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A’s at Yanks for 3 289

Game 1 in progress. Profar has already Profared a throw.

289 thoughts on “A’s at Yanks for 3

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 4:29 pm

    Righthanded Profar homer!

  2. lenscrafters Aug 30,2019 4:30 pm

    But Profar at DH is looking pretty good!

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 4:31 pm

    Patient new guy!

  4. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 30,2019 4:37 pm

    Jurk store is gonna heat up just in time for the playoffs and become a folk hero, isnt he?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 5:57 pm || Up

      I’m not mad at it.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 6:02 pm || Up

        like getting a second baseperson at the waiver deadline

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        • andeux andeux Aug 30,2019 6:05 pm || Up

          If he wins about 10 games single-handedly I might not hate him.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 30,2019 6:06 pm || Up

      In my handy Papiamentu to Italian dictionary, “Jurickson Profar” translates to “Fury Gene Tenacci.”

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Aug 30,2019 6:08 pm || Up

        This part

        consistently among the league leaders in getting bases on balls

        seems to have gotten lost in translation.

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 30,2019 6:10 pm || Up

          I’d take that 1972 World Series 1.313 OPS tho.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 30,2019 6:27 pm || Up

            I would also buy a share of that.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 30,2019 6:28 pm || Up

        And “Seth Brown” may be Oregonian for “Joe Rudi.”

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 30,2019 6:33 pm || Up

          Let me see him against the OF wall before I confirm.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • DFA DFA Aug 30,2019 6:55 pm || Up

      Im all on board with this.

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 4:43 pm

    I can’t decide whom to root against in this Cleveland-Tampa Bay series, nor whether I want someone to sweep it.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 30,2019 5:35 pm || Up

      I’m rooting for a hurricane-related cancellation Sunday forcing both teams to fly back to Tampa Mon Sept 30.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 5:38 pm || Up

        with each being a half game behind the twins for the 2nd WC and ALCD

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  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 4:45 pm

    Forgot how annoying that appliance store jingle after strikeouts is.

  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 4:49 pm

    That might be it for CC.

  8. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 4:56 pm

    Has anyone told phegley that pitch framing is a thing?

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 5:01 pm || Up

      Slusser said on her most recent podcast that he has been working hard on his framing lately. She said she thinks his focus on it may be causing him trouble blocking balls in the dirt.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 5:08 pm || Up

        I can’t with that podcast. the duty free guitar riff drives me away

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 5:11 pm || Up

          Someone should make a compilation of cheesy public domain podcast intro music.

  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 4:57 pm

    Michael Kay just pointed out that Brett’s jersey is half sweat already.

  10. lenscrafters Aug 30,2019 4:57 pm

    This is a really really bad matchup for Anderson.

  11. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 5:13 pm

    judging from all these singles, I am guessing the A’s have no advance scouting data

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  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 5:16 pm

    safe safe?

  13. lenscrafters Aug 30,2019 5:18 pm

    Fucking hell

  14. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 5:18 pm

    that was an ok play. I’m not dinging profar for it

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 5:19 pm || Up

      I hate that middle infielders have to keep their foot on the bag and risk having their leg broken.

      • lenscrafters Aug 30,2019 5:22 pm || Up

        It sucks, but you have to get one out there. The foot has to stay on the bag.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 5:22 pm || Up

        that was close to utley on gardener. he slid really late and soiked profar

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      • andeux andeux Aug 30,2019 5:25 pm || Up

        I don’t see how you can allow the “neighborhood play” in a world where replays exist.
        And not allowing the neighborhood play but limiting slides to plausible attempts to be safe seems like a safer combination than allowing the neighborhood play but also allowing runners to go out of their way to injure infielders.

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 5:27 pm || Up

          jurickson was joking when gardner got up and gardner was red ass. I really hate him

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        • dmoas Aug 30,2019 10:47 pm || Up

          Personally, it should be easy to enforce. On a play with the runner going from first to second, the left field half of the bag is dedicated to the fielder. The first base half of the bag is dedicated to the runner. If a runner slides hard enough to pass their half of the bag and cause either A) physical contact or B) the fielder to abandon their position, it’s runner’s interference. If the fielder positions themselves in the runner’s half of the bag, anything goes by the runner and any blocking of the bag would likewise be considered fielder’s interference.

