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Much needed break Grill 88

The A’s head into the ASB with a 52-40 record which honestly isn’t too different from their usual records during contending years at this point in time. So why do things feel more dire? I would say a lot has to do with the overall negativity around the stadium issue/relocation.

jeffro with a positive spin on HT – tldr; we’re still in the negotiation phase, ignore the sportswriter bluster and bad BR on both sides

We did draft a Max Muncy last night – Lockard write up

The second round+ is happening right now.

Olson competes in the HRD tonight.

88 thoughts on “Much needed break Grill

  1. lenscrafters Jul 12,2021 10:57 am

    A’s take Zack Gelof with their second pick. MLB.com write up:

    Back in 2018, when Gelof was taken in the 38th round of the Draft, he was the first high school position player from Delaware to be drafted since 2014. He moved on to the University of Virginia and its starting lineup as a freshman, putting up solid numbers there and in the Northwoods League, where he hit .349 with a .916 OPS. That carried over to a big start to his shortened sophomore season, lining him up to be one of the more intriguing college power bats in the country. Excitement dampened when he began the year struggling to make an impact at the plate. Gelof still has some of the best raw power of any bat in this Draft class, especially among college hitters. That power showed up in games in 2020 at his pitching-friendly home ballpark in Virginia, with five homers in 18 games, though he wasn’t finding that power stroke consistently in 2021. It’s come with a bit of an all-or-nothing approach that has led to a good amount of swing-and-miss, presenting an Adam Duvall-like offensive profile. While his strikeout rate was down and he drew a lot of walks in 2021, it did not lead to an increase in offensive impact. The 6-foot-3 infielder runs well, especially for his size, and is a better athlete than people might expect. That said, it’s unclear if he will stick at third. He has enough arm and might move well enough to stick and become an Austin Riley-type at the hot corner. But his limitations might necessitate a move to an outfield corner, where he could profile well as a power-hitting right fielder.

    Callis/Mayo ranked number 86, Law ranked 76, FG not ranked in their top 80ish. Sounds like a project with hit tool and defense questions. The power hasn’t shown up in game, but A’s are making a similar bet as they did with former UVA draft pick Sean Doolittle that a lot has to do with UVA’s park.

  2. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 12,2021 11:12 am

    Are there non-ESPN ways to stream the HR Derby tonight? I have nothing else going on but I am definitely not buying even a month of their stuff just for it.

    And I agree the dire feelings are in part because of the stadium. But I also think some of it is just the feeling that we will not make ANY move that would require $1. In the past I used to think we would put out a little money at the deadline if it made sense and I prayed we may go all-in. And maybe we will do that again this year. But after the nutso offseason of Marcus and Rosenthal it feels like the only way we will get someone is if they will take a bag of baseballs for them.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Jul 12,2021 11:28 am || Up

      Yeah we shall see wrt money expenditures for the deadline. There’s been a lot of guessing from beat writers and national writers on what makes sense for them in terms of needs but little on what they actually can or want to do.

      This is where losing Slusser on the beat really sucks as we don’t get direct info from A’s sources on what the potential plans are.

      • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 12,2021 1:53 pm || Up

        I agree this is why I feel hopeless. We could be in this for real with a few serious moves, but I think the odds of anything more than a Diekman-esque trade is a longshot.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 12,2021 12:17 pm || Up

      Youtube TV appears to be offering a 2-week free trial.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  3. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 12,2021 11:23 am

    I’m at the point where my brain is having to actively resist my body’s urge to resent the Ohtani hype. He’s worthy of it, I have to keep telling myself, as irritating as it is going to get.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 12,2021 12:53 pm || Up

      same

      He is fun for sure, but listening to Effectively wild this morning (i think friday’s episode) was cringy. I don’t care that Juan soto crabs his dick when he bats, I don’t find pete alonzo’s rookie home run record in 2019 compelling or legitimate, I don’t care about home town Trevor story. Ohtani is overload right now, and where as Mancini is a good story, he belongs in the HR derby about as much as matt chapman did.

