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In Bay Area, bad teams get dismissed in most passive-aggressive way of all
We stop attending, watching or talking about them and find other things to do with ourselves...
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Gossett reacts after homer
Mariners club four home runs, end A's seven-game winning streak
The A's rode a wave of momentum into their series with the Mariners, but by the second inning, it was gone as the M's went on to win 7-1.
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Aaron Judge breaks Mark McGwire's rookie record
Mark McGwire hit 49 homers for Oakland in 1987, breaking the previous mark of 38 set by the Boston Braves’ Wally Berger in 1930...
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Highlights: Oakland Unified School District band take knee
While one fan got a big bruise on his head, another caught two balls!
Was Bruce Maxwell surprised by ovation from A's fans?
Bruce Maxwell offers his thoughts on A's fans giving him an ovation before his first at-bat since kneeling.
Is Matt Olson's season over? Bob Melvin provides update
Bob provides details of Matt Olson's injury.
Drive of the Game: Bay Area native homers twice off Gossett
Archbishop Mitty alum Mitch Haniger returned to the Bay Area on Monday and homered twice.
Maxwell receives applause before first at-bat since kneeling
A's fans gave Bruce Maxwell a standing ovation when he came to the plate on Monday against the Mariners.
Maxwell shares reaction when he told team of plan to kneel
Bruce Maxwell addresses what happens next now that he's protested during the national anthem.
Maxwell's Army father: 'I’m right there with my baby' when it comes to anthem protest
One person watching from afar in Alabama wasn’t surprised when Maxwell became the first major league baseball player to take a knee...
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Highlights: Khris Davis now one home run off career high
Khris Davis went deep for home run No. 41 in the A's 8-1 win Sunday over the Rangers.
Melvin: Cotton's changeup 'can make you look pretty silly'
Bob Melvin breaks down Jharel Cotton five shutout innings Sunday vs. the Rangers.
Josh Phegley: A's showed Rangers who has the better lineup
Josh Phegley sends a message to the Rangers after the A's swept their division foe at home.
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Instant Analysis: A's sweep Rangers in Oakland, win seventh straight
The A's offense erupted for five runs in the fifth inning as the pitching staff held the Rangers to three hits on the day, winning their seventh in a row.
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Drive of the Game: A's Khris Davis crushes home run No. 41
A's slugger Khris Davis goes deep in Oakland for a 445-foot shot against the Rangers.
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Bruce Maxwell: Kneeling for anthem not 'disrespecting my country or my flag'
Bruce Maxwell's father was an Army officer. The A's rookie made history taking a knee, but his hand remained over his heart until the end.
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Full Interview: Why Bruce Maxwell took knee during anthem
A's rookie Bruce Maxwell is the first MLB player to take a knee in a form of protest during the national anthem. After the win Saturday, he explained why and what he plans to do in the future.
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Instant Analysis: Davis' back-to-back 40-homer season leads A's to win
All the A's needed Saturday night was Khris Davis as his 40th home run of the night, a solo shot, provided the only run necessary in win vs. the Rangers.
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MLB issues statement on A's Bruce Maxwell kneeling during national anthem
After A's catcher Bruce Maxwell took a knee during the national anthem, Major League Baseball sent out their thoughts on the action. 
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Bruce Maxwell becomes first to kneel in MLB during anthem
A's catcher Bruce Maxwell, who is the son of an Army officer, took a knee Saturday night during the national anthem in Oakland.
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A's catcher Bruce Maxwell becomes first MLB player to kneel during anthem
A's catcher Bruce Maxwell made history Saturday in Oakland as he took a knee during the national anthem after President Trump's inflammatory tweets.
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A's rookie Olson stays humble during record-breaking power surge
A mix of reverence and a shrug-of-the-shoulders type humbleness isn't exactly the demeanor you'd expect from an MLB slugger who is white hot...
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Highlights: Matt Olson stays white hot in win over Rangers
We dare you to find someone in MLB hotter than Matt Olson right now at the dish...
How has a wrist injury made Semien a better hitter?
Marcus Semien talks postgame about building momentum for next season, his feeling towards the lead-off spot and how an injury has been him a better player...
Melvin uses one word to pinpoint why Olson is thriving...
It's not a word you'd usually associate with a rookie power hitter...
Instant Analysis: Olson continues HR tear in win over Rangers
Matt Olson tied an Oakland A's record in what was a 4-1 win over the Rangers -- the victory is the Athletics' fifth straight...
