Kendalls Home Run Kountdown

The Ultimate Blog that is Kounting down until Jason Kendall hits his 1st Oakland Athletics Home Run. Game updates, Stats and Information will be posted as we wait for Kendall to GO DEEP!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

End of the Road - More Ways than One

The season is over, and the A's missed out by 7 games. At one point of the season 7 games out would have been decent enough, at another point 7 games out would have been a car-crash season end. But in all fairness, through injuries, major pitcher changes, rookies, and general rebuilding, we had a great season. All we can do now is sit back, feet up and hope that the Angels take a beating in the post season. Today is also the end of the road for Oakland Manager Ken Macha, who will leave the A's after 7 seasons in charge. He had some good years here at Oakland but most fans thought he had outstayed his welcome and all eyes will be on who Billy Beane appoints as the new Manager of the A's. Fans seem to want Ron Washington, but will Beane agree? Either way, 1 whole year without a HR for Kendall means we can get another year out of this mule, lets just hope not too long, eh Jason?

Thursday, August 11, 2005


A's beat Angels. I need to get this blog sorted out ASAP

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

One Hell of a Year

The A's won one hell of a game today in Extra innings. I had written them off at 4-1 but the A's 9th inning rally took it to extra innings and Marco Scuataro drove in the winning run. The Major story is Jason Kendall, who is now without a homer for 1 entire year. This ones for you Jason.

Streaky Bacon

During the 1st game vs the Indians I fell asleep at around the 4th inning and missed a spectacular win. I guess the Baseball Gods were punishing me for that, as I stayed awake and watched lasts night match which was quite a contrast from the game before with only 2 runs. The A's streak of 7 in a row has come to the end, but belief is still strong in the Bay Area. Danny Haren, tonights starter hasnt lost in 2 months, and the A's have a fantastic home record. I've been playing World of Warcraft so much lately i've not been updating every game but i'll try and get some down for the anniversary game today. "Huh?" I hear you cry! Anniversary? Thats right, if Jason Kendall doesnt hit a Home Run tonight it will have been 1 whole year since his last one. Thats 364 days. Jason got his 500th Career RBI in the 1st of 3 Indians Game. Congratulations Jason, lets hope you can break your HR dry spell on the verge of history.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Born to be Wild!

The A's swept the Rangers today and are now 8 games over .500 which is pretty amazing considering it wasnt too long ago we are 15 games UNDER. Whats even better is, thanks to the Twins losing, the A's moved into joint 1st place in the American League Wild Card. Kendall took a days rest, Barry Bonds turned 41, Jason Giambi ate 5 footlong Subs back to back, and Joe Morgan cursed alot and threw his bow tie across the room when he saw the Wild Card standings.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Winning gets you no where

The A's are winning, and winning with great excitement. After play of the millenium by our very own Jason Kendall, who grabbed a wild pitch and jumped to home plate to tag out the tyinh run, Mike Young, to end the game in the bottom of the 9th (which strangely had no video of for their web gems.. conspiracy?) the A's have soared to a 5-Game win streak. Another 1-Run win over Texas that included 4 Solo HR shots from the A's boosted the A's win record, but we just cant seem to catch a break. When we win, the Angels win. When we lose, the Angels lose. We dont seem to gain ground no matter how well we play. In more important news, Police are on the lookout for a man in the New York (Bronx) Area. He goes by the name Kevin Brown (6ft2, 415lb) and is wanted for impersonating a Major League pitcher. He has been spotted many times this year at Yankee stadium, and his last sighting was earlier tonight in Anaheim (NOT Los Angeles) where he committed an act of indecent exposure (he was clearly seen in public fucking the Yankees, and the Athletics) Police are requesting that if you see the man (mugshot on the left) then please punch him square in the jaw, and they would look the other way if you were to drop your knee into his groin. There are already lynch mobs roaming the Streets of New York looking for this man, however certain parts of New York and Boston seem to be welcoming Mr. Brown and imbracing his heinous crimes against baseball. We'll keep you posted.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Since my last post after a loss to the Angels, Oakland beat the Halos in the next 2 games to win the series, and opened a 4-Game series last night with a win over the Rangers. The A's have a fantastic trait of suprising people, including me. After 2 Innings I was sure Joe Blanton wouldnt see 4 innings and that the game was over after the bottom of the 1st, but the A's rallied back to win 6-4. The night would have been perfect if it wasnt for Vlad Guerreros Grand Slam vs the Yankees, who otherwise would have lost their game and the A's would be that little bit closer to 1st place. As for Kendall, no Home Runs and in fact Jason was 0-for the entire Texas series and only broke the slump with a single last night. It must be said Jay Payton has been fantastic for the A's. 2HR in his first 2 games, a web gem 2 run saving catch last night as well as going 3-for-5 with a run and a RBI. He is hitting .391 in Green and Gold with 3 Runs, 2HR, 9 Hits and 5 RBI in his 5 games. Oakland are quick becoming a serious threat to the AL teams, long may it continue.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

and then you go and spoil it all..

For the first time since I have been a baseball fan I turned off an A's game mid-way through. After the A's had gone ahead of the Angels I was overjoyed, screaming the runners home all the way. Needless to say the Anaheim A-Holes had quickly taken the lead and I knew it was over. I hate the Angels with such a passion that words cannot describe the venom that spills through my veins when they are at-bat. A good way to summarise the game would just to be "one to forget" Please Harden, this time get a perfect game. We need to beat the Angels tonight.