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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Jun 28 17:48:59 UTC 2002

At 12:56 PM -0400 6/28/02, AAllan at AOL.COM wrote:
>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

cf. inter alia the Golden State Warriors (Oakland), the Golden State
Freeway (LA), the California Golden Bears (Berkeley),...

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