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MLB playoffs lack Bay Area feel

MLB playoffs lack Bay Area feel

Liam Beyerle,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

Oct. 1 marked the end of the Major League Baseball regular season. Unfortunately for baseball fans, the last day of the regular season was drama-free as the last of the 10 playoff teams clinched postseason berths the day prior. However, there should be no shortage of action on Oct. 3 when the play...

Baseball in Cuba

Daniel Larios,
Contributor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Videos

In Major League Baseball, nearly one-third of all active players come from Latin America. Most of these players have the freedom to travel home during the offseason and visit their families or play in the Winter League. Cuban players do not have this option.

Bay Area baseball in trouble at halfway break

Bay Area baseball in trouble at halfway break

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Halfway into the regular season, the Oakland Athletics are struggling to play .500 ball. Individually, however, players are having phenomenal years. The San Francisco Giants, on the other hand, could only hope to be so fortunate.   San Francisco Giants This season, the Giants lack a dominant presence in...

The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

The Oakland Athletics still aren’t good

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

May 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It’s an ongoing sad story for Oakland’s home squad, the Oakland Athletics. They still are not good. For the past two years the A’s have had a losing record, 69-93 in 2016, 68-94 in 2015, and this year has been no better as their record stands at 17-22 so far. That record is the worst in the W...

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Why it sucks to be an Oakland A’s fan

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

For baseball fans, April is the best month of the year. The MLB season just started and every team has a chance to be a champion, as least for a little while. However, not all fans are so lucky. An Oakland A’s fan since I was four-years-old, I am one of the unlucky fans who know we have no chance ...

Bay Area baseball back in play

Bay Area baseball back in play

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017 baseball season starts this weekend and both the Giants and the A’s made roster moves to improve on last season’s results. San Francisco Giants This season, Giants fans will notice some star players absent from the roster. Relief pitcher Santiago Casilla signed with the Oakland Athlet...

Oakland A’s presence felt in the World Series

Oakland A’s presence felt in the World Series

Cameron Stover,
Contributor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

Oakland A’s fans who tuned into the World Series may have recognized a familiar face or two. As a matter of fact, they might have recognized seven familiar faces on the field playing for both the Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs. Seeing these former A’s playing on baseball’s biggest sta...

A’s, Giants active at trade deadline

A’s, Giants active at trade deadline

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

August 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

The MLB trade deadline came and went on Monday with the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics in their traditional roles. San Francisco were buyers and traded away a fan favorite to do so in shortstop Matt Duffy who played collegiately at Cal State Long Beach and was originally drafted by San...

Should NCAA pay its athletes?

Should NCAA pay its athletes?

Christina Bleakley,
Contriubtor

June 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Amateurism. It is a core value of the National Collegiate Athletic Association that means student athletes cannot be compensated for anything more than the costs to attend their colleges or universities. UCLA, a Division I school, recently signed a 15-year, $280 million deal with activewear brand Unde...

Women’s U.S. soccer struggles to break ground

Women’s U.S.  soccer struggles to  break ground

Elizabeth Avalos and Christina Bleakley

March 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The NBA, NFL, and MLB, remain the best leagues of their kind in comparison to the rest of the world, and chances of this changing anytime soon appear substantially slim. While the United States is unquestionably home to some of the most passionate sports fans, soccer is the only globally loved game...

Baseball player bucks the trend: First Black pitcher in 16 years

Baseball player bucks the trend: First Black pitcher in 16 years

DaRyn Merriwether,
Contributor

December 3, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Historically, baseball has had a low population of African American play ers. Following Hank Aaron’s home run in 1979, there was an increase in Af- rican American players on game-day rosters. However, since 2013, only 8.3 percent of players were African American, according to the Universi...

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