Just a bit outside

Coco Crisp has had better days. 

Crisp lost track of a ball that turned into a ground rule double for Chris Johnson, watched as 1B Freddie Freeman and 2B Phil Gosselin smashed one over the fence.

The Braves hit four home runs, tagging A’s SP Jason Hammel three times, to defeat the A’s, 7-2.

May you prosper.

May you prosper.

The Rally Possum is also a Blowout Possum because like the A’s it’s versatile. 

The Rally Possum is also a Blowout Possum because like the A’s it’s versatile. 

Someone write a musical on Coco’s hair. 

Someone write a musical on Coco’s hair. 

Super Smash Bros. 

Justin and Bossman Junior Upton broke the single game home run totals for brothers, smashing five off the Washington Nationals Friday, breaking the shared four home runs of Wilton and Vlad Guerrero and Jason and Jeremy Giambi. 

In Oakland, groot is slang for possum.

Thankfully, that’s not a giant rat. 
If the Cardinals have squirrels, the A’s have possums. 

Thankfully, that’s not a giant rat. 

If the Cardinals have squirrels, the A’s have possums. 

SP Jon Lester started for Oakland for the first time Saturday against the Kansas City Royals at home. Which for now, I guess, is Oakland. 

Lester is set to become a free agent at year’s end, but joins the staff of the team with the league’s best record. 

Old friends
Oakland 1B Brandon Moss and new A’s ace Jon Lester were both drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2002. Both were drafted by Bridge Year GM Mike Port, who was replaced by Theo Epstein a year later. 

Old friends

Oakland 1B Brandon Moss and new A’s ace Jon Lester were both drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2002. Both were drafted by Bridge Year GM Mike Port, who was replaced by Theo Epstein a year later. 

I’€™ve got nothing but great things to say about the organization, the way they treated me, treated my family through the good times and bad times. We’€™ll see where that relationship goes later on, but right now I’€™m an A. — Jon Lester keeps hinting at something. Hmmm …