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Smokin that smelly, Northern Cali
Gonna put a slug in Captain O’Malley

A’s visit Nats field for the first time ever, there’s gotta be a thread.

A’s players, almost all of whom are recently quite familiar with bus rides, traipse up to Camden Yards.

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

35 thoughts on “Ain’t Goin Out Like That, BWI expansion pack, 130-2+133-5

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 31,2022 4:37 pm

    Dermis! Looking like he has, dare I say, some skin in the game.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 31,2022 5:31 pm

    Neuse needs a tutorial on positioning around the bag when taking a throw. Can someone get Brent Jennings on the phone?

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Aug 31,2022 5:39 pm || Up

      My observation has been that Neuse is pretty much godawful at all phases of defense. In particular, getting the ball into his glove in the first place and getting the ball from his hand to its desired destination with any reasonable accuracy. For a utility infielder type these shortcomings will bring your career to a fairly quick ending.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • andeux Sep 2,2022 6:34 pm || Up

        Jonah Bride also not impressing in the field.

        TINSTAAFK
  3. FreeSeatUpgrade Aug 31,2022 6:43 pm

    If the A’s are a hopeless suckfest again next year I hope that at least Braden gets a better pxp partner to banter with. Glen brings out the worst in both of them (as they speculate whether replay might surmise a baserunner’s intent as the ump made his incorrect no-catch call).

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  4. Soaker Aug 31,2022 7:37 pm

    So that ended the dream of a non-losing season.

    The only part of this series I expect to watch would be tomorrow. Maybe not live, maybe watching the bottoms of a few innings on the DVR. Waldichuk will chuck pitches and I will watch the pitches that Waldichuk chucks.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  5. Ice Cream Sep 1,2022 9:47 am

    How much would/could a Waldichuk chuck?

    Where is the good in "good-bye"?
    • FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 1,2022 1:32 pm || Up

      Answer: more than zero wood.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. andeux Sep 1,2022 11:23 am

    MLB cites the Rosales HR in Cleveland in its response to Angel Hernandez’ lawsuit

    325-26.) Most notably, the undisputed record evidence established that Hernandez has for years been preoccupied with an incorrect call he made on May 8, 2013, during a game that took place in Cleveland. (SA 422-23 ¶ 21; SA 170-73; SA 404; CSA 313-14; CSA 316; CSA 318-19.) Hernandez was an interim crew chief during that game. (SA 114.) A visiting player hit a long fly ball, which Hernandez ruled a double. (SA 115-16; SA 60-61.) The umpires were asked to review video of the call to determine whether the ball cleared the fence and should be ruled a home run instead. (SA 114.) Although the hit was a home run, Hernandez did not change his original incorrect call after he reviewed the replay, a mistake that affected the outcome of the game. (SA 115-17; SA 170.) For years, Hernandez has refused to admit that the call he made was incorrect and instead has attempted to blame the quality of the replay equipment. (SA 422-23 ¶ 21; SA 114; SA 117- 120; SA 170-71.) Hernandez’s inability to put the Cleveland incident behind him—and his continued insistence that others were at fault for his wrong decision—was emblematic of why Torre considered him to be unsuitable for World Series assignments and a permanent crew chief role. (SA 422-23 ¶ 21; SA 609 ¶ 7; SA 177; SA 244-45.) The issue was not the bad call itself, but Hernandez’s reaction to his mistake; Torre deemed that reaction the exact opposite of the type of leadership, personal accountability, and focus he sought of umpires to work the World Series and of permanent crew chiefs. (SA 422-23 ¶ 21; SA 177; SA 244- 45.)

    TINSTAAFK
    • FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 1,2022 11:47 am || Up

      That’s awesome. Rosales should sue Hernandez for the suffering which ensued from the many times he was released by the A’s after that injustice.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2022 1:28 pm || Up

        It’s amazing how that call still makes me angry nine years later, and even though the A’s still won the division that season. So many bad MLB umps and none of them can touch Angel’s ability to memorably ruin games with pure pigheadedness.

