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Elephant Rumblings: A’s Matt Olson - “We Know We Have It”

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MLB: AL Wild Card-Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics
1 out of 1 Matt Olson’s can’t be wrong! World Series, let’s go!!!
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  • 1895 - Responding to the complaints of senior citizens like Cap Anson, the National League restricts the size of gloves for all fielders, save catchers and first basemen, to 10 ounces, with a maximum circumference of 14 inches around the palm. In other words, less than 4 1/2 inches across. The NL also rescinds the rule forbidding “intentional discoloring” of the ball, thus allowing players to dirty the baseball to their satisfaction.
  • 2012 - The A’s get some bad news when tests on the injured knee of 3B Scott Sizemore reveal a torn ligament, leaving the team without its starter at the hot corner for the entire season. He will undergo surgery once the swelling in his knee subsides.
  • 2018 - The MLBPA files a grievance against four teams - the Marlins, Rays, Pirates and A’s - accusing them of not investing the money they are obtaining through revenue sharing in the on-field product, as is specified in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. This action is the latest salvo in a war of words between players and ownership that was started by the slow free agent market, resulting in over 100 players still being unsigned when spring training opened two weeks ago.

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