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Back to Oakland 203

Surely, I thought, one of those other FKers has an opening series gamethread in the works.

Appreciation for Dick Callahan capped with cheers rather than a moment of silence, just as he’d have wanted it, says new voice of the Coliseum Amelia Schimmel.

Astros facing scorn from live fans for the first time since the hammer dropped on their bullshit they got lightly frowned at. I would like Bregman to wear a fastball tonight. And don’t forget that asshole coach starting shit with Ramon last year.

2021 A’s baseball begins. I can be hopeful and bitter at the same time.

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

203 thoughts on “Back to Oakland

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 1,2021 7:03 pm

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 1,2021 7:11 pm

    The Hound neatly dispatches the bad guys in the first with just seven pitches thrown.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 1,2021 7:23 pm

    Oly battles Greinke for 11 pitches, mostly breaking stuff in or away, before missing a high fastball for strike 3.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. Soaker Soaker Apr 1,2021 7:23 pm

    Dusty may be dated as a manager but the mask works.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 1,2021 7:23 pm

    Did everyone defect to another blog and not tell me?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 2,2021 12:32 pm || Up

      Site wasn’t loading for me. Whoever the admin is should be caned.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • ptbnl Apr 2,2021 12:37 pm || Up

        Real punishment is indefinite tenure.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  6. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 1,2021 7:27 pm

    Night time. Mid 60’s. That’s Hound weather.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  7. andeux andeux Apr 1,2021 7:29 pm


    That’s pretty good.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 1,2021 7:34 pm || Up

      I’d hope that’s a 4/1 special.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 8:30 pm || Up

        Nope, still using it tonight. And he’s been pretty much a one-song-a-year guy

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Apr 4,2021 3:11 pm || Up

          Canha is not the problem with the offense but I still think Melvin needs to tell him to stick this where the sun don’t shine. It’s not setting the right tone for the lineup.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
          • andeux andeux Apr 4,2021 3:14 pm || Up

            If we’re going by results, maybe the rest of them should be using it as well.

            TINSTAAFK
  8. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 1,2021 7:30 pm

    I dont like thinking my Catcher may explode anytime anything touches him.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  9. Soaker Soaker Apr 1,2021 7:40 pm

    First unpopular opinion of the season: Ms. Schimmel, performing before fans for the first time, sounds too much like the kids who get an inning on PA on Sunday afternoon.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 7,2021 1:57 pm || Up

      Just saying we haven’t one once…

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  10. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 1,2021 7:46 pm

    national guys spent the whole time chapman was making dazzling plays talking about college

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  11. andeux andeux Apr 1,2021 7:46 pm

    At the risk of jinxing something, this is a really great pitching matchup.

    TINSTAAFK
    • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 2,2021 8:39 am || Up

      I’d sure say that was a jinx. You blew up the site and the game!

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Soaker Soaker Apr 2,2021 8:57 am || Up

        I’m not ready to revive the “Team Dynamite” name just yet. Check back on Sunday though.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • andeux andeux Apr 2,2021 9:19 am || Up

          That thought crossed my mind as well.

          TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 9:24 am || Up

          I think maybe GM is right about Kolerek. And I am not sure who pitched the 9th

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Soaker Soaker Apr 2,2021 9:28 am || Up

            His name is Goddamn, and they don’t have to worry about anybody putting in a waiver claim after the DFA.

            What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 2,2021 8:39 am

    Before it dies again: Kolarek is bad.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 2,2021 8:56 am || Up

      Something I dislike about the modern game much more than shifting: The starting pitcher has thrown only 68 pitches, but it’s the third time through the lineup. He’s given up a walk and a double so he’s done. We’ll get through the rest of the game with 5 relievers; of the ones who do belong in the majors, one of them is going to have a bad night, and there’s another one who does not belong in the major leagues at all but is there only because somebody else is hurt. If the starting pitcher’s pitch count is low, I’d like him to be given more of an opportunity to get hitters out a third time and sometimes a fourth.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 2,2021 9:22 am || Up

        You certainly can’t manage a whole season like that. Here’s hoping they don’t plan to try.

        • Soaker Soaker Apr 2,2021 5:54 pm || Up

          My attempt to lure Blake Snell out of FK lurkage with that comment does not appear to have succeeded.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 2,2021 9:24 am || Up

        Agreed. It feels like the 2nd half of every game is a series of coin flips-which arm is going to be on tonight. Now as the season goes on we can start to throw out the coins that always come up tails, but it still doesnt feel as good as I guy I have faith in.

