Query: Was a gold ball really thrown out to start season?

AAllan at AOL.COM AAllan at AOL.COM
Fri Jun 28 16:56:45 UTC 2002

California is nicknamed the Golden State, and sometimes likes to celebrate
its Gold Rush origins, so a gold-colored ball would have been appropriately
symbolic there, and nobody would have needed to be reminded of the symbolism.
- Allan Metcalf

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