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A mere fortnight of “Camp Coliseum” is all that remains before the alleged start of the “season.” Whether Krusty shows up or not, we can still have a good time here grilling.

261 thoughts on “Summer Cramp Grill

  1. lenscrafters Jul 10,2020 9:28 am

  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2020 11:20 am

    Really fun Brisbee piece in The Athletic on the history of San Francisco coming to realize that Candlestick was a disaster.

    A few highlights:

    -Richard Nixon threw out the first pitch on the day it opened and said “San Francisco can say that this is the finest ball park in America.”
    -By May 1962, 15 people were reported to have had heart attacks climbing up to the seating levels.
    -This:

    A 1959 issue of Popular Science declared that fans would be “warmed up by their seats in the cool night air.” More than 35,000 feet of wrought-iron pipe was laid, and the plans were to circulate hot water from a boiler that would cut through the cold. According to the aforementioned Sporting News article, “Giant owner Horace Stoneham says radiant heat won’t be needed, and if he has his way, it will never be turned on.”

    All of the pipes were buried too deep in the concrete. The radiant heat — an expensive luxury in a ballpark that was already wildly over-budget — never worked. The failure of the radiant-heating system eventually led to a breach-of-contract lawsuit from Melvin Belli, complete with testimony from an Abercrombie and Fitch executive, who testified he had “outfitted an Arctic expedition with lighter clothing than the average Giants’ fan wore to a night game.” The Giants did eventually refund the cost of his season tickets.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 10,2020 12:41 pm || Up

      That hot water heat plan is bonkers. Has any stadium anywhere else even attempted something like that?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2020 2:02 pm || Up

      Another fun part: “during a remodeling, the Giants found a small apartment under the stands” presumed to have been hidden there by one of the architects for his personal use.

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2020 11:30 am

    While we’re talking about the Giants and I’m linking to the Athletic, the Giants’ radio team will not be going on road trips.

    “Once we were designated Tier 3 by MLB and not allowed on (the) team plane, buses, etc., that changed our calculus,” Flemming texted on Thursday. “We are allowed to travel, but on our own entirely. We thought that safety dictated that would be too risky — airports, hotels, rental cars — we really are trying to keep everyone safe and healthy. So I’m not particularly nervous for myself, but it’s on all of us to avoid exposing each other. And travel without the team’s infrastructure just feels too exposed. (The) Giants allowed us input in that decision and didn’t force us either way, which was nice.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 13,2020 3:45 pm || Up

      And will be practicing distancing for the home games.

      The Giants’ broadcasters will not be allowed to be in the same booths during the 60-game season because if one person showed symptoms of the coronavirus, the entire broadcast team would have to be quarantined. Krukow will now be set up in Willie McCovey’s booth, which neighbors the home TV booth. Jon Miller and Dave Flemming will also be separated, doing the radio call from two adjacent booths. Neither Krukow nor Kuiper thought this would be an issue.

      “Even though we’ll be in different booths he’ll only be three or four feet away with a window in between us,” Kuiper said. “We’ll use hand signals or whatever. That’s not going to be a problem.”

      There may also be a booth shortage problem. Ken and Vince probably won’t usually travel, but there are the three games in San Francisco, and I’d think Vince would do an in-person call of the two immediately following that in Phoenix, possibly with his son.

      There are, however, challenges that already have been identified. The MLB operations manual for this unique season does not allow TV broadcasters to travel but does permit it for radio broadcasters, so it’s possible that an opposing team could show up at Oracle Park with a radio team and a Spanish-language radio team. At some point they would run out of booths on the broadcast level, which could lead to a visiting broadcaster being set up in the seats nearby.

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 13,2020 4:52 pm || Up

        I think dom calls a good game and is prepared.

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    • Soaker Soaker Jul 21,2020 9:41 am || Up

      Charley Steiner is doing this one better, doing PxP for all games home and road from his living room.

      By Friday, an impromptu booth was built in his living room. On Sunday, he was on the call for the Dodgers’ first exhibition game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

      The setup includes three flat-screen televisions — one mounted and one on the floor on either side. One has a direct feed from the television broadcast truck. Another has a stationary angle from above for a view of all the fielders called “The All-9″. The third features shots of the bullpen and a running scoreboard.

      Monday and Duane McDonald, the broadcast’s producer and engineer, will work in Suite 215 at Dodger Stadium for both home and road games. Steiner will be in his living room, wishing he could be with his colleagues but happy to be on the air again.

      I have not read of any radio broadcasters who plan on doing road games in person, because they would have to travel outside the “bubble”. Ken, Vince and Ray are doing tonight’s radio broadcast from the Coliseum; I’m sure they want to try out the setup in an exhibition game and would think they would drive over to San Francisco for regular season games.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 21,2020 10:11 am || Up

        You know, I meant to dial in KNBR last night to see how Miller and Fleming sounded calling a game from afar, but I forgot.

        I’m guessing that Ken and Vince will not head to SF for the regular season games there because the Giants crew will be using all four of the regular broadcast booths and setting something new up for a weekend won’t be worth it. But who knows?

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 21,2020 11:49 am || Up

        I am not one to police people’s word usage, but it was hard to read that after the word “Impromptu”

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  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 10,2020 12:03 pm

    This whole story of a Baltimore homicide detective allegedly, with the help of three other cops, kidnapping a guy whose construction work he was unhappy with and forcing him to draw a cashiers check for a refund while threatening to “take you in the woods” is insane, but I want to especially call out the balls on his lawyer:

    At a bail review hearing Friday, defense attorney Matthew Fraling told Baltimore County District Court Judge Kim Thomas that the matter should be a civil issue and not criminal, saying it all stems from “poor construction” by contractor on a new patio.

