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  1. Field of Links: Mobile technology enhances rookie dress-up day

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:00 AM PDT

    Advances in mobile technology have made rookie dress-up day one of baseball’s most interesting traditions. In the past, teams would force their rookies to dress in drag, or don embarrassing costumes during a road trip and the fans would only get vague descriptions. Now, we get high quality pictures and often revolting video. On Wednesday,…

  2. Legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully passes up free hugs in S.F.

    Sep 25, 2013, 6:43 PM PDT

    On Wednesday, legendary Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully encountered a group of women offering free hugs on the streets of San Francisco. While the “beautifully dressed, lovely people” looked appealing, the Dodgers broadcaster chose to cross the street. Where else but in San Francisco?

  3. Giants fans have a new toy to play with at AT&T Park

    Sep 25, 2013, 4:31 PM PDT

    Giants fans have a new toy to play with at AT&T Park. In addition to the hidden bowling alley, the digital cafe, the Coca-Cola bottle slide, and the cable car on the right field arcade, fans will now be able to pull out their mobile devices and upgrade their seats. Starting tonight, Pogoseat will offer…

  4. Jacob’s Ride halted four miles from finish after hit-and-run accident

    Sep 25, 2013, 9:58 AM PDT

    After six months on the road pedaling more than 10,000 miles, making 29 stops at Major League ballparks, and raising over $140,000 for the hearing impaired, Jacob Landis was struck by a Freightliner truck just four miles from his final stop. Landis, 24, suffered a severe concussion, broken nose, two small fractures on each cheekbone,…

  5. Field of Links: Wilson met with boos, Griffin reaches a milestone, goofy .GIFs

    Sep 25, 2013, 9:05 AM PDT

    Welp, it finally happened. Brian Wilson pitched at AT&T Park in Dodger blue. He was met with a smattering of boos. As jarring a scene as it was for true Giants fans, the boos don’t make much sense. It’s not like he wanted to leave. The Giants just didn’t want him that bad and they didn’t…

  6. GIF: John Hirschbeck calls Cespedes safe and out at same time

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:14 PM PDT

    John Hirschbeck is confused. On Tuesday, the MLB umpire called Yoenis Cespedes both safe and out at the same time. The umpire’s confusion occurred in the top of the seventh inning with one out. While it looked like Cespedes beat the throw, he was ruled out.

  7. Did health hamper the A’s past playoff performances?

    Sep 24, 2013, 2:01 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics clinched a playoff berth on Sunday and have been to the postseason six times since the year 2000. In those previous six trips to the playoffs, the A’s have only won one series. Many observers will point toward the A’s lack of postseason success and blame youth and inexperience, but aside from…

  8. A case of the Mondays: A’s clinch, Giants see ‘Exit Sandman’, 49ers a hot mess

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:14 AM PDT

    Welcome to A case of the Mondays. There’s always a lot going on during the weekend. If you weren’t lucky enough to spend the past two days on the couch, you can catch up on the top five sports items you may have missed here. No. 1 – A’s celebrate in style: There was something…

  9. A’s win the AL West on someone else’s walk-off grand slam

    Sep 22, 2013, 2:17 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics are back-to-back American League West champions. The A’s clinched their second consecutive division title after a walk-off grand slam by Royals outfielder Justin Maxwell in the bottom of the 10th inning. The slam defeated the Rangers 4-0 and mathematically ended their chances at overtaking the A’s. The A’s are currently playing the…

  10. A’s magic number to clinch the AL West is one

    Sep 21, 2013, 6:04 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics are so close to the postseason, they can practically taste the champagne. After defeating the Minnesota Twins 9-1 on Saturday, their magic number to clinch the American League West is one. The A’s can now clinch a playoff berth if the Rangers lose their game on Saturday. Make sure to check out CSNBayArea.com for Joe…

  11. A’s magic number is two, can clinch as early as Saturday

    Sep 20, 2013, 9:27 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics clobbered the Minnesota Twins 11-0 on Friday, dropping their magic number to clinch the American League West to two. The A’s win combined with the Rangers 2-1 loss to the Royals cut the magic number in half. The A’s can now clinch a playoff berth as early as Saturday. Make sure to…

  12. Senator John McCain is mad at the Dodgers

    Sep 20, 2013, 12:30 PM PDT

    The Dodgers pool party has tweaked U.S. senator John McCain. The republican senator that represents Arizona didn’t pull any punches with his critique of what the Dodgers did after clinching a playoff berth at Chase Field on Thursday.

