The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Yesterday was the Oakland Athletics' opener. I sat down to dinner just as the opening ceremonies started. (The first ball was thrown out by Bethany Hamilton, a 14-year old Hawaiian who surfs competitively despite having lost entire left arm to a shark attack. Zito, Chavez, and Hatteberg presented her with an Oakland A's surfboard autographed by the team. It was a touching moment, and worth considering when you complain about life's petty problems -- like losing a bridge knockout or being in last place in your fantasy baseball league, to use some hypothetical examples.)

Tim Hudson squared off against Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers, who has had considerable success (19-3) at the Colosseum. It was a one-run game throughout the night, and in the eighth inning Eric Byrnes came through with a double to put Oakland on top 5-4.

It's long past time for me to add some fine baseball blogs to the blogroll. Please welcome:



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