Although it’s only postponing the inevitable, I will say “thank you” to the Angels for scoring three runs in the bottom of the 9th tonight to beat the A’s.
Particularly embarassing: Oakland may use the last series against the M’s to re-set their rotation going into the division series, gifting Seattle with some mercy wins against the Sacramento Rivercats.
Congratulations to the 2003 American League Western Division Champions, the Oakland Athletics.
If you’d like to look on the positive side, you can always view the countdown on the left as the time remaining in Pat Gillick’s tenure in Seattle.
From the “Too little, too late” file: The A’s have lost OF Jose Guillen for the rest of the season with a broken hand.
New Big Board. Not much doing… the M’s called up Luis Ugueto, and that’s about it. That should be all she wrote as far as callups go, unless they get creative and bring up Bobby Madritsch. I don’t think they will, though.
Since there’s nothing good going on with the M’s right now, it’s time for…
Last Game at Everett, redux
The field at Everett Memorial Stadium. I’ve always thought it looked like a suped-up little league field, though I will admit it looks nicer than what you get down in Tacoma. And that’s AAA baseball!
Aaaaand we’re underway. Sam Hays delivers the first pitch of the game.
Despite it being the last game of the season, the stands down the third base line weren’t exactly packed.
“Kids, Lionel Hutz no longer exists. Say hello to 3B Nick Orlandos!”
Adam Jones, the M’s first round pick this June, waits for his turn to hit.
“Garbage, garbage, garbage!” No joke — there’s a high school kid in a tux who collects garbage. I couldn’t make this sort of thing up.
More to come…