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   1. deb Posted: September 06, 2005 at 08:55 PM (#1600531)
I am bummed about Kielty and Crosby. I sure hope Oakland can overcome these guys out, cause I want to see an exciting race to the finish line between your team and mine (Angels) with both teams making the playoffs.
   2. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 06, 2005 at 09:06 PM (#1600557)
I, on the other hand, am a terribly bad sport and want to see Oakland and Cleveland roll over like dogs and die.

Go M's!
   3. Danny Posted: September 06, 2005 at 10:01 PM (#1600684)
At least Zito's fine.

The A's may be great at preventing arm injuries, but they really need to work on obliques.
   4. MLB Posted: September 07, 2005 at 12:12 AM (#1601122)
Probably for reasons similar to RB in DC, except that I like having those two teams strike fear into fans of others, I would love for Oakland to take the AL West and Cleveland to take the AL Central or Wild Card. (If I could say back in June, as Oak had yet to climb out of last place), that I expected them to win their division, I can certainly hope for Cleveland to win theirs now.)
   5. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 02:22 AM (#1601678)
Wow! A run! And that's your A's replay!
   6. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 02:25 AM (#1601687)
The A’s may be great at preventing arm injuries

To starters maybe. Dotel and Koch might have a different perspective.
   7. Danny Posted: September 07, 2005 at 02:27 AM (#1601695)
Dotel's ligament was torn before the A's got him.

I'd say the A's weren't too concerned about Koch's future.
   8. Danny Posted: September 07, 2005 at 02:29 AM (#1601702)
Kennedy's looking good, and the scoreboard's looking mighty nice.
   9. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 02:31 AM (#1601711)
OK then, how about DuBose, Enochs, Komine, Fritz and Sullivan? I guess they were starters, actually.
   10. Danny Posted: September 07, 2005 at 02:43 AM (#1601730)
Crosby would have had that.
   11. Danny Posted: September 07, 2005 at 02:44 AM (#1601732)
Jeez, I didn't say perfect.
   12. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 02:50 AM (#1601750)
I always liked Pineiro. He seems to be regaining his effectiveness. Still not the command of the old days though.
   13. SMK Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:02 AM (#1601769)
Pineiro has been one of the more maddening pitchers to watch this year. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if he gave up 4 runs next inning.
   14. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:05 AM (#1601773)
The A's have had one of the more maddening offenses to watch this year. I'd be shocked if they scored 4 runs in any inning.
   15. Danny Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:12 AM (#1601781)
I’d be shocked if they scored 4 runs in any inning.

The way I see the A's is that they could score 4 runs in any inning, but they could then be shutout for the next 20 innings. They've been shutout more times than any other team in the AL, yet they're fourth in the league in runs scored.
   16. Greg Maddux School of Reflexive Profanity Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:13 AM (#1601783)
Mark Ellis is my new hero.
   17. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:13 AM (#1601785)
Ellis!
   18. Darren Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:15 AM (#1601786)
What the heck kind of monniker is that, "Steve Garvey..."? Is it vulgarity for its own sake?
   19. SMK Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:15 AM (#1601787)
Sometimes it's painful to watch Morse in LF. I realize he's learning a new position in the major leagues which isn't easy, but he makes me wince sometimes.
   20. Greg Maddux School of Reflexive Profanity Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:16 AM (#1601789)
Somebody didn't read the whole Red Cross thread...
   21. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:18 AM (#1601792)
Kennedy's been great -- not much, if any worse than Harden would have been.
   22. Darren Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:23 AM (#1601801)
didn't read any of it.
   23. JMM Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:25 AM (#1601804)
Wouldn't Greg Maddux's German Shepherd insist on only be ####### by Paul Bako's dog, even if Javy Lopez's is cuter and gives better tongue?
   24. Greg Maddux School of Reflexive Profanity Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:26 AM (#1601807)
Post 2732 from the Red Cross thread:

Posted by Jimmy the 8-Year-Old Crack Skeleton on September 03, 2005 at 08:44 AM (#1595173)
I used the Sliders doohickey to see this site last Thursday in an alternate universe in which the Federal government ordered evacuation. Thankfully, in the new Windows Beta, there's a feature to cut-and-paste across dimensions.

