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  1. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 5,2021 12:02 pm

    Angels TV has today’s game.

  2. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 12:07 pm

    Kaprilian reminds me of Tyson ross. There has to be a more efficient way to pitch

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  3. andeux andeux Mar 5,2021 12:09 pm

    K’d Fletcher!

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 5,2021 12:12 pm || Up

      Almost KO’d Trout.

    • andeux andeux Mar 5,2021 12:16 pm || Up

      Dexter Fowler seems like another mediocre hitter who will nevertheless kill us.

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 12:25 pm || Up

        I am resigned to the Angels lineup being 8 mike trouts and 2020 albert pujols

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  4. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 12:11 pm

    Fosse’s mike is too sensitive this spring

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  5. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 12:16 pm

    Kaprilian is interesting, doesn’t seem to be able to finish people off

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  6. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 12:29 pm

    what did ray mean by that reference to Kurt’s trip to the whitehouse?

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  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 5,2021 12:36 pm

    Chapman gem! Feels great.

    "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 Mar 5,2021 12:36 pm

    Chapman looks pretty spry out there.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 12:40 pm || Up

      the green glove, yes.

      Nice play too

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  9. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 12:40 pm

    hustle double for ramon

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  10. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 12:42 pm

    I am surprised Ohtani is going a second inning

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  11. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 12:43 pm

    splitter and fastball seem ok

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  12. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 12:57 pm

    Burch smith sighting. Which is nice

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 5,2021 1:02 pm || Up

      Yeah, for some reason I thought he was going to be out much longer.

      • andeux andeux Mar 5,2021 1:13 pm || Up

        Strained forearm last year, but I guess he avoided surgery.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 5,2021 1:05 pm || Up

      Kind of weird now hearing a Thom Brennaman highlight that isn’t that highlight.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 5,2021 1:44 pm || Up

        Embracing the reply fail here, those incessant, repetitive, loud flashbacks mlb.tv shows between innings are very, very irritating. I can’t imagine anyone likes them.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 1:50 pm || Up

          yankees fans

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          • 5Aces 5Aces Mar 5,2021 2:44 pm || Up

            I guess if you are the Dudebro type maybe. But even if they were showing the walk off bunt or the sulk off I still would hate the super LOUD INTRO MUSIC.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  13. 5Aces 5Aces Mar 5,2021 1:05 pm

    Barreto sighting.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 5,2021 1:17 pm

    Kolarek vs. righty = boom

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 5,2021 1:22 pm || Up

      I guess you have to get him his work on your schedule, but pretty rough when the opposition has zero lefty hitters.

  15. andeux andeux Mar 5,2021 1:18 pm

    Kolarek working on giving up bombs.

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  16. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 1:28 pm

    I really want franklin to be better

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  17. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 1:52 pm

    Machin workin on thin’s

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  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 5,2021 1:53 pm

    Machin with the kind of play at third base that will land him in Vegas this season.

  19. andeux andeux Mar 5,2021 2:05 pm

    Just as well that these games are only 7 innings.

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  20. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 5,2021 2:16 pm

    Jesse Chavez sighting!

  21. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 2:18 pm

    buddy reed has hit two to the wall today

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  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 5,2021 2:51 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 5,2021 3:48 pm || Up

      have fun guys.

      I’m not gonna be the last one to get covid

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 5,2021 3:53 pm || Up

        Gets covid. Still doesn’t know who won the super bowl.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 5,2021 8:05 pm || Up

        I want no part a capacity crowd hollering. But being one of 5000 on a cold random Tuesday night should be pretty darn safe.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • sslinger Mar 5,2021 11:11 pm || Up

          That would feel normal.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 6,2021 1:36 pm || Up

          I agree. I do all kinds of things that are way riskier, like my job and stuff. Going to small corner stores, going to 2 different teams baseball practices. I will go when I get the vaccine(s), but I really want to stay away from any risk

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        • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 8,2021 3:42 pm || Up

          Yeah. I bough the big flex pack, so I’m hoping to go to at least 8 games…

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 5,2021 8:15 pm || Up

      No tailgating. Sucks but I understand. I wonder if they’ll care about 2-4 people just drinking a few beers.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Mar 16,2021 4:53 pm || Up

      Today’s weekly stats are good enough for Alameda to qualify for the orange tier, if they stay that low for another week. That would mean a crowd of 18,000 allowed for opening night. A month ago we were debating whether Alameda Co. would allow any fans at all by then.
      I won’t be going until I am vaccinated of course, but it really does feel like we are getting close to the end of this thing.

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 16,2021 6:06 pm || Up

        I would like hearty booos for the astros

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      • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 17,2021 8:06 pm || Up

        Yep. When I negotiated my new business lease, I was worried that an 8/1 start date would lead to paying for an unused office. Instead, it looks very conservative (ATM).

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  23. elcroata elcroata Mar 6,2021 10:45 am

    Cool article in The Athletic about Tyson Ross coordinating some Oakland greats to help the kids

    Because survival is insufficient
  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 6,2021 10:47 am

    This strategy of holding the good pitchers out of games for the first week and a half is odd. Has anyone explained the thinking behind it?

    • elcroata elcroata Mar 6,2021 10:55 am || Up

      Postponing their inevitable ST injuries in hope of selling more season tickets prior to it?

      Because survival is insufficient
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 8,2021 12:58 pm || Up

      Forst explained this a little on yesterday’s broadcast. They want a controlled environment to build up the starters’ arm strength after the shortened season, while also giving the AAA depth guys a chance to face the top of major league lineups.

