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Culture, The Exhibitionist Jose Canseco Goes from Outfielder to Outsider in <i>The Truth Hurts</i>

Jose Canseco Goes from Outfielder to Outsider in The Truth Hurts

Jose Canseco remembers Oct. 17, 1989, vividly. The Oakland A's powerhouse was running sprints at Candlestick Park, just 30 minutes before Game 3 in the World Series against the San Francisco Giants.   "I suffered from migraines, so I remember…
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News, The Snitch O.co Coliseum Celebrates Trespassing Rodent As "#RallyPossum"

O.co Coliseum Celebrates Trespassing Rodent As "#RallyPossum"

Major League Baseball's best team plays in a certified shithole. Set in a post-industrial wasteland, designed and remodeled for a football team (on whose behalf the government went into debt), famous for sewage leaks — O.co Coliseum is tough to…
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News, The Snitch Manny Ramirez in Oakland: Savor the Possibilities

Manny Ramirez in Oakland: Savor the Possibilities

Back in the days of yore, Jon Lovitz had a Saturday Night Live bit in which he pitched himself to "single women in their 30s" with the plea "Lower your standards!"Fast-forwarding several decades, the Oakland A's signed erratic, potential fortysomething,…
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News, The Snitch Clumsy Attempts to Smuggle Booze Into A's Games Actually Benefit Needy Kids

Clumsy Attempts to Smuggle Booze Into A's Games Actually Benefit Needy Kids

The other day, we queried the San Francisco Giants about the fate of the cans and bottles of libations seized by stadium employees from hapless fans entering the stadium. It turns out the answer is about as thrilling as the…
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News, The Snitch Dallas Braden's Perfect Game Is Perfect Story: Sweetness and Schadenfreude

Dallas Braden's Perfect Game Is Perfect Story: Sweetness and Schadenfreude

Yesterday, Oakland Athletics starter Dallas Braden tossed a perfect game -- retiring every opposing batter and allowing nary a one to reach first base. For the non-sports fans out there this, to borrow Vice President Joe Biden's lexicon, is a…
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Dining, SFoodie Get Back At Your Parents With Oakland A's All-You-Can-Eat-Seating!

Get Back At Your Parents With Oakland A's All-You-Can-Eat-Seating!

All-you-can-eat seating for Oakland A's games this season: Drop a cool $35 for a seat and you get UNLIMITED hot dogs, nachos, peanuts, popcorn, soda, and ice cream. Yes, ice cream too. The free-for-all ends after the 7th inning,…
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Music, Player's Club

Player's Club

For years now, we, the faithful, have rooted for our wily, under-estimated Oakland A's to win a World Series. And for years now, another bunch of ragtag misfits — the Oakland A'z — have been rooting around the local hip-hop…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Moratorium Blues Going the way of the Medici: Kudos to Matt Smith for depicting the lunacy that passes for housing policy in this town . I find it ironic that I'm exactly the type of…
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Music, Bouncer

Stealing bases and talking balls at Thieves Tavern

Here is where feminism screwed up: It went from the right to go braless and demand equal pay to becoming a mode of study in higher education. This means that every year academics must come up with new angles on…
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News, Feature Ballpark of a Future Past

Ballpark of a Future Past

Few American structures have been invested with as much mystical juju as the baseball stadium. It is a kind of civic talisman, if for no other reason than it makes grown men think about their daddies. A good one is…
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News, Dog Bites

The A's Have It

If you're an Oakland A's fan, this is a game you're probably going to remember for the rest of your life. -- Robert Buan, host, Extra Innings That Play. The game-winning play. Dog Bites was there, and trust us, it…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice is the cryptic name for this media-shy outfit from New York that, over a slew of releases in '04 and '05, has drained the traditional folk-blues template of just about every aesthetic touchstone save…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best A's Bar in S.F.

Thieves Tavern 3349 20th St. (at Shotwell), 401-8661 Whether it be the traffic on the Bay Bridge, a long day at the office, or the crippling phobia of getting shivved at Oakland's Coliseum, there are plenty of excuses for San…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Sports Blog

Athletics Nation www.athleticsnation.com Run out of Sacramento by Tyler Bleszinski, a former sportswriter, and reportedly inspired by the political blog Daily Kos, Athletics Nation is the essence of blogging ascendant, sports or otherwise. "I often think I should've called the…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Baseball Series

Take yourself out to these ballgames. A's vs. Boston, May 16-18 The world champs swing by Oakland, which means thousands of A's fans will be sneaking projectile-ready Duracells into the Coliseum. Giants vs. A's, May 20-22/A's vs. Giants, June 24-26…
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Music, OK Then

A Portrait of Hope

I am so freaked out right now. It's not even funny. My palms are sweating, my mind is racing. What if they don't pull through? What if they don't pull it together, get the job done, knock one -- or…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Rookie

In the past three years, the A's have lost more MVPs to free agency than most teams will produce in two decades -- first baseman Jason Giambi jumped to the Yankees in 2002, and shortstop Miguel Tejada is now an…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best Baseball Series

Grab the cabernet, Giants fans. Don't forget your calculators and 20-sided dice, A's fans. Here are a few can't-miss matchups on both sides of the bay. A's vs. Toronto, June 3-6 Toronto General Manager J.P. Ricciardi was the first…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Extreme Stunts

Extreme Stunts

SAT 2/7 If you want to learn another language but lack the time to tackle Japanese or Italian, skip the night school sessions and head to THQ Supercross, where picking up new lingo is merely a matter of watching dirt-bike…
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Best of San Francisco, Sports & Recreation

Best General Manager

He's probably the best in all of baseball, and certainly the best in any sport around here. Beane, a former ballplayer whose career never took off, became GM for the A's before the 1998 season and proceeded to revolutionize the…
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