College roomate is in town from Europe this weekend. This time of year is super busy for me personally, because family and friends all take their summer vacations. Keep that in mind the next time you think being a baseball writer is the most glamorous job in the world. Baseball’s steadiness prevents any real vacation during the summer.
Anyway, that rant was just to point out that I didn’t the see the A’s play the Red Sox last night. But I “saw” all I needed to see when my cousin Amy, who lives in Connecticut, texted me with the message: 11 hits, 1 run? They do stink.”
Says it all don’t you think?
Incidentally, real quick. Don’t mistake my empathy for the difficulties Lew Wolff faces with the ballpark for a compassion about his ownership. It’s been one of the worst we’ve ever seen in the Bay Area. The Steve Schott Era didn’t start out wonderfully, either, though, so keep that in mind.