July ← 2018 ← FREE KRAUT!

Corvids: You’re Smoking In It 312

The ubiquitous “Smoakland” signs greeted the Blue Jays on their bus into town as the rampant wildfire smoke surely caught their eye on their flight in. I just drove back from Tuolumne Meadows and it was nigh apocalyptic all the way from the Sierras to around Pleasanton. "Kraut will get you through times of no ...

Coors: You’re Soaking In It 94

Settle in for great third base play, a lot of runs, and a couple of teams that are in the thick of it.

Games 101°F – 104°F: You sure can drink a lot of beer underneath that Texas sun 262

This was the Arlington trip I should have taken. I bet I could dump 8 or 9 of these pounds I could stand to lose over the four days. My prediction of a Brett Anderson DFA after last week’s game in San Francisco failed to materialize, so Brett survives to throw slop for at least ...

Looking Down on Giants from the Mountaintop 255

Don’t forget to pack an oxygen tank for the summit. Let me know what the pennant race looks like from way up there. Rodriguez vs. Jackson Bumgarner vs. Cahill Cueto vs. Manaea

Hey now…FK it, that’s been done 86

Even with all the overblown bs surrounding the All Star Game, I still love the showcase of the best MLB players, and still root hard for the American League as I always have. Your lineups: American League Mookie Betts (Red Sox) – RF Jose Altuve (Astros) – 2B Mike Trout (Angels) – CF J.D. Martinez ...

Mad Men, Across the Water! 149

Your Oakland Athletics cunningly weave their way through Bay Bridge traffic to battle Orange and Black Death in Baghdad by the Bay, in the first three of six consecutive games vs. the loathsome foe. Friday at 7:15: Jackson vs. Bumgarner Saturday at 7:05: Anderson vs. Samardzija Sunday at 1:05: Manaea vs. Suarez Casilla and Hatcher ...

Judgement Nights 233

I try to avoid hyperbole, but these next four games in Houston are the most important in the history of sports. At 1-8 on the season series thus far the A’s have failed worse than Napoleon in Russia (take note, Les Bleus).  Anything worse than a split here would be a crash of Hindenburgian proportions. ...

Perdoname padre, tenemos que ganar 85

Welcome back matt chapman. Bassitt v Clayton richard Manaea v Perdomo Ugly uniforms abound!