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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!

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  • 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
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for Quite a bit, and it's freaking me out.
Voted on Jul 22 2014, 12:55p
I'm up early here, in the East Bay
Commented on Could A's go back to Cubs for potential Tommy Milone trade? on Jul 22 2014, 10:05a - 1 reply
I believe the Athletics FO is going to stand pat on second base
Commented on Could A's go back to Cubs for potential Tommy Milone trade? on Jul 22 2014, 9:59a - 2 replies
for Sonny Gray
Voted on Jul 22 2014, 9:49a
for Donaldson's walk-off
Voted on Jul 22 2014, 12:59a
Milone and Franklin should hold a joint press conference!!
Commented on Tommy Milone requests trade on Jul 21 2014, 7:52p - 2 replies
You're thinking like a Gnats fan!!
Commented on Should the Athletics sign second baseman Dan Uggla? on Jul 21 2014, 4:34p
Yep, Gnats signed him to a minor league contract with Fresno
Commented on Should the Athletics sign second baseman Dan Uggla? on Jul 21 2014, 4:32p
They did it! The Gnats signed him! And, assigned him to Fresno!
Commented on Should the Athletics sign second baseman Dan Uggla? on Jul 21 2014, 4:30p
I'm reading between the lines of the recent BB interview, on the Damon Bruce show
Commented on Down on the farm: Inside the River Cats on Jul 21 2014, 1:05p - 1 reply
It's too bad (IMHO) that we cannot send Hammel down, and bring up Milone
Commented on Down on the farm: Inside the River Cats on Jul 21 2014, 10:51a - 1 reply
Just trade Machado to the Nationals
Commented on All A's As Oakland Runs Roughshod Over Orioles, 10-2 on Jul 21 2014, 2:10a
This whole topic reminds me of a brief discussion
Commented on Should the Athletics sign second baseman Dan Uggla? on Jul 19 2014, 5:44p - 1 reply
for No.
Voted on Jul 19 2014, 5:35p
just win, baby!
Commented on Kudos All Around In Friday's Fairytale Episode on Jul 19 2014, 3:25p
so, mebbe when I poked JD with the ex-Cub jab
Commented on Kudos All Around In Friday's Fairytale Episode on Jul 19 2014, 3:23p
read this about forty-umpty years ago
Commented on Kudos All Around In Friday's Fairytale Episode on Jul 19 2014, 3:19p
interesting. Didn't know about the testing in the minors
Commented on Welcome Back, Jose Canseco! on Jul 19 2014, 12:55p
I came to enjoy and root for the A's in about 1978, 1979,
Commented on Welcome Back, Jose Canseco! on Jul 19 2014, 12:35p - 1 reply
For every guy in the "Show" (MLB) at the time, there were probably six guys
Commented on Welcome Back, Jose Canseco! on Jul 19 2014, 12:23p - 2 replies
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (3) on Jul 19 2014, 12:41a
I called it!!!!
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (3) on Jul 19 2014, 12:41a
Finally, Mossome!
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (3) on Jul 19 2014, 12:41a - 1 reply
ex-Cub factor
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (3) on Jul 19 2014, 12:10a - 1 reply
GIDP!!
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (2) on Jul 18 2014, 11:46p
Huston Street traded to the Angels
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (2) on Jul 18 2014, 11:42p
Dino's stroke
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (2) on Jul 18 2014, 11:33p
where have I heard THAT before???!!!
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (2) on Jul 18 2014, 11:32p
not for long :(
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (2) on Jul 18 2014, 11:31p
more important
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (2) on Jul 18 2014, 11:30p - 1 reply
so their .204 hitter, with 24 rbi's can do something
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (2) on Jul 18 2014, 11:18p
Eck on the radio
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (2) on Jul 18 2014, 11:17p
...later in the game..
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (2) on Jul 18 2014, 11:13p
Mossome I believe!
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles (2) on Jul 18 2014, 11:11p - 1 reply
Whoa! All-Stars a bit wobbly in the field
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles on Jul 18 2014, 11:05p
There should be a compressed air vent near the pitcher's mound
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles on Jul 18 2014, 11:03p
Jaso!!!! 1-0 Athletics!!
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles on Jul 18 2014, 10:58p
situational awareness
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles on Jul 18 2014, 10:51p
Weaver up to 41 pitches after 3 innings
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles on Jul 18 2014, 10:46p
He got an assist! That's what he wants
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles on Jul 18 2014, 10:43p
What about Freiman's??!
Commented on Game Thread #96: Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles on Jul 18 2014, 10:29p - 1 reply
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