on how they were measuring things.
          But, yes, now that they’ve gotten to the point of admitting that the ball can make a difference, even without its specs (composition, how tight the yarn is wound, etc.) officially changing, the question is whether they will do something to try to normalize it.

          TINSTAAFK
          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 11,2019 11:51 am || Up

            And I seem to remember Manfred already put out that the changes are within spec limits. If they wanted to make an adjustment it would have been easy to start saying “we may need to look at tightening these limits, etc”.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • DFA DFA Jul 11,2019 3:20 pm || Up

        Would a more symmetric ball also explain some of the velocity increases we have seen? Or would the effect be too small compared to other forces?

        In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 11,2019 4:24 pm || Up

          listening to merdith wills interviews it doesn’t seem so. the didtance traveled is to short for pitchers, besides, they measure the “speed” not in average, but in MPH at a point near the release point

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • DFA DFA Jul 12,2019 2:24 pm || Up

            thanks for the info

            In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  51. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 11,2019 12:15 pm
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 11,2019 2:17 pm || Up

      I have a feeling the A’s just gained a lot of fans down under.

      I’m imagining the phone conversation:
      Newspaper ad rep: Are you sure this is the text you want in the ad?
      A’s person: Absolutely. Why do you ask?
      Newspaper ad rep: Oh (giggle), no reason in particular, just double checking.
      A’s person: OK, thanks, run that in tomorrow’s issue please.
      Newspaper ad rep: Yes sir, will do. Good bye. (hangs up)
      Newspaper ad rep: (rolls on floor with tears streaming down face)

      • ptbnl Jul 11,2019 3:17 pm || Up

        The combination of colours and lettering make an Australian fan-base a no-brainer for the A’s to begin with – it’s always amazed me they haven’t made a bigger play for that market.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • sslinger Jul 12,2019 12:32 pm || Up

      I love the “Filed to: International Juvenilia” at the top.

  52. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 11,2019 5:18 pm

    Between Balfour, Blackley and Hendriks we must lead the lead in Aussies last 10 years, if not all time.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 11,2019 5:47 pm || Up

      You missed this pool of chunder (Google it) as well as this guy. 5 out of the 14 of those who have appeared in MLB games since 2010. Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!

      • andeux andeux Jul 11,2019 6:38 pm || Up

        I vaguely remember the former. I looked up the game thread for the latter’s sole appearance as an Athletic (which, in fact also featured Hughes).
        That was Peak Kraut, garnering 290 comments for an April shutout loss to the White Sox. Rich Thompson was not mentioned, though it looks like his appearance coincided with my “You know it’s bad when Fosse is sighing” comment. There is also the obligatory gonealookin comment about just giving up on 2012.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 11,2019 6:42 pm || Up

          Jemile Weeks, Kila Ka’aihue, and Hughes all in the lineup.

          We won the division that year.

          • lenscrafters Jul 11,2019 7:26 pm || Up

            FDLS! I thought he was going to be a big deal.

            Also seeing Pedro Figueroa in the box score makes me sad. I distinctly remember him blowing out his arm a couple years later and walking off the mound against the A’s. He never made it back (second TJS).

            • Soaker Soaker Jul 11,2019 8:09 pm || Up

              That was the final MLB appearance for FDLS. As noted in the thread he didn’t retire a batter in his final 3 appearances. Fittingly the last batter he faced reached on an error by Hughes. I remembered the name “Rich Thompson” only when I was looking at the list of Aussies, but I noticed without looking anything up that FSU had omitted Hughes from his list, as his .750 fielding percentage with the A’s permanently imprinted him in my mind.

        • Soaker gonealookin Jul 11,2019 6:50 pm || Up

          The last time I was excited about the A’s postseason chances before late August was 1990. Well, maybe 2014.

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