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59 Denver…60 Denver…61 Denver…OMAHA! 176

3 Denvers

Tonight at 5:40: Montas vs. RHP Jon Gray
Saturday at 6:10: Irvin vs. LHP Kyle Freeland
Sunday at 12:10: Kaprielian vs. RHP German Marquez

Weather: Warm all weekend (forecast highs around 85-90 each day), chances of showers and thunderstorms Saturday evening and Sunday.

Downtown Denver was a most enjoyable weekend trip in 2018, even though the A’s scored only four runs in getting swept in the three-game series, the only time between June 16 and August 21 they lost even consecutive games in a 42-14 run, and Mr. and Mrs. Pinder got in a car crash sending Chad to the IL. Over the winter I had thoughts of making this weekend’s trip but decided to hold off until everything is back to 100% capacity. Note to Ken and Vince: Denver Airport may be “halfway to Nebraska” or whatever you guys said the other night, but there’s an express light rail line to Union Station and everything is walking distance from there.

Trevor Story, off to a mediocre-for-him start at .255/.322/.424 with 5 HR, is on the IL with some tightness in his throwing elbow and will miss the series. 2B/3B Ryan McMahon has 13 homers and journeyman 1B C.J. Cron (fifth team in five years) has a .383 OBP but there’s not much else exciting happening with the offense, and the Rockies’ pitching is about what it always is, thus the lowly 23-34 record.

What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone

176 thoughts on “59 Denver…60 Denver…61 Denver…OMAHA!

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 4,2021 4:12 pm

    I have really liked Coors Field on my visits there, not just the ballpark but the way it fits so well into the “LoDo” area of Denver, and especially combined with the free light rail through downtown. I’m kind of surprised it’s not touted more highly by MLB as they spin their ballpark place-making success stories. In any case, if I squint through green-and-gold-colored glasses I could see Howard Terminal helping serve to connect JLS and downtown Oakland in a similar way.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 4,2021 5:41 pm

    Kemp Canha and Brown to cover all that outfield grass, could be a challenge.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. Soaker Soaker Jun 4,2021 5:58 pm

    Jed must have been pretty sure he wasn’t tagged or he would have had the dugout pass on that challenge.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  4. Soaker Soaker Jun 4,2021 6:15 pm

    That sun is so brutal, they really shouldn’t start games at 6:40 there in June.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 4,2021 6:37 pm || Up

      Yeah that was awful, and now 20 minutes later it’s fine.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  5. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 4,2021 6:29 pm

    11 homers, 20 RBIs, 46 runs for Canha.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 4,2021 7:48 pm || Up

      Two RBIs tonight, that’s a week’s worth.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. mikeA Jun 4,2021 6:40 pm

    Getting a lot of Coors Field stuff, nice change from prior trips.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 4,2021 7:16 pm || Up

      now getting the flip side

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  7. Soaker Soaker Jun 4,2021 6:42 pm

    2018: 81 outs, 4 runs
    2021: 7 outs, 5 runs

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 4,2021 6:44 pm

    OK Frankie don’t screw around, you want to be a premier pitcher, this is where you step on their necks.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 4,2021 6:53 pm || Up

      See, where I said “their necks” you seem to have heard “these banana peels.”

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. Soaker Soaker Jun 4,2021 7:35 pm

    I’m a little baffled why more women haven’t done this.

    One of the previous ones was Susan Fornoff in Oakland and San Francisco in the early 1990s. She’s remembered as the recipient of Dave Kingman’s rat.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 4,2021 7:38 pm || Up

      “I’m a little baffled why more women haven’t done this.”

      “She’s remembered as the recipient of Dave Kingman’s rat.”

      I think you answered your own question.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 4,2021 7:44 pm || Up

        Perhaps, but the rat episode happened when she was a beat writer. Kong didn’t think women belonged in the clubhouse, period. She was no longer a beat writer when she was doing the official scoring.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 4,2021 7:51 pm || Up

          A pervasive hostile climate is a powerful disincentive. The only way to reach that highest level, MLB scorer, is to have endured decades of abuse first.

