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David Purcey has big feet

Apr 22, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT


You know what they say about guys with big feet, right?  Yeah: they have really big shoes. Susan Slusser of the Chronicle tells us about new Oakland A David Purcey‘s big ones:

Purcey wears size 17 spikes, and the A’s haven’t had a player above size 14; manager Bob Geren is a size 15, the previous Vucinich-era record holder. So when Purcey was traded to the A’s from Toronto on Monday, the team had no spare white shoes in his size.

This is a problem. No, not the shoe size. The fact that the A’s still wear white shoes. God, I hate white shoes on ballplayers. I am convinced that the A’s wearing white shoes has negatively impacted my view of the team as a whole over the years. There have been times — and I’m not proud of this — that I have turned off A’s games because the white shoes have bothered me so much.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Apr 22, 2011 at 12:08 PM

    You sure you didn’t turn off the game due to the crappy product on the field?

  2. CJ - Apr 22, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    “David Purcey has big feet”

    that’s what she said…

  3. cur68 - Apr 22, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    I watched that guy from last year and I never noticed his flippers. However I can recall saying more than once “what in tarnation is this clown DOING?!” So maybe I did notice, subliminally, the size of those dogs.

  4. BC - Apr 22, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Big feet + big hands = big shoes + big gloves…..

  5. heyblueyoustink - Apr 22, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    Make him catcher I say….you can’t touch home plate if it’s totally eclipsed by sasquatch size dogs

    • cur68 - Apr 22, 2011 at 1:11 PM

      Not a bad idea. In white shoes they’d look bigger. Pity they weren’t red shoes. Krusty the Clown jokes would be cheap laughs.

    • BC - Apr 22, 2011 at 1:13 PM

      The Raiders need a punter, no? Take those Bob-Lanier-size feet and see how far you can kick a football. He’d probably screw up GPS for everyone by kicking it into orbit.

    • heyblueyoustink - Apr 22, 2011 at 1:26 PM

      he missed his calling in it’s entirety, he should have been a jet ski

    • Joe - Apr 22, 2011 at 1:43 PM

      Plus he’s a lefty, so you’d have the novelty factor, too.

  6. BC - Apr 22, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    And yes Craig, white shoes suck. Gotta go with black. We need the NFL uniform police to get involved with MLB.

    • jimbo1949 - Apr 22, 2011 at 5:20 PM

      What good are white shoes if you don’t have a white belt and a baby blue leisure suit to go with them?

      Herbert R Tarlek jr.

  7. Detroit Michael - Apr 22, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    I like the white shoes look, at least for the Athletics who have don’t have a history of wearing conservative, classic uniforms.

  8. sportsdrenched - Apr 22, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    I wear a size 17 shoe.

    I thought the trouble in finding shoes was because the profesional athletes had all the size 17 shoes.

    But this story makes me realize they have that problem too. I feel much better for having read this.

    • sportsdrenched - Apr 22, 2011 at 2:11 PM

      Also, white shoes make your feet look bigger. Not a real big fan of white shoes either.

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