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9-year-old A's fan loses memorabilia in Northern California fires

Mon, 2017-10-16 14:58

The Twitter community is rallying to help a young Oakland Athletics fan who lost his prized A's memorabilia in the devastating Northern California wildfires.

9-year-old lost all his baseball memorabilia in a fire, now fans are rallying to help him

Mon, 2017-10-16 13:14

A 9-year-old Oakland Athletics fan penned a heartfelt letter to his favorite team recounting every baseball-loving kid’s worst nightmare — his entire collection of memorabilia was gone, lost when his burned down in the Northern California wildfires.

NLCS Game 2: Justin Turner, Kirk Gibson will forever be linked to Oct. 15

Sun, 2017-10-15 23:02

LOS ANGELES – Sometimes Leonys Martin can hear the crowd, sometimes he can’t. It’s weird that way, out in center field, so far away from the ball and the bat, where the sound of the contact almost comes after the contact itself, like it’s chasing his

Derek Jeter says he'd be fine with Marlins kneeling during national anthem

Wed, 2017-10-11 17:21

New owner Derek Jeter will let his players and coaches decide if they want to kneel during the national anthem. If a Miami Marlins player or coach wants to kneel during the national anthem to bring awareness to social injustices, new owner Derek Jeter says he won’t stand in their way. Speaking to the media before a Turn 2 Foundation charity event on Wednesday, Jeter clearly stated he would have no issue with a member of his organization kneeling in peaceful protest.

MLB managers on the heat seat: Terry Collins out, who's next?

Sun, 2017-10-01 15:47

For those of you whose favorite team made the postseason, enjoy the glory of playoff baseball. The Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies will move forward without Brad Ausmus and Pete Mackanin respectively. Bryan Price of the Cincinnati Reds and Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics got some more optimistic news.

Rockies join postseason party, clinch final NL wildcard spot

Sat, 2017-09-30 22:40

The Rockies were all geared up for an important showdown against Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday. Instead, Colorado found themselves in the MLB postseason before the game even started. When the Atlanta Brewers lost an early 6-

Emotional Cashner set to lead Rangers vs. Athletics

Fri, 2017-09-29 21:30

Texas Rangers right-hander Andrew Cashner doesn't need to do anything else to prove he's going to be a hot commodity when he hits free agency this offseason. If he does, it'll show just how well Cashner has stacked up against some of baseball's best pitchers.

Choo homers as Rangers top A's

Fri, 2017-09-29 20:54

Martin Perez is taking a positive feeling into the offseason. The 26-year-old lefty made his final start of the season in the Texas Rangers 5-3 win against the Oakland Athletics, allowing just three runs and five hits as he set a new career-high with 13 wins. Eight of those wins have come in Perez' last 11 starts and he finished with a team-high 32 starts.

Healy, Manaea lead A's past slumping Rangers 4-1

Thu, 2017-09-28 21:28

Sean Manaea finished an up-and-down season on a positive note, helping the Oakland Athletics extend their September surge. Ryon Healy provided a tiebreaking two-run single in the sixth inning as Oakland beat the Texas Rangers 4-1 on Thursday night. ''That's finishing on a strong note for a guy that was really grinding toward the end,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said.

A's Bob Melvin receives 1-year contract through 2019 season

Thu, 2017-09-28 16:31

Bob Melvin is set to manage at least two more years for the Oakland Athletics, with his latest extension announced Thursday set to take him through the 2019 season. He had been signed through 2018 in a deal he reached in September 2015. In late July, the 55-year-old former catcher earned his 1,000th managerial win. "Excited to continue being part of a great organization," Melvin said. "With our younger group of players, I believe we are headed in the right direction. Very appreciative to Billy (Beane), David (Forst) and ownership for their continued support." The A's have repeatedly expressed their commitment to having the Bay Area native as their on-field leader, and he has handled the challenge

You have to see the A's Rookie Dress-Up Day outfits

Thu, 2017-09-28 08:20

When the A's boarded their flight Wednesday for a road trip to Texas, they likely drew a few looks. The A's dressed up their rookies in ridiculous outfits for the travel. Check 'em out...Off to Texas! #RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/c4sfmYQyrl— Oakland

Oakland A's Rookie Dress Up Day Doesn't Disappoint

Thu, 2017-09-28 03:46

The Oakland Athletics have spent most of the season mired in last place in the American League West, so as this season comes down to a close, the team had a little fun with its annual rookie dress up day. The rookies certainly came through, with Babe

Oakland student band kneels while playing national anthem at A's game

Tue, 2017-09-26 07:49

On Monday night, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSC) honor band played the national anthem on one knee ahead of the Athletics’ game. The crowd can be heard cheering when the band is announced, only to intensify when the students decided to protest while playing the anthem. The OUSD posted the following on their Facebook page outlining the students’ decision. “Before tonight's Oakland A's game, the OUSD Honor Band played the National Anthem. Because of the ongoing national discussion about racial justice, which over the weekend gained steam when President Trump said, with vulgarity, that NFL players should be fired for taking a knee, most members of the band took a knee for the whole song.

Mariners hope to seal series win over A's

Tue, 2017-09-26 02:31

A couple of hot-hitting young players will duel a hot young pitcher when the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics square off for the second time in their three-game series Tuesday night. The Mariners (76-81) moved 3 1/2 games ahead of the A's (72-84) in their battle for last place in the American League West with a 7-1 victory on Monday night. Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez reached the 2,500-innings milestone by throwing six strong innings in the win.

A's fans cheer Bruce Maxwell in first at-bat after kneeling for anthem

Mon, 2017-09-25 22:33

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell made quite the statement Saturday, becoming the first Major League Baseball player to take a knee during the national anthem. Maxwell appeared in a game for the first time since his protest Monday against the Seattle Mariners. When he walked to the plate for his first at-bat in the second inning, the Oakland fans cheered for him.

Aaron Judge breaks rookie home run record with 49th, 50th blasts

Mon, 2017-09-25 12:46

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge made history today, hitting his 49th and 50th home runs, tying and then breaking the rookie record previously held by Mark McGwire of the Oakland Athletics. Judge’s first dinger came in the third inning of this afternoon

MLB players union issues strongly worded statement supporting player protests

Mon, 2017-09-25 09:04

On Saturday, Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics became the first MLB player to kneel during the national anthem. Several of Maxwell’s teammates publicly supported his decision and his action, as did other players around baseball. The Athletics also released a statement in support of Maxwell.

Athletics' Maxwell will continue kneeling despite threats & racial slurs

Mon, 2017-09-25 08:15

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first MLB player to kneel during the national anthem and says he will continue to do so despite receiving threats and racial slurs. Maxwell knelt before the Athletics' meeting with the Texas Rangers on Saturday, with his protest coming on the heels of United States president Donald Trump calling NFL players who peacefully protest during the national anthem "sons of b******" who should be fired.

Bruce Maxwell on anthem protest: “If it ends up driving me out of baseball, then so be it”

Mon, 2017-09-25 07:48

For the second straight day, Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell took a knee during the national anthem before the A’s game against the Texas Rangers. “If it ends up driving me out of baseball, then so be it.

A’s Bruce Maxwell will continue kneeling despite threats, racial slurs

Mon, 2017-09-25 06:22

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell became the first MLB player to kneel during the national anthem over the weekend and has since fielded threats and racial slurs. The threats I get are part of the problem,” Maxwell said (via SFChronicle.com). Bruce Maxwell was born on a military base in Germany where his father, a lifelong Army man, was serving.