It’s just like getting a new season at the deadline ← FREE KRAUT!

It’s just like getting a new season at the deadline 429

Against all odds (or logic) the MLB season is starting in approximately 6 hours. Still things to work out:

– Where tf are the Blue Jays going to play (Camden seems like the preferred option at this point)
10 -> 16 playoff teams?

A’s roster is set:

Honestly they should just stick with “Washington Football Team”.

429 thoughts on “It’s just like getting a new season at the deadline

  1. lenscrafters Jul 23,2020 10:21 am

  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2020 11:03 am

    Just get dressed on the field, cowards.

    The Orioles have set a list of conditions one of which, The Athletic reports would include the Blue Jays not using the Orioles clubhouse or the visiting clubhouse to dress for games.

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2020 11:34 am

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2020 12:04 pm || Up

      • lenscrafters Jul 23,2020 1:08 pm || Up

        Uh, shouldn’t all those he came into contact with be quarantined then until they get their results? Or is MLB already brushing off their own protocols cause otherwise there’s no way this season would work?

        • andeux andeux Jul 23,2020 5:42 pm || Up

          “No other player ineligible after contact tracing” according to the ticker on ESPN. That’s convenient. I have never understood how this all works, but at least so far there have been fewer positive tests than I expected.

          TINSTAAFK
  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2020 2:01 pm

    I’m ok with this.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2020 3:22 pm || Up

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 23,2020 3:50 pm || Up

        If that is the biggest complain that comes out of this season I will eat a hat.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 23,2020 4:18 pm || Up

      2019:

      T1: Houston 40-20 (final: #1 107 wins)
      T1: Minnesota 40-20 (#3 101 wins)
      3. NY Yankees 38-22 (#2 103 wins)

      4. Tampa Bay 37-23 (#5 96 wins)
      5. Texas 32-28 (#8 78 wins)
      6. Cleveland 30-30 (#6 93 wins)

      7. Boston 31-29 (#7 84 wins)
      8. Oakland 30-30 (#4 97 wins)

      —–

      T9. Chicago White Sox 29-31 (T9 72 wins)
      T9. LA Angels 29-31 (T9 72 wins)

      —–

      Also ran: DET, SEA, TOR, BAL, KC

      Support locally made sausage!
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 23,2020 4:37 pm || Up

        I also ran it using the last 60 games, rather than the first 60, which maybe is more valid:

        1. Houston 42-18
        T2. Minnesota 39-21
        T2. Tampa Bay 39-21

        4. Oakland 39-21
        5. NY Yankees 37-23
        6. Cleveland 33-27

        7. Toronto 29-31
        T8. Boston 28-32
        T8. Seattle 28-32

        T10. Chicago White Sox 27-33
        T10. Texas 27-33

        Also ran: BAL, KC, LAA, DET

        Support locally made sausage!
  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2020 4:02 pm

  6. lenscrafters Jul 23,2020 4:31 pm

    Along with everything else, I have to wonder how much they want us to take this season seriously when Angel Hernandez is the HP umpire and crew chief of this opener (already making his presence known with that shitty K call on Kendrick in the 1st).

  7. lenscrafters Jul 23,2020 5:54 pm

    God, Manfred is awful. He barely sounds like he understands his own new playoff format. And hearing the ESPN crew have to slobber all over him when we know everyone in baseball hates the guy is just pathetic.

  8. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2020 9:05 pm

    Matt chapman was good and cheery on the giants game

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  9. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2020 10:06 pm
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • colin colin Jul 24,2020 6:56 am || Up

      Yeah, that all is really terrible.

    • andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 8:43 am || Up

      to create a clear delineation between the old and the new Burger Records, the label will become BRGR RECS. Furthermore, we will be adding an all-woman imprint to the label, BRGRRRL,

      Nothing a little re-branding can’t fix.

      TINSTAAFK
      • colin colin Jul 24,2020 10:41 am || Up

        They already dropped that plan. The woman who would have been in charge of it basically said that there was nothing at the label worth saving.

    • AV AV Jul 24,2020 9:04 am || Up

      blerg.

      they’re the people who bring the mosswood park old people’s music festival i love.

      this years’ already got moved from july to october to next year.

      wonder if it’ll be cancelled.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • colin colin Jul 24,2020 10:44 am || Up

        https://burgerboogaloo.com/dear-fans/

        Sounds like the promotion company that runs the festival (which is not Burger Records) is going to carry on under a different name. I haven’t seen any statement from John Waters, who hosted the last few of these.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 12:23 pm || Up
          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • AV AV Jul 24,2020 4:02 pm || Up

            oh, there it is. this guy, Marc Ribak

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 7:20 pm || Up

              i think its marco or marcos, but yeah

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 12:07 pm || Up

        As colin notes, that is a different group.

        The one of the men that organizes, not really sure what his real name is, I met in seattle in about 2000. He and a friend hopped a rail car to travel from berkeley. I call him boxcar. he was in the rock and roll adventure kids. His brother is the drummer for johnny bartlett’s current outfit, the ogres. the brother runs three ocklock rock where my older kid is a drummer for one of their bands.

        edit to add, I have known him for 20 years, he is a weirdo, for sure, but not in anyway a creep, also I think this has to do with the fullerton scenseters and not the music fest.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Jul 24,2020 4:00 pm || Up

          i think i know who you’re talking about and he’s pretty nice. first thing i did was image google the names of the record people to see if it was him and was glad it wasn’t.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 8:29 am

    I just read a bunch of LinkedIn posts from people laid off from LinkedIn talking about how great it was to work at LinkedIn and how excited they are to find their “next play” or whatever after LinkedIn and I am pretty much ready to die.

  11. lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 9:05 am

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 9:23 am || Up

      Great news for some luxury hotel in Buffalo, if nothing else.

    • andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 10:00 am || Up

      Let’s Go Buffalo!

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 2:45 pm || Up

        Sounds like Sahlen FIeld is getting a bunch of upgrades, lighting, dugouts and clubhouses, hopefully a good thing for Buffalo longer-term.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 9:21 am

    73.9% odds to make the expanded playoffs, per fangraphs.

  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 9:25 am

    Wow

  14. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 10:16 am

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 11:28 am

    • ptbnl Jul 24,2020 11:58 am || Up

      When I need to use video I head out to the Garage Mahal and sit in from of our stage-prop Taj. People routinely think it’s a fake backdrop with *really* good motion sensing.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  16. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 1:21 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 3:00 pm

    Cespedes!

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 3:02 pm || Up

      Great case for the universal DH right there.

  18. andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 3:57 pm

    LOL

    TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 6:33 pm || Up

      To be fair, he had a better 2019 than our opening night cleanup hitter.

      TINSTAAFK
  19. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 6:27 pm

    I am excited!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  20. colin colin Jul 24,2020 6:37 pm

    Sonny had a nice opening day start — 6 innings, 1 ER on a solo dinger, 3H / 9K / 2BB.

  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 6:40 pm

    The fake crowd noise at the Trop is extra unpleasant.

  22. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 6:57 pm

    C’mon, zero boos from the Coliseum fake fans for any of the Angels starters?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 7:01 pm

    KD doffing his cap and pointing to the imaginary fans. Love it.

  24. doctorK doctorK Jul 24,2020 7:01 pm

    Start the FKing game already.

  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 7:04 pm

    That Bud Light Seltzer ad is brutal.

  26. Jennifer Jennifer Jul 24,2020 7:10 pm

    Remember when I said 2020 was going to be my year? That was a fucking joke. Let’s play ball.

  27. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 7:14 pm

    so the Fire TV doesnt even give me the radio feeds for the game? Glass half full-much easier to FK from the computer and Im not watching anything anyways…

    LET’S GO OAKLAND!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 7:19 pm

    There’s a stuffed elephant in the Lew Wolff Memorial Seat.

  29. andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 7:25 pm

    Come on blue.

    TINSTAAFK
  30. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 7:28 pm

    Frankie may be a little over excited.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  31. doctorK doctorK Jul 24,2020 7:28 pm

    Throw some FKing strikes.

  32. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 7:28 pm

    i am not liking this frankie as much as I expected

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  33. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 7:29 pm

    According to my buddy the radio feed is at least a batter behind TV. Or he is psychic, one of those.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  34. mikeA Jul 24,2020 7:32 pm

    This umpire didn’t read the stories about robot umps coming soon.

  35. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 7:32 pm

    dallas is our front row neighbor

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  36. lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 7:33 pm

    Murphy’s framing hasn’t helped, but the ump didn’t call 3 of Frankie’s sliders at the bottom of the strike zone.

    • andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 7:36 pm || Up

      Heaney immediately gets a called strike in the same place.

      TINSTAAFK
  37. mother pucker Jul 24,2020 7:33 pm

    I’m ready for robot umps ASAP. I mean Wtf was that?

  38. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 7:36 pm

    Maybe its not murphy

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  39. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 7:37 pm

    Nothing like an 11 pitch inning that lasts 4 minutes to let Frankie settle down.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  40. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 7:39 pm

    Was hoping they’d keep the LAA defense on the field a bit longer than that.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  41. colin colin Jul 24,2020 7:42 pm

    Someone needs to tell Frankie that he has a really good infield defense behind him.

  42. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 7:46 pm

    sean that one was that a strike

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  43. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 7:46 pm

    unless that box is really off (possible) the ump ismissing todays game

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 7:48 pm || Up

      The box is accurate, the ump is not.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 7:55 pm || Up

        if this was the KBO, he’d be D’dFA by the 6th

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 8:44 pm || Up

        Seems evenly awful.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  44. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 7:54 pm

    Whatever Indian burial relic the team dug up last Sept…can they go put it back please?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  45. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 7:57 pm

    crowd noise is not good. need to dial it back

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 8:05 pm || Up

      Feels like a Gnats fan is on the controls and it isnt Oakland noise. Need more drums.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  46. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 8:07 pm

    Murphy sticking with The Passenger

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  47. lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 8:12 pm

    Common theme in the 3 games so far is that A’s hitters can’t seem to do anything with fastballs.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 8:14 pm || Up

      Well it isn’t like you normally see a lot of THOSE…

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 9:01 pm || Up

      Semien pops up a 3-1 88 mph fastball…

  48. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 8:16 pm

    2018 frankie has been nice to see

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  49. andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 8:22 pm

    No Glen, Pujols is not going to tag up from second against Laureano.

    TINSTAAFK
  50. doctorK doctorK Jul 24,2020 8:25 pm

    ESPN clowns just forgot there are three outs in the inning.

  51. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 8:28 pm

    Frankie in the first 2 innings wasn’t as wild as it seemed, but he was the last 2

    this bottom half has had troubling calls

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  52. andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 8:29 pm

    Rrrrrrramon!

    TINSTAAFK
  53. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 8:29 pm

    Is that an earthquake? NO, ITS RAMON!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  54. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 8:30 pm

    Lasered!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  55. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 8:35 pm

    Krush is done as an everyday player. Change my mind.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 9:15 pm || Up

      I wish I could.

    • lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 9:16 pm || Up

      I’m getting to the point where I think it’s almost a good idea to PH Grossman for him in that situation.

    • andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 9:19 pm || Up

      Khris Davis is having a lot of success these days. Maybe the best in baseball. Lots of people are saying it. Just the other day this guy came up to him, big tough biker guy, and said “Sir, I wish you could take all the AB’s,” and started crying.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 9:21 pm || Up

        Person Woman Man Camera KD

        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 9:32 pm || Up

          These may be the most convincing arguments I have heard.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  56. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 8:36 pm

    now petit has the gauntlet

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 8:39 pm || Up

      Good move going to him rather than letting Montas face them a third time.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 8:41 pm || Up

        Yes. Also I am OK with up to 60 appearances from Petit this season.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  57. doctorK doctorK Jul 24,2020 8:40 pm

    I can’t imagine the horror running face-first into Sandoval’s ass.

  58. lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 8:40 pm

    6 A’s runs please

  59. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 8:43 pm

    this is soooooo bizarre

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 8:48 pm || Up

      Hey there!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 8:49 pm || Up

        Figured I should complete the bizarro season vibe.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 8:59 pm || Up

          The new decade in A’s baseball wouldn’t have been the same without you.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 9:00 pm || Up

            So you’re saying once a decade is enough?!?

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 8:58 pm || Up

      Good to see you nm

      • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 8:59 pm || Up

        Good to have sports again.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  60. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 8:46 pm

    I missed previously that all ties this year will be broken mathematically, no Game 163 61. Specifically, “The first tiebreaker is head-to-head record (if applicable). If that’s also a tie, the next tiebreaker is intradivision record. If that’s still a tie, the next is record in the final 20 division games (plus one until the tie is broken).”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 8:47 pm || Up

      I’m pretty sure the final tiebreaker is whose announcers are most concerned about how great it is.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 8:50 pm || Up

        We can only pray. Also-HEY!

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  61. andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 8:58 pm

    New new Scioscia needs a Sciosciaface mask.

    TINSTAAFK
  62. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 8:58 pm

    Great AB from Murphy, laying off the 2-0 slider he couldn’t do anything with, then working the walk

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  63. mikeA Jul 24,2020 8:59 pm

    Good news! Tj mcfarland is warming up in the bullpen….

    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 9:02 pm || Up

      Any time it isn’t Diekman…

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 9:05 pm || Up

        pitching like diekman

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • mikeA Jul 24,2020 9:11 pm || Up

        Very true. I also think it is good to see you and also Jennifer, exciting times!

      • andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 9:36 pm || Up

        Bad news!…

        TINSTAAFK
  64. Jennifer Jennifer Jul 24,2020 9:00 pm

    The fans look board.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 9:03 pm || Up

      Groan. Look at you with the Dad jokes.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  65. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 9:03 pm

    I still like him personally

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 9:08 pm || Up

      Same-and I can totally see him having some monster year.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  66. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 9:08 pm

    was chapman on the grass to start?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  67. mikeA Jul 24,2020 9:09 pm

    I actually kinda like the background noise (when nothing is happening) on radio pod.

  68. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 9:19 pm

    Christ.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  69. mother pucker Jul 24,2020 9:19 pm

    I must say, I don’t recall Soria’s 2019 peripheral stats looking remotely as good as they did.

    • lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 9:23 pm || Up

      He was mostly good, but he had some spectacularly bad outings so the perception isn’t great.

  70. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 9:21 pm

    no low strikes all day.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  71. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 9:26 pm

    Seriously? GBA?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 9:27 pm || Up

      No one knelt.

      TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 9:35 pm || Up

      Take Me Out To The Ballgame or go fuck yourself.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  72. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 9:40 pm

    walk, strike out, double

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  73. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 9:48 pm

    never doubted you jake

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  74. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 9:48 pm

    I will never understand how or why we use Grossman.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  75. lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 9:52 pm

    Ramon is fking awesome.

  76. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 9:54 pm

    sit the fuck down joe

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  77. doctorK doctorK Jul 24,2020 9:57 pm

    STFU ESPN morons.

  78. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 9:57 pm

    I approve of triples.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  79. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 9:58 pm

    I changed where I was list6. So…you’re welcome.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  80. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 10:00 pm

    Yay the lead, yay Ramon and Chapman booming, but omg the baserunning…

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 10:06 pm || Up

      I can’t believe I remember this, but Laureano’s baserunning boner was eerily similar to opening day 2014 when Barton did the exact same thing (in that case it ended up costing the A’s runs and probably the game).

  81. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 10:00 pm

    So… typical E5 + TOOTBLAN night for Chapman.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  82. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 10:00 pm

    can’t blame chapman for either boner today. that was a tough bounce

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 10:02 pm || Up

      E5 was all him. And it sure looked like he could have gone back post bounce.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 10:04 pm || Up

        sure sure, but that is going to happen over a 162 game season

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 10:06 pm || Up

          I mean, hes on pace for 60 errors….

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  83. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 10:01 pm

    did the tee vee guys know what the fuck scioscia was arguing about?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • doctorK doctorK Jul 24,2020 10:04 pm || Up

      Plate ump didn’t call Chappie’s first-pitch swing a strike.

  84. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 10:03 pm

    I don’t know if any first baseman makes the play on Laureano’s double, but having Pujols at first to accommodate Ohtani is something I like.

  85. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 10:06 pm

    can i selectively like the 3 batter rule?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  86. lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 10:16 pm

    Holy fk this umpire…

  87. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 10:17 pm

    Rat farts.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  88. elcroata elcroata Jul 24,2020 10:18 pm

    Sorry, I’ll go back to bed now…

    All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  89. mikeA Jul 24,2020 10:20 pm

    Not last year’s Liam tonight.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 10:30 pm || Up

      Having the same closer be good two straight years is not really a thing the A’s do much.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 10:38 pm || Up

        Weems needs to find some good music because he is the logical A’s choice.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  90. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 10:22 pm

    robot umps

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  91. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 10:23 pm

    Is this guy consistently awful? KK sounds like hes bad but hes been the same bad all game.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 10:28 pm || Up

      Bad, but a lot easier to tell with the box on the screen. He’s very susceptible to pitch framing and the A’s have bad pitch framers.

