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Elephant Rumblings: A’s coaching staff returns, Melvin finalist for MOTY

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Also, Farhan Zaidi is back in the Bay Area (but on the wrong side).

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1964: The National League approves the move of the Milwaukee Braves to Atlanta but orders them to stay in Milwaukee for the 1965 season, in spite of poor attendance over the last two years. The Braves will eventually move to Atlanta in 1966.
  • 1973: New Jersey becomes the first state which allows girls to play on Little League baseball teams.
  • 2005: A’s reliever Huston Street named AL Rookie of the Year. Ryan Howard wins the NL award.
  • 2017: Former two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay dies when the private plane he pilots crashes into the Gulf of Mexico, 10 miles west of St. Petersburg, FL.

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I read this as admission that the A’s were always the better front office.

Get paid, Edwin!

This gets awkward for a minute ...

It’s way tougher to pitch well all the way up in that ivory tower.

Nuclear hot take from a dude we all love. (Note: The other finalists were Trout and Ramirez. Leave it to a career 1B/DH to completely ignore the value of defense.)

Petit getting a preview of Opening Day next March.