As Dave Brown noted in this morning's Juice, Coco Crisp's(notes) excellent Afro was back in full force in Oakland on Sunday afternoon. And unlike the 'fro's first time around on April 14 — when Crisp went 0-for-4 — it produced excellent results. Crisp went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in a 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers at Overstock.com Coliseum.
Afterward, Crisp's hair produced another round of rave reviews, though Hideki Matsui(notes) flinched at the suggestion that other members of the usually moribund offense could adopt Afros in an attempt to match the A's dominating pitching staff.
"I think it's awesome," Matsui said through his translator. "But I don't know if I want to have Afro hair."
But given that Matsui has only amassed two homers and 13 RBI with a .245/.311/.384 slash line through 25 games this season, what could it hurt? We've even taken the liberty of putting together a hastily-made photoshopping of what Matsui might look like if he's persuaded to join Crisp's movement to mimic Oscar Gamble.