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By Bob Moffitt Bugs & Cranks Oakland Athletics
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May 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm ET
a’s dEfEnsE: tErriblE

Oakland Athletics v Chicago White SoxOn Sunday, a five-error exhibition of horrors by the Oakland Athletics in a loss to the Chicago White Sox included dropping, general bungling, and throwing of the baseball around the ball yard.

It was so bad that an argument could be made that the baseball was not a baseball at all, but, instead, a red-hot, spiked medieval weapon of war fired at them with catapults and the only way players could defend themselves was to deflect the deadly projectile with this large thing called a glove -commonly worn on the hand to catch things, but also useful as a human shield and/or hot dog holder.

It could also be argued another option of self-preservation was to pick up the dangerous ...

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By Patrick Smith
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May 15, 2015 at 6:05 am ET
James Taylor AND the Red Sox?
Of course James Taylor is a Red Sox fan.

Of course James Taylor is a Red Sox fan.

  •  Severe air turbulence
  • An aggressive tonsil exam
  • Riding in a car with a smoker with the windows up
  • James Taylor singing about the Red Sox

What are, “Things that make smitty gag?”

Correct! It’s finally happened. Just when you thought the Boston Red Sox couldn’t possibly be less likable, they dig a little deeper.

James Taylor — the Earl of Ick, the Duke of Ewww — has released “Angels of Fenway,” a song from an upcoming album. It’s Taylor’s tribute to his favorite team’s ascendence and triumph over the Yankees. It’s a celebration of Boston’s 2004 World Series title.

I grew up in North Carolina in the 70s and and 80s. Raleigh ...

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By Patrick Smith
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May 14, 2015 at 3:05 am ET
“All the Good Titles Were Taken,” by Jorge Posada

FUN FACT: One of every 13 books published is entitled The Journey Home.

Jorge Posada, erstwhile and sometimes-cranky Yankee catcher, done wrote a book. The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes is, according to the publisher, “a touching and earnest memoir.”

If you order it on Amazon, be careful you don’t confuse Posada’s Journey Home with The Journey Home, Radhanath Swami’s “colorful tapestry of adventure, mysticism, and love.” Or with The Journey Home, Hope Kesler’s novel that asks if “a man of faith can reach the heart of a spiritually wounded young woman with a reputation for rebellion.” Or even with The Journey Home, Kelly Elliot’s novel where Livy finds herself caught between the rapture of an all-consuming ...

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By Peter Robins-Brown
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May 12, 2015 at 3:51 pm ET
Inside the Barry Bonds Collusion Grievance

barrybonds282wayFull disclosure: I am not now, nor have I ever been, a lawyer or legal professional. In fact, any legal acumen I may have accrued in my life is based entirely on fighting traffic tickets in court. (The term “speeding” gets thrown around way too easily, especially by the state highway patrol.)

For those who haven’t heard, Barry Bonds and his team of well-healed lawyers are preparing to file a collusion grievance against Major League Baseball pertaining to the fact that Bonds went unsigned after the 2007 season. During the 2007 season, Bonds posted an impressive .276/.480/.565 triple-slash line, with 28 home runs, while playing for the San Francisco Giants. That .480 OBP mark led the league. It was Bonds’ ...

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By Bob Moffitt
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May 7, 2015 at 1:48 am ET
A’s Bullpen Translates To “Gas Can” In Any Language…Gas Cans Offended
Loud and proud Oakland fans.

Loud and proud Oakland fans.

Check these numbers : 13.50,15.00,20.25 and 33.75. What are they? Here’s four guesses: A.) the grades I got on my Psychology 101 exams (B.) percent oil life remaining in any of four cars in your parking lot (C.) price per share on the New York Stock Exchange of any company still making floppy disks or (D.) the ERA’s of four A’s relievers in the last week. And lest you think I’m cherry picking the worst, consider that the next three relievers have ERA’s of 6.00, 6.00 and 6.75.

Not to over-state it, but this could be the worst bullpen ever assembled. I feel guilty saying who they are…so I won’t. Because they can’t be this ...

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By Landon Evanson
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April 30, 2015 at 5:56 pm ET
Indoor Four ’15: May edition

Indoor Four logoApril ended in a three-way tie atop the leaderboard, but the good news for everyone else — no one has pulled away quite yet.

James McCann picked up an Indoor Four for the Tigers on Wednesday, but no one had selected him (the Tigers’ back-up catcher, who knew?), which just reiterates that anyone can make the Splendid Sprint at any time and get you that much closer to the year-end $100 Best Buy gift card.

Make your selection for May to position yourself for a little spending spree on B&C’s dime this fall!

What are you waiting for? GO!

The obligatory rules:...

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By Wayne Laufert
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April 29, 2015 at 12:43 pm ET
Inner Horror: That Empty Feeling Inside Camden Yards
This is pretty much how it'll look between innings.

This is pretty much how it’ll look between innings.

They’re about to play a ballgame at Camden Yards. By the time you read this, maybe it’s already under way.

Sunny skies, mild temperatures, a real nonexhibition commencing—and no one from the public allowed to watch in person.

Even after the first pitch is thrown, there won’t be much noise. It’ll sound more like batting practice than a regulation Major League Baseball game. A few shouts of encouragement, some coaching instructions, the whack of a wooden bat, the snap of a fastball striking a leather glove, the occasional PA announcement declaring who’s at bat (unless that’s simply called out by an umpire).

No piped-in music. No between-innings videos. No barking vendors....

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By Patrick Smith
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April 29, 2015 at 5:08 am ET
Notes From a Jangled Orioles Fan

Hey fans, don’t forget! Game 3 of the Orioles-White Sox series is today! First pitch at 2:05. Plenty of good seats still available. You wanna see somebody set a fire? Check out that Baltimore bullpen!

The O’s will play in front of zero fans on Wednesday, a perfect way to prepare for a weekend series at the Trop! That’s all the humor I can muster. What follows is a disjointed screed.

I’m sick of social media. The memes, the tweets, the comments, the viral videos, The Wire jokes. Everyone’s an expert but no one’s an expert.

I guess I’m feeling kind of territorial about Baltimore. When Anderson Cooper and Rachel Maddow and Geraldo Rivera (seriously … Geraldo is here) spend ...

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By Landon Evanson
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April 27, 2015 at 12:53 pm ET
Moose as Italian Stallion
Nothin's ovah, I just need somethin' to drink!

Nothin’s ovah, I just need somethin’ to drink!

Alright, I’m a little late to this party, but when Royals third baseman got drilled in the face by White Sox ace Chris Sale on Thursday then promptly got up and headed for first base like “What else ya got?” the only thing that came to mind was Rocky II (clip after the break)....

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By Landon Evanson
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April 27, 2015 at 11:58 am ET
A B&C interview with Jim Sundberg

Sundberg titleJim Sundberg won six Gold Gloves as a three-time All-Star and helped the Kansas City Royals win the only championship in franchise history as a player before going on to serve as a broadcaster and finally senior executive vice president for the Texas Rangers.

On Thursday morning, Sundberg took some time to chat with Bugs & Cranks about playing for Billy Martin, his big offensive moments from the ’85 postseason, the current Royals after their magical run to the Fall Classic a year ago, the direction of the Rangers and offered his honest thoughts on Josh Hamilton.

To you, the loyal and learned B&C reader, we proudly present James Howard Sundberg:...

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