The A's were down two with two outs in the ninth, nobody on, and an 0-2 count on Eric Chavez. But the third baseman and Smoke Stewart client (yes, our man is also an agent) would not go gently into that good night, and he got on against Tribe closer Joe Borowski with a base hit. Milton Bradley followed with a longball act of vengeance against his old team. Then, Dan Johnson and Bobby Crosby get knocks to chase the closer. Finally, minor league legend Jack Cust went yard against Fernando Cabrera for his sixth home run in the last seven games. Ball game, Oaktown.
It gave the A's a series win, and made them 15-6 against the Tribe in their last 21 games in Oakland. But more importantly, it gave FTT its second win of the year in the Smoke Stewart NBX.com picks contest.
This means that we're going to get a second autographed baseball from the man himself. Having just gotten the first one in the mail yesterday, we're clearly besides ourselves with glee at the idea of completing the set.
(Smoke, however, just saw the headline, clicked on the clip below, and spit his coffee across the room, then fired off an email to the head people at NBX.com to make sure he really does have to go through with an interview with us when we win the season-long contest. Don't worry, Smoke. We're big fans. And we would not have the balls of Roger Clemens in our house, not that he's got any in the first place.)
Now, everybody sing!