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2013 Oakland A's thread

Originally posted by DaDDieO:
Not in the least LOL

The city really is broke, bro. Imagine...one of the most dangerous cities in the US had to cut a portion of its police force last year. It's a total longshot at this stage. But if SJ can't get it done, where will Lew look next? There's nowhere to go. Here's what's needed to get the ball rolling:

- Private Money is needed to get this thing going. If a worthy investor shows heavy interest in the Howard Terminal site, that's a step in the right direction.
- Selig and his buddies will pony up a small percentage to assist in development, but not much.
- Mayor Quan needs to morph into Sacramento Mayor KJ for the next couple of years. If she works hard to encourage private organizations to invest, the city of Oakland can come forth with a development plan. Lew will act as if he's dead set on SJ, but he's gonna have to at least consider taking another look at Oakland.
- Best case scenario: LEW SELLS THE FRANCHISE to a buyer like that Clorox dude and his buds.

If the Howard Terminal site (near Jack London Square) is a green light, we could potentially build a ballpark that stares right across the bay at AT&T Park. How cool would THAT be?

if homeplate is facing WEST, yay for batters facing the sun on late afternoon games
Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
Originally posted by DaDDieO:
Not in the least LOL

The city really is broke, bro. Imagine...one of the most dangerous cities in the US had to cut a portion of its police force last year. It's a total longshot at this stage. But if SJ can't get it done, where will Lew look next? There's nowhere to go. Here's what's needed to get the ball rolling:

- Private Money is needed to get this thing going. If a worthy investor shows heavy interest in the Howard Terminal site, that's a step in the right direction.
- Selig and his buddies will pony up a small percentage to assist in development, but not much.
- Mayor Quan needs to morph into Sacramento Mayor KJ for the next couple of years. If she works hard to encourage private organizations to invest, the city of Oakland can come forth with a development plan. Lew will act as if he's dead set on SJ, but he's gonna have to at least consider taking another look at Oakland.
- Best case scenario: LEW SELLS THE FRANCHISE to a buyer like that Clorox dude and his buds.

If the Howard Terminal site (near Jack London Square) is a green light, we could potentially build a ballpark that stares right across the bay at AT&T Park. How cool would THAT be?

if homeplate is facing WEST, yay for batters facing the sun on late afternoon games

Push first pitch back to 7:15pm or 7:30pm like in the 80s.
Rumor has it that we're interested in Jake Peavy.
Originally posted by DaDDieO:
Rumor has it that we're interested in Jake Peavy.

2 years and a lot of money. No thanks.
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Originally posted by DaDDieO:
Rumor has it that we're interested in Jake Peavy.

eh..I don't really want Peavy

I want a second baseman lol
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by DaDDieO:
Rumor has it that we're interested in Jake Peavy.

eh..I don't really want Peavy

I want a second baseman lol

This this this
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oh no we suck again
We are going through a rough patch right now. The upside is we still have a 3 game lead during this bad stretch.
We need a spark right now. Our bats are lethargic. Batting under .200 during the last 13 games???
Nice bounce back game hopefully they can finish this one out! Is it just me or do I think that Stephen Vogt should be getting more playing time?
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Originally posted by 49erfan3252:
Nice bounce back game hopefully they can finish this one out! Is it just me or do I think that Stephen Vogt should be getting more playing time?

I know nothing about Vogt lol
but we can always count on Colon for a bounce back game
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by 49erfan3252:
Nice bounce back game hopefully they can finish this one out! Is it just me or do I think that Stephen Vogt should be getting more playing time?

I know nothing about Vogt lol
but we can always count on Colon for a bounce back game
So true!

And lol I don't either, but the times he's been called up this year he's had a couple of hits
edit: He just got another hit right after I posted this lol
[ Edited by 49erfan3252 on Jul 26, 2013 at 9:54 PM ]
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Originally posted by 49erfan3252:
So true!

And lol I don't either, but the times he's been called up this year he's had a couple of hits

just got another hit

if only he was right handed instead lol
Originally posted by InconvenienTTruth21:
Originally posted by 49erfan3252:
So true!

And lol I don't either, but the times he's been called up this year he's had a couple of hits

just got another hit

if only he was right handed instead lol
lol I agree