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Smoke on the Water, 81-2-3 137

A’s reach the midpoint of the season with a home midweek three-gamer against the Rangers. It begins on the anniversary of Dave Stewart’s no-hitter, 6/29/1990 in Toronto, backed by a Dave Henderson longball and Rickey’s customary bludgeoning of the Jays. This is a great recap. Stew was amazing in his prime from 1987 to 1990, 20+ wins each year, 41 complete games, owned that punk Clemens, never got a Cy Young.

Texas arrives with the worst road record in the AL, 10-27. Which looks pretty bad until you scroll down to the NL West. Holy fuck, Rockies and D-Backs. This all suggests to me that teams from arid home climates suffer worst on the road and should probably be in deep cryogenic hydration pods on every plane flight. I am not a crackpot.

Kaprielian v Foltynewicz, 6:40p
Bassitt v Allard, 6:40p
Manaea v Dunning, 12:37p

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

137 thoughts on “Smoke on the Water, 81-2-3

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 29,2021 6:16 pm

    Fernando Valenzuela also pitched well on 6/29/90.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • AV AV Jul 1,2021 1:42 pm || Up

      i mean, not sure how he expected to maintain that .333 with only 1 hit in 4 at bats. but he did score so that’s pretty good.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 29,2021 6:52 pm

    Three K’s in the first for Kaprielian

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. Soaker Soaker Jun 29,2021 6:54 pm

    Looks like they grabbed most of the “full capacity” ticket-buying patrons and stuffed them in the Diamond Level seats so at least those look full. The appearance of the rest of the place makes me think Oakland has responded to its owner’s “NOTICE ME! NOTICE ME!” junkets to Vegas with the traditional middle finger salute.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 29,2021 7:06 pm || Up

      I dunno, I’m not sure you could point to any time since Haas where fan resentment mattered to ticket sales. Tuesday night in June, vs Texas, just after COVID, I doubt the attendance would be any different tonight if Fisher had just put down a nonrefundable $500 million.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 29,2021 8:07 pm || Up

        4,739 is the 25th-largest home crowd of the season. Welcome back!

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 29,2021 8:25 pm || Up

          We do sparse with the best of them. Not sure that’s ever varied by how much fans like or hate ownership.

          How well they rebound in 2022 will be interesting though, off of zero continuing season ticket holders.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Soaker Soaker Jun 29,2021 8:42 pm || Up

            Many teams did a “Re-Opening Day” promotion. The A’s, nothing, I guess not even a Free Parking Tuesday which apparently has disappeared from the schedule.

            They had another opportunity this weekend with the Red Sox in town. I would have done Rangers-game pricing for all of those Red Sox games, a real Welcome Back feel especially with the fireworks night. I don’t see any outreach like that at all though, just the old “you should consider it a privilege to have Major League Baseball in Oakland” mentality.

            If it seems like I’m implying I don’t feel in any hurry to return to attending games and handing Fisher/Kaval money, that might be a correct inference. You’re right, it doesn’t necessarily mean many A’s fans agree with that POV.

            What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
            • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2021 8:59 pm || Up

              i don’t think i knew until today

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • Soaker Soaker Jun 29,2021 9:06 pm || Up

                They laid off the entire marketing staff and I guess they’ve just given up on the concept until this offseason. It’s like the Finley-era death spiral. “Hammer! There are 20 people in line for tickets. Get out there and open up a second window.”

                What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
            • lenscrafters Jul 1,2021 3:19 pm || Up

              Hmm

              • andeux andeux Jul 2,2021 6:22 pm || Up

                What an embarrassment
                Summary: they’ve known about this for over a month, BART was even urging them to get the word out, they decided to do nothing until the last minute, and then suddenly cut off ticket sales.

                TINSTAAFK
                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2021 6:34 pm || Up

                  That’s really bad. Hide the BART problem while selling as many tix as possible for the one and only game they’ve actively promoted all year. Then Kaval makes a pissy little show of cutting off sales (after hitting their target, no doubt) and leave BART-reliant fans up shit creek.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • Englishmajor Englishmajor Jun 29,2021 8:47 pm || Up

            I think the lack of season ticket holders is a factor in tonight’s attendance. We’ve never known how many full-season packages were being sold in the past, but there were more than a few cold Tuesday nights against bad teams that looked like tonight where the official gate was 10,000.

