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A final respite between series 180

That last thread filled up quick. You FKers are prolific. Perhaps an open thread to talk about statistics, internet memes, medical terminology, what have you.

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

180 thoughts on “A final respite between series

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 3,2020 12:27 pm

    It’s the second third leg of the Triple Crown, on a lovely May October day from Baltimore, before a raging drunken empty Pimlico infield crowd.

    My angle is that one of the two best horses will win but a live longshot will run 2nd. Art Collector or Authentic on top, Mr. Big News, Swiss Skydiver, Max Player or Pneumatic second. $2 exacta 3,9/2,4,8,10 = $16, $0.50 trifecta with just AC on top, 3/2,4,8,9,10/2,4,8,9,10 = $10. May add a saver longshot win bet on Max Player if he looks good in post parade.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 3,2020 12:33 pm || Up

      This is by far the most interesting betting race of this year’s Triple Crown season. Authentic a deserving favorite but by no means assured, will have to work harder for lead today than before.

      Lots of intriguing value horses and a few reasons to doubt the faves, fun to handicap.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Oct 3,2020 1:47 pm || Up
      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 3,2020 2:30 pm || Up

        Wyclef Jean answers with a medley of Riders Up into Knockin on Heaven’s Door.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • AV AV Oct 3,2020 2:43 pm || Up

          oh! that was real. you weren’t just replying with super-poignant titles.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 3,2020 3:28 pm || Up

        All we money gone a hell

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 3,2020 2:28 pm || Up

      I’ll add the chalk $2 exacta box 3,9 since the will-pays say it’s worth it.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 3,2020 2:35 pm || Up

      Max Player looks great, $5 to Win.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Oct 3,2020 2:39 pm || Up

        nobody snuggles with max player!

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • AV AV Oct 3,2020 2:40 pm || Up

          sorry. super oblique simpsons ref…

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 3,2020 1:08 pm

    One approach would to provide occasional truthful updates. Ham-fisted duplicity is the go-to though.

    “Mr. Meadow’s remarks were attributed to a person familiar with the president’s health in a pool report sent to White House journalists in keeping with ground rules that he set for the interview. But a video posted online captured Mr. Meadows approaching the pool reporters outside Walter Reed following the doctors’ televised briefing and asking to speak off the record, making clear who the unnamed source was.”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 3,2020 2:29 pm

    The Preakness braodcast just had an ad for Judge Amy Coney Barrett. She is fair and will decide cases without regard to politics, I am told.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 3,2020 2:46 pm

    Wow, the filly beat the boys, super impressive.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 3,2020 3:46 pm

    It’s the Chron’s annual Will They Break Up The Brain Trust article! This year by Killion. Fischer might sell to take profits, Beane might want to pursue his gambling problem investment strategies, Melvin might want to manage the Mets. One of these years this might prove prophetic.

    For the readers of portents, in the 9th at Pimlico today Bye Bye Melvin surged late but lost by a nose.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 8:48 am || Up

      This was a remarkably lazy example of the classic Chron form. I don’t think Killion talked to a single person for it.

  6. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 3,2020 4:51 pm
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 4,2020 8:48 am

    No respect.

    • Soaker Soaker Oct 4,2020 10:28 am || Up

      They cut the Tuesday-Friday windows to 3-1/2 hours.

      “With the A’s and Astros game running long, we’re now going to take you to Petco Park so you don’t miss a pitch of the Yankees game. Those of you who might wish to continue watching Oakland and Houston for whatever reason, please check your local listings as that game will continue on Cartoon Network.”

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      • andeux andeux Oct 4,2020 11:16 am || Up

        “With the A’s and Astros game looking like it might run long, and the Yankees due to start at Petco Park, we don’t want you to miss a pitch of either game, so the Commissioner has decided that this one will be a 7-inning game.”

        TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 4,2020 5:51 pm || Up

        The third game between the exciting Dodgers and Padres, given the prime 6 pm pacific slot, is going to be on MLB Network. What are these morons doing?

