Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Josh Reddick Is Reason Enough to Want the A's to Beat the Tigers
If you had a childhood, then chances are you like wrestling. If you follow baseball, then chances are you like Josh Reddick. Former Red Sox great was traded to Oakland this past offseason in a deal that included closer Andrew Bailey.
Given Bailey's thumb injury that sidelined him for most of the 2012 campaign, its easy for Red Sox fans to sit back and badmouth the deal, but no one could have predicted Reddick's breakout year. He's playing in a bigger park, for a smaller market team and hasn't gotten a haircut in two and a half years. Yet he's leading the charge against the Detroit Tigers as his team trails two games to one going into Game 4 in Oakland today.
When the A's captured the AL West crown, Reddick donned his yellow A's bathrobe and paid homage to the wrestling great "Stone Cold" Steve Austin by doing the classic double beer chug. I picked the A's to go to the World Series this year, and even with the Tigers one win away from moving on, I'm keeping the faith here.