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Bassist and Scherzer and deGrom.

Should be fun,

38 thoughts on “The A’smazings 151-153

  1. FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 23,2022 8:30 pm

    New York fans are the worst. That’s all.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  2. Future Ed Sep 23,2022 9:02 pm

    Soaker was right. We don’t need game threads

    Combined no hitters tomorrow and sunday

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
    • FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2022 10:31 am || Up

      Extending the occasional lightly trafficked thread to a second series seems to work OK. Also Fridays have always been FK’s slowest nights.

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Sep 24,2022 11:16 am || Up

      I edited the titles of this post and my last one to clear up the game count confusion. We don’t need the A’s suffering through Games 163-165; 162 is about 100 more than were needed to make the point.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
  3. Future Ed Sep 24,2022 9:43 am

    Round and round

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  4. FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2022 10:29 am

    Got my first taste of the oligarch seats last night, courtesy of ptbnl. Pretty sure the guy sitting in front of us was AG Rob Bonta (who is from Alameda).

    The sound of the ball off the bat is really delightful from there. The cheesesteak was terrible, veggie nachos better. I only wish Angel Hernandez had the plate. Would have loved to see how much of mlb’s court filing I could yell at him before getting ejected.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • andeux Sep 24,2022 10:36 am || Up

      Nice. I have been down there once; it is really quite a difference even from the FRS.
      I have the (nq)FRS for today. deGrom and Angel Hernandez. Yikes.

      TINSTAAFK
      • FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2022 11:37 am || Up

        Some recommended quotetaunts:

        “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”

        “his continued insistence that others were at fault for his wrong decision.”

        “Hernandez has been quick to eject managers, which enflames on-field tensions, rather than issue warnings that potentially could defuse those situations”

        “Hernandez also has failed to communicate with other umpires on his crew, which has resulted in confusion on the field and unnecessary game delays.”

        “Hernandez intentionally and deceptively eavesdropped on a confidential conversation with another umpire on his crew in order to hear what that umpire would say”

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
      • andeux Sep 24,2022 4:35 pm || Up

        Well, that was unexpected.
        As for Mr. Hernandez, I stuck with an encouraging “great call, Angel” whenever he made a bad call in our favor. He was hearing it a lot from both sides.

        TINSTAAFK
      • nevermoor Sep 24,2022 4:54 pm || Up

        Mrs. N’s old firm used to have the tickets, so she got ’em twice and made the mistake of taking me. Also once with my own clients.

        It’s definitely a fun experience.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  5. FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2022 1:24 pm

    At least these young A’s are getting valuable opportunities to overcome deficits.

    "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2022 1:41 pm || Up

      Achievement unlocked!

      "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
    • Soaker Sep 24,2022 2:11 pm || Up

      The Heels will have that same opportunity in the second half vs. the Irish.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 24,2022 2:31 pm || Up

        The first quarter went pretty well…

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  6. 5Aces Sep 24,2022 2:46 pm

    Exactly what we expected so far?

    Camelot sure fell apart, didn't it? -Steve McCatty
  7. Future Ed Sep 24,2022 4:02 pm

    I turned it o coming home from the grocery store and thought “what is happening in Oakland? “

    I have $5. No I don\'t.
  8. Glorious Mundy Sep 24,2022 4:27 pm

    Sign of how checked out I am that I have never even heard of the guy who homered and tripled for the A’s today.

  9. nevermoor Sep 24,2022 4:55 pm

    Taking three kids tomorrow with no Mrs. N. Pray for us.

    "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
    • Soaker Sep 25,2022 3:51 pm || Up

      “Dad, are A’s games always this terrible?”

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • nevermoor Sep 26,2022 8:38 am || Up

        Seats were great, and they got to run the bases. Feedback was “that was fun but I hope next time the A’s are fun too.”

        Me too, kids. Me too.

        "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
  10. Glorious Mundy Sep 25,2022 3:45 pm

    LOL at the Mariners giving up an 11 run inning to blow a 9-run lead. This is the most fraudulent playoff team ever.

    • Future Ed Sep 25,2022 6:08 pm || Up

      Going 3-7 against the Angels, A’s and royals in 2022 is a tough thing to do. Gotta tip your hat

      I have $5. No I don\'t.
      • FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 25,2022 8:46 pm || Up

        Just one team from each league will be over .500 and miss the playoffs, poor endorsement for the extra wildcard.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Glorious Mundy Sep 26,2022 8:58 am || Up

          Poor reflection on the Angels and Rangers, too, to not even come close to competing in this AL with their talent and resources.

