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Alex Hall

  • joined Oct 20, 2011
  • last login Jul 29, 2014
  • posts 800
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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.

Bay Area folks, catch me hosting Brainstormer Pub Trivia at:
McGah's in Danville (Tue 8:00pm)
Redcoats in Pleasanton (Wed 7:30pm)
www.brainstormer.com

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Oakland Athletics
  • NBA Golden State Warriors
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • NHL San Jose Sharks
User Blog

Rays Series Preview: Q&A with DRaysBay

5

With the A's and Rays squaring off for three games, I asked Ian Malinowski of DRaysBay a few questions about his favorite team. Here's what he had to say!

Oakland Athletics Week 7 Review

265

In which the A's steamroll the AL Central.

Is Billy Beane done shuffling the A's roster?

298

Is this the team we'll see for the summer, or are there more moves to be made in the next couple months?

Athletics add pitcher Jeff Francis from Reds

24

The left-hander has started 217 games in his 10-year career.

Jed Lowrie leaves game with neck strain

5

The severity of the injury and the length of his upcoming absence are both unclear.

Game #42: A's open road trip with 11-1 victory

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This game was over by the second inning, so today's recap will be presented as a series of limericks.

Game Thread #42: A's at Indians (3)

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Still going well.

Game Thread #42: A's at Indians (2)

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Things are going well.

GameThread
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Game Thread #42: A's at Indians

Let the road trip begin.

Indians Series Preview: Q&A with Let's Go Tribe

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With the A's and Indians squaring off for three games, I asked Jason Lukehart of Let's Go Tribe a few questions about his favorite team. Here's what he had to say!

Is Luke Gregerson the real weak link in the pen?

136

Jim Johnson takes all the flak, but it's Gregerson who leads the team in blown saves. Why isn't he drawing any ire?

Thursday Podcast: Catchers and pitchers

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Alex Hall goes on the Phil Naessens Show to talk Oakland A's baseball, including a pair of hot catchers and a pair of starting pitchers who are hitting their strides.

Should the Athletics go after Kyle Blanks?

181

Trade rumors are swirling. Would the Quadruple-A slugger be a good addition in Oakland?

White Sox Series Preview: Q&A with South Side Sox

4

With the A's and White Sox squaring off for three games, I asked Jim Margalus of South Side Sox a few questions about his favorite team. Here's what he had to say!

Oakland Athletics Week 6 Review

107

In which the A's avoid an extended losing streak thanks to the back of the rotation, and Derek Norris declares war on horsehide.

Bonus podcast: A's vs. White Sox preview

6

If you don't like reading, then this is the series preview for you.

Scott Kazmir is the new Bartolo Colon

76

They look nothing alike and they play nothing alike. And yet, they are remarkably similar pitchers at their cores.

Billy Beane's annual mid-May roster shuffle

31

Beane has had five weeks to observe his team, and he's now starting to make the necessary tweaks.

Nationals Series Preview: Q&A w/ Federal Baseball

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With the A's and Nationals squaring off for three games, I asked Patrick Reddington of Federal Baseball a few questions about his favorite team. Here's what he had to say!

Friday Podcast: Doubleheaders and double injuries

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Alex Hall goes on the Phil Naessens Show to talk Oakland A's baseball.

A's injuries: Coco Crisp and Ryan Cook leave game

84

Coco has a strained neck. Cook has forearm tightness, which ... c'mon, please don't need Tommy John surgery.

Arnold Leon joins the A's -- starting Wednesday?

34

The Athletics have a doubleheader on Wednesday, and they need a spot starter for the second game.

Mariners Series Preview: Q&A with Lookout Landing

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With the A's and Mariners squaring off for four games, I asked Scott Weber of Lookout Landing a few questions about his favorite team. Here's what he had to say!

Oakland Athletics Week 5 Review

36

In which the A's win four out of six on the road against two top AL contenders.

Red Sox Series Preview: Q&A with Over The Monster

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With the A's and Red Sox squaring off for three games, I asked Joon Lee of Over The Monster a few questions about his favorite team. Here's what he had to say!

Free Derek Norris!

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Oakland's catcher is hitting .386/.444/.579. C'mooooon. #FreeDerekNorris

Thursday Podcast: How sweep it is

2

Alex Hall goes on the Phil Naessens Show to talk Oakland A's baseball.

Fernando Abad: Oakland's best reliever?

25

Billy Beane stole Abad from the Nationals, and now the lefty may be better than the guy he replaced.

Fosse & Kuiper rated 6th-best broadcasting team

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The Athletics' commentators are also second in the American League after the Orioles, according to the site Awful Announcing.

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