Eric who?

Jack Hannahan is the first guy since 1998 not named Eric Chavez to start at the hot corner for the A’s on Opening Day (it was Dave Magadan that year, which should give you an idea of how bad that club was). Already he made a nice catch near the railing on the third-base line to briefly put off a Red Sox rally. Now, he’s crushed one into the seats in right with no outs in the sixth to put the A’s ahead 4-3.

Hannahan is a great story. A former alcoholic who nearly drank away some remarkable athletic ability earlier in his life. Straightened up, spiritual and reaping the benefits now.

Nice story, now matter how this game winds up.