File this under the "for what it's worth" category. I'm sitting in the press box at McAfee Coliseum, watching the Oakland A's take on the Los Angeles Angels [of Anaheim]. Between the second and third innings, the JumboTron featured a "Choose Your Highlight" gimmick for the fans on hand here. The choices of clips:
* The Chicago White Sox' 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers, the team 2 1/2 games back of the second-place A's in the AL West.
* Kansas City's 5-4 win over AL West cellar-dweller Seattle.
* The San Jose Earthquakes' 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids.
Guess which highlight the fans chose with their applause? Yep, the Quakes -- over games that impact the A's standing in their own division. I guess that's worth telling the suits at MLS?
Here's a better memo for Don Garber & Co.: The A's are four games behind the Angels in a heated race for the AL West crown, and these two teams are archrivals, at least in their division. Tonight's attendance? Less than 28,000 -- quite a bit fewer than the crowd here for last month's Quakes-L.A. Galaxy game that drew 40,000 fans out to see David Beckham.