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Alex Hall

  • joined Oct 20, 2011
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Oakland A's fan since Day 1. Other sports don't really matter, except to pass the offseason faster.

Editor-In-Chief of Athletics Nation.

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Recent Activity
Of course, Pom can be sent down after his start in favor of another right-handed bat to replace Freiman against the Angels.
Commented on Nate Freiman optioned to Beloit Snappers ahead of Drew Pomeranz start on Aug 27 2014, 4:30p - 2 replies
Well, maybe one more if Randy Wolf starts.
Commented on Nate Freiman optioned to Beloit Snappers ahead of Drew Pomeranz start on Aug 27 2014, 4:24p
I think that's the wrong way to look at it.
Commented on Nate Freiman optioned to Beloit Snappers ahead of Drew Pomeranz start on Aug 27 2014, 4:24p
I drove through Lodi on Friday and played that song while I was in town!!
Commented on Playing chess with the A's starting rotation on Aug 27 2014, 2:56a - 1 reply
Bringer Of Rain
Posted on Aug 26 2014, 6:33p
Haha, that's why I picked that one!
Commented on Astros Series Preview: Q&A with Ryan Dunsmore of The Crawfish Boxes on Aug 26 2014, 4:36p
Your error is in assuming that teams don't already do this, and haven't been doing it for years.
Commented on Athletics injury update: Shocking roster moves ahead on Aug 26 2014, 4:30p
I think Warriors fans might argue with you on that one.
Commented on Buster Olney calls O.co Coliseum the best "baseball atmosphere" in MLB on Aug 26 2014, 3:15p
Good catch! Fixed.
Commented on Playing chess with the A's starting rotation on Aug 26 2014, 3:16a
I wonder, is there a specific rule that says a batter can't wear WWE-style makeup on his face while at the plate?
Commented on Game #130: A's gulp down Sipp on way to 8-2 victory over Astros on Aug 26 2014, 2:51a
Buster Olney calls O.co Coliseum the best "baseball atmosphere" in MLB
Posted on Aug 26 2014, 12:59a
Amazing fact that I didn't notice until midway through the game.
Commented on Astros Series Preview: Q&A with Ryan Dunsmore of The Crawfish Boxes on Aug 26 2014, 12:40a
Pomeranz on Wednesday.
Commented on Astros Series Preview: Q&A with Ryan Dunsmore of The Crawfish Boxes on Aug 25 2014, 10:20p
You want a crazy coincidence?
Commented on Daily Link Dump 8/25/14 on Aug 25 2014, 10:09p
Astros Series Preview: Q&A with Ryan Dunsmore of The Crawfish Boxes
Posted on Aug 25 2014, 8:20p
Oakland Athletics Week 21 Review
Posted on Aug 25 2014, 7:38p
Angels Series Preview: Q&A with Jim Gardner of Halos Heaven
Posted on Aug 22 2014, 1:07p
How is Giants vs. A's not No. 1? You monster!
Commented on Grading MLB playoff matchups if the season ended today on Aug 21 2014, 4:40p
Pal lied he never tried!
Commented on Keeping the A's in Oakland: An interview with Joe Tuman on Aug 21 2014, 2:24p - 1 reply
Oakland Athletics Week 20 Review
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 9:46p
Mets Series Preview: Q&A with Steve Schreiber of Amazin' Avenue
Posted on Aug 19 2014, 6:14p
If I said that Toby Hall was a relative of mine, would anyone have a reason not to believe me?
Commented on Jedd Gyorko's 31 homers not the saddest team record on Aug 18 2014, 9:28p - 1 reply
I think you're right.
Commented on Nate Freiman or Kyle Blanks? on Aug 18 2014, 8:36p - 1 reply
And yet money is the response you will hear.
Commented on Nate Freiman or Kyle Blanks? on Aug 18 2014, 8:33p
This was so much easier until Freiman hit three homers in Atlanta.
Commented on Nate Freiman or Kyle Blanks? on Aug 18 2014, 4:53p - 1 reply
And, before anyone shouts that the blowout wins are a thing of the past ...
Commented on The A's Don't Have A 'Feast Or Famine' Offense, Actually; They Just Have A Good Offense. on Aug 18 2014, 4:29p - 1 reply
Operation Shutdown!
Commented on Jedd Gyorko's 31 homers not the saddest team record on Aug 18 2014, 3:47p
I said value, not style.
Commented on Putting the Athletics' poor August into perspective on Aug 17 2014, 5:15p - 1 reply
Nope, you represented me well, just making sure it doesn't sound like I have inside info or anything.
Commented on Billy Beane Stays/Strays From The GM We Know on Aug 17 2014, 3:56p - 1 reply
That first "Strayed" point is really well-put.
Commented on Billy Beane Stays/Strays From The GM We Know on Aug 17 2014, 3:54p - 2 replies
Just to be clear, that is me remembering what I heard 6 weeks ago.
Commented on Billy Beane Stays/Strays From The GM We Know on Aug 17 2014, 3:45p - 1 reply
No, but they traded Austin Jackson for him, which is a much closer comparison to Cespedes.
Commented on Putting the Athletics' poor August into perspective on Aug 17 2014, 12:40p - 1 reply
Sadly, you are correct.
Commented on Athletics trade rumors: The case for acquiring shortstop Jimmy Rollins on Aug 16 2014, 6:42p
