July 09, 2006

A's Struggles Likely My Fault

Cross-posted at Athletics Nation

As the A's went down to defeat again tonight, following yesterday's disappointing one-hit shutout against the division rival Angels, it has become time I address the fact we may have a very serious problem about how I have impacted the team, and not in a good way.

I submit to you...

* The A's in 2006 have a record of 45-42 (.517)
* The A's in 2006 have a home record of 24-21 (.533)

Yet, in the 19 games I've attended, they are 8-11 (.421). Only three teams in all of baseball (Royals, Cubs & Pirates) have worse numbers.

* April 14, 15 vs. Texas  (Loss, Win)
* April 18 vs. Detroit (Win)
* April 21, 22 vs. LAA (Win, Loss)
* May 5,6 vs. Tampa Bay (Loss, Win)
* May 19, 20, 21 vs. San Francisco (Win, Loss, Loss)
* June 2 vs. Minnesota (Loss)
* June 16, 17 vs. LA Dodgers (Win, Win)
* June 30, July 1 vs. Arizona (Loss, Loss)
* July 3,5 vs. Detroit (Win, Loss)
* July 7,8 vs. LAA (Loss, Loss)

This means...

* The A's record without me in attendance is 37-31 (.544)
* The A's home record in 2006 without me is 16-10 (.615)

If you apply the .615 winning percentage to the 19 games I attended, assuming I were not there, and that they played to their potential, with my attendance being the sole factor, then the A's should have won 11.7 contests (rounded up to 12) so far of those 19, not 8. Thus, I personally may have already cost the team 4 games in the standings. I am very concerned about the remainder of the season, for I am only about halfway through my season tickets!

Listening to ''X & Y'', by Coldplay (Play Count: 10)

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