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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...

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...

Oakland A’s against the world with strange strategy

Oakland A’s against the world with strange strategy

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

July 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

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” that was created by Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Billy Beane, is flawed...

Oakland’s Moneyball has worn thin on me

Oakland’s Moneyball has worn thin on me

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer

April 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

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 felt too rich and pretentious for a small town kid like me. I fell in love with your Oakland Athle...

Letter to the Editor

October 7, 2015


Filed under Letters-to-editor

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 A’s had traded away Eric Chavez. If there was any research done, Chavez is the reason the A’s ...

Green & gold minus the green

Green & gold minus the green

by Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 outnumbered and overmatched. When you check the annual total payroll numbers for MLB teams the Athle...

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black

New stadium deal looks bleak for silver and black

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

July 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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 $900 million, 55,000-seat stadium also includes development plans for an area adjacent to the n...

Former CSUEB athlete, coach finds niche

Former CSUEB athlete, coach finds niche

Lauren Vestal,
Contributor

May 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 to then choose different career paths. Matt Lisle, a baseball player from Concord, was no ex...

Oakland A’s Season Preview

Oakland A’s Season Preview

Lauren Vestal,
Contributor

April 14, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 a sign of good things to come: despite a 2014 season that started strong but crumbled after the All-Star break, new players, a strong defense, and sta...

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