  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 6,2021 11:13 am

    For all the gnashing of teeth from certain quarters, it sure does seem like Biden is killing it so far on several fronts while the opposition is left whining about how the Dr. Seuss estate manages its copyright portfolio.

    • andeux andeux Mar 6,2021 12:33 pm || Up

      How about if you “roll the inning” the next inning starts with the same players on base?

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 6,2021 1:39 pm || Up

      I want a $15 minimum wage, but come on, its fine.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 6,2021 2:49 pm || Up

        I want all kinds of things that can’t be jammed into a reconciliation package and/or need another democratic senator or two. Passing this popular and expansive aid package and turning the tide on COVID are the kinds of things that will make those other things possible.

        Some people have an unwillingness to recognize a W when they see it that borders on pathological.

        • AV AV Mar 6,2021 10:34 pm || Up

          Some people have an unwillingness to recognize a W when they see it that borders on pathological.

          there’s really WAY too much A’s content on this site.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 6,2021 2:26 pm

    Four straight ties for the Mariners.

  27. Soaker Soaker Mar 6,2021 5:50 pm

    I was thinking the Fairmont in San Jose was one of Lew’s hotels. His company did own it at one time but sold it some years ago. (The late Adelson News link)

    The Golden Knights didn’t request an early checkout from their hotel in San Jose, California. They were given one anyway.

    Prior to Friday’s game, the Knights were among the guests booted from the Fairmont Hotel when the property filed for bankruptcy and abruptly closed.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 8,2021 4:01 pm || Up

      Last time I was there they were doing lots of construction. BK is a commentary on COVID as much as anything else, I expect.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  28. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 7,2021 8:20 am

    Getting worried bob is gonna give elvis 550 PAs

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  29. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 7,2021 9:05 am

    Sure….

  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 7,2021 12:05 pm

    Fosse starts off the broadcast expressing his happiness that the Clevelands’ name change won’t happen for another year.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 8,2021 4:01 pm || Up

      CBT!

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • AV AV Mar 9,2021 8:41 am || Up

        cognitive-behavioral therapists?

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • 5Aces 5Aces Mar 9,2021 12:21 pm || Up

          Computer Based Training.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 9,2021 12:47 pm || Up

            Cleveland Baseball Team

            Cannabicitran.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  31. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 7,2021 12:21 pm

    Fosse thinks the matts can DH

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  32. 5Aces 5Aces Mar 7,2021 12:27 pm

    The reality is and a shutdown frame. Rites of spring.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  33. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 7,2021 12:44 pm

    Diekman in mid season form

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  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 7,2021 12:52 pm

    Oliver Perez may want to start thinking about second career options.

  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 7,2021 1:13 pm

    Vince “The A’s will not see the Cleveland ballclub until right out of the All Star break.”

    Ray: “And they will still be called the Indians. Heh heh heh.”

    • Soaker Soaker Mar 7,2021 2:41 pm || Up

      Sigh. Something like a sexual harassment disgrace would be as good a way as any to send Ray on his long overdue trip to the rest home (where Pat Boone will try to convince him to invest in silver).

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  36. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 8,2021 12:02 pm

    Dominic Cotroneo day

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 8,2021 12:10 pm || Up

      He’s pleasant to listen to.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 8,2021 12:15 pm || Up

        he is. I have enjoyed him through the years.

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 8,2021 12:31 pm || Up

        parker dunshee working on things

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        • andeux andeux Mar 8,2021 1:03 pm || Up

          I noticed yesterday that our (#7-#11) starters had combined for 14 IP, 1 ER this spring.
          Good thing I didn’t comment and jinx it.

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  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 8,2021 1:07 pm

    Richard Lovelady is a fun name.

    • ptbnl Mar 8,2021 1:09 pm || Up

      Does he go by Dick?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 8,2021 1:24 pm

    Petit working on things.

  39. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 8,2021 9:52 pm

    Please keep this kid on the roster

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  40. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 8:40 am

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 9,2021 9:17 am || Up

      Showcasing Jed for the Cubs so they’ll trade for him, straight-up for Keebs.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • lenscrafters Mar 9,2021 10:04 am || Up

      BoMel’s kinda showing his hand a bit. If you don’t want Andrus to bat leadoff/2nd and get 600 PAs, Lowrie playing and staying healthy is your best hedge against that (not the most comforting bet).

      • colin colin Mar 9,2021 11:19 am || Up

        How about Chapman, Olson, Canha, Laureano, Pinder, Murphy, Moreland, and Piscotty all project to be better hitters than Andrus so we are batting him 9th?

        • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 11:35 am || Up

          I like that lineup!

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        • andeux andeux Mar 9,2021 11:45 am || Up

          I don’t think Pinder is an everyday 2B. But even Kemp projects as a better hitter than Andrus.

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        • lenscrafters Mar 9,2021 12:01 pm || Up

          I agree but Bob has a weakness for MIFs batting 1st or 2nd. That was fine when Semien/LaStella were here, less fine when trying to pigeonhole Old Lowrie/Kemp/Andrus into one of the spots (Andrus is the most scary because his vesting player option comes into play with enough PAs).

  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 9,2021 10:57 am

  42. lenscrafters Mar 9,2021 12:15 pm

    Nice to see that Nick Martini is still a thing.

