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Kaprilian v Gilbert
Bassitt v Gonzales
Manaea v “Flexen”

Seth brown is a cleanup hitter? I am confused. Maybe Laureano tomorrow.

In between the A’s and their hotel is the greatest piroshki place on earth. SLF and I seriously considered having them deliver. It would have cost us $300. We thought about it.

They used to be called “My favorite Piroshki” and were about 3 blocks from our house on capital hill. near vivaci. they were the last holdout before the city/county finally got their building and destroyed it in order to build lightrail and then more housing. It is a win win.

If you go to seattle. Go there. or at least order from grub hub or something, although fuck those guys.

172 thoughts on “Pioneer Square adjacent 56, 57, 58

  1. 5Aces 5Aces May 31,2021 1:40 pm

    Cannot stand just falling apart against the bottom part of a not great lineup.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  2. andeux andeux May 31,2021 1:42 pm

    This Jake Fraley guy now has 1 hit, 1 HBP, and 9 walks in 20 plate appearances.

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  3. andeux andeux May 31,2021 1:46 pm

    On our side, the 2 hole has seemed kind of cursed recently, with Bob trying low-OBP guys like Pinder and Brown there based on match-ups, without much success.
    Today it is Olson, who GedIDP on the second pitch of the game, after the first hit Canha.

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  4. 5Aces 5Aces May 31,2021 1:46 pm

    Love when pur gritty bottom of the lineup works hard and gets on base/scores a run.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  5. Future Ed Future Ed May 31,2021 1:47 pm

    Happy to see tony kemp up on may 31, 2021 is not something i thought would mean the A’s were in first place

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  6. 5Aces 5Aces May 31,2021 1:54 pm

    Nice to see them extending some ABs after that 5 pitch 1st

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  7. andeux andeux May 31,2021 2:00 pm

    What is the piroshki place called now?

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    • Future Ed Future Ed May 31,2021 2:09 pm || Up

      it’s downtown on third with the upgraded name of “Piroshkis on third”

      side note, SLF was a reporter for the stranger when we lived there, on election night 2000 I had dropped her off at a party she was covering when instead of going straight home, I swung by “My favorite Piroshki” to buy some to put at home after we came back from parties/bars because I knew we were going to be getting drunk. I almost didn’t get anything because I sat in my car at a meter in front of MFP in disbelief as Fla was uncalled.

      We did return home drunk in the rain, though.

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  8. andeux andeux May 31,2021 2:29 pm

    What was that about the bottom of the order again?

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    • 5Aces 5Aces May 31,2021 3:22 pm || Up

      My phone ate my reply-but yes I hate when my comments become evergreen.

      Related-someone last week mentioned about how these guys become WS contenders against us. Getting real tired of that.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2021 3:19 pm

    Chapman is awful right now. It’s sad.

  10. andeux andeux May 31,2021 3:42 pm

    Clutch balk.

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  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2021 3:43 pm

    How do pitchers not balk every time if that’s a balk.

  12. mikeA May 31,2021 3:44 pm

    Pinch running seems like a mistake, but not sure…

  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2021 3:48 pm

    Hate that pinch running move.

  14. andeux andeux May 31,2021 4:20 pm

    Giving us the runner at 2nd means we have to hit with RISP.

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  15. 5Aces 5Aces May 31,2021 4:23 pm

    Coukd we have Olson run back to 1st?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2021 4:28 pm

    Great move to take Murphy out. Like I said earlier.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 31,2021 4:36 pm || Up

      I had left the house for a bit with the kid, came back to a tie score and garcia coming up in the 10th. I typed and submitted my comment before the basehit

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  17. andeux andeux May 31,2021 4:38 pm

    Khris-esque throw from Kemp.

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  18. lenscrafters May 31,2021 4:39 pm

    You can see why Olson has bad defensive metrics this year.

  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2021 4:39 pm

    Pinder no range, Kemp lawn dart. Ugh.

  20. andeux andeux May 31,2021 4:42 pm

    Well, shit.

