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The last World Series, until the next one 249

Probably deserves a game thread. The winner could be MLB’s last champ under free America. We’ll see what the host serves at their White House visit.

There’s almost no red in either of these teams color palates.

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249 thoughts on “The last World Series, until the next one

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 20,2020 6:15 pm

    So far I am rooting for the underdogs, both teams’ hitters.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 20,2020 6:22 pm

    The Dodgers colors are about as classic red white blue as it gets. The Rays colors includes a shade of yellow I don’t care for.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. andeux andeux Oct 20,2020 6:26 pm

    I guess Bellinger’s shoulder is ok.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 20,2020 6:29 pm || Up

      I realized as he hit it that I’m rooting for the Rays.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 20,2020 6:31 pm || Up

        still dont know. I am rooting for pederson to fail to bring his price in range

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 20,2020 6:58 pm

    Glasnow’s stuff is so good he needs to trust it in the zone more.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. sslinger Oct 20,2020 7:03 pm

    Zunino should have made the tag.

  6. Soaker Soaker Oct 20,2020 7:07 pm

    I think I invested all my non-A’s rooting interest in getting rid of the Astros.

    I like that the A’s have won a World Series more recently than the Dodgers.

    OTOH I would not be too happy if the Marlins, Royals and Rays all won a World Series before the A’s in this century. That one’s maybe not quite so bad because I wouldn’t want to trade places with any of those fan bases even if I weren’t forced to live in Florida or Missouri/Kansas as part of the deal.

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  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 20,2020 8:22 pm

    I like picturing Red Sox fans shaking with rage while Joe Buck goes on and on about trading Betts.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 20,2020 8:27 pm || Up

      I’ve been casually thinking of catchphrases for their new 100 year curse. The Malediction of Mookie?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Oct 20,2020 11:09 pm || Up

        it… kinda tracks!

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 20,2020 9:23 pm || Up

      good

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • colin colin Oct 21,2020 7:08 am || Up

      I think it was causing physical pain for my wife. On the plus side, she followed through on her threat to not watch a single Red Sox game after they traded him away.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 21,2020 8:28 am || Up

        It was a little much when he started calling him the LeBron James of baseball, but I was like “forget it, he’s rolling.”

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 21,2020 12:30 pm || Up

          Speaking of rolling, from his bref page:

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 21,2020 11:01 am

    Come on, Mitt

    • Soaker Soaker Oct 21,2020 11:29 am || Up

      Mitt isn’t in my state. We do have another option and I bet a fair number of Never Vote For A Democrat types like Mitt will go for it. It got about 2.5% statewide in 2016 and I’m thinking over 5% this time.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 21,2020 12:06 pm || Up

        The Greens didn’t get on the ballot, but the mine disaster guy did. Nice.

  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 21,2020 1:27 pm

    This Tom Petty Wildflowers box set is a much-needed gift this week.

  10. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 21,2020 2:11 pm

    Yeah, I feel ya buddy, you pass along just one pee tape rumor and no matter what else you do for the rest of your life you’re Pee Tape Guy.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  11. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 21,2020 5:09 pm

    Seems like Joe Buck has gotten extra psyched for his in-game promo spots this year.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. andeux andeux Oct 21,2020 5:14 pm

    Gonsolin’s bubble has been pricked.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 21,2020 5:18 pm || Up

      Lowedly

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 21,2020 5:48 pm

    Yeah Dodgers fans who are tired of hearing about 1988 can just fuck right off.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  14. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 21,2020 6:32 pm

    Another random dagger tossed at A’s fans, noting LAD first team to use four pitchers in four innings since 1990 A’s, game 3. Which was the backbreaker in that horrible series vs the Schottinnati Racists. Dropping the first two sucked but we were still the best fucking team in baseball. A seven run third inning ended that dream.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  15. Soaker Soaker Oct 21,2020 6:47 pm

    I don’t want to keep clobbering non-Phish heads with this but wasn’t that a little bit of “David Bowie” at the end of the 4th?

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    • Soaker Soaker Oct 21,2020 6:56 pm || Up

      I rewound that to confirm and that’s a yes.

      Gonna need that “Seven Below” clip pretty soon.

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    • Soaker Soaker Oct 21,2020 7:00 pm || Up

      It’s all good.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 21,2020 7:40 pm || Up

      That’s some impressive Phish Detective work.

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      • Soaker Soaker Oct 21,2020 7:52 pm || Up

        That one is a true classic.

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  16. AV AV Oct 21,2020 7:27 pm

    quibi’s dead.

    (slide whistle)

    WHERE DID THAT COME FROM??

    …oh look, meg whitman is the CEO.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 21,2020 8:56 pm

    It’s been a bad year for skeptics. RIP to The Amazing Randi.

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  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 22,2020 9:01 am

    Leslie Stahl is just a bad matchup for Trump. He doesn’t have the bat speed these days to catch up to her fastball. Gotta try to work him into the lineup against interviewers who rely more on offspeed stuff.

  19. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 22,2020 9:25 am

    The level of stupid here is off the charts. Trump’s Twitter password is maga2020 and he doesn’t use two-factor ID.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/22/trump-twitter-hacked-dutch-researcher-password

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    • andeux andeux Oct 22,2020 9:54 am || Up

      You forgot the exclamation point.

