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A’s Ball Boy’s Diving Catch Earns Nods, Fist Bumps From Players

A ball boy got some serious respect from the A’s with a diving catch as a foul ball flew towards the bullpen during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

08/24/2015

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 28, 2015 in Los Angeles. (Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

Risk vs. Reward: Using Giants Ace Bumgarner As Pinch Hitter

Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner is not only one of the best pitchers in baseball today–and the best post-season pitcher of all-time, according to some statistical categories–but he’s also one of the best hitting pitchers in baseball history.

08/23/2015

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates his two-run homer with Gregor Blanco #7 in the second inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on August 21, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Bumgarner Homers Again, Giants Defeat Pirates

Madison Bumgarner homered in his second straight start and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

08/21/2015

Marlon Byrd #9 of the Cincinnati Reds slides into second base for a double in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on August 4, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Giants Trade For Veteran Outfielder Marlon Byrd

Giants general manager Bobby Evans confirmed the trade, which also was announced by Cincinnati on Thursday. A day after losing out on second baseman Chase Utley, who the Phillies traded to the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers, the Giants made their own move to boost an outfield that has dealt with injuries to all three starters.

08/20/2015

Senior couple in love walking at the beach holding hands

Elderly Couple Wearing Matching Giants, Cardinals Jerseys Shows Love Conquers Baseball Allegiances

A couple that has stayed together more than six decades despite their loyalty to separate baseball teams is melting hearts across the internet.

08/18/2015

PHILADELPHIA - JULY 24: Chase Utley #26 of the Philadelphia Phillies attempts a double-play in the first inning as Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants slides into second base during a game at Citizens Bank Park on July 24, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 2-1. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

The Snag That Could Keep Chase Utley From Joining The Giants

General Manager Bobby Evans confirms that the Giants have proposed a trade with the Phillies that would bring them six-time all-star second-baseman Chase Utley, but there are a couple of potential snags to the deal that could keep it from happening.

08/14/2015

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 19: Tony Phillips #18 of the 1989 Oakland A's joins his teammates as they celebrate their World Series championship of 25 years ago against the San Francisco Giants before a game at O.co Coliseum on July 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

56-Year-Old Former Oakland Athletic Signs Deal To Play Baseball In The East Bay Again

56-year-old former Oakland Athletic Tony Phillips, who played in the 1989 Battle of the Bay World Series, is coming back to professional baseball with a contract to play for the Pittsburg Diamonds.

08/04/2015

The San Francisco Giants and the Texas Rangers clear the benches during a heated exchange in the bottom of the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 31, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Bumgarner Struggles, Giants Fall To Rangers In 2010 World Series Rematch

Madison Bumgarner (11-6) gave up both homers and helped ignite a benches-clearing fracas when he shouted something toward the Rangers bench at the end of the fourth inning.

07/31/2015

Mike Leake. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Giants Acquire Mike Leake From Reds For 2 Prospects

The Reds have shipped starter Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of prospects, bolstering the defending World Series champions for another playoff run.

07/30/2015

Brett Lawrie #15 of the Oakland Athletics is held back by plate umpire Greg Gibson after be was almost hit by a pitch. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

3 Takeaways From The Latest A’s Trades That Explain Why Fans Are Frustrated

I was asked to join the afternoon drive news team at KCBS to join them at 6:20 Tuesday evening to talk about the state of the Oakland Athletics, and why more and more fans are wondering if the magic of Moneyball has totally lost its direction. I jumped at the opportunity.

07/29/2015

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