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Games 141-143, now sans asterisks 170

A weekend set at the Coliseum vs. the woeful Tigers, who come in with a record of __XXX__ 41-98 ____ 42-97 (please check one).

Tonight at 7: Home Homer Bailey vs. Spencer Turnbull
Saturday at 6: Chris Bassitt vs. Jordan Zimmermann
Sunday at 1: Sean Manaea vs. Daniel Norris

170 thoughts on “Games 141-143, now sans asterisks

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 6:18 pm

    98 losses entering play on September 6 is incredibly bad.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 6,2019 6:24 pm || Up

      I didn’t realize Detroit was even worse than Baltimore now.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Sep 6,2019 6:26 pm || Up

        There has been some discussion about an NBA-style draft lottery in baseball.

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 6,2019 8:10 pm || Up

          I really hope so, but that doesn’t go far enought for me. All teams should be in the lottery every year

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          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 6,2019 8:12 pm || Up

            Yeah get back to me after they rig it so the Yankees draft Patrick Ewing.

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            • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 6,2019 8:33 pm || Up

              I heard it once as a kid, and I have no desire to look into it further, so I will believe it forever as it confirms my bias, but someone said that when the NBA did the 1979 coin flip for the top pick of Magic Johnson, it was done on a three way call between the lakers, the losing team and the commissioner. the losing team said he heard cheering from the lakers before the commissioner announced the winner.

              [cue Kay NBA conspiracy signal]

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          • dmoas Sep 6,2019 9:53 pm || Up

            Nah.

            If you meet the following criteria in consecutive seasons:

            * Bottom 5 in payroll
            * Bottom 5 in record (without making the playoffs)
            * Top 5 in payroll (without missing the playoffs)

            You get punished by:

            First Season: No punishment
            Second Season: You lose your first pick
            Three Season: first 2 picks
            Fourth Season: first 3 picks

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 6,2019 7:30 pm || Up

      Some of the worst Oakland teams after 139 games:

      1977: 55-84, finished 63-98.
      1978: 64-75, finished 69-93. That team was somehow 61-56 in mid-August but lost 37 of the final 45.
      1979: 46-93, finished 54-108 (only 100-loss season in Oakland)
      ——-
      1997: 54-85, finished 65-97.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 6,2019 7:36 pm || Up

        Man those were some hard years after 1976 when Finley burned down Rome.

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        • Soaker Soaker Sep 6,2019 7:52 pm || Up

          It was bittersweet coming back to the Bay Area to start at Cal in September 1979. I went to a few of those late September games with the “crowds” of 1200, which at the time were quite likely the A’s final games in Oakland before a sale and a move to Denver. Finley didn’t complete the sale over the winter and the hiring of Billy Martin looked like an absurd PR move, but that wound up being the thing that attracted Walter Haas and has kept the team in Oakland for the succeeding 40 years.

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  2. lenscrafters Sep 6,2019 7:28 pm

    I feel like we haven’t seen Herrmann for a while – admittedly for good reason.

  3. lenscrafters Sep 6,2019 7:42 pm

    Stop hitting our guys you fking dipshits. This is ridiculous.

  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 6,2019 7:42 pm

    Enough of this shit!

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  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 7:43 pm

    Stop fucking hitting our players!!!

  6. Soaker Soaker Sep 6,2019 7:46 pm

    Heaven help the crappy team that takes a 8-0 lead in one of these games against the A’s. It’s gonna be about 6 HBP in a row.

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    • lenscrafters Sep 6,2019 7:57 pm || Up

      A lot of these pathetic tanking teams are throwing up pitchers who really have no business being in the majors right now. The consequent wildness from these pitchers seems to have led to an increase in HBPs.

      I’m not usually one for retaliation but at this point, you should let these young pitchers know that if you’re going to launch 95 at the general direction of the plate with impunity, it will affect their teammates when they hit. So if they’re going to be wild, at least they think about trying to be wild outside to batters.

  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 6,2019 7:47 pm

    Homer Bailey played years for Dusty in the NL, 100% he has been asked to hit someone.