      You might think his cybersecurity expert would have prevented this, but he was just standing there with his dick out.

      TINSTAAFK
    • colin colin Oct 22,2020 9:55 am || Up

      You forgot the exclamation mark (maga2020!) — it has characters, numbers, and a symbol so it *must* be secure

    • ptbnl Oct 22,2020 10:52 am || Up

      I’m just surprised that his similarly-guessed 2016 twitter password “yourefired” had the first e in it.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 22,2020 4:07 pm || Up

      I’m tempted to try to loot his Chinese bank account (Ivanka103081 or Barron032006).

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      • vignette17 Oct 22,2020 4:26 pm || Up

        You think he remembers his kids birthdays? Definitely Donald061446.

  20. andeux andeux Oct 22,2020 12:20 pm

    Shifts against RHH don’t work. Or at least they don’t seem to, even though the two teams in the world series are among the teams that use them the most.
    The A’s shift slightly less than average against both RHH and LHH.

    TINSTAAFK
  21. ptbnl Oct 22,2020 3:10 pm

    Olson and Laureano in the running for gold gloves.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 22,2020 4:02 pm || Up

      Oly was great again this year and hopefully he’ll repeat. I thought Ramon improved a lot this year, his routes are better and more consistent, but he’s not at that level.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 22,2020 8:58 pm || Up

        Give out gold gloves this year for sure, but you really can’t rely on any numbers

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. Soaker Soaker Oct 22,2020 4:12 pm

    I was doing a little price-checking on Hawai’i and noticed that Southwest has quite a few midweek flights from Oakland to Honolulu and Kahului in December-February for $81 each way. Not a whole lot more than some BART fares. The lodging can be a little pricey, but as a quick midwinter break that’s still a pretty affordable 2 or 3 days.

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  23. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 22,2020 4:15 pm

    Biden’s digital media guy got Cory Lewandowski, Sebastian Gorka, and Roger Stone to record Cameo pep talks for “Joey.”

    • elcroata elcroata Oct 23,2020 12:14 pm || Up

      “I’ve been on both sides of spreading nasty, vicious rumors.”

      All I can say about stats is SCOTT BROSIUS!!
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 29,2020 3:47 pm || Up
  24. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 22,2020 5:39 pm

    I felt like throwing up after the first debate, I probably shouldn’t watch the second.

    "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 23,2020 9:18 am || Up

      I’m just glad it will be four years before we have to see these two debate again.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 23,2020 9:28 am || Up

        Live, from Purgatory, it’s the 2024 debate! The loser goes directly to Hell! The winner remains in Last Chance Kitchen to face the next eliminated candidate, Kamala Harris or Tom Cotton.

        "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 23,2020 9:32 am || Up

          It is honestly going to be extremely hilarious when all of the top Republican shitheads who have been waiting for the moment Trump leaves the stage realize that he is actually going to spend the next four years calling into Fox and holding rallies about how they all betrayed him.

  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 23,2020 9:29 am

    Morning thought: Isn’t it a little weird to let Beane keep running baseball ops during this critical offseason while he is trying to get a personal deal approved with another MLB team and seems to want to leave it all behind anyway?

  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 23,2020 10:03 am

    Holy moly, we now know that right-wing Boogaloo nuts were not only involved in burning the police station in Minneapolis duing the Floyd protests, they also were in real-time contact with the guy who was murdering the security guard in Oakland and the deputy in Santa Cruz.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 23,2020 10:26 am || Up

      That deputy was a good guy. very personable

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 23,2020 2:38 pm

  28. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 23,2020 4:05 pm
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 23,2020 5:01 pm

    Convenient that all of three of those things just happen to be 50/50 propositions I guess.

    • AV AV Oct 23,2020 5:33 pm || Up
      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • andeux andeux Oct 23,2020 5:37 pm || Up

        It would really suck to find out we were living in a simulation but then it turned out to be one of Nate Silver’s.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 23,2020 6:17 pm || Up

          Life’s a PECOTA projection and then you die.

  30. sslinger Oct 23,2020 6:14 pm

    Tonight’s musical offerings seem to be leaning on Widespread Panic – seems a little early in the series to me.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 23,2020 6:22 pm || Up

      Yeah, that’s more of a November 4th playlist.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Oct 23,2020 7:36 pm || Up

      West L.A. Fadeaway

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 23,2020 7:39 pm || Up

        Beat me to it. Not among my faves from the later years.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Nov 2,2020 8:43 pm || Up

          I thought about this tonight when I was listening to some music on SiriusXM and moe.’s recent cover of it came on. One of those where, it was a nice enough mid-first set Jerry song, not what I came to the Dead show for, but I think if I were at a moe. show and they played this I’d be into it.

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  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 23,2020 6:30 pm

    The aerial shots of Globe Life really drive home how shitty it looks.

