The John Fisher “Clown Show” Continues
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by Gary Trujillo
2M ago
 Like every MLB team, the A’s will hold a Fan Fest this winter. Except the A’s Fan Fest will be provided by the fans, (ahem…for the second year in a row) because team ownership is too busy figuring out how to expel their noses from the butts of Nevada politicians while jacking up ticket and ..read more
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Just Get the F*ck Out. You’re Dead to Me.
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by Gary Trujillo
3M ago
Did you ever have a girlfriend break up with you but then have the audacity to ask to continue living in your mutual home for a little while while her new boyfriend builds their future love shack? Well, that is what’s essentially happening with the Oakland/Las Vegas Pathetics and I have one thing to say ..read more
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October Baseball and Other Ramblings
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by Gary Trujillo
4M ago
“They used to call it a Texas-Leaguer…then it was called a blooper…now it is called a flare.” –Vin Scully  I had COVID a few weeks back and the effects were minimal as I only felt sluggish and had a sore throat for about a week. Admittedly, it was a bummer of a time but I ..read more
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Sandlot Baseball, BBQ and Hangovers
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by Gary Trujillo
5M ago
“Baseball must be a great game because the owners haven’t been able to kill it.” –Bill Veeck My hangover was so bad that it seemed to have its own scent and even its own material existence. It was putting me in a mood of general malaise, and I decided it was time for an evening ..read more
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Dream a Little Dream
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by Gary Trujillo
7M ago
“And it is only after seeing man as his unconscious, revealed by his dreams, presents him to us that we shall understand him fully.“–Sigmund Freud She said, “I’m pregnant, and it’s yours,” but before I could hash out the details (I didn’t even know her) I was jolted awake feeling like I was holding a ..read more
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Backyards to Ballparks
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by Gary Trujillo
8M ago
A few months back I mentioned that I was going to be published in a book called Backyards to Ballparks. I decided to re-print the essay. If you’re interested in the book, the link can be found here. At 12 years old, along with everything Star Wars related, there was, of course, baseball with my ..read more
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Pathetics Swept In Beantown
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by Gary Trujillo
8M ago
Thank goodness the All-Star break is finally here…meaning the John Fisher Deep Dive Into Hell is halfway over. The abomination known as the Las Vegas A’s were swept by the Red Sox over the weekend and I watched with a sense of schadenfreude, taking a sort of sick pleasure in watching bonehead plays (of which ..read more
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The Rich Get Richer and the Peasants Suffer. Sayonara, A’s.
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by Gary Trujillo
9M ago
I didn’t really know what to say or how to address the A’s moving to Las Vegas, so I just decided to cut and paste an answer sent to Dan P. over at Chipilatta, a Houston Astros-based blog. (check it out it’s a really great blog.) Honestly, I’m just sick of the whole thing and ..read more
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Baseball Is Kind of Awesome
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by Gary Trujillo
9M ago
“Marcel Lachemann may be the greatest pitching coach in the history of the game.”–Jim Leyland  I’d like to give a cheerful and warm thanks to Mark over at Retro Simba for sending me some various Oakland A’s cards in the mail, which included one piece of cardboard that sort of stood out in a nostalgic ..read more
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Baseball Cards With Curious Stories to Tell
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by Gary Trujillo
9M ago
“No artist tolerates reality”–Nietzsche My girlfriend told me that a man had tried to hang himself in the tree out in front of her house with his tie. Apparently, he had decided that his life was consummated right then and there in front of her 1940’s white bungalow (perhaps lacking an identity, a lover, money ..read more
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