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The going gets Rockies 190

Hey, we made it to a second series, somehow. The Colorado Rockies make their first visit since [fill in search result] for a quick two-gamer, first facing Daniel “Sex Wax” Mengden and his arsenal of duplicity. Joke’s on you, [name of Rockies player I know]!

Wednesday’s game is an afternoon Bluetooth special, and might be time to get right with Jesús. Then Thursday comes the first off day, after which more baseball may or may not ensue.

So enjoy the home cooking a little longer, boys, from your not-remotely-safe pseudobubbles, before hitting the maybe-even-less-safe road, and Ken Korach’s torture by a thousand fly balls begins.

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

190 thoughts on “The going gets Rockies

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 5:59 pm

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 6:03 pm

    Also found this during my exhaustive research for this game thread. I can’t imagine betting daily baseball game lines, but this guy claims betting A’s as a home favorite since 2018 has more than double the ROI than the next best team.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2020 6:06 pm

    It would appear that Canha has finally scaled Mt. Everyday Player.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 6:53 pm || Up

      Who am I, then, to question Sir Edmund on his choice of balaclava, even at sunny 65 degrees.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 6:56 pm

    Mengden got away with nibble nibble nibble, thanks to a generous strike zone, but I fear that shit won’t work for long.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. andeux andeux Jul 28,2020 6:58 pm

    Time to smoke Senzatela.

    TINSTAAFK
  6. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2020 6:58 pm

    KD continues to slowly slide down the order.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Jul 28,2020 7:08 pm || Up

      Not far enough.
      Late on a bunch of fastballs, then pops up a hanging curve.

      TINSTAAFK
  7. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2020 7:00 pm

    This slightly earlier start time worked almost perfect with the dinner cooking schedule. Aces approves.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  8. lenscrafters Jul 28,2020 7:42 pm

    Astros pitching is getting pretty decimated. They just signed Rodney today and some guy literally named Scrubb is coming into the game in a bases loaded situation.

  9. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 7:49 pm

    Sacrifice flies for everyone!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  10. lenscrafters Jul 28,2020 7:52 pm

    Sigh…KD was probably my favorite player of 2016-18, but yeah he’s done.

    That 3-1 fastball he was late on and fouled back would’ve been in the right field bleachers two years ago.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2020 8:07 pm || Up

      i feel so bad. ther is no way he can start tomorrow

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  11. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2020 8:02 pm

    Especially after finally getting paid it is really disappointing.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  12. doctorK doctorK Jul 28,2020 8:03 pm

    That Bud Light banner in the RF bleachers is a crime against humanity.

    So was Mengden’s big hanger.

  13. andeux andeux Jul 28,2020 8:13 pm

    Weems coming in to “Money” (Pink Floyd)

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 8:17 pm || Up

      Nice K to start with. I’m not sure he has any idea where his pitches are going though.

      "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 8:19 pm || Up

        Announced his presence with authority.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • andeux andeux Jul 28,2020 8:19 pm || Up

        A lot of them are going into the outfield.

        TINSTAAFK
  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2020 8:33 pm

    Khris you are killing me.

  15. andeux andeux Jul 28,2020 8:36 pm

    Joe Kelly after throwing behind Bregman’s head, and then striking out Corea:

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 8:43 pm || Up

      That’s awesome, also bonus points for looking like Bill Hader.

      "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 8:49 pm || Up

      Why don’t the astros just own it. yeah. we got caught. I’ll take a HBP or throw behind the head

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2020 2:39 pm || Up

      8 game suspension

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 2:41 pm || Up

        seems excessive

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 29,2020 2:47 pm || Up

          Isnt that like 20-25 in this season?

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • AV AV Jul 29,2020 2:47 pm || Up

          yeah. it’s gonna go into next season.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • elcroata elcroata Jul 30,2020 1:23 am || Up

      That was quick

      All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
      • elcroata elcroata Jul 30,2020 1:26 am || Up

        Also, why is the width attribute not working?