        • andeux andeux Oct 4,2020 6:05 pm || Up

          In case you’re wondering what FS1 is showing at that time:
          WWE Friday [sic] Night Smackdown, followed by NHRA Drag Racing (both reruns).

          TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker Oct 5,2020 9:00 am || Up

          MLB Network gets one game from each of the Division Series covered by Fox.

          That choice is Fox not competing against itself. The Tom Bradys are on Thursday Night Football on the broadcast network.

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 9:04 am || Up

            Ugh. I hate everything about that. And I assume the reason MLB holds back those two games is to make sure they have a little leverage over the cable companies when it comes to carriage negotiations.

  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 4,2020 8:55 am

    Where does he keep finding these doctors?

    • andeux andeux Oct 4,2020 9:43 am || Up

      Hollywood Upstairs Medical College

      TINSTAAFK
  9. ptbnl Oct 4,2020 9:25 am

    United/Spurs is bonkers

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • elcroata elcroata Oct 4,2020 11:22 am || Up

      So was Thiem – Gaston

      All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
      • ptbnl Oct 4,2020 12:26 pm || Up

        And Liverpool seem determined to show that whatever United can do, they can do better.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  10. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 4,2020 12:43 pm

    Bassitt game 1, Manaea game 2

  11. sslinger Oct 4,2020 12:43 pm

    I sure hope this isn’t the final respite between series.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 4,2020 5:18 pm || Up

      In the sense that from here on each next round starts right after, no more weekends off.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. batgirl batgirl Oct 4,2020 12:56 pm

    These start times are really pissing me off.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 4,2020 2:32 pm || Up

      Can’t let two east coast teams play before all their young fans are in bed, or west coast teams play before all their young fans are out of school

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 4,2020 2:39 pm || Up

        To quote the First Lady, “Oh what about the kids?…Give me a FKing break.”

  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 4,2020 2:49 pm

    Hmmmmm….

  14. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 4,2020 4:40 pm

    Well well, we know the end is near. Mags just used the l word

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Oct 4,2020 6:18 pm || Up

      lol. i was looking for capital i. the other reporter’s sin.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • AV AV Oct 4,2020 6:19 pm || Up

        not unrelated:

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 4,2020 9:16 pm || Up

          I, as someone who typos, am perplexed by that one

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 8:59 am || Up

            I’m sure there’s a qanon theory about it.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 4,2020 10:53 pm || Up

        I spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to figure out Ed’s joke about the word Is.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • AV AV Oct 4,2020 11:36 pm || Up

          bill got it.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 4,2020 9:15 pm || Up

      nope, he is going to survive

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 4,2020 7:34 pm

    My God, I thought Bed showed up when I opened up to all of these comments!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 9:42 am

    Another KD start.

  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 9:46 am

    This season’s ALDSes are sponsored by Utz, the chips that aren’t sold within 2,000 miles of where these games are being played.

    • Soaker Soaker Oct 8,2020 11:41 am || Up

      Maybe not the chips but on my Costco trip this morning I noticed giant tubs of Utz Party Mix.

      I will not be munching on Party Mix today. I now have enough Kleenex, TP, napkins and paper towels to last until the next pandemic, unless I choose to finance a future Hawaii trip by selling $50 rolls of TP to my desperate neighbors.

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  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 9:56 am

    Look who’s on the mic for this series.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 10:16 am || Up

      Please note when he talks about the RF bbq

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  19. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 10:15 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  20. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 5,2020 11:42 am

    My luck avoiding work meetings during A’s playoff games has run out. Will have to make sure my phone screen is out of Zoom camera range and that my reactions can be passed off as meeting- related

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 11:43 am

    Trump 2020: “Some Really Great Drugs”

    • ptbnl Oct 5,2020 11:46 am || Up

      Nice to see they preserved the Trump family tradition of giving the dotard patriarch blank sheets of paper to sign to make them feel like they were doing important work.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 11:57 am || Up

        And they can fill in whatever they want above the signature. Win win!

