When Oakland backup catcher Stephen Vogt came on for the Athletics last night, it reminded me of a Brad Miller story. Because you can never talk too much about Brad Miller, I figured I'd share. Warning: This really doesn't have much to do with Stephen Vogt, so if you're a family member and got here via Google, my bad
I sat down with Miller in what turned out to be his final game at Triple-A Tacoma. He's one of the easiest guys to talk to, super inviting and probably would have talked with me until first pitch if I wanted to.We got on the subject of how he tore his fingernail off and missed a few games, so weak-stomached folks may not enjoy this audio.
Anyway, here's just a little sampling to give you an idea of how competitive, driven and just downright fun this guy is:
Sounds like Nick Franklin is going to miss a handful of games due to the knee laceration he suffered last night. That's a bummer, seeing as how he was really scuffling but then had a brilliant night at the plate and on the base paths. I have no major qualms with Michael Saunders sliding into the two-hole of the lineup, although I'd have liked to see how Ackley would respond to a move back to what many once viewed as his tailor-made spot in the order.
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