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  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Apr 20, 2014
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As of Jan. 17, 2012, I am no longer a "product" of AN or the SBN sites. This is my choice based on moderation changes on AN I do not agree with, plus a catering more to advertisers and view counts over good posters and quality content.

Further, I was banned without warning or notification for refusing to accept being told I could not talk in AN's off-topic "Lounge" about another longstanding member's silent removal as a moderator. That is fine with me as I think it proves an important point about AN's new direction.

Another longstanding member, PaulThomas, was also banned without use of the previously established flag/strike system after writing a post critical of the rules change. It was worded firmly but honestly and written with civility. That post was quickly removed. This is the new direction of AN, where no dissension is allowed any longer. That is the new business model.

All traces of my own content (photos, analysis, etc.) that were unrelated to gameday threads and frontpage posts have been removed by me. I am sorry to those who enjoyed any of it, but I no longer feel it belongs on AN. People who know me know where they can find some of it elsewhere.

Goodbye and good luck. The Kraut is still Free.

User Blog
GameThread
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Game 101: A's at Yankees

I guess I'll open this.  Let's win the series, hey? Athletics (G. Gonzalez - L) @ Yankees (B. Colon - R) 1. Jemile Weeks (S) 2B 2. Coco Crisp (S) CF 3. Hideki Matsui (L) DH 4. Josh...

(A)pathetic Lounge 4/30

Apathetic? A pathetic? Just plain pathetic? Whatever. It all works.

Lounge Flies up in here 4/29

Just because I can. Go wild, kiddies.

Bobby Cramer Interview, Pre-Spring Training, Part 2

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Part 2 of an Athletics Nation interview with Oakland A's pitcher Bobby Cramer, who made his Major League debut last September at age 30 after a long journey.

Bobby Cramer Interview, Pre-Spring Training, Part 1

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Part 1 of an Athletics Nation interview with Oakland A's pitcher Bobby Cramer, who made his Major League debut last September at age 30 after a long journey.

CT Thread 8/20

Have fun, boys and girls.

CT Postgame Thread 6/18

Hateful Southern college-style blogging inside. Maybe.

A's score early, lose late, continuing their slump

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The Oakland A's took an early 4-2 lead against the St. Louis Cardinals but fizzled the rest of the way, losing 6-4 in Busch Stadium.

Open Thread: Game 69 - A's at Cardinals (cont)

All good things must come to an end, which includes an A's lead.Quick innings are becoming the norm, which includes a 4-pitch 1-2-3 effort by Ziggy. 4-4, on to the 7th.

Open Thread: Game 69 - A's at Cardinals (cont)

Bad first for Mazzaro, as Holliday struck for a 2-run homer. Bad second for Carpenter, as the A's fought back for a big inning highlighted by a 2-run double by Jackson. It was almost enough to...

GameThread
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Open Thread: Game 69 - A's at Cardinals

I didn't see one set to run so here you go.

Open Thread: Game 5 - Athletics at Angels (5)

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It's officially a laugher now after Cliff Pennington's 3-run shot in the top of the seventh. Gio was solid in 6+ innings and the A's could afford to give him the rest of the night off with a big...

Open Thread: Game 5 - Athletics at Angels (4)

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Daric Barton's last 8 PAs: walk, single, single, single, double, double, walk, single. That's good.  It brings his OBP as of right now to .591 if my math is right. Gio breezes through another...

Open Thread: Game 5 - Athletics at Angels (3)

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Geo Gio was very economical through four, though he ran into a bit of trouble getting out of the fifth before fanning Abreu to leave two on. Now he's at 72 pitches, 50 strikes. Barton caught his...

Open Thread: Game 5 - Athletics at Angels (2)

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It's the Davis & Barton Show and we're all just along for the ride right now. After two in enemy territory it's A's 4, Angels 1. Gio gave up a homer to Matsui but limited the damage.

Brad Ziegler talks about "Pastime for Patriots," his new charity

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During the interview I had with Brad Ziegler (here, in case you missed it), we took a little time to discuss the new charity he's in the process of getting up and running.  It's called "Pastime for...

The Brad Ziegler Interview (or "Finally, Ziggy has come back to AN!")

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An extensive interview with Oakland A's pitcher Brad Ziegler. The new season is touched on along with more on his pitching style.

On the DL (and I don't mean the Down Low), plus a big trade

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While skimming through posts on the Hot Stove Blog for more winter meeting rumblings I came across an interesting post by an A's fan from back in August, talking about the Disabled List. Around...

The Boys of Summer documentary

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This is something I think a lot of us would love the chance to do. Most of us probably can't for one reason or another (money, jobs, etc.) but for those who get to see all of the MLB ballparks in a...

Billy Ball, Revisited

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Chris Jaffe over at The Hardball Times has a book coming out soon titled "Evaluating Baseball's Managers" that stretches back into baseball's history for what looks like a comprehensive look at...

Open Thread - ALCS Game 4

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I hear yesterday's game between the Yankees and Angels was pretty exciting. So was the one between the Dodgers and Phillies. Too bad I missed both of them while in the midst of sleeping the better...

A's clinch! A's clinch! Okay, so it's just for last place and under .500...

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Summary of Tuesday's Oakland/Seattle game, won 6-4 by the Mariners.

Open Thread: Game 157 - A's at Mariners (cont)

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Griffey just got all of one. Kennedy has no future as a third baseman. Patterson has no future involving throwing the ball in any way. 6-1 Sea...ttle. On to the sixth.

Open Thread: Game 157 - A's at Mariners (cont)

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1-0 M's after three and I think most of us are focused on other more interesting conversations.

GameThread
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Open Thread: Game 157 - A's at Mariners

As I sit here enjoying my first homemade smoothie (okay, at least I was when I wrote this around 4:30) after buying a blender in an effort to eat a little healthier, the A’s begin their...

Cahill, aided by double plays, earns win #10

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Summary of Oakland's 9-1 win over Texas.

Game 151: A's vs. Rangers (cont)

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Cahill, presumably on a pitch count, is done and the A's take a 3-1 lead to the seventh. Barton likes September.

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