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Games 7, 8, 9 and (?) 10 vs. the Mariners: Don’t give me a sinking feeling 364

The first road trip for the A’s takes them to Seattle on Seafair Weekend. Well it would be. You can enjoy the Boeing Air Show at Home with your very own U.S. Navy Blue Angels paper airplanes. The roof will be open because the weather will be gorgeous as you would expect in Seattle at the beginning of August (possibly excepting a chance of rain on Monday).

The A’s announcers will put their skills at calling games off monitor to their first real test with this schedule:
Tonight at 6:40: Manaea vs. RHP Taijuan Walker
Saturday at 6:10: Fiers vs. LHP Yusei Kikuchi
Sunday at 1:10: Bassitt vs. RHP Kendall Graveman
Monday at 6:10: Montas vs. LHP Justus Sheffield

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364 thoughts on “Games 7, 8, 9 and (?) 10 vs. the Mariners: Don’t give me a sinking feeling

  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2020 6:35 pm

    Did not know Taijuan Walker was a Mariner again.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2020 6:42 pm || Up

      Ken tells me he’s from Yucaipa, CA.

      Radio about a pitch-and-a-half ahead of the TV

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2020 6:46 pm

    I didn’t know that Taiwan and Korea leagues already have fans back in the stands, per Drew.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. lenscrafters Jul 31,2020 6:49 pm

    Manaea’s velo continues to tick upward. The question is how much into the game he can maintain it.

  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2020 7:00 pm

    960 sounds pretty good in SF!

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2020 7:18 pm || Up

      103.7-2 sounds even better! (Turns out I have HD radio in the car.)

  5. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 7:01 pm

    New game times sneak up on me, I like it though

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  6. lenscrafters Jul 31,2020 7:06 pm

    Another inspiring start from the offense.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 7:09 pm || Up

      I mean, when you face a guy as tough as taijan walker

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2020 7:13 pm

    Pitchers ahead of the hitters indeed.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  8. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 31,2020 7:33 pm

    This team just doesnt seem to be firing on any cylinders at the moment.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  9. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 7:37 pm

    cool cool cool cool cool

    2014 july-sept A’s

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  10. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 31,2020 7:41 pm

    Ed, think of all the value we can get if we blow it up right now. We can build a core that we can keep when the new stadium is ready.

    I need a drink.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  11. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 7:48 pm

    BTW, last year they had a very robust video replay section on mlb dot com

    slo motion, zoom, back and forth zapruter shit.

    this year they just post an abbreviated challenge winning team replay

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  12. lenscrafters Jul 31,2020 7:57 pm

    You can see why Chapman was pissed off at the lack of urgency in getting the team to report on time. At a certain point the slow starts aren’t cute anymore.

    That was pathetic fielding.

  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2020 7:57 pm

    So far Ken and Vince are doing great on the pxp of the monitor, none of the painful miscalls from the Bay Bridge tune up.

    "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 7:58 pm || Up

      yes, I have been surprised

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 8:00 pm || Up

      That A’s cutout behind the thirdbase dugout is very life like

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2020 8:59 pm || Up

      Ken can’t be sure when the lights have taken full effect though.

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  14. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 8:05 pm

    The comeback is going to be epic

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  15. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 31,2020 8:13 pm

    I actually pre3fer thinking this is a slow start/we didnt get in early enough/bad thoughts from COVID.

    Because my other thought is maybe BoMel just can’t reach them anymore and it’s time to move on.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 31,2020 8:40 pm

    Cancel this season tbh. This is pathetic.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2020 8:43 pm || Up

      That Passan story from this afternoon has been updated. You may get that wish.

      If the A’s could win tomorrow and Sunday, that would give them 5-4 which might either tie the Astros or win the division outright.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2020 8:46 pm || Up

        But if the A’s lose Sat and Sun we’re probably out of the expanded playoffs.

        Also: Keith Olbermann works for ESPN again?

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2020 8:52 pm || Up

          I wonder if you and Nurse Upgrade will get 80% of your cutout money back if 6 home games is the final total.

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          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2020 8:58 pm || Up

            I wonder that also. Though honestly my surplus balance with the A’s, from the nixed 2019 playoffs and all 2020, is this amorphous blob of not-really money I may never see again. I should probably transfer it to my horse betting account.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2020 11:18 am || Up

      I guess at this point my wish is that they keep this thing sputtering until maybe the middle of August. The more mistakes they make the more opportunities they have to learn from them, and a better chance that we can have a legitimate season in 2021. Manfred gets fired, possibly Tony Clark too, and we have fresh leadership not just for any residual virus issues next year but going into the CBA negotiations as well.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2020 11:51 am || Up

        This guy just seems lost.

        • lenscrafters Aug 1,2020 12:32 pm || Up

          There’s been some truly terrible commissioners in MLB history, but this guy may just take the cake when all is said and done.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 1:03 pm || Up

            It’s a different position today. After Bowie Kuhn the owners decided the model of an independent Commissioner acting in the best interests of the game was antiquated, and what they wanted was an employee. So from Ueberroth in 1984 to today the Commissioner has has successively less and less real authority. Hell, Bud Selig was an owner, and he never had any doubt where his loyalties laid. Manfred was a perfect hire if your goal was to avoid any chance of any decision not blessed in advance by the dominant ownership caucus. So Manfred is “worse” in the sense that the Office of the Commissioner is worse, by design.

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  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2020 8:52 pm

    Life! Of a sort.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  18. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 9:04 pm

    i’d like to see a replay on that tag up

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  19. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 9:11 pm

    love to see grossman up in big situations, can’t ask for more

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • lenscrafters Jul 31,2020 9:14 pm || Up

      He’s done just enough in the first 4 games to start the next 15, sigh. It’s the Sam Fuld Conundrum.