  43. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 12:24 pm

    pinder hard hit ball on a righty

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  44. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 12:41 pm

    So jealous of the cubs and white sox tv crews

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    • andeux andeux Mar 9,2021 1:21 pm || Up

      Deshaies is the rare ex-player who really gets the stats stuff and can talk about it in simple terms.

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  45. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 12:44 pm

    Jed’s ABs have been OK, he has been near two batted balls.

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  46. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 1:02 pm

    Very 2014 pitching this inning Kimbrell and romo

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  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 9,2021 1:21 pm

    In Champions League news, some dude on Porto just got sent off in the stupidest, most ill-timed way.

  48. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 1:26 pm

    Buddy Reed is playing everyday. Can he get on the 40/26?

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 9,2021 1:33 pm || Up

      Seems like there’s a fifth outfielder job he could take from Barerra/Tom/Machin

      • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 1:38 pm || Up

        I am guessing Tom gets sent back

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      • andeux andeux Mar 9,2021 1:43 pm || Up

        Brown = #4?
        Bolt has to be in the mix as well.
        It’s really hard to know about any of these guys without a minor league season last year.
        Machin could clearly use some minor league time, now that he survived the full rule 5 year.
        Barrera and Reed (and Deichmann) haven’t played above AA.
        Tom is only going to have a couple weeks of spring training.

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        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 9,2021 1:47 pm || Up

          I have Pinder as #4 outfielder.

          I guess Brown and Bolt are the more likely candidates for the last spot, even if Barerra and Reed are the more interesting talents.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 1:57 pm || Up

            Maybe have Barrera and Reed in AAA to start the year to get more at bats? Have we given up on Bolt?

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  49. andeux andeux Mar 9,2021 1:46 pm

    Burch Smith WoT.

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  50. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 1:48 pm

    Tom is on the 40, I assume he won’t stay. Bolt Barrera diechman and brown are too.

    It kinda depends on if they want to add someone other than Reed like (cough cough) jed.

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    • andeux andeux Mar 9,2021 1:55 pm || Up

      Good point. Montas (not counting against 40-man roster because of covid) also needs to be added.
      Nik Turley (out of options reliever who won’t make the team) should create one more spot.
      And Dany Jimenez, a reliever who was the other rule 5 pick should also be returned.

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 10,2021 7:01 pm || Up

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        • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 21,2021 1:00 pm || Up

          Mr. Turley
          Please don’t call me
          I’ve been drinkin’ alone
          Turley
          Please don’t follow me home
          Mr. Turley
          Please don’t call me
          I’ve been waitin’ at the CC
          Turley
          Surely you know by now

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  51. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 1:49 pm

    I am just happy smith is pitching. I hope he doesn’t turn back into a pumpkin, these two outings have not gone well other than health.

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  52. andeux andeux Mar 9,2021 1:55 pm

    Was that just another Reed OF assist?

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  53. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 2:02 pm

    I could listen to ths joc pederson interview all day

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  54. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 2:07 pm

    I didn’t realize who this was. Neat

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 2:09 pm || Up

      This was in the Pederson interview, and Pederson said “wow, that’s a nice swing” when it happened, but I never heard the name

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 9,2021 2:30 pm || Up

      Turley has not pitched great, but not as bad as bases loaded one out

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  55. andeux andeux Mar 9,2021 2:30 pm

    Nik Turley working on freeing up a roster spot.

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    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 9,2021 3:04 pm || Up

      Does this mean I don’t need to learn the difference between a Nik Turley and a Cole Irvin?

      • 5Aces 5Aces Mar 9,2021 3:58 pm || Up

        Based on this alone I assume they will be Cole Turley to me forever.

        Also I think that is the worst of all spellings of Nick. It is the Kris of Nics.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 9,2021 8:17 pm

    Yikes

  57. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 10,2021 9:50 am

    This seems like very good news for baseball coverage.

  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 10,2021 10:56 am

    • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 10,2021 11:25 am || Up

      But apparently only opening day?

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 10,2021 12:42 pm || Up

      Somehow it’s OK to host a few superspreader events, just not every day? Lunacy.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 10,2021 1:25 pm || Up

        Stupidity is bigger in Texas

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • AV AV Mar 10,2021 1:32 pm || Up

      today’s the day the mask mandate is lifted.

      there’s a lot of time left for them to backtrack …starting 2 weeks from today.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  59. andeux andeux Mar 10,2021 12:13 pm

    Korach on the radio. Is this his first game?

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    • andeux andeux Mar 10,2021 12:26 pm || Up

      Just said Brewers were under .500 last year and missed the playoffs. Half right.

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  60. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 10,2021 3:47 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  61. AV AV Mar 11,2021 10:17 am

    in pod news, spike lee intimates that kara swisher is related to (A’s erasure) NY yankee nick.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  62. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 11,2021 11:20 am

    Luzardo on the mound today. Khrush bats cleanup for the Rangers.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  63. andeux andeux Mar 11,2021 12:15 pm

    Kemp becomes the 10th A’s HBP of the spring. And the first player with two of them.

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    • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 12,2021 7:00 pm || Up

      This happens every year, it seems like. WHY DON’T THEY LIKE US?!?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  64. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 11,2021 12:23 pm

    Good first for Luzardo, leadoff walk, 5-4-3 DP, strikeout. All fastballs to first two guys then made Gallo look bad (I assume) with a slider and curve.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 11,2021 12:34 pm || Up

      Odor tried and failed to bunt for a hit in the second. FK that guy.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 11,2021 12:49 pm || Up

    • andeux andeux Mar 11,2021 1:04 pm || Up

      5 K, 2 BB in 4 innings.

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  65. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 11,2021 12:50 pm

    Did kemp get scratched?

