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Games 76*-79*: Solstice Shakedown Party 84

It doesn’t feel like the A’s are exactly “hot” (I mean, losing two of three to the Mariners, and then an Orioles series), but they are a respectable 10-6 over the last 16 including that 6-4 on the brutal road trip. We now head into the final 16 before the All-Star Break, trying to figure ...

70-71-72-72-74-75 There is a Cancer in the O-Ring Central 112

Well, not anymore. The good news about PIscotty’s non IL, is that that is the positional depth the A’s actually have. The mariners have been terrible. I am sure the A’s can change that. I will say, I would love to see a teal/kelly match up. Dozens of fans would hit menu to color adjust ...

Trop of the World 75

Comment here on the remaining 2/3 of of a three-game set in St. Pete against the AL East leading Rays.

Games 63*-66*: Texas Toast 163

I have a while between flights here in Vegas so I’ll put up an early weekend thread. It figures I’d be the one who gets a flight with a soccer team: “Reno 1868 FC” on the Reno to Vegas leg. I think that’s some AAA-equivalent league below MLS; they play in the Reno Aces ballpark. ...

Spinning around the Southland 87

On the upside d’Anaheim had to fly to Wrigley yesterday for a one game makeup while the Oakland lads are fresh. On the downside Grossman and Profar appear to have the keys to Bob’s starting lineup pen. "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of ...

2019 Rule 4 Draft 62

The downside of winning 97 games (apart from the inevitable playoff heartbreak) is a low spot in the draft. This year Oakland picks 29th, although to be fair whoever we get at that spot is still a good bet to produce more value than last year’s #9. Jonathan Mayo’s latest mock has Oakland taking Seth ...

Houston cocksucker! 73

“How does Houston hope to defeat me? Allied as I am with the imbecile, the contemptible, and the promiscuous fucking insane.” Fiers, Anderson, Bassitt; assign the descriptors to taste. George Hearst The Houston Astros swagger into our one-horse town, foreboding, powerful, a step ahead, holding all the cards. By which of course I mean: Deadwood ...

Games 54*-56*: You must be the Angels I thought I might never find 143

Remember when the A’s had the Big Three and the Anaheims had starters like Lackey, Washburn and Santana and a shutdown bullpen (except for the occasional sulk-off)? Man, have times changed at the Big A. Matt Harvey, an $11M band-aid for this season, has been horrible and after serving up 4 homers in 2-2/3 innings ...

Games 48*-53*: The lake has taken full effect on the sinking SS Mariner 186

Yes I know Detroit isn’t literally on a Great Lake, but close enough. Detroit and Cleveland is certainly a convenient trip; it’s only 169 miles between the ballparks by car and the A’s plane needed just 28 minutes in the air yesterday. For a traveling fan I think doing those two cities back-to-back is a ...

Detroit. Change the luck again, but in the other direction. 129

If the first game of a series starts at 10 am on a Thursday, and isn’t on TV, does it make a sound?