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October 4, 2012 | 8:26 am

A.M. Splash: Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users; Big Bay Area Weekend; Feds Investigate Cal Anti-Semitism Charge; Calif. Studies Gray Wolf Status

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BART: Trains back on time after early-morning backup on Pittsburg/Bay Point, Richmond lines (Oakland Tribune) BART service was back on time just before 7 a.m. Thursday morning after a maintenance vehicle got stuck near the Macarthur station, officials said. The delays were primarily on the lines from Pittsburg/Bay Point to SFO, from Richmond to Daly […]

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A’s Sweep Rangers, Take AL West Title

October 3, 2012 | 3:50 pm

A’s Sweep Rangers, Take AL West Title

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics captured the AL West with another improbable rally in a season full of them, coming back from four runs down and a 13-game division deficit to stun the two-time defending league champion Texas Rangers 12-5 on Wednesday. Josh Hamilton dropped a fly ball in center field for a two-run […]

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In Dispute Over SJ Territorial Rights, A’s Claim Opposition Group is ‘Astroturf’

September 5, 2012 | 1:29 pm

In Dispute Over SJ Territorial Rights, A’s Claim Opposition Group is ‘Astroturf’

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After more than three years of study, Major League Baseball still hasn’t acted on the desire of Oakland A’s ownership to move the team south to San Jose. But while the larger issue of territorial rights is up in the air, there is a court date — September 21 to be exact — to address one […]

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August 22, 2012 | 10:37 am

A’s Pitcher Bartolo Colon Suspended for Failing Drug Test, Twitter Has Field Day

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Dial back that schadenfreude over Melky, A’s fans. The new “This Week in Testosterone” (TWIT) entry is in… OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former AL Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon of the Oakland Athletics has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for testosterone. Major League Baseball made the announcement Wednesday, one week after […]

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Commissioner’s Remarks Interpreted: ‘Selig to San Jose: Drop Dead’

May 22, 2012 | 2:28 pm

Commissioner’s Remarks Interpreted: ‘Selig to San Jose: Drop Dead’

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The way to San Jose? It ain’t through Major League Baseball, that’s for sure. Not according to Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone’s interpretation of some remarks MLB Commissioner Bud Selig made last week. Regarding baseball’s interminable process (1164 days and counting according to newballpark.org) of deciding should they stay or can they go when […]

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Video: Lincecum Hit in Collision at Home

May 21, 2012 | 11:02 am

Video: Lincecum Hit in Collision at Home

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Giants fans were forced to endure a case of Deja Oh My God! yesterday when Oakland’s Collin Cowgill slid head first into Tim Lincecum at home plate, knocking him on his side. Lincecum was covering home on a wild pitch. Watch three different sets of announcers call the play Lincecum left the game at the […]

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Clorox CEO to A’s: Keep Team in Oakland or Sell

May 3, 2012 | 4:20 pm

Clorox CEO to A’s: Keep Team in Oakland or Sell

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Earlier today, the Clorox Company, Oakland’s only Fortune 500 corporation, hosted a press conference with Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and reps from a number of other major East Bay companies to express  support for keeping the A’s in Oakland and for building a new ballpark.  I spoke afterward with Clorox’s chairman and CEO, Don Knauss. […]

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April 25, 2012 | 12:01 pm

A’s Pitcher Brandon McCarthy Tweets Against Homophobia

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Last week, A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy caused a brief flurry with a tweet deeming the display of two men kissing on a stadium “kiss cam” as homophobic. They put two guys on the ‘Kiss Cam’ tonight. What hilarity!! (by hilarity I mean offensive homophobia). Enough with this stupid trend. — Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) April 19, […]

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Wrapping Up Our A’s Ballpark Series

April 19, 2012 | 2:37 pm

Wrapping Up Our A’s Ballpark Series

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The third and final part of our radio series about the Oakland A’s’ search for a new home focussed on the appeal of the proximity of corporate tech titans in the team’s preferred city of San Jose… The owners of the Oakland A’s would like them to become the San Jose A’s, [a relocation] inspired […]

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The A’s to San Jose: San Joseans Make Their Case, Pro and Con

April 12, 2012 | 1:29 pm

The A’s to San Jose: San Joseans Make Their Case, Pro and Con

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Last week I did a radio feature presenting some voices of A’s fans who don’t want their baseball team to move to San Jose. While that view is contrary to that of A’s ownership, the move is on hold anyway, pending a resolution of a territorial rights dispute between the A’s, the San Francisco Giants, […]

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