    • andeux andeux Oct 24,2020 6:24 pm || Up

      Also ridiculous that they chose a park with fake turf for the WS.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2020 7:07 pm || Up

        I am mostly watching on an ipad and it looks very much not HD

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

        The puffs of smoke when the ball or players land are ridiculous.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  32. Soaker Soaker Oct 23,2020 6:35 pm

    Trump must really be low on cash. His ads have pretty much disappeared. I’ve had two Biden ads during this game; I think the first one was national and the second was during a local break on the Reno station.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 23,2020 7:28 pm || Up

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Oct 23,2020 8:12 pm || Up

        I assume everybody, even the Bay Area, got 30 seconds of Trump at the end of the 8th inning as that was clearly a national break. I guess they could send different ads to different stations in that slot but I don’t think that’s the way it usually works. I’ve had three different 60-second Biden ads, one national and two local.

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        • andeux andeux Oct 23,2020 8:14 pm || Up

          Yeah, we saw that one, and at least one Biden ad (I haven’t watched the whole game).

          TINSTAAFK
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 23,2020 8:35 pm || Up

          That one was paid for by America First, the Trump-affiliated Super PAC.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • colin colin Oct 25,2020 8:49 am || Up

      I hardly ever see Trump ads in **Ohio**. On the other hand, I live close enough to Kentucky that I am absolutely deluged with dueling McGrath / McConnell ads.

      • ptbnl Oct 25,2020 10:21 am || Up

        Having made a donation we’re now getting 10+ McGrath emails a day, all only asking for money, which seems like really bad campaign management. If it’s off-putting enough to have mrs ptbnl unsubscribing, they’re doing it wrong.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 25,2020 1:58 pm || Up

          They reckon, correctly I’m sure, that there’s about zero cost to annoying an out-of-state donor. You’re not going to vote against her, and you might give more anyway.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • ptbnl Oct 25,2020 3:07 pm || Up

            We’d be more likely to give more without the bombardment. As it is we’ve had to unsubscribe, so they’ve lost those eyeballs.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 25,2020 5:09 pm || Up

              If true that puts you in tiny minority of donors. People basically never give without being asked, with frequency and immediacy of the ask the #1 factor. Fundraising was my job for 15 years.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • ptbnl Oct 26,2020 7:24 am || Up

                So no threshold where you just put people off? 100x a day? 1000x?

                If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 26,2020 9:57 am || Up

                  Not really. A good fundraiser asks as many people as he can, as often as he can. That’s annoying for a individual getting emails but it’s essential for a candidate who wants to win. Presumably we all want someone trying to unseat Moscow Mitch to have the best fundraisers possible.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 25,2020 2:20 pm || Up

          Greenfield texts too

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • colin colin Oct 26,2020 6:41 am || Up

          Her campaign has enough money to buy approximately 50% of the ad time in the Cincinnati / Northern KY television market (and McConnell buys the other 50%).

        • Soaker Soaker Oct 26,2020 11:17 am || Up

          I bought a Biden-Harris baseball cap and a bumper sticker on August 31. It looks like they put me in their database on Sept. 11 and I have received 195 fundraising e-mails since then. The pace has increased, starting around 3/day and now running 7/day. I never see them, of course; Gmail marks them as read and sends them directly to a “Biden” folder. Incidentally Joe’s ability to deliver on his promises might be in question because it took about a month and a half for the baseball cap to get here.

          I’ve been giving $20/month to the ACLU since Trump’s election and it looks like they send one e-mail every two to three days (similarly filtered) plus an occasional snail mail piece, so that’s not bad. With the Amy Coney Barrett nomination I started $15/month to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund; not much yet from them but that’s recent enough I’m probably not in the database.

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          • ptbnl Oct 26,2020 1:46 pm || Up

            Planned Parenthood I get about 1/week, but it always comes with news items too.

            I just can’t see how more than say 1/day (especially when it’s *only* asking for money) can have a positive outcome, but I defer to FSU’s experience.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Nov 13,2020 9:31 am || Up

              In the three days since I donated via Act Blue to the GA runoffs I have gotten 12 new email requests. And Jaime Harrison (to whom I never donated) is still popping up in my mailbox almost every day. A small but annoying price to pay.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 26,2020 4:55 pm || Up

            the 2008 cycle is directly responsible for me giving up on my yahoo account.

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  33. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 23,2020 7:38 pm

    I think that was West LA Fadeaway in middle of 7th.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 23,2020 7:44 pm || Up

      I find myself thinking “Shut up Joe, I’m trying to hear this song.” You and andeux are right on that one. I think there was a Tweezer a few innings back but Joe was talking a little too much for me to be sure. Definitely a First Tube earlier, which is one of their staples with Mike’s thumpy bass.

      Also, somebody is campaigning. I’ve seen Umphrey’s but one of theirs could easily pass without my notice; they lean to electronica which isn’t really my taste.

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      • sslinger Oct 24,2020 10:43 pm || Up

        I wouldn’t characterize Umphrey’s as electronica. I describe them as the “heavy metal disco prog-rock” jam band. I will say Jake Cinninger is the best guitarist I’ve ever seen because he can play anything. Brendan Baylis (vocals, guitar) would be a great lead guitarist for any band but when they found Jake he realized what a freak he had to play with and cede the lead guitar role. Right now on YouTube they (Brendan and Jake) are playing a duo show as their new band name, Shitty Limo.

