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You Had Your Chance (And You Bleeeew It…)

I missed the whole damn thing. Nothing but checked the score. I saw that the Yanks had a 4-0 lead, know that Rafael Soriano blew the save in the ninth and that scoring opportunities were squandered in the tenth and twelfth, and I know that the A’s won again.

Final Score: A’s 5, Yanks 4.

David Waldstein has the unsavory details.

That gives the home team a four-game sweep. The A’s won each game by one run and this is undoubtedly the high pernt of their season. Good for them. And lousy for the Yanks, a team that came into the weekend playing well and got their asses handed to them.

“You just can’t predict baseball,” as John likes to tell Suzyn.

Motherfuck it all.

Not the end of the world, of course, but this isn’t the sort of thing that’d make any fan pleased let alone this short-tempered Yankee fan.


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1 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 22, 2012 9:30 pm

Yowser. Went away for the weekend, listened to today's game on the radio on the ride home. Break up the Athletics. Good for them. What exactly happened? Four one run losses, walk offs, youngsters with nothing to lose. Inge was a Yankee killer in Detroit, more bad memories.

Time to forget it. Six game lead, .600 record. Back to rolling on. This four game stretch is just an alternative universe period. Hopefully...

2 Hank Waddles   ~  Jul 22, 2012 10:18 pm

Two sobering facts:
• First four-game sweep of the Yanks since 1993 (Toronto).
• First four-game sweep with four one-run losses since... EVER!

Damn it all.

PS -- Here's how worried I am about the Orioles:

3 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 22, 2012 10:49 pm

Pa Sterling reported that the Yankees have never been swept four games by the A's at Oakland. This is a first.

4 rbj   ~  Jul 23, 2012 7:00 am

Glad I spent the weekend in Boston with no Extra Innings. Blue Jays blowing out the Red Sox does ease the pain.

5 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 23, 2012 7:55 am

I like that movie quite a bit, but I found it disconcerting that everyone made fun of Stallone's deaf ear in a big way. It did not ring true, even in the hard-core piss-taking world of NY-NJ (where I grew up). Anyone else? I thought that tick was WAY overblown.

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