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On this week's Phil Naessens Show, we talk about the results of Oakland's middle infield battle, as well as the upcoming series against Seattle. My segment starts at 17:35 and goes for about 11 minutes.
What is that, a link for ants?!?! How can the fans listen to the show if they can't even click on the link? It's going to have to be at least 10% bigger than that.
There, that's better. That link will take you to Phil's website, but this one will take you directly to a player which will automatically start playing.
Spoiler: We talk a bit about Eric Sogard. That Sogard is so hot right now that he could step up to the plate with a rolling pin and still line a clean single to right. Also, I heard that he can turn left, which is convenient because he has to do that 3 times in order to score a run. I just hope that Sogard will do something at the plate this year which prompts Ray Fosse to echo the immortal words of Billy Zane: "It's a walk-off!"
So, to Eric Sogard, I'm sorry that I ever doubted your ability to make the Opening Day roster. I've always appreciated you as a player, but I just thought that there were too many guys ahead of you on the depth chart. I was wrong, and you're almost certainly starting against Felix on Opening Night for the 2nd straight year. I will be cheering wildly for you for the rest of your stint in Oakland, whether that be 2 weeks or the entire season.
I'm sorry I was wack, Keebs. For serious.