So I totally went on a rant here and it probably won’t make difference to you guys unless youre A’s fans. Even then I am skeptical that anyone would want to listen to me rant by choice …. I just needed and outlet – read on at your own risk …
The whole thing about writing this is that I was just gonna talk about poser getting hit in the mask, being a little b*tch about it and everybody feeling sorry for him when Derek Norris didn’t feel that kinda love … here’s the thing tough, Norris doesn’t need the constant validation that the gnats players need. Not a single one of the A’s do! They don’t have the love of the National media nor do they have the love of the Bay Area babying them – what they do have is a creative, raucous group of loyal fans who don’t baby but push forward, encourage at times but there’s no babying coming from the 15,000 Oakland Strong!!
So I say … let’s do this again, shall we? It’s the 25th anniversary and I – no WE are all ready to do a little more smearing of the gnats than we do on a regular basis every season … like we did in 89. They can blame the earthquake all they want. But it isn’t like they lost momentum or anything – they just never had any. Going into game three they were already down two games. They didn’t have a chance and the earthquake did nothing to the gnats. Yet again, they are all about excuses for being all around historically inferior to the A’s.
So, anyway today it’s all about “oh is Buster (aka Gerald aka POSER) ok?” Will the poor baby be ok? After taking a foul tip off his mask once … did you see Derek Norris acting like a little bitch when he was hit by the bat, not once but twice by Machado? Yet while there were many articles chronicling Machado’s behavior, where was the media asking about the health of Derek Norris, or did they think that Manny’s apology for being nonchalant basically cover everybody?
Of course they did. Posey gets hit and he gets an entire article – when wait, what has he done again this season? Nothing? That’s what I thought. While Derek Norris is kicking a** and taking names left and right? In a much, much harder division – probably the toughest division in MLB right now (now who would have thought I would say that? I mean the AL West has the Astros and really they weren’t supposed to start reaching their potential at least until next season…I’m sure their fans are happy to know that the rebuilding will end up paying off).
Anyway, just pointing out the typical babying of the gnats when it’s “toughen up A’s.” Ooooh, I can’t wait for a repeat of 89. Sweep Dreams are made of these (I’ll give you a hint … it doesn’t involve getting swept but doing the sweeping. Let’s just leave out the earthquake this time around). No excuses …. OAKTOBER HERE WE COME! Go A’s!