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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
Get a better agent!!
Commented on Game Thread #19: A's vs. Rangers (3) on Apr 22 2014, 12:43a - 1 reply
We get guys who are lucky
Commented on Game Thread #19: A's vs. Rangers (3) on Apr 22 2014, 12:34a - 2 replies
sleep well. The A's have got this....!
Commented on Game Thread #19: A's vs. Rangers (3) on Apr 22 2014, 12:33a
...drive me insaaaaaaaaaaaaane!
Commented on Game Thread #19: A's vs. Rangers (3) on Apr 22 2014, 12:28a
1-4
Commented on Game Thread #19: A's vs. Rangers (3) on Apr 22 2014, 12:27a - 1 reply
We GET THIS ONE!
Commented on Game Thread #19: A's vs. Rangers (3) on Apr 22 2014, 12:27a
Ah-Choo! excuse me hit
Commented on Game Thread #19: A's vs. Rangers (3) on Apr 22 2014, 12:22a
The King gave up the six runs
Commented on Game Thread #19: A's vs. Rangers (2) on Apr 22 2014, 12:18a
I thot Indian Casinos were our friends!!??
Commented on Game Thread #19: A's vs. Rangers (2) on Apr 21 2014, 11:54p - 1 reply
Why not order another 25,000 Bobbleheads?
Commented on Game Thread #19: A's vs. Rangers (2) on Apr 21 2014, 11:47p
sez the guy who references the "Lonely Maytag Repair Man"
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 8:01p
That was what comedian Billy Crystal said in the Yankee locker room
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:21p
How does it feel to get the game winning hit??
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:20p - 1 reply
He missed the bunt sign!!
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:19p
Agreed. Grantland Rice has been missing for a few games...
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:18p
Hmmmm! I've got......only... eleventy THOUSAND!!
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:16p
Whooohoooo!!! Reddick pie for hisself!!
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:14p
Fans on their feet
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:13p
Don't get upset everyone, but Qualls has got this, I'm afraid
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:12p - 1 reply
Uh...one out
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:10p
No worries about that...
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:10p
You cannot be from Illinois and pronounce very many words
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:09p
30,000 sounds much better than 18,000
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:07p
That worked
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:06p
Those baserunners are distracting to the hitters
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:06p
Donaldson, put a bobblehead diorama on home plate.
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:05p - 1 reply
Or, cut it loose!!
Commented on Game Thread #17: A's vs. Astros (2) on Apr 19 2014, 7:04p
"put good swings"
Commented on Opposite field hitting: The key to success? on Apr 18 2014, 1:17p - 1 reply
Um, I might argue
Commented on Opposite field hitting: The key to success? on Apr 18 2014, 1:12p - 1 reply
The CF camera view of the batter is deceptive
Commented on Opposite field hitting: The key to success? on Apr 18 2014, 1:07p - 1 reply
IMO, Donaldson became an excellent oppo hitter not because he was attempting to be that
Commented on Opposite field hitting: The key to success? on Apr 18 2014, 12:51p - 1 reply
Thanks! Hardball Times has some great analysis
Commented on Opposite field hitting: The key to success? on Apr 18 2014, 12:44p
perhaps Fosse should revise his commentary
Commented on Opposite field hitting: The key to success? on Apr 18 2014, 12:14p - 1 reply
But were their strokes "controlled/contact swings"??
Commented on Opposite field hitting: The key to success? on Apr 18 2014, 12:07p - 1 reply
Another comment: hitting mistakes
Commented on Opposite field hitting: The key to success? on Apr 18 2014, 12:01p - 1 reply
Let's hope Dr. Farhan reads this piece
Commented on Opposite field hitting: The key to success? on Apr 18 2014, 11:56a - 1 reply
Good insight
Commented on Josh Reddick: What is going wrong? on Apr 18 2014, 12:36a
for Send to AAA. Call up mystery player.
Voted on Apr 18 2014, 12:32a
for The bullpen got overworked this week
Voted on Apr 17 2014, 7:52p
That is written as
Commented on Game Thread #13: A's at Angels (3) on Apr 15 2014, 2:08a
Prescient
Commented on Game Thread #13: A's at Angels (3) on Apr 15 2014, 2:06a
No replay is good. It's a step toward having reviews without a challenge
Commented on Game Thread #13: A's at Angels (3) on Apr 15 2014, 2:01a
On the postgame, Jaso sez no such thing
Commented on Game Thread #13: A's at Angels (3) on Apr 15 2014, 1:55a
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