What a difference a season makes, huh? "It's really important not to finish last," Oakland closer Huston Street said
Our goal is to finish as high as we can.
Which has been pretty much my goal all season long.
Mickey Morabito, who has been with the A's for 28 years, said, "This is the worst game I've ever been associated with."
A loss. A sweep. Tied for last.
From there, the game dissolved into an ugly and sloppy approximation of baseball.
Next up, the Mariners, whose fans might argue that they have suffered more this season then even we have. I have no idea what to even think of this series. Earlier in the year, I was harboring secret silver-lining hopes that the Mariners would catch the Angels, but nooooooooooo.
During jazz brunch at the local pub yesterday, I glanced up at a TV to notice a different Detroit team beating a different Oakland team. And all I could think of was the poor field. When football begins, I know the end is truly nigh.
The Rivercats, however, are off to the Pacific Coast League Championship Series, albeit without Daric Barton. I was pleased to learn this victory came at the expense of the Angel's AAA club. Small consolation, I know. I'm an extremely petty person.
But it's a Monday, there isn't a whole lot of baseball left, and it's gotten ugly. I'll take what I can get.
It's the rest of the Beane interview! Gotta go!