Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 9/19/12
Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp insisted on returning back to the starting lineup Tuesday night after missing three games due to a serious case of pink eye.  Call it a case of pink eyes since Crisp has it in both of them. The A's outfielder hasn't fully recovered from the highly contagious conjunctivitis but was in the lineup for the series opener against the Detroit Tigers and — even though his teammates wanted their leadoff batter in the lineup — they quarantined Crisp to his own section of the dugout during the game. Over one end of the A's dugout bench, someone made a handmade sign with boundries which read: "Coco's corner,  Beware of Pink Eye" which separated Crisp from the rest of the team. When you're playing for a wild card spot, anything less than The Black Plague won't scare away your teammates. The sign might have been put up half in jest and and half as precaution since the bacteria can be spread by light contact and can result in poor eyesight and painful ir...
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