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  1. Mike Scioscia claims the A’s never taught Grant Green how to bunt

    Aug 21, 2013, 4:10 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics had trouble teaching Grant Green how to play capable defense. They moved him from shortstop, to the outfield, to third base and finally to second base. With all the important stuff they were trying to teach Green, they apparently forgot to teach the first round pick in the 2009 draft how to…

  2. Field of Links: Giants and A’s switch roles for the day

    Aug 21, 2013, 9:22 AM PST

    The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants continue on with their dueling home stands, except this time they switched roles. Call it a change-up, call it further proof that you can’t predict baseball, call it whatever you want, really. The Giants took down the first-place Boston Red Sox in the most improbable of fashions. After…

  3. Field of Links: No pie?

    Aug 20, 2013, 9:55 AM PST

    Oakland Athletics fans were left terribly confused after salivating for a sweet treat that would never arrive. On Monday, the A’s did defeat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 in walk-off fashion when Brandon Moss clubbed a home run to centerfield, but the customary pie celebration never occurred. It has become a Pavlovian response for A’s fans…

  4. Couple gets married in first-of-its-kind between-innings wedding

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:56 PM PST

    She’s a keeper. On Saturday in Sacramento, a couple got married between the third and fourth innings at a River Cats game. The between-innings wedding is believed to be the first of its kind. The couple that tied the knot are Alan and Jalena Slape, both long-time River Cats season ticket holders. The ceremony that…

  5. A case of the Mondays: This could be a monster year for Vernon Davis

    Aug 19, 2013, 9:21 AM PST

    Welcome to the latest edition of ‘A case of the Mondays.’ Here are the Top 5 things you may have missed over the weekend. Find out why Vernon Davis is primed to have a huge year, what Yoenis Cespedes’ strange critique of his bobblehead was, how Hunter Pence exorcised his demons, and why you should NEVER golf with Brent Burns.

  6. See the A’s wives and girlfriends run miles for smiles

    Aug 16, 2013, 3:34 PM PST

    The smiles weren’t limited to those in attendance when the A’s wives and girlfriends hopped on a treadmill positioned in the left field BBQ Terrace at the Oakland Coliseum. The ladies weren’t merely showing off their fitness, they were running miles for smiles. On July 26, the first ladies of the A’s raised $23,400 for Smile…

  7. Field of Links: Bochy and Melvin both embrace MLB’s new instant replay rules

    Aug 16, 2013, 9:47 AM PST

    Bud Selig may not have the technical capacity to work an email account, but he is about to unleash some far more impactful technology on Major League Baseball. In what Selig dubbed “a historic day,” MLB passed a widely accepted proposal to expand instant replay in 2014. Under the replay proposal, managers will get up…

  8. Field Of Links: No sugarcoating struggles of A’s and Giants

    Aug 15, 2013, 9:09 AM PST

    The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants suffered a similarly cruel fate on Wednesday. Each team had victory swiped away from them by the sticky glove of a defender.

  9. A’s right fielder Josh Reddick channels Brad Pitt

    Aug 14, 2013, 2:15 PM PST

    Josh Reddick and the MLB Fan Cave knock this spoof of Brad Pitt’s Chanel No. 5 commercial out of the park.

  10. Field of Links: Kap gets the GQ Magazine treatment

    Aug 14, 2013, 9:20 AM PST

    Who doesn’t like seeing their favorite macho sports hero in funny, yet fashionable, clothes? Colin Kaepernick became the latest Bay Area sports star to get the GQ Magazine treatment and the results were as predicted — magnificent.

  11. Josh Reddick and WWE star Daniel Bryan exchange words over beard-off

    Aug 13, 2013, 2:26 PM PST

    WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan ambushed A’s right fielder Josh Reddick on 95.7 The Game on Tuesday. Clearly, this beard-off has just escalated into a hairy situation.

