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John Hickey

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Recent:
  • Sports Illustrated
Past:
  • East Bay Times
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Oakland Tribune

Recent articles by John:

Would Having Athletics Games Up on a Drive-In Screen in Coliseum Parking Lot Be a Winner?

There has been some preliminary talk about having one of the Coliseum's two large parking lots turned into a drive-in theater, both for movies and for church services. We take it a step further. What about having A's games on the big screen with cars socially distanced in the Coliseum parking lot? The Coliseum Authority will consider it. → Read More

On This Day in 2004, Athletics Retired Reggie Jackson's No. 9

Reggie Jackson may be best known for wearing 44, which was his number with the Yankees, but he won three World Series rings wearing 9 with the A's. And he says those A's teams were better than those Yankee teams. → Read More

The Best of the Second-Best; Rating Ballparks Not With Us Anymore

We take a look at the best of the MLB ballparks that are no longer offering MLB games after having been replaced. One man's list probably won't be the same as yours, and that's OK → Read More

Bear Encounter Leaves Ex-Athletics LHP O'Flaherty Feeling That MLB Adrenaline

Former Athletics lefty specialist Eric O'Flaherty found himself on a boat dock Friday with a bear between him and his house. He said it's the first thing since he retired that reminded him of the rush of pitching in a big league game. → Read More

Cal State East Bay science fair Saturday in Hayward

Thousands are expected at Cal State East Bay’s Discovery Day science fair. → Read More

An East Bay business on the go

Color Wheel bicycle maintenance and repair shop is mobile, biking to its customers. → Read More

Oakland hospital butterfly garden an oasis for patients

OAKLAND – Within sight and sound of the BART tracks and Highway 24, butterflies have found a refurbished home. An orphaned bit of turf between buildings on the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakl… → Read More

The Astros are the team the A’s would like to become

The Astros have built a powerhouse from the draft; the A’s are trying to follow that same script. → Read More

A’s dip into minor leagues to recall their No. 1 prospect

Oakland adds the 21-year-old infielder with infielder/outfielder Chad Pinder coming down with a hamstring injury. → Read More

A’s part ways with two-time All-Star Stephen Vogt

OAKLAND >> 2018 arrived in Oakland on June 22, 2017 with the news that the A’s were cutting ties with two-time All-Star catcher Stephen Vogt.The A’s are playing for the future after this move, which was a shocker inside the → Read More

An A’s stunner: two-time All-Star designated for assignment

Veteran clubhouse presence and team leader let go after an unproductive first half with the A’s. → Read More

Stephen Vogt gets his first chance in left field since 2014

With the A’s shorthanded on the bench, the A’s veteran catcher moves to the outfield for the final innings of a 5-1 loss to the Astros. → Read More

Astros put an end to A’s Sean Manaea’s winning streak, 5-1

Houston’s sixth inning explosion gives Astros their 14th win in the last 15 games against the A’s → Read More

Semien’s injury rehabilitation is likely to take some time

Shortstop will also spend some time at designated hitter and will have to build up to being able a full nine innings. → Read More

A’s infielder exceedingly anxious to get back on the field

Third baseman’s infected knee seems to be improving enough for a relatively quick return to action. → Read More

Huge economic benefit projected for Oakland from new A’s stadium

The economic projections do not single out a specific site at which to place a new home for the A’s. → Read More

A’s finish off sweep of Yankees

OAKLAND >> One mega weekend doesn’t mean the Oakland A’s are growing up before your very eyes.The A’s four-game sweep of the New York Yankees may mean, however, the consistently-getting-younger A’s may be worth → Read More

A’s vs. Astros: Pitching matchups, times and channel

Daniel Gossett gets his second start for A’s with Oakland riding a four-game winning streak. → Read More

A’s finish off first sweep of 2017 by turning back Yankees

Sean Doolittle dodges a ninth-inning error to complete Oakland’s 4-3 victory Sunday. → Read More

Could A’s Sonny Gray be a good match for the Astros?

Injury ravaged Houston looking for front-line starting rotation help. → Read More