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Smyth Returns Home After Promotion

Smyth had a scoreless Triple-A debut on Monday.

WEST SACRAMENTO - Baseball has taken Paul Smyth far from home, to locales ranging from Lawrence, Kansas, to Vancouver, British Columbia, to Midland, Texas. However, with his recent promotion to Triple-A Sacramento, Smyth is back in his home state and is one step closer to playing in the stadium he grew up going to.

Along Highway 101 in California between King City and San Luis Obispo is Atascadero, a town known for being equidistant to San Francisco and Los Angeles. That gave little leaguer Paul Smyth lots of baseball teams to choose from when deciding on his favorite. His parents wound up taking him to more Oakland A's games than any other major league squad, helping him make his decision. A decade later...

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