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Monday Monday Monday: 8/27 Game Thread: Jays at Athletics

Monday, August 27 - Oakland, California
10:05 PM (EDT)

Toronto Blue Jays
Matt Stairs lf
Lyle Overbay 1b
Alexis Rios rf
Vernon Wells cf
Frank Thomas dh
Troy Glaus 3b
Aaron Hill 2b
Greg Zaun c
Rey Olmedo ss

Pitching: A.J. Burnett, RHP

Athletico Oakland

Shannon Stewart lf
Jeff DaVannon cf
Nick Swisher rf
Jack Cust dh
Mark Ellis 2b
Dan Johnson 1b
Marco Scutaro ss
Jack Hannahan 3b
Kurt Suzuki c

Pitching: Pitcher 1, RHP

Sorry, I can't type his name, I just can't do it. Anyway, after splitting with the Angels, the Jays travel north to take on the Oakland Athletics. Lots of people don't like the name Athletics, but I like it because it reminds me of European soccer. Meanwhile, Tegan and Sara continue to provide titles for game thread posts with one of my favorite songs of theirs.

Let's hope this series goes better than last week's, in which the Jays were swept away over three incredibly frustrated games. Toronto after losing 5 of their last 7, finds themselves back at .500 and will need a strong finish to make August appreciably better than their other months. Hey, we didn't lose 30-3.

Not too much else to say, but, in general news, I should bring your attention to Blue Jay Fever, a great new Jays site that features a nice breadth of points of view, a message forum, and very good daily coverage of our heroic Corvidae.