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A few final thoughts on the A’s, and a Polls Update

Original post made by Tom Cushing, Danville, on Oct 15, 2012

Baseball season came to a bittersweet end last Thursday evening, as the A’s bowed-out of MLB’s post-season tournament – three-games-to-two to the Tigers. Thus ended, for now, the remarkable saga of a ragtag aggregation of scrap-heap pickups and kids who didn’t know any better, uniting into the truest of teams, in a sport characterized by individual duels ‘twixt a guy with a dancing sphere and other guys who are supposed to whack it ‘where-they-ain’t,’ with a cylinder. It was thrilling to behold, and is more heartening than the team’s uber-passionate, ironically stats-driven GM would allow himself to concede.

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Posted by spcwt
a resident of Danville
on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:46 pm


This is no time to talk about baseball. Look how close those polls are. Your buddy Obama needs you.

You need to get out there and talk up all the good things Obama has done these past four years. Rack your brain if you have to. Need help? Ok, here’s one: That Nobel Prize thingy. There. No other president has ever won that, right? So talk that up. I’m sure you can think of a few others.

And if you can’t think of anything else, then start piling on Romney.

The president is counting on you. So get to work!

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Posted by Tom Cushing
a resident of Alamo
on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:58 pm

You were somebody's little brother, weren't you?

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Posted by American
a resident of Danville
on Oct 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Been A's fan for over 30 years, and I enjoyed this season more than any, including 1989 world series win!! With no expectations, and the so-called experts saying we were going to lose 100 games, this team showed why baseball is a team sport, and truly is American's pasttime.

I was at the game 5 on Thursday, and watching the entire stadium stand and cheer this team, after losing, and then watching the team turn to the fans and cheer back, was one of purest and best moments I have ever witnessed in any sport!

I also think the A's can show politicians that it is not necessary to fix problems by throwing money at them, and assuming more money means a better product. A's had the second lowest payroll in major league baseball, and instead of throwing money at high profile players, they focused on team chemistry, incredible coaching and managering, and players putting the team before their own self ego. Johnie Gomes hit the winning homerun in the second to last game series against the Rangers, but then did not play a single inning in the playoffs and only got one at bat in the final game. Yet, instead of being a negative voice in the clubhouse, complaining, and putting his ego first, he was the loudest cheerleader and supporter of his younger teammates, and served as an incredible mentor to these young players.

If only Washington D.C. was run like the Oakland A's....

As to your political

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Danville
on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Willard has a lot to answer for dissing 47% of the country, when he thought only his wealthy donors were listening.

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Posted by spcwt
a resident of Danville
on Oct 16, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Yeah, what a disaster that 47% comment was, right? If Romney had just said that people wouldn’t vote for him because they cling to their guns and religion, then it all would’ve been forgotten by now.

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Posted by cardinal
a resident of Diablo
on Oct 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

All quiet on the wingnut front...

So, fellas, are you licking your wounds or fantasizing about bound-up wimmin?

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