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Sacramento Bee Jul 12, 2014
King Felix crowns Oakland in Seattle's 3-2 win

King Felix crowns Oakland in Seattle's 3-2 win

Nick Punto tossed the bat and was already leaning toward first base, certain Oakland would get another chance in the ninth inning. Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin, left, argues with home plate umpire James Hoye, right, as they leave the field after Athletics' Nick Punto was called out on strikes to end the baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in the ninth inning on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Seattle. Oakland Athletics' Nick Punto throws his helmet to the dirt after he was called out on strikes to end the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday,...

Nick Punto’s double and an error give A’s 1-0 win in 12th

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at the Coliseum Offense was an afterthought on Friday at the Coliseum, with some admirable pitching taking center stage. Neither team scored until, with one out in the 12th inning, Nick Punto – 0 for 4 to that point – whacked a pitch from Chad Jenkins into the corner in left, where Melky Cabrera had trouble picking it up. Derek Norris, who walked to open the inning, scored the only run of the day, as the A’s beat Toronto 1-0.  Punto was credited with a double, Cabrera with an error – a walkoff error, because Punto wasn’t given an RBI on the...
Twinkie Town Jul 4, 2014
Nick Punto Oral History, Showoff Doubles, and Milk Bigots

Nick Punto Oral History, Showoff Doubles, and Milk Bigots

I got you guys reruns for the 4th. You're welcome. Soundtrack: "4th of July," X I have no idea what to write about today.  Most of the Twins are injured.  Phil Hughes looks to be coming back to Earth.  Derek Jeter's steely, determined leadership has healed me in a profound way.  You know, the usual stuff. So, since it's a holiday, and you're probably either at a parade or prepping meats or going to Wisconsin or South Dakota to get the "real" fireworks so you can go to the "real" emergency room later, maybe spend some time with some oldies: An Oral History of Nick Punto Sliding...

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