WTF: Eric Chavez Fan
If you haven’t been paying attention to the Oakland Athletics this year then I must tell you the sky is blue and third baseman Eric Chavez is once again injured. See Chavez at one time in Major League Baseball was equivalent to Tampa Bays Rays Evan Longoria is now. By 23 he had his first Gold Glove then by 24 he had another and was in the mix for MVP talks and it would continue till he was 28.
That’s when it all changed for Chavez. A back injury added with a shoulder injury then both shoulders then back to the back and here we are four years later with only 154 games added to his baseball card. Apparently it doesn’t get any easier for Chavez as fans of his have taken to sponsor his page on Baseball-Reference.com, which is the baseball encyclopedia of stats, to blast him for 2001 and 2006 failures while comparing him to death and taxes. Chavez is in the process of deciding whether to try rehab one more time or retire but to this fan the sooner he rides off into the sunset the sooner the healing process can begin.
Having been to Oakland only once I wouldn’t be comfortable making this statement but after seeing someone tattoo Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden and now this, A’s fans are hardcore.