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  1. A’s fans will have to pass through metal detectors going forward

    Sep 16, 2013, 12:49 PM PST

    The only heavy metal allowed inside the Oakland Coliseum will be blaring through the speakers when the A’s headbanging relievers take the mound. Starting Thursday, the Oakland Athletics will be implementing airport-style metal detectors at the gates of the Oakland Coliseum. Fans will have to empty their pockets and pass through the detectors to gain…

  2. A Case of the Mondays: Tummy trouble can’t stop the A’s, Kap’s trademark stolen, Raiders drive Jags to a dark place

    Sep 16, 2013, 9:41 AM PST

    Tummy trouble can’t stop the A’s from toppling Texas, Kaepernicking hijacked by Johnny Football, the Raiders drive the Jaguars to a dark place, and find out which Bay Area star had the best play of the weekend. Click now to relieve your Case of the Mondays.

  3. Ever wonder what MLB players talk about at 1B?

    Sep 13, 2013, 5:50 PM PST

    It doesn’t matter if it’s a single, a walk, or a hit by pitch, when the runner gets to first base he can almost always be seen talking to the opposing team’s first baseman. The conversations usually carry on until the runner breaks for second. At times, the runner gets stranded there and a lot…

  4. Field of Links: A’s-Rangers set to collide with huge implications

    Sep 13, 2013, 10:40 AM PST

    It sort of feels like this is it. If the Oakland Athletics can win this road series against the Texas Rangers, odds are they will once again don the American League West crown. The Rangers’ last stand will be on their turf. They won’t go down easy. This tough Texas team will be playing with…

  5. TBT: Rick Langford tosses his 22nd consecutive complete game

    Sep 12, 2013, 4:13 PM PST

    Right now, the Tampa Bay Rays pitching staff leads Major League Baseball with eight complete games. In 1980, Oakland Athletics pitcher Rick Langford went the distance 28 times. On this day in 1980, Langford, a right-handed pitcher, tossed his 22nd consecutive complete game for the A’s to defeat the Kansas City Royals 9-5. Langford’s complete…

  6. Field of Links: Are the A’s a lock to make the postseason?

    Sep 12, 2013, 9:54 AM PST

    Last year, baseball fans learned that anything can happen in a playoff chase, but according to Baseball Prospectus’ playoff probability charts, the Oakland Athletics currently have a 100 percent chance to make the postseason. That hardly seems foolproof, but it’s a good sign. The A’s made a statement on Wednesday by clobbering the Twins 18-3 at Target Field in…

  7. Pirates sweep the ice-cold Rangers in Texas, A’s on deck

    Sep 11, 2013, 2:49 PM PST

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have completed a sweep of the Texas Rangers with a 7-5 victory. Since August 24, the Rangers have plummeted six games in the A.L. West standings. The Rangers are on a three-game losing streak and have lose nine of the last 11 games. They take on the division-leading Oakland Athletics on Friday. …

  8. Banana-tossing Giants fan arrested

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:27 PM PST

    Throwing a banana onto the field at AT&T Park may have been one of the least dastardly things that Alexander Poulides has done recently. According to a report from Philly.com, the Willits native was arrested on the Jersey Shore last Saturday and thrown in the Cape May County (N.J.) Correctional Center. Poulides, 37, claimed he had innocent…

  9. Field of Links: Great Glove Granny makes the catch of a lifetime

    Sep 11, 2013, 10:04 AM PST

    Who’d have thought the San Francisco Giants’ play of the year would come from a great grandmother in the stands? Santa Rosa resident Virginia Smith, a great grandmother that has played softball for 39 years, stole the show on Tuesday night after making a slick catch on a foul ball at AT&T Park. Smith told…

  10. Was Elvis a Giants fan?

    Sep 10, 2013, 1:08 PM PST

    There were thousands of little Elvi‘ at AT&T Park on Monday night for Elvis Presley tribute night. The Giants gave away bobbleheads and posters to a select number of fans in attendance. The game was announced as a sellout, but it looked like there were plenty of low-traffic places in the crowd to avoid getting your…

  11. Kaepernick vs. Wilson — loser shaves an eyebrow

    Sep 10, 2013, 10:24 AM PST

    The marquee matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football could be dubbed “The Brow Bowl.” Apparently, much more than a 2-0 record and pride is on the line when these two NFC West rivals square off this weekend. During the filming of Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick’s EA Sports…

  12. A’s increase their division lead over the Rangers

    Sep 9, 2013, 8:35 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics further distanced themselves from the Texas Rangers on Monday and they didn’t even have to pick up a bat or throw a ball. The Pittsburgh Pirates did all the work for them by defeating the Rangers 1-0 in Texas. The A’s now hold a two-game lead in the American League West. With…

  13. A case of the Mondays: Flying clotheslines, raccoons and funny faces. Football is back!

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:07 AM PST

    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.

