Do closer celebrations bother you? Here is a list of some of my favorite closer celebrations to help you decide whether they are awesome or down right classless.
The Oakland Athletics needed a strong start from Sonny Gray to avoid being swept entering the four-day break for the All-Star game. Gray responded by limiting the Seattle Mariners to just six hits and one […]
Facing two of baseball’s best pitchers on back-to-back days was more than the struggling Oakland Athletics’ offense could deal with. After Seattle’s Felix Hernandez stumped the A’s on Friday, Hisashi Iwakuma quieted Oakland’s bats in […]
Nick Punto tossed the bat and was already leaning toward first base, certain Oakland would get another chance in the ninth inning. “I felt like I put myself in a pretty good position to get […]
Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.
Vinnie Catricala was a baseball standout at Jesuit High School and many believed he was bound for the majors. But it seems his destiny instead was in law enforcement. In 2009, Catricala was drafted by the Seattle Mariners.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Drew Pomeranz approached his fill-in start the same way he has every outing in relief this season. Maybe that’s why he had so much more success than he’s used to as a […]
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Justin Smoak was frustrated as soon as he hit a chopper to first base in the 10th inning, sure he had stranded the potential go-ahead run at third base. But the ball […]
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Jesse Chavez’s reflexes took over when a screaming liner came straight for his head. Amazingly, he stopped the ball on a play that sent him to the ground. Chavez escaped what might […]
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Scott Kazmir has given the Oakland Athletics everything they expected of the lefty as a front-line starter ready to back up a new $22 million, two-year contract. The patient Seattle Mariners got […]
Another well-pitched game for the Oakland Athletics came with a price. Scott Kazmir threw six sharp innings before leaving with tightness in his left triceps, and Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer that broke a […]
Jim Johnson spent the first week of the season making adjustments after a pair of surprising results in his new uniform. The reigning AL saves leader struck out two and closed it out this time […]