I love the Oakland Coliseum. A lot. But with or without tarps it’s about as intimate as a blowjob in a port-a-potty.
A place to stress, vent, complain, rosterbate, and anticipate.
So I heard as of last night they had started selling SRO tix. Is it still possible to break the attendance record with the changes they have made to seats, etc?
I like how SRO is more expensive than Mount Davis.
SRO can actually see the field.
I would imagine if you’re on Mount Davis, you’re likely to be going SRO.
The all-time Coliseum baseball record is 56,310 (July 21, 2018 vs. Giants). With some of the things like “Coppola Boxes” offsetting SRO I’m not sure if they could hit that.
They might be able to beat the postseason record of 55,861 (October 13, 2001 vs. Yankees), all of whom permanently damaged their vocal cords screaming at Jeremy to slide.
It’s possible the SRO potential is larger now than the # seats lost from Golden Road etc. Remember they’ve been packing SRO into the Treehouse all year so maybe feel comfortable selling lots. Especially given that most regular season Treehouse pass users have actual seats for the postseason.
Might also do it expecting a lot of them to FSU into unused seats throughout the stadium from no-shows.
This is so on brand to be a big splashy headline the day before our game.
Didn’t wake up today in a good mood and now we have to deal with this bullshit.
Planning on arriving around noon. With a grill.
Thanks, and go As.
I’m aiming for 1230, will post exact location once I’m parked.
I’m expecting directed parking. Not thrilled.
The pre-paid parking is sold out for the entire postseason. Without a pass it looks like you’ll be directed into Lots C or D on the arena side. Postseason parking map. It would certainly be “directed parking” as Mike says. When I was there for the last couple games of the regular season the parking seemed so convoluted with all the barricades, more so than previously, that I was thinking it would be just as well if they would do directed parking any time they are expecting more than about 25K (unpopular I know but a lot more efficient).
Stress: The A’s will probably lose. Vent: The A’s always lose these games! Also it’s fucked up that this really good team continues to be stuck with the Astros. R’bate: eh A’pate: Maybe the A’s will win!
Complain: the country and the world are fucked.
I’m happy that MC Hammer is throwing out the first pitch tomorrow (Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em). But I was kind of hoping for East Bay Ray.
I was thinking potentially The Lonely Island.
From the Front Row Seats season ticket postseason plan, I’m penciled in for 10/8 (ALDS game 4 – $95/seat) and 10/17 (ALCS game 5 – $125/seat) but I have conflicts for both.
Let me know if you’re interested (in reply here) and I’ll draw lots if it becomes relevant.
Interested in both!
Interested in 10/17.
Per Slusser tweets, Manaea starts, Fiers on roster
Pretty wild to remember that last year’s wild card roster had one starting pitcher, and it was Edwin Jackson, and he didn’t pitch.
Related: Happy birthday Sweet Lou, savior of the middle innings in last year’s game to unassuming shower victim this year.
I don’t care about the teams and usually in these games I like to see ex-A’s do well, so good games for Suzuki and Doolittle would be fine. However, it would be wonderful if a Fernando Rodney implosion decides it.
I’m rooting for Milwaukee because I know three Brewers fans, also the Nats have always annoyed me for I’m not sure why exactly.
Because they are neither the Expos nor the Senators.
Also their season ticket holders.
Never found out how he paid that off, did we.
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“Who were the friends in the group?”
That generic name is just so awful. How could they have not done better.
Generic uniforms too. It’s all blah.
Pomeranz gets the best of Suzuki in the 7th for ex-Athletic moment of the night so far.
It appears to be a minimum of 3 full minutes between final out and first pitch of next inning. So 51 minutes in a nine-inning game. But hey, there must be more ways we can speed up pace of play.
This has been my #1 complaint. Don’t add extra dead time to sell then tell me games are taking longer.
Especially when that dead time is typically advertising a future game or insanely repeating the same ad over and over. There are enough breaks during a game naturally to advertise that shit and you’ll have more eyes on it as a result.
Not sure I trust much of what Jeff Francouer has to say about hitting.
This is when reality starts to set in. Im glad there is a game, but its 7pm and the A’s arent on and havent been on.
I love the routine of baseball. It is there basically every day. Playoffs are interesting, but I like the grind.
(If we win 12 more games this year I might not feel the same way…)
I hate the format too. This round is what it is. But the next three shouldn’t have days off. Not even for travel. Both teams will share the same schedule and travel so it’s not needed for fairness. Force teams to grind through 4 – 7 games in 4 – 7 days and use their entire roster. No getting away with only throwing 3 starters and maybe a 4th. No team got here without a 5th starter, no team should be able to win it all without one.
Talk about another franchise that has had some post-season pain, the Nationals tonight are making me think of how painful it would be if somehow the Rays are able to score early and then use their pitching to smother the game. So I hope everyone out there tomorrow night is Loud LOud LOUd LOUD. All game. I really want to get to a real post-season series.
Ron Howard: It was painful
togh call but I say hbp
Huh, I would’ve thought that hitting the bat would render hitting the hand moot.
you think it hit bat first? I would buy that but i’m thinking hand first
I thought it was basically simultaneous, but just the fact that it hit the bat at all would’ve changed the call.
That sort of thing should be simpler. If the hands are on the bat it should be part of the bat. If they’re not then they’re hands.
Could kind of see the Hader meltdown coming there. Now its time to see what Doo can do.
Oops, didn’t realize he’d been supplanted as closer.
Damn that’s painful for the Brewers.
Why is it that when I watch one franchise with a rather troubled playoff-past, particularly in do-or-die games, come through for once at home, I (irrationally) think it bodes poorly for tomorrow?
really? it was the bullpen meltdown that got me
I found that game disquieting and foreboding for reasons I couldn’t put my finger on. Probably for roughly that reason.
Soto celebrating after getting stupidly thrown out in a 1-run game was ridiculous.
Can anyone use a good pair of tickets (originally sslinger’s) for tomorrow? If not, I will probably try stubhub (or he may have other takers) in the morning.
Sure I have $1B of funding deadlines in the next 2 days, but this is the wildcard play-in game.
Coultdn’t be in better hands!
Call me old fashioned, but LOL at the Astros being on the cover of SI.
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