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 the ...