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A's, Oakland Zoo team up for annual holiday party

A's, Oakland Zoo team up for annual holiday party

MLB.com Updated Dec 14, 2012
Relievers Ryan Cook and Sean Doolittle signed autographs and took pictures with over 200 fourth- and fifth-grade students as part of the annual A's Community Fund holiday party at the Oakland Zoo.
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  • New Halo Hamilton to be introduced Saturday

    New Halo Hamilton to be introduced Saturday

    MLB.com Dec 14, 2012
    The Angels will unveil their new prize -- free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton -- at a Saturday news conference at 11:30 a.m. PT at the ESPN Zone in Downtown Disney -- where Joe Blanton, Tommy Hanson, Sean Burnett and Ryan Madson were introduced on Wedne…
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  • New Ranger Lindblom comfortable with pressure on

    New Ranger Lindblom comfortable with pressure on

    MLB.com Dec 14, 2012
    The Rangers have spent the winter futilely chasing some of the bigger free-agent names on the market, but one of their offseason goals was to upgrade the bullpen, and Josh Lindblom is a big part of that.
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  • Zduriencik made 'substantial' offer to Hamilton

    Zduriencik made 'substantial' offer to Hamilton

    MLB.com Dec 14, 2012
    It's no secret the Mariners are in pursuit of offense this offseason. What wasn't certain was how hard they'd be willing to pursue high-priced slugger Josh Hamilton, but general manager Jack Zduriencik acknowledged Friday his club went after the former …
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  • Angels moving press box ‘down the right-field line’ to add luxu…

    Angels moving press box ‘down the right-field line’ to add luxury seats

    yahoo.com Dec 14, 2012
    The Los Angeles Angels just added $125 million in payroll by signing slugger Josh Hamilton in the free-agent market. Someone has to pay for it, so no one is going to be surprised when Angels fans get the bill in some, way, shape or form. They're not the…
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  • Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno following in late George S…

    Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno following in late George Steinbrenner's footsteps, signing one big-name free agent after an

    nydailynews.com Dec 14, 2012
    It’s official now: Arte Moreno is the new George Steinbrenner, as determined to make the biggest splash as he is to win a championship. Whether collecting high-priced sluggers is the right formula remains to be seen, but Moreno is clearly running the An
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  • Dickey's fate appears unaltered by Hamilton's deal

    Dickey's fate appears unaltered by Hamilton's deal

    MLB.com Dec 14, 2012
    Despite rampant speculation that Josh Hamilton's arrival in Orange County could prompt the Angels to trade some of their outfield surplus for Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, a deal appears no more likely now than it was at the beginning of the week.
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  • Video - Schaap Talk: Angels Continue Spending Spree 01:37

    Schaap Talk: Angels Continue Spending Spree

    Dec 14
    Jeremy Schaap discusses the Angels' signing of Josh Hamilton and the Yankees' quiet offseason.
  • Video - Angels Under Pressure 00:45

    Angels Under Pressure

    Dec 14
    Tim Kurkjian thinks the Angels will be under more pressure to make the playoffs than any other team in the American League after the acquisition of Josh Hamilton.
  • Video - Angels Make Splash With Hamilton Signing 02:19

    Angels Make Splash With Hamilton Signing

    Dec 14
    Buster Olney discusses Josh Hamilton's 5-year, $125 million deal with the Angels and thinks Mike Scioscia will be under more pressure than any other manager in baseball.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Ravens hope change in offensive plan yields playoff benefits

    Dec 14
    Sometimes, good coaches and good players don't agree, and they get at cross-purposes, and the players stop listening to the coaches, and a boss has to see that, and the boss has to say it's time for a change -- even at an incredibly inopportune time, as…
  • NBA: John Hollinger's farewell column

    Dec 14
    After eight years at ESPN, John Hollinger, the analytics guru, is moving on.
  • The Sports Guy breaks down the men under center, plus Week 15 picks

    Dec 14
    The Sports Guy ranks the men under center with a little help from the movies, plus Week 15 picks.