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Games 157-8-9: Nevermind 167

No Marte: One of his amazing lats is sore. No Harrison: His everything is sore. No Jed or Elvis, got out while the getting was good.

Ted Barrett, Adam Hamari, CB Bucknor, and Chad Fairchild have the wrong calls. M’s AA phenom Matt Brash could make his MLB debut tomorrow.

We could plant a house. We could build a tree.

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

167 thoughts on “Games 157-8-9: Nevermind

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2021 7:16 pm

    Yesterday Tony Kemp lost a streak of 88 appearances without striking out. Today of course he strikes out to start the game.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2021 7:20 pm

    BAT OF RENOWN!

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  3. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2021 7:21 pm

    Doubt Seth Brown and despair!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. andeux andeux Sep 27,2021 7:21 pm

    Great lineup, just like we all said.

    TINSTAAFK
  5. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2021 7:22 pm

    that’s my centerfielder

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  6. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2021 7:34 pm

    A note on the joe west nonsense yesterday, when I tuned in the NY/Bos game on friday, they announced the umpires and they said joe west had the plate.

    Then as the game started and I think it was david cone who said, joe west was at second.

    I think what happened is joe west insisted on taking the okate for the sunday night game

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2021 7:45 pm || Up

      He’s apparently retiring after this year, thank the gods.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2021 7:35 pm

    Irvin has been walking guys. I dont like that development

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  8. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2021 7:40 pm

    Someone needs to tell the Machin he isn’t allowed to swing until he has 2 strikes.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  9. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2021 7:49 pm

    Almost like having a backup corner OF and a AAA utility Infielder isn’t the best option to make a gold glove play on a looper.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  10. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2021 8:04 pm

    A 3-1 lead has never felt like such a lost cause.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  11. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2021 8:10 pm

    I need more info about the fan sign they showed then quickly cut away from which said Seager Fever, with two hypodermic syringes.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2021 8:16 pm

    Territorrensial Pissings

  13. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2021 8:19 pm

    For 1 week let the old Krush come back.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2021 8:25 pm || Up

      I just want him to hit one more HR in an A’s uniform. That opposite field shot the other day was so close.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  14. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2021 8:26 pm

    Good Machin AB.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  15. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2021 8:28 pm

    Not sure Nick Allen would do any better at the plate, but I say he at least gets a glove on the Torrens hit.

  16. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2021 8:30 pm

    Mark Ellis! His bobblehead still gets a front row seat in my collection.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • batgirl batgirl Sep 28,2021 7:43 am || Up

      Me too! The only ones I have that aren’t packed away are Roy Steele, Bill King, and Mark Ellis.

    • batgirl batgirl Sep 28,2021 7:46 am || Up

      I wish he was around more.

  17. andeux andeux Sep 27,2021 8:32 pm

    I like Guerra more than most, but am not sold on using him again the day after he gave up a couple of runs.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2021 8:41 pm || Up

      I also like Guerra, and I also find this suboptimal, but who else with runners on in the 4th? Petit even though it’s early? Sam Moll?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2021 8:48 pm || Up

        Yeah, the real problem of course is Irvin can’t go 4 innings unless he pitches once a week, the entire pen took 3 weeks off, and we couldn’t beat TX to save our life.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  18. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 27,2021 8:41 pm

    He has grown on me last month or 2. I can see him as a useful arm next year.

    But yeah not loving having the season on him.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2021 8:44 pm || Up

      I think we are all thinking he is petit 2.0

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  19. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2021 8:51 pm

    Well that was all very predictable.

  20. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2021 8:52 pm

    Gotta hand it to bob, this last weekend was the best baseball the A’s played all year

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  21. andeux andeux Sep 27,2021 9:40 pm

    On the bright side, we’re still doing all we can to prevent the *s from clinching.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 27,2021 9:50 pm || Up

      I just want bassitt to qualify

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  22. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 27,2021 10:05 pm

    So ends the perfect 2021 of Sam Moll.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  23. batgirl batgirl Sep 28,2021 7:47 am

    I just can’t decide between Walker (my pick from last year), Grazer, and 812.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2021 7:44 pm || Up

      Those are sure some fat bears! I like Grazer, I’m a sucker for fiesty blondes.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • batgirl batgirl Sep 29,2021 6:17 pm || Up

        Grazer and Walker roll to easy first round wins!

