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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 […]

SONNY

October 6th, 2013

He wasn’t in the rotation until August, and he was making his 11th big league start in the ALDS. And he was going up against A’s killer and 2011 Cy Young and AL MVP Justin Verlander. It was very much the David vs. Goliath matchup as far as name recognition goes, but man, did Sonny […]

6-0 and 6-4

April 19th, 2013

Sixteen games into the season now, the A’s are 12-4 and have the best record in the American League and are second only to the Braves in all of baseball. To be fair and realistic about it though, you have to look at two different records – versus Astros and versus non-Astros. The A’s just […]

And So It Ends

October 12th, 2012

Thank you, Justin Verlander, for making it quick and somewhat painless. There was no heartbreaking moment at the end of this one. This was not a one-run game with a gut-wrenching foul popout with a runner on second or a called third strike with the bases loaded. This was just Verlander pitching like what he […]

Two Games of “Almost”

October 7th, 2012

Brandon Moss almost hit a game-tying home run in Game 1. Coco Crisp almost beat the throw to the plate in Game 2. He also almost caught that shallow popup. And Cliff Pennington almost hit a game-tying home run in the 9th. Almost. But almost doesn’t cut it. Welcome back to postseason baseball, A’s. The […]

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