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  1. Giants’ Morse is training with 49ers’ Gore and Moody

    Feb 11, 2014, 2:19 PM PDT

    Michael Morse is one of the newest members of the San Francisco Giants, and he’s quickly making himself at home in the Bay Area. Morse, who is also new to Twitter, posted a photo alongside two very fit training partners on Tuesday: Frank Gore and Nick Moody of the San Francisco 49ers. It’s good to…

  2. Pence bobblehead, R2D2 beanie highlight Giants promotional schedule

    Jan 23, 2014, 3:39 PM PDT

    Everybody loves free stuff and the San Francisco Giants plan to give away a lot of it this upcoming season — with the purchase of a ticket, of course. Naturally, we’ll start by taking a look at the bobbleheads. Bobbleheads:  Apr. 9) Hunter Pence Bobblehead Apr. 25) Duane Kuiper Bobblehead Jun. 28) Brandon Crawford or Brandon…

  3. Field of Links: Enough with the khakis already

    Jan 17, 2014, 9:47 AM PDT

    Everyone is cashing in on Jim Harbaugh’s $8 pleated khakis. Apparently, this means we’ve all run out of meaningful things to talk about.

  4. Affiliates of Giants and Mariners argue over 49ers-Seahawks game

    Jan 14, 2014, 1:20 PM PDT

    The ongoing feud between the 49ers and Seahawks is actually spilling over into baseball. In advance of the NFC Championship Game, two minor league teams got into a major argument on Twitter. On Monday, the Fresno Grizzlies and Tacoma Rainiers lobbed virtual haymakers at each other while a group of interested followers looked on. The…

  5. Orioles’ Bud Norris loves the 49ers and Warriors

    Jan 10, 2014, 5:36 PM PDT

    Bud Norris is paid to pitch for the Baltimore Orioles, but his heart remains in the Bay Area. Norris, a native of Novato, appeared on MLB Network’s Intentional Talk wearing an old-school San Francisco 49ers jacket and beanie. The bulk of the segment was spent talking about the 49ers’ postseason chances and the Warriors. Norris,…

  6. Field of Links: New Giants t-shirt rips A’s, Why Pearl Jam dislikes Sacramento

    Nov 27, 2013, 9:02 AM PDT

    A new San Francisco Giants t-shirt made by Majestic has some people in the East Bay riled up. The shirt features a Giants logo with the statement “nobody talks about the elephant in the room” written over the Oakland Athletics logo. It’s a bit surprising to see an MLB licensed piece of apparel that openly rips…

  7. WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan shaves Josh Reddick’s beard

    Nov 20, 2013, 10:10 AM PDT

    Two proud bearded contenders entered Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, but only one left with facial hair intact. There can only be one true King of Beards, after all. The beard-off between WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan and Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick has been decided. It was Reddick’s scruff that hit the mat and…

  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. 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…

  10. 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.…

  11. 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…

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

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:14 PM PDT

    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.

  13. Ever wonder what MLB players talk about at 1B?

    Sep 13, 2013, 5:50 PM PDT

    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…

  14. Field of Links: Why the A’s should win the AL West

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:15 AM PDT

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

    Sep 4, 2013, 12:07 PM PDT

    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…

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

    Aug 21, 2013, 9:22 AM PDT

    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…

  17. When rugby champs and baseball champs collide

    Aug 9, 2013, 7:31 PM PDT

    See what happens when Rugby champs and baseball champs collide at AT&T Park. Hint: It’s worth clicking to see Pablo Sandoval punting.

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

    Aug 6, 2013, 11:31 PM PDT

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

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

    Aug 5, 2013, 10:27 AM PDT

    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.

  20. Ever wonder why Zubaz are trending in the A’s clubhouse?

    Aug 2, 2013, 7:06 PM PDT

    “They are so ugly, but they are so awesome. Awesomely ugly.” Ever wonder how Zubaz became the newest trend in the A’s clubhouse?

  21. Some fans tried to trick Pence into believing he was traded

    Jul 31, 2013, 2:46 PM PDT

    A bunch of creative fans tried to trick Hunter Pence into thinking he had been shipped to the Red Sox in a deadline deal.

  22. Three A’s prospects have a unique living situation

    Jul 30, 2013, 5:10 PM PDT

    Oakland Athletics prospects Michael Choice, Michael Taylor, and Bruce Billings give Field of Teams a tour of their three-bedroom apartment in Sacramento.

  23. MLB veggie gardens are far more common than you’d think

    Jul 30, 2013, 2:40 PM PDT

    The San Francisco Giants have proposed a 3,000-foot organic garden at AT&T Park. Surprisingly, ballpark veggie gardens are far more common than you’d think.

  24. How ‘Jacob’s Ride’ touched those close to the Giants

    Jul 10, 2013, 1:15 PM PDT

    Jacob Landis lost his hearing before the age of 10. After a Cochlear Implant gave him the gift of sound again, he decided to ride his bike across the country to all 30 MLB stadiums to raise money to help others have the same operation. Find out why his stop at AT&T Park became extra special.

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