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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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Recent Activity
Maybe one of the games will start at tooth-hurty!
Commented on DLD: A's rainout vs. Seattle rescheduled for May 7 traditional doubleheader on Apr 16 2014, 6:43p - 1 reply
True. I didn't look at it very carefully.
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 6:43p - 1 reply
That worked for the Dodgers last night.
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 6:41p
Almost sounds like Skaggs was scratched for a RHP
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 6:25p - 2 replies
Mabry so.
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 6:23p
Truf.
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 6:22p
It was DFA,
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 5:44p - 2 replies
"Trout Ties Game!!!! Injured Straily Bailed Out"
Commented on A's Escape with 10-9 Win in Wild, See-Saw Affair on Apr 16 2014, 5:42p - 1 reply
Where I "fault" the FO
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 5:40p - 1 reply
Freiman and Taylor are redundant, anyway,
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 5:30p - 1 reply
Or in a many-way tie for worst option.
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 5:28p - 1 reply
I don't think one can accuse Billy Beane of being afraid to make a mistake.
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 5:22p
I think the A's value defense at every position
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 5:17p - 2 replies
I think it's more that they don't have any good defensive 1Bmen,
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 5:11p - 1 reply
There's more to Barton's "slump," though, than these first 14 games
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 5:03p - 1 reply
Could also see Coco DHing, I suppose, if they want to limit his running.
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 4:41p
They could DH Cespedes and put Callaspo at 1B
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 4:21p - 1 reply
So he can hit more fowls?
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 4:16p
Totally.
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 4:16p
GOOD JOB, A's ticket/PR departments!
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 4:15p
Against a LHP, Punto is probably a better offensive player than Sogard.
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 4:13p
Melvin pinch-hit so as to remove Jaso and leave Norris as the only catcher yesterday.
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 3:04p - 2 replies
Hey -- maybe the throw would have gone "past a diving Lowrie"!
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 3:03p
Jaso could!
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 3:02p
He slept ok. Didn't say goodbye in the morning, but I'm used to that.
Commented on A's Escape with 10-9 Win in Wild, See-Saw Affair on Apr 16 2014, 3:00p - 1 reply
So they delayed the game 63 years awaiting full acceptance?
Commented on A's Escape with 10-9 Win in Wild, See-Saw Affair on Apr 16 2014, 2:59p
:-)
Commented on A's Escape with 10-9 Win in Wild, See-Saw Affair on Apr 16 2014, 2:58p
I have to say, though, going back over all the years
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 2:37p - 1 reply
Wait, he can hit .225 from the left side?
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 2:09p
Cespedes seems calmer to me -- more relaxed, letting the ball come to him instead of reaching to it.
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 2:05p - 1 reply
Some 1B FAs still out there:
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 2:03p - 2 replies
Anyone can read that eye chart
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 1:58p - 1 reply
We were there March 21-24 and he was brutal.
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 1:55p
BBG, Oaktown Power and I saw him in spring training and it was pretty
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 1:53p - 2 replies
At least last night he walked like an Egyptian. Twice!
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 1:53p - 1 reply
This is consistent with my "change the head angle viewing the pitch" theory
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 1:52p - 1 reply
You should really see him there before you commit.
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 1:52p - 2 replies
No. I felt last night was a sufficient sample size to justify completely rearranging the A's roster.
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 1:31p - 1 reply
That leaves us without a 1B,
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 1:28p - 2 replies
The way Gentry has hit RHP so far, he could be considered a good option to replace Reddick by playing full time
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 1:23p - 3 replies
Not "scored," maybe "tried to score"
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 1:20p - 2 replies
Well, you could argue it's important to be proactive
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 1:18p - 1 reply
But is it thicker?
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 12:40p
I would like to see a trained monkey hit,
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 12:40p
Anyone can draw blue lines.
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 12:37p - 1 reply
In Reddick's case, of course,
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 12:37p
Vernon Wells, cuz you're paying him anyway?
Commented on A's Escape with 10-9 Win in Wild, See-Saw Affair on Apr 16 2014, 12:35p - 3 replies
That's why I wear a broken watch
Commented on Designated For Assignment: Who Do YOU Want to DFA? on Apr 16 2014, 12:35p - 1 reply
for Daric Barton
Voted on Apr 16 2014, 12:33p
What most concerns me about Reddick
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 16 2014, 12:28p - 1 reply
One reason is that the two power hitters (Trout, Pujols) were RHs
Commented on A's Escape with 10-9 Win in Wild, See-Saw Affair on Apr 16 2014, 12:21p
Where is he tickling right at the end of that clip?
Commented on A's Escape with 10-9 Win in Wild, See-Saw Affair on Apr 16 2014, 12:18p - 2 replies
They're paying him through 2018
Commented on A's Escape with 10-9 Win in Wild, See-Saw Affair on Apr 16 2014, 12:13p
Tell them to explain Chris Ianetta.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:35a
or get him to ground to SS
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:21a
I have no problem if they walk Kendrick.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:21a - 3 replies
Exactly
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:20a
Well that's because you have terrible control.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:19a
He's gonna have a green light.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:18a - 1 reply
No, you have to eat it.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:16a - 1 reply
Update: 1 for 7.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:15a
Trout 0 for 6 career vs. Johnson
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:14a - 4 replies
To put it mildly.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:13a - 1 reply
Well, that could happen a lot of ways.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:13a
Dang. I thought Norris got it.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:09a - 2 replies
That'll be $2.50 for the kraut.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:07a
Conger out to the mound:
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:01a
But first, let's make a position player catch!
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 2:00a
There was no way he was going to keep Calhoun at 1B
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 1:58a - 1 reply
DANG, the guy can hit.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 1:57a - 2 replies
He has graduated from saves.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 1:57a
Could be.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 1:56a
Come CLOSER and I'll tell you.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 1:55a
Yes. He's pitched 3 in a row.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 1:55a - 1 reply
The thing that confused me that inning was Gentry not laying out for Calhoun's fly ball
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 1:55a - 2 replies
This is a lot like the game at MIN that Johnson blew
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 1:54a
Hope so, because Abad to Trout-Pujols is not the way to go
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (5) on Apr 16 2014, 1:53a - 2 replies
No, I think it's Coco.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (4) on Apr 16 2014, 1:50a
I think Abad is the better choice with Conger-Stewart-Aybar due up
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (4) on Apr 16 2014, 1:49a
He's been coming around.
Commented on Game Thread #14: A's vs. Angels (4) on Apr 16 2014, 1:34a - 1 reply
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