Rory Lutter

Rory Lutter

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About

I'm a huge A's fan with an affinity for stats and trends.

I pretty much always root for the underdog, although I do relish the times when the A's are the favorites.

In 2007, I jumped at the opportunity to be the Questec systems operator for the A's, which was awesome because I got paid to go to every home game that season. Through that experience I became a very accomplished arm-chair umpire. Although, to be fair, you've got to paying pretty close attention if you think you've got a better idea of the strike zone than the umpire. Pro tip: Where the ball is caught it is not where it was when it crossed the plate, and the stance the batter has when the ball is caught is not the stance that matters in the calling of balls and strikes.

Anyhow, I'm not much of a writer. Truth be told, I'm a digital artist working in video games, and my writing skills mostly atrophied long ago. I tend to rearrange my sentences a ton which results in an abundance of bizarre typos, but I'm an attentive and avid fan of the A's and I hope you enjoy my perspective.

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  • Nathaniel Stoltz posted 1833 days ago

    Nathaniel Stoltz

    Given your recent comment on Cahill, I thought you might be interested in my newest article:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/311608-heres-a-thought-dissecting-trevor-cahills-struggles

    -Nathaniel

  • Ash Marshall posted 1836 days ago

    Ash Marshall

    Hey Rory,

    During the offseason I've been writing articles on the best baseball players of all time, based around the MLB 9s concept that MLB.com had fans voting on throughout the season.

    I thought you'd be interested in the Oakland A's piece.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/310482-mlb-9s-oakland-as-jimmie-foxx-jose-canseco-reggie-jackson-best-ever

    Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Ash

  • Steven Merriam posted 1847 days ago

    Steven Merriam

    If you could check this out and leave some feedback it would be greatly appreciated.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/303325-catching-up-with-former-mlb-catcher-rob-bowen

  • Jeff D Gorman posted 1908 days ago

    Jeff D Gorman

    Welcome to Bleacher report and thanks for signing up as a fan, Rory!