OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Center fielder Coco Crisp strutted back into the Bay Area with puffed-up hair and a retro-style beard. Red-headed right fielder Josh Reddick slicked back his locks and added even more inches to his bushy beard. General manager Billy Beane still had his hair combed clean but picked ``a terrible time'' for a sun spot to be removed from his nose.
The Oakland Athletics are back, and with plenty of new looks.
In front of a sellout crowd of more than 10,000 fans at neighboring Oracle Arena, players and coaches returned to Oakland on Sunday to drum-up support before heading to spring training in a few weeks.
After an improbable run to the AL West title last season, attention on the low-budget club could be quite different this season.

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