        And this season I think it is going to be worse. With the low innings last year teams are going to be more cautious and go tot he dart board earlier and earlier.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  13. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 9:22 am

    The runs petit gave up were kinda unlucky. Sure the ball was hit to the wall, but I am guessing it was low percentage hit probability.

    The umpiring didn’t help. Added about 6 pitches at least to bassitt’s total and the olson AB. woof.

    Still, a lack luster performance and the bullpen is

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 2,2021 9:25 am || Up

      Bassitt getting squeezed was extra frustrating because Greinke was not getting the same treatment. Maybe that’s Maldonado >> Murphy when it comes to framing, with a bad ump being more susceptible to it.

      • andeux andeux Apr 2,2021 9:29 am || Up

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 2,2021 9:33 am || Up

          {follows}

        • Soaker Soaker Apr 2,2021 9:35 am || Up

          “…tonight’s accordion-like strike zone…” — Ken

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  14. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 2,2021 9:26 am

    It may be blasphemous, but is this the best day to throw Jesus out there?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  15. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 9:52 am

    And in his debut as an Athletic, Elvis has left the building, on a hop.

    [this is the comment I was trying to post when the crash came]

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 2,2021 10:02 am || Up

      I was happy to see that he is still doing bits, like running to first on ball 3. Somewhere, Adrian Beltre had a chuckle at that.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 11:56 am || Up

        something went right in Texas, that’s for sure. Beltre, andrus and profar are delightful

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  16. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 9:55 am

    Also last night I realized why Mitch Moreland looks familiar to me in the batter’s box. His body shape and lefty stance are reminiscent of Erubiel Durazo.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 2,2021 10:13 am || Up

      First time I’ve seen Ka’ai Tom bat and I thought, “that’s Matt Stairs”.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  17. elcroata elcroata Apr 2,2021 2:45 pm

    Meanwhile in the MMA

    The fight, which was part of an event put on by Cage Fury Fighting Championship and aired on UFC Fight Pass, was stopped when the referee noticed Pliev was missing his left ring finger.

    For several minutes, those in the venue were searching for the stray digit. Event promoter Rob Haydak said officials looked all around the cage, and there was even an announcement over the PA system asking people to look for it inside 2300 Arena.

    Because survival is insufficient
  18. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 3:06 pm

    Is it possible bob is smart?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 2,2021 4:15 pm || Up

      Murphy scratched. We made it all the way to a few hours before game 2!

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Apr 2,2021 4:17 pm || Up

      I’m glad Tom is getting a start, but a little bummed it is at Pinder’s expense after the night he had last night. I hope Pinder gets in the mix at 2B/SS some, as I still think Andrus is going to be bad, and am not sure about Lowrie.

      Also Murphy has been scratched with a sore wrist, because fk the astros.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 5:13 pm || Up

        I am sure Pinder would play catcher if asked.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Jennifer Jennifer Apr 2,2021 5:43 pm || Up

        Sore wrist. Heh heh.

      • Soaker Soaker Apr 2,2021 6:17 pm || Up

        because fk the astros

        Bassitt hit Correa earlier in the game. Vince started in with the “you hate to hear the fans cheering that and there was clearly no intent” but I was thinking, 94 mph, first pitch with first base open, hmmm.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 6:46 pm || Up

          Bassitt’s pitch was clearly deliberate, he hit his spot exactly.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • andeux andeux Apr 4,2021 10:23 am || Up

            HBP now 4 each, tied (also with Cincinnati) for the league lead.

            TINSTAAFK
  19. andeux andeux Apr 2,2021 6:35 pm

    Lots of appointments available at GGF for eligible Alameda county residents:
    https://curative.com/sites/25054
    Maybe it will still be this easy in two weeks.

    TINSTAAFK
  20. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 6:47 pm

    Luzardo’s highlighter-yellow sleeves are a bit much even for me.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  21. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 2,2021 6:59 pm

    Some ump needs to nut up enough and tell Correa to cut out the stepping out at the last second BS.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  22. Jennifer Jennifer Apr 2,2021 7:03 pm

    I remember when I was young enough to stay up and watch a west coast game. Now I so old I can barely stay away for an east coast start.

  23. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 7:09 pm

    Guriel is a batting chanp, yeah? I haven’t paid attention to that since george brett. I just assume he is

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 2,2021 7:19 pm

    Well this is unpleasant.