          "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 Jun 4,2021 7:49 pm

    Great job by bob that half inning. Do not let frankie go past 5

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 4,2021 7:53 pm || Up

      Hi Ed! Sorry, I won’t have any jury stories for you.

      Dear SOAKER,

      UPDATE: The United States District Court for the District of Nevada has excused you from your current jury summons. We will NOT reach your juror number for this Trial; therefore, you are NO LONGER required to appear on Monday, June 7, 2021.

      If your services are required in the future, you will be sent another summons in the mail.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 4,2021 8:15 pm || Up

        boo.

        I too narrowly missed having to sit through jury selection next week and also a trial. I have never said the unnatural thing I said yesterday to get out of it

        “If you don’t plea today, you will not be a felon until June 24 when the jury comes back with a verdict and you will be remanded into custody. You can plea today and be a felon and the judge has promised to reduce it to a misdemeanor in one calendar year and you can go home tonight and every other night for the foreseeable future, albeit 90 of them on an ankle monitor. Or you can not be a felon for the next three weeks and spend the endo of june, through early august in jail awaiting sentencing.”

        It almost didn’t work

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  11. Soaker Soaker Jun 4,2021 8:12 pm

    I think even Tony La Russa is OK with piling on as many runs as you can in this park.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  12. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 4,2021 8:25 pm

    Hate this park.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  13. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 4,2021 8:26 pm

    I don’t know that 3 runs is comfortable enough lead for 6 outs from diechman and trivino at coors

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 4,2021 8:27 pm

    Yea the excitement of a doubke switch!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 4,2021 8:34 pm || Up

      its all dumb, of course, but bob has done well today

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. Soaker Soaker Jun 4,2021 8:43 pm

    Canha tried to stick that effing thing out there, but he couldn’t reach the ball because it was in the strike zone.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  16. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 4,2021 9:12 pm

    KK just dropped a “SKYEBOLT”

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 4,2021 9:23 pm

    Angels just won. Seattle had bases loaded no out with hanniger up in the top of the 6th. scioscia went to iglasias.

    They did not score in the next two inning.

    Taylor trammmel seems fixed

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  18. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 4,2021 9:24 pm

    Thats 3. Get him out

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  19. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 4,2021 9:24 pm

    oh good, trivino up

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  20. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 4,2021 9:27 pm

    call me when dichman has thrown more strikes than balls

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  21. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 4,2021 9:30 pm

    Never calls Ed.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  22. Soaker Soaker Jun 4,2021 9:30 pm

    DieBBman staggers to the victory, but not before a few naughty words hurled in his direction here.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  23. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 4,2021 9:31 pm

    Just saw the first inning lowrie play.

    Oh my what a bad call by NY

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  24. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 4,2021 10:10 pm

    Hot Rod Charlie tomorrow in the Belmont. That’s all.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Jun 5,2021 5:34 pm || Up

      How much did you win?

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 5,2021 5:47 pm || Up

        1 whole dollar! Bet HRC to win place and show.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • andeux andeux Jun 5,2021 5:54 pm || Up

          Should know better than to bet HRC to win.

          TINSTAAFK
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 5,2021 6:39 pm || Up

            It seemed like a lock!

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • AV AV Jun 5,2021 9:24 pm || Up

              … her up?

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  25. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 4,2021 10:35 pm

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 5,2021 10:11 am

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 5,2021 4:20 pm || Up

      Pete Rose wrecked what looked like an excellent career, but Ray was still an everyday player until that incident. He was just a backup after that. Take those two injuries away, you might have one of the best catchers of the 1970s, and maybe he doesn’t turn to broadcasting so quickly if at all.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  27. Soaker Soaker Jun 5,2021 4:17 pm

    5-9 is not exciting me a whole lot.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 5,2021 5:09 pm || Up

      It’s so dismal that I looked up Cole Irvin’s college and minors stats to see if maybe he has hidden hitting talent. No such luck.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • ptbnl Jun 5,2021 5:31 pm || Up

      Neither as a lineup nor a final score.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  28. andeux andeux Jun 5,2021 6:14 pm

    The top of the lineup is off to a good start though.

