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Slapstick online baseball coach visits the A’s

Aug 6, 2013, 5:34 PM PST

The Oakland Athletics were “fartin’ around” with one of the internet’s most respected ridiculous baseball coaches on Tuesday. Coach Kent Murphy brought his baseball wisdom to the A’s dugout to teach the team the importance of the game’s fundamentals — cheese dogs and dingers.

The division-leading A’s have lost four of their last five games and have been shutout four times over the past 20 games. They need all the help they can get. With that in mind, they welcomed in the comedic coach with open arms.

Coach Murphy arrived and met with his star pupil, Josh Reddick. Surely, the coaching legend had some quality advice for the A’s right fielder.  The A’s offense has been struggling lately and as Coach Murphy often professes, more dingers could be the answer.

The coach didn’t seem all that impressed with the A’s new-age pregame training techniques.

The A’s batting practice session was, however, met with Coach Murphy’s approval.

After imparting his wisdom on the A’s, Coach Murphy made his way up to the stands. For some strange reason he wasn’t offered a seat between manager Bob Melvin and bench coach Chip Hale for the game.

Murphy is a character created by comedian Nick Hall. He has a series of (typically NSFW) baseball instructional videos on YouTube that preach the perils of bunting and stretching, and the importance of dingers and cheese dogs.

 

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