Spring Training Game #11: Cheesy Puns Ahead

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images


Welcome to our game thread for this beautiful sportsball game, between our very own Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers.

We are playing in Surprise, Arizona today... which means we're due for a few surprises.

My surprise for our game thread? And interactive visualization of our starting lineups. You're able to filter between the spring training and the regular season projected statistics (drop down menus next to the titles), since you know... spring training stats aren't always that fun.

The projections are brought to you by Steamer 600... not the vacuum, if there is one even called that, but the algorithm which forecasts what a player's numbers would like in a full season of playing time.

Pre-Game Dashboard

The Rangers gave me a surprise and never posted their starting lineups, so I wasn't able to incorporate them into the visual in time.

But I can't have all the fun, you can predict your surprise of the game in the pre-programmed surprise poll below or write your own surprise in the comments.

And with that.... Go A's!