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More than a feeling 84, 85, 86 219

Boston in town

Oh boy, check out the Merc article Andeux linked to, such a dumb team. Why do we care

Montas v Rodriguez
Irvin v Richards (415)
Kaprilian v Pivetta (105)

I will not be watching any of it, I choo choo choose to not see red hats (I assume).

I did see the Jays in Canada red yesterday (not my favorite shade, but fine, I get it) and also saw the Jays with a July 4th hat on today, so, gross.

219 thoughts on “More than a feeling 84, 85, 86

  1. mikeA Jul 2,2021 6:59 pm

    These fucking hats, how can I even watch.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 2,2021 7:14 pm || Up

      I don’t think Chris Sale is traveling with the team, but Melvin and Canha should have asked the Red Sox for contact information for advice on what to do with those things. I don’t see how Bob can possibly think clearly wearing one of those.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  2. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 7:06 pm

    IOC is dumb and should be banished, I enjoy the fire directed towards them, but this photo just remined me that cupping was a thing

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • AV AV Jul 2,2021 7:30 pm || Up

      shor. for being the biggest taxpayer hoover scam in the world.

      oh and this picture reminded me milkshake duck is a thing.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  3. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2021 7:21 pm

    Glen saying there is an issue with hitting with RiSP. I think the bigger issue is they are just hitting like shit, period.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  4. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 7:23 pm

    I know Canha wears one, but there has to be a way to limit HBP on those elbow guards. Also the being safe with those oven mitts

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  5. lenscrafters Jul 2,2021 7:34 pm

    Luzardo lasted just .2 innings in his start tonight. 7 ER given up.

    No HRs though!

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 7:45 pm || Up

      progress

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 3:16 pm || Up

      I’m planning my return to professional sports for this coming Thirsty Thursday in Reno. Luzardo’s fifth day would be Wednesday but that’s the AAA-West off day, so Thursday seems his likely next turn. Reno is every bit the launching pad Vegas is and the Aces lead AAA-West in scoring with 7.7 runs/game and in home runs (92 in 50 games).

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  6. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2021 7:44 pm

    I blame the red hat.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  7. lenscrafters Jul 2,2021 7:45 pm

    Watching Montas is so tiresome. Poor fastball command, little to no feel for the breaking pitches so there’s always at least one per at bat spiked in the dirt, gets ahead of the count but still ends up walking guys because of the two aforementioned issues.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 7:52 pm || Up

      As I half pay attention to the radio I often find myself stunned that an at bat I am currently listening to is the same one I heard a few minutes before

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2021 8:00 pm || Up

        Exactly. If I could invest on him going from 1-2 to 3-2 I’d be a millionaire.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • lenscrafters Jul 2,2021 8:03 pm || Up

        Make it stop

  8. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2021 7:49 pm

    Wait the A’s have another prospect who’s a former Oklahoma quarterback?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  9. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 8:04 pm

    i suppose there is no good time for the offense to suck

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  10. lenscrafters Jul 2,2021 8:05 pm

    Honestly have never seen a 1B turn the 3-6-3 better than Olson.

  11. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2021 8:10 pm

    Could we maybe score please.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 8:17 pm || Up

      It’s 2-0. If the red sox score one more, seth brown will warm up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 2,2021 8:31 pm

    Just painful

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 8:41 pm || Up

      I mean, how? was canha THAT important?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • lenscrafters Jul 2,2021 8:42 pm || Up

        Feels like we just traded him for Lester.

      • Soaker Soaker Jul 2,2021 8:45 pm || Up

        Canha is out and Laureano and Olson might as well be. That’s a lot of production missing right now.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  13. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2021 8:34 pm

    Yay JB! Like getting a something sometime mumble mumble…

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  14. lenscrafters Jul 2,2021 8:42 pm

    I remember the last time they had a crowd this big in the Coliseum the offensive performance was similarly boring and uninspired.

  15. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 9:13 pm

    romo?

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  16. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 9:20 pm

    elvis?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2021 9:20 pm

    Holy crap that was unlikely.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  18. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 2,2021 9:22 pm

    This guy has a lot fewer neck tattoos than the Matt Barnes I remember.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 9:28 pm

    seth brown pinch runner?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 2,2021 9:37 pm || Up

      Thank goodness he’s not hitting.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  20. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2021 9:31 pm

    This was all my fault tonight guys. I’ll keep it off, promise.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  21. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 2,2021 9:32 pm

    Should have rechecked Twitter before commenting. Last run ISNT my fault…

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  22. andeux andeux Jul 2,2021 9:35 pm

    Set up nicely for a Schwindel walk-off.

