5 tattoo ideas for the tortured A’s fan

Jeremy Giambi and the flip play, Kirk Gibson and the 1988 World Series homer, Bud Selig and the ballpark fiasco ... there are plenty of tattoo idea for the tortured A's fan.

Jeremy Giambi and the flip play, Kirk Gibson and the 1988 World Series homer, Bud Selig and the ballpark fiasco … there are plenty of tattoo ideas for the tortured A’s fan.

Think you're a die-hard fan? This Dodgers fan takes the cake.

Think you’re a die-hard fan? This Dodgers fan takes the cake.

Anyone can go out and get a tattoo that captures the glory of their favorite team like this passionate Dodger fan did by committing his back to Jackie Robinson, Vin Scully and Dodger Stadium. But for this die-hard A’s fan, baseball is often about heartbreak and agony. What better way to capture the emotional trauma of being a baseball fan than with a tattoo that immortalizes some of the A’s most gut-wrenching moments and illustrates how every good moment is worth cherishing?

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A’s roll the dice on O’Flaherty

Eric O'Flaherty offers the A's some lethal bullpen depth for 2014 and a lot of flexibility to potentially promote Sean Doolittle to closer in 2015.

Eric O’Flaherty offers the A’s some lethal bullpen depth for 2014 and a lot of flexibility to potentially promote Sean Doolittle to closer in 2015.

The big news around baseball today was the Yankees landing stud Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka for a whopping $155 million but for this A’s fan the most interesting move of the day was Oakland signing left-handed reliever Eric O’Flaherty in what could turn out to be a steal. How often can you say that about someone who just inked a $7 million contract while working their way back from Tommy John surgery?

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A tip of the hat to the former A’s on the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot

Frank Thomas, Mark McGwire and Mike Piazza all passed through Oakland on their way to memorable careers.

Frank Thomas, Mark McGwire and Mike Piazza all passed through Oakland on their way to memorable careers.

Can we all agree that a Hall of Fame selection process is a hot mess right now? If the brutally flawed Hall of Fame selection process drags on like this much longer there’ll be about as much joy in Cooperstown as there is in Mudville. Hopefully change for the better is on the horizon because the whole convoluted mess has become tiresome and frustrating to follow.

But for this Oakland A’s fan, looking over the 2014 ballot and ranking the players who made the biggest impact while wearing green and gold offers a welcome break from everything that’s currently wrong with Hall of Fame voting.

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