OAFC BBS - All Topics: Archive: Anyone watching this fiasco?
Or listening, I should say, since there's no TV.
Wonders never cease! A's have scored 5 in the 3rd and gone ahead 7-6!
Yeah, I know fans and even maybe players form other teams have something against Swisher, don't know why?
I was at the game. As have been nearly all the games these past couple of weeks, it was sloppy.
Padilla is a drunk ... seriously. If the Rangers hadn't been so hard up for pitching, they would likely never have extended him. He was suspended last year for intentionally hitting Vlad Glad. Times he makes Clemens and Pedro look like choir boys. The thing that disgusts me, is the umpiring crew once again failed to do their job. The teams/pitchers were warned yesterday. Given Padilla's reputation, you mean to tell me that asleep on his feet (as usual) Merriweather didn't have the wherewithal to immediately go out to the mound and warn Padilla after he threw the first (obvious) intentional pitch? Then the idiot wasn't even going to boot Padilla. It took Geren going out there and arguing while insisting the excuse for a pitcher be booted. Then the umpires conferred, since asleep on his feet Merriweather evidently didn't have the guts to make his decision alone ... one he should have made in the first place ... before the decision was made.
Speaking of no tv .... again. Crunch the numbers, the Oakland A's have the fewest games televised in a season of any team in the majors. Disgusting. Even the Blue Jays televised more than 20 more games than the A's this year. Absolutely pathetic. I'm tired of hearing this crap that nobody watches midweek day games. If that's the case, sure doesn't bother other teams, most which televise nearly all their midweek day games. Heck, the A's don't even televise a number of their road games, period, while fans of all other major league teams get to see their club just about anytime they want. Oh, yes, and was Oakland the only team espn decided to to completely snub this year ... neither Sunday night, nor midweek games? Frankly, I'm glad that TBS managed to outbid them for the postseason games ... and then some ... starting this season. I hope that also means we don't have to ever listen to horrible monotone run at the mouth and boring Rick Sutcliffe again.
Speaking of drunks...
"Speaking of drunks..."
Sutcliffe showed up in the booth in San Diego a couple of years ago absolutely blasted.
....the Oakland A's have the fewest games televised in a season of any team in the majors.
Hey, wait a minute...
"What's the total for the A's? 130? Actually, 131.
Thanks, rtd. Yes, I was referring to Sutcliffe in San Diego.
Thought you might have been, eyleenn, but wasn't sure.
"Speaking of drunks..."
I heard Swish was trying to put a football move on Padilla, but the pic in the Chron makes it look like Padilla was about to crush him.
Hey wash I could should him how to throw down for sure.
Suspensions handed out minutes ago.
Sounds about right!
From Rangers' GM Daniels: "Obviously it's disappointing to lose a player for that long, but Bob felt it was warranted based on the situation. We're disappointed Vicente put the team in that position to begin with."
Article in one of the Texas papers (Dallas Morning News?) this morning, pretty much bashed Padilla ... deservedly so. Also trying to figure out how they could get rid of him. Good luck, the guy has $22mil coming over the next two seasons.
I also heard during last night's telecast that Daniels called and apologized to Beane.
Actually the fat bastard Padilla, Daniels and Wash should be apologizing to Swish. Swish is a jovial character and all around good guy, he never shows pitchers up like Manny or Puffy have.
Agree, washfan. Tonight on the Rangers/Twins telecast, one of the Twins announcers said Padilla "accidentally" hit Swisher. I thought where is this fool coming from? But then realized he was being sarcastic when he went on to say how they had hit Swisher in 3 consecutive games up to then and further commented (I paraphrase) the Rangers are in a quandry with what to do with the guy and his contract. They also included the video of the incident. Also commented on how several Rangers' players suffered hurts and bruises as a result of the fracas.
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