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Drive of the Game: Dear Matt Olson, this is ridiculous now
Don't touch Matt Olson right now -- he is white hot...
Kaval calls A's ballpark plan 'as big a project' as Oakland has seen
A's fans had the opportunity to ask Dave Kaval about some of the details important to them as talk of the new ballpark continues to grow...
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The A's Insider Podcast: Grady Fuson, special assistant to the GM
Grady Fuson, special assistant to the GM in Oakland, joins Joe Stiglich on the latest episode of The A's Insider Podcast to break down some of the team's top prospects.
Could Franklin Barreto get a look in center field for A's?
It’s long been speculated that the middle infielder might eventually get a look in the outfield, and the idea has at least been discussed in team circles...
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Maxwell after getting hit by foul tip
Bob Melvin provides update on Bruce Maxwell after 'pretty good shot' to face
Bruce Maxwell left Wednesday's game in Detroit after taking a foul tip square in the facemask. Afterwards, Bob Melvin addressed his catcher's status.
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Mengden fist bump
Olson's home run streak ends, but Mengden dazzles as A's sweep Tigers
Matt Olson didn't homer on Wednesday, but he didn't need to as Daniel Mengden threw seven more scoreless innings to lead the A's past the Tigers.
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Matt Olson taking record stats with 'grain of salt'
Matt Olson reacts to hitting a home run for a fifth straight game.
Highlights: Lowrie, Olson go deep in A's 9-8 win over Tigers
With the A's in need of a big hit, Jed Lowrie came through with a grand slam in the top of the eighth.
Joking Melvin: I'm done talking about Matt Olson's homers
Bob Melvin ponders if he's ever seen a home run streak like Matt Olson is on.
Jed Lowrie on cusp of A's history: 'Not looking to stop'
Jed Lowrie discusses the importance of the young A's team learning to win on the road.
Drive of the Game: Olson makes MLB history with 23rd homer
Matt Olson clubbed his 15th home run in his last 21 games, something that no other rookie has done.
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Instant Analysis: Matt Olson, Jed Lowrie slug A's past Tigers
Trailing 8-5 in the eighth, Jed Lowrie came through with the big hit, delivering a go-ahead grand slam to push the A's past the Tigers.
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The Happy Hour: How Olson's tear has changed A's mindset
Joe Stiglich joins Monte, Papa and Ray to discuss the historic stretch Matt Olson is on.
Olson sets team rookie record with HR in 5th straight game
Matt Olson did it again, hitting his 23rd homer of the season.
Olson homers again
Matt Olson breaks Oakland rookie record by homering in fifth straight game
This has gotten ridiculous. Matt Olson homered for a fifth straight game on Tuesday, setting an Oakland rookie record for consecutive games with a long ball.
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A by-the-numbers look at Matt Olson's home run tear
Although he’s only played in roughly one-third of Oakland’s games, Matt Olson has vaulted into a tie for fourth on the team with 22 homers this season...
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Highlights: Olson ties A's rookie record in win over Tigers
While Matt Olson used his bat, Liam Hendriks and Matt Chapman used their gloves to help the A's beat the Tigers.
Drive of the Game: Matt Olson homers for fourth straight day
Matt Olson continues to give Rhys Hoskins a run for his money...
In midst of homer tear, does Olson realize what he's doing?
Rookie Matt Olson discusses the pitches he has hit for home runs the last four days.
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Instant Analysis: Olson homers for fourth straight game, A's beat Tigers
It happened again. Matt Olson tied an A's rookie record by homering for the fourth straight game, fueling an 8-3 win over the Tigers Monday.
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Cotton groin injury
Cotton suffers injury during pregame warmups, scratched vs Tigers
Jharel Cotton was scheduled to start Monday, but the A's right-hander was scratched a few minutes before first pitch due to a groin strain.
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Highlights: Wendle goes deep in grand fashion vs Phillies
With his family in the stands, Joey Wendle crushes one vs. the Phillies for his first career grand slam.
Joey Wendle wraps his head around emotional swing of the bat
Joey Wendle will never forget playing in front of his family at the ballpark he grew up going to.
Drive of the Game: Wendle hits grand slam in front of family
On the anniversary of his first career home run, Joey Wendle mashes a grand slam in front of his family in Philadelphia.
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A's power past Phillies, flex their way to series win on the road
The A's kept on hitting the ball over the wall in Philadelphia as they secured a series win Sunday over the Phillies...
