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Alex Hall

  • joined Oct 20, 2011
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
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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

Free Derek Norris!

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

Thursday Podcast: How sweep it is

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

Fernando Abad: Oakland's best reliever?

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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.

Cespedes back in lineup, surgery for Griffin

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Cespedes missed four games with a hamstring issue. Griffin will be out until at least midway through 2015.

Oakland Athletics Week 4 Review

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In which the A's hit their first spot of trouble in the young season.

Rangers Series Preview: Q&A with Lone Star Ball

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With the A's and Rangers squaring off for three games, I asked Adam J. Morris of Lone Star Ball a few questions about his favorite team. Here's what he had to say!

Game #23: A's turn a thriller into a comedy

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The Astros put up a fight, but they fell one inning short. The A's have won the first two games of the series.

Game Thread #23: A's at Astros (3)

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Tie game entering the 9th.

Game Thread #23: A's at Astros (2)

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Houston, we have a problem.

GameThread
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Game Thread #23: A's at Astros

Oakland and Houston face off in the second of four games. It's Chavez vs. Peacock.

Cespedes to miss 'a few games' w/ hamstring pull

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The Athletics' left fielder tweaked the muscle running out an infield hit on Thursday.

Astros Series Preview: Q&A with The Crawfish Boxes

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With the A's and Astros squaring off for four games, I asked Ryan Dunsmore of The Crawfish Boxes a few questions about his favorite team. Here's what he had to say!

It's time for Jim Johnson to close again

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The Oakland Athletics' closer-by-committee is struggling. Why should Jim Johnson get the next save opportunity?

Thursday Podcast: Reddick, Cespedes and Johnson

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

The new, patient Yoenis Cespedes

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Yoenis Cespedes appears to have become more selective at the plate. Is his improvement real?

Rangers Series Preview: Q&A with Lone Star Ball

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With the A's and Rangers squaring off for three games, I asked Adam J. Morris of Lone Star Ball a few questions about his favorite team. Here's what he had to say!

Oakland Athletics Week 3 Review

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In which the A's went 5-1 against a pair of division "rivals."

Athletics sign Sean Doolittle to 5-year contract

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All told, the deal could keep Doolittle in Oakland through 2020.

Astros Series Preview: Q&A with The Crawfish Boxes

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With the A's and Astros squaring off for three games, I asked David Coleman of The Crawfish Boxes a few questions about his favorite team. Here's what he had to say!

Daily Link Dump 4/17/14

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Lots of links about Oakland's pitching and the Houston Astros, who the A's will play this weekend.

What's wrong with the Athletics' bullpen?

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The A's were supposed to have one of the best bullpens in baseball, but the closer-by-committee isn't getting the job done. What gives?

Thursday Podcast: Relievers, injuries and Reddick

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Alex Hall goes on the Phil Naessens Show to talk A's baseball, including the closer-by-committee, the starting rotation, Craig Gentry and Josh Reddick!

Deja Vu, featuring John Jaso

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In Hollywood, re-making the original can be a lame trick. Jaso showed that in baseball, it can be a great idea.

Angels Series Preview: Q&A with Halos Heaven

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With the A's and Angels squaring off for three games, I asked Jim Gardner of Halos Heaven a few questions about his favorite team. Here's what he had to say!

Oakland Athletics Week 2 Review

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In which the A's dominate on their first road trip, thanks to starting pitching and home runs.

Scott Kazmir Leaves Start With Triceps Tightness

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The Athletics' No. 2 starter is still scheduled for his next start on Saturday against Houston.

Roll Call: Meet AN's New Writers

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Athletics Nation re-stocks the rotation by adding five new contributors to the mix.

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