Giants, Bonds limp off with loss (San Jose Mercury)
A's run past Giants in 9th Bonds gets rare steal, but Benitez fails again (Oakland Tribune)
A's way is one way (San Francisco Chronicle)
Swisher sends A's past Giants in opener (oaklandathletics.com)
Injuries? What injuries?
Thomas: expects to be back on Friday; has returned to Oakland after spending a few days at home in Vegas. Took BP yesterday. (source)
Duchscherer: returned and owned.
Witasick: suffering from tendinitis in his recently sprained left ankle; undergoing shockwave treatment. Witasick on shockwave treatments: "That's gotta be the equivalent of giving birth out of your ankle." (same source)
Bradley: won't swing a bat until next week (source)
Kennedy: long toss on flat ground yesterday, will see how he feels today
Ellis: some hitting work and BP; thumb has improved according to x-rays; not far from rehab? (source)
Supposedly, the jerseys from yesterday were autographed and are to be auctioned off, but I can't find confirmation on it. Anyone care to get Benitez's?
Other random stuff:
The English and Germans fight in Stuttgart
Ozzie Guillen still doesn't like the media
Aaron Harang threw ANOTHER shutout
Steve Moore whacker Bertuzzi traded to Miami, where apparently, they play hockey
They are no longer the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, making Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, California look more ridiculous