  12. Mark Ellis believes MLB needs to do something about the Oakland Coliseum

    Aug 13, 2013, 11:24 AM PST

    Former Oakland Athletics second baseman and fan favorite Mark Ellis believes something needs to be done about the O.CO Coliseum.

  13. Field of Links: Alex Smith’s red jersey won’t protect him this time around

    Aug 13, 2013, 9:28 AM PST

    A red non-contact jersey used to protect Alex Smith from the stinging strikes of the 49ers defense. His new red Kansas City Chiefs jersey won’t have the same effects. Plus: all the most clickable links, images and GIFs for your entertainment.

  14. Red Sox players watched the A’s defeat the Jays from the crowd

    Aug 12, 2013, 3:13 PM PST

    Why several Red Sox players were in the crowd as the A’s defeated the Blue Jays in Toronto.

  15. A case of the Mondays: AT&T Park was loopier than Outside Lands

    Aug 12, 2013, 9:01 AM PST

    Here are the top 5 things you may have missed this weekend.

  16. Field of Links: 49ers snap judgements, Giants given something to play for, A’s are the hunted

    Aug 9, 2013, 9:35 AM PST

    It’s easy to jump to conclusions after one preseason game — but you probably shouldn’t. Bruce Bochy wisely gave the Giants something to play for. The A’s have gone from hunter to hunted. All that and the greatest collection of links, GIFs, images, and videos of the day.

  17. Field of Links: Hurting for ‘Hard Knocks’ in the Bay Area

    Aug 8, 2013, 9:41 AM PST

    HBO’s “Hard Knocks” has a way of making you care about a team that you have no rooting interest in. What would it be like to see a team you actually like involved? PLUS: All the best links, GIFs, images and nonsense of the day — including a BEAR ON A JET SKI!

  18. Betcha’ didn’t know this about baseballs

    Aug 7, 2013, 12:42 PM PST

    Sure, you watch baseball. But do you really watch the ball as much as you think? Find out how many baseballs a Major League teams used in a game and how they are prepared.

  19. Field of Links: Bay Area’s MLB teams are leaking oil at the wrong time

    Aug 7, 2013, 10:25 AM PST

    The Bay Area’s baseball teams may be struggling at the worst time, but the images, links, and GIFs in this post will cheer you up. Hey Look! A skateboarding mouse!

  20. A’s issues aren’t what you think

    Aug 6, 2013, 11:31 PM PST

    The literal red flags over Cincinnati are emblematic of the home team’s historic achievements. The figurative ones signify the A’s offensive anguish.

  21. Slapstick online baseball coach visits the A’s

    Aug 6, 2013, 5:34 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics were visited by a popular online baseball coach on Tuesday. Could Coach Kent Murphy and some extra cheese dogs help the A’s snap out of their offensive slump?

  22. Field of Links: PED users have ‘taken a dump’ on all of us

    Aug 6, 2013, 10:18 AM PST

    Several current and former Bay Area athletes had some strong words after MLB suspended the Biogenesis clients.

  23. All the guys that were reportedly getting suspended — got suspended

    Aug 5, 2013, 10:27 AM PST

    Major League Baseball has suspended several players for their involvement with the Biogenesis anti-aging clinic. Here’s the list of players that violated MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy, and some interesting facts regarding those suspensions.

  24. A case of the Mondays: The Giants are still alive, Cruz takes a parting shot at the A’s

    Aug 5, 2013, 9:32 AM PST

    Rays manager Joe Maddon still thinks the Giants can contend, Nelson Cruz took a parting shot at the A’s, the 49ers have too many toys, and have the Raiders found a new kicker?

  25. Matt Garza loses game, lashes out at pregnant woman on Twitter

    Aug 3, 2013, 11:22 PM PST

    Rangers starting pitcher Matt Garza lost his temper on the mound at the Oakland Coliseum. Later, he took to Twitter to voice his frustration, attacking A’s second baseman Eric Sogard and his pregnant wife.

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