It's been a tumultuous week for our Oakland A's and us. We've put up a 5-5 record over the last 10 games while the Angels have continued their torrid pace, going 8-2 in the same stretch. We were shocked to find Milton Bradley designated for assignment this week, then shocked the trade with the Royals didn't go through, and not so shocked to find out the reason the deal was nixed. The offense that seemed to be picking up steam has come to a screeching halt and some fans are growing anxious waiting for the A's to heal and heat up in the summer heat.
I'd like to remind people that it's too early to start counting this team out, too early for the wild card and too early for the division. The season isn't halfway done, and we haven't yet seen the best team the 2007 Oakland A's can field. Waiting for help in the form of Piazza, a starting Harden, healthy bullpen, and even Bobby Kielty takes patience, but it gives hope. Hope to a team that's still in the thick of it, having 39 wins when the average number of wins for a team in the majors happens to be 36.67 and very few teams are ready to write off the season.
So this morning, while anticipating today's game, I'm going to remember that today's just one game of many to be played this young summer and that, despite everything else, we have A's baseball.
It's a good morning, AN.