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Top 10 Favorite Things About Our Sweep of NYY

10. Huston being Huston. Four days, four saves, including today's 10-pitch 1-2-3 9th. Now a much-needed day off. Nice work, kid; good to have you back.

  1. Huston being Huston. Four days, four saves, including today's 10-pitch 1-2-3 9th. Now a much-needed day off. Nice work, kid; good to have you back.
  2. Frank Thomas. No, not just the homers on consecutive days, the fact that he made Saarloos aware of the team's record while wearing grey on days following wins in green. Kirk said, 'Fine, we'll wear grey,' and we won, thanks in part to a Thomas blast that gave us a lead we never gave back. More grey jerseys, more Thomas homers, more wins.
  3. Speaking of Big Hurt, how about Randy Johnson's implosion. From the boo's of Yankee "faithful," do Unit's body English. According to Michael K(g)ay, Unit has "lost all drive to remain a professional athlete." This, in essense, is what I live for: The A's bringing out everything everybody loves to hate about the New York Yankees.
  4. Johnny Damon. He blasted his club in the media and got blasted by Melky Cabrera's leather in return, which led to Swisher's hillarious inside-the-parker. Hillarious. ntonio Perez. I watched him for nine innings in Cleveland Wednesday, and it was downright painful. I listened to his blast take off deep into the Gotham twilight, and it was the single high point of my weekend. Mr. 1-33 kills the Yanks and compounds Unit's implosion. Perfect.
  5. Thomas and Crosby are OK. This news should make what I thought was obvious in January official to Ken Macha: Frank Thomas needs a pinch runner. Period.
  6. Dan Johnson's 2006 coming out party, capped with his opto-bomb off Farnsworth. It's been a long time coming, Dan. Don't look now, but he's hitting .285 since his 1-37 start.
  7. Antonio Perez. I watched him for nine innings in Cleveland Wednesday, and it was downright painful. I listened to his blast take off deep into the Gotham twilight, and it was the single high point of my weekend. Mr. 1-33 kills the Yanks and compounds Unit's implosion. Perfect.
  8. Mike Rouse. The last member of the Tacoma Tigers remaining in the A's organization. Kidding, but you gotta feel good for this kid. He had a career in a night, his ML debut at that. Followed it up with a game-winning hit Saturday, and suddenly Beane has a decision to make.
  9. To cap a road trip to New York, Oakland is now accused VWI - Victorious While Injured. Constantly reminded how banged up the Yanks are listening to Yankees feeds, we win without Crosby at all, Thomas on Sunday and Chavez on Friday, not that I feel the least bit good about Eric's health. Bandaged, bruised and without our entire infield on Friday, we play like the midsummer warriors of years past. Rich who?
  10. To cap a sweep while in New York - A SWEEP IN NEW YORK - Derek Jeter makes the last out. I could not have written it any better. Thirty-two and 31 has never felt so good.
-MAC
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