I meant to post way earlier but today has been busy — personally and professionally — so please accept my apologies. I specifically want to post Thursday’s column by my friend Monte Poole in the BANG newspapers about the Oakland A’s and what a travesty they have become, and what a drain they are on baseball. I love what Monte wrote and I wish I could have written on the A’s this well and this passionately. To read Monte’s heartfelt and splendid column, please click here.