I don’t normally write about my love and devotion to my childhood baseball team, the Oakland A’s, anywhere in my blog1 (although I do rave about them all the time on my FB and on Twitter), most especially that they’re playing in the postseason now, but here I am. I would probably rave and rave about the A’s when I feel like it, but this particular blog entry is the very opposite of that.
To be honest, I have never been this pissed off at a baseball game before, most especially during the postseason. I know about the words of “you win some, you lose some,” but then there is also a thin line between playing with your head up high and just plain desperate.
What am I ranting about? I’m ranting about today’s Game 4 of this year’s ALDS2 between the A’s and the [!$&*)!@$#%#%&&^*%#] Kitties.3 Imagine this: the team that you are rooting for4 are on their way to making their advance to the ALCS5 and are ready to eliminate the Kitties on their very own home soil.6 I can understand that the baseball team managers would have to do whatever they can to save themselves from getting eliminated, but I would never imagine how desperate Detroit must be to win today’s game and force a Game 5 back at our own home soil7 that the entire Comerica Park (not to mention the ultra-biased sportscasters at TBS who was airing this game, according to my parents anyway) just had to resort to the dirtiest acts that would make many baseball fans wonder if fair and honorable game still exists.
So today was the battle of the bats, but according to my parents, who watched the game on TV (while I was at work only resorting to Gameday at the MLB website), the umpires had bad calls (then again what else is new), and then there was that controversial home run that the Tigers had which included an obvious fan interference. But what did the umpires do? They STILL call it a home run AND those fans who interfered with Josh Reddick’s attempt to catch that fly ball were not even ejected as MLB rules should be. Like WTF?! On top of that, the TBS announcers kept talking about the Tigers and what they need to do when they said nada about the A’s efforts to finish this series so they can play at the ALCS. Talk about being biased, really. The whole fan interference must have trampled the A’s bullpen in to making several mistakes in the last few innings that resulted in an upcoming Game 5 this Thursday.
And another thing that pissed me off. Bartolo Colon served his time when he was suspended for PEDs8 last year and did not play during the postseason playoffs. But the Tigers’ Jhonny Peralta did…? What was that all about?! Was that 50 games served already?! Hm, I smell a rigging controversy going on here.
This Thursday will be the final game of this series and it will be back in good ol’ O-Coliseum. I really do hope and pray that the A’s will finally finish this series and eliminate the damn Kitties once and for all. Bring it on!!
At the moment, it’s really hard to just lash out my anger to those nutheads at Comerica Park through words, even through this blog, so I’ll just have to do what the image I posted along with this blog at the moment.9
On the sidenote...
- check my profile pic at the sidebar of this blog… [↩]
- American League Division Series [↩]
- Detroit Tigers [↩]
- in this case, the A’s [↩]
- American League Championship Series [↩]
- Comerica Park [↩]
- O.co Coliseum, but for us locals, we’ll always call it with its original name, Oakland Coliseum. [↩]
- Performance-enhancing drugs [↩]
- “Balfour Rage” refers to the A’s self trash-talking closer, baseball’s favorite Aussie, Grant Balfour. I’m actually feeling what he’s feeling right now. [↩]