    TINSTAAFK
  23. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 2,2021 9:47 pm

    I am happy with the pitching I guess.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2021 10:07 am

    Good point from Steve Berman:

    There was one moment in the game where one had to wonder if Brown is long for the active roster. It came in the seventh inning when Chad Pinder was left in to face a right-handed reliever, and Garrett Whitlock struck him out looking. Melvin didn’t seem to be too concerned with Brown’s decision-making on the basepaths in the 10th, but not being used as a pinch hitter in that situation (Pinder is slashing .169/.214/.292 against righties this season) spoke volumes.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2021 10:36 am || Up

      not scoring on the hit was fine, tagging up may have been a little more on the bad side defensible decision, not a great one, but not terrible

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 10:39 am || Up

      The use of Brown as the (essentially) PR is a little odd. Ed pointed it out at the time, though I didn’t even think about the fact that Bolt was also available.
      Maybe the logic was: with three slow guys (Lowrie, Murphy, Schwindel) due up, we are going to use another PR if one of them gets on, and speed is more likely to be important for the trailing runner than for the one starting on second. That makes some sense, but sure didn’t work out.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2021 11:29 am || Up

        I think brown came in to right after the moreland AB, and at the time it was a tie.

        Having bolt in center and laureano in right would have been…nice

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 11:40 am || Up

          Right, he came in at the top of the 10th, already knowing that spot would be starting the bottom of the inning on 2nd base. They didn’t know that a second runner would matter, but it was not unreasonable to plan for that.

          TINSTAAFK
  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2021 10:42 am

    This Czech fellow’s bloody head situation seems like a bit of a problem?

    As I posted this, they were strapping up another head wound for another Czech player who also came right back on.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 11:09 am || Up

      And then he was the primary target to deliver a header off a set piece, yikes.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 11:02 am

    Those preseason projections that had them at 82-80…is there a reason to doubt them? They had a 13-game winning streak, the final 11 of which were against Arizona, Detroit, Minnesota and Baltimore, and they are 35-36 the rest of the time. Pythagorean W-L of 45-39 is 9-1/2 games behind the Astros’ 54-29. An elite closer would push the rest of the relievers back into their more suitable roles, but any of those would be very expensive and Rosenthal isn’t going to be up to that in September even if he comes back at all. Tony Kemp (!) has been a major contributor in the first half, Chad Pinder can’t hit RHP, a bunch of guys on the active roster can’t hit anybody and the middle infield even when playing well makes more creaking noises than an old storm-battered condominium tower in south Florida. How much is it worth giving up for another shot at a wild-card play-in game?

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 11:35 am || Up

      Problems solved!

      The last couple weeks do seem to have exposed the problems we knew were there all along: Lack of depth for the offense. A bad bullpen. And Luzardo and Montas aren’t going to suddenly “figure it out.”

      There are positives too, of course. Bassitt has been excellent, the back of the rotation surprisingly decent. There are enough good and ok hitters that they will have another hot streak or two.

      And even if we are “really” a .500 team, we still have 12 games over that already in the back. 39-39 the rest of the way puts us at 87-75. So it’s not a stretch to think we can still be a little better than that, and finish with 90+ wins and another playoff berth again.
      But, yeah, winning the division or beating a good team in a playoff series is looking a lot less likely.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2021 11:35 am || Up

      Their 1 run game luck is certainly reverting. You are probably right, the 82-80 was a good center point for the projection.

      Lenscrafters’ suggestion of Garcia and Marte from miami would be a good fit of course, I don’t see 2022 being a better time to go for it, the Astros and Angels will be able to spend this off season, and the Mariners are getting interesting.

      I don’t know if there is enough talent to get either of those.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 4:47 pm || Up

        Yeah-this is the last chance to go all in. Also it would make sense to try and get people excited with stadium type votes coming up. Though we have seen that this gang that cant shoot straight doesnt understand a simple concept like that.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2021 4:55 pm || Up

          Kaval is the Jemile weeks of team presidents

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 5:01 pm || Up

            Was Lew the Alberto Callaspo of Managing partners?

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • lenscrafters Jul 4,2021 10:40 pm || Up

        I don’t see 2022 being a better time to go for it, the Astros and Angels will be able to spend this off season, and the Mariners are getting interesting.

        I think that’s what it comes down to me. If the last couple of weeks of offensive ineptitude are any indication, losing Canha in FA after this year is going to push this offense firmly into bad territory. They’ve bled offensive talent every year of this contention window with little effort to replace what they’ve lost (Semien -> Andrus being the most stark downgrade so far) so I just don’t see things getting better.

