Tag: Oakland A’s
A review of some of this week’s top stories, told in pictures.
There’s an acronym popular among baseball fans on social media, TOOTBLAN. It stands for Thrown Out On The Basepaths Like A Nincompoop — what happens when a runner misjudges the amount of time he has to scramble onto a base before the opposing team sees what he’s doing and tags him out. If Major League […]
The Bay Area is one of just four metro areas across the United States blessed with not one but two major league baseball teams (five, if you count Washington, D.C., and Baltimore as a single metro area). That means we have two teams to root for—odds are at least one of them won’t stink in […]
I attended the Oakland A’s game last night. To be more precise, I attended most of the first half of the game. Thinking about my 5:30 a.m. wake-up time and the facts reflected on the scoreboard—the visiting and much unloved Anaheim team was winning 7-2— I left as the home crowd sang “Take Me Out […]
Baseball swings back to major league parks around the country on Monday, including the Bay Area. The Giants open on the road Monday afternoon against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The A’s open at home in Oakland against the Seattle Mariners. In observance of the A’s home opener, the City of Oakland has declared April 1 […]
Remember this? http://twitter.com/motleymadi/status/253645022501691392 OK, so maybe it’s a little early to start thinking about another Bay Bridge series. But Bay Area baseball fans have a lot to be excited about as the Major League Baseball postseason nears. On Wednesday, the Oakland A’s, unheralded for much of the season, completed a sweep of the Texas Rangers […]
A.M. Splash: Berkeley Declares Bisexual Pride; SF Occupy Strikes Tents; A’s Fans Defy Team Owners; Great Whites Spotted in Monterey Bay
Berkeley ready to proclaim Bisexual Pride Day (Oakland Tribunte) Berkeley may become the nation’s first city to officially proclaim Bisexual Pride Day. If approved by the City Council on Tuesday, Bisexual Pride Day would be celebrated on Sept. 23 when there are bisexual pride events in Los Angeles, Boston and other cities. San Francisco Occupy […]
Nothing’s certain until it’s certain, but according to Baseball Prospectus’s Playoff Odds Report, the San Francisco Giants have a 99.4% chance of making the postseason, and the Oakland Athletics are not far behind at 92.9%. And so, both teams are getting their postseason tickets ready for sale with some degree of confidence. While season ticket […]
Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Lindsey Graham…Which Candidates Did Owners of Bay Area Sports Teams Support?
Tonight the San Francisco Giants will take the field against the Los Angeles Dodgers in what could be a bitter battle for first place in the National League West. Off the diamond, however, some in the teams’ front offices are on the same side – at least when it comes to politics. Giants Chairman Emeritus […]