It might not be quite as satisfying for A’s fans, who won’t have a chance to jeer from the stands after the Astros were punished this offseason for illegal sign-stealing. But it could be a boost for the A’s, who finished second to Houston despite 97 wins each of the past two seasons. … [Read more...] about A’s 2020 schedule: Five things to watch
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“What a beautiful show of support from our City Council,” Tecklenburg said, adding that he was happy to see so many come together in the effort “not to erase our long and often tragic history but to begin to write a new and more equitable future.” The mayor anticipated the statue will go to a local museum or educational institution. … [Read more...] about Where have statues of Confederates, and other historical figures, been removed?