Billy [Beane] Ball

July 9, 2008 at 4:00 pm (Baseball)

I woke to the news that Billy Beane, once again, pulled the trigger. Not only was he the first to recognize that the A’s can’t catch the Angels in this rebuilding year, but he was able to find a buyer for the soon to be disabled Rich Harden. Given Harden’s past medical history, impending disaster is a certainty. The Cubs are just looking for fifteen starts, ten wins from the lad, a pennant, and a Word Series victory. Given how long it’s been since the last one, they’re more than willing to roll the dice. Beane must have been like a kid in a candy store, going through the Cubs system. A Big League pitcher [Gallagher] here, an adequate outfielder [Murton] there, and a good young minor league catcher. Beane comes away [once again] a winner. He and the A’s are going to time it so they dominate Baseball just as the new stadium in Fremont is ready… The year? 20042, but what a year it will be!!

Here’s the slick toast of Oaktown with that “cat that swallowed the cannery” look:


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