There's just no quit in these kids, I'll tell you what.
The boys are learning their clichés; Chad in the Slusser piece linked above:
"That shows we don't give up," Gaudin said. "It would be real easy to just roll over and die and we didn't do that."
And Ellis, whose bases-clearing triple was the highlight of the game, in Urban's wrap:
"We could have rolled over and died," said Oakland second baseman Mark Ellis. "You never like to lose, but at least we showed some life."
So no rolling over and dying for this club. Just losing. In the succinct words of LL's Jeff,
If you'd have told me back in March that George Sherrill would be getting the save in our 80th win by striking out Donnie Murphy, Daric Barton, and Jack Cust, I would've said "wow that's really specific."
In other news, Swish is suspended for three and there will be no appeal on account of Nick's health:
...he was limping enough Tuesday to arrive in the clubhouse on crutches. (Geren said several times that Swisher is fine.)
Because a member of the A's who isn't "fine" is obviously in a wheelchair. Or a coffin.
Although officially eliminated, some A's may yet get a ring:
Among the A's to have played for Sacramento: DH Mike Piazza, who could wind up with an unexpected PCL title ring. "Wouldn't that be funny?"' Piazza said.
Ha Ha. Congratulations to those 'Cats though. A serious bright spot for the season.
Personally speaking, I don't think much is going to come from Monkeyball's challenge. I'm just not seeing a lot of enthusiasm on the part of McCovey's Cove. Can you say
It's International Talk Like A Pirate Day. So, arrrr, me maties, add yer links below.