Game 50 // First Inning, Houston // Lift-Off Astros

BOTTOM OF THE FIRST: ASTROS 7 (0) – 0 ATHLETICS

 

The Oakland A’s have their forest green tops, bright yellow shirt seams. Three matching stripes on the socks, a horizontal burst of gold. And the Houston Astros with their recent redesign, bright orange tops and a navy helmet throwing back to the Colt ‘45s.

Packers against the Broncos. Oregon against Boise State. Norwich City F.C. against… Montpellier F.C. And I’m out of references, sinking on a quick decline into sports obscurity. Continue reading “Game 50 // First Inning, Houston // Lift-Off Astros”

Game 37 // Ninth Inning, Oakland // Khris Davis for Three

BOTTOM OF THE NINTH: ATHLETICS 8 (4) – 5 RANGERS

 

Not that Chris Davis. The other one. Crush Khrush Davis. The ex-Brewer, the Oakland Athletic. Khris Davis.

He hit three home-runs on one balmy Oakland night, one for the win, two for the early lead and then the tie. Continue reading “Game 37 // Ninth Inning, Oakland // Khris Davis for Three”

Game 26 // Seventh Inning, Oakland // Dae-Ho Day Two

TOP OF THE SEVENTH: MARINERS 9 (6) – 8 ATHLETICS

 

It’s official. Remember the name. Dae-Ho Lee. Future folk hero of the Pacific Northwest. Precursor to a new wave of talent coming over from the KBO. Sole reason for keeping Harry Belafonte’s “Banana Boat Song” alive and well in the arsenal of stadium PA system playlists Continue reading “Game 26 // Seventh Inning, Oakland // Dae-Ho Day Two”