        The team’s best chance was last year, but that was affected by the pandemic and the Chapman injury. This year could’ve been pretty close with just a reasonable investment, but obviously that didn’t happen. So they’re left with a still functioning core and some obvious but fixable holes that are dragging the rest of the team down, and the trade deadline is the last gasp to try to make it work.

        For me, I also don’t think the current state of the farm has anything worth fretting over losing, except for Soderstrom and maybe Allen, so anything not bolted down can go.

  27. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 11:11 am

    A tour of Brittania while preparing to cheer on jolly olde England.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  28. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2021 12:10 pm

    what is going on with Vince’s set up here?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2021 12:11 pm || Up

      maybe he is at work already?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • AV AV Jul 3,2021 12:39 pm || Up

        i gave up on my CRT* when i picked up a flatscreen off the sidewalk and they are both better than that.

        * OG meaning**

        ** sometimes i get mad at the bureau of land management and really have to watch how i phrase it.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2021 12:54 pm || Up

          Hope the ERA passes

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 1:41 pm || Up

            I remember as a kid my parents having a talk about Individual Retirement Accounts and how they liked them. I couldn’t understand why they would want to bomb people in the UK.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 4,2021 8:05 am || Up

      I thought I was one of the last DirecTV customers but Vince is still using it. Youtube TV has been a good replacement, except for the fact that it runs on my Spectrum ISP service which can be glitchy due to the continued use of 1970s technology in my neighborhood. Fiber? What’s that? I see these ads for Comcast and AT&T for 1 gig or 2 gig download speeds; I max out at 50 Mbps.

      Issue coming in the future: Comcast is looking to sell the NBC Sports-branded RSNs and Sinclair has made an initial offer. The problem would be that Youtube TV doesn’t have a carriage agreement with Sinclair for its “Bally Sports” RSNs, so if a deal were to be made there I wouldn’t be able to use Youtube TV to watch the A’s, or the Giants for that matter.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 4,2021 10:57 am || Up

        Oh, please, not Sinclair.

        Two years ago I ditched my AT&T plus Direct TV accounts because my specific location got poor internet speeds. Switched to Comcast, which solved the internet speed issue, but stuck me with their god awful TV interface. Sonic is almost done stringing their fiber in Berkeley, so I may well move to their internet, which will leave me with the TV choice of Direct TV vs cord cutting. Not sure the latter will fulfil my sports programming needs yet.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Soaker Jul 4,2021 11:32 am || Up

          Sinclair already owns most of the RSNs and is working on an OTT product. It’s expected to be ready in 2023 and the projected initial price would be about $23 per month per channel (NY Post link). Pricey but around the same as a full-price MLB.tv season subscription, though if you also want to watch the Warriors or Sharks you would have to pay for 12 months, not 6. A lot of negotiating has to happen but there have been a number of stories in recent months indicating that MLB realizes the cable/satellite model is on its last legs and streaming will be the distribution channel going forward.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • andeux andeux Jul 4,2021 1:40 pm || Up

          For me, besides the carriage issue, the problems with cord-cutting for sports are:
          – Overall reliability. My internet is at the opposite side of the house from the TV, and there are a ton of competing wifi networks nearby. I have a repeater to boost wifi signal, and overall wifi reliability has also improved (maybe firmware improvements in the ATT router), but I do still get occasional buffering or drop outs. Not a big deal if watching a TV show, but much more annoying for live sports. Maybe not a problem for you, if you have your router near your TV, or have your house wired with ethernet.
          – Delay. My experience is that terrestrial radio and the gameday boxscore are still pretty close to real time, digital cable is a few seconds (sometimes about 1 pitch) behind, but streaming (even without any buffering issues) is often 30 seconds or more behind that. That’s enough to be really annoying if you tend to keep a boxscore or FK open while watching. Again, YMMV.

          Also, the comcast dvr seems fine to me, but maybe I just don’t know what I’m missing with the alternatives.

          TINSTAAFK
          • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 12,2021 2:14 pm || Up

            I’m still ATT / DTV because Sonic isn’t coming to Marin any time soon, so I’d have to use Comcast to get better internet and I’m just not willing to do it.

            What I have streams fine for the various services (Netflix/Disney/Prime) so I’m (at least temporarily) satisfied. Eventually, though, the DVR model is going to need to switch to just content catalogs of on-demand stuff and that’ll kill DTV.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • elcroata elcroata Jul 4,2021 1:29 pm || Up

        Seeing “Sinclair” and “Spectrum” in your post makes me miss “ZX”

        Because survival is insufficient
  29. Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 3:18 pm

    Eric Karros is working the game for Fox this afternoon. IIRC the Karros drinking game is down one every time he says something critical about the Coliseum.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 4:45 pm || Up

      Drink! (though it was all true about the sun field).

