Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Division Champs!

I have spent most of the month contemplating a third straight September Gag Job by my beloved, but all-too-frequently gutless, Oakland Athletics. I suppose my lack of excitement at their lead and my dearth of assurance they would close the deal, were defensive measure designed to protect my fragile psyche. Since 2000, I've had to deal with two feeble-minded managers, regular season MVPs who disappear and even forget how to run the bases in the playoffs, mental and physical errors of such rarity as to be almost fictional and, of course, the Fucking Jeter Flip Throw. But at least they made The Dance those years. The last two seasons, in which the less-talented Angels, eliminated us on our own field, coming from behind both times in the final weeks, those stuck in my craw like a soup bone. And I wasn't gonna let the green and gold get me wound up until they clinched.

I'm wound up. And in two weeks, I'll probably be crying in the fetal positon after they blow another 2-0 lead in the ALDS. But I've got this. We're partying tonight. Me and Medium Hurt.


At 7:20 AM, Blogger April said...

Congrats! I've still got my fingers crossed that the Astros can pull off a miracle.

At 8:53 AM, Blogger Drizztdj said...

I told you that there's nothing to worry about...

... until the playoffs start

On a side note, the baseball heros special on ESPN last night had a fella by the name of Macha running next to a young Gary Carter while the narrators discussed "the Kid".

Perhaps Macha wants to join his teammate in Cooperstown via managing?

Hopefully you stop laughing by the time work is over today.

At 9:33 AM, Blogger obp1000 said...

I have little faith that the A's can pull 3 wins out of their ass vs. MIN or DET...little or no confidence whatsoever....

I don't know, maybe that's a good thing 'cause I had been confident in all the past ALDS 1st round exits.

At 10:37 AM, Blogger PokahDave said...

Ken Macha learned everything he knows about baseball from Grady Little........hehehe


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