  20. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 31,2020 9:15 pm

    Piscotty on second for the 10th?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  21. Soaker Soaker Jul 31,2020 9:35 pm

    The local PGA Tour event moved from south Reno to Truckee this year. Playing a golf tournament without spectators can create its own brand of problems as was the case today.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 31,2020 10:17 pm || Up

      Every adult bear I’ve ever seen in the Sierra has that same don’t-give-a-fuck slow stroll.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  22. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 8:31 am

    So, long awaited first start for Luzardo is either Tuesday, or next year, or maybe in an old-timers game circa 2045.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. ptbnl Aug 1,2020 11:33 am

    Grim Cup Final – 4 players off injured (plus a sending-off for good measure).

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 1:06 pm || Up

      Haven’t seen Mike V for awhile, hope he’s enjoying the Quakes’ somewhat unexpected early success in their bubble tournament. They go in the quarterfinals today at 6pm.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  24. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 1:22 pm

    That’s quite a PR infrastructure you’ve built there MLB:

    News of the Cardinals’ latest positive tests was first reported Saturday by former big league third baseman Trevor Plouffe, who is now the co-host of a podcast.”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  25. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 4:46 pm

    I dunno, now might actually be the time to panico.

    "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 6:17 pm || Up

      Turns out that lineup is wrong, Chapman hitting second, Ramon 3rd. Same old result though.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Aug 1,2020 6:20 pm || Up

        Yeah, was just wondering when and why they got switched.

        TINSTAAFK
  26. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 6:28 pm

    my comments are loading slowly, its it just me?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 6:42 pm || Up

      No issues here.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2020 6:48 pm || Up

        “z” key functionality isn’t working for me (either on Brave or Chrome).

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        • elcroata elcroata Aug 1,2020 6:49 pm || Up

          Works for me

          All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
          • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2020 6:50 pm || Up

            It does work on Firefox.

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            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 6:52 pm || Up

              I get no Z key function right after a page reload. But once I click cursor on page the Z key works.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2020 6:55 pm || Up

                That appears to be the way it’s functioning on Chromium, which includes Brave. Firefox doesn’t require the pre-click.

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              • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 6:57 pm || Up

                that may be what’s happening to me

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  27. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 6:41 pm

    let’s go khris

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  28. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 6:42 pm

    I’m feeling a KD homer coming today.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Aug 1,2020 6:52 pm || Up

      I’m feeling a Vogelbach homer coming today.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2020 7:00 pm || Up

        In a terrific race to the bottom:

        Chris Davis: .354 OPS
        Daniel Vogelbach: .322 OPS
        Khris Davis: .118 OPS

        Chris Davis isn’t in the lineup tonight.

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        • andeux andeux Aug 1,2020 7:05 pm || Up

          I just noticed that in addition to Kis’ 0-fer, our 4-headed 2b platoon have combined for 1 hit this year.

          TINSTAAFK
  29. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 6:47 pm

    No way replay goes our way here.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Aug 1,2020 6:48 pm || Up

      Looks safe to me, but you’re probably right.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 6:49 pm || Up

        Wrong! Suck it, FSU!

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Aug 1,2020 6:49 pm || Up

        Had to give Murphy that GIDP opportunity.

        TINSTAAFK
  30. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 6:47 pm

    not gonn over turn

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  31. elcroata elcroata Aug 1,2020 6:48 pm

    Safe!

    All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • elcroata elcroata Aug 1,2020 6:50 pm || Up

      Nice way to capitalize on that, Murphy

      All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  32. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 6:50 pm

    that was nifty

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  33. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 6:57 pm

    First K of the year?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  34. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 6:59 pm

    what is the second time through the order penalty for a guy sitting mid 80s?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  35. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2020 7:00 pm

    Our starters seem fine until the 1st hit. Then they immediately implode.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 7:04 pm || Up

      Yes I have seen this episode already.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  36. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 7:07 pm

    he was out before he got hrbeked, but man, just don’t run on laureano

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  37. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 7:16 pm

    I took a stadium tour of safeco. there was lots of candy in the visitors clubhouse

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 7:21 pm || Up

      also the pressbox wifi password was “Edgarhalloffame”

      I was bummed he got elected because I figured it would stay until he was elected

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 7:31 pm || Up

      too tall. second base people should be shorter

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  38. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 7:41 pm

    Vince and Ken talking about distinct chance of seven inning no-hitters this year. Was not explicitly stated “when facing the A’s.” But understood.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  39. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2020 7:42 pm

    Starting to think it is me watching. I got distracted and missed Krush getting his hit.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  40. andeux andeux Aug 1,2020 7:43 pm

    Two bloops and a … nothing.

    TINSTAAFK
  41. Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2020 7:47 pm

    Fosse had an apple sitting there but it’s untouched. The carton of Dibs is probably under the desk.

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  42. andeux andeux Aug 1,2020 7:58 pm

    Chadwick!

    TINSTAAFK
  43. andeux andeux Aug 1,2020 8:05 pm

    Oh great, Diekman.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 8:09 pm || Up

      wait, you are right, i thought I heard mcfarland

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 8:15 pm || Up

        Boldly heedless of the angry reactions of their fans, are the A’s.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  44. andeux andeux Aug 1,2020 8:14 pm

    Semien and Olson both trying to avoid the sombrero.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 8:17 pm || Up

      i’d like to test olson this inning

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  45. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2020 8:19 pm

    Shit. I ran and picked up food dur8ng the 7th and was back for the 8th. It really might be me.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  46. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 8:21 pm

    Not for nothin

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  47. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 8:37 pm

    sure, pitch around olson and pinder to get to davis, makes sense

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2020 8:39 pm

    KD fly balls are so sad now.

  49. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2020 8:50 pm

    RIP Pop Fisher.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 8:57 pm || Up

      You know my mama wanted me to be a farmer.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2020 9:01 pm || Up

        The mind of kids. I assumed he was about 65 when The Natural came out. Maybe older.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  50. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 8:55 pm

    Man, Soria doesn’t always get it done but I like watching him pitch, he has a clear plan and doesn’t give in to hitters.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  51. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2020 8:58 pm

    And then sometimes he does get it done. Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  52. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 9:00 pm

    For good or bad the angels beat the astros.

    Reddick made a very poor throw to lose it

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  53. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2020 9:02 pm

    Kemp doing the Running Man or something on 2nd.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  54. andeux andeux Aug 1,2020 9:04 pm

    Is starting with a RISP good or bad for us?

