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MLB's Dave Stewart Says Jesus Luzardo's A Cy Young Dark Horse, Rookie's That Good!

Sun, 2020-04-05 00:10

Fantasy baseball nerds, get your rankings out ... Oakland A's legend Dave Stewart tells TMZ Sports rookie Jesus Luzardo is going to have such a huge year, he's a Cy Young dark horse!! "Luzardo, I think coming into this season obviously is the odds-on favorite to win the Rookie Of the Year," Stewart says.

Athletics: Lavillenie claims 'international home containment' title

Sat, 2020-04-04 20:15

France's former Olympic pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie has found a way to keep his competitive juices flowing during the coronavirus lockdown by staging an "international home containment competition". While some elite athletes have been struggling to find ways of staying fit while confined to their homes, the 33-year-old former world record holder has taken full advantage of the jumping set-up at his home in central France. Lavillenie, who won Olympic gold in London and silver in Rio, posted a video on Twitter of one jump on Saturday, when he raced down the garden path and soared 5.61 metres into the bright blue skies above Pérignat-lès-Sarliève in Auvergne.

Oakland Coliseum fixture Harold Miller dies at 90; 'He thought of everyone as his friend'

Fri, 2020-04-03 16:39

Harold Miller, a fixture at the Oakland Coliseum from day one, died Thursday at an East Bay long-term care facility, according to his daughter, Anda. Miller, 90, began working as a ticket taker for the Raiders at Frank Youell Field, and when they moved to the Coliseum in 1966, he went with them and began working for the A’s when they arrived in town in 1968.

On this day in 1989: Mariners' Ken Griffey Jr. starts Hall of Fame career with double in first MLB at-bat

Fri, 2020-04-03 10:37

It slid to the outside of the pole with two runners on base, taking with it the Seattle Mariners’ last chance to turn opening day into something other than a 3-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics. I thought it was gone,” said Seattle Manager Jim Lefebvre, who was defeated in his debut. I thought it was gone,” said Coles, who also had missed a home run — by a dozen feet — in his first-inning at-bat.

Elephant Rumblings: Shin-Soo Choo, Daniel Murphy donate to minor league players

Fri, 2020-04-03 06:00

A’s Coverage: Slusser: Why getting back to business could be extra complicated for MLB ($) Hickey: A’s Get Good News on Webster Garrison Hickey: An A’s Link From the 1918-19 Flu to the COVID-19 Pandemic of Today (Korach alert! Hickey: A’s Stars Among Those Missing Out on Prime Time of Their Playing Careers Hickey: A Decade of A’s Trades: 2000-09 Best of AN: Hall: Today (Wednesday 4/1) in Oakland A’s history: A’s open 1996 season in Las Vegas FanPost: The Autograph Hunter, Part 1 MLB News: Grant:...

April 3, 2014: Coco Crisp's HR in 12th gives A's win over Mariners

Fri, 2020-04-03 04:00

The Mariners led 2-1 with two outs in the eighth before Yoenis Céspedes tripled home Crisp to tie the game. The game stayed 2-2 until Crisp led off the bottom of the 12th by drilling Hector Noesi’s second pitch over the right-field wall. It was the first — and ultimately only — walk-off homer of Crisp’s career.

Random Ray of the Day: Chad Harville

Thu, 2020-04-02 13:28

Chad Harville is the sad but very unoriginal story of an incredible talent that was just mercilessly ravaged by injuries. After a stellar collegiate career with the University of Memphis, the Oakland Athletics selected Harville in the second round of the 1997 draft and scouts raved about his potential in the back end of a Major League bullpen.

Today in A's history (4/1): A's open 1996 season in Las Vegas

Wed, 2020-04-01 16:45

A few years ago, Korach wrote about that experience in a guest column for Athletics Nation: In the case of the A’s as Opening Day 1996 approached, there was growing concern over whether the Coliseum would be in baseball shape as the stadium was being “renovated” to accommodate the Raiders’ return to the Bay Area. The Raiders played the 1995 season at the Coliseum in the old football configuration, but one of the conditions of their move back called for the construction of the massive concrete ed...

Athletics' Garrison making progress in coronavirus fight

Wed, 2020-04-01 15:48

The fiancee of Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison says the 54-year-old is "turning the corner" in his battle with the coronavirus. Nikki Trudeaux, who has been posting updates on Garrison's conditions on social media sites, said Garrison's health has improved in recent days. Trudeaux previously disclosed Garrison is on a ventilator as he deals with the coronavirus in a Louisiana hospital.

