Found July 17, 2013 on Minus Twenty-Two:
One of the lesser told story lines during Yoenis Cespedes’ hit show on Monday in the Home Run Derby was that it was nothing new. He does this everyday in batting practice, those in the know attested. “Those in the know,” however, only applies to a few individuals — players, coaches, reporters — tied together because they share a secret, like a group of people who witnessed a murder or something. That means by the time the Coliseum gates open for the fans, the A’s are back in the clubhouse, relaxing, playing cards, snapping towels at each other’s rear ends, or whatever ball players do to kill time before the game. But the A’s, with the cat out of the bag that hiding the Holy Grail of batting practices from the masses, have adjusted. From a team press release: The Oakland Athletics announced today the team will open gates to O.co Coliseum one hour earlier for all remaining Friday home games this season, affording fans the rare opportunity to watch 2013 Home Run Derby champion Yoenis C...
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