Great comic, A’s fanatic and friend of Sully Baseball Wes Hofmann commented on my Guillen post “Good thing Cespedes signed with the A’s.”
I hadn’t thought of that.
Cuban defector and potential star slugger Yeonis Céspedes was expected to sign with the Marlins because it was so close to Cuba.
But as NBC Bay Area pointed out, one of the reasons he signed with the far away A’s was that it WASN’T close to Cuba.
Instead of making his big league debut a raft ride from Castro, he made it in TOKYO!
It would have been a move to capture the Cuban fans of Miami to sign Yeonis Céspedes.
Instead the Marlins are scrambling to win the fans back.
Either way, I like how you think, Wes.
Everyone… here’s his Twitter link. Go follow him.
It is a beautiful summer day in Oakland and the A’s and Reds are playing a day game.
Naturally it is not being televised. And also naturally the A’s are floundering and falling in the standings. As I pointed out earlier, the Rangers are indeed in first place and will probably eventually fall on their face as is their M.O.
If the A’s hang in close to the Rangers, they could find themselves in a position to win the AL West in August.
Instead they are being slowly flushed down the drain.
As I am typing this, the A’s blew a bases loaded nobody out chance.
But what can I say about the A’s that my friend and Bay Area based comic Wes Hoffman couldn’t also write.
He is a big A’s fan and while I don’t always link up other people’s articles, I love his latest A’s rant that you can read right here.
Keep the faith Wes.
1989 wasn’t THAT long ago.