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  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 17,2021 9:43 am

    Hopefully Frankie Magic gets well soon. Silver lining: maybe they’ll let him take steroids again.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • 5Aces 5Aces Feb 17,2021 10:22 am || Up

      COUGH COUGH…Can I get an injection please?

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  2. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 17,2021 9:51 am

    I’m looking forward to finding out how one collapses a lung during the offseason.

    • andeux andeux Feb 17,2021 10:23 am || Up

      COVID -> pneumonia -> collapsed lung
      seems like one possibility.

      TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Feb 17,2021 10:52 am || Up

      Or

      Murphy required the sudden procedure after he “just woke up one morning and couldn’t breathe very well,” Melvin said.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 17,2021 11:21 am || Up

        Hope whoever he woke up next to was ok.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 17,2021 3:01 pm || Up

        Gah.

  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 17,2021 9:52 am

    • 5Aces 5Aces Feb 17,2021 11:05 am || Up

      Puk may be more frustrating than Harden. At least Rich had some stretches before he would be shut down and sent to throw from 180 feet.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 17,2021 11:19 am || Up

        Harden is still the Flat Ground Throwing champ for me. Puk may get there in a few years.

  4. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 17,2021 11:27 am

    Sigh, I guess today’s the day I have to finally unfollow Slusser on twitter. I can’t take minute-by-minute Giants workout updates.

  5. andeux andeux Feb 17,2021 2:55 pm

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 17,2021 3:00 pm || Up

      I had somehow forgotten that ESPN put him on their NFL coverage. So crazy.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Feb 17,2021 3:06 pm || Up

        did you also know he worked for the Royals before he hit it big in radio? A true multi-sport cretin.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 17,2021 3:19 pm || Up

          The one time I dined at the fabled Fleur de Lys in SF we got seated at a table near the door to the kitchen. There was one other similarly “bad” empty table near us, to which Rush Limbaugh was soon ushered. We chatted a little about baseball. It was at a time when expansion/realignment was under discussion, and he wanted KC to join the NL so they wouldn’t have the DH.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Feb 17,2021 3:07 pm || Up

        I didn’t know that he had worked for the Royals. Figures.

        TINSTAAFK
  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 17,2021 3:16 pm

    I would be so down for a vaccine tailgate right now.

    • AV AV Feb 18,2021 12:39 pm || Up

      i was there. didn’t see you guys.

      did a shot and left.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 18,2021 1:11 pm || Up

        Way to go AV! Let me know how the microchip feels.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • andeux andeux Feb 18,2021 1:17 pm || Up

          My brother, who lives in the mountains in Colorado, told me that he wasn’t worried about the microchip because they don’t have 5G coverage up there anyway.
          (He was kidding.)

          TINSTAAFK
          • AV AV Feb 18,2021 1:42 pm || Up

            i don’t feel it.

            other than all the borg voices in my head.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • doctorK doctorK Feb 26,2021 3:36 pm || Up

      I had to settle for Levis Stadium.

      The 5G chip must’ve been working, because driving home, I hit every light green on Tasman between the SC Convention Center and Fair Oaks Avenue.

  7. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 17,2021 4:57 pm

    Nate Orf retired. Update your mental rosters accordingly.

  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 17,2021 7:12 pm

    Watching back-to-back Warriors games for first time this year and

    1. Crap no Draymond this will be a challenge, and
    2. OMG those Miami Heat uniforms!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Feb 17,2021 10:07 pm || Up

      2. hypercolor!

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 17,2021 10:43 pm || Up

        They look like the survivors of a tragic gender reveal party explosion.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 18,2021 9:42 am || Up

          They looked like boxes of xtreme flavor Nerds.

  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 17,2021 7:34 pm

    Love the Warriors but I’m watching Serena.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 17,2021 10:41 pm || Up

      I bailed at halftime and watched a documentary instead. I stand by the decision. #FreeBritney

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 18,2021 9:41 am || Up

        I caught the last bit of the Warriors game. That turned out to be the good part.

        Watching Serena was kind of sad. It shouldn’t be surprising that she got overpowered by Osaka at her age, but still a bummer.

  10. colin colin Feb 18,2021 6:39 am

    Takes him into his mid-thirties. Equivalent would be giving a 9 year contract to Chapman… which I would support.

  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 18,2021 7:09 am

    Good signing but have they considered he doesn’t get to face the A’s now?

    • andeux andeux Feb 18,2021 8:47 am || Up

      Kind of funny that he and Ranger-killer Khris Davis have now swapped places.

      TINSTAAFK
  12. andeux andeux Feb 18,2021 8:42 am


    Fisher found his wallet?

