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  1. Orioles’ Bud Norris loves the 49ers and Warriors

    Jan 10, 2014, 5:36 PM PST

    Bud Norris is paid to pitch for the Baltimore Orioles, but his heart remains in the Bay Area. Norris, a native of Novato, appeared on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk wearing an old-school San Francisco 49ers jacket and beanie. The bulk of the segment was spent talking about the 49ers’ postseason chances and the Warriors. Norris,…

  2. Watch Hunter Pence push a car up a hill

    Jan 7, 2014, 1:10 PM PST

    Hunter Pence may appear gangly and slightly awkward on the baseball field, but he is one powerful dude. On Monday, a video was posted on his Instagram account that shows him pushing a car up a hill. The Jack Lalanne-esque feat of strength by the San Francisco Giants’ right fielder is a departure from the…

  3. A’s are hiring Hall of Fame Racing Mascots

    Jan 6, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics are hiring people to run in their Hall of Fame Mascot Race. If you love sweating profusely, being taunted by fans, and living in fear that you may fall on your face in front of thousands of people, then this job is for you. All kidding aside, the job is a lot harder…

  4. Fan selling Giants-themed Mustang for $6,000

    Jan 6, 2014, 1:23 PM PST

    Looking for something faster than a Madison Bumgarner fastball and louder than a Hunter Pence pregame speech? Check out this San Francisco Giants-themed Ford Mustang. The 1990 California Highway Patrol edition 5.0 is on the market for $6,000. According to the Craigslist ad, the car has a clean title. The project was a labor of…

  5. The story behind the huge A’s ‘STAY’ mural in Oakland

    Dec 27, 2013, 2:04 PM PST

    An Oakland police officer spotted a man spray-painting a wall. He stopped, rolled down the window, smiled, and complimented the man that was wielding an aerosol can with expert precision. After a brief and friendly exchange, the cop drove off and the man shook his spray paint can and marked the wall with more paint.…

  6. Check out Hunter Pence’s scooter-riding bobblehead

    Dec 19, 2013, 4:45 PM PST

    There simply nothing boring and normal about San Francisco Giants right fielder Hunter Pence. With that in mind, the Giants marketing department had a great challenge on their hands when designing a Pence bobblehead. To show the eccentric outfielder making an awkward dive, or taking a mighty hack at the plate would be much too…

  7. Here are the many different A’s stadium renderings through the years

    Dec 16, 2013, 4:00 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics quest to build a new stadium seems to get more complicated and confusing by the day. That’s an impressive statement when considering they’ve been exploring options for over a decade. While San Jose sues Major League Baseball, Oakland continues to dream up new concepts, and Fremont fades into distant memory, the only…

  8. TBT: Giants take on outfielder Michael Morse and his epic ’80s walk-up song

    Dec 12, 2013, 3:15 PM PST

    The San Francisco Giants had an aha! moment when they chose to take on outfielder Michael Morse. The right-handed slugger might add more than one kind of pop to the Giants, because he brings along a radical ’80s walk-up song.

  9. Ahmed Fareed makes a sweet trade with Billy Beane

    Dec 12, 2013, 1:48 PM PST

    After numerous failed attempts to trade co-anchor Dave Feldman, Ahmed Fareed took a simpler approach and attempted to fleece Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane in a sweet trade. It didn’t work out so well.

  10. Field of Links: Active Winter Meetings, Curry is clutch, Rangers draft Russell Wilson

    Dec 12, 2013, 9:24 AM PST

    The 2013 Winter Meetings didn’t disappoint. In total, four players were officially signed, with several other players reportedly agreeing to deals, six trades were completed, and a total of 15 players switched teams over a three-day span. Even though things are wrapping up on Thursday, Major League Baseball’s hot stove is still burning. The aforementioned…

  11. Jerry Blevins’ hilarious reaction to getting traded

    Dec 11, 2013, 4:40 PM PST

    When the Oakland Athletics pulled the trigger on a trade sending left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins to the Washington Nationals, they effectively traded away their longest tenured player, their player’s union representative, and one of their best tweeters. Here’s the proof: I needed to update my avi without notice. I think it was a seamless transition.…

  12. HardballTalk ranked MLB’s managers by handsomeness

    Dec 10, 2013, 3:53 PM PST

    The annual Major League Baseball Winter Meetings seem very interesting. In reality, it’s a bunch of reporters and executives waiting around in a hotel lobby. During a patch of downtime during the meetings, our friends at HardballTalk decided to rank MLB’s managers by handsomeness. As Brad Pitt asks in Moneyball, “How can you not get romantic about baseball?”…

  13. A’s, Giants offering up unreal experiences in MLB charity auction

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:50 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics are offering fans a chance to join their front office for a day. If you eat, sleep, bleed, and breath orange and black, you could actually have a meal with San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt. If you want to do anything special with your favorite baseball team or its players,…

