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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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August 25, 2011 | 4:37 pm

Yankees First Team in History to Hit 3 Grand Slams in One Game in 22-9 Rout of A’s

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Update 4:43 p.m. Best message post on Athletics Nation: “If this game was a movie it would be ‘Showgirls’ (AP) The New York Yankees became the first team in major league history to hit three grand slams in a game, with Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson connecting Thursday in a wet, wild 22-9 […]

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July 8, 2011 | 7:00 am

Fan Tumbles to His Death Going After Ball at A’s Game in Texas

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A camera caught the truly tragic fall — in slow motion, no less — resulting in the death of a fan at the A’s-Rangers game last night. A’s announcers, who couldn’t have known what happened, joked about it a little before expressing concern. The man was identified as Brownwood, Texas firefighter Shannon Stone. From the […]

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June 20, 2011 | 10:27 am

Video Preview: Showtime’s Reality Series on the Giants

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Showtime’s reality show about the Giants will debut on July 13. It’s called “The Franchise: A Season With the San Francisco Giants.” Here’s a preview video: Speaking of reality, the Giants have received a heavy dose of it over the last month or so, what with season-ending injuries to Buster Posey and probably Freddy Sanchez. […]

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June 16, 2011 | 1:48 pm

Watch the New “Moneyball Trailer”

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Finally, the chance to wallow in nostalgia that A’s fans, suffering through a horrendous season, have been waiting for: Moneyball! Yay! Who plays who at IMDB.

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