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2013 August

  1. TBT: Juan Marichal attacks John Roseboro with a bat

    Aug 22, 2013, 12:08 PM PST

    The bad blood between the Giants and Dodgers hit a boiling point on this day in 1965, after Giants pitcher Juan Marichal hit Dodgers catcher John Roseboro with a bat. The incident sparked a 14-minute brawl between the rival teams. The attack became the most memorable moment in a heated competition for the National League…

  2. Brian Wilson could double his salary if he loses the beard

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:42 AM PST

    They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but it apparently grows on Brian Wilson’s face. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ reliever has been pitched an offer that would double his $1 million salary if he shaves his beard. The offer comes from a company called 800Razors.com. The story was picked up by Radar Online on Wednesday…

  3. Debating whether or not Kap could be the greatest QB ever

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:22 AM PST

    The San Francisco 49ers used to have Joe Montana starting and Steve Young on the bench. Two NFL Hall of Famers on the same team. It’s pretty hard to top that right? Well, ESPN’s Ron Jaworski thinks the 49ers could top that with Colin Kaepernick. The veteran quarterback believes that Kaepernick has the potential to…

  4. Field of Links: Raiders rookie talent show leaves coach Allen unimpressed

    Aug 22, 2013, 8:54 AM PST

    Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen hopes his players are far more talented than they looked during the annual rookie talent show. Allen has been coaching in the NFL since 2002, and he couldn’t believe what he saw when the Raiders’ rookies took the stage to showcase their “talents.” “They were terrible,” Allen said. “In…

  5. People think we’re beautiful, drunk, bad sports fans

    Aug 21, 2013, 5:59 PM PST

    The people of America think that Californians are really, really good looking drunks that don’t care much about sports. It could be worse.

  6. Mike Scioscia claims the A’s never taught Grant Green how to bunt

    Aug 21, 2013, 4:10 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics had trouble teaching Grant Green how to play capable defense. They moved him from shortstop, to the outfield, to third base and finally to second base. With all the important stuff they were trying to teach Green, they apparently forgot to teach the first round pick in the 2009 draft how to…

  7. Building the California Golden Bears

    Aug 21, 2013, 3:42 PM PST

    Returning to the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1959 is the obvious priority of California Golden Bears head football coach Sonny Dykes. The path to achieving that goal starts off the field and behind the scenes. “A big part of my job,” he says, is “to educate our players not only on how…

  8. Field of Links: Giants and A’s switch roles for the day

    Aug 21, 2013, 9:22 AM PST

    The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants continue on with their dueling home stands, except this time they switched roles. Call it a change-up, call it further proof that you can’t predict baseball, call it whatever you want, really. The Giants took down the first-place Boston Red Sox in the most improbable of fashions. After…

  9. UPDATE: Brent Burns’ golf course skull discovery identified

    Aug 20, 2013, 10:55 AM PST

    San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns discovered a scary looking animal skull on the golf course on Sunday. Field of Teams referenced the discovery, but at the time, no one was able to identify exactly what type of animal it belonged to. We took the liberty to send the picture to some wildlife experts at…

  10. Field of Links: No pie?

    Aug 20, 2013, 9:55 AM PST

    Oakland Athletics fans were left terribly confused after salivating for a sweet treat that would never arrive. On Monday, the A’s did defeat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in walk-off fashion when Brandon Moss clubbed a home run to centerfield, but the customary pie celebration never occurred. It has become a Pavlovian response for A’s fans…

  11. Curry comes clean about ‘Harden Soul’

    Aug 19, 2013, 3:47 PM PST

    You’ll be happy to know that NBA stars Stephen Curry and James Harden are sticking to basketball after their recent Footlocker commercial. The ad that went viral on YouTube recently, features Harden as a singer and Curry as a music producer. The Warriors’ guard was blunt with his comments when asked recently if Harden has…

  12. Joey Chestnut toppled by another San Jose eater

    Aug 19, 2013, 2:08 PM PST

    The tummy-churning rivalry between San Jose natives Joey Chestnut and Matt Stonie is starting to bubble up. Stonie, a rising star in the competitive eating world, upset Chestnut over the weekend in a potsticker eating contest.

