I'm not an A's fan nor do I have very much baseball knowledge, so I know this is a NOOBISH question, but this has been on my mind for a while. Didn't he win 3 championships with the A's, so why is he so much better known as a Yank? That, and he seems completely in love with the Yankees in each of his interviews, and not once have I seen him talk about the A's.
[ Edited by blunt_probe on Nov 4, 2009 at 15:41:06 ]
So it's really because of the typical Yankee/east coast bias love, not for some other reason such as more playoff moments or increase in numbers, etc.? I'll believe that, but anyone know why he himself is such a Yankee lover? I'm looking at his bio and he was an A longer, and even ended his career with them. Hell, they retired his number as well.
Look at Gary Plummer (not that he's at RJ's status, but still). He played for years for the Chargers, but nobody remembers him for those days. He's a 49er, because this is a more storied franchise, and he did big things here.
I understand that it's a bigger stage, but he played for 10 years and had a threepeat with the A's. In comparison with the Yanks, he played only 5 years and won two championships. I dunno, but that seems like way too much to be overlooked entirely. From what I see on TV, it looks like he couldn't care less for his career in KC/Oakland.
[ Edited by blunt_probe on Nov 4, 2009 at 17:01:30 ]
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