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  1. 10 reasons to root for the Oakland Athletics

    Oct 3, 2013, 4:34 PM PST

    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…

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

    Oct 2, 2013, 2:32 PM PST

    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…

  3. A’s win the AL West on someone else’s walk-off grand slam

    Sep 22, 2013, 2:17 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics are back-to-back American League West champions. The A’s clinched their second consecutive division title after a walk-off grand slam by Royals outfielder Justin Maxwell in the bottom of the 10th inning. The slam defeated the Rangers 4-0 and mathematically ended their chances at overtaking the A’s. The A’s are currently playing the…

  4. A’s magic number to clinch the AL West is one

    Sep 21, 2013, 6:04 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics are so close to the postseason, they can practically taste the champagne. After defeating the Minnesota Twins 9-1 on Saturday, their magic number to clinch the American League West is one. The A’s can now clinch a playoff berth if the Rangers lose their game on Saturday. Make sure to check out CSNBayArea.com for Joe…

  5. Field of Links: Dodgers’ disrespectful dunk, Coco’s many handshakes, Giants rookies strip down

    Sep 20, 2013, 9:40 AM PST

    On Thursday, baseball got its first playoff participant, the Los Angeles Dodgers. After the Diamondbacks asked the Dodgers not to celebrate on their field in a clinching scenario, they did the classy thing expected of a history-rich franchise and obliged by dunking themselves in their pool instead. By acting like a bunch of boys trying to…

  6. A’s magic number is down to four

    Sep 19, 2013, 10:08 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics defeated the Minnesota Twins 8-6 on Thursday. Their magic number to clinch the American League West is now four. Any combination of A’s win or Rangers losses drops the number. The A’s magic number to clinch a playoff berth is three. Check out CSNBayArea.com for the full details on Thursday’s game.

  7. What life is like in the A’s right field bleachers

    Sep 19, 2013, 4:37 PM PST

    If you’ve ever wondered what baseball on psychedelics would be like, sit in section 149 of the Oakland Coliseum. It’s sort of like Woodstock in the stands. There are musical instruments — ranging from cowbells to drums — flying flags, popcorn and dive-bombing birds, singsong chants, people hand feeding each other, immeasurable enthusiasm, and a…

  8. 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,…

  9. A’s magic number drops to five

    Sep 18, 2013, 8:38 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics lost 5-4 to the Los Angeles Angels in 11 innings on Wednesday. Even though they went down, so did their magic number.

    The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Texas Rangers 4-3 in walk-off fashion in the 12th inning, dropping the A’s magic number to clinch the American League West to five.

  10. What are the A’s odds to win the World Series?

    Sep 18, 2013, 1:54 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics currently have the second-best record in the Major Leagues. Their magic number to clinch a playoff berth is six, and they have a 6.5 game lead over the Texas Rangers in the American League West. At this point, a trip to the postseason is all but locked up. The A’s lead the American…

  11. The A’s tarps are coming off

    Sep 17, 2013, 2:11 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics are lifting the tarps from the view level sections of the Oakland Coliseum for the playoffs. Postseason tickets went on sale Tuesday, and a team spokesperson tells CSN California the third deck will be open for business. The area of the stadium over the Eastside Club dubbed “Mt. Davis” will remain covered…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. A’s increase their division lead over the Rangers

    Sep 9, 2013, 8:35 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics further distanced themselves from the Texas Rangers on Monday and they didn’t even have to pick up a bat or throw a ball. The Pittsburgh Pirates did all the work for them by defeating the Rangers 1-0 in Texas. The A’s now hold a two-game lead in the American League West. With…

  16. This picture is worth a thousand words about the A’s and Astros in 2013

    Sep 6, 2013, 8:58 PM PST

    This picture is worth a thousand words about the A’s and Astros this season. We’ll keep it much shorter than that, though. The Oakland Athletics are the defending American League West champs. The Houston Astros are AL West newcomers. The A’s are fighting for another division crown. The Astros are fighting to finish the season.…

  17. 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…

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. A case of the Mondays: The A’s got groovy while the Raiders did pushups

    Jul 29, 2013, 9:18 AM PST

    Here are the top 5 stories you may have missed this weekend. Find out how the A’s got groovy, the Giants met their enemy, why the Raiders dropped and gave 10, and why Steph Curry had the most interesting weekend ever.

  22. Jed Lowrie, pro ballplayer and travel photographer

    Jul 23, 2013, 9:11 AM PST

    For Oakland Athletics infielder Jed Lowrie, the click of a camera shutter can be just as exhilarating as the crack of a baseball bat.

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