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We've been here before, haven't we? The A's need just one more win to advance to the ALCS.
It's an overcast October day in the East Bay. But perhaps a hole in the sky will appear over the Coliseum once again, and make fairy tales come true.
L Castillo, 2B
N Punto, 3B
J Mauer, C
M Cuddyer, RF
J Morneau, 1B
T Hunter, CF
R White, LF
J Tyner, DH
J Bartlett, SS
J Kendall, C
M Kotsay, CF
M Bradley, RF
F Thomas, DH
E Chavez, 3B
J Payton, LF
N Swisher, 1B
M Scutaro, SS
D Jimenez, 2B
Hahaha Loaiza should totally have spilled some nasty-colored Gatorade all over Milton there. That might even have taken TO off the front pages for...12 hours or so...
I wonder if this is the 2nd time today a faster runner than Frank would've scored on the fielding bumble, putting the A's up by 2. Then again, a different person might not ever have gotten on base, so whatever....
Only go so far. Not lost
Is the irony...
Too late to get tickets, though, sadly!
I guess Nathan was the better bet in that troublesome inning - crazy that they never really used him in this series when it mattered.
Scutaro's insane. Master of the deadly clutch run-scoring single.
Now I'm rooting for the Tigers, not because I fear the Yankees more (which I do), but because it makes it less likely we'll get Joe Buck as the broadcaster.
Ernie Lombardi's name in everyone's mouth,
Johan Santana going for Cy Young,
A season written off as heading south
After the fat lady had almost sung
Suddenly resurged. Guillen's comment which
Became an instant hit. Brad Radke's tries
To come back from his pain and somehow pitch-
Vision of playoffs danced in Twins fans' eyes.
Add to that appreciation for Royals-
Despite the loss, they won't forget their toils.
Make some goddamn tshirts with the Stomper logo on them already!
In football its one and out but you only had to spend 17-18 Sundays.
Ok, now you guys have to beat the Yankee-Tigers winner and the Dodgers have to come back so there can be a rubber match (1974, 1988). Congratulations, As!
As a Twins fan, I'm depressed of course (and I didn't watch a lot today, had to cover my eyes). The Twins had been in a slump offensively at the end of the season, but I have no explanation for the defensive problems and mental blunders and iffy relief pitching. (Though all season long my husband and I have groaned whenever Jesse Crain came in and said "I guess we've given up," I cannot fathom why they brought him in today of all days).
I feel like the Twins gave this series away; I would've much preferred to have been beaten by the A's.
But not tonight -- tonight you guys need to celebrate! Congratulations A's fans!
In addition, in 2002 our team had a fucking 20 game winning streak (which contributed several of my favorite memories of my adult life) and was supposed to win it all, and the Twins beat us. This year, the Twins were the faves, and the A's beat them. Call it payback, karma, whatever. All I know is I'm going to bed tonight happy. And drunk.
Hey Ken, whose idea was it to give Nick Swisher Jose Canseco's old number?
Swisher wore #30 when he first came up. I'm guessing he requested the change himself.
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