    • andeux andeux Jul 10,2020 12:13 pm || Up

      The police department confirmed that the officers were on duty at the time.

      He should just argue that there is no clearly established case law saying they couldn’t do this, so qualified immunity applies.

      TINSTAAFK
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 10,2020 12:39 pm

    Please give Mr. Black the same attention and respect you would have given to actual professional baseball.

    "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 Jul 10,2020 1:20 pm

    I don’t know a whole lot about the International Baccalaureate program, but if they are really assigning grades this year based on a machine learning model whose inputs include “the grade that a teacher believes each student was likely to have obtained if the exams were held as planned” along with “miscellaneous other data, wherever it is available” that sounds extremely sketchy.

  7. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 11,2020 12:22 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  8. ptbnl Jul 11,2020 1:56 pm

    No return to the classroom this fall for OUSD.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 15,2020 10:22 am || Up

      Nor for SFUSD, though they are “hop[ing] to provide a gradual hybrid approach (a combination of in-person and distance learning) for some students when science and data suggest it is safe to do so,” according to the email I just got.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2020 11:34 am || Up

        thanks for the heads up. just looked. I am in a position where I am not that impacted, because SLF and I are still fully* employed and our kids are of an age and disposition that learning at home is passable.

        I am depressed for how we would handle this a few years ago

        *SLF is a state worker and has 2 furlough days a month

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  9. Soaker Soaker Jul 11,2020 3:15 pm

    Kyle Williams, who never had a sniff at a championship during his NFL career /cheapshot , goes into the final round of the ACC celebrity golf trailing Mardy Fish by 3 points. John Smoltz will be a third player in the final group but he trails Fish by 18 points. Fish has been playing here for quite a few years so I’ll go with the experience (it’s only Williams’ second appearance). That other FK favorite, Mark Mulder, is T7 but I can’t see him gaining 20 points on Fish in one day.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2020 2:53 pm || Up

      Mulder at least finished ahead of Derek Lowe.

      Steph Curry (4th) must have enjoyed spending the weekend with Dell Curry (T7th) instead of holing up at Disney World.

  10. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 11,2020 5:32 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  11. Soaker Soaker Jul 11,2020 8:20 pm

    “Lamentablemente” indeed. It has been 96 hours since the test was taken, over which time I have been spreading the virus if the result is positive but I haven’t been told about it.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 11,2020 10:28 pm || Up

      I took a test in SF and had the results the next day. I was 5 days after I signed up for the appointment. If i didn’t get distracted for 3 minutes researching my schedule, I could have had the test 3 days after symptoms. (there was one time slot available.)

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      • Soaker Soaker Jul 12,2020 7:44 am || Up

        Checking again this morning, results still “pending”. I didn’t expect any change in that between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

        Collectively the results of asymptomatic testing are useless because the people being tested self-select. It’s not a random sample and is biased against certain groups (those who don’t have a car to get to a testing site for example). Individually giving me a result that will be at least 5 days old does nothing whatsoever to stop the spread of the virus.

        However I’m sure this testing company LHI “Logistics Health Incorporated” collects a nice fee from government for conducting a “free to me” test to generate a worthless result. That’s a scam.

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    • colin colin Jul 12,2020 2:05 pm || Up

      My dad is in assisted living in Mill Valley. They had an employee test positive about a week ago so now all residents and staff get tested by Marin Public Health… but supposedly it’s going to take ten days for results to come back. It’s amazing that testing is still sooo bad.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 14,2020 5:46 am || Up

      I finally received the result this morning, Day 7. One of the first things we heard was how important the testing would be. My expectation by now, 4 months in, would be something like a 72-hour turnaround for the results, but everything I’ve read says 7 days is about average right now with some people waiting up to 10 days.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2020 6:49 am || Up

        “I said to my people, ‘slow the testing down please!’’”

      • doctorK doctorK Jul 16,2020 7:02 pm || Up

        My dad got his test result very quickly. It only took them 12 days to tell him he’s positive. He’s completely asymptomatic, but still.

  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2020 1:33 pm

    Watching Dan Snyder fumble this name change, I’m going to give free advice to the Cleveland baseball team owners to go ahead and secure the trademark and domain names for “Spiders” or whatever ahead of time.

    • AV AV Jul 13,2020 2:00 pm || Up

      steamers!

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV Jul 13,2020 2:03 pm || Up

      shoot. thought i’d get rich but i’m too late.

      http://washingtonmonuments.com/

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2020 11:37 am || Up

      LOL!

  13. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 13,2020 7:16 pm

    Mr. Fischer with the checkmate.

    By pumping in music, he knows the players will love it and say they would rather have this than silence.

    now he can’t broadcast the games or face ASCAP

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  14. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 13,2020 7:16 pm

    finish the comment ed

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  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2020 6:27 pm

    All those Bama fans prefered Tommy Tuberville to you, Jeff.

    • colin colin Jul 15,2020 7:21 am || Up

      I am unhappy to say that Tuberville wrapped up his career by coaching at University of Cincinnati

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 15,2020 8:34 am || Up

        Also where he wrapped up his securities fraud career.

  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 15,2020 11:45 am

    Not great, WNBA

    The doctor who treats my Lyme disease wrote up a full report, detailing my medical history and confirming my high-risk status. The Mystics team doctor (who is awesome, but who’s never treated my Lyme disease) wrote a report essentially deferring to my Lyme disease doctor, and agreeing about my high risk profile. I filed both reports to the league, as required, along with a signed form waiving my right to an appeal.

    A few days later, the league’s panel of doctors — without ever once speaking to me or to either of my doctors — informed me that they were denying my request for a health exemption.

