Found April 07, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Do you know who has the longest home run so far this season? I bet you didn’t guess Yoenis Cespedes, whose two-run jack Friday night sailed a whopping 462 feet into the deepest parts of O.co Coliseum.
The homer was the second of the year for Cespedes (remember him? The much sought-after Cuban defector with the Drago-esque workout video who’s going to toil in obscurity on the lowly A’s until Billy Beane trades him for a boat load of prospects at the trade deadline) and came off Mariners starter Jason Vargas in the bottom of the fourth to give the A’s their first runs of the night. (See video here.) Almost immediately after he hit it, Cespedes paused at home plate to admire the bomb. But he said that reaction is something you won’t see him having anymore.
“I followed the ball, but I don’t want to do that again,” he said through an interpreter, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “I come from Cuba, where there’s a little less quality games, so we do that. But here I don’t want ...
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After launching the season in Tokyo with a split of two games, the Athletics and Mariners resume their unorthodox four-game series on Friday night at the Coliseum. Left-hander Jason Vargas, who held Oakland to two hits and a run in 6 1/3 innings in Japan, gets the start on Friday night for the Mariners. Vargas had a couple of throwing sessions and moved him up to Friday so he...
Francona must be saying, "See, we were overachieving in September!" In all seriousness, Sox aren't this bad. Still 159 games to go. The closer position is an issue though. I pretty much knew we couldn't replace Papelbon with a cheaper option from Oakland. Billy Beane isn't just going to give us a quality 27 year old, cost controlled closer. He gave him up because...
In the bottom of fourth inning in today’s game against the Mariners, Yoenis Cespedes of the Athletics killed a baseball delivered by Jason Vargas … then admired it
Welcome to opening day. Well sort of.
After staring the season in Japan over a week ago, the Seattle Mariners and A’s will resume their rather unorthodox four-game series tonight at the Oakland Coliseum.
They’ll face-off again on Saturday, have a rare day off on Sunday, and then begin a four-game series in Texas on Monday against Japanese phenom Yu Darvish.
The A’s and the...