          • mikeA Aug 31,2019 8:38 am || Up

            I thought the old rules, including no review for neighborhood play, were fine. The reviews for missing the bag strike me as a not as bad version of the hand-coming-off-the-bag replays, and it’s not clear that the current version is any safer gor the fielders.

            • dmoas Aug 31,2019 10:23 pm || Up

              Once replay existed (not the rules but the actual existence) the neighborhood play made it too clear that too many liberties were being made on it. I’m not opposed to actually doubling/quadrupling the size of the second base bag to give more room for the fielder around the neighborhood.

  15. andeux andeux Aug 30,2019 5:21 pm

    Fourth time’s a charm.

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  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 5:40 pm

    Surprised no one tried to Jeffrey Maier that.

  17. lenscrafters Aug 30,2019 5:48 pm

    Christ stop hitting our players.

  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 5:48 pm

    Stop FKing hitting our players.

  19. lenscrafters Aug 30,2019 5:51 pm

    Really liking new Theth.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 5:55 pm || Up

      i don’t know what to make of him, but Joseph i think is not long for the roster

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 6:25 pm || Up

      BABIP luck or not, the kid is good.

  20. lenscrafters Aug 30,2019 6:05 pm

    This is going to get interesting especially if Hendriks isn’t available tonight.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 6:10 pm || Up

      He should be available for one inning only.

      • lenscrafters Aug 30,2019 6:25 pm || Up

        Scoring more runs is certainly the preferred solution.

    • andeux andeux Aug 30,2019 6:30 pm || Up

      I’m OK with Diekman being unavailable.

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  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 6:09 pm

    Other than the one Torres almost hit out, Brett has been a grounder machine tonight.

  22. andeux andeux Aug 30,2019 6:11 pm

    Old acquaintance Cory Gearrin.

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  23. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 6:14 pm

    that can’t be legal?

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  24. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 6:14 pm

    did he do that last year?

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  25. andeux andeux Aug 30,2019 6:19 pm

    Chapman only had 1 SB (and 6 CS) in his career before that?!

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  26. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 6:25 pm

    why did they leave gearin in for brown?

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 6:30 pm || Up

      I have a theory that Boone is secretly a bad manager.

  27. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 30,2019 6:26 pm

    Seth Brown and his bat of renown!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Aug 30,2019 6:55 pm || Up

      I like this one.

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    • Soaker Soaker Aug 30,2019 7:33 pm || Up

      I’ve been traveling in Seth Brown’s homeland and have been off the Internet and away from baseball, except for a Hillsboro Hops game last night and the last few innings at a sports bar tonight, so Aces beat me to that one.

      I feel like I’m missing all the fun with this 10-game legend, a shooting star who will be retained over the winter, hit .080 in the Cactus League, .060 at Vegas in April and be DFA’d by early May.

      Support locally made sausage!
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 30,2019 8:01 pm || Up

        My softball team is the Lowell Park Hops, and we use the Hillsboro Hop logo on our caps and jerseys. In green and gold, natch.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • sslinger Aug 30,2019 8:42 pm || Up

      We were at a game in LV when he hit 3 HRs – on the bandwagon for sure!

  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 6:27 pm

    What the hell is Boone wearing? It looks like a short-sleeve hoodie over a long-sleeve compression shirt.

  29. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 6:33 pm

    more comments during that half inning than pitches

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  30. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 30,2019 6:35 pm

    That felt like a random 6th inning we would have that pisses me off. I like the other side.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 30,2019 6:39 pm || Up

      Going that easy on our best available reliever was a real gift. I thought the Yankees’ M.O. these days was working the count,

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 6:40 pm || Up

        Michael Kay was talking earlier about how they looked lackadaisical during the sweep in Oakland. I guess the green brings it out in them.

  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 6:38 pm

    Cleveland just intentionally walked Sogard to load the bases for Pham. And it worked.

  32. lenscrafters Aug 30,2019 6:46 pm

    I would really think about Puk in the 9th instead of Hendriks.

    • lenscrafters Aug 30,2019 6:49 pm || Up

      Ok definitely Puk.

    • DFA DFA Aug 30,2019 6:49 pm || Up

      Its a four run lead. Bob needs to stop pitching the only good relievers in low leverage situations

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 6:59 pm || Up

      Might need him for three innings tomorrow with Road Homer pitching in this place.

