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Justine Siegal Becomes First Female Baseball Coach In MLB History

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 11.02.2015 | Sports

Justine Siegal made history on Tuesday when the Oakland A's announced it has hired her to serve as a guest instructor for the 2015 Ins...

Zito vs. Hudson: A Special Reunion on the Mound

Malaika Bobino | Posted 09.23.2015 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

A's manager Bob Melvin made it happen. He announced that Barry Zito will start against his former teammate and friend Tim Hudson this Saturday during the Bay Bridge Series, a moment that will be special for both pitchers, the fans and anyone who is a fan of Bay Area baseball.

The A's -- 4 Reasons Why Oakland Is a Great Place to Start-up

Lisa Curtis | Posted 06.18.2015 | San Francisco
Lisa Curtis

When I set out to start my social enterprise in 2011, I chose to base it in Oakland. Oakland is quickly becoming a hub for startups, ranking eighth in the nation for food manufacturing companies and eleventh for tech startups.

That Awkward Feeling When You're A Switch Pitcher Facing A Switch Hitter

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.08.2015 | Sports

Such awkward. Much wow.

The Oakland A's Have Called Up A Pitcher Who Can Throw With Both Arms

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.05.2015 | Sports

He's a rightie. He's a leftie.

Sonny Gray Has Stellar Opening Day, Poised for Big Things in 2015

Dan Karpuc | Posted 06.07.2015 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

Lost in all the hype of the spectacular college hoops matchup between Duke and Wisconsin on Monday night was the incredible outing by Oakland Athletics ace Sonny Gray, who very subtly took a no-hitter into the 8th inning against the Texas Rangers.

Major League Baseball Pitcher's Girlfriend Makes INCREDIBLE Move For Team's First Pride Night

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.01.2015 | Gay Voices

The girlfriend of Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Doolittle is being praised for her response to a forthcoming LGBT Pride Night that will be hosted by ...

Cubs Pitcher Shows Up To Wrong Ball Park, Blames Google Maps

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.25.2015 | Sports

We've all been there.

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw Takes Line Drive Straight To The Kisser

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.20.2015 | Sports

Kershaw said a piece of tooth was recovered.

MLB Pitcher Has Ultimate Response To Former Player's GM Comments

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 11.06.2014 | Sports

If you ask former Major League Baseball player and two-time World Series champion Ryan Theriot, playing experience is what makes for a great general m...

Royals Rally Twice For Walk-Off Win

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.01.2014 | Sports

At long last, there will be October baseball in Kansas City. With one swing of his bat, Salvador Perez gave the long-suffering Royals fans at Kauf...

Oakland Athletics Imploding Before Our Very Eyes

Dan Karpuc | Posted 11.10.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

OK... OK. You may not view a team that is 81-63 as "imploding," but hear me out.

Star Pitcher Uses Full-Page Ad To Thanks Red Sox Fans

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Sports

Jon Lester made a classy move by taking a full-age ad in the Sunday edition of the Boston Globe to show his gratitude to the Boston Red Sox and their ...

Breaking Down the Biggest Trades on Deadline Day

Andrew Wild | Posted 10.01.2014 | Sports
Andrew Wild

Well, whatever we thought was plaguing front offices to make them so boring is apparently gone, because we got a whole lot of big time trades yesterday.

Tigers GM Jokes About AL Arms Race With A's GM

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Sports

There's a new arms race in Major League Baseball and it seems like at least one of the general managers involved is having fun with it. Early in J...

Red Sox And A's Make Blockbuster Deal

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 07.31.2014 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Re...

Billy Beane and the New Moneyball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.10.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

More than a decade after Moneyball was written, on base percentage, and the ability to draw walks are no longer undervalued by the market. Accordingly, identifying the new market inefficiency is an ongoing challenge for all teams. Billy Beane, the name most associated with Moneyball, may have just found one.

Trade Costs Pitcher Chance To Pitch In All-Star Game

AP | RONALD BLUM | Posted 09.05.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The trade that put Jeff Samardzija on a postseason contender cost him a chance to pitch in his first All-Star game. A day after Sam...

WATCH: This Amazing Throw Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.11.2014 | Sports

Oakland A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is a strong man, very strong. With the A's and Los Angeles Angels deadlocked, 1-1, in the bottom of the eig...

WATCH: A's Pitcher Saves Himself

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Sports

A's pitcher Jesse Chavez showed off some incredible reflexes on Tuesday when Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders hit a sharp line drive at his head. ...

Dodgers Scout Helped Gibson Hit Historic Limp-Off Homer

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 10.16.2013 | Sports

Kirk Gibson took the swing but Mel Didier did the homework. Hobbled by injuries to his right hamstring and left knee, Gibson was held out of Tommy...

Verlander Dominates A's In Must-Win Game 5, Again

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.11.2013 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After a season of ups and downs, constant adjustments and, even questions about whether he could still be ...

Verlander Shuts Down A's

Posted 10.10.2013 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched another Game 5 gem in Oakland while carrying a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrer...

This Is How A's Fans Are Taunting Justin Verlander

Posted 10.11.2013 | Sports

Some Oakland Athletics fans walked into Coliseum for Game 5 prepared to taunt Detroit ace Justin Verlander.. with giant images of Kate Upton's fa...

Which Pitcher Should The A's Start?

FanGraphs | Posted 10.10.2013 | Sports

Ahead of game five, Oakland manager Bob Melvin had a tough choice to make. Both Bartolo Colon and Sonny Gray were available on full rest. And though h...