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The other Dunedin 35, 35, 36 217

The Jays neighbors, the rays come in for three

Manaea v old friend rich hill
montas v handsome Glasnow
Braden v big game Shields

A tough weekend, hopefully the dodgers can take care of business with the angels

217 thoughts on “The other Dunedin 35, 35, 36

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2021 6:54 pm

    The name “Dunedin” comes from Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

    The A’s lineup beats Tampa’s in Scot ancestry (I speculate) so that means we sweep.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2021 6:56 pm

    OK, that was unlikely and impressive, but it was not very “athletic.”

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2021 7:01 pm

    Dallas likes the good-fielding pitchers like Ray likes the good catching-catchers

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. Future Ed Future Ed May 7,2021 7:11 pm

    national league baseball is so stupid.

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  5. andeux andeux May 7,2021 7:18 pm

    Per Mike Selleck, early May has historically been a good time for some A’s pitchers.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed May 7,2021 7:27 pm || Up

      interesting

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      • Soaker Soaker May 7,2021 7:46 pm || Up

        This is the apparently-nonexistent Game 34 though.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  6. Future Ed Future Ed May 7,2021 7:46 pm

    hope canha can start a 2 out rally

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    • andeux andeux May 7,2021 7:47 pm || Up

      Hey, Kemp has the 2nd-best OBP on the team.

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  7. 5Aces 5Aces May 7,2021 7:47 pm

    Semi successful El Vez AB. 3 pitches and only 1 out. Admittedly it is tough to make 2 outs when leading off.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2021 7:48 pm

    Pitchers look weird in jersey numbers below 20.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2021 7:50 pm || Up

      I wear #14 and pitch for my softball team so I know.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2021 7:49 pm

    I wasn’t kidding btw, when heard from the stands Like a Virgin really works as a walkup song.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  10. Future Ed Future Ed May 7,2021 8:04 pm

    click

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  11. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2021 8:07 pm

    Not getting a cheap walk from Bill Miller tonight.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. 5Aces 5Aces May 7,2021 8:10 pm

    Made Wiley

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  13. lenscrafters May 7,2021 8:10 pm

    One of the first 3 guys up needs to hit a home run.

  14. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2021 8:13 pm

    Jed Lowrie is a witch.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  15. Future Ed Future Ed May 7,2021 8:18 pm

    madden should not have pitched to brown

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  16. 5Aces 5Aces May 7,2021 8:21 pm

    El Vez with a hit
    Dogs and cats living together!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux andeux May 7,2021 8:23 pm || Up

      Not making an out just didn’t feel right.

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      • Future Ed Future Ed May 7,2021 8:35 pm || Up

        wasn’t terrible at least

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  17. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 7,2021 8:24 pm

    A sudden explosion of strategery.

  18. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2021 8:26 pm

    Aw.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. Soaker Soaker May 7,2021 8:27 pm

    I’ve seen a fair number of no-hitters carried into the 8th. That’s why Bumgarner’s doesn’t count.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  20. lenscrafters May 7,2021 8:28 pm

    Maybe getting one run doesn’t mean that making a bunch of dumb outs on the bases is a good idea.

  21. andeux andeux May 7,2021 8:29 pm

    81 pitches, 2 hits, time to turn it over to our lights-out bullpen.

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    • lenscrafters May 7,2021 8:32 pm || Up

      Seriously wtf??? Did we not learn anything from yesterday.

      • lenscrafters May 7,2021 8:33 pm || Up

        And of course this means Meadows PHs. FKing hell.

  22. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2021 8:30 pm

    Those two hits might’ve been the only two pitch locations Manaea missed all night. Just pinpoint sharp tonight.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. lenscrafters May 7,2021 8:44 pm

    Canha’s gonna hit something like 22 home runs with 39 RBI and 100+ runs scored this year.

    • andeux andeux May 7,2021 8:46 pm || Up

      He now has 9 HBP and 9 RBI this year.

