Here is the opening to my Friday column about Jemile Weeks:


This is about Oakland A’s once-and-perhaps-future second baseman Jemile Weeks, but first it’s about the refrigerator magnet.

At the start of last season, the A’s produced a magnetized season schedule you could stick on your refrigerator. It was Weeks’ photo on the magnet, Weeks sliding, Weeks’ hat flying off, Weeks’ dreadlocks almost taking off into space.

The photo was dramatic and it meant Jemile Weeks, 25 at the time, was the face of the Oakland A’s. Admittedly the A’s didn’t have much of a face — they would gain face later in the season. But Weeks had batted .303 in 2011, his rookie year, and he was an essential part of the A’s future. Until he wasn’t.

To read the full column, click here.

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  1. Frank in Minnesota

    Nice to hear from Chili Davis…great memories from him. It would nice to see Jemile succeed,too…great read Lowell.

    March 8th, 2013 8:35 am

  2. RC

    He needs an attitude adjustment, he played like Willie Mays Hayes last season!

    March 8th, 2013 9:15 am

  3. Stan

    How many times can a batting coach tell you to spray the ball and you then swing for the fences before you get it?

    I think Jemile was spending more time thinking of his Cooperstown speech ,chicks,and the new Lamborghini then real baseball.

    March 8th, 2013 10:02 am

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