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Brian in 317

  • joined Feb 12, 2008
  • last login Aug 30, 2014
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Longtime Oakland resident and A's season ticket holder famously tarped out of section 317.

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A's gave me a great birthday present

You don't get to see your team play on your birthday too often (unless you're a Y@#$%^s fan) when you were born on October 10. But thanks to the A's, not only will my team be playing on my...

win probability graph from WS game 6

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Pretty much the weirdest one I've ever seen. What a mess of a game, but thoroughly entertaining.

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One Man/Two Teams/One Baseball Odyssey

Many of you will doubtless write me off as a loony when you read this, but I suffer from a rare mental condition: I am a loyal fan for two Major League teams, the Oakland...

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One Man/Two Teams/One Baseball Odyssey

Many of you will doubtless write me off as a loony when you read this, but I suffer from a rare mental condition: I am a loyal fan for two Major League...

Duke no. 3 on the drill A-Rod list

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Duke was an A-Rod teammate in Texas in 2001. He gave up five bombs in less than 15 innings while on the field with A-Rod. At no other time in his career has he come close to giving up dingers at that rate.

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Six reasons to root for the Tigers

Well the Pirate fan in me tried to ignore all the ex-Buccos patrolling the dugout and foul lines for the Tigers while they were (altogether too quickly) eliminating my no-show A's last week.  But...

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A's to play game one on my birthday

I've often said that what I really want for a gift is for my team to win on my birthday.  Since it's in mid-October, that hope has always been imbued with extra meaning, and of course, has rarely...

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What's YOUR record?

What a great season the A's are having, especially at home.  It seemed like they've been winning every game I've been to, so I decided to review my ticket stubs and figure out what the A's record...

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David Maraniss' Clemente... A Book Review by Brian Fergus

On the morning of the first day of 1973, my eleven year old mind was full of football.  Achingly full, as I'd just endured the critical losses of both my two teams (Steelers and Penn State in...

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PNC Park's Threat Unveiled

Pretty funny "content" over at:   http://www.theonion.com/content/node/50814"After five years of serving Pittsburgh as their state-of-the-art sporting facility, PNC Park, the home of the rundown,...

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AT&T park 6/9/06

As I mentioned in yesterday's thread I went to this one.  Had great seats in the first row behind the Giants dugout (you know they're good seats when you realize that's Orlando Cepeda sitting five...

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Funny Altoona Curve stuff

Here's a link ( http://altoonacurve.com/news/?id=5227 )to an article on a pretty hilarious Promotion the Altoona Curve are doing: "Frivolous Lawsuit Night".  My favorite is "137 women 18 and older...

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article on Babe Ruth's last homer(s)

which everyone knows were at Forbes Field.  Here's the link: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06130/688769-63.stm  It's actually rather sad to read, as it really sheds light on the pathetic end to...

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great SI story on Hines Ward

I want to recommend this article (I got the hard copy magazine, but I'm guessing you can read it on line as well- sorry don't have the link).Absolutely incredible and heartwarming story about Hines...

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whiz to stay!!!

here's the link, though you probably already know that Whisenhunt has decided to stay on as OC for the Steelers. Here's the link:h...

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2 free tix to FF

Who wants them?  GreenandGoldGirl originally wanted them, but she hasn't returned my emails, so I'll re-offer them to whoever wants them.  You'll have to pick them up at my place (I'm like 8...

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AN snubbed again

Numerous baseball sites nominated for best baseball site of 2005, and AN isn't even on the list!   http://www.redreporter.com/story/2005/12/20/21158/982 I'm going to create a user account at...

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site with MLB contract details

Undoubtedly many of you already know about this site, but here's the link http://mlbcontracts.blogspot.com/ to an excellent site which features very detailed lists of each team's contracted...

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letter to the A's from the Third Deck Regulars

I was invited to a get together yesterday of eight fans, some of the "regulars" of section 317, for whom I am naturally the official AN liaison.  Their mission was to pen a letter addressing their...

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View level closure revisited-with poll

Hip Hip Hooray, the box office guys DID call me about changing my seat from 317 to another section.  They offered a move to section 200-203, or 231-234 for $7 per game, or section 204-208 or...

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FLASH: no upper deck seating in 2006

Forewarned by OaklandSi's original post on this topic, I called the Athletics box office about season tickets in the "view" level.  According to the guy I spoke with THERE WILL BE NO THIRD DECK...

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Are the A's "folding" ?

I ran into a former student of mine, who is a Giants fan (and has seats in the owner's box at "the plastic glove"), at school a couple of weeks ago.  He keeps trying to get me to go to a Giants...

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latest insult: Ellis not on "Comeback Player" Ballot

That's right, the guy who missed all of last season with a possible career-ending injury who has come back like a house afire (currently hitting .326 with career-high 10 homers) isn't even on the...

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Happy Birthday Roberto

Sorry this isn't a diary featuring insightful observations backed up by rigorous statistical analysis.  I just want the Pirates community to recognize the birthday of one of the greats of the team...

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Is Swish the missing Swizzle stick?

I apologize if this already got some attention, but I've really noticed how much the abscence of Swisher hurt us in the last series.  His abscence seemed especially hurtful on Tuesday night with...

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Prospect: Jason Kendall

Sounds odd, and it is.  A short "retro prospect" write up on Jason Kendall by John Sickels at: http://www.minorleagueball.com/story/2005/7/10/18210/2210 Two things I thought were funny: Kendall had...

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What a way to Go

Sorry, this one's not about the Bucs, it's just a "human interest" story about an all-star Steelers fan (brief excerpts below link):h...

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Moneyball commentary at Bucs Dugout

Some of you may be aware that I have a split allegiance between the A's and the Pirates (it has something to do with growing up in central Pennsylvania).  Anyway, I am delighted to welcome Bucs...

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We Are (the sportsblog) Family!!

Great to welcome you to the Family!! I'm a longtime regular at the flagship sportsblog, www.athleticsnation.com (I'm Brian in 317 at that site) and am a lifelong Pirates fan as well as a relatively...

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Bean(e)towner behavior

In the "Ding Dong..." thread tankerraid, who was at the game last night, commented on A's/RedSox fan relations, mentioning at one point his friend said, "You tolerate us, we'll tolerate you"......

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