Oakland A's

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Ray Ratto
October 28, 2019 - 11:26 am
It is not part of the master plan for the Bay Area's amalgamated teams to move aside and allow the San Francisco 49ers their 20 weeks of fame. It just seems to be working out that way — and for that matter, only because small sample sizes and short attention spans tend to work in concert. The 49ers...
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Damon, Ratto & Kolsky
October 17, 2019 - 3:33 pm
Who better to discuss Loma Prieta than Al Michaels, the broadcasting icon, who was on the microphone for the Battle of the Bay World Series when the earthquake shook. Above you can hear Michaels’ full interview with “Damon, Ratto & Kolsky.” “Just a great day to be alive. It was the perfect Bay...
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Ray Ratto
October 07, 2019 - 9:31 am
At first glance, it would be so perfectly Oakland if it somehow managed to lose all three of its pro sports franchises — even though it never had a chance to keep the Warriors and couldn't have come up with enough money to save the Raiders. But the A's? Well, Oakland COULD screw that up because the...
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Karl Buscheck
October 04, 2019 - 11:56 am
As the Giants begin what is expected to a protracted pursuit for Bruce Bochy’s successor, Mark Kotsay, the former A’s outfielder turned green and gold coach, has catapulted into the conversation. Hear Mark Kotsay is a strong candidate for the #SFGiants managerial job. A’s quality control coach is...
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Karl Buscheck
October 02, 2019 - 9:03 pm
Hours before Yandy Diaz sent a pair of home runs to nearly the exact same spot beyond the right-field wall, wrecking Sean Manaea’s night, and, effectively, the Oakland A’s 97-win season, a reporter from Tampa Bay informed the Rays first baseman that 50,000 fans — the actual number was 54,005 — were...
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Karl Buscheck
August 24, 2019 - 10:35 pm
Moments after Mark Canha flipped his fluorescent green bat into the night sky — as his 20th home run went sailing into the left-field bleachers — a random second-inning moment in the press box synopsized what should have been the zeitgeist of the evening. “Things to do in Cancun,” that’s the phrase...
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Karl Buscheck
August 24, 2019 - 6:05 pm
Less than an hour after the announcement that Pablo Sandoval was headed for Tommy John surgery, there was the gregarious Giant, smile across his face, making his way to the visitor’s dugout at the Coliseum. Sandoval, on the injured list with right elbow inflammation since Aug. 14, is due for...
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Karl Buscheck
August 05, 2019 - 11:52 am
The Giants have scooped up ex-A's reliever Ryan Dull, the team announced on Monday morning, about a week before the clubs face off in Round 1 of The Bay Bridge Series. Dull will report to Triple-A Sacramento. Dull, who was lugging around a 12.00 ERA in seven appearences for the A's, was designated...
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Tim Kelly
August 02, 2019 - 10:04 am
Nathan Patterson is now a member of the Oakland Athletics organization. How he got there is a story that Henry Rowengarter and Calvin Cambridge would be jealous of. Last summer, Patterson threw 96 mph on a pitch-speed challenge at a Nashville Sounds game (they are the Triple-A affiliate of the A’s...
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