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MLB Pitcher Helps Rescue Puppies Stuck in Houston Storm Drain

Oakland A's pitcher Daniel Mengden, a Houston native, was on his way home when he saw a bunch of people trying to rescue puppies stuck in a storm drain. So he decided to jump in.


Yankees Fan and A's Fan He Threw Beer at Are Friends Now

The New York Yankees fan made up for his dick move to the Oakland A's fan by giving him drinks the proper way—on a night out in Brooklyn.


The Oakland A's Keep Coming Back

The Athletics are making a division that wasn't even supposed to be close, feel tight (and scaring Mariners fans in the process).


Bruce Maxwell Had the Courage, and Credibility, to Take MLB's First Knee

Born on a military base in Germany, the son of a veteran, Maxwell was the right guy at the right time to make a statement in the conservative MLB.


An Experiment That Changed Baseball: The Moneyball Draft 15 Years Later

For this oral history, we spoke with more than a dozen people who were directly, and indirectly, involved in the Oakland A's 2002 draft, which changed baseball forever.


The Raiders are Officially Moving to Las Vegas

NFL owners voted 31-1 to approve the Raiders move to Las Vegas.


Billy Butler Reportedly Injured in Brawl with A's Teammate [UPDATE]

Billy Butler and Danny Valencia reportedly got into a fight in the clubhouse, but no one is saying why.


Three Stages Of Goodbye For A-Rod, Tex, and Ichiro, and Wild Card Wildness: This Particular Week In Baseball

A-Rod leaves, Mark Teixeira sneaks out the side door, Ichiro is somehow Ichiro again, and Mike Trout continues to look like he could be better than any of them.


Not Enough Cooks: Has the Vaunted Oakland A's Front Office Become Too Insular for Its Own Good?

As competing teams turn to large baseball operations departments, Oakland has opted to keep its braintrust small.


Home Plate Ump Paul Emmel Gushes Blood After Bat to the Head

The home plate umpire was said to be fully alert, but that is a lot of blood.


Draymond Green Will Be at the A's Game During Warriors' Potential Series-Clincher Tonight

Draymond Green could watch the Golden State Warriors repeat as NBA champions from an Oakland Athletics game.


Nick Swisher, Baseball's Ultimate Bro's Bro, Isn't Ready To Quit

In a dozen MLB seasons, Nick Swisher won a World Series, made millions, and had a lot of fun. He's at Triple-A trying to get back, because he's not ready to stop.