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An A’s Analysis: Selig, Wolff Aren’t the Problem–Oakland Coliseum Is

September 27, 2013 | 9:45 pm

An A’s Analysis: Selig, Wolff Aren’t the Problem–Oakland Coliseum Is

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The baseball commissioner derides the Oakland A’s ballpark as a “pit”—and some diehard fans agree.

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Video: Watch Alex Rodriguez’s Press Conference After Suspension

August 5, 2013 | 3:45 pm

Video: Watch Alex Rodriguez’s Press Conference After Suspension

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Update: Here’s the opening of Rodriguez’s press conference, which he gave this afternoon. ESPN has more video from the press conference here. NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez was suspended through 2014 and All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta and Everth Cabrera were banned 50 games apiece Monday when Major League Baseball disciplined 13 players in […]

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Can San Jose Win Its Lawsuit Against Major League Baseball?

June 21, 2013 | 6:00 am

Can San Jose Win Its Lawsuit Against Major League Baseball?

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On Tuesday, San Jose’s impatience with Major League Baseball’s inability to solve the seemingly intractable dispute pitting the A’s and San Jose against Major League Baseball manifested itself in the city filing a lawsuit against the league in federal court. The conflict stems from the Giants’ refusal to cede the territorial rights to California’s third […]

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San Jose, Tired of Waiting, Sues MLB Over A’s Move

June 18, 2013 | 1:00 pm

San Jose, Tired of Waiting, Sues MLB Over A’s Move

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The San Jose City Council voted Tuesday to sue Major League Baseball over the stalled proposal to move the Oakland A’s to a new downtown ballpark, and the city has filed suit in federal court. The lawsuit challenges baseball’s long-standing antitrust exemption. From the San Jose Mercury News … The lawsuit argues MLB’s decree that […]

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A’s Ballpark Watch 2013: Unnamed Sources Say Something Might Have Happened, Maybe

February 21, 2013 | 8:21 pm

A’s Ballpark Watch 2013: Unnamed Sources Say Something Might Have Happened, Maybe

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Back in the day, MAD magazine had a running joke about movie reviews. “This sorry excuse for a film is so awful,” a review would read, “if I had to watch it again and again I’d consider moving or even being so bold as to change my name, or some other creative way that the […]

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November 16, 2012 | 10:22 am

Video: Bud Selig Answers A’s-to-San Jose Question With a Profanity

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Here’s MLB Commissioner Bud Selig using his bully pulpit to shed some light on the ongoing A’s-to-San Jose question on Thursday, in response to a question on the matter… To catch you up on the story, which has been going on as long as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the minds of the team’s fans… The […]

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Fans Salute Eliminated A’s

October 12, 2012 | 8:25 am

Fans Salute Eliminated A’s

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Josh Dubow, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Almost as soon as Omar Infante threw out Seth Smith to end the Oakland Athletics surprising season, despair turned to appreciation. The defeated A’s came out of their dugout to a standing ovation from a towel-waving crowd, soaking in the energy that fueled their run to […]

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A’s rally past Tigers 4-3 to force Game 5

October 11, 2012 | 8:18 am

A’s rally past Tigers 4-3 to force Game 5

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by Josh Dubow, AP Sports Writer OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a season filled with dramatic comebacks and memorable endings, the Oakland Athletics now expect the unexpected. Two runs down and three outs away from their season ending, the A’s staged their most magical finish yet. Seth Smith hit a game-tying two-run double off closer […]

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A’s Beat Tigers to Avoid Sweep

October 9, 2012 | 7:44 pm

A’s Beat Tigers to Avoid Sweep

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — These Oakland Athletics never count themselves out – down and doubted is their dogma. Brett Anderson outdueled fellow postseason first-timer Anibal Sanchez and the upstart A’s were stellar on defense all over the diamond, avoiding another playoff sweep by Detroit by beating the Tigers 2-0 Tuesday night in their AL division […]

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A’s Lose to Tigers 5-4, Go Down 2-0 in ALDS

October 7, 2012 | 9:10 am

A’s Lose to Tigers 5-4, Go Down 2-0 in ALDS

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DETROIT (AP) — A dropped fly, two wild pitches and a little smooch for the baseball by a relieved reliever. Then Don Kelly brought it all to an end with a simple fly ball. Kelly scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, then hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the […]

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