Well, even though he’s no longer an Athletic, I’d like to wish Arizona Diamondback Eric Byrnes centerfielder a happy birthday. I loved to watch Byrnes’ flat out style of play. The last game I saw him play in Oakland, I had seats out in left field, right above where he was playing in left field. I remember a ball hit to the gap between left and center, and just seeing the bottom of Brynes’ shoes as he streaked almost directly away from our position, his cap flying off, and him making a spectacular horizontal flat out dive to rob the batter of what surely would have been an RBI double.
Best birthday wishes Eric!