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  21. Future Ed Future Ed May 31,2021 4:42 pm

    this is fine.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2021 4:42 pm

    Ramon, why have you forsaken us. Come back.

  23. lenscrafters May 31,2021 4:44 pm

    Chapman and Olson need to be better. Defensively and offensively, simple as that. This team can’t go anywhere if they’re not both great.

    • Future Ed Future Ed May 31,2021 4:50 pm || Up

      The pitching has been adequate. the offense has been terrible and the team has been lucky.

      Its a miracle they will enter june in first place.

      There was an easy fix this winter and they passed. there is a fix now and they will continue to pass.

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade May 31,2021 5:29 pm || Up

        This is pretty much how I see it. The A’s need great starting pitching and production from at least two of Oly/Chapman/Ramon, consistent bullpen with leads, plus some guys, to be able to win almost any one game. Maybe they’re collectively better than the sum of their parts, but only if every part is working just right.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 1,2021 11:33 am || Up

      Chapman can’t hit fastballs. At all.

      Seems like a problem.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 1,2021 2:04 pm || Up

        And we are running out of “last year’s injury” excuses..

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2021 4:52 pm

    In retrospect, if you’re going to put Andrus in to run, you should probably leave him in to play short and move Pinder to left.

  25. mikeA May 31,2021 4:53 pm

    Disappointing series of games

  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy May 31,2021 5:08 pm

    Well, more shit.

    • 5Aces 5Aces May 31,2021 10:07 pm || Up

      But hey-this means Barrera can come up for 2 more weeks and watch games from the end of the dugout!

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2021 6:45 pm || Up

      It worries me that what had been dubbed a groin strain is now a hip strain. A hip could be worse, but also makes me suspect Ramon’s been downplaying it, and the med staff was slow to diagnose. Just kinda screams lingering problem.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2021 4:15 pm

    Lazaro Armenteros, promoted to Lansing today after staying with Stockton through their demotion, had some funny stats in Low A. He struck out in 37.1% of plate appearances and walked in 7.1% (both down from his crappy 2019), but slashed .431/.471/.615 due to a .703 BABIP.

    • vignette17 Jun 1,2021 4:22 pm || Up

      BABIP for hitters, especially at a MiLB level, is semi-controllable. It means you’re hitting the ball squarely and/or are super fast. .703 is on so high a spectrum that it’s not all skill though.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2021 4:30 pm || Up

        Yeah, I have to assume he is crushing the ball when he makes contact with it.

    • lenscrafters Jun 1,2021 4:47 pm || Up

      He’ll fit in perfectly.

  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2021 6:53 pm

    7:10 starts are not ok anymore.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 1:04 pm || Up

      agree. I wonder if the time is chosen to get a least a little “night” for the mid summer games

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      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 2,2021 2:05 pm || Up

        Bear in mind that sunset in Seattle is about a half hour later than sunset in Oakland.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 3:52 pm || Up

          impossible.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 3:53 pm || Up

          Hey john, I got an idea that will save you money on electricity AND you won’t have to pay to fix the left field light bank

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    • Soaker Soaker Jun 2,2021 6:26 pm || Up

      I have mixed feelings. Watching mostly on TV, I’m glad even a longish game ends by around 10, but 6:40 sometimes sneaks up on me if I’ve had a busy day.

      For the fan attending, 7:10 provides an extra half-hour between getting off work and getting to one’s seat. That may be the difference between a halfway-decent meal and some overpriced junk food at the ballpark. Englishmajor could provide useful input about how working people who attend frequently feel about moving it up to 6:40.

      As the proprietor of one of the bars and restaurants between Pioneer Square and Safeco Field the Mariners’ ballpark, I would be glad the Mariners have left theirs at 7:10. It gives me 30 more minutes of prime time 50 nights a year. I’m sure the prospective operators of such businesses near Howard Terminal would add that to their calculations.

