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2013 Oakland A's thread

Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
please add some arms & keep this team together beane

Lol Balfour is long gone and crisp after next year.
Originally posted by blunt_probe:
Originally posted by pdizo916:
Bandwagon a's fans in attendance. Go home now like you guys been at all baseball season..

Yup, what kind of real fans jump and smile in front of the tv cameras after a playoff loss?

Seriously. Have some pain, morons.
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lol
Originally posted by socalfan21:
Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
please add some arms & keep this team together beane

Lol Balfour is long gone and crisp after next year.

Beane needs to find the best left handed hitter in the game against Verlander and do whatever it takes to sign him.
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Last year we weren't supposed to be good , didn't hurt as much as it did now
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Last year we weren't supposed to be good , didn't hurt as much as it did now

Just like the 49ers.
Originally posted by captveg:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
A's, Rays, and Pirates all knocked out of the first round. Three of the bottom five payrolls in MLB.

Red Sox, Tigers, and Dodgers. 3 of the top 5 payrolls in MLB.

Enough said.

soooo....go cardinals?

Hell no. Best outcome would be a lockout/strike and a World Series cancellation.

You have the 2011 champions with the always annoying "best fans in baseball" BS rhetoric from the national media. No thanks.

You have the 2004 & 2007 champions where the fans cried like pathetic babies when they had a tough end of season loss and ONE bad season for the first time in decades in back-to-back seasons. Not to mention the Boston sports multi-championships since 2001.

You have the Dodgers who haven't won it all since 1988 but did so by humiliating the A's.

You have the Tigers that haven't won it all since 1984 that used their $$$ Hall-of-Famers to scrape by the A's in painful fashion for the 2nd straight year.

There's no one to root for there. Once my team is out I usually root for the team with the longest championship drought, but I just can't root for this Tigers team. And living in LA makes it hard to root for the Dodgers since it will make sports radio around here insufferable.

So.... I'm rooting for Boston for ONE reason only - to get Johnny Gomes a ring.

All great points.

The only reason I say the Cardinals is because I love that they didn't pay to keep Pujols, and that they are winning without his over-paid @$$.

I will be dead honest though. I won't watch another game of the post season.

I pray to GOD that something changes when Selig leaves MLB.

At least we have a movie starring Brad Pitt.
[ Edited by TheRatMan13 on Oct 10, 2013 at 8:46 PM ]
Originally posted by pdizo916:
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Last year we weren't supposed to be good , didn't hurt as much as it did now

Just like the 49ers.

Yup. 2011 49ers and 2012 A's are easily the most fun I've had watching these two teams since the 1994 49ers when I was in high school, who were so dominant against everyone except the Cowboys that there was no real stress to the season except those games. Expectations are annoying for a sports fan.
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Ya, I'm not watching another game this post season
Can't do it
Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
All great points.

The only reason I say the Cardinals is because I love that they didn't pay to keep Pujols, and that they are winning without his over-paid @$$.

I will be dead honest though. I won't watch another game of the post season.

I pray to GOD that something changes when Selig leaves MLB.

At least we have a movie starring Brad Pitt.

And at least the final line about Beane trying to win that last game is true for another year!

Great point about the Pujols thing. I give them that. But three championships in 8 years is too many for a team I don't root for.

Preference of potential champions:

Boston (for Gomes)
Dodgers (long drought; even an NL championship will be their first in 25 years)
Cardinals (respected front office)
Tigers (please don't happen - I hate these guys)
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Ya, I'm not watching another game this post season
Can't do it

I will check sports centers app to see scores, but from now on, its football and hockey season.
Originally posted by captveg:
Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
All great points.

The only reason I say the Cardinals is because I love that they didn't pay to keep Pujols, and that they are winning without his over-paid @$$.

I will be dead honest though. I won't watch another game of the post season.

I pray to GOD that something changes when Selig leaves MLB.

At least we have a movie starring Brad Pitt.

And at least the final line about Beane trying to win that last game is true for another year!

Great point about the Pujols thing. I give them that. But three championships in 8 years is too many for a team I don't root for.

Preference of potential champions:

Boston (for Gomes)
Dodgers (long drought; even an NL championship will be their first in 25 years)
Cardinals (respected front office)
Tigers (please don't happen - I hate these guys)

It is hard for me to not hate the Tigers more than any team in professional sports. They are a bunch of fat @$$es that rely on the long ball and good pitching out of Verlander and Scherzer. Once again, the A's should have beaten them in the series, but they get bailed out by a Cabrera home run and Verlander game 5. It's disgusting to watch. Jim Leyland has not had to do ANY managing with this team.
[ Edited by TheRatMan13 on Oct 10, 2013 at 8:54 PM ]
Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Ya, I'm not watching another game this post season
Can't do it

I will check sports centers app to see scores, but from now on, its football and hockey season.

Yep. Time to focus on my Niners fully again, which I haven't done since the Super Bowl.
Originally posted by captveg:
Originally posted by TheRatMan13:
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Ya, I'm not watching another game this post season
Can't do it

I will check sports centers app to see scores, but from now on, its football and hockey season.

Yep. Time to focus on my Niners fully again, which I haven't done since the Super Bowl.

Time for the Niners and Sharks.

Can't say the same for the Suns (I moved to AZ and then began watching basketball)
Honestly even if we would have advanced we would have gotten worked by Boston. It'll be nice to see the Tigers get destroyed by Boston in 5 or 6 games.