    TINSTAAFK
    • mother pucker Feb 18,2021 8:55 am || Up

      That’s getting pretty close to Semien money.

      • mikeA Feb 18,2021 9:23 am || Up

        Yeah, if they can afford this, not doing the QO doesn’t make much sense…

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 18,2021 10:00 am || Up

          Rosenthal probably failed to read the fine print which structures the deal like a mortgage. He’ll get $30K per month for the next thirty years.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • andeux andeux Feb 18,2021 6:36 pm || Up

            TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 18,2021 9:13 am || Up

      Spending all of the Andrus money this year. Probably doesn’t bode well for next year, but I was already expecting him to blow it up then so YOLO I guess.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 18,2021 9:36 am || Up

      No word on his confidence and consistency from these sources?

    • lenscrafters Feb 18,2021 11:03 am || Up

      Quick math:

      Khris + Rangers money = 16.75 + 13.5 = 30.25 total freed up

      Elvis: 14
      Rosenthal: 11
      Moreland: 2.25
      Romo: 2.25
      Petit: 2.55
      Fiers: 3.5

      Total expenditure: 35.55

      If half of the Rosenthal money is deferred, they will roughly come out even with what they were at pre Khris-Andrus trade. I’m giving credit to the FO for creatively making the best of a shit situation more than Fisher suddenly feeling magnanimous.

      The sad thing is that they’re probably still a little worse than what they ended with last year:

      Marcus -> Elvis: significant downgrade
      Hendriks/Soria -> Rosenthal/Romo: slight downgrade
      Grossman/Khris -> Moreland/????: wash
      LaStella -> Jed/Kemp: hopefully wash

      But this is not an indictment of the moves, like I said it’s the best you could reasonably expect them to do. If everything breaks right, we get roughly what we had last year with a ~20% discount over last year’s non prorated payroll. Fisher should be fking worshipping the ground Beane/Forst tread on.

      • vignette17 Feb 18,2021 11:30 am || Up

        True talent wise? Maybe they’re worse than last year. But 2020 performance wise? Semien + Grossman + Khrush + LaStella + Hendriks + Soria were only worth about 4 wins in the shortened season. Half of that was the bullpen guys. I wouldn’t be shocked if proper platooning for Moreland and a return to contention for Andrus could get the new guys to equal that performance.

        2021 will boil down to Chapman/Luzardo/Montas/Murphy development.

      • lenscrafters Feb 18,2021 7:27 pm || Up

        So per andeux’s tweet, just 3 million committed to Rosenthal this year. Total expenditure: 27.55

    • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 18,2021 12:47 pm || Up

      I mean, super, but, what the?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 18,2021 9:10 am

    A politician as odious and inept as Ted Cruz should not be able to exist outside of laboratory conditions.

  14. vignette17 Feb 18,2021 10:10 am

    So when do the A’s sign Cespedes?

    • lenscrafters Feb 18,2021 8:20 pm || Up

      There’s definitely still room for a right handed DH/OF/2B. Moreland pushes out LH options like Brown, Barrera, and Tom.

      Against lefties, they’re lining up with Canha, Ramon, Piscotty, and Pinder for 3 OF spots, DH, and 2B so there’s one guy missing. Unless we want to pencil in Jed as the DH, there’s a hole here.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 18,2021 8:34 pm || Up

        Jed who? Is he getting on the field?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. Soaker Soaker Feb 18,2021 4:36 pm

    AAA schedules are out. For the Aces, anyway, the series are all 6 games, Thursday thru Tuesday with Wednesday off every week, except there’s one 4-game series Thu.-Sun. before the All-Star break. No announcement about tickets yet but there’s a good chance I’ll see some games in Reno before any in Oakland. Aviators vs. Aces in Reno, May 13-18.

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    • 5Aces 5Aces Feb 19,2021 7:07 am || Up

      Grizzlies have the same concept but Monday is their day off. It will take getting used to 1) the last start in the lower minors and 2) seeing all the area towns that haven’t been on a Fresno schedule since the 80’s. I may try to time dropping the lilest Ace at his mom’s with a series so I can head out to the Chuck.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 19,2021 7:20 am || Up

        I think it might be more fun trying to spot the future big leaguers fumble around at a low A game than watching a more competent AAA game.

        A funny thing about Fresno is that it is probably the biggest park most of them will ever play in.