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  8. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 6,2019 7:55 pm

    Time to get Blackburn up. Homer’s going hunting

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  9. Soaker Soaker Sep 6,2019 8:26 pm

    Dave Matthews is playing down the street tonight and coming through clearly in the night air. That’s live on SiriusXM though with even better sound. Better that as a soundtrack to A’s-Tigers the rest of the night than Ken and Vince.

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  10. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 6,2019 8:27 pm

    a few notes:

    Ken and Vince need to be taught how to say “Latinx” they are really tripping on the word and mispronouncing it.

    Twice on the broadcast the guys have referred to “batting around” in the 2nd, which I agree with but and thankful FSU is watching from teevee now.

    Coco is fun, but needs prompting.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 6,2019 8:39 pm || Up

      Hah, I heard that on kitchen radio and silently fumed/

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 6,2019 8:49 pm || Up

        WAS thankful. I wanted to spare you that

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  11. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 6,2019 8:32 pm

    Agree with Ed on Coco. Have caught an inning or 2 recently and he is better when he talks. But it seems like ken/vince have to poke him every few minutes to remind him to speak. And once or twice his comments had nothi g to do with the situation/conversation. But after Fosse on TV that isnt a big change for me.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  12. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 6,2019 8:33 pm

    Can someone pms take Antonio Browns electronics away for the weekend?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Sep 6,2019 8:34 pm || Up

      I’m now really unsure whether he’s just completely out of his mind, or is actively trying to get cut so he can sign with a good team instead. Or both.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 6,2019 8:41 pm || Up

        The latter seems unlikely since until Monday the Raiders could cut him for conduct cause and he’d get zilch (though it would likely be litigated).

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 7,2019 8:55 am || Up

        Actively trying to get cut sounds like the winner.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 7,2019 9:07 am || Up

          And it worked.

          • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 9:09 am || Up

            Our long (?) national nightmare is over.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • andeux andeux Sep 7,2019 9:31 am || Up

              It was obvious from the start that a player who couldn’t make things work on the perennial-playoff Steelers was a disaster waiting to happen on the Gruden Raiders Mach II, but I thought he might make it a few weeks into the season before things went to shit.

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              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 7,2019 11:29 am || Up

                I was hoping escaping Roethlisberger would be sufficiently refreshing.

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      • Soaker Soaker Sep 7,2019 10:54 am || Up

        I don’t pay enough attention to know much about the talent, but the general culture surrounding that organization right now is screaming 2-14.

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        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 1:13 pm || Up

          I will take the other chair and say I was actually surprised how well they handled this cluster. Typical Raiders response would have had half the team against the other half all over social media, the team offering AB some sort of bonus after the argument with the GM, and waiting 1 day too long to drop him and owing an extra 10M or so.

          Now, they got themselves into this whole mess to start, so Im not putting up a “Mission Accomplished” banner or anything, but baby steps.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Soaker Soaker Sep 7,2019 2:36 pm || Up

        Well now he gets to torch the Bills twice a year.

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        • andeux andeux Sep 7,2019 2:41 pm || Up

          Probably, although the Bills defense in general and secondary in particular are pretty good. They’ve built a really good supporting cast, while sticking to the theory that if you draft a quarterback high enough and call him a franchise QB, he will magically become good.

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          • andeux andeux Sep 8,2019 11:41 am || Up

            Four turnovers in the first half. Against the Jets. Petermanesque.

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            • Soaker Soaker Sep 8,2019 1:25 pm || Up

              Wow, Frank Gore is still in the league. That’s quite a career.

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              • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 8,2019 1:30 pm || Up

                I think he will have a HoF case when it is over. FB hall is a different bird.

                Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • andeux andeux Sep 8,2019 4:56 pm || Up

                  Top five all-time in rushing yardage. Payton, Sanders, and Emmitt Smith were probably bigger stars, but if Curtis Martin made it, then Gore (with a significantly better YPC) should as well.

                  Anyway, 1-point win over the Jets. Super Bowl here we come.

