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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Help! I married my dreaded baseball rival (a love story)

“You don’t mess with The Sluss”

At a gala on the eve of the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City, I spotted the retired Frank Thomas at the bar and introduced myself. (Tepid reaction.) I told him we’d recently enjoyed some of his Big Hurt Beer. (Tepid reaction.) And then I told him I’m married to Susan Slusser.

“Your wife is the best,” the 6-foot-5, 240-pounder said, more forcefully than I expected.

Yeah, well, you know, she loves the job and …

“THE BEST,” the Big Hurt said, practically jabbing me in the chest.

Even if I’d disagreed with him, I wouldn’t have said so.

eddieot Posted: March 28, 2018 at 04:00 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: dan brown, giants, oakland a's, susan slusser

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   1. PreservedFish Posted: March 28, 2018 at 05:09 PM (#5644522)
"You need to make sure Slusser stays satisfied," he said, with a lascivious wink.

"You need NUGINEX!"
   2. Jose is an Absurd Kahuna Posted: March 28, 2018 at 05:10 PM (#5644524)
Terrific terrific article.
   3. Batman Posted: March 28, 2018 at 05:54 PM (#5644552)
Yes, but who wouldn't trip Leo Durocher's mom?
   4. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: March 28, 2018 at 07:30 PM (#5644605)
Is Bryce Harper's mom cool ?

(sorry, if I jinxed the Nats for this season with that, so sorry !)
   5. jobu Posted: March 28, 2018 at 08:41 PM (#5644637)
Fun read. As an A's fan, I immensely enjoy following her on Twitter. Nothing slips by her.
   6. Der-K: at 10% emotional investment Posted: March 29, 2018 at 08:51 AM (#5644722)
Very much enjoyed this. Also, she's a great reporter (and I don't follow any Bay Area teams).
   7. Rusty Priske Posted: March 29, 2018 at 09:11 AM (#5644730)
That was a great article.
   8. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: March 29, 2018 at 09:38 AM (#5644745)
Nice article. RTFA.
   9. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: March 29, 2018 at 10:34 AM (#5644778)
Pretty good. I wonder how many stories his wife has about him beating her to a scoop.

Also, I'd imagine it's tempting to look through her phone and copy all her contacts.

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