This photo, taken by A's fan Nick Wong, shows the only response Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel needed to shut down a good-natured heckler. You can tell a guy he sucks, but how much can he really suck if he's being paid to be where you spent money to get in?
The bullpens at the Oakland Coliseum are down the line, in foul territory. That puts fans right on top of the pitchers. Wong said the heckling "wasn't even that bad," but Keuchel, not starting last night, had nine innings to listen to his new friend's opinions. Nine innings of a 13-1 Athletics win, too. Dallas Keuchel has the patience of a saint, and decent penmanship too.