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A’s vs Giants based on virtue

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By | June 27th, 2016|3 Comments

Jed Lowrie explains

Click here to read my story on Jed Lowrie The full text runs below: LOWELL COHN THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | April 5, 2016, 6:05PM OAKLAND Just the other day, I wrote a column about baseball “explainers,” players who explain the game to fans and media. I focused on the Giants [...]

By | April 5th, 2016|3 Comments

A’s dismantle and remantle

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By | March 28th, 2016|5 Comments

Recognizing Billy Beane

Here is a link to my Friday column. The full text runs below: As local big-league baseball games dwindle to a precious few, it’s time to pay homage to the people who made a difference. Who really made a difference in this year’s baseball picture. I am not talking Madison [...]

By | September 24th, 2015|33 Comments

Oakland A’s tell the big lie

Here is a link to my Friday column about the A's. The full text runs below: Most people around here accept the A’s big lie. Routinely accept it. Like it’s gospel. Like it’s remotely true. The A’s big lie goes like this: “We are a small-market team. We can’t afford [...]

By | July 30th, 2015|35 Comments

Rangers crush A’s

Here is a link to my column about the Rangers' 10-1 win over the A's. The full text runs below: OAKLAND — In a sense, Thursday’s game didn’t matter to the A’s, didn’t matter when the Texas Rangers slaughtered them 10-1. The game was over after four innings — Texas [...]

By | April 9th, 2015|3 Comments

A’s correction

My apologies. The A's do have balls, strikes and outs on the big board. I simply could not find the location. My fault entirely.

By | April 9th, 2015|0 Comments

A’s scoreboard redux

The A's new scoreboard is handsome. I guess it's state of the art. But it's not state of baseball. The batter's count and number of outs do not appear on the big scoreboard. Very bad. They appear somewhere else, on the ribbon board above the lower deck. To attend an [...]

By | April 9th, 2015|0 Comments

A’s win opener. Sonny Gray is gold

Here is the link to my column about the A's home opener. The full text runs below: OAKLAND — The old Coliseum started coming alive at 3 p.m. The grounds crew was watering the infield before batting practice, and A’s radio announcer Vince Cotroneo was sitting in the dugout saying, [...]

By | April 6th, 2015|4 Comments

A’s preview

Here is a link to my Oakland A's preview, plus some bonus stuff my editor put together. The full text runs below: Now playing left field for the Oakland A’s, Whatsisname. Now playing shortstop for the Oakland A’s, Whatsisface. The A’s in 2015 are a combination of Whatsisnames and Whatsisfaces [...]

By | April 5th, 2015|1 Comment