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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

A computerized umpire program. (CBS)

Computerized Umpire Calls Shots At San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Game

The San Rafael Pacifics are no strangers to wacky promotions, but a computerized umpire being showcased Tuesday could offer a glimpse into the future of baseball.

07/28/2015

Ben Zobrist. (Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Another A’s Trade: Ben Zobrist Sent To Royals

A’s general manager Billy Beane pulled off his second trade in 24 hours and third in six days.

07/28/2015

Oakland Athletics at O.Co Coliseum (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Frustrated A’s Fans Start Petition Demanding Ownership Starts Spending Or Sells Team

Many A’s fans saw last week’s trade of Scott Kazmir as a sign that ownership had waived a white flag on the 2015 season. Now some Oakland faithful are wondering if Lew Wolff should do the same on his tenure with the team.

07/27/2015

WASHINGTON - JUNE 04: Randy Johnson #51 of the San Francisco Giants tips his hat to the crowd after winning his 300th career game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on June 4, 2009 in Washington, DC. The Giants won the game 5-1. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Walnut Creek Native Randy Johnson Inducted Into Baseball Hall Of Fame

The towering left-hander, nicknamed the Big Unit, was enshrined Sunday.

07/26/2015

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An Ode To The Hot Dog: Celebrating Baseball’s Favorite Food

On National Hot Dog Day, we celebrate by looking at the best hot dogs in baseball stadiums around the country.

07/23/2015

Toronto Blue Jays v Oakland Athletics (credit: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

A’s Celebrate, Wait For Review In Extra Inning Win Over Blue Jays

The bang-bang final play happened so fast Danny Valencia wasn’t sure whether Oakland pinch-hitter Ike Davis…

07/23/2015

Sutro Stage at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival (credit: Trixie Textor/Getty Images)

Best Upcoming Outdoor Concerts Near San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Area is always a hub for music and musicians, so it is no surprise that some of the biggest tours and biggest names make their way to the Bay and in some of the best outdoor venues there are to offer. We take a look at some of the hottest tours, most popular rock and pop stars, along with a noted Broadway legend, and the largest music festival in the heart of San Francisco, all while soaking up the beautiful California sun.

07/16/2015

Oakland Athletics at O.Co Coliseum (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s Season Ticketholder’s Lawsuit Seeks More Safety Netting At MLB Ballparks

An Oakland Athletics season ticket-holder asked a federal court Monday to protect fans from flying bats and balls by ordering Major League Baseball to extend the safety netting at its ballparks the entire length of the foul lines.

07/13/2015

Hunter Pence #8 of the San Francisco Giants is congratulated by Matt Duffy #5, Buster Posey #28, and Joe Panik #12 after hitting a grand slam home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at AT&T Park on July 10, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Hunter Pence Grand Slam Among 22 Hits In Giants Rout Of Phillies

Hunter Pence hit a grand slam as part of an eight-run fourth inning against former All-Star Cole Hamels, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-2 on Friday night.

07/10/2015

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