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Twin prime conjecture 207

My conjecture is that the Twins suck. All their doughnuts have names that sound like prostitutes. And run differential doesn’t win games, Einstein Steven Stigler, if that is your real name.

Tuesday A: Manaea vs Shoemaker
Tuesday B: Luzardo vs Dressmaker
Wednesday: Montas vs Cheesemaker

"Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."

207 thoughts on “Twin prime conjecture

  1. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 20,2021 3:47 pm

    blessed are the cheesemakers

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  2. andeux andeux Apr 20,2021 3:50 pm

    With Seattle’s loss, we are only 1 game out of first place.

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    • andeux andeux Apr 20,2021 9:06 pm || Up

      First place!

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      • elcroata elcroata Apr 23,2021 11:27 pm || Up

        Best record in AL!

        Fun fact, there are only two teams with positive run differential in AL West, AL Central and NL East combined. Next to last place * and second place White Sox.

        Because survival is insufficient
        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 24,2021 3:09 pm || Up

          Astros and A’s are each other’s run differential.

          Gaudan is the astros and A’s run differential

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 3:51 pm

    I wonder if thought was given to not throwing lefties in both ends of the twin bill.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Apr 20,2021 3:54 pm || Up

      I’ve always wondered if that conventional wisdom really matters.
      In this case, they aren’t very similar pitchers anyway.
      And actually isn’t it potentially an advantage in a doubleheader, as it makes it harder for the other team to use different hitters in the two games?

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 20,2021 3:57 pm || Up

        Maybe throw two righties while Kepler is down with covid.

      • mikeA Apr 20,2021 3:57 pm || Up

        Yeah, it strikes me as an advantage for that reason.

  4. andeux andeux Apr 20,2021 3:56 pm

    Quite the eventful week for Minnesota.

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    • colin colin Apr 21,2021 5:57 am || Up

      A friend of my wife lives in Minneapolis and has jury duty starting … next week, fortunately.

  5. lenscrafters Apr 20,2021 4:22 pm

    Really enjoying the AL Central defense.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 20,2021 9:46 pm || Up

      It looked a little contagious there by the end, though.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 21,2021 4:57 pm || Up

      ding ding ding

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 20,2021 4:38 pm

    Donaldson’s hair…….no.

  7. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 4:41 pm

    One if by land, two if by Moreland!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  8. lenscrafters Apr 20,2021 4:41 pm

    Wow when Moreland is locked in against a pitcher (or a team), he is really locked in.

  9. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 20,2021 4:51 pm

    Vince said baldeli heard 10 teams have made 85%

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  10. andeux andeux Apr 20,2021 4:58 pm

    IIRC, that Rajai walkoff they just showed was an FK tailgate game.

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    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 5:10 pm || Up
      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  11. mikeA Apr 20,2021 5:03 pm

    That looked 1000000% foul off the bat.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 5:06 pm || Up

      Waiting for Ken Arneson’s lateral wind assist metric.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 20,2021 5:33 pm || Up

        • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 20,2021 9:46 pm || Up

          Now do the 21st out.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  12. mikeA Apr 20,2021 5:08 pm

    Looks like about 2,500 in attendance. I was going to be at this game last night, big thanks to all the morons who don’t want to be vaccinated…

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2021 5:28 pm || Up

      It definitely has that late ’70’s look, except the score is reversed.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  13. Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2021 5:12 pm

    200 grand slams in Oakland history? 4 per year? I would have guessed a higher number.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  14. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 20,2021 5:22 pm

    I dont like the way the flourish underneath “Minnesota” stops before the “a”.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  15. sslinger Apr 20,2021 5:32 pm

    So if Manaea goes another inning is it a complete game?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 5:45 pm || Up

      Not a CG or a shutout.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 20,2021 5:48 pm || Up

        Ken and Vince haven’t gotten that memo.

      • andeux andeux Apr 20,2021 5:51 pm || Up

        Really?
        Glen started to say that, and then said it was.

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        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 5:55 pm || Up

          Yeah I blame that fucker Glen for my half-listening incorrect comment.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2021 5:52 pm || Up

        0 for 2, FSU.
        Complete game
        Shutout

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  16. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 20,2021 5:44 pm

    It has to be.

    Related, I just realized you can throw a CG shutout amd not get a quality start.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • mikeA Apr 20,2021 5:52 pm || Up

      I threw a five inning (10 run rule) no-hitter in high school. Always happy for an opportunity to bring that up.

      • Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2021 5:59 pm || Up

        Now if Manaea had not given up any hits it would not be an official no-hitter.

        Say Luzardo doesn’t give up any hits, the game is 0-0 after 7 innings, Luzardo completes the 8th inning still without giving up any hits, the A’s score in the bottom of the 8th and win 1-0. That is still not a no-hitter. However, if it’s 0-0 after 8, Luzardo completes the 9th inning and then the A’s win it 1-0 in the bottom of the 9th: bingo, no-hitter!

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 20,2021 6:09 pm || Up

          How about no runners through 8, twins sacrifice bunt and sacrifice fly for 1-0 lead in the ninth, A’s score two in the bottom: perfect game

  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 6:22 pm

    I guess we’ll just run Andrus out there for 162 games or until he breaks.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 6:31 pm || Up

      Machin is not an inspiring alternative though.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 20,2021 7:03 pm || Up

        That shot to the ankle may change everything.

        Or we will just let Elvis hobble out for another hundred and 30.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  18. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 6:29 pm

    Luzardo back to the glasses. There is a non-zero chance he is neurotic.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 20,2021 6:29 pm

    Glasses make the fastball faster.

  20. mikeA Apr 20,2021 6:37 pm

    I’m still reeling from finding out Coco’s career HBP a few years ago.

  21. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 20,2021 7:25 pm

    Hustle double!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 20,2021 7:30 pm

    Olson showing off the wheels this inning.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 20,2021 9:49 pm || Up

      The whole team just started running. Who the hell are these guys?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  23. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 7:33 pm

    Bat of Renown!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  24. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 20,2021 7:33 pm

    Bat of Renown!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  25. mikeA Apr 20,2021 7:37 pm

    Is the rule just that the umpire has to signal time in after a foul ball?

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 7:54 pm || Up

      “After the ball is dead, play shall be resumed when the pitcher takes
      his place on the pitcher’s plate with a new ball or the same ball in
      his possession and the plate umpire calls “Play.” The plate umpire
      shall call “Play” as soon as the pitcher takes his place on his plate
      with the ball in his possession.”

      From 5.12(b) in the 2019 rule book at least.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 20,2021 9:50 pm || Up

        Play shall be the call the umpire shall make. He shall not call “go ahead.” “OK” is right out.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 20,2021 11:03 pm || Up

          This is only when Harvey is delivering the balls to the ump though.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  26. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 7:37 pm

    You don’t often think about the need to call time-in, but there you are.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 20,2021 9:51 pm || Up

      Not often you get picked off of second twice in the same inning.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  27. Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2021 7:41 pm

    It’s an Ed Night with the divergent pitch counts.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 20,2021 7:57 pm || Up

      it’s hard to track when I am radio only washing the dishes and making dinner.

      I have been keeping a rough count

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  28. andeux andeux Apr 20,2021 7:46 pm

    Oh, come on.

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  29. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 7:46 pm

    Oh for fuck’s sake.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 20,2021 7:49 pm

    Kaval has to wrap his hand in tinfoil amd use it as a makeshift fuse for 3 innings.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux Apr 20,2021 7:51 pm || Up

      Endorsed.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 20,2021 7:54 pm || Up

        If I tweet this to him will he get someone on it right away?

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2021 8:05 pm || Up

          The A’s are 50% owners, right? They’re there through 2024 at least and they’re going to have to spend some money on this stuff.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  31. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 7:50 pm

    Why torture these poor fans and players with Journey, on top of everything else.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  32. Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2021 7:50 pm

    No, Vince, a light failure after completion of the top of the 5th would not make it an official complete game.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  33. Ice Cream Ice Cream Apr 20,2021 7:53 pm

    The lightless has taken effect.

    Where is the good in "good-bye"?
  34. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 20,2021 8:00 pm

    the game could have been played

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Apr 20,2021 8:10 pm || Up

      Totally could and should have just played through that.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 8:26 pm || Up

        I dunno, I don’t think the TV view does it justice, LF and CF would have a hard time dealing with the big sudden change.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2021 8:28 pm || Up

          Outfielders at Wrigley Field have been looking at the dark side of the baseball ever since they put the lights in that place.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 8:31 pm || Up

            Sure, but not suddenly at 7:45 PM in the middle of an inning.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Apr 20,2021 8:13 pm || Up

      OTOH it was just the right amount of time to watch Jeopardy, so whatever.

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  35. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 20,2021 8:01 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2021 8:02 pm || Up

      You’re supposed to aim for the X instead of the trough?