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 6:24 pm || Up

        “Concrete under to warning track dirt for drainage.” Drink!

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 3,2021 4:16 pm

    Oh lord, kelly green and red looks bad.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 4:47 pm || Up

      Even Santa’s elves would reject that look.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  31. andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 4:25 pm

    Let’s see if the offense can clear the low bar of scoring up some runs against goopless Garrett Richards.

    TINSTAAFK
  32. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 4:32 pm

    Argh, Elvis wtf how can you possibly get caught there?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  33. andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 4:32 pm

    WTF Elvis?
    (To be fair, he did just get hit in the head)

    TINSTAAFK
  34. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 4:43 pm

    only took me an inning to give up trying to figure out how to cast my new phone onto my old TV. Thank God I bought a big computer monitor a few weeks ago.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 5:03 pm || Up

      thank freaking God..just remembered since I am on the computer I can overlay KK instead of listening to the Fox dupes.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  35. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 4:44 pm

    Moreland for a bag of baseballs?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2021 4:46 pm || Up

      SLUGGING ™ 1B are in short supply

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 4:46 pm || Up

      It looked like Moreland was explaining something to Bob. Whatever the hell could that have been had to happen in the 10 minutes or so after the lineup card was handed in.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  36. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 4:49 pm

    Bat of Renown has been found!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  37. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 4:56 pm

    Want that sweatshirt.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  38. Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 4:56 pm

    Manaea needs a lot of words to say nothing.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 4:59 pm || Up

      Fortunately another quick Irvin inning bails him out of the interview.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  39. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 5:08 pm

    PKs without even an OT chance first seems extra lame.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  40. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2021 5:16 pm

    gonna take a little more offense. meh on this defense

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  41. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2021 5:22 pm

    vince, i don’t think i ever see ramon smile

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 5:26 pm || Up

      Over but low. Vince is on fire

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  42. andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 5:31 pm

    I am finding the Fox announcers not nearly as objectionable as our play.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2021 5:38 pm || Up

      irvin has been OK

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 5:43 pm || Up

        Kemp has not. Laureano was going to flatten his ass if he tried to catch that popup.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 5:44 pm || Up

        Good enough to lose with this offense. But then again everyone but 1973 Steve Carlton fits that.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 3,2021 5:49 pm || Up

          Scoreboards go to THREE?

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 5:52 pm || Up

            Only the top line Ed.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  43. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 5:46 pm

    Time for a 5 pitch inning to keep Richards around some more…

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  44. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 5:48 pm

    I remember last week they were flashing some graphic about Kemp not striking out in like 20 games. I think since then he has struck out about 73 times.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  45. andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 5:53 pm

    So many pop-ups.

    TINSTAAFK
  46. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 6:05 pm

    Schwind!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  47. Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 6:18 pm

    “Crime Scene Kitchen”? There must be a lot of knives?

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 6:21 pm || Up

      Almost none! Lots of bad puns and sarcasm from host Joel McHale though.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  48. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 6:25 pm

    Karros argues that pitches with less spin are easier to see through mixed shadows. I am skeptical.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  49. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 6:27 pm

    God, shot of a car driving into JLS as they almost hit a bike rider.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  50. Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 6:39 pm

    Between this and Cal I’m going to be doing a whole lot of cussing at offenses between now and Thanksgiving.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  51. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 6:56 pm

    So now we have to hope to find a way to get the bat of Renown up 1 more time?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  52. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 6:56 pm

    Just when I’m ready to ditch Seth Brown at a turnpike rest stop…

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  53. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 7:02 pm

    My theory is SB&HBoR was the 1st bat to go cold. So maybe he is the 1st to heat back up.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  54. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 7:09 pm

    Thankyouverymuch

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  55. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 7:13 pm

    Strong at-bats from Seth Tony and Elvis save the game, as one expects.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  56. Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 7:15 pm

    Where this bullpen is, it would be very bad to use Lou two games in a row and lose both.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  57. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 7:18 pm

    Have to admire the fan who waited three hours for his chance to lambast Marwin Gonzales as a scumbag for the Fox audience to hear.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  58. andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 7:19 pm

    FKwiz: among A’s relievers with 20+ innings, ___________ has the best FIP.

