Monthly Archives: August 2013

Breaking Down Balfour

Yesterday was an unfamiliar sight for A’s fans with Grant Balfour blowing only his second save this season in a 7-6 walk-off loss to Detroit. However, as soon as Torii Hunter’s homer landed in the seats, a litany of people flooded social media and absolutely trashed Balfour as if he … Continue reading

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The Long, Strange Saga of Daric Barton

With the exception of Jack Cust, there has been no A’s player in recent history more polarizing than the embattled Daric Barton. Those who believe in him defend him tirelessly and argue that he’s still young enough to realize his potential … Continue reading

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Quick Updates for 8/16

Well, it turns out the Oakland Athletics aren’t really the ones to blame for the significant increase in playoffs ticket packages. Not long after publishing my post on Wednesday I learned Major League Baseball is responsible for setting the ticket prices … Continue reading

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The Great Playoffs Tickets Fiasco

As if the pain and agony of last night’s almost walk-off victory wasn’t enough to stomach, I awoke this morning to learn season ticket holders were sent e-mails with instructions for buying playoff tickets and the prices had skyrocketed. Last year, … Continue reading

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The Sophomore Slump: An Oakland Tradition

There seems to be a strange tradition going on in recent years. A’s players who burst onto the scene as rookies come back in their second season and lose all semblance of the player that captured the hearts and minds of the fans. … Continue reading

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