  13. Couple gets married in first-of-its-kind between-innings wedding

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:56 PM PST

    She’s a keeper. On Saturday in Sacramento, a couple got married between the third and fourth innings at a River Cats game. The between-innings wedding is believed to be the first of its kind. The couple that tied the knot are Alan and Jalena Slape, both long-time River Cats season ticket holders. The ceremony that…

  14. A case of the Mondays: This could be a monster year for Vernon Davis

    Aug 19, 2013, 9:21 AM PST

    Welcome to the latest edition of ‘A case of the Mondays.’ Here are the Top 5 things you may have missed over the weekend. Find out why Vernon Davis is primed to have a huge year, what Yoenis Cespedes’ strange critique of his bobblehead was, how Hunter Pence exorcised his demons, and why you should NEVER golf with Brent Burns.

  15. See the A’s wives and girlfriends run miles for smiles

    Aug 16, 2013, 3:34 PM PST

    The smiles weren’t limited to those in attendance when the A’s wives and girlfriends hopped on a treadmill positioned in the left field BBQ Terrace at the Oakland Coliseum. The ladies weren’t merely showing off their fitness, they were┬árunning miles for smiles. On July 26, the first ladies of the A’s raised $23,400 for Smile…

  16. Field of Links: Bochy and Melvin both embrace MLB’s new instant replay rules

    Aug 16, 2013, 9:47 AM PST

    Bud Selig may not have the technical capacity to work an email account, but he is about to unleash some far more impactful technology on Major League Baseball. In what Selig dubbed “a historic day,” MLB passed a widely accepted proposal to expand instant replay in 2014. Under the replay proposal, managers will get up…

  17. WWE Superstar announces he is gay, receives overwhelming support

    Aug 15, 2013, 12:44 PM PST

    On Thursday morning, a TMZ cameraman got more than he bargained for when he asked WWE Superstar Darren Young if openly gay athletes would be welcomed in the WWE. Young, a member of the Prime Time Players tag team, decided the time was right to announce that he is gay. At that moment, he became…

  18. TBT: After losing his arm and career, Dave Dravecky had to find himself

    Aug 15, 2013, 11:44 AM PST

    “I was cruising, back in the saddle. We were winning and I’m feeling great. All of a sudden I go out in the sixth inning, rear back to throw a fastball to Tim Raines and my left arm snaps in half. My career was over.”

  19. Field Of Links: No sugarcoating struggles of A’s and Giants

    Aug 15, 2013, 9:09 AM PST

    The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants suffered a similarly cruel fate on Wednesday. Each team had victory swiped away from them by the sticky glove of a defender.

  20. New iPad playbooks enhance communication for Raiders

    Aug 14, 2013, 3:20 PM PST

    New iPad playbooks have revolutionized the way the Oakland Raiders are communicating.

  21. A’s right fielder Josh Reddick channels Brad Pitt

    Aug 14, 2013, 2:15 PM PST

    Josh Reddick and the MLB Fan Cave knock this spoof of Brad Pitt’s Chanel No. 5 commercial out of the park.

  22. Forbes ranks NFL teams by value — Find out where 49ers and Raiders land

    Aug 14, 2013, 9:58 AM PST

    Forbes released their annual list that ranks the values of every NFL franchise. See where the 49ers and Raiders landed on the list.

  23. Field of Links: Kap gets the GQ Magazine treatment

    Aug 14, 2013, 9:20 AM PST

    Who doesn’t like seeing their favorite macho sports hero in funny, yet fashionable, clothes? Colin Kaepernick became the latest Bay Area sports star to get the GQ Magazine treatment and the results were as predicted — magnificent.

  24. Josh Reddick and WWE star Daniel Bryan exchange words over beard-off

    Aug 13, 2013, 2:26 PM PST

    WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan ambushed A’s right fielder Josh Reddick on 95.7 The Game on Tuesday. Clearly, this beard-off has just escalated into a hairy situation.

  25. Mark Ellis believes MLB needs to do something about the Oakland Coliseum

    Aug 13, 2013, 11:24 AM PST

    Former Oakland Athletics second baseman and fan favorite Mark Ellis believes something needs to be done about the O.CO Coliseum.

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