    TINSTAAFK
  29. Soaker Soaker Jun 5,2021 7:01 pm

    After the Olson HBP I’d suggest Charlie Blackmon stay on his toes the rest of the series. We just wanna hit your ass toniiiiiight…

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 5,2021 7:10 pm || Up

      There was a nice 2 out, 0 on opportunity there but Irvin passed.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 5,2021 7:03 pm

    Pinder Coorsed the FK out of that ball.

  31. Soaker Soaker Jun 5,2021 7:04 pm

    Chapman and Piscotty should be hitting grounders to the (other) infielders in pregame. They excel at it.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  32. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 5,2021 7:11 pm

    I was going to make a joke about Garcia hitting. But he may be better than Chapman at the moment.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 5,2021 7:24 pm || Up

      as chapman batted and ran, a run scored. that was good!

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 5,2021 7:27 pm || Up

        If I have to start paying attention to how many pitches he gets through it is gonna hurt

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  33. Soaker Soaker Jun 5,2021 7:49 pm

    Not Bud Black’s fault but when the team is 12 games under .500 in early June and you see a TOOTBLAN like the Rockies had in that inning you wonder about the manager’s job security.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • andeux andeux Jun 5,2021 7:52 pm || Up

      I was also wondering whose bright idea it was to bunt down 2-0 in the bottom of the first in Coors.

      TINSTAAFK
  34. Soaker Soaker Jun 5,2021 8:01 pm

    I’m not listening to TV audio, as usual, but…at least a couple of the graphics have had a Welcome Back Kotter theme? What is that?

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 5,2021 9:16 pm || Up

      that was confusing

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 2:48 pm || Up

      Today they’re dropping a bunch of Greatest American Hero references in the graphics, inexplicably.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 2:52 pm || Up

        Ah, that’s what it is. I saw “making all my wishes come true” and was thinking Mariah Carey.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 5,2021 8:14 pm

    Ramon woulda

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 5,2021 9:17 pm || Up

      Entirely believable that this is a shut out with Ramon in the lineup

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  36. Soaker Soaker Jun 5,2021 8:26 pm

    Rockies radio announcer had Piscotty up that entire plate appearance and never caught it; he was even “left-handed hitting Stephen Piscotty” at one point.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 5,2021 9:18 pm || Up

      I never listen to the rockies. They are far and away the worst. radio and tv.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  37. Soaker Soaker Jun 5,2021 8:34 pm

    Nice to see Bob not make the kneejerk call for Petit vs. Cron. If you’re bringing in Luzardo in this situation the thought needs to be 3 innings to finish the game, no Petit, Diekman or Trivino.

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

      I’ll allow the Moreland PH. Bob was paying more attention to his NL scorecard than I was.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 5,2021 9:24 pm || Up

        that confused me. mostly because I thought lowrie was the pitcher and i missed the ibb to olson

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  38. Soaker Soaker Jun 5,2021 8:40 pm

    Canha vs. Rockies = David Fletcher vs. A’s.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  39. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 5,2021 8:52 pm

    Why does it feel like everyone is made of glass?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 5,2021 9:01 pm || Up

      A little confused about what was going on with Lou there…but yay! I guess.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 5,2021 9:06 pm || Up

        Uh, OK, but Mile High isn’t that high, and on the third day in town it shouldn’t be an issue.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  40. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 5,2021 9:39 pm

    After 60 games, one game worse than the final 2020 record.

  41. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 5,2021 10:12 pm

    I’ve come close to unfollowing SuSlu a bunch of times because yuck Giants but I’m really glad I got to read this thread.

    "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 8:50 am || Up

      I like the 70+ year old man saying he has attended his last game.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  42. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 12:03 pm

    Collin Morikama and Max Homa, the two Cal guys, both near top of leaderboard in final round from Ohio. Tune in for a few minutes if you’ve been wondering what the incessant buzz of the Brood X cicadas sounds like.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 12:25 pm || Up

      I like Jon Rahm as a golfer, but evidently he hasn’t had the vaccine and seeing him lose a likely huge paycheck because of it brings joy to my heart.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 12:33 pm || Up

        100%. I wish everyone who deliberately chooses to not care about other people’s health suffered some kind of monetary consequence.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • ptbnl Jun 6,2021 1:14 pm || Up

          I’d like to see bans in place for high-risk (to others) activities like flying.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
          • Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 1:25 pm || Up

            The high risk there is borne by the unvaccinated though.

