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Today’s the first (and possibly only) day with all four Division Series playing. TB at Hou 1100, StL at Atl 1330, Minn at NYY 1600, DC at LA 1830. Yes, it is hard to move on.

"Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."

90 thoughts on “The Divisions between us

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 4,2019 11:54 am

    The list of players and teams I want to root against dwarfs the list of those I want to root for. I may have some bitterness.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 4,2019 1:05 pm || Up

      I hate them all.

      The only option I feel has an interest for me would be Nats/Stros. It is the last 2 iterations of the Fresno Grizzlies so that would be something I guess.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 4,2019 5:24 pm

    I’m a little surprised Rudy Giuliani still shows his face at Yankee Stadium. Maybe he’s hoping sitting next to Alan Dershowitz will dilute the public indignation.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 4,2019 5:44 pm || Up

      They’re gone now, doubtless because Trump was told Rudy was on TV enjoying himself. Now Rudy’s been summoned for some Trump humiliation just because.

      Since all these once-powerful Republicans are treated like shit in public by Trump again and again, you’d think that eventually one would flip on him. Hell, maybe it’ll be Rick Perry.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 4,2019 7:14 pm || Up

        After an hour’s absence Rudy returns having ditched Dershowitz and picked up some muscled jamoke in a jersey who I assume is one of the Proud Boys.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 4,2019 7:24 pm || Up

        This guy is actually a Wallace Shawn character, right?

        In Brussels, Sondland garnered a reputation for his truculent manner and fondness for the trappings of privilege. He peppered closed-door negotiations with four-letter words. He carried a wireless buzzer into meetings at the U.S. Mission that enabled him to silently summon support staff to refill his teacup.

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 4,2019 7:14 pm

  4. ptbnl Oct 6,2019 11:44 am

    A particularly fine weekend in the premiership … not sure which Manchester’s loss was more gratifying.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2019 12:21 pm || Up

      Surprisingly entertaining game going on at Spurs Stadium.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 7,2019 9:05 am || Up

        Work today is having a “wear your favorite sportsball jersey” day and I actually got to break out a Raiders jersey and not be a complete laughingstock.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2019 6:48 pm || Up

      I was able to catch some of the united loss on the plane. thanks united.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 7,2019 12:33 pm

    I’m glad Tanpa is making it a series today. After watching Cole and Verlander dominating games 1 and 2 is hard to imagine the A’s would have fared any better.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. MikeV MikeV Oct 7,2019 2:31 pm

    What are you guys talking about? Baseball ended last week.

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

    Thanks, and go As.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 7,2019 5:30 pm || Up

      Now that is some great and unmatched wisdom.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 8,2019 5:18 pm

    It is hard for me to trust that PG&E can effectively implement a targeted power shut off when they can’t even keep their website up.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Oct 8,2019 5:24 pm || Up

      What could possibly go wrong?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 8,2019 6:14 pm || Up

        Will the lab be offline or do you have your own power supply?

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • ptbnl Oct 8,2019 10:12 pm || Up

          There’s limited emergency power, but we’re closed.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • andeux andeux Oct 8,2019 6:18 pm || Up

      Yeah that whole thing sounds like a clusterfk.

      TINSTAAFK
      • AV AV Oct 8,2019 8:32 pm || Up
        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • ptbnl Oct 8,2019 10:14 pm || Up

          Caldecott tunnel too.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 8,2019 7:47 pm || Up

      It looks like they turned to Twitter to get their outage maps out; for example:

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 8,2019 8:07 pm || Up

        That appears to be unchanged since yesterday. SFgate has a better screenshot of Berkeley/Oakland. Note the same wedge-shaped bit of supposed non-blackout around the main Cal campus. My people tell me they are very skeptical of PGE’s ability to control outages down to the block-specific level those maps suggest.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • AV AV Oct 8,2019 8:26 pm || Up

          UC decided to close tomorrow. campus open, but teachers / staff not required to show — paid holiday. UC 911 staff will be fully operational.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 9,2019 8:43 am || Up

            So this is just a sneaky way for PG&E to try and give more people Yom Kippur off?

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • AV AV Oct 9,2019 10:31 am || Up

      did anybody actually get their power cut off?

      i didn’t.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV Oct 9,2019 10:32 am || Up

        zzzzzp

        zzzzzp

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        zzzzzp

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 9,2019 10:59 am || Up

          I didn’t, I don’t expect it. I don’t hink as many people will have it cut off as threatened

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Soaker Soaker Oct 9,2019 12:39 pm || Up

            Your local media is giving it the full Y2K-hype buildup though.

