(Josh Willingham yucks it up with reporters in Oakland on Thursday. AP Photo.)
NatsTown expatriate Josh Willingham showed up for the unveiling of the new Oakland A's 2011 alternate gold jerseys at an event at Oakland Coliseum on Thursday. Things are apparently looking up for the A's after a busy offseason; and Willingham took the opportunity to take a little swipe at his former employers (Marlins and Nationals) while chatting with reporters:
"Playing four years in Florida, and three years in Washington, there was not a whole lot of talk about winning division titles. It's exciting at this point, before the season, to have expectations."
(Josh Willingham, via Oakland Tribune, 1/27/2011)
Oh, but haven't you heard the news about Phase 2, Mr. Willingham? There's a whole lot of talk about winning division titles in Washington nowadays -- just not in 2011!