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Oakland Athletics

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Baseball Players and Dinosaurs Don't Mix

    Earlier this week we reported on former Oakland slugger Jose Canseco's ruminations on the evolution of gravity and earth scientists' ruminations on the evolution of Canseco. The former outfielder -- who demonstrated gravity Newton-style when a fly ball dropped onto his head -- tweeted on Monday: "My ... More >>

  • News

    November 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    World Series: Justin Verlander, Thou Art Mortal

    There's a moment toward the end of the great old movie The Man Who Would Be King where Sean Connery's character has nearly conned an Afghan tribe into believing that he's a God. But, just at the wrong moment, he's cut -- and blood trickles from his wound. Seeing this, the tribe's elder cries that Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Five Songs About Baseball to Make You Joyful Before the Playoffs

    Alright, Bay Area baseball fanatics -- this is your moment. Because yes, the Oakland A's have made it to the playoffs for the first time in six years. And yes, AT&T Park is hosting playoff games for the Giants on both Saturday and Sunday this week. This is that magical period where anything coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    San Francisco Bulls: Hockey Team Inks First Player; Affiliation With Sharks Remains Elusive

    Unless you're within the devoted cadre of Slovakian hockey aficionados, you probably don't know much about Peter Sivak. You've probably heard of the San Jose Sharks, however. They're the guys with the teal uniforms who fly onto the rink via an oversize shark head and through a mist of dry ice. Well, ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    V-Nasty Cancels Upcoming Tour Dates Due to Probation Issues

    If anyone still thinks that Kreayshawn associate, Gucci Mane collaborator, and Oakland A's fan V-Nasty was just fronting about her rough-and-tumble background and years spent in and out of juvie and jail, this should shut them up: V-Nasty just canceled her S.F. show at Slim's next week, and indeed a ... More >>

  • Film

    January 4, 2012
  • Film

    December 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Buster Posey's Injury Could End His Season After Smash-Up at Home Plate

    dirkhasen/FlickrWill Buster be on DL for rest of 2011?​UPDATE: Giants just confirmed that Posey has suffered a lower left leg fracture. He's been placed on the 15-day DL, with an MRI scheduled for today, but he'll be indefinitely out until they know more. "There's no time table for his return," sa ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    City Hall Meeting 'Torture' For Giants-Loving Supe

    SeanElsbernd.comThis is a happy baseball fan. Really.​The Board of Supervisors held their least productive meeting in recent history Tuesday, with Supervisor Sean Elsbernd -- the West of Twin Peaks representative known for his fiscal conservatism and no-nonsense manner -- absent from his seat for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Eric Byrnes: Softball God

    We recently wrote a pair of articles about how former Oakland A's fan favorite Eric Byrnes is now being paid $11 million to sell sofas and play beer-league softball on the Peninsula. After the wheels came off the 34-year-old's Major League career in Seattle, we were hoping Giants general manager Bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Eric Byrnes: Softball God

    We recently wrote a pair of articles about how former Oakland A's fan favorite Eric Byrnes is now being paid $11 million to sell sofas and play beer-league softball on the Peninsula. After the wheels came off the 34-year-old's Major League career in Seattle, we were hoping Giants general manager Bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Follow Pavement's Example and Support Stockton

    Marcus RothStockton boys Pavement in 1999​Pavement, the beloved slacker indie rock band, recently added a show in its hometown of Stockton to this year's headline-grabbing reunion tour. Stephen Malkmus, Scott "Spiral Stairs" Kannberg, and co. will play the Bob Hope Theatre on Thursday, June 24, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Dallas Braden's Perfect Game Is Perfect Story: Sweetness and Schadenfreude

    ​Yesterday, Oakland Athletics starter Dallas Braden tossed a perfect game -- retiring every opposing batter and allowing nary a one to reach first base. For the non-sports fans out there this, to borrow Vice President Joe Biden's lexicon, is a big fu**ing deal. In many ways, Braden's perfect game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Eric Byrnes' Next Gig After Baseball: Selling Sofas

    This morning, we reported that former Oakland A's fan favorite Eric Byrnes, just days after being cut off the Seattle Mariners, was playing beer-league softball here in the Bay Area. But it hasn't been all play and no work for the young retiree. Byrnes was spotted hawking houseware at a San Carlos s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Shakedown 20: Remembering the Big Loma Prieta Quake. Today's Edition: Aaron Peskin Returns to the Scene of the Crime, Dooming Each and Every One of Us.

