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oaklandfan40

  • joined Feb 12, 2008
  • last login Jan 28, 2013
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A's fan ('88 - '92; Canseco, Stewart, Henderson)
and ('00-present; Hudson, Harden, team).
Youth baseball coach ('05-'10).
High School baseball coach ('11-present)

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Balfour: Australian for Game #&*!NG Over

Hello. One of my ongoing complaints with this organization is our lack of interesting/accessible team wear. (The West Championship was sold out before I could even get in the store after the...

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Golden Opportunity to Expand the A’s Fan Base

Been thinking a lot about how the A’s ownership/management can add A’s fans when this article popped up on yahoo this morning. h...

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Why no Andruw Jones Talk?

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2009/01/dodgers-deal-wi.html With LA and Jones parting ways and our history of cheap veteran pick ups, I was just wondering why no one's suggesting...

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How Much is a World Championship Worth?

IF I could convince you that you could buy at least one World Championship and possibly two more for $500M dollars what would you say?  Before you answer, consider that the Yankees, Mets, Angels,...

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Worth a Gamble?

Here’s something I’ve been a little puzzled about as I check in on AN:  Why isn’t anyone willing to mention signing Kenny Rogers?  The guy can’t lose at the McAfee and it’s not like...

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There Should Be An “A”-Rod in Oakland

It will never happen, but after reading yesterday's defenses of A-Rod, I thought it’d be good to finally throw out a crazy idea that AN might actually help make an argument for, you know, even if...

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2007 Oakland Athletics WTFs

As Hollywood enters the awards season, I just wanted to throw out some nominations for the WTF? Award, an award I am creating for AN this year and will become known for throughout AN over the next...

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D’s, O’s and Don’t It Just Make Sense

You’ll have to forgive me because I started to write this at work last Friday when I thought we’d take 3 of 4 from Seattle and before we scored 10 runs (and STILL lost!).  Though I was pleased...

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Let’s Keep Bashing A’s

I haven’t read of any Chavez-on-a-bus-speeches taking place, so I’m assuming that our current win streak (yes, for us, two games is a streak) is due to all the negativity that’s been coming...

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2008 A New Hope

Before I start, I just wanted to mention that a little 20-game win streak would put us 14 games over five hundred and 11 of those 20 games would be against the Angels and Mariners.  I’m just,...

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What Will Change?

So, yeah, this is the first season I became an official season ticket holder (you know, cause buying 20-40 games a year at full or craigslist prices don’t count) and this was the first year since...

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An A's Line Up from a Little League Coach's POV

So my little league coaching season is about to begin and I think I might have the 2001 A's team!  I've got a lot of big kids taking big swings. Anyways, as I always do after a first practice, I...

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Okay, NOW we HAVE to get Brad Penny

This diary was going to be a statistical marvel as to why we should trade for LA's Brad Penny.  It was going to show you how we could him, why we need him and all that great stuff because I just...

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Fire Michael Urban Now!

Okay, so maybe I'm a little upset that he NEVER takes my questions for his mailbag or a little jealous that he gets PAID to follow my team around all season and all the other things that make his...

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Ads for 2007 OAKLAND A's

Djhbaseball's recent diary about Huston Street's intro music oddly enough got me to thinking about some ideas for A's commercials this year.  Since we're all A's fans, I was thinking we should all...

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Please explain the value of Kendall

Most people here seem to think the world of Mr. Kendall.  While I could make an argument for Mrs. Kendall, I just don't see the attraction of Jason Kendall.  Most people see him as the guy who...

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Play that DJ for one full season

First, I want it to be clear that I think every player on our roster, while not the best at his position in the league, is my favorite (okay, with the exception of Kendall and Crosby, who I'd take...

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It's Not Too Late: Bring Back Mulder Billy!

This post isn't for those of you who think he's got nothing left in his surgically repaired shoulder, but for those of you who made the arguement for Frank Thomas last season, Bobby Crosby the year...

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It sucks to be an A's fan

I HATE BEING AN A'S FAN!  It's too intellectual and, oddly, too heart wrenching.  I almost envy those crappy Giant fans who get to watch their players forget them as Alzheimer's sets in.  Or...

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2007 Predictions

Number One: The Oakland Athletics Win the World Series.  Texas (yes, Texas) wins the West, the Tigers take the Central and the Yanks (with Z) win the East, leaving us the Wild Card winner.  We...

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Any chance we can get in on the LoRoche deal?

The Braves are looking for a starting 2B and a left hander reliever. I wouldn't mind trading Ellis, Kennedy/Embree/Halsey and a prospect for a 1B would hit 285/32/90/354/561. Oh yeah, DJ can be...

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Shock the World Billy. Get me, er, us Vernon Wells

Billy Beane has this great way of looking at things when it comes to being able to let certain guys go.  For example, when Miggy left, he said we'd be okay because Crosby and Dye would put up...

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Moneyball: The Next Chapter

We all hear how a dollar doesn't buy what it used to. With the ridiculous amounts of money that major league teams are throwing at mediocre pitchers, unproven hitters or hitters surely to be on the...

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Rotation '07: The Big What If's

I know the season is still months away but I can't help but wonder about the '07 rotation, especially after the rumor Joe Kennedy may be our numero cinco. I mean, can Rich Harden a) stay healthy...

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I've just traveled back in time from Opening Day 2007

You'll never guess what I learned.  I mean, I can't even believe it and I actually traveled through time!  Wow, it's amazing.  It's so unbelievable.  I don't even know where to begin.  I mean...

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My Resume for Bench Coach, 2007

Dear Mr. Beane and Mr. Wolff: With current bench coach Bob Geren being named new A's manager, I would like to submit my resume for Oakland Athletics' Bench Coach, 2007. I have been a long time...

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The Texas A's -- Thomas/Zito looking at Texas

Well, it looks like the Texas Rangers have decided to "join us" Fox Sports' Ben Maller is reporting BOTH Zito and Thomas are talking with the Rangers for next season.  Which would give the...

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Billy Beane for manager

With the A's seemingly coming into the money AND the A's in need of a manager AND there not being anyone out there who screams "I'll follow your philosophy AND win you a world championship along...

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The Perfect Shut Your Month Series Sweep

They (the so-called "experts") said we couldn't win this series.  They broke it down and claimed: The Twins had a better starting rotation  (Oakland starters 2-0, Twins 0-2) The Twins had a...

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Twins, Yankees and Dodgers...in that order

I fully understand the whole wanting to play DET instead of MIN thing.  Hell, I wouldn't mind if we had to play KC in the ALDS, TB in the ALCS and PIT in the WS if it meant us winning the whole...

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