    TINSTAAFK
  55. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2020 9:06 pm

    The Legend of Robbie Grossman.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  56. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 9:06 pm

    Robbie G! Never once doubted you!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  57. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 9:07 pm

    Didn’t we get screwed on this exact same replay last year?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 9:09 pm || Up

      yes

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2020 9:14 pm || Up

        Houston, right. In left field?

        • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2020 9:15 pm || Up

          Yes. I would have to pull up that replay but I think it’s exactly the same. If the A’s lose tonight Bob will have something to say about it. You could see the smoke coming out of his ears.

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          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 9:17 pm || Up

            I seem to recall you produced a rulebook quote which suggested it was the right call (but a stupid rule).

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2020 9:20 pm || Up

              FK discussion right here.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 1,2020 9:10 pm || Up

      the ball made a turn after it went under

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  58. andeux andeux Aug 1,2020 9:07 pm

    Someone get C.B. Bucknor to explain that that is not a dead ball.

    TINSTAAFK
  59. mikeA Aug 1,2020 9:09 pm

    Again with this shit?

  60. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2020 9:10 pm

    It literally rolled out. From now on I just put my hands up on any ball..

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  61. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 9:16 pm

    Bunting down a run is crazy.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  62. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2020 9:16 pm

    Someone tell Shed to stop hugging our Chapman.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  63. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 1,2020 9:22 pm

    Victory! Thank God

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  64. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 1,2020 9:23 pm

    Extra inning beasts! Also, risk of Soaker Day forestalled!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  65. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2020 9:25 pm

    Live every day like it could be Soaker Day.

  66. Jennifer Jennifer Aug 1,2020 9:34 pm

    Satisfactory win, bitches.

  67. andeux andeux Aug 1,2020 9:38 pm

    First place!

    TINSTAAFK
  68. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 1,2020 9:38 pm

    First place!

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 1,2020 9:54 pm || Up

      I was hoping tomorrow could be both “But still First Place!” and Soaker Day, but the mathematics just miss working out.

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  69. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2020 8:32 am

    According to the new official HT timeline, the draft EIR Is expected in “late 2020” with the City Council and Port votes targeted for “Summer 2021.”

    So, you know, update your calendars accordingly or whatever.

  70. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2020 12:30 pm
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • lenscrafters Aug 2,2020 1:22 pm || Up

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2020 1:40 pm || Up

        This is my move for leaving a party.

  71. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2020 12:51 pm

    Bob rolls out a new lefty-heavy lineup, featuring DH debut of Seth Brown and his Bat of Renown. Facing our old pal Kendall Graveman, who is super happy to be back in the bigs after his two year layoff. He K’d 7 vs Houston on Monday but ultimately gave up 7 runs in 4 innings.

    SS Semien
    CF Laureano
    1B Olson (L)
    3B Chapman
    RF Canha
    LF Grossman (S)
    DH Brown (L)
    C Allen (L)
    2B Kemp (L)

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  72. lenscrafters Aug 2,2020 1:04 pm

    I hate to indulge my inner Eeyore but it’s starting to feel like today may be the last game of the season.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2020 1:07 pm || Up

      Eeyore is the spirit animal of 2020.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  73. Soaker Soaker Aug 2,2020 1:19 pm

    Well poop, something isn’t working at Youtube TV. They aren’t letting me watch the A’s on the second channel of NBCS-CA. They’re insisting on showing me Sacramento Kings vs. Orlando Magic at 3:00.

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    • Soaker Soaker Aug 2,2020 1:41 pm || Up

      Don’t know why Youtube doesn’t have the alternate channel today. I had forgotten about the “My Teams” app, haven’t used that in ages. Solution was to get the game going on that app and send it to the TV via Chromecast.

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      • lenscrafters Aug 2,2020 1:57 pm || Up

        It’s ok. The A’s have yet to show anything you haven’t seen already.

        • Soaker Soaker Aug 2,2020 2:00 pm || Up

          Yeah, I wasn’t all that upset about it. I could be out enjoying a warm if slightly smoky Sunday afternoon, rather than sitting here on my ass watching more offensive flailing.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2020 2:39 pm || Up

      i don’t have it on hulu plus

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  74. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2020 1:22 pm

    Apparently it’s a glorious sunny day in Seattle, but the roof is closed to provide shade for the bench players being distant in the stands.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2020 1:30 pm || Up

      And somehow still Bassitt is pitching like it’s 100° out there.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  75. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2020 1:46 pm

    Glen better cool it with the trolling of Clay Wood, he’ll drive the lawn tractor right over Glen’s Lexus.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  76. lenscrafters Aug 2,2020 2:00 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2020 2:50 pm || Up

      His velocity was down even more from what I saw. low 90s high 80s on reported 2 seem. (mlb at bat)

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  77. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2020 2:31 pm

    Seattle’s off-white unis aren’t near as bad as the Giants version. But lack of player names is insufferable. You’re the fucking Mariners, no one knows who you are.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2020 2:50 pm || Up

      yankees home and only yankees home

      NNOB is an abomination

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    • andeux andeux Aug 2,2020 2:52 pm || Up

      Maybe they prefer to stay anonymous.

      TINSTAAFK
  78. lenscrafters Aug 2,2020 2:38 pm

    Ramon!!

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2020 2:41 pm || Up

      Off a lefty reliever (thanks, three batter minimum rule)!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  79. Soaker Soaker Aug 2,2020 2:39 pm

    That pitch was quite terrible.

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  80. lenscrafters Aug 2,2020 2:46 pm

    There’s been 6 total runs scored in the Astros-Angels game but both teams just have 1 hit apiece.

    • lenscrafters Aug 2,2020 2:59 pm || Up

      13 total walks in this game and it’s only the top of the 4th.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2020 3:03 pm || Up

        the difference between little league and that is Ohtani gets pulled after 3 walks in little league

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  81. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2020 2:58 pm

    I think the three batter rule is dumb, I think that if the batting team pinch hits, the pitcher should be able to be removed

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  82. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 2,2020 3:04 pm

    Agree with Ed. I think it does almost nothing to “speed up the game”. Just keep batters in the box.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2020 3:18 pm || Up

      Batters in the box and electronic signs with the pitcher and catcher to cut 5 seconds per pitch

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  83. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2020 3:29 pm

    Shocking result from diekman

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  84. lenscrafters Aug 2,2020 3:33 pm

    I really hate how you can tell if Diekman is going to have a good outing or not within the first couple of pitches.

