Tag Archives: oakland athletics

  • 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 […]

  • 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’ […]