      I don’t (want) to care about all star or HR derby, or any of it. But I do want matt olson to win because he is the non story, everyone has a hook or national profile.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  4. lenscrafters Jul 12,2021 11:40 am

    RHP Mason Miller in the 3rd

    Miller logged a 7.10 ERA in his first two seasons as a reliever at NCAA Division III Waynesburg (Pa.) before he was diagnosed with Type I diabetes. After changing his diet, he put nearly 50 pounds on his 6-foot-5 frame and added velocity to his pitches, setting a school record with 97 strikeouts in 67 2/3 innings in 2019 and continuing to dominate in the shortened 2020 season. He completed his degree in finance last spring and received interest from Arkansas and Coastal Carolina as a graduate transfer before opting to pursue an MBA and a professional baseball career at Gardner-Webb, where he has established himself as one of the hardest-throwing starters in college baseball this spring. Miller averages 95 mph with his fastball, tops out at 99 and works in the mid-90s deep into games. While his heater doesn’t feature a lot of life, he displays the ability to locate it to either side of the plate. His low-80s slider and mid-80s changeup show flashes of becoming solid offerings but need more consistency, with his slide piece sharper last fall than it has been this spring. For a big guy, Miller has good body control and repeats his delivery well enough to reliably provide strikes. He’ll need to learn to finish off more advanced hitters, but he has a legitimate chance to start and a nice fallback as a flamethrowing reliever. He belongs in the first five rounds on talent alone and could match Gardner-Webb’s record for highest pick ever (third round) because he’ll turn 24 a month after the Draft and thus will come with a discount.

  5. Soaker Soaker Jul 12,2021 11:49 am

    Even though I’m 200 miles away and have no intention of ever moving back to the Bay Area, I know the cloud created by the ballpark issue is responsible for a lot of my own negative vibe. Hard to ignore ownership talking every other day about the pot of gold they see in Las Vegas, which incidentally is about twice as far from where I live as Oakland is.

    As to what has happened on the field: The A’s have played 16 different opposing teams this year. They are 26-11 against the 7 of those teams that are under .500 (and all 7 of those teams are at least 11 games under .500 at the break), even with the disappointing 5-5 vs. Texas. Their record against the 9 teams over .500 is 26-29. That’s what a team has to do to stay in contention into September, beat up on the lousy teams and play even with the good ones, but as to any prospect of this season even matching 2018 or 2019, it doesn’t seem likely regardless of any bullpen acquisitions like Jeurys Familia and Fernando Rodney. I see a team that had a 13-game winning streak way back in April but is 39-40 in all other games, and .500 seems like their true level.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 12,2021 1:03 pm || Up

      There are so many things to be frustrated over. The stadium Oakland situation, where they are asking to not comply with california housing law, the stadium henderson situation, where they are pushing for a stadium in an area uninhabitable in 20 years AND being all in on musk, the operations like fireworks with no bart and blame bart, the surprise we are open. the bit coin whatever that is

      Then there is the team, which could be great, but marcus/rosenthal. then failing to even do the minimum this year to upgrade.

      Funny thing what’s his name at new ballpark asked on twitter about marcus and the QO, like what the A’s would have gotten if he rejected. I don’t think marcu would have rejected. I think the A’s get a great shortstop in a great year and only pay for it by playing Khris Davis, which couldn’t have been worse than elvis/moorland. But would have saved the Rosenthal signing.

      its also frustrating that the were the “stomach flu” away from taking the astros series.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 12,2021 1:17 pm || Up

        That last one may be the most frustrating part. Like the record against the good teams-how close were several of those games from being wins. Admittedly there are probably a half dozen wins that could have been loses too. But it still feels like they could turn it around if someone just gives half a damn.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  6. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 12,2021 11:49 am

    Frank the Tank sent back to Vegas. No other move yet. Seems weird to do it at the start of the break if it is just clearing room for Canha. But I bet there is a $6.42 cost savings..

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  7. lenscrafters Jul 12,2021 12:25 pm

    CF Denzel Clarke in Round 4

    A toolsy high school outfielder from Ontario, Clarke played on the Canadian U-18 Junior National Team and was selected by the Mets late in the 2018 Draft. A cousin of Cleveland first baseman/outfielder Josh Naylor and prospect Bo Naylor, Clarke went on to Cal State Northridge and kind of flew under the radar for much of the 2021 season, though his loud tools started to get more attention as the spring wore on. Clarke gets a lot of his athleticism from his mother, who was an Olympic heptathlete at the 1984 Summer Games. He’s learned to translate his plus speed on the basepaths to be an effective basestealer and to cover a lot of ground in the outfield. He did a better job this spring using his tools more consistently overall at the plate with a strikeout rate that was trending in the right direction, with plenty of raw power still to tap into. There is still some concern about the swing-and-miss, and while he punished fastballs this year, he did struggle more against spin. A center fielder exclusively this year, Clarke does have the chance to play there because of that speed, and some scouts feel he can stay there with some tweaks with his first step and angles on fly balls, though some think it might be safer to move him to a corner given his 6-foot-5 frame. There’s some ceiling here that comes with a little risk, with some team sure to bet on the tools at the next level.

