In Bull Durham Kevin Costner famously said, "When you have a streak you have to respect the streak." I couldn't agree more. We think the difference between a win a loss is bigger than it is, and the mental part of the game I think is huge and will always be underrated. I don't really believe the A's got 5 wins in a row because of the yellow jerseys, but if THEY do, then they oughta keep wearing them.
It was a perfect storm that even caused them to wear yellow (the color of the leader of the tour de france) 5 games in a row. The starter picks the jersey. Outman picked it it Wednesday and pitched a gem. Gio went Thursday, and he always picks Yellow, after winning, who is going to change jerseys? The answer is of course, NOBODY! Now they get Lincecum on Friday, and a full stadium. It is a playoff atmosphere, the Giants are scuffling and the A's win. Now we get to Saturday, the game I thought the A's most likely to lose, especially after running themselves out of an inning in the 4th, then a stumble and a thow away at 3rd in the 5th leaves them down 2-0. But then in the bottom of the 5th they come out guns blazing and 6 hard hit balls in a row leaves them with a 4-2 lead.
I already love Bob Melvin for sitting Suzuki. And his decision turns out to be the game changer when Powell blasts the winner Sunday.
Now we go to play the Mets and I would be petitioning them and MLB to wear the Yellow jerseys and grey pants if necessary. I don't see why it couldn't be yellow jerseys and white pants against the Mets anyway. It won't be hard to tell who is who. We will be the ones winning.