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The Wreck of the Athletics Payroll 11

As inspired by the classic Gordon Lightfoot story song. The legend lives on from Steve Vucinich on down In the big park they call Glitchy Gloomy The team, it is said, often gives up for dead When the deals of December turn loony With a load of signed scores twenty-five salaries more Than the Athletics ...

Gm 63: Good Morning Baltimore 407

A’s try to win the series today before heading off to Anaheim for another 3 game set. They’ve decided to make it a challenge for themselves with this lineup: Jaso, Punto, Donaldson, Moss, Cespedes, Vogt, Norris, Callaspo, Blanks, Kazmir vs Markakis, Machado, Jones, Cruz, Davis, Hardy, Pearce, Schoop. Hundley, Jimenez

Sorry Sorry Night 48

Sorry. I had to purge this from my brain. Sorry Sorry Night Sorry sorry night Paint your pallid play-by-play Action that you don’t convey With eyes that know but voice that can’t reveal Addled by your ills Sketch the plays and miss key details “Fair or foul?!” the listener wails On calls delivered slowly and ...

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Moneyball 2: the Musical 10

Inspired by andeux’s comment http://youtu.be/IvVr2uks0C8 Every time I see you pitch I don’t understand How you went from bench warmer To New Plasticman You couldn’t throw it better If you held two more seams Now why’d you pitch like Fenton Young Against my poor team?  If you pitch like this You might just reach the ...

Grill/Filk/Lounge: Not a good year for Rosales 172

With apologies to George Jones: I can hardly bear the sight of high socks in the infield when he plays Battin’ cold out in the eight spot, but he’s the only thing that we’ve got At shortstop Oh we thought a cup of coffee while Jed Lowrie was hungover from some drinks But it turned ...

(We all Live for) The Golden and the Green * 59

* with complicity of 5Aces in the two best rhymes. Anyone who can edit: heave away! In the town where I was born, Plays a team we come to see, We are few, but we are keen, In the land of Gold and Green! So we’ll get the pennant won, Workin’ the count, not selling ...

Ellis Suzuki Macha 35

http://youtu.be/vtqN-blbDXY Ellis Suzuki Macha is the thing to say On a bright Athletics Christmas Day That’s the Oakland greeting that we send to you From the land we call FK Here we know that Christmas gold ‘n green and bright The links to grill by day and all to lounge at night Ellis Suzuki Macha ...

October (Bernie On) 36

I was inspired after tonight’s game. This makes no assumptions; this is in celebration (heh) of how far this team has come and the thrilling season they’ve given us so far! http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34019814/October.mp3 I can’t get over, how the A’s are in games in October How they never believe that it’s over Never looking at yesterday ...

The Setup Man – dedicated to Jerry Blevins 48

Well I get up in the seventh, yeah, And I’m done with work in the ninth I got no time for warming, yeah I’m pitching all the time They say I can’t pitch the ninth But pitch the eighth they say I can I guess that’s why they call me They call me the setup ...

FKin’ Bold Dan Straily (and farewell Employee #8) 277

Original here: (apologies to The Boss) Bold Dan Straily was a fine young guy, Thought he’d give hardball a try, Has more strikeouts than any flinger, He’s got lightnin’ in his fingers. So get out the way, of bold Dan Straily, It’s past time to be Triple A-ly. Minors ‘r over, major leagues is waitin’, ...