So far so good for Coco Crisp as A's left fielder

Outfielder Coco Crisp has spent much of his career roaming center field, but the A's are using him as a left fielder now that he's returned from off-season elbow surgery.After making his season debut last week while the A's were in Minnesota, Crisp has now played six games as a left fielder...and things are going well defensively.In addition to picking up a rare outfield assist ...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

On this day: Rickey Henderson broke Lou Brock's stolen base record with 939th career swipe

Rickey Henderson aka the "Man of Steal" stands alone atop Mount Stolen Base with 1406 career swipes, 438 more than Lou Brock who is second on the all-time list with 938. No disrespect to Brock, 19th century Billy "Sliding Billy" Hamilton (914), Ty Cobb (897) or Tim Raines (808), but Rickey was the best ever on the base baths and he wasn't shy to say so (check the video). Nevertheless...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Rock Discusses Blacks in Baseball

Back in 1975, African-Americans made up over one-quarter of all Major League Baseball Players. That number dropped to just over eight percent for Opening Day of the 2013 campaign. There has been a lot of talk about why the number of black players, and the interest among blacks in baseball, have both decreased. It’s a conversation worth having. It’s also a topic that comedian...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – 2014 Topps High Tek

Per Box items: 1 pack 8 cards 1 on card autograph The 53 cards in the set are acetate. The card fronts feature a color action shot of the player superimposed over one of several different backgrounds. The fronts also contain the player name, position and team logo. The card fronts are trimmed in a complementary team color. The card backs have a zoomed in cropped picture of the player...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerry Remy: Mookie Betts Like Rickey Henderson In His Heyday (Video)

Mookie Betts has been generating a lot of buzz lately — especially after a spectacular performance in the Boston Red Sox’s home opener — and he’s already drawing comparisons to Hall of Famers. NESN’s Jerry Remy said before Tuesday’s game against the Washington Nationals that Betts’ skills at the plate, on the base paths and in the field elicit visions of former...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes – 2015 Topps Series One

Bike Spokes and Shoe Boxes takes a look at the 2015 Topps Series One set. Read on to see the cards, the inserts and what the writer pulled from his first box of 2015 cards. Per box items: 36 packs per box 10 cards per pack 1 autographed or relic card per box The card fronts feature a color action shot of the player. The picture is ‘framed’ with a complementary team color pin...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

36 years later, Oakland Athletics back at HoHoKam

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Thirty-six years later, the Oakland Athletics are back at HoHoKam Stadium. After basing at Phoenix Municipal Stadium since 1984, the A's have returned to their former spring training home for spring training 2015, which starts Thursday. Oakland used the original HoHoKam Park from 1977-79, before it became the longtime spring home of the Cubs. Chicago's red and blue...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Three More Weeks of Nothing

Glen McKee – AngelsWin.com Senior Boredom Specialist -  Other than possibly getting a sweet tax return back (and thanks for killing that, Obama) this is the worst goddamn time of the year for a sports fan.  Football is gone, basketball still sucks, hockey is somewhat distracting, and as far as I know various redneck racing sports haven’t started yet (go, Danica Patrick...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Raines Should be in Baseball's Hall of Fame

Let’s get this out of the way — Tim Raines is not Rickey Henderson. You know that and I know that. But 45 percent of the Baseball...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Will Get Snub From the 2015 Hall of Fame Part 1?

Now that we are at the end of 2014, it is time to reflect on the year that was. It is also almost time for the Baseball Writers of America to vote on who will be inducted into the 2015 MLB Hall of Fame. Everyone has their opinion on who will get elected and who won’t. So let’s make a case for some of the players who could be snub in 2015. Alan Trammell The former shortstop played...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Wisdom and Links: Merry Rickeymas!

The following has been a paid fake advertisement: (We see our host singing a song to a computer screen opened to Rickey Henderson’s Baseball Reference Page, he does not notice us)           God rest you merry Athletics,           Let nothing you dismay           For Rickey the Man of Steal           Was born upon this day          ...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

It's coming, I tell you: Troy Tulowitzki will be the Steinbrenner family's Second Coming of Rickey Henderson

I keep having this sick, spidery sense that I'll wake up tomorrow to find the Gammonites rejoicing and the tabloids sprouting rainbow typeface, and learn the Yankees just obtained Troy Tulowitzki.Since the dawn of time, this has been prophesied.It was always fated to happen... like Ebola, Taylor Swift and pumpkin beer. Right now, a trade for Tulo is mere blogger blather. Then again...
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering the 1989 World Series and Earthquake

