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  1. 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.

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Josh Reddick and Daniel Bryan face off during beard-off

    Nov 18, 2013, 1:20 PM PST

    Lately it feels like every Major League Baseball player is rocking a WWE Championship belt. There is one man, however, that started the trend. Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick has been showing off his high-quality replica strap since the 2012 season. Known to be a huge wrestling fan, Reddick always uses WWE entrance music as…

  11. TBT: The Bay Area is rich in MVP tradition

    Nov 14, 2013, 5:04 PM PST

    The 2013 Most Valuable Player awards were handed out by the Baseball Writers Association of America on Thursday. Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen took home the honors. While the baseball world adamantly debates the decisions of the writers (seriously, how can Mike Trout be snubbed two years in…

  12. The MLB Free Agency hype machine is out of control

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:53 PM PST

    Agents must be walking around the lobby at Major League Baseball’s general managers and owners meetings barking out sales pitches like ballpark peanut vendors. “SHIN-SOO CHOO, GET YOUR CHOO HEEERE.” There’s an enormous amount of free agent hype coming out of Orlando, Florida. As teams try to fill their needs and agents attempt to set…

  13. Field of Links: Melvin could be first to win back-to-back AL Manager of the Year awards

    Nov 12, 2013, 9:26 AM PST

    The Major League Baseball Manager of the Year award recipients will be named this evening. Oakland Athletics skipper Bob Melvin, while very deserving, could have a tough time taking home the hardware for a second year in a row.  Former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox is the only manager to win the award in consecutive…

  14. The 6 best Bay Area offerings for MLB and MTV’s new partnership

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:12 PM PST

    Are we suddenly on the verge of Yo! MLB Raps? On Monday, Major League Baseball and MTV announced what they are calling a multi-year cross-platform partnership. The result of the partnership will be the launch of a 30-episode series on MTV2 that will feature David Ortiz and Andrew McCutchen as executive producers. Oh say can…

  15. NorCal sports Twitter power rankings

    Nov 5, 2013, 5:15 PM PST

    Success is measured in wins and losses in the sports world. Off the field, it’s easy to gauge popularity by following the trails of the followers themselves. Here’s how the Bay Area franchises and star athletes stack up through Twitter.

  16. Field of Links: Warriors are indeed fun, A’s interested in Hudson? An insane mid-air collision

    Nov 5, 2013, 8:57 AM PST

    The Golden State Warriors were voted the most fun team to watch in the NBA. They are backing up that claim with authority. Stephen Curry messed around and got a triple-double and Andre Iguodala was a part of two plays that you simply must see to believe as the Warriors clobbered the 76ers 110-90 on…

  17. A’s and Giants Hot Stove season cheat sheet

    Nov 4, 2013, 5:10 PM PST

    Major League Baseball’s Hot Stove season is officially upon us. Teams can start talking with free agent players on Tuesday. Before they start flying off the board, here’s a quick cheat sheet to refer to for the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants. All of the up-to-the-second A’s and Giants coverage will be online 24/7…

  18. Case of the Mondays: A(‘s)T&T Park?, Raiders’ worst day ever, The best of the weekend

    Nov 4, 2013, 9:42 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. No. 1 – San Francisco A’s?: Jon Heyman’s dream could be…

  19. Jerry Blevins’ car destroyed while being shipped home

    Oct 22, 2013, 2:38 PM PST

    It looks like Oakland Athletics reliever Jerry Blevins can now add car shopping to his offseason to-do list. On Monday, Blevins’ Cadillac was destroyed when the truck that was transporting the vehicle was clipped by a commuter train. Two passengers on the train suffered minor injuries. The accident happened in Bartlett, Illinois and was documented…

  20. Canseco lobbies for Leyland’s old job on Twitter

    Oct 21, 2013, 3:43 PM PST

    On Monday, Jim Leyland announced that he stepping down as Detroit Tigers manager. Seeing a job opening, Jose Canseco threw his name in the hat by sending multiple tweets to the Tigers. Lets take a trip through the mind of Jose Canseco as he lobbies for a new job. Hello Detroit @tigers it is Cansecotime! #motorcityseco…

  21. Field of Links: Waking up with the Warriors, Sonny Gray surprises doctors

    Oct 18, 2013, 9:35 AM PST

    The Golden State Warriors’ Global Games tour came to a close with a 115-89 preseason victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. The game was televised live locally at 4:30 a.m., but that didn’t deter the fans. Props to the people that woke up crazy early (or just didn’t go to sleep) to watch the game broadcast…

  22. TBT: The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

    Oct 17, 2013, 2:48 PM PST

    Twenty four years ago today, the Bay Area shook violently for 15 seconds as the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants were about to play Game 3 of the World Series. It was a moment that will forever be imprinted into the memories of everybody that experienced it. The 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck at 5:04 p.m.…

  23. Oakland Athletics offseason roster cheat sheet

    Oct 11, 2013, 2:06 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics season ended on Thursday night after losing Game 5 of the American League Division Series to the Detroit Tigers. After winning 96 games and the American League West for second consecutive season, the bulk of the A’s roster will be back for 2014. A’s general manager Billy Beane is know for wheeling…

  24. Field of Links: A’s get Verlander’d, Smith ‘pumped’ to play the Raiders, Hertl starts a trend

    Oct 11, 2013, 10:02 AM PST

    After ending another Oakland Athletics season, Justin Verlander explained his shutout effort by simply saying, “I’m pitching the way I am supposed to.” He also admitted that he saw the posters of his ex-girlfriend, Kate Upton, in the crowd. How good is it to be Verlander? The worst thing people can do to him is…

  25. A’s-Tigers ALDS Game 5 recapped through GIFs and your tweets

    Oct 10, 2013, 9:46 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics are left searching for answers after another abrupt departure from the postseason at the hands of Detroit Tigers’ ace Justin Verlander. Verlander dominated the A’s over eight innings of shutout baseball to send his team to the American League Championship Series with a 3-0 victory. The A’s have been eliminated by the…

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