Billy Burns: Right in the beans


Oh no. (He left the game later with a "testicular contusion")

Paint me like one of your French Girls



Daniel Mengden's 80-grade mustache


Rollie's got some competition from the new pitcher the A's acquired in the Scott Kazmir trade.

Video: Ike Davis and the replay umpire walk it off


The A's had to wait out a replay, but Ike Davis won Oakland's first pinch hit walk off winner in three years.



Vern Glenn interviews Jose Canseco on June 25th

Happy (belated) birthday Larry Zito


The San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser checked in with Barry Zito on how he's handling life in the minor leagues. There's a good chance he's the next pitcher up from Nashville after Chris Bassitt, important if the A's trade away a pitcher out of their rotation.

One of his stories involved him taking his Nashville teammates out for his 37th birthday. Writes Slusser:

In May, on his 37th birthday, Zito offered to take his teammates out to dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, and they all took the man who’d once inked a $126 million contract up on it.

"There were literally 25 guys and two DL guys in the lobby," Zito said by phone. "The kicker was, we’re at this restaurant and the bartender raised her glass and said, ‘Hey, everyone, we have a birthday boy in the house. Let’s give it up for Larry from the Nashville Sounds!’

"And everyone was like, ‘Larry! Larry! Happy birthday, Larry!’"

Happy belated birthday Larry.

Read the rest of Slusser's article for info on how Zeets handles the middle seat flying commercial and the contacts in the music industry he's making in Nashville.

Stupidly Generic Victory Song!


When the A's win, this is the anthem I use to gloat to my all friends.

Stephen Vogt walks it off for his first time since the 2013 ALDS


Finger point and everything.