  25. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 7:20 pm

    drat

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  26. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 7:20 pm

    Jesus and the Angry Inning. Ugh.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  27. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 2,2021 7:23 pm

    I thought the 3rd was supposed to be really good for Jesus..

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 7:57 pm || Up

      By tradition Good Friday was not such a good day.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 2,2021 7:59 pm || Up

        Ive washed my hands of it for now.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  28. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 2,2021 7:28 pm

    Has anyone checked to see where we left the bats when we took off from AZ?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  29. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 7:35 pm

    sign guriel. send him back to japan

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  30. Ice Cream Ice Cream Apr 2,2021 7:37 pm

    I’m worried about our pitching. I’m worried about our hitting. If I could just learn to stop worrying and love the bomb.

    Where is the good in "good-bye"?
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 7:41 pm || Up

      yeah, that about sums it up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Ice Cream Ice Cream Apr 2,2021 7:55 pm || Up

        Hi yourself! Been lurking forever. Ready to come up for air.

        Where is the good in "good-bye"?
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 8:08 pm || Up

      How excellent to see you, just a month from Derby Day.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Ice Cream Ice Cream Apr 2,2021 8:20 pm || Up

        Likewise. Looking forward to how it shapes up this year!

        Where is the good in "good-bye"?
    • elcroata elcroata Apr 2,2021 11:59 pm || Up

      How about the baggage retrieval system they’ve got at Heathrow?

      Because survival is insufficient
  31. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 2,2021 7:40 pm

    CLICK

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  32. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 2,2021 7:47 pm

    I’m confused by the people lined up for concessions. I thought it was delivery to seat only.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 7:58 pm || Up

      Apparently the app failed completely last night.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Englishmajor Englishmajor Apr 3,2021 2:58 am || Up

      It’s preorder, but then go pick it up. The only thing you can get delivered to your seat is beer, water, peanuts, and Cracker Jack.

      I overheard a security person describing something he heard about last night – that MLB had told the A’s they had tested the system, but neglected to mention they had tested it with a crowd of 500.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 3,2021 11:23 am || Up

        You got national and local tv air time

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  33. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 8:07 pm

    Javier was perfect through three, can’t get out of the fourth.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  34. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 2,2021 8:08 pm

    Dusty is wearing batting gloves why?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 9:08 pm || Up

      Brooks raley hocked a big old lugie on his hand and rubbbed it in the baseball the umpire threw him after pinder’s HR.

      That’s why

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  35. andeux andeux Apr 2,2021 8:09 pm

    I’ll be happy if Elvis doesn’t GIDP.
    Wait, there’s 2 outs. That should be easy.

    TINSTAAFK
  36. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 2,2021 8:14 pm

    Game 2 is early for my annual “would I agree to not watch any games if it meant a title” night…but here we are.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  37. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 8:44 pm

    why didn’t corea check on matt? Because he is a dick

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Apr 2,2021 8:45 pm || Up

      He wants another one in the ribs.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 8:52 pm || Up

        I have given up on the hit them with pitches strategy. I’m ready to loosen the lugnuts on the Astros team bus.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • andeux andeux Apr 2,2021 8:53 pm || Up

          Oh, that must be how our new single-A team got their name.

          TINSTAAFK
  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 2,2021 8:54 pm

    That’s a new one.

  39. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 8:55 pm

    ump missed the first pitch there

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  40. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 9:06 pm

    Boom! Pinder crushed that ball.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 9:08 pm

    Missed this before, Jed’s hit was his first since September 2018.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  42. andeux andeux Apr 2,2021 9:11 pm

    Kemp is hitting for Laureano?!

    TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Apr 2,2021 9:14 pm || Up

      Hitting might not have been the right word.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Apr 2,2021 9:16 pm || Up

        I stand by my Tony Kemp comments. He really took that last pitch?

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 2,2021 9:13 pm

    What happened to Ramon???

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 9:31 pm || Up

      jammed left finger sliding [into first? that’s what the twitter said. Don’t rememberthat slide]

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 2,2021 9:33 pm || Up

        Looks like that’s what it was. And he might have been safe had he run through the bag.

