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  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 16,2019 7:32 pm

    This Royals pitcher has no idea where it is going.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 16,2019 7:34 pm || Up

      Walk, Wild Pitch, Balk, Walk, Pop Up, Double, Wild Pitch, Walk…

  2. andeux andeux Sep 16,2019 7:33 pm

    Do A’s hitters have a permanent green light 3-0 now?

    TINSTAAFK
  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 16,2019 7:42 pm

    The Mexican brass band in the luxury box behind LF foul pole is absolutely killing it.

    "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 16,2019 7:43 pm || Up

      I wouldn’t mind having mariachis at every game, if only to piss off visiting announcers.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 8:03 pm || Up

        Can it be a full brass band on the weekend?

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 16,2019 7:48 pm

    Nice catch

  5. lenscrafters Sep 16,2019 7:50 pm

    Holy hell, Marcus is amazing.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 16,2019 8:01 pm || Up

      M-V-P! M-V-P!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 16,2019 7:51 pm

    OMarcusG

  7. lenscrafters Sep 16,2019 7:59 pm

    I want Merrifield on the team next year. 2020 is the time to take this team over the top and he’s the guy to go all in on.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 16,2019 8:09 pm || Up

      I just looked up his contract situation. That is one team-friendly deal.

  8. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 8:03 pm

    Murphy whipping out the hose.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 16,2019 8:19 pm || Up

  9. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 16,2019 8:04 pm

    that is what I’ve been waiting for!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  10. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 8:08 pm

    Was SB&HBoR using SOaD for his walkup music?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  11. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 8:14 pm

    Grant (who sucks) jist confirmed on Twitter. Good taste Seth!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  12. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 16,2019 8:14 pm

    What’s Roark’s fastball sitting at? Radar gun off in ballpark tonight

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • lenscrafters Sep 16,2019 8:15 pm || Up

      I think he hit 93 a couple times but generally 90-91.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 16,2019 8:27 pm || Up

        Thanks. Gun just came on. Perhaps less conspiracy than Raiders configuration. Perhaps…

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • mikeA Sep 16,2019 8:34 pm || Up

      They’ve chased like 2/35 offspeed pitches out of the zone.

  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 16,2019 8:22 pm

    Petit warming in the 4th? In a hurry.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 16,2019 8:30 pm

    Thank you terrible Royal batter.

    • lenscrafters Sep 16,2019 8:32 pm || Up

      Yeah, thankfully they’re all free swingers but this is not going to work against the Yankees or Astros.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 16,2019 8:32 pm || Up

      and CB!

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  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 16,2019 8:33 pm

    Roark is the grinderiest pitcher I have ever seen.

  16. mikeA Sep 16,2019 8:33 pm

    Of all the times a pitcher has gotten out of a bases loaded no out jam by striking out the side, that was the worst pitched ever.

  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 16,2019 8:38 pm

    “You might think…” is not the Cars lyric for that escape, graphics guy. “Just What I Needed” or “Bye Bye Love” maybe.

  18. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 8:43 pm

    GM: oh oh it’s magic.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  19. lenscrafters Sep 16,2019 8:48 pm

    I’m cringing a bit at Diekman here but at least we’re getting him out of the way early.

    • mikeA Sep 16,2019 8:50 pm || Up

      This is the absolutely ideal spot to bring in Diekman as long as he’s on the roster.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 8:52 pm || Up

        And thats the problem. Hes on the roster.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  20. mikeA Sep 16,2019 8:58 pm

    Opponents are hitting .750 against our loogys in loogy spots this year.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 16,2019 9:11 pm || Up

      Surely this is hyperbole yet I fear to check least it prove true.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  21. lenscrafters Sep 16,2019 9:02 pm

    In retrospect, shifting for Gordon would’ve made a lot a sense.


    Source: FanGraphs

  22. dmoas Sep 16,2019 9:06 pm

    Wait, so that’s first I’ve heard anything of that. Royals people are suggesting they’re reconfiguring the outfield and potentially moving the bullpen off the field? Are they just wishcasting here?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 16,2019 9:13 pm || Up

      the giants are, and the royals employ child molesters as broadcaster

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 9:10 pm

    I heard someone mention the bullpen over the weekend. Saying maybe goi.g by the stairs in the OF post Raiders.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 16,2019 9:14 pm || Up

      how will kids get on the field to run the bases?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 9:22 pm || Up

        You are asking the wrong NRAF on that one.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 16,2019 9:30 pm || Up

        The A’s have well and truly told the Raiders to go fuck themselves w/r/t seating.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  24. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 16,2019 9:21 pm

    Petit up in the 4th then again in 6th he better come in next batter or he’s gotta be unavailable, no?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  25. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 16,2019 9:39 pm

    Rickey’s in the house!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 9:41 pm

    CB giveth and CB taketh away.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  27. lenscrafters Sep 16,2019 9:42 pm

    CB is truly terrible.

  28. andeux andeux Sep 16,2019 10:02 pm

    That one had me fooled too, Glen.

    TINSTAAFK
  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 16,2019 10:03 pm

    How did that stay in the ballpark?

    • lenscrafters Sep 16,2019 10:04 pm || Up

      Is it cold out there tonight?