  14. This picture is worth a thousand words about the A’s and Astros in 2013

    Sep 6, 2013, 8:58 PM PST

    This picture is worth a thousand words about the A’s and Astros this season. We’ll keep it much shorter than that, though. The Oakland Athletics are the defending American League West champs. The Houston Astros are AL West newcomers. The A’s are fighting for another division crown. The Astros are fighting to finish the season.…

  15. Here’s a 2 minute clip of a Giants fan trying to hang a K sign

    Sep 6, 2013, 5:41 PM PST

    On Thursday at AT&T Park a Giants fan had a whole heap of trouble hanging a mini K sign. Giants starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong struck out Gerardo Parra for the first out of the inning prompting this fan’s effort.  There were two outs when the video begins, so in reality this fan’s struggles lasted more…

  16. Field of Links: Manning did way more than his 7 TDs indicate

    Sep 6, 2013, 9:28 AM PST

    Seven touchdowns in a single game sure is great. But Peyton Manning did something much more important on Thursday night. He picked up his teammates. After a few spectacular blunders, the Broncos routed the defending Super Bowl Champion Ravens 49-27 with the entire nation watching. The team effort was imperfect, but Manning’s effort was impeccable.…

  17. TBT: The A’s 20-game win streak

    Sep 5, 2013, 6:10 PM PST

    On this week in 2002, the Oakland Athletics did something crazy, just plain crazy. The date was Sept. 4, 2002, and the A’s jumped out to an early 11-0 lead over the Kansas City Royals through three innings. The Oakland Coliseum was filled to capacity as the Bay Area was eager to witness history (keep…

  18. Field of Links: Why the A’s should win the AL West

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:15 AM PST

    The Oakland Athletics should be considered favorites to win the American League West for a second year in a row. Here’s why: After taking five of six against the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers, both teams they trailed heading into each series, their next seven games are against bottom of the barrel teams. Their…

  19. Which Bay Area baseball team charges more for beer?

    Sep 4, 2013, 2:09 PM PST

    If you don’t have a lot of money budgeted for beer after buying baseball tickets and paying for parking, the Oakland Coliseum is the place to be. The A’s have the six-lowest beer prices in Major League Baseball according to a study by Team Marketing Report. The San Francisco Giants rank just below the top…

  20. Vegas oddsmakers don’t love the A’s World Series chances

    Sep 4, 2013, 12:07 PM PST

    The Vegas oddsmakers don’t like the Oakland Athletics chances of winning the World Series. Sure, they’re up there on the list, but they are behind seven other teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are having their first winning season since 1992. Here’s how Bovada.lv stacks up MLB’s World Series contenders: Los Angeles Dodgers – 13/4…

  21. Field of Links: No. 24 remains priceless in the Bay Area

    Sep 4, 2013, 9:56 AM PST

    What’s in a number? For a professional athlete, numbers mean a lot of things. Numbers get you paid. They determine your job performance. A number can be something they’re superstitious about. For many guys, they have a number they’ve used since high school, or even earlier. That jersey number is in their Twitter handles. It’s…

  22. Young Giants fan comes to the rescue of a sad D-backs fan

    Sep 3, 2013, 8:04 PM PST

    This was the feel good story of the weekend. A little kid at the Giants-Diamondbacks game on Sunday missed a foul ball and was absolutely devastated. While he sat there with his head buried in his hands, a young Giants fan tapped him on the arm and offered him up a souvenir ball. The random…

  23. A case of the Tuesdays: Raiders running with Pryor, A’s / BART win the weekend

    Sep 3, 2013, 9:40 AM PST

    The Raiders are hoping Terrelle Pryor can run away with the starting quarterback job. How the A’s got a huge assist this holiday weekend, the Warriors show off their shoes, and 49ers great Ronnie Lott falls off a postgame set. Plus, much more. Click for a special edition of ‘A case of the Mondays.’

  24. Rays pitcher underestimates the power of BART

    Aug 30, 2013, 5:22 PM PST

    Even Cy Young Award-winners have to commute like us. Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price learned the hard way what happens when the Bay Bridge isn’t open. Price decided he didn’t want to take BART to the Oakland Coliseum for Friday’s start against Jarrod Parker, and he documented his misadventures on Twitter. Rather than…

  25. Why a Steelers 2-time Super Bowl champ was in Oakland fighting diabetes

    Aug 30, 2013, 2:34 PM PST

    Pittsburgh Steelers offensive guard Kendall Simmons sat on the trainer’s table fighting back tears. The massive 6-foot-3, 315-pound athlete was shaking. He was 23, and had just learned that he had type 1 diabetes — a disease typically diagnosed as a child. Fortunately, he had an important ally. Sitting next to him was Steelers owner…

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