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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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This is pretty much my analysis, too
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 1:22a - 2 replies
That's because those are their only 2 skills
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 1:17a - 1 reply
Likewise.
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 1:09a - 1 reply
Heck, one could argue they got on a roll starting with Cleveland
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 12:54a
My point is that when people say "I keep waiting for regression from the Angels but I haven't seen it yet,"
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 12:50a
For clarification, to the community: Please DO use the flagging system
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 12:35a - 1 reply
That's the thing, though -- you're not going to a sign skywritten across the horizon
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 12:32a - 4 replies
Here's the reality:
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 12:30a - 3 replies
This I can heartily agree with
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 12:28a
Well, if so then I have to confess that I 'called for' the wrong pitch
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 12:07a - 1 reply
I actually think he executed the pitch well
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 28 2014, 11:55p - 2 replies
See my somewhat detailed comment below
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 28 2014, 11:52p
Just for funsies, I looked up how the A's have done in the other 3 or 4 games series against losing teams they "should" beat:
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 28 2014, 11:52p - 3 replies
Has to be Milone
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 28 2014, 11:39p - 1 reply
I think it's evidence of three things:
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 28 2014, 11:30p
Yup. That's baseball.
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 28 2014, 11:22p - 1 reply
I'm more reminded of 2001,
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 28 2014, 11:22p - 2 replies
It can, but the slider and splitter take more.
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 28 2014, 11:21p
If you're not bummed about a 4-3 start to a HOU/TEX suckstand
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 28 2014, 11:20p - 3 replies
Shouldn't be an issue yet
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 28 2014, 11:19p - 1 reply
A few stray thoughts...
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 28 2014, 11:13p - 9 replies
Yes, they're strict about their leash laws.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 11:02p
Yes. I once walked down the street in Texas with a cup of water and was arrested.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 11:00p - 1 reply
Have you not watched the rest of the game you DVR'd?
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:58p - 1 reply
Oh my.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:57p
See that's the thing. ON PAPER, sure.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:57p - 1 reply
That is remarkably close to "unbearable troll"!
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:55p - 1 reply
I never said it would be soon.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:53p
Sadly, no.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:47p
NEEDS MORE JASO
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:46p - 1 reply
He actually doesn't look gassed to me.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:46p - 2 replies
Works for me!
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:45p
You're right. We should have made sure to win.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:44p
I agree. Rest those arms for 2015.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:43p - 1 reply
He's due for a good start.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:42p
There were no promises. Just observations.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:42p
More to the point, as HORRIFICALLY AWFUL as he thinks teams like the Astros and Rangers are,
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:41p - 2 replies
39 pitches and counting for MadBum.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:38p
I didn't guarantee nuttin'.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:38p - 1 reply
We will wipe out this deficit!
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:34p
Ironcially, Reddick would have caught that.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:24p
Reddick really is amazing out there.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:22p
She might just be reading this thread!
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:18p - 2 replies
You know how Bengie Molina is a 1B coach now?
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:15p - 1 reply
Cal would have
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:13p
It's "beyond doubt" and yet I doubt it each time you spout it
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:12p - 2 replies
Exactly. It happens.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:11p
That's a terrific approach to life
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:08p
He had a great changeup tonight.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:07p - 1 reply
Sure, bro.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:07p - 2 replies
Clearly Otero should have been pulled after the long foul ball
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:05p
I thought he had great stuff.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:04p - 1 reply
I think a better question is why the heck would anyone consider pulling him?
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:03p - 1 reply
Exactly.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 10:02p - 1 reply
Nope.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 9:59p - 1 reply
That's why walking Carter is dumb
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 9:57p - 1 reply
That might be the most intelligent thing I've ever seen on Facebook.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 9:55p - 1 reply
OK, so...don't give him anything to hit but don't walk him. K? Coo'.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 9:53p - 1 reply
The ground rule double did end up costing a run,
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 9:37p - 1 reply
Burns sinker liner to CF + Torii Hunteresque diving try = inside the park HR
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 28 2014, 9:30p
I don't think so, actually: Good pitch, better hit.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 9:10p
Sigh. I'm not going to criticize that pitch, though,
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 9:09p - 2 replies
The A's have gotten burned most with offspeed to Carter
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 9:08p - 2 replies
"Just your cleats and glove. Oh and forget the glove."
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 9:07p - 1 reply
Billy Burns? But I just got him.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 9:06p
Well it's an even year, right?
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 9:05p
BILLY BURNS SIGHTING!!!!!
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 9:05p
Like I said, Chavez has "2 hit stuff" tonight.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 9:04p
While the rest of the fans just have nightmares about the Astros.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 9:01p - 1 reply
IMO Chavez' hit line matches his stuff so far tonight.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 8:58p - 1 reply
Where is she?
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 8:50p - 1 reply
Norris framed that into being a strike.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 8:48p
Which one? Ball 4 was clearly a ball.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 8:47p - 1 reply
How so?
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 8:46p - 2 replies
It could be because he's an idiot, but that's just one theory.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 8:43p - 1 reply
Foul by 1/100th of an Altuve.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 8:41p
You know he would have signed anything...
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 8:38p
Jesse has some "zip" on his fastball tonight.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 8:38p
Good pitch to swing at for Reddick, just got under it.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 8:36p
I'll give Callaspo this: He drives up pitch counts.
Commented on Game Thread #105: A's at Astros on Jul 28 2014, 8:34p
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