    Law ranked him one spot above the Royals’s 1st round pick (#7 overall) so yay?

    Have some meetings coming up so I’ll probably end draft updates here.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 12,2021 1:04 pm || Up

      highschool drafted in 2018?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 12,2021 1:19 pm || Up

        he was in HS back then, now he is a Northridge boy it appears.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  8. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 12,2021 2:01 pm

    Picked a Cal guy, which I endorse. He is confusingly named Grant Holman.

    Listed as “Pitcher/First Base” so it sounds like we’ve got the next Ohtani on our hands.

  9. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 12,2021 2:16 pm

    Just spent the week in Red River, NM (with Mrs. N’s family). It was fine, and all, but driving back through AZ/Bakersfield/I-5, the weather was pretty consistently 105+, and topped out at 120 according to my car. The world is ending.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  10. lenscrafters Jul 12,2021 2:56 pm

    Day 2 in the books

    Kinda disappointed TBH. All college, lots of senior signs, including a 5th year senior 3rd rounder who they should be able to save decent money on. But why save money on that pick if they’re not going to use it elsewhere? They had an admittedly shallow draft pool, but with picks like these and the supposed signing of Muncy for just a little overslot meant that there should’ve been room here for one more overslot deal.

    Clarke and Holman are the two interesting guys and maybe it takes a little more to sign them, but not too much that it required significant savings on other picks.

    • lenscrafters Jul 13,2021 11:51 am || Up

      Not much changed today. 11th round pick P Eduardo Rivera is the only other prep player taken besides Muncy. He’s kind of interesting (big, throws hard) but with no college commit, shouldn’t take much to sign.

      Should be a decent amount of savings for Fisher after all is said and done.

  11. Soaker Soaker Jul 12,2021 5:34 pm

    Olson’s effort was better than a typical A’s Wild Card game, at least.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  12. lenscrafters Jul 12,2021 5:35 pm

    Good Oly teAse

    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 13,2021 9:10 am || Up

      Why not throw that last pitch?!?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 13,2021 9:58 am || Up

        finally watched. Twitter partisans complained about martins going to slow. I think he did alright.

        the extra HR gifted mancini and more time to throw to olson was odd, but in the end, who cares.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 13,2021 12:30 pm || Up

          My kids were sad. Therefore this is an outrage of the highest order.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  13. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2021 10:05 am
  14. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2021 10:21 am

    I call.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2021 10:55 am || Up

      Dammit, should have raised instead. This tell is too obvious.

      • lenscrafters Jul 13,2021 11:23 am || Up

        There was also this yesterday

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 13,2021 11:30 am || Up

        I mean why even tweet this? I would love to see someone come out and say “ohh..you GUYS!!! You got me-total bluff on my part…”

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Englishmajor Englishmajor Jul 14,2021 1:04 am || Up

          Exactly. “Is this a bluff?” is the kind of question journalists are taught to ask in order to get someone on the record saying something that everyone already knows they are going to say, so that if your editor asks you about it you can say the source confirmed it. Maybe one time out of a thousand you get a candid answer from someone who’s not accustomed to dealing with the media, but it sure as hell is not going to be Bob Manfred.

    • AV AV Jul 13,2021 1:04 pm || Up

      What if the July 20 vote doesn’t pass because the city doesn’t appreciate the wording that includes no affordable housing, and the team’s asking for only 20 years while the city wants them staying in Oakland much longer. How sincere are the A’s with this proposal?

      i’d post the answer if it answered the question.

      the rub tho, it’s a state thing not city?

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 13,2021 1:33 pm || Up

        I was confused by that. I am no gadfly, but I thought every project that size had a state affordable housing requirement or pay a fee

        also, what the fuck? how cartoonishly evil do you have to be to say waive the affordable housing requirement?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • AV AV Jul 13,2021 2:20 pm || Up

          it does save money to buy rope with witch to tie damsels to the train tracks, so…

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 13,2021 2:36 pm || Up

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          • AV AV Jul 13,2021 4:03 pm || Up

            *wichh, obviously.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 13,2021 1:10 pm || Up

      Yeah, manfred saying this is literally a tell

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2021 1:15 pm || Up

        His “thinking of this as a bluff is a mistake” t-shirt is raising a lot of questions already answered by his shirt.

  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2021 10:47 am

  16. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2021 11:24 am

    A’s drafted J.P. Ricciardi’s son and the excellently named Blake Beers in the dying rounds.

