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Please Allow Tony La Russa To Tell You How Great Tony La Russa Is

Sports On Earth | Posted 11.27.2012 | Sports

"He's won three World Series trophies," they will say, "and six pennants. He's been Manager of the Year four times. He managed for 33 years, he's inte...

Ichiro Finds New Way To Get Hit

Posted 09.22.2012 | Sports

Ichiro has been on fire as of late -- hitting .522 in the last seven days -- and has provided a much-needed spark for the Yankees who won their sixth ...

How Are the Oakland Athletics Winning?

Ben Berkon | Posted 11.10.2012 | Sports
Ben Berkon

The Oakland Athletics were not supposed to be good in 2012. Yet, it's September, and the 79-60 Athletics are only trailing the Texas Rangers by 3.5 games.

Colon Suspended For Failed Drug Test

Posted 08.22.2012 | Sports

Oakland Athletics pitcher Bartolo Colon was suspended 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, as first reported by Jon Heyman ...

All-Star Closer Curses At Fan

Posted 08.21.2012 | Sports

Cleveland Indians' All-Star closer Chris Perez appeared to be a little too fired up before Sunday's game against Oakland and engaged in an expletive-l...

WATCH: Pierzynski Takes Advantage Of Fielding FAIL

Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports

How does a 35-year-old 235-pound catcher score from first base on a ball that never leaves the infield without an error being recorded? For the an...

WATCH: Revere Gets An 'A' For Effort

Posted 07.14.2012 | Sports

Superlative effort does not always deliver the wanted result, even if the announcer thinks it did. That was the case on Friday night when Twins ou...

Teixeira Comes Up Big Against Colon

Malaika Bobino | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports
Malaika Bobino

Every player endures rough times in a season. Baseball is a long sport so usually, the mentality is to coast through those bad times and eventually your game comes back. But for Mark Teixeira he just picked up where he left off last night.

Brad Pitt, Orchids and the Oakland Athletics

Olga Crosse | Posted 07.04.2012 | Media
Olga Crosse

I settled down last recently with a giant bag of Doritos, a lovely glass of wine and the DVD Moneyball, a true story about Oakland baseball team's man...

Home Plate Umpire Tackles Fan Running On Field

Posted 04.29.2012 | Sports

It seems like the Baltimore Orioles' biggest problem so far this season has nothing to do with the actual quality of play on the field, but rather fan...

Oakland A's Pitcher Condemns 'Kiss Cam' Gay Humor On Twitter

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Is Brandon McCarthy the latest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community ally? The famed Oakland A's pitcher has spoken out against o...

Soldier Surprises Son On Field At Mariners Game

Posted 04.16.2012 | Sports

Who doesn't love ballpark surprises? The Seattle Mariners asked 13-year-old Kyle Smerer to participate in the "Steal-a-Base" onfield promotion at ...

Oakland Is Fine for the A's - If the Owners Would Try

Stephen Kaus | Posted 05.12.2012 | Sports
Stephen Kaus

Owner Lew Wolff has made a career of saying that baseball cannot succeed in the Coliseum. This, along with the failure of the ownership to invest in the plant, has been a self-fulfilling prophecy. Such gloom is wrong -- here are 4 myths and 4 solvable problems.

Anti-A's Ballpark Group Sues San Jose

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The coalition group “Stand for San Jose,” which is opposed to the Oakland Athletics m...

PHOTOS: 'Moneyball' Cast Visits Oakland For World Premiere

Posted 11.20.2011 | San Francisco

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)--Billy Beane considers “Moneyball” a success for the simple fact Brad Pitt plays Oakla...

PHOTOS: Brad Pitt Makes Rare History, Worshipped In Stadium

Posted 11.20.2011 | Entertainment

Some athletes work their whole lives, training every day and sweating through immense physical strain to make it to the cover of Sports Illustrated. A...

Movie Review: Moneyball

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.19.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Michael Lewis' book, Moneyball, was a sports thriller disguised as a nonfiction volume about statistics wonks. And Bennett Miller's film of Thomas' bo...

Jordan Zakarin

The Real Billy Beane Speaks Out On Brad Pitt, 'Moneyball' | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 11.10.2011 | Entertainment

With a line bursting with stargazers snaking all the way around a massive public square, the Toronto International Film Fest premiere of "Moneyball" w...

Fans Dig Through Trash Can For Foul Ball

Posted 10.08.2011 | Sports

Now this is what we call dedication. In the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Oakland Athletics, Tampa Bay's Sean Rodriguez hit a foul ball ...

MLB Relief Pitcher Rips Own Manager

Posted 07.24.2011 | Sports

One day after Cincinnati Reds pitcher Edinson Volquez called out his teammates and New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon ripped his own players, Oakland A's...

MLB Outfielder Debuts HUGE Afro

Sporting News | Staff Report | Posted 06.15.2011 | Sports

Oakland A's center field Coco Crisp attracted more than a little attention Thursday with his new hairstyle: a huge afro that was reminiscent of former...

MLB Outfielder Looking For Female Personal Assistant On Craigslist

Back Porch FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

It's not uncommon for the semi-famous to hire personal assistants. Partly because it makes them feel important, but also because they do have demands ...

The Smallest With the Biggest Impression

Ed Randall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ed Randall

Craig Breslow's biggest save is not on the baseball field but in the field of cancer.

Dallas Braden Trashes A-Rod On 'David Letterman' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

In April, Alex Rodriguez infuriated Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden by walking over the pitcher's mound in the middle of an inning. The feud m...

Andrew Bailey, AL ROY Winner: Athletic Wins Rookie Of The Year Award

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Andrew Bailey has won the American League Rookie of the Year award, according to Bailey, a right-handed reliever for the Oakland Athletics, w...