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  • This Day In Sports History (September 23rd) — Jose Canseco

    This Day In Sports History (September 23rd) — Jose Canseco

    It was on this day in 1988 that Jose Canseco became the inaugural member of baseball’s 40/40 club.  Canseco finished the season with 42 home runs and 40 stolen bases. Jose Canseco enjoyed his best statistical season in 1988.  To go along with the 42 home runs and 40 stolen bases, Canseco had 124 RBI’s, […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 8/15/2013 — Sonny Gray

    Stat Line of the Night — 8/15/2013 — Sonny Gray

    When it comes to drafting and developing pitchers, few do it better than the Oakland Athletics.  Entering last night they have had three rookie starters pitch eight scoreless innings in a game over the last two season, and on Thursday they witnessed their fourth rookie starter accomplish that feat. Making just his second career Major […]

  • Oakland A’s Fans Sure Love to Dance (Videos)

    Oakland A’s Fans Sure Love to Dance (Videos)

    Oakland sports fans are a pretty spirited demographic. However, whereas the Raiders fans like to expend a lot of energy beating each other up, the Athletics fans apparently prefer to dance their crazy out. This is especially true right now. After edging out the Rangers and the high-priced Angles to win the AL West last […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 7/29/2013 — Yoenis Cespedes

    Stat Line of the Night — 7/29/2013 — Yoenis Cespedes

    Yoenis Cespedes may have impressed everyone with his display of power en route to winning the 2013 MLB Home Run Derby, but he entered last night’s contest against the Toronto Blue Jays without a homer in his last 25 games. It has been quite the power-outage for the 27-year-old left fielder, but he snapped out […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 7/21/2013 — Bartolo Colon

    Stat Line of the Night — 7/21/2013 — Bartolo Colon

    What’s Bartolo Colon‘s secret?  Is it a new workout routine?  Perhaps a healthier diet?  Or maybe it’s the steroids!  Whatever it is, it sure as hell seems to be working, because at the age of 40, the righty is currently in the midst of his best season ever. Colon entered yesterday’s game against the Los […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 7/15/2013 — Yoenis Cespedes

    Stat Line of the Night — 7/15/2013 — Yoenis Cespedes

    With a .225 batting average, 15 home runs and 43 RBIs, Yoenis Cespedes‘ numbers at the plate were not enough to earn him a spot on the American League All-Star roster, but his sporadic displays of power at certain points throughout his short career were enough to earn him a place in the home run […]

  • How Cute!: Young A’s Fan Throws Back His Souvenir Baseball (Video)

    How Cute!: Young A’s Fan Throws Back His Souvenir Baseball (Video)

    Handing a foul ball to a young fan seated nearby seems to be the cool thing to do these days at Major League ballparks.  But are these toddlers really all that interested in taking home some dirty baseball that they know absolutely nothing about? To be honest, they probably aren’t any more interested in keeping that ball […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 10/9/12 — Brett Anderson

    Stat Line Of The Night — 10/9/12 — Brett Anderson

    With their season on the line, the Oakland Athletics sent Brett Anderson to the mound to start Game 3 of the ALDS.  The 24-year-old lefty started just six games during the regular season, but he didn’t buckle under the pressure during what was easily the most important start of his Major League career. The Athletics’ […]

  • Josh Hamilton Error Hands the AL West Crown to the Oakland Athletics (Video)

    Josh Hamilton Error Hands the AL West Crown to the Oakland Athletics (Video)

    The Oakland Athletics were 13 games behind the Texas Rangers on June 30. Then they lost three starting pitchers from their rotation in the span of a month, with one of them—Brandon McCarthy—suffering a terrifying, life-threatening injury. So what happened to the A’s after that? They went 17-8 down the home stretch, putting together two […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 9/12/12 — A.J. Griffin

    Stat Line Of The Night — 9/12/12 — A.J. Griffin

    The Oakland Athletics have been quite the pleasant surprise this season, and the same can certainly be said about their 24-year-old starting pitcher, A.J. Griffin. While the A’s entered last night’s game with an impressive 81-60 record (good enough for sole possession of the first AL Wild Card spot), Griffin entered the contest with an […]

  • Fan Dies After Fatal Fall At Rangers Ballpark In Arlington (Video)

    Fan Dies After Fatal Fall At Rangers Ballpark In Arlington (Video)

    Tragedy struck Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Thursday night as a fan fell over a railing in the left field bleachers while trying to catch a souvenir.  After a Conor Jackson foul ball ricocheted off a seat and onto the field, Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton picked the ball up and tossed it to some fans […]