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DLD 3/17/08 Happy St Patty's Day

Garett Anderson day to day

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Garret Anderson was removed from the lineup of a split-squad game at the Chicago Cubs on Sunday because of irritation in his right knee

 

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/03/16/sports/s130339D79.DTL&type=sports

If he was an Athletic, we'd be printing his eulogy.

 

Scott Ostler, a day after this:

The only problem with the new promises to hustle is that they carry the faint whiff of desperation. This is baseball 2008, and nobody's Plan A involves the concept of eking.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/15/SPT3VJO7H.DTL

He writes this:

Why so glum, chum?

The Giants and A's are the butts of bad jokes, jumping ahead of the Raiders and 49ers on the ridicule scale, and it's still spring training. There's no reason for that kind of pessimism, other than facts and logic.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/16/SPDPVL2HG.DTL

 

But the gist of both articles are Bay Area teams suck, even when he tries to be complimentary.

 

 

Looks like Mike Sweeney, despite Buan's saying decision makers weren't sure, will make the A's opening day roster.

The A's have a March 19 deadline to let nonroster designated hitter Mike Sweeney know their plans for him, but they gave him a sneak preview Sunday, telling the veteran that he will go to Japan with the club Wednesday

Also from the article. Ken Macha made a visit to the A's camp.

His departure didn't come under the best of circumstances, but former A's manager Ken Macha was back Sunday, shaking hands and greeting players in the team clubhouse at Phoenix Municipal Stadium before Oakland's 9-7 victory over Texas.

The players seem to be glad to see Macha, since most of the  players who complained about him are gone now.

 

It was weird," Oakland shortstop Bobby Crosby said. "I was hitting in the cage and someone said, 'Hey, Macha!' It was like a flashback. I said hi. He seems like he's doing well."

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/17/SPDPVL0VV.DTL

 

So what was weird, that Bobby was hitting, or Macha was there.

 

Dump Away, and Happy St. Patty's Day

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