A new spot for all of your A’s coverage


As many of you have already noticed, we have made some changes to the way you receive your A’s coverage, but not the coverage itself.

The Bay Area News Group recently launched a new and improved website that functions much better across all platforms (desktop, mobile, tablet) and increases our ability to get the latest news out to you as fast as possible.

With that launch, the Oakland Athletics blog will no longer be populated. The blog site will still be here in an archived form, but we won’t be adding new content and all our new A’s coverage will be posted at http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/oakland-athletics.


Video: A’s Josh Reddick makes incredible catch to rob a home run

Sure, it’s just the first game in spring training, but A’s right fielder Josh Reddick may have already come up with the catch of the season.

Check out Reddick’s home-run saving catch against the Giants’ Michael Morse on Wednesday afternoon in Scottsdale, Ariz. Reddick scaled the fence in right and reached over to rob Morse of a home run. Incredibly, Reddick later robbed Morse of another home run.


The video Bud Selig didn’t want A’s fans to see

As the A’s and Tigers prepare for a climactic Game 5 at the Oakland Coliseum on Thursday night, it’s worth watching what the team and Major League Baseball apparently didn’t want you to see.

That would be: magical Oakland A’s moments in Oakland. (See video)

Legendary PA announcer Roy Steele, better known as “The Voice of God” for how he brought thunder with his vocal chords, was apparently enlisted to stroll down memory lane to get fans pumped for the team’s second straight trip to the playoffs. It appeared on the web briefly last week, but then disappeared.

It reappeared this week on YouTube with the poster claiming it was intended to be shown in-stadium at A’s playoff games, but was yanked by Commissioner Bud Selig.

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