The A's fan who vowed to get a tattoo for Ramon Laureano's grand slam lived up to his word
Look, there's nothing binding about anything you promise on Twitter. It's just a weird website, so if you, for example, vow to skinny dip in the reflecting pool that sits in front of the Washington Monument if Juan Soto hits for the cycle, you don't have to do it. It's really OK.
For lighter bets, however, if you're willing to put your money where your mouth is, then I'm all for it. Take the fan who made a promise on June 12 to get an A's-themed tattoo if Ramon Laureano hit a grand slam. The outfielder complied, and on Friday, so did the fan (under the watchful eye of A's broadcaster Dallas Braden):
I respect the hustle, and my admiration for the A's old elephant logo has never faded. This is an excellent choice.
If the fan gets another A's tattoo, I would like to personally request the bizarre robot elephant from Turn Ahead the Clock Night on the other arm. It would pair well! That's all I'm saying.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.