A’s trade Coco Crisp to Indians and I am going to miss him

I am going to miss Coco Crisp. He was one of the rare modern Oakland A’s players that stuck around for over five years. He was the rare kind that embodied the city and was beloved by fans. He wasn’t great all the time and he had his flaws, but he was so essential to so many great moments during his time with the team. Even though the A’s didn’t win a championship during that time, he brought some great moments for Oakland.

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If you haven’t seen it yet, the Coco lean bobblehead wins the day

Leaning.

I tweeted this out on Monday but this needs to be shown again. After taking the A’s organization by storm, the Bernie Lean now is in Oakland form as the team unveils the bobblehead that features Coco Crisp and the dance itself.

It’s so silly and so Oakland that I am going to make sure I am at this game. Kids will love it. Adults will love it. It’s a great giveaway that everyone wants to get a piece of.

It’s not a bobblehead, it’s a bobble lean. It’s like the bobble belly, but better.

Last night is the reason why we love the game of baseball

I was there last night. And last night reminded me why I love baseball. In fact, the entire season for the 2012 Oakland Athletics is a constant reminder of why the game of baseball is the best in the world.

Last night featured great drama with the Tigers taking an early lead. Then Josh Donaldson with a great defensive play. The A’s bullpen finding a way to keep it close. Then the improbable A’s doing what they do best, they rally in the 9th and produce one of the greatest comebacks I’ve ever seen.

Josh Reddick’s single brought back life to this Coliseum that had a nervous feel to it. The crowd still believed, but until Reddick got that hit, and the crowd exploded. Josh Donaldson’s double blew the roof off. And once again, the team started to feel the mojo at the Coliseum. Seth Smith’s double blew the roof off the place and the improbable comeback was complete. This excitement could not be matched.

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