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First game, LA Coliseum, 1958. I went through the 1958 Baseball Reference for Dodger games, and I cannot figure out which game was my first. I thought Carl Furillo got the GWRBI, but...no match.

When I was eight/nine years old, I played baseball in Southern California. The coach's son, carrying the bag with the bats and balls, to all my games and practices?? A chubby little 5-year old, George Horton, who was to become NCAA championship manager/coach at Cal State Fullerton, now resurrecting the Oregon baseball program. George Horton is now a member of my high school's Hall of Fame, along with Karen Carpenter, JoJo Starbuck, James Hetfield of "Metallica" and many "unknowns".

I've been an A's fan since 1977, when I permanently moved to the Bay Area from Santa Barbara. The ol' Detroit Lions linebacker, Wayne Walker was on the television broadcasts. His favorite intro line to the action: "He made a bid..." He must've said it twenty times a game! But I liked the underdog A's of 1977. The pinnacle? The 88-89-90 teams were so great (and the Yankee teams, sorry Bob Geren, so weak) it was truly time to bask in Oakland baseball glory.

Rootin' for the uniform!

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Oakland Athletics
  • NBA Golden State Warriors
  • NCAAF California Golden Bears
  • NCAAB UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
  • NASCAR any ex-Formula One
  • Soccer AC Milan
  • Cycling any non-PED cyclists left?
  • EPL Man City
  • MLS quakes
  • Winter Olympics USA! USA! blahhh
Recent Activity
I agree, few fan posts anymore
Commented on Athletics trade rumors: Oakland needs an answer in center field on Jul 30 2014, 11:50p - 1 reply
for Trout
Voted on Jul 30 2014, 10:56p
for Lester
Voted on Jul 30 2014, 8:18p
Eh, people like to argue both sides
Commented on Game #107: Hammel Shelled for 8 in Series Loss on Jul 30 2014, 6:29p - 1 reply
very good point
Commented on Game #107: Hammel Shelled for 8 in Series Loss on Jul 30 2014, 6:27p
LOL
Commented on Game #107: Hammel Shelled for 8 in Series Loss on Jul 30 2014, 6:23p
Dal Maxvill
Commented on Game #107: Hammel Shelled for 8 in Series Loss on Jul 30 2014, 6:11p
Or, go to a bar after the game, get in a fight, break a bone in his hand.
Commented on Game #107: Hammel Shelled for 8 in Series Loss on Jul 30 2014, 6:06p
LOL
Commented on Game #107: Hammel Shelled for 8 in Series Loss on Jul 30 2014, 6:01p
Probably Chavez went all in, during an argument with the mgr.
Commented on Game Thread #107: Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros (3) on Jul 30 2014, 3:51p - 1 reply
for Jered Weaver
Voted on Jul 30 2014, 1:38a
for Josh Reddick
Voted on Jul 30 2014, 1:26a
Beane is probably in on it just to drive him to the NL
Commented on Game #106: A's ambush Astros in 9th, walk away with 7-4 win on Jul 30 2014, 1:08a
Beane was asked, if any GMs asked about his catchers
Commented on Game #106: A's ambush Astros in 9th, walk away with 7-4 win on Jul 30 2014, 1:07a - 3 replies
SueSlu suggests Athletics trying to get Sam Fuld back from the Twins
Commented on Game #106: A's ambush Astros in 9th, walk away with 7-4 win on Jul 30 2014, 12:53a - 2 replies
I was at that game, out in RF
Commented on Game #106: A's ambush Astros in 9th, walk away with 7-4 win on Jul 30 2014, 12:48a - 1 reply
Talk/rumors/
Commented on Game #106: A's ambush Astros in 9th, walk away with 7-4 win on Jul 30 2014, 12:46a - 1 reply
A thought balloon...A's in World Series
Commented on Game #106: A's ambush Astros in 9th, walk away with 7-4 win on Jul 30 2014, 12:42a
Next to the walk-off grand slammer in Detroit
Commented on Game #106: A's ambush Astros in 9th, walk away with 7-4 win on Jul 30 2014, 12:38a - 1 reply
Vogt for Altuve
Commented on Game #106: A's ambush Astros in 9th, walk away with 7-4 win on Jul 30 2014, 12:36a - 1 reply
You still had Norris at Oh-fer-four
Commented on Game #106: A's ambush Astros in 9th, walk away with 7-4 win on Jul 30 2014, 12:35a
better team in the legue
Commented on Game #106: A's ambush Astros in 9th, walk away with 7-4 win on Jul 30 2014, 12:31a
I remembered that game
Commented on Game #106: A's ambush Astros in 9th, walk away with 7-4 win on Jul 30 2014, 12:29a
Interestingly, they edited that "hell" out of the postgame highlight replay
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 30 2014, 12:21a
God was off in the Delta Quadrant
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 30 2014, 12:20a
authenticated! You did! You called it, A's win, slegnA lose!
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 30 2014, 12:18a
I thot you turned the game off??!
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 30 2014, 12:11a
I wasn't at the computer, to type "Get the Hot Dog gif's ready".
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 30 2014, 12:09a
Be gone, and let the A's start scoring!!
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 29 2014, 11:56p
OK, done and done
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 29 2014, 11:55p
I'm considering it, but the A's win, 7-4!
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 29 2014, 11:55p
Well, don't watch, just wait for the 9th inning!
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 29 2014, 11:51p
really?? The Athletics are never done!!
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 29 2014, 11:49p
You called that!! Just a little early
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 29 2014, 11:48p
Building character, one ninth inning at a time!!!
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 29 2014, 11:28p
two runs scored, with one out, making it 4-3
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros (2) on Jul 29 2014, 11:22p
Reddick!! HR! 1-1
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros on Jul 29 2014, 9:25p
so far...
Commented on Game Thread #106: A's at Astros on Jul 29 2014, 9:06p
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