        • andeux Sep 1,2022 1:37 pm || Up

          I remember it seemed very momentous at the time, and for the rest of the season. We did finish 1 game behind Boston for playoff seeding, but at this point it seems like a stretch to claim that that game would have ultimately changed anything. But it’s a kind of justice that it has ended up haunting Hernandez’ career for close to a decade.

          TINSTAAFK
          • nevermoor Sep 2,2022 8:54 am || Up

            Agreed.

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  7. FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 1,2022 2:41 pm

    Hows Waldichuk’s stuff looking? I’m unable to watch right now.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux Sep 1,2022 2:52 pm || Up

      I was impressed with what I saw.
      Fastball at 95-96 plus slider and changeup.
      Didn’t always hit his spots, so was working in and out of trouble almost every inning, but overall looked a cut above most of the other rookie pitchers we’ve had this year.

      TINSTAAFK
  8. Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2022 4:48 pm

    Langeliers is the real deal.

    • nevermoor Sep 2,2022 8:55 am || Up

      Uh oh. Did we… overreact to the trades?

      "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
      • Glorious Mundy Sep 2,2022 9:58 am || Up

        I think if Estes comes good and Pache and Cusick give us anything, then we probably got the minimum of value we should expect for someone as good as Olson who is still years away from free agency.

        The Montas trade also looks pretty good. The Chapman trade still looks terrible and the Bassitt/Manaea trades are pretty blah.

        The saving grace overall for me is that it looks like we might have done pretty well in the last few drafts. This FO seems to draft better when picking lower for some reason.

        • Future Ed Sep 2,2022 6:41 pm || Up

          If nothing else, Atlanta certainly did poorly. Re-signing freeman and keeping langaliers would hav been a better value probably

          I have $5. No I don\'t.
  9. ptbnl Sep 1,2022 5:06 pm

    Ghost runners are such an abomination.

    If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
  10. Glorious Mundy Sep 1,2022 5:08 pm

    Oh well

  11. FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 1,2022 5:16 pm

    Things appear to have gotten out of hand.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  12. FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 2,2022 4:30 pm

    The Orioles starting pitchers all have names that look like typos. Dean Kremer, Austin Voth, Spenser Watkins.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  13. Future Ed Sep 2,2022 6:43 pm

    Can’t be mad at the orioles winning

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 2,2022 7:00 pm || Up

      I can. The roster tanking ex-Houston stat bros management has been way more egregious than Fisher’s (Baltimore actually has money). To get rewarded by playoff dilution and variance would send a horrible message to a league that’s already half full of teams not trying to win.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • Future Ed Sep 2,2022 7:07 pm || Up

        I’ll buy that. Kinda forgot

        I have $5. No I don\'t.
  14. Future Ed Sep 2,2022 6:47 pm

    Also, to stay on brand, I always liked Jorge mateo

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  15. FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 3,2022 6:40 pm

    The beard is not really making Nick Allen look any older. More like a kid in a homemade Halloween costume.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Sep 6,2022 9:21 pm || Up

      He must have gotten a call from Mom about this.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  16. Future Ed Sep 3,2022 7:15 pm

    I forgot about this game. Turned to the white Sox then the Mets then the braves

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  17. FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 4,2022 10:53 am

    Excellent omen at the top of my Twitter page on first opening today:

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  18. FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 4,2022 11:36 am

    College football has started and the best quarterback on the A’s roster is having a great debut.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Sep 5,2022 6:51 pm || Up

      You probably noticed which team gave up SIX TDs IN THE FOURTH QUARTER but still hung on to win.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  19. Soaker Sep 5,2022 6:55 pm

    I got carded for alcohol today, in Raley’s, for the first time in I don’t know how long. Maybe the young man made a mistake and was being monitored, I probably should have asked. But, see, weight loss this summer even if I haven’t kept up the pace.

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

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