Remember on Saturday when I said that the last time the A’s swept the Giants in that football stadium they play at that my weekend was crushed? It happened again and I’m none too happy. Not only did they sweep them,but they did so in some bad looking yellow jerseys, and by bad,I mean ugly.
I’ll be honest,I thought the Giants would wipe the floor with the A’s this weekend. The A’s were in the doldrums as of late coming off a 10 game losing streak and a managerial change. I thought that there was no way in hell the Giants would even lose one game out of this series. I should’ve known a little better. I do give the A’s credit for playing better baseball than the Giants did this weekend, but it doesn’t make me feel any better for my team losing to a hated regional rival.
Then I remembered something. The A’s are still in last place and five games out while the Giants still hold onto first place in their division. If this series did anything to change the fortunes of either team moving ahead, it didn’t. Both teams are still where they were when the series began on Friday. One thing that this series did tell me is that the Giants are in need of some MAJOR offensive help,and division lead or no, Brian Sabean has to make a move because if he doesn’t, his team will be in third place faster than the blink of an eye. Things especially need to change at the catcher position even if it is just until Buster Posey returns.
And by the way, I still do believe that part of why the Giants were unable to get a win in Oakland was because of the venue. No baseball stadium should be allowed to have that much foul territory and I said it before on my Facebook page, if the A’s want to continue being a professional baseball team, they need to get a new stadium, a real one that 27 out of 30 teams have at the moment. Playing in a mutlipurpose stadium is as outdated as one of Al Davis’ jumpsuits. Only two teams do so now and come next year only the A’s will be playing baseball on a football field.
I know some of you are likely to think I am overreacting to this,and maybe I am, but here’s the deal, if you’re the defending world champions and you can’t even sweep a last place team in the regular season, that’s not good, that’s bad. Scary bad. And what’s worse is that it’s a team your fans hate just as much, if not more, than some of your divisional rivals. This is an unacceptable loss and my hope is that it is a vital wake-up call to this team that they need to get better or it simply won’t get better.