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A’s Fan Guide to the 2014 World Series

Well, it’s settled. The 2014 World Series matches up the San Francisco Giants against the Kansas City Royals. As an A’s fan, the question is this: who are we supposed to root for? For many A’s fans, the simple solution after the ...

Why Be A Fan?

  Fan, short for fanatic, defined as, “a person who has a strong interest in or admiration for a particular person or thing.” If you are reading this you probably don’t need to be told what a fan is. We ...

The Creation and Celebration of Sean Doolittle Appreciation Day

It started so simply. Last night, I observed a slew of tweets directed towards Sean Doolittle that I found horrible and unacceptable. I went to bed thinking about how dejected and upset I was after the A’s lost to the Royals. I know ...

A’s Need Their Fans to Change Their Shirts

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. A’s fans are insane. We’ve been watching our beloved team lose night after night after night after night after night while you wear ...

A (Sarcastic) Letter to Jason Hammel

  Dear Jason Hammel, I really owe you an apology after I wrote an article saying you were struggling. You’d only pitched 4 games with the Athletics, and I shouldn’t have judged prematurely. I guess all that I needed to do ...

Athletics’ Twitter Roundup III – The Reckoning

What a miserable week for A’s fans. Our beloved Athletics are running the bases blindfolded, inferior offenses are making chumps of our pitching and we are now, at the time of this writing, tied for first place with the…shudder…Los Angeles ...

Athletics’ Twitter Roundup II

It’s time once again to search through Twitter and find the best Athletics’ tweets from the week. This week started off pretty quiet until the rally possum and Coco’s “interesting” haircut. Coco’s many styles over the past few seasons. I ...

Athletics’ Twitter Roundup

This past week has been an exciting one for A’s fans and, as always, they took to Twitter in funny and creative ways. Here are this week’s best tweets from the ever-expanding Athletics social media presence. If you ever hear ...

Manny Machado is in for a Rough Weekend in Oakland

  The last time the Athletics and Orioles played, Manny Machado added his name to the list of players that A’s fans can’t stand. This list includes the likes of the slick-fielding Matt Garza, C.J. Wilson who decided the fans ...

Brett Anderson is Not a Fan of the Fans

Last night, former Athletic Brett Anderson had some choice words for the fans on Twitter. The comments seemed to be directed at A’s fans in particular. His tweets have been deleted, but there were some screen grabs up this morning. ...

Are Oakland Athletics Fans Just Homers?

Last week I was engaged in a Twitter “debate” with a self-proclaimed fan about the actual quality of my beloved team versus the quality perceived by most Oakland Athletics fans. The final argument used against me was simply, “you’re a homer,” ...

Dear Daric Barton

As most of you already know, Daric Barton was designated for assignment. For more information on that, we have the full story here. It should come as no surprise that many A’s fans have had mixed reactions about Daric Barton during ...

A’s Starter A.J. Griffin To Undergo Tommy John?

Reports came out Friday, buoyed by a tweet by CSN Bay Area A’s insider Joe Stiglich, that A’s starting pitcher A.J. Griffin was slated to undergo Tommy John surgery next Tuesday. Yesterday San Francisco Chronicle’s A’s beat writer Susan Slusser ...

Tommy Milone Pitching For Rotation Life

The A’s took a big hit when two of their five starting pitchers went down to injury. When the team announced Jarrod Parker was going to have Tommy John surgery and miss the entire season and A.J. Griffin would miss ...

The Internet Relishes in Phillies Fans’ Misery

Last night’s Phillies/Braves game didn’t quite go according to plan for Phillies fans. After Roberto Hernandez admirably surrendered only two runs in 6 IP, and Domonic Brown‘s 3-run HR gave the Phillies a 6-5 lead in the 8th, Dan Uggla ...

Wrestlemania 30 Predictions from Josh Reddick

  Wrestlemania 30 is here, and it’s time for everyone to start predicting what will happen in the biggest spectacle of the wrestling year. Just like last year, Josh Reddick has made his predictions with the guys at Hall of ...

Stay Strong Oakland Athletics Fans

The Oakland Athletics suffered yet another disappointing loss, but keep your heads up Oakland Athletic’s fans. There is no reason to be upset. The Last two seasons, the Oakland Athletics lost Opening Day as well, yet they went on to ...

April A Critial Month For A’s Success In 2014

There is no doubt that the A’s have the roster to make another run at the postseason going into the 2014 regular season. Even with the injuries sustained during Spring Training the depth of the A’s has a chance to ...

New Oakland Athletics Column for Fans

  Here at Swingin’ A’s, we’re fans of the Oakland Athletics ourselves. We love the A’s just as much as you do. But if you ever feel like you wish you could just get your ideas and thoughts out there ...

