Today's loss was very frustrating. Borderline heartbreaking. It's hard not to be mad at Jack Cust for being so terrible in the outfield. And super sad for Jairo for having become so terrible in general. Not to mention that we are irritated at Geren for playing both of them, especially considering Cust has been in a slump lately and Jairo should only pitch with a huge lead or when a game is out of reach. But with that said, we are still really proud of how the A's have been playing lately. They look pretty good! Plus, we can think of several other legitimate brightsides right now. For one, we really are so happy that we don't have to watch Kevin Youkilis take another at bat for the rest of the season. (And that we no longer have to look at his disgusting goatee, although we do enjoy his silly overreactions when he strikes out.) We are also happy that we no longer have to suffer through Papelbon's 45 minute pursed-lip set-up and zero-in routine that takes place before every pitch. And nevermind the depressing and completely painful David Ortiz steroids business. In short, we are over the Red Sox and all their quirks and we are grateful that we don't have to watch them play the A's again until next season.