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2013 Oakland A's thread

Good to see Gray's debut.

Incredibly annoying: the handful of fans with the constant hooping and hollering.
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I'd be lying if I didn't say I missed Johnny Gomes lol
Especially because of how much Chris Young sucks. Were giving Young 8 mill for 1 year while Gomes got 10 mill for 2 years. Young f**king sucks lol. I think the only move of the off season I didn't like was replacing Gomes with Young.

Gomes, 32, is on to his fifth major-league team, so walking into a ballpark where he once played isn't a big deal per se. But considering what the A's accomplished last season and, maybe more importantly, Gomes' upbringing, the weekend should bring some heightened emotion.

Gomes is from Petaluma, Calif., in the Bay Area, and the Oakland Coliseum is where he grew up.

"Absolutely (it's a different feeling)," Gomes said. "I know Shane (Victorino) went back to Philly this year, but it's different from me for a little bit. That's where I grew up. I went to A's games when I was 12-years old all the way up. I wore an A's hat last year. But I wore an A's hat for about 20 years. I used to be super pumped to go back before I played with the A's. Just the opportunity to play in the stadium where I grew up watching. But then, on top of what happened last year, it'll be cool."

Hope the crowd goes wild for Gomes when he steps to the plate, just to make him feel better lol
He's no super star or anything but he was a significant piece to our team last year. Him and Coco were the leaders of the team.
[ Edited by InconvenienTTruth21 on Jul 11, 2013 at 10:07 PM ]
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Originally posted by jrg:

lmao
[ Edited by InconvenienTTruth21 on Jul 11, 2013 at 10:53 PM ]
LOL - so true. The amount of hand wringing over the Giants by the Bay Area media the last couple weeks combined with NO media coverage of the A's has reached ridiculous levels.
[ Edited by captveg on Jul 11, 2013 at 11:06 PM ]
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Originally posted by captveg:
LOL - so true. The amount of hand wringing over the Giants by the Bay Area media the last couple weeks combined with NO media coverage of the A's has reached ridiculous levels.

im not a fan of the giants or A's, but I follow 95.7 the game on FB for the 49ers..and every time i look on there its pics about the giants

a's fans are always like "who cares, actually cover the A's for once" lol
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Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by captveg:
LOL - so true. The amount of hand wringing over the Giants by the Bay Area media the last couple weeks combined with NO media coverage of the A's has reached ridiculous levels.

im not a fan of the giants or A's, but I follow 95.7 the game on FB for the 49ers..and every time i look on there its pics about the giants

a's fans are always like "who cares, actually cover the A's for once" lol

they talk a lot about the giants for being the A's flagship station
there's a good balance of both, which is annoying because I want all A's and nothing else
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Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by captveg:
LOL - so true. The amount of hand wringing over the Giants by the Bay Area media the last couple weeks combined with NO media coverage of the A's has reached ridiculous levels.

im not a fan of the giants or A's, but I follow 95.7 the game on FB for the 49ers..and every time i look on there its pics about the giants

a's fans are always like "who cares, actually cover the A's for once" lol

they talk a lot about the giants for being the A's flagship station
there's a good balance of both, which is annoying because I want all A's and nothing else

i hear ya. i would be pissed if there was another team on my sports radio haha
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by captveg:
LOL - so true. The amount of hand wringing over the Giants by the Bay Area media the last couple weeks combined with NO media coverage of the A's has reached ridiculous levels.

im not a fan of the giants or A's, but I follow 95.7 the game on FB for the 49ers..and every time i look on there its pics about the giants

a's fans are always like "who cares, actually cover the A's for once" lol

they talk a lot about the giants for being the A's flagship station
there's a good balance of both, which is annoying because I want all A's and nothing else

i hear ya. i would be pissed if there was another team on my sports radio haha

The bay area media doesnt cover the Giants 80/20 over the A's for no good reason...Has to do with demand. Even when the Giants are bad, theyre by far the more popular team in northern CA.

Some A's fans like to make it out to be an insult, or that somehow the A's are being treated unfairly. Its all about ratings and demand.
Originally posted by jrg:
Originally posted by captveg:
LOL - so true. The amount of hand wringing over the Giants by the Bay Area media the last couple weeks combined with NO media coverage of the A's has reached ridiculous levels.

im not a fan of the giants or A's, but I follow 95.7 the game on FB for the 49ers..and every time i look on there its pics about the giants

a's fans are always like "who cares, actually cover the A's for once" lol

They actually talk A LOT more about the A's than they do giants Giants. It's the A's flagship for games.
The Bay Area is divided unevenly between the two squads. SF is the major market, so the attention "makes sense". But I'll argue that winning a Championship is what prods a majority of the casual fans toward one team or another.

Our A's are grinding out tough, clutch Wins this season. The pitching (overall) has been really good. Bartolo might get suspended, but we have insurance in Sonny G. Dude is electric. He's ready to begin his big league career as a starter. Parker has rebounded from an ugly April/early May. Milone has slowed down a bit, but the break should help. Griffin has been steady...he just so happens to make the mistake pitch due the worst of situations. Straily exceeded expectations. Cespy and Reddick have struggled, but JD and Lowrie have stepped up. CY sucks.

The Giants are scuffling big-time...but I still wont rule out a run to get back into the West race. Say that they run off a 5-6 game winning streak right now. They aren't out of it by any stretch.
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Originally posted by socalfan21:
They actually talk A LOT more about the A's than they do giants Giants. It's the A's flagship for games.
they do, they have A's pre and post game shows every day, and Towny is a diehard A's fan and shows it and he's one of their main shows. And Greg Papa is obviously an Oakland guy, but I still hate when they talk giants
That game was balls. Offense needs to get out of their latest funk quick. Cespedes especially seems to have been struggling for about a month now. Reddick at least had a good series against KC.

And is it just me, but being down two runs with no outs in the 9th, why the hell doesn't Moss bunt down the third base line against the shift? Just get on base, damn it.
Originally posted by captveg:
That game was balls. Offense needs to get out of their latest funk quick. Cespedes especially seems to have been struggling for about a month now. Reddick at least had a good series against KC.

And is it just me, but being down two runs with no outs in the 9th, why the hell doesn't Moss bunt down the third base line against the shift? Just get on base, damn it.

Lol Moss? Brandon Moss? Are you kidding?
We're fine...Lackey owned us (again)...we just gotta rebound tonight. The Bosox lineup is tough..but We're due to have another offensive explosion soon. If not, take it to the break...come back fully rested and ready next weekend. We're in a good spot.

But I have to say, Reddick and Cespy need to pick it up ASAP.