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  1. FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2022 6:11 pm

    I was just reflecting: I would like the A’s to win. But I would really really really like the Giants to lose.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux Apr 26,2022 6:45 pm || Up

      I would like the A’s not to get no-hit.

      TINSTAAFK
      • andeux Apr 26,2022 6:48 pm || Up

        Success!

        TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2022 6:49 pm || Up

        Goal achieved, now you can watch cartoons instead.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • nevermoor Apr 27,2022 8:28 am || Up

          That’s how I reacted to the 3-run HR

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
          • 5Aces Apr 27,2022 9:54 am || Up

            Yep. I dont think the guy even made it around the bases before I had switched over to Paramount+ to check out 1883.

            I’m finding I have 0 tolerance for Giants fans/SF media folks, etc who never say a word about the A’s then 1-2x a year decide they should pat everyone on the head and say how it would be so great if the east bay had a great group like they do. It’s the Fresno in me-I can hate my town all day long but I sure as hell want you to keep the name out of your mouth.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2022 6:47 pm

    Those Giants unis are absolutely hideous.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Apr 26,2022 6:51 pm || Up

      “City Connect” aka Marketing.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2022 7:05 pm || Up

        Marketing to those who find clown suits too tasteful.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • 5Aces Apr 26,2022 7:14 pm || Up

        I like alternate unis. I like the city connect concept. Those uniforms are hideous.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
        • Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2022 7:18 pm || Up

          I’m picturing the neon green monstrosities we’ll have when they finally get around to the A’s.

          • Soaker Apr 26,2022 7:34 pm || Up

            The unveilings have continued this season with the Washington Nationals, Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals so far, and they’ll be followed by…the Los Angeles Angels on June 11

            Other than Mickey Mouse Ears, how the fuck do you “connect” with Orange County?

            I didn’t care much for the “WSH” with the Nationals but otherwise I thought those were pretty good.

            What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
            • 5Aces Apr 26,2022 7:36 pm || Up

              Agreed. Like WSG, AZ and I think MIA? The rest aren’t for me.

              I will say if things go well having a “The Town” baseball jersey with the tree or a crane would be great.

              Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • andeux Apr 26,2022 7:40 pm || Up

              I liked the cherry blossom theme, but teams should not wear gray at home.

              TINSTAAFK
              • Soaker Apr 26,2022 7:44 pm || Up

                I gave up on that objection when a few (Blue Jays, Royals) starting wearing the Pajama Blue at home.

                Airport codes, or similar, on uniforms drive me up the wall though. OAK, oh please no.

                What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
                • 5Aces Apr 26,2022 7:46 pm || Up

                  The worst was “Los Dodgers”. As an official resident of LA county I can say it should have been “Los Doyers” if you are going to go that way.

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • 5Aces Apr 26,2022 7:34 pm || Up

            They are going to hold off as long as possible I’m sure. Will they put a parallel path on it?

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
          • Future Ed Apr 26,2022 8:24 pm || Up

            Are they keeping green in vegas?

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
            • FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2022 8:27 pm || Up

              I’m thinking they wear nothing but Padres camo-style unis, home and away.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • Future Ed Apr 26,2022 8:35 pm || Up

                Winter camo at home, Desert on the road?

                I have $5. No I don\'t.
        • Future Ed Apr 26,2022 8:23 pm || Up

          the color is obviously awful, but the fog on the bottom is the worst

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Soaker May 2,2022 12:13 pm || Up

        Southside is wearing theirs vs. Scioscia today. The general design is fine but it’s kind of an overdose of black. The gloomy gray day in Chicago probably isn’t helping.

        What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  3. 5Aces Apr 26,2022 6:48 pm

    Streak still alive.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  4. 5Aces Apr 26,2022 7:17 pm

    So the other DJ showed up I see.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  5. 5Aces Apr 26,2022 7:38 pm

    No shutout and I don’t think you can send Big Nick back to Vegas.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • Future Ed Apr 26,2022 8:25 pm || Up

      i just want him at short

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • nevermoor Apr 27,2022 8:30 am || Up

      I LOVED that WP/SB thing he created out of absolutely nothing.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • 5Aces Apr 27,2022 9:55 am || Up

        That was exactly when this was started. Smart baseball to go with good physical tools.

