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A's fan since I came to California in '72, favorite teams aren't the world champions, though, but the ones that came back from the dead, like the 1981 Billy Ball team and the 1999 Hudson team. Live in Menlo, work in SF, have three kids, all of whom are A's fans. I write for and manage The Drumbeat, SFGate's A's blog.

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Report: Barry J. Sanders coming to Stanford

It's not official, but it's pretty good news from Oklahoma sources, broken by the Tulsa World. I like the idea that Oklahoma State figured it out because he kept taking the SAT and took AP classes,...


50 years since my first Cubs game!

   Friday marks the 50th anniversary of my first baseball game on May 20, 1961. I didn't know exactly when it was until recently, but thanks to Baseball Reference, I was able to find the box score. ...


Do the A's get fair coverage from the Bay Area media?

Today's Chronicle 2 cents question: Well as both an A's fan and a Bay Area media type, I have a conflict of interest here....


Ask Susan Slusser

 Greetings fellow A's sufferers, uh, fans:  Just wanted to let you know you now you can ask questions to Chronicle A's beat writer Susan Slusser. It's a new feature we'll have in The Drumbeat,...


lew wolff interview Chronicle has long interview with Lew Wolff today. Main points include:  1) Site north of Coli going...


Tony La Russa on KCBS

 I just heard Tony La Russa on KCBS with John Madden, Steve Bitker and Stan Bunger. He's doing an event for his animal rescue foundation tomorrow in Walnut Creek, didn't get the details but among...


Third deck article in Chron

Slusser's story is here:  1) The A's are definitely downplaying the idea that tickets won't be sold in the...


kielty for halloween pic!

My 7-year-old son Kailen decided a couple months ago he wanted to be the A's most, uh, colorful player for Halloween. My wife Jacquie, like all of us a loyal fan, did the hair styling and color....


sox series tickets and the a's

World Series ticket prices are: Lower Deck Box--$185 Lower Deck Reserved/Bleachers/Upper Deck Box--$140 Upper Deck Reserved--$125  The White Sox said they would guarantee Series tickets if...


I tried to root against the A's today...

 I never realized how difficult it is to root against the A's until today. My 6-year-old son is a member of the Menlo Park pitching-machine Little League Yankees (he was drafted by the Yankee...

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