Cool Chart: A's Skipper Bob Melvin Is The King Of Platoons

Over at Sports on Earth, Jack Moore created this great graphic to demonstrate just how crazy A's manager Bob Melvin is about platoons. The green rectangles represent consecutive games in which the same hitter held the same spot in the batting order, with blanks showing a change from the previous game. Coco Crisp was… » 10/10/13 10:01am 10/10/13 10:01am

Umps Review Blown Home Run Call In Cleveland, Still Blow Call

In some bizarre way, the terrible call Angel Hernandez made in Cleveland is a great argument for more video replay and also no replay whatsoever. » 5/09/13 2:45am 5/09/13 2:45am

What The Hell Does CSN Baseball Analyst Shooty Babitt Think "Gay" Means?

Shooty Babitt was a baseball player. He scouted. He's worked on both coasts, for teams and in the media. And yet, when his co-anchor gives him a lead-in to praise Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin for downplaying his team's recent success, Babitt says Melvin is "feeling a little too gay, talking about, possibly, we have… » 9/03/12 1:30pm 9/03/12 1:30pm

Laz Diaz Blows An Obvious Call, Ejects Bob Melvin In More Time Than It…

Laz Diaz has one of the largest strike zones in baseball. So presumably A's starter Brandon McCarthy thought he was getting a pitcher's umpire. That kinda didn't work out on Elvis Andrus's bunt in the sixth inning, a rare true suicide squeeze. » 5/18/12 10:25am 5/18/12 10:25am