Athletics vs White Sox: Wild Card Preview

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The 60-game season has wrapped up, and now it is time for the most unique postseason that MLB has ever seen. This year, eight teams from each league made the playoffs, as opposed to the previous rules with five per league. In a normal year, the AL West champion Oakland Athletics would have gotten the […] READ MORE


Oakland Athletics Clinch Postseason

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The Oakland Athletics have become the third American League and fourth overall team to clinch their spot in the 2020 MLB Postseason. This comes as a result of a 6-0 win for Oakland over the San Fransisco Giants and a 6-1 win for the San Diego Padres over the Seattle Mariners. The A’s are joining the […] READ MORE


How the 2020 Athletics Season Compares to the Past

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With the season more than halfway over, the Oakland Athletics are on their way to one of the best regular seasons in franchise history. Despite some criticisms of the way the team is playing, the 2020 Athletics are having a truly special season, especially when compared to previous iterations of the club. How the 2020 […] READ MORE


Athletics and Mariners Series Postponed

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On Sunday, it was announced that a member of the Oakland Athletics staff tested positive for Covid-19. Now, the series between Oakland and the Seattle Mariners has been postponed through Wednesday. Athletics and Mariners Series Postponed The three-game series with the A’s was set to open Tuesday, September 1st, in Seattle. As of now, the […] READ MORE


Last Word on Sports 2020 All-Star Selections: American League

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The season is roughly halfway over for most teams, so now is a good chance at what should have been the all-star teams from each of the respective leagues. Members of the Last Word on Sports baseball staff voted on what these hypothetical 2020 All-Star squads would look like. So here are the results for […] READ MORE


Actor Chadwick Boseman, Portrayer of Jackie Robinson, Dead at 43

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On the day that Major League Baseball is celebrating Jackie Robinson and his legacy, the man who played Robinson in the critically-acclaimed biopic 42 has died. Chadwick Boseman was 43. The actor had been fighting colon cancer for four years, according to a statement released by his family.  42 Actor Chadwick Boseman Dead at 43 pic.twitter.com/aZ2JzDf5ai […] READ MORE


Last Word On Sports 2020 All-Star Selections: National League

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The season is halfway over for most teams, so now is a good chance to look at what should have been the All-Star teams from each of the respective leagues. Members of the Last Word on Sports staff voted on what these hypothetical 2020 All-Star squads would look like. So here are the results for […] READ MORE


Miguel Cabrera Inching Towards Hits History

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The 2020 season has not been a great year for the Detroit Tigers. Coming off of the second-worst season in team history, the team currently sits fourth in the American League’s Central Division with a 10-14 record. Detroit is likely going to miss the playoffs for the sixth straight year. However, there is one somewhat […] READ MORE


The A’s May Be Too Dependent on Home Runs

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Everyone can see that the Oakland Athletics have been doing a great job of hitting the long ball this season. In fact, some could argue that the A’s have actually been overly-dependent on hitting the ball over the fence this season. The team has basically needed to hit a home run to win this season. Without […] READ MORE


Ramon Laureano Suspension Reduced

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The MLB announced today that Oakland A‘s center-fielder Ramon Laureano has had his suspension reduced. The outfielder was suspended on August 11th, following a brawl between his Athletics and the Houston Astros on August 9th. The brawl started following an exchange of words between Laureano and Astros’ hitting coach Alex Cintron. Impact of the Suspension The reduction […] READ MORE