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Open Thread: Game 29 - A's at Tampa Bay

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You ever listen to KYCY-Billy's "Super Sluggers Who Can't Hit .270"? It's my personal favorite.

Bill Beane and David Forst were a duo known as "Moneyballers" when they drafted this Swisheresque pop bubblegum favorite from June of 2002, who reached out and hit #5 as KYCY-Billy's "Super Sluggers Who Can't Hit .270" continued ...

Swisher tries to keep shutting up the Tampa Bay Hecklers, and Joe Kennedy tries to shut down the D-Rays. And a Poetic Interlude after the jump.

[Note: still no on-field Jack Cust sightings scheduled. Swisher apparently not in field-ready shape, DH'ing today.]

A's

Stewart LF
Ellis 2B
Chavez 3B
Swisher DH
Johnson 1B
Crosby SS
Buck RF
Kendall C
Snelling CF

Tampa Bay

Baldelli DH
Dukes CF
Crawford LF
Wigginton 3B
Upton 2B
Young RF
Cantu 1B
Navarro C
Harris SS

On the mound for the A's, Joe Kennedy. For Tampa Bay, Scott Kazmir.

Gameday Poetic-Cinematic Interlude

"Stuck on the DL with You," by Swisher's Wheels

[Original here. A clip of Larry Davis practicing his training skills on an Athletic to the song is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awMQC...

Well I don't know why I brought a glove tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain't right,
I'm so scared in case I fall on my derriere,
And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
Klown to the left outfield,
Bradley to the right, here I am,
Stuck on the DL with you.

Yes I'm stuck on the DL with you,
And I'm wondering what it is I should do,
It's so hard to keep this smile from my face,
Losing control, yeah, I'm all over the place,
Klown to the left outfield, Bradley to the right,
Here I am, stuck on the DL with you.

Well you started out with injuries,
And you're proud that you're a self made man,
And your friends, they all go crawlin',
Breakin' their own backs and say,
Please.... Please.....

Trying to make some sense of it all,
But I can see that it makes no sense at all,
Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor,
'Cause I don't think that I can take anymore
Klown to the left outfield, Bradley to the right,
Here I am, stuck on the DL with you.

Well you started out with injuries,
And you're proud that you're a self made man,
And your friends, they all go crawlin',
Breakin' their own backs and say,
Please.... Please.....

Well I don't know why I brought a glove tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain't right,
I'm so scared in case I fall on my derriere,
And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
Klown to the left outfield,
Bradley to the right, here I am,
Stuck on the DL with you,
Yes I'm stuck in the middle with you,
Stuck in the middle with you.