    • doctorK doctorK Jul 16,2020 7:09 pm || Up

      She calls it “Chronic Lyme”. There’s no such thing as Chronic Lyme Disease, so
      1. She’s a woonatic
      2. The panel of doctors apparently includes at least a few trained in the ways of science, which is why they denied her request.

  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 15,2020 12:47 pm

    Sounds pretty cool!

  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 16,2020 10:08 am

    BSOHL alert.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2020 12:25 pm || Up

      I didn’t know who he was in march april may 2018

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  19. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2020 12:29 pm

    Summer camp 2020: Did the A’s get nothing out of Sonny Gray and Josh Donaldson:

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  20. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2020 1:34 pm

    sigh

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  21. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2020 1:40 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 16,2020 2:10 pm || Up

      Not enough time to stretch Luzardo out. Move to the bullpen-Jesus saves.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 17,2020 9:46 am || Up

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • lenscrafters Jul 17,2020 12:16 pm || Up

          Somehow (probably because I still expect an imminent cancellation), it hasn’t hit me that the season is starting in exactly a week.

          • andeux andeux Jul 17,2020 12:19 pm || Up

            It’s getting close enough that I’m starting to believe that it will actually happen.

            TINSTAAFK
            • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 17,2020 1:25 pm || Up

              I am confident it will begin. How many games we get in, much less so.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 16,2020 2:58 pm
    • andeux andeux Jul 16,2020 5:25 pm || Up

      Isn’t that what USC is for?

      TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2020 8:54 pm || Up

      Dammit. Can’t read. Gonna leave the tab open and maybe I’ll finally get my parents to let me use their print subscription number to get the digital LA Times.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 19,2020 4:35 pm || Up

        Don’t miss the part about “plying a UCLA dean with a golden camel statue…” (though UCLA retains its honor in the end)

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    • ptbnl Jul 18,2020 7:15 am || Up
      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  23. AV AV Jul 16,2020 5:11 pm

    what happened in the barça game? anything in particular, or just general bad play? i can’t find a video.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2020 8:56 pm || Up

      isn’t that the only thing bein does? Show Baca highlights?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 16,2020 5:16 pm

    The governor of Georgia this afternoon literally sued the mayor of Atlanta to enjoin her from issuing press releases or telling reporters that masks are required in her city. What in the world.

  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 17,2020 10:29 am

    LOL

  26. AV AV Jul 17,2020 11:52 am

    this thread keeps showing up with new messages and it’s always the same two.

    and various old threads are showing up with unreads but there’s nothing there.

    so, is WP broken? or are the bots ramping up?

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • andeux andeux Jul 17,2020 11:57 am || Up

      Those old threads got spam comments. Someone marked them as spam, so they don’t show up any more, but still get counted by the unread comment counter.
      I’m not seeing the problems you are with this thread, but have seen similar behavior in the past.

      TINSTAAFK
      • AV AV Jul 17,2020 12:55 pm || Up

        right on.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  27. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 17,2020 8:51 pm

    As someone who watches a lot of baseball where there are no fans, I really like this. I understand if you don’t

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  28. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 18,2020 3:04 pm

    this is the right decision I think

    Montas-Manaea-fires-puk-Bassit/luzardo I think until further notice

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  29. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 18,2020 3:13 pm

    My guess is wrong

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  30. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 18,2020 4:30 pm

    I am really bad with subscriptions. I took no action wrt MLB at bat. I am now getting a message that says my account info is invalid and I need to subscribe.

    I logged into a mostly dead email account and saw a 7/15 email saying I was refunded by MLB.

    Does this mean I need to resubscribe?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 18,2020 8:18 pm || Up

      Finally dug through it, apparently I was charge 149, then it was credited back. But they asked for 45 to subscribe for the year

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 19,2020 8:47 am || Up

        If you happen to be on T-Mobile there’s this offer again.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2020 7:29 am || Up

        That’s weird that they charged it all back to you automatically. They kept all of mine and (now that Im typing this) I dont think I have got the difference back yet.

        And for the record I am still ticked that I’m paying whatever amount and Im getting almost 20% of the games blacked out.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Soaker Soaker Jul 20,2020 10:02 am || Up

          Check your MLB account and see if you have a credit for the difference between the 162-game and 60-game seasons, which they hope you’ll leave there to be applied toward a 2021 subscription rather than having it refunded.

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 20,2020 10:18 am || Up

            Good call. It looks like you have until August 31 to request the partial refund, or else it gets rolled over to next year.

  31. andeux andeux Jul 19,2020 10:17 am

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 19,2020 10:20 am || Up

      I think infielder Ryan Goins should have dome more comins and less goins!

  32. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 19,2020 3:13 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  33. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 19,2020 3:14 pm

    Have to keep hair equilibrium

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 19,2020 4:06 pm || Up

      He’s the guy who blew the no-hitter in my final (for a long time) game. Maybe “impressed one-stop”.

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    • andeux andeux Jul 19,2020 4:25 pm || Up

      9 years in the minors (5 1/2 as a catcher, 3 1/2 as a pitcher), and only 10 appearances at AAA. Enjoy it kid, even if the roar of the crowd is piped-in.

      TINSTAAFK
  34. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 19,2020 5:34 pm

    I have the mets broadcast on

    1) Cespedes in left. he is really really bad

    2) judge is fun to watch

    3)The met’s team is really good, Gary thorne said “People on the east coast didn’t get to to appreciate Semien year” in response to the top 5 AL MVP vote getters when LeMeheiu was up.