  85. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2020 3:33 pm

    Diekman 2 days in a row after already having a lefty in?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  86. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2020 3:35 pm

    1st walk punctuated by loud “fuck!” from Diekman. 2nd walk gets a “Fucking fuck!”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Aug 2,2020 3:49 pm || Up

      Those are the same things I say when he is pitching.

      TINSTAAFK
  87. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2020 3:38 pm

    Diekman still?

    its been three bob

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  88. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 2,2020 3:44 pm

    DieBBman really may be the one that finally gives me my 1st stroke.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  89. Soaker Soaker Aug 2,2020 3:45 pm

    That was almost like a Grant Balfour adventure.

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  90. lenscrafters Aug 2,2020 3:45 pm

    No runs given up, but I really don’t know how you can watch outings like this day in and day out and still want to throw this guy into high leverage situations.

  91. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2020 3:45 pm

    So, leave him in for the lefty crawford, bob?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  92. Soaker Soaker Aug 2,2020 4:13 pm

    Ooh, a rules question!

    3.07 Pitcher’s Glove
    (a) The pitcher’s glove may not, exclusive of piping, be white, gray, nor, in the judgment of an umpire, distracting in any manner.

    (You’d think every pitcher would have read that but I guess not.)

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  93. andeux andeux Aug 2,2020 4:29 pm

    Should be three outs since he struck out Seager twice.

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  94. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 2,2020 4:32 pm

    This is called “2 in a row”. If we win tomorrow its called a “winning streak”. It has happened before.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • AV AV Aug 2,2020 5:34 pm || Up

      so that’d be an… ~8 game streak in regular?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  95. Soaker Soaker Aug 2,2020 4:33 pm

    So no worse than a tie for first place if the season is over (and that’s the first thing I check online every morning, is the season still going?). None of the tiebreakers resolve an A’s-Astros tie if the Astros win today.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2020 4:52 pm || Up

      I think I have to conjure up an interest in the NHL or NBA playoffs if I’m going to sustain this daily live sports fix, which I have been enjoying.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 2,2020 8:58 pm || Up

        I tried to watch some of the bubble basketball today. Not going to be easy pulling that interest off.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 2,2020 10:25 pm || Up

          Not exaggerating, less than a minute after I switched to the NBA James Harden took a seven step drive down the lane, pushed off the defender and drew the foul. Yuck.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  96. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2020 5:44 pm

    Don’t know why I’m bothering to scoreboard-watch but come on Angels.

    • Soaker Soaker Aug 2,2020 5:52 pm || Up

      That game “featured” 19 walks but the two teams combined for 27 LOB by going 4-for-33 with RISP.

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  97. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2020 6:02 pm

    wow dusty baker is bad at managing

    let his reliever pitch the 9th and 10th after tying the game. that guy is a starter who came in the 4th. he was at 60 pitches to start the newly tied ninth and 78 or fo starting the 10th with the lead.

    Naturally he gave up a hit to the first batter in the 10th.

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  98. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2020 6:40 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 2,2020 6:45 pm || Up

      Sam miller was saying he is more valuable as a DH

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 2,2020 8:59 pm || Up

        If the other option is a pitcher on the DL I would agree.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • andeux andeux Aug 3,2020 4:53 pm || Up

          Grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass.
          4-6 weeks without throwing (which means he can’t realistically expect to pitch again this season).
          Day-to-day as a DH.

          Will be interesting to see what he/they decide regarding continuing to pitch next year.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2020 4:57 pm || Up

            I wonder what the prognosis would be for him playing outfield.

  99. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 2,2020 10:55 pm

  100. Ben Folds' Nuts Aug 3,2020 10:09 am

    Anyone wanna see some Free Kraut discourse on AN?

    • AV AV Aug 3,2020 11:06 am || Up

      oh god.

      can’t believe i forgot how much i hate headlines in a comment.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2020 11:25 am || Up

      We’re not involved in anything over there, are we? It sounds like there’s some dispute over deleted comments and years-old FK-related incidents are being dredged up as tired precedent.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 12:16 pm || Up

        Yeah it’s been six years, who cares any more?

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2020 1:18 pm || Up

          I remember there being a number of disputes between AN and FK while most of us were participating on both sites, but I can’t say I recall the details of any of those. I do remember that the original split resulted from somebody being censored for challenging the assertion that “all police officers are heroes”. We can probably declare a moral victor in that one.

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          • andeux andeux Aug 3,2020 2:52 pm || Up

            Heh, I was thinking about that incident recently too in light of current events.
            IIRC, it was only sort of related to the founding of FK. I think mb had already left, and had an idea of making his own site before it happened, and a lot of other people were dissatisfied in various ways. Paul Thomas, with his usual sense of tact, chose a thread about the OPD officers who had been shot and killed in an ambush attack to make his “actually, police officers aren’t necessarily heroes” point, and was promptly banned or suspended or whatever. Even though he was only peripherally part of (what would become) the FK crowd, and even though it was a pretty dumb thing to say at that moment, the arbitrariness of his banning was the final straw for a lot of people.
            I made a pretty clean break, while some other people kept posting at both sites for a while. There was a second exodus c. 2012. At this point, I’m a little surprised that anyone (except ****) still posting there even remembers us.

            TINSTAAFK
            • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 3:03 pm || Up

              he is a lawyer at the NLRB. I just looked it up.

              I met him at a jobs fair at hastings in 2010 or so

              Nice enough guy. What you would expect from a socially awkward fellow

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            • AV AV Aug 3,2020 3:22 pm || Up

              danmerqury commented on that recent thread. wish he’d comment here instead. he’s good people.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
              • Ben Folds' Nuts Aug 4,2020 12:46 pm || Up

                He did quit AN for awhile I think. He came back roughly around the same time I did and I was kind of surprised he didn’t just go straight to FK. I had mostly associated him with what became the FK crowd.

