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Nico

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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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I would call it the "elephant in the room" but obviously that's Stomper.
Commented on Game #134: You've Heard This One Before; Lifeless A's Fall Easily to Angels on Aug 30 2014, 1:34a - 1 reply
Chad Pinder is also a prospect
Commented on Game #134: You've Heard This One Before; Lifeless A's Fall Easily to Angels on Aug 30 2014, 1:33a - 1 reply
Maybe he loves platoons and thinks Donaldson sucks.
Commented on Game #134: You've Heard This One Before; Lifeless A's Fall Easily to Angels on Aug 30 2014, 1:32a
She actually wrote it August 1st.
Commented on Game #134: You've Heard This One Before; Lifeless A's Fall Easily to Angels on Aug 30 2014, 1:22a - 1 reply
Can I get back to you Wednesday night?
Commented on Game #134: You've Heard This One Before; Lifeless A's Fall Easily to Angels on Aug 30 2014, 1:21a - 1 reply
Maybe he was referring to AN.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:58a
Less chicken and beer, though.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:58a
What's he saying?
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:56a - 1 reply
With O'Flaherty, Chavez and Scribner still available?
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:55a - 1 reply
Sadly, we have to DFA him again and then trade some more of our talent to reacquire him.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:54a - 1 reply
That was an incredible jump.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:53a
Really? I find it's like taking candy from a baby.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:52a
You kinda get the sense I'm not over it, huh?
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:51a - 4 replies
With O'Flaherty nowhere to be seen.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:50a - 2 replies
Psssst. If not for the Samardzija trade they wouldn't have had to trade for a middle infielder.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:48a - 3 replies
Has Moss HRed since the Cespedes trade?
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:43a - 2 replies
2012 was fun. This is just irritating.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:32a
Well, they could have talked about it.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:30a
I feel like Pujols obstructed Sogard.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (3) on Aug 30 2014, 12:24a - 1 reply
Is it hot in here?
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 30 2014, 12:17a
I wish they had thrown in the towel on this season
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 30 2014, 12:16a - 4 replies
Vogt failed. There, happy?
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 30 2014, 12:10a - 1 reply
I have a pretty good idea of the direction
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 30 2014, 12:09a
Especially if he signs with the Cubs!
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 30 2014, 12:03a
Pretty weak 2-0 swing
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 29 2014, 11:59p - 1 reply
Tomorrow we'll find out if TBA can shut us down too.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 29 2014, 11:54p - 1 reply
No I think he was taken off.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 29 2014, 11:52p
Normally I would say no
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 29 2014, 11:46p
EXACTLY what I thought!
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 29 2014, 11:42p
Yeah, if that's the case then life goes on.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 29 2014, 11:40p
Really.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 29 2014, 11:38p
That was probably the end of our season.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 29 2014, 11:35p - 3 replies
No, he also can't run.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 29 2014, 11:33p
Vogt should have stood in front of 1B and completely obstructed Aybar as he arrived. And then done a pratfall.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 29 2014, 11:33p - 1 reply
I think Price's "9 hits in a row" extravaganza
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels (2) on Aug 29 2014, 11:32p
OK I just tried.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels on Aug 29 2014, 11:00p - 2 replies
Remember when we thought a 10-3 lead was safe with Jimmy Jack?
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels on Aug 29 2014, 10:58p - 2 replies
Of course he did -- he's no Yusmeiro Petit, after all.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels on Aug 29 2014, 10:25p
4 batters, 4 balls hit hard.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels on Aug 29 2014, 10:24p - 3 replies
That it's attached to an untalented body?
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels on Aug 29 2014, 10:21p - 1 reply
CALLASPO FLASHING THE RANGE
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels on Aug 29 2014, 10:19p
He told me that life ain't nothing but a 40-foot riddle,
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels on Aug 29 2014, 10:18p - 2 replies
Yet half a Callaspo weighs more than a full Lowrie.
Commented on Game Thread #134: Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels on Aug 29 2014, 10:15p
Thanks.
