Elephant Rumblings: Stadium Site Reactions, Indians Tie Streak, 2018 Schedules



It was a busy Tuesday for A’s fans.

Prospect Watch:

  • Big days from Mateo, Sportman not enough to propel Rockhounds to victory…
  • Beloit Snappers: Season in review…

ICYMI:

  • It wasn’t yesterday’s biggest A’s story, but the Green and Gold got drubbed in Beantown…
  • The A’s have chosen a stadium site! Reactions from the Chronicle, the East Bay Times, and an ill-timed article from the New York Times evaluating the three sites…
  • Indians tie Oakland’s record, win 20th…
  • This article is a reminder of how incredible Oakland’s streak was in terms of pythag win percentage, and number of one-run and walkoff games…
  • Cotton aims to eliminate homers at Fenway…
  • Free admission to A’s game on April 17, 2018 to commemorate 50-year anniversary…
  • The most interesting schedule quirk for every team in 2018…
  • Shohei Otani is likely coming to America…
  • Fangraphs evaluates how to sign him…
  • The last night of the Tigers’ dynasty that wasn’t…
  • Dodgers snap losing streak, clinch playoff spot…
  • Tom Verducci writes of their potential ‘fatal flaw’ that can be exploited in the playoffs…
  • Rangers release Tyson Ross…
  • The pitcher who rescued Anaheim’s season…
  • How do this year’s impending free agents compare to some of the best contract years ever?

Today in Baseball History:

  • 1909 – Ty Cobb hits his ninth homer and clinches the American League homerun title. All nine were of the inside-the-park variety. Indeed, he is the only 20th century player to lead the league in homeruns without hitting one over the fence.
  • 1936 – At 17, Bob Feller throws a two-hitter and strikes out 17 Philadelphia A’s.
  • 1983 – Rickey Henderson steals three bases, running his total to 101. It’s his third season with 100 or more.
  • 1991 – In the ‘you think we have stadium problems’ segment, a 55-ton block collapses in Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. The Expos are forced to play the remainder of their games on the road.

Best of Twitter:

  • Just an average Tuesday…
  • A classy move and a neat graphic…
  • Walk-off canceled…