            • Ben Folds' Nuts Aug 4,2020 12:45 pm || Up

              Oh Nico’s goons definitely still remember both of the big exoduses. They remember people I don’t even remember.

              • Ben Folds' Nuts Aug 11,2020 12:23 pm || Up

                Nostalgia: Nico just gave me two strikes in two days for talking about politics. The second one was for mentioning that Vietnam’s public health system is functioning properly.

                • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 11,2020 12:59 pm || Up

                  These are not happy memories. Hard to believe he has survived this long given how deeply stupid and petty he is.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • mikeA Aug 10,2020 5:06 pm || Up

              It was indeed mostly driven by monkeyball leaving and people here generally being sick of ****.

              I looked through some old emails, and it seems I am the only one left here who organized things originally. Mb, sal, bhaskar, oblique, poppy, and I exchanged hundreds of emails with ideas before inviting folks. Strikes me as a somewhat odd group now, if only by omission. We actually had a long debate about whether to invite PT (and a lot of other people)…

              Looking back, I actually regret that my younger self was prone to being an asshole online, and I was definitely very prone to getting Mad Online. My current view is that being an asshole is bad. Relatedly, the enterprise of trying to convince people of anything seems comically misguided and hopeless.

              • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 10,2020 5:24 pm || Up

                Danny Espinosa’s dad is an Angels season ticket holder and should never be signed by the A’s

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 10,2020 5:26 pm || Up

                My current view is that being an asshole is bad

                Forever aligning against the mainstream of the body politic.

                "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • AV AV Aug 10,2020 5:45 pm || Up

                definitely very prone to getting Mad Online.

                it’s a thing you go through as a development of having discovered message boards. we’re lucky we did that when we did. my mom is in the thick of her phase because she didn’t discover facebook till ~2014. every post is caustic and laced with JAJAJAJAJAJA (HAHAHA in spanish). total troll.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 10,2020 5:51 pm || Up

                  For some reason the Portuguese equivalent of jajajaja is “Kkkkkkkkkkk…” Its very jarring being trolled by them.

                • AV AV Aug 10,2020 5:59 pm || Up

                  huh. like an unvoiced chuckle.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
              • lenscrafters Aug 10,2020 7:18 pm || Up

                I remember getting the invite to FK 1.0 (.wordpress.com) and being pretty excited at the time. Can’t believe it’s been more than 11 years already.

                • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 10,2020 9:53 pm || Up

                  I’m not sure if I was 1.0. But I know I was very excited because I hated all the fun being somewhere else.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • elcroata elcroata Aug 11,2020 5:59 am || Up

                  I have a vague memory of my first (or one of the first) comment(s) here being about the Rockies and how they observe their “Faith Day” by letting Huston Street pitch in the ninth. I’m sure andeux will know better.

                  All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
                • andeux andeux Aug 11,2020 10:18 am || Up

                  Heh. Nope, sorry.
                  But 1.0 is still there fermenting away.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 11,2020 11:59 am || Up

                  Too bad some asshole with an infant’s grasp of wordpress pulled us away from that…

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2020 12:19 pm || Up

                  LOL, scrolling down that “Bob Melvin Fired” (and replaced by A.J. Hinch in Arizona) is the headline on one of the first posts you come to.

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                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 11,2020 12:23 pm || Up

                  Let’s remember some guys!

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • Ben Folds' Nuts Aug 11,2020 12:25 pm || Up

                This site is run on WordPress, right? There’s a conversation among some commenters on AN about a mass exodus when the new commenting system is imposed, and the discussion has naturally turned to if there’s a way to do Gamethread-style commenting systems (like this one.) I mentioned that I think WordPress can do it, but danmerqury was pretty sure it couldn’t. He works in web development, but I’m right, yes?

                • AV AV Aug 11,2020 12:40 pm || Up

                  maybe he’s saying it doesn’t autorefresh during thread. how here you have to reload the page once you finish new comments.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 11,2020 1:02 pm || Up

                  Core WP doesn’t allow you to post a comment without reloading the whole page, or track unread comments. The first is (IIRC) available through some popular plugins.

                  Definitely no reasonable way to implement live auto-refreshing though.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 11,2020 1:01 pm || Up

                  This is built on WP, but the unread comment part was hard-coded by me in 2012 (based upon a somewhat similar plugin that was already years out of date I found online).

                  There’s some kind of resource hogging in my SQL that I was never able to find, which is part of why this site craps out sometimes. The other part is that we probably aren’t on the right host eight years later.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 11,2020 1:06 pm || Up

                  Probably another good spot for a THANK YOU NM! And let us know when whatever fees come around again at some point.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • elcroata elcroata Aug 11,2020 1:18 pm || Up

                  Seconded. Between FK and Sushirrito, I feel forever indebted

                  All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
                • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 11,2020 1:21 pm || Up

                  Some day you can give me some tips on how to not be an ugly american in Croatia, and we can call that even. This, though, was not that summer.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 11,2020 1:20 pm || Up

                  No problem, and the good part about an unreliable host is that its cheap!

                  I’ll accept payment in beer at some point in the distant future when such things happen again.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 11,2020 1:40 pm || Up

                  Yes, I think we all agree that your tailgate food and drink is covered for life.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
                • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 11,2020 1:42 pm || Up

                  Suuuuuuuuuuuuuure. Easy to say in 2020…

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 11,2020 2:04 pm || Up

                  you know if you don’t get your beers you can just change all our user names to “liar” ‘Liar1″ “liar2” etc

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 11,2020 2:08 pm || Up

                  Sure, but who would be left to believe me?

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 11,2020 2:39 pm || Up

                  We could pitch in and get a Raven cutout for you if you insist…

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • lenscrafters Aug 11,2020 2:09 pm || Up

                  Poor guy still can’t buy his own beers after a decade of harvesting our keystrokes.

                • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 11,2020 2:11 pm || Up

                  The bottom has really dropped out of the small-data market. We clearly needed to go global with the platform.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 11,2020 2:40 pm || Up

                  Do we need to do another round of recruiting at AN?