        and hopefully it means more day games because he has to have like a 7-8pm curfew right? God am I old.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  6. FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 26,2022 8:18 pm

    Nick Allen must have killed Braden’s dog or something. “Modeling your game on Eckstein” seems designed to crush Nick’s soul.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  7. Soaker Apr 26,2022 8:37 pm

    Offense quickly sinking into the expected swamp of feeble unwatchability.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  8. Glorious Mundy Apr 26,2022 8:44 pm

    Good Puk

  9. 5Aces Apr 27,2022 7:10 pm

    Quiet. Pinder starts off hot. That’s nice.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  10. 5Aces Apr 27,2022 7:35 pm

    God you have to finish the AB when you get them to 2 strikes and you have to take care of the bottom of the order quickly.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  11. Future Ed Apr 27,2022 7:36 pm

    Can this at bat end? in a double play?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Apr 27,2022 7:37 pm || Up

      sigh

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • 5Aces Apr 27,2022 7:38 pm || Up

        Thank God you guys are here. Was starting to think I smelled.

        Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  12. andeux Apr 27,2022 7:37 pm

    Another play that Chapman and/or Olson would have made.

    TINSTAAFK
  13. Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2022 7:38 pm

    So when is the Gelof kid ready?

  14. 5Aces Apr 27,2022 7:40 pm

    @andeux exactly. Twice for the noise tonight and neither seemed difficult.

    And now some more little league. Le sigh.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  15. 5Aces Apr 27,2022 7:45 pm

    Waiting to see all the Gia ts fans on Twitter to talk about this latest torture.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  16. Glorious Mundy Apr 27,2022 7:56 pm

    Neuse made a routine play! Huzzah!

  17. 5Aces Apr 27,2022 8:13 pm

    I really like TK. He needs to stay 1-2 steps closer to 1B from now on.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux Apr 27,2022 8:14 pm || Up

      Yeah, second time he has been picked off, both 1st-and-3rd 1 out.

      TINSTAAFK
  18. 5Aces Apr 27,2022 8:24 pm

    Neuse almost again. Throw. Higher.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  19. 5Aces Apr 27,2022 8:29 pm

    5 pitch 6th inning. That’s the A’s I know and love.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  20. andeux Apr 27,2022 9:07 pm

    Swinging at Rogers’ pitches may not be the best strategy.

    TINSTAAFK
  21. andeux Apr 27,2022 9:12 pm

    5/17 pitches in the strike zone (plus one more called even though it wasn’t).

    TINSTAAFK
  22. Future Ed Apr 27,2022 9:18 pm

    At bat liked those pitches

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. 5Aces Apr 27,2022 9:33 pm

    This bullpen…is…good?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  24. andeux Apr 27,2022 9:42 pm

    Tagged him in the dick. Out.

    TINSTAAFK
    • Future Ed Apr 28,2022 9:27 am || Up

      Finally saw the reply, Jimenez should have covered but I give him a pass on thinking he had to cover on a routine groundball to 2nd.

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  25. andeux Apr 27,2022 9:47 pm

    Another day above .500.
    Special thanks to the Giants for using an “opener.”

    TINSTAAFK
    • nevermoor Apr 28,2022 8:59 am || Up

      In fairness, we tried REALLY hard not to shut them out with those errors.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  26. FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 27,2022 10:15 pm

    Korach said, per Feldy, that this is the first 1-0 win on a leadoff homer in 120 years of Athletics baseball.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • nevermoor Apr 28,2022 8:59 am || Up

      I’m told fewer than 30 times ever.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Glorious Mundy Apr 28,2022 9:00 am || Up

        Disrespectful that we never did this for Rickey.

        • nevermoor Apr 28,2022 10:43 am || Up

          Our offense wasn’t shitty enough then. We always had Rickey a few more times.

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  27. Future Ed Apr 28,2022 6:44 am

    Never in doubt. Is Dany Jimenez good?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • 5Aces Apr 28,2022 7:59 am || Up

      I keep asking that about almost all of them. Can we get a bag of baseballs for Lou?

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  28. Glorious Mundy Apr 28,2022 3:48 pm

    Don’t put him behind the pole, Dave.