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 16,2019 11:04 pm || Up

        Above avg by maybe 4°, by no means cold.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. mikeA Sep 16,2019 10:03 pm

    I hate this pr move, ugh…

  31. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 10:04 pm

    I don’t like PR for Oly. The little lift on speed vs the drop we will have in defense and if his spot comes up again isnt worth it.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  32. dmoas Sep 16,2019 10:08 pm

    Totally worth it. Sigh.

  33. andeux andeux Sep 16,2019 10:08 pm

    Agreed.

    TINSTAAFK
  34. lenscrafters Sep 16,2019 10:13 pm

    KD! Off the bat I thought it was a surefire DP.

  35. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 16,2019 10:13 pm

    i’m torn

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  36. mikeA Sep 16,2019 10:15 pm

    Come on Bob…

  37. dmoas Sep 16,2019 10:16 pm

    I feel like some idiot shared the stat that batters do well when swing on 3 – 0 without taking into account the hitters who are usually allowed to swing 3 – 0.

  38. MikeV MikeV Sep 16,2019 10:17 pm

    That was a fucking stupid PR for Olsen. What the hell

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  39. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 10:21 pm

    I forget what other post this was discussed in, but the eldest Ace is now begging me from the across the house to mute the TV when the Charlize Theron/Tricky commercial comes on.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 3:50 pm || Up

      I’m still so confused by this ad. The only understandable part is that she never takes even one sip of that beer because it probably tastes like shit.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 18,2019 3:53 pm || Up

        I was out with some coworkers one night last year(?) and they had a couple of girls sampling it. It was probably the most reluctant free beer sample I have ever had and it barely met my low expectations.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  40. lenscrafters Sep 16,2019 10:24 pm

    Christ, you can’t throw that 2-0.

  41. andeux andeux Sep 16,2019 10:25 pm

    Canha would have caught that?

    TINSTAAFK
  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 16,2019 10:25 pm

    Olson move looking worse and worse.

  43. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 10:25 pm

    Jesus H.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  44. lenscrafters Sep 16,2019 10:26 pm

    Just awful pitching, awful managing this game.

  45. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 10:30 pm

    I dont want to lose. But better now I guess than in a couple of weeks. Get this shit out today.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Sep 16,2019 10:38 pm || Up

      They haven’t had an off-day in a couple of weeks, and it shows.

      TINSTAAFK
  46. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 16,2019 10:33 pm

    the walk off will be epic

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  47. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 16,2019 10:38 pm

    they should walk chapman to get to…pinder

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  48. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 16,2019 10:41 pm

    But Ed, Barreto looked really fast as he got caught in that run down.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  49. MikeV MikeV Sep 16,2019 10:41 pm

    I mean, 3 straight mid 90s fastballs down the middle…

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  50. MikeV MikeV Sep 16,2019 10:41 pm

    4 straight now…

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  51. MikeV MikeV Sep 16,2019 10:42 pm

    5….

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

    Thanks, and go As.

  52. lenscrafters Sep 16,2019 10:43 pm

    Of course Olson’s spot makes the last out.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 16,2019 10:49 pm || Up

      Had to happen. Made worse by the fact that Pinder can’t hit at all.

  53. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 16,2019 10:44 pm

    That sucked

  54. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 16,2019 11:03 pm

    This disappointing outcome has at least heightened my chance of being (cough cough) sick on Weds in need of a midday sun scrub.

    "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 Sep 17,2019 6:52 am

    Good news is, they had no business having a lead in the 9th. Still, I don’t want to see this again

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl Sep 17,2019 6:59 am || Up

      Melvin should have asserted the constitutional right of Royal assent and prorogued the game after the 8th.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  56. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 17,2019 9:48 am

    A’s lead the majors with 29 blown saves. The list of teams with most blown saves that have made the playoffs anyway has to be pretty short, I imagine.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 17,2019 11:46 am || Up

      I went back 10 years and almost all teams that led in blown saves had losing records. The 2016 San Francisco Giants led with 30 blown saves but tied the Mets for the NL wild card. Santiago Casilla led the parade with 9 BS.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 17,2019 12:22 pm || Up

        And then five relievers combined to blow a three-run lead in the ninth as the Cubs eliminated them. That was great.

        • Soaker Soaker Sep 17,2019 12:59 pm || Up

          Well, yeah, but we know how the A’s ultimate demise in 2019 will play out. It might be some Diekman, Treinen, Buchter, Soria clusterFK, or Bob trying to milk a fourth inning out of Petit, but that’s the general idea. I hope it’s not in Game 162 in Seattle; that would be awfully humiliating.

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          • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 17,2019 1:09 pm || Up

            Does Vegas has odds on these? And if so can I hear the action on sending Bailey out for the 6th?

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 17,2019 3:25 pm || Up

      FK trivia: The ESPN site lists blown saves going back to 2002. Name the only A’s pitcher in that span to lead MLB in blown saves for a season (actually he tied with two other guys).

      Hints: He wasn’t the A’s closer that year; he had 8 blown saves and only 3 saves. He was still active early this season but his team released him in May and I’d guess his career is now over.