                  TINSTAAFK
          • andeux andeux Sep 29,2019 1:25 pm || Up

            Well, that was predictable.
            Brown is long gone, of course, but they totally shut down Brady and the Pats offense (and got a great performance from Gore), and still lost. Sure would be nice to have a good QB.

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  13. lenscrafters Sep 6,2019 8:48 pm

    I never thought I’d say this but Grossman should really be playing instead of KD.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 6,2019 8:51 pm || Up

      I’m torn, Obviously Khris should not get meaningful at bats now, but I think he needs as much rop as possible to “figure it out” before being benched.

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      • Soaker Soaker Sep 6,2019 8:53 pm || Up

        I had my Texas Instruments calculator out and sad to say, he’s not very likely to hit .247 this year. I think the number was something like 30-for-72 after yesterday.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 8:55 pm || Up

          Profar now has a higher batting average. With the same number of homers.

      • lenscrafters Sep 6,2019 8:54 pm || Up

        But he’s had 3 months of rope now and the games right now are too important.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 6,2019 9:01 pm || Up

          Unfortunately this. And worse: you really cant put him on the playoff roster.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 6,2019 9:20 pm || Up

          yeah, I know, I don’t want him in there monday

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  14. Soaker Soaker Sep 6,2019 8:48 pm

    Comerica Park series thread has been returned to its rightful place in May.

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  15. lenscrafters Sep 6,2019 8:56 pm

    This umpire is all over the place.

  16. Soaker Soaker Sep 6,2019 8:59 pm

    Hmmm, this is no longer a sea cruise.

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  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 9:03 pm

    Trying to wring a seventh inning out of Bailey was never going to work out.

  18. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 6,2019 9:08 pm

    Glen and Ray have been going on tonight basically saying that we have some combi of The Big 3/Five Aces starting now. I turned down my hearing aids.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 9:09 pm

    Hendriks is going to have to pitch again with Petit and Treinen unavailable.

  20. Soaker Soaker Sep 6,2019 9:10 pm

    Even the crappiest team wins 1 out of 3…the A’s wouldn’t want the 1 to be a game where they blow a 4-run lead.

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  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 9:21 pm

    Diekman twice in one day…

  22. lenscrafters Sep 6,2019 9:26 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 6,2019 9:27 pm || Up

      why would you name your kid Joe?

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 6,2019 9:39 pm || Up

        Hes a ginger and you hope he scares people?

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Sep 6,2019 10:10 pm || Up

      We could’ve really used Luzardo today.

  23. lenscrafters Sep 6,2019 9:28 pm

    Why do they keep throwing breaking balls to this guy?

  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 9:31 pm

    Officially too much Diekman for one day

  25. Soaker Soaker Sep 6,2019 9:31 pm

    Mr. Diekman, I’d like to see you after class, please.

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  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 6,2019 9:35 pm

    Bats are going to have to wake up.

  27. lenscrafters Sep 6,2019 9:35 pm

    Unbelievable

  28. lenscrafters Sep 6,2019 9:38 pm

    I just don’t understand the FO sometimes. Last year the bullpen was strong so of course they acquire like 5 additional relievers. This year the pen is weak so of course they acquire…Diekman.

  29. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 6,2019 9:38 pm

    #teamdynamite

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 6,2019 9:54 pm || Up

      This bullpen is going to have me waking up screaming at 4 a.m. in the middle of January.

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  30. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 6,2019 9:40 pm

    Oh Jesus…KK just made me realize its Fucking Vanover behind the plate.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  31. andeux andeux Sep 6,2019 9:45 pm

    Lawyerballin’ season

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  32. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 6,2019 10:28 pm

    sigh

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  33. lenscrafters Sep 6,2019 10:38 pm

    Blackburn is throwing BP. Sad that this is what it came down to.

  34. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 6,2019 10:47 pm

    yup. the passenger

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 7,2019 8:44 pm || Up

      I may get SLF to have a favorite baseball player

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  35. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 6,2019 10:54 pm

    Well that put a crappy end to a 13+ inning day

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  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 7,2019 8:04 am

    Went to bed before the Blackburn inning. Didn’t need confirmation of the obvious fact that he is not a major league pitcher. He should have been DFAd for Luzardo or even Harvey by now.

