Bay Bridge series trophy is cool but not necessary

It was announced that the regular season Bay Bridge series between the A’s and Giants will now feature a trophy to the series winner.

Here are the rules

  1. The Bridge will be awarded to the team that wins more games in the regular-season Bay Bridge Series.
  2. If the series finishes tied, the winner of the final game shall win The Bridge.
  3. If one or more games is postponed and the series has not yet been clinched, The Bridge will not be awarded until the postponed game(s) can be made up. If the postponed game(s) can not be made up, the standing of the series at the end of the season shall determine the winner of The Bridge. Whether or not postponed games are made up, if the series ends in a tie, the team that wins the final game will be awarded The Bridge.

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Oakland A’s to charge Giants fans $50 for parking for no good reason

With the annual exhibition game between the A’s and Giants in Oakland coming up, it will be a great way for the Bay to prepare for the upcoming baseball season. Additionally, the Warriors are playing at home that day too so the parking lot will be packed.

The A’s decided to use this situation to get back at Giants fans.

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The new A’s Kelly Green alternate uniforms are cool but could be better

The Oakland Athletics unveiled a new jersey and cap on Friday to celebrate their 50 years in Oakland. The Kelly Green jersey and cap will be worn for every Friday home game.

Celebrating their origins of Kelly Green, the team took those colors and used their city name wordmark along with the sleeve stripes from their current alternate to build this jersey. It’s white lettering with gold trim on the green jersey. It’s a great idea and homage to their home.

In addition to the jersey, the A’s unveiled the corresponding cap. The cap is green all around with the team logo in white.

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The greatest 50 Oakland Athletics of all time list is interesting

This is a fan-voted list so I can understand that it’s not perfect. For example, players like Scott Hatteberg shouldn’t be in it but because of one swing, he’s in.

As an A’s fan though, it’s nice to see some current players. Then also to be reminded of players that were traded away at their prime. It’s an interesting list that takes me down memory lane.

What a time to be an A’s fan!

Free admission to an A’s game next season could reveal an ugly truth

When the A’s announced today that their April 17 home game against the White Sox will have free admission, it sounded like a cool idea but also popped this question in my mind: Would the stadium even be filled for this game?

Columnist Ray Ratto (link above in tweet) shared those exact thoughts.

The idea of a free game is great as it really allows all those people who may never have considered going to a game an incentive to go to a game without the cost of paying for a ticket. I don’t know how the logistics are for parking or concessions, but I will assume that prices for those will remain.

But still, a free game is a pretty nifty novelty. And it would leave people to believe that the stadium will be full for the game since the cost of entry is free. However, it could reveal that the fans or the city don’t have enough people to show up to a free game.

This could be troubling for an organization that desires to build a new stadium in the city. Also, it will lead to many different speculations as to why the stadium isn’t filled — especially for a season that is only a few weeks old.

Do people not care enough? Is the team unappealing? Is the stadium too old?

There are a lot of factors. This might be the A’s trying to find out those answers by doing this promotion.

Indians, please don’t take away my Athletics’ 20-game win streak record

Scott Hatteberg celebrates his walk-off homer which gave the A’s their 20th consecutive win on 9/4/02.

My friend texted me the other day and asked me how I felt about the Cleveland Indians challenging the Oakland Athletics’ American League record of 20 straight wins set back in 2002.

It was a scenario I was very well aware of anytime a team reaches double digits in a winning streak. Many teams since 2002 have reached that plateau but no team has come close to eclipsing the record set by my favorite team. Until the Indians.

On Monday night, the Indians dominated the toothless Detroit Tigers 11-0 to win their 19th game in a row. One more today and they tie the A’s for the American League record.

The Indians are my favorite to win the World Series this year. I have a soft spot for the team and since high school, I adopted them as my second favorite baseball team. My friend also wants to see them win it all this year. And that’s what I hope is the end result for the team this year.

But please, Indians, don’t win 20 games in a row.

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A’s wearing old road cap for first time since 2013

This was beautiful to see.

I understand why the A’s switched their road caps but with the gray tops, this previous cap just works so well. The simplicity of the two colors works. I wish they would bring it back. It is one of my favorite caps in the team’s history.