Posts Tagged ‘A’s’

Four Out of Five Doctors Agree Reggie is Still an Asshole

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

 

Jackass. Reggie Jackson apparently can still deliver the goods.

NEW YORK (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Hall of Fame slugger Reggie Jackson may have mellowed over the years, but it seems the overall personality traits that often infuriated managers, fans, opponents and teammates alike remain firmly intact.

“I feel like if I know a fastball is coming, I can still jack one out of the yard,” said the  64 year old Jackson. “That’s a nice feeling to have. Its also a nice feeling to know that I can bewilder most pea brained homunculi with my near genius 149 IQ, witty repartie, still dashing good looks, and life-of-the-party magnetism. But be rest assured that should my sole recourse be rolling around in the intellectual mud, I can motherfuck someone up and down with the best of them.”

“Yep, he’s still an asshole,” said former Yankees teammate Craig Nettles. “That’s Reggie talking.” (more…)


Philly Used to Bring Their “A” Game

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

My Dad's Hero. Philly A's catcher Mickey Cochrane

PHILADELPHIA (Special to TSD) Its late January. This is the “death time” for me in sports. The Super Bowl will feature two teams I could care less about – and post season hockey is still months away. Oh, and we’re about five weeks from the first pitch of spring training.

Dammit, I’m really dying for baseball.

This longing has me recalling the great stories my dad would share about being a baseball fan in Philadelphia. But I wasn’t regaled with tales of the Whiz Kids with names like Whitey, Granny, and Puddin’ Head. No, I’d have to ask to hear those stories. Dad instead chose to tell me about his boyhood idols like Lefty, Double X, Bucketfoot Al, Mule, and the (original) Mick. Members of his beloved Philadelphia Athletics or A’s.

Lefty was Robert “Lefty” Grove, the ace of the staff and perennial strikeout champ of his era. First baseman Jimmie Foxx or Double X was often called the right-handed Babe Ruth. Bucketfoot Al was outfielder Al Simmons, a terrifying hitter with a lifetime .334 batting average and 1,827 runs batted in. And catcher Mickey Cochrane, or the Mick AKA Black Mike, was my dad’s hero and favorite player. Hall of Famers all.   Surrounded by supporting players like Mule Haas, Bing Miller, Jimmy Dykes, George Earnshaw, and Rube Walberg, the A’s of this period were a dynasty. (more…)


“Confessions of a Clubhouse Manager’s Wife: Skid Marks, Nub-Jamming, and the Cornelius Incident” Rocks Baseball

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Smell My Fingers! Rollie Fingers locker room antics were mild in comparison to the fabled Cornelius Incident.

OAKLAND (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) — Millie O’Toole has been married to her husband Joe for thirty-nine years. In those thirty-nine years, she’s spent many an evening longing for his companionship while he was with the team on the road. (more…)


Despondent Michael Jackson Fans Turn Hopes and Dreams to Reggie Jackson

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

 

 

Beat It.  "Please," says Reggie Jackson. "I'm not who you think I am."

Beat It. "Please," says Reggie Jackson. "I'm not who you think I am."

 

 

LOS ANGELES (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) Though he’s been away from the game of baseball for over twenty years, and has virtually no background in music, Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson has found himself the surrogate icon for millions of music fans devastated by the death of Michael Jackson last week.

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