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The 2018 Season, Rebooted 260

We fired up on Thursday and things were going all right for a while, but we started noticing sluggish performance that got worse and worse and finally landed us at the Blue Screen of Death. So I’m shutting down and restarting in Safe Mode, just sticking to a few basic operations such as the one ...

Opening Day! 272

Eve, but I figured let’s get a thread up. Dustin Fowler (pictured here reenacting the poster for “The 40 Year Old Virgin”) starts the year in AAA and remains in the Moonlight Graham category until further notice. Boog Powell is your centerfielder, and I guess there will be eight relievers again. Trevor Cahill will join ...

Essential Grill Consultants LLC 331

Stormy weather in Washington, but not in Arizona, from whence we get a rare treat today: televised AJ Puk (mlb.tv has the Brewers’ feed). The Kensington police department may have some issues. Chess news! Tomorrow in Berlin begins the Candidates Tournament to determine which of 8 top challengers will get to take on Magnus Carlsen ...

Lousy Smarch Grill 219

Counting the days until real baseball like…

Front Row Seats 2018 126

Front Row Seats 2018
The usual drill – post your requests in the comments and I’ll collate them in the table. UPDATE: Individual game pricing in effect – total cost is 2 x seat + $10 except on Free Parking Tuesdays.

Spring [sic] Training Continued Grill 219

A few baseball links to help get us through this cold spell: 1. Susan Slusser reports that Jorge Mateo, who was the only one of the three players acquired for Sonny Gray who was not injured at the time, and whose best tool is speed, is limited by a lingering knee problem. 2. Game calling ...

Rosterbation Sensation Grill 242

Here’s my presumptive, scribbled on a napkin, 25 heading into Spring Training: Rotation: Graveman, Manaea, Mengden, Triggs, Bassitt Pen: Treinen, Petit, Pagan, Buchter, Hendricks, Dull, Coulombe Catchers: Maxwell, Phegley Infielders: Olson, Lowrie, Semien, Chapman, Pinder Outfielders: Joyce, Fowler, Piscotty, Powell DH: Davis Miscellaneous: Nunez I’m sure I forgot someone and/or assumed a player has an ...

Down at the Angela Sun-set Grill 285

Many of these remaining free agents dominoes should fall in the next couple weeks, and I’m sure Jed Lowrie is checking his text messages many times a day to see if he’s still an Oakland Athletic. Kendall Graveman is the remaining arb-eligible Athletic who hasn’t settled. I think they can work this one out. kendall ...

Happy New Grill 305

This Jeff Pearlman anti-Bonds screed in The Athletic is a little nutso. There aren’t enough ways to argue against Bonds’ enshrinement without first wrapping your white self in Hank Aaron’s struggle? And, just, this writing… This is what it was to be a black man in America. This is what it was to be a ...

Winter Meetings Grill 266

The Winter Meetings start today. Beane and Forst are still hunting outfielders. Slusser posits that Lowrie is the A’s most likely trade chip. Eno Sarris thinks the A’s should sign Jay Bruce, who he says is not Billy Butler. In stadium non-news, Matier and Ross have Dave Kaval blowing off Scott McKibben regarding restarting Coliseum ...