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    • andeux andeux Mar 11,2021 1:05 pm || Up

      He started in LF. Not sure if he is still in.

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    • andeux andeux Mar 11,2021 1:14 pm || Up

      Barrera replaced him in the 2nd.

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  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 11,2021 1:28 pm

    • Soaker Soaker Mar 11,2021 2:07 pm || Up

      Hmmm. The Rangers only got one hit (off Weems) the last time the A’s played them in Surprise…which I remember only because it was the last live sporting event I attended.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Soaker Soaker Mar 11,2021 2:23 pm || Up

        I don’t think 7-inning no-hitters go into the Official Cactus League Record Book anyway. Miguel Romero doesn’t ring a bell at all, which points out that I have some catching up to do to refamiliarize with the A’s minor league system; it’s been a while.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 11,2021 1:38 pm

    I don’t like this “rolling the inning” euphemism for making a mockery of a baseball competition.

  68. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 11,2021 1:41 pm

    I don’t know who this second guy in the radio booth is but he just dropped a “the reality is” so I’ll assume he’s a Cotroneo.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 11,2021 1:42 pm || Up

      And he just dropped another one! “The reality is these guys have differing degrees of mental fortitude.”

    • andeux andeux Mar 11,2021 1:43 pm || Up

      I think he’s a Ranger guy (writer or announcer).

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      • AV AV Mar 11,2021 2:33 pm || Up

        i’m not catching the distinction.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  69. lenscrafters Mar 11,2021 1:51 pm

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 11,2021 1:54 pm || Up

      Ugh. They really want to see more stolen bases I guess.

      • AV AV Mar 11,2021 2:32 pm || Up

        more comfortable naps. bigger pillows!

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 11,2021 3:17 pm || Up

      I hate hate hate the pick off ones.

      The defensive positioning? I don’t like, would prefer not, but the infield dirt is…okish. Not opposed to an experiment

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 11,2021 3:21 pm || Up

        We’ll see how it goes, but it seems to me that holding runners in Low A will be basically impossible.

  70. andeux andeux Mar 11,2021 2:09 pm

    It would probably be too awkward for the A’s to dump Vince and replace him with Dom.

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  71. Soaker Soaker Mar 11,2021 2:12 pm

    Reduce the number of liberal voters in Florida by one. Apparently Dad’s wife tried to wake him up this morning and he was muerto, at 89. I thought I would get a few days notice but this is fine; go to sleep and don’t wake up, that’s about as good as you can ask for.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 11,2021 2:22 pm || Up

      Sorry for your loss, Soaker.

    • andeux andeux Mar 11,2021 2:57 pm || Up

      Condolences Soaker.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 11,2021 3:21 pm || Up

      so sorry.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Mar 11,2021 3:30 pm || Up

        Thanks. When they’re 89 it’s not like it’s a surprise, and this was at home and was quick (unlike with both of his parents who were in old folks homes for years). He also got to see one of his last wishes fulfilled which was Trump’s departure from office.

        The last time I was down there was in 2019 and we pretty much said goodbye at that time. I likely would have gone again this winter but if I’d picked up Covid on the way and tracked it into a house with a couple elderly folks it would not have been good.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 11,2021 5:08 pm || Up

          Yeah, that’s rough. My aunt in Jordan, but her kids all live SJ/SF/Reno, died of covid late last year and no one could travel, nor go back like they usually do in the spring/fall. Sad all around, but when you are over 90…

          I was kinda mad at SLF’s dad. He married a woman a few months after SLF’s step mother died. SHe has a condo in miami where they winter, and bugged out to Amherst where they met/live last spring. They voted in western Massachusetts. WHy they didn’t register in Miami, I’ll never know.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 11,2021 3:40 pm || Up

      Sorry Soaker. I haven’t lost a parent yet, I can only imagine what that will feel like, not matter how prepared I might think I am for the days/years to come.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Mar 11,2021 4:11 pm || Up

        Yeah you just cant be prepared. I had years to prep for losing Papa Aces and it still feels odd to this day.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • 5Aces 5Aces Mar 11,2021 4:09 pm || Up

      I’m sorry Soaker. But youre right that when you do have to go that is in the list of better ways.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Mar 11,2021 5:38 pm || Up

      Very sorry for your loss.

    • doctorK doctorK Mar 12,2021 7:55 am || Up

      My condolences to you and your family.

    • elcroata elcroata Mar 12,2021 11:52 am || Up

      Sorry for your loss, Soaker

      Because survival is insufficient
    • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 12,2021 7:04 pm || Up

      Sorry for your loss. Also, my grandmother went similarly quickly, and I absolutely agree with the perspective.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • elcroata elcroata Mar 13,2021 11:03 am || Up

        Speaking of grandmothers, and recognizing the fact that we have way too much sports content on this sport blog, I’ll share two things I have written recently. One about my paternal grandmother and one about my adoptive one. Seems as good of the time as any.

        Because survival is insufficient
        • elcroata elcroata Mar 13,2021 11:05 am || Up

          Dada

          My Grandmother was a short woman with a hawkish nose and a certain distant look in her eyes that I couldn’t interpret or understand for the longest time. I spent my childhood summers in her house on the island and in the winters I had lunch with her and my cousin in her small apartment in the capital on Fridays.

