Athletics

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9 Tweets That Capture Will Ferrell’s Brief Career As An Oakland Athletic

The Oakland A’s spring training routine got a jolt Thursday from comedian Will Ferrell and his attempt to play in 10 positions for 10 teams in five different Cactus League games in one day.

03/12/2015

An artist’s rendering of the proposed San Jose ballpark for the Athletics. (360 Architecture)

San Jose Appealing MLB Antitrust Lawsuit Over A’s Move To U.S. Supreme Court

The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to appeal its antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball to the U.S. Supreme Court.

02/03/2015

Artist rendering of proposed Oakland Athletics waterfront ballpark at the Port of Oakland Howard Terminal. (Manica Architecture)

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.

01/27/2015

Sonny Gray #54 of the Oakland Athletics pitches the first pitch of the game against Nyjer Morgan #6 of the Cleveland Indians on Opening Day at O.co Coliseum on March 31, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

San Jose Loses Challenge To MLB Antitrust Exemption Which Blocks Move By Oakland A’s

The city of San Jose has lost its antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball on Thursday.

01/15/2015

Oakland Athletics Photo Day

A’s Trade Another All-Star, Send Derek Norris To Padres

The revamping Oakland Athletics made yet another trade of a star player this offseason, sending catcher Derek Norris and minor league right-hander Seth Streich to the San Diego Padres on Thursday night for righties Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez along with an international signing bonus slot.

12/18/2014

A's v Yankees

Star Exodus From Oakland Is No Reason For A’s Fans To Lose Faith

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.

12/09/2014

San Francisco Giants v Oakland Athletics

Oakland A’s Trade All-Star Josh Donaldson To Toronto

Oakland traded All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night for third baseman Brett Lawrie, left-hander Sean Nolin, right-hander Kendall Graveman and minor league shortstop Franklin Barreto.

11/28/2014

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 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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