Hang on to your hats, folks, because you're about to see a lineup without Chavez, or Crosby, or Ellis. A lineup in which Jay Payton, sub-.300 OBP and all, hits in the #3-hole, while Scutaro hits 7th and actually looks like he belongs there. It has come to this.
Welcome to the big league club, Mike Rouse, and by the way we need you to start. And if you have a two-hit game, you'll pass our third-baseman's season total. Gak.
So without further ad-eewww, here they are, ladies and gentlemen, your 2006 World Series contending Oakland Athletics!!!