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Four in a Row

June 30th, 2010

Wins, that is. Actual wins! From the Oakland A’s! Of course, these four wins came from three with the Pirates and one with the Orioles. And the A’s had no business winning Sunday’s game versus Pittsburgh, with the three unearned runs and all. But we’ll take it any way we can get it. I’m not […]

What Can I Say?

June 24th, 2010

The A’s keep losing, and what can I say about it? They keep struggling to score runs. Their bullpen – besides Andrew Bailey and Craig Breslow – is awful. Their starting pitching has been only OK of late, and they need to be great for this putrid offense to squeak across a run or two […]

Thank goodness. It’s time to go back to Oakland and, more importantly, go back to playing by American League rules. A few thoughts from the weekend series with St. Louis: 1. What does Matt Holliday have against Oakland? First he played like crap when he was with the A’s. And then he kicks our asses […]

Dear Bob Geren

June 17th, 2010

Bob, your starting pitcher was dealing today and had only thrown 83 pitches through 6 innings. He had retired the last seven batters he faced. But you pulled him. Oh, I know, his spot was due up in the top of the 7th inning. Mark Ellis led off that inning with a home run to […]


June 17th, 2010

That’s the A’s current record with Conor Jackson on the team. Of course they are 0-1 in games he has started, but that’s not his fault. From the leadoff spot (!) last night, Jackson was 2-for-3 with two singles and a walk, and was on the front end of a perfectly executed hit-and-run with Daric […]

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