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WAKE UP CALL: Matt Olson's offensive tear continues
The A's fell to the Phillies, but Matt Olson kept on hitting the ball over the wall on Saturday. In San Francisco, the Giants gave Madison Bumgarner no support.
Highlights: After 23 homers in MILB, Olson hits 20th in MLB
Kendall Graveman, arguably the A's best fielding pitcher, started a double play in the bottom of the second inning.
Drive of the Game: Olson connects for 20th homer of season
Matt Olson continued his torrid pace with another home run on Saturday.
Olson's homer against the Phillies
Instant Analysis: After Olson's 20th homer, A's offense goes soggy in Philly
Matt Olson clubbed his 20th homer before a long rain delays Saturday, but the A's bullpen couldn't hold onto the lead afterwards as the Phillies won 5-3.
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Phillie Phanatic invades A's booth, plants kiss on Ray Fosse
Uncontrollable laughter was the result of the Phillie Phanatic dropping in on Glen Kuoper and Ray Fosse.
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A's to dedicate statue of Rickey Henderson at Coliseum next season
The playing surface at the Coliseum has already been dedicated to Rickey Henderson. Next season, he'll get another prestigious honor.
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The Wake Up Call: Mengden shines vs Phillies, Samardzija slips vs D'Backs
Good morning, NBC Sports Bay Area/California universe. We have your Wake Up Call right here:
Highlights: Daniel Mengden mows down Phillies in shutout
Daniel Mengden was absolutely marvelous Friday night in Philadelphia.
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Through at 22: Indians' historic win streak finally comes to an end
After 22 straight wins, the Indians were finally stopped Friday night as the Royals took them down in Cleveland.
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Melvin: Mengden deserved to finish off complete game
With how Daniel Mengden was pitching, there was no way for A's manager Bob Melvin to take out his starter.
Daniel Mengden reacts to first career CG: 'Yeah, I'm tired'
A's starting pitcher Daniel Mengden breaks down his outing after tossing a shutout vs. the Phillies.
Drive of the Game: Olson's eighth home run in last 12 games
Matt Olson continued to stay on fire at the plate with yet another home run Friday night in Philadelphia.
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Mengden shuts out Phillies for first career complete game in A's win
Daniel Mengden dominated the Phillies for nine innings Friday night on the road, giving the A's a road win in Philadelphia.
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Indians must win five more in a row to save us all from ourselves
There is a debate over what baseball rules from 101 years ago were as opposed to what they should have been...
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Kaval: 'Signing the nucleus' of A's young talent will be key for new ballpark
Dave Kaval is confident the A’s current core of young players will become the seasoned group of veterans that ushers in the new stadium...
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Highlights: A's bond in Boston, strike a pose at Fenway Park
The A's dropped their series finale against the Red Sox, but came closer as a team at the same time in Boston.
Drive of the Game: Benintendi's big day vs A's in Boston
Red Sox rookie Andrew Benintendi puts on a show at Fenway Park against the A's.
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Healy hits home run No. 25, but A's come up short in Boston
The A's had a chance to leave Boston with a series win over the Red Sox, but couldn't put enough together late to end this three-game set.
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With family on his mind, Cotton provides lift with some huge help in A's win
Jharel Cotton is battling with bigger things off the field. On the mound vs. the Red Sox, he showed his toughness as his teammates picked him up.
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Highlights: A's power-hitting Olson does it on defense too
Matt Olson went deep for the 18th time this season in the A's win over the Red Sox. But, he flashed some leather too.
Jed Lowrie embracing leadership role with young A's
Jed Lowrie breaks down the A's 7-3 win over the Red Sox in Boston.
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Instant Analysis: A's score four in the first, beat Red Sox in Boston
The A's offense came to play and plated four runs in the first inning as they tagged starter Doug Fister for six runs in a road win over the Red Sox.
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Is NY Giants' all-time 26-game win streak in 1916 legitimate?
The Indians tied an American League record with 21 straight wins on Wednesday. But is that the real record instead of the 1916 New York Giants?
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A's applaud site announcement, but how many will get to play in it?
With a five-year timeline, at minimum, before a new stadium would open, the news hasn't exactly the talk of the A’s clubhouse...
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Drive of the Game: Matt Olson just keeps hitting home runs
A's rookie Matt Olson continued to show his power Wednesday night in Boston.