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  24. 5Aces 5Aces May 7,2021 8:48 pm

    I like fiery Ramon but lets not get tossed, ok?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2021 8:49 pm || Up

      He also has no case.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux May 7,2021 8:51 pm || Up

        Kemp also went nuts over a correct strike call recently. And it’s not like they lack bad calls to complain about.

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  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 7,2021 8:54 pm

    Fairbanks has quite the serial killer face coming off the mound.

  26. lenscrafters May 7,2021 8:59 pm

    Also a really positive scouting report on him (less so on Puason).

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2021 11:08 am || Up

      This is what I was wondering about in the spring.

      It’s hard to find anyone who isn’t optimistic about Soderstrom’s potential with the bat, and it’s getting to the point where questions about his future development come into play. He’s not a bad defender per se, but the bat feels way ahead of the glove at this point, and catching is just so hard on the body. There has to be at least some consideration given to a move to a corner outfield slot where his athleticism should play, while the less arduous physical demands should keep him healthier and hitting more.

      If the bat is as precocious as it appears to be, it’s going to be tough to be as patient with his development as will be required to give him a chance at being a big league catcher. The Bryce Harper route may beckon.

      • andeux andeux May 9,2021 11:17 am || Up

        I assume they will try to keep him at catcher while promoting him as aggressively as his bat demands, and then see how things look when he is closer to the majors.

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      • lenscrafters May 9,2021 11:33 am || Up

        Wil Myers is a good comp, KC kept him as a C until he reached AA which may be where Soderstrom will top out as a C too. It’s really hard to find a bat first catching prospect out of high school that somehow overcame the defensive questions (and the need to not hold back the hitting potential) to make the majors as a catcher.

        15 years ago, the A’s also had a similar uber hitting, poor catching prospect that they moved off of the position.

        • nevermoor nevermoor May 11,2021 8:42 am || Up

          No way that was fifteen years ago.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  27. 5Aces 5Aces May 7,2021 9:03 pm

    Soderstrom to SS!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  28. ptbnl May 7,2021 9:06 pm

    Not a lot of sink on the sinker, according to Gameday

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  29. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 7,2021 9:10 pm

    Bat of Renown!!!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. 5Aces 5Aces May 7,2021 9:10 pm

    Bat of Fucking Renown!!!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  31. lenscrafters May 7,2021 9:11 pm

    Brown might be new favorite player cause that’s twice today he saved us from 8, 9.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 7,2021 9:12 pm || Up

      is there a reason kemp gets starts v lefties and not him?

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      • Soaker Soaker May 7,2021 9:14 pm || Up

        Very SSS but Kemp did have a .423 OBP vs. LHP coming into tonight.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • lenscrafters May 7,2021 9:15 pm || Up

        They love the PH option for Piscotty.

        • 5Aces 5Aces May 8,2021 9:38 am || Up

          I was actually going to complain about that. PH for Piscotty but letting El Vez just sit there wasting space. But it sure seemed to work tonight.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  32. Soaker Soaker May 7,2021 9:12 pm

    Well, good, because the way the teams were hitting I thought even the placed runner might not prevent a 16-inning game.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  33. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 7,2021 9:16 pm

    That was cool.

  34. Future Ed Future Ed May 7,2021 9:30 pm

    ken really undersold it. I was in suspense. watching the replay it looked much more impressive

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  35. andeux andeux May 8,2021 9:38 am


    I guess Kaprielian is next man up.

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  36. 5Aces 5Aces May 8,2021 9:38 am

    Burch is back, Fiers to the IL.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  37. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 9:58 am

    That hit and run, squeeze attempt, stolen base attempt sequence last night felt like a cry for help from Melvin. You give me these two guys at the bottom of my lineup and it’s gonna have to get weird, nerds.