      Luke Gregerson with 8 BS in 2014 (tied with Jonathan Broxton of the Brewers/Reds and Brad Ziegler of the D’backs)
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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 17,2019 6:28 pm || Up

        My brain broke contemplating the vast bleak universe of crappy relievers A’s rosters have included since 2002.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Sep 17,2019 7:15 pm || Up

          The guy I named there wouldn’t be one of the prime suspects either. He had 1.8 WAR that season, a close second in the bullpen and ahead of the regular closer.

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          • andeux andeux Sep 19,2019 1:22 pm || Up

            That whole (spoiler alert!) 2014 bullpen was a little weird.
            That was the year of JJ, who was a disaster, but also lost his role pretty quickly.
            After that they mostly had good (Abad 1.57, Gregerson 2.12, Otero 2.28, Doolittle 2.73, EOF 2.25) or at least OK (Cook 3.42) ERAs, but toward the end of the year it felt like absolutely none of them could hold a lead. That culminated of course in the WC game disaster, and then evolved into TD! the next spring.

            TINSTAAFK
  57. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 17,2019 12:26 pm
    • ptbnl Sep 17,2019 1:53 pm || Up

      Pish.

      “I was a boy in Oakland,” he said, “but I became a man in San Francisco.”

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  58. Soaker Soaker Sep 17,2019 5:44 pm

    The Tigers are 1-15 vs. Cleveland this season and prospects for gaining win #2 tonight are not looking good.

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  59. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 17,2019 7:41 pm

    Lollipop McJurkStore cant turn the DP.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  60. mikeA Sep 17,2019 7:56 pm

    Dodgers have like 8 good starters, bad bullpen, going with a bullpen game against the Rays.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 4:24 pm || Up

      It looks like they are doing it again tonight. Or at least they are starting a reliever. Maybe it’s an Opener thing.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 6:49 pm || Up

        They are doing another bullpen game. What the hell, Dodgers?

  61. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 17,2019 7:59 pm

    six runs in the bottom half would be nice

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Sep 17,2019 8:12 pm || Up

      Any A’s runs at some point would be nice.

      TINSTAAFK
  62. Soaker Soaker Sep 17,2019 8:00 pm

    I’m open to a lot of menu experimentation but am quite sure I will never order one of those Jack in the Box chicken-mush sandwiches with 4 patties.

    I admit to having tried a 3×3 at In-N-Out. The problem there is that the bun isn’t substantial enough to handle more than a Double-Double, and with a 3×3 you wind up with a handful of goop after a few bites.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 17,2019 9:22 pm || Up

      The 3×3 is my go-to at In-n-Out. I eat so fast the bun doesn’t have time to disintegrate.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  63. andeux andeux Sep 17,2019 8:21 pm

    Glen and Ray going on and on about the 2014-5 Royals is triggering me.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 17,2019 8:23 pm || Up

      they really have no clue about that stuff. seems dumb

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  64. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 17,2019 8:22 pm

    Khris is not getting hot Ken

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  65. lenscrafters Sep 17,2019 8:23 pm

    The bottom half of the lineup today is just not good.

    • lenscrafters Sep 17,2019 8:26 pm || Up

      Oh good, now Grossman and Phegley get to make the first two outs of the next inning.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 17,2019 8:27 pm || Up

      If they DFA’d Profar to make room for Montas I wouldn’t shed any tears.

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      • Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 10:13 am || Up

        Looking at it this morning I would think Blackburn would be the DFA to get Montas back on the 40-man roster. It’s nice for a change not to have 5 or 6 hunks of scrap metal sitting there where you’re thinking “they could dump any of these guys, it doesn’t make any difference”. Even a Dustin Fowler, who has no future in the A’s organization, should have a little value as a throw-in to sweeten a winter trade offer.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 11:15 am || Up

          The team has done a nice job building young depth, while also avoiding the sort of Laureano-losing crunch that can result from needing to carry prospects (Holmes, Kaprielian, Mateo) who aren’t quite ready to contribute but are too good to expose.

          • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 18,2019 12:36 pm || Up

            What’s the deal with Barrera-is he good? I feel like we have to keep him for now because of the Murphy/Luzardo postseason stuff, but he is the one name I always see and dont know.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 12:40 pm || Up

              He’s a COF who needs to develop more power, but as it stands right now he’s probably a 4th OF short side platoon type.

  66. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 17,2019 8:27 pm

    This is a team in need of a day off.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 17,2019 8:28 pm || Up

      And they’re taking one tonight!

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  67. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 17,2019 8:33 pm

    Puk and luzardo are not missing ML bats

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  68. lenscrafters Sep 17,2019 8:52 pm

    Thank you Oly.

  69. Soaker Soaker Sep 17,2019 8:53 pm

    That improved my mood quite a bit.

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  70. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 17,2019 8:53 pm

    Can’t pinch run for me if I hit it out.

  71. andeux andeux Sep 17,2019 8:54 pm

    Estimated distance: a country mile.

    TINSTAAFK
  72. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 17,2019 8:55 pm

    450!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  73. andeux andeux Sep 17,2019 8:56 pm

    SBaHBoR!

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 17,2019 9:24 pm || Up

      Seth looks great by traditional stat measures and also by SBaHBoRmetrics.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • ptbnl Sep 17,2019 9:39 pm || Up

        ASVD!

