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DLD 6/20/11: sweep me off my feet

The A's have swept two opponents this year, and they happen to wear the same colors (Orioles, Giants).  Can we order some orange and black for the Mets and Phillies, too?

I will be joining a few AN'ers in Philadelphia this weekend, and this caged bird is pretty damn giddy about it.  Which reminds me, hey Bloomie, you have my back again this Sunday?

Jack (McKeon) is back in Florida, and at the ripe old age of 80, he becomes the second-oldest manager in big-league history.  Connie Mack was 87 years old in his final season with the Philadelphia Athletics.  I don't know about you, but I wouldn't feel right about giving a guy that age the heave-ho if I were an umpire. 

McKeon managed the A's for parts of the 1977-78 seasons, getting fired by Charlie Finley in '77 and re-hired in '78 to replace the same guy (Bobby Winkles) who replaced him.  Then fired again.

See, we're not the only fanbase to use injuries as an excuse whose team is beset my by injuries:

The offense is this bad is because the lineup doesn’t have good hitters. Please cite this statistical study if you plan to reference it. It’s only fair. This team has been brutalized by injuries, by the loss of someone who hit like Juan Uribe (admittedly, keeping Uribe wouldn’t have helped, either), by the complete disintegration of Aubrey Huff, and by injuries. Also, injuries. That’s not fun, and you can’t even blame Sabean like you used to.

Aww.

Also, Gold Alts.

Proceed with dumping or whatever you all do on DLD's these days.

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