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 20,2021 8:15 pm || Up

        post 3rd quarter at a raiders game?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 20,2021 9:53 pm || Up

          That would be some impressive range from Vegas…

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 20,2021 8:15 pm

    Machin! Great play.

    • Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2021 8:16 pm || Up

      I’m glad that wasn’t Jed breaking himself going after that.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  37. lenscrafters Apr 20,2021 8:27 pm

    I dunno about this, Bob.

  38. andeux andeux Apr 20,2021 8:28 pm

    Things can fall apart fast with Luzardo, so I get why they don’t want him facing the top of the order a 3rd time, but I still don’t have a ton of confidence in this bullpen either.

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    • Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2021 8:29 pm || Up

      Luzardo needed to leave a game on a positive note. If he gives up a homer to Donaldson, so much for that.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  39. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 8:32 pm

    Has Aramis caught Lou before, he looks like he has no idea where the pitches are going.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  40. Ice Cream Ice Cream Apr 20,2021 8:36 pm

    Big strike three!

    Where is the good in "good-bye"?
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 20,2021 8:38 pm || Up

      ken went through every one of his catch phrases

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 20,2021 8:39 pm || Up

        I assume Donaldson couldn’t beLIEVE it.

  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 20,2021 8:38 pm

    Lou! Perfect pitch right there.

  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 20,2021 8:40 pm

    Additional A’s runs would be most excellent.

  43. andeux andeux Apr 20,2021 8:48 pm

    The old back-foot slider.

    TINSTAAFK
  44. lenscrafters Apr 20,2021 8:54 pm

    Elvis…

    • doctorK doctorK Apr 20,2021 8:55 pm || Up

      Imagine if the A’s had a competent SS.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 20,2021 8:58 pm || Up

        We do. Hes over at third.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • lenscrafters Apr 20,2021 9:33 pm || Up

        A deadline trade for Trevor Story makes too much sense, but he’ll have ~9 million left by then so probably too rich for Fisher.

  45. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 20,2021 8:56 pm

    Im not sure I could survive a full season of Diekman closing.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Apr 20,2021 9:01 pm || Up

      This is pretty much exactly how I expected a Diekman save opp to go.

  46. doctorK doctorK Apr 20,2021 9:00 pm

    Never a doubt.

  47. andeux andeux Apr 20,2021 9:02 pm

    Smart to delay the game long enough to make that catchable.

    TINSTAAFK
  48. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 20,2021 9:02 pm

    Used every dang inch up to that well-lit left field wall.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. Ice Cream Ice Cream Apr 20,2021 9:03 pm

    Whoa, that was too close for comfort.

    Where is the good in "good-bye"?
  50. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 20,2021 9:04 pm

    7 inning games are an abomination. 8 inning games would be bad, but better

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 20,2021 9:08 pm || Up

      I expect this will be a topic in the CBA negotiations. I don’t think ownership would want regular 7-inning games because they can’t sell separate admission tickets to those. Possibly 7-inning game doubleheaders will be retained only in cases where a split doubleheader can’t be done due to travel restrictions in the CBA.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 20,2021 9:18 pm || Up

        do they have to cut off liquor sales?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 20,2021 9:04 pm

    Sheesh. My heart stopped.

  52. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 7:10 am

    Not from 830 but:

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 11:12 am || Up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  53. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 21,2021 10:32 am

    Well that’s not good.

  54. lenscrafters Apr 21,2021 10:32 am

    Guduan stays with the team and Weems sent down. I’m curious what they see in Guduan because keeping him on the roster has cost Tom, Bolt, and Weems at various points.

    • lenscrafters Apr 26,2021 1:56 pm || Up

      Add Kolarek to the list. Really confusing at this point, he’s basically a dead spot on the roster cause Bob only uses him in the rarest of circumstances. He didn’t even come in yesterday after Guerra let things get out of hand.

  55. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 21,2021 1:16 pm

    Reaching with your pitching hand to try to field a comebacker and then banging your pitching hand on the mound because you are frustrated at not fielding said comebacker. Not a great sequence of decisions, Kenta.

