October 18, 1989 |
Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent, responding to the earthquake that rocked Candlestick Park and much of Northern California Tuesday night, postponed Game 3 of the World Series and refused to speculate when or where the 1989 Series would resume. Saying he acted on the advice of San Francisco police and Candlestick Park officials, Vincent postponed the game at 5:35 p.m., about the time it was scheduled to start. The earthquake of 6.
October 28, 1989 |
In the beginning, it was not so much a World Series game as a welcome-back party. In a step toward recovering from the Oct. 17 earthquake, the 62,038 fans at Candlestick Park Friday arrived early, shook hands, and then sang and danced in celebration of life and their San Francisco Giants. The Oakland Athletics, on the other hand, arrived late, and played catch throughout the pregame ceremonies.
October 29, 1989 |
After spending a year fighting the memory of the 1988 Dodgers, and a week sparring with notions that an earthquake-delayed World Series is a tainted one, the angry and weary Oakland Athletics finally dealt with their demons Saturday. And it was not pretty. Before a crowd of 62,032 at Candlestick Park, they crushed all doubts then dragged them into the history books with a 9-6 victory over the San Francisco Giants, completing one of the most impressive sweeps in World Series history.
February 20, 2013 |
The commissioner's office has provided the Oakland Athletics with tentative guidelines for a potential move to San Jose, according to three people familiar with the matter but not authorized to discuss it. The existence of the guidelines does not necessarily mean the A's will move to San Jose soon, or at all. However, if the A's can satisfy the concerns of the league office, Commissioner Bud Selig could let club owners decide whether to approve the...
June 17, 2012 |
Almost 10 years ago, the Angels achieved one of the greatest comebacks in baseball history when they defeated the San Francisco Giants in Game 6 of the World Series. Call it memorable. Call it remarkable. But if you're talking to Tim Salmon, just don't call it shocking. "We were a late-inning comeback team," said Salmon, who was an outfielder with the Angels for 14 seasons and is now a Fox Sports West analyst. "It was just one more example of us never being out of the game.
May 12, 2012 |
Of all the indignities visited upon Frank McCourt over the last couple years - fan boycotts, pickets outside Dodger Stadium, "Frankrupt" T-shirts - McCourt never had to pick up a copy of the Los Angeles Times and stare at a full-page advertisement in which fans demanded he mind his manners or sell the Dodgers. But, hundreds of miles to the north, another fed-up fan base had its say last week. In a full-page ad in the Oakland Tribune, under the headline "An Open Letter to John Fisher, Majority Owner of theOakland A's," Fisher was urged to commit to a new stadium in Oakland or sell the team to someone who would.
October 25, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Twenty-seven seasons after their first game together, Jim Leyland was in the dugout, Gene Lamont the third base coach's box. Like spouses who gravitate to the far side of the house. But the two baseball men had cause to talk late Thursday night. Unfortunately for Detroit Tigers fans, it was a universal reason that would bring them together - misery loves company. Snap decisions meant a lot in Game 2 of the World Series. Everything, really. And when it mattered the most, Leyland and Lamont got it wrong.
August 21, 2012 |
He brought Los Angeles a World Series championship in 1988, later stepping down as manager, and yet no one has worked harder for the Dodgers to hang another championship banner. Just ask him, and Tommy Lasorda will tell you. "I believe," he's yelling at me like he would an umpire, and it's three hours before Monday night's game with the Giants and he's turning colors while screaming, "I believe, I believe. " I'm worried he might keel over and I'm going to have to ask our beat reporter Dylan Hernandez to give him mouth to mouth.