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Sailing up to Seattle for Games 98-101 181

The A’s open a three-city, ten-game West Coast road trip with four in T-Mobile Park. It’s a great chance to remind the Mariners that they haven’t seen postseason play since 2001 and should make it 20 straight seasons this year. The pitching by most measures is around major league average to slightly below, but on the offensive side they’re pretty close to bottom of the barrel, at dead last in OBP and 26th in SLG for a #28 ranking in OPS. They are 51-45 coming into the series, but Pythagorean W-L is an ominous 43-53. They’ve done it by going 20-8 in one-run games and 10-1 in extra innings.

Three night games and a day game should be played with the roof open in glorious late-July Seattle weather, with high temperature around 78 +/- each day. There are fires east of the Cascades but the smoke is all being pushed east for now.

Tonight at 7:10: Manaea vs. Chris Flexen
Friday at 7:10: Montas vs. Yusei Kikuchi
Saturday at 7:10: Bassitt vs. Logan Gilbert
Sunday at 1:10: Irvin vs. Marco Gonzales

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

181 thoughts on “Sailing up to Seattle for Games 98-101

  1. nevermoor nevermoor Jul 22,2021 5:29 pm

    If we play well can we have Cruz after all?

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  2. Soaker Soaker Jul 22,2021 7:38 pm

    The last thing Chapman needs right now is being called out on a pitch that’s not in the strike zone.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 22,2021 8:06 pm || Up

      And Manaea didn’t get a couple pitches that were far better than the one to Chapman. Can already see Bob getting Scioscia’ed late in the game if the evening doesn’t go well for the Green and Gold.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 22,2021 9:50 pm || Up

      He even fouled off some pitches! Progress!

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 22,2021 10:26 pm || Up

        The Aviators have 12 straight home games starting a week from tonight, and I’m close to thinking, hmmm, there’s a way to get his bat going. As to the loss in defense, would note that the A’s have 3 off-days during that 12-game Vegas span.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  3. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 22,2021 8:56 pm

    Signs of life.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  4. andeux andeux Jul 22,2021 9:20 pm

    “America’s Leanest Bacon”????

    TINSTAAFK
  5. lenscrafters Jul 22,2021 9:33 pm

    Well at least their good relievers are throwing a ton of pitches.

  6. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 22,2021 10:09 pm

    Romo is the eighth inning guy now?

  7. Soaker Soaker Jul 22,2021 10:34 pm

    The heck with Victory Cabbage. Strips of delicious, crispy, lean bacon for all! (except batgirl)

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  8. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 22,2021 11:25 pm

    I went to San jose to see the ports. Of course I saw no superstar

    Lawrence butler hit the ball very hard and ran well. Pauson hit the ball hard until he didn’t and then he didn’t.

    I sat next to an aunt of TJ Scofield sam. WHen I asked if she heard anything about the accommodations, she tightened her lips and steeled her eyes. then we had a very diplomatic discussion around the issue with her being clear without using any direct words. (she is canadian who lived in Dubai for 20 years, so not the typical baseball family)

    anyway, good fun

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  9. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2021 9:28 am

    Guardians is fine. They could have done much, much worse.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 23,2021 10:35 am || Up

      Granted that my kneejerk reaction on these things is almost always thumbs down. I give it thumbs down for blandness, much like Nationals which is one I’ve never warmed up to. Is “Guardians” a baseball team or an insurance company?

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • andeux andeux Jul 23,2021 10:42 am || Up

        My mind went first to comic books and then to in loco parentis, neither of which seems particularly inspiring as a source for a sports team name. But then, the teams I root for don’t really have great names either if I think about it, which mostly I don’t.

        TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2021 10:46 am || Up

        Bland can be ok. It doesn’t get much blander than “Athletics,” after all. When teams go too far into not bland – “Diamondbacks” and “Pelicans” come to mind – it clangs hard for me.

        I don’t think “Guardians” is as bland as “Nationals,” and at least they have continuity with their good color scheme and typography, as opposed to the boring, mailed-in look of Washington.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 23,2021 5:09 pm || Up

      Should have been spiders, but I agree. Could have been the Cleveland Zoom or something.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 5:35 pm || Up

        I hated the spiders idea and am very pleased it is not that. I love art deco and am pleased with this.