    Ron dalrling then said “two shortstops” because boegarts was 5th. Thorne replied 3 if you include bregman who played a lot of short when Correa was out

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 20,2020 9:13 am || Up

      The Mets’ TV booth is easily the best in the game imo. Funny, informative, and pleasant voices to half-listen to.

  35. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 19,2020 6:00 pm

    I’m feeling pretty COVID safe, having been deep in the woods for eight days. They’d have to do some digging to include me in this sample.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  36. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 20,2020 10:08 am

    I like this?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 20,2020 10:22 am || Up

      (reads PR, hopes Shooty’s name is gone)

      The [pregame and postgame] shows are anchored by Brodie Brazil, with analysis from Dontrelle Willis, Dave Stewart, Bip Roberts and Shooty Babitt.

      Rats.

      58/60 on NBCS-CA with the other two on Fox; there aren’t any games where the other team’s telecast will be shown in A’s territory on MLB Network.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 20,2020 10:37 am || Up

        Saturday 8/15 at SF and Thursday 8/27 at Texas are the FOX broadcast exclusives.

        If I’m understanding correctly, the radio and TV crews will be both be calling road games from booths at the Coliseum (a booth per person) set up with half a dozen monitors for different views of the other park.

        Vince Cotroneo will be in the usual home radio booth, with engineer Mike Baird. Ken Korach will call games from the visiting TV booth, while Glen Kuiper and Ray Fosse will also be in separate booths. When Fosse moves over to the radio side, he’ll sit in press row to the left of the visiting TV booth….

        Each road team will also employ one camera person and one AD to work on location, whom they will direct remotely for the purpose of providing other viewing options when required.

        • Soaker Soaker Jul 20,2020 11:26 am || Up

          Presumably no lawnmowing or repair projects involving hammers or power drills allowed in the Coliseum during road games.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 20,2020 6:29 pm || Up

          • Soaker Soaker Jul 20,2020 6:36 pm || Up

            Song running through my head: “The Boy in the Bubble”, Paul Simon

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            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 20,2020 6:43 pm || Up

              The Only Living Boy in the Bill King Broadcast Booth

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 20,2020 10:48 am || Up

        Three out of four of those guys are great, too bad they won’t share their appearance dates equally. Also Brodie has grown into a strong host for both the A’s and Sharks. All together a good TV studio team.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  37. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 20,2020 10:57 am
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Jul 20,2020 11:35 am || Up

      i think you mean CD player.

      https://victrola.com/

      but yeah, every day looks closer to argentina ’76. even the mothers of plaza de portland are in place.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 20,2020 12:02 pm || Up

        I have a victrola. Sorta. I told my Auntie Dot to give it to me, before she died my mom put it in her house. It’s there. I see it when I go. I think it’s the one thing of mine there that my mom won’t let me take back to my house

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  38. andeux andeux Jul 20,2020 11:14 am

    sslinger:

    TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Jul 20,2020 3:13 pm || Up

      Also:

      TINSTAAFK
    • sslinger Jul 20,2020 5:35 pm || Up

      Oh yeah, I’m all over it. I’m catching up on last night’s show from the Station Inn, show #4 of his 9-night Nashville run. They’ve been riffing about how the audience reminds them of some of their early days when 5 people would show in some town like Amarillo. He’s also the guest with Marcus King tonight. Busy guy!

  39. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 20,2020 1:11 pm

    I am working and only half paying attention, but I think the host of NBC soccer said about 45 minutes ago that there have been 2000 tests in the premiere league and zero positive cases

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  40. andeux andeux Jul 20,2020 1:30 pm

    Fauci throwing out the first pitch for Nationals’ opening day.

    TINSTAAFK
  41. lenscrafters Jul 20,2020 1:48 pm

    Further confirmation that baseball is back

    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2020 2:43 pm || Up

      I can add to this:

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • andeux andeux Jul 20,2020 3:10 pm || Up

        TINSTAAFK
        • ptbnl Jul 20,2020 3:15 pm || Up

          True Athletics to a man.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2020 3:23 pm || Up

          Am I just overreacting because we havent had actual baseball news in a couple of months,or is Puk Harden 2.0 and we should see what we can get for him before the rest of the league figures it out?

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • vignette17 Jul 20,2020 3:36 pm || Up

            The time to do it would have been earlier this offseason. It’s probably too late now.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 20,2020 3:41 pm || Up

          Will be like getting ace for something something

  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 20,2020 3:39 pm

    Lineup!

    Semien, Chapman, Olson, Davis, Canha, Piscotty, Grossman, Murphy, Kemp

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 20,2020 3:45 pm || Up

      With that lineup looking awfully Opening Dayish, I am going to pre-complain about Laureano losing any starts to Grossman/Piscotty.

      • andeux andeux Jul 20,2020 3:48 pm || Up

        They said Laureano tweaked something, taking tonight off but expected to play tomorrow.
        Still a fair pre-complaint though.

        TINSTAAFK
      • lenscrafters Jul 20,2020 5:31 pm || Up

        I think Grossman taking at bats from Canha is the more likely concern.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 20,2020 5:43 pm || Up

          Not having Canha in the lineup every day after the numbers he put up last year would be insane. I can’t believe there is a risk of them doing that.

          • lenscrafters Jul 20,2020 5:50 pm || Up

            I dunno, that was kind of the impression I got from Slusser’s season preview.

        • mikeA Jul 23,2020 3:37 pm || Up

          Re-signing Grossman at all was baffling. Plenty of outfielders.

          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 23,2020 3:51 pm || Up

            Signing Grossman at all was baffling.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  43. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 20,2020 6:17 pm

    You could do worse than a $5 flyer at +2800 on Matt Olsen to lead the league in homers.

