Yoenis Céspedes hit his first major-league home run in his second game with the A’s, Bartolo Colon earned the win in his Oakland debut and the A’s salvaged a split of their season-opening two-game series against Seattle in Tokyo with a 4-1 decision March 29, 2012. With the Mariners leading 1-0 with two outs and a man aboard in the seventh, Céspedes took Shawn Kelley deep to left-center. Josh Reddick followed Céspedes with another home run and Jonny Gomes also hit a solo shot in the eighth.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 11:00 am
To meet the new challenges in wake of the COVID 19, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) and Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) have developed a prototype of ventilator splitter adopter to help more patients at a time. This splitter will be used in existing ventilators which would assist in ventilating four patients at a time,” claimed AKTU vice-chancellor Prof Vinay Pathak. The prototype has been sent to SGPGIMS for further lab testing.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 6:03 am
One thing that should also help the fantasy baseball community is the decision to expand rosters to 29 players for the first month of the season. To play in the majors on a team’s 25-man roster, a player must be placed on his team’s official 40-man roster. Once he is added, a team has three option years on that player.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 1:52 am
A minor league staff member in the Oakland Athletics organization tested positive for COVID-19 and has been hospitalized, the A’s said in a statement. Minor league coach and manager Webster Garrison, 54, is on ventilators and has been hospitalized in Louisiana with COVID-19, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Garrison’s fianceé, Nikki Trudeaux, posted on Facebook on Friday about the couple’s positive coronavirus diagnoses.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 12:30 am
Hadadi, the Asian discus champion who became a national hero when he won silver at the 2012 Olympics in London, has an athletics base in the U.S. but was at home in Tehran when he contracted the virus. Tasnim news agency reported Iran Athletic Federation doctor Ashkan Ordibehesht as saying that the 35-year-old Ehsan had self-quarantined after being diagnosed with the virus.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 4:28 pm
Brown’s four-year path to the pinnacle of baseball went like this, chronologically: The Rookie League Arizona League Athletics for six games; the Single-A Short-Season Vermont Lake Monsters for the rest of 2015; the High Single-A Stockton Ports for two seasons; the Double-A Midland RockHounds for a year; then, the Triple-A Las Vegas Aviators for a power-hitting display of a season, during which he clubbed 37 home runs, at last earning promotion to the big leagues on Aug. 26, 2019.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:00 am
A’s outfielder Seth Brown is spending some of his down time during baseball’s hiatus by doing something nice for fans: He’s Skyping them to chat, hoping to lift spirits during the coronavirus outbreak. It was just something that seemed like I should do,” Brown texted Friday evening. People are being affected all over the world by this virus and anything I can do to make people smile and feel good is the right thing to do!
Posted: March 28, 2020, 12:56 am
Major League Baseball and the player’s union reached an agreement on Thursday, March 26 that covers how salaries and contracts will be treated in the event of a shortened or cancelled 2020 season. As the United States becomes the world leader in confirmed coronavirus cases, we have to countenance the possibility of there being no baseball in 2020. Among the parameters in the agreement, players would still accrue a year of service time, on signed contracts, arbitration and pre-arbitration deals.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 5:00 am
So, instead of giving you the usual suspects, we’ve come up with a list of cool baseball tunes that you’ve probably never heard before. And we’ll kick off the list with a pair of tunes about legendary players from our own Green and Gold: “Vida Blue,” Albert Jones (1971) It’s a funky, soulful ode to the Oakland A’s young phenom from the early ’70s, who helped the team win three consecutive World Series titles (1972-1974) and become a true dynasty without the help of electronic sign stealing.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 9:16 pm
You’re getting some feedback,” Braden said. Then, Geren’s talk went off script. Braden would get the ball on opening day at Angel Stadium.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 5:27 pm
Greatest baseball Opening Day ever? Maybe it’s this one. The Opening Day that wasn’t.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 11:00 am
Sam O’Dell headlines Marshall athletics hall of fame class Four-time West Virginia Amateur golf champion Sam O’Dell is among nine people named for induction into the Marshall University Athletics Hall of Fame. Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick announced the 2020 class on Wednesday. O’Dell attended Marshall from 1997 to 2000 and led the golf team in stroke average for three straight seasons.
Posted: March 26, 2020, 6:46 am