  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 23,2020 7:58 pm

    One source described the A’s marketing department, which employs 36 people according to the A’s website, as “decimated,” with only a handful of employees remaining. Other sources estimated that 85-90 percent of the ticket sales department, which has 63 employees according to the website, will be let go in 2021.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 23,2020 8:40 pm || Up

      Sad news, if not unexpected. A lot of familiar faces in my mind of folks behind those ticket windows.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Oct 23,2020 8:48 pm || Up

        But how often do you go up to a ticket window any more? Most of it is done online. I know they had people pitching A’s Access at various places in the ballpark and Championship Plaza, but 63 in ticket sales sounds like an awful lot.

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 23,2020 9:31 pm || Up

          Until A’s Access I hit the windows often to save on fees. Even after I was good for several window trips a season, to get extras for groups or family. But yes, Access took away a lot of the spontaneous single game sales market, no doubt.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  35. andeux andeux Oct 23,2020 8:24 pm

    3:10 is a fast game by modern post-season standards.

    TINSTAAFK
  36. Soaker Soaker Oct 23,2020 8:44 pm

    I’m noticing how few comments there are in this thread about the actual games of Base Ball being played between the Dodgers and Rays. As I said at the top I felt like I spent myself on the Rays-Astros series and just don’t care much about how this one goes. FK’s seemingly tepid interest mirrors the national trend, which probably didn’t get any better tonight with a game that was 5-0 in the 4th inning.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 23,2020 9:21 pm || Up

      I’m still not rooting for anyone. I think I am rooting for games to be close.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • sslinger Oct 23,2020 11:34 pm || Up

        Buehler was filthy tonight and paired with an early lead there wasn’t much suspense. The Dodgers played a great all-around game. But this could still be an interesting series, if the rest of the starting pitching isn’t as dominant.

  37. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2020 9:34 am

    They don’t call it the Rolaids Relief Award any more congrats to Liam Hendriks on all the stomach acid he neutralized in 2020. Now he can follow the paths of previous A’s winners Billy Koch and Keith Foulke and plop plop fizz fizz his way to riches on someone else’s payroll.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  38. andeux andeux Oct 24,2020 6:57 pm

    Apparently you can tackle someone off of a base and still get the call.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2020 7:08 pm || Up

      it wasn’t a Hrbek. I think its defensible

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux Oct 24,2020 7:17 pm || Up

        Sure he was off-balance and maybe would have fallen off of his own accord, but we’ll never know because the defender had his arms wrapped completely around him.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2020 7:39 pm || Up

          you think there should be a PK?

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • mikeA Oct 24,2020 9:34 pm || Up

        I don’t remember ever seeing that called, which seems odd. (I am still sort of outraged about the hrbek play and I was rooting for the Twins!)

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2020 7:17 pm || Up

      I can’t imagine any ump making that call in even a regular game, much less the Series.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  39. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2020 7:18 pm

    Every time a Dodger reaches base it feels like Tampa’s season reaches critical condition.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2020 7:41 pm || Up

      I am rooting for the rays this inning for sure

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2020 7:46 pm || Up

        WAY TO TAKE A STAND ED!

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  40. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2020 7:50 pm

    I could have lived without hearing Hunter renfroe’s reaction to the Lowe home run

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2020 8:18 pm

    Wow, runs scored in seven straight half-innings is the new WS record. Exciting game!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 24,2020 8:34 pm

    Not a lot of shutdown innings here

  43. andeux andeux Oct 24,2020 9:19 pm

    OMG WTF

    TINSTAAFK
  44. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 24,2020 9:20 pm

    loooooooool

  45. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 24,2020 9:23 pm

    Routine walkoff.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  46. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2020 9:26 pm

    That was fun.

    The series will go back to los angeles!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 25,2020 8:41 pm || Up

      Gonna be tough to win two on the road but I believe this Rays team can do it.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  47. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2020 10:06 pm

    this is a good one. just chaos

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2020 10:07 pm || Up

      sound off is better

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • AV AV Oct 24,2020 11:30 pm || Up

        it’s best scrolling through the whole twitter feed with nice somber music.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 24,2020 10:43 pm || Up

      Also, Liam Hendriks is now googling “What can I buy for $60,000,000”

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  48. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 25,2020 5:30 pm

    Only took a half inning for me to get concerned about Tampa’s chances again.

    Estimated Prophet in the middle of the 1st.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 25,2020 5:51 pm

    that was more of a hrbek than yesterday

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 25,2020 5:59 pm || Up

      Seemed more of a jemile to me.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 25,2020 6:13 pm || Up

        he was on the way to jemile land for sure, but adames put is right hand on the foot while it was in contact with teh base and the adames-barnes foot/hand combo drifted away. if it were reviewable, I would spend my time thinking about that

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        • andeux andeux Oct 25,2020 6:31 pm || Up

          You often see them push a bit while “holding the tag,” but using the other hand for the push is a slick move. I didn’t even notice it until the second replay.
          Yesterday’s was a textbook tackle, just in the wrong sport.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 25,2020 6:56 pm || Up

            I did see an angle yesterday that gave me more pause than I initially had yesterday. I saw the arms wrap around the runner

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  50. Soaker Soaker Oct 25,2020 6:09 pm

    Max Muncy (245 PA with the A’s) is going to challenge Carlos Gonzalez (316 PA) as the guy Billy let get away that early.

