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Again with Seattle 120-122 62

Bsssit was being gritty in Philadelphia so I and I assume all of you were paying more attention to that.

Anyway three games with seattle. They are in a playoff position I think. I don’t think they would be if it weren’t 2022 or 2020.

Ivin, Kaprielian, a “sears”

Gonzalez, Gilbert, and castillo

I think I am busy all weekend.

62 thoughts on “Again with Seattle 120-122

  1. Glorious Mundy Aug 19,2022 7:22 pm

    Like Diekman wasn’t going to walk him anyway.

    • Future Ed Aug 19,2022 7:46 pm || Up

      But two wild pitches were still on the table

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Future Ed Aug 19,2022 8:26 pm || Up

      Reader, it did not work

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Future Ed Aug 19,2022 8:27 pm || Up

        sorry, I saw that Diekman gave up runs and assumed

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 19,2022 7:34 pm

    Irvin’s pitches are getting hit rather hard.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  3. Future Ed Aug 19,2022 7:54 pm

    Nick Allen’s girlfriend is bret boon’s kid?

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  4. 5Aces Aug 19,2022 8:05 pm

    I hate these guys.

    (To be clear I mean Seattle..)

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  5. andeux Aug 19,2022 8:10 pm

    I know Eugenio Suarez has been around a while (and remember one of our announcers seeming to confuse him with Eugenio Velez a few years back) but had no idea he hit 49 HRs in 2019.

    TINSTAAFK
  6. 5Aces Aug 19,2022 8:14 pm

    I feel like there have been a few thrown at a home by like 15 ft recently. It may just be a question of what else are you gonna do but I don’t like that look.

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
    • andeux Aug 19,2022 8:25 pm || Up

      When the throw is badly off-line and the catcher still has time to get back and make the tag easily, it probably wasn’t a good gamble.

      TINSTAAFK
  7. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 19,2022 8:41 pm

    Dallas seems to be enjoying himself at least.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  8. andeux Aug 19,2022 9:02 pm

    Welcome to Oakland, Norge.

    TINSTAAFK
  9. Future Ed Aug 20,2022 8:22 am

    The idea Langaleriers is weird. He seems legit. But is there any way he is part of a competitive A’s team? I just don’t see it.

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2022 3:02 pm || Up

      I can sort of imagine a few years of contending offense built around him and a some of the recent draftees currently on the RockNuts. I have a hard time seeing the pitching come together in time though. They’d have to get pretty lucky what talent there is down there and whatever comes back for Murphy. And either way Fisher has to be willing to spend north of bupkis to fill out the roster with real players.

      • andeux Aug 20,2022 4:10 pm || Up

        My view of the organization is kind of the opposite.
        We have generally been pretty good at finding average-ish pitchers, and at least we have a lot of candidates for the rotation now (9 non-Montas pitchers who have started this year, plus Waldichuk). There is probably not a real ace in the bunch (something that has been true even on some of our playoff teams) but I can imagine that 4 or 5 of them turn out to be decent. And a bit farther out, the other guys we got back from the trades (Ginn, Cusick, Hoglund) offer a little higher upside (along with higher bust potential).

        I have a lot harder time seeing where a decent offense comes from. The only hitters with OPS+ > 100 we have now are Brown (30, marginal), Laureano (28, 2 years of control left), and Murphy (27, redundant with Langeliers). Even in the unlikely event that Soderstrom, Gelof, Harris, Muncy, and Clarke all pan out, there are still multiple holes to fill. And Fisher spending money to fill them clearly just isn’t happening.

        TINSTAAFK
  10. Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2022 8:52 am

    Remembering some guys, via Vince on Twitter

    • ptbnl Aug 20,2022 10:53 am || Up

      Wind Surge is a weird nickname … like they should be sponsored by Gas-X Extra Strength

      If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  11. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 20,2022 4:15 pm

    Weird start time. Weird TV channel. Weird Eric Karros. Weird concept of Mariners postseason.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Aug 20,2022 4:32 pm || Up

      Fox is only inflicting the A’s on 5% of the country, the A’s and Mariners regular television territory. Similar to a late season Jacksonville Jaguars game.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  12. andeux Aug 20,2022 4:17 pm

    Please forget anything positive I just said about our pitching.

    TINSTAAFK
  13. Glorious Mundy Aug 20,2022 4:30 pm

    New favorite opponent just dropped.

    • andeux Aug 20,2022 4:34 pm || Up
      TINSTAAFK
      • nevermoor Aug 22,2022 6:14 pm || Up

        Christ. He’s lab-grown for you.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  14. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 20,2022 4:39 pm

    Kaperalien has some bull-in-a-china-shop energy.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Aug 20,2022 4:47 pm || Up

      We were quickly made aware which parent that comes from.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  15. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 20,2022 5:44 pm

    Helpful defense from Lake Jamb puts us on the board.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  16. andeux Aug 20,2022 5:47 pm

    Karros has mentioned a couple of times that the A’s are especially bad against breaking pitches. Interesting, and something I haven’t heard our own announcers talk about.

    TINSTAAFK
    • nevermoor Aug 22,2022 6:15 pm || Up

      Makes sense now that Chappy-cant-hit-heat is elsewhere.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  17. andeux Aug 20,2022 7:06 pm

    Now we just need to hold them scoreless for another 22 hours and then the sun will be in a favorable position for our offense again.

