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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

‘How do you lose a game on that?’ The Astros had one of weirdest walk-off wins ever

A’s catcher Jonathan Lucroy grabbed the ball and tried to tag Bregman, who backed up. Lucroy bobbled and then dropped the ball. Bregman took off for first, but Lucroy calmly picked up the ball and ... threw it past first base, allowing the winning run to score.

Zach Posted: July 11, 2018 at 12:30 PM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: freak plays, houston astros, oakland a's, walkoff wins

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray drafted ninth by A’s, plans to play football

Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley made it clear over the last few days that he believed quarterback Kyler Murray would stay with the Sooners and play football this fall instead of immediately turning pro in baseball if he was drafted early. Turns out, Murray was drafted earlier than anyone expected ... and Riley was still right.

Though Murray was selected No. 9 overall in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Oakland A’s on Monday night, he confirmed a few hours later that he will play football for the Sooners this fall. Moreover, he noted that the A’s are OK with his plan. (It would be unfathomable for them not to be if they’re drafting him that high.) Murray had previously been mum regarding his future.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 05, 2018 at 08:43 PM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: draft, kyler murray, oakland a's, wtf

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Score: A’s Maxwell not allowed into Canada, won’t play vs. Blue Jays

Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell will be forced to miss his team’s four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays next week due to ongoing legal issues that will prevent him from entering Canada, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Random Transaction Generator Posted: May 14, 2018 at 09:02 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: immigration, legal, oakland a's

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Help! I married my dreaded baseball rival (a love story)

“You don’t mess with The Sluss”

At a gala on the eve of the 2012 All-Star Game in Kansas City, I spotted the retired Frank Thomas at the bar and introduced myself. (Tepid reaction.) I told him we’d recently enjoyed some of his Big Hurt Beer. (Tepid reaction.) And then I told him I’m married to Susan Slusser.

“Your wife is the best,” the 6-foot-5, 240-pounder said, more forcefully than I expected.

Yeah, well, you know, she loves the job and …

“THE BEST,” the Big Hurt said, practically jabbing me in the chest.

Even if I’d disagreed with him, I wouldn’t have said so.

eddieot Posted: March 28, 2018 at 04:00 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: dan brown, giants, oakland a's, susan slusser

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Ex-A’s right-hander Jarrod Parker retires after career derailed by injuries

At just 29, Jarrod Parker is officially retiring from the game in which he fought so hard to stay after two hideous elbow injuries. He told The Chronicle this week that all that remains is the paperwork.

“I’m not entertaining any offers, let’s put it that way,” Parker said. “I’m just working through the logistical stuff.”

Not surprising, but still kind of a shame. He was a hell of a pitcher before his elbow fell apart.


 

 

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