  17. Kay Temple Kirk Kay Temple Kirk Jul 13,2021 1:27 pm

    My take on the stadium thing is that if the A’s move to Las Vegas, Oakland will have dodged a major financial bullet, and the A’s will be sealing their doom. Las Vegas and Phoenix are going to evolve into failed cities that surround security-focused proto-arcologies that have their own water supplies and completely self-contained water cycles. They won’t be able to successfully support civic enterprises that require robust middle classes and solvent working classes, let alone travel outside the security infrastructures of the megabuildings. Combine that with the continuing slow death of baseball due to aging fan demographics, and I really think the A’s will royally fuck themselves if they move to Las Vegas. Fisher will probably get out while the getting’s good and leave some other sucker holding the bag, but there will be a bag to hold, and it will smell rank.

    \"Weren\'t you already aware the Kay is already writing everyone\'s story? We\'re all just characters who believe we are real. Things make more sense now, don\'t they. Be honest.\"- DMOAS
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 13,2021 1:42 pm || Up

      seems like fischers play is to sell once the deal is done for sure

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 13,2021 2:54 pm || Up

        I think that is the play either way. Build something somewhere to get the value high enough and run away. I just dont see how he can be enjoying this and that is the only time to get a big ROI that he must want if he isnt enjoying it.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Englishmajor Englishmajor Jul 14,2021 1:22 am || Up

      I think if the A’s move to Vegas it’s going to be ultimately bad for the team *and* for Oakland…..and not especially good for Vegas either, but I don’t give a rat’s ass about them.

      I know the conventional economist wisdom is that sports teams don’t make enough money back for a city to be worth much of an investment.

      Two things that are different in this particular situation: investing money to lure a team to your city – which is usually what economists are positing – is not the same as investing money to keep a team from leaving your city, particularly when your city has already lost two teams. The damage to the idea of Oakland as a place where a business might want to locate is harder to quantify than a year-on-year revenue loss, but that doesn’t mean it’s not real.

      Second, the economists always argue that if a team leaves, the former fans will just spend their discretionary money on something else. It’s a reasonable argument in a market where there’s one big city that holds most of the other discretionary spending options. But in this case, I think most of the money would be spent in Alameda or Walnut Creek or Pleasanton.

      I am cautiously optimistic that the HT deal gets done. But it’s going to be a fragile peace. There wasn’t a lot of trust between all the parties before, but there’s sure a lot less now.

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 14,2021 9:34 am || Up

        Manfred would not be able to answer the question. he doesn’t seem good on his feet

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 14,2021 3:17 pm || Up

        This is how I see it too, the incentives for both sides to get an Oakland deal done might be enough to overcome the A’s-driven acrimony and Oakland’s legendary internal fractiousness. Also, as I said somewhere recently, it’s pretty clear by now that there’s no other magic capital infusion waiting to uplift Jack London Square. It’s the A’s or nothing.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  18. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2021 6:26 pm

    Ugh

  19. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 13,2021 6:54 pm

    MLB is going to write off that stand up to cancer break because they xould have been selling advertising at that time

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  20. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 13,2021 7:11 pm

    Clearly got unusually hot as The Hound tries to wrap up this inning.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  21. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 13,2021 7:12 pm

    Don’t break Bassitt please.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 13,2021 7:30 pm || Up

      was he in? didn’t here buck or smoltz mention it

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 13,2021 7:51 pm || Up

        Buck was asking Ohtani’s interpreter a 3 paragraph question that could have just been “how awesome is it??”.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  22. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 13,2021 8:19 pm

    Hendriks working blue with the hot mic on.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  23. lenscrafters Jul 13,2021 8:25 pm

    Pretty terrible start for Luzardo tonight in Reno. To put it lightly.

  24. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 14,2021 7:07 am

    Angels used the break to replace their TV play by play guy. That’s odd.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 14,2021 9:32 am || Up

      “you don’t have a hall of fame father anymore, you are just not interesting”

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  25. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 14,2021 3:18 pm

    I’m back on the interwebs, did the HR Derby get Matt Olson discovered by Hollywood? This was my biggest worry.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 14,2021 3:27 pm

    It is going to be infuriating when he hits a 1-2 hanging splitter in the 6th inning a of frankie game to clear the bases with a bloop down the left field line to give the angels a 4-2 lead

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 14,2021 3:42 pm || Up

      Dillon Peters doesnt look like he is worth a look-mostly because he pitched in the slegnA organization.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Jul 14,2021 3:45 pm || Up

      …while we curse the fact that Brown/Piscotty are still starting games for us post deadline as the A’s were too miserly to make a move.

