I am so happy for the guy. He didn't give up after the A's passed him by. He signed with Cinci, worked his way into the starting lineup, who knows how. Must be those intangibles....And now he opens the season with a 3-run bomb! YES! GO HATTE! I know he isnt an A anymore, but I just thought that was great, maybe not a "diary of substance," but I am cerrtainly gonna miss him. I always felt he didnt reach his potential in oakland, but then I look at stats and remember I'm incredibly biased. Anyway, here's to a good full season of ABs for the mad hatter.