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Elephant Rumblings: Webster Garrison back home after spending over 7 months in hospital

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We’re only three weeks into the new year, and the baseball world has already lost three Hall of Famers — longtime Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, durable star pitcher and one-time Oakland A’s starter Don Sutton, and all-time legend slugger Hank Aaron. On top of that, the journalism world as a whole said goodbye to Larry King on Friday, himself well-known as a Dodgers fan.

Amid all that sad news, there is one tale of triumph for A’s fans to celebrate. Webster Garrison, who spent the last two-plus decades as a coach in Oakland’s minor league organization, is back home after spending over seven months in the hospital battling complications from the coronavirus, reports Ryan Arena of the St.