Matt Cain and his wife, Chelsea, returned to the field an hour and a half later for a few more perfect memories. They snapped photos on the mound, posing with the workers who tore it down so the dirt could be sent to the Hall of Fame.
Most of Gio Gonzalez's spring training rental apartment is bare. It's not surprising. It's been mere hours since he moved into it, ditching the hotel room he'd holed up in for the first two weeks of the Washington Nationals' workouts in February.
With his banged-up team mired in a nine-game losing streak and rampant speculation about the tenuous status of manager Bob Geren, general manager Billy Beane felt he had no other choice than to make a change at skipper.
The Oakland Athletics had the AL's best pitching last season. They also had one of the league's worst offenses. So both areas figured to even out this year, if only because there was almost no other way to go.
Atlanta Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar was awake and able to respond to doctors Wednesday after being hit in the face by Brian McCann's foul liner while standing in the dugout during an exhibition game.
Coco Crisp approached Hideki Matsui while they warmed up Monday and pulled his new teammate into a hug. They shook hands, too _ a little more the Japanese style.
The Oakland Athletics have made another move to boost their bullpen, agreeing to terms with free-agent lefty reliever Brian Fuentes on a two-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday night.