        • AV AV Oct 5,2020 1:02 pm || Up

          it all comes down to who’s writing this script.

          classic aristotelean poetics, fatal flaw, divine warnings, moral law/s broken, a three-act arch with boris surviving, bolsonaro surviving, and the reversal in the 3rd act, for tragic downfall causing the audiences’ pity and fear to be sweat away in final catharsis.

          in classic chaplin tho, long shot of man in loose-fitting suit walking down the street distracted from hydroxicloriquine, camera shows a coronavirus peel on the ground he could slip on, camera pans to medium shot of man getting closer now distracted on adderall, shot of peel on ground in front of man, pan to man loony-tunes on steroids stepping into closeup range… and chris christie falls down an open manhole.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  22. andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 12:53 pm

    The pre-game show is focusing on the bad blood between … the Yankees and Rays.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 12:55 pm || Up

      When they talked about our series, it was all about the Astros and their playoff experience.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 12:57 pm || Up

        Jimmy Rollins is annoying. More Pedro please.

      • andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 1:02 pm || Up

        Now, what a great hire Dusty Baker has been.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 1:06 pm || Up

          who else could take a team that has won 100 games three years in a row with the #1 minor league rankings to a sub 500 playoff bid?

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 1:36 pm

    Starting Reddick at DH is an odd thing.

    • andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 1:37 pm || Up

      Something about wanting to be able to PH for him without having to change the OF defense. Galaxy brain stuff.

      TINSTAAFK
  24. colin colin Oct 5,2020 1:36 pm

    Good old Reddick with the pop out. So reliable.

  25. elcroata elcroata Oct 5,2020 1:36 pm

    Gurriel has shitty contact but lucks into a hit: “That’s how you play October baseball. Bat on the ball!”
    Reddick has shitty contact. Crickets

    All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 1:38 pm || Up

      They have three singles on weak grounders, but also two hard-hit balls that produced 3 outs, and two others that were just foul down the RF line.

      TINSTAAFK
    • elcroata elcroata Oct 5,2020 2:09 pm || Up

      Lamb has shitty contact – “That’s how you want to do it, McCullers”

      All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
  26. elcroata elcroata Oct 5,2020 1:44 pm

    Khrush!

    All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • DFA DFA Oct 5,2020 1:49 pm || Up

      its nice to get ahead for a change

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
    • DFA DFA Oct 5,2020 2:03 pm || Up

      MUUUUUURPH

      In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  27. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 5,2020 1:46 pm

    Krush Groove activated!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  28. andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 1:53 pm

    A lot of generous strikes for McCullers. Glad Bassitt got one too.

    TINSTAAFK
  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 1:55 pm

    Could really use that organ music for some atmosphere here.

  30. colin colin Oct 5,2020 1:58 pm

    If you asked me before the game for the Astros hitters that I was most scared of, I probably would have said Springer, Bregman, and Gurriel… who are currently 4-for-4 while the rest of the lineup is 0-fer.

    • andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 1:58 pm || Up

      I am terrified of Brantley.

      TINSTAAFK
    • colin colin Oct 5,2020 2:00 pm || Up

      Did not realize how bad Gurriel has been this season (79 wRC+)

  31. andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 1:58 pm

    Strike 3 to Altuve was nasty.

    TINSTAAFK
  32. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 5,2020 1:59 pm

    SDI-drink.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 2:04 pm

    “Oh lord” – Dusty

    • andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 2:06 pm || Up

      Missed the perfect opportunity to ask him about his Johnny Bench comp.

      TINSTAAFK
  34. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 5,2020 2:04 pm

    Murph!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  35. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 5,2020 2:06 pm

    Fosse for the win: Townsend and KK start talking about 88 and Ray says “hey-we dont like that so cut it out.”

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  36. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 5,2020 2:07 pm

    Yay strapping young lad!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  37. ptbnl Oct 5,2020 2:10 pm

    Sorry – just started watching for Lamb’s at bat. I’ll turn it off.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • colin colin Oct 5,2020 2:38 pm || Up

      Admit it — you were watching the end of the 4th inning too!

