Athletics For Life


June 30th, 2008

We usually don’t see a lot of these – $ – when we’re talking about the A’s. They’re always $ to the Angels’ $$$$$$$$$$, no matter what facet of the game you’re talking about. But today, it looks like the A’s are getting ready to pony up some $$$$. And it’s not on an established […]

Run, Rajai, Run

June 29th, 2008

I truly believe that the A’s would have won last night’s game if they had 9 Rajai Davises. Rajai Davis certainly would have scored from second on Kurt Suzuki’s single in the 3rd inning. Fred Lewis didn’t even try to throw to home. But regardless of what Lewis did or didn’t do, Tony DeFrancesco certainly […]

The AL’s ERA Leader…

June 23rd, 2008

…is none other than Justin Duchscherer of the Oakland A’s. Or “Justin Duck-sher” if you’re a SportsCenter anchor. Or just “Duke” if you don’t know how to spell it. Either way, the pronunciation and/or spelling of his name isn’t important to this discussion. All I want to talk about today is the fact that he […]


June 19th, 2008

You know it’s bad when the opposing team’s pitcher knocks in more runs in one at-bat than your entire team does over the course of a full nine-inning game. Maybe the A’s should have kept Dan Haren and used him as the DH on days he wasn’t pitching. We’ll get you next time, Danny boy!

Shock and Awe

June 18th, 2008

After the weekend’s easy manhandling of the Giants, this was supposed to be the game that snapped the A’s back into reality. Brandon Webb surely would dominate them to the tune of no runs on three hits, or something like that. Tuesday’s drubbing of the 2006 Cy Young Award winner wasn’t supposed to happen, but […]

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