          Her flat was in the building that was temporarily erected for construction workers and that now, more than seventy years later, still awaits its long promised demolition. As she grew older and more frail, she lived there entirely, closer to the rest of the family, until that day I found her curled on the floor. Her place was simply furnished, with basic chairs, tables, and beds, a gramophone and two fireplaces, one in each room. She used to place tangerine peels on top of them, a scent I can still feel in my nostrils. There was no art on the walls, only revolutionary posters proclaiming that grave was better than slavery and war better than cooperating with the occupation.

          I loved her cooking. She could cook many things, but obliging my cousin’s and my wishes, she settled for a very limited winter rotation including tomato soup with dumplings, my favorite, and traditional Croatian meals like brudet or pašticada. We ate in the kitchen, sitting on the bench that doubled as a storage space, small windows in front of us and the pantry to the right.

          I think of her often these days, of her and that uberstocked pantry of hers, of how momentary and how fragile life is, of how much pain she carried for the longest time and how much she tried to shield us all from it. When she was a child, my Grandmother lost her father in World War I. She then lost her husband in World War II. She raised two kids during the war, alone. When my cousin was diagnosed with autism, she dropped everything and dedicated every fiber of her soul to making sure he had the best life he could have.

          Since I was twelve or thirteen, I was in charge of buying supplies. Incidentally, this was also the age when I started being the smartest person in the world, alternately berating her and making fun of her purchasing habits. She would make me buy supplies for what was literally more than the half of her, admittedly small, pension. And it couldn’t wait, not for a day. As soon as money was in her purse, off I was, carrying flour, sugar, salt, oil, canned tomatoes, you name it, going back and forth to the store like a mule, until the money was gone and the pantry was full up to the ceiling.

          As I grew a little older, and in my mind wiser and more eloquent, I tried to explain to her how, yeah, she might have had a bad break or three, but how these were different times. How my generation was not like hers, how the past was not coming back. How we were more advanced now, how progressive the world was, how silly it was to think that something bad might happen. She never argued with me. She would just look at me, or more likely through me to something only she could see, muster a sad half-smile, pat me on the cheek with her wrinkled hand and then just slowly turn away. So, I would go and buy everything she asked for, because I loved her and would have done anything she asked me to no matter how silly she was.

          And then, the bombs started falling and my father and I came to say our goodbyes, the third and the fourth generation of her life to be swallowed into the chaos. She didn’t cry, I’ll give her that. She was stronger than either one of us was or ever would be. She patted me on the cheek and gave me another one of her sad, distant smiles. Only this time I saw something, I saw everything in her eyes. Perhaps not yet fully understanding what it was, but knowing it would be with me until I died.

          It’s not like hers, but I have a well-stocked pantry myself, I had it long before it was of any use. I have lived over twenty years of very privileged life, but I never forgot. I can live off my supplies for a month, and I can leave my apartment within five minutes and never come back. Every time I go over my checklists, I think of my Grandmother and I think how everything can change so quickly. How, thanks to her, I’m a little better prepared for the days when, not if, bad things come.

          But, I also think that thanks to her, I’m better prepared for the days before bad things come. How in every ocean I sail, every mountain I climb and every desert I cross, there is a little reflection of her, how in trying to live my life to the fullest, both for me and for dear people in my life, I can look back to her, pat her on the cheek with my slowly wrinkling hand and say that I love her, that I am thankful, and that, yes, I do understand now.

          Because survival is insufficient
        • elcroata elcroata Mar 13,2021 11:08 am || Up

          Paška

          When the sun rose over the Mediterranean this morning and moved above a tiny village on a long and narrow island, it marked a special day for one of the hundred souls in it.

          I first met Paška in 1975, when I was three. I’m less certain about when exactly she adopted me, but it must have happened shortly thereafter, because my earliest memories of her are a tight embrace and the words “Ti si moj”. You’re mine.

          And I was. I am. Although the only blood that connects us is the one she tirelessly cleaned off my scraped knees and elbows, she is as much a family as anyone I have ever had and one of the very few ones I still do. I lived with her, in the only house from my childhood that I continue to go to, the place of unconditional love and the best pastasciutta there ever was or will be.

          But, mostly, I lived somewhere else. I jumped on the world with the youthful hunger that could never be stilled, bouncing off its most remote edges and never getting enough. And I always came back and told her about it all. About the raging seas, the icy mountaintops, about the whales, the gorillas and the lions. About buildings so big it would take hours to walk to the top and the bridges so long you couldn’t even see what was on the other side. And we would sit there, in front of our stone house and under the lemon tree, the heavy summer heat slowly dancing away into the night and she would kiss me on the forehead and we would both know that our little village probably still is the nicest place in the world.

          Years kept flying by and marking us both. Now it’s me who kisses her on the forehead. Now it’s me who holds her in a tight embrace. And now I tell her that she’s mine.

          Paška turned 100 today. One hundred years old. And I’m on yet another island, in yet another sea and I can’t wait to tell her all about it.

          When the sun rose over the Mediterranean this morning and moved above a tiny village on a long and narrow island, it marked a special day for another one of the hundred souls in it.

          In a perfect harmony, our little neighbor Paško is celebrating his very first birthday today. Paška and Paško. Hundred years old and one year old. And I can’t help but to think about the stories he will have to tell us all one day. And I just know that when that day comes, Paška and I will be listening, in the shade of the lemon tree, over the incessant song of the crickets, in a tight embrace.

