One thing about not being a professional athlete is that we can do what we have to do even when our bodies might not be totally cooperating. For example, we can still type a blog post with a paper cut. We can watch the A's on TV even though our eyes are itchy. So we have a hard time really understanding why Rich Harden is always being scratched from starts due to what sound like totally minor aches and pains. You don't need us to tell you that this feels like the worst kind of normal.
On a brighter note, it's nice to see the A's win a couple of games so far in Toronto. And although we never like to see Scoot struggle in any way, watching him play defense gave us a nice warm feeling about him being an embedded A.