            What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
            • ptbnl Jun 6,2021 1:36 pm || Up

              Definitely much higher for the unvaccinated, but still comparatively high for the vaccinated.

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 3:18 pm || Up

      Morikama headed to a playoff with Cantlay right now, in the rain.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 3:39 pm || Up

        Bummer, Morikama got a flukey bad break when his perfect tee shot came up with mud on the ball. Maga Jack Nicklaus seemed to be rooting hard for the other guy, I wonder why.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • colin colin Jun 7,2021 7:39 am || Up

      I am not wondering what Brood X sounds like

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 7,2021 11:28 am || Up

        Heh heh, I bet. I visited my grandparents in the Philly area one summer in the 80’s and remember quite clearly trying to listen to Phillies games on the radio over the relentless, deafening buzz, pretty much nonstop for the entire two weeks I was there.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 8,2021 4:57 pm || Up
        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  43. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 1:06 pm

    First Rockies lead of the series.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  44. Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 1:19 pm

    A’s hitters maybe gorged on those Denver omelettes this morning. Then play on a 90-degree day, things are looking a little sluggish so far.

    I’ll eat a Denver omelette but I’m usually more basic than that. Bacon and Jack would be my go-to.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 1:49 pm || Up

      Whenever I visit Denver my buddy nags incessantly about about hydration. That thin high desert air sucks the moisture right out of you. The A’s batsmen may not have heeded this admonition.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 2:06 pm || Up

        I deal with it every day during the summer, and I like to pound some coffee in the morning. Need to add lots of water to that, and if I can’t go more than 45 minutes before ducking behind trees or bushes it’s a good thing.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • ptbnl Jun 6,2021 2:20 pm || Up

          There’s a reason the Black Rock City paper is call “Piss Clear”.

          If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  45. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 6,2021 1:51 pm

    what is the bridge plan today? Smith for 6-7, ???. diekman?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 2:05 pm || Up

      Apparently it’s Romo, accompanying the Kelly greens with the white flag.

      "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 2:17 pm || Up

        I like romo’s enthusiasm for getting out of jams created by a front office that signs players like sergio romo

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 2:33 pm || Up

          Very well stated, counselor.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  46. Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 1:55 pm

    Ken and Vince were going on at length about the uniform tops and referring to that piece in The Athletic that praised the Kelly Greens. I’ve always been lukewarm on those, prefer the Forest Green. Whatever happened to the Gold alternate tops though? I know they didn’t work with the grey road pants but I loved those as a home alternate. But I can’t recall them using the Gold tops in the last few years; it seemed like the Kelly Green replaced them.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 2:02 pm || Up

      I believe that’s right, either Kelly or Gold alts in any given year, never both. Which seems unlike MLB’s usual rapacious sell anything approach.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  47. Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 2:02 pm

    Ken gave Murphy’s ball the full home run call. Please get these guys back in the road booths.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 2:13 pm || Up

      But I love Ken’s reminiscing about the weed-smoking days in the van and the trip to Red Rocks. (He didn’t mention weed but, duh.)

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 2:18 pm || Up

        Maybe. Korach seems kinda square to 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 8,2021 4:32 pm || Up

      Looks like they are allowed back on the field at home at least.

  48. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 6,2021 2:26 pm

    Gonna flip andrus and champman soon, yeah?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • ptbnl Jun 6,2021 2:27 pm || Up

      Seeing Chapman below the Andrus line is just sad.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 2:29 pm || Up

        On the bright side…an off-season Chapman trade looks less likely now than it did a few months ago.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 2:38 pm || Up

          I still believe true Chapman is much closer to the hitter he was in 2019 than the one he is in 2021 thus far. Talent doesn’t evaporate that quickly. Bad habits he developed while playing hurt last year, now getting into his head. He’ll return to being a good hitter, hopefully still while wearing green.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 2:43 pm || Up

            He’s Brooks Robinson. .267/.322/.401 but Hall of Fame.