          Because survival is insufficient
          • sslinger Mar 13,2021 3:26 pm || Up

            As always, really nice stuff ec. I’m with you on the stocked pantry (not so much as my crazy Mormon sister but I think we could go a month) but still need to work on the being ready to get up and go thing. Next time I get to travel I’ll remember to send a postcard to that island again.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 13,2021 3:27 pm || Up

            As always, these are poignant, easy and thoughtful reads. I am much better for having taken the time.

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 13,2021 11:32 pm || Up

            Thanks man, those beautifully evoked the women and their places and times, and you.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 15,2021 3:11 pm || Up

            I’m glad I sparked these with a passing reference. Clearly, that means the credit is mine…

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
          • elcroata elcroata Mar 15,2021 11:47 pm || Up

            Thanks all for your nice comments

            Because survival is insufficient
    • batgirl batgirl Mar 13,2021 3:20 pm || Up

      My condolences

    • Soaker Soaker Mar 14,2021 9:54 pm || Up

      I appreciate the condolences, thanks FKers. Dad was an Army officer (that’s what the tagline “I’m here because of the Army’s germ warfare research” comes from) so he will be buried in Jacksonville FL National Cemetery this week. I thought he would want cremation but this is probably cheaper because his wife eventually gets an adjacent plot. I don’t expect to attend the burial but there could be some last-minute decision the other way.

      As Aces and nm commented I do think this was an A+ departure. At 89, spare himself and the family the angst and make it sudden and, aside from the immediate shock, pretty much painless.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  72. Soaker Soaker Mar 11,2021 7:02 pm

    An A’s fan as a kid, he’s been lost to the dark side.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  73. andeux andeux Mar 11,2021 8:07 pm

    The inner 13-y-o just can’t stop laughing at this one.

    TINSTAAFK
  74. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 12,2021 11:55 am

    Catching Townsend interviewing Kaval on A’s Cast. It’s honestly hilarious how propagandistic it is.

  75. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 12,2021 12:10 pm

    Romo continues to work on things.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 12,2021 12:51 pm || Up

      HR-2B-BB is a good order if you are going to allow such things. That is a veteran move really

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  76. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 12,2021 12:32 pm

    God I love hearing Korach. It’s just the best.

  77. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 12,2021 12:35 pm

    Tommy Pham saying he only survived his offseason stabbing because of how ripped he is. Hall of fame humblebrag.

  78. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 12,2021 1:15 pm

    Just learned from Ken and Vince that Ryon Healy is now playing in Korea. Sounds about right.

  79. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 12,2021 1:28 pm

    Vince claims Lowrie has made two “stellar” plays at second today.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 12,2021 7:06 pm || Up

      How’s his jump throw?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  80. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 12,2021 1:30 pm

    Pat Boone now telling us that “for years” he has been warning us of the “secret war on cash” by the government, all of which will be revealed if we call that number about that silver.

    • andeux andeux Mar 12,2021 1:57 pm || Up

      What’s with the ads saying to call Southwest Gas if you smell a gas leak?
      Aimed at people in Arizona (plus Soaker) listening to these games?

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Mar 12,2021 4:15 pm || Up

        PG&E is too busy burning down California to fix your damned gas leak. Call up here and we’ll have a truck down in 4 hours or so.

        (Southwest Gas PSAs have inexplicably been running on A’s radio on and off for years.)

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  81. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 12,2021 2:20 pm

    Vince apparently leaving the park to get his vaccination.

    • Soaker Soaker Mar 12,2021 4:13 pm || Up

      I hope vaccination => travel to road games, if not in April at least by that trip in mid May.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 12,2021 7:07 pm || Up

        Amen. People my age are starting to get it, which is super exciting. Mrs. N is (PTA -> ability to volunteer at school) as is one of my HS crew (veteran, apparently all veterans are eligible now)

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 12,2021 7:24 pm || Up

          I am using the newly announced “works in a correctional institution” as an excuse to sign up

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • andeux andeux Mar 12,2021 7:25 pm || Up

            I got a rock.

            TINSTAAFK
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 12,2021 8:19 pm || Up

              Same.

              I am more or less OK with waiting my turn, I have the luxury of self-isolating, plus I’m kind of a misanthrope.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 12,2021 8:21 pm || Up

                I think “waiting your turn” is correct. I just want to define my turn broadly

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • andeux andeux Mar 12,2021 8:43 pm || Up

                  Oh, for sure. If I had to go into a prison over the past year I would be scared shitless (even more than usual). And I am happy whenever I hear someone I know has gotten their shot.
                  I just hope I can get an appointment reasonably quickly once May 1 rolls around.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 12,2021 8:48 pm || Up

                  I have had 3 clients test positive. I was never in any danger, well once I would have been had he not gotten visibly sick and tested, then sent to one of them covid motels in november. Then after he missed court I called his mom who told me where he was.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 12,2021 9:54 pm || Up

                At this point, I think we need to get shots in arms more than anything else, so I have no objection to anyone with a way to get it getting it. That said, I’m in the same boat as you.

                "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 12,2021 8:20 pm || Up

              Does it make you feel better that I can’t sign up now? The text I got with vaguely defined new categories said the new categories are eligible 3/15 and I was rejected just now.