    • andeux andeux May 8,2021 10:17 am || Up

      Well, the hit-and-run worked, and the squeeze attempt seems reasonable enough too. Kemp should be able to do that. The frustrating part of the SB attempt was that Kemp is not a big GIDP threat, so they likely would have had another shot at the run with Canha up. And though the play was close, Elvis is not as good a base stealer as he seems to think he is.

      On a related note: when Pinder comes back, do we think he’ll become the starting SS, or is the team still telling themselves that Elvis’ glove is somehow worth it?

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 10:30 am || Up

        All the moves were justifiable given the resources at hand. Even the SB would have worked if Cash hadn’t sniffed it out. But it is just…unusual for this organization’s teams to get cute like that.

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2021 11:52 am || Up

          Maybe should have skipped a pitch after going on the foul ball. 0-2 to kemp is pa perfect time to give up a ball. (and 1-2)

          but yeah, given the resources it was all the best calls with caveat about the 0-2 to kemp

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      • Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2021 11:53 am || Up

        I say andrus is ss 3-4 times a week still

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      • mikeA May 8,2021 1:50 pm || Up

        I agree that it was a very bad time to attempt a steal, but he was caught on a pitchout, and there is some possibility Andrus or the coaching staff thought it would be 90%+ against that pitcher.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2021 5:37 pm || Up

        Hmm…

        • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2021 6:07 pm || Up

          very nice

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        • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2021 7:27 pm || Up

          caught a pop up and struck out on three pitches

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  38. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 10:08 am

    Who’s going to sign up for milb tv to scout Holmes tonight? Kaprielian’s next scheduled start is Tuesday and I very much hope it won’t be at Fenway.

    • andeux andeux May 8,2021 10:21 am || Up

      With our off-day, Fiers’ turn is not until Wednesday, but we could also keep the other starters on regular rest and push a Kaprielian (or Holmes) start until Friday or Saturday in Minnesota. (Buxton just went on the DL, BTW)

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2021 11:11 am || Up

        Buxton seems like the Rich Harden of Minnesota.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2021 3:01 pm || Up

      Welp

  39. andeux andeux May 8,2021 10:39 am

    Kemp/Machin MI against Glasnow today.

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    • lenscrafters May 8,2021 11:02 am || Up

      Except for Allen in for Garcia, this is pretty much the same white flag lineup that produced 0 runs against Glasnow the last time (Murphy and Lowrie out at the same time has that effect).

      • 5Aces 5Aces May 8,2021 1:25 pm || Up

        Starting out better this time.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  40. ptbnl May 8,2021 11:01 am

    Today’s unsolicited theory of the cosmos comes from someone who titles himself “Superscientist cum General Scientist” and says that top cosmologists now agree with his theory that Universe has 4 regions (North, South, East & West) where the laws of physics differ. In particular, in the Eastern region the proton, neutron, and electron are replaced by triangular motion.

    Good to know.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • andeux andeux May 8,2021 11:41 am || Up

      Did you see where the New Yorker mentioned off-handedly that faster than light travel is possible?

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      • Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2021 11:55 am || Up

        scientist have know for some time…

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      • ptbnl May 8,2021 3:12 pm || Up

        I didn’t – link?

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • andeux andeux May 8,2021 3:14 pm || Up

          from this article

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          • ptbnl May 8,2021 3:21 pm || Up

            I can only hope that they were misunderstanding tachyons.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • sslinger May 8,2021 3:27 pm || Up

              To be fair, they are harder to follow when wearing their masks.

            • colin colin May 9,2021 8:56 am || Up

              Yes tachyons, those particles that really do exist

              • ptbnl May 9,2021 9:40 pm || Up

                Sure, but at least they’re legitimately faster than light. And it’s cool that they can never be slower than light for the same 1/(1-v^2/c^2) reason.

                If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • AV AV May 9,2021 10:58 pm || Up

                  was it ever a thing that light was significantly slowed down?

