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  1. Here are the many different A’s stadium renderings through the years

    Dec 16, 2013, 4:00 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics quest to build a new stadium seems to get more complicated and confusing by the day. That’s an impressive statement when considering they’ve been exploring options for over a decade. While San Jose sues Major League Baseball, Oakland continues to dream up new concepts, and Fremont fades into distant memory, the only…

  2. A’s, Giants offering up unreal experiences in MLB charity auction

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:50 PM PST

    The Oakland Athletics are offering fans a chance to join their front office for a day. If you eat, sleep, bleed, and breath orange and black, you could actually have a meal with San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt. If you want to do anything special with your favorite baseball team or its players,…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

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

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:54 AM PST

    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.

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

    Oct 7, 2013, 5:41 PM PST

    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…

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

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:46 AM PST

    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.…

  10. 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…

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

    Oct 3, 2013, 8:46 AM PST

    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.…

  12. 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…

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

    Oct 1, 2013, 1:40 PM PST

    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…

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

    Oct 1, 2013, 9:52 AM PST

    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…

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

    Sep 26, 2013, 4:03 PM PST

    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…

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

    Sep 26, 2013, 9:24 AM PST

    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…

  17. Jacob’s Ride halted four miles from finish after hit-and-run accident

    Sep 25, 2013, 9:58 AM PST

    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,…

  18. GIF: John Hirschbeck calls Cespedes safe and out at same time

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:14 PM PST

    John Hirschbeck is confused. On Tuesday, the MLB umpire called Yoenis Cespedes both safe and out at the same time. The umpire’s confusion occurred in the top of the seventh inning with one out. While it looked like Cespedes beat the throw, he was ruled out.

  19. TBT: Willie Mays announces his retirement

    Sep 19, 2013, 2:01 PM PST

    In this edition of Throwback Thursday: “The Say Hey Kid” says goodbye after 22 seasons in Major League Baseball. Also, see why Jason Giambi made A’s history this week, and why this is a special time for the 49ers.

  20. 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…

  21. Vegas oddsmakers don’t love the A’s World Series chances

    Sep 4, 2013, 12:07 PM PST

    The Vegas oddsmakers don’t like the Oakland Athletics chances of winning the World Series. Sure, they’re up there on the list, but they are behind seven other teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, who are having their first winning season since 1992. Here’s how Bovada.lv stacks up MLB’s World Series contenders: Los Angeles Dodgers – 13/4…

  22. Brian Wilson could double his salary if he loses the beard

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:42 AM PST

    They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but it apparently grows on Brian Wilson’s face. The Los Angeles Dodgers’ reliever has been pitched an offer that would double his $1 million salary if he shaves his beard. The offer comes from a company called 800Razors.com. The story was picked up by Radar Online on Wednesday…

  23. 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.

  24. Throwback Thursday: 756

    Aug 8, 2013, 12:25 PM PST

    On this week in Bay Area sports history, Bonds hit his 756th home run and was figuratively crowned as Major League Baseball’s home run king.

  25. 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.

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