        All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • elcroata elcroata Jul 30,2020 4:20 am || Up

      Holly FK, 8 games! That’s 8 games more than any of the Astrocheats

      All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2020 2:25 pm || Up

        that’s too many. 3 for throwing too high too hard

        it’s just all so stupid

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2020 8:38 pm

  17. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2020 8:50 pm

    Weems eating those innings.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  18. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 8:57 pm

    I am just realizing that the shade of green on the A’s helmets finally matches this variant of green in the jerseys.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2020 9:07 pm

    Trivino struggling isnt quite as sad as KD, but I do wish he could make it back.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 9:10 pm || Up

      He had a good outing last time, I’m not giving up yet. Now he’s gonna take all the pain it takes to get out of the inning cause the pen is quiet.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  20. lenscrafters Jul 28,2020 9:08 pm

    I honestly don’t know how Trivino is so hittable for a guy who throws 97.

    • lenscrafters Aug 10,2020 9:36 pm || Up

      Possible explanation: really terrible spin rates on the 4 seamer.

  21. doctorK doctorK Jul 28,2020 9:09 pm

    Trivino is working on things.

  22. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2020 9:20 pm

    Is sean doolittle the only extension in the beane era that paid off?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2020 9:21 pm

    The more I think about it the more I think a lot of KDs issue is mental. Unfortunately I know remember that his arm is mental too.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  24. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 28,2020 9:23 pm

    @Ed I think so? Did Coco have 2 extensions and maybe the 1st 1 paid off?

    It’s funny because the biggest complaint is that we dont keep players around. But given that track record maybe it is for the best

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2020 9:28 pm || Up

      I think it was a good extention, it was the right time. too bad the national league demands statergery

      Never the same, took out his legs or something

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl Jul 28,2020 9:28 pm || Up

      There’s a strong selection effect on the cost (and hence quality) of the cohort of players who get extended.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  25. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2020 9:33 pm

    I still don’t get what the rules for mask use in the dugouts are supposed to be. The practice seems all over the map.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2020 9:39 pm

    8 teams make the playoffs, 8 teams make the playoffs, 8 teams make the playoffs

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 28,2020 9:48 pm

    The price of winning a bunch of close ones. None of our good pitchers were available.

    The KD situation is grim though.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2020 10:00 pm || Up

      ireally don’t like the idea of benching him, but he must be

      Can every comment be read with “And it goes without saying they should not be playing baseball

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 29,2020 7:45 am || Up

        All of this is implied now.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2020 7:59 am || Up

          Incorporated by reference

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2020 9:48 am || Up

            Sort of like how you don’t have to say “Louie Gohmert, pig-headed moron who infects his allies.” You can just say “Louie Gohmert” and the rest is understood.

            "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 29,2020 10:22 am || Up

              Unreal

              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2020 11:50 am || Up

                Lord, this gets even worse. He lives in his office!

                • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 11:57 am || Up

                  that is perfect

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • AV AV Jul 29,2020 12:01 pm || Up

                  wonder if that’s the same office he brought his staff into to tell them he had CV.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2020 10:34 am || Up

              And of course he thinks he got it because he wore a mask.

            • ptbnl Jul 29,2020 10:35 am || Up

              Or ‘SeatUpgrade

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2020 11:41 am || Up

                Heh heh. Of course now that Dallas is using the front row seats the upgrading prospects are worse.

                "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  28. lenscrafters Jul 29,2020 10:11 am

    So…is Barreto ever going to get a chance or are we going to pretend that Machin/Pinder/Kemp’s combined 1-17 is too important to keep him from a start or two?

    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 29,2020 10:25 am || Up

      All things considered-3-2 without a 2B, C, or DH so far is pretty good.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2020 12:02 pm

    Currently watching Marine Layer take on all comers, including Kaval, on Twitter as he trashes everything Howard Terminal. Pretty entertaining.

    • mikeA Jul 29,2020 12:36 pm || Up

      I’m going to be moving to a new place near Mills next month (with a direct view down to the Coliseum haha), and suddenly the Coliseum site is sounding a lot better to me.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 13,2020 9:26 am || Up

      He’s still going. A one man concern-trolling operation.

  30. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2020 12:53 pm

    Chapman with the line drive homer! Launch angle my ass!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  31. lenscrafters Jul 29,2020 1:04 pm

    The Rockies 2B looks like Fletcher so of course we can’t get him out.