            Support locally made sausage!
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 9,2019 11:24 am || Up

        East Bay areas now scheduled to commence shutoff after noon today (most likely starting between 1 and 3). It will impact at least the East Bay hill areas shown on the basis PGE maps. It could impact wider areas if PGE is inaccurate.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 9,2019 1:12 pm || Up

          Now changed to 8pm.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • dmoas Oct 9,2019 2:13 pm || Up

        Santa Rosa/Sonoma area got cut. Outside of that, no idea.

      • AV AV Oct 9,2019 8:49 pm || Up

        judge smails gif

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 9,2019 11:24 am

    In other news, the Sharks look awful.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 11,2019 8:03 am || Up

      At first it looked like they had aged over the offseason right past their window of contention. But maybe they just needed old Patty Marleau back.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 9,2019 2:27 pm

    Well this has to suck for Atlanta fans. Which is fine with me.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 9,2019 2:30 pm || Up

      Very glad we’re won’t have that obscene Chop in the next round.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Oct 9,2019 2:41 pm || Up

        Braves fans vs. Yadier Molina is a tough call.

        TINSTAAFK
  10. mikeA Oct 9,2019 2:31 pm

    I like other playoff-doomed teams to keep suffering, especially when those teams are the Braves. I don’t like the Nats either.

  11. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 9,2019 8:27 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • dmoas Oct 9,2019 9:20 pm || Up

      Exhibit A for why it’s bad to have genocide victim’s for a team nickname.

  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 9,2019 8:36 pm

    Kershaw is making Manaea feel less bad.

  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 9,2019 11:18 pm

    Howie Kendrick, LA’s favorite son.

    "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 Oct 10,2019 12:36 pm
  15. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 10,2019 1:15 pm

    So Rudy lunched with two henchmen who then immediately tried to flee the country on one-way tickets ahead of indictment for illegally funneling hundreds of thousands from Ukraine to a pro-Trump super Pac staffed by multiple recent Trump officials. But surely there was NO COLLUSION so nothing to see here, right?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 10,2019 1:43 pm || Up

      It’s incredible how much shady behavior Rudy is able to fit into each day at his age. What’s his productivity secret?

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 10,2019 3:50 pm || Up

        The master at work.

        This morning, Giuliani told me he’d have to reschedule our lunch. I’ve tried to reach him since then, to discuss Parnas’s and Fruman’s arrests, among other things, to no avail. When I called at 3 p.m. ET to ask about his Vienna trip, a woman claiming to be his communications director answered the phone. I have called him more than 100 times over the past year, and this is the first time that has ever happened. She said she’d have to get back to me. As we spoke, I could hear a voice that resembled Giuliani’s shout “asshole” in the background. “Oh, sorry,” the woman told me. “He was talking to the TV.”

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 10,2019 6:25 pm || Up

          Much has been discussed about how different powerful Republicans adapted to the Trump ascension. The Rubios and Cruzes and Grahams and Sessionses all came to a place where they’d hold their noses and tongues and willingly abase themselves in pursuit of the political ends they always wanted.

          And there’s Rudy, who prior to 2016 had always struck me as a power thirsty jerk, but never as stupid. And I wonder, why the different path than Trump’s other enablers?

          And now I start to get it. Where the Sessionses (how we hates them) saw the big potential to advance their agendas, Rudy got it in a more intimate NYC framework: The cops are bought, we can’t be touched, here’s my chance to score. As Goldwater might’ve said, Stupidity in Pursuit of Lucre is no vice.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 10,2019 1:49 pm || Up

  16. ptbnl Oct 10,2019 3:25 pm

    The Swedish Academy reboot is going as well as expected then.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 10,2019 4:06 pm
    • colin colin Oct 10,2019 6:32 pm || Up

      There is a location about a block from my house and I never go there, but every time I see one of these articles I think I should.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 10,2019 7:21 pm || Up

        You definitely should. It is a wonderland of seasonings.

  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 10,2019 7:32 pm

    Offseason TV watching report: Succession is good.

    • colin colin Oct 11,2019 6:14 am || Up

      My wife has been watching and I caught one episode, which was pretty fun.

      • sslinger Oct 11,2019 9:43 pm || Up

        Apparently not when it comes to wine.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 12,2019 10:26 am || Up

          Thank you for this. The “hyper-decanting” thing was hilarious and I was wondering if it was real.

  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 11,2019 8:33 pm

    Well done by Doo

    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 12,2019 4:26 pm || Up

      Him and kurt make me root for them

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  20. ptbnl Oct 12,2019 5:54 pm

    Good pitchers duel in Houston.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 12,2019 6:48 pm || Up

      I keep forgetting I am rooting for the yankees

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 15,2019 7:59 pm || Up

        Maybe I can root for the astros so the the yankees sign cole

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  21. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 12,2019 6:47 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 12,2019 8:12 pm

    Apparently Bruce Maxwell totally crushed this season and, with old friend Chris Carter, helped lead the Acereros de Monclova to the Mexican League title.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 14,2019 2:34 pm

    a little rosterbaiting

    Big issue is the log jam of meh at second. nobody to get excited about, nobody that you really want to move at a price that they will move for.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 14,2019 6:15 pm || Up

      There’s a risk of getting Laureanoed on a trade of Barreto or Mateo, but it has to be done with at least one of them.

