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Elephant Rumblings: Longtime A’s scout Kidd suffers traumatic heart event

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Note: Scott Kidd has been with the Oakland Athletics organization since 2003 and currently works serves as the team’s West Coast Scouting Supervisor. He recently had a traumatic heart event and recovery will be lengthy and expensive. Any help you can offer would be appreciated.

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