      • vignette17 Jul 25,2020 12:00 am || Up

        I had heard so much about Murphy being a Chappy level defender behind the plate. He has seemed pretty bad at framing by the eye test. He does seem athletic at stopping wild pitches though. Still, disappointing.

  92. lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 10:24 pm

    WTF is Bob doing

  93. andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 10:26 pm

    Phew. I didn’t like the IBB either.

    TINSTAAFK
  94. andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 10:29 pm

    Anyone who hits a walk-off should get a cooler of hand sanitizer dumped on him.

    TINSTAAFK
  95. andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 10:30 pm

    C’mon new guy.

    TINSTAAFK
  96. andeux andeux Jul 24,2020 10:32 pm

    Great, zombie runners.

    TINSTAAFK
  97. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 10:32 pm

    This rule sucks.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  98. doctorK doctorK Jul 24,2020 10:32 pm

    Two first-pitch foul outs to the catcher.

  99. elcroata elcroata Jul 24,2020 10:34 pm

    That third pitch to Austin looked very much like the third pitch to Castro

    All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • vignette17 Jul 25,2020 12:01 am || Up

      I thought he was going going to get thrown out. He definitely said “Now you call it motherfucker” and the ump stared him down.

  100. lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 10:34 pm

    Where is Wendelken?

  101. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 10:36 pm

    last out was marcus, yeah?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  102. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 10:37 pm

    Wow.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  103. lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 10:37 pm

    A good defensive play!

  104. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 10:38 pm

    Wow that was sharp from Olson, he looked like he’d been planning for that play since the new rules were announced.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 11:15 pm || Up

      Per Melvinm, Oly and Chapman have in fact been talking about that play for weeks.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  105. mikeA Jul 24,2020 10:38 pm

    I bet Scoscia loves this nonsense and will have the runner on second try to steal first or something like that some time this season.

    • vignette17 Jul 25,2020 12:03 am || Up

      Have we decided every Angels manager from here to eternity is Scoscia? Because, that’s totally awesome.

  106. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 10:46 pm

    Send Semien on the 1st pitch.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  107. lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 10:46 pm

    I think I would bunt with Laureano, but it’s not clear cut.

  108. sslinger Jul 24,2020 10:46 pm

    I almost can’t believe it but I am watching this. We may only get a couple weeks of baseball but I’m watching. FK GBA, FK the 3 batter rule, but if Semien scores here I’ll be in on the 2nd base rule.

  109. sslinger Jul 24,2020 10:54 pm

    OK math people – should every team automatically intentionally walk the first hitter in extra innings?

    • elcroata elcroata Jul 24,2020 10:59 pm || Up

      No

      All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
      • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 11:01 pm || Up

        in the bottom of the inning, maybe. If tied. Right?

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • elcroata elcroata Jul 24,2020 11:03 pm || Up

          Yup, that would be the situation. Not as straight forward as it seems (increases the score through walk chances) but acceptable

          All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
          • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 11:05 pm || Up

            Presumably close enough to depend on hitter Quality

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • elcroata elcroata Jul 24,2020 11:00 pm || Up

      So, after Olson walks off, Millman has to face two more batters tomorrow, right?

      All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
      • elcroata elcroata Jul 24,2020 11:04 pm || Up

        1/1 in 2020 predictions

        All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 11:07 pm || Up
          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  110. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 10:55 pm

    FK FK FK

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  111. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 10:57 pm

    Just a fly ball.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  112. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 10:58 pm

    2 outfielders to defend KD, zero in his pull field

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  113. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 10:58 pm

    I like Olsen more than KD here.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  114. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 11:00 pm

    Will our desperation not to score be overcome by their need to let us?

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  115. doctorK doctorK Jul 24,2020 11:01 pm

    Oh wow.

    PIE

  116. sslinger Jul 24,2020 11:02 pm

    Matty-O with the dreamy eyes!

  117. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 11:02 pm

    Boom, Olson go yard now!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  118. ptbnl Jul 24,2020 11:04 pm

    Grand Slam Walk Off BLOOIPR (bases loaded one out – in play runs)

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 11:06 pm || Up

      Talk dirty to me.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • ptbnl Jul 24,2020 11:07 pm || Up

        I thought you’d never ask.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  119. lenscrafters Jul 24,2020 11:04 pm

    All in all, beating the slegnA with a walkoff GS even with shaky pitching, TOOTBLANs, a bad ump, and mostly asleep bats has got to be a good sign.

  120. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 11:07 pm

    OK so why did Scioscia have his two outfielders against KD in right and center?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 24,2020 11:12 pm || Up

      He probably figures if KD flies to left it’s too deep to throw out a runner at the plate anyway.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  121. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 24,2020 11:08 pm

    What didn’t this game have.

    Triple
    Multiple rundowns and TOOTBLANS.
    E5
    Bullpen meltdowns
    Offensive futility
    PIE

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  122. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2020 11:08 pm

    God, every year I forget how hellish and fun this is.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  123. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 11:09 pm

    That was satisfying

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  124. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 24,2020 11:11 pm

    Runner on second rule is going to benefit home teams, right? It seems like it has to.

  125. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 11:12 pm

    2.5 war for olsen?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  126. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2020 11:28 pm

    I just heard fosse. nice call there ray

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  127. vignette17 Jul 25,2020 12:06 am

    226 comments, Jennifer and nevermoor? What is this? 2010?