      • ptbnl Oct 5,2020 2:47 pm || Up

        Like the top of the 4th, it’s a lingering effect.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  38. andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 2:16 pm

    That little lip on the wall in LF is weird.

    TINSTAAFK
  39. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 5,2020 2:17 pm

    I was just thinking that it is a still a little hot down here today. Hound agrees.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  40. DFA DFA Oct 5,2020 2:18 pm

    damn it damn it damn it.

    In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 5,2020 2:18 pm

    Goddammit Vince, I turn on the radio and look what happened

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  42. Soaker Soaker Oct 5,2020 2:23 pm

    The pitchers definitely have an extra baseball off the plate on the outside to right-handed hitters. Nevertheless right-handed hitters are having a pretty good day.

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    • andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 2:25 pm || Up

      Ditto and ditto to Olson.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Oct 5,2020 2:26 pm || Up

        I remember when Dodger Stadium was considered one of the better pitchers’ parks.

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  43. DFA DFA Oct 5,2020 2:26 pm

    Olson and Davis? it would be pretty great to get those two going

    In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 2:26 pm

    I get that the ball is flying today, but come on Lance, you can’t throw that pitch to Olson and then have that reaction to it going out.

  45. andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 2:28 pm

    Damn, I thought Grossman’s was out too.

    TINSTAAFK
  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 2:28 pm

    KD’s slowness is really something.

  47. andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 2:33 pm

    Ugh. Come on.

    TINSTAAFK
  48. andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 2:34 pm

    Doesn’t help that the strike zone seems to keep getting bigger.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 2:38 pm || Up

      He’s concussed now.

    • Soaker Soaker Oct 5,2020 2:40 pm || Up

      I think umpire Gibson is taking pity on the pitchers, not without some justification. It’s like Coors Field in the early days. Starting pitcher throws 5 innings and holds them to 5 runs or fewer, that’s a “quality start”, and then we’ll see which bullpen sucks less.

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      • andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 2:44 pm || Up

        And Bassitt out after 4+.
        Tough to manage like that in the first game of a 5-game series with no off days.
        I guess the upside is that Bassitt could be back for game 5.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 2:47 pm || Up

          Mccullers is in the same boat. Yeah, there should be 3 more runs, but attrition is important too.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 2:50 pm || Up

            Kind of surprised they didn’t go with a lefty for Brantley and Tucker, but Petit has looked good so far.

            TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 2:51 pm || Up

          Unfortunately he looked done. With this many pitchers on the roster, you’ve got to pull him there.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 2:52 pm || Up

            I saw the first 2 innings and he was really BABIPed

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 2:53 pm || Up

            Yeah, I guess Brantley had hit the ball hard twice, Bregman had a HR.
            Lots of pitchers on the roster, but it means at some point you’re giving innings to Minor, Fiers, Weems, and Lou.

            TINSTAAFK
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 4:23 pm || Up

              Well, not Fiers yet. But otherwise this checks out.

  49. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 2:35 pm

    That second strike to LaStella was not.

  50. mikeA Oct 5,2020 2:50 pm

    Haha, Ray still salty about Ball Four.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 2:51 pm || Up

      that is not a good look in 2020

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  51. DFA DFA Oct 5,2020 2:50 pm

    very efficient for petit

    In play, run(s)! Talk dirty to me gamecast, talk dirty. - Nevermoor
  52. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 2:54 pm

    Uh oh, lost the bernia bros

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  53. andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 2:55 pm

    Oh good, more chances with RISP.

    TINSTAAFK
  54. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 3:00 pm

    Canha have a ball in play?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  55. andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 3:05 pm

    Are the commercial breaks longer for this round?

    TINSTAAFK
  56. lenscrafters Oct 5,2020 3:09 pm

    Marcus has not inspired confidence defensively this year.

  57. sslinger Oct 5,2020 3:13 pm

    C’mon JB…

  58. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 3:14 pm

    gak

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  59. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 5,2020 3:14 pm

    Just Blasts

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  60. andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 3:15 pm

    Damn, that pitch to Springer was on the outside corner, and somehow he managed to pull it for a double.

