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Oakland A’s Bygone Days: See Rickey Run

Due north from Los Angeles on your way to Oakland, just after Interstate 5 meets 580, you know you've officially arrived in northern California upon seeing the windmills of the Altamont Pass. 

And to be an Oakland Athletics fan these days—facing a cruddy present and confronting a sullied past—is to be someone tilting at those very same windmills, hanging onto the flimsiest hopes for the future ("Anderson looks great this month!  Weeks has been tearing it up lately in Stockton!") or living in what untarnished good is left in that past, like the famed man of La Mancha (not to be confused with the former A's skipper, La Macha).

To make things worse, right now is just the worst of times for the City of Oakland, on and off the field. 

While Det...

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