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A pointless anecdote

Luke Scott thinks he sees a mantis on his head. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Luke Scott thinks he sees a mantis on his head. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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So, for some reason, yesterday, I thought the Rangers started the day 6 games up on the A's.

Then the Rangers lost, in horrific fashion, and when I went to bed, the A's were up 3-2 on the Rays, in the 8th inning.

So I woke up this morning, and when I thought about the Rangers, I was all foul, because the Rangers were up just 5 games on the A's, and given how things were going, I felt like they were going to end up losing today, and Oakland would win again.

So in my mind, we were really just 4 games up on Oakland. And I started fretting that the Rangers would continue to struggle, and we'd have Suite Night at TBIA and the Rangers would hardly be up on Oakland in the West, or might even be tied or behind, and Suite Night would be all full of hate and mopiness and would suck.

Then, I checked last night's scores on my computer, and discovered that the A's lost.

Good news!

Then I looked at the standings, I realized I had been confused...Texas started yesterday up 7 on Oakland, not 6 up.

And then today, despite my forebiding sense of ill tidings, the Rangers won and Oakland lost. So now the Rangers are up 8 on the A's.

So, while the Rangers really just gained a game on Oakland, to me, it feels like the Rangers doubled their lead on Oakland, from 4 games to 8 games.

And there was a mantis.

So it is almost like the perfect day.