I woke up just in time to buy this very sweet Oakland Oaks throwback

I got it!

When the A’s wore their Oakland Oaks throwbacks on my birthday, I realized that I had to get it. I unfortunately live in LA and the opportunity to buy the limited supply at the Coliseum didn’t happen for me.

But I found out that Ebbets Field Flannels makes them but for at a crazy $200 per jersey. I followed them on Twitter hoping that maybe one day they would have a sale. They did.

They said earlier in the week they would reveal a half-off sale on Facebook before sending out an email to the newsletter subscribers. Since I am on the Facebook, this was easy for me.

The problem was that they didn’t say when the sale would begin. They just told people to watch out. But I wasn’t going to hang onto the computer all day. I just had to hope I was online when the sale went live.

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What is the model American athlete supposed to say?

Brendan Ayanbadejo has been vocal about his stance on same-sex marriage for some time.

Earlier this week, there was a buzz in Maryland as Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said he was OK with same-sex marriage. That wasn’t the news that caused the buzz. It was the reaction from local pastor and state house of delegates-member Emmett C. Burns Jr. (D-Baltimore County) who condemned Ayanbadejo for being open with his thoughts on the topic.

PLEASE READ THE COLUMN FROM DAN WETZEL EXPLAINING THE WHOLE SITUATION

This obviously is something that I’ve touched on before and I think it needs repeating. I think that we need to understand that sports can’t just be viewed as a game. It’s not anymore.

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