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DLD 6/17/13: Pipes Edition

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Links before the A's open a four-game set in Arlington.

Ezra Shaw

Rob Neyer analyzes the pipe situation and why it's all happening.

New Ballpark checks in with lots of news and quotes regarding the sewage.

In the land of former Oakland draft picks, Mark Teahen is now playing independent ball. If you enjoy painful memories, the article also mentions the great Eric Patterson.

Craig Calcaterra is among the thousands making fecal puns as he paraphrases Bob Nightengale's interview with Lew Wolff.

Calcaterra also looks at Paul Gackle from the Examiner's argument regarding Bartolo Colon. Note the brilliant grammar, such as "shoe-in".

In the extremely important power rankings, we're up to third! Tip over cars! Burn stuff down! Go nuts!

The Mercury News' Carl Stewart talked to Lew Wolff about the pipes and provided an update regarding the repairs.

The A's have a new ad out, featuring Chip Hale, Josh Donaldson and Jerry Blevins.

Today's starting lineup is out, with Cespedes continuing to DH, Jed Lowrie hitting seventh and Josh Reddick in the eighth spot.

On this day a year ago, the A's fell to the Padres by a score of 2-1 as they failed to complete the three-game sweep. Bartolo got hurt and left the game in the third inning. It was their lone loss in a nine-game stretch.