Archive for the ‘The Battle of Los Angeles’ Category

New York Mets v San Francisco Giants

You’ll have to forgive me if much of what follows is bleary and nonsensical, but I was up until 2AM watching the Giants out-Met the Mets last night.

But the week that was did have some other high- and lowlights, so let’s get right to it. No-hitters! Batting out-of-order! All-Star snubs! Oh my.

The Week That Was

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SAIL-AMERICAS-CUP

(Ed. Note: With Riley on tour for the next few weeks, we tapped his partner at Productive Outs Ian Miller to fill-in and offer his take on the other simmering regional battle in California: the fight for the Bay between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A’s. Ian is a Giants fan living in Oakland so you know he’ll give us the goods. Follow Ian on twitter and Productive Outs, too.)

HELLO CANADA. I BID YOU A BELATED HAPPY CANADA DAY.

I’d actually never heard of Canada Day before this week, but I suspect it’s a lot like our (the U.S. of A’s) Independence Day. So I hope you enjoyed your day-drinking, fireworks exhibitions, and poor decision-making.

I’m thrilled to be pinch-hitting for Riley while he’s out doing rock n’ roll things. Given my strategic location in Oakland, California, just three miles from the O.co Coliseum or whatever they’re calling that place these days, I’ll be delivering hard-hitting reportage on the Battle of the Bay, with unique insights on the inner workings of the Athletics and the Giants.

Nah, just kidding. Mostly I’ll be making cheap, tangentially baseball-related jokes and trying to make you laugh.

Let’s get started.

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battle of la smaller

A declaration of sorts.

“Let me get back to the middle … “

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battle of la smaller

Anthem of the week. Here we go.

The Week That Was

LAA – 4-2

“We’re in this together, guys. We can do anything as a t-”

Oh, fer cryin’ out loud.

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The Week That Was

LAA – 2-5

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The Week That Was

LAA – 2-5

Weight. Expectations. Crumbling. Get it? (Jokes are always much better when you explain them.)

LAD – 3-4

So much promise. So much potential.

But ultimately, you just end up face down with your face firmly shoved into the Earth’s crust, drowning slowly at edge of a liquid galaxy with your b-hole showing (until you realize that you have a Cuban superhero who you can call to save the day, apparently).

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Who knew that Liv Tyler was so talented?

Err, wait … BASEBALL!

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