I wanted to express how much
I enjoyed the lively interview (by Paul Kilduff) with "A'strologer"
Andrea Mallis in the May issue of The East Bay Monthly. With
the Oakland A's having as trying a season as they've had this
year, it was encouraging to see what the "big picture"
might be in terms of what the "stars" hold for the
A's in the near future. "Hope springs eternal" as they
say, and it's refreshing to hear that things could very well
turn around for Oakland's beleaguered major leaguers once certain
"favorable" astrological aspects are in place, and
the players begin to step up their play and take advantage of
any break coming their way.
Whether or not you happen to
invest any belief in the metaphorical language of Astrology,
the important thing in this regard is to be able to think in
new ways. And it's through the creative effort of minds such
as Andrea's that we fans of the game can begin to generate a
renewed interest in our national pastime, especially when our
team is losing!
With a little help from the imagination,
baseball can suddenly become fun again by allowing us to take
a "multi-dimensional" approach to our characterization
of the game and its players. In that sense, Astrology may be
just the ticket to re-thinking our idea of the way things work
by getting us to look deeper into the hidden causes behind our
actions. So as to better understand the vast network of connections
that make us the kind of people that we are.
If nothing else, Astrology provides
us with a metaphor to help allow us to see the big picture, whatever
that may be. Hopefully, some of the enthusiasm and hopeful optimism
generated by articulate, insightful fans like Andrea Mallis will
begin to rub off on the A's.
Thank you for providing a format
for such an innovative exchange. It was quite a unique &
Scott Weitz, Oakland