0

A’s: Seeing Braves head to into Hall big moment for Reddick

The A’s won’t have batting practice before their 6:05 p.m. (CDT) game with the Rangers Sunday night, so they’ll have to find other ways to fill their time.

Josh Reddick will commandeer the clubhouse television to lock in on the Hall of Fame Ceremonies coming out of Cooperstown.

Reddick grew up in Georgia and was, by his own admission, “a huge Braves fan.’’

    Longtime Braves manager Bobby Cox and pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine are all heading into baseball’s shrine as a group today, so this one is special for Reddick.

“I think it’s fantastic. It’s a huge accomplishment for those guys,’’ Reddick said. “It will be special to see Bobby and Greg and Tom go in there. The absolutely deserve it.

“And for me as a Braves fan growing up, it’ll be something to watch.’’

He would have preferred to see Maddux, who began his career with the Cubs, wear a Braves cap into the Hall, but Reddick said can live with Maddux’s decision to go in with no team logo on his cap.

John Hickey

Returning to the Oakland A's beat after a dozen years covering the Seattle Mariners. Covered the A's through the late 1980s and 1990s.