When A’s GM Billy Beane signed free agent hitter Billy Butler to a three-year, $30 million dollar contract last November, I took several calls and e-mails from bemused and irate
The song playing over the PA system took several fans and players by surprise after the Oakland A’s won 8-0 on Opening Night at the Coliseum. Instead of “Celebration” by
Last night Susan Slusser reported the Oakland Athletics’ interest in Cody Ross, who’s famous around here for hitting five home runs in the 2010 postseason, including two off Roy Halladay.
The last time the A’s and Giants were shut out of the postseason in the same year was 2011. Most experts think that’ll happen again in 2015. According to a
The San Francisco Examiner has been around for over 150 years. Throughout my childhood it was an afternoon paper that had an odd relationship with the San Francisco Chronicle. I assumed
When Oakland closer Sean Doolittle suffered a tear in his pitching shoulder in January, the bad news was softened because Billy Beane had acquired reliever Tyler Clippard from Washington just
I’ve just returned from a quick weekend in Las Vegas where I watched the A’s drop a pair of exhibition games to the Cubs. They were both Spring Training split-squad
All you will ever hear from baseball people about Spring Training is that “it doesn’t mean anything.” While this is mostly true, it’s not 100% true. Tell me it meant