    • andeux andeux Jun 29,2021 7:47 pm || Up

      German Marquez also pitching well on 6/29.

      TINSTAAFK
  4. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 29,2021 7:05 pm

    Chapman to Aces: shut up!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 29,2021 7:36 pm

    Dang, that was exactly what Kaprielian had feared all AB long, and he knew it immediately.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 29,2021 7:39 pm || Up

      Also “Kaprielian” needs a shortener. Kap is taken. Kapri is weird. JK feels wrong.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 29,2021 7:45 pm || Up

        Pre? Prel? Lian?

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 29,2021 8:14 pm || Up

        Krap?

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Soaker Soaker Jun 29,2021 8:25 pm || Up

        “Dr. Death”. No, wait, that was Kevorkian.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  6. lenscrafters Jun 29,2021 7:36 pm

    Getting behind 3-0 to Gallo and then forcing a fastball in there at 3-1 seemed like a really dumb idea, especially with two outs. And Brock Holt is hitting next.

  7. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2021 7:37 pm

    not watching so i don’t know where the pitch was, but there is no need to throw a strike to gallo there. 2 outs nobody on with [check notes] brock holt next.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 29,2021 7:41 pm || Up

      He threw a curve 2-0, then got a friendly call on the black to go 3-1, clear intent to pitch around Gallo, until…

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 29,2021 7:44 pm

    At least three really ugly Ranger plays on that one ball.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 29,2021 7:44 pm

    Bless Ray’s heart. “I think Holt thought it wasn’t hit as high that’s why he didn’t jump more.”

    No Ray..White Men Can’t Jump.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  10. lenscrafters Jun 29,2021 7:45 pm

    Goddamn Moreland sucks.

  11. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 29,2021 7:46 pm

    Can we put New Guy in for Moreland now?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  12. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 29,2021 8:08 pm

    Are we sure new guy can’t play in the OF?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 29,2021 8:19 pm

    This A’s team has to be able to hit enough to win behind mediocre starts. Kaper was decent. Get some more fucking runs.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Jun 29,2021 8:22 pm || Up

      He was lucky to only allow 1 run in the 5th.
      But yeah, right now the rotation seems fine, while the offense without Canha is pretty meh.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2021 9:01 pm || Up

        olson and laureano are in the doldrums. and I don’t buy chapman’s resurgence

        it’s frustrating that ownership won’t spend a few million to win games

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 29,2021 8:23 pm

    Agreed. In today’s game you can’t score 2 against even the Rangers and expect to win.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  15. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 29,2021 8:25 pm

    A sunset shot with I think the Fruitvale Bridge in the background? Noice

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  16. lenscrafters Jun 29,2021 8:37 pm

    Getting shut down by this crappy Rangers pitcher two starts in a row is really frustrating.

  17. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 29,2021 8:46 pm

    Having a good Wendelken would be a very good thing.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  18. lenscrafters Jun 29,2021 9:08 pm

    Sigh…again the difference between going with Acevedo vs Trivino is apparently one run.

  19. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2021 9:09 pm

    sigh

    heim seems to burn the a’s

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  20. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2021 9:15 pm

    that would have been helpful

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  21. lenscrafters Jun 29,2021 9:16 pm

    And now Lowrie homers. Someone FKing shove a leverage index chart in front of BoMel’s face.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 29,2021 9:29 pm || Up

      Honestly feels like he’s rubbing the roster shortcomings in Forst’s face.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 8:52 pm || Up

      Hey diekman up now in the red sox series

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • lenscrafters Jul 2,2021 9:03 pm || Up

        Yeah I approve of this even though a 1 run deficit feels like 10 right now.

  22. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 29,2021 10:53 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. ptbnl Jun 30,2021 12:26 pm

    Population of hell: +1

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 30,2021 12:35 pm || Up

      That’s a known known.