      The A’s started at 7:30 for many years; I think they went to 7:00 around the early 1990s. 7:30 was later than I ever needed but I’m sure some family people appreciated that extra time to actually go home and have at least a quick dinner before heading to the Coliseum.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 6:44 pm || Up

        And those that worked in pioneer square that needed to get out probably appreciate it too.

        Working there in the late 90s early 00s was great. I think my most frequent lunch was solo in the basement of elliot bay book company, probably not the right demographic.

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      • mikeA Jun 2,2021 9:58 pm || Up

        My dad told me recently that he had an 8:00 bedtime until he was a junior in high school (!), and the weekday games all started at 8 in the 60s.

        • mikeA Jun 2,2021 9:59 pm || Up

          Also, when living in DC, he called the Washington Post in the morning to find out the results of the previous night’s west coast games.

  29. lenscrafters Jun 1,2021 7:02 pm

    What a joke.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 2,2021 10:47 am || Up

      Seems like there’s an obvious moneyball upside to actually feeding/housing/caring for MiLB players correctly. Maybe they’d develop better….

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

        Remember this is the only team that tried to save 1-2 million last year by not paying minor leaguers. The A’s being penny wise, pound foolish misers across every facet of the org is a pattern, not some kind of accident as Kaval tries to explain away here.

    • andeux andeux Jun 2,2021 1:44 pm || Up

      A couple interesting facts from the SFGate explainer on this:
      – MiLB changed the system this year from players being required to chip in for the clubhouse meals to the team covering it, ostensibly benefiting the players but probably making this kind of crap more likely.
      – The two photos were from different teams on May 18 and May 28, so Kaval’s claim that it was corrected “several weeks ago” is a lie (for any normal definition of “several”).

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      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 3:56 pm || Up

        didn’t you see that Kaval was on Jupiter looking at relocation possibilities? Days go by quicker there

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        • ptbnl Jun 2,2021 3:58 pm || Up

          That’s a ridiculous misrepresentation – it was a tour of the moons of Jupiter.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 2,2021 4:07 pm || Up

            Except Europa. He did not attempt a landing there.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 2,2021 4:08 pm || Up

              He’s operating on parallel paths with Oakland, Las Vegas, and Uranus.

              • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 2,2021 4:25 pm || Up

                Rooted in Oakland but willing to Ream Uranus.

                "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Jun 2,2021 10:35 pm || Up

      jerry! jerry! jerry!

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  30. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2021 7:15 pm

    Marco Gonzales back off the IL, said to be on a limit of 50-60 pitches. That might get him seven innings.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  31. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2021 7:25 pm

    A home run! I remember those!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  32. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 1,2021 7:32 pm

    See previous comme ts re: Chapman. He should be hitting 9th, but so should half the team.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Jun 1,2021 8:29 pm || Up

      I hate making this comparison but he looks exactly like 2019 KD.

      Of course Chapman is younger now than KD was two years ago, but he has the same inexplicable inability to catch up to pitches he used to crush, which is probably affecting his mentality and approach (see that last at bat where he just took 90 down the middle). And of course, both of these started with a hip injury, which I’m starting to think is something power hitters just never recover from.

  33. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 1,2021 8:01 pm

    This falling apart for 1 inning BS is old.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 1,2021 8:04 pm || Up

      not going to acknowledge the Dr K i did.

      But vince and ken are descripting the pitches as up and flat and not good

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    • andeux andeux Jun 1,2021 8:06 pm || Up

      3 runs wouldn’t feel like the end of the world if we still had an offense.

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      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 1,2021 8:10 pm || Up

        Well Olson might have 3 more ABs…

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 1,2021 8:15 pm || Up

          need baserunners a head of him

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      • lenscrafters Jun 1,2021 9:38 pm || Up

        I’m not sure this inning is entirely real.

  34. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 1,2021 8:36 pm

    can’t waste an andrus wa;k

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  35. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 1,2021 8:42 pm

    more home runs forthe A’s would be nice

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  36. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 1,2021 8:46 pm

    Well, I was thinking piggybacking montas and luzardo was a good idea, probably won’t happen

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  37. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 1,2021 9:24 pm

    I’ll take it.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  38. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 1,2021 9:39 pm

    8 curveballs in a row, fastballs to chapman

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  39. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2021 9:42 pm

    At least Chapman didn’t begin and end that inning with strike outs.

