I can’t believe that I woke up from a three-hour sleep to catch the A’s-Mariners game. After all, it was Opening Day and the A’s are my love. But I knew that even though I had a lagging online stream, I could listen to the radio. I wouldn’t do this kind of stuff for any other team.
But here I am sitting in my kitchen listening to this game. The A’s were exactly what I thought they would be today. They would keep it close with a great pitching performance and the offense did produce. But it was the missed opportunities that cost them.
It was hard to see Yoenis Cespedes get his first big league hit on a lead-off double in the 7th inning and not score. If the A’s brought him home, the A’s would have won. Instead, the struggling offense showed us that we are in for a long season. (Going 1-14 with RISP is not a good sign.)
It’s just hard sometimes watching this team. I love them but I know that this year is going to be tough. And to wake up early in the morning to hear them lose another game hurts even more. I want to stay optimistic about this team, but today’s performance was hard to swallow. (And it sucks that it’s now eight straight Opening Day losses.)
But like any real fan, I’ll be back up early tomorrow morning and hope for a better performance. I just love this team, baseball too much.