              My sister, a public school teacher in suburban LA county, was told her eligibility started 3/1 and wasn’t able to register for an appointment till 3/1 whereas teacher friends in SF (and av) were getting shots the last week in Feb.
              I suspect I won’t be able to make an appointment till monday. I don’t have any paperwork that says I work in a jail, but I was in one this week and pretty much every weeks since the pandemic started. I am hoping to get a letter from them, but they aren’t what you would call “helpful.”

              It was different the time I passed out in jail. they gave me a ride to the office.

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • 5Aces 5Aces Mar 13,2021 6:56 am || Up

                The ever changing categories and often not full disclosure of what is in them is definitely a pain point for some. I have a friend who went on a social media tirade because she did not see her T1 Diabetes listed as a qualifier in LA to be able to sign up but T2 was. She dug and dug and eventually found out she could.

                I, like FSU, will stay introverted and wait in the shadows. But I was happy to hear that it is likely I will not have to return to the office once this is all done. My job has always been meant for WFH so it is nice that our leadership finally figured it out. Now I just get to decide if LA is my lady once the lilest Ace graduates from HS. (My guess-maybe, but not this part of it.)

                Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
              • elcroata elcroata Mar 13,2021 12:07 pm || Up

                It should make you all feel better that US is the place to be. They did this so much better than anyone else (although hoarding an extra 100 mil doses, just in case, is probably not going to win any ethics awards). If the Eurorhythm continues, I’ll probably be due for mine sometime next spring.

                Because survival is insufficient
              • AV AV Mar 13,2021 12:14 pm || Up

                starting monday pre-existings of adult age are go. having to prove your condition is ¯\_(?)_/¯

                https://www.sacbee.com/news/coronavirus/article249897783.html

                i got mine through SEIU. they sent a code for the bottom of the myturn page. so if you’re union but haven’t been paying attention to their biweekly emails, maybe go back.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • AV AV Mar 13,2021 12:19 pm || Up

                  also, my 1st time the coliseum was full of cars snaking through the lot bumper to bumper. the 2nd time i went through the line in 2nd gear the whole way till i got to the shots tent.

                  and a myturn page tip. if you get through to the page where you can see the calendar, even if it says no appts are available, don’t back out. use the next-month / previous-month arrows and keep resetting your page. apparently they release slots at the :15 of every hour. this last part may be urban legend, but for sure keep hitting next month prev month if you get that far.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • AV AV Mar 15,2021 10:30 am || Up

                  only for pharmacies (not fema/nat’l guard sites).

                  https://www.vaccinespotter.org/CA/

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 15,2021 10:33 am || Up

                  I was able to sign up with my turn for moscone. Reports are all you need is the qr.

                  It’s a pleasant bike ride anyway if i get turned away tomorrow

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • AV AV Mar 15,2021 10:37 am || Up

                  all you need is the QR.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 16,2021 1:31 pm || Up

                  done.

                  Don’t wait in line on 3rd where you park your bike. It’s the non appointment line.

                  There seem to be lots of spots. I would counsel anyone to find a way to put yourself in a category

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Soaker Soaker Mar 16,2021 3:52 pm || Up

                  I would counsel anyone to find a way to put yourself in a category.

                  Nevada’s road map seems about identical to California’s. I guess I could go on a diet of double bacon cheeseburgers and ice cream and make it on obesity in short order.

                  I’m hoping the age limit drops to 55 and over. That would allow several of us in. Actually 60 and over will work for me in a couple weeks.

                  If they open the gates to anybody 18-64 all at once it would be a zoo. There just haven’t been that many situations where I have felt in that much danger of exposure (if people get casual about the masks those might arise more often), and in the open-the-gates scenario I might not get to it until July. I don’t expect to attend any events where a vax certificate might be required for admission until around then anyway.

                  What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
                • colin colin Mar 16,2021 3:57 pm || Up

                  Ohio is expanding to 40+ on Friday, which I just squeeze into, and then all the way to 16+ a week later. It’s going to be a free-for-all.

                • Soaker Soaker Mar 17,2021 5:08 pm || Up

                  Arrrggghhh, it is going to be open to all in Nevada, all at once on April 5.

                  What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
                • 5Aces 5Aces Mar 17,2021 8:14 am || Up

                  I’m so up in the air about when I should try to go. My normal introvertedness tells me I should just wait and let everyone else go. But I do want to get out a little more.

                  And the real reason I want to go is the lilest Ace. He has seen his best friend 1 time for about 45 seconds since last March. And his family is even stricter than we are around upholding the quarantine. If I try to get the stab now it is solely to figure out a way to let them celebrate their middle school graduation a year later that it was.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 17,2021 9:14 am || Up

                  using my turn, they ask you questions, if you are eligible, go. we are all going to be eligible in 6 weeks anyway.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • 5Aces 5Aces Mar 17,2021 10:05 am || Up

                  Not yet they say.

                  People ask me what I do when there’s no shot for me yet. I’ll tell you what I do: I stare at my computer and wait for the next spring training game.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 17,2021 12:24 pm || Up

                  Hah! Me too, and just got fooled by the time change and assumed they were underway already.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
                • AV AV Mar 17,2021 2:02 pm || Up

                  ASAP

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  82. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 12,2021 2:46 pm

    Pretty nice springs so far for Jefferies and Holmes.