  32. andeux andeux Jul 29,2020 1:05 pm

    Catch the fking ball. (Tough play, to be fair.)

    TINSTAAFK
  33. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 1:12 pm

    with luck like that, they best win this game

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  34. lenscrafters Jul 29,2020 1:32 pm

    Maybe Marcus is playing himself back into our price range.

  35. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 1:35 pm

    townsend demonstrating how he doesn’t understand projections on the radio

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  36. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 1:40 pm

    i’d really like it if some of these strikes would turn into outs

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2020 1:54 pm

    Chapman > Arenado

  38. andeux andeux Jul 29,2020 1:55 pm

    Not surprised they didn’t reverse that.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 1:57 pm || Up

      I can only assume they couldn’t tell is olsen had contact with the plate.

      Still bad call. I am a little mad that teams lose challenge on plays like that

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux Jul 29,2020 2:01 pm || Up

        Tough to see exactly when he touched the plate and when he was tagged. From one angle I thought safe, another I thought out, a couple others the relevant part was just out of the frame. Maybe they should be able to tell with synced up feeds from the different angles, but I couldn’t.

        TINSTAAFK
      • lenscrafters Jul 29,2020 2:02 pm || Up

        I don’t understand how we’ve had replay for the better part of a decade now and we still deal with shitty angles and low res camera work that comprises the majority of these “inconclusive” replays.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 2:37 pm || Up

          MLB is using proprietary cameras now. it’s only gonna get more perplexing.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • mikeA Jul 29,2020 3:33 pm || Up

      Vince was really overstating that. Not surprised at all when I watched the replay after.

  39. andeux andeux Jul 29,2020 2:21 pm

    Ray does not understand the rule about errors on potential double plays.

    TINSTAAFK
  40. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2020 2:41 pm

    Vince is saying Vee A Mel Machin, which I don’t think can be right.

    • AV AV Jul 29,2020 2:55 pm || Up

      vimael

      (he’ll probably end up saying it like y’all say san raffel.)

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  41. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 2:44 pm

    If Viamel Machin takes a pitch, its a ball

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Jul 29,2020 2:56 pm || Up

      vimael

      close to v-mail.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 3:02 pm || Up

        that will be hard to forget

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Jul 29,2020 3:13 pm || Up

          v-mail me.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 3:14 pm || Up

            I am a married man, sir!

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • AV AV Jul 29,2020 3:43 pm || Up

              me too (technically), but my GF don’t care (also technically).

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
              • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 3:53 pm || Up

                still haven’t figured out where to send the check?

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • AV AV Jul 29,2020 3:59 pm || Up

                  the filing fee? i didn’t know who to make it out to, but got it now.

                  just lazy to get in the car and drive to hayward to drop $435 when nobody (technically) cares.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  42. lenscrafters Jul 29,2020 2:46 pm

    Bob is making a big deal about how it’s hard to find at bats with such a big roster, but it doesn’t take galaxy brain finagling to think that maybe it’s a good idea for someone like Seth Brown to PH for Machin or Murphy in that situation.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 29,2020 2:48 pm || Up

      I thought you said it’s hard to find bats and I was like “looking at these stats you sure are right”.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2020 2:56 pm || Up

      The usual spring training axiom about hitters that you need at least a couple dozen ABs before you’re ready. It’s so widely accepted that I assume Bob feels he needs to keep getting ABs for Machin and Murphy and others and let them hit their way into form.

      Which is a LOT to give up in a 60 game season. Makes me think they should have some arrangement for getting these irregulars ABs against live pitching, maybe as a second taxi squad or something, make 5-8 guys inactive for a given game day and send them to Laney College for simulated games.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  43. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 2:46 pm

    when do we get concerned about the offense?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2020 2:49 pm || Up

      September 2019

    • lenscrafters Jul 29,2020 2:56 pm || Up

      SS, CF, 1B, 3B, and whatever Canha plays is fine.

      RF (Piscotty) and C is a wild card. 2B is a known issue they did nothing to solve. DH is a clear problem now if Grossman is your best option.

