A’s Chris Bassitt fueled by energy drinks, embracing his role and ‘inner weird’

Torri Donley

Chris Bassitt has declared himself the best athlete in the A’s starting rotation, where the title is a topic of debate. So surely his college teammates would have evidence to support this claim. “I’m going to go,” Ryne Romick, Bassitt’s close friend and former bullpen mate at the University of […]

Chris Bassitt has declared himself the best athlete in the A’s starting rotation, where the title is a topic of debate. So surely his college teammates would have evidence to support this claim.

“I’m going to go,” Ryne Romick, Bassitt’s close friend and former bullpen mate at the University of Akron, said instead, “with the most unathletic thing I’ve ever seen him do.”

The scene, Romick said, was the Zips’ weight room. Bassitt, a just-arrived freshman so skinny he “looked like a fungo,” was on a machine for glute-ham raises. The exercise involved securing his feet at a height and lowering forward holding a weight until parallel to the ground. Only, Bassitt missed a step.

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