  83. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 13,2021 2:01 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 13,2021 2:16 pm || Up

      Hopefully we will find a blanton in all the Graham Godfrey’s on the roster

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  84. andeux andeux Mar 13,2021 2:20 pm

    TINSTAAFK
    • elcroata elcroata Mar 13,2021 10:46 pm || Up

      I initially read this as “gets *a* hit” and thought well, that’s not that bad

      Because survival is insufficient
  85. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 13,2021 5:20 pm

    Manaea’s first pitch of the spring is 93 mph swing and miss.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 13,2021 5:21 pm || Up

      Says the polished young Dom.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 13,2021 5:31 pm || Up

        He’s really a pro. Crisp, clear calls, knows the players, fills time smoothly, and has a pleasing voice to boot.

        • andeux andeux Mar 13,2021 5:49 pm || Up

          Can pronounce Vimael.

          TINSTAAFK
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 13,2021 6:22 pm || Up

            Is described as “up and coming” on his dad’s wikipedia page.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  86. andeux andeux Mar 13,2021 5:31 pm

    “Ken is not here, I am not Ken, and I am not going to say the line. That’s his line, not mine. But it has something to do with the lights.”

    TINSTAAFK
  87. andeux andeux Mar 13,2021 6:18 pm

    Doolittle working on things.

    TINSTAAFK
  88. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 13,2021 6:24 pm

    4 Ks, 1 run allowed in three Manaea innings.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  89. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 13,2021 6:26 pm

    Patrick Ewing, who was embarrassingly ID-checked at Madison Square Garden to start the Big East tournament, just got Georgetown back into the NCAAs.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • elcroata elcroata Mar 13,2021 11:17 pm || Up

      Great for him, good for them.

      I went to a ton of sport events while in the States, and Georgetown-Syracuse rivalry was the only thing that came close to the fan engagement and game atmosphere I knew from back home. I remember going to the game in Capital Center in 1989/90. John Thompson Jr. and his white towel, M&M (Mourning & Mutombo) Rejection Row for them, Derrick Coleman, Billy Owens and Stevie Thompson (he of the sweetest finger-roll I have ever seen) for us. My host brother and I painted our faces orange and blue. Me spending my monthly allowance on a SU Sweater.

      SU was number one team in the country for a while, but I think they lost two straight before going to Georgetown, so I think they were both in Top 10, but Georgetown was favorite. SU trounced them by 20, and then towards the end of the season won the close one in Syracuse to co-win the Big East.

      I’d like to see them meet in the NCAA tournament again.

      Because survival is insufficient
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 13,2021 11:35 pm || Up

        The prime years of the Big East were easily the most dominant of any college conference in my lifetime.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  90. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 13,2021 7:22 pm

    Cheslor Cuthbert is a great pirate name. In the movie he’ll be played by Errol Flynn.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  91. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 14,2021 10:03 am

    I am just a dude on the internet, but If it works and he is more like 2017 this could work. That is a big ask for jed of course.

    I would swap the matts. I am thinking a v righty lineup canha/laureano, jed, chapman, olson, murphy, moreland, canha/laureano, andrus, right fielder.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 14,2021 10:32 am || Up

      I have more faith in Buddy Reed in the 2 spot than I do Jed.

      Also “Buddy Reed” sounds like the name of a bit character in the Andy Griffith Show.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 15,2021 3:19 pm || Up

        Didn’t he just win a Grammy?

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  92. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 14,2021 10:21 am

    no

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 15,2021 3:19 pm || Up

      That was my reaction too.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  93. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Mar 14,2021 10:22 am

    Read the thread before asking for one Bitcoin, GM.

  94. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 14,2021 12:39 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Mar 14,2021 1:05 pm || Up

      It’s too bad the “roll the inning” rule expired yesterday. That’s the one time I would have used it.

      Also could we please ban cutouts forever.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Future Ed Mar 14,2021 1:18 pm || Up

        they did remove him from the game after that

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 15,2021 3:20 pm || Up

        I just want my kids’ cutouts actually mailed to me. Anyone have any inside info on when that might happen?

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 15,2021 3:46 pm || Up

          There were instructions at the end of the season, I think you had to pre-pay the postage or somesuch. I didn’t get ours, but my mother-in-law received the memorial cutout we had made of her late husband.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • nevermoor nevermoor Mar 16,2021 1:14 pm || Up

            We did, but then they had to shut down the office before ours got into the mail. Still hasn’t arrived since.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  95. 5Aces 5Aces Mar 14,2021 1:15 pm

    Frankie fucking MAGIC with a beautiful 1st on my TV.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  96. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 14,2021 1:19 pm

    I hope jed can hit it farther. that seemed like is should have been out

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 14,2021 1:38 pm || Up

      Yeah that looked bad, reminiscent of late-stage Jason Kendall.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  97. Future Ed Future Ed Mar 14,2021 1:39 pm

    with the long hair it’s going to be harder to identify piscoty

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  98. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 14,2021 1:40 pm

    The interesting players are collapsing at TPC leaving the most anonymously punchable face in golf atop the leaderboard.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Mar 14,2021 4:43 pm || Up

      I’m about to start watching so I’ll have to wait a few hours to see who this is. Justin Thomas (of homophobic slur -> “That’s not who I am” from earlier this year) seems like a candidate but he’s pretty good; I wouldn’t classify him as “uninteresting”.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 14,2021 5:16 pm || Up

        He looks like a chinless result of a country club eugenics program and a random name generator.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  99. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Mar 14,2021 2:06 pm

    Buddy Reed now contending for best A’s outfielder of the century.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  100. 5Aces 5Aces Mar 14,2021 2:07 pm

    Buddy Reed wants to make some of our AAAA OFs expendable.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty

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