On Monday, Montas was named the American League player of the week after allowing just one run in his two starts, giving up one run in seven innings at Seattle, then shutting out the Astros for seven innings Saturday. Montas gave up six hits, walked four and struck out in his 14 innings of work. … [Read more...] about A’s starter Frankie Montas named AL Player of the Week
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Laureano is one of the few A’s hitters who has produced all season. He’s a good defensive player and the team’s No. 2 hitter and spark plug. Is it possible the Astros were targeting their former minor-leaguer, knowing how important he has been for Oakland and how much a suspension might affect the division’s top team? The A’s are starting to pull away from the pack in the AL West, riding a nine-game winning streak. … [Read more...] about Brawl fallout: A’s worry about losing Laureano, want Astros’ Alex Cintrón disciplined
“Ramon is the type of guy with a lot of energy — for him to do that, someone’s got to say something,” A’s starter Frankie Montas said. “I saw the replays and I saw one of the coaches kind of challenging him like, ‘Hey come here.’ Hey, you don’t want a coach trying to provoke you. For him to do that ... I don’t know.” … [Read more...] about View from Oakland: A’s worry about losing Laureano, want Astros’ Cintron disciplined
The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of more than 150 Black-led organizations that make up the broader Black Lives Matter movement, will hold its virtual Black National Convention later in the evening. Organizers said their convention will coincide with the unveiling of a new political agenda intended to build on the success of this summer's BLM-themed protests, which called for the defunding of police departments in favor of investments to healthcare, education, housing and other social services in Black communities. … [Read more...] about March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules
Further, the Transition Integrity Project’s report cautions that it remained an open question as to “whether a candidate is able to convince the state legislature to send a package of electoral votes inconsistent with the certified popular vote. Even if a court disapproved of this action, Congress might nonetheless consider those votes on Jan. 6.” … [Read more...] about Will Pence choose partisanship over statesmanship in counting ballots?