            What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 2:28 pm || Up

      Elvis up to .215 now. It looks that way to me.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  49. ptbnl Jun 6,2021 2:33 pm

    From 1st & 3rd with 1 out to inning’s end unscathed in 6 pitches.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 6,2021 2:36 pm || Up

      how can they be strikes if the ball was unstruck?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  50. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 2:38 pm

    Diekman almost got Charlie Brown’d on that liner up the box.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  51. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 6,2021 2:43 pm

    Scouting the A’s upcoming opponents, I see the Royals managed to bunt into a triple play today. That’s quite an achievement.

  52. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 6,2021 3:04 pm

    Ok, let’s win petit his 8th

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  53. Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 3:08 pm

    On the replay, I hope Bob has asked his players, “Look, don’t beg me for an overturned call, if you’re pretty sure you’re right then signal me.” Same thing as I mentioned with Jed at the top of the thread. If there’s no clear video evidence, which there didn’t seem to be on the pickoff, then we lose our challenge and tough. But be truthful about it.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  54. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 6,2021 3:12 pm

    Seems like a big fail needing to let Andrus hit there.

  55. ptbnl Jun 6,2021 3:14 pm

    Chapman coming through at the end to ensure that every starter left at least 1 runner on base.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  56. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 6,2021 3:15 pm

    two out of three is a little disappointing given the chances in this game. Of course, the Rockies probably feel like they wasted too many opportunities this game also.

    I am prepared to be annoyed at the split of the next 6.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  57. Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 3:16 pm

    I thought until the end they could overcome that last game of the road trip Sunday lethargy but no. John and Bob deliver but Omelette sinks them.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 7,2021 9:46 am || Up

      35 year old Daniel Bard throwing two scoreless and pumping 101 at the end really scrambled my eggs.

  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 6,2021 3:17 pm

    LOL Sogard

  59. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 6,2021 3:26 pm

    Curse Charlie Blackmon for getting that song stuck in my head all weekend. At least Canha’s aggressively awful choice isn’t an earworm.

    • Soaker Soaker Jun 6,2021 3:31 pm || Up

      Sadly this is untrue. I’ve caught myself whistling or humming “Like A Virgin” on my walks quite a few times the last couple months.

      Although if it works for Canha, I’ll suggest Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” for Chapman.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 3:37 pm || Up

        I very much doubt Chapman has the capacity for whimsy that would require.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  60. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 8:36 pm

    I might watch one or two USA soccer games a year. Very glad I picked this one.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 9:16 pm || Up

      Super entertaining. This officiating is crap though.

      "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 6,2021 9:24 pm || Up

        Mexico fans not exactly going down with class here.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 6,2021 9:19 pm || Up

      INCREDIBLE game. Wow.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 6,2021 9:35 pm || Up

        If the screenplay said “Emergency substitute goalie stops PK for shocking win” you’d fire the writer as a hopeless sappy hack.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • AV AV Jun 6,2021 11:05 pm || Up
          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • AV AV Jun 6,2021 11:09 pm || Up

            (don’t watch the last 45 seconds.)

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • AV AV Jun 6,2021 11:01 pm || Up

      mexico went full cult classic compilations with their lettering.

      if they need a fundraiser, they should make memo’s 13 in blue.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 7,2021 7:28 am || Up

        Mexico deserved to lose because of those awful kits. Why you would break out black-with-purple-sleeve-splotches when you have their iconic green available is inexplicable.

        • AV AV Jun 7,2021 9:15 am || Up

          ugly enough already, but it’s also their home kit.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • AV AV Jun 8,2021 4:17 pm || Up

            stumbled on argentina colombia by accident right now and i admit i don’t care what tournament they win with these kits i’m not buying it. it’s like they used that IG influencer vacation lady’s repeating cloud.

            live commentary: where the hell did paredes pull that out of??

            2-0 argentina, not a spoiler. it’s only 8 minutes in.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • AV AV Jun 8,2021 6:18 pm || Up

              in today’s substitute goalie news, he couldn’t save the stupidly produced penalty nor the 95th minute header.

