Don’t expect kickers to pull for local baseball teams
Summary of 4 articles · Updated Sep 12, 2013
The bad news for the kickers is that Oakland’s baseball team has a three-game lead for the AL West title and a spot in the postseason, and if they go to the World Series, could potentially need the dirt to stay through Oct. 31. Janikowski does so for selfish reasons, according to the story, for once the A’s season ends then the dirt infield gets covered with grass and makes it easier for kickers and other players to perform. When he was quarterbacking the 49ers, quarterback Alex Smith once risked a fine while supporting his neighbors the baseball Giants. The story said Janikowski confided in Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee about hoping for the A’s season to end as soon as possible each year so that he doesn’t have to kick off the infield dirt anymore than necessary.
As it turns out, Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski does like his local baseball team. But he might not like Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee. In discussing the difficulties of kicking off the dirt of baseball infields, Scobee told Vito Stellino of the Flori…