        (It’s been a while since I’ve seen that)

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  74. lenscrafters Sep 17,2019 8:57 pm

    Good, everyone’s awake now.

  75. Soaker Soaker Sep 17,2019 8:58 pm

    Lock Seth down through his arb years now! :-P

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    • andeux andeux Sep 17,2019 8:58 pm || Up

      and see if he can play 2B.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 19,2019 9:28 am || Up

      Brown is now at 1 WAR on Fangraphs through his 18 games. That’s good for seventh on the team for batters, 0.2 behind Profar and 0.1 ahead of Grossman.

  76. lenscrafters Sep 17,2019 9:01 pm

    Dodgers take the lead too.

  77. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 17,2019 9:03 pm

    Canha runs the bases well.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  78. andeux andeux Sep 17,2019 9:06 pm

    WTF was Merrifield thinking there?

    TINSTAAFK
  79. Soaker Soaker Sep 17,2019 9:06 pm

    That isn’t the percentage defensive play with one out, Whit.

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    • lenscrafters Sep 17,2019 9:08 pm || Up

      Hopefully the Royals are so pissed about that, they trade him to us next year.

  80. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 17,2019 9:07 pm

    that was not whitty

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  81. lenscrafters Sep 17,2019 9:19 pm

    Last two nights were the best that Soria’s looked to me, maybe a long rest was all he needed?

  82. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 17,2019 9:22 pm

    LC: youre right. But does this mean we give him the rest of the regular season off?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  83. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 17,2019 9:23 pm

    Would like a second Soria inning, pls.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 17,2019 9:26 pm || Up

      Liam Hendriks might take the mound no matter what Bob says.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 17,2019 9:41 pm || Up

        Aussie reliever demanding to pitch the last inning…

        Yup, the math checks out.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 17,2019 9:41 pm || Up

        I like Angry Hendriks, he doesn’t screw around.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  84. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 17,2019 9:45 pm

    I didn’t notice until now that on Olsen’s homer the sign lights up “oly Toledo.”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  85. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 17,2019 9:48 pm

    YouTube needs trigger warnings.

    Thought I would try out their Free game of the day. I watch for 10 seconds and hear “lets take a look at that magical 1988 run”.

    That ended the free game of the day for me.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  86. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 17,2019 9:50 pm

    Giants and Red Sox have used 24 pitchers combined tonight.

  87. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 17,2019 9:53 pm

    it doesn’t really matter who wins the dodgers rays. the A’s have at least a 2 game lead on them for the top spot

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    • andeux andeux Sep 17,2019 9:55 pm || Up

      Is a Cleveland/TB game 163 for the right to come to Oakland too much to ask?

      TINSTAAFK
  88. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 17,2019 10:03 pm

    Canha got hit twice tonight?

    • andeux andeux Sep 17,2019 10:07 pm || Up

      Yes, now tied for the lead league with Choo.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 17,2019 10:10 pm || Up

        And only three behind Jason Kendall and Don Baylor for the team season record.

        "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 17,2019 10:14 pm || Up

          Wow. Don Baylor. That’s rarified HBP air.

  89. AV AV Sep 17,2019 10:40 pm
    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  90. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 12:35 pm

    Improbably, we have a rain delay here. 105pm projected start.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 12:38 pm || Up

      Take care of that nasty cough, stay warm and dry, maybe get some gargle up in the West Side Club Shibe Park Tavern.

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  91. Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 12:50 pm

    Listening to Townsend kill time during the delay reinforces my resolute decision not to tune in to any non-game programming on “A’s Cast”.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 1:33 pm || Up

      There are people who like him. I cannot understand it.

      • mikeA Sep 18,2019 1:44 pm || Up

        You could fell a tree with that voice. I wouldn’t be able to take it even if he said interesting things instead 100% dumb nonsense.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 18,2019 1:50 pm || Up

          I do not understand how he has a job in on air radio communications.

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  92. mikeA Sep 18,2019 1:42 pm

    I’d love to see some of those “I wanted to show KC what a huge mistake they made” quotes from Homer, Diekman, and Buchter.

  93. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 1:44 pm

    Is Pinder’s corner outfield defense enough to put him on a postseason roster? Because his bat sure isn’t.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 18,2019 1:52 pm || Up

      olson, semien, murphy brown.

      end of list

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    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 18,2019 1:56 pm || Up

      I think it is all a matter of flexibility. He will end up in 3-4 positions depending on how far we go.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 2:44 pm || Up

      Answer: Yes

      • lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 2:45 pm || Up

        Even more amazing was how he held onto it while sort of rolling over his wrist.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 2:44 pm || Up

      FK YEAH

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  94. lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 1:56 pm

    Didn’t think I’d be saying this but Bailey is looking like our best starter after Manaea.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 1:56 pm || Up

      His splitter has been pretty devastating the last few starts.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 2:12 pm || Up

      I think he was paying attention the first few months of the season when the Royals’ hitters were up.

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  95. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 2:01 pm

    Chapman is getting beat over and over again by fastballs. I hope he just needs a day to put his feet up.