  14. Matt Cain to match up to $50k in donations for Make-A-Wish

    Dec 6, 2013, 11:31 PM PST

    Would you jump into the frigid Winter waters of the San Francisco Bay to show how committed you are to your job? Don’t answer that. On Saturday, Patricia Wilson, the executive director of Make-A-Wish Bay Area is going to take the plunge to help raise money for her organization. San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt…

  15. Riding along with Doolittle and Griffin during the A’s Holiday Caravan

    Dec 6, 2013, 3:59 PM PST

    Oakland Athletics pitchers A.J. Griffin and Sean Doolittle helped spread holiday cheer to humans and animals alike on Thursday. During the A’s annual holiday caravan, the two big league pitchers spent their day giving back to the community in Oakland. The day started at the Oakland Zoo, where they spent two hours signing autographs, taking…

  16. Barry Bonds is trying to sell his Beverly Hills mansion

    Dec 4, 2013, 6:15 PM PST

    Barry Bonds is striking out while trying to find potential buyers for his Beverly Hills mansion. The All-Time home runs leader’s estate has been on the market since January, and recently slashed $1.5 million off the price tag. According to Realtor.com, Bond’s originally purchased the 17,100-square-foot, seven bedroom, 13 bathroom home for just $8.7 million and is…

  17. The Sacramento River Cats torched the Reno Aces on Twitter

    Dec 4, 2013, 12:53 PM PST

    There are very few characters to work with on Twitter. To truly slam someone properly takes a special blend of creativity and wit. On Wednesday, the Sacramento River Cats put on a clinic at the expense of the Reno Aces.

  18. New A’s player Craig Gentry has a very strange nickname

    Dec 3, 2013, 2:26 PM PST

    Baseball players have some intimidating nicknames. There’s Mariano “The Sandman” Rivera, Albert “The Machine” Pujols, Grant Balfour “Rage,” “Big Papi” David Ortiz, “King” Felix Hernandez, and Craig “Kitten Face” Gentry. Wait… Kitten Face? Gentry, who was acquired by the Oakland Athletics from the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, easily has one of the strangest nicknames ever.…

  19. Field of Links: Why the Seahawks are scary and possibly evil, Thrifty A’s willing to pay

    Dec 3, 2013, 9:32 AM PST

    The Seattle Seahawks 12th Man set yet another Guinness World Record for crowd noise and actually created an earthquake in the process. All the team’s players did was throttle the New Orleans Saints 34-7. The Saints offense even had custom earplugs made for the game. They got the idea after Brett Favre used the same ambient…

  20. By the numbers: Scott Kazmir

    Dec 2, 2013, 6:22 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics won’t be getting a Cyber Monday deal for left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir. The soon-to-be 30-year-old pitcher and the A’s have agreed to a two-year, $22 million contract, according to multiple reports. Here’s a look at the Kazmir signing by the numbers. 22,000,000: The amount of dollars Kazmir will reportedly be getting paid by…

  21. Field of Links: New Giants t-shirt rips A’s, Why Pearl Jam dislikes Sacramento

    Nov 27, 2013, 9:02 AM PST

    A new San Francisco Giants t-shirt made by Majestic has some people in the East Bay riled up. The shirt features a Giants logo with the statement “nobody talks about the elephant in the room” written over the Oakland Athletics logo. It’s a bit surprising to see an MLB licensed piece of apparel that openly rips…

  22. Manny Ramirez Jr. signs with University of San Francisco

    Nov 21, 2013, 4:09 PM PST

    The University of San Francisco just landed a legendary name for their baseball program. On Thursday, the Diamond Dons announced that Manny Ramirez Jr. — the son of 12-time MLB All-Star Manny Ramirez — is one of eight recently recruited prospects to sign with the school. He transferred from Central Arizona College. In this case, the…

  23. Jose Canseco’s fainting goat adventure

    Nov 20, 2013, 4:45 PM PST

    G.O.A.T. is often used as an acronym for “greatest of all time.” This would not be one of those cases. Well, maybe it is. Who knows? On Tuesday, former Oakland Athletics outfielder and current social media sideshow, Jose Canseco, officially began his “fainting goat adventure documentary(!!??).” Check out our utube channel for our upcoming fainting…

  24. WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan shaves Josh Reddick’s beard

    Nov 20, 2013, 10:10 AM PST

    Two proud bearded contenders entered Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, but only one left with facial hair intact. There can only be one true King of Beards, after all. The beard-off between WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan and Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick has been decided. It was Reddick’s scruff that hit the mat and…

  25. Get to know Tim Hudson: Career timeline

    Nov 18, 2013, 5:23 PM PST

    Tim Hudson spent the first six seasons of his big league career in the Bay Area with the Oakland Athletics. He will be back for a couple more after agreeing to sign a two-year deal with the San Francisco Giants. Hudson, 38, is a three-time All-Star with 205 wins and a career 3.44 ERA. He won…

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