  33. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 30,2019 6:47 pm

    At this point send Petit out for the 9th.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  34. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 6:47 pm

    one more for yusmeiro

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  35. andeux andeux Aug 30,2019 6:49 pm

    A Semien!

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  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 6:49 pm

    You just cannot throw that pitch to Marcus this year.

  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 6:53 pm

    2 years/$10 million + a club option for Petit was a fantastic signing.

    • DFA DFA Aug 30,2019 6:54 pm || Up

      I thought it was a terrible mistake when they signed him… I was wrong

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
      • mikeA Aug 30,2019 6:59 pm || Up

        My thought was, roughly, “oh, some reliever. I guess we’ll see!”

  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 6:55 pm

    Manaea’s hair/mustache combination right now is incredible.

  39. mikeA Aug 30,2019 6:58 pm

    New Seth would have hit the HR off Benoit instead of popping up.

  40. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 30,2019 7:00 pm

    Concur with GM. He could pass fir Rin Glass as Det Harris on Barney Miller.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  41. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 30,2019 7:02 pm

    Treinen for a batter?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  42. mikeA Aug 30,2019 7:06 pm

    If he can just throw this exact pitch over and over like he’s doing, it will be very successful.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 30,2019 7:14 pm || Up

      that was nice. do that again

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  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 7:11 pm

    Profar!!! Love that guy.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 30,2019 7:24 pm || Up

      Never once doubted him.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • sslinger Aug 30,2019 8:45 pm || Up

      Ken & Vince have been on this for a while, that he’s really been playing better lately. The throws still scare the FK out of me, and I could see him launching some wild one at the worst possible moment, but he has made some pretty spectacular plays in the field lately as well as come up with some timely hits. I can see why they keep playing him, nerve-wracking as it may be.

  44. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 30,2019 7:12 pm

    Have a night Jurk store!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  45. lenscrafters Aug 30,2019 7:12 pm

    What a weird game. I didn’t think we had a chance in the 4th.

  46. sslinger Aug 30,2019 8:50 pm

    Brad Gilbert shouting out the A’s win on the US Open broadcast is fun. Medvedev playing a helluva match right now.

  47. lenscrafters Aug 30,2019 8:54 pm

  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 30,2019 9:33 pm

    The Cardinals and Reds are going to play doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday after a rainout today.

  49. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 8:21 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 31,2019 8:56 am

    Manaea starts tomorrow, per Slusser. They really don’t want Fiers pitching in New York.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 31,2019 9:40 am || Up

      Welcome back, Kotter!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 31,2019 10:36 am

    Yankees fans are sure every fly ball they hit is going out.

  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 31,2019 10:39 am

    Murphy!

    • lenscrafters Aug 31,2019 10:43 am || Up

      Sweet, hopefully they give him a decent amount of starts.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 10:46 am || Up

        not blackburn though

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        • lenscrafters Aug 31,2019 10:50 am || Up

          Heh agreed.

          In terms of 40 man, I’m guessing Joseph/Tanner Anderson gets DFA’d for Manaea/Murphy.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 10:55 am || Up

            clearly joseph has not taken his opportunity.

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            • lenscrafters Aug 31,2019 11:23 am || Up

              Interesting that Mateo is still not being called up though.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 11:35 am || Up

        Murphy will be in NY tomorrow

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 11:05 am || Up

      Kaprilian/holmes to vegas

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 31,2019 11:13 am || Up

        Getting to the end of this season with Luzardo/Puk in the majors and Holmes/Kaprielian/Jeffries healthy and on the verge would be a nice accomplishment for the org.

  53. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 10:40 am

    I don’t want to say anything yet, but this game is going better than I expected

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  54. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 31,2019 10:58 am

    Oly! He seems to really see the ball well off German.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  55. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 11:28 am

    that home plate umpire took the bat out of chapman’s hands. Home plate umpires should be fined for calling a swing with less than 2 strikes

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  56. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 11:29 am

    got german to 90 pitches through 5

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  57. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 11:30 am

    meh

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  58. lenscrafters Aug 31,2019 11:30 am

    Maybe throwing that breaking ball to Sanchez isn’t a good idea?

