Found May 19, 2013 on
Bush League Chronicle:
Sunday was Barry Zito bobblehead day for fans of the Sacramento River Cats.The first 2,500 fans through the gates at Raley Field received a complimentary replica of the San Francisco Giants southpaw, who spent part of 2000 pitching for the Triple-A squad as a member of the Oakland Athletics organization. Those fans who were lucky enough to get their hands on one of the miniature Zitos are probably disgruntled with the finished product.First, the bobblehead depicts Zito wearing a glove on his left hand, which means a mistake was made in making the MLB veteran right-handed here.Second, the bobblehead features Zito sporting an incredibly splotchy beard, which was enough to make even the guys from Duck Dynasty horrified.Epic fail, guys. Epic fail.Via For the Win
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Your browser does not support iframes.
An Oakland A's fan in the right field stands displayed impressive skills with the glove he brought to the O.co Coliseum when he snagged a foul liner by Coco Crisp in the sixth inning of Saturday's game against the Royals.
Someone get that fan a contract.
Video via MLB.
Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
The Athletics made a pair of roster moves Saturday afternoon, activating outfielder Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list and designating first baseman Daric Barton for assignment to make room on the 25-man roster.
Prior to going on the disabled list on May 4 (retroactive to April 30), Young had been batting .172 with 15 RBI in 23 games with the A’s. Ten of his 15 hits are...
The Oakland Athletics have activated outfielder Chris Young from the disabled list.
A's manager Bob Melvin put Young into the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals. Young, who had been out with a strained left quad, batted seventh and was in right field.
An offseason acquisition from Arizona, Young has struggled in his first season with the...
Oakland Athletics left-handed starting pitcher Brett
Anderson has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right foot, the team
The #Athletics announced that LHP Brett Anderson has a navicular stress fracture of his right foot. He will be reevaluated in four weeks.
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) May 17, 2013
Susan Slusser of The San Francisco...
Start believing the hype on Oakland A’s top prospect center fielder, Michael Choice. Currently batting .284, with 8 HRs, 34 RBIs, a .393 OBP, and a .872 OPS, he has the makings of being a really good Major League ballplayer. He hits for power, as he is second in the Pacific Coast League in HRs, and possesses a good batters eye, having an almost 1:1 K/BB ratio this season at...
Josh Reddick took dry swings for the first time Saturday since going on the disabled list with a sprained wrist.
A’s manager Bob Melvin commented, “so far so good,” in response to how the session went. It is a good sign that he has not suffered a setback considering that he commented that surgery was not out of the question for him less than a week ago.
Reddick is currently...
Your browser does not support iframes.Is there anything more exciting than catching a foul ball?Okay, so there are probably many more exciting things in life than snagging a foul ball, but don't tell that to this Oakland A's fan, who made a great grab on a ball hit by Coco Crisp Saturday night.Watch as the sure-handed fellow snares Crisp's sharp line drive and draws plenty...
Photo Credit: Lance Iversen, The Chronicle
Donaldson has always flashed good plate discipline in the minors, but never really made great contact. As seen here, Donaldson has made the mechanical adjustments necessary to generate more power. He posted a .1000 OPS in AAA last year, .844 OPS in the bigs after the ASB, and currently has a .938 OPS. Selective sampling, I know, but it...
Seth Smith homered and scored three times, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings for his first win in nearly a month and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Monday night.
Colon, who turns 40 on Friday, gave up two runs on six hits and struck out three. It was the first win for Colon (4-2) since April 23 at Boston.
Coco Crisp got three hits, and had the first...
OAKLAND (AP) -- After struggling during the first half of May, the Oakland Athletics might be ready to make a run in the positive direction.
Coming off consecutive one-run victories, the A's try to complete their first three-game home sweep of the struggling Kansas City Royals in five years Sunday.
One night after Oakland (22-22) rallied to score a run in both the seventh and...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Seth Smith homered and scored three times, Bartolo Colon pitched seven strong innings for his first win in nearly a month and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Monday night.
Colon, who turns 40 on Friday, gave up two runs on six hits and struck out three. It was the first win for Colon (3-3) since April 23 at Boston.
Coco Crisp got three...
Yoenis Cespedes hit a leadoff home run in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
Cespedes hit his eighth homer, connecting against Kelvin Herrera (2-4).
Jerry Blevins (3-0) pitched one scoreless inning. Ryan Cook worked the ninth for his first save of the season.
Alex Gordon matched his career high...
The A’s fell behing early Sunday afternoon, just as they had the previous two games, and for the third time in a row came back to beat Kansas City by a single run.
A.J. Griffin and a strong bullpen performance kept the A’s in the game, but it was a line-drive home run in the eighth inning off the bat of Yoenis Cespedes that was the deciding factor of the 4-3 victory.
The Kansas City Royals were in town to take on the Oakland Athletics, but this A's fan stole the show. The dude makes a great catch on a foul ball.