Yoenis Cespedes hit a BP home run with a donut on his bat. Yoenis Cespedes hit a BP home run with a donut on his bat.
On a dreary, drizzly Oakland evening, the 2nd annual Bacon Tuesday sponsored by Jeff Francoeur went down, all stemming from Frenchy tossing a baseball wrapped in a $100 bill to be used for the purchase of pork products last season.
I think I can now officially forgive Jeff Francoeur for his past OBP transgressions and freely admit that I am a rabid Francoeur supporter. Click through for the whole video.
As a man who consistently makes awkward introductions, I have to give Manny a pass on this one.
At first I was upset that no equipment manager stitched “2 Legit” on the back of the jersey, but then after seeing MC Hammer toss up the double peace sign, I finally understood. His uniform number is an answer to the age-old mathematic equation:
2(Legit) + 2(Quit) = 44
Using advanced mathematic formulas, we learn that Legitimacy is equal to eight and Quitnessence is equal to fourteen. Science!
The Hammer even threw out a pretty great first pitch, putting the actual, professional athlete, John Wall, to shame.
So inspired was Conor Jackson by MC Hammer’s appearance that he hit his first career Major League grand slam. Surely after 2,062 Major League at-bats, you can’t claim that it’s mere coincidence that Jackson emptied the bases when Stanley Burrell was was featured.
Click through for some MC Hammer first pitch action.
Here’s a chart I put together for Baseball Prospectus looking at the history of the trades that were made by the Kansas City Athletics, particularly trades with the Yankees under the ownership of Arnold Johnson.