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  44. Soaker Soaker Jul 20,2020 6:48 pm

    The fake crowd noise seems a little detached from the on-field action, like when they’re doing The Wave.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 20,2020 6:52 pm || Up

      so far it is not well done. I like the horns, more drums needed

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      • Soaker Soaker Jul 20,2020 6:59 pm || Up

        There will be a learning curve on that. I’ve watched some golf the last few weeks and that’s not too much different (Tiger would disagree, I’m sure). This has a bit of a creepy factor I’m going to have to work to overcome. Initial thought, though, is that hearing the fake noise is a distraction and I’d be fine with just Ken and Vince and the crack of the bat.

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        • andeux andeux Jul 20,2020 7:02 pm || Up

          Yeah, I could do without it completely. Or at least limit it to the occasional rally.

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          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 20,2020 7:10 pm || Up

            whomever is in charge is going too high when the ball is hit

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            • lenscrafters Jul 20,2020 7:16 pm || Up

              Yeah that was weird on the Piscotty home run.

  45. lenscrafters Jul 20,2020 6:50 pm

    I didn’t see Manaea hit 90 mph once in the first inning.

  46. andeux andeux Jul 20,2020 6:53 pm

    Chadwick Tromp.

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  47. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 20,2020 6:54 pm

    did someone tell us who is doing the PA?

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  48. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2020 6:56 pm

    So are they going to have someone go through in tue 6th inning and remove half the cut outs from the Diamond Level?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 20,2020 7:02 pm || Up

      Will need somebody to randomly throw beach balls on the field in Dodger Stadium and Anaheim.

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  49. andeux andeux Jul 20,2020 7:22 pm

    Maybe let Chapman take that one, Marcus.

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  50. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2020 7:31 pm

    Tonight I like the Johnny Bench commercial. Im going to hate it by next week.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  51. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 20,2020 7:38 pm

    They should do a fan of the game bit with the cutouts, upgrading one or more to the on-camera diamond level seats. Feels like an easy way to pitch the “member of the club” vibe they want from A’s Access. We just joined the cutout brigade thanks to Nurse Upgrade, who is very excited.

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    • sslinger Jul 20,2020 7:52 pm || Up

      You should send that suggestion to Kaval.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2020 8:10 pm || Up

        Agreed. Also (with permission) they should tape a hot dog by your hand, maybe a helmet with nachos.

        If we are going to do this season I fully endorse being weird. Heck, if I was going to get a cutout Id ask them to have me run on the field!

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Soaker Soaker Jul 20,2020 8:12 pm || Up

          1/3 of the cutouts should be staring at their phones.

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          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2020 8:56 pm || Up

            Someone needs to be paid to move FSU’s cutout to a better section in the 5th inning

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  52. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2020 8:12 pm

    Im going to remember how good Petit looked so I dont get as angry when he is gassed after BoMel has him pitch 110 innings this year.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  53. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 20,2020 8:13 pm

    Sounded like they are doing the music for dot races

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  54. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 20,2020 8:25 pm

    Vince, the reason Diekman faced so many batters last year was he walked so many

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    • andeux andeux Jul 20,2020 8:28 pm || Up

      I thought he looked good for the first batter tonight, but he has reverted to form.

      TINSTAAFK
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2020 8:30 pm || Up

        Sane. He just doesnt finish hitters and he doesn’t finish innings.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Jul 20,2020 8:30 pm || Up

      I feel bad for thinking this, but he was the one player I wished would’ve opted out.

  55. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2020 8:29 pm

    *DieBBman

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  56. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2020 8:32 pm

    I like the new guy’s long hair more than Puk’s. That straight hair always looked weird to me. This is proper headbanging long locks.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 20,2020 8:37 pm || Up

      Puk was fresh from a blow out

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  57. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2020 8:34 pm

    Its been so long I’m even willing to not turn this tire fire off.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 20,2020 8:37 pm || Up

      yup

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      • Soaker Soaker Jul 20,2020 8:59 pm || Up

        A lot of ambivalence here, I just can’t see investing much in this knowing that the rug might be pulled out by Labor Day. It’s like, the moment I’m willing to commit, she’ll say she thinks it best if we’re “just friends”. I really don’t know at this point how much I’ll be watching.

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        • andeux andeux Jul 20,2020 9:12 pm || Up

          I’ve missed the games, and I’ve missed game threading with all you people. So I’ll invest the time, even if not as much emotional energy.

          TINSTAAFK
          • sslinger Jul 20,2020 9:23 pm || Up

            With you on both counts.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 20,2020 9:40 pm || Up

              Same. And we’ll see about the emotional investment. Usually I don’t give a damn about the preseason games vs SF, but today I woke up excited for them.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • elcroata elcroata Jul 21,2020 12:46 am || Up

            And I’ll keep reading the threads the day after

            All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  58. andeux andeux Jul 20,2020 8:53 pm

    6 A’s runs please.

    TINSTAAFK
  59. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 20,2020 8:53 pm

    JB Wunderkind.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 20,2020 9:16 pm || Up

      Hendrix and Wendelken sounded good. Maneaa was concerning. Diekman was as expected.

      The offense? yuk

      The thread, fun

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  60. Soaker Soaker Jul 21,2020 5:07 pm

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  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 21,2020 5:37 pm

    Some really fancy looking suites right behind home at the Rangers’ park. Leather seats in the front, restaurant style set up in the back

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 21,2020 5:40 pm || Up

      That upper upper upper deck looks waaaaaay up there. I was hoping for a 2021 trip, now would probably be 2022, I expect I’ll pay up for the lower levels.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 21,2020 5:42 pm || Up

        Hearing their Kara talk just now about how she would feel scared sitting in the front row of that section can’t have pleased team execs.

