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A's Khris Davis dubbed 'most interesting player in baseball' by MLB scribe

A's Khris Davis dubbed 'most interesting player in baseball' by MLB scribe

At one point in the season, Khris Davis was hitting .247 in his last 247 games.

He's the most interesting man in the world.

Well, Davis is the most interesting player in baseball, according to MLB.com's Richard Justice.

The A's slugger recently became the subject of Justice's latest article highlighting the uniqueness that is Khrush.

"His gift is the single most valuable offensive commodity," Justice told NBC Sports California. "He also has that 'it thing' every team wants in terms of approach and personality. He’s part of what makes the A’s unique. When he’s at home plate, you’re going to stop and watch, and isn’t that about the highest compliment you can give a guy?”

For starters, Justice wrote about the 31-year-old's power which, of course, meant discussing the fact that he's leading the league with 10 long balls. And you guys -- he's on pace to hit 85 by the time the season comes to an end. 

Eighty. Five.

The topic of his impending free agency was also brought up with KD, which could even be the most interesting part about him. It's been a rarity that a player would genuinely want to stay in small-market Oakland. Davis has said multiple times he would like to be a member of the Green and Gold for a few more years.

"I envision myself winning a championship in Oakland," Davis told NBC Sports California last season. "We've got a great group of guys I like to be around and just grow with them on a daily basis. I like where I'm at right now."

A's manager Bob Melvin and GM David Forst have said the conversation is "ongoing" in regard to Davis' 2020 free agent status. But it's very clear he wants to keep sporting the Kelly Green uniform.

[RELATED: Davis wants to stay with A's for at least three more years]

Additionally. we've been seeing more and more glimpses of what type of person the Davis is. Justice credits Davis' "lack of ego" and how his work ethic has impacted younger players in big and small ways.

Watch The Lonely Island spoof Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire on Netflix

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Watch The Lonely Island spoof Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire on Netflix

The Bash Brothers are back and better than ever.

The Lonely Island have released a "visual poem" called The Unathorized Bash Brothers Experience on Netflix that takes us back to 1988 in a world where former A's superstars Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire made a rap album. 

Watch the trailer and 30-minute art right here. 

Along with the short film, The Lonely Island also released The Unathorized Bash Brothers Experience as an album. 

Andy Sandberg, Jorma Taccone and and Akiva Schaffer formed the comedy trio in Berkeley when they first met in junior high. In the film and album, Sandberg plays the role of Canseco while Taccone is McGwire. 

[RELATED: A's stadium bill passes state assembly, moves to senate]

The song "Jose & Mark" was first released at a small show in Pasadena before The Lonely Island performed at the comedy festival Clusterfest in San Francisco. 

Sorry Bash Brothers, The Lonely Island's ode to Oakland's past legends beats any 40-40 season or MVP trophy. 

California State Assembly passes A's stadium bill; state senate next

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California State Assembly passes A's stadium bill; state senate next

The A's proposed waterfront ballpark took another step forward Wednesday. 

The California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill 1191, which would allow for the A's to construct a privately financed ballpark at Oakland's Howard Terminal site. The legislation passed 56-0, according to A's president Dave Kaval. 

"We still have much work ahead of us, but this is another significant milestone for our club and our city,” Kaval said in a statement Wednesday. 

[RELATED: Piscotty receives 54th Hutch Award]

The bill, authored by Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta, will now move to the state senate for consideration.

On May 13, the Port of Oakland's Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a term sheet with the A's that would give the team four years to complete all of the preparatory work needed to lease Howard Terminal. Those steps include securing necessary land use permits and conducting an environmental impact review.