  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 21,2021 1:28 pm

    I just assume N. Cruz is going to get at least one of those a series.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 1:50 pm || Up

      yeah, and that slow trot was epic

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  57. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 21,2021 1:28 pm

    Frankie may not have his best stuff today.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 21,2021 1:42 pm

    Olson is seeing the ball well at the moment.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 21,2021 1:44 pm || Up

      Yeah that was impressive, identified the bender quickly, stayed back, and drove it to dead center.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 21,2021 8:11 pm || Up

      The opposite field “double” yesterday is one of the better pieces of hitting I’ve seen out of him in a long time.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 21,2021 1:43 pm

    Astudillo is like a cartoon character out there.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 21,2021 1:49 pm || Up

      Love the nickname, looking at him recalls what I imagine the sailors saw, a bulbous island arising out of the sea. Tortuga.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 21,2021 1:53 pm || Up

        I’m not sure you could design two less similar professional baseball players than him and Buxton. I love watching both of them, and that they are teammates.

      • andeux andeux Apr 21,2021 1:57 pm || Up

        TINSTAAFK
  60. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 21,2021 1:47 pm

    Now Maeda knows about the Bat of Renown also.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  61. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 1:49 pm

    This game is going to come down to the last possession.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  62. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 1:51 pm

    why was the twins lefty up? were they gonna wait for lowrie?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  63. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 2:10 pm

    I am not a wendelken fan

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  64. andeux andeux Apr 21,2021 2:18 pm

    A lot of balls getting through Lowrie.

    TINSTAAFK
  65. andeux andeux Apr 21,2021 2:29 pm

    Romo on a day with the ball carrying?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 2:33 pm || Up

      against donaldson and cruz

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 2:35 pm || Up

      can’t really blame romo for that hit that continues his streak of not getting the leadoff batter out.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 21,2021 2:49 pm || Up

      A little concerning Bob didn’t go to Petit there when he hasn’t pitched since Friday?

  66. lenscrafters Apr 21,2021 2:38 pm

    He has one usable pitch but sure keep throwing those 80 mph changeup/fastballs down the middle.

    • lenscrafters Apr 21,2021 2:42 pm || Up

      I was too generous. He has no usable pitches.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 21,2021 2:42 pm || Up

      I thought that was the slider, and it just didn’t work any more. Either way, he stinks now.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 2:44 pm || Up

        “That’ll do it for Sergio Romo”

        If only ken, if only

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • lenscrafters Apr 21,2021 2:46 pm || Up

          Rodney got 17 appearances and survived until late May so this could still take a while.

      • andeux andeux Apr 21,2021 2:45 pm || Up

        Seriously, why was he in there in a tie game?

        TINSTAAFK
  67. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 2:49 pm

    Us doubters are going to look foolish when Hatteberg walks this off

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  68. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 21,2021 3:05 pm

    Web gem.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  69. lenscrafters Apr 21,2021 3:08 pm

    Weren’t we taught in little league not to put your throwing hand there.

  70. Soaker Soaker Apr 21,2021 3:14 pm

    Thank goodness they got Rain Delay Robles out of there. Man. We don’t want this game going so long that we need the lights.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 21,2021 3:15 pm || Up

      Shout out to the fan whose chicken noises were blasting through on the broadcast.

  71. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 3:17 pm

    Can’t be mad at that catch. Also pleased with the lowrie runs

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  72. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 3:28 pm

    dad power needed

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  73. lenscrafters Apr 21,2021 3:48 pm

    Elvis still does not have a double digit wRC+.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 3:51 pm || Up

      if only fischer would understand sunk costs on Davis/Andrus

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  74. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 3:50 pm

    Hopefully Adolis Garcia will cool off before the A’s get to the rangers

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  75. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 4:03 pm

    is this a 3 and a half hour game?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Apr 21,2021 4:04 pm || Up

      So far.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 21,2021 4:20 pm || Up

        I am prepared to celebrate at 4:20 if the A’s cooperate.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 21,2021 4:25 pm || Up

          At the pace Trivino works it may be 0420 tomorrow.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • andeux andeux Apr 21,2021 4:25 pm || Up

          Olson’s second homer was 421′ on 4/21.

          TINSTAAFK
  76. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 21,2021 4:19 pm

    Cannot be denied!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  77. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 4:22 pm

    chapman on 2nd?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  78. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 21,2021 4:24 pm

    I don’t like Lou throwing another inning after 25 pitches in the 9th but the alternatives aren’t thrilling either.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Apr 21,2021 4:26 pm || Up

      Where is Guerra today?

