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Elephant Rumblings: A’s continue struggles in loss to Orioles

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  • 1974 - San Diego Padres owner Ray Kroc criticizes his club over the public address system during a game! “Ladies and gentlemen, I suffer with you,” Kroc says. “I’ve never seen such stupid baseball playing in my life.” The announcement occurs during San Diego’s 9 - 5 loss to the Houston Astros. Coincidentally, the San Diego Chicken team mascot makes its debut that day. Hearing of the incident, Commissioner Bowie Kuhn will make Kroc apologize to the fans.

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