  40. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 1,2021 9:51 pm

    America’s Leanest Bacon is maybe the worst pitch I have ever read.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  41. andeux andeux Jun 1,2021 9:52 pm

    Kony Temp!

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  42. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 1,2021 9:52 pm

    And this will forever be known as the Kemp game.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2021 9:57 pm || Up

      He was born on Halloween.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  43. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2021 10:00 pm

    Six run lead and Diekman is in the game, second night in a row?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • lenscrafters Jun 1,2021 10:02 pm || Up

      This is the BoMel special at this point.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 1,2021 10:11 pm || Up

        And lookie that! Not only is DieBBman not available tomorrow, he is blowing tonight. How fun.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2021 10:13 pm || Up

          [Picard facepalm gif]

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • lenscrafters Jun 1,2021 10:16 pm || Up

          Petit was recently put into a 6 run lead game and proceeded to shit the bed – I wonder if they’re surprised that they’re called to pitch in these situations so they’re actually less prepared/effective than the usual high leverage situations they expect to be in.

  44. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 1,2021 10:03 pm

    Was just gonna say this FSU. Give Jesus a 4th inning, get the mop up guys in again at least to start.

    But you cant complain about having to use the 3-4 best bullpen arms every night when you CHOOSE to put them in with a big lead.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  45. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 1,2021 10:14 pm

    Am just noticing that Pinder cut his hair and I don’t like it.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  46. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 1,2021 10:21 pm

    Trivino and Romo up?? WTF??

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 1,2021 10:35 pm

    Seattle pitching an infielder while Bob is throwing his eighth inning guy out there.

  48. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 2,2021 8:58 am

    Apparently (according to his wife’s Instagram) Graveman is currently in quarantine because he (they) refused the vaccine. Thanks, morons.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 2,2021 10:14 am || Up

      Geez GM, kinda sounds like you’re trying to cancel the morons.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 2,2021 10:16 am || Up

        I’m not trying to cancel the rest of that bullpen, that’s for sure.

  49. ptbnl Jun 2,2021 10:47 am

    The A’s are now offering packages to their season ticket holders covering July 2nd to the end of the season.

    The front row seats are being offered at a flat rate of $170/pair! The A’s describe this as a 25% discount over the public price, but its also a 75% increase over the 2020 price for the same seats and period.

    I don’t know what not buying the package would mean in terms of future years, or whether we can expect the huge jump in price to persist, but we’re trying to find out.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • ptbnl Jun 2,2021 10:53 am || Up

      Immediate follow-up question: if we did get the package, would folks here be interested at $170/game?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 2,2021 11:00 am || Up

        I’d look at my calendar and see if travel can happen.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 2,2021 11:15 am || Up

        At most just one game for me.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 2,2021 11:25 am || Up

        I might be in for a select game, maybe two. Pretty crazy increase.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 1:03 pm || Up

        Maybe one or 2. Maybe 2 more to help “hold” the tickets for next year, but I don’t see those seats as 50% more enjoyable than anywhere else.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  50. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 2,2021 11:49 am

    How I picture Coach K retiring and taking Dickie V with him:

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  51. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 1:06 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  52. andeux andeux Jun 2,2021 4:34 pm
    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 2,2021 4:38 pm || Up

      Hooray! Also I’d have thought “no longer have to wear tracking devices” would persuade some of the libertarian-type vax resisters.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 5:09 pm || Up

      woohoo, not rooting for more than 15% morons!

