Francoeur Plays Pizza-Delivery Man for A’s Fans


“Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur cemented his bond Wednesday afternoon with the ‘Bacon Tuesday’ group of A’s fans who populate one section along the right-field wall at the Coliseum by popping for 20 individual pizzas,” reported the Kansas City Star. “Francoeur also sent an autographed bat to the group. ‘Baseball is fun,’ he said. ‘We can take it too serious sometimes. This is something more than just baseball. The (fans in that) right-field section are here every game. They cheer for every (Oakland player). They are diehards. I just enjoy them out there.’”

Clubhouse personnel delivered the pizzas in the first inning. ‘You don’t get to build relationships like that every day.’ This relationship started last year when Francoeur tossed the group, whose members feast on various bacon-related delicacies each Tuesday, a ball with a $100 bill attached to it – and told them to buy some beer to go with their bacon. The pizzas, when delivered, sent the group into a ‘Thank-you, Jeff!’  chant. Francoeur acknowledged them with a few fist pumps as he took his position in the bottom of the first inning. No bacon on these pizzas, though. Pepperoni.”

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