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A's for effort: McAfee Coliseum and 40 years of baseball

Updated: July 7, 2008, 2:49 PM ET
By Anna Katherine Clemmons | Special to ESPN SportsTravel

• Photo gallery: McAfee Coliseum

When Oakland natives Nate Houghteling and Ben Rosenberg heard rumors a couple of autumns back that the A's were leaving their hometown, the team's nerve center since 1968, to head almost 30 miles south to Fremont, Calif., they were angry, confused and ready to protest.

"Oakland is the cultural epicenter of the Bay Area and has a history rich enough to  merit a baseball team," Houghteling said.

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