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Open Thread: Game 132 - A's vs. KC Royals

Olá e bem vindo ao seu lingüística noite de terça-feira e simpósio de beisebol, eu sou o seu anfitrião, o homem mais interessante do mundo . Por favor, juntar-me como se fala fora de todas as nossas roupas de sentir o sol! Oh, I am just kidding, you all... I don't really speak Portuguese LOLOLOL

YES! Hello and as I was saying, welcome to your Tuesday night linguistics and baseball symposium; I am your host, the Most Interesting Man in the World. Please join us as we take off all our clothes to feel the setting sun!

This Hot August Night (OK, it's September, but I love Neil D) finds our Green-n-Golden Gallants playing host to the Royales With Cheese from Kansas City (Kansas City here I come!) It's the middle game of the series, our lads having emerged victorious after falling behind early in last night's contest thanks largely to an outbreak of Raj Against the Machine and yet more stellar bullpen stylings, a 2009 theme of excellence amid the mediocrities. The two squads finish it up with a tasty $2 tidbit tomorrow afternoon, and then do not meet again until 2010, or at least until Mark Ellis and Adam Kennedy play Alberto Callaspo and Mark Teahen in 2-on-2 basketball over the winter in a battle for infield hoops supremacy. OK, I made that last bit up ;)

Tonight's lineups are as follows, with our own Edgar Gonzalez opposing KC's Kyle Davies on the bump:


Kansas City Royals @ Oakland Athletics

09/01/09 7:05 PM PDT

Kansas City Royals Oakland Athletics
David DeJesus - LF Adam Kennedy - 3B
Mitch Maier - RF Rajai Davis - CF
Billy Butler - 1B Kurt Suzuki - C
Mike Jacobs - DH Jack Cust - DH
Alberto Callaspo - 2B Scott Hairston - LF
Mark Teahen - 3B Ryan Sweeney - RF
Miguel Olivo - C Mark Ellis - 2B
Josh Anderson - CF Daric Barton - 1B
Yuniesky Betancourt - SS Cliff Pennington - SS

September 1st call-ups will crowd the bench with good-looking, studly young prospects with their whole careers in front of them (as well as, apparently, Dana Eveland) beginning this evening, so if any of you ladies (or gents, for that matter!) needs to leave the game thread for a moment to gather yourselves or even submit to a cold shower, I'll understand. Of course, absent among these is our special new friend Mr. Chris Carter, the Unstoppable Sacks Machine (seen above making emphatically thunderous contact), who blasted merely 3 bombs in a single game for Sacramento last night... so whatever happens for the remainder of this season, we know we have some pretty enticing moments in store in the future, when he puts on the white cleats for good. Who knows, we may yet have an offense that doesn't require a set of electro-cardial paddles be kept in the dugout so it can be revived from the dead every 2 innings. Clear!!!

Enjoy the game, and your humble host (nervously fumbling with AN's undergarments and losing his front page virginity as we speak) is here to switch the threads... so go komment-krazy folks! Aw, who'm I kidding, when do you ever not? *big hugs*

Vamos, Terra de Carvalhos!!! Or, in the historic words of our Founding Fathers, LET'S GO OAK-LAND!!!