        • Soaker Soaker Jul 21,2020 5:50 pm || Up

          Yes but I wasn’t even talking about those upper left field seats which look almost “unique”, I meant the upper seats along the foul lines, which looks something like Staples Center for altitude relative to the playing surface.

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 22,2020 10:15 am || Up

            I thought this 538 article was interesting. Apparently they were able to use new engineering methods to bring the upper deck seats ~30 feet closer to the field, at the expense of a small increase in height. I’m kind of curious what the visual effect of that will feel like.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 21,2020 5:50 pm || Up

      Keeping up with the Jones’s.

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    • Soaker Soaker Jul 21,2020 6:15 pm || Up

      Aside from that little angle in the left field corner which will give up some cheap homers the ballpark generally looks fair to pitchers. We’ll need a full season to see how it plays but initial impression is it shouldn’t be as hitter-friendly as Houston.

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  62. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 21,2020 5:48 pm

    A different side of Chuck Woolery.

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  63. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 21,2020 6:56 pm

    Poor Ken left helpless trying to call that Yaz homer off an inadequate TV feed.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 21,2020 6:58 pm || Up

      Explains that for this game and the two network games they don’t have the full set of feeds they’ll have available for most road games.

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      • Soaker Soaker Jul 21,2020 6:59 pm || Up

        Whatever the explanation, that wasn’t very promising.

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  64. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 21,2020 6:57 pm

    Oof, the monitor set up did Ken no favors on that Yastrzemski homer.

    • AV AV Jul 21,2020 7:47 pm || Up

      maybe he lives in a blackout region.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 21,2020 7:51 pm || Up

        I laugh. I remember I will be radio only all weekend. I cry.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • AV AV Jul 21,2020 8:43 pm || Up

          you gotta look at it from the club’s point of view. if there are inevitable losses in ticket sales, concessions, parking… punish the fan base.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  65. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 21,2020 7:01 pm

    And then Ken miscalls the pop out to (as it turns out) Semien, playing way over in the shift. That’s going to be hard to call all season, no matter how many monitors you have.

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  66. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 21,2020 7:07 pm

    Oly very committed to establishing the bunt threat early this year.

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  67. lenscrafters Jul 21,2020 7:09 pm

    Interesting that Pinder is getting the start at 2B today instead of Barreto.

  68. Soaker Soaker Jul 21,2020 7:15 pm

    I’m doing my usual thing where I sync the crack of the bat on audio to the sight of it on video and poor Ken just doesn’t have a chance. FKing embarrassing.

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    • Soaker Soaker Jul 21,2020 7:44 pm || Up

      The video feed to the Coliseum clearly was lagging their background audio. They may have fixed it by putting a delay in the audio but for Ken’s first couple innings, holy shit was that awful.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 21,2020 7:52 pm || Up

        By the time I got to Hawaii in 1975 the Islanders road broadcasts were no longer re-creations from ticker tape with sound effects. But it was in the recent enough past that they talked about it. Reminds me just a little of what Ken’s going through.

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        • Soaker Soaker Jul 21,2020 8:19 pm || Up

          They had the same problem I’ve been dealing with for years. Separate audio and video feeds are never in sync when they’re received by the end user. You have to delay one of them to match them up and it’s usually the audio. The consequence is, the broadcast isn’t live because of that delay they had to put in.

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          • Soaker Soaker Jul 21,2020 9:53 pm || Up

            The final evaluation is that they’re going to have to prove they can do a much better job than we heard tonight to get me to listen to any of these Coliseum booth broadcasts of road games.

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            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 22,2020 8:22 am || Up

              Some things will improve as they get more used to calling from monitors, as the techs get the feeds better aligned, etc. But calling balls in the air off the bat is going to be nearly impossible to do well. No feed is going to give you the continuous unbroken view of swing-contact-launch angle you need.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  69. andeux andeux Jul 21,2020 7:15 pm

    Gone. Krukow agrees.

    TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Jul 21,2020 7:17 pm || Up

      Maybe Angel Hernandez is the replay official.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 21,2020 7:19 pm || Up

        That should have been an overturn, but it took many looks for me to see that.

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        • sslinger Jul 21,2020 7:22 pm || Up

          Yeah, the replay feed was terrible, and the fact it took so long and wasn’t overturned indicates there weren’t a lot of good looks.

          • Soaker Soaker Jul 21,2020 7:26 pm || Up

            This is going to be a constant problem because there aren’t separate RSN telecasts, will typically be 6 cameras rather than 12.

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      • sslinger Jul 21,2020 7:21 pm || Up

        Exactly.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 21,2020 8:43 pm || Up

      john miller is being a homer, said it wan’t a homer with clear evidence to the contrary.

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  70. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 21,2020 7:22 pm

    Fiers working on things?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  71. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 21,2020 7:46 pm

    Kruk just said theyre going to put the McCovey statue inside of a Safeway.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 21,2020 8:44 pm || Up

      there is a safeway a block away. it is very cramped. I can’t imagine where it would go

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 21,2020 8:48 pm || Up

        He was misspeaking. I guess there is a Seals plaza or park arlund there. He instead said Seals Stadium, which I believe is now a Safwway on 16th and Bryant.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Soaker Soaker Jul 21,2020 8:51 pm || Up

          Well darn. Our Safeway has slot machines. Who the FK would ever sit at a slot machine in Safeway? I rarely see anybody there (but I have seen them). That would be a logical space; Krukow lives in Reno so I thought that was his thinking too.

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        • andeux andeux Jul 21,2020 8:51 pm || Up

          Why are they moving it?

          TINSTAAFK
          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 21,2020 8:57 pm || Up

            A few years ago SF voted to allow the giants to build a huge housing project across the channel behind Pac bell.

