Archive | October, 2006

Manager merry-go-round

Every team starts the season with the same goal: to win the World Series (well in theory anyway. Do the Royals and Pirates think like that right now? I’m not so sure). Only one team can achieve that goal each year leaving twenty-nine others looking back and trying to decide how they can make next […]

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Suppan Superman

I can’t let my personal disappointment of the A’s being knocked out cloud the performance of Jeff Suppan in the NLCS last night. To blank this Mets lineup is no small feat, particularly in game three with the series tied at 1-1. To give up only three hits over eight innings, while walking just one, […]

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The law of “the Sweep”

With so many games coming thick and fast during a season, baseball perhaps more than any other sport has the capibility of throwing you from the top of the rollercoster back down to the bottom in an instant.  One moment the A’s are ending the Twins’ season in three straight the next they are playing four and out against the Tigers. Not long after I started watching baseball in 1998, I turned […]

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On the edge and in the balance

The A’s fortunes take a downturn and I stop posting for a few days.  Mere coincidence?  Mmmm, not really! I’ve been in a mild sulk to be honest.  Getting past the Twins was a great achievement but, as Eric Chavez said himself, losing in the first round the last four times isn’t as painful as losing […]

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Congrats to the Cardinals

Moving to a new stadium can be difficult: leaving behind years of memories and great moments.   But I’m sure the Cardinals were confident that it wouldn’t be long before the New Busch stadium played home to a celebration or two.  Having clinched the NL Central for the third straight year in St Louis last […]

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A bad day for the Yankees

I have to admit that I’m slightly biased towards the American League, simply because that’s the league my team plays in and is therefore the league I concentrate more on. Still, I don’t think anyone would begrudge me from posting about the Tigers’ victory last night. Detroit’s 2006 season really is an incredible story, one […]

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Who will join Oakland?

Last night was a night of celebration for me as the A’s finally made it through to the ALCS with a sweep over the Minnesota Twins. A 3-0 defeat is tough on the Twins, but that’s the sort of thing that can happen in a best of five series. Look at the way the Pirates […]

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A’s go 2-0 up

2-0 up against the Yankees in 2001 and 2-0 up against the Red Sox in 2003. A’s fans know all to well what happened on those two occasions, so no one in Oakland is going to be looking to the ALCS just yet. Still, the A’s couldn’t have dreamed for a better start heading back […]

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First day of the Play-offs 2006

Like all baseball fans, I sat back and enjoyed a thrilling final month to the regular season. Now the play-offs are here and the intensity goes up yet another notch. As an A’s fan, I have to be honest and say my heart sank a bit when the Tigers lost on Sunday. Yes, I know […]

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