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Monday, July 31, 2006

Lookie there!

After an eternity of posting and thinking I am writing and reading my own writing only for my own amusement, Matt makes a post. It was good and fun to read, almost as entertaining as tonight's game. Tonight the A's won 3-1, and although it was only 1 win, it was big. Haren pitched a complete game, and Milton hit another big homer. Beat the Angels about 5 more times in a row and we can forget about them. But we can't look too far ahead. Take it one game at a time, just try to help the ballclub......yada yada. Once I'd like to hear a player say something like "We're just trying to take them two or three at a time, we're trying to take them all at once. We are trying to have really high highs and low lows. We are looking past this series to the next series. We are trying to reinvent the wheel." No one ever wants to reinvent the wheel. It was a pretty good invention, we could reinvent it once in a while.

The biggest news today for me was the news that wasn't. Barry Zito was not traded. Lately I get a lot of emails from NY bloggers who want the scoop when Zito is shipped east. HA HA. No Zito-shipping today suckers! The other thing I have been getting is letters from women who want Barry to call them. If you email to "zito@zombia.net" it doesn't get to Barry, it gets to me. Keep those emails coming though.

We have a bonafide stretch run here, with the A's out in front, and looking pretty good with Milton playing well. Swisher and Milton's dances in the dugout should be enough to get anyone psyched, and maybe someday get them on Sportscenter to boot. Swisher's DP turned from first oughta make a webgem at least.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Common Misconception of the Day
MYTH: "[Milton] Bradley hit a three-run shot for his first career walkoff home run after Toronto rallied in the top of the ninth, lifting the A's to a 6-5 victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday." --game recap

FACT: Bradley's walkoff grand slam won the 1999 Easern League championship for the Harrisburg Senators. Game 5 of a five-game series, two outs, bottom of the ninth, Senators down by three, bases loaded, 3-2 count. Arguably the most dramatic home run possible, and certainly one of the ten most memorable home runs in minor league history.

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