    I don’t see it with Barreto (219 PA) but who knows.

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    • Soaker Soaker Oct 25,2020 6:23 pm || Up

      Joey Wendle would qualify in that race as well (118 PA) but I’m dubious about him too. He has been anointed as an “elite” or “great” defensive third baseman in this postseason with 57 career regular season games started at that position.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 25,2020 6:27 pm || Up

        After his 141 PAs in an A’s uniform Carlos Peña went on to hit 260 more home runs and OPS around .800

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 25,2020 6:31 pm || Up

          I thought I had commented that Muncy was jettisoned in the roster crunch that kept barreto, I think Muncy falls in that catagory too.

          Neither seemed worth it given that chapman was going to be at third. I don’t know what they expected for pinder.

          Lowry was at second for both I think

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          • andeux andeux Oct 25,2020 6:46 pm || Up

            CarGo was a pretty highly touted prospect, young, and was traded away in a high-profile (if ill-advised) trade. It wasn’t that shocking when he became a star soon after.
            Pena and Nelson Cruz were also pretty young and somewhat well regarded when we traded them, and it was a few years after leaving Oakland before either really broke out.
            Muncy is the weirdest. He was 26 and hadn’t shown power, or really hit much at all, at any level above the Cal League. Seemed like the nth coming of Tommy Everidge or someone like that when we released him.

            TINSTAAFK
            • Soaker Soaker Oct 25,2020 7:02 pm || Up

              I wasn’t including Nelson Cruz in this. Prospects get traded all the time and one of them is sitting next to Joe Buck in the Fox booth tonight. I’m thinking of players who had a little more than a cup of coffee at the big league level and then went on to much better things.

              Like Max right there…

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        • Soaker Soaker Oct 25,2020 6:36 pm || Up

          Ooh, Peña is another great example. I’m surprised to find out he only had 141 PA; I would have guessed much more though still probably within the limit which is maybe 400.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 25,2020 6:42 pm || Up

        I view Muncy as a guy who never would have put it together without being released and forced to reinvent himself to get a job.

  51. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 25,2020 6:52 pm

    Attempting a straight steal of home was daring stupid.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  52. Soaker Soaker Oct 25,2020 6:52 pm

    There has definitely been some 1970s throwback stuff in this Series.

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  53. Soaker Soaker Oct 25,2020 7:29 pm

    Too much managing here, Dave. Ugh.

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  54. andeux andeux Oct 25,2020 7:30 pm

    If the Dodgers lose tonight they should start looking for another manager.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 25,2020 8:15 pm || Up

      He managed himself into a suboptimal matchup against the hottest hitter in the world.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  55. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 25,2020 8:14 pm

    lol fox. way to get the vaper

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  56. andeux andeux Oct 25,2020 8:34 pm

    Now using Treinen three days in a row…

    TINSTAAFK
  57. AV AV Oct 26,2020 9:36 pm

    can i get the kavanaugh argument translated to non–twitter hype english please?

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • colin colin Oct 27,2020 4:49 am || Up

      He seems to think that it will cast doubt on the election results if the result flips due to continued counting of ballots, i.e. if the Nov 3 in-person results lean one way but then absentee ballots swing the total the other way. And somehow he doesn’t think that it casts doubt on the election to just stop counting votes before you are done.

      Kavanaugh:

      Those States want to avoid the chaos and suspicions of impropriety that can ensue if thousands of absentee ballots flow in after election day and potentially flip the results of an election.

      Kagan:

      But there are no results to “flip” until all valid votes are counted. And nothing could be more “suspicio[us]” or
      “improp[er]” than refusing to tally votes once the clock strikes 12 on election night.

      The actual SC decision was about whether state courts have the authority to interpret state voting law. The majority claims that the Constitution specifically tasks the legislatures with making election law, so this is somehow a special area where the state courts have no authority. It conveniently ignores the fact that legislatures are in charge with making **all law** and of course the state courts have the authority to interpret that law.

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

        The only good news is, Roberts had the sense not not assign him the opinion. So, while Justice Beergoggles will want to stop all voting teh minute trump is leading, I don’t think he’ll be able to muster more than 3 votes for that. If Breyer, Kagan, and SOtomayor can get one of gorsuch or (not likely) alito to sign on with a bad, but ultimately livable Roberts ruling, there may be a biden win and a split senate

        That is the wishcasting scenario.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 27,2020 2:08 pm || Up

          I have been thinking about the fact that if Roberts joins the liberals on anything now, Thomas gets to assign the majority opinion. I expect Roberts to join at least some majorities he doesn’t totally agree with just to keep that from happening.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 27,2020 2:33 pm || Up

            Every email to gorsuch is signed

            “A switch in time saves nine,

            John”

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            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 27,2020 2:43 pm || Up

