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"After being notified of the situation and after researching the matter . . . I came to the conclusion that I was not drafted by the A's." -New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson 11/24/05
"Four years at $16M to $20M [for Zito] isn't the end of the world. It's a drastic overpayment, but it isn't a franchise killer." Grant @ McCC 12/26/06

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Paul Allen

I came across this interesting article on Paul Allen and the current NBA negotiations:Blazers’ Allen sets fire to labor talks

Sven Goran Eriksson heads Fulham shortlist to replace Roy Hodgson


The others are Mark Hughes and USMNT coach Bob Bradley.


2010 World Cup US v England Open Thread: The Rumble in Rustenburg

USA v England - World Cup Group Stage Game 1 - Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg -11:30am Pacific time on ABC


DLD 5/18/10: This day in history

The Treaty of Westphalia was signed on 15 May 1648. Ian Curtis, lead singer for Joy Division, died on 18 May 1980:   Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was the songwriter and lyricist...


Should Josh Outman go back using to his unconventional pitching mechanics?

I don't really have much to say, I just read a few articles on Josh Outman and they pissed me off... Odd Man Outman During his sophomore year at Lindbergh High School, Outman’s baseball coach...


A's moving from Kansas City to Oakland a "Major Mistake"

According to Baseball Analysts: Moves of the Expansion Era 1968: Kansas City A's to Oakland Apparently, being an average market team wasn't enough. Once in Kansas City, the Charlie O. Finley...


Another Dominican prospect with a fake name: Michel Inoa is now Michael Ynoa

Remember Michel Inoa?  Well, don't get used to that name. 07/02/08: The A's have announced they will hold a news conference this morning at the Hotel Jaragua in Santo Domingo, Dominican...


DLD 5/27/08: Never trust anyone over 29

  Happy Birthday to Frank Thomas, born May 27, 1968.   There is an interview with Billy Beane on the front page.  Read part 1, part 2, and (eventually) part 3. Some USSM readers see almost...


The DLDing of a New Era (02/12/08)

"I've never felt so accepted in all my life. These people look deep within my soul and assign me a number based on the order in which I joined." -Homer the Great AN 3.0 is up, and we no longer have...



The "Ghostride the Volvo" video. Yes, we have already seen it.


Barry Bonds: Worth -5 Wins

Susan Slusser reported the A's may still be interested in Barry Bonds: According to industry sources, before Bonds was indicted on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice this month, talks...


2006 Playoff Predictions

Only 12 hours until Game 1.   The experts and the computers have all made their predictions. If anyone else wants to make predictions, they can do so in this diary.  


DLD 10/02/06: Minnesoter

This is the Daily Link Dump.   Your 2006 AL West Champion Oakland A's are going to Minnesota to play Johan Santana and the Twins.  Be afraid, be very afraid. There are no links yet, maybe people...


Beane Busy Entertaining Tony Blair as Trade Deadline Approaches?

I really like our GM, I like that he's innovative, respected, high profile, and in demand as a speaker for a big event like this.   But with the trading dealine just days away, I really hope this...


AN Community Guidelines? "batman" writes a diary comparing US troops to Nazis and those who "support the troops" to Nazi sympathizers, and his diary is merely...


Bonds to be suspended by Selig?

Peter Gammons just said on ESPN that there is a good chance Selig will suspend Bonds.  He also points out that Bonds could be disciplined just for associating with known steroids dealers, which he...


2006 Predictions

I was bored today, so I decided to look at the predictions AN made last April: 2005 Prediction Thread Almost everyone had the White Sox...


SportsBlogs Nation in Time Magazine

50 Coolest Websites 2005 SportsBlogs Nation Home base for nearly two-dozen baseball blogs, most of them devoted to specific teams. There's...


2005 Playoffs: Which team will you root for?

So, are we all on the same page when it comes to the playoffs? I will be rooting for a somewhat implausible Cleveland v Houston, Philadelphia or San Diego World Series. Philly over Cleveland would...


A's Statue Outside The New Stadium? (POLL)

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." --Churchill on the rebuilding of the House of Commons. Most A's fans agree that the organization should do more to embrace the long and glorious...


Where Are They Now: Jason Giambi

jason giambi has hit two home runs in each of his last two games, and 10 in his last 14 games. he is hitting .289 with an OPS in the mid .900s as the yankees entered oakland on may 12th, giambi was...


AP Photos from Two Nights of Near-Perfection

AP Photos/Ben Margot 7/14: harden perfect through 7 1/3 harden in the first inning


salb918 article at Beyond the Boxscore

i don't know why he hasn't posted it here yet (out of modesty, maybe?), but our fellow ANer sal wrote a pretty interesting guest article over at beyond the boxscore.  the more stat-oriented folks...


New Contact Lenses

back in the middle of may when the a's sucked and only kotsay could hit, i suggested that the a's "get those new contact lenses brian roberts is wearing". from slusser's a's report: Red eye:...


05 Hudson vs 04 Hudson (and Mulder vs Haren)

Beyond the Boxscore recently compared Mulder and Haren, as did Gammons: Mulder         Haren   7-4     W-L     4-7   13      GS      13   83.2    IP      80   89      H        77   25/50  BB/SO  ...


A's Draft: was i half right?

first, let me admit i know nothing about the baseball draft.  i usually know three or four of the picks, plus whoever the a's take once i read about them.   however, it seemed clear to me that the...


A's win probability graphs?

i now go to lookout landing and mccovey chronicles every fews days just to check out the win expectancy graphs.   does anybody on AN know how to do these? if so, please do them for a's games! ....


U of Chicago Economist Steven Levitt continues to attack Beane

i first read about steven levitt about a year ago in the economist after he won the john bates clark medal, which apparently "says more about the winner's excellence as an economist than does the...


The History of First Pitches

From the Washington Post: Hurlers in Chief Since George Washington and his men played a pre-baseball game called rounders at Valley Forge, U.S. presidents have had various connections to the...


Rickey not on Roids Gwenn Knapp on Jose Canseco's book signing in the bay area: For the record, though, none of the reporters who went to...

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