        Defector pointed out the logo is a fastball grip, but it, ironically, looks more like a sinker to me, also a defector commenter indicated the statues were to guard the whites from indians. Also ironic

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    • AV AV Aug 1,2021 11:50 pm || Up

      they coulda done…

      a google.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  10. batgirl batgirl Jul 23,2021 12:03 pm

    If any of you have friends or family who own small businesses who were impacted by covid, please tell them not to miss the Employer Retention credit. It’s not getting a lot of publicity like the PPP and it can really result in helpful $$ for these business owners.

  11. lenscrafters Jul 23,2021 12:23 pm

    Hmm no starry eyed Vegas related tweets from Kaval on this trip. Maybe even he knows that’ll be a bad look after Tuesday’s vote.

  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2021 4:54 pm

    Puk has allowed one run in his last nine innings (five appearances). 10K, 1 BB, 0 HR in that stretch. Trade him now, I guess.

    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 23,2021 5:10 pm || Up

      Think the Rays will part with Cruz?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  13. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 6:11 pm

    scioscia, up three in the bottom of the first and one out, challenged and lost on an infield single by donaldson where the throwed pulled the fielder off first and he seemingly missed the bag when he put his foot down

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  14. andeux andeux Jul 23,2021 6:27 pm

    LLHR

    TINSTAAFK
  15. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 7:23 pm

    this Kyle Seagar AB is frankie in a nutshell. as I was typing he grounded out that is better

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  16. Soaker Soaker Jul 23,2021 7:33 pm

    Stealing second with Chapman batting and two out does nothing to increase the A’s chances of scoring. Just let Chapman make the third out and move on to the next inning.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • andeux andeux Jul 23,2021 7:48 pm || Up

      Pphhhbbbtt!

      TINSTAAFK
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 23,2021 7:49 pm || Up

        Hey, if he reads FK between innings and I lit a fire under his butt, good.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 23,2021 7:50 pm || Up

          I agree. Tough love, Soaker!

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 7:48 pm || Up

      sigh

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 23,2021 7:44 pm

    Maybe Aramis for men needs to be Frankie’s personal C.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  18. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 23,2021 8:14 pm

    Streaker in the stands?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 8:57 pm || Up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 23,2021 9:01 pm || Up

        And supposedly about Vax..YAY!

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2021 9:03 pm || Up

          Someone hold Kendall Graveman back.

          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 23,2021 9:06 pm || Up

            I’m not touching him..

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 9:08 pm || Up

              we found a suspect

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 9:16 pm || Up

                click on it for a surprising not surprising reply

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        • andeux andeux Jul 23,2021 9:08 pm || Up

          Looking at that guy’s other responses, I’m not sure that’s legit.

          TINSTAAFK
  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2021 8:18 pm

  20. Soaker Soaker Jul 23,2021 8:43 pm

    LOL, Wilson was out by 15 feet.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  21. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 23,2021 8:43 pm

    Bad process, good result. Wilson should’ve been out by 5ft.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 23,2021 8:45 pm || Up

      15 might be “exaggerating as usual” but it was more than 5. He was a full stride outside the dirt circle around the plate.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 23,2021 8:51 pm || Up

        I was going to say 10 but wanted to be considerate.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 8:57 pm || Up

          ray said ten

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          • Soaker Soaker Jul 23,2021 9:41 pm || Up

            I do have somebody on my side.

            What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  22. lenscrafters Jul 23,2021 8:44 pm

    Jacob Wilson might be the new slowest Athletic.

  23. andeux andeux Jul 23,2021 8:44 pm

    Uh, good send, Kotsay.

    TINSTAAFK
  24. lenscrafters Jul 23,2021 8:47 pm

    Can we please just bat Olson second instead of this rotating cavalcade of shittiness.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 8:12 pm || Up

      kemp seems ok for today, but in the future…

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 23,2021 8:49 pm

    Hey, it’s A’s legend Hideki Matsui accompanying Sadaharu Oh with the torch.

