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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.

Cuban Defector Makes First Appearance At Spring Training

AP | ARNIE STAPLETON | Posted 05.04.2012 | Sports

PHOENIX — After watching the YouTube promotional video of the five-tool outfielder with a sculpted body and freakish athleticism, the Oakland At...

Manny Expected To Join Team On Friday

AP | Posted 02.21.2012 | Sports

PHOENIX -- Manny Ramirez is expected to join Oakland at its spring training facility on Friday, yet another part of the Athletics' offseason overhaul....

The Return Of Manny

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 04.21.2012 | Sports

PHOENIX — Manny Ramirez found a taker in Oakland – at a bargain price. The suspended slugger agreed on a minor league contract Monday wit...

Moneyball Manny?

AP | Posted 03.30.2012 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics are open to signing slugger Manny Ramirez but the team is not actively pursuing the free agent. ...

Red Sox Trade For All-Star Closer

AP | HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 02.27.2012 | Sports

BOSTON — For Andrew Bailey, coming in from the bullpen at Fenway Park is a special feeling. He'll experience that a lot more next season....

Nationals Make Major Trade

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 02.21.2012 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — All-Star pitcher Gio Gonzalez said Thursday the Oakland Athletics have agreed to trade him to the Washington Nationals, and th...

Oakland Fights To Keep The A's In Town

AP | Posted 02.09.2012 | San Francisco

By JANIE McCAULEY, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)--Oakland leaders are making a last-ditch effort to keep the Athletics from leaving the Eas...

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...

Oakland A's Consider Making A Big Move

AP | Posted 11.30.2011 | San Francisco

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP)--Athletics general manager Billy Beane says he expects to hear “very soon” from Commis...

Rangers' Magic Number Moves To 3

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Brandon McCarthy does not enjoy losing and it's even more frustrating when its to the Texas Rangers. "It's starting to get a littl...

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...

Tigers Ace Wins 12 Straight Game

AP | Posted 11.19.2011 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The AL Central title clinched for the Detroit Tigers, Justin Verlander has a goal – and it has nothing to do with the AL Cy Y...

Jordan Zakarin

The Real Billy Beane Speaks Out On Brad Pitt, 'Moneyball'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Indians Egde A's In 16 Innings

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 11.01.2011 | Sports

CLEVELAND — Somehow, some way, they've scrapped, clawed and limped their way into contention. And now that September's here, the Cleveland India...

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 ...

One Stop Closer To 600

AP | Posted 10.01.2011 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — These days, Jim Thome practically moves up the career charts every time he steps into the batter's box. He's more concerned wi...

Hall Of Fame MLB Manager Dies At 82

AP | JOSH DUBOW | Posted 09.06.2011 | Sports

By taking over a ninth-place team and leading it to the pennant in his first year as a big-league manager in Boston, Dick Williams earned the reputati...

Rockies Pick Up Ellis From A's

AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 08.30.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies bolstered their infield by acquiring veteran second baseman Mark Ellis from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. Th...

Bob Geren Fired By Oakland Athletics

AP | JOSH DUBOW | Posted 08.09.2011 | Sports

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics fired manager Bob Geren on Thursday in the midst of a nine-game losing streak that has sent them tumblin...

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...

Another MLB Player Arrested During Spring Training

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PHOENIX — Major league security officials met with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday and delivered their annual spring lecture to the players o...