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CurveballKing

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Aug 01, 2014
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Braden, ESPN Mobile and Me. But Mostly Me.

Just a little while ago, someone on this site (I apologize to you, the readers of AN, for not remembering who, but mostly I apologize to you, unmemorable poster, for not giving you the credit you...

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Come to Praise or Come to Mock - Either is Fine

Howdy A's Nation Community, Caught up in the same general sense of euphoria that's gripped pretty much all of us since Barton caught the third out yesterday , I wrote a post (linked here) detailing...

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Instant Karma Reversal

Oakland fans have plenty of experience with being ignored by the Mainstream Sports Media.  We’re used to it.  It’s kind of our thing. (SPORTSCENTER INTERN: Bad news, sir.  The show is running...

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Things I Learned Watching "My Team" Win a Championship

·                    For the second year in a row, I watched the Sacramento Rivercats win the Triple-A Championship, a degree of sustained excellence that we can only dream of seeing replicated on...

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Increasingly Superfluous Minor League Report #2

Great.  Just great.  I leave for Sacramento for four days to take the California Bar Exam, and everything goes straight to Hell.  Here’s my week in clauses:   “The rule against perpetuities . . ....

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Embrace Mediocrity!

It’s the dawn of a New Era in Oakland.  Specifically, it’s the dawn of a very, very sucky era.  Hopes for the future notwithstanding, the remainder of the 2008 season does not look to be a...

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Slightly Outdated Canseco News

In one of the more surreal developments of my week, Jose Canseco got smoked by Vai Sikahema in Atlantic City last Sunday: http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/126/story/204427.html Or, for the more...

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Thirteen thoughts about This Harden Thing

-          When I heard about the Mulder trade, I put my fist in a wall.  When I heard about the Haren trade, I ran a school bus full of orphans off a cliffside road. When I heard about the Swisher...

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Worst Minor League Report Ever

This has not been one of my better summers.  When the Maleficent Gods of Lousy Summers were doling out their wrath in my general direction, they decided that it wasn’t enough that I’d spend it...

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Negativity and Indiana Jones

The last few weeks have been a ride on the Oakland baseball equivalent of Space Mountain – a bunch of ups, a lot of downs, no one has any idea where we’re going next and the six year-old sitting...

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Notes from a 12-run blowout

Three hours to gametime The Athletics are playing the first of a four-game series tonight in Anaheim, some 45 minutes from my apartment.  Inexplicably, the UCLA School of Law has chosen to...

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12 Lessons from 10 Games

-          Here we are, ten games into the season and my excitement for the remaining 152 has yet to be extinguished.  I’d say that’s enough to give this season an “E” for “Exceeds Expectations.”  ...

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An Open Letter to Billy Beane

Dear Mr. Beane, Let us preface this by saying that we love you.  We are fully aware that only your unique brand of general managineering has separated us from the Kansas City Royals for the last...

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