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Open Thread: Game 141 - A's vs. Ratatouille

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Well, it’s the battle of the Joes today as the A’s try to avoid the sweep by the most annoying team in baseball. I will admit, somewhat shamefully, that this is the first series in many years that I didn’t make my way over to the Anaheim stadium clad in green-and-gold to cheer our boys on. I just don’t have the stomach to sit around the gloating Angels fans with their stunning ability to name three players on their own team, and to be quite honest; the A’s just aren’t that interesting to watch right now.

I don’t know what it is about the Angels, but I dislike them more than any other team in baseball, and that’s saying a lot when you consider the competition. The only player I like (and I love him) is Vladimir Guerrero. That’s it. I despise their manager, their closer, most of their starting staff, their announcers (unless they are doing basketball), and anyone who is described as ‘playing Angels baseball’ or ‘scrappy, gritty, or Figgy’.

So basically, I’m mad at Seattle for not taking over the division in our absence, and I hope the Angels get knocked out of the playoff in spectacular fashion. Oh, and that someone else, anyone else from another team, wins the Cy.

That is all.

Lineups

LAAAAAA

Willits
Cabrera
Guerrero (will you come play for our team?)
Anderson
Izturis
Kotchman
Matthews
Kendrick
Budde

Oakland

Stewart, LF
Scutaro, 3B
Piazza, DH
Cust, RF
Ellis, 2B
Swisher, CF
Johnson, 1B
Suzuki, C
Murphy, SS

LET'S GO OAK-LAND!