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 2,2021 5:19 pm || Up

          Walker into the final four, where he will face the underdog who knocked off Grazer. Unnamed Cub 132 looks like he/she benefitted from a spin in the dryer:

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • batgirl batgirl Oct 2,2021 6:35 pm || Up

            I love the people in the comments going after this Floofy Freeloader. And the campaign posters!

            • batgirl batgirl Oct 4,2021 7:24 am || Up

              Walker takes down the Floof! I’m flipping my vote in the other bracket. I started with 812, but I gotta switch to Otis, the sentimental favorite. The commenters have won my vote.

  24. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2021 9:28 am
    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Sep 28,2021 10:29 am || Up

      Wow, lots of really good stuff in there.

      Per your comment last night:

      Petit’s teammate Deolis Guerra, who has a similar arsenal, says he’s gleaned a lot from Petit about reading hitters and inducing soft contact, which he’s excelled at this season for the first time. He’s also developed deception envy. “I need to learn how he does it and practice it,” Guerra says, adding, “It’s unbelievable. I think it’s something maybe you can learn with the years.”

      Also, ouch:

      Unless you’re switch pitcher Pat Venditte—or, judging by Venditte’s stats, even if you are—you can’t effectively fake crafty lefty-ness if you’re a natural right-hander.

      TINSTAAFK
  25. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2021 12:33 pm

    Watching Messi with PSG makes me sad. It’s just all wrong.

    • ptbnl Sep 28,2021 1:19 pm || Up

      Silva’s miss is one for the ages.

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2021 1:35 pm || Up

      OMG, well then.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2021 1:49 pm || Up

      Don’t know what the story is behind this team from Moldova called F.C. Sheriff that is sticking it to Real Madrid, but I’m guessing it is problematic.

      • AV AV Sep 30,2021 12:14 pm || Up

        from moldova not in moldova (de jure). and more than problematic, KGB-corporate. i think?

        quick geopolitical explainer.

        *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  26. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2021 5:09 pm

    Unclear what is happening here but it seems like a suboptimal backdrop for calling a game.

    • andeux andeux Sep 28,2021 5:29 pm || Up

      Looks like there is a concert there on Friday. So that would be some kind of tower for speakers or lights or the stage itself, near the RF bleachers.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2021 7:03 pm || Up

        At first read I thought that was the A’s October schedule: Los Bupkis.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Englishmajor Englishmajor Sep 28,2021 10:53 pm || Up

        Vince and Ken said they will be broadcasting from NBC Sports’ studios in SF on Friday because of it. They were in countdown to season’s end mode today, talking about the extraordinary work of the engineers in pulling all of this together…..(and it is notable, even to me who’s been producing newscasts on my kitchen table for 18 months). Ken also mentioned on the postgame show that although he hopes the broadcasters will be traveling next year and he wants to go on some road trips, he will not be returning to an 81-game road schedule.

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 29,2021 5:47 am || Up

          they better be going

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2021 9:23 pm || Up

          Many of the older announcers cut back on the travel. That’s how Ken got his current job; Lon Simmons wanted to cut back, the then-new Schott-Hofmann ownership said no, we want our announcers doing 162 minus a little vacation time, so the first act of the new A’s ownership was to fire Lon. It wasn’t well-received at the time, especially with baseball still recovering from the 94-95 work stoppage plus the A’s being pretty bad on the field. I would hope the current ownership would allow Ken to cut back some, even though that means Vince/Roxy or Vince/Townsend for more games…but it’s Fisher’s organization so who knows.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
          • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 1,2021 11:28 am || Up

            townsend would make me turn off the radio

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2021 11:33 am || Up

              He already makes me turn off the radio.

  27. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2021 6:01 pm

    The Rays and Orioles are currently helping the Mariners.

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2021 6:50 pm || Up

      Blue jays don’t seem to want to win either

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2021 6:51 pm || Up

        The four way tie is going to be epic.

        • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2021 7:04 pm || Up

          These scenarios never actually come to pass but I enjoyed reading the other day that MLB has no plan for the five-way tie the NL could produce.