    Hard to win a game where you can’t get any offense going outside of one inning. That said, that game is won if Petit were there because Melvin wouldn’t have foolishly left Bailey in.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 7,2019 8:21 am || Up

      that’s what i woke up thinking. the absence of petit (and to a lessor degree trienen) really hurt.

      But as lenscrafters said, games are critical now. there is no time to make up for losses. Khris sits tonight, yeah?

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 9:11 am || Up

        He should, but he should have a month ago so I firmly believe he will be in the 7 or 8 hole tonight. I also believe he will be in the WC game and I will make some comment about how I wish Brown or Murphy or anyone was there instead.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 9:14 am || Up

          And to be fair, I dont overall get upset with Melvin sticking with guys, especially guys who have been big for so long. But there has to be a point where you acknowledge something is wrong and adjust course.

          I really worry this is not only impacting today, but is it hurting Krush long term too.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 7,2019 10:06 am || Up

            He is the opening day DH, sure. I am good with that, and I am also ok with playing him to this point, but if they can’t score against detroit…

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        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 1:52 pm || Up

          My bad…6th tonight. Le sigh.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 7,2019 2:03 pm || Up

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 3:08 pm || Up

              Yeah, My bad. I read a lineup from yesterday. Protip: dont use FB for your hot lineup info.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
              • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 7,2019 3:22 pm || Up

                I can’t get twitter to load chrono. popular things still get pushed up despite me changing the settings and checking it weekly after I get pissed about being fooled by a 19 hour old tweet about sommething

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                • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 3:48 pm || Up

                  I have a fun one. I get notifications on my phone that 1 person just tweetes. The tweets are usually that same 19 hrs old. And I dont know why I get notifications for the person-Ive done nothing different than every other follow I have done.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
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  37. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 7,2019 12:05 pm

    Very happy that Joe Thornton re-upped for one more go with the Sharks. Kinda baffled anyone would hire Ned Colletti to “bring a fresh perspective.”

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  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 7,2019 2:04 pm

    This young Canadian woman is kind of bossing Serena off the court.

  39. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 6:12 pm

    Too hot for the Hound. He wishes we had started at 7.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  40. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 7,2019 6:20 pm

    So that was the strangest double play ever.

    But shoulda been an IF fly rule, no?

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  41. andeux andeux Sep 7,2019 6:21 pm

    I don’t understand why that wasn’t an infield fly rule either. Deemed not a routine play, or some such?

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 7,2019 6:44 pm || Up

      I think the umpire’s reasoning was that it was clearly going to be a foul ball. Therefore there’s no reason to declare an infield fly. They do declare “Infield fly if fair” as FSU says below if it’s close to the line, but that one wasn’t close.

      When it suddenly was no longer clearly a foul ball, Chapman could not catch the ball with the “ordinary effort” required by the rule.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 7,2019 6:49 pm || Up

        I’m sure that was the explanation to Gardenhire. But it’s premised on accepting “clearly going to be a foul” on a ball that turned out to be fair.

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        • Soaker Soaker Sep 7,2019 6:52 pm || Up

          Yes, that was the error in judgment part. If the ball could have been caught with “ordinary effort” if the infielder just stood where he started rather than taking a 40-foot detour into foul territory it should have been called an infield fly from the start.

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  42. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 7,2019 6:22 pm

    Glen Ray and Dallas are not enlightening. In my day the umps would holler “Infield Fly Rule if fair.”

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  43. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 7,2019 6:44 pm

    The Hound will be lucky to see the sun set tonight.

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      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  44. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 6:52 pm

    Jurk store!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  45. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 7,2019 6:59 pm

    I don’t know how it is for the players, but the wind has Glen fooled on every ball hit in the air.

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  46. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 7,2019 7:02 pm

    It’s nice that Cabrera is still having fun.

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  47. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 7:22 pm

    GOD DAMNIT ENOUGH!!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  48. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 7:29 pm

    It’s Ramon!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  49. andeux andeux Sep 7,2019 7:29 pm

    So glad Laureano is back.

