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

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Victoria Groenewold,

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, Giants fans will welcome some new players to their roster. Outfielder Andrew McCutchen, who was with...

MLB playoffs lack Bay Area feel

MLB playoffs lack Bay Area feel

Liam Beyerle,

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 berths the day prior. However, there should be no shortage of action on Oct. 3 when the play...

Giants even-year mojo wears off

Giants even-year mojo wears off

Cameron Stover,

October 19, 2016

The even-year magic has worn off. The San Francisco Giants saw their season end after surrendering four runs in the top of the 9th inning during the National League Divisional Series against the Chicago Cubs. The Giants lost the series three games to one. Breaking major-league records, the Gi...

A’s, Giants active at trade deadline

A’s, Giants active at trade deadline

Louis LaVenture,

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 shortstop Matt Duffy who played collegiately at Cal State Long Beach and was originally drafted by San...

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 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


by Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports editor

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

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