      • colin colin Jun 30,2021 12:49 pm || Up

        There are plenty of reasons why he was a horrible person, so I have to stand up and defend that particular quote. As a scientist, I find that dividing things into “known knowns”, “known unknowns”, and “unknown unknowns” make tons of sense.

        • AV AV Jun 30,2021 12:57 pm || Up

          i mean, it’s obvious as a concept. but that he used it to circumvent saying that they didn’t have enough evidence to start a war and make it sound lofty while being vacuous is what needs defending.

          in the sense that it’s indefensible.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • colin colin Jun 30,2021 4:52 pm || Up

            My unknown unknowns won’t result in any deaths. And they probably won’t even scuttle the $500M project that ptbnl is highly invested in!

            • ptbnl Jul 2,2021 9:00 pm || Up

              The price tag is a known unknown

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
              • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 9:10 pm || Up

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • 5Aces 5Aces Jun 30,2021 2:02 pm || Up

          Albert Callaspo=Known Known
          Grant Green=known unknow (as of 2013)

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 30,2021 1:13 pm || Up

        A much better Rumsfeld quote, which I repurpose frequently, is “You go to war with the army you have, not the army you wish you had.” So versatile. You go camping with the tent you have…you tailgate with the grill you have…you grocery shop with the reusable bags you have…you blaze up with the pipe you have…

        "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 30,2021 1:20 pm || Up

          You try to keep the deficit at 1 with the bad relievers you have, not the bad relievers you wish you had.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 30,2021 2:59 pm || Up
      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 30,2021 3:19 pm

    The Cubs scored 7 in the top of the first and lost 15-7.

  25. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 30,2021 3:54 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • colin colin Jun 30,2021 4:54 pm || Up

      You go to the prospects game with the players you have, not Wander Franco.

    • lenscrafters Jun 30,2021 6:45 pm || Up

      Omg just move him to 3rd base or RF already.

  26. andeux andeux Jun 30,2021 4:51 pm

    Ohtani knocked out in the first after recording 2 outs with 2 hits, 4 walks, and a HBP.

    TINSTAAFK
    • colin colin Jun 30,2021 4:59 pm || Up

      Can they switch him into the DH position for the rest of the game?

      • andeux andeux Jun 30,2021 5:05 pm || Up

        Nope, Scioscia had him in the leadoff spot as a P.

        TINSTAAFK
    • andeux andeux Jun 30,2021 9:44 pm || Up

      Somehow this game is still going on. Was there a rain delay?

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jun 30,2021 10:08 pm || Up

        Two rain delays I think.

        Seven run bottom of the first, seven run top of the ninth. One just cannot predict baseball.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 1,2021 9:12 am || Up

          Chapman tried to blow the A’s games, its maddening that it happens for the angels.

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  27. andeux andeux Jun 30,2021 7:15 pm

    SCHWINDEL!

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 30,2021 7:23 pm || Up

      Ken: fly ball to left field should be deep enough, white goes back makes the catch and chapman scores

      Vince: good to see, the A’s are know for the longball, and sunday in SF they really played small ball and it’s continuing here

      Ken: he is frank Schwindel making his a’s debut [crack]

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jun 30,2021 7:37 pm || Up

      this is exactly what I thought a “Frank Schwindel” looked like

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 30,2021 8:48 pm || Up

        Reminds me a Nate Freiman. I’d like to know more about his choice of #45.

        "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 30,2021 7:45 pm || Up

      Is that Fischer in the diamond level?

      You know he just texted forst after the HR “stop talking about cruz”

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 30,2021 8:51 pm || Up

        Nice of him to include Oakland on his tour.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  28. mikeA Jun 30,2021 7:24 pm

    I like guys who crush the baseball like that.

  29. lenscrafters Jun 30,2021 8:09 pm

    Thankfully Schwindel came up cause the rest of the offense is just pathetic right now.

  30. Future Ed Future Ed Jun 30,2021 8:34 pm

    10-21 for white

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • lenscrafters Jun 30,2021 9:10 pm || Up

      So FKing sick of him. He definitely has Fletcher potential.