              Here’s a compromise legislative proposal that should appeal to Roberts personally: Expand SCOTUS to 11, making him the indispensable vote again, and massively expand the district and circuit courts (maybe while also carving a new 12th Circuit out of the 9th) at the same time, relieving some of the burdens he has to deal with as the top court administrator.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 27,2020 12:49 pm || Up

      He likes beer and is still litigating Bush v. Gore, just in a robe now.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 28,2020 3:34 pm || Up

      Justice Ilaekbier seems to be setting up the whammy like he is trump. With Gorsuch, Alito and Thomas already primed. (I guess I was wrong that Gorsuch could be tamed) Once Justice Blackbabysaver is seated and hears arguments. (I keep seeing recusal, she didn’t recuse herself, she just didn’t vote on something she had not ability to vote on)

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 3:55 pm || Up

        So if Pennsylvania is the tipping point and…

        …Trump leads it without these ballots, cert granted, ballots shredded
        …Biden leads it without these ballots, petition withdrawn and keep counting

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 4:51 pm || Up

        Huh. Kavanaugh joins Roberts and the liberals here too. I wonder if he has decided to lay low for reputational purposes after getting so much blowback on that crappy concurrence in the Wisconsin case.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 28,2020 9:03 pm || Up

          Correcting oneself is usually humiliating

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 5:04 pm || Up

        Something that has been annoying me, that comes up here with Alito, is this new thing where conservative justices don’t dissent from the denial of cert, but write a “statement” that coaches the appellant or some hypothetical future appellant on what they hope will come up in another form later in order to achieve a desired result. Thomas did it the other day on Section 230 in an even more egregious way.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 28,2020 7:04 pm || Up

          “This is what me and my four friends want to hear” is another great reason to have the court more reflect the size of the country

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 28,2020 8:52 pm || Up

            Same problem that gave us the Bee Gees version of Sgt Pepper’s.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 28,2020 9:01 pm || Up

              Steve martin maxwell silver is brilliant

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  58. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2020 5:13 pm

    Arozarena OMG.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  59. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2020 5:19 pm

    Slusser with the bum-you-out mailbag. All but says Beane’s gone whether or not MLB okays RedBall scheme. Thinks Melvin-to-Mets is speculative but quite possible. Doubtful the A’s offer Semien a QO. Bearish about everything.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  60. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2020 5:49 pm

    OK Randy don’t be afraid to homer with guys on base. Really.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 27,2020 6:43 pm

    Am I tripping, or wasn’t there a proposition about dialysis centers in the last election too?

    • andeux andeux Oct 27,2020 6:47 pm || Up

      Yes, some of the background is explained here.
      I voted no. This does not seem like the kind of thing that we should be doing by proposition.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2020 7:12 pm || Up

        Yeah, governance by plebiscite should be reserved for larger questions. CA initiatives have far less weight than in old days because moneyed interests use them as the fourth branch of state govt. Subject to quick overturn by legislation, court decree, or the next initiative.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  62. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2020 7:15 pm

    I take comfort in Blake Snell’s nervous fidgeting ahead of his 6th inning. I bet he kicks ass.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2020 7:22 pm || Up

      It might be Kevin Cash’s ass though.

      I’ll stake out the curmudgeon position and say they should stick with the starter who is dealing.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 27,2020 8:03 pm || Up

      I get it, it’s their plan. Still, Betts had looked bad, I would have gone to tell him to not give in to betts and seager last batter.

      Still a better catcher and the game is tied or the rays keep the lead

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      • andeux andeux Oct 27,2020 8:20 pm || Up

        Can’t really expect to beat the Dodgers 1-0.
        The way it looked like they had Gonsolin on the ropes early but couldn’t get any more runs out of it reminded me of some A’s games.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 27,2020 8:22 pm || Up

          this is a very A’s game for the rays. bullpen has been on the edge for the whole series and can’t quote dominate

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  63. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2020 8:09 pm

    Bases empty, tight ballgame, Arozarena time.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  64. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2020 8:45 pm

    Oh well. Engaging postseason, good series. I’m grateful for the baseball season we got.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  65. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 27,2020 8:52 pm

    I was wondering why turner was removed.

    Seems like really bad timing on MLB’s part

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2020 8:58 pm || Up

      Yeah that’s bizarre, an in-game removal didn’t happen once in a the whole not-bubble regular season then they get results midgame in the WS clincher?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Oct 27,2020 11:44 pm || Up

        it’s ok guys. apparently the removal was from the *second* result.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  66. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 27,2020 8:53 pm

    Bubble?

    Look at the billionaires without masks

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2020 8:59 pm || Up

      Yeah isn’t Magic immunocompromised? Seems rash.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  67. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 27,2020 8:54 pm

    nice boos, way to stop and enjoy it rob

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  68. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 27,2020 8:54 pm

    Boofred

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2020 9:07 pm || Up

      Second phrase out of Manfredjenson’s mouth: “We’re glad to be done.” He’s not even a baseball-liker.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  69. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 27,2020 8:56 pm

    Somebody tell this owner stiff to stop droning on. No one cares about your long speech.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 27,2020 8:57 pm || Up

      yeah, shut up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 27,2020 9:02 pm || Up

        It isn’t Magic Johnson I hope. He should not be exposed to this group.

