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Open Thread: Spring Training Game 28

Good morning! baseballgirl here. Due to Blez’s move to Southern California, I will be your host for the next couple of games. Together we will cheer, and hope, and wish, and cry...what?! The games still don’t count?!

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Anyway, today at 1:05, Danny Haren makes his last Spring Training start against the Angels in preparation for Opening Day (AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!). Just think... Haren’s next start kicks off the A’s season!! And if that isn’t something to get excited about, well then, I can’t help you. You’re made of stone.

Here are some necessary game-thread phrases to practice before the big day:

"mAgIcK gAmE tHrEaD bAnNiNg wAnD"
"Another DP?!"
"Fire Geren now!"
"Game over."
"Is Crosby/Harden/Bradley/Kotsay/Piazza/Stewart/Kielty/Loaiza/Chavez/Ellis okay?!"
"Oh no! The bases are loaded for the A’s with nobody out!"
"Free Melhuse!!!"
"regression to the mean"
"Remember when we used to pitch with five starters?"
"What is WRONG with you people?!"
"Call up Travis Buck!"
"We’re all going to die!!!!!!!!!!!"