  16. Future Ed Future Ed Feb 19,2021 9:53 am
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. Future Ed Future Ed Feb 19,2021 10:06 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  18. andeux andeux Feb 19,2021 10:06 am

    Johnny Damon: DUI with .20% BAC (or .30% according to a different report) on a Friday morning. In Florida, of course.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 19,2021 10:12 am || Up

      Is it OK to boo him now?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Feb 19,2021 10:13 am || Up

        When wasn’t it?

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker Feb 19,2021 10:40 am || Up

          Huh, I thought his A’s OPS would have been higher than .687, but I probably confused him with Jermaine Dye’s last couple months in 2001.

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          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 19,2021 10:47 am || Up

            Damon was extremely awful to start the year, got a little hot in July and August, and then was just kind of meh at the end.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 19,2021 10:50 am || Up

          There was a (fake) controversy from Game 5 of the 2003 ALDS, when Red Sox fans claimed that the Coliseum crowd booed Damon as he lay injured on the field after a collision. I was sitting in the bleachers that day and heard no such thing.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • mikeA Feb 19,2021 11:01 am || Up

            Is there an “unwritten rule” about whether it’s okay to boo someone as they’re being taken into custody for DUI?

          • ptbnl Feb 20,2021 11:36 am || Up

            I was booing Dye making the last out at 2nd during that play.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  19. Soaker Soaker Feb 19,2021 10:37 am

    It looks like the NHL will luck out on the weather for the two games at Edgewood this weekend, mostly sunny after a minor storm goes through tonight. Sometimes in the winter there can be an icy wind right there along the lake shore but the wind is supposed to be light as well. Now they just need to keep the four teams away from Covid and out of Roethlisberger/Trump type issues for the next couple days.

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    • andeux andeux Feb 20,2021 2:51 pm || Up

      A bit too sunny.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Feb 20,2021 3:24 pm || Up

        LOL. Playing at night misses the point just a little bit. It’s not like it’s 70 degrees. What the heck were they expecting?

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      • Soaker Soaker Feb 20,2021 6:48 pm || Up

        This one still has me shaking my head. The point of playing an outdoor game in a scenic setting is to show off the scenic setting. That doesn’t happen if it’s snowing or low clouds are obscuring the mountains; all anybody could see then would be the gray lake next to the rink. So they get what seems to be a perfect day, fresh snow in the early morning, sunshine, no wind, temperature below 40°F, probably a glare issue for those on the ice but that’s it. The type of day we see here I would guess 3 times a week on average in winter. And their faux ice machinery apparently wasn’t up to the task of dealing with it. C’MON MAN.

        It’s now down to 26°F, and dropping, at Chateau Soaker, a couple hours before the game resumes. If I hear one complaint about how cold it is, grrrrr. Oh, and now it’s just any old regular season hockey game that nobody except fans of the two teams cares about, with a zero-scenery black backdrop.

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  20. batgirl batgirl Feb 19,2021 1:20 pm

    I’m not sure I could get to a level of rich or entitled where I could behave like this. If I go get a haircut and it’s not short enough I even have trouble saying “can you go a little shorter?”

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 19,2021 1:36 pm || Up

      I think you have to be born to wealth to hope to reach that level of entitlement. All of Jeff Bezos’s money can’t buy him out of a working class youth. I hope that’s true anyway. Waiting for a lottery jackpot to come my way to help test the theory.

      Also, the standing order of a well-done steak with a Diet Coke is prima facia evidence that no amount of money can buy you class.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Feb 19,2021 1:40 pm || Up

        the only thing worse than a well-done steak is more well-done steak.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 20,2021 8:58 am

    It’s an article of faith now among Chronicle columnists that Howard Terminal is dead, needing to be recited even in a column unrelated to the ballpark.

    Make no mistake, they remain a club with no future. Fisher has seen to that, in tandem with a stressful pandemic and the won’t-ever-happen Howard Terminal project. But this team has an intensely loyal fan base that expects to see good baseball on the field. For 2021 — which is really all that matters in these difficult times — they’re going to get it.

    Later in the column Jenkins complains that women tennis players who grunt too loud “leave no pleasant memories.” Great stuff as always, Bruce.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 20,2021 12:15 pm || Up

      Oh, I missed this Jenkins Gem from a couple days ago, describing LaMelo Ball as “a decidedly goofy kid, hardly the studious type, and when he speaks, it’s a raw soundtrack from the streets.”

      • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 20,2021 1:55 pm || Up

        bark bark bark bark woof woof woof

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 20,2021 9:55 am

    Interesting, a venture fund that invests in minor leaguers owns a piece of Tatis’ career earnings.