    TINSTAAFK
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 7:23 pm || Up

      I was expecting a trick question but not that tricky.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 7:57 pm || Up

      To divert my frustration I went to Fangraphs and ordered the pitching staff by FIP. Aside from Bassitt and Manaea at the top it’s not real close to the order I would have guessed.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  59. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 7:27 pm

    Bolt?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  60. Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 7:27 pm

    Why the FK is Skye Bolt pinch-hitting for anybody?

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  61. andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 7:28 pm

    I like the PH/bunt move there.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 7:30 pm || Up

      I hope you’re not driving anywhere tonight.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 7:35 pm || Up

        And the reason for that reaction is that Laureano is an easy out right now. I’d just as soon Schwindel take a hack. A GIDP maybe, but it would not have been worse than what happened.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 7:35 pm || Up

        Har har.
        As much as I am (provisionally) a fan of Schwindel, the chances of him doing anything as good as moving the runner over against Ottavino were pretty low.
        Setting it up for Laureano and Murphy, just needing a single, made sense. Didn’t work.

        I’ll take it back if that spot ends up having to hit again.

        TINSTAAFK
  62. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 7:29 pm

    The A’s have the best pinch-hitting team in baseball? I would not have guessed that.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  63. andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 7:30 pm

    Too good to take, Ramon.

    TINSTAAFK
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 7:34 pm || Up

      He is lost up there right now.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  64. lenscrafters Jul 3,2021 7:33 pm

    How the fuck is Murphy that slow. FKing pathetic.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 7:35 pm || Up

      Soderstrom beats it out.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  65. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 7:36 pm

    Stupid extra inning fake baseball again.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 7:41 pm || Up

      Come on, owners and players, get together at the All Star Break and drop that rule and the 7-inning games.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  66. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 7:40 pm

    Thank you very much Boston, what an incredibly stupid steal attempt that was.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  67. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 7:40 pm

    Romo riding the wave.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  68. andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 7:41 pm

    So do we run for him with a pitcher here?

    TINSTAAFK
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 7:43 pm || Up

      And put Aramis for men in? Hard pass.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 7:49 pm || Up

        Could have used a faster runner there…

        TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 7:49 pm || Up

      Well nobody was going to make that any closer than Murphy did. A necessary but lousy gamble.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 7:51 pm || Up

        Maybe if we had had a speedy no-hit OF availble to PR? (D’oh!)

        TINSTAAFK
        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 7:52 pm || Up

          Thats really the issue. Well that and at some point someone needs to ride the wave all the way around.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  69. andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 7:45 pm

    WTF Tony?

    TINSTAAFK
    • lenscrafters Jul 3,2021 7:53 pm || Up

      Slow runner at 3rd, force at every base, no outs with any number of ways to win and he chooses to do that. Unbelievable.

  70. lenscrafters Jul 3,2021 7:50 pm

    Truly amazing how the A’s keep finding ways to fuck up.

  71. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 7:53 pm

    So many blown chances.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  72. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 7:53 pm

    FK ate my comment. Which is really for the best.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  73. andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 7:54 pm

    Sit down J.D., that’s the same pitch Ramon was called out on.

    TINSTAAFK
  74. lenscrafters Jul 3,2021 7:58 pm

    This is the most I’ve ever liked Romo.

  75. AV AV Jul 3,2021 8:02 pm

    ok, fine.

    …i’m hopeful.

    *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  76. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 8:04 pm

    So is the Manfred runner the person who made the last out?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  77. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 8:05 pm

    They walked Olson? No one wants to win this game.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  78. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 8:08 pm

    Pitcher to hit for Bolt?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  79. andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 8:12 pm

    Two extra innings from Romo (+Diekman) without even letting the zombie runner score, and we still can’t take advantage. Sad.

    TINSTAAFK
  80. Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 8:12 pm

    This game is incredibly aggravating.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  81. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 8:15 pm

    Why is Diekman not starting the inning? Even if he has had a lot of use we clearly need to be conserving pitchers at this point.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  82. andeux andeux Jul 3,2021 8:27 pm

    Someone needs to tell Karros that the Red Sox have struck out 11 times tonight, and the A’s only 4.

    TINSTAAFK
  83. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 8:32 pm

    I’m not worried because Seth Brown is due up soon.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  84. lenscrafters Jul 3,2021 8:40 pm

    Thank fucking god

  85. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 8:40 pm

    Hooray!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  86. Soaker Soaker Jul 3,2021 8:42 pm

    A’s needed 37 chances to win a game the last two nights and finally did it. I didn’t like the look ahead if they had lost tonight.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  87. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 8:47 pm

    Great win..Ima go throw up now.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  88. lenscrafters Jul 3,2021 9:01 pm

    Deichmann pulled in the 4th inning of the LV game, Moreland out with a non baseball related issue.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 3,2021 9:24 pm || Up

      Non-baseball issue at first pitch sounds ominous, hope he’s ok.

