Archive : Athletics After Dark


Led by manager Art Howe, the 2001 A’s were one of the most talent-laden teams in franchise history. The remarkable part of that season was the club still finished in second place in the AL West behind the Mariners, who had a magical season and reeled off 116 wins. The A’s, who won the AL […]

Interview with Bill Shaikin of the LA Times

Bill Shaikin is a veteran reporter for the Los Angeles Times and covers the baseball scene down South. He’s also made it a point to provide updates from time to time on the A’s quest for a new ballpark in the city of San Jose.  Bill served as president of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America […]

Ballpark Buzz

Before I began podcasting, my first love was and always will be writing. So I’m providing more writing content on this site. There has been a great deal of buzz in several media outlets in the last forty-eight hours about the A’s quest to build a new ballpark in the city of San Jose and their […]


The divided fan base was withering and owner Lew Wolff was sabotaging his team’s stay in the city of Oakland. That was a buzz generated by some before last season when A’s GM Billy Beane traded away three All-Star pitchers during the offseason in exchange for a boatload of prospects and question marks. Many felt […]


Billy Beane is best known for his brilliance in assembling a competitive club on an inferior budget. Staying relevant through reliable data, creativity and calculated courage to occasionally trade away his top pitchers in exchange for a bundle of B-listers has triggered other general managers to follow suit. Beyond his winning formula, however, I want […]