      (not an endorsement of signing Eaton)

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 14,2021 4:22 pm || Up

        Now that you mention it, it might be best the Angels sign him. keeps fischer from sending that memo to forst

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 15,2021 9:40 am

  28. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 15,2021 10:30 am

    In other John Fisher news, former beat writer Alex Coffey has a piece about him up at SFgate.

    Not surprised by this part:

    Multiple people within the organization say that internally, there is still great respect for general manager David Forst and vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane, but after 2020, an “us versus him” sentiment towards Fisher has emerged among some baseball operations employees.

    Especially given this part:

    The A’s, like most professional sports teams, keep their books private — but according to a Forbes estimate, Fisher’s net worth has risen more than $1 billion since the pandemic began. A month before the A’s mass furloughs, Gap Inc. stock plummeted to $5.65 a share. As of July 14, shares closed at $31.00. Per SEC filings, Fisher owns 18% of Gap Inc., a position worth roughly $2 billion. The increase in value of Gap Inc. shares, in tandem with the A’s organization’s growing valuation, suggests that Fisher is able to afford additional investments in the team despite low attendance and revenue numbers from 2020 and 2021.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2021 12:15 pm || Up

      this explains her hasty departure. And her being so well connected through nepotism that she can easily get by lines in the NYT and SFgate in her 20s

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  29. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2021 12:52 pm

    This is just dumb. I don’t think the A’s are leaving, but I am betting Kaval thinks this is negotiating. Good news is we get the A’s at the coliseum until 2030 when the moon explodes

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 15,2021 1:06 pm || Up

      A substantively and procedurally appalling position for them to be taking. Everything about it sucks.

    • AV AV Jul 15,2021 1:19 pm || Up

      “since we’re making oakland pay for our new home, we’re really saving YOU money.”

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • lenscrafters Jul 15,2021 1:23 pm || Up

      Isn’t the affordable housing requirement something like just 8% of the new units? Never underestimate this penny wise pound foolish organization’s ability to miss the forest for the trees.

      • ptbnl Jul 15,2021 3:00 pm || Up

        Plus they can always buy enough votes to get a waiver that requires them to pay a fine instead … the Broadway/Valdez development that came in with such ambitions for integrated affordable housing now has something like 3/3000 affordable units.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 15,2021 5:58 pm || Up

          Cities can’t require that affordable units be built on-site. Per State Supreme Court in 2016 cities can place AH requirements on new development, but must offer an alternative in-lieu fee option (not a fine). This hasn’t been well reported

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • ptbnl Jul 15,2021 10:19 pm || Up

            Though Broadway/Valdez was before that ruling.

            If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
            • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 16,2021 4:56 pm || Up

              That is true, but actually Oakland’s AH “requirements” prior to 2015 were much much weaker. In fact, the Council actively resisted efforts to codify AH requirements on new development, preferring instead to negotiate each deal individually. Which in practice meant that AH mitigations (via on-site units or in-lieu fees) were incredibly weak, letting Councilmembers trade votes for campaign support (or worse) and selling out the public interest. The Broadway Valdez Specific Plan does not actually mandate any AH anywhere, preferring to prioritize retail (LOL). Those of us who knew then that brick and mortar retail was doomed were drowned out by the sales tax devotees.

              "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 15,2021 5:52 pm || Up

      Big Calgary flAm’S fan

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 15,2021 5:54 pm || Up

        Medicine Hatheltics

        • AV AV Jul 15,2021 6:03 pm || Up

          you guys are reaching when the canada joke is right in front of you, eh.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 15,2021 6:04 pm || Up

          The bullpen would fit in very well in The Gas City.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 15,2021 6:01 pm || Up

      Steven Tavares works hard but he still doesn’t really understand Oakland politics. He and Kaval appear to have that in common.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  30. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 15,2021 7:08 pm

    I can’t root for these uniforms

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  31. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 16,2021 1:38 pm

    Welp. I guess everyone has wasted their time.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2021 3:29 pm || Up

      lol.

      ok dave, lets see the vegas deal

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 16,2021 3:57 pm || Up

        Starting to think that maybe Kaval’s marching orders were to alienate everyone in Oakland. Either that or he’s just very bad at this.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 16,2021 4:16 pm || Up

        We’ll see if Stomper shows up tonight dressed in a showgirl outfit.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2021 3:42 pm || Up

      no canha

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  32. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 16,2021 6:24 pm

    MLB.tv said the game is in a weather delay.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  33. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 16,2021 7:43 pm

    wait, manaea? I thought it was bassitt?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  34. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 16,2021 7:46 pm

    Guess he’s maybe starting Sunday? Maybe we are trying to see if we can get less AH for him.

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

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