Oakland Athletics

Ratto: What John Fisher may know
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Ray Ratto
May 27, 2020 - 8:14 am
An oligarch's gotta oligarch sometimes, as Ray Ratto writes of John Fisher. That's especially true if the other members of the oligarchy are planning to do the same thing eventually.
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Ray Ratto
May 27, 2020 - 8:14 am
John Fisher recently stopped paying rent on RingCentral Stadium, furloughed employees, and cut pay for minor leaguers – and it could be a sign of trouble for sports, writes Ray Ratto of 95.7 The Game.
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Tim Kelly
May 15, 2020 - 4:59 am
Former MLB manager Art Howe is in the intensive care unit as he battles COVID-19. Read more about this story on RADIO.COM Sports.
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The A's, the radio, and how it went all weird
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Ray Ratto
February 19, 2020 - 1:21 pm
The Oakland A's are officially leaving behind traditional radio. The team is either embracing the future or this is just what happens when the media choices get hard and the road runs out of pavement.
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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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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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Ray Ratto
September 30, 2019 - 11:11 am
The two most resistible forces in the universe gather Wednesday in Oakland for the right to get subsumed by the best team in baseball, which probably isn't fair to either the Oakland Athleticals or Tampa Bay Used-To-Be Devil Rays. Then again, what's fair got to do with it? If 97 wins doesn't get it...
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