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • Ben Folds' Nuts Aug 4,2020 12:43 pm || Up

            THAT was the original incident that caused the schism? Haha holy shit.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 1:19 pm || Up

          I am honestly surprised anyone remembers.

          Seemed like a relatively harmless discussion except the completely bonkers email business. That is to be expected.

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          • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 3,2020 1:22 pm || Up

            All I really remember is MikeV and email and that EC (I think?) had stuff deleted which blew me away. You dont censor the world’s most interesting man…

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • elcroata elcroata Aug 3,2020 9:46 pm || Up

              Heh.
              Yeah, I had stuff deleted. Triggered family memories (my Dad was a leading columnist for the biggest paper in Zagreb during socialist era, and after numerous fights with the censors, he barely escaped prison, and was never allowed to write there again). So, yeah, FK ****

              EDIT: Tried to find that last thread, only came across the parting message in the profile.

              All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
              • anon80 Aug 4,2020 4:51 pm || Up
                • elcroata elcroata Aug 5,2020 12:57 am || Up

                  Yup

                  All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
                • andeux andeux Aug 5,2020 9:20 am || Up

                  So. Much. Meta.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 5,2020 10:47 am || Up

                  I had to start going through it and about halfway through there is an exchange where a couple of people were talking about how bad the A’s were going to be in 2012, 2013, and 2014. We knew nothing.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 5,2020 10:52 am || Up

                  Just as soon as manny is done serving his suspension

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Ben Folds' Nuts Aug 6,2020 2:42 pm || Up

                  Wow. So many names in that thread I haven’t seen since. Not here and not there. Including people who, at the time, were more or less defending Nico.

          • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 11,2020 2:13 pm || Up

            That said, we made a pretty clear point about never recruiting there, so the gaslighting on that front is pretty offensive.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 11,2020 2:14 pm || Up

              As someone who crashed the party uninvited, it was legitimately hard to find this place.

              • AV AV Aug 11,2020 2:38 pm || Up

                i can’t remember how i did. might’ve been a delinquent lounger going, psssst, and showing me their wares pinned to the inside of an overcoat.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 11,2020 2:52 pm || Up

                  I think I got an invite from someone, and lurked for a long time

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2020 2:53 pm || Up

                I figured it out pretty early on.

                mikeA’s comment in his DLD above that is

                note to soaker: we actually tried to invite you (and WC for that matter) but were unable to find you email address, so instead the “trail of breadcrumbs” plan was adopted.

                Which I think is in response to a snarky comment I made on AN about “the new Clown Porn site”.

                I know from when I was reclassifying the posts to the current menu (The Grill, Game Thread, etc. with all the subcategories), a lot of the early comments were lost in the FK 1.0 –> 2.0 –> 3.0 transitions so trying to read through the comments in that 2009 DLD just leads to confusion.

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                • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 11,2020 3:05 pm || Up

                  Yeah, I think I got an email invite, but don’t specifically remember.

                  I basically couldn’t transfer comments into 2.0, but then “3.0” (if we mean post-mb-sabotage) only wound up losing a couple weeks of comments since there was a fortuitous backup. Now there are regular backups scheduled.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • Soaker Soaker Aug 11,2020 3:05 pm || Up

                  Oh wow, the whole subthread is actually on the 1.0 site which andeux linked back to.

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              • lenscrafters Aug 11,2020 3:22 pm || Up

                I can see it being confusing given that 1.0 is still (somehow) the first google search result when one searches “free kraut”.

                • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 11,2020 3:24 pm || Up

                  We chose to put google shields up. Specifically, the “Discourage search engines from indexing this site” option is checked.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 11,2020 2:40 pm || Up

              Read the thread, Aces.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Ben Folds' Nuts Aug 4,2020 12:43 pm || Up

        I’m one of a handful of FKers (and obviously a pretty halfhearted FKer at that) who still hangs occasionally at AN. I am not the person who brought it up though. I just love seeing Nico and his goons squirm. (I am the person who repeatedly mentioned Mikev’s lack of a valid email.)

    • elcroata elcroata Aug 3,2020 9:41 pm || Up

      Find it pretty cool that I was supposedly replaced with someone called “Invisible ink”

      All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
      • Ben Folds' Nuts Aug 4,2020 12:48 pm || Up

        That comment was bizarre as fuck. I mean Invisible Ink is nice enough as far as I know, but not a replacement for you in any possible sense.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2020 1:05 pm || Up

          I mean, jake fox WAS technically a replacement for eric chavez

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  101. batgirl batgirl Aug 3,2020 10:34 am

    Please excuse my memory, but don’t we have a FKer on here whose wife is a book editor taking suggestions? Was it just kids books or any kind of book?

    • AV AV Aug 3,2020 11:11 am || Up

      colin’s wife is a children’s author?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • colin colin Aug 3,2020 1:58 pm || Up

        I think that FSU and andeux provided the answer batgirl was looking for, but I won’t skip the opportunity to do some promotion: https://jennbishop.com/books/things-you-cant-say/

        • batgirl batgirl Aug 3,2020 2:24 pm || Up

          Thanks for sharing. I’m going to recommend this to a friend who has a child it could help.

        • AV AV Aug 3,2020 2:27 pm || Up

          nice.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 12:17 pm || Up

      Nevermoor had a publishing contact who was looking for manuscripts. Friend not wife maybe?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 11,2020 9:43 am || Up

      I have a friend who is a book agent. Maybe that?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • batgirl batgirl Aug 11,2020 4:32 pm || Up

        That’s probably it. In any case, it was just this artist who posts these really sweet, endearing, sort of sad cartoons on Twitter, and I really think they’d be a great book. But the artist said a few days ago that some publishers have reached out to him, so it’s all sorted I hope!

        • nevermoor nevermoor Aug 12,2020 11:19 am || Up

          Cool. If he wants to be introduced, just shoot me an email and I’ll send it along the food chain.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  102. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2020 10:38 am

  103. lenscrafters Aug 3,2020 1:00 pm

    Christ

  104. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 3,2020 1:34 pm

    Sounds like HBT is no more. Might need to recruit Calcaterra to come do recaps for us.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Aug 3,2020 2:55 pm || Up

      His jersey opinions are unacceptable.