  26. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 23,2021 8:53 pm

    @GM did the announcers discuss his massive porn collection?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  27. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 9:03 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 26,2021 12:37 pm || Up

      What a shame…

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  28. Soaker Soaker Jul 23,2021 9:12 pm

    The teams have combined for 41 K through 15 innings in this series.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  29. lenscrafters Jul 23,2021 9:38 pm

    Having to watch an Andrus at bat right after a Canha at bat is so irritating.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 23,2021 9:39 pm || Up

      That was so promising with Olson facing the righty due to the three batter rule. Instead we get a Bobby Crosby.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  30. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 23,2021 9:38 pm

    If I was pitching against the A’s I’d immediately load the bases to prevent them from ever scoring.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  31. andeux andeux Jul 23,2021 9:48 pm

    fk you Diekman.

    TINSTAAFK
  32. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 9:48 pm

    my goodness indeed vince

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  33. lenscrafters Jul 23,2021 9:48 pm

    Fucking Diekman, why am I surprised by something that I expect to happen every time he comes in.

  34. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 23,2021 9:49 pm

    Jesus Christ

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  35. Soaker Soaker Jul 23,2021 9:49 pm

    This inning is horrifying.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 23,2021 9:55 pm || Up

      I remember a similar inning Diekman threw against the A’s. That game is why I’ve never really trusted the guy.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • lenscrafters Jul 23,2021 9:56 pm || Up

        He can have 20 clean innings in a row and I would still expect this type of meltdown the next time he comes in.

    • Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 8:12 pm || Up

      Norm Charlton, doing a guest inning on Mariners radio tonight, blames Murphy for not corralling Diekman’s wild pitches. Spoken like a long-retired hard-throwing pitcher; I didn’t think Murphy had much of a chance on any of those.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  36. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 9:52 pm

    takes one to win anyway

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  37. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 23,2021 9:56 pm

    And huge shout out to TX for turning back into shit.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 9:59 pm || Up

      i somehow don’t put the blame on them

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  38. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 10:28 pm

    sigh

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  39. Soaker Soaker Jul 23,2021 10:29 pm

    It was good to come back from down 3, but in the end, seems self-inflicted.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  40. lenscrafters Jul 23,2021 10:31 pm

    Another loss that shows just how incomplete this team is. If we just had another great hitter that could complement Canha and Olson. If we had a reliever that wasn’t always on the verge of Steve Blass disease. If Brown/Piscotty could just be jettisoned somewhere where they can’t kill rallies…

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 23,2021 10:37 pm || Up

      One player could replace brown/piscotty.

      And yes diekman was hard to listen to, but this game like all the losses back to long before the all star game cold have been won with 1 or 2 hits.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 23,2021 10:59 pm || Up

      The worst part is that the holes are what we have all known they were since the off-season: one corner OF, DH, SS, and RP.

      TINSTAAFK
  41. Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 2:59 pm

    Yours for $39.99. I suppose it could be a slot machine. (I happened to be looking at Grant’s tweets and saw this abomination.)

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 4:33 pm || Up

      john fischer doesn’t see a problem

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    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 6:08 pm || Up

      7 pm game is bad, 7 pm on a saturday is a crime against humanity

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 6:35 pm || Up

        “Crime against humanity”? Unless you would prefer 8:30…STOP ACTING SO DAMNED OLD.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 6:37 pm || Up

          i had dinner 3 hours before first pitch and now i am hungry

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • andeux andeux Jul 24,2021 6:38 pm || Up

            Early bird special?

            TINSTAAFK
          • Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 7:08 pm || Up

            I liked the A’s 6:40 starts early in the season when the weather was still cold and I was in for the evening by 4:30 or so, but as the weather warmed up I found that 6:40 sometimes sneaks up a little too quickly.