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • mikeA Jun 7,2021 11:59 am || Up

      Need to rattle a few cages: Soccer has huge problems with the basic rules in several areas. Reform is desperately needed. The rules of hockey are superior in nearly every respect. It’s been driving me crazy for decades!

      –VAR leading to all these extra PKs is awful. The handball last night would never have been a PK before, and rightfully so. Sometimes the ball accidentally glances off an arm. Not really appropriate to give the other team .8 goals or whatever. I was also fine with no call on the Pulisic one! It was clearly a foul, ok, but also the ball got away from him and they just sort of ran into each other. Looking in slow motion for technical violations is terrible, and similar to the guy-has-finger-off-the-bag-for-.02-seconds situation.

      –This highlights one of the other main problems, which is: the penalty for fouls outside the box is too low, and the penalty for fouls inside the box is way way too high. Luckily, hockey has the solution. Players should get time penalties for fouls outside the box. The card system is stupid and doesn’t work. Time penalties can be more significant inside the box, but still with indirect kick, and they could reserve penalty shots for truly egregious stuff (intentional handball, tripping guy from behind on breakaway), or, alternatively, change the PK to something a bit harder.

      –PKs are an appalling way to break ties, possibly the very worst rule in all of sports. There can be no serious debate on this point. Probably Chris Berman loves it. Taking guys off the field every 5 minutes (or something) of OT would be exciting.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 7,2021 12:22 pm || Up

        Yeah, VAR as a means of awarding penalties the referee didn’t see as penalties live has mostly made the sport worse.

      • AV AV Jun 7,2021 1:18 pm || Up

        omg. i can’t believe i’ve never thought of all this before.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 7,2021 1:48 pm || Up

        I have heard others tout the elegance of the replay system used in rugby, done quickly with minimal impact on the game flow. But never having watched rugby I don’t know how accurate or cross-applicable that is. One thing which is universal across replays, though, is how stupid it is to involve the on-field officials in any way. It’s dumb when the football ref stares into his hooded booth, or when the umps put on the headsets, or the hoops refs swivel the TV monitor over to their side of the court. Useless waste of time. Hire and train quality video refs and let them do the job, period.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • mikeA Jun 7,2021 1:52 pm || Up

          Audience vote!

        • lenscrafters Jun 7,2021 1:57 pm || Up

          One thing which is universal across replays, though, is how stupid it is to involve the on-field officials in any way.

          Yes, and their initial call on the field should not be known to the third party who conducts the review.

          • sslinger Jun 7,2021 7:40 pm || Up

            Oh yeah, I like that idea.

          • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 8,2021 9:13 am || Up

            Something about Rugby’s culture makes this not true. There is no defensiveness in any of the reviews I’ve seen. Once, for example, they started the review to see if there was any penalty at all, and the referee said something about how surely it was nothing more serious than that. Then he saw the angle showing an intentional eye-gouge. Then they did the red card analysis and awarded one.

            Sunlight, disinfectant, etc. definitely doesn’t hurt either.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • vignette17 Jun 7,2021 4:37 pm || Up

          One of the really nice things in rugby is the replay official can signal review instead of try or no try. Easy to remove bias from the call on the field, when there wasn’t a call at all. Much harder to do when the umpire is in the video making a signal.

          • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 8,2021 9:14 am || Up

            Actually, now they make calls on the field and apply some deference. Really only matters on things like whether a try was grounded in a pile of bodies, though, as anything the camera sees clearly is going to be called based upon the video.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 8,2021 9:10 am || Up

          It’s the best system in sport. Not only are they pretty quick, but they use the in-stadium jumbotron to show the Ref (and, the fans/TV audience) AND THE AUDIO GOES OUT ON TV.

          So you can see/hear why play was stopped, what they’re seeing, and why they’re changing/not changing the call.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
          • vignette17 Jun 8,2021 10:35 am || Up

            I’d still take Hawkeye in tennis, but yeah, rugby is waayy up there.

            • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 8,2021 12:14 pm || Up

              Sure. Helps to have fixed lines with no people around, of course…

              "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
          • AV AV Jun 8,2021 11:06 am || Up

            * field hockey

            same but the players too can ask for a review during play. each team gets 1 at the beginning of the game and it is only used up if they ask for a referral and the call goes the other way.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
            • nevermoor nevermoor Jun 8,2021 12:13 pm || Up

              They’re starting to do this in Rugby too, though only the Captain of each team can do it where the rule is in place.

              "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 7,2021 12:38 pm

    Only three games scheduled today. Weird.

  62. Soaker Soaker Jun 7,2021 1:32 pm

    Well that didn’t work out so well. Kelenic was 3-for-21 with 1 HR vs. the A’s.

    Kelenic was batting .096 at the MLB level with just eight hits in 92 plate appearances with eight walks and 26 strikeouts, and he was mired in an 0-for-39 slump that included five walks and 17 strikeouts.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 7,2021 2:30 pm || Up

      But has anyone told the rotary club?

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  63. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 8,2021 11:24 am

    Good news, everyone! A’s have opened the vastly preferable north parking lot. I will park there tonight. And tailgating will be officially allowed starting June 29. Unofficially they seem to not enforce against people gathering with chairs and tables now, so long as they aren’t grilling.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  64. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 8,2021 12:57 pm

    Sad day, and something the A’s can learn from

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jun 8,2021 1:15 pm || Up

      Khris -.2
      Heim -.4

      Elvis -.6
      Aramis -.4

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 8,2021 1:17 pm || Up

        now do the money

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux Jun 8,2021 1:22 pm || Up

          Too lazy to look that up. IIRC, Elvis is under contract for an extra year, but Texas was covering the difference in money (or maybe a little more than that), so it was close to a wash.

          TINSTAAFK
          • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 8,2021 1:25 pm || Up

            I was trying to make a “the A’s are cheap” joke. but yeah, that is how I remember it too

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 8,2021 1:28 pm || Up

        Where are we on White, Profar, Emilio, A. Allen, and Reed?

        • andeux andeux Jun 8,2021 1:58 pm || Up

          By the numbers, we lost there twice: Pagan had positive value for the Rays, while Profar was a 0 for us in 2019, and then Profar had positive value for the Padres last year while Allen has been mostly useless.
          But I would argue that the latter trade was worth it, as I no longer have to watch Profar “hit” or “field.”

          TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 8,2021 1:18 pm || Up

      That stinks. It was only 25 months ago that he looked well on his way to a fourth straight 40 homer season. Luckily for him only 26 months ago that he signed the extension that should set him up for life.

    • lenscrafters Jun 8,2021 1:21 pm || Up

      The A’s could use another RH hitter.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 8,2021 1:25 pm || Up

        DFA elvis

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 8,2021 4:30 pm || Up

        The Khris news made me look up the similarly one-dimensional Ryon Healy, currently OPSing .702 in the KBO.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 8,2021 2:17 pm || Up

      Unfortunately the most likely lesson the A’s learn is “never spend big money.”

      "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 8,2021 3:02 pm || Up

        “Kids, you tried your best, and you failed miserably. The lesson is: Never try.”

  65. andeux andeux Jun 8,2021 1:59 pm

    In other news, A.J. Puk’s ERA at Vegas has more digits than I would like.

    TINSTAAFK
    • lenscrafters Jun 8,2021 2:46 pm || Up

      Not getting anything from 3 straight top 10 picks is not great to say the least, sigh.

      Though I supposed there’s still hope that Beck could return a middling reliever and Puk, maybe a little more than that.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 8,2021 2:50 pm || Up

        Maybe Arizona would give us unlimited pool privileges for the rights to Murray.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 8,2021 3:31 pm || Up

        I think Billy planned all of this to show why we should never do a full teardown and tank. His shit doesnt work in rebuilds.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 8,2021 3:30 pm

    Great answer, Gerrit.

  67. andeux andeux Jun 8,2021 5:55 pm

    What is it with the Pirates and first base?

    TINSTAAFK
  68. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 8,2021 6:31 pm

    Nice round of applause for Bob Melvin on his Oakland A’s wins record from the [looks around] maybe 800 people in the stands.

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

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