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Game 155 - FRS @ Oakland - FRS Go for Sweep (sigh)

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<em>Apparently, being a tremendous douche is exhausting.</em>
Apparently, being a tremendous douche is exhausting.

One of the more depressing aspects of being a bad baseball team is that clubs that you don't like come into your park (or you go into theirs) and they beat the crap out of you. You wanna scream, "Hey, you guys suck and we really don't like you very much at all!" ..but then they beat you badly, and you kind of slink away, bleeding and whining and wishing you were more powerful than you are.

The A's are in the process of being beaten regularly by the neighborhood bully. The current neighborhood bully wears red, white and blue, plays in Arlington and has Josh Hamilton and Adrián Beltré playing for them. I dislike them greatly. As A's fans, I fully endorse you disliking them, too.

In fact, there are not many in the American League with which I have any affinity, unless the Rays can come back. Both the Rangers and the Angels making it would be good only in the sense that the Red Sox would be knocked out. The playoffs can make for strange bedfellows. I mean, if your team doesn't make it.

And your team ain't.

Mine isn't either, so I'm not rubbing it in.

Trevor Cahill, who started the season mowing down people like Michael Corleone has looked like Fredo since May. He pitches today against an inspired cheese. Bold but not pretentious, he goes well with chardonnay. The fruit in the wine really brings out the fruitiness of the cheese.

Who am I kidding? He pitches for the FRS--he's cubed and on a tray with some salami chubs. Just the way the FRS love him. Served with some ice-cold Budweiser (sorry, AV). He''s an American cheese, and if you don't like it, well, you can go f**k yourself. He's a cheese, pure and simple--he loves his Mom and apple pie. Sunshine and puppy dogs. He thinks you're either for him or against him.

And, friends, we're against him. Game starts at 12:35pm. Last home game of the season. If you can at all, go see em live. If not, we'll be here.

Let's not let these smug bastards sweep us at home, regardless of how good they are. Screw Texas.

Lineups:

Texas

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Elvis Andrus, SS
  3. Josh Hamilton, LF
  4. Michael Young, 1B
  5. Adrian Beltre, 3B
  6. David Murphy, RF
  7. Nelson Cruz, DH
  8. Yorvit Torrealba, C
  9. Craig Gentry, CF

Oakland

  1. Jemile Weeks, 2B
  2. Coco Crisp, CF
  3. Hideki Matsui, DH
  4. Josh Willingham, LF
  5. David DeJesus, RF
  6. Cliff Pennington, SS
  7. Brandon Allen, 1B
  8. Kurt Suzuki, C
  9. Eric Sogard, 3B

Current Series

Rangers lead the series 2-0

Tue 09/20 WP: Derek Holland (15 - 5)
LP: Rich Harden (4 - 4)
2 - 7 loss
Wed 09/21 WP: Koji Uehara (2 - 3)
SV: Neftali Feliz
LP: Grant Balfour (4 - 2)
2 - 3 loss

Texas Rangers
@ Oakland Athletics

Thursday, Sep 22, 2011, 12:35 PM PDT
Overstock.com Coliseum

Colby Lewis vs Trevor Cahill

Sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around .

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