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 2,2021 6:19 pm || Up

      Most important thing to me would be the broadcasters traveling. Off-monitor calls suck no matter how good the announcers are. Some teams’ broadcasters have started traveling; the A’s guys will probably say something about it on the air tonight.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 6:46 pm || Up

        yeah, but when? it’s 645 and the game is not on yet

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 2,2021 7:08 pm || Up

        Last night the cameras showed the empty visiting broadcast booth while Glen praised its well-appointed spaciousness.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 2,2021 9:29 pm || Up

        Ken and Vince haven’t said anything about their own travel, despite having an opportunity when there was mention that “we might see the Royals broadcasters here at the Coliseum next week”. At this point I don’t quite understand what risk is being averted by not letting the radio guys, at least, travel with the team. A road radio broadcast requires only the two announcers plus a local contract in-booth producer. If they’re all vaccinated, what are we waiting for?

        The issue was pointed out, again, when Ken blurted out “Where’s the ball?” in the middle of that last play.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  53. lenscrafters Jun 2,2021 7:21 pm

    Manaea throwing 94-95 in the first inning is certainly a welcome sight.

    • lenscrafters Jun 2,2021 9:14 pm || Up

      And maintaining 94 in the 7th inning, definitely a huge improvement from the Manaea of the last two years who was throwing 90 in the first and 88 by the fourth.

  54. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 2,2021 7:22 pm
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  55. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 2,2021 7:32 pm

    Have they said what that patch is?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  56. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 2,2021 7:33 pm

    Flund it. A Gehrig patch, how something.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 2,2021 7:34 pm || Up

      I prefer the patch to having everybody wear #4.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 2,2021 8:44 pm || Up

        Oh God yes.

        Given its the Yankees Im surprised Manfred didnt have everone in pinstripes.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  57. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 7:38 pm

    8 fastballs. good at bat matt

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  58. lenscrafters Jun 2,2021 7:38 pm

    8 straight fastballs to Chapman

  59. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 7:48 pm

    Can’t waste a 13 pitch aB from elvis

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 2,2021 7:49 pm || Up

      Francesco’s isn’t there anymore, but the Stockton Ports will ship over one of their delicious postgame meals.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  60. lenscrafters Jun 2,2021 7:49 pm

    Wow that was impressive.

  61. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 7:50 pm

    canha has seen two pitches

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  62. andeux andeux Jun 2,2021 7:52 pm

    Long ABs, solid line drive hits, smart baserunning. What is this?

    TINSTAAFK
  63. andeux andeux Jun 2,2021 7:52 pm

    And a HR.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 7:53 pm || Up

      huh.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • lenscrafters Jun 2,2021 7:57 pm || Up

        Remember all those A’s teams that suddenly remembered how to hit once the calendar flipped to June.

  64. Soaker Soaker Jun 2,2021 7:53 pm

    Kotsay looks every bit the aged, grizzled baseball man but checking his age, only 45.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 7:54 pm || Up

      yeah, he has not aged well.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 12:16 pm || Up

        I finally remembered who I used to think Kotsay’s doppleganger was: Christopher Walken.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 6,2021 1:52 pm || Up

          I should amend, he has aged like he has enjoyed himself.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 1:59 pm || Up

            Like Jerry Garcia. If you’re going to die at 53, when you look like you’re 70, make them 53 really good years.

            What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  65. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 2,2021 8:43 pm

    And exhale..but again, random brain fart against the bottom of this lineup.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 2,2021 9:24 pm

    They sure do have a lot of weird camera angles in this place.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 10:26 pm || Up

      I like it. not for the whole game

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 2,2021 9:29 pm

    Now that’s a TOOTBLAN.

  68. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 2,2021 9:35 pm
    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 10:30 pm || Up

      1) they paid for the full license of the word “dynamic”

      2) I don’t like the idea of the in front of the plate cam. seems like it will get in the way at the wrong moment. I call for my ground rule that weird shit goes against the home team

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 2,2021 10:39 pm || Up

        In addition to the swoopy cam, they have one in left field that gives a look from behind the first baseman I’m not used to. It’s not bad as a way to mix things up between pitches.

        I like the swoopy cam a lot on certain replays. There was one on Monday I think where it let you see the centerfielder chasing a ball into the gap while also capturing the runner scoring from second.

