8:45 AM EDT, Thu March 30, 2017

A’s Jed Lowrie starved for at-bats vs. lefties

MESA, Arizona - Oakland usually has at least two or three switch-hitters, but with Coco Crisp and Billy Burns departing in trades last year, Jed Lowrie is the only remaining A’s player who hits from both sides. Lowrie has two at-bats vs. lefties to date, so the news that the White Sox were scratching scheduled starter Carlos Rodon on Friday was not helpful. The A’s are scheduled to face lefty Rich Hill, the former Oakland starter, on Saturday at Camelback Ranch against the Dodgers, and lefty Jason Vargas on Sunday when the Royals come to Hohokam Stadium.
Over the Monster Mar 7, 2017
Celebrate National Cereal Day with Coco Crisp and the Red Sox

Celebrate National Cereal Day with Coco Crisp and the Red Sox

It’s National Cereal Day and the Red Sox have something of a breakfast legacy. Among the wacky and weird holidays, National Cereal Day falls somewhere below National Coffee Day, Star Wars Day, and National Doughnut Day (although there are two of these - one in each of June and November). Come March however and we’re looking for more baseball as spring training whets our appetite and the regular season is still a month away. Thankfully, baseball and cereal do have some overlap. Who can forget when David Ortiz helped Coco Crisp take his nickname to its ultimate conclusion? Now feels...

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