Poetry slam, best spots for wildflowers, baseball is back, and kites are just some of the (often free) things you can do in the Bay Area this week!
The Oakland A’s will be hosting their first LGBT Pride night in June and the girlfriend of A’s closer Sean Doolittle wants to make sure the stands are packed.
The good people at Forbes clobbered together some kind of mathematical mumbo-jumbo to “prove” that San Francisco Giants fans are only the fifth-best in baseball (tied with Milwaukee Brewers fans), and that A’s fans don’t even make the top 10.
A report rating the best fans in Major League Baseball has found the San Francisco Giants, fresh off their third World Series title in five years, tied for fifth in the league, while the Oakland A’s fans did not make the top ten.
Alameda County supervisors hope new negotiations between the county, the city of Oakland and a development firm yield a plan to keep all three Oakland sports teams at the existing Oakland Coliseum site without spending taxpayer money on stadium construction, the supervisors said at their meeting Tuesday.
Oakland, Alameda Co. Enter Negotiating Agreement With Developer That Could Keep Sports Teams In The East Bay
Oakland City Council members unanimously voted to approve an exclusive negotiating agreement to build the proposed Coliseum City project. It could be the step needed to keep the A’s, and Raiders in the East Bay.
The comedy star might not be known for his killer pitch (see above) or his precise batting skills, but Ferrell is still going to attempt a major athletic feat: he wants to play all nine positions in the Cactus League.
Former A’s ace Barry Zito will be returning to the Bay area on a minor league contract according to the San Francisco Chronicle. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman says the deal has a base salary of $1 million and Zito can earn up to an additional $175,000 in incentives.
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.