So it’s about time I actually did start writing on my blog again. So much has been going on with the A’s. I do a lot of chatting on twitter and there are a lot of great baseball fans on there. So I will say I will start writing more … at least once a week. I have had so much going on lately and it’s so hard to just turn on the computer sometimes. I don’t spend to much time on here, but my blog has received decent attention. I don’t claim to be the smartest when it comes to baseball but what I do know is that I am a real fan. I love baseball. I love my Oakland A’s. My goal is to single handedly show the greatness that is the Oakland A’s and show that fans do have the ability to do something. We spend so much time blaming ownership or making up statistics to make it seem as though it’s someone elses fault, but the simple fact is the A’s just don’t draw a crowd, no matter how great they have been in the past. So here is the beginning of what is going to be something great. <–Someday someone is going to quote that. :o)
It’s been awhile since I have written on here I did start a blog on blogspot but that didn’t last. Had ankle surgery etc so my time was spent doing other things.
I am so excited for the 2011 season. The AL West is the A’s to lose. I think it’s destiny … Moneyball comes out September 23rd and by then we should know that the A’s are headed to the playoffs.
Good things are to come…
Ok, here is the long awaited blog. I’ve had a few people actually tell me they want me to write a new blog. Without getting all into it I’ve just been busy and had a lot of stuff going on but I think I’m back…for real this time. But with everything going on nothing has been as tumultuous as the A’s.
One thing that keeps me going is knowing it’s still just May, but does anyone else feel like it’s been a long season already?
So far I’ve been to 2 games; I know I know, “AND YOU CALL YOURSELF AN A’S FAN?” But trust me there will be many, many, many more. Anyway, they lost both of them. I went on May 9th when they played the Blue Jays and the forever loved Marco Scutaro! I was sitting centerfield, plaza bleachers and some “fans” below us were cheering for Marco, it was a nice gesture but these are the people that do whatever they can do to be on television. They are those that you wonder if they even have a job; they go to every single game. While that is completely cool, these people are totally not.
But I digress.
I went with one of my best friends, and I only have two, this was the guy best friend. (Who by the way needs to find a woman, just thought I’d throw that out there, maybe on the down low I’ll put up some pictures of us at a game…oh man he’d kill me. Oh well all in the name of love!) Once the second inning came around I turned to him and said man the A’s are so predictable. They don’t score until the 7th then they make it interesting and then lose. Unfortunately, I couldn’t have been more right!
So here comes the 7th inning A’s are down 4-0, up comes the G man, Jason Giambi and he hits a homerun. So the score is now 4-1, obviously, you all aren’t football fans so I assume you have at least half a brain to figure that one out.
Now fast forward to the 9th, A’s are down 6-1. (Yah, I know Blue Jays had scored again but we don’t really need to reiterate that part of the game.) I’m watching the A’s at bat just saying, “please please, patience, patience, just be patient!” Then with a runner on and one out Jason Giambi comes up to bat and hits a two run shot, now it’s 6-3. So at this time I’m jumping up and down, then sitting down on the edge of my seat saying, “oh my god, oh my god!” To make a long story short A’s had bases loaded, they get another run then bases are still loaded and Landon Powell comes to the plate. Once again I’m saying just be patient, just be patient, a base hit can score two runs to tie the game. So, in typical A’s fashion when the game is on the line, first pitch thrown, Powell takes a crack at it, it’s going deep, deep, right in the right fielders glove. GAME OVER!
Whoever, says baseball is boring either has never been to a game or is completely wacked out. Intense highs, the lowest of lows, the suspense, the drama, the heartbreak! All of those emotions are packaged ever so nicely in the greatest game on the face of the planet, Baseball!
Next Game In Attendance: May 22nd v. Arizona @ 7:05 PM with my good friend Quinn. Side Note Quinn is a musician, check out his website at http://www.quinnhedges.com/, check out his music, if you like it buy it!