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Your Oakland Athletics stopped being a serious organization the day Walter Haas rode off into the sunset.
Now they’re a parody of a parody.
Tom Behrenger behind the plate, Wesley Snipes in Center and everybody’s favorite closer Charlie Sheen.
The only reason to pay any attention to them is if you’re paid to pay attention.
The A’s have a pitcher named Dull. Sometimes a word is worth a thousand pictures.
As I watched the pre-season stuff with the A’s, I grew even more disheartened than I had been. Last season was a disaster and I hoped against hope 2016 would be better. Then I watched the shuffling of players and—as you suggest, Lowell—feel pity for Bob Melvin who deserves better.
I used to go from Santa Rosa to Oakland to watch the A’s. That won’t happen anymore. The purported GM, and the now-disappearing owner, has so soured me I can’t think about traveling to Oakland.
As a life-long American League guy I guess I’ll have to find some other team to follow. It would be far too painful to follow Oakland this season. A BI GEZUNT.
The centerpiece of the Donaldson trade was not Lawrie. It was Barreto. He’s going to be a star. The only question is, will it be with the A’s?
Billy Butler has a bad attitude? He’s terrible and a horrible signing but never heard the bad attitude claim. And my gosh, whatever are the A’s gonna do without the great Ike Davis??? How dare they let go of such a talent!
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.