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Lowell Cohn's pertinent and impertinent take on sports

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, “Opening night is like the postseason. All those expectations.” And manager Bob Melvin walked slowly down the tunnel toward the field, walked alone. He sat next to Cotroneo. He was… Read More »

Is Sonny Gray an ace?

Here is a link to my Monday column about Sonny Gray. The full text runs below: OAKLAND — Sonny Gray, who may or may not be the A’s staff ace, beat the Angels on Sunday and that made his record 6-1 — superb — and that made his earned run average 2.45 — ditto on superb. Because he won, the A’s swept the Angels and increased their lead over the Anaheims to 4 games. Gray was sometimes overpowering and, when… Read More »