  44. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 9:13 pm

    Canha reaching rarified air on the all time A’s HBP list. Will catch Rickey and Reggie this year, on the way to Sal Bando in the top spot.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 9:17 pm || Up

      oh my

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 2,2021 9:29 pm || Up

      75 mph in the ass doesn’t put him at much risk.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  45. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 9:21 pm

    Relief pitchers get outs?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  46. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 9:30 pm

    Solid single and double for Olson today

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Apr 2,2021 9:38 pm || Up

      The luck has evened out some. We still might need a little more.

      TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Apr 2,2021 9:40 pm || Up

      Starting with Diekman.

      TINSTAAFK
  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 2,2021 9:40 pm

    Do we have “a good one” Glen? I’m barely tolerating it.

  48. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 2,2021 9:49 pm

    Andrus has had more challenging defensive games, but this is not a good showing

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  49. Ice Cream Ice Cream Apr 2,2021 10:02 pm

    My God, there seems to be a lot of pent-up screaming going on at this game.

    Where is the good in "good-bye"?
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 2,2021 10:10 pm || Up

      The last year lent itself to keeping deep resentment on a long slow simmer.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 3,2021 11:57 am

    A Semien :(

  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 3,2021 12:36 pm

    Seriously, though, just don’t dive into first unless there is a tag that you have to dive to avoid and it’s, like, the ninth inning of an elimination game. Just don’t.

  52. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 3,2021 1:30 pm

    Matt, just make him throw a damn strike!

  53. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 3,2021 1:30 pm

    chapman still need hip surgery?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Apr 3,2021 1:31 pm || Up

      I was looking forward to his big healthy bounce-back year.
      That was not pretty.

      TINSTAAFK
    • elcroata elcroata Apr 3,2021 1:36 pm || Up

      He looks totally lost against the breaking stuff

      Because survival is insufficient
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 3,2021 3:21 pm || Up

        swung threw a fastball outside, hammered foul a missed location fastball inside

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 3,2021 2:24 pm || Up

      As I recall Chapman has started slow every year.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 3,2021 1:53 pm

    Remember when it used to be possible to get Altuve out? That was awesome.

  55. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 3,2021 2:07 pm

    The bottom the lineup today is very not good. Top and middle not exactly excellent either. Going to be tough.

  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 3,2021 2:30 pm

    Inexplicable strike two call to Pinder. FK this.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 3,2021 2:32 pm || Up

      I would like irvin to get those

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  57. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 3,2021 2:36 pm

    elvis ’21 comeback

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  58. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 3,2021 2:56 pm

    that may have been a bad choice of pitch, but it wasn’t a terrible pitch. Tip your hat

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  59. andeux andeux Apr 3,2021 3:40 pm

    Can we play the other Texas team?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 3,2021 4:06 pm || Up

      Before I pronounced the Rangers “unwatchable” the other day I really should have looked in the mirror.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • andeux andeux Apr 3,2021 4:17 pm || Up

        Some of this is the *s still being really good, as opposed to us being that bad.
        Still, it’s as dispiriting a start to the season as I can remember.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker Apr 3,2021 4:21 pm || Up

          Guduan’s comic relief has been the highlight. I’d assume this is his grand finale as an Athletic.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
          • andeux andeux Apr 3,2021 4:24 pm || Up

            I hope so. No value in a guy who can’t even give you an inning in a blowout.

            Not that it would solve the bigger problems, but I still think we should use that spot on one of the extra starters, to be used either in a scheduled tandem or as an on-demand long man.

            TINSTAAFK
            • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 3,2021 4:27 pm || Up

              I assume he gets swapped out today

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • Soaker Soaker Apr 3,2021 4:29 pm || Up

              But they dragged their feet on the 5th starter decision, didn’t actually option Jefferies or Puk until April 1, so they have to stay down until April 11, isn’t that still the rule?

              What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
              • andeux andeux Apr 3,2021 4:31 pm || Up

                Yeah, good point.
                Jordan Weems, come on up?

                TINSTAAFK
  60. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 3,2021 4:43 pm

    Wait, was soaker day actually soaker day?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  61. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 3,2021 5:52 pm

    Houston has been able to make Oakland look bad quite a lot over last few years. We’re better than horrible.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  62. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 3,2021 8:03 pm

    I tuned into the white sox game until they score a run from first on a pop up that tim anderson was called off by luis robert when the ball passed his glove and hit him on the “SOX of hit cap. eaton fielded the ball and threw towards hime and it hit the pitching rubber to allow rendon, the batter to reach second. He later scored on a ground ball single to left where that defensively challenged cal kid andrew something was playing in fullerton and stood his ground as the ball dribbled to him

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Apr 3,2021 9:00 pm || Up

      I just tuned in for about 2 minutes, with the Angels trailing 3-2. Single, triple, homer. 5-3.

      TINSTAAFK
  63. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 3,2021 8:14 pm

    That was one of the greatest Final Four games ever. What a finish!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 3,2021 8:28 pm || Up

      didn’t watch. really too bad.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 3,2021 8:33 pm || Up

      not gonna watch the interviews, but I wonder how Gonzaga is going to answer the questions. They can’t go with “no one believed in us” or “we just played our game”

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 3,2021 8:38 pm || Up

      Ed O’Bannon when they were bounced in 94 and was asked what he was going to do replied “We have finals”

      Good luck Tyger!

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 4,2021 10:25 am || Up

        You ever have breakfast at Tyger’s in Glen Park? Great stuff.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 4,2021 11:02 am || Up

          I have not. I rarely get out of the neighborhood. I will by going to McCoppin in a few minutes to pick up the boy

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • colin colin Apr 4,2021 3:27 pm || Up

      Absolutely insane. I thought Juzang was going to win it in regulation before that charge call (which looked like the right call). Then he was going to send it to double overtime. We were screaming in my house.

  64. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 4,2021 10:09 am

    mostly alive

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 4,2021 10:39 am || Up

      So the IL can’t be used to find a spot for another reliever, but a Guduan DFA would clear a spot on both the 40 and the 25 for anybody out there with a pulse.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  65. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 4,2021 11:35 am

    I note that the line up 2-5 is Olson, Lowrie, Moreland, chapman

    bob is begging dusty to use his inferior lefty since brooks raley has already pitched twice

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Apr 4,2021 12:07 pm || Up

      Oh no, please don’t make us pinch hit for Mitch Moreland!

      TINSTAAFK
  66. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 4,2021 1:13 pm

    that mother fucker. Kyle tucker

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  67. Soaker Soaker Apr 4,2021 1:15 pm

    Somebody in the outfield has taken money on the sly from the Astros, stolen the A’s signs and is sending drum messages to the hitters.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  68. andeux andeux Apr 4,2021 1:23 pm

    A Jed!

    TINSTAAFK
  69. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 4,2021 1:27 pm

    At least Pinder died doing something productive.

  70. elcroata elcroata Apr 4,2021 1:27 pm

    Braden isn’t really all that smart

    Because survival is insufficient
  71. elcroata elcroata Apr 4,2021 1:30 pm

    It was a clean, hard hockey move from Straw

    Because survival is insufficient
  72. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 4,2021 1:35 pm

    Not exactly off to a Blazing start with the bat.

    • andeux andeux Apr 4,2021 1:38 pm || Up

      I’m more annoyed at Piscotty’s predictable whiff with bases loaded and one out.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 4,2021 1:41 pm || Up

        Mild forgiveness for him not expecting to bat this early today. But still.

  73. andeux andeux Apr 4,2021 1:37 pm

    Seems like a familiar pattern of not taking advantage of potential big innings early.

    TINSTAAFK
  74. elcroata elcroata Apr 4,2021 1:47 pm

    Fun fact – the A’s have now played 29 innings to start the season and have not led at any point during that period. That is only time in the Oakland A’s history to, em, achieve that?

    Because survival is insufficient
    • elcroata elcroata Apr 4,2021 1:50 pm || Up

      1957 Kansas City A’s had a 27-inning no-lead streak to open the season

      Because survival is insufficient
  75. andeux andeux Apr 4,2021 1:49 pm

    Straw and Castro are not supposed to be the guys that beat us.

    TINSTAAFK
  76. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 4,2021 1:53 pm

    The A’s are putting on a fungo pop up clinic!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  77. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 4,2021 2:03 pm

    Im sure I woukdnt say this if we were 3-0 but I hate the way they are loading the schedules. We are going to have like almost half of our games against these guys in a 2 week period.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  78. elcroata elcroata Apr 4,2021 2:06 pm

    Because survival is insufficient
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 4,2021 2:39 pm || Up

      The Kansas City A’s sucked relentlessly, but as to the three in Philadelphia:

      1928: 98-55, 2nd place by 2.5 games behind the Yankees (and then the A’s went to three straight World Series)
      1914: 99-53-6, lost World Series
      1911: 101-50-1, won World Series

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • elcroata elcroata Apr 4,2021 2:44 pm || Up

        Good omen, then!

