History in the Making

I have lived in the US since 2006. Therefore, I have missed being present at the A’s historical achievements. I have seen none of their nine World Series wins. I was not present when Henderson set the all time record for base steals. I was not there on the night that they set the record for consecutive wins, but I have seen the movie.

I was not at the Coliseum for Catfish Hunter’s perfect game. I did see the last inning live on TV of Dallas Braden’s perfect game; until last night that was as close as I had been to a moment of major history.

Last night I went to Opening Day at Oakland, my fifth such visit in as many years. Oakland set an all time record for the longest opening day losing streak in baseball history. They lost their first game of the season for the tenth straight year; breaking the previous “best” streak of nine that they jointly held with The Braves and The Giants.

I suppose I can take solace knowing that my presence for the last five years is not wholly to blame for the bad luck, as the A’s were already half way to history before I started going to Opening Day games.

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