Stupid west coast games. If California and/or the entire west coast eventually falls into the ocean because of a massive earthquake it will be sad for awhile, but maybe it will eliminate sporting events starting WAY past our bedtimes. Worth it? Tough call...
Tuesday: Twins 5, Oakland 4....The Monroe Doctrine was an announcement by the U.S. that its foreign policy would be fundamentally and morally opposed to colonialism (at least until it wasn't). It was the other thing we learned from the British besides how to properly harass a celebrity into anorexia and emotional distress. Slightly less known is the Craig Monroe Doctrine, which announced that Craig Monroe should always (and only) play when Joe Blanton is pitching. Good thing we got him for 7.6 times more money then Sweeney would have cost.
Wednesday: Twins 0, Oakland 3 ...we got beat by a French painter?
Thursday: Twins 2, Oakland 11....Oakland slams home a bold-faced data point in the New Francisco Experiment to indicate that F-bomb is not quite ready for primetime yet. Actually, the FCC would never allow an F-bomb in primetime anyway...maybe it's time for a nickname change? The Twins contribute a quarter to the swear jar and fly to Texas where everything is bigger (including starting pitcher's ERAs).