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Elephant Rumblings: MLB worries about Fiers’s safety, First spring game (A’s v. Cubs) tomorrow

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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1986 - Rollie Fingers passes up an opportunity to return to the majors. Fingers is invited to spring training by the Cincinnati Reds, who ask him to shave off his trademark handlebar mustache to comply with team rules. Fingers refuses to do so and decides to retire.
  • 2000 - The Cincinnati Reds announce the team has dropped its ban on earrings but denies that the acquisition of Ken Griffey, Jr. is the reason. Players have worn them in the clubhouse, but weren’t allowed on the field with them.

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A’s Spring Training Schedule:

This is for the games in Arizona only..

And here’s what the final two weeks of March look like, including Spring and Regular season games...