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Open Thread: Game 45 - A's at Chicago

Let's begin with the lineups today.

Stewart - LF
Swisher - RF
Johnson - 1B
Cust - DH
Crosby - SS
Ellis - 2B
Kendall - C
Scutaro - 3B
Bocachica - CF

Erstad - CF
Iguchi - 2B
Thome - DH
Dye - RF
Konerko - 1B
Pierzynski - C
Ozuna - 3B
Mackowiak - LF
Cintron - SS

It's an A's lineup like this that makes you go, "Well at least we have Colby Lewis starting." Honestly, I thought the Rouse game was as ridiculous as a lineup could get, but here, ladies and gentlemen, are your 2007 Oakland A's. Jack Cust, whom the A's acquired for $100,000 (or maybe just for the candy bar), is our cleanup hitter--and it actually makes sense. Jason Kendall, desperately trying to slug .200, is batting 7th. The lineup is calculated to get Bobby Crosby up with runners on base.

Heck, we won the Rouse game; let's snatch this one too.