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
          • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 3,2021 6:59 pm || Up

            No four or five-way ties, no Game 163s, no, we get Yanks-BoSox and Dodgers-Cards. The so-called baseball gods are just boring old guys.

            "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
            • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 3,2021 8:13 pm || Up

              and eventually astros rays and dodgers braves

              I have $5. No I don\'t.
              • nevermoor nevermoor Oct 4,2021 9:00 am || Up

                Yankees Dodgers WS?

                "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 4,2021 9:20 am || Up

                  that at least is a little interesting.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 4,2021 9:34 am || Up

                  HOU-SF might make me puke for a week straight.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • nevermoor nevermoor Oct 4,2021 9:41 am || Up

                  Oh. … God.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 4,2021 10:36 am || Up

                  I’m pulling for the Screw Fox Series of Tampa vs Milwaukee.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  28. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2021 7:17 pm

    Humiliation is in the, um, eye of the beholder:

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  29. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2021 7:21 pm

    anyone hear about a pitch limit?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  30. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2021 7:28 pm

    Man Crawford wasn’t even close. Rash decision. Yay.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Sep 28,2021 7:30 pm || Up

      The throw was about 10 feet up the line, and still beat him to that spot.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2021 7:34 pm || Up

        Canha returned the favor.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux andeux Sep 28,2021 7:32 pm || Up

      Of course it doesn’t matter, because we can’t do anything against this pitcher who just allowed 9 runs in two innings against the Angels.

      TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2021 7:33 pm || Up

      Seth was 1 for 2 in that inning and Bassitt wasn’t too happy about the first one. Why isn’t Canha playing CF?

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • andeux andeux Sep 28,2021 7:35 pm || Up

        https://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/athletics/article/A-s-Starling-Marte-out-of-lineup-again-with-lat-16494961.php

        Melvin said keeping Canha in a corner spot is “mostly because we’re trying to take a little bit off of Mark’s plate as far as the workload goes — he’s played a lot, he’s been injured a few times.”

        TINSTAAFK
  31. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 28,2021 7:31 pm

    Ed: last time I remember Melvin saying something about probably more than 3 next time since he went 3 the 1st game. Sort of a spring trainingish ramp up.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  32. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2021 7:36 pm

    thing i don’t like abou the sandwich commercial is remembering that Steven Pistcotty is giong to be an “Oakland A’s outfielder” next year too

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2021 7:46 pm || Up

      I tried the Cheese Steak Shop once and it was dry and horrible.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  33. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2021 7:38 pm

    I wonder if anderson yelled at his murphy after that foul out to out murphy

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  34. Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2021 7:58 pm

    It seems I was a little quick to dismiss the Mariners’ postseason chances. The thought of them going 5-0 so far vs. the A’s in this stretch didn’t really cross my mind.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  35. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2021 8:07 pm

    strike outs were cool

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  36. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2021 8:12 pm

    I guess the Astros will be staying up to watch this game.

  37. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2021 8:19 pm

    fastball 88. Yeah, as much as I want him to get innings, this is it

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2021 8:25 pm || Up

      Bassitt sure doesn’t look happy about it.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  38. andeux andeux Sep 28,2021 8:28 pm

    Petit does not seem to be deceiving anyone.

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2021 8:30 pm || Up

      Yes the Mariners advance team appears to read the Ringer too.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2021 8:38 pm || Up

      I can hardly wait to see what the A’s bullpen looks like next spring. Maybe I’ll re-read Ball Four this winter because the ’69 Pilots sounds about right.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 28,2021 8:47 pm || Up

        But Marshall and Bouton ar…

        Oh, I get it now.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  39. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2021 8:31 pm

    Vince says the confidence levels are at an all time high for seattle

    We have no chance

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Sep 28,2021 8:34 pm || Up

      That’s the next great undervalued commodity for sabrmetricians to figure out.

      TINSTAAFK
  40. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2021 8:40 pm

    Emo: I think they can hit petit’s slow stuff, bob

    Bob: let’s go slower

    Emo: So crazy it might just work!

