John Axford would like some compensation for MLB selling his jersey

It would make sense if a player would get some compensation for someone selling his game-worn jersey. John Axford revealed that MLB does not do that. Instead the league takes the jersey and auctions it off without the player getting a single dime.

You can say that the player makes a ton of money so this really isn’t a big loss of money. That is true. But the principal is still faulty. The player should deserve some portion of the money at least. Well, that’s how it should work in other professions. The jersey may be team-issued but what the player does with the jersey is what gives it that extra value.

Well, that’s how it is and I don’t think it will change.

Oakland Athletics’ Josh Reddick bobblehead features the wrong jersey number

We're climbing the walls until May 28. The @realjoshreddick Bobblehead is awesome.

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To commemorate a great catch Josh Reddick made in spring training a couple years ago, the Oakland A’s are giving away the bobblehead you see above.

As you have noticed, Reddick is wearing #22 for the bobblehead, which was not the number he wore when he made the catch. Reddick switched to #22 when Billy Butler arrived last season.

This is an odd occurrence since the bobblehead is supposed to commemorate a moment in the past but it is forced to adopt Reddick’s current jersey number. I have never seen a throwback bobblehead’s accureacy changed like this before.

But I give them props for the spinning factor.

Oakland A’s OF Khris Davis appears to be wearing Stance socks during a game

Watching this clip, I noticed that Khris Davis is wearing some interesting socks. They don’t match any of the socks the team has worn in the recent past.

It looks like socks are all green with a stripe design at the calf, with the team logo around the ankle. I tried to get a decent screen shot of it.

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A’s bring back Barry Zito to main roster, could have him match up against Tim Hudson

This was the idea that came up a few wees ago. What if the A’s called up Barry Zito and have him face former teammate Tim Hudson when the Giants and A’s meet later this month?

Well, at least they are one step closer. I have always agreed with the A’s initial assessment of the Zito situation in which they won’t bring him up and start him over a younger player that could benefit from the experience. But with the A’s out of the race and the opportunity to do one kind of celebration for both of the team’s best pitchers, maybe this is OK.

In a sense, it’s the A’s sacrificing one young player’s start for this potential occasion. Is it fair? Probably not. But at this point, it isn’t wrong.

But at least for now, we get to see Zito pitch in the green and gold at least one more time hopefully. With the expanded 40-man roster, the team can afford something like this. And the opportunity is too perfect not to go for it.

Wake up, Barry. You’re back in the show!

The A’s have too many socks and that’s a problem

Remember my post on the A’s socks earlier this year? In one game today, we saw five of them. FIVE! All on the field at the same time in the same game.

I like socks a lot. But there is no uniform in this. They are all different and it tarnishes the identity. One is enough. Let’s not have five and possibly more in the future.

Oakland A’s pitcher Sonny Gray lets fans decide what jersey he’ll wear for his start

With the A’s starting their second half of the MLB season at home against the Twins, starting pitcher Sonny Gray asked fans on Twitter what jersey he should wear.

Starting pitchers usually get to decide what jersey the team would wear for their starts. The A’s this season have three options for home games: White, gold or green.

The fans responded to Gray on Twitter with the majority siding with gold.

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Oakland A’s are ready for some midnight madness

I’ve never heard of a baseball game starting that close to midnight. Or maybe it’s a long 13-hour wait. But it sounds like a great promotion!