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67MARQUEZ

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An A's fan since birth.

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Remembering Dick Williams and His Champion A's

Remembering Dick Williams and his champion A's.

Minus Star Status, Ellis still Earns Special Place in A's Lore

A superstar he was not. He was neither flashy nor scrappy. Substance over style. Never rubbed elbows with controversy. The guy simply showed up to work and not once did he cheat the time clock. And all the way to the tear-filled end, Mark Ellis was the consummate professional.

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DLD 6/20/11: sweep me off my feet

The A's have swept two opponents this year, and they happen to wear the same colors (Orioles, Giants).  Can we order some orange and black for the Mets and Phillies, too? I will be joining a few...

Dedicated to the Dads we Love

I don't care who you are. If that closing scene of "Field of Dreams" doesn't tug at your heartstrings, you might want to check for a pulse. Since before forever ago, fathers and sons...

Battered & Beaten: A's Limp Home After 1-9 Trip

A's drop their 12th game in 13 tries.

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Open Thread: Game 67 - A's at White Sox

Victories, these days, come in baby steps for our Oakland Athletics, and a win this afternoon will give Bob Melvin's club a split of this four-game set with the White Sox, which sounds a whole lot...

An Imperfect Ten: A's Fall in Melvin's Debut

Well, let’s face it, when your starting pitcher’s line looks this:   IP H R ER BB K HR 2.2 8 6 6 3 1 1     ...

Open Thread - Game 64: A's at Chicago (cont'd)

A's down 6-1 after four innings. Different leading actor, same movie. Wanna know how it ends?  Hey, at least you can walk out on this mess if you want.

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Open Thread - Game 64: A's at Chicago

I don't think I need to get too carried away with an intro.  The Bob Melvin era is upon us.  No one knows what that means yet, but here's to a fresh start. Trevor Cahill and Mark Buehrle take...

Bobbing for Managers: Melvin Replaces Geren at A's Helm

#Athletics announce today that Bob Geren has been relieved of his duties and ex-MLB manager Bob Melvin has been named interim manager. Link Also, the new guy's resume.

The Biggest Loser(s)

A's are closing in on the all-time losing streaks in Oakland history.

Open Thread - Game 62: A's @ Orioles (cont'd)

A homerun by the wrong lead-off guy has the wrong team in front. 1-0 Baltimore after four.

GameThread

Open Thread - Game 62: A's @ Orioles

As danbot continues his journey along the yellow brick road in search of a heart- hey! just like the A's!- I will be your host for this afternoon. Admittedly, I will have to rely on Ken Korach for...

The A's are Further Below .500 than you Might Think

I came across some outstanding material from our friends at The Hardball Times today, and by "came across" I mean some dude sent me the link. If I asked "When was the last time the A's were at...

What a Coincidence! A's Swept at Fenway

The A's suffer another sweep at the hands of an American League East beast.

Open Thread: Game 60 (Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox) cont'd

Nine outs from another sweep. Boston leads 6-3 after six.

Open Thread: Game 60 (Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox) cont'd

A Carl Crawford three-run homerun in the second and a Kevin Kouzmanoff solo shot leading off the third has accounted for all the scoring thus far, as we march forth to the fourth.

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Open Thread: Game 60 (Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox)

It is a tough time to be an A's fan right now, and I think that bear88 summed it up perfectly: Everyone is frustrated Let’s see. The A’s were swept by the Giants, swept by the Yankees, and...

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Speaking up for Reggie

Posted this over at Athletics Nation. Thought you might enjoy it. More of a rant at the A's organization for not giving Reggie the Rickey treatment, and a lesson to A's fans who have been deprived...

Broomy! A's Rally to Earn First Sweep of the Season

Normally it would seem silly to open a recap raving about a relief pitcher on a day when the A's banged out six runs on ten hits. But when that relief pitcher is Andrew Bailey, who made his 2011...

Open Thread: Game 54 - A's vs. Orioles (cont'd)

Bailey sighting! A's lead 6-4 as we stretch & sing.

Open Thread: Game 54 - A's vs. Orioles (cont'd)

A's lead 1-0 as we head to the bottom of the fourth.

GameThread

Open Thread: Game 54 - A's vs. Orioles

I don't know about you but I'm digging this wacky world that is the American League West where just 1.5 games separates the front-runner from the cellar-dwellar.  And as the A's reach the thirdway...

Speaking up for Reggie

I have probably written more about Reggie Jackson than my contract allows, but there’s a point to today’s story beyond the usual history lessons.  What I hope to accomplish from this modest...

ExtraThread: Game 46 - A's at Giants (cont'd)

Well we've seen this before. We go to overtime, and I don't know about you, but I'm drained.

Open Thread: Game 46 - A's at Giants (cont'd)

The A's lead! After 7 innings, it's 3-2 Oakland.

Open Thread: Game 46 - A's at Giants (cont'd)

I know this is going to shock some of you, but the A's do not have a run today. They have five more chances to change that. We move to the top of the fifth with the Giants leading 2-.

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Open Thread: Game 46 - A's at Giants

After erupting for a season high 14 runs on Tuesday night, the A's offense has regressed back to its anemic, uninspiring little self.  In 38 innings over the four games that have followed, there...

A's Rally Falls Short, Sox Win Opener 4-3

Well, this is new territory.  I had forgotten what it felt like to write a losing recap. Chicago's one good inning was one run better than the A's, and that pretty much sums it up on a mostly...

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