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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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A’s Watch: Columnist Says Team-to-San Jose a No-Go

March 5, 2012 | 12:52 pm

A’s Watch: Columnist Says Team-to-San Jose a No-Go

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There was a brief flurry of excitement in sections of the A’s fan community over the weekend. Not the excitement caused by the arrival and formal signing of Yoenis Cespedes, but by a column in the New York Daily News that hit the web on Saturday night, predicting that A’s ownership would not be granted the […]

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Analysis of the A’s Yoenis Cespedes Signing

February 14, 2012 | 2:53 pm

Analysis of the A’s Yoenis Cespedes Signing

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The A’s made a surprise move yesterday by signing Yoenis Cespedes, a highly sought-after outfielder for the Cuban national team until he defected last summer. We turn to sports journalist Rick Tittle for a little analysis: Rick Tittle Cespedes is a guy who the baseball world has seen in the Olympics and the World Baseball […]

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A’s Sign Cuban Defector Yoenis Cespedes

February 13, 2012 | 10:52 am

A’s Sign Cuban Defector Yoenis Cespedes

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From AP: Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $36 million, four-year contract. Agent Adam Katz confirmed Monday the sides had reached agreement, with details still to be finalized. This is a significant move for Oakland, which now has the steady hitter it sought to boost the roster heading into […]

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We’ve Got That Lew Wolff San Jose Rotary Club Address You’ve Been Wanting to Check Out…

February 9, 2012 | 3:25 pm

We’ve Got That Lew Wolff San Jose Rotary Club Address You’ve Been Wanting to Check Out…

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Oakland A’s owner Lew Wolff had an informal on-stage conversation at the Rotary Club of San Jose on Wednesday.  He answered questions from Santa Clara County assessor Larry Stone, who’s been active in the effort to get the A’s to move from Oakland to San Jose; and later from the audience.  A’s ownership has been […]

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the A’s Ballpark Situation

January 31, 2012 | 3:06 pm

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the A’s Ballpark Situation

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The city of Oakland has taken its proposal for a waterfront ballpark at Victory Court, a key part of its effort to keep the A’s in Oakland, off the table. Why? The termination of funding coming through its defunct-as-of-tomorrow redevelopment agency. KQED’s Nina Thorsen talked today about this latest development — or lack of it […]

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Tony La Russa Announces Retirement; Video

October 31, 2011 | 8:02 am

Tony La Russa Announces Retirement; Video

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Video: La Russa announces retirement (ESPN) (AP) ST. LOUIS — Tony La Russa retired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, three days after winning a dramatic, seven-game World Series against the Texas Rangers. The 67-year-old La Russa announced his retirement at a news conference at Busch Stadium. La Russa managed the Oakland […]

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