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 4:30 pm || Up

        warmed up in the 4th? 3rd? then bob went to Wendelken in the 5th with suboptimal results. and now here he is

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux Apr 21,2021 4:31 pm || Up

          Wendelken is fine, Romo was the unforced error.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 4:46 pm || Up

            You can keep your fancy numbers, I am not a fan

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
  79. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 21,2021 4:28 pm

    its a long season and hopefully bob will stop using romo and give wendelken mop up duty where he excels

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  80. lenscrafters Apr 21,2021 4:44 pm

    I know the bench isn’t great but not PHing for Andrus here…

  81. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 21,2021 4:56 pm

    Wow, the A’s are living right I guess, that’s some mighty good fortune

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 21,2021 8:14 pm || Up

      Indeed. Nothing gets in the way of these Twins and losing games. Apparently.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  82. 5Aces 5Aces Apr 21,2021 4:58 pm

    I got home in time to watch 1 pitch. You’re welcome.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 21,2021 5:05 pm || Up

      13 pitchers threw 361 pitches. Guerra threw 1 and gets the win.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  83. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 21,2021 5:46 pm

    Quote machine

    • AV AV Apr 21,2021 7:37 pm || Up

      pretty sure he smells no matter what.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 22,2021 9:20 am || Up

      He’s too good at this.

      A “Let’s go, Oakland!” chant reverberated throughout the Coliseum as Laureano stepped into the moment he’d been waiting for. After fouling five pitches in a row, he roped a cutter straight to third baseman Luis Arraez.

      “Shit, I just fucked up,” he thought, but then he remembered something.

      “The baseball gods. That’s what happened. That’s why I knew we were going to win.”

  84. lenscrafters Apr 21,2021 6:15 pm

    It’s nice to see the convergence with the *. Though maybe I don’t understand the calculations behind these playoff odds enough, but isn’t it odd how the A’s can go from 9% playoff chances to 50% in less than two weeks, even accounting for a 11 game win streak?

    • andeux andeux Apr 21,2021 6:58 pm || Up

      That does seem like too big a change.

      The funny part is that Seattle’s odds have barely budged, even though they have almost the same record.

      TINSTAAFK
      • nevermoor nevermoor Apr 22,2021 12:30 am || Up

        I think the fundamental concept of most WP calculators (and by extension, playoff odd calculators) are too reliant on other eras of baseball. It seems all to frequent that 99% WP calculations become losses.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • colin colin Apr 22,2021 6:34 am || Up

      I would say that the Fangraphs playoff odd have serious coverage issues, except I’m pretty sure their approach is highly Bayesian.

  85. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 21,2021 6:58 pm

    I had not connected these dots:

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  86. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 21,2021 8:12 pm

    • doctorK doctorK Apr 22,2021 8:28 am || Up

      I’m surprised the ’79 A’s scored 13 runs – total.

      • Soaker Soaker Apr 22,2021 8:54 am || Up

        I was also impressed that the ’73 A’s gave up 12. Ken Holtzman and Paul Lindblad both got knocked around but the Yankees rescued them by committing 5 errors. 8/12/73 box score.

        Time of the game was 3:16, the fifth-longest by time of the 1973 season. The 2021 A’s have already played nine games which took more time.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Ice Cream Ice Cream Apr 22,2021 8:56 am || Up

        [snicker]

        Where is the good in "good-bye"?
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 22,2021 9:16 am || Up

      Lineup:

      1. Rickey (CF)
      2. Dave Chalk (3B)
      3. Jim Essian (DH)
      4. Jeff Newman (1B)
      5. Tony Armas (RF)
      6. Mike Heath (C)
      7. Mike Edwards (2B)
      8. Derek Bryant (LF)
      9. Rob Picciolo (SS)

      Rickey went 4-8 with four singles (1-2 on steal attempts) in his sixth game in green and gold. He also laid down a sacrifice bunt (!) in the ninth, with runners on first and second and the A’s down two runs (!!). It took back-to-back singles by Chalk and Essian to bring home both runners and tie the game. Great managing.

      Chalk went 2-6 with 3 walks, and hit the A’s only homer. Heath singled home the winning run in the 15th, after the Rangers intentionally walked Wayne Gross, who had pinch hit for Larry Murray eight innings earlier, after Murray had replaced Armas on defense (unclear why; Armas played the next day).

  87. Soaker Soaker Apr 22,2021 9:47 am

    Wow, look at the temperature dropping in Hell.

    Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that cord cutters can cheer. After years of relying on traditional distribution of local games via cable and satellite (plus, to a limited extent, over-the-top streaming), MLB is now urging its regional sports networks to explore direct-to-customer possibilities for local fans.

