The only thing better than Stephen Vogt's slash line is his Chris Farley impression
Stephen Vogt is less a catcher than he is a folk hero at this point. The posterboy of Billy Beane's Moneyball antics in Oakland didn't make his MLB debut until age 27 and is only now enjoying his first big breakout season at 30.
And while his .324/.419/.606 slash line is making it easy for A's fans to love him, it's his acting chops that are really doing the heavy lifting.
On an episode of MLBN's Intentional Talk last season, Vogt busted out his NBA referee impression. It was so great that it inspired a bobblehead and a literal fan club. Now, Vogt's showing off those skills by performing as Matt Foley, the motivational speaker who lives in a van down by the river.
Vogt isn't the first MLB-er to take a stab at filling Chris Farley's shoes, but he's certainly one of the most talented. We're just hoping the success doesn't go to his head and inspire him to do the Chippendales bit.