Found April 14, 2012 on
The Outside Corner:
It's a story that will be told to generations of Oakland A's fans who populate the right field bleachers. Well, at least until they move out of Oakland.
Jeff Francoeur has been a sabermetric whipping boy for quite a while now, as after his time sucking up right field for the Atlana Braves, Frenchy took himself a fancy in Kansas City, where Dayton Moore made him his 9-man of choice. That being said, he had a good 2011 campaign (earning him a new two year deal, on top of that) and by all accounts, he's a good guy and has been known for good interactions with his fans.
Even if they aren't on the team he plays for.
During the Royals' trip to Oakland in 2011, Frenchy was met by a group of fans in the right field bleachers, who struck up an accord with the cannon-armed man bereft of walks. He even tossed a ball into the right field stands. Normal fare, as it seemed. Until the fans discovered that the ball had a $100 wrapped around in it. Frenchy was so taken by th...
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Jeff Francoeur had 20 pizzas delivered to a group of Oakland A's fans seated in the right field bleacher section of the Oakland Coliseum the other night— the weird thing is the rightfielder plays for the opposing team.
The Kansas City Royals outfielder had the pies and a signed bat sent to a group of happy A's fans sitting in section 149 above the outfield turf Francoeur...
Oakland Athletics first baseman Daric Barton lost his bat on a swing and accidentally hit a cameraman during Wednesday's game in Oakland against the Kansas City Royals.
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It happened in the bottom of the seventh inning as Barton swung at a 1-0 pitch and accidentally let go of his bat, which went flying to the right side of home plate...
An Oakland Coliseum drink vendor caught a foul ball with his cap during Wednesday's Athletics game against the Kansas City Royals.
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It happened in the bottom of the fifth inning as A's outfielder Josh Reddick hit a foul ball in the stands on the third base side. An alert vendor gave his drink tray to a nearby security guard and...
WEST SACRAMENTO - Thanks to an unusual early season schedule, the Oakland A's will go through two turns of their starting rotation before they need a fifth starter. On Tuesday, however, the schedule will finally require Oakland to add a fifth man to the rotation. Sacramento River Cats' right-hander Tyson Ross, at the moment, looks poised to be the one who gets the call.
Jeff Francoeur of the Kansas City Royals is going to win over fans everywhere if he keeps these gestures up. Last season, the OF threw a ball wrapped in a $100 bill to fans to use on bacon and beer. MMMMMMM, bacon. This year, he had 20 personal pizzas delivered to a group of fans [...]
Bartolo Colon gave up just three hits in seven shutout innings for his 16th career win against Seattle, and the Oakland Athletics won 4-0 on Friday night to ruin the Mariners' home opener.
Making his third start already this season against Seattle, Colon (2-1) rebounded from a shaky effort last time out against the Mariners and beat them for the second time in 2012. His first...
Kansas City Royals outfielder Jeff Francoeur sent 20 pizzas and a signed bat to the Oakland A bleachers on Wednesday. He's become quite close to the fans after Bacon Tuesday last year. Oh, you don't...
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