The A’s were smacked around again by the Tigers today and they are on the verge of being swept out of the playoffs. This quote from A’s third baseman Eric Chavez really bothered me:
“We’re running into a better team, and they’re knocking down everybody in their path,” A’s third baseman Eric Chavez said. “It’s not frustrating, they’re better than we are.”
That is absolutely the wrong attitude, even if you are down 3-0. Save the concession speech for when the series is over. Eric, you should be frustrated with the way that your team has played. Very frustrated. There’s some heated discussion about this ridiculous quote on Athletics Nation.