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • ptbnl May 9,2021 11:34 pm || Up

                  Depends on what you mean by the question …

                  The speed of light depends on the medium its moving through, with the maximum speed being in a vacuum, so you can slow it down by changing the medium. The speed of light in diamond is half that in a vacuum, for instance.

                  There were some also suggestions that the speed of light in a vacuum might have changed over the lifetime of the universe, but the evidence is sketchy at best.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
                • AV AV May 11,2021 9:47 am || Up

                  the first.

                  wasn’t there a thing when they slowed it down to ~40mph with some ~0K sludge? maybe it was bunk now debunked. i don’t pretend to keep up.

                  just imagining ways that the NYer sentence as it is written could be true and factual. where you don’t travel faster than C, rather get light to slow down to freeway speeds.

                  in theory.

                  *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
                • colin colin May 10,2021 9:05 am || Up

                  Just because something is a solution to some QFT equations doesn’t mean that it exists.

                • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2021 9:24 am || Up

                  mookie betts getting tagged in the balls was funny

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                • ptbnl May 10,2021 3:07 pm || Up

                  Fair, but it’s better than being forbidden by the equations.

                  If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • colin colin May 10,2021 9:06 am || Up

            Read that article this morning and it made me even less convinced* about the existence of UFOs.

            * Caveat: requires it to be possible for level of convincing to drop below zero.

            • andeux andeux May 10,2021 1:22 pm || Up

              You’re going to feel awfully silly when one of your experiments turns up big glowing triangular objects accelerating instantaneously to supersonic speeds.

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    • Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2021 11:55 am || Up

      north?

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    • mikeA May 8,2021 1:59 pm || Up

      Sounds consistent with the time cube theory.

  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2021 11:36 am

    We should have a pool for time and location the Chinese rocket booster hits earth. My pick is 0400 UT Sun 9 May, at Mar a Lago

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2021 6:48 pm || Up

      I’m liking these odds!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 11:43 am

    Yay

  43. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 1:22 pm

    Seth!

    Great AB from Canha to set him up.

  44. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2021 1:28 pm

    Seth Brown and his Weekend of Renown

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  45. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2021 1:33 pm

    Radio booth got food from Alamar, presumably because Nelson has more time on his hands now.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2021 1:34 pm || Up

      Vince notes he was the only California entrant on “Top Shelf” this season.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux May 8,2021 1:50 pm || Up

      TV guys are talking it up now too.

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  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 1:40 pm

    Sweet throw. That looked ugly for Kiermeier.

  47. 5Aces 5Aces May 8,2021 1:43 pm

    Double A beep beep a H R.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 1:43 pm

    Allen barbecued that ball. Pretty good inning for him.

  49. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 1:50 pm

    Calling bullshit on this one. There is no way a low laser beam like that lost 23 feet to wind.

    • mikeA May 8,2021 2:03 pm || Up

      I live close to the coliseum and there is a very strong wind outside right now.

  50. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 2:36 pm

    Good thing they jumped on Glasgow before he figured out what he was doing today. He looks unhittable now.

  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 3:21 pm

    Andrus is pinch hitting. ANDRUS IS PINCH HITTING.

    • andeux andeux May 8,2021 3:23 pm || Up

      Yeah, that can’t be the right move.

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      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 3:25 pm || Up

        I don’t see why you wouldn’t get Lowrie an AB with a runner in scoring position. Or Piscotty. It makes little sense.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 3:36 pm || Up

          On the plus side, Lowrie can hit for Kemp next inning.

  52. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2021 3:22 pm

    When Elvis is pinch-hitting for someone your roster may have some flaws.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  53. 5Aces 5Aces May 8,2021 3:22 pm

    Thank God we had a chance to get El Vez in the game. Was getting worried for a second.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  54. mikeA May 8,2021 3:23 pm

    Pretty harsh message to the front office about Machin.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2021 3:34 pm || Up

      While the message to Machin from the front office is apparently “yes, your roster spot is safe, now please release my children unharmed”

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  55. andeux andeux May 8,2021 3:29 pm

    More renown.

