What amazed me is how the third base ump scrambled to put himself in the WORST position to make that call, and then, surprise surprise, completely blew it. The NY apolojournalists can say all they want about whatever, but if the ump doesn’t f**k up that call, game over – end of story. Just brutal. I don’t know if they played a “perfect” game, like Chipper said, but they played a damn good one (Schafer has a gun, Kotchman is clutch, JJ is Cy Young material) and it was stolen from us (pardon the pun).
I would have posted this sooner, but it took me all morning to clean the puke off my keyboard.
Also, if you are Bobby, don’t you make a defensive swap for GA in the eighth? If someone who doesn’t just jog around the outfield and half-ass his position is in there, we aren’t even in a position to have the game stolen from us. Sickening.
Yes, a freaking bat! We would be absolutely formidable with a real live home run threat on the team. And, call me crazy, but I really think we could get something for Jo Jo. He does show promise at times, and has MLB starting experience. The guy needs a change of scenery. And we need him the hell out of here. And, please send Bennett with him.
I want Matt Holliday. The A’s need starting pitching – they have Jack Cust waiting in the wings as an OF, and I am sure that we have some other pieces that might interest them. Seriously, who is untouchable on our roster, other than Chipper, Heap, and our SP’s (Jo-Jo notwithstanding).
A’s won’t want someone on this roster. They will want farm guys. Lots of them and guys at the top of the list – Medlen, Heyward, Freeman – to name a few. Not saying all of those guys in one package, but they will want some top grade farm products for Holliday.
30 games in and he’s not the Matt Holliday we’d have salivated over in years past. I know it’s easy to just point to Coors field, but there may be something to it. He’s on pace for 20/100, but for a guy that’s going to be a free agent at the end of the year – I don’t think the prospects are worth it.
Easy Curt…when Eeyore starts to say optimistic comments it gets my hopes up. I remember a few podcasts ago Hammy said this team would build us up and then allow us to come crashing back to reality. In any case…I’m enjoying the run! Go BRAVES! It’s good to see Chipper assuming team captain responsibilities.
Bub – I agree. I still felt confident after Javy’s two run first and Gonzo’s blown save. It has as much to do with the Dback’s suckitude as it does with the Braves new found swagger. Regardless, as Curt said, I can’t remember a stretch like this in forever, either.
Leah, don’t confuse my realism for optimism. We just have not had any runs over the past couple of years. I honestly don’t think we had a winning streak of more than 5 or 6 games since 2006. Baby steps.
I was there until the bitter end. What the. I don’t even feel responsible for thinking to myself that I hadn’t seen a grand slam in a long time. …and that was the FIRST time they loaded the bases and we walked ‘em home.