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« on: July 14, 2005, 09:45:14 AM »
Eric Byrnes has been traded, and yea, there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth and rending of garment.  He and Barry Z were so good together ...  :cry:
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2005, 10:00:32 AM »
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Eric Byrnes has been traded, and yea, there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth and rending of garment.  He and Barry Z were so good together ...  :cry:


I loves me some Byrnsie, but he was never a management fave... I'm reading Moneyball and saddened as I am, this trade makes sense from a Billy Beane standpoint.

BTW whatever became of ESPN's Teammmates? I thought it was supposed to be a series?  I keep looking for a rerun of the Zito ep.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2005, 09:38:10 PM »
Just watched Rich Harden come within 5 outs of a perfect game. Faced the minimum thru 7 and a third, then gave up a flare to Soriano. Ended as a two-hitter, but man, the kid had some sh*t tonight. (And I mean that in a good way.)
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2005, 11:38:15 PM »
Here's hoping Jack Nicklaus makes the cut, and Tiger keeps up the pressure.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2005, 08:05:54 AM »
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Here's hoping Jack Nicklaus makes the cut, and Tiger keeps up the pressure.


I was kinda bummed this morning because they didn't start coverage until 7am, when I leave for work.  It would be cool if Jack makew the cut, but I doubt it.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2005, 08:44:42 AM »
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Just watched Rich Harden come within 5 outs of a perfect game. Faced the minimum thru 7 and a third, then gave up a flare to Soriano. Ended as a two-hitter, but man, the kid had some sh*t tonight. (And I mean that in a good way.)


It really is amazing how the A's story is the same every year: slow start sometimes horrible months of May, and then... bam!  For all the griping about trading Mulder & Hudson (especially the "you traded THEM and kept ZITO???" comments),  Mr Beane begins to look like a genius once again.

Didja see the cover story in last week's SF Weekly about ESPN's Joe Morgan and how he HATES the A's, Billy Beane, and Moneyball?
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2005, 03:30:03 PM »
This is probably old news to y'all, but I just learned today that BALCO's Victor Conte used to be a session bass player, and has played for Tower of Power, Herbie Hancock, and  best of all, a group called the "Pure Food and Drug Act"
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2005, 08:40:34 PM »
Jay Payton hits a 3-run homer in his first at-bat as an Oakland A. :shock:

er, Eric WHO?

ETA: Texas' Kevin Mench just ruined Zito's no-hitter in the 8th inning :cry:  :cry:  :cry:
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2005, 09:18:00 PM »
Respectable 7-2 in the 9th. I'd like to see the Giants do that.
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2005, 09:40:27 PM »
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Respectable 7-2 in the 9th. I'd like to see the Giants do that.


Well, they're beating LA 6-0 in the 8th...  a 2-game winning streak!
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2005, 09:49:46 PM »
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Respectable 7-2 in the 9th. I'd like to see the Giants do that.


Well, they're beating LA 6-0 in the 8th...  a 2-game winning streak!

Beating LAby any margin is always good. Kicking ass is a real treat. I got sucked into some funky movie on Ch 2.
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2005, 09:53:26 PM »
Zowza! Michael Tucker. Wodda catch.
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« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2005, 09:21:59 AM »
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« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2005, 09:26:36 AM »
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Woody sez: Start me or trade me!

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/26/SPGV5DTHEF1.DTL


Except that I can't think of any team, not even the Devil Rays, who'd want a nonintimidating pitcher with an ERA over 5 who hasn't gone more than 6 innings since the Clinton administration.
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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2005, 12:39:01 PM »
This guy is having a contest on his blog... letting people vote for Most. Annoying. ESPN. Personality.  Steven A Smith has just gotta win, no?

http://www.bravesbeat.com/bravesjournal/bristol/
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