I wonder who was more nervous on Sunday afternoon: Jeff Samardzija or Billy Beane?
Beane is notorious for not actually watching Oakland’s games, but I would guess he paid a little more attention to this one. Samardzija made his A’s debut against the Blue Jays. And while it was just one start of 16 or so he’ll make for Oakland this season — and hopefully a few more in October — it was an important one. Samardzija obviously wanted to get off to a good start for his new teammates, and Beane, not that he cares what the pundits say about …Read the Rest