The A's had the day off, with time to recuperate from their dings and scratches.
The big thing today going around Baseball involves our 2nd to arch rivals the Texas Rangers. With 2 outs, a 3-2 count in the 9th, down by 1 with a man on first, Joe Nathan delivered a pitch in the dirt to Ben Zobrist. What followed was... well, I'll let you watch for yourselves.
Every single announcer (as you cans see from the video) blew up, and were disgusted with the call. Marty Foster called Nathan's pitch, which was not only outside but in the dirt, Strike 3 to end the game and to give Joe Nathan his 300th career save.
Jeff Sullivan, of Lookout Landing fame, has a take on the call.
Fangraphs also has a brief interview with Brandon McCarthy.
Meanwhile, Jered Weaver has a broken arm, and will miss 4-6 weeks. Poor Angels, eh?
In Non-Baseball news;
- Google Fiber is going to Austin. From what I hear, Austin is like Berkeley transplanted into Texas, only with more IT/Software jobs. So yes, finally, Google Fiber, Gigabit affordable internet, in a place people actually want to live! Take that Kansas City.
- If you didn't see it when it hit the front page of Reddit a few days ago, a user named Naratto posted a confession bear meme, stating "My sister had an abusive meth-addict boyfriend. I killed him with his own drugs while he was unconscious and they ruled it an overdose." The user was doxxed, and reported to the FBI who opened an investigation. So remember, guys. If you do end up murdering one of us, don't brag about it on the blog.
- North Korea is planning another test launch, this time over Japan. Japan has stated that they will shoot down any missile, even a test.