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barryzitoforever

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The Greatest Oakland A's Game of All Time

I like overblown statements like "the greatest of all time". I loved when Rickey said, "now I'm the greatest". It is entirely subjective and unscientific. There is not going to be a sabermetric...

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Barry Zito Keeps on Rolling

Look at my handle, I don't think I could let this game go by without writing something. Anyone watch any NCLS friday night? It was a great game. With the Giants on the verge of elimination they...

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How good are these guys?

I went to the A's game today. Awesome game. The A's in the first 4 innings scored 2-1-2-1 and the Red Sox were pretty much done. Then I started to take a look around the diamond and think about...

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Everything I Know About Stealing I Learned in Oakland

via lh3.googleusercontent.com I've been lying low lately. I'm not so up on prospects, and my forte is not really predicting which ones will pan out and which ones won't. My forte is being a...

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The Greatness of Game 7

At the start of this World Series, I wanted only one thing, I wanted to get to game 7.  I figured these teams were evenly matched and that I didn't really care who won.  We have been without a...

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Can the A's Wear the Yellow Jerseys on the Road?

In Bull Durham Kevin Costner famously said, "When you have a streak you have to respect the streak."  I couldn't agree more.  We think the difference between a win a loss is bigger than it is,...

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I love the Melvins

I have been trying to find a reason to talk about the Melvins after the hiring of Bob Melvin.  I especially love the "Nude with Boots" album.  They go from incoherent to totally tight rock pretty...

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Queens of the Stone Age, my Oakland Pride and Last Night’s Game

1.       Queens of the Stone Age Last night my wife and I drove up to the Fox Theater in Oakland to see Queens of the Stone Age.  What this has to do with the A’s might not seem...

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Here is where I will be tonight

After the whole winter of anticipation, the season begins.  I had a lot of fun following this team last year, and I think I will have a lot of fun this year.  I was going to make a...

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The 2011 Bill James Handbook and the A’s

For those of you who haven’t seen the Bill James Handbook, it is a paperback book which comes out every year and is full of stats.  Stats for every player, leaderboards on tons of obscure...

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Do You Believe in Miracles? (the Rich Harden story)

When Al Michaels famously said "Do you believe in miracles?" after TeamUSA beat the Russians in the 1980 Olympic hockey game, I responded, "No."  It was a rhetorical question, but probability and...

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The Next Guy to Hit .400

  Around 1993 I remember a conversation with a friend about what milestone we would see next.  Would it be someone hitting more than 61 homers in a season or would it be a guy hitting .400?  We...

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The New Gold Jersey!

  I don't know if all of you get emails from Oaklandathletics.com.  I am going to reprint this pic without express written permission of the A's or Major League Baseball.  I think they won't...

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Top 10 active players destined for the Hall of Fame

Hi, Community. There have been some technical difficulties (now fixed), to go with a lack of recent "fresh content," making the past 48 hours less than ideal on AN. This fanpost should make for a...

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Blyleven and the Hall of Fame

 I tried to be neutral in the title. I think it is important to examine and consider even the most unpopular ideas if we expect improve our understanding of something. If this post only lets...

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The 1929 Athletics (part 2)

Before we return to the thrills of the '29 WS I need to write a little about the lineup of this A's team. It was an offensive powerhouse, batting 3-4-5 were: Mickey Cochrane, C (a good hitting...

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The 1929 Athletics (part 1b)

 Before I write about the other amazing game of the '29 series, I need to explain a little more about game 1. Some commenters have postulated that starting Ehmke in game 1 was a mistake which...

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The 1929 Athletics (part 1)

 Reading the A's trivia post inspired me to write about the 1929 Philadelphia Athletics. The A's won the World Series in 1929 against the Cubs, the 1930 WS against the Cardinals, and lost the '31...

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A Post About FIP

Since so many AN posts lately involve FIP, I thought I would write a post specifically about it.  Before I did some research I knew the acronymn but not the equation.  If I was the only one at AN...

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In Defense of Barry Bonds

Hahahaha.  No one could really defend Barry Bonds, could they?  I guess Bill James could: http://www.slate.com/id/2266750 If everyone who reads here doesn't already know about Bill James, I...

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Quick, name 3 teams whose best hitter is their catcher

Without really defining "best hitter" I would say Joe Maurer, Brian McCann and Buster Posey.  I saw all 3 of them batting in the 3-4-5 spots in the playoffs.  The next question is, can you name 3...

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An Impromtpu Inverview with San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed

Friday night I was at an event in the Santa Clara Convention Center.  I spotted Chuck Reed.  My mind was on the A's, so I went up to him and asked him a couple of questions.  I hope it is...

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Should We Really Hate the Yankees?

I will take on anyone in a Yankee hating contest.  I despise most of them.  But then I saw Swisher at the plate tonight, and thought, I don't really hate this guy.  He loves to give interviews,...

2010 MLB Payrolls and Dollars Per Win

  1. Team Payroll Dollars per Win
  2. 1 New York Yankees $209,081,579 96 $2,177,933.11
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Zito, Hudson, Blanton and Harden get ready for Postseason

Well, I didn't want to make the title too long, but I wanted to write, "Zito, Hudson, Blanton, Harang, Harden, Jose Guillen, Santiago Casilla, Nick Swisher, Carlos Pena, Ramon Hernandez and A...

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This is the End, My Only Friend, the End

Well, here we are, 7 games back with 10 to play.  This is the end.  The must win situations where even if the A's win all their games, they can be eliminated if the Rangers win 4.  Logic and...

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Dallas Braden doesn't win because he has a big heart

Glen Kuiper and Ray Fosse were gushing about Dallas Braden during today's game. Braden is awesome but the announcers harping on his big heart And saying he has below average stuff is tiresome and...

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Long Live the 70s!

I went to the game last night.  The festivities were outstanding.  My crutches got me past the huge line at gate D and got me on a wheelchair to my seat.  Probably got me the Rudi jersey too as...

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Is Rosales the new Scutaro?

I see many comments on whether Rosales should be playing more.  It reminds me of when we used to discuss whether Marco Scutaro should play more.  Let's go to some numbers, although the sample...

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Gio Gonzalez is the Best 5th Starter in Baseball

At the risk of putting meaning where there isn'y any and giving out backhanded complements, I nominate Gio Gonzalez as the best 5th starter in baseball.  He is 6-3 with a 3.58 ERA and I don't...

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