A few weekends ago, driving back from Marin (county that shares the Golden Gate Bridge with San Francisco) to my home in Sonoma County, I tuned the radio out. I ignored the person in the passenger seat. I wasn’t thinking straight. Something was going through my head. I had just spent the night with family, saw my newborn niece for just the second time and was returning home for...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Still Searching For Answers At Leadoff Spot

Of all the Mets’ off-season questions, the matter of their leadoff hitter is one of the most intriguing. That is especially if their intent is to fill it from within. With no budding Lou Brock or Rickey Henderson in their farm system, or even a Jose Reyes, their best hope is on their current 40-man roster. I say that because there’s no real answer for them in a particularly...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Leadoff Hitter Remains A Nagging Question

Of all the Mets’ off-season questions, the matter of their leadoff hitter is one of the most intriguing. That is especially if their intent is to fill it from within. With no budding Lou Brock or Rickey Henderson in their farm system, their best hope is on their current 40-man roster. I say that because there’s no real answer in the free-agent market and they are reluctant to...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–October 2, 1982

1982: The Royals scored two runs in the eighth inning for a comeback 5-4 win over Oakland at Royals Stadium to keep their fading playoff hopes alive.Facing a 4-3 deficit and Oakland reliever Tom Underwood, the Royals fought back. Willie Aikens started the rally with a single to center. Frank White put down a sacrifice bunt that was fumbled by first baseman Mike Davis. White was safe...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Tough to Snooker Sandy in a Trade

Long before becoming General Manager of the Mets, Sandy Alderson was the longtime General Manager of the Oakland A’s. He took over the helm of the A’s after Billy Martin was fired after the 1982 season in which the A’s went 68-94 and finished 5th in the American League West. During his run with the A’s, his teams appeared in three straight World Series from 1988-1990, winning...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

August 4, 1985

Tom Seaver was no longer the pitching phenom with the boyish face, unparalleled precision, and Herculean right arm on August 4, 1985. He was a legend with achievements guaranteeing a passport to Cooperstown. From 1968 to 1976, for example, Seaver had nine straight seasons notching at least 200 strikeouts. He fell shy of the milestone by four games in 1977, the year of the Midnight...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 21, 1988

1988: The Royals scored one run in the eighth and three in the ninth for a thrilling 6-5 comeback win over the Yankees at Royals Stadium.Trailing 5-2 in the eighth, the Royals got a little closer when Kurt Stillwell homered off Yankees reliever Tim Stoddard with one out.The winning rally started with one out in the ninth, when Frank White singled. One out later, Bill Buckner doubled...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Celebrate 1989 World Series 25-Year Reunion, Then Lose 8-4 to Orioles

It was all good feelings heading into Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. The A’s were still riding high off their walk-off homer from All Star third baseman Josh Donaldson a night earlier, and were host to a packed house of A’s fans ready to celebrate their team’s last World Series Championship. An on-field reunion saw fan favorites Rickey Henderson, Dennis Eckersley...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Canseco, Dennis Eckersley, Dave Stewart Talk 1989 A’s, Reunion Weekend

Prior to Friday night’s thrilling walkoff win by Josh Donaldson and the Oakland A’s, members of the 1989 World Champion A’s roster took part in a media session, answering questions about the reunion weekend, their careers, reflections about the game and other topics. Among those participating included Jose Canseco, Dave Stewart, Dave Henderson, Carney Lansford, Mike Moore,...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 10, 1988

1988: Willie Wilson had four hits, and the Royals scored single runs in five different innings to outlast the Yankees 5-3 at Yankee Stadium in New York.The Royals took a 1-0 lead in the first when Wilson led off with a single, took second on a one-out walk by George Brett, stole third and scored on catcher Don Slaught’s throwing error.Kansas City scored again in the third, using...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dee Gordon can he Steal his way into the Record Books?

By Sam Henry Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers leads all MLB players this 2014 season with 40 stolen bases.  The young second baseman, who is now in his fourth year in the league finally looks like he belongs as he is set to play his first full season.  In Gordon’s first three seasons, beginning in 2011, he played 56, 87 and 38 games respectively. This season Gordon has played...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Sports History – 6/24

Today in sports history… In 1979, Rickey Henderson made his MLB debut.  He had a pretty impressive stat line going 2-for-4 and had his first career stolen base.  He would go on to play for 25 seasons (3,081 games), with 3,055 hits, 2,190 walks and 1,406 steals.  His 1,406 steals is very easily the all [&hellip (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) The post Today in Sports History...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch Johnny Damon get beaned by former teammate during Yankees Old-Timers' game

Old-Timers' Day is a tried-and-true Yankee tradition that honors some of the great players to wear the famous pinstripes. Seeing so many Yankees legends -- past and present --gathering to share old stories is one of the things that still makes it special after so many years. Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson... Johnny Damon? Well maybe he's not considered...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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