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Before I decided to become a full-time teacher and counselor, my career was in play-by-play broadcasting, which included serving as a radio voice for A's Spring Training games (1987-91) and A's minor leagues games in Medford (1991-94).

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And our team MVP is probably Crisp
Commented on Game Thread #100: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros (2) on Jul 24 2014, 12:08a
He would be a great prosecutor
Commented on Game Thread #100: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros (2) on Jul 23 2014, 11:56p - 3 replies
"high" strike to Altuve!
Commented on Game Thread #100: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros on Jul 23 2014, 11:11p - 1 reply
Bless you.
Commented on Game Thread #100: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros on Jul 23 2014, 11:05p
I think he should just end every inning.
Commented on Game Thread #100: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros on Jul 23 2014, 11:04p
This is me not worrying about the A's offense!
Commented on Game Thread #100: Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros on Jul 23 2014, 11:04p - 1 reply
I think you're conflating emotions and attitudes
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 9:18p - 1 reply
Actually, elcroata contributed very little
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 9:15p - 1 reply
Do the players on the '89 team get to take PEDs and the players on the 2014 team don't?
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 9:14p - 2 replies
I think it was totally valid to insist that Geren had to go
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 9:12p - 1 reply
Well for the record, my post isn't about "don't be negative"
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 8:37p - 1 reply
I'm steamed that Callaspo had to get hurt to get him out of the lineup
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 8:35p
I want to face, and beat, the Tigers.
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 8:21p - 1 reply
I think hitting is hard enough as it is,
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 8:20p
As you may or may not know,
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 8:19p - 1 reply
Just to add a different thought to this topic,
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 8:17p - 3 replies
It was a transfer, though.
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 7:05p - 1 reply
Wow. The second WC is going to be quite a race going forward.
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 7:03p
I feel like AN should have an official 'Trainman/Horseracing' sidebar on the right
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 6:59p - 1 reply
Same for me.
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 6:25p
He did. Don't know how much that was "the reason,"
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 4:43p - 1 reply
I don't get this comment, tbh.
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 4:26p - 1 reply
Beane totally gets the 162-game season
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 4:12p
Case in point:
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 4:11p
To every team, including the World Series winner.
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 4:06p - 1 reply
The SSS part is that if Marquez (Alfonso, not Don) makes the right call at 1B
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 4:06p - 1 reply
I actually think "disappointment" is a very appropriate response to last night's game or any loss
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 3:58p - 2 replies
ik, r?
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 3:55p
Well said!
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 3:54p
Maybe he missed a sign.
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 3:53p
This is basically my point
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 3:52p - 1 reply
I still don't get why they let Jonny Gomes go
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 3:46p - 3 replies
See this is where I really disagree
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 2:47p - 3 replies
"its" should not have an apostrophe there
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 2:41p - 4 replies
Well he did.
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 1:56p - 1 reply
How could we lose to the Astros?????
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 1:51p - 1 reply
NEW POST UP
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 1:44p - 1 reply
Oh, you mean once Oberholtzer threw home Lowrie should have gotten back to 3B?
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 1:44p - 2 replies
"Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans
Posted on Jul 23 2014, 1:42p
No I mean that Oberholtzer, if he doesn't have to attend to Lowrie,
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 1:02p - 1 reply
Just look at the group of pitchers they've faced compared to the group before
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 12:58p - 1 reply
Lowrie did that on purpose because if he doesn't get in a rundown
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 12:56p - 1 reply
This is excellent analysis
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 12:55p - 1 reply
THIS IS WHY MILONE WANTS TO BE TRADED
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 12:53p
I don't even think the A's played badly
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 12:51p - 1 reply
I don't know if this was a factor, but apparently Vogt has a injured foot
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 12:48p
Moss missed a short fly ball last night that Reddick absolutely would have caught
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 12:47p - 2 replies
And who slows himself down with "gritty" head first dives into 1B
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 12:45p
I'm assuming BoMel didn't want to burn Abad after just 1 out
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 2:54a - 2 replies
Yeah, I assumed (but haven't heard either way)
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 2:51a - 1 reply
Carter almost did that to Gregerson on Gregerson's 3rd hanging slider of the at bat.
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:44a - 1 reply
If there's a point it's that the A's aren't entitled to wins
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:44a - 2 replies
OK, what that shows is not that the A's need to change how they play baseball
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:41a
Well, Abad had only gotten 2 outs and faced 2 hitters when Hoes hit the HR.
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:39a - 1 reply
Once again: Every team.
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:35a - 2 replies
Ah, got it. So in this stretch of playing 9 vs. HOU and TEX
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:34a - 1 reply
Remind me: Which are the teams that don't have games where they leave 15 on base, only score 2 runs, and lose?
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:32a - 1 reply
So which are the games we should be losing? When our rivals win?
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:31a
Note: The Angels are 2-3 out of the break and more to the point
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:26a - 1 reply
Thing is, Otero would have been gone by then anyway
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:25a - 1 reply
Thing is, that's just completely incorrect
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:24a - 2 replies
O RLY?
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:19a - 1 reply
Why shouldn't we lose to the Astros?
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:12a - 5 replies
I'm assuming Vogt will bat for Freiman
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:07a - 1 reply
I always thought getting beaten by Hoes would be more exciting.
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:06a
That's patently false
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:05a - 1 reply
I'm kinda bummed that we hit Jaso for Norris
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:04a - 2 replies
Fun fact: Each losing team in extras tonight has scored in extra innings.
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:01a - 2 replies
I thought that was epilepsy.
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 2:00a
Jeff Francis got a win tonight; maybe Jim Johnson can too.
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 1:59a - 1 reply
"Clubhouse?"
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 1:57a
Did I miss an announcement about "National 14-inning Night" or something?
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 1:57a
NO SAVES IN EXTRA INNING HOME GAMES!!!!!!
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 1:42a - 2 replies
Here's being nicely set up:
Commented on Game Thread #99: A's vs. Astros (4) on Jul 23 2014, 1:41a
Another reason to like the Huddy trade, though,
Commented on Let's not freak out about Jason Hammel on Jul 22 2014, 10:01p - 1 reply
Well, in fairness had we kept Huddy another year we might have won the division
Commented on Let's not freak out about Jason Hammel on Jul 22 2014, 9:55p - 1 reply
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