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Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters v Oakland Athletics - Preseason Game Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images

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  • 2001 - The San Diego Padres sign Rickey Henderson and send him to Triple-A to get in shape. For Henderson, it is his first time in the minors since a three-game rehabilitation 16 years ago.
  • 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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