A’s Roundup: Mike Piazza Would Prefer You Didn’t Throw Things At Him

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  • They tried, but they failed. The A’s tied the game in the top of ninth, but the Angels won the game in the bottom of the ninth. It’s just one of those seasons. [SFGate]
  • The most frustrating part of the loss? The guy who the A’s trotted out to pitch that fateful final half inning. [Athletics Nation]
  • The Drumbeat think that yesterday’s loss was the nail in the 2007 coffin. The season’s over, the fat lady is done singing, and it’s time to start looking to 2008 and beyond. [The Drumbeat]
  • Mike Piazza got hit in the head with a half-empty water bottle while in the on-deck circle during yesterday’s game against the Angels. The way he handled the situation both uncool and cool. Uncool is this whiny postgame statement: “I’m pressing charges. He’s going to spend the night in jail. He hit me right in the helmet. … It’s just inexcusable at a baseball game to throw a bottle at someone. Just a joke.” Now we’re not condoning throwing things onto the field in any situation, but maybe Piazza should have passed on that statement. On the other hand, this was “cool”: he then got a hit off closer Francisco Rodriguez en route, sparking a comeback against the dominating closer. [SFGate]
  • Billy Beane, meet soccer. Oops, soccer took a dive upon shaking hands. Yellow card! [Biz of Baseball]
  • Meanwhile, Bobby Crosby got back together with his on-again, off-again girlfriend, Miss Disabled List. [SportSpyder]
  • In general baseball news, player names were reportedly given to George Mitchell by the former Mets clubhouse steroid dealer. [Inside Bay Area]

One Response to A’s Roundup: Mike Piazza Would Prefer You Didn’t Throw Things At Him

  1. B says:

    I take offense to that yellow card joke. I WILL be pressing charges, and you WILL be spending the night in jail.

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