A's, Tigers Trade "Fuck You"s Then Shoves As Fight Breaks Out In Ninth

Grant Balfour's no stranger to brawls in the ALDS sparked by profanity, and he was at the center of one again today in the ninth as he attempted to close out a win for the A's against the Tigers. Alas, Victor Martinez was going to make sure today's bottom of the ninth would be punctuated with pugilism. » 10/07/13 4:39pm 10/07/13 4:39pm

Raiders Game Moved To Sunday Night Because Of A's Playoff Game

The Raiders announced that this Sunday's home game against the Chargers, originally scheduled for 4:25 pm ET, has been moved to 11:35 pm ET because O.co Coliseum will host Game 2 of the A's-Tigers ALDS series Saturday night. The switch was made to allow workers enough time to convert the Coliseum from a baseball park… » 9/30/13 10:02pm 9/30/13 10:02pm

Matt Garza Went On A Misogynistic Rant Because Of A Squeeze Play

Matt Garza often has issues throwing to first base and the Athletics—who attempted four bunts yesterday, including Coco Crisp's game-opening single and Eric Sogard's sacrifice immediately after—had an obvious plan to try to get in Garza's head. Turns out, it worked. Also turns out, Matt Garza has issues with anger and… » 8/04/13 9:50am 8/04/13 9:50am

Albert Pujols Gets Robbed At The Wall, Tries To Undress Bartolo Colon

In the seventh inning of yesterday's Athletics-Angels game, Albert Pujols sent a Bartolo Colon fastball deep into center field. Unfortunately for Pujols, Chris Young was there to snatch away what very well may have been a home run. That's when Pujols decided that Colon's jersey needed to pay the price. » 7/22/13 11:23am 7/22/13 11:23am

Raw Sewage Flooded The Locker Rooms In Oakland Yesterday

It has not been a great few years for hygiene at the stadia of the American League West. Earlier this year, a Houston Astros vendor pooped next to his snowcones. Before that, rats scurried all over Angel Stadium. (And, oh god, let us not forget the bees. So many bees.) And now a scourge has hit poor, unloved O.co… » 6/17/13 12:06pm 6/17/13 12:06pm

MLB's Crappy Replay Tech: It's A Miracle Umps Ever Get A Call Right

Much has been made of umpire Angel Hernandez's botching of replay review in last night's Oakland-Cleveland game, a mistake that might have cost the A's the game. You've doubtless already seen the play numerous times on your home TV or computer screen, but you've probably never seen it the way Hernandez did—or how every … » 5/09/13 5:23pm 5/09/13 5:23pm

Oakland A's Fan Mistakes Prince Fielder's Son For A Girl, Family Chews…

According to the YouTube uploader, this all went down at Game 5 in Oakland. It's unclear why this A's fan, who may or may not be inebriated, was talking to the Fielder family but at some point a woman who looks strikingly like Prince Fielder's wife starts chewing him out for calling her son a girl. If you listen at… » 10/14/12 3:15pm 10/14/12 3:15pm

The Oakland A's Force Game 5 With An Epic, 9th-Inning Comeback Win Over …

Coco Crisp's game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth capped off an incredible comeback Wednesday night, which doubled as a gut-wrenching collapse from Tigers closer Jose Valverde, who had nothing working in a game that could've sent the Tigers to the League Championship Series for a second-straight year. It was… » 10/11/12 1:05am 10/11/12 1:05am

The Oakland Athletics Love Affair With Late 80's And Early 90's…

By now, we are all familiar with the Athletics' necrophilia. It's been a fun few months for the team and the city, despite dropping the opening game of the series to Detroit last night. In many ways they embody the spirit of Bernie. No one expects much from a corpse and no one really expected much from the Athletics.… » 10/07/12 11:45am 10/07/12 11:45am

How The Crazy-Ass AL Division Races Unfolded: Visualizing Momentum

The Athletics and the Yankees clinched their respective division titles on the same day, but the paths they took to get there were very different. The A's budget freight train slammed through a Rangers squad that had sat atop the AL West for over 170 consecutive days, while the Yankees barely edged the Orioles despite… » 10/04/12 3:15pm 10/04/12 3:15pm