  69. Soaker Soaker Jun 2,2021 9:37 pm

    A chance of two complete game shutouts in a week? Holy Toledo, which was probably still being uttered the last time the A’s did such a thing.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  70. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 2,2021 9:47 pm

    Of course lets get Sweet Lou up.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  71. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 2,2021 10:52 pm
    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  72. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 2,2021 11:17 pm

    elle oh elle

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 3,2021 8:39 am || Up

      Ms. Goodman is a mouth with legs. She got into a lot of trouble arguing with Gov. Sisolak last year over the Covid restrictions.

      I’d also note that the A’s would be unlikely to select a site in the City of Las Vegas, unless they went into the Cashman Field location which is probably way way down the list. The Stratosphere, the northernmost big Strip hotel, is the only one in the city limits; everything south of there is in unincorporated Clark County. I can’t quite imagine an MLB stadium in an outlying area like Summerlin or Henderson, but none of those would be in Ms. Goodman’s domain either. Any communication between the A’s and the Clark County Commissioners would be a more interesting topic.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 3,2021 12:02 pm || Up

        Also I wouldn’t put too much stock in the “no records” answer. In CA at least the penalties for “overlooking” records are essentially zero. And every politician knows that you talk on the phone not in writing if you want things kept on down low.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 3,2021 5:33 pm || Up

        excellent points

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  73. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 3,2021 12:01 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 3,2021 5:32 pm || Up

      I don’t think matt kemp and todd fraiser are better hitters in 2021 than nick allen.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 3,2021 5:39 pm || Up

        I’ve just been made aware that Team USA is managed by literally Scioscia, and that he already got ejected once in this tournament for arguing after a replay review.

  74. Soaker Soaker Jun 3,2021 3:58 pm

    I had to go to Carson City today and saw on one of those electronic billboards that usually alternate between casino and dispensary ads, “National Gun Violence Awareness Day — June 4. Wear Orange!” After recovering from the shock of seeing any message in gun-luvin Carson City that’s even slightly critical of guns, I realized I can’t help. I don’t have anything red in the closet and I don’t have anything orange either.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  75. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 3,2021 5:52 pm

    I enjoyed this brief history of a place I’m not sure I visited but that still evokes memories for some reason: The Wooz.

    • sslinger Jun 3,2021 7:13 pm || Up

      That sounds vaguely familiar but I’m sure I never went there. Tangential but similar – have any of you done an escape room? Fun?

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 3,2021 8:30 pm || Up

        I’ve done 1 real 1 and a couple put together by like HS kids for a class, etc. All were fun in one way or another. I would go with people you like and/or arent too dumb. And for me the lesson was dont be overly confident because you are sure to make a mistake that way.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • vignette17 Jun 4,2021 11:55 am || Up

        I’ve done a few. The trick is to have 5-6 people who enjoy puzzles. Also to ensure the escape room doesn’t rely too heavily on human intervention to power. Nothing is more frustrating than to have solved part of the room but be stuck because the host didn’t hear you.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 4,2021 5:45 pm || Up

        I did one real one in SF a few years ago. Was Mrs. N, my parents, my sister, and 5 or so randos. I suspect it would be more fun if everyone in the room knew each other, but I still got quite into it.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • mikeA Jun 4,2021 12:58 pm || Up

      I went a few times and had a lot of fun.

  76. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 3,2021 10:55 pm

    A’s had their best day in the standings in two weeks

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  77. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 4,2021 10:48 am

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  78. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 4,2021 12:19 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 4,2021 12:40 pm || Up

      Good for them. I hope they follow the lead of that other local team and develop a pride-colored A’s logo also.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 4,2021 5:51 pm || Up

        Agreed. Though very fitting that SF went first.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  79. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 4,2021 12:46 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 4,2021 1:54 pm || Up

      gotta get out there quick to see that kid

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  80. AV AV Jun 4,2021 4:55 pm

    oh man, if they move the mound back things are going to get fucked up in such unexpected ways.

    can’t wait to watch it happen.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV Jun 5,2021 9:41 am || Up

      4 strikes!

      stolen from lovett.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.

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