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you will continue to root for the A's while we play poorly. Instead of looking for a winning season I can just go game to game and watch the new guys and root for them. During losing seasons my family and friends see more often and my mood is not at all affected by what happens every day between the lines. In fact it is almost more enjoyable.
ahh, she won't be bummed about it being non baseball stuff, just that it is such a positive post...
If you have low expectations, you aren't so easily disappointed. That's going to be my motto this season: LOW EXPECTATIONS.
I had moderate expectations coming into the season (winning record, no playoffs) so I am definently dissapointed. I just prefer trying to laugh than nash my teeth over the situation.
I am rooting for the Marlins, Padres, Dodgers in that order in the NL. Of course, I am rooting for Baltimore and my beloved Miggy in the AL.
hey, I will just root against;
I will still root for our boys and who ever is playing the SF team!
Yeah, I had expectations as well. I really liked the addition of Kendall to our team. I wasn't sure whether we'd make the playoffs for not...but I expected a winning record...(this is the part where Sacto replies with a post telling me that I'm an arrogant, cocky A's fan) At any rate...I'm having fun watching our young players develop. All in all, I'll consider this season a success if we manage to rid ourselves of Macha.
Mach set himself up to leave at the end of the
Yeh, and it's not like the A's to pay two managers. Sadly, no move there is likely to be made. Too bad because it could probably go a long way toward next season.
I also hope that we can take heart from what happed last year and this year. Last year it as painfully clear to all our weekness was our bullpen. So during the off season at least that problem was a focus and on paper solved. Sooooooooo this year our weekness is also painfully clear and my hope is that we will make some moves to improve in that dept.
I agree that the bland, uninspired Ken Macha must go, but the A's won't pay two managers, even for part of a season. So, here's the solution...
It is hard to imagine this season going any worse--knock on wood--and my expectations have also been dashed and lowered and then dashed and lowered again. Many, many times. But our team must play better than they've played so far. They just gotta, especially when DL guys are back. So I am still holding out for a .500 season while cheering for the demise of the blowsux and enjoying the Nationals' first season.
Growing up in Baltimore, I would LOVE to see the O's make it.
Any team in the AL East other than the Skanks or Sux, but I would especially like to see the O's win it for Miggy's sake.
always had a spot in the heart for our no respect brother-in-arms white sox. talk about second fiddle second banana second billing in your town. i'll say bay area in terms of popularity polls 75% giants fans 25% us. chicago 88-90% cubs maybe even higher. if i moved to windy city (windy cause windbag politicos not weather but i guess that's another story) would take me about 1 1/2 seconds to become a chisox fan. cubs, like giants, a little too cute. this could be the year for the southsiders. j dye leads the way
The A's have always been my first team and always will be.
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