.Slap Hitter: A’s Shine under Giant Shadow

What a great start to 2010 for the Oakland A’s. At this moment, with a 6-2 start, the Athletics still don’t make a lot of sense as a lineup but even throwing the sabermetics into the mix, it’s been a wow of a first week. And the part that makes it even cooler is that we get to enjoy our moment in peace and quiet. Because as those who follow the big leagues in the media know, when the San Francisco Giants scratch themselves, the A’s get booted back under the fold. Check out the loving coverage of Barry Zito today or of Opening Day on the front and back pages, or Marvin Bernard who hasn’t played for about a decade. The Giants, of course are also hot, they are also in first place, they are also playing above their heads, but in a town with only one real daily newspaper, there’s only room it seems for one team. And it isn’t wearing (sporting) Green and Gold.

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