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2021 8:49 pm || Up

      Hey I have an eephus and could get to Seattle before first pitch tomorrow.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  41. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 28,2021 8:53 pm

    Every time I hear Glen give HR and RBI numbers for Seattle I expect it to be “and all against the A’s”.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  42. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 28,2021 9:14 pm

    Clown show.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  43. Soaker Soaker Sep 28,2021 9:18 pm

    I’m being reminded every inning via on-screen graphic that I will lose NBC Sports California on Thursday night unless Youtube TV and Comcast/NBC settle their latest dispute, and I’m thinking “that actually couldn’t be better-timed”.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2021 9:13 pm || Up

      Tonight’s Giants game would have gone dark at midnight Eastern/9 p.m. Pacific, but apparently a short-term extension has kept the Comcast/NBC channels on Youtube TV, for how long is unclear.

      I don’t watch the NBA or NHL. The only thing I would watch on any Comcast/NBC channel before the end of the year would be Sunday Night Football, and there’s enough other NFL on television to do without that. After the first of the year I like Golf Channel from January-March, plus some NFL playoff games. But it would not be that much of an issue until the 2022 A’s season starts, and at this time Fubo does have all the channels I would need.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  44. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 28,2021 9:23 pm

    was in the younger kid’s room helping with homework as harrison dived and threw poorly. I said “dammit”

    he said accusingly, “you aren’t even playing why are you mad?”

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  45. andeux andeux Sep 28,2021 9:24 pm

    The sato pharmaceutical logo they have behind home plate now always reminds me of
    Delirium Tremens beer

    TINSTAAFK
  46. andeux andeux Sep 28,2021 9:37 pm

    Glen erring in the direction of getting excited about every fly ball.

    TINSTAAFK
  47. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 28,2021 9:42 pm

    Go to bed, Houston. It’s not happening tonight.

  48. andeux andeux Sep 28,2021 9:42 pm

    That’s Mitch Haniger’s 100th career homer (all against Oakland).

    TINSTAAFK
  49. andeux andeux Sep 28,2021 10:08 pm

    The stanford football ad has appropriately fascistic overtones.

    TINSTAAFK
  50. Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2021 3:49 pm

    Add another one to the list. I’m just wondering what he was “frustrated, upset” about at that particular moment.

    The Milwaukee Brewers’ postseason chances took a huge hit Wednesday when it was learned that setup man Devin Williams will have to undergo surgery on his fractured right throwing hand.

    Williams told reporters before Wednesday’s game that the injury was self-inflicted — he punched a wall out of anger after having “a few drinks” following Sunday’s celebration of the team clinching the National League Central.

    “After our celebration, I went out to have a few drinks and on my way home I was a little frustrated, upset, and I punched a wall,” Williams said. “That’s how it happened.”

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 29,2021 4:01 pm || Up

      It has to do with a lady friend, yeah?

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • ptbnl Sep 29,2021 4:29 pm || Up

        Texas election and abortion laws, without doubt.

        If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2021 4:36 pm || Up

      He punched a wall on his way home? So, the outside of a building? Those are usually pretty hard.

  51. FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 29,2021 6:23 pm

    The Congressional baseball game is on FS1, tied 11-11 in the 5th, Jon Ossoff on the mound in relief for team blue. His stuff is, um, not overpowering.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 29,2021 6:46 pm || Up

      Dem slugger Jimmy Panetta (Carmel), with a (defense aided) homer and two triples so far, gets rung up on a highly dubious called strike three with the bases loaded.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 29,2021 6:58 pm || Up

        Notwithstanding his age and insanity, Mo Brooks can play a little bit.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 29,2021 7:07 pm || Up

      GOP wins 13-12 behind 120 pitches in five innings from Steube of FL, and a two inning save from Pfluger of TX. First red win in five years. Fill in your Stop The Steal joke here.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2021 8:02 pm || Up

        Did Sen. Brown play this year?

        • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 29,2021 8:10 pm || Up

          No lie, that is very similar to how an inmate broke my arm in San Quentin 4 years ago

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  52. Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2021 6:51 pm

    So the Tragic Number is about to be 1 (vs. Boston).

    With apologies to those who think a Red Sox-Yankees wild card game would be the depth of vileness, I’d like to see the A’s avail themselves of this one final opportunity to kick the Mariners in the teeth.

