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All My Exes Live in Texas - Oakland @ Texas FRS - Game 144 - Open Thread

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What's it gonna be, then, eh?

There was me, that is Bloom, and my three droogs, that is Pig, McCarthy, and Moose, Moose being really moosy, and we sat in the Ballpark at Arlington making up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening, a flip dark hot autumn in Arlington, and not so much humidity that we all wanted to die.  The Ballpark at Arlington was a homerun-plus mesto, and you may, O my ANers, have forgotten what these mestos were like, things changing so skorry these days and everybody very quick to forget, box scores not being read much neither.  Well, what they sold there was homeruns plus something else.  They had no licence for pitching, but there was no law against prodding some of the new homeruns with a little pitching, and sooner rather than later they had built up a rather nice pitching staff, so that when combined with the homeruns would give you a nice little horrorshow admiring Hamilton And All His Holy Rangers and Cowboys in your left cleat all bursting over your Swingles. Or you could peet CJ with Beltre in it, as we used to say, and this would sharpen you up to attempt to touch his head and make you ready for a bit of dirty twenty-to-one, and that will probably be how badly the Rangers beat us tonight and that was what we were peeting this evening I'm starting off the story with.

Friday! Central starting time! In Texas!  Woo!

Okay, people, I'm gonna be honest with you.  Texas will probably hand us back our collective asses neatly pressed and in one of those dry cleaning bags.

But...we've got the guy who has essentially become the ace of our staff, Brandon McCarthy, up for us.  And they got Colby Lewis, whose main accomplishment seems to be having the name of a moderately common cheese.

I like our chances.  Then again, I'm optimistic about the Raiders this season, too.

Lineups

Oakland

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

Texas FRS

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Elvis Andrus, SS
  3. Michael Young, DH
  4. Adrian Beltre, 3B
  5. David Murphy, RF
  6. Mike Napoli, C
  7. Mitch Moreland, 1B
  8. Endy Chavez, LF
  9. Craig Gentry, CF

First pitch is 5:05, PST. Be here, y'all.

Also, the Ford Frick thing is on Facebook again.  We need to keep pushing Bill King til they realize we're effing serious.  Every day please go and vote for Bill.  Here.


Current Series

3 game series vs Rangers @ Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Oakland Athletics
@ Texas Rangers

Friday, Sep 9, 2011, 5:05 PM PDT
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Brandon McCarthy vs Colby Lewis

 

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