      It’s a lot of pressure on the top 5, and I think you need 1 or 2 of the remaining 4 spots to figure it out to feel more comfortable.

      • andeux andeux Jul 29,2020 3:06 pm || Up

        I would be ok giving a month of starts to Barreto (even knowing he might still be terrible), or Pinder (who has been kind of streaky). Or paying for a real upgrade at 2b. I still don’t understand what the point of Tony Kemp is, as he’s just blocking younger players while offering little apparent upside.

        TINSTAAFK
        • lenscrafters Jul 29,2020 3:14 pm || Up

          Kemp, Grossman, and Machin are on the team because the team recognizes the problem of not having enough lefty bats, but are not invested in actually getting good lefty bats ($$$).

  44. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2020 2:58 pm

    By my count that’s three, maybe four balls to Grossman in LF this year which an actually good defender would have played into outs or less baserunner advancement. None of them errors, all of them very makable plays.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • lenscrafters Jul 29,2020 3:00 pm || Up

      Yeah I’ve noticed that too. It’s super frustrating.

    • andeux andeux Jul 29,2020 3:03 pm || Up

      Yep. Ironically, his hitting has been (SSS) good so far this year, but his supposedly good defense has been absent.

      TINSTAAFK
  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2020 3:10 pm

    Canha walking up to Aretha (“Chain of Fools”)?

  46. andeux andeux Jul 29,2020 3:24 pm

    Did Luzardo learn how to field from Brett Anderson?

    TINSTAAFK
  47. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 3:25 pm

    safe

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  48. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2020 3:25 pm

    Groan. If only Luzardo was able to throw hard…

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 3:27 pm

    the comeback is going to be epic

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  50. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 29,2020 3:38 pm

    I’m going to feel bad complaining about the A’s off day tomorrow.

    "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 29,2020 3:55 pm || Up

      baseball all day tomorrow. it’s cool

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2020 5:40 pm

    This is disgraceful. Adam Silver and his team should be fired.

  52. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 29,2020 8:59 pm

    Bob geren took 13 innings, but he got a win

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  53. ptbnl Jul 30,2020 7:59 am

    Knowing the the Roger Stones of this world are busy figuring all kinds of ways to fix a mass mail-in vote (safe in the knowledge that – if successful – they also have a get-out-of-jail-free card even if they’re caught), I think the Dems need to be careful about asserting that voting by mail is sure to be safe just because it has been in the past.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2020 8:22 am || Up

      To me the vulnerability to fear is still the tabulation servers.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • ptbnl Jul 30,2020 8:58 am || Up

        Plenty of vulnerabilities all round – my concern is that by asserting so strongly that mail-in voting is sure to be safe (which it has been, historically) they undercut future questioning of a mail-dominated process that gets engineered to deliver for Trump.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • AV AV Jul 30,2020 9:31 am || Up

          bah. it’s fine.

          even with a decimated USPS, the mail-in votes will have more time to arrive to the delayed election.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • AV AV Jul 30,2020 11:59 am || Up

          listening to slate what’s next (report on brooklyn votes still being counted, where unpostmarked biz class mail is the new hanging chad) sounds like the thing to do is request absentee ballots but drop them off in person at polling place on election day.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • sslinger Jul 30,2020 1:09 pm || Up

            That’s exactly what I’ve done for years.

            • andeux andeux Jul 30,2020 1:25 pm || Up

              There have also been dedicated ballot collection boxes in recent years.
              But California seems to have pretty reasonable rules for absentee ballots anyway. The bigger problems will be in the states that require that they be received by election day, or have other rules that allow for widespread rejection of ballots.

              TINSTAAFK
  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2020 8:03 am

    My god, Herman Cain. What a tragifarcical way to go.

    • andeux andeux Jul 30,2020 10:35 am || Up

      Freedumb!

      TINSTAAFK
      • vignette17 Jul 30,2020 4:09 pm || Up

        This whole pandemic is weird in that seeing stupid people being disproved is supposed to be satisfying. People dying, even through their own stupidity leaves me wanting…something different.

