Now, I know the A’s — the team I’m rooting for that might actually do well this year — don’t have that much money, and they basically snitched Damon out of the hands of the Kansas City Royals ownership. So they can’t be paying Damon (who should be a very good leadoff batter as his career progresses) that much. But it’s still, it’s kind of boggling to me that a professional baseball player in the year 2001 lives in Pleasanton. (And rides BART!)

In further baseball news, A’s leadoff man Johnny Damon will commute to the Oakland Colossium via skateboard. In a slightly expanded (but still quite tiny) version of this story at the Sporting News (sorry, no permalink), it was revealed that Damon will be riding BART to Oakland from his house in Pleasanton.

Now, I know the A’s — the team I’m rooting for that might actually do well this year — don’t have that much money, and they basically snitched Damon out of the hands of the Kansas City Royals ownership. So they can’t be paying Damon (who should be a very good leadoff batter as his career progresses) that much. But it’s still, it’s kind of boggling to me that a professional baseball player in the year 2001 lives in Pleasanton. (And rides BART!) None