      In other weird news:

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 3,2021 9:49 pm || Up

        Just saw something saying “family issue”. Hope whatever it is can betaken care of.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  89. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 4,2021 12:24 am

    The bar i was at didn’t let me log on to say I didn’t trust wendelken, but you all knew that.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  90. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 4,2021 7:05 am

    seth brown gets hit in face?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  91. Soaker Soaker Jul 4,2021 7:27 am

    Rules point I thought of as I tossed and turned thinking about this game overnight. I assume both managers were aware of this at the time.

    Moreland was required to take his turn at bat leading off the second inning under 5.11(a)(2):

    (2) The Designated Hitter named in the starting lineup must come to bat at least one time, unless the opposing Club changes pitchers.

    I knew that rule but did not consider the consequences of Melvin substituting Schwindel for Moreland in that spot. Had Schwindel done anything to the A’s benefit in that plate appearance, Cora could have appealed and had Moreland declared out under 6.03(b)(1).

    (b) Batting Out of Turn
    (1) A batter shall be called out, on appeal, when he fails to bat in his proper turn, and another batter completes a time at bat in his place.

    Bob had notified the umpire that Schwindel would be batting in that spot…but Schwindel was ineligible to do so. In any case, Schwindel popped out, he was leading off the inning so no runner advanced, and under 6.03(b)(5) Schwindel’s pop out became the valid outcome of the plate appearance.

    (5) When an improper batter becomes a runner or is put out, and a pitch is made to the next batter of either team before an appeal is made, the improper batter thereby becomes the proper batter, and the results of his time at bat become legal.

    This situation has come up three times for the A’s in the last 45 seasons, so just something to keep in a very remote, dusty corner of your brain.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • andeux andeux Jul 4,2021 10:11 am || Up

      I didn’t know that rule.
      The announcers did mention that Schwindel was already in the on-deck circle in the bottom of the first, and that Cora came out to talk to the ump after that inning,

      Anyway:

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 4,2021 10:18 am || Up

        A non-baseball issue that lands you on the IL…is he vaccinated?

        • andeux andeux Jul 4,2021 10:26 am || Up

          When Ed was speculating about who would/wouldn’t get the shot, Mississippi Mitch was pretty high on my list for the latter (along with Burch from Texas and J.B. from Georgia. I am not above stereotyping.)

          TINSTAAFK
          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 4,2021 10:30 am || Up

            Last night Bob said a family issue. And it wasn’t some team official talking to Bob last night it was Mitch himself. Makes me think it was a family member he has been in close contact with.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • andeux andeux Jul 4,2021 10:39 am || Up

              I think Bob just said a “non-baseball issue.”

              TINSTAAFK
              • Soaker Soaker Jul 4,2021 11:16 am || Up

                If it’s a positive test he would have had to come out of the game immediately. There was a shot of him talking to Bob in the dugout and he was not wearing a mask though.

                If it’s “your kid just got hit by a car” I understand leaving immediately.

                Short of something like that, as explained in the rules comment above the A’s forfeited an out by him leaving at that time, assuming Cora knew the rule. I would expect him to stick around for another 20 minutes or whatever and take the plate appearance, and if he got on base Bob would have pinch-run. Costing the team an out by leaving for any reason other than dire necessity is about the worst violation of the unwritten rules one could commit.

                What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 4,2021 12:17 pm || Up

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 4,2021 2:11 pm || Up

      Ken and Vince think the rule requiring the listed DH to bat once was waived in this case due to “injury or other legitimate reason” but I don’t see any provision for such a waiver in the rules or any notes thereto. If Schwindel had reached base I believe he would have been ordered back to the dugout and Moreland would have been charged with an at bat and called out. If the umpire told Cora “well it’s OK for Schwindel to bat there because Bob told me such and such” Cora would have had grounds to protest the game. Schwindel’s pop up is what spared us any of this drama.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 4,2021 2:29 pm || Up

        Last point on this: Earl Weaver caused the change in the DH rule to require the one plate appearance. Earl was putting the previous day’s starting pitcher in the lineup as the DH and then choosing his real DH when that spot came up in the lineup, for example in this game where Jim Palmer was the starting DH and was pinch-hit for by Terry Crowley to lead off the second inning.