    • andeux andeux Jul 30,2020 10:41 am || Up

      TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2020 2:46 pm || Up

      Repeating this awesome comment by “Noble Destro” on The Root.

      “He was a bit of Black Icarus, who loved flying among the elite too much that he believed the sun when it said his melting wings were a liberal hoax.”

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  55. ptbnl Jul 30,2020 2:08 pm
    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2020 3:11 pm

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2020 3:36 pm || Up

      That’s great news. A quick check of my now-encrusted-with-dust radio confirms clear strong signal. I’d be lying if I said I remembered 980 in particular from that 1993 stint. Kaval’s explanation is a bit hard to take after he OK Boomered the same concerns six months ago.

      "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 30,2020 3:41 pm || Up

        I’ve decided to just be happy that they realized they FKed up and took steps to fix it. His initial reaction was terrible; good that they are flexible enough to pivot.

        It sounds like they will be on 103.7 FM as well, which is very welcome. Also, the iHeartRadio app can’t be worse than TuneIn in terms of bugginess.

        • Soaker Soaker Jul 30,2020 4:11 pm || Up

          They wouldn’t be on 103.7; Kaval only said he listens to that one. 103.7 (KOSF) is T14 in the market while 960 (KNEW) is T32 with 1/11 the listeners of 103.7; that’s why there’s room for the A’s down there.

          The coverage map for 960 (the red line is pretty close; ignore the purple and blue) shows that they still be mostly A’s Cast in much of the South Bay and the Santa Cruz/Monterey area.

          Support locally made sausage!
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2020 4:15 pm || Up

            So what is this supposed to mean?

            • Soaker Soaker Jul 30,2020 4:23 pm || Up

              You would need an HD radio receiver to get that digital subchannel. I went to satellite years ago and then Internet streaming, never considered buying one. Standard FM radios receive the analog broadcast.

              Support locally made sausage!
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2020 4:27 pm || Up

                Ah. I guess I just OK Boomered myself on that.

      • andeux andeux Jul 30,2020 4:26 pm || Up

        Huh, terrible signal on my stereo, no matter where I move the little AM loop antenna.
        Doesn’t really matter, I guess, since almost every game is televised, plus I could listen through the app.

        TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2020 4:13 pm || Up

      they were trying to be the liberal news station, yeah?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  57. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2020 5:24 pm

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 30,2020 5:51 pm || Up

      If they went to five-inning games, tripleheaders would be workable and maybe they could complete the 60-game schedule.

      I hoped I would get more interested when the games started, but it has gone the other way. The whole scene has me running like hell.

      Support locally made sausage!
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2020 6:03 pm || Up

        I for one look forward to reminiscing about the 10 or 20 ballgames we got to watch during the Plague of 2020-21.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 31,2020 7:59 am || Up

          The news this morning has me in this camp. I mean I am going to watch and of course Im gonna talk. I dont really like basketball and don’t have cable to watch that so it is watch these or reruns of Happy Days on MeTV. But 60 is a pipe dream.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2020 2:57 pm || Up

          10 might be about right.

          Should another outbreak materialize, Manfred, who has the power to shut down the season, could move in that direction. Multiple players briefed on the call fear the season could be shut down as soon as Monday if positive tests jump or if players continue not to strictly abide by the league’s protocols.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2020 4:04 pm || Up

            “…if players continue not to strictly abide by the league’s protocols.”

            My non-expert guess is that immediate problem is less due failure to abide and more due to the protocols being wholly inadequate to the task. The NBA-style bubble is the only way this could possible work. Seeing your family and friends every day during homestands guarantees new infections.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 8:21 am || Up

              I may have underestimated the stupidity of the Marlins players, who apparently went out to bars and restaurants on their summer camp road trip to Atlanta.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  58. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 30,2020 5:59 pm

    My Pappy said Son ya gonna drive me to drinkin if you don’t stop drivin that Hot Tub Lincoln.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Jul 30,2020 7:19 pm || Up

      holy crap. maybe change the water every 3000 miles.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  59. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 30,2020 9:26 pm

    Rendon just threw a bounce pass to get a forceout at second

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  60. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 30,2020 10:43 pm

    Shout out to the Padres ordering up a squeeze play for their fifth run of the 10th inning in SF.

