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The Oakland Athletics Must Part Ways With Hitting Coach Darren Bush

To say the Oakland Athletics offense has been dreadful so far in 2020 is an understatement. It actually goes back to 2019 in which situational hitting became non-existent and the result of that a loss in the wildcard to the Tampa Bay Rays and blame goes directly to hitting coach Darren Bush. Obviously the A's offense is rolling when making pitchers work and the hope for Bush is that it will
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Athletics Upgrade Second Base With Acquisition Of Tommy La Stella

It's no secret the Oakland Athletics offense is struggling. Arguably their weakest spot in the lineup is second base as Tony Kemp, Chad Pinder and Franklin Barreto have hit a combined .206 with one home run and five rbi. Making a move necessary and the result acquiring Tommy La Stella from the Los Angeles Angels. La Stella is an immediate upgrade. At the time of the trade he was hitting
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Will Major League Baseball Get The Suspensions Right For Alex Cintron And Ramon Laureano

Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano got hit three times during their series sweep against the Houston Astros. Laureano didn't appreciate being hit for the second time in today's game. He was visibly upset immediately after it happened and voiced his displeasure. Astros catcher though Martin Maldonado did a great job of communicating and getting him calmed down to take first base. Once Laureano got to first that's when the fireworks began. He charged towards the Astros dugout going after Astros hitting
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2020 MLB Opening Day: A’s Season Opens With A Walk-Off Grand Slam

The Oakland Athletics started the shortened 2020 season against a familiar American League West foe the Los Angeles Angels. Frankie Montas earned the opening day start. He managed to strike out three batter, yet it took 28 pitches while needing to escape a bases loaded situation. Brian Knight who was calling balls and strikes did not have a particularly good game.  For Montas his wildness cost him a run in the fourth. He walked
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5 Reasons to Drive Across America and Visit MLB Ballparks

There are no two ways about it: Covid-19 has put a damper on America’s pastime. With team owners and players squabbling over profit-sharing, there’s no telling whether Major League Baseball will be back in 2020, or what form it will take when it arrives. Still, even if things look bleak for baseball fans right now, the sport will undoubtedly come back at some point, and it will be a welcome
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KPO, MLB, & NPB Baseball: What You Need to Know!

Though many associate baseball with the US, the sport actually has its origins in England. Dating back centuries, baseball was originally a rudimentary ball throwing game, with rules regarding bases, pitches, and home runs fluctuating throughout the ages. By the mid-1800s, baseball was beginning to take its modern shape in the rural towns of New England in the United States. At this time, the game varied greatly by each town or
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2020 Oakland Athletics: A Swing And a Miss By John Fisher

The 2020 Major League Baseball season may not even happen. Still the Oakland Athletics and their owner John Fisher have made waves with recent announcements. Which includes electing to not pay rent, furloughing scouts and half of the A's front office and most infuriating announcing that minor league players in their system will not get their $400 weekly stipend starting in June. Fisher himself though is worth $2.1 billion. The cost
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Derek Jeter Misses Out On Unanimous Hall Of Fame Selection By One Vote

There is no doubt Derek Jeter deserves his enshrinement in Cooperstown. What didn't belong associated with his name is the first position player to get put in unanimously and thankfully he fell one vote short of it. New York Yankee fans are of course upset by this. Jeter though is arguably the most overrated player to ever play Major League Baseball and possibly of any of the four major sports
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Gerrit Cole: Why The Cost Of Winning Is Never Enough

By now, you are still trying to process the uber-blockbuster megadeal that former Houston Astros ace Gerrit Cole just signed with the New York Yankees of nine years and $324 million. If you are like me and most other baseball fans, you are not alone, and sadly mega-contacts like these will never be enough when it comes to winning. What may have triggered this new “arms race” was the seven-year
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2019 World Series: Umpire Sam Holbrook Takes Center Stage In Game 6

It's the top of the seventh inning in game six of the 2019 World Series  with the Washington Nationals leading the Houston Astros 3-2. Yan Gomes starts the inning off with a single. Trea Turner hits what amounts to a swinging bunt fielded by Brad Peacock who makes an offline throw to Yuli Gurriel seemingly putting runners on second and third with no outs. Sam Holbrook who was behind the