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  • Bruce Maxwell Says He’s Received Death Threats Since Kneeling During Anthem

    Bruce Maxwell Says He’s Received Death Threats Since Kneeling During Anthem

    On Saturday, Bruce Maxwell put the sports world on notice after he became the first MLB player to kneel for the national anthem, and the responses he got from it after the game were not exactly kind. As a matter of fact, they were downright threatening. The Oakland Athletics rookie catcher revealed to  John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday […]

  • Oakland A’s Bruce Maxwell Becomes First MLB Player To Kneel During Anthem

    Oakland A’s Bruce Maxwell Becomes First MLB Player To Kneel During Anthem

    In a complete show of solidarity, Bruce Maxwell just made a huge statement during the Oakland Athletics’ game against the Texas Rangers on Saturday. The A’s catcher became the first player in Major League baseball to actually kneel during the playing of the National Anthem.   From the @sfchronicle’s Santiago Mejia, here is A’s rookie Bruce Maxwell […]

  • Grown Man Fights Off Young Child For Foul Ball (Video)

    Grown Man Fights Off Young Child For Foul Ball (Video)

    It’s that time of the year, where grown people will do just about anything to get a chance at a baseball while at the game. Last week, an Oakland A’s father gave his young daughter a ball, but she clearly had no interest in it, so she threw it in the seats below. Two other young […]

  • Ice Cream Vendor Gets Drilled From Behind By a Foul Ball (Video)

    Ice Cream Vendor Gets Drilled From Behind By a Foul Ball (Video)

    You should always keep your eyes on the field whether you’re a player, a fan in the stands, or in this case, an ice cream vendor trying to do his job. Top of the 3rd inning in Tuesday’s contest that featured the Houston Astros vs. the Oakland Athletics. Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez hit a foul ball […]

  • John Axford’s 2016 Oscar Predictions Are In: And the Winners Are…

    John Axford’s 2016 Oscar Predictions Are In: And the Winners Are…

    Back in 2013, Major League Baseball pitcher John Axford shocked the world with his Academy Awards predictions, plucking 14 of his 15 Oscar picks. The next year, he was even better, going a perfect 18-for-18. He hit a bit of a snag during the 2015 Oscars, managing to correctly predict just 17 of a possible 24 categories, […]

  • Will Ferrell Played 10 Positions for 10 MLB Teams on Thursday (Videos)

    Will Ferrell Played 10 Positions for 10 MLB Teams on Thursday (Videos)

    You probably already heard about Will Ferrell‘s intentions to play all 10 positions for 10 different MLB teams during Cactus League play in Arizona.  On Thursday, he did it.  Kinda. I’ll explain what I mean by “Kinda” at the end.  For now, I’ll take you on a quick journey through #FerrellTakesTheField. It started at Hohokam Stadium in […]

  • 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 […]