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OAKLAND - The 2012 Oakland A's roster was filled with players who emerged from obscurity to star for Oakland in their run to the post-season. Two of those players were pitchers A.J. Griffin and Dan Straily, close friends who overcame long odds to jump from Double-A to the big leagues in one season. Armed with their experience in 2012, the pair are ready for even bigger things in 2013.
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Remember Coco Crisp’s phenomenal afro from a few years back that he somehow was still able to wear a cap over? Well, it’s on its way back. Crisp made an appearance at A’s Fanfest on Sunday, and it was hard to miss that his fluffy ‘do is in progress making a comeback. Definitely not as long as we’ve seen it in the past, but still profound. Here’s Kate Longworth: #Athletics...
Center fielder Coco Crisp strutted back into the Bay Area with puffed-up hair and a retro-style beard. Red-headed right fielder Josh Reddick slicked back his locks and added even more inches to his bushy beard. General manager Billy Beane still had his hair combed clean but picked ''a terrible time'' for a sun spot to be removed from his nose.
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The Oakland Athletics are considering signing left-handed
reliever Hideki Okajima, according to Susan Slusser of The San Francisco
Multiple sources told The Chronicle that the A's are
considering signing former Red Sox left-hander Hideki Okajima.
Okajima, a former reliever for the Boston Red Sox, spent the
2012 season with the Softbank Hawks. The...
OAKLAND - It's not how you begin, it's how you end. Josh Donaldson's 2012 season didn't get off to the greatest start, but he wound-up being one of the Oakland A's top performers during the final six weeks of the season. Heading into the 2013 season, the A's are looking for Donaldson to continue the level of play he displayed late last season.
Red Sox fans may still be bemoaning the loss of Josh Reddick to the Oakland A’s in the trade that brought Andrew Bailey to Boston.
But, while comparing stats may leave Sox fans feeling down, the comparative grooming of the players should not.
Reddick, who has grown one of the best mullets in the business, is now going the beard route, too, and it’s quite the interesting look...