      TINSTAAFK
  105. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2020 1:46 pm

    • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 3,2020 2:02 pm || Up

      Is today the day in this shortened season that you had to wait for to get an extra year of control?

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  106. lenscrafters Aug 3,2020 3:20 pm

    I really wish they had just traded Barreto for something that could have been useful. Or traded him 2-3 years ago when he would’ve gotten something even more useful. Or just not have traded for him at all way back when.

  107. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2020 3:20 pm

    lol football

    • andeux andeux Aug 3,2020 3:24 pm || Up

      Apparently part of the protocol to keep players safe is that, after grappling with and breathing on and probably spitting at each other for three hours, they will not be allowed to exchange jerseys after the game. I am not making that up.

      TINSTAAFK
      • AV AV Aug 3,2020 5:38 pm || Up

        if i’m clorox wipes, i’m trying lobbying real hard for the NFL to turn this into a flag football season with specially sponsored disinfectant-coated flags.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • batgirl batgirl Aug 3,2020 4:31 pm || Up

      The emoji is a great touch.

  108. lenscrafters Aug 3,2020 4:15 pm

    Cespedes back to Oakland in 2021 confirmed

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 5:44 pm || Up

      Since he ghosted the Mets he’s looking to play somewhere else next year. But our DH budget is kinda tied up.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  109. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 5:50 pm

    My lazy way of using Twitter for lineups and such is to search #Athletics. Which brings in a bunch of other random crap, which can sometimes be delightful, like this gal’s new record discus throw.

    I love the contrast of her ripped physique and amazing balance with the delightful “yay me” clap at the end.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  110. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 6:12 pm

    Awesomely named Chadwick Tromp hit his first homer yesterday, but wtf is going on with Jesse Chavez’s hair?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  111. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 6:17 pm

    The A’s sent up almost the same lineup against Sheffield late Sept last year, in a game they really needed, got 4 hits and 4 BBs in five innings and could still only manage one run.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 6:27 pm || Up

      Actually that was the day we clinched. No wonder I didn’t remember the blown save with rage.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  112. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 6:39 pm

    I am only asking for 6 runs this inning for the A’s

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • lenscrafters Aug 3,2020 7:45 pm || Up

      It was a couple innings late but they made up for it by adding a few more on top.

  113. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 6:55 pm

    game over

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  114. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 7:02 pm

    That ball Canha hit to the track, that’s what it looks like when a hitter with pop “just misses.”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  115. lenscrafters Aug 3,2020 7:05 pm

    I’ve been feeling like Chapman has popping up a lot this year – checked Fangraphs and he’s at a 31% infield fly ball percentage. Obviously small sample size but that’s…not good.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 7:12 pm || Up

      I feel like that’s Chapman’s way of “just missing,” not early or late, more up or down.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 7:14 pm || Up

        maybe he tried to up his swing plane?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • lenscrafters Aug 3,2020 7:22 pm || Up

        Yeah true, definitely not worried about him in the long run.

  116. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 7:15 pm

    frankie is getting dinked. nothing is hit hard

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  117. andeux andeux Aug 3,2020 7:16 pm

    Does anyone know anything about the ball this year? We did have an awfully HR-heavy offense last year, and if they’re back to the deader balls it could explain some of our struggles. (Not all, per lc’s point about infield pop-ups.)
    Partially answering my own question: The A’s went from 1 HR/24 PA last year to 1 HR/46 PA so far this year. MLB went from 1 HR/27 PA last year to 1 HR/31 PA this year. So the A’s went from slightly better than average, to way below average, but there has also been a decline league-wide.

    TINSTAAFK
    • lenscrafters Aug 3,2020 7:25 pm || Up

      My non scientific take is that last year there were a lot of homers that I was sure weren’t homers off the bat, whereas this year it seems like the opposite has been true (like the one Canha hit to the track earlier I thought was definitely going out).

      • andeux andeux Aug 3,2020 7:30 pm || Up

        Yeah, Canha’s was the one that prompted my comment, and FSU’s comment was along the same lines as well.

        TINSTAAFK
    • elcroata elcroata Aug 3,2020 9:59 pm || Up

      You’d probably have to factor in that all of 2020 has been played in relatively warm weather, which possibly should have led to a few more HRs, had all the other factors, including the ball, stayed the same

      All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  118. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 7:31 pm

    that was a good 3-2 pitch.

    Doesn’t mean there have been good at bats

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  119. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 7:32 pm

    MVP candidate Ramon Laureano comes through again.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  120. lenscrafters Aug 3,2020 7:32 pm

    Whoever mentioned signing Ramon and trading everyone else, I’m on board with that.

  121. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 7:32 pm

    there is the A’s bleeder

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  122. mother pucker Aug 3,2020 7:37 pm

    The Oakland Laureanos look pretty good; the Oakland Athletics, not as much.

  123. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 7:39 pm

    Ken said batted around!!!!

    Suck it nerds!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 7:43 pm || Up

      Ray waited until the 10th batter…I am right anyway.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Aug 3,2020 9:51 pm || Up

        awww.

        you guys made me remember when i used to care.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 10:17 pm || Up

          I already quit this site

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 4,2020 6:58 am || Up

            Email me.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 4,2020 8:49 am || Up

              Too soon.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  124. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 7:42 pm

    Dang, this is some fine hitting, fellows.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  125. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 3,2020 7:42 pm

    I remember this!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  126. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2020 7:43 pm

    I like big innings and I cannot lie.

  127. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 3,2020 7:44 pm

    Did Krush match his season on base total this inning?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  128. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 7:45 pm

    one hard hit ball, though

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  129. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 7:45 pm

    one hard hit ball, though

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  130. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 7:48 pm

    can marcus make the 2nd and third out in the inning?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  131. andeux andeux Aug 3,2020 7:49 pm

    Bryan Shaw’s Mariners career may be brief.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 7:57 pm || Up

      Miami needs arms

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux Aug 3,2020 8:03 pm || Up

        I think the Rockies are still paying most of his salary. Jeter will love that.

