Dec 4, 2013, 12:53 PM PDT
There are very few characters to work with on Twitter. To truly slam someone properly takes a special blend of creativity and wit. On Wednesday, the Sacramento River Cats put on a clinic at the expense of the Reno Aces.
Dec 3, 2013, 2:26 PM PDT
Baseball players have some intimidating nicknames. There’s Mariano “The Sandman” Rivera, Albert “The Machine” Pujols, Grant Balfour “Rage,” “Big Papi” David Ortiz, “King” Felix Hernandez, and Craig “Kitten Face” Gentry. Wait… Kitten Face? Gentry, who was acquired by the Oakland Athletics from the Texas Rangers on Tuesday, easily has one of the strangest nicknames ever.…
Nov 20, 2013, 4:45 PM PDT
G.O.A.T. is often used as an acronym for “greatest of all time.” This would not be one of those cases. Well, maybe it is. Who knows? On Tuesday, former Oakland Athletics outfielder and current social media sideshow, Jose Canseco, officially began his “fainting goat adventure documentary(!!??).” Check out our utube channel for our upcoming fainting…
Nov 18, 2013, 1:20 PM PDT
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…
Nov 5, 2013, 5:15 PM PDT
Success is measured in wins and losses in the sports world. Off the field, it’s easy to gauge popularity by following the trails of the followers themselves. Here’s how the Bay Area franchises and star athletes stack up through Twitter.
Oct 22, 2013, 2:38 PM PDT
It looks like Oakland Athletics reliever Jerry Blevins can now add car shopping to his offseason to-do list. On Monday, Blevins’ Cadillac was destroyed when the truck that was transporting the vehicle was clipped by a commuter train. Two passengers on the train suffered minor injuries. The accident happened in Bartlett, Illinois and was documented…
Oct 21, 2013, 3:43 PM PDT
On Monday, Jim Leyland announced that he stepping down as Detroit Tigers manager. Seeing a job opening, Jose Canseco threw his name in the hat by sending multiple tweets to the Tigers. Lets take a trip through the mind of Jose Canseco as he lobbies for a new job. Hello Detroit @tigers it is Cansecotime! #motorcityseco…
Oct 4, 2013, 9:46 AM PDT
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.…
Oct 2, 2013, 8:51 AM PDT
Donte Whitner wants to drop the “W” from his last name. After receiving a $21,000 fine for hitting Rams wide receiver Chris GIvens, the hard-hitting safety figures he may as well wear it and become Donte “Hitner.” Thinking about taking the W out of my last name. Mom said its ok (y'all kno I had…
Sep 24, 2013, 2:59 PM PDT
Things aren’t going too well for the San Francisco 49ers. They have lost their last two games and quarterback Colin Kaepernick has zero touchdowns, four interceptions and two fumbles in those losses. After immediate success in the National Football League and all the spoils that go with it, Kaepernick is now being introduced to the…
Sep 18, 2013, 9:02 AM PDT
The sewage at the Oakland Coliseum is sort of like the White Walkers in Game of Thrones. Repulsive, deadly, and resurfacing only at convenient moments to drive the storyline.
On Tuesday, the Oakland Athletics defeated the Angels 2-1 in walk-off fashion to drop their magic number to six. They did so while avoiding certain areas of the dugout after sewage bubbled up through the drains.
Sep 11, 2013, 12:27 PM PDT
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…
Aug 30, 2013, 5:22 PM PDT
Even Cy Young Award-winners have to commute like us. Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price learned the hard way what happens when the Bay Bridge isn’t open. Price decided he didn’t want to take BART to the Oakland Coliseum for Friday’s start against Jarrod Parker, and he documented his misadventures on Twitter. Rather than…
Aug 22, 2013, 4:43 PM PDT
What do you get when you cross an NFL franchise, an NBA star, and a super model? It looks like the answer to that question is a Twitter takeover. The San Francisco 49ers are teaming up with Warriors guard Andre Iguodala and model Marisa Miller this week. They will take over the 49ers’ Twitter account…
Aug 20, 2013, 10:55 AM PDT
San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns discovered a scary looking animal skull on the golf course on Sunday. Field of Teams referenced the discovery, but at the time, no one was able to identify exactly what type of animal it belonged to. We took the liberty to send the picture to some wildlife experts at…
Aug 13, 2013, 2:26 PM PDT
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.
Aug 3, 2013, 11:22 PM PDT
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.
Aug 2, 2013, 1:22 PM PDT
New Oakland Raiders punter Chris Kluwe could be on the forefront of a massive shift in the way sports television is viewed.
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