        Earl wasn’t the type to sac bunt the first time through the lineup and I don’t think he ever gained an advantage by doing this; he was being farcical to point out a deficiency in the rule. But one can imagine Gene Mauch putting a starting pitcher who was a good bunter in the starting lineup as DH and pinch-hitting for him if it wasn’t a bunting situation.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  92. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 4,2021 10:05 am

    LOL RTP

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 4,2021 6:27 pm || Up

      Dick did not DH. He played 1B or he didn’t play at all. He started one game as the DH for the White Sox in 1973 and probably told the manager after that, no more. He did pinch-hit for a DH late in one game the following year.

      On April 10, 1977, the A’s played a doubleheader vs. Minnesota. Dick played the entire first game at 1B. For Game 2 he was listed on the lineup card as the DH batting 4th. He must not have been consulted about it, and once he found out said, Fuck That. So he was pinch-hit for in the bottom of the 1st. This was before the Earl Weaver rule was written so there was no penalty to the A’s. He was never in the lineup as a DH again.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  93. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 4,2021 10:08 am

    Moreland > IL
    PISCOTTY > Back to frustrate us.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Jul 4,2021 10:13 am || Up

      He went 0-4 with 2 Ks at Low A Stockton last night so of course lets get him back up asap.

  94. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 4,2021 1:41 pm

    I am OK if I never hear about father Kaprielian again.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  95. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 4,2021 1:42 pm

    Really need to not get shut down by Dick Bavetta.

  96. Soaker Soaker Jul 4,2021 1:53 pm

    At the conclusion of today’s game the A’s should toss all their red caps in a pile on the mound, bring out a gallon of gasoline and fulfill their obligation.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  97. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 4,2021 2:01 pm

    I did not expect Andrus to be such a sloppy fielder.

  98. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 4,2021 2:39 pm

    A’s get snubbed in All-Star selections, sun sets in west.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 4,2021 2:46 pm || Up

      Soaker sneers at absurdity of All-Star Game, probably winds up watching most of it anyway, sun rises in east next morning.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • andeux andeux Jul 4,2021 2:57 pm || Up

      Minor snubs: Canha and Laureano have been about as good Brantley and Adolis Garcia, who were both picked as reserves, and better than Teoscar Hernandez who is starting for some reason. But overall AL OF is a strong group.
      Major snub: Bassitt pretty clearly better than Eovaldi and Kikuchi, and arguably Bieber (starter).

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 4,2021 3:05 pm || Up

        Pretty unreasonable to not reward at least one A’s pitcher, basically the only reason we’re not the Royals.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 4,2021 3:08 pm || Up

        Bassitt couldn’t pitch anyway if he’s pitching next Sunday so he would be replaced and it seems like selecting him would be free. I was thinking maybe Fisher made a phone call to save $50K but Cot’s does not mention any All-Star selection bonus for Bassitt.

        Vince now giving it the sour grapes treatment because of this year’s All-Star Game uniforms; I haven’t seen them but it sounds like it’s something like the Home Run Derby jerseys rather than the regular team unis?

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 4,2021 3:35 pm || Up

          This also ticks me off, one of the neat things about the ASG is seeing your own team’s uniform on the field. Now they’ll wear the same stupid thing so MLB can sell them to pair with your camo Memorial Day had and crappy red July 4 socks.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  99. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 4,2021 2:49 pm

    Impeccable timing on announcing Aroldis Chapman made the All Star team.

  100. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 4,2021 3:10 pm

    A’s offense (RTP)

  101. andeux andeux Jul 4,2021 3:13 pm

    TINSTAAFK
  102. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 4,2021 3:27 pm

    Just giving up on this this one I see.

  103. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 4,2021 3:36 pm

    Romo less than 24 hours after throwing an inning and two thirds. OK.

  104. Soaker Soaker Jul 4,2021 3:44 pm

    All right A’s, shock me here.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  105. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 4,2021 3:46 pm

    Guy in the Woodson jersey will not remember fireworks tonight is my guess.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  106. Soaker Soaker Jul 4,2021 4:02 pm

    Ed will be pleased that they made Barnes throw 33 pitches. :-/

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  107. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 4,2021 4:05 pm

    When are we going to get the news that Ramon’s hip is still messed up?

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 4,2021 6:45 pm || Up

      Maybe shit him down for texas, he doesn’t need to run on concrete.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  108. andeux andeux Jul 4,2021 4:07 pm

    Three 1-run games against the top team in the AL is not the worst series ever.
    But the offense definitely has to wake up if we’re going to have any chance against Houston.

    TINSTAAFK
  109. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 4,2021 4:11 pm

    Offensive drought at over two weeks now. My October calendar is becoming more open by the day.

