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  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2011 6:56 pm

    Not to me it’s not!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2011 6:58 pm || Up

      That 10th draft position is within reach!

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    • ptbnl Sep 28,2011 7:03 pm || Up

      You were more excited by the Mets/Reds game?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 28,2011 8:55 pm || Up

      ITS STILL REAL TO ME!!!

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2011 10:36 pm || Up

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        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  2. dmoas Sep 28,2011 7:01 pm

    Best comment in that thread:

    The Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland A’s game is so uninteresting, it can’t even finish 1st in a “Most Uninteresting” contest. Because that would draw interest

  3. Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2011 7:16 pm

    If Willingham is going to hit #30 he’s going to have to supply all the power because Vasquez doesn’t supply any.

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  4. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2011 7:31 pm

    Jai Miller certainly supplied all the power right there.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2011 7:34 pm || Up

      I think the Mariners decided to reward their left-handed BP pitcher for his hard work all season by letting him throw a few innings in September games.

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    • andeux andeux Sep 28,2011 7:40 pm || Up

      It’ll be funny if Miller ends up being a better player than Carter or Taylor.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2011 7:50 pm || Up

        I certainly have swung over to the “Carter looks like he’ll never be a big league hitter ever” camp.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • MikeV MikeV Sep 28,2011 7:55 pm || Up

          He really, really needs to get the FKing job every day so he can adjust like he’s done with every damn level he’s been at. A couple 20 game stints isn’t gonna do anything.

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2011 7:57 pm || Up

            That’s a wise view, and I of course hope you’re right. But man, he sure is avert-your-eyes ugly now.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • andeux andeux Sep 28,2011 8:06 pm || Up

              I don’t really see the wisdom in it.

              TINSTAAFK
              • MikeV MikeV Sep 28,2011 8:09 pm || Up

                as opposed to calling him done after 100 PAs in MLB?

                And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

                Thanks, and go As.

                • dmoas Sep 28,2011 8:11 pm || Up

                  Another Carlos Pena, blah blah, blah blah, whine whine…

              • lenscrafters Sep 28,2011 8:19 pm || Up

                Yes, the real wisdom is making amateur scouting assessments based on small sample size.

                Or as N*** would call it: analysis.

                • andeux andeux Sep 28,2011 8:57 pm || Up

                  The problem with whatever argument you are trying to make is that Carter is simply not a very good prospect to begin with. Players who strike out in the minors as much as he has rarely turn into even decent major league hitters (and yes Jai Miller has the same problem in an even bigger way), and given his horrible defense he’s going to need to be a whole lot better than decent as a hitter in order to have any value.

                  On the other hand the idea that all he needs is regular playing time seems like pure wishcasting.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • MikeV MikeV Sep 28,2011 9:10 pm || Up

                  The argument he’s making is “wait and see and don’t say he’s finished after 100 scattered PA’s”

                  Hardly wishcasting.

                  And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

                  Thanks, and go As.

                • dmoas Sep 28,2011 9:15 pm || Up

                  A) We suck.
                  B) We’re going to suck.
                  C) Might as well know without a doubt instead of find out after going elsewhere that he can hit.
                  D) Might as well know without a doubt instead of find out after going elsewhere that he can hit when we SUCK.

                • andeux andeux Sep 28,2011 9:23 pm || Up

                  For those that see no difference between a mediocre team and a godawful team, that makes sense.
                  Having been a fan of both of those types of teams in various sports, I don’t share that opinion.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • grover Sep 28,2011 9:20 pm || Up

                  Carter’s shown the ability to control the K’s as well.

                  He’s had 121 PA split over 2 years, we don’t know what he can do in the Show.

                • lenscrafters Sep 28,2011 9:23 pm || Up

                  This has nothing to do with what I think of Chris Carter. For the record, I’ve argued since early 2010, after his excellent 2009 season, that he was a prospect I wasn’t as high on as other people were, because of those strikeout issues.

                  That doesn’t mean other people with far more credibility than me don’t like him. BA, and other various publications, ranked him as a top 100 prospect this season. He’s made their top 100 list 3 years in a row, including #28 a year ago. I would hardly consider a player who was once the top 28 prospect “simply not a good prospect to begin with”.

                  But all of this is besides the point. Mikev stated that he should be given more than a ~100 PA sample spread over two years to prove his abilities. You indicated that you’ve already made up your mind based on the small sample of what you’ve seen. At least to me, it’s clear who’s making a more substantial argument.

                • andeux andeux Sep 28,2011 9:37 pm || Up

                  Now you two are twisting things around. It’s not that I’ve made up my mind – it has nothing to do with what *I* think of Carter either. Maybe he will defy the odds and turn into a good major league hitter some day.

