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Why is football called ‘football

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Sure, it involves feet. But so does almost every other sport, to some extent. Football, also known American football or gridiron football, is the most popular spectator sport in the United States. But most of us probably don’t know why it’s called football and not, say, tackleball or oblongball.

Can the Mets match what the Athletics are asking from the White Sox for Frankie Montas?

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The New York Mets aren’t the only team hoping to overcome an injury to a major starting pitcher. Lance Lynn of the Chicago White Sox went onto the IL which forced them to dive into their starting pitching depth early on. They’ve also lost Lucas Giolito as well, leaving them in a similar spot as the Mets.

Remembering the late Oakland A’s legend Ray Fosse through the years

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It was a sad day for the Oakland Athletics and baseball fans all over as the longtime team’s broadcaster and catcher Ray Fosse died Wednesday. He was 74. The longtime A’s stalwart battled cancer for 16 years, but his baseball legacy where he spent three of his 12 major league season in Oakland and won two World Series titles will endure. Although his tenure as a player was short, his imprint on the team lasted decades. He worked with play-by-play announcer Ken Korach in the booth for 26 years.

A Paige out of history: Satchel's return in '65

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An article about the great Satchel Paige making a relief appearance for the 1965 KC A’s

Thoughts?

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I don't know how many more hurdles we have to pass for a new Oakland stadium, but one less is a good thing? I think?

Hall of Fame Candidate Tim Hudson’s Pair of Late Season Undefeated Streaks That Played Key Roles in Securing the 2000 and 2002 AL West Division Titles for the Oakland Athletics

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I enjoyed reading this article, it brought back memories from the 2000 & 2002 runs. Tim Hudson is a lot stronger Hall of Fame candidate than people realize. It’s a bummer the ballot is still so crowded though. I’d vote for Huddy in a heartbeat

Handmade A's theme items - heavy duty totes, bow ties, more

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- New small heavy duty canvas tote bags in A's prints and themes. Perfect size to set by your feet or under your seat. - Adult size bow ties - Fabric face masks More items added every few weeks

Who Framed Shooty Babitt

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Shooty Babitt's Wikipedia page is full of inaccuracies but the most interesting (clever?) thing in it is a line about him starring in the animated feature Who Framed Shooty Babitt. The reference link literally goes to the IMDb page for Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

State of the A's

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State of the A's address with Billy Beane and David Forst. Hosted by Chris Townsend.

Matt Vasgersian Joins Angels Booth

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Oakland native and lifelong A's fan Matt Vasgersian is taking over play-by-play duties for Angels broadcasts this year on Bally Sports West. A missed opportunity for the Athletics?