Originally posted by DelCed2486:
I know, I'm being a hyperbolic irrational fan when I actually compare him to Barton. Still though, for being an avg defensive catcher it would be nice if he could be slightly avg at the plate, and no stats to back it up but, save for the 3-run jack last year, seems like he rarely if ever comes through in the clutch. But when the alternative is Jaso, who is equally meh as Norris, then not like there's much choice. Don't mind me, A's have been lights out past couple weeks and I'm just playig the role of Dark Cloud.
I agree, Derek Norris isn't clutch at all. I honestly hated him last season and thought he was 1 reason we didn't beat the tigers, he was so bad behind the plate that last game it costed us a couple runs.
But he is still young so I'm willing to give him a chance.
The game a couple days ago was pretty cool. The crowd went crazy when it was bases loaded no outs in the 9th, but your boy Derek Norris GIDP
. Then we went crazy when they pinch-hitted Coco Crisp lol, only for them to intentional walk him.
I took a pic of banjo man sitting in the row in front of me (lol) and another pic of the A"s celebrating after the walkoff walk, I'll post them soon. It was a fun game to go to, glad I picked that one
Saw Reddick get pied, that was cool too.