                  But given all the evidence – his minor league numbers, plus what he has (or mostly hasn’t) accomplished in those limited big league opportunities – the case for handing him a full time job seems incredibly weak.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • lenscrafters Sep 28,2011 9:51 pm || Up

                  I agree that Carter’s minor league numbers aren’t spectacular for a DH. And in circumstances where the team is competing and/or have a capable performer ahead of him on the depth chart, he absolutely shouldn’t just be handed a starting job.

                  But this team is under neither of those circumstances. You made the argument that you would rather see a mediocre team than a godawful one. Given Matsui’s replacement level performance, you realize that he’s one of the things dragging the team towards “godawful”, right? Carter, at least, is a lottery ticket you have a chance at being able to cash in.

          • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2011 7:58 pm || Up

            the A’s will have an opening at DH after this year and before thursday “surprise announcement”

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • lenscrafters Sep 28,2011 8:00 pm || Up

            Alex Anthopoulos would be happy to give him that opportunity.

  5. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2011 8:23 pm

    Vince wants Joe maddon to get manager of the year regardless if he finishes in 3rd place or not

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  6. Poppy Poppy Sep 28,2011 8:32 pm

    I’m so bored with the A’s right now I’m really only listening to this game so I can hear KenKo and be happy he’s staying.

    There's a wild thing in the woolshed and it's keeping me awake at night.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2011 8:44 pm || Up

      KenKo’s voice tonight is pleasant, like the nitrous at the dentist’s office.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Sep 28,2011 8:53 pm || Up

      I’m so bored with the Oakland A’s
      I’m so bored with the Oakland A’s
      I’m so bored with the Oakland A’s
      But what can I do?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2011 8:57 pm || Up

        green and gold riot

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • ptbnl Sep 28,2011 9:19 pm || Up

          I fought the Lew and the Lew won.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2011 9:21 pm || Up

            Lew wolff in Diridon Palais

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • Kay Temple Kirk spwc2010 Sep 28,2011 9:37 pm || Up

              Should I Go Or Should I Go?

              \"Weren\'t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone\'s story? We\'re all just characters who believe we are real. Things make more sense now, don\'t they. Be honest.\"- DMOAS
  7. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2011 9:19 pm

    Why can’t MLB.tv just say he fuck it. Ed there is only two innings left in the season, we will lift the blackout for you. Enjoy.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  8. dmoas Sep 28,2011 9:20 pm

    Dear A’s. Please lose this game. Thanks.

    • grover Sep 28,2011 9:21 pm || Up

      Why? Thought the draft pick was fairly locked in…

      • dmoas Sep 28,2011 9:22 pm || Up

        Nope, Colorado has one more lose. If we lose, we’re tied and they had a better record last year.

        • grover Sep 28,2011 9:24 pm || Up

          So they go from #11 to #10…

        • MikeV MikeV Sep 28,2011 9:25 pm || Up

          BUT THEN WE WON’T HAVE THE MOMENTUM FOR NEXT YEAR AND THE KIDS WON’T LEARN HOW TO WIN.

          And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

          Thanks, and go As.

  9. Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2011 9:22 pm

    Huh, Gio has never thrown a 9-inning complete game.

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    • Poppy Poppy Sep 28,2011 9:25 pm || Up

      And he still won’t yet.

      There's a wild thing in the woolshed and it's keeping me awake at night.
  10. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2011 9:27 pm

    We love you too ken

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  11. MikeV MikeV Sep 28,2011 9:32 pm

    Anybody seen NM around?

    I’m FKing around with the Android wordpress app and getting an Error 500 trying to log into FK.

    Could you try adding these 2 lines to the .htaccess file — the google is telling me that might be the problem:

    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php
    AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

    And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

    Thanks, and go As.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 28,2011 11:01 pm || Up

      I’m here. I’ll look at that tomorrow.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • MikeV MikeV Sep 28,2011 11:10 pm || Up

        No worries, I’m about to go to sleep so I won’t be able to FK around with the Android app until tomorrow evening.

        And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

        Thanks, and go As.

        • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 29,2011 6:47 pm || Up

          Yeah. That broke the site.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
          • the llama suspicious coin Sep 29,2011 9:24 pm || Up

            Dang. I was hoping to use the Android WP app, too. Oh well, thanks for trying.

            • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 29,2011 9:26 pm || Up

              Maybe it’s that we aren’t running WP3?

              I wonder if there’s a theme or something that makes WP2 work in android? Unfortunately I just have a 25 year old blackberry, so I can’t test anything.

