The A’s generally don’t do a great job honoring their history, but their pregame ceremonies tonight were as good as it gets for them. The team honored Hall of Fame electee Dick Williams by unveiling a Hall of Fame logo for him on the left-field fence. Never mind that Ted Williams might have a tough time seeing it from the seats behind home plate.
For the ceremonial first pitch, the A’s trotted out Sal Bando, Joe Rudi, Terry Steinbach and Dave Henderson. That’s a combined 11 All-Star appearances and eight World Series rings. Not bad.
By the way, the Travis Buck-on-the-cover reference in the previous blog was actually in reference to the program the team was selling in the final days of spring training. Just got a glimpse of the Opening Day program for the regular season, and it’s cool. A collage of great moments from the team’s 40 years.
Should provide some warmth during what may be a long summer.