  59. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 31,2019 11:57 am

    That missed chance hurt. If you’re Neuse you’re not gonna get a borderline ball four call so swing the damn bat, rookie.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  60. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 31,2019 12:00 pm

    Neuse is going to have to hit those belt-high fastballs.

  61. mikeA Aug 31,2019 12:03 pm

    Umpire should be suspended for this performance.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 12:25 pm || Up

      A’s got a big break on one, but yeesh he has been bad

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  62. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 12:25 pm

    that was foul yeah?

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 31,2019 12:54 pm || Up

      Yeah inexplicable that NYY didn’t challenge that, 7th inning, go ahead run, huge potential reward for minimal risk.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 31,2019 2:28 pm || Up

        Another data point for my Boone is bad theory.

  63. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 12:26 pm

    9 outs, tho

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  64. mikeA Aug 31,2019 12:32 pm

    Trying to imagine a called strike on a pitch from Diekman, coming up empty.

  65. ptbnl Aug 31,2019 12:35 pm

    The A’s are winning the team LOB contest 21-4.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  66. andeux andeux Aug 31,2019 12:48 pm

    Neuse catch.

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  67. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 12:51 pm

    that is two ks on perfect pitches for neuse

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  68. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 31,2019 1:10 pm

    2B is clearly a race to the bottom for us.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  69. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 31,2019 1:11 pm

    But let me tell you it was great running around doing all the weekend errors and being able to keep the game on.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  70. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 31,2019 1:17 pm

    Anyone shocked? Anyone? Anyone?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  71. mikeA Aug 31,2019 1:37 pm

    Should be Hendriks here. Yankees ate out of good relievers.

  72. andeux andeux Aug 31,2019 1:44 pm

    Good half of the lineup due up

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  73. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 31,2019 2:00 pm

    Saturday late season extra inning games against the Yankees. We just need a bad balk call and it can be 2012 again

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  74. andeux andeux Aug 31,2019 2:02 pm

    Survived two innings of Lou.

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  75. andeux andeux Aug 31,2019 2:09 pm

    But not three.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 31,2019 2:11 pm || Up

      Yeah that pitch was horrible, missed location by like two feet. Take your two Good Lou innings and move on.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  76. mikeA Aug 31,2019 4:16 pm

    Idea for the Bears: 100% running plays, don’t even put a QB on the field.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 31,2019 7:49 pm || Up

      The Cheez-It Bowl is not going to accept having Cal’s offense shoved down its throat again.

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  77. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 31,2019 7:50 pm

    for murphy and manaea there needs 2 roster spots, yeah? Joseph and buchter?

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    • andeux andeux Aug 31,2019 8:11 pm || Up

      Probably Tanner Anderson. Maybe Wendelken.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 31,2019 9:46 pm || Up

        Damn. Back in April I thought Wendelken was going to be good.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 7:31 am || Up

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 7:32 am || Up

        thats 29 i think. next year no blackburn

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2019 7:34 am || Up

          Blackburn DFA for Harvey in a few days.

  78. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 10:16 am

    so, today the same as yesterday?

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    • andeux andeux Sep 1,2019 10:27 am || Up

      Many walks, few runs? Yeah, looking that way.

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  79. lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 10:22 am

    Manaea hitting 93-94 in the first inning.

  80. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 1,2019 10:23 am

    Excellent first inning for Manaea. Touched 94, hit locations, SamoFro in full effect.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  81. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 1,2019 10:24 am

    You just know Bob stayed up late last night trying to figure another way to keep Profar’s bat in the lineup.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Sep 1,2019 10:27 am || Up

      He had a .929 OPS in August, but the idea of needing to keep his bat in the lineup still seems batshit to me.

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  82. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 10:26 am

    was that A’s fan eating a burger out of a styrofoam box?

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  83. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 10:26 am

    so DP for Khris?

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  84. lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 10:31 am

    Pinder is a great guy to have up when you’re trying to get out of a jam.

  85. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 10:31 am

    WE MIGHT SEE DULL TODAY!!

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  86. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 10:32 am

    of course

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  87. lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 10:35 am

    I don’t get how this team hits into so many fking double plays. They have the 4th highest FB percentage in the league but they’re top 3 in GDPs.

