Going on a coffee run sounds simple enough until you remember you have that one friend whose coffee order is the length of a novel.
Seriously, whoever asks you to put exactly 1 1/4 pumps of sugar-free vanilla syrup in their latte should not be trusted.
But a few members of the A's had to tackle the daunting task when they were sent out to gather some coffee orders for their teammates ... in their complete uniforms:
Coffee is a must, even for the pros.
The guys got four of their friends to grab them coffee in full uniform before a game during our Wrigley visit 😂#RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/FfppRr85Te— Oakland A's (@Athletics) August 8, 2019
Chris Bassitt, Lou Trivino, Wei-Chung Wang and Nick Martini were nominated to go pick up coffee at a local Starbucks that Ryan Buchter pre-ordered during the team's recent visit to Wrigley Field in Chicago.
They were easy to spot, especially Crystal Lake, Ill. native Nick Martini, who got recognized as he took the stroll.
This is a tradition for players visiting Wrigley Field that spreads across the league, and most of the time rookies are sent to do the pickup. But since there weren't first-year players to go, the A's simply picked a few of their teammates.
I'm curious what this guy was thinking, though:
(screengrab via A's Twitter)
As the coffee was mobile ordered, these guys had it rather easy. But that didn't stop one of the local baristas from calling them "rascals."
Oh, and major props to Bassitt who shouted "Go A's!" as he left.