  13. Field of Links: Dodgers’ disrespectful dunk, Coco’s many handshakes, Giants rookies strip down

    Sep 20, 2013, 9:40 AM PDT

    On Thursday, baseball got its first playoff participant, the Los Angeles Dodgers. After the Diamondbacks asked the Dodgers not to celebrate on their field in a clinching scenario, they did the classy thing expected of a history-rich franchise and obliged by dunking themselves in their pool instead. By acting like a bunch of boys trying to…

  14. A’s magic number is down to four

    Sep 19, 2013, 10:08 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics defeated the Minnesota Twins 8-6 on Thursday. Their magic number to clinch the American League West is now four. Any combination of A’s win or Rangers losses drops the number. The A’s magic number to clinch a playoff berth is three. Check out CSNBayArea.com for the full details on Thursday’s game.

  15. What life is like in the A’s right field bleachers

    Sep 19, 2013, 4:37 PM PDT

    If you’ve ever wondered what baseball on psychedelics would be like, sit in section 149 of the Oakland Coliseum. It’s sort of like Woodstock in the stands. There are musical instruments — ranging from cowbells to drums — flying flags, popcorn and dive-bombing birds, singsong chants, people hand feeding each other, immeasurable enthusiasm, and a…

  16. TBT: Willie Mays announces his retirement

    Sep 19, 2013, 2:01 PM PDT

    In this edition of Throwback Thursday: “The Say Hey Kid” says goodbye after 22 seasons in Major League Baseball. Also, see why Jason Giambi made A’s history this week, and why this is a special time for the 49ers.

  17. Field of Links: Oakland Coliseum metal detectors set for baseball debut, etc.

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:51 AM PDT

    The Oakland Coliseum metal detectors will make their baseball debut today. Add that to the list of non-baseball stories that have been oozing out of the ballpark in Oakland. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the new security procedures get under way. The A’s should be one of the best stories in baseball, instead,…

  18. A’s magic number drops to five

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:38 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics lost 5-4 to the Los Angeles Angels in 11 innings on Wednesday. Even though they went down, so did their magic number.

    The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Texas Rangers 4-3 in walk-off fashion in the 12th inning, dropping the A’s magic number to clinch the American League West to five.

  19. What are the A’s odds to win the World Series?

    Sep 18, 2013, 1:54 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics currently have the second-best record in the Major Leagues. Their magic number to clinch a playoff berth is six, and they have a 6.5 game lead over the Texas Rangers in the American League West. At this point, a trip to the postseason is all but locked up. The A’s lead the American…

  20. The Great Glove Granny gets a surprise on a national talk show

    Sep 18, 2013, 12:38 PM PDT

    After making the catch of a lifetime, the Great Glove Granny is going national. Santa Rosa resident Virginia Smith captured the attention of the Bay Area when she made a slick catch that was caught by Comcast SportsNet’s cameras at a Giants game on September 10. Since then, Smith, a 78-year-old great grandmother, has been…

  21. Field of Links: Coliseum sewage strikes again

    Sep 18, 2013, 9:02 AM PDT

    The sewage at the Oakland Coliseum is sort of like the White Walkers in Game of Thrones. Repulsive, deadly, and resurfacing only at convenient moments to drive the storyline.

    On Tuesday, the Oakland Athletics defeated the Angels 2-1 in walk-off fashion to drop their magic number to six. They did so while avoiding certain areas of the dugout after sewage bubbled up through the drains.

  22. A’s magic number drops to 6

    Sep 17, 2013, 10:36 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics defeated the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 on Wednesday night, to drop their magic number to clinch the American League West to six. The A’s won in walk-off fashion after a bases-loaded hit by Josh Donaldson with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning. The Texas Rangers snapped their seven-game losing…

  23. The A’s tarps are coming off

    Sep 17, 2013, 2:11 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics are lifting the tarps from the view level sections of the Oakland Coliseum for the playoffs. Postseason tickets went on sale Tuesday, and a team spokesperson tells CSN California the third deck will be open for business. The area of the stadium over the Eastside Club dubbed “Mt. Davis” will remain covered…

  24. Field of Links: A’s homecoming hampered by Angels and atmosphere

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:06 AM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics returned home conquering heroes. They completed a 5-1 road trip that included a three-game sweep of their only true threat to repeat as American League West Champions, the Texas Rangers. The victors had their heads held high as they entered the Oakland Coliseum with a 6.5 game lead, ready to began a seven-game…

  25. Magic number for the A’s to clinch the A.L. West drops to 7

    Sep 16, 2013, 9:16 PM PDT

    The magic number for the Oakland Athletics to clinch the American League West is down to seven, after the Texas Rangers lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Monday. The Rangers have now lost seven games in a row and trail the A’s by 6.5 games. The A’s lost to the Angels 12-1 on…

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