AL Wild Card Thread - Athletics @ Yankees

bob burda

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I was about to say if the A's survive the Rodney inning they win...so now I know the outcome; they're done for.
 

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Definitely want to make sure that Treinen doesn’t get to pitch a meaningful inning
 

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I don't remember where the conversation about if fielding is more or less or same importance in short series versus regular season, but this is a good example of something.
 

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I don't remember where the conversation about if fielding is more or less or same importance in short series versus regular season, but this is a good example of something.
The first one? It should be squarely in our favor starting Friday.
 

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This is really our fault for expecting Oakland to do anything other than completely blow it. This is their October MO.
 

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He wears it like that to honor a fisherman. The fisherman cocked it to block the sun on the boat. This fisherman died a week before Fernando's MLB debut.

Of course, that fisherman was his father.
Did he continuously turn his boat to keep the sun behind his hat brim?
 

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So are we still doing the whole "there's plenty of time for the A's to come back" thing or that's over now?
Rodney was not even competent. That hurt. It's still 3-4 runs but the A's would need to have one of those innings where they suddenly lay a drop kick on a pitcher.
 

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the next generation of baseball fans will never understand how we could have possibly let humans call strikezones when we had machines that could already do a far better job
 

Al Zarilla

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Am I crazy or is it awfully strange to pitch Hendriks and Rodney in a wildcard game before Fiers?

Fiers would be pitching on 4 days rest.
It seems like when managers do the bullpen game thing, they stay away from starting pitchers. But maybe that’s to not mess with SPs rotation/next start. However, very good chance there is no next start here, so all hands on deck. Melvin did a poor job planning this one. Period.
 

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Did he continuously turn his boat to keep the sun behind his hat brim?
I guess the sun was predominantly on one side and he didn't needlessly circle and trawl through the ocean, maybe he was dragging a net. How the hell do I know. Do you need to mock the dead fisherman father or can you just go kick a dog or something?