We may have been too quick to mention the decline of Red Sox Nation. From the look of things on TV, there were an awful lot of red shirts at the Coliseum last night. And many of them stayed until the bitter end (emphasis on bitter). So we give them some credit for that. But we can't say enough about how satisfying it is to beat that team on our field in front of their fans. It feels great. So let's hope that the A's can do it again today.
Pretty embarassing getting swept by the Mariners. But the pitching, offense, and defense all had moments this weekend when they looked really good (they also had moments that looked not so good -- but it is too early in the season for naysaying). We think the Red Sox series is just the right time for all three to come together in a glorious display of baseball winningness.
We also think that this A's ad playing on sfgate right now is adorable. SPOILER ALERT: The elephant lands on the Red Sox logo and squashes it.
p.s. Please please please let the Alamedeum not be overrun with Boston bandwagoners. Please.