PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Saturday was a typical day in the life of the Oakland Athletics.
All players and coaches dressed by 9:15. Stretching at 9:45 and warm-ups at 10:15. Batting practice from 10:25 to 11:25. Light lunch and individual weightlifting. Game at 1:05. Corporate sponsors party at 7.
Oh, and at 11, time for the semi-annual delivery of bad news with the official announcement that MVP shortstop Miguel Tejada will not be returning to the team next season.