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Open Thread: Game 59 - A's at Cleveland

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I had a long conversation with the bobbleheads this morning before I left for work. Kendall and Crosby think that Blanton is going to rock today, but Gagne's really skeptical. But really, what does he know? He's been out for the whole season.

I'd like to take this moment to say that it's about damn time. I kid you not. This gem of a quote appeared on the A's preview on MLB.com today. Chavvy should tattoo this on his forehead to always remember this moment. What's next? Heart and grit?

Eric Chavez has been Oakland's clutch hitter and did it again Tuesday night. His two-run homer off Scott Sauerbeck tied the game in the eighth inning, and the A's went on to win, 7-6. Of Chavez's last 17 RBIs, 10 have either tied the game or put Oakland ahead.

And folks, that's not a random sampling of hitting, nosiree! That's clutch.

You go on with your bad self, Eric Chavez. Maybe you can teach that un-clutch A-Rod a thing or two this weekend.

Oh, there's a game today! We have some players starting, they have some players starting... there's probably a lineup...oh look! Here it is:

Kotsay
Swisher
Crosby
Thomas
Kielty
BRADLEY!!!!
Kendall
Scutaro
Perez

A couple of notes: Chavvy is out; hopefully just resting, Crosby is in the 3rd hole, and BRADLEY is starting!! Welcome back, Milton!

Sizemore
Michaels
Hafner
Martinez
Broussard
Peralta
Blake
Belliard
Boone

LET'S GO OAKLAND!