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Greetings from Tokyo, Part Three

  OK, imagine you’re in St. Petersburg, Florida in mid-September. You’re at Tropicana Field for Tampa Bay and the Royals, both about 45 out. There’s hardly a soul in the house, not even that...

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Tokyo Diary, Part Two

By now you know that the A’s were killed by the B’s tonight – two miscues each in the field by Barton and Buck and a tenth-inning baserunning disaster by Emil Brown that was hard to believe. And...

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Greetings from Tokyo

Greetings, AN, from a contributor in AN’s prehistoric past, and from Tokyo, where I’m here to see the A’s and the Sox – I’ll be posting after the games on Tuesday and Wednesday –  and even a...

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What Is a Good Manager, And Is Ken Macha One?

There are a lot of different kinds of good managers. I'd break them down into five categories.

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Unsettling Events in the Bronx

I've been watching the Yanks-Sox game on Extra Innings, and it's a very odd and unsettling day up there in New York.

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A's 24th in Ticket Prices

AP's annual survey of ticket prices turns up the information that the A's are 24th out of the the 30 teams in ticket cost, with an average ticket cost of $16.49.

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'05 Predictions

Herewith, my fearless predictions for the '05 season. AL MVP -- Vladimer Guerrero (again) AL Cy Young -- Randy Johnson (he got robbed in the NL last year) AL Rookie-of-the-year -- Huston Street NL...

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2005 A's TV Schedule

The A's have announced their 2005 TV schedule, and while some teams (Boston, San Francisco) are televising all of their games, and others are coming damn close (The The Angels Angels are going to...

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Noose Tightens on Barry

The Chronicle reports today that a woman named Kimberly Bell testified before the BALCO grand jury last week that she was involved with Bonds for 9 years and that he told her that he used steroids: ...

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"Jose Canseco, Hero"

Michael Chabon, the great Berkeley writer, and a man who still managed, despite his considerable talents, to marry up,

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Josh Suchon

I don't know why I assume that Josh Suchon of the "Tribune" is a kid -- everybody named "Josh" is a kid in my mind? The "Trib" only hires low-paid kids? -- but whoever he is, he's the A's beat...

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Monthly Poll

I asked everybody last month how many games they thought the A's would win this year.

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Live Baseball is Back!

At least in the college ranks, where you can see some outstanding baseball and a lot of weird stuff... I've been to two games already this year. Herein, a brief report.

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Delgado Goes to Florida

The Marlins and Carlos Delgado have agreed on a four-year deal.

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How Many Games Will the A's Win in '05?

After one of the most hectic and important off-seasons in A's history....

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New Season Info from A's

[EDITOR'S NOTE] - Since I know many of you are waiting for this kind of info, I figured this deserved a spot on the main page. I'm glad to see they've moved to bobbleheads for players that will be...

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Some Comments on Giambi, Bonds and BALCO

Dark Days Ahead

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Do the A's Do Some Hard Travelin'?

When the 2005 schedule was released, much was made of the fact that the A's are doing more traveling, as measured by air miles, than any other team in baseball.

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Ticket Prices Going Up. Again.

It will come as no surprise to anyone here that Steve Schott, who famously can't afford a $3M catcher, has no budgetary constraints when it comes to what he thinks we can afford.

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Big Schedule Changes Next Year!

Not every team is as parsimonious or as neglectful of it's fans as the A's; a bunch of teams have released their tentative 2005 schedules.

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17 Million Reasons The A's Missed the Playoffs

The Chronicle reports in a Ray Ratto column today that Steve Schott took home $17M in profit from the A's in 2003.

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Playoffs, Tuesday, Oct. 5

A Place to Discuss Playoff Games Tue., Oct. 5 LA (Perez) @ StL (Williams) Bos (Schilling) @ Ana (Washburn) Min (Santana) @ NYY (Mussina)

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Macha Coming Back

arrggghhh

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DC Stadium and a Stadium Here

Where the Rubber Hits the Road

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Stalking on AN

Some advice, please.

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The Big Three, Post Break Pitching And Where We Stand

A quick look at post-break pitching on the A's and in the AL

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Macha's List

"Manager Ken Macha wrote a list of the things going right for the A's as reminders their playoff hopes are alive." -- AP article today on A's September woes Somehow, a copy of that list found it's...

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With the A's on Their Death March Through Texas

[EDITOR'S NOTE] This is a good first person account of a reader's experience this week in Texas, for those of you that are always wondering why Bill King avoids Texas like the plague. I'm back to...

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