First, Crash Davis observed that strikeouts are fascist. Now we've learned that left fielders are "fungible."
Last week at Oakland Coliseum, Travis Buck achieved a distinction of sorts when he became the Athletics' 11th Opening Day left fielder in an 11-year span. The most recent Oakland player to start back-to-back openers at the position was Ben Grieve, who did it in 1999 and 2000.
Just to put that in perspective, Grieve played for Oakland at the same time David Forst was graduating ...
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