  88. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 10:55 am

    now to score 6 in the top

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  89. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 1,2019 11:11 am

    Great effort by Glan and Dallas to spend the whole start of T4 talking about the no hitter last year.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  90. lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 11:27 am

    We really need Laureano back.

  91. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 1,2019 11:32 am

    Agreed LC. He is that timely hit to start or cash in on a rally.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  92. andeux andeux Sep 1,2019 11:37 am

    I was just thinking the same thing re Laureano. Besides the obvious value of replacing a bad hitter with a good one (especially against LHP), and improving OF defense, having a more aggressive hitter mixed in with all the walks seems to really pay off. I felt the same way about Cespedes when he was here.

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  93. lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 11:40 am

    Sean looks tired, velocity is down a bit.

    • andeux andeux Sep 1,2019 11:45 am || Up

      He’s missing pretty badly. Not sure why they waited until after the third walk to even get someone up in the bullpen.

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      • lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 11:48 am || Up

        Olson is fking awesome.

        Yeah, that should be it for Manaea.

    • andeux andeux Sep 1,2019 11:48 am || Up

      Phew. Now lets get those 6 runs, and then go to the bullpen.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 12:00 pm || Up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 12:03 pm || Up

        I’m thinking that tandem starting Manaea/Luzardo would be something they should really explore.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 12:08 pm || Up

          Next year, do you think they carry Fiers, Manaea, Puk, cotton, luzardo, bassitt?

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          • andeux andeux Sep 1,2019 12:11 pm || Up

            In a perfect world, Fiers, Manaea, Montas, Luzardo, Puk. Bassitt probably ends up in there somewhere, because pitchers get hurt.

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          • lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 12:13 pm || Up

            Fiers, Montas, Manaea (if healthy) are locks. Bassitt is pretty close unless they want to have him as a reliever. One of Luzardo/Puk is in the rotation, the other is in the minors. Cotton is a non factor at this point.

  94. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 11:48 am

    this game is not fun

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    • andeux andeux Sep 1,2019 11:52 am || Up

      Ryan Dull is warming up.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2019 11:58 am || Up

        I was very confused by this comment for a moment.

  95. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 11:52 am

    way to give your pitcher some rest dudes

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  96. lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 11:53 am

    That was pathetic.

  97. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 12:02 pm

    Laureano doesn’t necessarily get that

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  98. lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 12:19 pm

    FK yeah new guy!

  99. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2019 12:22 pm

    This Dull game just turned Neuse.

  100. mikeA Sep 1,2019 12:22 pm

    I was about to post that phing for Neuse was essential.

  101. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 12:22 pm

    sleeper agent

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  102. lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 12:24 pm

    Here comes Diekman…

  103. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2019 12:25 pm

    Verlander no hitting the Jays with no hits in a no hitter.

    No hitter.

  104. mother pucker Sep 1,2019 12:31 pm

    Get Diekman the f outta there, please.

  105. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 12:32 pm

    17 pitches 7 strikes. pull him now

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  106. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 12:33 pm

    19-7 strikes

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  107. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 12:34 pm

    20-8.

    DFA

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 1:40 pm || Up

      The A’s should have been taking note of this too. Maybe if BoMel was, he wouldn’t have come out for the 8th. The fact is even when Diekman gets results, the process is still bad.

      He should definitely be behind Puk and honestly, maybe even Buchter. A reliever that can’t throw strikes is a reliever who can quickly help the other team, even in their last gasps, get back into the game. The A’s have historically shied away from relievers like this – I have no clue why they acquired him.

  108. andeux andeux Sep 1,2019 12:50 pm

    Back out for the 8th. WTF?

    TINSTAAFK
  109. lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 12:52 pm

    Wtf is going on? We’re using Trivino here?

    • andeux andeux Sep 1,2019 12:57 pm || Up

      Important to get him back in there against the guy who walked him off yesterday.
      This whole inning is puzzling.

      TINSTAAFK
      • lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 12:58 pm || Up

        If guys aren’t available, Hendriks has to pitch 2. This is getting ridiculous.

  110. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 1:04 pm

    if you are not going to use puk, why is he here? He could have done walk single walk

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  111. lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 1:07 pm

    Olson is singlehandedly winning this game.

  112. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 1:08 pm

    just get an out. its ok

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  113. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2019 1:12 pm

    Why is Puk on the team if he never pitches?