        Because survival is insufficient
        • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 5,2021 2:54 pm || Up

          Indeed.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • elcroata elcroata Apr 6,2021 2:27 am || Up

          Now at 45, this must be the greatest omen of them all.

          Because survival is insufficient
          • andeux andeux Apr 6,2021 8:53 am || Up

            45 innings.
            45 runs allowed.
            Are the A’s great again yet?

            TINSTAAFK
  79. Soaker Soaker Apr 4,2021 2:16 pm

    This is the equivalent of Cal playing Alabama in a 4-game series in football.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  80. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 4,2021 2:17 pm

    it’s unfaathomable to me that Yuri Guriel’s career tOPS+ against the A’s is 89

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  81. Soaker Soaker Apr 4,2021 2:27 pm

    As best I’ve been able to tell, Pat Boone bought nothing more than the 4-for-$4 Cactus League Special in spite of his killing in the silver market. Regular season ads may be dropping into his price range soon though.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  82. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 4,2021 2:42 pm

    Chapman not swinging is better than swinging.

    Dangerzone? Bob, you can’t give piscotty any more at bats

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  83. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 4,2021 3:11 pm

    wonder what canha is going to fetch at the deadline

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  84. andeux andeux Apr 4,2021 3:22 pm

    I still have hope for the offense and the starting pitching, but this bullpen is just not going to be good. A lot of mehs and at least a couple of ughs.

    TINSTAAFK
  85. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 4,2021 3:23 pm

    The FK is going on with this team?

  86. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 4,2021 3:28 pm

    wait. Is it the 9th?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  87. Soaker Soaker Apr 4,2021 3:28 pm

    You all make what you can of the remaining 158. If I remember my password I’ll check in from the Cactus League next March.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 4,2021 3:54 pm || Up

      Happy Easter Soaker!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  88. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 4,2021 3:50 pm

    Is Chapman really going to get the contract Boras thinks he is, when he’ll be heading into his age 31 season? (Yes, my mind is going to dark places already.)

    • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 4,2021 5:16 pm || Up

      I was actually starting to think he needs to get going so someone will think he is worth a haul when the fire sale starts.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  89. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 4,2021 4:01 pm

  90. andeux andeux Apr 4,2021 4:14 pm

    Tom pitching to Altuve looks like they let little leaguers onto the field in between innings.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 4,2021 4:19 pm || Up

      The Hawaiian Blowout.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Apr 4,2021 4:21 pm || Up

        The 70-MPH fastball is surprisingly effective.

        TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 4,2021 5:16 pm || Up

      found new 9th inning guy

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  91. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 4,2021 5:17 pm

    Hooray for the South Bay Batgirls! Glad that someone one the Bay Area gets to fly a championship flag.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  92. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 4,2021 5:48 pm

    Problem with batting Ohtani as pitcher, and especially batting him second, is what happens when you have to pull him.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 4,2021 5:50 pm || Up

      if he could get through 3 at bats, ok, but he is on a limited pitch count and was pretty wild in spring. I’ll be surprised if he gets 2

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  93. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 4,2021 5:51 pm

    Robbie Grossman so far with Tigers: .000/.615/.000

  94. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 4,2021 7:32 pm

    what the hell is scioscia doing?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 4,2021 7:37 pm || Up

      So stupid. Ohtani was clearly losing it fast. Crazy.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  95. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 4,2021 9:37 pm

    FTRL

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  96. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 5,2021 12:26 pm

    Needless to say, I will not be doubling down on my bad game thread mojo tonight.

    "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 Apr 5,2021 3:03 pm

    What a great weekend for Andrus!!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  98. andeux andeux Apr 5,2021 3:35 pm

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 5,2021 3:44 pm || Up

      Kemp-Canha-Tom outfield tonight. Just like we drew it up.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 5,2021 4:34 pm || Up

        dammit! so close to the five footer outfield!

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 5,2021 5:26 pm || Up

        mets get two runs and have the bases loaded for the top of the order after a wind agided pop up falls in and a deGrom bloop.

        the top of the orger is kevin pilar forsome reason, though and he bouces harmlessly into a 6-4-3.

        thanks for hitting elvis at the end, bob

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  99. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 6,2021 10:14 am

    I don’t think the cheating scandal is that big of a deal, but I think the players involved got away with something and i think there should have been some consequence, but I understand why there was none. (other than marginal players like reddick not getting contracts)

    But I love the booing and this

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

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