        TINSTAAFK
  132. lenscrafters Aug 3,2020 7:55 pm

    This is pretty cool.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 7:58 pm || Up

      Yes, can we say the Yankees approach was not for him?

      I know they made McCarthy better than he was in AZ, but they just blew it with him

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  133. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 8:11 pm

    Manaea with the puns

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  134. andeux andeux Aug 3,2020 8:12 pm

    I imagine Vince has a lot to say about confidence tonight.

    TINSTAAFK
  135. lenscrafters Aug 3,2020 8:13 pm

    If the A’s hold on today, they’ll be alone in first place for the first time since April 10th, 2016.

  136. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 8:15 pm

    Pinder now 1 for 33 lifetime with the bases loaded. It was a pretty good 1 though.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  137. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 8:24 pm

    Yay Khris!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  138. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 3,2020 8:34 pm

    Cant wait for someone to say Manea was signaling pitches with the signs.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  139. andeux andeux Aug 3,2020 8:47 pm

    Seems like the Mariners used their extra roster spots on a bunch of relievers who have no business being in the majors.

    TINSTAAFK
  140. Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2020 8:49 pm

    I’m thinking this is going to be what every Marlins game looks like for the next couple weeks.

    Support locally made sausage!
  141. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 3,2020 8:56 pm

    Barreto and The Machine? Wonders never cease.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 3,2020 9:02 pm || Up

      One’s a can’t miss prospect! The other was cut loose for nothin! Now they’re together getting hits and solving crimes.

      Barreto and the Machin! A Quinn Martin production.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 3,2020 9:07 pm || Up

        I believe all of it except for getting hits.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • andeux andeux Aug 3,2020 9:10 pm || Up

          Barreto continues to not make much of a case for increased playing time. (Although “strike three” looked like a pretty bad call.)

          TINSTAAFK
      • 5Aces 5Aces Aug 3,2020 9:08 pm || Up

        Also they can use the theme from The Streets of San Francisco played by a mariachi band.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  142. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 3,2020 9:07 pm

    the umpires are riding on the charter.

    Please don’t talk to rob drake

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  143. 5Aces 5Aces Aug 3,2020 9:15 pm

    Nice series, bitches.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  144. Soaker Soaker Aug 3,2020 9:18 pm

    Khris homers and Lou has a clean (4-out) inning. That really is some kind of night.

    Support locally made sausage!
  145. lenscrafters Aug 3,2020 9:36 pm

    First place!

  146. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2020 11:33 am
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 4,2020 12:48 pm || Up

      “Neighborhood preservationists” in general refuse to acknowledge any embedded privilege in their refusal to allow new housing. Then they’ll turn around an oppose new construction in other parts of town too, for fear of losing the “neighborhood character” which made [fill in wealthy city name] so appealing to them originally.

      "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 4,2020 12:58 pm || Up

        I love how he calls it “development for the sake of development” as if people aren’t going to live in the new building.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2020 1:07 pm || Up

      That’s reich

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 6,2020 10:24 pm || Up

      Thanks to this hypocrite, and a twitter flock of YIMBYs pouncing on him, I had to log on to work late tonight to help manage a few meeting trolls.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  147. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2020 11:43 am

    Ugh, that Mike Soroka achilles tear is rough. I guess the good news is that unlike a basketball player, a pitcher doesn’t need explosiveness out of his plant foot, just stability.

  148. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2020 12:07 pm

    Siren

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2020 1:09 pm || Up

      10 day? what was the injury? He seemed ok in seattle, yeah?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux Aug 4,2020 1:14 pm || Up

        Strained lat.

        TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 4,2020 1:26 pm || Up

        Strained hair follicle.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  149. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2020 1:54 pm

  150. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2020 2:16 pm
    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2020 4:15 pm || Up

      I don’t know, he could have something there. He is in good company, my client agrees with him.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2020 4:18 pm || Up

        this one has a picture, but first, picture him in your head. I bet you were partially correct.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2020 4:25 pm || Up

          I hate that I laughed. Damn it.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2020 4:32 pm || Up

            Every time I talk to him in jail, guards stop by to see if I am OK.

            He is…something

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2020 4:52 pm || Up

              I hope they’re keeping the hat in good shape for when you spring him.

              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 4,2020 5:45 pm || Up

                Then sail 12 miles due west and the cops can’t touch you

                "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Soaker Soaker Aug 4,2020 4:49 pm || Up

            He had a nice run, but like so many, the meth got him.

            Support locally made sausage!
            • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2020 4:59 pm || Up

              meth makes it clear that the corona virus is a fake

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Aug 4,2020 8:13 pm || Up

          i think his brother was in the surf punks.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  151. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 4,2020 3:41 pm

    The A’s tell me that my cutout is in Section 121, Row 15. Way better seats than I usually sneak in to.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Ben Folds' Nuts Aug 4,2020 3:46 pm || Up

      Watch out, a cardboard cutout of an usher is going to try to make you go back to your shitty seats.

  152. Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2020 4:31 pm

    YOU MUST GO TO PRISON!!*

    *we can wait for the pandemic, though

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Aug 4,2020 5:33 pm || Up

      His record of double- and triple-dealing is really impressive, even years before the move to Uber.
      And I’m sure he has mountains of money hidden away somewhere overseas, or sheltered by his “church.”

      TINSTAAFK
    • colin colin Aug 5,2020 6:12 am || Up

      I told you guys that he was in my high school class, right?

      • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 5,2020 7:53 am || Up

        i think so. It sounds familiar

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux Aug 5,2020 9:04 am || Up

        Yes.
        And I interviewed with him and his company, about 10 years ago.

        TINSTAAFK
  153. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2020 4:40 pm

    Juan Soto just danced on the roof of the Nationals dugout after his teammate homered.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Aug 4,2020 5:04 pm || Up

      Josh harrison. who had a long at bat v hendriks last year.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 4,2020 5:14 pm || Up

        I thought he looked familiar.

        Observation on watching far too much Mets because I like their broadcasts: This is a very bad team.

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