  114. ptbnl Sep 1,2019 1:12 pm

    Who could possibly have seen that coming?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  115. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 1:16 pm

    ottovino 7 pitches 6 strikes

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  116. lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 1:17 pm

    I just don’t understand Trivino coming in at all. It’s like BoMel was so intent on not using Hendriks for 2 that he lost all sight of everything else. And the “everything else” here is a struggling reliever who already went 2+ yesterday and should not be facing the top of the lineup again.

    Putting in a tired Trivino was, in all likelihood, not going to let you avoid going to Hendriks and instead just escalated the situation.

    • ptbnl Sep 1,2019 1:20 pm || Up

      And all the more so after sending out a pitcher unable to throw strikes to walk the lead-off batter first.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  117. lenscrafters Sep 1,2019 1:28 pm

    Worst loss of the season. They gave them this game on a silver platter.

  118. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2019 1:29 pm

    Terrible terrible terrible.

  119. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2019 1:30 pm

    Awful managing. Also Semien needs to make that play in the eighth.

  120. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 1:31 pm

    As terrible as the 8th and 9th were from a pitching standpoint and Managing standpoint, let’s not lose sight of the batters unable to score on JA Happ

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  121. ptbnl Sep 1,2019 1:31 pm

    Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  122. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2019 1:34 pm

    Using Trivino was insane. I can’t remember a less defensible move by Bob.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 1:39 pm || Up

      diekman of the 8th?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2019 1:43 pm || Up

        Fair. That whole situation just screamed for Puk on five days rest.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2019 2:40 pm || Up

          Really, using Treinen over Puk with a six run lead in the ninth inning on Friday should have committed Melvin to using Puk today. It was nice to get Treinen a clean inning there, but it meant he wasn’t available today when they needed him.

          My hot take is that Melvin panic-manages a little at Yankee stadium.

  123. mikeA Sep 1,2019 1:40 pm

    Hendriks probably threw 50 pitches in the bullpen yesterday…
    Could be the worst game of Melvin’s career.

  124. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 1,2019 2:16 pm

    I took the kids to the local swap meet. Checked my phone and assumed Gameday was broken. Why on Earth would you send Lou out there after 2+ yesterday? Agree with all the comments above that this is one of the biggest BoMel clusters I can remember.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  125. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 1,2019 2:32 pm

    Not having a Labor Day game tomorrow sucks for me, but maybe everyone on the team plane will get blackout drunk and forget today’s nightmare.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  126. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 1,2019 4:51 pm

    and nothing until tuesday. even then its the angels which are always high stress games for me

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  127. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2019 5:33 pm

    ???

  128. Soaker Soaker Sep 1,2019 6:03 pm

    Goodness gracious. Angels and Tigers this week will be nice but there ain’t no Angels and Tigers on the schedule in October.

    Support locally made sausage!
    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 1,2019 6:33 pm || Up

      My hope is a favorable month here gets a little rest for Hendriks and Petit, some confidence innings for Trivino, Treinen and Puk, and a strategy/miracle to use Luzardo and Harvey respectively.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • andeux andeux Sep 1,2019 6:41 pm || Up

        The one thing the October schedule does have is more off days.
        (Hopefully not all off days.)

        TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Sep 1,2019 7:47 pm || Up

        Trivino’s next “confidence innings” will be the ones he throws in his mind when he’s at the Molokai retreat with the sports psychologist.

        Support locally made sausage!
  129. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 2,2019 12:40 pm

    Hey SF-based FKers and pizza aficionados, I highly recommend Cellarmaker House of Pizza on Mission near C.Chavez. Detroit-style deep square pizza with delicious cheese crispy along all outside edges. With excellent beer.

    "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 2,2019 1:23 pm || Up

      that is 2 blocks from my house

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 2,2019 1:25 pm || Up

        I tried to go there on Saturday a couple of weeks ago and gave up when I couldn’t find anywhere to park.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 2,2019 2:49 pm || Up

          next to my house

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 2,2019 2:51 pm || Up

          or continue up mission, turn left on virginia, turn left on cooleridge, and then park near fair. there is lots of parking there.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • DFA DFA Sep 2,2019 6:48 pm || Up

          It just boggles my mind that this is a thing that people do.

          its super accessible through public transit.