    TINSTAAFK
  50. Soaker Soaker Sep 7,2019 7:32 pm

    OK, 3-run lead, I’m going to trust you guys with the rest of this one. The Golden Bears are playing a conference game on the road and they need every bit of support they can get.

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    • andeux andeux Sep 7,2019 7:50 pm || Up

      Good luck with that.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Sep 7,2019 7:53 pm || Up

        Thunderstorm delay in Seattle, so I’m back for a while.

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        • Soaker Soaker Sep 7,2019 8:53 pm || Up

          That game already had a fairly late start and has now been delayed for an hour and counting; it will still be going well after midnight. They have only played about the first five minutes of the first quarter.

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        • MikeV MikeV Sep 7,2019 8:59 pm || Up

          Heh.

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

          Thanks, and go As.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 7,2019 9:05 pm || Up

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            • Soaker Soaker Sep 7,2019 9:18 pm || Up

              Chip Kelly is wishing that had happened in Pasadena tonight.

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              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 7,2019 9:22 pm || Up

                UNR wondering why it didn’t stretch down to Eugene.

              • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 7,2019 9:37 pm || Up

                I love the rose bowl swap meet.

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      • Soaker Soaker Sep 8,2019 1:25 am || Up

        Ha! Thank you! It was worth the wait! GrrrrRAH!

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        • mikeA Sep 12,2019 8:09 pm || Up

          I turned it off when they settled for three near the end of the second quarter. Shame to miss it.

  51. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 7:47 pm

    Thanks Hound, now we just jeed 12 more outs from the bullpen. This should be fun.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  52. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 7,2019 8:03 pm

    8 hits, 11 Ks, 0 walks. Around the zone indeed.

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  53. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 8:03 pm

    Shit…nice extra inning from Bassitt

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  54. Soaker Soaker Sep 7,2019 8:06 pm

    It was fun while it lasted, Ramon.

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  55. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 8:06 pm

    Crap

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  56. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 8:08 pm

    And this will be part of the reasoning that we need to have Davis on the playoff roster.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  57. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 7,2019 8:13 pm

    Whatever’s ailing Ramon was there when he left the batter’s box. Hopefully just a sore toe.

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  58. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 8:21 pm

    Bat Olson

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  59. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 8:24 pm

    Now let Puk have a coupme of clean innings and then someone get a HBP pls.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  60. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 7,2019 8:31 pm

    Dammit Vince. if you say “chopped weakly to third” and then stop talking and stop what I loading the dishwasher and wait wait wait for you to tell me that chapman throws him out. I don’t expect that its a foul ball

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  61. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 8:38 pm

    Ed I had an “over…………but low” last night too.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  62. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 8:45 pm

    Leg cramp for Ramon. Deep breath everyone.

    In lieu of flowers…

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  63. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 7,2019 8:50 pm

    After the absurd layoff, they’re starting to get Puk into a normal reliever rhythm. I like it.

  64. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 7,2019 8:53 pm

    Murphy looks so much better as a catcher than the others

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  65. Soaker Soaker Sep 7,2019 9:00 pm

    Chances are the Bears will not outscore the A’s tonight.

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  66. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 7,2019 9:01 pm

    GM I agree a out the rhythm, but would have liked a second inning.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 7,2019 9:15 pm

    OK Blake

    • ptbnl Sep 8,2019 8:58 am || Up

      Admittedly it was only the Tigers, but getting good Blake back for the run-in/playoffs would be a coup.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 8,2019 9:23 am || Up

        strikes are all i ask

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 8,2019 11:21 am || Up

        When he has 3-4 consecutive good outi gs I’ll start to hope.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  68. ptbnl Sep 8,2019 9:05 am

    Finally some clarity – the Brexit flow diagram:

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  69. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 8,2019 9:35 am

    That’s a new one.