  96. Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 2:06 pm

    These last couple games are what I deserve for complaining about boring first-inning blowouts last week.

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  97. lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 2:10 pm

    I had forgotten what a strong accurate throw from a 2nd baseman turning a double play looked like.

  98. dmoas Sep 18,2019 2:13 pm

    Wait. That’s not reviewable? Well that’s just dumb. They got it right, but still really stupid not to allow it to be reviewable.

  99. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 18,2019 2:20 pm

    So it will be interesting to see if Bailey keeps going after the quick piggybacking hook on Brett last night.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 2:37 pm || Up

      No Puk, no Luzardo, much tougher call

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 2:40 pm || Up

        No Puk, No Luzardo makes Homer something something.

        • Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 2:45 pm || Up

          Also Hendriks has worked in 2 straight and 5/7.

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 2:46 pm || Up

            Yeah, good time to get him two days off.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 3:05 pm || Up

              Alt take, he pitches after we get a 1-0 lead

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          • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 18,2019 2:47 pm || Up

            We may have a Treinen or Trivino sighting today.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  100. lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 2:58 pm

    SuSlu with an update on rotation plans:

    Fiers is in line to start the WC game.
    Manaea would be a possible Game 1 starter (Luzardo to piggy back).
    Anderson/Bailey to follow.
    Bassitt is essentially coming out of the rotation.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 18,2019 3:00 pm || Up

      Still interested to see what they do with Frankie Magic next week.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 3:02 pm || Up

        I would guess he’s probably another piggyback option.

  101. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 3:04 pm

    Feels like a game that will be decided by a solo homer.

  102. lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 3:09 pm

    Ugh, if you’re going to take Pinder’s defense out, at least PH with Brown? With 2 outs and Grossman’s best case scenario being a walk, what’s the point?

  103. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 3:12 pm

    Not a very subtle frame job there by Murphy, but it got the job done.

  104. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 3:13 pm

    I saw that “Someone Saved My Life” graphic and worried that we had lost Sir Elton.

  105. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 3:14 pm

    LOL at a Mondesi’s futile two strike bunt attempt

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  106. lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 3:15 pm

    Please win right now…Diekman is almost certainly coming in next.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 3:32 pm || Up

      When he’s on, and used correctly, he’s pretty good. Today was one of those days.

      • Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 3:37 pm || Up

        It helped that Dozier swung and missed at ball four.

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  107. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 18,2019 3:16 pm

    It feels like a Jurk store pie type of day.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  108. mikeA Sep 18,2019 3:17 pm

    Not sure I like Fiers as the WC starter.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 18,2019 3:18 pm || Up

      I’ll hold judgement until his next start.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 3:22 pm || Up

      Given recent history I am prepared to accept this.

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  109. Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 3:41 pm

    Beating somebody named “Kevin McCarthy” would give me great pleasure.

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 3:44 pm || Up

      Come on, turn this district Blue Green!

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      • Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 3:52 pm || Up

        Ugh, a late surge in votes from the conservative precincts holds the seat.

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 4:05 pm || Up

          Fucking Russian hackers.

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  110. lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 3:53 pm

    So in retrospect, PH for KD and bunting would’ve been the way to go.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 3:55 pm || Up

      That assumes we had someone on the bench who could get one down. Maybe Barreto.

    • dmoas Sep 18,2019 3:55 pm || Up

      Yep. Felt like he should have been bunting (not that he’d necessarily be good at it) but it seemed even at the time that him swinging away was a bad idea.

  111. lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 3:58 pm

    Bob playing fast and loose with the IBBs today.

    • lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 4:01 pm || Up

      And yup, this leads to Soler coming up.

  112. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 4:04 pm

    Wendelken’s stuff sometimes looks hella sharp.

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  113. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 4:05 pm

    Jesse Hahn!

  114. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 4:06 pm

    Huh, Jesse Hahn still breathes big league air.

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  115. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 4:14 pm

    T-Shirt Day walkoff

  116. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 18,2019 4:14 pm

    Canha get a motherFKin pie??

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  117. lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 4:14 pm

    Rest up dudes. Lol they can barely celebrate.

  118. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 4:15 pm

    Whoo hoo!

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    • Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 4:25 pm || Up

      I notice you have FRS for Saturday, and I’m coming down for Sat. and Sun. Are you tailgating? I won’t be leaving home until at least noon, most likely, due to Cal’s 9 a.m. kickoff at Ole Miss, but I should be there by around 4:30.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 4:37 pm || Up

        No had to give FRS away. It’s Gaucho move in weekend! Hoping to be back for Sunday. Tailgate possible?

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        • Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 4:57 pm || Up

          Take your time with Primera and don’t rush back for that, but sure, if you’re there. I’m doing the quick overnight with a Priceline deal on Hegenberger and game tickets are already taken care of. Any text number you might have for me would be obsolete but the Vince-honoring e-mail in my profile is still current.

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          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 5:11 pm || Up

            Cool, I’ll let you know. I have always really enjoyed a last home regular season game day tailgate. And I’ve been wanting to reprise my french toast kabobs.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 7:25 pm || Up

              Mmmm, french toast kabobs.

