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I'm glad Huston Street has some perspective on his recent slump:
"I know I've been in the league 23 months, and the first 22 were pretty solid. The last month was the first time I've experienced prolonged poor results and it will turn around. ... I'm probably not going to see late innings when we've got a guy who's thrown 37 scoreless innings, I understand that. At the same time, I expect that within a month from now, Sept. 10, I will have righted my ship."
There are a lot of clueless athletes with a sense of entitlement who would be outraged by a demotion. At least Street knows he's been awful this month, and recognizes Brad Ziegler's accomplishments.
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Meanwhile, the A's front office apparently expected the A's to be terrible like this all year long, and were a bit surprised they didn't. A's assistant GM David Forst:
"It's great we got off to a good start and played that well, but, unfortunately, it created some unrealistic expectations outside the organization."
Oops, sorry fans, see those standings, where we're 9 games over .500? Ignore that. We actually suck. Watch, we'll prove it to you!
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