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McCovey Cove regulars await chance to paddle for history

Updated: May 24, 2007, 5:34 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- So I'm sitting in my 13½-foot, red plastic rental kayak, which, by the way, is as easy to maneuver as a battleship in a bathtub, and I can't feel my gluteus or my maximus because the seat is harder than a metal bleacher. I've got on more layers of weather and safety gear than Neil Armstrong wore when he stepped on the lunar surface. And even if Barry Bonds does hit No. 746 into baseball's most famous body of water, there's no way I can paddle the USS Slow Ass faster than ...

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