  29. nevermoor Apr 29,2022 10:36 am

    Testing. Just make some server upgrades (including SSL). Hopefully I didn’t break anything.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • 5Aces Apr 29,2022 11:31 am || Up

      There’s still no new yard and Kaval is nuts…so no it looks like everything is good.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 29,2022 12:22 pm || Up

      Thanks nm. So far two minor things:

      # of comments shown on front page and on top of each post is not accurate.

      Has made me log in each of three times I’ve opened site this morning.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • nevermoor Apr 29,2022 2:14 pm || Up

        Let’s see if these cure themselves over the next day or two. We were severely out of date on our PHP version, WP version, and a bunch of add-ons, but that’s behind me now. I could imagine that new post-upgrade posts will do comment counts as normal (and the unread comment widget appears to be accurate).

        All that remains is to fix the actual reason I was working on it: to get a more secure gmail connection for the FK mailer.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 29,2022 2:56 pm || Up

          Cool. One clue on the comment count: #s are correct when on the home page and not logged in, but are incorrect after log in (both on the home page and within any particular post).

          "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Glorious Mundy Apr 29,2022 2:59 pm || Up

          FK mailer

          Getting some of that substack money. Smart.

      • andeux May 1,2022 8:48 am || Up

        I am also having to log in more often. Could it be this, now that we are using https for the main url?

        TINSTAAFK
        • nevermoor May 3,2022 7:06 pm || Up

          Nope. Those settings match. Is it still doing it?

          "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
          • 5Aces May 3,2022 7:12 pm || Up

            I had the same problem until I went and typed the https in the address bar. After that went back to normal. Coincidence?? Who’s to say.

            Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
            • FreeSeatUpgrade May 3,2022 7:18 pm || Up

              That just worked for me, updated my shortcut to include the s, no re-login required.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
              • nevermoor May 3,2022 8:01 pm || Up

                Ah, that could definitely be it. If your shortcut is specifically to the non-secure version it could create that issue when redirecting you.

                "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • andeux May 3,2022 8:06 pm || Up

                  Hm, I don’t use shortcuts or bookmarks for pretty much anything, just start typing the first few letters of the site name or a key word and let ff autocomplete do its magic. Maybe I’ll need to retrain myself for FK.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • FreeSeatUpgrade May 3,2022 8:17 pm || Up

                  I also do that, I think the autocomplete functions the same, choosing the non-secure URL it’s familiar with. Perhaps clearing history/cookies then manually entering https one time would resolve.

                  "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
                • nevermoor May 3,2022 11:17 pm || Up

                  In Chrome, at least, you could search history for the insecure site and delete that, without losing other stuff.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • nevermoor May 3,2022 11:16 pm || Up

                  I leave FK in a pinned tab. But I bet if you manually add the “s” once or twice you’ll be ok.

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • Glorious Mundy Apr 29,2022 2:19 pm || Up

      Ooh, when a do a reply now it says “Reply to [nevermoor].” (I think that’s new? Or is it?)

      All looks clean on Safari, and the load times may even be a little zippier. Thanks for your hacking!

      • nevermoor Apr 29,2022 2:49 pm || Up

        May be. That would be a new core WP feature if it is.

        And yes, should be a couple generations faster as we were running VERY old PHP. (also, we’re https now, so the “future” is looking good)

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
        • Glorious Mundy Apr 29,2022 2:52 pm || Up

          Whoa, now something did go crazy. The avatars are HUGE. Like, yours is covering a good chunk of the text of your comment.

          • sslinger Apr 29,2022 6:32 pm || Up

            Yes, that’s what I’m seeing too. Safari.

            • sslinger May 2,2022 8:18 am || Up

              It’s just 5Aces and Nevermoor – can’t read half of their comments because the avatar is so huge. GM’s is bigger but doesn’t block out half the text.

              • Soaker May 2,2022 8:23 am || Up

                And ED. And it’s just in Safari as far as I can tell. I mostly use Brave and Firefox, and the FKers who haven’t gone into their profile and fixed it just get the small square on those two. On the downstairs machine last night I was using Safari and saw the issue.

