I'll let the A's say all the right things about "taking it one day at a time," "not scoreboard watching," "focusing on the field," "she told me she was 19," and "I don't recall." In today's link dump we'll spend time focusing on our opponents.
ENEMY REPORT: MINNESOTA TWINS
Liriano is indeed listed as the Wednesday starter, according to the Contra Costa Times. Luckily, we have Dan Haren opposing the phenom. Let's hope the A's can take two out of three in the dome.
ENEMY REPORT: ANAHEIM ANGELS
Our rivals down South are starting to feel the heat. Says K-Rod:
ENEMY REPORT: CHICAGO WHITE SOX
Ozzie Guillen is already trash-talking in anticipation of the White Sox visiting Oakland. Well, that's not totally true. He's mostly very kind to Frank in his comments, but he does slip one barb in there:
Funny, Ozzie, I was about to say something similar about you, they guy who managed to play for 16 years with a .287 OBP: "You're a terrible ballplayer, but you've always been a great asshole." ENEMY ERSTWHILE A REPORT: MARK MULDER
Check out this interesting comparison of Mulder's 2004 mechanics versus Mulder's 2006 mechanics. The animations take a little while to load, but for somebody who doesn't know anything about pitching mechanics -- like myself -- it's a really great learning experience.