  31. lenscrafters Jun 30,2021 8:46 pm

    Houston swept at home by the Orioles.

  32. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 30,2021 8:55 pm

    I don’t ever want to search negative things I said about Tony Kemp.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  33. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jun 30,2021 9:09 pm

    I’m just spitballin here, but how about we obtain eight new relievers at the deadline?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  34. 5Aces 5Aces Jun 30,2021 9:15 pm

    Exhale

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  35. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 1,2021 9:55 am

    Half a game out on July 1 is pretty reasonable, especially considering Luzardo imploding. Gotta upgrade the lineup and the bullpen at least a little to have a shot though.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 1,2021 10:05 am || Up

      Agreed. Feels like at least 2 more good, consistent bullpen arms, Canha coming back at full strength, and 1-2 more decent bats. And that sounds like a tall order.

      The dreamcast is Canha is ok, Piscotty was actually hurt all year and just needed this time, Luzardo figures it out, and Rosenthal miraculously shows up with a health shoulder and wearing a cape. A boy can dream, right?

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  36. lenscrafters Jul 1,2021 12:46 pm

    Garcia cost Manaea 3 strikes in the first inning. 2 on account of bad framing, 1 because he didn’t hold the ball long enough on the steal attempt that was going to be successful no matter what.

    The last one hurts because Gallo singled with 2 strikes.

    • lenscrafters Jul 1,2021 12:51 pm || Up

      Also possible we’re dealing with a really shitty umpire.

  37. lenscrafters Jul 1,2021 1:19 pm

    So even when Seth Brown gets HBP, he hurts the team.

  38. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 1,2021 1:23 pm

    Aramis for Men is fucking useless.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  39. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 1,2021 1:42 pm

    Dear Seth:

    The following is a video of my then 11 year old being hit by a pitch on a 2-1 count, when the umpire asked him he said “I don’t think so”

    He walked on the next pitch

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • lenscrafters Jul 1,2021 2:42 pm || Up

      Fantastic

    • AV AV Jul 2,2021 10:10 am || Up

      talk about footage.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 12:38 pm || Up

        I just noticed now that you can hear the ball hit him

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  40. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 1,2021 2:13 pm

    Dreary, dreary stuff here.

  41. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 1,2021 2:19 pm

    Not really seeing it with Acevedo.

  42. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 1,2021 2:54 pm

    A real Lowe point in the season today.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 1,2021 3:14 pm || Up

      He had to be cruel to be kind.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  43. lenscrafters Jul 1,2021 3:00 pm

    Great situation to bring in Smith so he can further confirm that he sucks now.

  44. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 1,2021 3:07 pm

    white flag? really?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  45. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2021 9:16 am

    Nick Allen is going to Tokyo. First game is the day of the trade deadline.

  46. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2021 9:57 am

    The twin stories of a top sprinter banned for marijauna and a top hurdler banned for paperwork related to an abortion have me feeling less than thrilled with the anti-doping cops today.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2021 4:11 pm || Up

      While I’m at it, WTF is this BS?

      These women aren’t allowed to run in the 400 meters because of “high natural testosterone levels” (found only because they had to undergo “medical assessments” because they ran fast). Apparently they can run in the 200 meters because testosterone doesn’t matter there…or something. And somehow all the athletes who have been affected by this rule are African (and all women, obviously). What a bunch of (seemingly racist and sexist) crap.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 12,2021 9:32 am || Up

        This one troubles me a lot more. AFAIK there’s no dispute that she’s doing everything she can, but she just isn’t female enough for the organizing body. That sucks.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Aug 3,2021 3:18 pm || Up

          Silver medal for one of these women in the 200. Good for her and I hope Sebastian Coe hated every second of it.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 12,2021 9:28 am || Up

      I mean, on the MJ thing you can hate the rule, but it isn’t like the rule is some sort of surprise. I hadn’t heard the second one, but this is… difficult to take at face value:

      The five-year suspension followed a yearlong ban McNeal received four years ago for missing three tests in a 12-month period. In that case, she said she twice forgot to update her whereabouts in the system that tracks athletes for random testing. On a third occasion, she said, she made a mistake entering the time when she would be available.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 12,2021 10:14 am || Up

        Agreed on both. Especially the MJ. I think it is an incredibly stupid rule but it isnt some obscure technicality. I do like that she seems (from the little I have read) to have been handling it as well as you can-that actually makes me want to see an exception made that much more.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2021 10:32 am

    Coach Casual Friday may have pulled his top striker off a touch too soon.

