A’s looking for repeat performance from Gonzalez

February 20, 2011

A’s looking for repeat performance from Gonzalez
The Associated Press The Associated Press PHOENIX Gio Gonzalez works the room in the Oakland Athletics clubhouse as well as he works the plate. Before the team takes the field, he stops at just about every dressing cubicle, telling a joke, imparting wisdom, swinging a fungo. He takes the pulse and increases it if he senses the need. Gonzalez says there’s a need to break the ice, make his …
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Matsui draws big crowd at start of spring training
JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer PHOENIX Hideki Matsui stood in his sparkling new white No. 55 Athletics jersey offering quite a contrast to the dark skies and pouring rain around him. With a huge crowd gathered under a covered area at Papago Park, Godzilla took repeated slow-motion swings, then tossed a baseball into his glove over and over again — all part of a Japanese commercial shoot for a …
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