Marty Lurie Talks San Francisco Giants Baseball

Posts from — November 2006

he got the manager's job but not here

I read in the paper today that Ron Washington, the 3rd base coach for the A’s for the last 11 years, has been hired as the manager of the Texas Rangers. I had mixed emotions about that announcement. I am extremely pleased that Ron got the manager’s job but I was sad to hear that he was going to Texas. I had hoped that Ron would be the new A’s manager. He had worked here for 11 years under Art Howe and Ken Macha. He is a tireless worker and has helped many players improve their fielding. Eric Chavez and Miguel Tejada are just 2 examples.
During sping training,Ron would be at the park as early as 7 am to work with the young players. He is a man who is a baseball lifer who just lives and breathes baseball.
The game has been good to him and he has been good for the game of baseball. The A’s are losing one of the good guys. Let’s all wish Ron the best in his new endeavor.
So, Ron, stay well and good luck, except against the A’s.

Jerry Feitelberg [

November 6, 2006   No Comments

The San Jose Athletics of Fremont

Commissioner Bud Selig will come to the
Bay Area to make the official announcement.
The Oakland Athletics are moving to the
City of Fremont. Selig will be here November 14.

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November 6, 2006   No Comments

Barry Zito Minus The A's by the 'Ol Professor

For the old Professor, the winter represents heartache and inconvenience. Not only does the early darkness shave my fluffy cat, Rollie, and husky puppy, Campy’s, curfew, but another A’s player packs up his bags, and indulges himself with a major league powerhouse. Indeed, except for Chavvy, the A’s have earned the reputation as a stepping stone for players, a spot to revive your career, increase your value, and run for the riches. The Professor recalls Jason Isringhausen, and Keith Foulke moping into the A’s clubhouse with concerns hovering over their arms, only to transform their statistics and desert Tina from Guest Services’ Oakland Athletics.

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November 2, 2006   No Comments