  128. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2020 10:33 am

    I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that save for the cutting out of his voice, Vince’s call was good

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  129. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2020 10:35 am

    Bob?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  130. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2020 1:12 pm

    I understand the anthem is a platform right now. That said it has always been stupid, 10x more so in an empty stadium, and 100x more so on the broadcast. Stop now please.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Englishmajor Englishmajor Jul 25,2020 1:14 pm || Up

      It’s worth it before a Manaea start though, because of the swift segue into Mac Dre – it’s almost like a crossfade.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2020 1:21 pm || Up

        Heh heh. And hi!

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 5:11 pm || Up
      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  131. lenscrafters Jul 25,2020 1:16 pm

    Manaea velocity watch more encouraging today: a couple of 90s, 91 in the 1st

  132. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2020 1:32 pm

    Man, KD barreled that pitch and it was still just medium depth fly to left.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2020 1:43 pm || Up

      I really don’t want to say anything

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2020 1:53 pm || Up

      More than anything, the a’s weren’t really having good at bats early yesterday and again here this afternoon.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2020 1:56 pm || Up

      that was a hard hit ball. but that’s an error

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  133. lenscrafters Jul 25,2020 2:04 pm

    Just another reminder that Canha hit .296/.418/.548 against righties last year and yet somehow is being platooned.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2020 2:06 pm || Up

      and doen’t he have a career that was good against righties, not just last year

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • lenscrafters Jul 25,2020 2:09 pm || Up

        Yeah he has pretty strong reverse splits for his career and while you can’t say he’s definitively better against righties than lefties, it is pretty clear that you shouldn’t be platooning him.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2020 2:06 pm || Up

      that was a better inning fir ABs, but if I am KD, I am never swinging with 2 strikes again

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 25,2020 2:18 pm || Up

      And if Grossman is in there for his defense, that isn’t working either.

      TINSTAAFK
    • mikeA Jul 25,2020 2:28 pm || Up

      It’s bizarre. It is very clear that he is much much much better than both Piscotty and Grossman. There is not any remotely plausible argument to the contrary.

  134. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2020 2:16 pm

    simmons. he is the pesky angel mid fielder

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  135. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2020 2:19 pm

    Damnit Grossman why the fuck are you here?

    52 or so of the 55 pitches Manaea threw today were great.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  136. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2020 2:56 pm

    Surely there’s one of the A’s Tier 3 personnel who could be made to wear the Stomper suit during games. Kaval maybe.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2020 2:58 pm || Up

      vince reports stomper will be there at some point

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2020 3:17 pm || Up

        Marcus Thompson wrote that Stomper was there last night, looking sad.

    • Englishmajor Englishmajor Jul 26,2020 1:36 pm || Up

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 26,2020 1:39 pm || Up

        What jersey or shirt is he wearing?

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2020 1:49 pm || Up

          I think MTT said it was a BLM shirt.

          • Englishmajor Englishmajor Jul 26,2020 3:15 pm || Up

            Unlike many of us, Stomper seems to have lost weight in the stay-at-home era.

      • andeux andeux Jul 26,2020 1:41 pm || Up

        Can’t they just let him work from home?

        TINSTAAFK
  137. lenscrafters Jul 25,2020 3:16 pm

    I think it’s time to start Luzardo next time instead of throwing him in these games where we’re already down 4-0.

  138. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2020 3:42 pm

    All the pitching looked pretty good today. That is great.

    we don’t need to talk about the hitters

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  139. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2020 3:43 pm

    Pitchers ahead of the hitters, yes, if Manaea had kept his slider out of the zone they might still be playing.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Jul 25,2020 3:51 pm || Up

      There were some decent teAses in the 7th and 8th. I’m not too concerned about the offense.

      TINSTAAFK
  140. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 25,2020 3:59 pm

    Taking a nap through a bad game on the radio is a good way to spend a quarantine Sat afternoon. And the game went fast too.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  141. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2020 4:42 pm

    who had royals first to bunt in extras in the pool?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 25,2020 4:53 pm || Up

      As with Scioscia, all future managers of the Royals will still be named Ned Yost.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2020 5:13 pm || Up

        4 of 6 teams scored in extras

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  142. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2020 10:36 pm

    new favorite

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  143. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2020 10:06 am

    All 15 AL teams have played two games and only one is still undefeated. The damn Astros, of course.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  144. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2020 10:16 am

    I was worried that I was taking too much schadenfreude from Kimberly Guilfoyle’s struggles…catching the ‘rona, fucking up Trump’s fundraising and alienating staff…then last night I finally watched Bombshell, where she’s portrayed as the leading defender in the Fox newsroom of Team Roger (Ailes). So I have resolved to be OK continuing to wish misfortune upon her.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  145. andeux andeux Jul 26,2020 10:21 am

    Canha (RF), Kemp (2b) and Machin (DH) in.
    Piscotty, Davis, Pinder out.

    TINSTAAFK
    • lenscrafters Jul 26,2020 12:58 pm || Up

      Top 5 in today’s lineup should basically always be in.

  146. lenscrafters Jul 26,2020 10:30 am

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2020 10:55 am || Up

      can the A’s just forfeit the arizona games?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • lenscrafters Jul 26,2020 11:14 am || Up

        There’s still the Texas and SoCal games…

        It’s unbelievable at this point that masks aren’t mandatory in the dugout and clubhouse.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2020 11:19 am || Up

          The Eduardo Rodgriguez heart complications should be causing a lot of serious thinking. But I am not seeing it.

  147. lenscrafters Jul 26,2020 1:20 pm

    “…did everything he possibly could” except wear sunglasses

  148. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 26,2020 1:33 pm

    Lawyerballing ourselves to full sacks.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  149. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 26,2020 1:41 pm

    CANHA GET SOME RIBBIES?!?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  150. mikeA Jul 26,2020 1:42 pm

    Another outstanding PA from Canha, hmmm.

    • mother pucker Jul 26,2020 1:56 pm || Up

      I don’t really see how KD can be ahead of him at this point.

