10 reasons to hate the..Oakland Athletics


1. "The Bash Brothers"

Turns out this was a comedy.

2. The white shoes
"Look at us. We're so different. We're crazy out here on the left coast."

3. McAfee Coliseum
I've never been there, but McAfee Coliseum has to be the worst ballpark in baseball. It has tons of wasted space in the lower seating area, MLS style tarps over the empty seats in the upper deck, and awful site lines. I don't think anyone will shed a tear when this concrete dinosaur meets the wrecking ball when the A's open their new ballpark in a few years.

4. Rickey Henderson's stolen base record speech

5. They are responsible for the rise (and ultimately the fall) of MC Hammer
6. Rick Honeycutt(er)
Honeycutt was notorious for scuffing baseballs and was once caught doctoring a ball with a thumbtack.
7. The Moneyball Philosophy didn't really pan out
8. Charlie Finley once paid his players $300 to grow mustaches...
and the image of Rollie Fingers was born.
9. Their tagline is "100% Baseball"
I was hoping for a 60/40 split between baseball and badminton.
10. The A's website still has "Big Joe's Bluegrass Blog" up
"I think this is Year Three of 'Joe's Gonna Get Traded' talk"....yep
One reason to love the A's: Eric Byrnes never touched home plate.


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Stanley Cup of Chowder

You must be a member of Stanley Cup of Chowder to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stanley Cup of Chowder. You should read them.

Join Stanley Cup of Chowder

You must be a member of Stanley Cup of Chowder to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stanley Cup of Chowder. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker