Monkey business

OAKLAND — Frank Thomas came out of the A’s clubhouse and onto the field here at McAfee Coliseum today and was greeted by a singing, dancing gorilla, who showered the Big Hurt with confetti and left him with the words: “Don’t get mad, get even.”

The gorilla was courtest of Thomas’ wife and kids in honor of his 40th birthday. Just the Jays luck that they’d land in Oakland for the big Thomas-Toronto reunion on his big day, huh. “Hopefully, he doesn’t have a flair for the dramatic,” Jays manager John Gibbons quipped.

You can read all about Thomas’ words of wisdom on in a bit. The news of the day is: David Eckstein is off the DL, Hector Luna is back in Triple-A, and Gibby intends on keeping Marco Scutaro in the lineup somehow, some way. Today, Scoot was in left field. Eck will probably have some days off in the early goings, giving Marco some more starts there.

Saw the new Indiana Jones at the Drive-in theater in downtown Toronto on Sunday night and I’d say it ranks third among the four — behind Raiders/Last Crusade and ahead of Temple. Watched Charlie Wilson’s War on the plan and was pleasantly surprised. Saw Iron Man in SF last night and thoroughly enjoyed it, though I was more pumped after seeing the newest trailor for The Dark Knight.

Back to baseball…

TORONTO (28-25) at OAKLAND (28-23)
at 10:07 p.m. ET at McAfee Coliseum

Shannon Stewart, DH
Aaron Hill, 2B
Alex Rios, CF
Scott Rolen, 3B
Rod Barajas, C
Kevin Mench, RF
Lyle Overbay, 1B
Marco Scutaro, LF
David Eckstein, SS


Jack Hannahan, 3B
Bobby Crosby, SS
Jack Cust, LF
Frank Thomas, DH
Ryan Sweeney, CF
Emil Brown, RF
Mark Ellis, 2B
Daric Barton, 1B
Kurt Suzuki, C




    Jordan, I just saw Indiana Jones too the other day. I’d have to agree with you when you say it isn’t the best one that they made. I mean it was a good movie and all, but I wasn’t too big on the whole alien thing.


    There’s a new trailor for the Dark Knight? The first one has had me anticipating that movie for months…
    I was on the fence about watching Iron Man but enough people have told me that it’s worth watching, so I think I might check it out after all.


    I just saw the thing. It looks like it’ll be a fantastic movie. It’s hard to wait.

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