Mark Canha played in his first major league game on Wednesday and the A's first baseman had an impressive debut with two doubles and four RBI.
After the game Canha fell back on the baseball classic Bull Durham to get through his first postgame interview.
Canha is paraphrasing the rote answer that Kevin Costner's Crash Davis teaches to young pitcher Nuke LaLoosh to get through interviews.
I'm just happy to be here, and I hope I can help the ball club. I just wanna give it my best shot, and good Lord willing things will work out.
Canha would probably do well to stick by this interview strategy for the entirety of his major league career.
- Brendan Maloy