Elephant Rumblings: Neuse Grand Slam, 2017 Indians/2002 A’s Parallels



Jon Lester, reliever, picked someone off.

A’s Coverage:

  • Oakland Athletics Minor League Notebook: Sheldon Neuse grand slam for Mesa…
  • Major Bay Area sports teams donate $450,000 to North Bay fire relief…
  • Former A’s player Jonny Gomes helping with fire relief efforts…

MLB News:

  • Yankees rally around manager Joe Girardi in Game 5 win over Indians…
  • Indians ace Corey Kluber knocks down notion that injury held him back…
  • Gio Gonzalez or Tanner Roark to oppose Kyle Hendricks in Game 5…
  • Agent, trainer convicted for smuggling Cuban players seek lenient sentences…
  • With Farrell fired, here are the top candidates to be the next Red Sox manager…
  • Right-Hander Hideaki Wakui Could Explore MLB Opportunities In Free Agency…

Baseball Interest Stories:

  • Baumann: The Indians’ ALDS Collapse Is Hard to Fathom…
  • The average postseason game so far: three hours and forty-one minutes…
  • Dave Dombrowski Knows Why John Farrell Was Fired (We Can Only Speculate)…
  • The Dolly Vardens, Philadelphia’s 19th-century all-Black women baseball teams…

Today in Baseball History:

  • 1972 – The Oakland Athletics take the American League pennant with a 2-1 win in Game 5 of the ALCS over the Baltimore Orioles. The A’s Reggie Jackson steals home, but pulls a hamstring in the process, sidelining him for the World Series.

Best of Twitter:

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