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Gerard

  • joined Feb 12, 2008
  • last login Jul 08, 2014
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Can We Talk Contract Extensions Yet?

We have been in the process too many times now, where we have seen the construction and dissolution of our team over the last 15 years. At this point we all understand about the 5-year to 7 year...

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What Is The Most Unusual Play In Baseball You have Ever Seen?

Before the rest of Athletics Nation spends another second solving our bottom of the rotation starting pitching issues as we continue to experience a diaphoretic, tachycardic response as our blood...

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In Other Athletics News Former Manager Tony LaRussa Inducted Into MLB Hall of Fame

I am actually kind of shocked by the lack of writeup in this story. Tony LaRussa's career as a player and manager crossed the Athletic franchise dating back to Kansas City when he was drafted...

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Selig's Flippant Remarks Are Unacceptable

So much for cronyism as providing a means for the A's owner to have any influence on his fraternity pal Bud Selig in getting a deal for the A's and their aspirations to move to San Jose. Not...

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Conventional Wisdom

Many pundits, whose puns shall go nameless have predicted our A's to do fairly well this season. What we have been reading and hearing is that the A' s need to get off to a fast start and then hold...

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Rickey as First Base Coach

I haven't posted in a while but this concept came to me after some recent quotes from Billy Beane about Rickey Henderson's now found grace in the A's organization after being inducted into the HOF....

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I Am Done With This Team

I have been an Oakland Raiders fan since 1970.  I will continue to be a fan because I do not give up my allegiance to anything that I have ever supported.  I cannot, however, continue to put up...

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From the "Pitts" of Despair

This game reminded me why  I stay faithful to the Raiders after 39 years. Forget about the last 6 seasons. Forget about blown 1st round draft choices. Forget about an owner who still thinks his...

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The A's have a new radio station

It's been an arduos process keeping up with the A's radio stations over the past several years but they just reached an agreement  and can be found at 860 on the am dial. Here's the link:    h...

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Bowie Kuhn's Effect on the A's

 I believe it was Finley that had a larger impact than Kuhn could have dreamed of. Okay, orange fluorescent baseballs didn't stick. What did was the DH and prime time playoffs and WS, which was...

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How Good is Your Fantasy Baseball Team

  I thought just for fun we can talk about our fantasy baseball teams given our enlightened perspective on managing our fantasy baseball rosters.

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What's Going To Give

   Alright AN our heads are spinning with all of the injuries that have taken place. So what's this roster going to look like in the next month, by July and beyond? Theorists, prognosticators and...

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The Torn Labrum (Not again)!

  Thought I'd share my thoughts about the latest set of injuries as I have some experience dealing with them.

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Delayed Visas, I Just Don't Understand It

   Every year it seems like we go through the same story. This is almost as frustrating as watching "Groundhog Day" with Bill Murray. So every season, after the players file out of the locker rooms...

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A's Sign Sauerbeck

   The A's have reportedly signed lefty Scott Sauerbeck who was recently released by the Cleveland Indians.   He was recently involved in a DUI case in which the woman who was driving his was...

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Options Beyond Crosby (see poll)

   Now that Nico stuck a needle in my side with his  entry "At What Point..." regarding the health of Bobby Crosby, then Monkeyball twisted it (ouch), I've been compelled to ask the question...

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MLB and MLBPA Change Penalties on Substance Abuse

[EDITOR'S NOTE: I completely missed this story yesterday until I woke up and saw it in the morning paper today. I think baseball took a great step in getting this rectified. It's just too bad that...

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Bill King: When Words Aren't Good Enough

   Like the rest of the sporting public, I am in mourning over the loss of an individual who shaped the way I view sports, in general. I won't attempt to describe what made his impact on my life...

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A's Radio Prospects For 2006

    With all of the hype about the recent firings at KNBR 680, some have looked upon the Giants relationship with the station as a mixed blessing and curse.    On the Bay's east side, A's fans have...

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The A's/Angels Rivalry A Misconception?

   Large portions of the print/television media have claimed that the rivalry between these two clubs is only recent. Pointing out that in 2002, while the A's won 20 straight, the Angels only lost...

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Can We Go 9-3 By The ALL-STAR BREAK

   Now that we've reached heights that we haven't been at for a while. We need to think realistically about the expectations of the A's over the next couple of weeks.    The next 12 games are...

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What's Wrong With Jason Kendall (If Anything)

   Like Mark Kotsay, we are watching another NL'er make the transition to the junior circuit. Thus, far his hitting is average compared to other catchers batting at .247. We have seen that he too...

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Scutaro and Ginter: Where Do We Go From Here?

   Three games plus Spring Training is a small sample size. But what we've seen Marco Scutaro deserves significant attention. He's basically taken the criticism from within and beyond the...

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Will MLBPA Look at Steroid Use By Players the Same as it viewed Scab Players?

   Although posted yesterday, the issue of steroid use and its effects will not go away anytime soon.    Most of us by now know that steroid testing is being conducted in a random manner. Past...

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Was Tim Hudson "Stolen" From Oakland?

   Not too many diaries posted lately but I did find this interesting. Scott Miller discussed the off-season moves of the Braves and how successful they'll be. See...

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Barry and the rest of MLB can thank Jose Canseco

   While Jose has been banished from any sense of credibilty according to many pundits, players and fans, we have to thank him. We all have looked upon his talent after watching his metoric rise...

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AL West Winter Progress Report

   Scott Miller of CBSsportsline, whom I occasionally find reasonable offers more dreck for the baseball audience. Once again, he like Nick Peters, explains the travails of the A's and really...

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Bowie Kuhn and Charles O. Finley Revisited

   This morning I read that the trade/sale of Randy Johnson to the Yankees was finally approved. Players and cash were, once again involved.    This is coming from a team (Arizona) that has been in...

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So Let's Say We Sign Hudson After All! Is It Worth It?

   So far Tim Hudson is an Oakland A'. We know that our speculation may or may not be accurate given all of the deals that we've read and heard. Would it be beyond BB to resign Hudson albeit...

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"Gamers" Needed

   One of the issues last season was that while the team recorded more hits in Oakland history we didn't do well bringing those runners home. The lineup appeared, somehow anemic, and was in need of...

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