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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Giants and A’s wearing batting practice caps for tonight’s game

Wearing batting practice caps for games isn’t out of the ordinary during the regular season. In fact, this past week we’ve seen the Twins and Blue Jays do it.

But this is the first time in my memory that the A’s and Giants will join the trend. New Era confirmed to me via Twitter that their batting practice caps will see the field during tonight’s game.

I think this might be an attempt to help boost merchandise sales or maybe just a way to change things up?

But at least this isn’t an unfamiliar look. These two teams faced each other numerous times during Spring Training, so these two caps being on the field together isn’t a first.

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A condensed Bay Bridge Series might be good for A’s and Giants

The root to the Bay Area rivalry between these two teams started in 1989 before Interleague became a fixture in baseball in 1997.

The annual meeting between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants begin today as the Giants visit Oakland for a two-game set before finishing off the matchup in San Francisco immediately following.

This is the first time that the two teams would play at two venues in consecutive days. This comes as part of MLB’s new approach to Interleague play with both leagues featuring 15 teams.

This might actually be the best approach for this series. Even though three-game sets between the two teams would provide more revenue and excitement, the current format allows the fanbase to get as much out of this rivalry in one week.

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The Bay Bridge Series returns to Oakland this weekend

That was a video I shot last year when the A’s swept the Giants. Happy times.

I wish I was back in the Bay for this series. I love going to the Coliseum during the series and just seeing all the Giants and A’s fans. Obviously in recent years, the bandwagon for the Giants has gotten out of control, but the A’s have swept the last two series in Oakland.

It’s a special moment for me. I am not a Giants fan but I don’t hate them. I just don’t care about them. I grew up in the East Bay. I was born and raised with the A’s and I love my team. I am hoping for a sweep this weekend since the A’s are on a roll.

With Friday’s game and the very lost Tim Lincecum on the mound, the A’s could be off to a great start to this series. Go A’s!