              I can relate to where Primera is right now. In 1979 Cal was still on the quarter system, starting classes at the end of September, so this is exactly 40 years since I showed up there as a nervous freshman. I did get to go to a few A’s games at the very end of that season, although BART was shut down due to a strike (for about 3 months IIRC) so the only way to the Coliseum was the AC Transit 57. Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of this typical turd, where I was one of the 2340 in attendance. I remember it because U.L. Washington, he of the toothpick, hit homers from both sides of the plate in his first two ABs against Langford and Minetto as the Royals took a 9-0 lead. The A’s had a promising rookie left fielder who could steal some bases, but he went 0-for-4 and his OPS was only .685 so his future was dubious at best.

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              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 21,2019 10:45 pm || Up

                Back from SB but no time to shop/prep for any kind of tailgate tomorrow. So if I go at all it’ll be a game morning decision.

                "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
                • Soaker Soaker Sep 21,2019 10:58 pm || Up

                  No problem; I thought that was likely. I’ll do my usual other Sunday morning activities.

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                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 22,2019 11:52 am || Up

                  Getting it together this AM seemed way too daunting. That 101 drive is a lot more grueling than I remember it from the 80s/90s when I made it frequently. I’ll keep my charcoal dry for the next home game.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
                • ptbnl Sep 22,2019 12:10 pm || Up

                  October 2nd baby.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 18,2019 7:56 pm || Up

          I heard on the radio today that their football team hasn’t been defeated in 47 years

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  119. Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 4:16 pm

    Nice win, bitches.

    Your defending World Champion Boston Red Sox were just eliminated from the #1 AL Wild Card slot.

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    • lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 4:17 pm || Up

      They better FKing try against the Rays.

  120. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 4:17 pm

    Canha only has eye black under one eye? I have never seen that.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 4:20 pm || Up

      On rewind it must’ve rubbed off in the celebration

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 18,2019 8:03 pm || Up

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  121. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 4:28 pm

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 4:30 pm || Up

    • lenscrafters Sep 18,2019 4:31 pm || Up

      That explains the need for Bassitt in the pen.

      And really you could tell Treinen has been having issues for a while now. His last few appearances he was pitching at the lowest velocity of his A’s career.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 4:34 pm || Up

      I’d like them to keep Blake over the offseason. Give him 6 months to get his act together and see what we have in Mesa. That said, this news does not upset me right now.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 18,2019 4:38 pm || Up

        Yeah spring 2020 Treinen sounds a lot more palatable than Oct 2019 Treinen

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        • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 18,2019 5:32 pm || Up

          Agreed. I had almost posted a comment rosterbating the playoff pitching staff but held off because of him and Lou.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 5:40 pm || Up

            I’m going to say that Lou makes the wild card game roster, but not a full series roster. Wendelken, Luzardo, and Puk have all passed him on the depth chart.

  122. Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 5:56 pm

    Thank you, Max Muncy!

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 18,2019 6:01 pm || Up

      The Tigers are putting up a mild fight against Cleveland.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 18,2019 9:22 pm || Up

      This feels like Tampa Bay vs. Oklahoma City (“Josh Sborz”????)…hang in there guys…

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 18,2019 9:47 pm || Up

        now if one of the brooklyn dodgers can get a hit

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  123. mother pucker Sep 18,2019 10:25 pm

    I really do respect the competitive makeup and battle of Fiers, but I just don’t see how the A’s brass feels more comfortable going with him at the moment over Homer or Manaea. I truly type this as a Fiers fan, but he hasn’t pitched well since I think shutting down the White Sox in early August (and it would make perfect sense if the injury is part of the explanation).

    Also, thanks for fucking nothing Dodgers.

    • dmoas Sep 18,2019 10:36 pm || Up

      I’d lean towards Manaea. But Homer did well today.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 19,2019 8:54 am || Up

        Rays are slightly worse against lefties. Manaea has looked great.

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    • lenscrafters Sep 19,2019 9:12 am || Up

      Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I agree with you and mikeA. Fiers would not be a great option for the WC game.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2019 10:23 am || Up

        My hope is that they arent just team speaking when they say it isnt one, and that the week plus basically off will do him some good. But if he doesnt look great the next time he throws you cannot start him period.

        Either way Im just glad we won’t be using an opener.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • andeux andeux Sep 19,2019 10:48 am || Up

          They still have 2 regular season starts to see how he looks and change their minds. And if they can keep the current margin through the end of next week, Mengden and Blackburn can start the last two games of the regular season, leaving any of our other starters potentially available to start the WC game.

          TINSTAAFK
        • dmoas Sep 19,2019 10:49 am || Up

          Yeah, if there’s any signs of a repeat, he’s pretty much done.

  124. mikeA Sep 19,2019 11:20 am

    The Rays have 38 players on their active roster.

  125. ptbnl Sep 19,2019 11:38 am

    The Gnats are 5 games over their expected W-L … is that because they’ve been blown out a bunch of times?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  126. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 19,2019 12:22 pm

    I dont think I knew MLB had “administrative leave“.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 19,2019 12:29 pm || Up

      Yeah, isn’t that supposed to be for cops who shoot people?

  127. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 19,2019 2:46 pm

    Surprisingly few decent seats available for tomorrow night.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 20,2019 3:43 pm || Up

      Grabbed some in Section 214. Looks like a beautiful night for baseball in the City of Oakland.

