The curse of the A's jersey purchase continues today.
I danced around purchasing my authentic A's jersey for two years. I couldn't decide on the player and whether to get the "Oakland" away gray or "Athletics" home white. I tried going with Hudson, whom I'd consider to be my favorite, but was unable to get him under MLB's name/number rules. I thought about Kurt or Duke, but neither looked to be the dominant enough to warrant the value of my two weeks worth of groceries. Chavvy was out, and Ellis was close, but I really wanted a star who would be with the A's for a while longer.
I selected Brett Anderson in March. I loved the way he progressed last year, his wOBP was ridiculous and that WHIP was fantastic - a dark horse for the Cy and promising future with durability. The jersey is beautiful. I donated the $25 to the King Foundation through the A's site to get the Holy Toledo patch and I was excited after it arrived a day before Dallas Braden's perfect game.
Well, today is the black cloud that follows any purchaser of a current A's player jersey - the FAIL.
According to the Athletics Nation news feed, Brett Anderson is done for the year, surgery bound.
I'll still wear it proudly when I come out in June. I'll just be joining my fellow A's fans - wearing jerseys of players NOT on the field.