A’s fan who was doused with beer goes out for drinks and dancing with beer-thrower

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Yesterday we posted about the Oakland Athletics fan who went to the Wild Card game in Yankees stadium only to get doused with a beer by a jackwagon Yankees fan. The story seemed to end happily when the Oakland A’s took it upon themselves to reach out to the doused fan and give him new A’s gear.

And now, the rest of the story, which ends even more happily than that.

It seems that the A’s fan, a fellow by the name of John Spencer, connected with the guy who threw the beer on him and . . . they went out for drinks and dancing last night, the hatchet presumably buried.

Someone tweeted at him yesterday, asking if he’s managed to use his new social media fame to find the [expletives] who threw the beer on him. Spencer:

And yes, indeed, they went out:


I don’t really know what to think of any of this, but I think it’s fair to say that an evening that ends with drinks and dancing is way better than any number of other alternatives.

Brian Cashman signs 4-year contract to remain Yankees GM

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SAN DIEGO — Brian Cashman has signed a four-year contract to remain the New York Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager. The announcement was made during the first day of baseball’s Winter Meetings.

Cashman, New York’s GM since 1998, had been working on a handshake agreement since early November, when his five-year contract expired.

The Yankees were swept by four games in the AL Championship Series and haven’t reached the World Series since winning in 2009. It is the franchise’s longest title drought since an 18-year gap between 1978-96.

Cashman’s main goal during the offseason is trying to re-sign AL MVP Aaron Judge.

Judge hit an American League-record 62 homers this season with a .311 batting average and 131 RBIs. He turned down the Yankees’ offer on the eve of opening day of a seven-year contract that would have paid $213.5 million from 2023-29.

While Judge remains on the market, Cashman was able to re-sign Anthony Rizzo on Nov. 15 to a two-year contract worth $40 million after turning down a $16 million player option.

Cashman has been the Yankees general manager since 1998. He has been with the organization since 1986, when he was a 19-year old intern in the scouting department. In his 25 seasons as GM, the Yankees have reached the postseason 21 times, including four World Series championships and six American League titles.