            Its actually a good project with something like 40% low and very low income housing. I happily voted for it despite is financially benefitting the giants.

            I am assuming the area where the statute is is a staging area

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 21,2020 8:51 pm || Up

          that’s my safeway*

          *not the closet one but 29th and mission safeway is the worst

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          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 21,2020 9:04 pm || Up

            I intend to stop by at some point. I want to get to all of the classic PCL sites. Of course I havent got to any of the ones down here yet so maybe “would like” is better than “want”…

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 21,2020 9:15 pm || Up

              The store that occupies the space two storefrints from safeway has a marker where they say seals home plate was. I’ll take you there even though I don’t think they are precisely correct.

              this is the 10 year old article about it when it was office depot.

              this is my house baseball. I am just foul about 500′ from home

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              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 21,2020 9:25 pm || Up

                That Burrito Justice article is amazing.

                "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
                • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 22,2020 7:26 am || Up

                  A team lost 66-4! What exactly are you doing when the score is say 60-4. I sure hope someone got hit.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • AV AV Jul 22,2020 9:05 am || Up

                  “[coach] changes tone on [game], says [game] will get worse before it gets better.”

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
              • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 22,2020 7:22 am || Up

                Man-I was sure it was in the Safeway. That is what you get for no factcheck posting..

                And I will take you up on that trip when/if the world returns to normal. Food and beverage on me.

                Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • andeux andeux Jul 22,2020 9:48 am || Up

                  Isn’t there a good baseball bar right across the street?

                  TINSTAAFK
                • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 22,2020 10:13 am || Up

                  Google maps shows the Double play bar and grill right across the street. Will have to go there.
                  I also want to go to the Oaks card club in Emeryville across the street from what was Oaks Park and is now Pixar.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • AV AV Jul 22,2020 10:31 am || Up

                  forget the card club part. but do go in the oaks corner side and get a sammich.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • andeux andeux Jul 22,2020 1:16 pm || Up

                  I think I watched this game at the Double Play, and then still had to wait a couple of hours for the friends I was meeting, because Mulder worked so damn quickly.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 22,2020 10:16 am || Up

                  I don’t know how good the bar is, but I think they have a bunch of PCL memorabilia in there that is worth checking out.

                • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 22,2020 2:22 pm || Up

                  its nice

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        • AV AV Jul 21,2020 8:54 pm || Up
          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV Jul 21,2020 8:48 pm || Up

        salad bar’s closed…

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  72. lenscrafters Jul 21,2020 7:57 pm

    I think the A’s could use about 3 more weeks of summer camp.

  73. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 21,2020 8:11 pm

    So far the bullpen has been exactly where we left off, good and bad

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  74. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 21,2020 8:52 pm

    old friend triggs

    Can’t remember his first name

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  75. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 21,2020 9:21 pm

    Well when youre facing a great pitching staff like the Giants you…

    Someone whispers in ear…

    What? Really?? Fk.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 22,2020 10:03 am || Up

      I want to cut the A’s hitters a little slack because the Giants threw a new pitcher at them every inning over two games. That’ll throw you off even if most of them aren’t that great.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 22,2020 10:16 am || Up

        I hope so. But what worries me is the reminder Suslu had on Twitter last night of how this feels exactly like the final week and WC game last year.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 22,2020 10:26 am || Up

          To be clear the slack I am cutting is just long enough to stretch into the third or fourth inning on Friday.

          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 22,2020 10:41 am || Up

            Until KD’s first pop up that gets 3 feet beyond the infield..

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  76. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 21,2020 9:21 pm

    Ray’s x finity moment of the game is when bassit went back to the wind up after going to the stretch with no one on

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  77. andeux andeux Jul 21,2020 9:27 pm

    Bassitt looked good.
    Machin had a good AB. Barreto did not.
    Is Khris just toast?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 21,2020 9:31 pm || Up

      Canha –> DH
      Khris –> oblivion

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 22,2020 7:19 am || Up

        I dont see how this cant be done. I mean I get it-it is 2 exhibition games. But Krush looked just like last year. Nothing. I hope to God I can look at this in a couple of months and laugh at how negative I am.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  78. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 21,2020 9:48 pm

    Man, this grifter has always bugged me. I was never worried about him taking over, but the latest episode is perfect, although you could have saved time by just looking at his hair. Still though, the chef’s kiss to the fake DSA bullshit is this quote:

    Buttar defended drawing a salary from campaign funds — which is legal. “Not everyone can be an oligarch like Nancy Pelosi,” he said. “I made more money in my first year out of law school.”

    edit to add: he said that of making $52000 in 6 months. real man of the people

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  79. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 22,2020 8:48 am

    30 man roster to be final tomorrow AM. Slusser predicts:

    Montas, Manaea, Fiers, Bassitt, Mengden

    Hendriks, Petit, Joakim Soria, Jake Diekman, T.J. McFarland, Lou Trivino, J.B. Wendelken, Smith and Weems — and Luzardo, initially.

    Marcus Semien, Matt Chapman, Matt Olson, Khris Davis, Stephen Piscotty, Ramón Laureano, Tony Kemp, Mark Canha, Sean Murphy, Chad Pinder, Robbie Grossman, Franklin Barreto, Vimael Machin, Seth Brown and Allen or Heim.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  80. Soaker Soaker Jul 22,2020 11:33 am

    The classically seedy Little Nugget on Virginia Street in downtown Reno closes for good next week. The original Awful Awful will be no more.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 22,2020 11:52 am || Up

      No! I don’t make it to Reno much anymore, but whenever close I would always stop by for an Awful Awful burger. So good.

