Oakland A's announcers

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 21: Oakland A's television play-by-play announcer Glen Kuiper, left and field analyst Dallas Braden discuss the game before their second MLB game of a double header against the Detroit Tigers at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday, July 21, 2022. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

It happens a few times a month, sometimes more, either through social media, email or casual conversation.

The messages have been occasionally mocking in tone, sometimes matter-of-fact and even sympathetic in nature.

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