Actually, I believe Goat "started off" with a Nov./Am team circa 2000-2001 called the Nomads, but maybe that was just Anson Hong that played with them. Either way, they were always practicing at the same crappy little field together.
Not that it matters, but trust me on the Nomads thing. If he wasn't officially on the team, he was there practicing pretty much every practice with them. Anson Hong was definitely on the team. I reffed that field and played/practiced there, up in Azusa Canyon. Only a few of you may remember that field, with the horse facility at the same site.