I hate Oakland.
I really hate Oakland.
I cannot remember a time when I didn't hate Oakland.
I used to hate them because they were good.
I continue to hate them because they are scary looking and kind of creepy and wear those awful white shoes.
Now I hate them because they are BAD. Which only makes our Twins look WORSE when they lose horribly to Oakland and allow them to score over 30 runs in a series.
Bad things happen in Oakland. Clearly, my irrational hatred of Oakland will continue. Although, honestly, my irrational hatred is starting to seem slightly more rational NOW, isn't it?
I tried listening to the game yesterday, but at some point they just gave up on the game and it was like those spring training games where they just sort of talked about other things. Which was probably good...considering the game was pretty awful. But I get distracted and if there's no game to follow, it seemed silly to bother.
On the bright side, I did catch the conversation about Garrett Jones and John Gordon being lost in a cab together in Cleveland once. Good stuff. Obviously, they were discussing Garrett Jones because he is ON FIRE for the Pirates. I'm very happy for him. He's finally getting the hero worship and adulation he so richly deserves. I looked at the top google keywords that bring people to this blog yesterday, and half of them were Garrett Jones related. Yay for Garrett!
I actually added Garrett Jones in a couple of my fantasy baseball leagues and it's paying dividends. I love that I live in a world where Garrett Jones is a viable fantasy option as well as a real-life baseball success. It makes me happy.
At this point, I will take happy where I can get it.