Coronavirus: A's minor league manager Webster Garrison shows improvement

Wed, 2020-04-01 13:01

Coronavirus: A’s minor league manager Webster Garrison shows improvement A's minor league manager Webster Garrison, who has been hospitalized and on a ventilator while battling coronavirus, is now showing marked improvement, his fiancee said. Garrison is "turning the corner" in his fight, Nikki Trudeaux said while providing updates about her fiancee, a former major leaguer who has spent the past 22 years in the A's organization as a coach and manager.

A's Minor League Manager Webster Garrison Hospitalized with COVID-19

Wed, 2020-04-01 11:36

Webster Garrison is on a ventilator in a Louisiana hospital to treat COVID-19, his fiancee Nikki Trudeaux told the Associated Press' Janie McCauley on Wednesday. Garrison is a coach and manager in the Oakland Athletics' minor league system. Trudeaux has been providing updates on Garrison's improving condition on Twitter: The 54-year-old played briefly for the Athletics in 1996.

Elephant Rumblings: A's minor league manager battling COVID-19

Wed, 2020-04-01 07:05

A’s Coverage: Coffey: A’s minor-league manager Webster Garrison ‘fighting for his life’ with COVID-19 ($$$) Slusser: Liam Hendriks, wife Kristi lose friend to coronavirus; how they’re coping ($) Slusser: An A’s scout in failing health found hope on his 46th birthday: a new heart ($) Byrne: How The Delayed Season Impacts The Athletics Hickey: Coliseum Being Looked at as a Site to do Battle with Coronavirus Hickey: A’s Fans had Warm Welcome Planned for Astros Hickey: Curt Schilling Big on Twitter ...

A's Plus: Why getting back to business could be extra complicated for MLB

Wed, 2020-04-01 04:00

The coronavirus crisis hit right where the A’s live last week, when longtime minor-league coach and manager Webster Garrison was hospitalized after testing positive in Louisiana. Garrison, who is among the most beloved figures in the organization, is on a ventilator and fighting for his life, according to his fiancee. The team reacted quickly upon learning Garrison had been exposed to the virus.

Oakland Athletics minor league manager on ventilator, battling coronavirus

Wed, 2020-04-01 03:46

An Oakland Athletics minor league manager was hospitalized in Louisiana and placed on a ventilator as he battles the coronavirus, his fiance said Tuesday night. Webster Garrison, 54, managed the Class-A Stockton Ports last season and was expected to manage in the Arizona Fall League this year. His fiance, Nikki Trudeaux, tweeted that Garrison was “turning the corner” in his fight against the deadly virus.

A's minor league manager on ventilator due to coronavirus

Tue, 2020-03-31 22:01

Oakland Athletics minor league manager Webster Garrison is hospitalized in Louisiana and on a ventilator with the coronavirus, according to his fiance. “Web was 100% dependent on the ventilator yesterday morning, 80% this morning and now 60% tonight,” she wrote on Twitter. The A's said Tuesday there were no updates on a minor league staffer - they have not identified him - and said there have not been other positive tests within the organization.

Minor league players will receive $400 per week through May 31

Tue, 2020-03-31 07:28

Major League Baseball just announced that it will provide a stipend to all minor league players through at least May 31. Jeff Passan of ESPN reports that it will be $400 a week. They’ll receive medical benefits as well.

Evan Gattis says he is 'done playing' baseball

Mon, 2020-03-30 22:00

Gattis, 33, hit . with 25 home runs and 78 RBI for the Astros in 2018. The Astros did not extend him a qualifying offer, then $17.9 million.

A's Liam Hendriks, wife Kristi lose friend to coronavirus; how they're coping

Mon, 2020-03-30 14:51

I run my fingers through my hair,” Hendriks said. I’ve got some tics I do subconsciously now, and that’s going to be hard to get over. Right now, I’m holding a baseball in my hand and the first thing I did was lick my fingers because it gives you that little bit of tack.

Why Curt Schilling says Oakland and its fans are worst in baseball

Mon, 2020-03-30 12:27

Former All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling, perhaps best known for his bloody sock and runny mouth, eviscerated A’s fans as well as the team’s stadium as part of a late-night Twitter stream. Schilling, never one afraid to share his views on social media, said the Bay Area offered the best (the Giants) and the worst (the A’s) of his baseball stadium experiences during his 20-year career.

Why Curt Schilling says Oakland and its fans are worst in baseball

Mon, 2020-03-30 12:27

Former All-Star pitcher Curt Schilling, perhaps best known for his bloody sock and runny mouth, eviscerated A’s fans as well as the team’s stadium as part of a late-night Twitter stream. Schilling, never one afraid to share his views on social media, said the Bay Area offered the best (the Giants) and the worst (the A’s) of his baseball stadium experiences during his 20-year career.

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