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Elephant Rumblings: Cahill Signing Serves To Prevent Past Mistakes, A’s Consider Sea Levels

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  • 1977 - The Oakland Athletics sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Texas Rangers for $400,000. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, unlike his previous Oakland A’s decision (regarding Joe Rudi, Rollie Fingers and Vida Blue), does not void the deal as not being in the best interest of baseball.
  • 2006 - When the Oakland Athletics open their season at home against the New York Yankees next month, the entire upper deck will be covered by green tarpaulins, making McAfee Coliseum the midget of the major leagues in terms of seating capacity.

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