New MLB Commissioner Optimistic About New Oakland A’s Ballpark; San Jose Still In Fight For The Team
The new commissioner of Major League Baseball said he is optimistic that the Athletics will be able to get a new ball park in Oakland. But those who want to see the A’s move to San Jose say they’re not yet ready to throw in the towel.
The city of San Jose has lost its antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Thursday.
The trade of John Jaso for to the Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend means that A’s fans will likely be looking at a whole new starting infield for the 2015 season.
After a series of high-profile (and cost cutting) trades, it’s currently en vogue to take a swipe at the Billy Beane pinata. I’ll pass, and here’s why: the A’s, under Billy Beane, have been incredibly successful.
The Oakland Athletics have apparently agreed to a three year contract with Kansas City fan favorite Billy Butler.
As a member of the Oakland Athletics, Jose Canseco gained fame as the first person ever to steal 40 bases and blast 40 homers in the same year. Now in retirement, Canseco may become the first (we hope) to successfully sell a finger he shot off on eBay.
Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf plans to end crime, fix the schools and keep both the A’s and Raiders in town. That’s what she told KCBS In Depth co-hosts Doug Sovern and Phil Matier when asked about her vision for Oakland’s future.
Alvin Dark, manager of the San Francisco Giants in the 1960s and the Oakland Athletics in the 1970s following a stellar career as a player – has died at the age of 92.
Schaaf said she hopes to expand on Mayor Jean Quan’s Coliseum City project, and wants to keep the Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders in town.
Former major league pitcher Brad Halsey has died in a recreational climbing accident. He was 33.