Tuesday, October 07, 2003
It's going to take some time to get over my A's losing the series last night. What a heartbreaker! They should have won it on Saturday night-- they gave the game and the series away.
Last night, Billy Beane (A's GM) actually said that the Red Sox are the better team. I have to strongly disagree. The A's have superior pitching, and everybody knows that great pitching beats great hitting every time.
Fact is, the A's had to finish the season and go through the post season without their star pitcher, Mark Mulder. Boston's best hitters were effectively shut down for the entire series. The A's two star hitters were also mostly shut down, but I chalk that up to a mental breakdown on their part, as opposed to great pitching.
The bottom line: they should have ended it on Saturday night. They made a bunch of defensive errors that allowed a Red Sox run, and they made running errors that cost them 2 additional runs and would have ended the game.
The Red Sox are not the better team. The A's won the series, then gave it to Boston. Simple as that.
Last night a news anchor called it a 72-hour nightmare. That's exactly what it felt like.
The count down to Spring Training begins!
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