    Although if the A’s lose tonight they would at least be put out of this godawful misery.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  53. Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2021 7:21 pm

    This is the most important game the Mariners have played in years. Quick glance suggests the attendance will be ~15K. I thought they would do well on that tonight, and it can’t be blamed on a dump of a ballpark.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2021 9:45 pm || Up

      Around 5-6K jumped on the Teal and Navy bandwagon compared to the crowds of 11K and 12K the previous two nights.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  54. andeux andeux Sep 29,2021 7:21 pm

    Inability to play .500 ball against this mediocre Mariners team is right up there with not signing Semien on the reasons for missing the playoffs.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2021 9:32 am || Up

      Is it possible that instead of just mediocre overall, the Mariners were kind of bad in the first half when we mostly weren’t playing them and were kind of good by the time we were playing them a lot? That sometimes happens with young, talented teams.

    • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2021 10:53 am || Up

      I would add barely playing .500 against a much worse Rangers team.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  55. andeux andeux Sep 29,2021 7:23 pm

    Glen and Dallas mentioned this from yesterday’s game

    TINSTAAFK
    • nevermoor nevermoor Oct 1,2021 10:24 am || Up

      Umps are finally getting in form. I saw another recent one with only one “missed” call, and it was about the same as #1 here, though a different corner.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  56. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2021 7:41 pm

    • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 29,2021 7:53 pm || Up

      he needs the lastella machine

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2021 7:59 pm || Up

        108 for Olson. Chapman needs a Matt to Matt talk this off-season.

    • Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2021 8:00 pm || Up

      Top 5 in Oakland history:

      1. Chapman 2021 – 200 K – .212/.313/.407
      2. Cust 2008 – 197 K – .231/.375/.476
      3. Khris 2017 – 195 K – .247/.336/.528
      4. Cust 2009 – 185 K – .240/.356/.417
      T5. Khris 2018 – 175 K – .247/.326/.549
      T5. Canseco 1986 – 175 K – .240/.318/.457

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  57. Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2021 8:24 pm

    Montas looks sharp and will be on regular rest for the play-in game at Fenway on Monday.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  58. 5Aces 5Aces Sep 29,2021 8:28 pm

    We’ve figured out the secret. They don’t start scoring until we do.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  59. Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2021 8:45 pm

    Oh great, now C.B. Bucknor is umpiring with little tweety birds circling his head.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  60. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 29,2021 9:04 pm

    So, that’s what it feels like when Erick Aybar homers for your team

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  61. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 29,2021 9:11 pm

    Nick Allen please

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux andeux Sep 29,2021 9:13 pm || Up

      Pathetic
      (not meant as response, but still works, I guess)

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Future Ed Sep 29,2021 9:20 pm || Up

        I didn’t see last inning’s challenge, but Ken and vince were surprised at the speed of the overturning. Made me think it could have been inconclusive.

        If that call stands, they don’t have a challenge.

        Sure sure, it wouldn’t have gone down the same way, but still

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • andeux andeux Sep 29,2021 9:34 pm || Up

          The one the previous inning, it was clear from the third angle they showed that Kemp had come off the bag by a couple inches in order to reach the kicked ball.

          TINSTAAFK
  62. Future Ed Future Ed Sep 29,2021 9:14 pm

    sigh

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  63. Soaker Soaker Sep 29,2021 10:17 pm

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  64. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 29,2021 10:19 pm

    Joke’s on Seattle. They won’t get to play the A’s in the playoffs.

  65. Englishmajor Englishmajor Sep 29,2021 11:06 pm

    There’s plenty of blame to go around for this dismal finish, but the biggest disappointment for me – even more than the awfulness of Kaval, who I had quite liked – is Ramon. He wasn’t having a particularly good year – I hope he got his money back from whoever sold him the PEDs – but still, he would have been a nice piece to have off the bench and to give Marte a few more rest days in these last two months. And it was a little bit harder to boo Altuve and Bregman last weekend when we had our own cheater in the clubhouse.

    • sslinger Sep 30,2021 9:06 am || Up

      Yeah, I would have loved to see him and Marte in the outfield together for a few months. It really was a stupid move. I’ll be curious to see if he comes back better after getting off the substances and wanting to prove he didn’t need them, but he won’t be out there with Marte.

