By Jason Wojciechowski on March 5, 2005 at 3:42 AM
Says Ken Macha, "Typical early spring training game. The pitchers are ahead of the hitters." Of course, since the game finished 2-1, he's allowed to say that. If it had been 10-8, he would have only reversed the order of pitchers and hitters and still called it typical. Plus, Scott Hatteberg would have still followed up with, "As always."
Jeff Fletcher noticed this, too, and says it here:
The A's lost 2-1. Ken Macha said it was a typical early spring game, because the pitchers were ahead of the hitters. Of course, Friday's game could very well be 12-10...
Scott Hatteberg, by the way, seems to be quoted in just about every story on the A's this spring. He seems to be becoming the go-to guy for the Bay Area newspapers, which is an interesting role for someone who's name was basically made in a controversial book and who seems to me to be unlikely to carry on with the A's for much longer.