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Field of Links: Sogard knocks out Posey, Miley Cyrus reps Warriors, Raiders

Feb 25, 2014, 9:49 AM PST


Eric Sogard knocked Buster Posey out of the Face of MLB competition. (Courtesy: @RallyPlantain on Twitter)

The world hasn’t seen an upset victory this significant since Lamba Lambda Lambda defeated Alpha Beta. Oakland Athletics fans have pulled off what seemed like an impossible feat. They managed to vote Eric Sogard into the final four of the “Face of MLB” competition, and they defeated San Francisco Giants fans and Buster Posey in the process. It really wasn’t even close.

[RELATED: Sogard, Posey highlight online Battle of the Bay]

A’s fans played Twitter as brilliantly as Arnold Poindexter on the violin.

They got the voting started early and sustained it throughout the night in order to win by a 10 percent margin. Next, Sogard faces Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista, public enemy No. 1 of the right field bleachers, with a trip to the finals on the line.


— You probably saw Warriors forward Klay Thompson posterize Kyle Singler en route to a 104-96 win over the Pistons. But you haven’t really seen it until you hear legendary WWE announcer Jim Ross call it.

— Twerkamania came to Oracle Arena on Monday night. Miley Cyrus was in town for her “Bangerz” tour (yeah, it’s really calld that), and she was welcomed to the East Bay with her own Golden State Warriors jersey.

Too bad it’s waaaaay too big. If they had seen Cyrus’ performance in the “23” music video, they’d know that she only wears infant sized jerseys.  WARNING: The song has foul language and is infectiously catchy.

— Cyrus also donned a Raiders lid when she met Raiders running back Latavius Murray, and he couldn’t have looked more thrilled.

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— MMMM BACON: The Iron Pigs will be wearing bacon uniforms!!!

A high school kid asked U.S. figure skater Gracie Gold to the prom with a clever video, and it may have worked.

Let this 4-foot-1 basketball player’s big moment warm your heart.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford injured his groin in a collision with a fire hydrant.

— SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST: A True Detective parody starring cats!

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