Slap Hitter: A’s begin Road Trip, Everything’s New

The 2010 baseball season began with Eric Chavez and the Oakland A’s getting beat by Ken Griffey Jr. and the Seattle Mariners. Tonight the Athletics begin a road trip against Seattle, which hasn’t won a whole lot since, fired their manager this morning and seen Griffey retire after being too tired to stay alert on the bench. Eric Chavez told the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday that he might be hanging up his cleats for good, and today the A’s brought up long-awaited minor league slugger Chris Carter to take the place of one of the two outfield Matts that have been keeping left and right field warm. In other words, it’s a whole new ballgame.

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