Everybody Big Hurts
With today's news that the A's have signed Frank Thomas, A's fans have a new first choice as to who they'd want bashing Macha's face with a baseball bat. I mean, let's face it...as fun as it would be to do ourselves, Frank Thomas could do much more damage than any of us. My photoshop skills may be less than par, but that picture of Thomas swinging at Macha's face brings me endless joy. It should bring all of us endless joy.
But seriously, even the most optimistic fan doesn't think Frank will make it through the season healthy. What we do think, however, is that Macha will still find a way to screw everything up. There are going to be points throughout the season when we need to weigh leaving Frank in the game for his bat vs. removing him for a pinch runner, and I have no doubt that Macha will screw that up. How should we construct the lineup for when Frank is healthy? Do we bat our new best hitter third, like the old axiom says, or do we move him down in the order because he's slower than continental drift? I would say that I fully expect Macha to fuck up the lineup, but that would be a lot like saying water is wet; it's just assumed at this point. No matter what Macha eventually does with the lineup, I can guarantee you that it'll be stupid. You know, like Macha.
God damn I hate Macha.