  70. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 27,2020 9:07 pm

    Droopy dog is the commissioner?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  71. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 27,2020 9:07 pm

    FYI seagar was famously not on the 2017 active roster

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  72. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 8:20 am
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 28,2020 9:04 am || Up

      I am encouraged that Biden is spending time in Georgia and Harris in Texas. It would be very cool to not have to care as much about Florida, or about ratfuckery in Wisconsin.

      "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 28,2020 9:11 am || Up

        While Trump is chasing one electoral vote in Omaha and then leaving his supporters to freeze to death after he bounces.

      • andeux andeux Oct 28,2020 9:23 am || Up

        I am terrified.
        In 2016 I was (over)confident, trusting in Clinton’s overall lead in the polls and not believing Trump could win states like PA MI and WI.
        This time Biden’s lead is significantly bigger, but I look at the electoral map and it looks pretty much the same. It’s all too easy to see Trump winning GA, FL, NC, and AZ in the usual way (polling error plus light voter suppression) and then PA, MI and/or WI with bigger levels of ratfkery, including court rulings that stop significant numbers of Biden votes from being counted.
        And it’s not clear to me if spending time and money in Texas makes all that more or less likely.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 9:53 am || Up

          I get the instinct, but I think that’s a misread of the landscape. A lot has changed since 2016 both in terms of the electorate’s openness to Trump and in terms of voter demographics.

          Biden’s leads in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania are considerably larger and more stable than Clinton’s were (larger than Obama 2012 too, while similarly stable), and he’s consistently polling above 50%. Trump barely squeaked each of those out last time, and they all easily relected their Democratic senators and elected Democratic governors in 2018. It’s beyond the margin of ratfuckery. He’s also already spent a lot of time and resources on those states, and frankly no one should be going to Wisconsin in particular right now given their COVID situation.

          If one is still worried about ratfuckery in those states despite the polling margins, then it is important to make sure you have alternative paths to victory. Georgia and Texas are tough, but they are winnable based on all available data and the 2018 results, and they have a crapton of electoral votes. With the amount of cash Biden has on hand, money isn’t really a concern, and I think the time is justified in trying to turn out voters who have never had the honor of being targeted by a presidential campaign.

          The map is also just way better for Biden in other places. Clinton was behind in North Carolina and basically tied in Florida. Biden is narrowly, but consistently, ahead in both, and North Carolina has a Democratic governor now in case of any shenanigans. Clinton saw an opportunity in Arizona, but she really could only ever get it in a landslide. Biden has led in every poll there for months, is consistently above 50%, and the Democratic senate candidate is winning going away. Add a tied Iowa and a close Ohio to the mix, and Biden’s map is just much more expansive than Clinton’s was at the end.

          I was also overconfident in 2016, and it will always haunt me, but this map just looks very different to me.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 28,2020 9:59 am || Up

            This content is why I gladly sign over my keystrokes to nm.

            My question/comment is aren’t the polls modeled on they most recent voter habit data? So 2016 under shot the racist/ratfucked votes and 2020 probably has corrected for that?

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            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 10:06 am || Up

              My understanding is that most reputable pollsters now weight by education in a way they didn’t in 2016 to make sure they pick up enough non-college white voters. Who knows whether fighting the last war on that will help or hurt, but the 2018 polls seemed to underestimate Democrats, for the most part, outside of Cursed Florida.

          • andeux andeux Oct 28,2020 10:25 am || Up

            Yeah, that all makes sense. It looks like the 6 point difference from 2016 (Clinton +2% vs. Biden +8%) is pretty consistent across most states, so those rust belt states she lost by < 1% are now polling as "safe" +5%. (Although WI was also polling at Clinton +6% in 2016.) I will still not be resting easy about this for (at least) another week.

            TINSTAAFK
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 10:27 am || Up

              Oh, I won’t either. Trust me. Sleep has not been coming easily.

              But one more thing for the confidence files. In 2016, there was that periodicity to the polling, where a Clinton lead would swell and then it would snap back to near tied, over and over again, with the sharpest snapback happening in the last two weeks after the Comey thing. There is no sign of that at all this time. Just a steady, significant lead throughout for Biden. That’s at least a little calming for me.

            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 10:57 am || Up

              This is useful.

            • mikeA Oct 30,2020 11:00 am || Up

              Here is one way of thinking about it: if you take the hundreds/thousands of polls that have been done in the past 6 months, they clearly show 1)Biden has a big lead among ’16 non-voters and ’16 3rd party voters; 2) there are more Trump-Biden voters than Hillary-Trump voters.

              Also, people overstate how wrong the polls were–there was a huge amount of movement to Trump right at the end. That does not seem to be the trajectory we’re on. There is reason to think midwest polls are consistently biased towards Dems, but not necessarily on a huge scale.

              How successful the cheating will be is very hard to assess, but it is looking extremely difficult for Trump without the cheating getting him a substantial number of votes, likely across multiple states.

              FL and NC should be clear relatively early, would be great for everyone’s sanity to win at least one of those, and it would take the wind out of the sails of the PA cheating attempts…

              • andeux andeux Oct 30,2020 11:25 am || Up

                To be clear, the part I’m most worried about is the cheating, not polling error.