A’s Roster Takes Shape Before Opening Day

The A’s made their final roster decisions today after their exhibition game against the San Francisco Giants at O.co Coliseum was canceled due to rain. Most of the moves were unsurprising with only a couple of the decisions being made ...

Jesse Chavez Proving Valuable For A’s

When the news that Jarrod Parker was going to undergo Tommy John surgery and that A.J. Griffin would be shut down for a few weeks with elbow tendinitis earlier this month many people around the baseball world began to question ...

Oakland Athletics: Better Than You Think

  Let’s skip the formalities. Here is a quick synopsis of Mark’s latest article “Pitchers Don’t Bounce.” Blah Blah Blah World Series titles. Blah Blah Blah All-Star game appearances. Now you’re caught up. It was a tired rehash of previous ...

A’s Sean Murphy Makes Big Splash

I was in attendance at the A’s Rangers Spring Training game in Surprise, AZ on Monday. A multitude of moves happened that day culminating with Sean Murphy getting the start. Murphy was drafted in the 33rd round of the 2010 ...

The Hit List: Eight most unique features to MLB ballparks

It’s opening day in baseball. Next week because, you know, America’s pastime doesn’t count when it opens in the future. Australia, Bud Selig? Really?! So, while the Dodgers and Diamondbacks enjoyed their non-existent, Down Under-field advantage, fans everywhere in the ...

Billy Burns Is Going To Be Better Than Billy Hamilton

As was reported earlier today the A’s announced another wave of roster “cuts” (sending players in Major League camp to Minor League camp or their respective Minor League affiliate in the organization). One player who earned the chance to finish ...

Grading the Performance of St. Louis Cardinals’ Top Prospects at Spring Training

Spring training offers a preview of what the 2014 season holds for the teams around Major League Baseball. It also gives a glimpse of the future of the organizations as prospects take the field and show off their talents ...

We are spoiled

If you had told me as a kid in the late 1970s, or a teen in the late 80s, that the Braves would go 97-65 over a 162-game span I would’ve learned to do back flips. And thought you dyslexic, ...

What the A’s should do with Brett Anderson

Over the past few seasons the A’s have had multiple pitchers up for the title “Ace”. One pitcher on the A’s staff however is generally considered the “Ace” at the beginning of that season, but somehow loses the title without ...

New York Mets Holding Blood Drive Today

  Today at Citi Field from 10 AM to 5 PM the New York Mets in partnership with New York Blood Center will be holding their winter blood drive. To participate go to the Caesars Club Hodges VIP entrance of ...

They Might Be Giants…or A’s

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The Good Side of Baseball Fans

I have seen baseball in a lot of places, and have seen good and bad fans. However, the bad ones seem to stand out more than the good. I can understand fans that don’t like another team and/or player for ...

Dear Rays fans: Go to a damn game

(Man, this ended up longer than I planned.  Be warned, I’m talkative today!) If you go to a ball game and stay long enough to see the attendance boasted on the video board, you have often looked around and asked, ...

A Fan’s Story

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MLB Fan Cave 2012 A’s Fan Finalist

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Tribe on Tour: Indians Hold Fan Events at Local Malls

“Where are the Indians fans today?” Tom Hamilton belted into the microphone, the sweet sound of summer filling the room. Thunderous cheering followed. Clearly, the fans were at Summit Mall. It’s that time of year again. Any baseball fan knows what I’m talking ...

THE NEW YORK METS ARE OUT FOR BLOOD, LITERALLY

    Tomorrow at Citi Field,  the New York Mets will conducted a winter blood drive. Between the hours of 10AM to 5PM at the Caesar’s Club. Those you do step up and give blood will receive a voucher for ...

Chasers Collect Fourth-Straight ‘Best of Omaha’ Award

Omaha Magazine readers tab Storm Chasers as Omaha’s Best Sports Team

“Darvish Disaster” Jays Could Knock Sox Off Wild Card Perch

“The high bid [for Yu Darvish] will be a posting process record according to Franz Lidz of SI.com, who hears from Japanese league officials that the winning bid exceeds the $51.1MM the Red Sox paid for the right to negotiate ...

Way Too Early 2012 Predictions: Pitcher of the Year

In the second edition of “Way Too Early 2012 Predictions,” it’s time to pick the Royals’ Pitcher of the Year.

Cardinal Fans Channel Cleveland, Burn Pujols Jerseys

More than 4,000 fan showed up to Angel Stadium Saturday to witnesser an instant that will forever modification Orange County’s ball grant: Albert Pujols putt on a redness Los Angeles...

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