                What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
                • Soaker May 2,2022 9:28 am || Up

                  Side comment re the iMac: I used that as my main machine in the living room for a few years, was never wild about the Mac OS and decided with the next desktop I would go back to Windows. Then last year we had that situation where I had to evacuate for a few days due to the wildfire, and I thought, it sure would be nice if it were easy to grab my main computer, stuff it in a carrying case and take it with me. So over the winter I bought a 17″ Dell laptop and that’s what I’m using upstairs at the main workstation now; the iMac is out to stud in the bedroom for occasional use down there primarily as a bedroom TV/radio streaming receiver. I also have a 13″ Windows laptop which easily fits in the day pack I use as an airplane carryon and that’s the one I’ll be taking down to Florida this week; when I’m not traveling that smaller one is hardwired into the TV for living room streaming.

                  What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
                • nevermoor May 3,2022 7:07 pm || Up

                  Odd. It must be a compatibility issue with the local avatar plugin I set up. Did I fix mine?

                  "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
                • Future Ed May 3,2022 7:20 pm || Up

                  I have had no problems.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • andeux May 3,2022 7:35 pm || Up

                  I now see nm’s avatar (along with those of myself, Soaker, and FSU) fine.
                  In firefox (my usual browser) and chrome I see tiny grey boxes for Ed and GM.
                  In safari I see normal avatars for Ed and GM, not the giant version that others have reported.

                  TINSTAAFK
                • Future Ed May 3,2022 7:39 pm || Up

                  oh, I see a tiny box for me too

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • sslinger May 4,2022 9:58 am || Up

                  Yours is now fine. ED is still huge.

                • Future Ed May 4,2022 10:19 am || Up

                  I am compensating for something

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • 5Aces May 4,2022 11:30 am || Up

                  Well with ED who can blame you?

                  Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
                • Future Ed May 4,2022 12:24 pm || Up

                  Luckily my father is a doctor, and we share everything.

                  I have $5. No I don\'t.
                • Glorious Mundy May 4,2022 12:57 pm || Up

                  You’ll be ready when the moment is right.

    • Soaker Apr 29,2022 4:30 pm || Up

      I’m just noticing today that The 506 Forum, which I only very rarely comment on but is my H/T source for a lot of the media articles and is also the source for those NFL TV regionalization maps, is moving away from SMF forum software over to Discord next month. These forum-type things are real dinosaurs in the Facebook age. Yahoo Groups was killed off in 2020; Soakers Forum is still running on phpBB but I haven’t had anything to do with management of that for several years now.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  30. Glorious Mundy Apr 29,2022 12:39 pm
    • Glorious Mundy Apr 29,2022 12:45 pm || Up

      Who should be more insulted by this, Bernie fanatics or A’s fanatics?

      When I was organizing and speaking for Bernie [Sanders] before tens of thousands of people, I would get so much criticism for being a part of a campaign where the “Bernie Bros” weren’t reined in because of how aggressive and violent they were as fanatics. Like A’s fanatics. My frustration is that fanatics don’t really care about anything other than what they believe in. It takes a very special person to be like, “I really super believe and want this thing and I also understand that it could impact people.”

      • Future Ed Apr 29,2022 6:41 pm || Up

        I sympathize with the communists and socialist among us. I am one.

        But what a lot lot lot of the online and IRL left never seems to understand is that people really like stuff. They like entertainment. They want Beyonce and Bryce harper to get paid to dance for them. They want McDonalds to get rich selling them burgers. They think its cool that bezos/branson/musk want to make rockets to fly to space

        Yeah, there are lots of better ways to focus the fruits of the labor of us all, but you can’t fight against bread and circuses.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade Apr 29,2022 3:01 pm || Up

      I’m getting pretty sick of how much attention Fife is getting around HT. She’s at the bottom of a 7-1 or 6-2 split. Her opinion is substantially out of step with almost everyone else’s. That doesn’t inherently mean she’s wrong, but it does mean her column inches should be closer to 1/8th proportionally.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  31. Glorious Mundy Apr 29,2022 1:30 pm

    Still no sign of Lou. Hope he’s ok.

    • Soaker Apr 29,2022 3:00 pm || Up

      NOT DEAD YET.

      Also interesting:

      That wouldn’t seem to have anything to do with the A’s trip to SF; rather, the Giants were in New York and Washington last week, and the A’s troubles seem to originate in Philadelphia.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  32. Future Ed May 3,2022 9:16 pm

    yes, ken. I believe it. I don’t get the bullpen today

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

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