    TINSTAAFK
  18. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 20,2022 7:12 pm

    String bean holder. String bean winner?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  19. Future Ed Aug 20,2022 7:34 pm

    man, if I cared this would have the potential to be heartbreaking

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • andeux Aug 20,2022 7:35 pm || Up

      Are your kids Mariners fans, or is that just a fashion thing?

      TINSTAAFK
      • Future Ed Aug 20,2022 7:43 pm || Up

        the elder one is a mariners fan. I have no idea why, but last summer he started playing them in OOTP. He wants to go to UW.

        The younger thinks the white hat is “sick”

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • Future Ed Aug 20,2022 7:44 pm || Up

        I should add, the younger, who plays on 3 travel baseball teams and chose his high school based on the baseball coach, has just above no interest in MLB.

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  20. andeux Aug 20,2022 7:34 pm

    Regionally televised victory cabbage!

    TINSTAAFK
  21. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 20,2022 7:35 pm

    Best in MLB in one-run games? Not tonight, suckers!

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  22. Soaker Aug 20,2022 7:38 pm

    Kind of a pathetic little game winner but I’m not complaining.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Future Ed Aug 20,2022 7:45 pm || Up

      “Neuse delivers! shouts vince

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
  23. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 21,2022 12:25 pm

    I think someone won Ben Stein’s dignity.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  24. Glorious Mundy Aug 21,2022 12:28 pm

    How in the world of physics and geometry did this happen?

  25. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 21,2022 1:01 pm

    66, 55, 44, 77 wins and losses for these teams entering today.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  26. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 21,2022 1:24 pm

    I support Seattle’s plan of putting Vogt on base a lot.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  27. Future Ed Aug 21,2022 3:19 pm

    I like how the A’s radio broadcast ad sales are indistinguishable from a podcast

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • Soaker Aug 22,2022 9:44 am || Up

      I think it’s being done that way if you’re listening on MLB.com. On A’s Cast and SiriusXM I get Chicken Pie and the rest of the local commercials.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2022 10:55 am || Up

        I may have posted this already, but the implementation of those local ad insertions on mlb.com audio is unbelievably bad, at least in the iphone app. Not only do the ads themselves suck, but whatever software they are using to insert them continually breaks the streaming experience and makes me restart the stream lest I get stuck in a repeating loop. It’s like a decade-old streaming ad experience. I’m a longtime subscriber to mlb audio because I love listening to other broadcasters but I dropped it mid-season because they broke the product.

  28. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 21,2022 4:13 pm

    The long tripleless nightmare for the Oakland A’s is finally over, Vince says.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  29. 5Aces Aug 21,2022 4:25 pm

    Moll of course is who I always would have tasked with a 2 inning save??

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  30. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 21,2022 4:37 pm

    Seattle may look back on this trip to Oakland with regret.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • 5Aces Aug 22,2022 6:55 am || Up

      Well I hope if they do they remember the last few years where they always seemed to play up just for us.

      Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
      • Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2022 8:07 am || Up

        It would amuse me greatly if they somehow missed the postseason this year despite the extra spot. They’ll probably be saved by Toronto, Tampa Bay, and Baltimore playing each other a lot down the stretch, but if anyone can pull it off…

        • Soaker Aug 22,2022 9:42 am || Up

          Another scheduling quirk resulting from the lockout that could affect this: the Guardians finish the season with 6 straight games vs. the Royals, all in Cleveland.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  31. Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2022 11:08 am

    About a year ago, I got an email saying that I was part of a class that recovered $18 million from Apple for misconduct in 2014, and that I could print out a check for $3.06 and deposit it. Seemed weird (since when can you print out a valid check?), so I researched it, and turned out it was legit. I happily took my $3.06. Last week I got another email saying that because so few eligible people cashed that $3.06 (probably thinking it was a scam), everyone who did cash it gets another check for $30.43. How about that.

    • andeux Aug 22,2022 11:16 am || Up

      Can I have $5?

      TINSTAAFK
    • Soaker Aug 22,2022 3:20 pm || Up

      I have never printed out a check, but once in a while a check just shows up in the mail long after I have forgotten about responding to an e-mail. Or just recently I had a deposit into my Paypal account. I do always assume those things are scams, but if they check out, sure, it’s a free pizza or something.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • nevermoor Aug 22,2022 6:18 pm || Up

      The joy of non-reversionary settlement funds.

      I, too, had never heard of a printable check. Fascinating (and clever, for small dollar individual settlements). The best I’d seen before was something like an Amazon gift card that could transmit electronically, or a check that netted out postage.

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • andeux Aug 25,2022 4:52 pm || Up

      I’ve gotten a couple emails about a facebook privacy class action suit settlement. Anyone happen to know if that one is legit?

      TINSTAAFK
      • Glorious Mundy Aug 25,2022 4:58 pm || Up

        There definitely is a national Facebook privacy class action that recently settled. There’s also another Facebook privacy class action settlement that you’re only eligible for if you lived in Illinois.

  32. Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2022 12:32 pm

    I see a new couple-having-sex-in-the-Coliseum-upper-deck-during-a-game video has dropped. So not a totally lost year.

    • Glorious Mundy Aug 22,2022 2:23 pm || Up

      Braden’s a legend for this one.

      • FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 22,2022 5:54 pm || Up
        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."

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