In Minnesota last night, a young fan in the stands mistakes the ball for a tasty treat.
Here is video shot by our John Hickey of catchers Derek Norris and John Jaso (No. 5), among others, playing catch before beginning drills in Phoenix Friday.
Here is some video of A’s manager Bob Melvin taking his turn on the mound during batting practice, as shot by our John Hickey today in Phoenix.
Here is video from John Hickey of A’s closer Grant Balfour throwing just five days after having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
Here is video from our beat writer John Hickey of some A’s infielders taking part in drills Sunday at second base.
By John Hickey
PHOENIX – John Jaso, who admired the Oakland A’s from afar last year, is admiring them from inside the clubhouse now.
A’s manager Bob Melvin is a finalist for the AL’s Manager of the Year award, which will be announced after 3 p.m. PT on Tuesday.
Here’s a tribute to Melvin in pictures from our photo archives.
I’ll take your questions and discuss the game as the A’s take on the Detroit Tigers in the fifth and deciding game of the ALDS at 6 p.m. Thursday. Game time is 6:37, but we’ll start it a little early!
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