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Can Oakland’s offense make-up for lackluster pitching staff?

Can Oakland's offense make-up for lackluster pitching staff?
May 10, 2018

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is now in full swing, and the Oakland Athletics have started out predictably mediocre. A month into the season, the team has earned an 11-11 record which already puts...

Being an A’s fan is pure agony

Being an A’s fan is pure agony
March 7, 2018

Athletics dysfunction right on schedule Baseball season is about to start and it’s time to cheer on the Oakland A’s. We love Oakland, which means we love being the underdog team with not a lot of...

Oakland Athletics celebrates 50 years at CSUEB

Oakland Athletics celebrates 50 years at CSUEB
March 7, 2018

Excited Cal State East Bay students enrolled in the History of Baseball class poured into the Old University Union with other Pioneer baseball fanatics as a discussion panel unfolded this past Monday....

Oakland A’s presence felt in the World Series

Oakland A’s presence felt in the World Series
November 2, 2016

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...

A’s, Giants active at trade deadline

A’s, Giants active at trade deadline
August 3, 2016

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...

Oakland A’s against the world with strange strategy

Oakland A’s against the world with strange strategy
July 27, 2016

The trade deadline for baseball is Aug. 1, and the Oakland Athletics are known for trading out their best players. The strategy of releasing their top players, although referred to as a “rebuilding effort”...

Starting pitching hurts Oakland A’s

Starting pitching hurts Oakland A’s
June 1, 2016

The Oakland Athletics’ 2016 season is underway, and they are off to a rather underwhelming start. The team currently sits at 22-29, which is on pace for the sub .500 final record that most analysts predicted...

Oakland’s Moneyball has worn thin on me

Oakland’s Moneyball has worn thin on me
Here today, gone tomorrow for Athletics
April 6, 2016

Dear Lew Wolff, I moved to the Bay Area from the Boston suburbs when I was 7 years old. Not long after, my mom took me to a San Francisco Giants game, but it just wasn’t for me: their brand new stadium...

Pro sports should hire more women

Pro sports should hire more women
October 15, 2015

Finally, professional sports are catching up to the rest of the world. For years, women have been ignored when it comes to coaching in men’s professional sports. The stigma is, how can you coach in...

Letter to the Editor

October 7, 2015

Dear Pioneer Newspaper, As a former sports editor and editor-in-chief of the Pioneer I found Louis LaVenture’s article about the A’s and Giants missing in some facts. Mr. LaVenture stated that the...

Green & gold minus the green

GRAPHIC BY TAM DUONG JR/THE PIONEER
September 30, 2015

Do you like pain? What about having your heart ripped out once a year for a few months at a time? If this sounds good to you, than you should be an Oakland A’s fan. Every year the green and gold are...

Oakland A’s Season Preview

Oakland A’s Season Preview
Despite 2014 struggles, the team is starting strong this season.
April 14, 2015

Despite losing their opening day game every year for the past decade, the Oakland A’s came out of a killer spring training and kicked off their 2015 season last week by crushing the Texas Rangers 8-0. It’s...

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