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Posts from — April 2002

A's return to Yankee Stadium, here's the good news, Barry Zito pitches tonight

The last time the A’s played in Yankee Stadium, they fumbled away their chance to knock the Yankees out of the playoffs.

Tonight, the Yankee tamer, Barry Zito, gives the team a chance to start this series on a high note.

Let me tell you what he has to do to be successful. [Read more →]

April 30, 2002   No Comments

Billy Werber, member of the '27 Yankees on Right Off The Bat

Billy Werber was signed by the New York Yankees in 1927 just before enrolling in Duke University. The Yankees invited the youngster to accompany the team for the summer, giving the 19 year old a taste of big league life. Werber saw Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and manager Miller Huggins among other greats of the game during his summer with the Bombers. Now 93 years old, Werber has written his memoirs in “Memories of a Ballplayer”. He’ll be on Right Off The Bat, Tuesday at 2:50 PM Pacific heard here on, the A’s website, or 610 AM KFRC in Northern California. Don’t miss this show. [Read more →]

April 29, 2002   No Comments

What do we know about the 2002 season as week four wraps up?

The baseball season grinds slowly through the spring, into summer, and then hits its closing crescendo in the fall.

We analyze the twists and turns on a daily basis, but what are we searching for each day? [Read more →]

April 28, 2002   No Comments

Former A's beat writer, Mike Lefkow on Right Off The Bat

Mike Lefkow covered the Oakland A’s for the Contra Costa Times during the 90’s. He joins Marty on Right Off The Bat, Sunday at 11:50 AM. Hear the show live thru the A’s website or hear it here on loveofthegameproductions. If you are near a radio in Northern California, you can hear the show on KFRC 610 AM. [Read more →]

April 28, 2002   No Comments

Colorado pulls the plug on Buddy Bell, now what?

With the Rockies hitting .251 as a team, scoring four runs per game, and Mike Hampton starting the season with an 0-3 8.83 ERA mark, the Rockies decided to make the hitting coach, Clint Hurdle the new manager.

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April 27, 2002   No Comments

Baseball Author, Mat Olkin, on Right Off The Bat

Nationally known baseball author, Mat Olkin is Marty’s guest on Right Off The Bat at 11:50 AM Pacific Saturday morning. Olkin’s latest book, Baseball Examiner 2002 is a wonderful look at the young players in the game. The show can be heard thru the A’s website or right here in the Bay Area on KFRC 610 AM or on my site, [Read more →]

April 27, 2002   No Comments




In the immortal words of Mr. Science — that ’70s icon of intelligent thought — Everything You Know is Wrong.

Can it be any other way after picking up the paper the other morning? [Read more →]

April 26, 2002   No Comments

Jeremaine Dye returns tonight, who's out ?

Jermaine Dye returns to the A’s line up tonight.

With the big right fielder slated to join the team’s 25 man roster it probably means, utility infielder, Mark Ellis will go back to AAA Sacramento to continue his apprenticeship.

But what about the big bad White Sox? [Read more →]

April 26, 2002   No Comments

A's Bull pen complains, but how about getting some outs?

A’s middle reliever Jeff Tam had another dismal performance last night. Tam told reporters after the game that if he knew his role in the bull pen and had more work, he could get batters out.

Hey, Jeff your role is to come into the game in a meaningful situation, throw strikes, get the first guy you see out, leave the inhertited runners on base, then get ready to do the same thing the next time Art Howe summons you into a game.

How’s that for a definition of your role? [Read more →]

April 25, 2002   No Comments

Great Baseball on Right Off The Bat

On Wednesday at 5:50 PM Marty is joined by Peter Gammons, ESPN baseball analyst who is in the Bay Area covering the A’s-Yankees series.

On Thursday, April 25th, Yankee starting pitcher Mike Mussina is Marty’s guest. Mussina, who will pitch in the game today, talks about his transition to becoming a Yankee last year and his near misses at No Hit fame. The show starts at 11:20 AM and can be heard thru the A’s website or right here on and 610 KFRC in Northern California.

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April 25, 2002   No Comments