    TINSTAAFK
  61. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 3:16 pm

    I don’t blame semien.

    Sign Hendriks

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  62. andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 3:16 pm

    Whereas the pitch to Altuve was just horrible.

    TINSTAAFK
  63. lenscrafters Oct 5,2020 3:17 pm

    Errors are gonna happen, but you cannot pitch this shittily especially when you just needed one more out.

  64. Soaker Soaker Oct 5,2020 3:21 pm

    Really didn’t want to use Diekman here. I’m looking at those shadows creeping out and wishing they could have waited to use him.

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  65. lenscrafters Oct 5,2020 3:22 pm

    This is the A’s playoff baseball I remember.

  66. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 3:31 pm

    hopefully peredes will go one more

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 3:36 pm || Up

      Our hitters looked completely helpless against him.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 3:38 pm || Up

        yes. and so gethim a buch of pitches so he’s not available tomorrow

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 3:43 pm || Up

          Tomorrow it may rain.
          OK, not in LA, but you know what I mean.

          TINSTAAFK
  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 3:40 pm

    Oh Lou

  68. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 3:41 pm

    this is not how I saw this going

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  69. lenscrafters Oct 5,2020 3:41 pm

    It was looking like Bob had settled on Trivino as the new 7th inning guy, so hopefully this puts the kibosh on that.

  70. Soaker Soaker Oct 5,2020 4:01 pm

    We didn’t get a great look because of the partial overcast but the shadows seem to have crossed home plate around 3:45. Worth noting for the rest of the week.

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  71. andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 4:06 pm

    I saw something earlier about how McCullers was going to be tough because we were bad against breaking pitches this year, but it seems like the pitch we really can’t hit at all is a good fastball.

    TINSTAAFK
  72. Soaker Soaker Oct 5,2020 4:26 pm

    It was fun for a while anyway.

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  73. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 4:26 pm

    Comeback is going to be epic

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  74. mother pucker Oct 5,2020 4:29 pm

    What a shitty loss. Who knows what would have happened, but that was effectively a 4 run error by Semien.

    • andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 4:34 pm || Up

      Yeah, and it wasn’t even a tough play. Completely routine.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 4:35 pm || Up

      weldenken gave up 4 hits in a row. Yes, he wouldn’t have been in there for the next inning (maybe) but it’s a group effort.

      And there were still a lot of runners that were wasted

      And the comeback will be epic

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  75. andeux andeux Oct 5,2020 4:39 pm

    Bad pitching, bad defense.
    Good hitting for half the game.

    TINSTAAFK
  76. Soaker Soaker Oct 5,2020 4:40 pm

    In contrast to the last time the A’s played a Game 1 in that park, that one will be quickly forgotten.

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  77. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 5,2020 4:40 pm

    I could only follow game intermittently and it was frustrating. Hopefully tomorrow brings fewer work meetings, a fresh game thread, and less frustration.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  78. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 5,2020 4:41 pm

    A’s in 4.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 5,2020 4:42 pm || Up

      this is playing into our hands

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 5,2020 5:31 pm || Up

        People were starting to favor us-we had to get rid of that sort of positivity real quick.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  79. mother pucker Oct 5,2020 5:53 pm

    Not to be a downer, but is Manaea giving anyone else “Loaiza ALCS game 2” vibes?

    • andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 10:50 am || Up

      Well, given recent managing he won’t be left in long enough to give up 7 runs.
      I’m worried about “Manaea 2019 WC Game” though. And also that the way the park was playing yesterday will not be good for him. Not great for what feels like a must-win.
      OTOH, he did pitch 7 innings, 1 run against the Astros (in the Coliseum) just a few weeks ago.

      TINSTAAFK
  80. 5Aces 5Aces Oct 6,2020 8:35 am

    FK crashing after game 1 loss is good karma.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  81. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 8:37 am

    Covita might be the best nickname yet.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 11:31 am || Up

      That video of him up there on the balcony was really unsettling. He looked so unwell, even by his own standard.

