Some fun facts about Vincent/Vince/Vin/V Mazzaro:
Kids play a 36-hour baseball game... and this is the reward?
Wilson was the logical choice because twice before he had pitched an inning in a lopsided losing cause – including earlier this season while playing for the Diamondbacks.
But this was the first time since his high school days in Pennsylvania that Wilson went to the mound with the game on the line.
"As the game was going on, I was preparing myself," said Wilson, whom the Padres claimed off waivers from Arizona on May 15.
"Pitching is fairly natural to me. I'm not saying I'm a pitcher, but I felt comfortable given the situation."
Nomar is still not ready to come back from the DL.
SF Chronicle columnist Scott Ostler thinks Matt Holliday will stick around for a while.
So with Mazzaro on a Cy Young path and the A's marching maniacally, does that mean Billy Beane will elect to not blow up the ballclub at midseason?
"It's always sort of (the media and public perception) that you're either in or you're out, you know?" said Beane. "You're going for it! You're not going for it! The A's have given up for the season! Now they're back in it!
"It's not nearly that dramatic in my own head; it's really not like that. Sometimes you're just trying to do the best you can with what you have."
So... how many copyeditors has the Chron laid off? Sad. (I love the Chronicle, I really, really, really do)
The A's six-game winning streak would seem to be putting a crimp in Billy Bean's Blowup Schedule.
Also, does anyone have recommendations for good, upbeat workout music? Thanks.
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