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

      They scored 13 in Texas on June 22 (not quite two weeks), which was also Canha’s last complete game played.

      TINSTAAFK
  110. Soaker Soaker Jul 4,2021 5:15 pm

    I finally got a chance to listen to the KQED Forum with Kaval from a couple days ago. FKers aren’t Millenials or GenZ, we’re a bunch of 20th century dinosaurs (listen to his comments at about 43:00). As FSU commented a while back it seems like the plethora of sites being considered in Vegas indicates they’re more willing to consider the dinosaurs’ preferences down there.

    It doesn’t break any new ground. Kaval and the gentleman representing the shipping companies don’t agree on a single thing. The community activist from West Oakland is generally in favor of improvements in the Howard Terminal area so I’d say he leans in favor of the A’s vs. the shippers, but he doesn’t really trust Fisher and Kaval enough to endorse the ballpark as the right project for the area. EM didn’t get a chance to do much but help the host with setting the backstory but her comments about the Coliseum site did provoke Kaval to make the Millenials/GenZ comments.

    If you play the Kaval drinking game (every time he says “I think it’s important to remember…”) you’ll be thoroughly hosed at the end of the 53 minutes.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  111. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 4,2021 7:00 pm

    Any of you know about wiki editing? A “legit” label is issuing a double 45 EP of some of SLF’s first band‘s songs from the mid 90s and they are trying to figure out how to make an online presence.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 4,2021 7:25 pm || Up

      Do you mean for wikipedia?
      Anyone can make/edit an article about anything, but you aren’t supposed to make one for yourself (tough to enforce because of pseudonymity), and there are guidelines about notability.
      So you (someone) could make a page for them, but there is a decent chance someone would come along and delete it for lack of notability.

      I see that the label (at the very least you could add the release to the list there) and one of her bandmates have pages.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 4,2021 7:54 pm || Up

        oh, look at that. Yeah she is something.

        So, I could theoretically put something together, but would need citations and still may get booted because I am too close to them?

        I also doubt zines from the 90s are online in any meaningful way

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • colin colin Jul 5,2021 7:23 am || Up

      Clicked through the label link and I am shocked by how out-of-date the SFTRI webpage is. It looks like they stopped putting out music some time around 2004, which I know isn’t true…

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2021 8:06 am || Up

        White stripes money only goes so far

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • colin colin Jul 6,2021 8:56 am || Up

          It seemed like they were also a little proud of how janky their website is.

          • andeux andeux Jul 6,2021 9:24 am || Up

            Are they also still proud of the nazi-ish logo?

            TINSTAAFK
            • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 6,2021 3:35 pm || Up

              it was a thing in the 90s garage punk scene

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
  112. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2021 9:57 am

    There are written rules too dave

    If his were not a famous case it would be charged already and well on it’s way to a resolution that may involve a misdemeanor battery and classes. Possibly even diversion were with good behavior he could have the case dismissed

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 5,2021 11:59 am || Up

      But because it is a famous case there’s $100 million over three years that could be a target in a civil case. I understand why these guys stonewall.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 5,2021 12:42 pm || Up

        In big cases like this juries seem to take the presumption of innocence very seriously. Like OJ, he killed those people, but the prosecution had been lulled by years of not having to meet the beyond a reasonable doubt standard they mad lazy and reckless mistakes. I believe that the right verdict was reached, while acknowledging he killed those people with premeditation and deliberation.

        here they are taking it very slowly because they know the case will blow their budget and it’s a no win from a PR stand point

        Also, they got trev to put out a statement that he absolutely should not have (it is an open question whether it was HIS statement that can be admissible in the prosecutions case in chief but it absolutely would be used to impeach him if trevor would take the stand. And I have have dozens of clients like him and taking the stand is something he absolutely will insist on doing. One guy was I couldn’t stop so I couldn’t put the expert I hired for his defense on the stand to contradict my client.

        Also, I have heard those pretext calls a bunch. they are always so vague, but so damaging.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  113. Soaker Soaker Jul 5,2021 5:53 pm

    I see these pitching coaches go out to the mound and cup their hand over their mouth as they are talking to the pitcher. I would take a lesson from the pandemic. Keep a mask in your pocket and strap it over your ears as you’re heading out there. Say your piece to the pitcher and catcher, no worries about lip reading.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  114. andeux andeux Jul 5,2021 9:00 pm

    Eric Sogard is pitching for the 5th time this season.

    TINSTAAFK
    • colin colin Jul 6,2021 8:58 am || Up

  115. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 6,2021 9:48 am

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