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  1. TBT: October 10 has been a good day in A’s history

    Oct 10, 2013, 4:34 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics have found good fortune on this day in history. As they get set to take on the Detroit Tigers in a win-or-go-home Game 5, here’s a brief history lesson. Oct. 10, 1990: The A’s swept the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series. Dave Stewart started the game and only…

  2. Field of Links: A’s are risking it all by investing in their future

    Oct 10, 2013, 10:20 AM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics are investing in their future by choosing Sonny Gray for Game 5 of the American League Division Series against the Detroit Tigers. Could that decision cost them a chance at making history? Bartolo Colon was an 18-game winner this season. His 2.65 ERA was second-lowest in the American League this year. At…

  3. A’s-Tigers insane ALDS Game 4 recapped through GIFs and your tweets

    Oct 8, 2013, 5:52 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics had the Detroit Tigers’ backs against the wall. Needing a win to force a Game 5 in Oakland, the Tigers looked like they were on the verge of elimination before scratching and clawing their way back into the game. Early in the game, the A’s looked unstoppable, the Tigers looked tame, and…

  4. Heat maps provide an interesting look at A’s/Giants and 49ers/Raiders territories

    Oct 8, 2013, 1:11 PM PDT

    The Bay Area features a few very divided fan bases. The A’s/Giants and 49ers/Raiders share parts of the Bay Area, but these heat maps based on Facebook likes paint an interesting picture about their actual territory. The maps were created by monitoring the cumulative number of people who like the respective pages of the Oakland…

  5. Anthony Dixon’s younger brother is a baseball trick shot master

    Oct 8, 2013, 12:40 PM PDT

    This unbelievable video is the work of Deshun Dixon, Jarrod Parks and Cody Satterwhite. All three of the players are prospects from different parts of Mississippi. Dixon, 21, is a Tampa Bay Rays prospect and the younger brother of 49ers running back Anthony Dixon and A’s prospect Rashun Dixon. It further proves the Dixon bros.…

  6. Field of Links: This MLB postseason is all kinds of crazy

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:54 AM PDT

    A verbal confrontation, a walk-off home run into a fish tank, one severely damaged high definition camera, and an incredible performance from a 21-year-old rookie highlight one of the craziest days in postseason history. PLUS – The best links, clicks, pics and GIFs of the day.

  7. Tuesday’s A’s-Tigers Game could be moved to a new time

    Oct 7, 2013, 5:41 PM PDT

    UPDATE: The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Monday night. The Oakland Athletics-Detroit Tigers game will be played at 2:07 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday. Comcast SportsNet California will begin pregame coverage at 1:00 p.m. with October Quest.  The Oakland Athletics are one win away from going to the American League…

  8. Oakland Coliseum’s MLB to NFL conversion in one time-lapse video

    Oct 7, 2013, 3:39 PM PDT

    The specific details of the work were shared in a release from O.co Coliseum director of marketing, Kate Girotti: At 9:31 PM a crew of more than 400 workers began the task of reconfiguring O.co Coliseum from back to back baseball games to an NFL ready stadium.  The conversion was deemed “complete” at 3:00 PM and…

  9. A’s-Tigers ALDS Game 3 recapped through GIFs and your emotional tweets

    Oct 7, 2013, 2:07 PM PDT

    The Oakland Athletics defeated the Detroit Tigers in the third game of the American League Division Series. The raw emotion wasn’t limited to the field during the 6-3 win. Here’s a look at what went down through GIFs and the crazy tweets of the fans. There will be total coverage from Detroit on CSNBayArea.com from…

  10. GIFs and your tweets recap A’s-Tigers ALDS Game 1

    Oct 4, 2013, 11:54 PM PDT

    Here’s the first game of the A’s-Tigers American League Division Series in .GIF form. We’re using fan tweets to demonstrate the raw emotions of the game. There were a lot of fun overreactions on Twitter. Special thanks to Carmen Kiew for her assistance on the .GIFs. Bartolo Colon gets off to a rough start. He…

  11. Pregame scenes from A’s-Tigers ALDS Game One

    Oct 4, 2013, 5:51 PM PDT

    Here are some scenes from the Oakland Coliseum prior to American League Division Series Game One.

