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  1. Field of Links: Oakland Coliseum metal detectors set for baseball debut, etc.

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:51 AM PST

    The Oakland Coliseum metal detectors will make their baseball debut today. Add that to the list of non-baseball stories that have been oozing out of the ballpark in Oakland. Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the new security procedures get under way. The A’s should be one of the best stories in baseball, instead,…

  2. The Great Glove Granny gets a surprise on a national talk show

    Sep 18, 2013, 12:38 PM PST

    After making the catch of a lifetime, the Great Glove Granny is going national. Santa Rosa resident Virginia Smith captured the attention of the Bay Area when she made a slick catch that was caught by Comcast SportsNet’s cameras at a Giants game on September 10. Since then, Smith, a 78-year-old great grandmother, has been…

  3. Field of Links: A’s homecoming hampered by Angels and atmosphere

    Sep 17, 2013, 9:06 AM PST

    The Oakland Athletics returned home conquering heroes. They completed a 5-1 road trip that included a three-game sweep of their only true threat to repeat as American League West Champions, the Texas Rangers. The victors had their heads held high as they entered the Oakland Coliseum with a 6.5 game lead, ready to began a seven-game…

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  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. 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.

  12. 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…

  13. 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.…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Field of Links: The Bay Bridge Troll is safe, but distance between Oak and SF feels farther than ever

    Aug 30, 2013, 7:12 AM PST

    Sometimes sports have to take a back seat to more important news items of the day. And what’s more important than the safety of the Bay Bridge Troll? With the Eastern span of the bridge closed and set for demolition, there was a lot of concern over what would happen to the bridge’s official guardian.…

  19. TBT: Say Hey! Did you know Willie Mays smashed 17 homers in a single month?

    Aug 29, 2013, 12:29 PM PST

    On this day in 1965, Willie Mays hit his 17th home run of the month. At the time, it was a National League record for the month of August. Sammy Sosa eventually hit 17 homers in August of 2001, to equal Mays’ mark. Mays’ August achievement remains one of the hottest stretches in San Francisco…

  20. Field of Links: Move over MLB, football season is here

    Aug 29, 2013, 10:01 AM PST

    Soon, America’s pastime will be pushed aside and forced to hail to the new king. Football is here. The pigskin push couldn’t come sooner for fans of the San Francisco Giants. The Oakland Athletics will be clinging to the remaining attention from Bay Area baseball fans as they make their pennant push on a pitted outfield and an infield with the faded marks of the gridiron.

  21. Field of Links: A’s finally solve Verlander, Pence hammers home his point, Reid learns he’s starting from CSN

    Aug 28, 2013, 9:15 AM PST

    “Obviously, I wasn’t very good,” Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander said, after allowing five runs over five innings in a 6-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. Oh, to have heard those words from him after Game Five of the ALDS. After the Tigers’ ace tortured and humbled the A’s to the tune of…

  22. Crick and Russell lead cast of Giants and A’s competing in the Arizona Fall League

    Aug 27, 2013, 11:53 AM PST

    The top prospects of the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants will be playing in the Arizona Fall League. Stockton Ports shortstop Addison Russell and San Jose Giants pitcher Kyle Crick highlight the class of Bay Area prospects that will be putting in some extra work this offseason. Russell was recently named the California League’s…

  23. Field of Links: Pence is too precious for the Giants to let get away

    Aug 27, 2013, 9:27 AM PST

    Somebody forgot to tell Hunter Pence the San Francisco Giants’ season is over. Pence is a free agent at the conclusion of the season and he’s showing that he needs to be kept in San Francisco. Pence was placed on revocable waivers, but it doesn’t mean he is going anywhere. The Giants’ right fielder said…

  24. A case of the Mondays: Candlestick Craziness, Barton, recalled Pill-to-thrill

    Aug 26, 2013, 10:28 AM PST

    Here are the top-5 things you may have missed this weekend. Get caught up in one convenient place. Lavelle Hawkins headlines a day of craziness at Candlestick Park, the A’s fight fire with fire by calling up Daric Barton to fix their struggling offense, Brett Pill find a mentor in “The Thrill” and Peyton Manning runs “The Play.”

  25. Field of Links: Why trade for Kurt Suzuki?

    Aug 23, 2013, 10:22 AM PST

    One of the most widely respected Oakland Athletics is back. The A’s have officially re-acquired catcher Kurt Suzuki in a trade with the Washington Nationals in exchange for right-handed pitcher Dakota Bacus. The A’s also receive cash considerations in the trade. Suzuki was hitting .222 with three home runs and 25 RBI in 79 games…

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