    Long, long ago in a monarchy far, far away...​For Part 1 of this retrospective, click here to read my own mother's account of getting out of her car and running like hell when the Bay Bridge partially collapsed. The ostensible purpose of this series is to recount longtime locals' harrowing tales o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Art & Soul Organizer Explains What Happened To This Year's Festival

    You Know You Want This, Oakland: Shawn Colvin​ Earlier this week I wrote about discovering that Oakland's Art & Soul Festival--which happens August 15 & 16--had managed to almost completely ignore the youthful 16-35 demographic with its bookings for this year. There's no live hip-hop, ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Brian Boitano Cooking Show = TV That Will *Never* Show In a Sports Bar

    In 1988, Brian Boitano was an unlikely cold warrior in a sequined shirt, dispatching Iron Curtain figure skaters (and, for that matter, Canadians) en route to a gold medal. Now the San Francisco skater has become the unlikely host of a cooking show, the Food Network announced today. Disbelieving vie ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Calling All Readers: Help Us Devise Barry Zito's Nickname

    Can you name this pitcher? Sound off! With Barry Zito scheduled to be handed the ball tomorrow in Dodger Stadium -- and with the possibility of a five-game losing streak piled atop whatever other pressures he brings to the mound -- it's now clearer than ever: This man needs a nickname. This is no si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007
  • News

    January 17, 2007

    Deal or No Deal

    Giants GM Brian Sabean spent big money on the free-agent market. What do you think of his wheeling and dealing?

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Giant Fake

    Is baseball star Barry Bonds a juiced-up deceiver or just the greatest and most maligned player in baseball history? Find out where you stand!

  • News

    December 28, 2005

    Offensive Line

    Numbers guy and Stanford MBA Paraag Marathe has become a scapegoat for the 49ers' failure, but he's really the future of the NFL

  • Music Awards

    October 19, 2005

    Award Show Performers

    SF Weekly Music Awards

  • Music

    February 16, 2005

    Bouncer

    Katy St. Clair shows a Rottweiler who's boss, wins at bingo, and enjoys Sadie's Flying Elephant

  • Music

    December 22, 2004

    Group Hug 2004

    It's been a shitty year on a number of levels. Here's a mix CD to cheer you up.

  • News

    April 14, 2004

    All-In

    A brash Iranian-American wins $1.4 million at poker -- and knows his lucky streak has just started

  • News

    February 11, 2004

    He Stats! He Scores!

    Aptos statistics geek Roland Beech just might change how the NBA plays -- and you watch -- basketball

  • News

    January 28, 2004

    Go, Gabriel, Go

    Spending time at the Illbilly Rhodehouse, where, if you're lucky, you'll find an archangel who really knows how to play

  • News

    December 31, 2003

    The Oracle of San Francisco

    No, not that jerk-led software behemoth down the Peninsula the real Oracle, with the surefire, bet-the-house prophecies you deserve

  • News

    October 30, 2002

    Field of Liens

    Before you succumb to nostalgia about a simpler, humbler baseball time, heed the lesson of Vacaville

  • News

    August 7, 2002

    This Is Your Sport, on Dope

    State Sen. Don Perata's bill on drug testing for pro athletes isn't nearly tough enough on doped-up athletes or their enablers

  • News

    December 26, 2001

    A Little Fine Tuning

    How on earth will KRON fill airtime without NBC? A sneak peek.

  • News

    February 7, 2001

    Projected, Not Stirred

    How much does Peter Moody love martinis? He's spent 13 years making a movie about them, if that tells you anything.

  • News

    June 21, 2000

    The Regular Guys

    They follow sports, wear flannel shirts, smoke, drink, belch, and make crude jokes. Oh, one other thing. They're gay.

  • Music

    May 17, 2000

    Black Rage

    The Coup just may be the greatest, angriest, most militant hip hop act around. So what's up with the Puff Daddy tour?

  • News

    February 24, 1999
  • Calendar

    January 13, 1999
  • News

    December 30, 1998

    The Fortress on the Hill

    Once, she partied with the Rolling Stones. Now, shunned by family and sued by friends, aging eccentric Arden Van Upp has retreated to her mansion.

  • Calendar

    December 23, 1998
  • News

    December 16, 1998

    No Place Like Curb

    So many San Franciscans live in cars, vans, campers, and buses that the city wants to create a "vehicular community" where they could legally park. But if we build it, will the "houseless" come?

  • Calendar

    September 23, 1998
  • News

    May 13, 1998
  • News

    October 29, 1997

    School of Scandal

    U.S. alleges $3 million fraud at Oakland's Laney College; 400 "students" involved

  • Calendar

    January 24, 1996
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