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'Racism is as American as baseball' banner hangs in A's vs Red Sox game
The fourth inning of the A's vs Red Sox game became quite interesting for reasons that had nothing to do with the players. 
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Three things excite Oakland mayor with new A's ballpark
Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf gives her thoughts on the site for a new future A's ballpark.
Kaval: 'We have to be true to Oakland' with new A's ballpark
Can the A's learn from the Giants and AT&T Park when looking at their new ballpark in the future?
Kaval's two themes with A's new ballpark: Intimacy and view
Dave Kaval opens up to Brodie Brazil on what he views as the A's new ballpark in 2023.
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Move over A's: Indians win 21st straight game, set American League record
The "Moneyball" A's won 20 straight games 15 years ago. Well, that Indians have now gone on a new record-setting streak of their own/
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The 2023 target date means A's will go at least three years fully naked
Dave Kaval has to act like the A’s didn’t declare their divine right to the Laney site, but just expressed a preference...
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With stadium site chosen, it’s time for A's to put the big boy shoes on
The A's have chosen a stadium site and have a timetable -- all they have to do now is shove three camels through one needle’s eye...
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Report: A's hope to build new stadium on land near Laney College
With a goal of announcing a site for their new stadium this year, the A's reportedly hope to build it on land near Laney College.
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Manaea: 'Kinda have nightmares' about pitching in Fenway
What's it like to face a deep lineup like Boston's? Sean Manaea discusses.
Highlights: Cameraman makes barehanded catch during A's game
Marcus Semien thought he had a double off the monster. Jackie Bradley Jr. had other ideas.
Drive of the Game: Betts knocks in four runs against A's
Mookie Betts made Sean Manaea's life miserable on Tuesday night with a two-run triple and a two-run homer.
Manaea reacts after Betts homer
Instant Analysis: A's streak ends as Manaea roughed up by Red Sox
Coming off a good outing last week, Sean Manaea was hammered by Boston Tuesday night as the A's saw their five-game winning streak end.
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Lindor celebrates home run
2002 A's have company: Indians tie AL record with 20th straight win
The Indians' incredible run reached historic proportions on Tuesday as they won their 20th straight game, matching the 2002 A's streak.
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Free A's game on April 17, 2018 could reveal some scary knowledge
If you want to see the A's take on the White Sox, you won't have to open your wallet...
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Tale of the Tape: Indians one win away from A's historic streak
The red-hot Indians are riding an incredible 19-game winning streak. A win away from the A's historic 2002 streak, Insider Joe Stiglich stacks 'em up...
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A's 2018 schedule includes unique free-admission game vs. White Sox
The A’s 2018 schedule features some unique twists, including an afternoon season opener at home for just the second time in 41 years...
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Cleveland coming for Oakland: Indians blank Tigers for 19th straight win
The Indians can't be stopped. They are now one win away from tying the 2002 A's after they won their 19th straight game on Monday night.
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The A's Insider Podcast: Glen Kuiper
Play-by-play broadcaster Glen Kuiper joins Joe Stiglich on The A's Insider Podcast to discuss several young players and leaving the Coliseum.
Highlights: A's finish impressive, dominant sweep of Astros
In four games, the A's showed the rest of the American League what they're capable of...
A's sweep of Astros wasn't unexpected, but impressive
It was quite the weekend for Bob Melvin and his young A's...
Healy compares his rookie campaign with breakout 2017 season
"I've definitely learned a lot along they way" said the A's third baseman when breaking down the difference between year one and year two...
Drive of the Game: Healy goes yard in series sweep of Astros
For the 24th time this season, Ryon Healy has left the building...
Chapman celebrates homer
Last-place A's complete four-game sweep of first-place Astros
Maybe the A's are on to something. Despite being in the AL West cellar, Bob Melvin's spunky bunch finished off a sweep of the Astros Sunday.
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Rookies carry load as A's cap off their first doubleheader sweep since 1998
The 11-4 pounding of the Astros in Saturday’s second game was the most tangible evidence yet of what this young A's group might be capable of...
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Highlights: Pinder, Olson power A's to Game 2 win vs Astros
It was a doubleheader win for the A's -- and they used some young power to obtain it...
Drive of the Game: Pinder is twice as nice in win vs Astros
Chad Pinder was at the heart of Oakland's rally during Game 2 of their doubleheader against Houston...
Hey Bob Melvin, which of Pinder's HRs was more impressive?
Manager Bob Melvin couldn't help but give out some high praise to his young power hitter...