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Coco Crisp

Covelli Loyce "Coco" Crisp (born November 1, 1979) is an American professional baseball center fielder playing for the Oakland Athletics. Crisp is a switch-hitter and throws right-handed. He previously played for the Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, and Kansas City Royals. Crisp was originally nicknamed "Coco" by his sister and brother who teased him that he looked like one of the characters on the Cocoa Krispies cereal box. The nickname was short-lived, until he started playing AA baseball. The team had all the players fill out a questionnaire form to get to know one another. Covelli listed "Coco" as his nickname on the form. His teammates thought the name was funny, so they had it put on the scoreboard during the game. After a week and a half, he was traded to another team, but the nickname stuck, and he has been "Coco Crisp" ever since. Crisp was born in Los Angeles, California, on November 1, 1979. He was drafted and selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1999 Major League Baseball Draft. Crisp is a graduate of Major League Baseball's RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) Program. He played on the 1995 Senior Division RBI World Series champions from Los Angeles. In his

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Coco Crisp must think he's the President of the United States -- because on the night he was arrested on suspicion of DUI, he told police he was being guarded by the Secret Service. TMZ has… READ MORE >

Oakland A's Coco Crisp -- DUI Arrest at Spring Training

Oakland A's Coco Crisp -- DUI Arrest at Spring Training

Coco Crisp was hauled into jail this morning on suspicion of DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona -- and was cruising in a vehicle that costs more than $400,000 when the arrest went down.The Oakland A's… READ MORE >

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Coco Crisp: Sheen Didn't Go Yard, But He Came Close!

Coco Crisp: Sheen Didn't Go Yard, But He Came Close!

Oakland A's outfielder Coco Crisp was with Charlie Sheen during his trip to UCLA baseball practice last week -- and while he gives Sheen props for almost going yard, he did give him a hard time… READ MORE >

- 1314 days ago
Championship Rings -- Which One Takes the Cake?

Championship Rings
Which One Takes the Cake?

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