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The Death Of Head-First Sliding, Hopefully

Last week, Nick Punto informed the Diamondbacks that he’d be taking the year off, deciding not to report to camp even though he had signed a minor league contract with the club earlier this winter. Though he claimed he wasn’t retiring, Punto is 37 and just put up a 73 wRC+ for Oakland, so it’s easy to […]
Via Fangraphs
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: A new shortstop for 2015?

Jed Lowrie With the Oakland A’s season now over, it is time to start looking at the 2015 season. There are eight current Athletics that will be heading into free agency and Billy Beane and his front office will have to put together some pieces to form a team for 2015 that can contend in the AL West. One glaring problem is the shortstop position. Shortstop has been the Oakland A’s...
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Punto rips Sonny Gray's jersey to shreds (Video)

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray pitched a complete game shutout of Texas on Sunday to help the A's clinch their third straight postseason appearance. As part of the postgame celebration in the locker room, teammate Nick Punto ripped Gray's jersey to shreds.“@omar01: A well deserved shredding for @SonnyGray2 by @Shredderpunto.”..... Sonny...
Via Holdout Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Nick Punto activated

The Oakland A's enter tonight's game against the Chicago White Sox with a record of 80-63, second in the American League West. At eight games out in the division with only 19 games to play, the A's have little chance of catching the Angels. But they are in good position for a wild card berth. A player who can help down the stretch is veteran infielder Nick Punto, who has been activated...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Nick Punto exits with hamstring injury

Nick Punto of the Oakland Athletics left Saturday’s game against the Royals due to a hamstring injury, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Eric Sogard pinch ran for Punto after he rounded third and grabbed his right hamstring. Sogard coming in to pinch run. Punto grabbed hamstring after getting held up at third.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) August 2...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Punto's wife has hilarious reaction to controversial call

Down a run, with two outs and a guy on third…Oakland A’s second baseman Nick Punto struck out looking to end the game Friday night against the Seattle Mariners. As you might imagine…dude was pretty upset. So upset that he and his manager Bob Melvin were both ejected. Thing is, their claim the pitch was high and out of the strike zone is probably spot on. Watch. Suffice it...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Punto Walk-Off Lifts A’s Over Jays

After Thursday night’s post-game patriotic themed pyrotechnic display, A’s fans had to wait until the twelfth inning for the lone firework of the day. Nick Punto provided the pop with a walk-off double down the left field line, and celebrated with his signature “Shredding” of his own jersey before he was pied after the A’s 1-0 extra-inning victory on the Fourth of July...
Via BaySportsNet
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Injury Update: Nick Punto doubtful for Saturday

The Oakland Athletics lost a close one in Toronto on Friday night as two division leading teams started a three-game clash north of the border.  Nick Punto started the game at second base and played the entire game but word after the game is that he injured himself.  Jane Lee of tweets out an update:Hale says he considered hitting for Blanks in the 9th but needed to keep...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Umpire Sean Barber blew strike three call on Nick Punto (GIF)

The Oakland A’s beat the Seattle Mariners on a walk-off home run from Coco Crisp in the bottom of the 12th on Thursday, and they have umpire Sean Barber to thank for helping to keep them in the game. Barber completely blew what should have been a strike three call on A’s infielder Nick Punto […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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