          In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 2,2019 7:16 pm || Up

            I wasn’t going there to go there. I was on my way back from somewhere else in the car and had the idea to stop there. I try to never drive anywhere if I have the choice.

            • DFA DFA Sep 3,2019 4:57 pm || Up

              Thats totally legit.

              Also there is scoot… my favorite non-transit option.

              In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
          • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 2,2019 8:59 pm || Up

            i don’t think its that accessible from GM’s house. two trains. I can’t think of the bus. Maybe 50 minutes on the 48

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 2,2019 9:41 pm || Up

              L to Civic Center, BART to 24th and then walk is probably the fastest right now. The 48 is a straight shot but I think it hasn’t been running the full route lately.

              • DFA DFA Sep 3,2019 4:49 pm || Up

                48 has no route changes that Im aware of.

                In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 5:08 pm || Up

                  It’s been running only as far west as West Portal at night sometimes. Not sure why.

              • DFA DFA Sep 3,2019 4:56 pm || Up

                Its 37 min from the beach to 24th and mission and then a five-minute walk on the 48

                Its 30 min on the L and 5 minute on Bart and a five-minute walk.

                25 minutes driving + parking time.

                In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
                • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 3,2019 6:04 pm || Up

                  that is time dependent. It took my youngest an hour to get from 24/folsom to 41/Quintara. in the middle of summer.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • DFA DFA Sep 4,2019 4:34 pm || Up

                  I mean the Sunset is a barren wasteland that barely has enough density to support the transit that it does have and refuses to densify to the point that it justifies further improvements.

                  Bart to the L might make more sense.

                  In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
                • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 4,2019 9:33 pm || Up

                  zoning in the sunset is offensive

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • DFA DFA Sep 5,2019 10:52 am || Up

                  and all the upzoning SF did was in black and latino neighborhoods because we are a racist city.

                  In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
    • DFA DFA Sep 2,2019 6:47 pm || Up

      Cellermakers is great, but if you are going for the Detroit Style Pizza, square pie guys is a nose a head at the finish line in our estimation

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  130. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 2,2019 1:29 pm

    The Orioles pushed the Rays to extras but got walked off.

    • andeux andeux Sep 2,2019 7:03 pm || Up

      The ChiSox (and Ross Detwiler) also do not appear to be much help.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 2:54 pm || Up

      Rays lose! Game 1 of a doubleheader to get Baltimore out a day earlier for hurricane reasons, I guess.

  131. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 2,2019 5:00 pm

    I’m thinking this is a blueprint to get into Hendriks’ bank account: Career saved by tarot card reader wife met on Instagram.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 3,2019 10:16 am || Up

      I could have introduced him to the Ex Mrs Aces and had her do energy readings and Reiki in exchange for season tix or something.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  132. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 10:18 am

    • dmoas Sep 3,2019 10:39 am || Up

      What the actual fuck is he talking about?

  133. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 11:20 am

    Joseph claimed by Farhan.

    • MikeV MikeV Sep 3,2019 11:21 am || Up

      NOOOOOOOOOOO

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

      Thanks, and go As.

  134. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 11:29 am

    Jacob Rees-Mogg’s anachronistic upper class accent combined with his poorly tailored double-breasted enormous-lapeled suit has my head spinning.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 11:50 am || Up

      The right honourable gentleman is quite a piece of work.

      • ptbnl Sep 3,2019 12:34 pm || Up

        He’s a Grade A Tosspot.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 1:39 pm || Up

          He’s currently reclining diagonally along the front bench as if on a chaise longue.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 2:14 pm || Up

      Boris seems to have gotten owned.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 3,2019 2:18 pm || Up

        The Speaker of the House of Commons just bellowed at some MP to “BE A GOOD BOY” this is amazing.

  135. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 3,2019 12:47 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 3,2019 2:26 pm || Up

      The kid sounds great please give him all of Vince’s innings

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  136. andeux andeux Sep 3,2019 4:19 pm

    TINSTAAFK
    • dmoas Sep 3,2019 6:50 pm || Up

      Between the make up game and the real one.

  137. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 3,2019 4:47 pm

    Has anyone bought postseason tix yet? I tried the other day and found the list of options confusing. The mlb ticket interface sucks.

