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PHOENIX - Former Oakland A's top position prospect Sean Doolittle has made the switch to the mound and is embarking on his first season as a pitcher. We have exclusive video of Doolittle throwing at the A's 2012 minor league spring training inside...

Milone helps Oakland beat Triple-A team

Tommy Milone pitched six perfect innings, Coco Crisp hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat Triple-A Sacramento 9-0 on Saturday night. The A's showed no signs of jet lag in their first game since they split their first two games of the regular season on Wednesday and Thursday in Japan. They returned to Oakland on Thursday. Oakland got back in the groove quickly...

2012 burning question: Oakland Athletics

From yesterday's A's season preview... Burning QuestionWho should get most of the playing time at first base and in the outfield for the A's? In Oakland's first two games during the season opening series (a week before everyone else) in Japan, they trotted out the same outfield of Crisp-Cespedes-Reddick. At first base, Brandon Allen and Kila Ka'aihue each got...

Happy 50th birthday to MC Hammer, former Oakland A's ballboy (Photo)

Today is rapper MC Hammer's 50th birthday.  Hammer (a.k.a. Stanley Burrell) grew up in Oakland and was a ballboy for the Oakland Athletics from 1973 to 1980. In honor of his 50th birthday, the Oakland A's posted a photo of Hammer from his days as the team ballboy on the team Twitter account. MC Hammer, from his days as a ballboy for the Oakland A's He'...

Domestic battery charge against A's Ramirez dropped

Oakland Athletics outfielder Manny Ramirez will not have to face charges of misdemeanor domestic violence and battery. Prosecutors in Florida's Broward County said they are dropping the charges against the slugger because of his wife's refusal to cooperate in the investigation. The 39-year-old Ramirez had been arrested and charged with striking Juliana Ramirez in a domestic...

Colon, Cespedes carry Athletics to split of Mariners

Bartolo Colon tossed eight solid innings and Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes belted a two-run homer in the seventh as the Oakland Athletics salvaged a split with their American League West rival after a 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. Josh Reddick and Jonny Gomes also went deep for the Athletics, who rebounded from a 3-1 loss in 11 innings in Wednesday's season...

Manny Ramirez battery charge dropped

A Florida prosecutor has dismissed a misdemeanor domestic battery charge against baseball star Manny Ramirez because his wife won't cooperate in the investigation. A spokesman for Broward County State Attorney Michael Satz said Friday that the office was unable to serve a subpoena on Ramirez's wife, who was the alleged victim. Ramirez had pleaded not guilty to slapping his...

A’s ad stars Dallas Braden’s tattoo of Rollie Fingers riding a dolphin (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Rollie Fingers is referred to as “an A’s legend” in the introduction to the latest commercial from the Oakland Athletics which promotes the mustachioed reliever’s upcoming Bobblehead Night on April 22. In a humorous bit, Rollie’s place in the pantheon of Oakland legends is not lost on current starting [...]

A Tale of Two Be(a)nes

Raise your hand if you remember Billy Beane's brief stint in the Majors?  Now, to those of you with your hand you remember remembering Beane when you first heard the name of pitcher Bill Bene?I do.Both gentlemen were big league busts, but...that's where the similarities end.One went on to glory to as the moneyballin' General Manager of the Oakland Athletics...

Charting At-Bats: Yoennis Cespedes Debut

The Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners opened the 2012 MLB season early this morning before a sell-out crowd of 44,227 in the Tokyo Dome, Japan. The two game series was held in Japan to raise money for relief efforts to assist with the rebuilding in Japan following last year’s earthquake and tsunami. Clearly the attraction of the series is Ichiro Suzuki, who didn’t disappoint...

Athletics 4, Mariners 1

Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes is starting to look at home with the Oakland Athletics. Cespedes hit his first major league home run on Thursday to power the Athletics to a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners that earned Oakland a split in the two-game season-opening series at Tokyo Dome. Cespedes, who signed a $36 million, four-year contract with Oakland on March 3, said he is...

Season Preview: Oakland Athletics

The Oakland A’s (74-88) had a myriad of injuries to a few of their top-line starters, which directly hindered their chances of winning the AL West in 2011. For instance, Brett Anderson and Dallas Braden both were sidelined early in the year due to arm issues and missed most of 2011. For a team that

Seattle and Oakland split series in Japan to start baseball season

For whose who are unaware, the 2012 MLB season is officially underway as the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics completed a brief 2-game series held in Japan this week. Thanks to Ichiro's four hit performance  Seattle took the opener 3-1 in extra innings. However, last night Bartolo Colon pitched eight strong innings for the A's to get the win in the 4-1 victory...

Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 2

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second M’s game of the year in his Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. A 4-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo Japan. The bullpen gave up 3 runs on 5 hits. Shawn Kelley could only pitch 0.1 innings, while George Sherrill couldn't even get through an inning.
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