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

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

Nick Piper,
Contributor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

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 them four and a half games back of the defending World Series Champion, the Houston Astros. Coming o...

Being an A’s fan is pure agony

Being an A’s fan is pure agony

Matthew Carrera,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Metro

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 money and we feel great when they succeed. Oakland is not a glitz and glamour team like Los Angeles, Bo...

Oakland Athletics celebrates 50 years at CSUEB

Oakland Athletics celebrates 50 years at CSUEB

Miguel Almodovar-Weinstein,
Contributor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Campus

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. The panel discussion was organized and moderated by CSUEB’s Benjamin Klein, a lecturer in the histor...

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...

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...

Starting pitching hurts Oakland A’s

Starting pitching hurts Oakland A’s

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

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 they would hold before the season began. While the record isn’t very shocking, it’s h...

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...

Pro sports should hire more women

Pro sports should hire more women

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

October 15, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 a league that you’ve never played in? However, the professional leagues are full of coaches that...

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...

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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