            What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  42. Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 7:15 pm

    They had a retro powder blue jersey giveaway, but the Mariners players aren’t wearing them. Boo.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  43. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 7:31 pm

    click

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  44. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 7:37 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 7:41 pm || Up

      Bassitt running a little hot in the dugout after the inning…

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  45. Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 8:15 pm

    Jed, still alive in late July against all odds.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  46. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2021 8:19 pm

    Jesus. I clicked it off B1 and watched the last hour of a movie I was watching. Didn’t think I was skipping an inning.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 8:21 pm || Up

      The top of the third is one of the great Ed build-the-pitch-count innings of the year.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 8:23 pm || Up

        And now they need 6-1/3 innings from their bullpen with a quick turnaround to a day game tomorrow.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 8:44 pm || Up

        that’s why the late start sucks

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 8:56 pm || Up

          I thought I had enough dinner but we’re going to be here until after 11 so I have a quesadilla working.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 8:59 pm || Up

            I be at third dinner by the 8th

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
  47. Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 8:33 pm

    Ramon should have knocked over about 6 beers while he had the opportunity.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  48. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 24,2021 8:43 pm

    He should have drank one.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  49. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 8:45 pm

    nice of the director to linger on chapman while he was clearly prepping to refill his dip

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  50. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 8:58 pm

    I don’t understand the eco tank message. Although is is frustrating when you run out of ink, you just need to order it or replace it. You still will run out of ink at some point.

    It’s like you can turn it up to 11, you know?

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  51. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 9:09 pm

    Mr Ceja is not real generous

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 9:20 pm || Up

      He hasn’t helped, but I think it’s just a clunker for our All Star pitcher regardless of the umpiring.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  52. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 9:22 pm

    Can we say it again that one more bat in the line up makes non sharp bassitt less of a problem?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  53. Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 9:44 pm

    326.32 feet for Aramis there.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  54. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 9:44 pm

    imagine how disappointed I was to see garcia when I expected olson after elvis popped out

    now I am confused

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  55. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 10:37 pm

    no

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  56. Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 10:38 pm

    Yes, I stuck it out to the bitter end. Very loud sounds of cracking ice under the bullpen.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 24,2021 10:43 pm || Up

      They will regress, sure, but they have been pretty solid for months, and these two losses are on the batters, 100%

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 24,2021 10:45 pm || Up

        Moreland, Chapman, Andrus vs. Graveman in the top of the 9th…I considered giving up and going to bed right then.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2021 12:15 pm || Up

          I was watching an epic table tennis five-setter between Hong Kong and India at that point while tracking the inevitable on gameday. I have my limits for watching such dreadful and drawn out baseball.

          • andeux andeux Jul 25,2021 12:27 pm || Up

            I turned it off around the 6th inning.
            The whole series has been low-scoring and yet slow (3:23, 3:17, 3:26) games. So tedious.

            For the year, A’s are averaging 3:05, and Seattle 3:07, both in the top (fastest) third of the league, so I’m not sure why they’re playing so slowly now.

            TINSTAAFK
  57. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2021 10:24 am

    Professional mathematician wins the Olympic cycling road race out of nowhere because none of the favorites realized she had broken away from the peloton hours before the finish.

  58. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2021 12:09 pm

    Sounding like we probably won’t see Trout next week after all. I’m OK with that.

  59. andeux andeux Jul 25,2021 1:23 pm

    Made him throw 24 pitches, got two baserunners. No runs, no balls hit out of the infield.
    A’s fever, catch it.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2021 1:26 pm || Up

      no baserunners were scored in the filming of this series.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2021 2:19 pm || Up

      4 is the absolute limit the A’s can score

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  60. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 25,2021 2:42 pm

    Went to turn the game on and MLBTV did a random “you can’t watch this game”. Think I will thank them and try to fix my work laptop instead.

    Also Cruz homered again.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  61. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2021 3:14 pm

    Not an enjoyable team to watch right now.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2021 3:18 pm || Up

      Payroll around $50M next year

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 25,2021 3:25 pm || Up

        “Wouldn’t A’s fans be better off without the A’s in their lives making them sad?” -Future Scott Ostler column

        • andeux andeux Jul 25,2021 3:28 pm || Up

          Future Scott Ostler has a valid point.

          TINSTAAFK
        • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 25,2021 3:38 pm || Up

          I’ve started to consider a move to the Inland Empire. I could then easily follow a Cal League team and just sort of act like MLB doesn’t exist. I guess that goes in the “pro” column.

          Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  62. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2021 4:16 pm

    excellent

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  63. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2021 4:19 pm

    that was even more pathetic than the rangers series.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 25,2021 4:20 pm || Up

      Meanwhile, one of these teams is also trying to get better:

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2021 4:28 pm || Up

        when you are within striking distance of a playoff spot, you have to, right?

        That’s why the A’s are calling the Kia Tigers to see if Daniel Mengden is available

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 25,2021 4:30 pm || Up

        it feels a little like climate change. I think there are things that we can do to get back to the playoffs, but the inaction through june and july might be too much to overcome.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  64. vignette17 Jul 25,2021 4:35 pm

    I have watched fewer A’s game this year than any of the last 15-20. You could say maybe it’s because I have an almost 1 year old. Maybe you could say this team inspires ennui. I’m leaning towards the latter.

  65. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2021 7:59 am

    Like the groundhog, I have emerged from the woods, checked the standings, and can now plan to return to the wilderness in September and October without missing anything.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2021 8:54 am

    1 am in Tokyo and an excellent Brazil-Argentina volleyball clash reaching its climax.

  67. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2021 5:16 pm

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2021 5:17 pm || Up

      Love In Vain

      "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 26,2021 6:32 pm || Up

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  68. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2021 6:30 pm

    What shitty team was the last one they beat?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  69. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2021 7:03 pm

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Jul 26,2021 7:43 pm || Up

      Good mustache, good shirt.
      Probably pointless if we don’t add a bat also.

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2021 8:41 pm || Up
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 26,2021 8:58 pm || Up

          Memorable guy!

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • sslinger Jul 27,2021 8:44 am || Up

            Our friend who is a huge Cubs fan loves him

  70. 5Aces 5Aces Jul 26,2021 7:04 pm

    We can now go 1 extra inning before the WPs end a game where we left 15 on base…

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2021 7:08 pm || Up

      It’s so “future GM” comments “A’s acquire Sam Moll. It says here he last appeared in the majors 3 years ago in 2021 with the A’s. I have no recollection of that”

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 26,2021 7:17 pm || Up

        Future Aces won’t have time to watch a 60 win team as he will be hopefully moving the lilest Ace off to college.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2021 7:24 pm || Up

        Remembering Guys gets tougher and tougher each year.

  71. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2021 7:32 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2021 7:37 pm || Up

      meh.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker Soaker Jul 26,2021 8:44 pm || Up

        I hope Piscotty is the other one.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 26,2021 7:41 pm || Up

      Mariners gave up 6 in the first against houston

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 26,2021 10:57 pm || Up

        And the Astros pen does its team Dynamite impression.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • lenscrafters Jul 26,2021 10:44 pm || Up

      Don’t like this at all. This is a significant return for a rental reliever. Not to mention this was also precipitated by the failed Kolarek trade. The A’s should be asking themselves why they have to expend so many resources just to find a viable second lefty in the pen when a team of their limited means should be smart about filling holes like this.

      I mean, Puk is probably ready for another go now since his latest scouting reports are positive. But I guess maybe this frees him up for another trade.

      • vignette17 Jul 27,2021 9:20 am || Up

        At this point it’s obvious they didn’t believe in Deichmann.

  72. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 26,2021 10:00 pm

    I’m into Olympic surfing, but these waves suck.

    • AV AV Jul 27,2021 11:23 am || Up

      vert is over. long live street.

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  73. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2021 2:00 pm

    shit, Fischer’s plan is working

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  74. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2021 4:17 pm

    I guess I understand if they are letting seager go and all, but, aren’t they a game out of a playoff position?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 27,2021 5:10 pm || Up

      But DONT TRADE THEM TO THE ASTROS. DAMMIT.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2021 5:14 pm || Up

      Secret plot to keep the Yankees alive? Pox on both the M’s and A’s houses seems an odd choice. And they still play the Stros like 10 more times.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • andeux andeux Jul 27,2021 5:15 pm || Up


        Will be fascinating to see the context that makes trading a good closer to a division rival for a utility infielder make sense.

        TINSTAAFK
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2021 5:20 pm || Up

          Also probably not that helpful to signal to the partners in those other potential trades that you are now pot committed to their players.

          • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 27,2021 5:37 pm || Up

            I was just about to say that if I am a team talking to SEA my prices just went up.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2021 5:43 pm || Up

            Even if other trades are imminent, haivng 2 good relievers is better than one,

            And $15M for seager next year isn’t bad

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Soaker Soaker Jul 27,2021 5:44 pm || Up

          Maybe. I’ll give him until the deadline to prove this. He might be in a similar position to where Billy was at the deadline in 1999, probably not ready to contend this year (I figure if the A’s pull a 2014 August-September both wild cards would come from the AL East) but making a series of deals that put the A’s in contention in 2000 and beyond, dealing Kenny Rogers and Bill Taylor but acquiring some useful pieces like Izzy, Velarde and (the one that almost made me drive off the road) Kevin Appier.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2021 5:16 pm || Up

        Someone had the angle that maybe they had a trade worked out for kimbrell, but even then, why make the astros better?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2021 5:42 pm || Up

          They really, really like Toro? I don’t know.

        • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 27,2021 8:01 pm || Up

      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 27,2021 5:17 pm || Up

        well, the mariners did send a pox to the astros

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  75. Soaker Soaker Jul 27,2021 6:46 pm

    (gets masks out again) Why are we trying to protect unvaccinated people from each other by forcing vaccinated people to wear masks? They made their choice, they are the ones perpetuating the problem, they are still welcome to get vaccinated, but if they don’t, tough shit. The message should be that “since it’s your choice, don’t expect government to protect you, please feel free to live in fear”.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 27,2021 7:25 pm || Up

      A huge population of unvaxxed almost guarantees new variants which will be more infectious and/or lethal. Early evidence suggests us vaccinated people are now catching and spreading delta COVID. Yes we’re not getting as sick, now. But we maybe won’t be so lucky with the theta or sigma variant. Failure to reach herd immunity ultimately threatens all of us.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux andeux Jul 27,2021 7:35 pm || Up

        Also the unvaxed wouldn’t be living in fear, they are mostly the same people who won’t wear a mask unless forced to.
        I’m so sick of all this. Bring on vaccine mandates everywhere (schools, jobs, restaurants, stores).

        TINSTAAFK
        • Soaker Soaker Jul 27,2021 8:50 pm || Up

          “So sick of all this” is where my objection to new mask mandates lies. We did that for months and months. It was a band-aid but didn’t address the root cause of the problem, which has unsurprisingly resurfaced. Vaccines address the root cause, and evidently the only solution is to let enough unvaccinated people die to scare the rest of them into getting the shots.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • AV AV Jul 28,2021 12:33 am || Up

        saving grace of having been in a frat is learning the greek alphabet (and how early delta actually comes). or,

        THETA CHI VARIANT SPRING BREAK 2027 YEAHHHHH!

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • AV AV Jul 28,2021 9:31 am || Up

          oh. here it is. woke up thinking i had tweeted that.

          *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Jul 28,2021 9:38 am || Up

          Note to Pfizer: deliver vaccine via Jello shots, achieve 100% vax rate on college campuses.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • AV AV Jul 28,2021 11:36 am || Up

            the tri-delts feel attacked.

            *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
    • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 28,2021 11:30 am || Up

      This argument will feel better to me when my kids can be vaccinated than it does now…

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2021 11:43 am || Up

        shoulda planned ahead. what were you doing in 2008 that was more important?

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • nevermoor nevermoor Jul 28,2021 11:56 am || Up

          Not having triplets (thank god!)

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  76. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2021 11:51 am

    we have not covered the most important issue.

    Marte wears #6

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Jul 29,2021 3:16 pm || Up

      Guess he didn’t offer BoMel enough.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Jul 29,2021 3:47 pm || Up

        The regular season months he will be playing in Oakland. (plus a couple of spare days.)

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  77. Future Ed Future Ed Jul 28,2021 11:54 am

    Semien is still using his glove with green highlights

    I have $5. No I don\'t.

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