Okay, so maybe I'm a little upset that he NEVER takes my questions for his mailbag or a little jealous that he gets PAID to follow my team around all season and all the other things that make his life (basebally speaking) better than mine!
But, I have noticed that, I only find myself agreeing with what he says, oh, I don't know, about 10% of the time!
For example, in his latest MB over at www.oaklathathletics.com he's for Erstad ("I think he'd fit in beautifully") and I'm against him. Not a big deal, given how rarely we agree, but I bring it up because I find it funny that he would print a question in favor of Erstad when I'd say the loud majority of us A's fans are against Erstad coming to the club.
The other mailbag question that killed me is Urban's usage of Jason Kendall as a comparison to Kurt Suzuki! Ouch! That's just down right mean! And he meant it to be a good thing!!!! Again, a stance I would submit to be against the majority of A's fans.
Then there was the whole Ken Macha vs Kotsay mess he says he knew about and keep quite and the fact that that I don't think I've ever read an article/opinion from him that's not right in line with Wolff and co. Hey, and now that I think about it, Mr. Urban's book, which I bought and read (things I rarely do both of) seemed a little too alright with the whole breaking up of the Big Three for my taste. Hmmm...could Mr. Urban be Wolff's own Fox News? I think so!
Therefore, without further adieu, I am calling for Michael Urban's firing. And, my subsequent hiring. All in favor, reply, those against...I think there's a great diary by a crackbaby you should read.
Seriously, is it just me or wouldn't every A's fan rather have a mlb source with a little more independent thought? I know he's speaks with you guys fromt time to time, what's the deal?