In which we review a homestand, and preview the first series of a road trip to the NL East:

A's third baseman Eric Chavez was named American League Player of the Week for the week ending June 5. That's pretty good under any circumstances, but even better when you consider that on Wednesday June 1, Eric Chavez was having another bad week in what has been (we hope) a forgettable first third of the season. Wandering through an extraordinarily sparse crowd, even for the Coliseum, to sit in field-level seats for $2 tickets, we here at A's Brand Baseball, who are usually given to standing by our ballclub, made him a punchline:

Statler: You think there are more people here who work for the A's than who don't?

Waldorf: Depends if you count Chavez.