December ← 2011 ← FREE KRAUT!

Aidnaltrop s1e1: scenes from the real Stumptown 542

Standing in line at a Rite Aid in Tigard behind a family of (I believe) relatively recent Eritrean emigrants. They’re using foodstamps to buy some groceries. The Caucasian feller behind me in line announces to the world in general: “Gee, you think if we went to their country, they’d give us free food?” JP in ...

Money and stuff 202

The A’s have done more than trade 5 players from their 2011 25 man roster; they’ve slashed their projected 2012 Opening Day payroll by an estimated $12.3 million dollars. Why did the A’s make these moves now and how are they going to invest their money in 2012? The obvious answer would be that Beane ...

Several times, he has reversed direction 286

In college, I played flugelhorn for the Generous Procrastinators Ugh. If Reddick not in deal, Bailey would have been traded to Texas — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) December 29, 2011 there is trade interest in Balfour Of course Pujols is backloaded! Might signing Madson to a 2y deal and shipping him out in July make sense? ...

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Freeking Bad 88

In this blog, first you get the leenks, then you get the sausages, then you get the kraut. Sweet Ba’al Almighty, you should know you’ve broken bad when you’ve lost FF. Welcome one and all. Please note the absence of rules. And please for the love of Bill King, start some threads on your own. ...

A mysterious outfit 998

K(evindrum) of the Day: If you’re interested in pickles, you should listen.

A nervous chuckle and a quick getaway 41

Slusser and Magowan tap on the brakes going south on 880 Slusserer: A’s in on Soler? DFA bait: Coffee shop hipsters discussing how terrible it would be to raise kids in hip urban area. #fail — Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias) December 28, 2011 My mom,Tarzan's Jane, referred to Cheetah-the-chimp as 'that bastard' – saying he bit ...

Year-End State of the Oakland A’ss 22

We’ve lost a lot of talent: A rotation fundament:

The Lord of Misrule 166

My favorite variation on Boxing Day/world turned upside down is Fauvel — The story of the Ass who corrupts society from top to bottom. Happy BoxGrilling Day!

The New FKolossus 508

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! The first rule of FK is, there is no rules at FK The second rule of FK is, there is ...