Thursday, April 06, 2006

Post-Series Questions

If Bobby Crosby hadn't have gotten hurt, would we have gotten swept?

I'm glad that Marco Scutaro had had these two great games, but is it bad that I'm only happy because I think it'll up his trade value?

If Frank Thomas thought he had hit a homerun, why did he grimace when he took his very first step out of the box?

Doesn't Milton Bradley look angry even when he's happy?

Who's going to be the one to tell Nick Swisher that he isn't black?

Is it possible that I'm a better defensive second baseman that Robinson Cano?

I thought that maybe Duchscherer's success last year was a bit of a fluke. Now I think I'm falling in man-love with him. Anyone else?

Eight k's and ZERO bb's for Haren last night. Is it too early to say that he's going to be our most reliable starter this year?

Thomas, Swisher, Johnson and Payton are all on pace to get over 430 PAs. When the players "start writing the lineup", who's going to be the odd man out?

You're a dope if you think Bobby Crosby could have avoided being spiked with a sweep tag.

The above one was a comment, not a question. This one too.

Did Ken Macha REALLY just out-manage Joe Torre two games in a row?


Bob Geren's really the one pulling all the strings, right?

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There's some good stuff floating around Al Gore's internet. Be sure to check out the following blogs:

Bobby over at The Future of A's Baseball recently posted his exclusive interviews with Ryan Webb, Brian Snyder and Brad Knox.

Elephants In Oakland may be a jerk (so they say), but that didn't stop him from adding a webchat feature to his blog. I've used it during all three games this year. There's some good conversation going on during the game and it's a hell of a lot better than continuously refreshing a 400-odd comment thread.

Ken Arneson over at catfishstew made an excellent analogy today.

"Playing against the A's will be like playing a master baseline player in tennis: they'll just keep putting the ball back in your court, time and time again, steadily, steadily, steadily, until you finally make a mistake, and you lose.

Each A's game becomes a bet with the other team: I bet you can't play as long as we can without making a costly pitching or defensive mistake. And whatever kind of mistake you make, we have enough power, or speed, or contact skills, or patience to take advantage of it."

PatheticsNation continues to make me chuckle.

3 Comments:

Anonymous smac said...

you forgot someone. Oh yeah, I didn't post anything.

Connect Four, bitch!

Thursday, April 06, 2006 4:21:00 PM  
Anonymous smac said...

I forgot to answer the quiz.

If Bobby Crosby hadn't have gotten hurt, would we have gotten swept?

No.

I'm glad that Marco Scutaro had had these two great games, but is it bad that I'm only happy because I think it'll up his trade value?

Perez should get a start tonight or tomorrow. I'd like to see what he can do before dumping Mr. Clutch.

If Frank Thomas thought he had hit a homerun, why did he grimace when he took his very first step out of the box?

Didn't he foul a pitch dangerously near his feet that AB? I grimaced then. Maybe we can get him an iron shoe to wear.

Doesn't Milton Bradley look angry even when he's happy?

Indeed. Let's hope he directs his anger in a positive way...like at the manager.

Who's going to be the one to tell Nick Swisher that he isn't black?

Not me.

Is it possible that I'm a better defensive second baseman that Robinson Cano?

60-40

I thought that maybe Duchscherer's success last year was a bit of a fluke. Now I think I'm falling in man-love with him. Anyone else?

Take a number

Eight k's and ZERO bb's for Haren last night. Is it too early to say that he's going to be our most reliable starter this year?

Speaking of man love.

Thomas, Swisher, Johnson and Payton are all on pace to get over 430 PAs. When the players "start writing the lineup", who's going to be the odd man out?

Payton

You're a dope if you think Bobby Crosby could have avoided being spiked with a sweep tag.

Dope is spelled S.t.e.w.

Did Ken Macha REALLY just out-manage Joe Torre two games in a row?

This week's sign of the apocolypse.

Thursday, April 06, 2006 4:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Retard's at it again... Ellis batting 3rd, DJ 5th, Bradley still batting 6th... what a dope.

Thursday, April 06, 2006 10:21:00 PM  

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