              "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
              • MikeV MikeV Sep 29,2011 9:35 pm || Up

                I’ll be up and around for awhile if you wanna FK with it.

                And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

                Thanks, and go As.

                • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 29,2011 9:38 pm || Up

                  Can’t tonight. Still at work.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • dmoas Sep 29,2011 9:45 pm || Up

                  The two of you should meet up at a bar with a wireless connection so he can test it out and the two of you can get a little alchyhol.

                • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 29,2011 9:47 pm || Up

                  That sounds like a lot more fun than what I’ll actually be doing for the next several hours.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • MikeV MikeV Sep 29,2011 9:51 pm || Up

                  Found some more info…

                  Which version of WordPress does the App work with?
                  The App works with WordPress.com and WordPress 2.92 or higher.

                  Which Android devices will this work with?
                  The App will work on all phones that are running Android version 1.5 (cupcake) or higher.

                  How do I enable XML-RPC access to my blog?
                  While logged into your WordPress dashboard, select ‘Writing’ under the Settings tab on the left. Scroll down to ‘Remote Publishing’, then check the box next to ‘XML-RPC’ and save your changes.

                  It appears we ARE on WP 2.92… so maybe just that XML-RPC access needs to be enabled.

                  I don’t have the ability to do that.

                  And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

                  Thanks, and go As.

                • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 29,2011 10:11 pm || Up

                  We are on 2.9.2. That box was checked, so I unchecked it/saved/checked it.

                  Did that help?

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • MikeV MikeV Sep 29,2011 10:23 pm || Up

                  nope.

                  lemme keep digging.

                  And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

                  Thanks, and go As.

                • MikeV MikeV Sep 29,2011 10:38 pm || Up

                  all my searching is leading me to some type of syntax error in the .htaccess file, or perhaps one of the plugins we are running on the WP install.

                  And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

                  Thanks, and go As.

                • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 29,2011 10:40 pm || Up

                  It could very easily be a plugin issue. I know our RSS feed doesn’t work, so maybe that’s connected.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • MikeV MikeV Sep 29,2011 11:03 pm || Up

                  IDK. Perhaps backup the .htaccess file, replace it with a blank one, and let WP rewrite it and see if that fixes it.

                  And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

                  Thanks, and go As.

                • nevermoor nevermoor Sep 29,2011 11:10 pm || Up

                  That’s more involved than I feel comfortable doing from the office. I’ll try it this weekend (and don’t be shy about reminding me Saturday)

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • MikeV MikeV Sep 29,2011 11:11 pm || Up

                  works for me

                  And I have to say: mikev is one of my favorite people on here -slusser.

                  Thanks, and go As.

                • monkeyball Sep 29,2011 9:39 pm || Up

                  TWMVS

                  you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come
  12. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2011 9:33 pm

    Yay! One more victory!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  13. Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2011 9:33 pm

    Well, in spite of all the suck it was a pleasure to enjoy 162 games with all of you.

    Support locally made sausage!
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2011 9:37 pm || Up

      Yes indeed. Lots of fun sharing 2011 Kraut bytes with you folks.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • dmoas Sep 28,2011 9:55 pm || Up

      So what. You’re leaving us? You bastard!

  14. futwork futwork Sep 28,2011 9:39 pm

    A quick, tidy victory. Wonderful way to end things.

  15. sslinger Sep 28,2011 9:52 pm

    The A’s & M’s were the final regular season game to finish in 2011, and will open the season in 2012. Just wait ’til next year.

    (Feel free to pile on with comments regarding the futility of both teams/years/etc.)

  16. lenscrafters Sep 28,2011 9:57 pm

    With all the talk about signing Crawford for his otherworldly defense last offseason, it’s rather ironic he didn’t make the sliding catch on Andino’s ball.

  17. Poppy Poppy Sep 28,2011 10:00 pm

    Okay. Now what?

    There's a wild thing in the woolshed and it's keeping me awake at night.
    • oblique Sep 29,2011 1:54 pm || Up

      Let’s all panic.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 29,2011 1:57 pm || Up
        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • monkeyball Sep 29,2011 2:18 pm || Up

          I almost tracked that clip down myself in response to Poppy.

          I either haven’t seen it, or it’s been since … Iunno, late high school? that I have. Forgot/never knew that it’s got both Peter Boyle (playing a Pat Caddell manque) and Allen Garfield (an early De Palma regular).

          you better hope to God you don't show up in this little community, because you'll wish you had never come
          • Leopold Bloom Sep 29,2011 3:00 pm || Up

            You know, I think that movie in particular has colored my view of the political process my entire life.

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