    Big League Ad­vance uses a pro­pri­etary al­go­rithm to project the per­for­mance and earn­ing po­ten­tial of play­ers, in or­der to es­tab­lish a set amount it would be will­ing to pay a player in ex­change for each per­cent­age point of fu­ture MLB earn­ings that player is will­ing to give up.

    For in­stance, if Big League Ad­vance of­fers a mi­nor-lea­guer $100,000 up front for 1% of his earn­ings, that player can then de­cide to ac­cept $500,000 in ex­change for 5% or $1 mil­lion for 10%. A player val­ued as highly as Tatís could re­ceive a cou­ple mil­lion dol­lars from Big League Ad­vance. In his first two sea­sons with the Padres, Tatís earned less than $800,000 in salary.

    Investors in the fund include Paul DePodesta.

  23. andeux andeux Feb 20,2021 4:45 pm

    Michael Zagaris is on KPFA during the dead marathon talking about this photo that he took of Jerry Garcia and Carlos Santana at Bill Graham’s house.

    TINSTAAFK
  24. Future Ed Future Ed Feb 20,2021 10:47 pm

    This seems bad

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Feb 20,2021 11:35 pm || Up

      :/

      i’m not sure quakes correlate with how rainy mountains get.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 21,2021 5:53 pm

    What better place to cop to service-time manipulation, reveal non-public contract negotiations, and insult your Latino and Japanese players for not speaking good enough English than a zoom call with the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 22,2021 1:50 pm || Up

      And…resigned.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 22,2021 4:01 pm || Up

        I was going to post a Costanza trying to get fired gif but remembered the Mariners don’t have a WS trophy to drag around the parking lot.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 22,2021 8:44 am

    Always good to feel Athletic.

  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 22,2021 9:13 am

    I was certain we had already cut Fowler loose at some point last year. Anyway, good luck, Dustin.

  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 22,2021 4:23 pm

    Please Hammer, don’t hurt ’em.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 22,2021 4:47 pm || Up

      I’m glad someone still waves the banner of dialectical materialism.

      "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 Feb 22,2021 5:42 pm

    Hell yeah

    • AV AV Feb 22,2021 8:36 pm || Up

      meh.

      i’ll wait for foreign margarita day. those are better.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  30. batgirl batgirl Feb 23,2021 6:15 am

    Like clockwork, I spend the entire off-season getting pissed at the A’s and then the first articles start coming out about Spring Training and I’m wearing my A’s tee and excited all over again. I never learn!

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 23,2021 12:06 pm || Up

      Every year around this week, the first golden poppies spring forth in my garden and I forget that I hate this baseball franchise.

      • AV AV Feb 23,2021 12:53 pm || Up

        wait till you try the purple poppies.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 23,2021 12:54 pm || Up

        In due time, round about August, the geraniums will wither and die.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  31. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 23,2021 8:29 am

    Between Texas Republicans suddenly concerned about energy bill gouging and Josh Hawley at hearings about the Capitol siege it’s going to be a big day for the hot dog guy meme.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 23,2021 8:38 am

    Blackburn fly….

    • doctorK doctorK Feb 23,2021 8:49 am || Up

      “Take these broken wings and learn to fly.”

      OMG, Sir Paul was prophetic about future A’s pitchers!

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 23,2021 9:29 am || Up

        He was only waiting for this moment to be free.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  33. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 23,2021 12:49 pm

    Damn, I really wanted Tiger to make a late career run at Jack’s 18 majors. Now I’m hoping he can walk again. Multiple compound leg fractures sounds very bad.

    I imagine that Ed has driven Hawthorne down in RPV many times.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • 5Aces 5Aces Feb 23,2021 12:55 pm || Up

      About 5 miles away from Casa de Aces (in the poor direction..). That road is a bit curvy but nothing that would cause you to flip and need the jaws of life unless you were FLYING and/or tipsy.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 23,2021 8:47 pm || Up

      There used to be a really good record store in lomita. Used to go there on my lunch hours whenI worked for the city of lawndale.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Feb 24,2021 6:41 am || Up

        We dont even have a grocery store now.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • AV AV Feb 24,2021 10:18 am || Up

          as long as alfredo’s is still there.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 24,2021 10:50 am || Up

            not gonna click and its already stuck in my head

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Feb 24,2021 11:32 am || Up

            In all my time here I still have not gone there*. I need to fix that this weekend.

            *I did try to get delivery once but the driver said they were closed, which seemed really weird.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 23,2021 1:08 pm

    Luis Suarez in the stripes of Atletico Madrid is one of those “just looks wrong” situations.

  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 23,2021 3:27 pm

    Zaidi signing Scott Kazmir in 2021 got a genuine LOL from me.

