I was part of the longest game in Oakland A’s history but couldn’t stay to the very end

Last night (or early this morning) was a crazy game between the A’s and Angels. I would have stayed for all 19 innings. But I had a bus to catch at midnight to get right back to LA for work. So unfortunately, I was unable to watch the entire game.

But once I got on the bus, I was able to listen to it on my MLB At Bat app. The reception wasn’t so good but I had just enough juice to catch Brandon Moss’ walk-off homer.

It came at a price with some injuries, but this might be the kind of win that gets the team back on track.

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A standing ovation for Jason Collins

Jason Collins has come out and I hope that this becomes a movement in the right direction.

I remember watching Jason Collins play ball at Stanford. He was pretty good. He and his twin brother both went into the NBA and had pretty decent careers. I hadn’t followed Jason recently and I didn’t even know he was still active.

But when I noticed his name was being talked about on Twitter, I remembered him and wanted to see what had happened. When I found out that he had made it public that he was gay, I smiled. And when I realized that he was still an active player, it made me want to stand up and cheer.

The thing about this move is that Collins becomes the first active player in the four major American sports to do this. More importantly, with the NBA playoffs underway, this might have been the perfect timing and wake up call for the country.

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Last night’s Warriors game was simply magical!

I don’t want to go into a long-winded post, but I just want to say that I am so happy I was able to make it back up to the Bay to catch last night’s game.

The crowd was great. Not as great as We Believe, but still the best crowd in the NBA. The place was electric from beginning to end and what Steph Curry did in the third quarter was legen… wait for it… dary! I was just amazed at the show he put on.

The Warriors are in great position to finish this off Tuesday. I hope they do so they get some rest before facing a tough Spurs team.

Heading out to Game 4 to cheer on the Warriors tonight!

I shot that video the last time the Warriors made the playoffs. It was the best crowd I have been around and I did not stop cheering. It was an amazing atmosphere.

The Warriors are back in the playoffs and I will be back at Oracle Arena. Judging from Friday’s crowd, it’s going to be electric again tonight.

As a fan, the Warriors were my first love in sports and just being able to come back and see them is a treat for me. I cannot wait. Go Dubs!

Memories of the NFL Draft one year later

One of the final photos I took for Exmainer.com. I still hope to see A.J. Jenkins make an impact with the team.

This time one year ago, I finished my final assignment for Examiner.com and moved on to the NFL Network. The NFL Draft has always been the toughest part of the year for me in terms of writing but it was also the most exciting.

With a year gone by, it holds on to a new meaning to me. It means that I’ve been living in Los Angeles for a year and I have also grown so much in my career since then. Also, it reminds me of where I’ve come from and how much I miss covering the 49ers.

But with the new change, I am better off for it. But I can’t forget the great beat writers I’ve befriended and all the players I’ve enjoyed interviewing. The 2011 season and the following NFL Draft will always be the last memory I have of the beat and it was such a great time.

I look forward to what’s to come in the next year.

Someone from Denard Robinson’s draft party wants to be on TV

Who is this guy?

Adam Dunn: “people would be batting .400” if batting averages weren’t reported

He’s not crazy because he’s right. It’s all in your head!

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MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince reported on the Blue Jays’ use of a “performance coach” who professes that “batting average is Satan”. Somehow, that isn’t the most interesting quote in the article. In talking about how fans and players have moved further and further away from their reliance on batting average, Adam Dunn’s name inevitably came up. The White Sox slugger is hitting a cool .108 on the season and has hit a combined .184 over 2011-12, but contends that some of that is due to the pressure placed upon him when his batting average is reported in the media and flashed on scoreboards.

“I’m telling you,” said Adam Dunn, whose batting average has dropped in recent seasons, “if people didn’t post people’s batting averages on the scoreboard or in the media, people would be batting .400. I’m serious. I believe that. You look at Spring Training, and I know it’s a…

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