The Oakland Athletics opening day starter this MLB season is likely to be former Chicago White Sox hurler Brandon McCarthy. Who happens to be a pretty funny tweeter. Not just “funny for an athlete” or “humorous by celebrity standards,” but an actually funny guy. You can tell because even his public @replies and RTs are …
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The Athletics are the usual cast of low priced characters with supposed statistical reason’s of why they are on the roster. They are even younger than they were last year and two of the next crop of soon to be higher paid players for another organization are shortstop Cliff Pennington (.264 BA, 8 HR, 58 …
By the time word got around that Jeff Niemann was throwing a no-hitter through six innings, he had already allowed a sharp liner to Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Mike McCoy for the first hit of the evening.
But the Tampa Bay Rays right-hander was lights-out anyway. He managed to come away with his third career shutout after surrendering just one more hit [...]
It ‘s a mute an unimportant point whether the 15 minutes of fame that Dallas Braden began accruing after his pugnacious rant at Alex Rodriguez is extended much longer. And simply pitching a perfect game, as stellar an achievement as that is, is no guarantee of continuing fame or sustained success, especially if it’s a singular occurrence in an otherwise mediocre career, a plateau that Braden is still looking up at.
Every week, athletes go out and give it their all just to help their teams get the win. At this time, some are in the midst of a playoff run and some are reaching the 50 mark in a 162 game season. While trying to honor these athletes, I’ve decided to start an athlete of …
Alright, I may have gotten a little excited with the title. The Oakland Athletics have signed free agent pitcher Ben Sheets to a $10 million, one-year contract. At 31 years old, Sheets has spent a considerable amount of time on the disabled list. In fact, he didn’t even pitch in the majors last season since he was …
These are the new Arizona Diamondbacks.
Now eight games into this road trip, the Dbacks are now 6-2 and easily could be 8-0. Tonight in Oakland they won again by fighting back after being down. Down 5-1 in the eighth inning the Dbacks came up with four big runs to tie the game and eventually come away with a big 8-7 win in 11 innings over the Oakland A’s.