    • elcroata elcroata Jul 30,2020 10:50 pm || Up

      Waking up to a half an hour of the Giants wreckage was strangely satisfying

      All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2020 2:32 pm

    Biden needs to pick his running mate already. I can’t deal with another two weeks of sexist crap from the likes of Ed Rendell and Chris Dodd about how Kamala is insufficiently demure for their tastes.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2020 5:15 pm || Up

      Maybe cross this name off the list.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 5:35 pm || Up

        Her name was pure theater.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2020 5:47 pm || Up

          Yeah never seemed remotely plausible for him to pick someone whose district is a bunch of Hollywood movie studios and whom no one had ever heard of until she hit the list.

          Anyway, I’m going to say this speech is at least less harmful than when Willie and Harvey Milk et al. went to bat for Jim Jones back in the day.

        • elcroata elcroata Aug 1,2020 12:00 am || Up

          All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
          • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 9:06 am || Up

            this is the content i come here for

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 11,2020 1:02 pm || Up

        Another reason to cross her off, can’t keep her mouth shut

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 5:33 pm || Up

      How is this getting out and why do people think it’s helpful?

      There has to be a reason for it, yeah?

      I really really don’t like Ms Harris, but I recognize that she is an adequate politician and just as qualified as biden/warren/castro/obama/clinton/kerry etc.

      I only assume this is a gambit to make biden’s pick of harris seem even braver against such staunch allies bad mouthing her.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2020 5:44 pm || Up

        I’ve been trying to figure it out too. My uninformed read is that gross old creeps like Dodd and possibly some of her rivals in California dislike Kamala on a personal level for some reason (she isn’t deferential enough to gross old creeps, she beat them to Boxer’s seat, etc.). They see her as the likely choice at this point, and have been trying a last-ditch campaign to derail her with Biden.

        But the people going to the press with it are probably Kamala supporters who are trying to bring the backroom shenanigans into the light before they can work.

        Whatever the case, I’m anxiously awaiting Willie’s take on Sunday morning.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2020 6:04 pm || Up

          Willie is smart enough to know that he should just write about SF restaurants, movies, and his weekly encounter with a random street wit until after November. His vain need to keep proving his own punditry skills might get the better of him though.

          "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 31,2020 6:31 pm || Up

            Willie has been my favorite politician since he won the speakership while a member of the minority party.

            I hope you are right, but fear you are not

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 6:34 pm || Up

          I like this take, I can’t figure out why those gross old creeps would prefer Warren or abrams to harris.

          Maaaaaybe whitmer? I don’t know

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2020 6:37 pm || Up

            They don’t want Warren either. They want someone without a national constituency of her own who will be deferential to people like them.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2020 6:39 pm || Up

              Basically Joe Biden from 2008.

              "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 31,2020 7:19 pm || Up

                Yeah, they would prefer a man if that were on the table.

          • lenscrafters Jul 31,2020 6:43 pm || Up

            What do you folks think about Duckworth? I think I like her more than Kamala.

            • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 7:08 pm || Up

              I began as a defense attorney in the Harris DA era, i defended parents who I had to tell could go to jail if their kid didn’t go to school. SLF worked for her AG’s office and witnesses first hand corruption adjacent activities, I do not like her at all, at all.

              I would prefer duckworrth,but mostly because I don’t like Harris

              That said, I don’t believe she is anything other than a normal politician with normal shitty behavior. I expect all others are mostly like her and would happily vote for her OVER biden.

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2020 9:19 am || Up

          Sunday Willie recap: How Dems can benefit from absentee ballots, crotchety I-told-you-so take about bikes not using closed Market Street, plus restaurants and hair dyeing during COVID. Zero words about Kamala or VP pick.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2020 9:49 am || Up

            Your Willieology is unmatched. Respect.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2020 10:11 am || Up

            he gets paid for that

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2020 10:13 am || Up

              He’s mostly been behaved since that “my lunch buddies agree that me too has gone too far” column last year.