    Specifically, what is the “Postsesson Bonus Strip” and how does it differ from purchasing each round separately? These are questions which their ticket site won’t answer, for some reason.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Sep 3,2019 5:11 pm || Up

      Not yet, and yes it is confusing.

      – I thought usually if you had n tickets, you could get n playoff strips, and then the option of another n which would be the Bonus. But I see only the “Bonus Strips” available. One guess is that, since we have the 10-game packages, w/o usual assigned seats, these “Bonus Strips” are our only option for buying for the whole playoffs.

      – As someone (you or GM) already pointed out, there is an option for a Tiebreaker, and for later rounds, but not for Wild Card game. Another guess, is that maybe “Tiebreaker” is actually the same as the WC, since it is extremely unlikely that the same team would host both a tiebreaker and the WC game (could only happen in event of multi-way tie, or a tie for the division lead, which is unlikely for us).

      – I note the strip price for the seat I looked at is the same as the sum of the LDS+LCS+WS price. So another guess is that maybe the strips only include that round, and NOT the WC game? Either that, or it does include the WC game and is slightly cheaper.

      – Yes, it would be better if this stuff were documented, and we didn’t have to speculate. Maybe Liam Hendriks can help figure it out.

      – Last year I bought the playoff strip when I first signed up for this season’s package, only to find out later that the seats I got were lousy and expensive, and there were later offers for better, cheaper seats for individual games. (Not that it ended up mattering.) At least it looks like that won’t be the case this year, as they all have options to choose your seats.

      – One other thing is that (like last year) being the WC seed means LDS and LCS home games would all be on weekdays, and those can often be at awkward times. (WS is the opposite, with higher seed getting games 1-2,6-7 on weekdays, and lower seed getting games 3-5 on F,Sa,Su).

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 3,2019 11:10 pm || Up

        Ticket Services responds that:

        The post season bonus strip and bonus tiebreaker are for an additional strips you were looking to purchase outside of your membership post season tickets. For the season rate and the pay as we play option you will want to click on the round by round series starting with the tiebreaker through the world series. The bonus strips are pay in full.

        Which makes sense, though not remotely explained when you’re trying to buy.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 10,2019 8:42 am || Up

          More info from Ticket Services:

          “The Wildcard game is included in the Division Series. Since you bought the ALDS then you have the Wildcard game already set.”

          How odd to sell it this way. Odder still to not explain that anywhere.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • andeux andeux Sep 10,2019 9:22 am || Up

            That was not among the possibilities I considered. Naturally, I bought Tiebreaker (thinking that might really be the WC) and ALCS, but not ALDS. Oh well.

            TINSTAAFK
            • sslinger Sep 10,2019 9:39 am || Up

              Also concerning to me in that when we bought ours we did it over the phone, and explained that according to the MLB schedule we would not be here for the WC game so the salesman said no problem, we’ll just start it with the ALDS. Now this is making me think even he didn’t know that was going to be the case. I guess we may end up with a pair of WC tickets we’ll have to get rid of.

              • andeux andeux Sep 10,2019 9:53 am || Up

                If that’s the case, I could probably take those off your hands.

                TINSTAAFK
                • sslinger Sep 10,2019 10:44 am || Up

                  Sounds good, we’ll see how it all goes down. If they’re in the game we’ll be watching from Halifax late into the night.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 10,2019 11:43 am || Up

              Yeah my working theory was that they treated the tiebreaker as either/or, since it’s unlikely you’d host both a tiebreaker and a wild card.

              I am still really befuddled as to why they don’t explsin any of this when you’re buying the tickets.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 7,2019 3:38 pm || Up

        Can confirm still no WC games available to buy. So strange.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • dmoas Sep 7,2019 8:09 pm || Up

          Probably all the internal optimism that we’ll take the division.

  138. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 3,2019 4:54 pm

    Is this racist? or just awful?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • dmoas Sep 3,2019 6:53 pm || Up

      Both. What were they thinking? Honestly, while I do actually believe it to be racist, I’m mostly insulted in how awful it is.

  139. lenscrafters Sep 3,2019 7:26 pm

    In the “it could be worse” department – the Mets just lost after having a 10-4 lead in the ninth, capped by a 3 run Kurt Suzuki home run.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 3,2019 7:57 pm || Up

      did they move the fences in?

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

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