A great entry from Joe's July 1 chat, which Ken Tremendous talked about awhile back:Ryan (Atl):
Hey Joe, I have been saying this for a month now and nobody has listened to me. The A's will win the West. Pitching wins games, and behind Harden, Zito, Blanton, and Haren I beleive that the A's have the best staff in the A.L. The offense has is waking up too with Crosby back. Any thoughts on this???Joe Morgan:
Well, nobody is listening to you, Ryan, and I'm not going to listen to you either. I don't even think the A's are going to make the playoffs. They started off 7-20, and they've been playing much better, I'll give them that, but they are not nearly as good as the California Angels are, and their offense is not nearly as good as you think it is. I will agree with you that their good young pitching staff is impressive. Their test will come in the next six games when they play the White Sox.
>> In those six games, the A's finished 5-1 against the White Sox.
The results of the 2005 season series between the (hated Moneyball) A's and the (beloved smartball) White Sox? A's 7, White Sox 2.
Of course, at this point, the White Sox are still the better team.
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