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Stomper statue has CSUEB connections

Stomper statue has CSUEB connections
May 24, 2018

For Jack and Alise Eastgate, this past year has been a busy one. They were chosen along with forty-nine other artists to contribute their take on the Oakland Athletics elephant mascot, Stomper, for the...

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....

Professional baseball season is here: What to expect from Bay Area teams

2015 redesigned Pioneer logo.
February 7, 2018

The 2018 MLB spring training starts Feb. 23, both the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics are looking to improve off of the disappointment of last season. San Francisco Giants This season,...

MLB playoffs lack Bay Area feel

MLB playoffs lack Bay Area feel
October 5, 2017

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...

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”...

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...

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...

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black
July 16, 2015

San Diego businessman Floyd W. Kephart submitted a 20-page plan to Oakland and Alameda County officials last week for a development project that would provide a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders by 2019. The...

Former CSUEB athlete, coach finds niche

The number and letter plaques are lined up in the scoreboard room at O. co Coliseum in Oakland where Matt Lisle maintains a part-time job.
May 7, 2015

Growing up, many kids dream of becoming a professional athlete. A rare few actually achieve it. Getting injured is the one thing that can stop top players from achieving high levels of glory, causing most...

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