Athletics

Bassitt rocks trident, takes 'ride the wave' to new level

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A's Chris Bassitt

It certainly was a game to remember for Athletics starting pitcher Chris Bassitt. The A's righty tossed his first career complete game Thursday night, shutting out the rival Los Angeles Angels at the Oakland Coliseum.

Bassitt struck out nine while walking one and allowing two hits. After recording the final out, he joined "A's Postgame Live," standing proud on the field while holding a massive yellow trident.

He revealed the trident's origins, and which one of his teammates footed the bill.

"On that winning streak, I said 'Man, rider of the wave with what we got going on here,' " Bassitt said after the game. "I found this thing and I'm not going to lie, this thing is about 40 pounds and it was not cheap. [Sean] Manaea said, 'I'm pulling the trigger on it.' It's been our little thing inside [the clubhouse], and I guess he said tonight is the night we break it out."  

How cheap is not cheap? Try a few hundred bucks, based on one Amazon listing.

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Some good luck charms come free. Some -- like Bassitt's -- cost a pretty penny. 

Nevertheless, the A's lucky trident was gleaming postgame next to a man who just mowed down nine Angels hitters in one of the biggest nights of his career thus far.