  12. Compiling the expert picks for the A’s-Tigers ALDS matchup

    Oct 4, 2013, 3:21 PM PDT

    Through about 100 google searches, we have managed to compile a large variety of expert picks for the A’s vs. Tigers American League Division Series matchup. The majority of the writers seem to favor the Oakland Athletics. The vast majority believe it will be a five-game series. Over on CSNBayArea.com, Joe Stiglich put together the…

  13. Field of Links: Battle-tested A’s ready for ALDS, Sharks return, more MLB lawsuits

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:46 AM PDT

    The Oakland Coliseum is all gussied up for the postseason. After a fresh coat of paint on the dugout and on the field over the football stripes, new signage was hung with care and the bunting has been placed on the third deck. All of the tarps are removed, save for the ones on Mt.…

  14. TBT: Rating the signature songs of our Bay Area sports teams

    Oct 3, 2013, 5:45 PM PDT

    The Bay Area is rich in culture. Musical acts like Metallica, Green Day, Huey Lewis and the News, Grateful Dead, Journey and many more have local ties. In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we’re throwing it back to some songs from Bay Area sports history that we may not hold as high in regard. In…

  15. 10 reasons to root for the Oakland Athletics

    Oct 3, 2013, 4:34 PM PDT

    So, your team didn’t make the Major League Baseball playoffs. What a bummer. It doesn’t mean you have to pack away your love for the game and start watching football. Here are ten reasons (in no particular order) to root for the Oakland Athletics in the postseason. 1. They are eternal underdogs: The A’s have won…

  16. A’s upgrade Oakland Coliseum internet in advance of playoffs

    Oct 3, 2013, 2:09 PM PDT

    People tend to take technology for granted. It’s can be easy to overlook the basic luxuries we are afforded in our daily lives until they are taken away. At the Oakland Coliseum, there was one specific luxury that was frequently ripped from the grasps of people that needed it — the internet. The signal would…

  17. Field of Links: Why the A’s benefit greatly from no. 2 playoff seed

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:46 AM PDT

    Major League Baseball’s Wild Card games capture the intensity fitting of a win-or-go-home game in a convenient and tidy package. The games give the fans in an additional two cities hope. They also rake in extra ticket sales, postseason apparel sales and plenty of other profits for MLB. The format, however, is a little screwed up.…

  18. Roy Steele narrates phenomenal ‘This is Oakland’ video

    Oct 2, 2013, 2:32 PM PDT

    UPDATE: MLB.com pulled the video offline. There has been no explanation as to why. If we find some details we’ll pass them along.  Roy Steele became known as “The Voice of God” because of the way his voice boomed from the Oakland Coliseum speakers and echoed through the thick cement structure. He may know the…

  19. The A’s were the most cost-efficient winning team in baseball

    Oct 1, 2013, 1:40 PM PDT

    Nobody got more bang for their buck than the Oakland Athletics did in 2013. For a second season in a row, they were the most cost-efficient winning team in Major League Baseball. As frequently as fans check the MLB standings, it wouldn’t be a surprise if the A’s front office kept an equally close eye…

  20. Find out when you can start tailgating for A’s ALDS Games 1 and 2

    Oct 1, 2013, 9:52 AM PDT

    Major League Baseball announced the A’s will take on the Detroit Tigers at 6:37 p.m. on Friday and 6:07 p.m. on Saturday at the Oakland Coliseum. Shortly after the announcement, the die-hard A’s fans wanted to know when they could fire up their tailgate parties. An A’s spokesman tells Field of Teams that parking lot…

  21. Ever wonder what it’s like to run in the A’s Hall of Fame Race?

    Sep 27, 2013, 5:12 PM PDT

    Being a legend has its burdens. Field of Teams learned that lesson the hard way. When the first A’s Hall of Fame race took place on August 3, an innocent comment turned into a daily discussion. What would it be like if a certain reporter suited up and ran in the race? Surely, everyone would…

  22. TBT: Canseco and Bonds become the first two 40/40 club members

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:03 PM PDT

    The 40/40 club could be the most exclusive group in Major League Baseball. Only four players have managed to hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in a single season. Two of those athletes did it while playing in the Bay Area. On this week in sports history, Jose Canseco and Barry Bonds both…

  23. Posey, Cespedes both crack MLB’s top 10 in jersey sales

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:24 AM PDT

    There’s no better way to gauge a player’s popularity than jersey sales. Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association released the latest list of top-sellers, and for the first time in a while, an A’s player and a Giants player are in the top 10. Buster Posey, the reigning National League MVP, is fifth…

  24. 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,…

  25. 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,…

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