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Open Thread: Game 119 - Actually Game 1 - A's vs. Rangers

"Don't just stand there, Kurt; tweet something funny!"
"Don't just stand there, Kurt; tweet something funny!"

Let the Brandon Allen Franchise Saving Era begin. Susan Slusser confirms that Allen has been called up, along with pitcher Bruce Billings, with Adam Rosales and Jordan Norberto sent to AAA.

That's good because last night the A's brought the circus with them. And I mean that quite literally, as Cliff Pennington did quite a bit of juggling, the offense pulled a disappearing act against a clown, and to top if off Brandon McCarthy was sawed in half.

Today, Trevor Cahill takes the mound against Colby Lewis, a matchup we saw roughly 53 times last season. Brandon Allen is not just on the roster, he's in the lineup as noted below as posted by Baseball Press and possibly first noted elsewhere. Why Sweeney so low in the order, and Sizemore so high in the order, against a RHP? Bah.