Moneyball My Ass. The Oakland A's are Flat-Out Embarrassing.

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The much-anticipated movie Moneyball opens in theaters next week. Perhaps the Oakland A's should insert Brad Pitt into their give-a-shit lineup, because he can't be any worse than what they're currently trotting out there.

Didn't see a lot of Texas 8, Oakland 1 Sunday because I was fixated on Jets 27, Cowboys 24. Looks like C.J. Wilson was again an ace, getting his 16th win. Adrian Beltre hit his 300th homer. Nelson Cruz will be back Tuesday and the Rangers' lead in the AL West is 2.5 with 15 remaining. Magic number down to 14.

All good.

Would be even better if the Rangers had more games against the A's. Seriously, has Texas ever faced a more harmless lineup?

Oakland on Sunday boasted a batting order in which no players were hitting more than .270 and that featured five of the nine batters below .200. Insane. You see better teams in spring training B games.

The A's have three more against the Rangers and six more -- starting tonight -- against the Angels. They could be spoilers.

But if they're gonna start teams with only four regulars like Sunday, they'll simply be forgotten as the 2011 punch line.

Somehow Anaheim is 1-5 in Oakland this season.

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RiveraFan
RiveraFan

Wow, Rangers make it to the Series for the first time in an otherwise rather embarrassing history and suddenly their bandwagoning fans act like they're the Yankees.

Sporty Sport
Sporty Sport

Check that, Anaheim is now 1-6 in Oakland this season

Thief
Thief

i wonder where dick whitt stole this from?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

A's or Angel's blog right? Post the link, we all know RW is a Ocean 11 wannabe..and he takes like a 2yo

gofuhcureself
gofuhcureself

The Rangers had their own version of Moneyball working last year. I agree with the earlier comment that the movie is about 5 years too late. Jon Daniels is out of the same mold as DePodesta, Epstein, et al....using sabermetrics as an advantage.

Gary
Gary

The big backlash on Moneyball was due to the fawning hero worship in Michael Lewis' book. If I recall correctly, there was one whole sentence referring to Tim Hudson, Barry Zito and Mark Mulder's importance in the A's success.  Ozzie Guillen had a profanely funny remark recently about how anything works when those three sit atop your rotation.  

Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

Wow, ripping on the A's.....The same could be said of the pre-Ryan Rangers. The Rangers were the MLB AAA+ club with bad signings/contracts, weak pitching, and decent batting for years. All that time being the damn center of steroids, and still sucking. Go get a check up RW, your long term memory is shot.  

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

It's ALWAYS cool to make fun of a team that has won 4 championships in 30 years.Last time I checked it was:

A's-4 RingsRangers.......ahh, ahhh, buddy.......goose egg!

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

There is no way in hell I'm watching that movie. 

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Dear Mr. Crockett,   Thank you for your service!  The only way I see that movie is if someone drops acid in my wine cooler, and bludgeons me with an axe; and then carries my rotting corpse into said theater.  Utter trash.

Kergo 1 Spaceship
Kergo 1 Spaceship

Story-meh.  Let's get ready for the Pats run to the super bowl boys.  let's make it a Bahhhston championship year.

Kris 121
Kris 121

Don't forget Go Redsox!  Go Celts!  Go Rev's! GOOOOOOOOOOO BRUINNNNNS!

Sporty Sport
Sporty Sport

2-8 RedSox need all the help they can get these days. Can you pitch?

Kergo
Kergo

and Bobby Orr-the greatest.

Max Fisher
Max Fisher

Didn't see a lot of Texas 8, Oakland 1 Sunday because I was fixated on Jets 27, Cowboys 24.

Um...Rangers game started at 2 o'clock and ended well before the Cowboys game started.

Storm_71
Storm_71

Great minds think alike.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

To be fair, all those dipwads in one studio doing Cowboys pregame could make anyone's mind dissolve into mush. That collection of marginal talent was much like Oakland's lineup yesterday.

Storm_71
Storm_71

I assume when you say you where fixated on the Cowboy game you mean you had some type of radio duties because the Rangers played a day game yesterday.

bill victor
bill victor

CJ is a good pitcher and even a "No. 1" if we want to use that term, but to be an "ace" doesn't he have to have more than one career shutout?

#1 FAN FAN
#1 FAN FAN

Tony Romo? Didn't you lose last night?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Give me CJ over the Dutch Oven and his 4 shutouts this year.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Well Moenyball works when you are the only doing it.  Once the league caught on and other teams start imitating you, you lose the advantage.  The movie is about 5 yrs to late, and yes the A's  are terrible, are we glad we have 3 more with them.

Can you take it
Can you take it

This mother fucker right here knows his baseball.  He bitched slapped Rooster around the last 2 yrs here and now he is david carradine'ing richie and his baseball knowledge.  Next thing you know this cat will be coppell mayoring richie's football writing career (was that too much?)

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

My guess is that Billy Beane has found the newest stat that's been discounted by the rest of baseball..batters that bat under .200...he's the RW of baseball.

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