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  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 3:45 pm

    I don’t know how good this Rays team is but they sure are annoying to play against.

  57. 5Aces 5Aces May 8,2021 3:49 pm

    Lou for the 4 out save..

    This is fine.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker May 8,2021 4:11 pm || Up

      Four out save for Lou?
      Need more than a one run lead
      Good, some insurance

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 3:51 pm

    Asking a lot of our three playable relievers.

  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 4:02 pm

    Kemp xbh!!

  60. 5Aces 5Aces May 8,2021 4:03 pm

    Strickland to be released after allowing a double to Kemp.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 4:04 pm

    This has to be an automatic IBB to Murphy.

  62. andeux andeux May 8,2021 4:07 pm

    Rays to be contracted after allowing doubles to Kemp and El Vez.

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  63. ptbnl May 8,2021 4:07 pm

    Gameday is broken … Andrus is at bat and it’s saying “In play, run(s)”.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • nevermoor nevermoor May 11,2021 8:47 am || Up

      Sometimes talking dirty can be confusing, too.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  64. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 4:07 pm

    Kemp and Andrus doubles in same inning is hitting a royal flush against four of a kind type odds.

  65. 5Aces 5Aces May 8,2021 4:12 pm

    Andrus just secured his roster spot for the rest of 2021. Veteran rounding into shape, cant wait to hear that…

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 4:17 pm

    Oh good. Kolarek is up.

  67. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 8,2021 4:18 pm

    Lou you’re not helping me manage my rage problem

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  68. 5Aces 5Aces May 8,2021 4:18 pm

    Burch glad you had that 1 inning of rehab..you’re the closer.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  69. andeux andeux May 8,2021 4:22 pm

    Never a doubt.

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  70. 5Aces 5Aces May 8,2021 4:22 pm

    So Lou was just getting angry..right?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  71. sslinger May 8,2021 4:22 pm

    Never in doubt!

  72. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 4:22 pm

    I’m not saying boo, I’m saying Lou.

  73. mikeA May 8,2021 4:38 pm

    Nice to win the season series agaibst the Rays, especially getting a bit unlucky by facing Glasnow 2/7.

  74. sslinger May 8,2021 4:39 pm

    For those of you with a certain musical bent, Billy & the Kids are doing 3 nights from Kauai for Kreutzman’s 75th birthday celebration with guests Billy Strings and James Casey (Trey band), with Carlos Santana expected to join either tonight or maybe just Sunday. For the Phish phans, Back on the Train was a first set highlight. On FANS. Last night was a solid first night, should get better as they play more, and the word is tonight will be the debut of a Hunter song.

  75. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 4:51 pm

    Watching first game at new Rangers park with fans. Not pleasant looking at a bunch of rich metroplexers stuffing their faces instead of a backstop.

  76. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 6:12 pm

    Keeping an eye on this guy.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2021 11:02 am || Up

      Shohei Tomioka, the former college pitcher who the A’s somehow discovered after he went undrafted in Japan, pitched three scoreless innings of relief. He hasn’t given up a run in his first five professional innings for the Lugnuts.

  77. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 7:06 pm

    Khris Davis sighting. Pinch hit single.

    • nevermoor nevermoor May 11,2021 8:48 am || Up

      Can we put WAR back on the scoreboard, Khris?!?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  78. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 7:13 pm

    Semien with a three-run Crawford Box special to break it open. Meanwhile, Khris scores the go ahead run against Seattle.

  79. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 8,2021 7:22 pm

    Mariners catcher just received a throw home with runners on second and third in a one run game and just didn’t tag the guy, thinking it was a force play and he’d turn two. Yikes.

    Game ends on Kyle Lewis getting thrown out at the plate on what would have been the tying run. So that play was rather costly.