      So many old Reno properties I used to love are no more…the Comstock, the Sundowner, Fitzgeralds, and my personal favorite Pioneer Club (across the Truckee), which used to be the best blackjack game in all of Nevada.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  81. lenscrafters Jul 22,2020 12:08 pm

    Good lord

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 22,2020 12:36 pm || Up

      Every hour this nomad drama drags on damages the fragile credibility of this season even more. I’m dumbfounded that MLB hasn’t forced a solution.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 22,2020 1:36 pm || Up

        I would put them in Chicago, if that city and the state will have them. Going through the schedules I have them playing 13 games at the White Sox place and 17 at Wrigley Field, with no series split between the two ballparks and with only one schedule adjustment, a swap of home series with the Rays on back to back weekends.

        Something similar could be done in New York, but it would effectively give the Yankees 37 home games.

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    • Soaker Soaker Jul 22,2020 12:44 pm || Up

      Jays players: “Aarrgghh Anyplace But Buffalo No No No Aarrgghh”

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      • andeux andeux Jul 22,2020 2:34 pm || Up

        They could probably import some local talent from elsewhere.
        Supposedly the hangup with Buffalo was stadium lighting for TV and other aspects of the facility (like the weight room) not being considered major-league standard. It’s actually a pretty nice park, the first of the retro ballparks a couple of years before Camden, but I guess without fans the aesthetics don’t matter nearly as much as the infrastructure.
        Like FSU says, it’s pretty embarrassing that they are this close to the “opening day” and still scrambling for a solution.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 22,2020 3:11 pm || Up

          The travelling band of merry base ballers is the easiest solution, yeah? It will suck for 2 months, butwhatever

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    • andeux andeux Jul 22,2020 1:11 pm || Up

      The Mundys live!

      TINSTAAFK
  82. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 22,2020 2:19 pm

  83. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 22,2020 3:23 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 22,2020 3:25 pm || Up

      I am happy to see him play, unhappy to see him play for the angels

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      • Soaker Soaker Jul 22,2020 5:05 pm || Up

        It would make this season even less credible if guys on his level didn’t play.

        Clicking around on some stuff yesterday led me to an Aubrey Huff Twitter post. I didn’t want to degrade FK by linking it. He was ranting about Gabe Kapler and some of the Giants players kneeling the other night and said something along the lines of “All these players who are opting out, it’s not because of concern about the virus, it’s because they don’t want to kneel or wear BLM patches on their uniform and don’t want the criticism from the social justice jerks if they refuse.” The opt outs seem pretty limited though: Price and Posey are the two big names, Markakis, Desmond and a couple others on the next level and that’s about it. I suppose there could be some additions but I was expecting a few more.

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 22,2020 7:34 pm || Up

          Price desmond ross(s) don’t want to wear BLM?

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  84. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 22,2020 4:26 pm

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  85. Soaker Soaker Jul 22,2020 5:50 pm

    ??? I thought the postseason format, if they do manage to stagger through the 60 games, was one part of it that had been decided.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 22,2020 7:36 pm || Up

      watching liverpool/chelsea today, I am reminded that campionship celebrations are going to look really dumb

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      • AV AV Jul 23,2020 12:38 pm || Up

        you have no idea.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 22,2020 7:36 pm || Up

      watching liverpool/chelsea today, I am reminded that championship celebrations are going to look really dumb

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 22,2020 8:52 pm || Up

        We’re not getting our parade again are we.

        • Soaker Soaker Jul 22,2020 9:20 pm || Up

          My recollection is that the A’s haven’t had a real World Championship celebration since 1974. Everything was very subdued in 1989, even to the point of no champagne spraying, and I don’t think there was a parade because there was a linear heap of rubble where a freeway had stood just a mile or two from where the parade would have been held.

          Edit: Hmmm, I whizzed past the word “again” in GM’s comment, didn’t I.

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  86. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 22,2020 7:37 pm

    padres are fun to watch and I still love seeing jurikson profar playing baseball.

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  87. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 22,2020 8:47 pm

    Agreed

    what i meant to say was ptbnl and colin are saving us

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    • colin colin Jul 23,2020 6:41 am || Up

      I don’t think this measurement poses a problem for models of leptogenesis, where the matter-antimatter asymmetry is originally generated in the lepton sector. Basically neutrinos are our only hope.

      • ptbnl Jul 23,2020 7:27 am || Up

        More generally, despite its extraordinarily success we have lots of evidence of the insufficiency of the Standard Model of physics, including the incompatibility of its two components (Quantum Chromodynamics and General Relativity) and the absence from it of ~95% of the Universe (Dark Energy and Dark Matter). Moreover, the very early Universe – which is when the asymmetry has to occur for the observed Universe to exist – is precisely the environment in which the shortcomings of the Standard Model are most cruelly exposed.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 23,2020 4:26 pm || Up

        We have to help penguino neutrino! Swiper, no swiping!

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  88. ptbnl Jul 22,2020 9:35 pm

    The choice of “surge” as the descriptor for sending in the federal shock troops can’t be accidental, right? Baghdad by the Bay and all.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 22,2020 9:38 pm || Up

      everyone know the baghdad cafe closed? I think years ago

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  89. ptbnl Jul 23,2020 7:35 am

    With the expanded exemption from providing comprehensive health care on religious grounds, could a Christian Scientist employer refuse to cover *any* medical treatment?

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  90. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2020 9:29 am

    No. Stop.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2020 9:38 am || Up

      is that thumbnail a mid earthquake picture?

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    • AV AV Jul 23,2020 12:39 pm || Up

      RTT AV

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  91. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2020 9:42 am

    No surprises. Interestingly, least amount of turnover I have experienced

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