Athletics

Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco. (Photo By Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jose Canseco’s 7 Funniest Tweets About Selling His Shot-Off Finger On eBay

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.

11/18/2014

Oakland Mayor-elect Libby Schaaf (Libby Schaff/A Better Oakland)

Oakland Mayor-Elect Libby Schaaf Shares Her Vision For ‘The Coolest Place On The Planet’

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.

11/17/2014

Alvin Dark

Former Giants, Athletics Manager Alvin Dark Dies; Won World Series As Both Player And Manager

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.

11/13/2014

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Dodgers Grab Longtime A’s Assistant Farhan Zaidi To Become New General Manager

The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to hire Oakland Athletics assistant GM Farhan Zaidi as the club’s new general manager, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said.

11/05/2014

Former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco. (Photo By Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Former A’s Slugger Jose Canseco Out Of Surgery After Shooting Himself While Cleaning Gun

Former Oakland A’s slugger Jose Canseco is recovering after shooting himself in the hand at his Las Vegas home.

10/29/2014

The San Francisco Giants poses pictures with the 2012 World Series Trophy during the Giants' victory parade and celebration on October 31, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The Giants celebrated their 2012 World Series victory over the Detroit Tigers.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

5 Things The San Francisco Giants Still Haven’t Accomplished

The San Francisco Giants – Kansas City Royals World Series is billed as a team of destiny versus a bid for a dynasty. For lifetime Giants fans used to decades of disappointment, it’s hard to see this team keeping it up every year (or every other year). But what if the Giants win the series? And what if they keep on winning them? At some point we are going to have to call them a dynasty, and even the most fatalist Giants fan will have to revise expectations upward. What will they root for? Here’s a partial to-do list. We’d love to have your additions in the comments below.

10/21/2014

Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics and bench coach Chip Hale #5 stand in the dugout against the San Francisco Giants during the sixth inning of an interleague game at AT&T Park on May 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  The San Francisco Giants defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-0. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

A’s Assistant Chip Hale Leaving To Become Manager Of Diamondbacks

The 49-year-old managed in Arizona’s minor league system for six seasons and was with the Diamondbacks from 2007-09 in the first of eight consecutive seasons as a big league third base coach. He spent 2010-11 with the New York Mets and the last three seasons with Oakland under manager Bob Melvin.

10/13/2014

Rebecca Kaplan (Facebook/Kaplan for Oakland Mayor 2014)

Oakland Mayoral Candidate Returns Campaign Donations From A’s Owner Lew Wolff

Oakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan’s campaign says she’ll return 21-hundred dollars in donations from Oakland Athletics owner Lew Wolff and his family.

10/13/2014

Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals scores on a wild pitch in the eighth inning during their American League Wild Card game against Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium on September 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: AL Wildcard Game Was Exciting Despite A’s Loss; Raider Team Needs Take Ownership

Coach Madden talks about watching the A’s lose to the Royals in the AL postseason opener and discusses what he thinks Tony Sparano, the Raiders’ newly appointed interim coach, should do.

10/01/2014

(Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

A’s, Royals Reunite In Postseason For 1st Time Since 1981

One team has waited decades to return to the postseason, the other looked World Series-bound before stumbling and barely eking into the playoffs on the final day. Just how long in the making is this rematch? The teams last played in 1981.

09/30/2014

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