By Jason Wojciechowski on August 20, 2005 at 10:48 PM
The new Bitty you see in the sidebar takes the Google News RSS feed for the search term "Oakland A's" and displays all the recent news it can find on the team.
It's already paid dividends by showing me the story that Adam Johnson was signed by the A's out of Southern California's Golden Baseball League (the same one Rickey Henderson is playing in and, if I'm remembering correctly, the same team as well) and sent to Sacramento.
Johnson's pitched in nine major league games, all with Minnesota, and hasn't really fared that well (ERA over 10, lots of homers and walks, few strikeouts), but his minor league career showed that he might have some talent (0.68 HR/9, 8.17 K/9, if a few too many walks), and he's still just 26. Besides, he must have been showing something to catch the A's attention in San Diego.