Before Friday’s game at Toronto, Josh Reddick, looking for something—anything—to bust himself out of a nightmarish slump in a nightmarish season, decided to change up his hair. Again.
This time he went with what he called the “Seventh Grade Comb Over.” It worked because Reddick proceeded to do preposterous things with his baseball bat.
Reddick smacked three homers to lead a rare A’s offensive clinic on Friday:
What a game for Reddick to have his first hits since July 29 (ironically enough, a game also against the Blue Jays and started by Friday’s starter Esmil Rogers). He was on a 0-for-20 skid with six strikeouts before he launched his first homer Friday.
When you have something that works, why change it? So, Reddick reached for the hair product again and the combover was back on Saturday. And, well…
After slugging a team-best 32 home runs in 2012, Reddick in this disappointing season has produced just five homers through 82 games entering Friday’s contest. He has now doubled his total in just two games.
OK, fine, Rogers Centre is a hitters park. That partly explains the power surge. But five homers also ties an MLB record for a two-game span. A whole host of other players have played two-game spans in that stadium and haven’t come up with five in two days. The only other explanation I have is that Anthony Bosch has entered the hairstyling business and Reddick’s hair product has performance-enhacing properties. Uh oh.
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