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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
for Coco Crisp
Voted on Aug 20 2014, 2:02a
A win puts the "good" into "good night"!
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets (2) on Aug 20 2014, 1:19a
Three K's ....Victory! 6-2
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets (2) on Aug 20 2014, 1:09a
Ten hits. Needed that
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets (2) on Aug 20 2014, 12:51a
six-pointed-star on Jewish Heritage Night
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets (2) on Aug 20 2014, 12:49a
Reddick!! HR!!! 6-2 Athletics!!
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets (2) on Aug 20 2014, 12:49a - 1 reply
3-2 pitch...K!!!!
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets (2) on Aug 20 2014, 12:25a
granted! K on Granderson!!
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets (2) on Aug 20 2014, 12:25a
no
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets (2) on Aug 20 2014, 12:15a
OK, Mark Ellis sent to the DL
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets (2) on Aug 20 2014, 12:12a
Thanks! Looks bigger than usual
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets (2) on Aug 20 2014, 12:08a
??? really??
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets (2) on Aug 20 2014, 12:06a - 2 replies
Hee diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid!! 4-1 Athletics!!!
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets on Aug 19 2014, 11:31p
1-1 !! How about that???!!!
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets on Aug 19 2014, 11:26p
CLOMP CLOMP CLOMP
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets on Aug 19 2014, 11:26p
As soon as I saw Balfour was pitching, I felt it was a write-off
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets on Aug 19 2014, 11:25p - 1 reply
He's had two
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets on Aug 19 2014, 11:24p - 3 replies
Get ready with the hot dog GIFs!!
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets on Aug 19 2014, 11:23p
ONly own out, cpmon!!
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets on Aug 19 2014, 11:21p
Vogty!!!
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets on Aug 19 2014, 11:19p
Moss
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets on Aug 19 2014, 11:18p
Athletics loaded the bases in the 3rd on hits
Commented on Game Thread #125: A's vs. Mets on Aug 19 2014, 11:17p
And, sweep the Braves did
Commented on Braves Series Preview: Q&A with Scott Coleman of Talking Chop on Aug 19 2014, 10:04p
Thanks for the great updates
Commented on Daily Link Dump 8/18/14 on Aug 19 2014, 3:08p
for Nate Freiman. Did you watch last night's game?
Voted on Aug 18 2014, 4:48p
Works the other way as well
Commented on No, the Athletics cannot demote Jason Hammel to Triple-A on Aug 16 2014, 7:17p
I remember a game in August of that 2004 season
Commented on No, the Athletics cannot demote Jason Hammel to Triple-A on Aug 16 2014, 7:12p
Well, how is the "fear factor"?? 5-0 Braves in the 3rd
Commented on Braves Series Preview: Q&A with Scott Coleman of Talking Chop on Aug 15 2014, 8:36p
I could not type fast enough
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 8:31p
(click) 5-0 Braves
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 8:30p
Uh Oh
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 8:29p - 1 reply
Beltre! (runs) vs. Slegna!
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 8:26p
Seattle taking it to Detroit
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 8:23p - 1 reply
Change the name to the "Oakland Yawners"
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 8:21p
He's heating up!! Good for him!
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 8:19p
spin the wheel in 2014 for Hammel
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 8:12p
I was going to predict a 1st inning Braves HR
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 8:08p - 1 reply
I could have said
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 8:05p - 1 reply
those guys, they must be very well paid
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 8:01p
Atlanta doesn't have a coast line
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 8:00p
Reddick, Georgia homecoming!!!!
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 7:58p - 1 reply
The real question is
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 7:56p - 1 reply
Freeman 4 for 5 vs Hammel
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 7:54p - 1 reply
Worst time in the legue!
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 7:51p
He keeps the dugout ceiling clean with his hat
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 7:50p
Good name for a music band
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 7:49p
Freiman back to the pitcher, what else?
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 7:48p
and there's the phantom RBI single
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 7:47p
eh, he's sleepy!!
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 7:45p
or, a blind squirrel
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 7:43p - 1 reply
OK DiNo, no family is watching
Commented on Game Thread #122: Oakland Athletics at Atlanta Braves on Aug 15 2014, 7:42p
This is the lineup I envisioned for August during ST.
Commented on Braves Series Preview: Q&A with Scott Coleman of Talking Chop on Aug 15 2014, 6:19p
I did read it
Commented on Braves Series Preview: Q&A with Scott Coleman of Talking Chop on Aug 15 2014, 6:16p - 1 reply
I doubt that the Athletics are striking fear right now
Commented on Braves Series Preview: Q&A with Scott Coleman of Talking Chop on Aug 15 2014, 4:25p - 1 reply
for Gerald Laird (no homers this season)
Voted on Aug 15 2014, 4:18p
Only bid did not meet the seller's minimum on eBay
Commented on Game Thread #119: Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals (2) on Aug 13 2014, 4:37p
Seeing Boston fans at the Oakland Coliseum during the 4-game set...
Commented on Game Thread #119: Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals (2) on Aug 13 2014, 4:34p
Truth be told, I've been to Safeco on many occasions as well
Commented on Game Thread #119: Oakland Athletics at Kansas City Royals (2) on Aug 13 2014, 4:30p
in Dave Barry's novel "Big Trouble"
Commented on Game #119: A's Offense Explodes for 20 Hits, Donaldson Homers Twice, Moss Bunts Once on Aug 13 2014, 1:13p
unveil possum hat
Commented on Game #119: A's Offense Explodes for 20 Hits, Donaldson Homers Twice, Moss Bunts Once on Aug 13 2014, 12:51a - 1 reply
Let's hope they're a depressed bunch
Commented on Game #119: A's Offense Explodes for 20 Hits, Donaldson Homers Twice, Moss Bunts Once on Aug 13 2014, 12:49a
You don't know "marriage"
Commented on Game #119: A's Offense Explodes for 20 Hits, Donaldson Homers Twice, Moss Bunts Once on Aug 13 2014, 12:47a
This is AN
Commented on Game #119: A's Offense Explodes for 20 Hits, Donaldson Homers Twice, Moss Bunts Once on Aug 13 2014, 12:45a - 2 replies
They're every-where!!!!
Commented on Game #119: A's Offense Explodes for 20 Hits, Donaldson Homers Twice, Moss Bunts Once on Aug 13 2014, 12:42a
....now that RW is gone :(
Commented on Game #119: A's Offense Explodes for 20 Hits, Donaldson Homers Twice, Moss Bunts Once on Aug 13 2014, 12:42a
Yeah, you don't hear Rick Tittle complaining, as Troy is complaining.
Commented on Game #119: A's Offense Explodes for 20 Hits, Donaldson Homers Twice, Moss Bunts Once on Aug 13 2014, 12:40a - 2 replies
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