  151. lenscrafters Jul 26,2020 1:43 pm

    This is a good start.

  152. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 26,2020 1:45 pm

    I want this to put my mind at ease about the bats, but it just makes me think that Ohtani isnt ready.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  153. andeux andeux Jul 26,2020 1:48 pm

    DP Machin.

    TINSTAAFK
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 26,2020 2:28 pm || Up

      x2

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • lenscrafters Jul 26,2020 2:30 pm || Up

        He reminds me of Callaspo. A lot of useless contact that results in DPs cause he’s slow. Don’t really see what the A’s see in him.

        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 26,2020 2:34 pm || Up

          “His approach” according to the radio team. But an approach that so far is “hit into a DP” doesnt intrigue me.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2020 3:16 pm || Up

          I guess there’s some value in having a guy who doesn’t strike out and can play multiple positions on the bench. But if he is slow on top of that, it’s not great.

  154. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2020 1:48 pm

    Productive Out Machin!

  155. lenscrafters Jul 26,2020 2:14 pm

    Feeling pretty uncomfortable with Fiers right now.

  156. lenscrafters Jul 26,2020 2:30 pm

  157. lenscrafters Jul 26,2020 2:46 pm

    I really FKing hate David Fletcher. And Fiers is throwing nothing but slop.

    • doctorK doctorK Jul 26,2020 2:53 pm || Up

      Was throwing slop.

      Dallas loves that Fletcher is a gritty grinder, so yeah, I’m with you.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2020 3:35 pm || Up

        He just got Vince waxing rhapsodic about David Eckstein.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2020 1:24 pm || Up

          “He’s one of those baseball rats. Loves being out there. Squeezes every ounce of talent out of his body.”

          Vince is such a caricature.

  158. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2020 3:09 pm

    Townsend’s excitement about Verlander going down is kind of gross.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2020 3:12 pm || Up

      Townsend’s excitement about Verlander going down is kind of gross.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2020 5:41 pm || Up

        phew, was gonna say just that

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  159. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2020 3:13 pm

    Another fine outing from TJ McStaggers.

    "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 26,2020 3:21 pm || Up

      You tell him from me that he makes one great mozzarella stick.

  160. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2020 3:17 pm

    Machin played eight positions in a AA game last year. He would’ve pitched the ninth to complete the set but the game was close.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  161. lenscrafters Jul 26,2020 3:22 pm

    Holy crap Murphy obliterated that one.

  162. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2020 3:24 pm

    Swung on gone

  163. Jennifer Jennifer Jul 26,2020 3:36 pm

    You know, I really miss Oakland.

  164. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2020 3:37 pm

    Struck him out twice.

  165. lenscrafters Jul 26,2020 3:50 pm

    Chapman having a rough series on both sides of the ball.

  166. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2020 3:50 pm

    Another not-disastrous Diekman appearance.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • sslinger Jul 26,2020 4:00 pm || Up

      BTW, I hope you’ve been enjoying the current season of Alone. I’m not sure exactly when they were filming but even with those conditions I can see the people coming back, see what’s going on down here, and ask to return. I would love it if more than one makes the 100 days.

  167. doctorK doctorK Jul 26,2020 4:14 pm

    Hendriks didn’t root it!

  168. andeux andeux Jul 26,2020 4:15 pm

    First place!

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2020 4:16 pm || Up

      With a gaudy 5.4 – 2.7 record.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  169. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2020 6:57 pm

    The Yankees never actually invited to Trump to throw out a first pitch, and made clear after he announced it that he was in fact not invited, right? It’s the simplest explanation.

    • colin colin Jul 27,2020 6:35 am || Up

      My first thought was that he realized that he would have been loudly booed, but then I remembered no fans.

      • ptbnl Jul 27,2020 9:20 am || Up

        You remembered, he wouldn’t have.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 5:22 pm || Up

      TINSTAAFK
  170. AV AV Jul 26,2020 8:25 pm

    at 275 comments i was gonna guess bed. so many other pleasant surprises tho. hi y’all!

    i was out having an actual weekend and the proof it worked is now i have the monday jitters.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  171. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2020 10:27 pm

    Anybody watching the dodgers giants. Had a replay on a HBP, the batter corey seager said the the trainer and dave roberts when they came out, “I’m OK, it hit the bat” but the umpire had said HBP, so the giants challenged. the replay on tv was pretty clear, it hit the bat but it was upheld

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  172. elcroata elcroata Jul 27,2020 6:41 am

    And so it starts

    All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2020 7:32 am || Up

      I think you mean ends.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 7:32 am || Up

      what are we doing here?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2020 7:44 am || Up

        Confirming that hope is, in fact, not a plan.

    • lenscrafters Jul 27,2020 9:22 am || Up

      They had what, 64 pages of protocols but didn’t institute the likely two most important ones of mandatory masking in the dugout/clubhouses and the isolation bubble for every team. It’s probably too late for the latter but the former can still be quickly done if people would just get past their fking anti-mask attitude.

      If these 3 games were it, then it was fun while it lasted.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 11:50 am || Up

        My office is a 4 bedroom house carved into 6 offices, reception diningroom/library/meeting room and kitchen.

        Only 4 people come in now*, three work remotely.

        The two people over 65 cannot understand why I wear a mask indoors at all times. the boss said “we wearing masks indoors now?”

        People who actively avoid information will make bad decisions.

        *I go in for about 3 hours maybe 2-3 days a week

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • colin colin Jul 27,2020 9:42 am || Up

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2020 9:50 am || Up

        The Marlins players having a team meeting and then deciding, as athletes do, to play through adversity or whatever is so ridiculous. Someone needs to protect these guys from themselves and from each other.

    • andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 10:37 am || Up

      I know they have said it takes 5-14 days after exposure for symptoms to manifest. Is that true of testing also, or would people test positive within a couple of days of exposure?

      TINSTAAFK
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2020 11:11 am || Up

        I have understood it to be you would test positive right away. That was why it is so important to be tested if you think you were exposed regardless of if you are showing symptoms or not. But I could be mistaken.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • AV AV Jul 27,2020 11:24 am || Up

          i understand (from twice-tested, twice negative person) that the brain tickler test shows positivity after 5 days of exposure and that the newer, long-nasal test shows at 2 days.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 11:52 am || Up

            twice tested twice negative also high five!

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • AV AV Jul 27,2020 1:23 pm || Up

              no touching.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 11:53 am || Up

            So it sounds like the Phillies and (what’s left of) the Marlins might get away with taking only 2-3 days off. Still, this is pretty much the scenario I was expecting that will end up making a season unworkable.

            TINSTAAFK
  173. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 12:44 pm

    fletcher gets on again. 2 strike pitch

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 12:59 pm || Up

      Followed by K’s of Trout, Ohtani, Upton.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 1:03 pm || Up

        I would be ok with DingFA fiers when puk is back. I do not trust him to quarantine

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  174. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 1:04 pm

    The radio crowd noise for the radio has to improve. ground out by semien sounded like a basehit by noise

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2020 1:17 pm || Up

      I read noise and Neuse and I was very impressed with how you can differentiate players by crowd sounds.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  175. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2020 1:16 pm

    Looks like the temperature is in The Hound’s Goldilocks zone.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  176. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 1:16 pm

    how do you explain 4 ks in 2 innings but not really putting batters away?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  177. AV AV Jul 27,2020 1:23 pm
    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  178. andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 1:27 pm

    Pitching around Fletcher to get to Trout and Ohtani.

    TINSTAAFK
  179. lenscrafters Jul 27,2020 1:30 pm

    Per Slusser, A’s released Gossett. I’m not high on Gossett but it’s odd that they just outright released him.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2020 1:39 pm || Up

      Wonder if they had some sort of handshake agreement?

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  180. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 1:39 pm

    Upton is really bad in left, yeah?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 1:57 pm || Up

      and baserunning?

      also, that top 4 was very a’s

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2020 3:58 pm || Up

        His physical drop-off was sharp for a guy who is still just 32, and his baseball instincts also seem to have deteriorated right along with his body. Just a classic Angels signing.

  181. andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 1:58 pm

    Anyone else watching on CSN-CA getting lots of little glitches in the signal lasting a second or two? It was happening opening night also. Not sure if it is the whole feed or my cable service.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 2:02 pm || Up

      I have it on but am listening on the radio and doing work. Not really noticing on hulu +

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 2:03 pm || Up

      I will say that the radio seems to be stretching its lead on the video

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 2:11 pm || Up

      OK

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2020 3:50 pm || Up

        Something about the frequency on ch 721 is bad for Comcast, Drives me crazy. I have had intermittent slow frames/pixelation during live games on that channel for over a year. No such issues live sports on other channels.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  182. andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 2:00 pm

    Happy bat-flipping season everyone!

    TINSTAAFK
  183. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2020 2:00 pm

    But we can’t play Canha every day because Grossman…

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  184. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 2:34 pm

    I am half paying attention to this game, and 1/4 to work. I think the other quarter is counting outs is a mostly meaningless game in a season that will never finish

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  185. lenscrafters Jul 27,2020 2:37 pm

    KD has about as much of a clue as Barreto at this point.

    • lenscrafters Jul 27,2020 2:39 pm || Up

      Piscotty is barely a shade above.

    • andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 2:42 pm || Up

      He was injured last year, he gets off to slow starts, he’s always streaky … how long can they stick with a DH who has been terrible for his last 300+ plate appearances?

      TINSTAAFK
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2020 2:44 pm || Up

      I feel really bad the way the radio crew is trying to sell us on how Khris is really close, and he hit that one flyball almost to the wall the other day.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2020 3:27 pm || Up

        That warning track power though.

      • andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 3:27 pm || Up

        Hey, he just had another one.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 3:32 pm || Up

          ken said he just missed it, but i don’t think he did

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  186. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 3:04 pm

    Diekman for trout ohtani upton?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 3:09 pm || Up

      Would not have been my choice.
      Why not just leave Petit in for Trout, at least?

      TINSTAAFK
  187. mother pucker Jul 27,2020 3:05 pm

    How has Diekman taken over the 8th inning?

    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2020 3:13 pm || Up

      No faith in Wendelken or Sweet Lou I guess-and wanting to rest Soria and not pitch Petit a second inning.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  188. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 3:11 pm

    no bob no

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  189. andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 3:13 pm

    Pujols < Diekman

    TINSTAAFK
  190. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2020 3:14 pm

    2 BBs, 3 Ks. The ideal Diekman inning.

  191. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 3:15 pm

    still, he walks lastella. that gets trout coming up as the tying run

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  192. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 3:21 pm

    is wendelken ok?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 3:23 pm || Up

      I think they said he started throwing after Diekman’s second walk.

      TINSTAAFK
  193. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2020 3:33 pm

    Is Soria ok? seeing “deflected by” makes me nervous.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  194. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2020 3:38 pm

    Would have been better with Rendon playing over this guy.

  195. andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 3:41 pm

    Siddown trout.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 3:43 pm || Up

      that was a tough pitch, but a good one. He must be frustrated. I don’t think i have ever seen him do anymore than a head tilt

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  196. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2020 3:41 pm

    Best record in baseball!

    • andeux andeux Jul 27,2020 3:43 pm || Up

      And “If the season were to end today” takes on a little more meaning this year.