      Also, no way in hell I’m exposing Heim or Charles to Rule 5.

  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 14,2019 7:04 pm

  25. ptbnl Oct 15,2019 5:32 pm

    The Nationals have clearly figured out that scoring a FK-ton of runs in the first inning of a decider is a good strategy.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  26. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 15,2019 5:37 pm

    Man, the Cardinals have managed to not show up in every phase this LCS. Their starters, relievers, hitters especially, all completely missing. I gotta think their hotel rooms also front on the 7 AM alley garbage pickup and the greenies got delivered to Washington State. Five-tool failure to be sure.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 15,2019 5:58 pm

    The USA men are about to lose a competitive soccer match to Canada. Dark times for this nation.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 15,2019 6:24 pm || Up

      Oh, this is pathetic.

      • AV AV Oct 15,2019 10:19 pm || Up

        you were watching the debate, huh?

        and yes, canada probably did win.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 16,2019 10:56 am || Up

        • dmoas Oct 16,2019 11:10 am || Up

          I mean, if the team has sucked and gone down hill for this long, maybe it’s Jay’s boss that should be firing Jay.

  28. andeux andeux Oct 16,2019 11:20 am

    As predicted, the Angels are hiring Scioscia-with-hipster-glasses.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 16,2019 12:01 pm || Up

      I wonder if one of Joe’s stipulations was that over the winter they have to offload Pujols. He was reasonably healthy this year and bad but not Chris Davis bad, so maybe they could dump him on a National League team as a pinch-hitter and occasional first baseman, with the Angels eating perhaps 90% of the remaining contract.

      Support locally made sausage!
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 17,2019 12:03 am || Up

      If the Phillies hire Dusty Baker it’ll tweak the charm quark and we’ll all be singularitied.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 16,2019 5:08 pm
    • dmoas Oct 16,2019 7:02 pm || Up

      The guy has just absolutely no sense of right and wrong or empathy. The shear megalomania and ego involved in all that he does just boggles the mind. To have access to the kind of wealth and power makes him so insanely dangerous.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2019 12:26 pm || Up

        Meanwhile, today he is standing in front of the world and bragging about having facilitated Turkey’s ethnic cleansing of Syrian Kurds. The amount of damage he can do to the world every day that he is allowed to stay in office is terrifying. And he’s getting worse, the more cornered he is.

    • AV AV Oct 16,2019 8:14 pm || Up

      i honestly can’t tell between dementia and/or trolling.

      even if it’s 100%/0% in either direction, i can’t tell.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV Oct 16,2019 8:17 pm || Up

        because i’m not ascribing his tweets to actually his.

        but even if they are…

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • AV AV Oct 17,2019 1:03 pm || Up

          yesterday i woke up at 330 and just decided it wasn’t worth trying to get back to sleep, so started my day.

          i believe i went to bed at 9.

          i have no recollection at all of writing the above.

          obviously, i was projecting about the dementia.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2019 9:15 am
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 17,2019 10:34 am || Up

      On July 30, 2019 Plaintiff ARNAUD purchased a Coca-Cola Freestyle Souvenir Cup at UNIVERSAL’S Island of Adventure, in Orlando Florida for the premium price of $16.99, on July 31, 2019 Plaintiff returned to UNIVERSAL’S Volcano Bay, and reactivated his souvenir cup for $8.99.

      For that amount of money I’d damned well better be able to get all the 16 oz. refills I can drink. Especially in Florida in July.

      Support locally made sausage!
      • dmoas Oct 17,2019 12:25 pm || Up

        As stupid as the lawsuit is, it’s also remarkably stupid to have such a limit too. And that price. Holy shit. Unless you’re able to drink that shit all day, no souvenir cup is worth that amount. And the “reactivation” fee.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 17,2019 12:31 pm || Up

          I’m sure if the limit didn’t exist, people would quickly have a bucket brigade going to fill dozens of non-RFID equipped drinking vessels with sweet, sweet cola.

          But yeah, it’s stupid all the way down.

          • dmoas Oct 17,2019 1:37 pm || Up

            I seriously doubt that. And if someone tried to pull that off, you likely have employees around who would notice. And when they sue, I’m sure that will be an embarrassing suit for the person who thought they could pull it off.

      • vignette17 Oct 17,2019 2:27 pm || Up

        Damages can be calculated through expert testimony at trial.

        How do I become an expert in this case? Is 2-3 sodas a day enough?

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