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  1. A’s fans flex creative muscle with ‘Talk Nerdy To Me’ video

    May 10, 2014, 3:26 PM PST

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    The Nerd Power movement in Oakland is alive and well. Friday’s game featured a “nerdy” glasses giveaway in honor of bespectacled second baseman, Eric Sogard. To coincide with the game, this “Talk Nerdy To Me” music video was released. It appears to be produced by members of “The Herd,” which coincidentally rhymes with nerd.  …

  2. Brandon Moss just sang country music on live TV

    Apr 28, 2014, 5:07 PM PST

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    If you watch one video of an Oakland Athletics first baseman singing country music today, make it this one.

  3. First Pitch For Diego

    Apr 19, 2014, 2:09 PM PST

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    I remember being shocked to see the bits of shattered glass still remaining at the scene of the accident on Appian Way and Marlesta Road. I was there to record video of the memorial for Diego Garcia, a life-long A’s fan that was tragically killed by a suspected drunk driver. The gravity of the situation…

  4. Field of Links: Sogard stopped in ‘Face of MLB’ finale, Sharks return strong, A giant surfing croc

    Feb 28, 2014, 9:53 AM PST

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    After going to sleep with a comfortable lead, Oakland Athletics fans woke up on Friday morning to find out that Eric Sogard somehow lost the “Face of MLB” competition. The herculean effort of underdog A’s fans were eventually trumped by the Eastern Time Zone. Voting closed at 5 a.m. PST, allowing New York Mets fans…

  5. Field of Links: Eric Sogard one step away from being ‘Face of MLB’

    Feb 27, 2014, 9:19 AM PST

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    Let’s be real. Voting for Eric Sogard to be the “Face of MLB” isn’t about baseball. It’s not about the fans’ love of Sogard (although he is quite popular). It’s about proving that anything is possible if people come together. It’s about Oakland Athletics fans showing the establishment they can’t be ignored forever. It’s a…

  6. Field of Links: A’s dropping ‘Oakland’ from web domain, Sogard in semifinals

    Feb 26, 2014, 9:46 AM PST

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    Conspiracy theory alert: The Oakland Athletics have removed “Oakland” from their web domain. The new streamlined Athletics.com is easier to type and more convenient for web surfers that don’t have an autofill browser, but there will be people out there that make this about the team’s efforts to move out of Oakland. The tinfoil hat-wearing…

  7. Field of Links: Sogard knocks out Posey, Miley Cyrus reps Warriors, Raiders

    Feb 25, 2014, 9:49 AM PST

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    The world hasn’t seen an upset victory this significant since Lamba Lambda Lambda defeated Alpha Beta. Oakland Athletics fans have pulled off what seemed like an impossible feat. They managed to vote Eric Sogard into the final four of the “Face of MLB” competition, and they defeated San Francisco Giants fans and Buster Posey in the…

  8. Sogard, Posey highlight online Battle of the Bay

    Feb 24, 2014, 3:24 PM PST

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    Buster Posey is a statuesque former MVP that handles one of the league’s best pitching rotations. Eric Sogard is a slick-fielding platoon infielder that looks like he’d be more comfortable playing Quidditch. Posey poses in GQ Magazine. Sogard wears vision-correcting eye wear. Which one should be considered the face of Major League Baseball? The fans…

  9. TBT: Addison Russell playing ping pong

    Feb 20, 2014, 3:02 PM PST

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    Addison Russell is a quick learner. The 20-year-old A’s top prospect hadn’t picked up a ping pong paddle before the 2013 baseball season. Since the Stockton Ports clubhouse has a table, he decided to learn how to play. His teammates may have said it best at the time, when they claimed that Russell is the…

  10. More pics of Balfour’s massive truck, and a look at another monster rig

    Feb 19, 2014, 2:34 PM PST

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    Tampa Bay Rays reporters were introduced to Grant Balfour’s massive truck on Wednesday. I wonder how he managed to ship that thing from California to Florida. It was certainly a challenge squeezing that truck into the player’s parking lot at the Oakland Coliseum, especially when the lot was shared with certain media members and the…

  11. Field of Links: Sogard surging in ‘Face of MLB’ contest, Sad Sochi Bear, Upton’s zero gravity photo shoot

    Feb 19, 2014, 10:11 AM PST

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    Eric Sogard is on a collision course with Buster Posey in MLB Network’s Face of MLB competition. The improbable run of the Oakland Athletics’ second baseman has been fueled exclusively by the fan vote. They even had his name trending worldwide on Twitter at one point. A’s fans are a creative and loyal bunch, and…

  12. Field of Links: SI Swimsuit Issue has swimsuit issues, Giants to use metal detectors

    Feb 14, 2014, 9:44 AM PST

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    You might want to show up a little earlier to San Francisco Giants games this season. The Giants announced that all fans entering AT&T Park will need to pass through metal detectors. Major League Baseball is asking all of its clubs to start using metal detectors by 2015. The Oakland Athletics turned heads when they…

  13. A’s unveil new green alternate jersey

    Feb 7, 2014, 2:14 PM PST

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    It ain’t easy being green. So the Oakland Athletics enlisted the help of a magic marker to create their new look. The A’s officially unveiled their new green alternate jersey on Friday in a Vine post featuring pitchers Sonny Gray and Jarrod Parker. The real jersey looks a lot better than the image that was…

  14. Field of Links: ‘Get Niner Waldo Kid to SF,’ Eric Sogard trending, Jonny Gomes gets a huge tattoo

    Feb 7, 2014, 10:31 AM PST

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    Remember the lone 49ers fan that braved the masses during the Seahawks’ Super Bowl victory parade? Members of the 49ers Faithful have found him and are trying to raise money to send him to a game next year at Levi’s Stadium. Their GoFundMe Page is called “Get Niner Waldo Kid to SF” and it has already…

  15. The A’s unveiled a new Spring Training logo

    Feb 6, 2014, 10:31 AM PST

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    The Oakland Athletics will be moving their Spring Training operations to Mesa, Arizona next year. To commemorate their 33rd and final season at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, the A’s unveiled a new Spring Training logo. While Phoenix Muni has a beautiful backdrop, the facilities are lacking. The team has to shuttle players back and forth from…

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

    Jan 6, 2014, 5:00 PM PST

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    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…

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

    Dec 27, 2013, 2:04 PM PST

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    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.…

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

    Dec 16, 2013, 4:00 PM PST

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    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…

  19. Case of the Mondays: Davis hits the wall, See the A’s field of dreams, NFL tantrums

    Dec 16, 2013, 10:02 AM PST

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    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 – Davis hit the wall — literally: The…

  20. Ahmed Fareed makes a sweet trade with Billy Beane

    Dec 12, 2013, 1:48 PM PST

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    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.

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

    Dec 12, 2013, 9:24 AM PST

    All is quiet in Orlando on Thursday, after a busy three days at the Winter Meetings. Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

    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…

  22. Jerry Blevins’ hilarious reaction to getting traded

    Dec 11, 2013, 4:40 PM PST

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    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.…

  23. HardballTalk ranked MLB’s managers by handsomeness

    Dec 10, 2013, 3:53 PM PST

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    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?”…

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

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:50 PM PST

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    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,…

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

    Dec 6, 2013, 3:59 PM PST

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    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…

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