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The day following the Baltimore Orioles' third baseman had gone somewhat nutty on them, the Oakland A's got wind of his statement of regret, quickly measured it for profundity, and moved along.
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"As I said in the Frieri matter, words will be words," A's third baseman Josh Donaldson said. "You need to go out there and demonstrate something. Consistently."

Ok, the Frieri matter. That would be Ernesto Frieri, who regularly pitches the ninth inning for the Los Angeles Angels. He'd recommended to correspondents Sunday, even as the A's were unraveling themselves from Manny Machado's hallucinogenic weekend, that the A's were skilled, certain, additionally sort of, ohhhh, we should say blessed. What's more regardless of how Frieri planned those assumptions,

The day following the Baltimore Orioles' third baseman had gone somewhat nutty on them, the Oakland A's got wind of his statement of regret, quickly measured it for profundity, and moved along.

"As I said in the Frieri matter, words will be words," A's third baseman Josh Donaldson said. "You need to go out there and demonstrate something. Consistently."

Ok, the Frieri matter. That would be Ernesto Frieri, who regularly pitches the ninth inning for the Los Angeles Angels. He'd recommended to correspondents Sunday, even as the A's were unraveling themselves from Manny Machado's hallucinogenic weekend, that the A's were skilled, certain, additionally sort of, ohhhh, we should say blessed. What's more regardless of how Frieri planned those assumptions, they'd turn into a feature, and the feature appeared in a daily paper, and that daily paper, as of Monday evening, expose to the precise page on a table in the guests' clubhouse at Angel Stadium.

Presently, Frieri is a decent junior man who isn't inclined to flammable open remarks. (Frieri struck out the side – Donaldson, Brandon Moss and Yoenis Cespedes – in the ninth inning Monday night in the Angels' 4-1 win. "I didn't intend to irritate anyone," he said. "I intended to show trust in my group.")

Over the past three days, then again, the A's, the American League's best group and a wonder of right-men-for-the-occupation and run differential and strike-tossing and tally working and out and out gettin' after it, had been upset on a ball field and afterward in the daily papers. Thus, obviously, they simply weren't in the disposition.

They bear the same discussions consistently now, about how they transform such a variety of unnamed characters into such a large number of wins. They play along and after that win the AL West and afterward, regardless, make an alternate go of October. That hasn't changed much, even as the AL leaderboards demand that the obscurity is not their deficiency, yet everybody else's.

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A's focal point fielder Coco Crisp loots Mike Trout of a hit in the third inning Monday night. (AP Photo)

A's focal point fielder Coco Crisp loots Mike Trout of a hit in the third inning Monday night. (AP Photo)

"That is to say, other than the actuality we have decent players?" Donaldson asked with a wry grin.

There is something else, however. Something more. You could see it this weekend in Baltimore, when Machado was throwing his head protector and hurling his bat and having his .235 batting normal guide his inclination swings. The A's didn't escape by it. Generally, they stood bemused by Machado, the 21-year-old who, for three maladroit days, drew the line at being labeled out or pitched to with an edge or reasonably packed. A superb player who doesn't have his enormous kid muscles yet, Machado ought to be appreciative for that. As opposed to overcompensating, the A's won the arrangement. As opposed to looking for terrific retaliation, a course that may have had them numbering class ordered setbacks any day, they skipped out to the following town, the following arrangement, leaving Machado to clarify what had him (notwithstanding confronting suspension).

"We don't have sufficient energy to stress over things that don't make a difference," said catcher Derek Norris, who had taken a few Machado's unrepentant take after throughs to the temple.

That said, he included, "I realized that once he exited the ballpark and saw the replays and saw the response …  in the event that you have any sort of heart you would feel regret for what happened."

For how it truly looked, Norris said, and "not how it was seen in his mind."

Donaldson sat in the clubhouse with a bat in his grasp. He viewed the early innings of the Orioles' amusement against the Boston Red Sox. At the point when Machado showed up in a prerecorded statement of regret/clarification bit, Donaldson got up and strolled away. That was so yesterday. Contingent upon your favored facts, Donaldson has been the alliance's best player through 2 ½ months. Starting today, he'd begin the All-Star Game close by Derek Jeter on the left half of the infield. He was fourth in the last MVP balloting. (He did, be that as it may, bear one of his all the more attempting diversions Monday against the Angels, going hitless in four at-bats and conferring three tossing slips.) He's an extreme gentleman who didn't turn into a major group standard until he was 27 and plays the amusement as though it could all be gone tomorrow, which is the reason a hissy-fitting 21-year-old wouldn't involve much of his cerebrum space.

Machado is their issue. On the other hand his own particular issue. Whatever. What he is not is the An's issue. Not any longer.

"It takes quite a while to go out there and procure a notoriety in this diversion," Donaldson contemplated. "Also it takes a brief time to destroy it."

Donaldson is dealing with the previous, as are the A's. He has a profession to deal with, each day by itself. They have a third sequential division title to win, one diversion at once. The rest – what other individuals do or say – doesn't appear to trouble them. It hasn't yet. Furthermore perhaps that is the tad bit, better believe it, other than the certainty they have okay players, that brings about a noticeable improvement.

"We're attempting to get in the playoffs," Donaldson said. "We're not attempting to do anything to miss amusements. …  There's a greater picture here for this group.

"We're attempting to win. At that point we're attempting to win the following amusement."

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It appears basic enough. Be that as it may then different groups get messed up in who is playing where or hitting where or getting enough at-bats or characterizing their parts, and different players get run off their diversion by a decent, hard tag, and the An's appear to stay focused on the same thing: the last score.