a's lose
May 23, 20140

A’s waste opportunities in loss to Jays

After winning five straight and 11 of 12, the A’s have dropped two straight games and their offense has faltered. A 3-2 loss to the Jays Friday night spoiled a

May 21, 20140

A’s get one hit, beat Rays

One hit was all the A’s needed to trump the Rays 3-2 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory and 11th win in their last 12 games. That one hit

A's Indians squirrel
May 17, 20140

A’s prevail in squirrelly game over Indians

This was a game that had a lot of weird and wacky involved, from A’s starting pitcher Scott Kazmir being ejected in the second inning to a squirrel running around

Wheelhouse Lund Papa
May 16, 201418

95.7 “The Game” signs Greg Papa to 3-year extension

Dave Feldman calls him “The Papa Bear.” KGMZ calls him the star of their highest-rated show, and their program director announced the following yesterday. I’m thrilled to announce that @957thegame has signed

Sean Doolittle Careless Whisper
May 13, 20145

“Careless Whisper” helps A’s blow out White Sox 11-0

Not much could have gone better for the A’s tonight: they blew out the White Sox 11-0, won their sixth game in a row, and to top it all off,

Radio Wars
May 13, 201435

Nielsen ratings released for April – The Game changes, ratings stay pretty much the same

95.7 “The Game” (otherwise known as KGMZ) didn’t just welcome the Oakland A’s back to their airwaves on March 31, they debuted a brand new afternoon drive show (Damon Bruce),

May 12, 20143

Oakland A’s bullpen nearly blows Jesse Chavez’s masterpiece

For most teams, the loss of their Opening Day starting pitcher – their ace – would spell doom and inevitable drop in production from the pitching staff. For the A’s,

May 09, 20140

Milone pitches gem, A’s blank Nationals 8-0

Tommy Milone hasn’t start off the season as well as he would like, so an eight-inning shutout performance has to do wonders for his confidence. The A’s southpaw received plenty

Oakland Coliseum
May 07, 20140

A’s struggles continue in 8-3 loss to Mariners

The Oakland A’s are officially in a funk. Losers of four of their last five, and five in a row at home, they dropped the first two games of this

scott kazmir
May 05, 20141

Kazmir suffers first loss as A’s fall to Mariners 4-2

The A’s could only muster up four hits against the Mariners and Scott Kazmir suffered his first loss in an A’s uniform in a 4-2 Seattle victory at O.Co Coliseum

Oakland Coliseum
April 23, 20145

A’s upset with Oakland JPA’s claim that team owes more than $5 million in rent

For the second straight day, the Oakland Athletics brass issued a stadium-related statement while their team was playing the Texas Rangers. Yesterday evening A’s PR Director Bob Rose put out a statement

beat la
April 21, 20140

Bay Area dominates “Beat L.A. Week”

I’ll preface this with a nod toward the jinx police. Yes, I’m aware that the Warriors and Sharks are in the early stages of two playoff series that could easily

April 18, 20141

A’s use big first inning to rout Astros

Sonny Gray didn’t pitch great, but he didn’t have to. That’s because the A’s provided him with plenty of run support in an 11-3 rout of the Astros on Friday

April 16, 20140

A’s offense breaks out In 10-9 extra-inning win over Angels

The A’s have won their last three games thanks to their pitching, allowing two or fewer runs in each game while scoring just three runs a game. On Tuesday night they

Radio Wars
April 15, 201456

March ratings and some notes on Byrnes, Bruce, Barnett

The ratings for all three stations crept up — slightly — in both Bay Area markets according to the Nielsen data. San Francisco January February March Station AQH% Reach AQH%

Matt Cain San Francisco Giants
April 15, 20140

SF Giants have the 14th highest payroll in the world

ESPN the Magazine, in partnership with Sportingintelligence Global Salary Survey, released the payroll spending of 294 teams in 15 leagues in seven sports from around the world. So where do the local teams

April 13, 20140

Cespedes, Donaldson power A’s past Mariners

Yoenis Cespedes dropped a routine fly ball in the seventh inning that gave the Mariners a free baserunner. He made up for it big-time an inning later. Cespedes’ two-run homer

Jim Johnson gets pulled
April 09, 20140

With Jim Johnson struggling, a closer controversy could start brewing in Oakland

The A’s turned some heads over the winter when they bucked conventional wisdom on how a team on a budget should build a bullpen with the acquisition of Jim Johnson,

Oakland Coliseum
April 05, 20142

A’s game postponed due to unplayable field conditions

If you thought you’d seen all the ways the Coliseum could embarrass the Oakland A’s, boy were you wrong. The A’s game on Friday night against the Seattle Mariners was

March 31, 20141

Oakland A’s drop MLB-record 10th straight opener

The Oakland A’s lost another home opener and fans are mad at Daric Barton. What else is new? Barton’s lack of baserunning awareness in the eighth inning wound up being

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