    • AV AV Sep 8,2019 2:18 pm || Up

      don’t skip what the portuguese caption adds that the translation doesn’t mention: …in order to promote cultural marxism.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV Sep 8,2019 2:22 pm || Up

        [goes shopping for novelty band teeshirt]

        Adorno&
        Benjamin&
        Horkheimer&
        Habermas.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  70. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 8,2019 10:18 am

    Why is everyone ignoring JD martinez’s sexual battery?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  71. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 8,2019 12:51 pm

    Yikes at King Felix’s line today. Don’t do this to him, Mariners.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 8,2019 1:32 pm || Up

      Yeah, that’s too bad. It’s kind of amazing that the AL will quite possibly have four 100-loss teams and the Mariners won’t be one of them.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 8,2019 10:16 pm || Up

        21 runs on 22 hits for Houston, 1 run on 1 hit for Seattle.

        • ptbnl Sep 8,2019 11:35 pm || Up

          So you’re saying the Mariners were more efficient.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • mikeA Sep 12,2019 8:13 pm || Up

      He will miraculously give us good innings in the second half next year after signing a minor league deal.

  72. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 8,2019 1:31 pm

    Or at least make sure we get a crack or 2.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  73. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 8,2019 1:33 pm

    Campy’s 1st pitch looked like Jurk stores throws to first.

    This means 1 of 2 thi gs. I will take it to mean Campy did great.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  74. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 8,2019 2:03 pm

    Its not good to be this happy that KD got a hit.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  75. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 8,2019 3:07 pm

    Dang these Tigers sure can whiff.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  76. MikeV MikeV Sep 8,2019 3:14 pm

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  77. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 8,2019 3:18 pm

    Are you prepared for the arrival of Jesus?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  78. Soaker Soaker Sep 8,2019 3:27 pm

    Olson tossed that final out ball to Hendriks, but I hope it makes its way to the Tigers before they leave. Four World Series trophies, and now seven 100-loss balls on the shelf below.

    Coco said his good-byes for 2019, with no commitment about coming back next year.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 8,2019 4:10 pm || Up

      I don’t think this is Coco’s calling.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 8,2019 4:18 pm || Up

        He had an interesting contribution yesterday. He said that on windy days at the Coliseum he would look at the tarps (he called them “the baggies”) to see if it was swirling in ways the flags wouldn’t show you.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 8,2019 5:30 pm || Up

          He got better and had some good insights, I just don’t think he enjoys or feels driven to succeed at it.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Soaker Soaker Sep 8,2019 6:07 pm || Up

            Yeah, that last part sounds about right. There were long periods when the listener didn’t even know he was in the booth until Ken or Vince raised some topic. Somebody in management thought this would be a good idea last winter and talked him into it and he fulfilled his commitment but that was about it. I just don’t think there should ever be more than two voices on a broadcast but TPTB evidently think otherwise and it might be something like Hatteberg-Shooty-Chavez-Mulder on the TV side, same concept but rotate in a different person.

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  79. Soaker Soaker Sep 8,2019 4:43 pm

    Looks like The Legend of Kyler Murray, Chapter 1, especially if they win but even if they lose.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 8,2019 5:31 pm || Up

      A tie, unfinished business!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  80. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 9,2019 11:33 am

    Catching up on the latest USMNT embarrassment…hiring the brother of the COO of US Soccer instead of Tata Martino is not looking any better than it did at the time.

    • AV AV Sep 9,2019 12:37 pm || Up

      why was trump hanging out with infantino?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • MikeV MikeV Sep 10,2019 8:53 am || Up

      GGG is a decent league coach. His stupid complex system doesn’t work on the international level when he doesn’t have months to drill it into players.

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

      Thanks, and go As.

      • AV AV Sep 10,2019 11:19 am || Up

        whole new context to good, giving, and game.

        but clarifies months to drill it into players.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  81. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 9,2019 2:15 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 9,2019 4:31 pm || Up

  82. lenscrafters Sep 9,2019 5:32 pm

    If Fiers is going to shit the bed, at least don’t take an hour between pitches.

  83. sslinger Sep 9,2019 5:38 pm

    Yeah, so maybe we don’t need a game thread for this series…

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