Wow, I couldnt’ve said it better myself. Even though I’m rejoicing at what is developing to be a one-two-three ALDS for the A’s, the AP – The Associated Press that is – is abandoning it’s objectivity in favor of slamming the Twins.
But with Jason Kendall on first base, two outs in the seventh and reliever Dennys Reyes pitching, Kotsay hit what should have been a single. Hunter, bothered by a sore left foot this season, charged forward and tried to make the catch.
The five-time Gold Glover missed — by a lot — and the ball rolled to the wall. Kotsay raced all the way around to give Oakland a 4-2 lead.
The A’s handled the Boof — Bonser, that is — and here’s the truth: These perennial playoff underperformers have arrived at yet another elimination game. They’re 0-9 in those since 2000, losing four straight first-round series.
Wit? dark humor? sharp jabs? Did Maureen Dowd suddenly step into the press box at the Metrodome?