Memorial services set for former A's OF Mitchell Page


Memorial services set for former A's OF Mitchell Page

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OAKLAND, CALIF. Former Oakland As outfielder Mitchell Page, who passed away March 12 at the age of 59, will be honored at two memorial services next week, the family announced today.

On Thursday, March 24, a 5:30 p.m. service will be held at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church at 1401 E. Jefferson St. in Phoenix, Ariz., located close to his final home of Glendale. The family also will celebrate his life and professional baseball career in the Oakland, Calif. Area from noon to 4 p.m. at Rickeys Sports Theater and Grill Sunday, March 27. Rickeys is located at 15028 Hesperian Blvd. in San Leandro.

In lieu of flowers or other gestures, the family has asked for donations to be made to the Kyle Page Fund, which will benefit Mitchells only son who is graduating from Grambling University later this year. Donations can be sent to the Kyle Page Fund, P.O. Box 514, 4096 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611.

Page, a lifetime .266 hitter with 72 home runs, 259 RBI and 104 stolen bases in eight major league seasons with Oakland (1977-83) and Pittsburgh (1984), burst onto the big league scene in 1977 when he batted .307 with 21 homers, 75 RBI and 42 stolen bases for Oakland in finishing second in the American League Rookie of the Year voting. He was also a member of the Athletics 1981 AL West championship team.

Following his playing career, Page served as a hitting coach with the Washington Nationals and 2004 National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Courtesy Oakland Athletics media services.

Report: Lakers have shown interest in former Warriors guard

Report: Lakers have shown interest in former Warriors guard

Ian Clark is looking for his next basketball home.

And the Lakers have shown interest in the free agent guard, according to The Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner.

Over 77 regular season games with the Warriors last season, Clark averaged 6.8 points while shooting just under 49 percent from the field and over 37 percent from deep.

In 16 playoff games (he did not play in Game 5 of the NBA Finals), he averaged 6.8 points on 50.6 percent shooting overall, and 36 percent from 3-point territory.

Last week, he was asked if he would be back with the Warriors in 2017-18.

"It's not looking like it," Clark said while in Memphis. "Going through that situation right now. As much as I want to stay, it's a business. But we'll see. Anything could happen."

The Warriors do have an open roster spot, but it's quite possible they enter training camp and/or the season with just 14 players under contract.

Golden State can only offer Clark the minimum of $1,577,230.

The Lakers could give Clark up to $4.3 million -- the room mid-level exception.

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

Dodgers designate Sergio Romo for assignment

Dodgers designate Sergio Romo for assignment

The Dodgers made a move on Thursday that will certainly interest Giants fans.

Los Angeles designated Sergio Romo for assignment.

Over 30 appearances this season, Romo is 1-1 with a 6.12 ERA.

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He hasn't taken the mound since July 8.

Against the Giants this year:

- April 24: Allowed one hit and one walk in one inning
- April 25: Allowed two earned runs in 0.1 innings 
- May 2: A perfect 1-2-3 inning
- May 17: Allowed one run in one inning

Romo spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Orange and Black.

From 2008 to 2016, he went 32-26 with a 2.58 ERA and 84 saves over 515 appearances.

He won three World Series rings with the Giants.