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Best 2018 MLB promotion: Oakland A's offer free admission on April 17

For one night, the game is on the house. In celebration of their 50th anniversary in Oakland, the Athletics are offering free admission to their April 17 game against the Chicago White Sox. Parking is free as well. The game marks 50 years to the day when the A’s made their Oakland debut, a 4-1...

Can A Moneyball Approach Bring Change to Evidence-based Medicine?

In the early 2000s, in preparation to write his bestseller, Moneyball, author Michael Lewis was trying to figure out how the Oakland Athletics could possibly be successful. A small-market team hemmed in by financial limitations, the A’s were regularly competitive even though their budget was dwarfed by that of teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers and New... Read More

In Stephen Piscotty trade with Oakland, Cardinals show grace rarely seen in baseball deals

last monthNews : USAToday: News

The Cardinals took human needs into consideration in sending outfielder Stephen Piscotty to the Oakland Athletics.        

Oakland A's ballpark plan dealt big blow

In September, the Oakland Athletics unveiled plans for a new downtown ballpark. They proposed to pay for the ballpark themselves, and they pledged to work with the community for a year to develop a project that would enhance the neighborhood, rather than force a stadium within it. That plan has...

MLB: Former Angels pitcher Petit heads to A’s

Versatile right-hander Yusmeiro Petit agreed to a $10-million, two-year contract with the Oakland Athletics, a deal that is pending a physical. His agent, Rafael Godoy, confirmed the agreement to the Associated Press on Thursday. Godoy said by phone he was working to schedule a physical with the...

Following the ‘Moneyball’ model to unearth talent

2 months agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – In the 2011 film “Moneyball”, Brad Pitt plays Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, who, as the head of a struggling baseball team, turns to data analysis of recruitment and training methods. Beane was a trailblazer...Show More Summary

‘Great disrespect!’ Trump responds to Fox News report by attacking another NFL protester

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

President Donald Trump responded to a Fox News report by attacking a black athlete on Twitter. “Fox & Friends” hosts spent two minutes Monday morning on Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, who took a knee during the “Star-Spangled Banner” but remained standing...

Mariners acquire Ryon Healy from Athletics

We have our first trade of the hot stove season, and wouldn’t you know it, Jerry Dipoto was involved. The Seattle Mariners acquired corner infielder Ryon Healy from the Oakland A’s on Wednesday. Healy hit.271/.302/.451 with 25 home runs...Show More Summary

Plan was tailor-made for Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor

Tim Leary pitched 13 years in the big leagues and had his best season in 1988, going 17-11 with a 2.91 ERA in 35 games to help the Dodgers win the World Series over the Oakland Athletics. Now 58 and living in Santa Monica, Leary is serving as a guest analyst for the World Series between the Dodgers...

Oakland Athletics’ Bruce Maxwell showed signs of intoxication during arrest, police say

The MLB player — the only one in the league to kneel during the U.S. anthem this year — is being accused of pointing a handgun at the head of a woman.

Bruce Maxwell: Oakland A’s Catcher And Only MLB Player To Take A Knee Arrested In Alleged Gun Incident

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell, the only MLB player to kneel this season during the national anthem, was arrested yesterday in Arizona for allegedly pulling a gun on a female. Cops reportedly charged him with aggravated assault...Show More Summary

Police: A's Catcher Pointed Gun at Delivery Person

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested in Arizona after a food delivery person alleged he pointed a gun at her, AP reports. Maxwell was the only player in Major League Baseball to take a knee this year during the national anthem to protest racial injustice. Scottsdale police said officers...

MLB Catcher Who Knelt For National Anthem Arrested On Gun Charges In Arizona

This story just seems… bizarre. Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell has been arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, because he allegedly pulled a gun on a food delivery woman on Saturday night in Scottsdale, Arizona. Related: NFL Teams Protest The Anthem In New And Different Ways The MLB catcher — who is best known for being [...]

Big Shock: Marshawn Lynch High School Practice Violated California High School Athletics Rules

3 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Earlier this week, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch showed up at a local high school football practice and went Beast Mode on a bunch of kids. Then he posted the video on Instagram. Obviously the kids from Oakland Tech thought it was great. Who wouldn’t want to say they tackled Marshawn Lynch? Unfortunately, Lynch’s […]

Restaurant Claims MLB’s Bruce Maxwell Lied About A Pro-Trump Waiter Refusing Service Because He Kneeled

3 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

The restaurant Bruce Maxwell claimed to have refused him service because he kneeled during the playing of the National Anthem during the regualr season is calling BS on his entire story. The Oakland Athletics rookie catcher stated he was recognized by a waiter at an Alabama restaurant after the protest and the guy said he was Trump […]

Players union director talks about expansion, pace of play

Tony Clark, the executive director of the players’ union, said the possibility of expansion has been a popular topic among baseball leadership in recent months. If the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays can get a new ballpark in their market — still a big if, in each case — the league could add...

‘It’s BS’: MLB player who knelt during national anthem denied service at Alabama restaurant

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Bruce Maxwell was barely home in Huntsville, Ala., when he met a rude welcome. Out to lunch with Huntsville city councilman Devyn Keith and another friend, a waiter recognized Maxwell, the catcher for the Oakland Athletics who knelt during the national anthem, and refused his table service. Maxwell ordered a beer with his meal, and […]

Black baseball player says pro-Trump waiter in Alabama refused to serve him over kneeling during anthem

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Bruce Maxwell, a catcher for the Oakland Athletics who knelt during the national anthem to protest police violence against black Americans last month, is claiming that a white waiter in Alabama refused him service over his decision to take a knee. TMZ reports that Maxwell, an African American who...

Oakland A’s lead effort to rebuild young fan’s MLB collection after it’s destroyed by wildfires

3 months agoSports : The Early Lead

9 yr old Loren Smith gives us his best @Athletics announcer call, young fan penned letter to team after losing memorabilia in #NorthBayFires pic.twitter.com/z7XYkDUpAX — Melanie Woodrow (@MelanieWoodrow) October 16, 2017 Nine-year-old Loren Jade Smith is one of thousands of residents of Santa Rosa, Calif., dealing with the aftermath of the wildfires that raged through […]

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