  82. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 8:42 am

    This column doesn’t break much new ground, but the Hannah Arendt quote it leads with is right on the nose:

    “Totalitarianism will not be satisfied to assert, in the face of contrary facts, that unemployment does not exist; it will abolish unemployment benefits as part of its propaganda.”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 9:34 am || Up

      That is good.

      Something I haven’t seen mentioned much is that pre-covid Trump was a famous germophove: hated handshakes, constantly using hand sanitizer, told people who were sneezing or coughing to leave the room. In that light, his insistence on not wearing masks, to the point of infecting so many people around him and possibly killing his own self, is a truly impressive commitment to the bit.

      TINSTAAFK
  83. andeux andeux Oct 6,2020 11:18 am

    With Manaea for the A’s and LHP Framber Valdez for the *s, we have
    – Pinder at 3B. This has been pretty much a strict platoon since he came back, and that seems to be working well.
    – Piscotty in RF. I noted in the last round that he has been godawful for the last month (in between a couple of injuries). OTOH, Grossman has also been mostly bad recently (1-for-11 in the playoffs so far), so might as well give Piscotty a shot.
    – Murphy at C. I may be alone in thinking that the small chance that Heim is partly responsible (even psychologically) for Manaea’s improvement is more valuable than what might be 1 or 2 plate appearances from Murphy. Plus it’s generally good not to overuse your star catcher to the point of wearing him down. (Another reason that I would have started Manaea later in the series: giving Murphy a day off later in the week might have been more valuable.) But there are obviously good arguments the other way, and one thing Bob has been consistently good at is sending the right lineup out there, so I will try to trust him on this one too.

    Edit: And this makes me feel better

    TINSTAAFK
  84. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 11:29 am

    I don’t even like seeing two National League teams playing at Enron. I hope one of them does something unspeakable to the place.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 12:29 pm || Up

      how much you want to bet that at some point during the Marlins time on the field, someoene from atlanta banged on the trashcan in the dugout.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  85. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 12:45 pm

    • AV AV Oct 6,2020 1:32 pm || Up

      i said chris christie, right? you all heard me.

      2020 is just tone deaf.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 2:36 pm || Up

      I was not a big VH fan during their peak, my HS years, but I find their stuff really holds up well now when I want a classic power rock song.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 6,2020 2:48 pm || Up

        I’ve gone from listening to way too much of them as a teen, to thinking they were shlock, to really appreciating the power pop vibes of some of their early stuff. I never stopped thinking that Eddie was a total badass though.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 6,2020 2:57 pm || Up

          But did you ever see him and valarie bertineli in the same place?

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  86. ptbnl Oct 6,2020 3:13 pm

    r<0.044

    Over to you, Colin.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 6,2020 3:16 pm || Up

      I don’t think I can get any tensor than I am right now.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Oct 7,2020 8:58 am || Up

        The paper entitled “Primordial Non-Gaussianity” sounds raunchy.

        Support locally made sausage!
    • colin colin Oct 7,2020 7:37 am || Up

      That’s with our data! Also, the upcoming (eventually) BK18 paper is going to be dope.

      • ptbnl Oct 7,2020 7:48 am || Up

        Make sure you use the NPIPE Planck maps though … the main thing this paper shows is how much better they are than the previous releases.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • colin colin Oct 7,2020 8:06 am || Up

          I thought that the maps were only going to change at extremely low ell? I will go read the paper…

          • ptbnl Oct 7,2020 8:20 am || Up

            That’s certainly where the most visible differences are, but you only got r<0.06 with the previous Planck maps and the same BK data.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • colin colin Oct 7,2020 9:50 am || Up

              But couldn’t that difference be chalked up to inclusion of TT, EE, and BB over the full sky? (as opposed to all the BK analyses which only use BB on our small field)

              • ptbnl Oct 7,2020 10:31 am || Up

                True … so after the BK18 data are released we can scoop you again by adding the full Planck sky ;-)

                If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.

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