Commented on Did the Athletics have a chance at a successful protest? on Aug 29 2014, 9:27p - 1 reply
What angers me about the call itself is that it's so obvious
Commented on Did the Athletics have a chance at a successful protest? on Aug 29 2014, 8:31p - 1 reply
"And the league has ruled that Gordon Beckham popped up to 1B and the A's only trail 1-0!!!"
Commented on Did the Athletics have a chance at a successful protest? on Aug 29 2014, 8:29p
I think you're underestimating Montero's girth
Commented on Game #133: A's Lose Twisting, Bizarre, Painful Game Versus Angels, 4-3 on Aug 29 2014, 11:12a
Some team acquired Gordon Beckham for cash.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (5) on Aug 29 2014, 2:02a
The positioning wasn't the problem
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (5) on Aug 29 2014, 2:00a - 1 reply
IBBing Beckham was really stupid
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (5) on Aug 29 2014, 1:59a - 3 replies
Arguably the worst game Melvin has managed in his A's career.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (5) on Aug 29 2014, 1:55a - 3 replies
Yet he'll be ind the next time a LHP starts.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (5) on Aug 29 2014, 1:53a
I'd pitch to Kendrick, then IBB Aybar and go after McDonald.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (5) on Aug 29 2014, 1:52a
Callaspo saves the game, then loses it for us.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (5) on Aug 29 2014, 1:50a - 1 reply
Shocking.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (5) on Aug 29 2014, 1:50a
I mean in general
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (5) on Aug 29 2014, 1:49a - 1 reply
"Excuse me, let me go out of my way where I'm not allowed to be
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (5) on Aug 29 2014, 1:48a
Yeah, that flipped rather suddenly.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (5) on Aug 29 2014, 1:47a - 1 reply
My question is:
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (5) on Aug 29 2014, 1:44a - 2 replies
Sure have.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (4) on Aug 29 2014, 1:34a
I think we'd all be stunned.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (4) on Aug 29 2014, 1:34a
As if it wasn't epically dumb enough to IBB Gordon Beckham and trade him for Mike Trout,
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (4) on Aug 29 2014, 1:33a - 2 replies
There's about a 0.003% chance we would win a protest
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (4) on Aug 29 2014, 1:29a
Seriously?
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (4) on Aug 29 2014, 1:28a - 1 reply
They're seriously walking Beckham to go after Calhoun and Trout?
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (4) on Aug 29 2014, 1:27a - 7 replies
Hammel IS technically available.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (4) on Aug 29 2014, 1:08a - 1 reply
Beating Street would be the cherry on top of the sundae.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (4) on Aug 29 2014, 1:07a
WHY CAN'T HE SOMETIMES SUCK IN THE 2ND INNING???
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (4) on Aug 29 2014, 12:58a
He'd better get Trout because he can't hold runners.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (4) on Aug 29 2014, 12:57a - 1 reply
Why can't he go 115?
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (4) on Aug 29 2014, 12:49a - 1 reply
I think the way I'd go now is to stay with Gray against Trout and Pujols,
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (4) on Aug 29 2014, 12:48a - 1 reply
I think the way I'd go now is to stay with Gray against Trout and Pujols,
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (3) on Aug 29 2014, 12:46a
No question. Ride him as long as he's effective.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (3) on Aug 29 2014, 12:27a
Seems like it would distract the pitcher more than the hitter
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (3) on Aug 29 2014, 12:24a - 1 reply
Soon as it stopped rolling, sure.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (3) on Aug 29 2014, 12:22a
The Sogard-Callaspo DP combo behind Sonny Gray is not a good thing.
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (3) on Aug 29 2014, 12:22a
They've found a hole in Vogt's swing: down and in off the plate
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (3) on Aug 29 2014, 12:19a - 1 reply
Great...Now if you'll just sign here and initial here and here....
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (2) on Aug 28 2014, 11:56p - 1 reply
We still do:
Commented on Game Thread #133: A's at Angels (2) on Aug 28 2014, 11:55p - 2 replies
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