    “What we’re trying to do now is work with those RSNs to figure out what type of structure would make sense for an over-the-top product that may not require authentication,” said MLB’s chief operations and strategy officer Chris Marinak…As in, instead of asking online viewers to authenticate themselves with login credentials for a TV service already carrying a regional sports network’s programming, the RSN would sell service direct to those fans.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • andeux andeux Apr 22,2021 10:04 am || Up

      Now we just need Comcast Sports Net to get on board with that.

      TINSTAAFK
    • 5Aces 5Aces Apr 22,2021 12:54 pm || Up

      And then pls sell it to NRAFs so I can watch ALL games.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  88. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 22,2021 7:16 pm

    Seattle is getting one-hit, but is somehow tied in the ninth 3-3 with the Red Sox.

  89. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 22,2021 8:08 pm

    Aw man, RIP Shock G.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2021 3:57 pm || Up

      Good Chron appreciation. Unique Oakland vibe.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  90. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2021 11:57 am

    Time to get down to it.

    On Friday, three years after proposing a waterfront ballpark in Oakland, the A’s put their financial cards on the table: a billion-dollar ballpark, privately financed, with an additional $450 million in community benefits, including affordable housing. The project would include development of a neighborhood surrounding the 35,000-seat ballpark, similar to what the Angels have pledged to develop around Angel Stadium.

    The A’s ask the city to pay $855 million in infrastructure improvements, using taxes generated by the project. The A’s estimated total development costs for the project, in which they likely would partner with private developers, are $12 billion.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2021 2:42 pm || Up

      “The A’s have spent this entire century searching for a new home.”

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Apr 23,2021 5:27 pm || Up

        Hoping this is a prelude to Fisher ostentatiously “compromising” so the politicians can claim victory and vote yes. But maybe it isn’t that and the search will continue.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2021 6:38 pm || Up

          If the A’s are serious about building in Oakland (which I believe) then they surely have several levels of deal-sweeteners in their pockets to be used when needed, especially at the eleventh hour. Every deal that gets done in Oakland includes concessions when the final vote comes. I hope and assume that Fisher/Kaval have someone who knows this on their team.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  91. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2021 2:22 pm

    talk about a long walk from BART

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  92. Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2021 2:22 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2021 2:49 pm || Up

      Bullshit. The scaling appears to be off by a factor of a little more than 2.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2021 2:57 pm || Up

        came back to say that. I measured in google, and the furthest point from an entrance appears to be 1500-1700 feet

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2021 2:57 pm || Up

        Whoops, my bad. That’s actually right. It threw me by putting the two home plates in different places.

        (When you have them on the same scale, it’s about twice as far from Oracle Park home plate to Market Street as it is from Dodger Stadium home plate to the northernmost corner of the parking lot.)

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • Future Ed Future Ed Apr 23,2021 3:02 pm || Up

          the NE peninsula would reach the freeway, if oriented correctly using the pac bell left field gate being equivalent to the dodgers left field gate

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2021 3:33 pm || Up

            I realized my error when I looked at the overlay again and thought, “those baseball fields are close to the same size”. It looks like there’s a bit of scaling error and Dodger Stadium does appear to be bigger, but not by a factor of 2.

            Side note: For such a car-oriented place I find Dodger Stadium’s parking lot despicable. Last time I went there I stayed at the Super 8 motel at the stadium entrance off Sunset Boulevard. The motel is an overpay, but it’s convenient to the ballpark and there are plenty of restaurants a short walk down Sunset in Echo Park.

            What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 23,2021 3:48 pm || Up

              Despicable how? I went to maybe five or so Dodger games in 80s, don’t remember it as especially bad parking. They could’ve stolen flatter land to build it I suppose.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2021 4:04 pm || Up

                Even with a huge crowd at the Coliseum I’ve never had to wait 30+ minutes to exit. And they do directed parking so you can’t choose an advantageous spot.

                What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
                • andeux andeux Apr 23,2021 4:09 pm || Up

                  Opening day at the Coliseum a few years ago they were doing directed parking, and it took us over an hour to exit.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • Soaker Soaker Apr 23,2021 4:18 pm || Up

                  Im my experience it’s that way every game at Dodger Stadium. I get directed parking in the sense that tailgaters can’t hog extra spaces (ahem), but if you’re not parking in a familiar spot the route out is different every time. Multiply that by 8000 drivers and you have a nightly clusterFK.

                  What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
                • mikeA Apr 23,2021 9:35 pm || Up

                  My dad would say “this is like the Dodger Stadium parking lot” whenever there was some type of chaotic situation.

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