  80. Future Ed Future Ed May 8,2021 9:28 pm

    um, great win, when i dropped my nephew off in berkely it was 13-0 dodgers.

    its a save situation now

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  81. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 9,2021 1:50 pm

    Not a fan of all the pink everywhere.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 9,2021 2:14 pm || Up

      Its a bad look but at least its sexist

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed May 9,2021 2:15 pm || Up

      When the pitching coach came out, how was his message not “don’t throw a strike to moreland and go after andrus?”

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  82. lenscrafters May 9,2021 2:22 pm

    A dropped popup compounded by no one covering first, a double caused by the first baseman having to cover the guy on first, and now a game tying home run. FKing stupid.

  83. Future Ed Future Ed May 9,2021 2:41 pm

    this is a free game anyway. and it’s gonna take 7 to win anyway

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 9,2021 2:56 pm || Up

      I look forward to seeing this comment again during the ALCS.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • lenscrafters May 9,2021 3:33 pm || Up

      Sounds like the A’s agree judging by the number of mistakes they’re making.

  84. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 9,2021 3:13 pm

    If Andrus can manage to homer his next AB he could complete a series cycle. I was so sure he even had a season cycle in him.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux May 9,2021 3:39 pm || Up

      If Andrus can manage to homer his next AB I won’t say anything bad about him for a week.

      TINSTAAFK
  85. lenscrafters May 9,2021 3:19 pm

    Burch Smith looks great. Put him above Trivino on the totem pole.

  86. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2021 3:44 pm

    The Burch is Back

  87. lenscrafters May 9,2021 3:45 pm

    Wait seriously no Ramon???

  88. mikeA May 9,2021 3:48 pm

    Seems like ramon must be hurt…

  89. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 9,2021 3:49 pm

    I can understand wanting to give Ramon a full day off with his thumb thing. But I would have been tempted to see if Allen could run into one.

  90. Soaker Soaker May 9,2021 5:58 pm

    That was the 5th consecutive start by Irvin where the time of game came in at under 3 hours. Of the A’s other 29 non-doubleheader games, 9 were sub-3 hours.

    It may not be the best you’ve ever had, but if not, at least it’s quick.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • nevermoor nevermoor May 11,2021 8:49 am || Up

      #homelesspersonsmarkmulder

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  91. mikeA May 9,2021 10:27 pm

  92. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2021 2:42 pm

    Ramon is hella clutch.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2021 5:09 pm || Up

      that doesn’t even account for defense, yeah?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2021 5:16 pm || Up

        I assumed it does, and just excludes pitchers. But now I’m not sure.

        • andeux andeux May 10,2021 5:25 pm || Up

          WPA is based only on the final result of the plate appearance, so generally just assigned to batter & hitter, not defenders.

          TINSTAAFK
        • andeux andeux May 10,2021 5:37 pm || Up

          Also
          – Yes, looks like it is just hitters. Bieber, Flaherty, and Cole would be up there too.
          – It also looks like it is using each player’s last 162 games played, which goes back farther for Laureano than for some of the others.

          TINSTAAFK
  93. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 10,2021 6:52 pm

    Service time deadline must be passing on Wednesday.

  94. Future Ed Future Ed May 10,2021 6:59 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 10,2021 7:34 pm || Up

      The clip ends without showing his throw in.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux May 10,2021 7:55 pm || Up

      He just hit a triple?!

      TINSTAAFK
  95. sslinger May 10,2021 9:32 pm

    Great win for the Dubs tonight, they played a solid all-around game against the best in the west. When they lock in they can look pretty good.

  96. nevermoor nevermoor May 11,2021 8:56 am

    Vacation (!!!) Bleg.

    The Neverclan (kids now 8/6/2) is going to Disneyland–by car. The arrival logistics are that I have to be on an important zoom (i.e. in a fixed location, not driving) at 9 the morning before our first day in the park, which makes a hotel on the way south enticing, as the rest of that day just needs to get us to our hotel by the park.

    I have my personal go-tos in a situation like that (Santa Barbara, for example) but I thought you FKers might have some good thoughts. Needs to involve a hotel, not camping, for Zoom reasons. Given the slow pace required to make it all work, also open to ideas about things to do on the way. Anyone try HWY 1 through Big Sur with little kids? (Seems either likely to blow their minds or blow up some carsick bags)

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2021 1:48 pm || Up

      Are you staying at one of the Disney hotels? If so they’re usually accommodating of early arrivals. We drove all night and arrived at 0800 at Grand Californian once and they gave us a run immediately. Play the tired kids card for sympathy

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • nevermoor nevermoor May 11,2021 2:01 pm || Up

        We are, but GCA is apparently fully-booked so I don’t want to count on something like that (and don’t want to drive through the night before I’m “in” court). Sounds much more pleasant to work my way south gradually.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2021 2:43 pm || Up

          If you’re staying at GCA you have chance to do my very favorite thing at Disneyland. Ride Grizzly River Rapids wearing swimsuits then run over to the adjacent hotel and jump in the hot tub.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2021 3:14 pm || Up

            that would be great.

            I have stayed there and the OG hotel. they are both a good time. I liked the hotel a little better but was glad it was with slightly older kids.

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • nevermoor nevermoor May 11,2021 4:10 pm || Up

            Good call. It’s our first time staying there (previously, we stayed at Park Vue since it’s closer than everything but GCA), so good to find ways to take advantage.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
          • nevermoor nevermoor May 29,2021 5:11 pm || Up

            That’s not quite how it played out. Instead, nights 2 and 3 both ended with repeat near-0-line grizzly runs (with the park closing at 9, the ride was open until park closing) followed by soggy limps into the hotel.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 29,2021 5:26 pm || Up

              Fun! Disney parks have a way of turning even hard-bitten cynics into ear-hat-wearing goofballs.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • Future Ed Future Ed May 29,2021 5:58 pm || Up

                I hate that I love it so much

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • nevermoor nevermoor May 30,2021 11:52 am || Up

                I’m not sure I’d get there alone, but with kids it absolutely does.

                "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
              • AV AV May 30,2021 12:18 pm || Up

                the only fun for me is when i spot the cheap spiders they used to mask the bullet holes in the haunted house glass and see the spot where the yippies went skinny dipping with tom sawyer.

                *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2021 4:11 pm || Up

          I always just try to drive real fast on I-5, but of course I don’t have to be in court.

          If you prefer 101, there’s always the Madonna Inn. Just over halfway from SF to Disneyland.

          We never tried PCH with kids that young. I love it, but not exactly well appointed with places to stop when you need them in a hurry.

          When are you going? I’ll be at the Residence Inn of Goleta this weekend.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • nevermoor nevermoor May 14,2021 9:17 am || Up

            Not quite that soon. The trip has kind of ballooned, so we’re going down on Sunday the 23rd to somewhere along 1 (Pismo, perhaps), getting from there to Anaheim Monday, then four nights in the Mouse’s bubble followed by a trek up the mountains to Big Bear before finally doing your I-5 hustle back home on memorial day.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • batgirl batgirl May 14,2021 7:16 am || Up

      I have no idea if kids would like this, but my friends just did a slower drive down to LA and they overnighted in Paso Robles to do this Art thing, Sensorio.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 14,2021 9:24 am || Up

        Oh man, Nurse U and I really really want to see this too. Might get there on a trip later this summer.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • nevermoor nevermoor May 14,2021 9:47 am || Up

        Love the idea, thanks!

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • 5Aces 5Aces May 14,2021 11:28 am || Up

        I may need to check this out. I’ve been thinking about a trip to the central coast this summer. As a True Fresnan, even is displaced into SoCal, I am always called back to Pismo or Morro Bay.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  97. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2021 11:26 am

    Kaval retweeted this.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2021 11:42 am || Up

      “The future success of the A’s depends on a new ballpark,” A’s owner John Fisher said in a statement. “Oakland is a great baseball town, and we will continue to pursue our waterfront ballpark project. We will also follow MLB’s direction to explore other markets.”

