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Elephant Rumblings: First round of Spring roster cuts, no structural damage for Puk

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Oakland Athletics v Cincinnati Reds
It seemed to me that a careful examination of the room and the lawn might possibly reveal some traces of this mysterious individual.  You know my methods, Watson. - Holmes
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Today in Baseball History:

  • 1973 - Larry Hisle of the Minnesota Twins becomes the first designated hitter in major league history during an exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hisle makes the new American League rule look good by collecting two home runs and seven runs batted in.
  • 2014 - Dr. Frank Jobe, the pioneer surgeon who performed the first ligament replacement surgery on pitcher Tommy John in 1974 and then popularized the technique that has saved hundred of pitchers’ careers, dies in Santa Monica, CA at age 88. He had been a medical adviser to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 50 years, continuing even after his retirement from regular practice in 2008.

Best of Twitter:

A’s coverage intensifies..

So many baubles that bobble...

This went super viral, so a mandatory post here I suppose...

Chappie dinger alert (also, note the uber-nerdy Twitter handle)...

Photoshop skills already in midseason form here...