A's get rare treat during postgame meal, but no beer
By Ryan Quinn / MLB.com
OAKLAND -- Baseball clubhouses can be entertaining sometimes.
After each game at the McAfee Coliseum, the A's players usually go through the routine of showering, eating, and talking to reporters.
The players are usually fed chicken, Italian food, Mexican or other basic meals.
On Friday, the Athletics got a treat when they saw that lobster tails and steak were being served in the large bowls above the butane lighters.
And what were the players drinking with their lobster and steak. Beer? No, general manager Billy Beane banned the adult soda more than a week ago in both clubhouses and also for road trips. Some players decided to wash down the high-class meal with blue Gatorade. Lobster and blue Gatorade, mmmmmm.
Huston Street, whose drink of choice was milk, was especially excited about the meal and repetitively asked his teammates if they had eaten yet, because the food was "So good" and that he was going to have seconds.
Street, 22, was maybe a little too jazzed because he was eating the steak with his bare hands. He was simultaneously eating his steak, talking to Joe Blanton and flapping a piece of steak in front of Blanton's face.
The closer from the University of Texas was also saying that he was eager about a sleepover at Kirk Saarloos' house. Lobster, blue Gatorade and a sleepover -- can life get any better? Maybe Street also would get to play video games with Saarloos.
Street looked to be so wound up about possibly playing Halo 2 with his buddy that when he went to poor himself some milk, he missed the cup by a good six inches.