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White Cleat Beat is online & BBST is taking a short vacation!

Change can be a good thing! BBST is taking a vacation!

Hey all!

I’m sure that you’ve noticed that I have written anything new in the last few weeks, perhaps longer.

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BBST Logo.

I’m not sure anyone really cares but I’m putting my blog on vacation indefinitely but I am hoping to have it back up and running by the beginning of spring training 2017.

Why would I do such a thing?

It’s a good question. In November, to be honest I was just a bit burnt out so I slacked on my blog to keep a little bit of my sanity and only wrote a handful of posts. 

Then December came along and I was offered the job of being the Site Expert/Editor of the FanSided Network’s newly rebranded Oakland A’s website. Once known as “Swingin’ A’s” the blog has been rebranded with a new name – 


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Logo for FanSided’s Oakland A’s site:

Right now I am basically getting the site back on it’s feet. When I first started working on it, only perhaps a week or so ago, nothing new had been written since September! So I picked up with an article on the legendary Bill King being this year’s recipient of the Ford C. Frick Award and moved on to an article on prospects Renato Nunez, Ryon Healy, Jharel Cotton and Frankie Montas.

I’ve written about the A’s order in the draft and how it favors them, their lack of movement at the winter meetings and most recently about the Athletics’ name being thrown around in the potential signing of Edwin Encarnacion. When that news broke, however, I was working on another piece so you can be on the lookout for that too! 

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Renato Nunez. Getty Images.

Despite my little hiatus in November and early December, I’m back into writing mode and want to make White Cleat Beat the absolute best site for A’s news on the Web!

Of course that means I will not have the time to work on my blog until I can recruit a group of staff writers (if you are knowledgeable about the A’s and like to write, I’d love to have you! CLICK HERE TO APPLY!), get them on a schedule and not be for the most part, running the site on my own and writing all the articles and breaking news stories. 

So, until you see multiple writers names on different articles on White Cleat Beat, just pretend that it is my new blog. For the time being it will function as such anyways. It will have roughly the same information – except it will be all A’s all the time! 

If I find the time I may write on BBST when I can about non-A’s related baseball and other matters but until further notice, sadly, I’m putting BBST on vacation hold ….. beginning today, 12/16/16.

However, it will be back! I haven’t forgotten it or how much work I have put into it in the past four years and I’m grateful to all of you who have been reading my stuff during that time. I should be back online soon but thought that a post to explain my absence of posts was necessary! 

Thanks again for all your support and I will be back here, doing my thing ASAP! 


~ Jen

aka the Original “Oakland A’s Socks Girl”

**Also, I will be publishing all my White Cleat Beat articles on my BBST social sites (FB, G+ and Twitter) for the time being so don’t be surprised to see them! LOL!** 

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