Crash Barton.
Commented on Game #122: Four Braves Homers Sink Lifeless A's on Aug 16 2014, 5:51p
Indeed, it's easy to overlook the injuries since they aren't to the biggest star players.
Commented on Putting the Athletics' poor August into perspective on Aug 16 2014, 4:30p - 1 reply
Baseball-Reference says Fuld has already been worth an entire win.
Commented on Game #122: Four Braves Homers Sink Lifeless A's on Aug 16 2014, 4:51a
Then we disagree.
Commented on Game #122: Four Braves Homers Sink Lifeless A's on Aug 16 2014, 2:17a - 1 reply
Then we disagree.
Commented on Game #122: Four Braves Homers Sink Lifeless A's on Aug 16 2014, 2:17a - 1 reply
Right. More likely they are, "Hey I wonder if I can get Beane to sell low on this guy."
Commented on Game #122: Four Braves Homers Sink Lifeless A's on Aug 16 2014, 2:14a
Torn calf muscle.
Commented on Game #122: Four Braves Homers Sink Lifeless A's on Aug 16 2014, 2:12a
I'm with ya. He wasn't perfect but he was better than I thought he'd be.
Commented on Game #122: Four Braves Homers Sink Lifeless A's on Aug 16 2014, 2:12a
Nope.
Commented on Game #122: Four Braves Homers Sink Lifeless A's on Aug 16 2014, 2:09a
Because the Yankees let him throw all of his pitches and the D'Backs didn't.
Commented on Game #122: Four Braves Homers Sink Lifeless A's on Aug 16 2014, 2:03a
You should check the comments on our Facebook page.
Commented on Game #122: Four Braves Homers Sink Lifeless A's on Aug 16 2014, 2:01a - 1 reply
I'm with you, friend.
Commented on Game #122: Four Braves Homers Sink Lifeless A's on Aug 16 2014, 1:56a - 1 reply
This is why I never bought the Lester trade being a move to win the division.
Commented on Game #122: Four Braves Homers Sink Lifeless A's on Aug 16 2014, 1:52a
I think giving them til the end of August would be more reasonable.
Commented on Putting the Athletics' poor August into perspective on Aug 15 2014, 9:04p - 2 replies
Putting the Athletics' poor August into perspective
Posted on Aug 15 2014, 6:07p
Braves Series Preview: Q&A with Scott Coleman of Talking Chop
Posted on Aug 15 2014, 3:56p
Not quite everyone.
Commented on Pedro Martinez says Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds should be Hall of Famers on Aug 15 2014, 1:46p
I'd be down for that.
Commented on Injury update: Jed Lowrie placed on disabled list on Aug 14 2014, 10:08p
for Stephen Curry
Voted on Aug 14 2014, 5:30p
Unbreaking news: Rollins may or may not have cleared waivers.
Commented on Trade waivers, how do they work? An FAQ. on Aug 14 2014, 4:49p
Ah, I see what happened here.
Commented on Athletics trade rumors: The case for acquiring shortstop Jimmy Rollins on Aug 14 2014, 4:37p
Hm, it says Rollins hasn't set the Phillies hits record yet.
Commented on Athletics trade rumors: The case for acquiring shortstop Jimmy Rollins on Aug 14 2014, 1:56p - 1 reply
Cody Ross says hi.
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 12:57p
This is what I keep coming back to in my head.
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 12:56p
Don't tempt me.
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 12:54p
That joke was predictably capri-corny.
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 12:54p
That would require them talking about the A's.
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 12:52p
Ray Fosse is 100% on-board with the Dibs system.
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 12:42p - 1 reply
But think of all the practice you got counting stuff.
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 12:39p - 1 reply
Even Coco has 11. And he's a leadoff hitter, who has the 7-8-9 spots setting the table for him.
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 11:12a
Of course they would let NYY and Bos play two extra games.
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 11:05a
Most humans don't understand math or probability.
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 11:05a - 1 reply
This is the kind of hard-hitting analysis you can ONLY get on AN.
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 10:58a - 1 reply
This question would have been easier to answer at the time of the trade.
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 10:56a
And now that I'm playing with Baseball-Reference at 8 in the morning ...
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 10:52a - 2 replies
I hope that you at least sorted his games by number of hits rather than actually going through and counting.
Commented on The emerging reality about Jon Lester and Yoenis Cespedes on Aug 14 2014, 10:43a - 2 replies
You beat me by seriously two seconds. Ha!
Commented on Athletics trade rumors: The case for acquiring shortstop Jimmy Rollins on Aug 13 2014, 7:50p
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