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DLD 051409: Hard Pore Corn 118

DLD 051409: Hard Pore Corn
Anyone up for some old-fashioned cornholing? (I’ve pimped Andy’s blog and newsletter before. It’s awesome. They also do a CSA veggie box you can sign up for.) If someone (say, grover) wants to do a groveresque down-on-the-farm report, they should use this for a recurring logo/banner: Go chat with Will Carroll and ask him what ...

Game Thread 114

This is not a test. We are family.

A’s vs Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus vs Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 21

Welcome to FK 2.0. Some of the old content was lost in translation, and only some usernames made it over. It appears that if you posted an actual post, your name has been preserved. If you are one of those people, you should be able to log in either with your old password or by ...

Royals 104

This thread is for discussing the Royals, who are playing against the A’s right now.

DLD 051209: The Great Empathizer 41

I’m not sure, but I think this is arguing for robot umpires: [He] now proposes to appoint a Great Empathizer who will call balls and strikes with a strike zone that depends on the sex, race, and social and economic background of the players. Nothing could be more damaging to the fairness of the game[.] ...

The “Watch out! Don’t accidentally write anything interesting!” Lame Duck Open Thread 31

Lest your genius be lost in the translation to Free Kraut 2.0. I’m not gonna fall into that trap, lemme tell ya. I’m considering the baseball geek cross-Bay double header on Wednesday. Followed by live coverage of the Planck launch at 6am Thursday green star oaktime.

Dividing Things Into Categories 47

The 2008 A’s had a .686 team OPS, which was the worst team mark in the AL since the 2003 Detroit Tigers, who went 49-113. 2009 carry-overs from the that team are hitting at a remarkably similar clip. In other words, not even their MOTHERS! could pretend that they had even a shred of offensive ...

Game Thread 26

Crafty righthander Justin Duchscherer has avoided the bobble-jinx today, so the A’s are in good shape. via slusser Copeland era comes to an end. Kennedy is starting batting 7th. Petit down. Gray up.  Someone on the scout.com boards said that someone on the radio said that geren said that Bobby C. will get most of ...

De-kludging Free Kraut; Game Thread 41

In place of your basic lineup list, DFA and I present to you the following: Beta Version of a usable FK site You should probably set up your own login (it defaults to editor), but it may take longer than expected to get your password, so you can also sign in as jcrewjr / freekraut. ...

Bob Melvin Fired, replaced with Daily Link Dump 116

Effective immediately. Wait a second.  A.J. Hinch?  Late ’90s catcher-of-the-future A.J. Hinch?  The guy who put up a 328/420/568 minor league line in 1997 and was at one point a top-50 prospect? Hinch, you will recall, arrived in Oakland in 1998 in the same position-player bumper crop that yielded Eric Chavez, Miguel Tejada, Ben Grieve, ...