Posted by Jolly Cholly Lea on August 25, 2005 at 12:37 PM

It seems that the federal government has now ordered evacuation of Louisiana

Posted by GranolaBob on August 25, 2005 at 12:48 PM
Typical for this administration. Now apparently a weather forecast is enough for the Bushies to break scores of federal laws.

Posted by Steve Garvey ####ed my German Shepherd on August 25, 2005 at 01:36 PM

This is just like the Schiavo case. The government always is for states' rights until they find it conveniently otherwise.

Posted by RETARDO on August 25, 2005 at 01:52 PM

The crypto-fascist paradigm strikes again. The neo-Nixon Heideggeran initatives of the proto-Fedualists enables reciprocity for the elite.

Posted by David Marc Nieporent on August 25, 2005 at 01:53 PM

Nuh uh.

Posted by Charlie Hough the Magic Dragon on August 25, 2005 at 02:12 PM

New Orleans! Home of pirates, drunks, and whores!
New Orleans! Tacky, overpriced, souvenir stores!
If you want to go to hell, you should make that trip, To the Sodom and Gomorrah on the Mississipp'!
   25. JMM Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:27 AM (#1601809)
With Kennedy pitching this well and Cruz having owned the PCL, the A's ostensibly go into the off-season with 7 starting pitchers that they can reasonably depend on for next year, a nice chit for maybe getting a proper Left Fielder -- one who consistantly uses one of them big wooden sticks well and everything.
   26. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:30 AM (#1601810)
Although Payton's been a pleasant surprise with the bat. Now a DH...that would be nice.
   27. JMM Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:32 AM (#1601814)
Kotsay just got too damn cute on that play.
   28. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:33 AM (#1601816)
This is like that inning where Willie Davis made all those errors in the World Series.
   29. JMM Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:34 AM (#1601817)
Payton's power has be a pleasant surprise (on base, not so much), but I doubt we can count on that being a new modus operandi for him.

A DH would be good too.
   30. Greg Maddux School of Reflexive Profanity Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:34 AM (#1601820)
Does Kotsay have a bet on the Mariners?
   31. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:38 AM (#1601823)
I can't help but think that the A's with normal year from Durazo, and Payton in LF would be a much more consistent offensive team. They miss Durazo a lot -- much like Ellis last year.
   32. Athletic Supporter is USDA certified lean Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:38 AM (#1601824)
Wow, for a second I thought the A's were still in the playoff race.

Oh well.
   33. Danny Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:43 AM (#1601828)
I think the A's are much more set with Payton in LF for next year than Kielty or Ginter at DH. Payton won't hit as many HR, but he's still an excellent defender.

Crosby would have had that, too.
   34. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:48 AM (#1601830)
Yes, Kielty/Ginter at DH, even with a sprinkle of Hatteberg thrown in doesn't sound too appetizing. Barton probably would come up at some point, although I still don't want him to be relegated to DH at age 21.
   35. Darren Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:53 AM (#1601835)
Why didn't the A's get a real DH at the deadline? Like Kevin Millar! (No, just kidding on Millar)
   36. Danny Posted: September 07, 2005 at 03:55 AM (#1601838)
Why didn’t the A’s get a real DH at the deadline? Like Kevin Millar! (No, just kidding on Millar)

Matt Stairs would have been a great platoon partner for Kielty. Hatteberg would make a better PH than a DH.
   37. Darren Posted: September 07, 2005 at 04:09 AM (#1601847)
Yeah, he'd be a good fit. But I get the sense that Baird has adopted the Tampa Bay strategy: don't make a trade unless you can completely rip off the person you're trading with. Not a terrible policy but it sometimes hurts them, I think. I'm not sure who else you could have gotten except Cruz Jr., who's hitting well for LA.
   38. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 04:26 AM (#1601864)
The real problem is that the A's don't seem to consider Hatteberg inadequate.
   39. Greg Maddux School of Reflexive Profanity Posted: September 07, 2005 at 08:00 PM (#1602777)
1) Can somebody post the new frickin' chatters? This is the third time in a week.

2) If the A's don't torch Ryan Franklin, my level of certainty regarding their winning the division may drop from absolute to, oh, 95% or so.

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