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And Then That Happened.

July 31st, 2014

When I first saw the news on Twitter that the A’s had acquired Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes from the Red Sox for Yoenis Cespedes, I thought it was a joke. Certainly the A’s wouldn’t trade away Cespedes in the middle of a pennant race, even for an ace like Lester. But then it was […]

So That Happened.

July 5th, 2014

Something was bound to get me to write a blog post this season. It wasn’t going to be the fact that the A’s own baseball’s best record or the best run differential by a large margin halfway through the season. No, it had to be one of those Billy Beane “*%$#ing A” trades, and we […]

There is an A in FAIL

October 9th, 2013

Is Josh Reddick’s ugly swing and miss at ball four with the bases loaded in the 8th inning of Game 4 of the 2013 ALDS going to be this season’s version of Jeremy not sliding or Byrnes not touching the plate? T-Long watching strike three or losing the ball in the sun? Is Bob Melvin’s […]

October Again

September 30th, 2013

Well, here we are again. 162 games are in the books and the A’s are one of the remaining 11(!) teams with games still to play. This year’s A.L. West Division title came with less fanfare and drama than last year’s, but it’s still just as sweet to beat out a couple of teams most […]

What to Make of the 2013 A’s

February 5th, 2013

I put on an A’s shirt this morning, and as I did so I thought about how pitchers and catchers are reporting to spring training in a week and that I haven’t written a single blog post this offseason. It’s not that I haven’t been paying attention to the moves that have been made, but… […]

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