  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 24,2021 8:23 am

    Yikes

  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 24,2021 10:12 am

    This just landed in my inbox. RIP A’s Access for 2021.

    With Opening Day soon approaching, the anticipation for the season is building and we cannot wait to welcome you back to the Oakland Coliseum. While we are still facing uncertainties about when we can safely open the Coliseum to fans, we are feeling more optimistic about the possibility as our communities are now receiving vaccinations. When fans are allowed, it will be at limited capacity, and we will follow social distancing guidelines as required by our state and local health officials.

    Given the current health and safety restrictions for events due to the ongoing pandemic, we are planning for capacity restrictions for the entire 2021 season and defined “pod” seating for fans. Once we are allowed to welcome fans to the ballpark this season, only single-game tickets will be available. We are also planning significant changes to our concessions in line with public health guidance. To accommodate these modifications and operate safely for our fans, we must discontinue our A’s Access season ticket program for the season. As a result, current membership agreements are terminated and all monthly auto-payments currently on pause are now canceled.

    Even with these changes, because of your 2020 membership, you will be given exclusive priority and special offers to purchase single-game tickets. You can use any unused ticket credit in your account for individual tickets this season or roll your membership credit into a 2022 package. Additionally, we will continue to provide you at-home baseball benefits this season, including complimentary MLB.TV and MLB app subscriptions and a shop discount. You will receive more information on these offerings later this week.

    In addition to single-game tickets, we’re also launching A’s FlexTix, which allows you the flexibility to purchase tickets now and choose the games later. A’s FlexTix vouchers can be redeemed for any available game this season. You’ll also have priority to redeem your A’s FlexTix before the general public.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 24,2021 11:14 am || Up

      Going single-game tickets only for 2021 makes sense, given the uncertainty. But their email is notably silent about the balance left on accounts from previous unplayed games, like the 2019 postseason. Since the A’s make the point of saying they’re cancelling all agreements, I wrote to demand that they refund me the balance. They better say yes.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Feb 24,2021 7:38 pm || Up

        Let me know what happens. I stupidly let them keep my money from last year, and also see no reason I shouldn’t get it back now.

        TINSTAAFK
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 25,2021 8:44 am || Up

          Got an email last night saying they’ll refund the balance back to the credit card I used.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 25,2021 11:57 am || Up

      Apparently tickets for any given game will only be available in sets of two or four. So if you usually go as a group of three (as I do), you have to buy four tickets and eat one.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 25,2021 12:07 pm || Up

        Curious how they are going to enforce this. All tix in Ballpark app with sharing completely locked down (meaning one person in pod carries all the tickets)?

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 25,2021 12:56 pm || Up

          Interesting, on the surface it would seem to disincentivize buying much in advance, since in the olden days if your plans fell through you could recoup costs on the secondary ticket market. For me it suggests a return to my old approach, last minute decision to go, count on available walk up tickets (bought electronically).

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 24,2021 10:30 am

    Hold on to your butts.

  39. AV AV Feb 24,2021 5:04 pm

    got a (spam) email from adjunct nation just now and i flinched.

    realized it was a different AN because they emailed *me*.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  40. batgirl batgirl Feb 26,2021 6:54 am

    I got all excited when I saw Khris Davis in the opening credits of Judas and the Black Messiah, but I gather there is an actor of the same name.

  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 26,2021 10:51 am

    A’s baseball on the radio Sunday at noon! I am planning my entire day around this. Yes, I am needy.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Feb 26,2021 11:08 am || Up

      Do we know who will be working on things yet?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • andeux andeux Feb 26,2021 11:14 am || Up

        TBA.
        I think Bob said the other day that they wouldn’t use any of their main starters for the first week or so.

        TINSTAAFK
      • andeux andeux Feb 26,2021 11:16 am || Up

        TINSTAAFK
    • 5Aces 5Aces Feb 26,2021 12:38 pm || Up

      Sweet Jesus the Dodger feed is being televised. I may get to watch A’s baseball this weekend!!

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Feb 26,2021 12:48 pm || Up

        Rambling Rick Monday stories about Charley Finley incoming.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Feb 26,2021 1:57 pm || Up

          Together they coined the term Bonus Baby.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  42. Future Ed Future Ed Feb 26,2021 7:23 pm

    Most of you probably saw this but in case you didn’t

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  43. Future Ed Future Ed Feb 26,2021 7:46 pm

    700 word and no mention of LPs coming from Europe. Entered the US 1/9/21, and still hasn’t arrived. I worry the fate of the this record is going to be the same of one that I ordered last year and was terribly warped in transit.

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

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