Coco Crisp of the A’s was charged with a DUI last week, after he was pulled over and blew a 0.13. The truck containing Crisp’s private security guards also pulled over, and Crisp referred to them as the “Secret Service.” Meaning, they’d take a bullet for Coco Crisp, but they won’t take his car keys.
This just goes to show that, still, no one in the Athletics organization has learned anything from Esteban Loaiza. Crisp joins Adam Kennedy, Clay Mortensen, and even Ozzie Canseco as notable current and former Athletics making dangerous decisions about alcohol and cars. Kennedy got his DUI before ever putting on his Seattle uniform, because they don’t have press conferences or make a team jersey for Adam Kennedy. As Joey says, “I’m not sure teams even sign Adam Kennedy. I think he just shows up when general managers say his name in a mirror three times, like baseball’s Bloody Mary.”