      Give me a break with this “follow MLB’s direction” bullshit.

      My gut read on this move is that they sensed a political consensus building around “reject HT and they can build at the Coliseum” and they yanked the relocation threat cord to take that option off the table. That was always the subtext; now it’s text.

      • nevermoor nevermoor May 11,2021 1:36 pm || Up

        Sounds right to me. Does this mean HT is dead, though? I thought the proposal had higher hopes.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 12,2021 11:53 am || Up

        Of course

        The Oakland A’s had a longstanding offer from MLB commissioner Rob Manfred to put public pressure on the city of Oakland should progress between the city and the A’s over a new ballpark come to a standstill, according to multiple sources with intimate knowledge of the A’s proposed Howard Terminal project. This offer, per sources, predated the Howard Terminal project and was first floated when the team was pursuing a location at the Laney College site in 2017.

        Sources said that in one meeting, Manfred was described as a “silver bullet” toward securing a new ballpark at Howard Terminal, and that there were ongoing discussions about when would be the best time to take Manfred up on his loose offer.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2021 12:46 pm || Up

      lol

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux May 11,2021 12:49 pm || Up

      A’s ownership/city of San Jose to MLB: If you don’t approve our plans, the A’s will move to Portland, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Vancouver, San Antonio or Montreal.
      A’s ownership/MLB to city of Oakland: If you don’t approve our plans, the A’s will move to Portland, Las Vegas, Charlotte, Vancouver, San Antonio or Montreal.

      Also Kaval also said even if HT is approved, it wouldn’t open until 2027 now. I guess they need to build all the luxury condos before they can start on the actual stadium.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2021 1:53 pm || Up

        Yes I also interpret this as 80% idle threat, 20% remote contingency plan. I suspect MLB had lined up this play months in advance, and they timed it be far enough away from any city vote that it didn’t come off as heavy handed. Essentially I see this announcement as part of a strategy to get HT built, not as a signal that it’s in trouble

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • nevermoor nevermoor May 11,2021 2:01 pm || Up

          Comforting.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • ptbnl May 11,2021 2:45 pm || Up

      From Kaval’s letter to season ticket holders:

      After four years of work, MLB is concerned with the rate of progress with local officials and other stakeholders …

      How long did the Blue Ribbon panel deliberate?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • 5Aces 5Aces May 11,2021 2:51 pm || Up

        I would like all of this better if they leaned harder into it. “Look, we made mistakes too, but our stadium hunt is old enough to drink…”

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • aardvark May 11,2021 4:18 pm || Up

      ROOTED IN OAKLAND!

  98. Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2021 3:15 pm

    content aside (sad face), this must be the funnest group to hang out with

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  99. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2021 4:19 pm

    The FK is Cora so mad about here?

  100. Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2021 4:48 pm

    wow, kaval on the radio.

    MLB is so bad at PR. this is so dumb i don’t think even the silliest of sycophants would believe this horseshit

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • mikeA May 11,2021 6:12 pm || Up

      Point is just to get people to contact the city council or whatever. Could be effective for that. Pretty embarrassing to listen to though….

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 11,2021 6:23 pm || Up

        Even as a strategy for that it is poorly conceived. The electeds all know that fan pressure is fleeting, and largely from outside of Oakland. There were at least 10 times as many gung ho Raiders fans showing up at lots more meetings and they meant absolutely nothing come election day and everyone knows this.

        Kaval is still better than most in this role but his mask is slipping. And if his playbook isn’t any deeper that this they’re in trouble.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 11,2021 7:34 pm || Up

          His interview just now on the tv postgame was mildly stomach-turning.

  101. Future Ed Future Ed May 11,2021 4:48 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.

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