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A’s notes: Parker, Maxwell, Rotation

Former Athletics right-hander Jarrod Parker has officially decided to halt any comeback attempts and retire, he tells Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The now-29-year-old Parker was a promising building block for the A’s in 2011-13, posting a 3.68 ERA through his first 384 big league innings at ages 22 through 24.Once the ninth overall pick in the MLB draft (Diamondbacks...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Audio from 911 call over Bruce Maxwell gun arrest released

Audio from a 911 phone call made that led to the arrest of Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell has been released.TMZ Sports shared audio from the call on Thursday, which you can hear below. In the call, a woman tells the operator that she went to the front door at Maxwell’s apartment to deliver his Postmates order. She says Maxwell had a gun pointed at her when she opened the door...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 02, 2017  |  Discuss

A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell arrested on gun charge

On September 23, Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell would become the first MLB player to kneel during the national anthem.Then just last week, Maxwell he would allegedly be denied service at a restaurant in his hometown of Alabama. Why’s that? Because his waiter was apparently pro-Trump. Said waiter has since denied these claims, suggesting they were made up.But now, Maxwell...
Via The Sports Post
October 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Waiter: Bruce Maxwell ‘outright lying’ about being refused service

The waiter accused of refusing to serve Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell over his anthem protest claims the MLB player is “outright lying” about what happened.The incident occurred at an Alabama restaurant in his hometown of Huntsville where Maxwell was dining with a friend and local councilman Devyn Keith. Maxwell claimed the waiter refused to serve him over his anthem protests...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Bruce Maxwell says waiter refused service over anthem protest

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell claims a server recently refused to serve him after recognizing him as the baseball player who knelt during the national anthem.The incident occurred at an Alabama restaurant where Maxwell was dining with a friend and local politician. The situation involved a server who supports President Donald Trump.“He was like, ‘You’re the guy who took...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter would not have problem with player kneeling during anthem

Derek Jeter says he would not have a problem if one of his players kneeled during the national anthem as part of the protests intended to raise awareness for social/racial injustice.Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation held a dinner on Wednesday night, and the new Miami Marlins owner answered some questions from reporters. One of those questions was about players kneeling during the anthem...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Bruce Maxwell booed by Texas Rangers fans after kneeling

It was one thing when A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell elected to take a knee in Oakland in front of the home fans, but it was up for debate as to how things were going to go if he did so on the road.Not well, apparently.The A’s traveled to Texas for a series with the Rangers on Thursday, and fans were not appreciative of how Maxwell kneeled during the national anthem. They responded with...
Via The Sports Daily
September 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Three Up, Three Down: Another October will come and go without Mike Trout

Welcome to this week's edition of Three Up, Three Down — your weekly catch-up of the three best highlights (and lowlights) from around the league. We're here for all of the cheers and the jeers, because it's baseball. You can't have a winner without someone losing along the way.Up: Andrew McCutchen is still very good at this baseball thing Last season, Andrew McCutchen finished the...
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September 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Dave Roberts would have issue with player protesting anthem

Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts would not stop one of his players from protesting the national anthem, but he would have an issue with it.Roberts talked about the anthem protests subject on Sunday and said he would have an issue with a player doing it, citing his father’s background as a Marine. The anthem protests began in the NFL and the matter completely blew up this...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s support catcher kneeling during national anthem

MLB has its first national anthem kneeler.Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell knelt during the national anthem played before Saturday’s A’s-Rangers game in Oakland. Maxwell is African-American, and despite kneeling, the San Francisco Chronicle describes him as very patriotic. You can see he held his cap over his heart for the anthem. His father was in the Army.Maxwell appeared to be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 24, 2017  |  Discuss

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