Greetings from Phoenix (he pre-wrote 5 days ago from his Berkeley home). OK actually, Scottsdale, because "the gang," aka me, baseballgirl, Oaktown Power, gigglingone, and Wes7 are taking in the A's-game today. (Unless my plane crashed last night, in which case this post is probably more than a bit awkward for everybody.)
I'll try, when I can this weekend, to weigh in with "on the spot" eyeball reports as I take in games today, tomorrow (from Phoenix), and Monday (in some place they're calling Goodyear).
As for the starting lineups, they were a tad difficult to predict when I wrote this 5 days ago. But go A's and talk to you again soon from the valley of the sun!