  128. Soaker Soaker Sep 19,2019 4:37 pm

    I was surprised to search for the DET-CLE game and find out it’s a Big Fox telecast. They’re only inflicting the Tigers on 9% of the country though: a few stations in Ohio and Michigan, plus San Francisco/Oakland (but not even Sacramento) and Tampa/St. Pete.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 19,2019 6:13 pm || Up

      The Tigers are useless. I don’t know why I am watching this.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 19,2019 6:33 pm || Up

        i feel better that the royals are fighting with the twins.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 19,2019 6:36 pm || Up

          The Royals have some legitimate Major League Baseball players. The Tigers are just sad. I’m disgusted by that loss to them.

      • lenscrafters Sep 19,2019 6:56 pm || Up

        It’s one step closer to the Indians knocking out the Rays – that’s what I’m telling myself to make this feel better.

  129. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 19,2019 6:54 pm

    OK, if he was telling a foreign leader he would to release aid to that country only if they investigated his domestic political opponent, and he also is trying to cover up a whistleblower complaint about that quid pro quo, that has to lead to impeachment…right Nancy??

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 19,2019 7:33 pm || Up

      “A very disappointed Nancy Pelosi fired off a stinging letter this afternoon”

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 20,2019 1:02 pm || Up

        The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

        If the reporting is correct, he was literally soliciting a bribe in the form of campaign assistance. Auto-impeachment territory. This isn’t fucking hard.

        • dmoas Sep 20,2019 1:04 pm || Up

          It is when you have an entire political party who literally doesn’t care about laws. Only power.

          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 20,2019 1:28 pm || Up

            The only thing stopping impeachment is the House Democratic Caucus. Removal is another story, but at least send up the indictment. Maybe I’m an alarmist, but I feel like our form of government is at stake here, which means you can’t admit defeat before the game is played.

            • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 20,2019 1:58 pm || Up

              They really think the lesson from WJClinton was “impeach=mid term losses.”

              But they don’t seem to grasp people just didn’t like the bullshit reason the hose gave.

              Further, you don’t lose a single vote with impeachment. You only can enegize angry voters, which is what happened in 98. It will again when he isn’t removed.

              Angry voters won in 94, 10, 16 and 18. Lets make america mad again.

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              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 20,2019 2:02 pm || Up

                What exactly was the lesson from the two elections after Nixon? Yes, he resigned, but not before impeachment articles were drawn up. Most of our leaders are old enough to remember that.

                • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 20,2019 2:33 pm || Up

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • dmoas Sep 20,2019 2:39 pm || Up

                  That feels like a lie. A cover my ass “we’re doing what we’re doing” but not fighting for what we can do and must do.

                • dmoas Sep 20,2019 2:38 pm || Up

                  The lesson was don’t admit wrongdoing even if you commit wrong doing. And don’t ever let the truth get in the way of the party’s power.

            • dmoas Sep 20,2019 2:35 pm || Up

              No disagreement. But it is what we’re dealing with. The government is at stake here and unfortunately it’s rolling over and giving up.

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2019 7:38 pm || Up

                It sure sounds tonight like it is happening. Buckle up.

                • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2019 7:50 pm || Up

                  thing is about her slow play, the GOP is just gonna say it was a lie, it was a game, she wanted it all along. And they will “win” on that issue.

                  I don’t think they will win on the election based on that, but it makes her look as weak as if she was ready to impeach the motherfucker day one

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                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2019 7:57 pm || Up

                  I disagree with that. I think it looks like she didn’t want to do it but was forced into it by Trump being so brazenly corrupt, which is the probably the political sweet spot for her and most of her caucus.

                  It will be unfortunate if the Articles of Impeachment end up being just about this one thing though. There is so much other corruption and abuse of power that should be in there for posterity and for 2020 campaign purpose.

                • AV AV Sep 23,2019 8:04 pm || Up

                  the vote in congress matters, some.

                  it’s about the hearings. and exposing all that stuff on TV for more than a cycle or two.

                  which is why i think she’s all, guys guys, not yet. we need the NY DA taxes to come thru.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • AV AV Sep 24,2019 8:41 am || Up

                  the thread. not the tweet on top.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2019 8:17 pm || Up

                  I dont think we disagree too much.

                  I agree that her caucus will buy the “will she, son’t she” of it. My problem is thinking she was winning over moderate republicans and no elected officials. I think she thought she could. I don’t think she can

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 22,2019 2:58 pm || Up
        "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 22,2019 3:00 pm || Up

          Nevertheless, she they persisted.

        • dmoas Sep 22,2019 3:05 pm || Up

          In other words: we’ll REALLY investigate you!

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 19,2019 8:38 pm || Up

      Red sox and phillies have to take care of business> I really really really really want t he A’s to clinch in Anaheim. the angels just got celebrated on in NY, I want to see at the big A too

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

        she sure talks a game.

        but it’s not as sexy as giuliani on cuomo or as vinograd’s snarl on whatever this puts her on.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 20,2019 9:08 am || Up

        I may go to one of the 2at the Big A’s so I am on board with this.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2019 3:05 pm || Up

      Attn: Nancy

      Mitt is tacitly inviting impeachment here. Let’s do this.