          • nevermoor Sep 26,2022 2:59 pm || Up

            Yeah, THOSE teams suck

            "There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want"
            • ptbnl Sep 26,2022 9:45 pm || Up

              Your 2022 A’s … “at least we have an excuse”

              If this is His will, He's a son of a bitch.
        • Soaker Sep 26,2022 10:37 am || Up

          In Year One of this format, there is very little to hold the attention of a fan of one of the teams that was out of it by June 1. The Mets and Braves are in the most compelling race. Two of Philadelphia, Milwaukee and San Diego will survive but those are all mediocrities and one hopes the two that get in don’t knock out a more deserving team in a short best-of-three.

          So between that and the Mariners as GM commented (arguably Tampa Bay as well), my initial impression is that six from each league has overexpanded it.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
          • Future Ed Sep 26,2022 12:38 pm || Up

            There would be pretty cool races if the top 4 teams got in

            I have $5. No I don\'t.
          • andeux Sep 30,2022 4:55 pm || Up

            I’ve been thinking about this, and it seems like the fundamental problem is that once you expand things enough to ensure that any 90+ win team gets in, you’ve lowered the stakes of any races that are left.
            Mets and Braves will both be around 100 wins, and one of them will have to play a first-round series while the other gets a bye, a difference which is meaningful to those teams and their fans, but not enough to be compelling to neutral fans.
            And the race for the third wild-card, as you say, might be nail-biting for fans in Milwaukee and Philadelphia, and exciting if you’re a Mariners fan who hasn’t seen the post-season in a couple of decades, but ultimately those teams are just fodder for the real contenders once (mid-)October rolls around.

            The possibility that would grab our attention – a genuinely good team in danger of being eliminated (or even forced into a 1-game playoff) – is now all but impossible.

            TINSTAAFK
            • FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 30,2022 6:27 pm || Up

              Well put, and it’s been forever since a low seeded playoff team mattered. 2014 I think but those records have been expunged. The 5-6 seeds are all always so useless and obviously will be again this year.

              "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
  11. Glorious Mundy Sep 27,2022 10:54 am

    Zach Gelof (age 22) has five homers in seven games since moving up to AAA.

  12. Soaker Sep 27,2022 11:19 am

    So tomorrow night or Thursday morning is when we’re hoping for good news about Tropicana Field.

    What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
    • Soaker Sep 28,2022 12:34 pm || Up

      The Rays’ spring training complex in Port Charlotte is actually the place that’s in the direct path and about to get obliterated.

      What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
      • FreeSeatUpgrade Sep 28,2022 12:58 pm || Up

        Looks bad for a number of the gulf coast side sites. Maybe Boston Minnie Tampa and Baltimore will all actually be in Arizona come spring 2023.

        "Kraut will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no kraut."
        • Soaker Sep 28,2022 1:40 pm || Up

          I have another Naples trip planned at the end of February. That’s a fair bit south of the worst of it but I see some bad flooding there right along the coast; the hotel is a few miles inland though. However it can take a while for beach erosion to cure itself.

          I think these are the four ST complexes getting the worst of it: Braves (CoolToday Park), Rays (Charlotte Sports Park), Twins (Lee County Sports Complex) and Red Sox (JetBlue Park), as shown on this map. The Rays one is about 3m elevation per Google Earth and separated from that bay inlet only by what appears to be some swampland, which is why I’ll be looking for some photos of that one tomorrow.

          What I discovered Blew. My. Mind. -- Pat Boone
          • Soaker Sep 30,2022 11:39 am || Up

            It looks like they have some work to do but it’s not total destruction.

            Metal roofing wrapped around leaning palm trees. Letters were missing off of the welcoming Home Plate main fan entrance. Fences hovered feet off the ground. Tattered fabric covered the playground mulch.

            A worker said there was damage inside the buildings, too, with water damage to one of the roofs leading to electrical issues and a humid smell inside.

            The thing I remember about Fort Myers Beach from my trip to Naples this past March is the nightmarish traffic on the only through street in the town. I had some time to kill before flying out of the Fort Myers airport and hadn’t been up the coast as far as Fort Myers Beach yet, so I decided to check the place out by driving through, have lunch up in Cape Coral and then head to the airport. I didn’t have quite as much time to kill as got burned by trying to drive through Fort Myers Beach in the middle of the day on a weekday. It was one of those “wow, I’m never coming here again” moments, and now that appears to have been removed as an option for the near to mid-term future anyway.

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

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