      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2021 9:09 am || Up

        The irony of Marte himself being the perfect example of someone who has thrived after serving a suspension for the very same substance.

      • 5Aces 5Aces Sep 30,2021 9:26 am || Up

        I would bet on Ramon coming back better. He always feels like the guy who plays better when he has a chip on his shoulder. Related-I feel like at some point he would have put the team on his back for 1 game against the Mariners. Wouldnt change the overall ending, but maybe we lose 7 in a row instead of all of them..

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2021 11:10 am || Up

      Everyone weighs their morality in sports differently of course, but for me one individual breaking rules to improve his own performance is not comparable to a years-long organizational conspiracy to cheat every other team and their fans. I will enthusiastically boo the Astros forever without the slightest qualm.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2021 11:16 am || Up

        I’m not even that bothered by the Astros’ cheating, if I’m being honest. I hate their front office and their fans for reasons beyond that, and I can’t stand the sight of Correa’s or Bregman’s face, but the trash cans are more funny to me than anything else.

  66. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2021 11:20 am

    Interesting that A’s fans aren’t treated to the same excuses for not showing up.

    I guess it’s all about the parking lots.

    • vignette17 Sep 30,2021 2:54 pm || Up

      Like John Shea saying Fisher must obviously do dark donations to Trump groups, the Chronicle guys will always take shots against the A’s and excuse the Giants. Even SuSlu now takes shots.

      • andeux andeux Sep 30,2021 3:13 pm || Up

        The dark money comment was not mere speculation. (Also it was Ostler.)

        TINSTAAFK
        • vignette17 Oct 1,2021 11:33 am || Up

          Interesting. But it gets in the way of my worldview, so FAKE NEWS.

    • Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2021 9:37 am || Up

      Looks like she thought better of that second one.

  67. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2021 11:44 am
    • AV AV Sep 30,2021 12:20 pm || Up

      one look and i’m all, holdout!

      *i’m* AV. alex vause. put this loon in psych before she hurts someone.
  68. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Sep 30,2021 6:59 pm

    Turns out the Red Sox were right there for the taking. Congrats, Seattle.

  69. Soaker Soaker Sep 30,2021 8:30 pm

    The Aviators are still playing. Or maybe not.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 2,2021 4:55 pm || Up

      And it’s over.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • andeux andeux Oct 2,2021 5:08 pm || Up

        Can we do that too?

        TINSTAAFK
        • Future Ed Future Ed Oct 2,2021 5:10 pm || Up

          I think the money line on the A’s was 86.5, so no

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  70. Glorious Mundy Glorious Mundy Oct 1,2021 10:15 am

    Sell the team to the crypto guys, Fisher. Let’s run this thing on the blockchain and see what happens.

    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 1,2021 1:13 pm || Up

      I wonder how closely his idea of community ownership aligns with that of most people in the community.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  71. andeux andeux Oct 1,2021 11:41 am


    Seriously?

    TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Soaker Oct 1,2021 1:08 pm || Up

      I sometimes get non-COVID related stomach illness while watching Machín attempt to hit pitched baseballs.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 1,2021 1:12 pm || Up

      Did Austin Allen run over Forst’s dog or something?

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  72. Soaker Soaker Oct 1,2021 12:53 pm

    Away from the ball club for two months, but still a True Athletic through and through.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 1,2021 2:28 pm || Up

      Needle nicked something.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  73. Soaker Soaker Oct 1,2021 4:55 pm

    I’m not going to quibble with Bassitt about this, he’s certainly borne his fair share of the load. I expected he would want to get on the mound one more time, especially with the last one not going all that great, plus the qualification for the ERA leadership. And the Astros will play Sunday like it’s a Grapefruit League game.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • andeux andeux Oct 1,2021 5:05 pm || Up

      I too thought for sure he would want to pitch the 4 2/3 innings to qualify for the ERA leaderboard (and then another 1/3 for a chance at one more win).

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade FreeSeatUpgrade Oct 1,2021 5:32 pm || Up

        Perhaps he can pitch five innings after Manaea gets pulled in the second.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces 5Aces Oct 1,2021 8:04 pm || Up

        Super glad we get 1 more Irvin start. Maybe he can piss off the whole division before 22.

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

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