      TINSTAAFK
  197. doctorK doctorK Jul 27,2020 3:47 pm

    So I’m guessing the A’s are going to finish the season with their best winning percentage ever at .750.

    Today’s game would not have happened if baseball actually had a commissioner instead of an owners-thrall.

  198. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2020 4:03 pm

    So if I understand the latest protest shooting story, a BLM protester openly carrying a rifle walked up to a car, the driver shot him, then an unrelated protester pulled his own gun and fired on the retreating car. No arrests. Good guys with guns all, apparently.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 4:09 pm || Up

      You see, if you know the other person is armed something something

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • doctorK doctorK Jul 27,2020 4:11 pm || Up

      The worst part is that the Trumpers will use the fact that the initial gun-carrier was pro-BLM as reason to treat all BLM protesters as “terrorists”.

    • AV AV Jul 27,2020 4:31 pm || Up

      wait. there was no ramming the car at the rifle guy?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2020 5:26 pm || Up

        Cars don’t kill people, AV, people kill people.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • AV AV Jul 27,2020 6:12 pm || Up

          i got in last night and walked into the twitter mess of mis- and disinformation on this event and was too tired to sort it out so i was still under the impression that the driver didn’t realize the car was loaded.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  199. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2020 4:48 pm

    Burch Smith 2-0

  200. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2020 5:15 pm

    Kendall Graveman on the mound right now for Seattle. He looks pretty good.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2020 5:20 pm || Up

      And as I type that he immediately gives up four runs.

    • lenscrafters Jul 27,2020 5:20 pm || Up

      Spoke too soon.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 5:36 pm || Up

      was thinking the same thing but thankfully waited to comment

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  201. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 7:29 pm

    You know what I like about 2020? there is a thing, honest.

    Seeing that Mike Foltynewicz was D’dFA and not wondering why and if he is a reclamation project

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  202. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 7:50 pm

    Dusty has a touch, don’t he?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • lenscrafters Jul 27,2020 7:57 pm || Up

      It’s been <5 games but I feel like there's definitely been way more arm injuries and decreased velocities across the board. We've got pitchers who usually have had a full month and a half to build up their arms suddenly pitching at max effort with just two to three weeks of build up - this can't be good.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2020 8:08 pm || Up

        we joke about spring training being too long, but this is getting concerning. I thought maddon was a little too aggressive with bundy and canning. Hopefully bob doesn’t trot out soria tomorrow

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2020 7:38 am || Up

          I just deleted the worst run on sentence ever-you’re welcome.

          Is it really that having a coach and being in real game situations is that important? It felt like these guys could have been on some sort of throwing program daily while this was being hashed out. (This is an honest question)

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  203. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2020 8:13 pm

  204. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2020 8:50 am
    • lenscrafters Jul 28,2020 9:12 am || Up

      Ah so that’s how he’s going to pay for Semien and Chapman.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 9:32 am || Up

      I see Lew Wolff is also involved.

      While I probably would trust Billy to beat the returns of a generic index fund over time, I’d also expect greater volatility, which doesn’t sit well with my risk-averse fiscal nature. Also, these “smartest guy in the room takes his skills to a new platform” stories seem to often end in failure.

      "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 28,2020 12:53 pm || Up

      From the prospectus:

      Few executives have replicated Mr. Beane’s return on investment in terms of spending relative to wins, which we believe has the most direct impact on creating enterprise value in sports. Despite having a payroll that has consistently ranked in the bottom quartile of Major League Baseball (“MLB”), the A’s have compiled the seventh most wins in the MLB under Mr. Beane’s tenure, and their eight postseason appearances since the 2000 season are tied for fifth among all MLB teams. Since Mr. Beane was promoted to General Manager following the 1997 season, the value of the Oakland A’s has increased from $118 million in 1998 to $1.1 billion today.

      Interesting that Fisher and group are cool with Billy freelancing like this and throwing out a franchise value figure that had better be defensible unless Billy wants a securities lawsuit.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2020 4:36 pm || Up

        I love the first Risk Factor

        We are a blank check company incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands with no operating results, and we will not commence operations until obtaining funding through this offering. Because we lack an operating history, you have no basis upon which to evaluate our ability to achieve our business objective of completing our initial business combination. We have no plans, arrangements or understandings with any prospective target business concerning a business combination and may be unable to complete our initial business combination. If we fail to complete our initial business combination, we will never generate any operating revenues.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2020 8:56 am || Up

      Billy’s partner in SPAC just bought the XFL.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 10:11 am || Up

        (Switches portfolio to short Billy’s SPAC]

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  205. andeux andeux Jul 28,2020 8:58 am

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2020 9:23 am || Up

      I’ll be interested to see what they can do when freed from the constraints that choked the site to death over the last ~five years. They’ll need a really good editor to get back in the neighborhood of essential. Wonder what Tommy Craggs is up to.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 9:38 am || Up

        I am excited, and I could see myself subscribing when the site launches in Sept. But you’re right, a lot of the post-Deadspin work I’ve read has cried out for editing.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Jul 28,2020 9:39 am || Up
      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 9:42 am || Up

        Dang, first Gary Larson reappears after more than a decade away, and now Ken Arneson. Our pandemic cup overfloweth.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2020 11:58 am || Up

          I think the POScast had a FJM reunion as well.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2020 12:28 pm || Up

      Hopefully its better than discourse.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  206. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2020 9:20 am

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 9:41 am || Up

      A long-held organizational tenet of mine has been that you don’t put issues to the vote of a group if the vote isn’t the deciding factor. Giving people the illusion of input is worse that not giving them input at all. The players should channel all of their opinions through the union. Team by team votes help nothing.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2020 12:31 pm || Up

        If I am ever given the chance to vote to or not to go to florida, the vote’s outcome will never be in doubt.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.

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