What’s worse than another ugly loss? How about another ugly loss which I’m in attendance for! For those keeping score at home, that would be five in a row that they’ve lost in Oakland. Maybe it’s the curse of Al Davis? Crap, he’s not dead yet, even though he looks it.
To be the psudeo-optimist, Jon Lester looked better than his pitching line. He got himself into trouble in the 2nd, and was about a foot from getting out of it not once, but twice. O-Cab had a bloop single, and Jason Giambi went the other way with a pitch and Bay was a couple of inches from a spectacular grab. But of course once this offense falls behind by more than a run, it’s over.
Don’t worry, I haven’t gone to the bright side of optimism completely. When Lowell came up with a runner at first and no outs, I set my camera on second base because I expected a double play ball off his bat and figured it’d make for a good picture. At least there Lowell didn’t disappoint.
I wish I could tell you all that everything was fine in the clubhouse, that the team isn’t down on itself, that they have confidence that they’ll pull it out. I can’t. They look depressed. There’s almost a “what’s going to go wrong next” air to the clubhouse. Maybe Remy needs to go downstairs to play air-guitar and dance to try and cheer them up, because right now I don’t think they could beat my division 5 high school team. As a fan it’s our job to get down on the team when they lose and get overly excited when they win. As professional baseball players, I think it’s their job to always think they’re going to win. Right now, that’s certainly not the case. Here’s some audio clips if you want to hear what I mean:
And some pictures from the game: