September 02, 2006

Oakland putting usual second half Big Hurt on opposition: Despite injuries, and with the help of a resurgent Frank Thomas, The A's are putting on their accustomed second half surge. Their post All Star game performance since 2000 is best in MLB and uncanny. Best team no one is talking about?

posted by mjkredliner to baseball at 06:59 PM - 4 comments

Nice to see Frank playing well, and, after missing out on the White Sox' world championship season last year, maybe he and the A's can manufacture one of their own. Any ideas on how to explain Oakland's second half dominance?

posted by mjkredliner at 07:08 PM on September 02, 2006

The A's fly under the radar ,way out west, with a bit less media scrutiny than some other, pressure-packed teams. August comes around, and if your team is either tired or banged-up, they simply take advantage of you and out-play you. Having some outstanding pitching doesn't hurt either.

posted by judgedread at 08:11 PM on September 02, 2006

Nice to see the Big Hurt playing, and not actually Hurt. Hopefully this season further adds to his HOF credentials.

posted by Kendall at 10:02 PM on September 02, 2006

If they could bottle that stuff (playing well after the break), I would think the Texas Rangers would be first in line to buy it.

posted by mjkredliner at 07:17 AM on September 03, 2006

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