Mike Rouse got called up from AAA Sacramento, made his major league debut against in Yankee Stadium Friday night, and immediately became the darling of all headline writers everywhere. His first two games have been a rousing success, helping the A's offense arouse from its slumber by hitting .571/.625/.714 with 2 runs, 2 RBI and a stolen base.
All those puns will get old very quickly, but if a groan-inducing phrase Twister is what it takes to get some more offense out of the A's, I will listen to all the bad puns you can rouse up. In fact, if it will help the A's win some more games, I'll even Risk the Trouble of taking back my moratorium on Milton Bradley puns. When it comes to wins, we're like Hungry, Hungry Hippos around here.