    • AV AV Jul 2,2021 11:00 am || Up

      this game may turn out to be the argument pro why penalty shootouts make sense.

      sometimes there’s just no soccer left on the field. we’ll see…

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2021 11:06 am || Up

        I think Spain probably wins it before then. I think they probably would have lost it without the red card.

        • AV AV Jul 2,2021 11:10 am || Up

          i was wrong. there’s still sommer soccer left.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2021 11:07 am || Up

        Alvaro scores that.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2021 11:35 am || Up

      Spain managed to send quite a few good chances directly at the goalie’s tummy during regular play and OT, so I’d say that bodes well for the Swiss.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • AV AV Jul 2,2021 11:37 am || Up

        spain doesn’t like penalties.

        there’s nobody to pass it to.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • AV AV Jul 2,2021 11:44 am || Up

          usually, you score 3 in the shootout, you lose.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2021 11:47 am || Up

            Swiss took five perfect ones last game. Today, three extremely terrible ones. You just can’t predict shootouts (, Suzyn).

    • AV AV Jul 2,2021 6:07 pm || Up

      hackysack goal.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  48. andeux andeux Jul 2,2021 11:39 am

    What’s less surprising, Trevor Bauer being the MLB player under criminal investigation for assault that he claims was consensual rough sex, or Willie Brown being the politician still sticking up for Bill Cosby?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2021 11:54 am || Up

      Definitely Willie.

      As awful as I thought Bauer probably was as a person, I had no idea he was that kind of awful.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 12,2021 1:26 pm || Up

        Seriously. Even the “exculpatory” text exchange reads pretty bad, and he went a number of levels beyond that, it seems.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 12:40 pm || Up

      It is so easy to just stay silent, unless willie has some “spanish fly” history

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2021 1:08 pm || Up

        I get it from Willie’s perspective. He’s not running for anything so has nothing to lose in the broader public eye. But Willie future criminal defense will surely feature “they’re out to bring down another successful black man.” Aligning himself with Cosby backers makes sense that way.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2021 2:33 pm

    I do not Remember This Guy.

  50. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 5:34 pm

    checking in on games in the mlb.tv, i am remined we will see terrible chapeaus for this weekend

    or as ken and vince say all the time, fresh lids have dropped

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Jul 2,2021 5:47 pm || Up

      they’re not chapeaus.

      they’re freedom hats!

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 6:02 pm || Up

        What is your size? do you wear black?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Jul 2,2021 6:10 pm || Up

          not sure i wear hats anymore tbh.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • andeux andeux Jul 2,2021 6:05 pm || Up

        They should go all out and make everyone wear tricorns all weekend.

        TINSTAAFK
        • AV AV Jul 2,2021 6:09 pm || Up

          i’d wear mine sideways.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 6:11 pm || Up

            Not for batting, the earflaps would cover your eyes

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • AV AV Jul 2,2021 6:14 pm || Up

              freedom sucks!

              *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2021 6:42 pm || Up

      Argh those red hats are horrible. “Clean home whites” utterly defiled. They’d look better in those dumb hats with a taco on them.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2021 7:20 pm || Up

        As an owner of 3 Fresno Tacos hats I feel targeted. I will say that 1) it is MiLB so shtick is OK and 2) none of them are American Flag tacos.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  51. AV AV Jul 2,2021 6:10 pm

    cleats to the face ouch.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  52. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2021 6:52 pm

    The white haired guy in the front row looks like Uncle Lew. Ruining the start of the game.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty

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