GameChat – Twins @ Athletics, 9:05 pm

Ah, west coast games.

I’ve got to get up a bit after 5 am Friday morning, so there’s no way I’m going to be awake when this one ends tonight. In fact, I’m not sure I’ll be around when it starts.

Word is that last night was the annual rookie hazing night, with 17 players having to dress in womens’ clothing. Unlike prior years, however, it seems photos were not encouraged. Part of me wants to thank whoever made that decision.

The Dodgers clinched the NL West today and celebrated by jumping in the pool at the D’Backs stadium, which apparently the Arizona folks didn’t care for.

I didn’t even know the D’Backs had a pool, but I’m not sure which I find sillier… the Dodgers jumping in it or the D’Backs being pissed off about it. Maybe the silliest thing is the media making a big deal about it.

Anyway, here are tonight’s Twins/A’s lineup:



Presley, CF Crisp, CF
Dozier, 2B Donaldson, 3B
Plouffe, 3B Lowrie, SS
Arcia, RF Moss, LF
Doumit, DH Reddick, RF
Willingham, LF Smith, S, DH
Pinto, C Vogt, C
Parmelee, 1B Barton, 1B
Florimon, SS Sogard, 2B
  _Correia, P   _Straily, P
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 6 10 0
Oakland 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 2 x 8 11 2