                TINSTAAFK
              • sslinger Oct 30,2020 12:00 pm || Up

                In addition to FL and NC, four other states could be early calls that may tell a lot – OH, IA, AZ, and TX. Biden doesn’t need to win any of them but if he does the path gets really hard for Trump.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 28,2020 10:08 am || Up

          Oh I am for sure still terrified, because the stakes are the literal future of American democracy. If I split aces at the blackjack table with a $5 bet out I’m feeling pretty good, it’s the smart play by the odds. If I split them with a $5 million bet out it’s equally as smart a play, but I’m quaking when I make it.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • batgirl batgirl Oct 28,2020 5:07 pm || Up

            I’m terrified and I have no clue how I’ll make it til the end without having a heart attack. I’ve been text banking every weekend for a couple of months and all this week and it’s so up and down. I know it depends on the lists and campaigns, but yesterday Florida was all happy Biden early voters and I felt great. Today has been the vilest, most awful maga responses you can imagine, and now I feel like crap.

            God I can’t wait until it’s over.

            • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 28,2020 7:05 pm || Up

              Yes, that sucks, but its good that they hear that people actually care and don’t think q is the shit

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    • AV AV Oct 28,2020 9:11 am || Up

      i got 100%.

      my answers were 100% prejudiced and led me astray more than half the time.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  73. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 1:12 pm

    No fake crowd noise pumped in for this Juventus-Barcelona tilt, giving the viewer a delightful cacophony of Italian and Spanish shouting.

  74. ptbnl Oct 28,2020 1:46 pm

    What do you do when your child fails a high school Spanish grammar test for writing all the (correct) answers in Spanish rather than English?

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 28,2020 1:51 pm || Up

      Take it as a chance to develop strategies to handle the dumb petty tyrants she’ll encounter at every strata of American life.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Oct 28,2020 3:02 pm || Up

      use one of those photo translate apps and take a pic for the teacher. just in case the spanish teacher doesn’t know spanish.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • ptbnl Oct 28,2020 4:47 pm || Up

        Yeah …the teacher’s limited grasp of Spanish is one of the biggest problems here.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • AV AV Oct 28,2020 5:51 pm || Up

          el sigh.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  75. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 28,2020 1:47 pm

    I have opinions on where John Fisher should spend his money but I’m glad he’s not giving $11 billion to the GOP like SF’s Charles Johnson. You’d think Giants fans would make this an issue.

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

      Small market team gives micro donations

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 28,2020 3:45 pm || Up

        Thanksgiving at the Ricketts family table must be a hoot.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • vignette17 Oct 28,2020 5:03 pm || Up

      Don’t let me get in the way of a good rant. But, um, millions not billions, haha.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 28,2020 5:43 pm || Up

        I’ll stand by 10,000 times worse than Fisher, using the new Richter-like evil donor scale I just invented.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  76. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 2:24 pm

    I didn’t realize until going full-time WFH just how many scam/scam-adjacent calls come in each day on my landline. It’s shocking.

    • Soaker Soaker Oct 28,2020 3:58 pm || Up

      “Landline”?? What on earth is that? I don’t think I’ve plugged anything into the phone jack along the baseboard since before I left Oakland. I did have MagicJack and then Ooma for a while but even that got heaved overboard about 5 years ago.

      Support locally made sausage!
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 5:07 pm || Up

        I ask myself all the time why we still have one. The spouse believes it is important to have one for emergencies of some sort or another.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 28,2020 7:06 pm || Up

          We have sonic. Comes with it

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 7:09 pm || Up

            Here’s the really sad thing: We have an AT&T line and the Sonic line. We don’t use the latter, but you can’t remove it from the internet package.

            • AV AV Oct 28,2020 7:46 pm || Up

              i used my landline today. was having a phone call that sounded like digital sampling from 1998 rave music so i just called them back and it was crystal clear.

              also good for when i want to make a phone call while listening to music.

              i am nostalgic for a time when i thought cell quality would some day improve.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
              • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 28,2020 7:59 pm || Up

                I used mine today to call a bail bondsman because I was using my phone for court zoom and my client forgot to get a piece of paper.

                I also use it when I expect to be on hold for a while

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
  77. Future Ed Future Ed Oct 28,2020 3:36 pm

    If there was ever a year to go big on discounted products:

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  78. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 5:11 pm

    Christ, what an asshole…

  79. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 5:44 pm

    How stupid do they actually think people are is a question we may never get to the bottom of.

    • AV AV Oct 28,2020 5:49 pm || Up

      luckily we can quickly get to the bottom of the question of how stupid people actually are.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 28,2020 5:53 pm || Up

        I am not so sure that question has a bottom.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Oct 28,2020 5:57 pm || Up

      TINSTAAFK
  80. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 28,2020 6:06 pm

    Might need a fact check here PTBNL.

    • ptbnl Oct 28,2020 7:06 pm || Up

      Since Trump thinks power means narcissism, malice, and odious self-serving, he’s actually correct within his limited grasp of the language.

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

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