            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2020 12:25 pm || Up

              Not nearly as much as his private clients pay I am sure. The Chron spot is just excellent free advertising.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 8,2020 9:54 am || Up

          Willie just couldn’t stay quiet. Thinks Kamala should reject VP and ask for AG instead, for future political reasons.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 8,2020 10:04 am || Up

            This is incredibly bad advice. Amazing.

            Among other things, the idea that the VP job is a dead end (last VP is about to be president, Gore came within an inch, Bush cruised to victory, Mondale was nominated, even Nixon eventually managed it) while AG isn’t (has any USAG later made a serious run for president?) is just laughable.

            Edit because I can’t stop thinking about how dumb this is: Biden is old so his VP has a higher than usual chance of becoming the incumbent! And if he decides not to run in 2024 for health reasons, who is better positioned to replace him on the ticket, his loyal VP or his AG who is barred by law and custom from campaigning? It goes on and on.

            • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 8,2020 10:17 am || Up

              Yeah, being senator is better than being AG.

              I saw a documentary, made in 1972 or there abouts on the hairs and squares in the haight joining together to downzone the haight.

              I can’t find it, but they spend some time driving around in willie’s Porsche.

              He has been on brand for 50 years

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • AV AV Aug 9,2020 8:21 pm || Up

                godfather 3?

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 8,2020 10:32 am || Up

              Agreed, and to pile on, with the chance of Dems regaining control of Senate there’s a real chance the next administration can actually achieve some policy goals on which not-Biden can run in 2024.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 8,2020 3:45 pm || Up

              Wasnt Bobby Kennedy USAG? Thats as close as I can think of and of course that is a completely special case in multiple ways.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
              • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 8,2020 3:48 pm || Up

                Yeah, he was, but then he went and won a senate seat before announcing against Lyndon.

  62. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2020 4:11 pm
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 5:34 pm || Up

      on the day I was so enthralled with kodachrome photos on the internet, sigh

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2020 10:35 am || Up

        Give me a FKing break!

        Worth noting: Among the drugs Kodak initially will focus on will be hydroxychloroquine, the malaria drug that Trump has repeatedly pushed as a coronavirus treatment but that scientists say can cause harm.

        • AV AV Aug 1,2020 10:58 am || Up

          new meaning to old ballad:

          when you’re kicking in the car chrome
          and you’re drinking down the eau de cologne
          and you’re spitting out the kodacroxychloroquine
          you better watch your step

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2020 11:20 am || Up

            When I think back on all the crap I learned in Trumpschool
            It’s a wonder I can think at all

        • AV AV Aug 2,2020 5:36 pm || Up

          finally figured it out. it’s the evangelicals behind this.

          they think god hates agfa.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • andeux andeux Aug 3,2020 3:34 pm || Up

          Of the various hills on which Republicans are prepared to (literally) die these days, hydroxychloroquine is by far not the worst, but it might be the weirdest. Unless I’m missing something, there is no ideological reason to believe in it, and at least initially there was no corrupt reason either. (OK, now they are making it corrupt, because that’s the only thing Trump and his cronies know what to do, but the corruption is after the fact.) It was just some random treatment that got suggested as possibly helpful early on, Trump latched onto it, and now due to his pathological inability to ever admit error, and the rest of the party’s pathological need to back him up, every time one of these (literal) mouth-breathers like Louis Gohmert gets the disease they have to take this useless and possibly harmful drug (or at least say they are taking it) because somehow they think that makes their party look good. It’s the cult of Trumpism perfectly distilled down to tablet form.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2020 3:40 pm || Up

            There’s a Fox News/Trump chicken and egg thing here that I’m not sure how to sort out. Did he latch onto it because he saw it while watching his stories, or did they pump it because he was all in on it?

            Also worth noting that there’s a transnational authoritarian buy-in to this behavior. Jair Bolsonaro posted video of himself pounding purported HCQ pills after he caught COVID.

            • vignette17 Aug 4,2020 8:43 am || Up

              You expect Trump to no longer say hydroxychloroquine after he spent so long learning to pronounce it? What a ridiculous notion.

              • AV AV Aug 4,2020 9:16 am || Up

                aaaand it used up all his pronunciation brainspace.

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

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