      • dmoas Sep 23,2019 4:05 pm || Up

        He’ll naturally run lockstep with Mitch on expediting the Senate side to scuttle it.

      • AV AV Sep 23,2019 4:31 pm || Up

        knowing she’s not dumb, i have to (or i’ll lose my goddamned mind) expect she’s been cooking something else up that’s less escapable. like, financial stuff.

        and that she’s reading the public as being meh on complicated quid pro quo even if corruption-laden, but personally pissoffable on issues of self-dealing and enrichment via the office.

        at least that’s where she was as of last week, with financial vs russian collusion, when this other can of worms opened up sort of by surprise. so now she’s weighing whether to stay that long course or change with this one because it’s exploding, and whether one distracts from the other so she’s waiting a little longer till she can mic drop or something something, and i can have faith in that because she is that pelosi who clapped so venomously that one time…

        otoh [voice of gob] COME ON!

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • AV AV Sep 23,2019 4:36 pm || Up

          i did lose my GD mind this morning with mikey barbaro leading the story with biden’s ties rather than obstruction of the memo. and the reporter with the goofy voice (rather than the goofy cadence — that’s mikey) going, well we’ll just see how the media shapes this but it’s starting to look like a repeat of butter emails.

          and it’s like dude, YOU’RE THE MEDIA REPEATING THE FALSE EQUIVALENCE. YOU!

          YOU YOU YOU YOU YOU.

          if YOU can see it so clearly, why are YOU doing this again??

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • dmoas Sep 23,2019 5:01 pm || Up

            It pisses me off that for over a decade, the primary focus of the media has been largely on hammering Dems for why they’re doing this or why they’re doing that. But they seldom spend the same effort on Republicans. On these pretty obvious crimes should be shoved in Republican’s faces forcing them to be defensive. Instead they deny the issue outright and the media doesn’t question it.

            • AV AV Sep 23,2019 5:36 pm || Up

              and so little live pushback on incoherent word salad. not talking about trump’s, which is nonsense. i’m talking about people who put together words into complete sentences, but say whateeeeeever.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2019 5:05 pm || Up

          I am losing my mind. I don’t understand

          I did think today, however, do Booker, Klobachar, Harris, and Warren all have to sit through the evidence to vote for impeachment? DOes that get in the way of campaigning?

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          • dmoas Sep 23,2019 5:08 pm || Up

            Not likely. Mitch already said he plans to scuttle that part of the process. He plans to reject pretty much all evidence and potential witnesses. He’ll pretty much rush it to a vote with the GOP falling lockstep in Senate votes.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 23,2019 5:17 pm || Up

              I assume he’ll try to pocket veto it, a la the Garland appointment. If he tries to bring it to a quickie vote, John Roberts really has to come in and start administering oaths if we are taking the words of the Constitution seriously at all.

              • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 23,2019 5:19 pm || Up

                but do you have to pull your candidates to be there?

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              • dmoas Sep 23,2019 5:32 pm || Up

                Except there’s broad authority for them to appeal every decision Roberts makes with a majority rule system. So Roberts acts, McConnell appeals, Senate votes, Roberts overruled.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 16,2019 2:34 pm || Up

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2019 12:10 pm || Up

      My guy has been drifting away from the far right wing toward the center but this is a surprisingly big step for him.

      Support locally made sausage!
      • dmoas Sep 28,2019 6:59 pm || Up

        It’s a reasonable position to have, especially for someone of the same party. At the very least it’s one that can be defended either way come November 2020.

  130. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 20,2019 2:49 pm

    Currently playing first base for the Cubs: Jonathan Lucroy

    He just spaced out and missed a pickoff throw, letting the runner go to second. This is a one-run game in the ninth in a crucial pennant race game against the division leader. Joe Maddon, ladies and gentlemen.

    • andeux andeux Sep 20,2019 3:02 pm || Up

      Gotta find a way to keep his bat in the lineup.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 20,2019 3:03 pm || Up

        He’s due up third in the bottom of the ninth, with the Cubs down a run. Can’t make it up.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 20,2019 3:08 pm || Up

          They are pinch hitting for him. Which means Maddon brought Lucroy in at first for defense.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 20,2019 3:20 pm || Up

            forgot I was watching that. stupid work

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 20,2019 3:22 pm || Up

              The guy who pinch hit for Lucroy (Tony Kemp) walked, then Zobrist grounded out to end it.

  131. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 20,2019 6:08 pm

    Wait, Mitch Moreland is capable of doing things I like?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  132. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 20,2019 6:49 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  133. mikeA Sep 23,2019 9:52 pm

    Starting last night, and continuing today, the twitter algorithm has been feeding me non-stop Royals content. Bizarre.

    • AV AV Sep 24,2019 8:40 am || Up

      huh. mine’s more PM and the court.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2019 9:02 am || Up

        Y’all don’t go with chronological?

        • AV AV Sep 24,2019 9:29 am || Up

          yes. but i read from the bottom up.

          just got to the spider brooch.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  134. AV AV Sep 24,2019 2:11 pm

    wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.

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