Battle of the Bay

Battle of the Bay series trophy
Every year the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco giants play four regular season games. Now they call it the “Bay Bridge Series,” the way the teams in Los Angeles have the “Freeway Series” and in New York they have the “Subway Series,” but the “Bay Bridge Series” started out as something different and for those of us who still remember it, it’s something any of us will forget anytime soon.  First I’ll start out with the big news. Thanks to NBC Bay Area’s Brody Brazil who tweeted a great idea to Cal Trans about using a pieces of the old […]

A’s, Giants will now fight over Bay Bridge Trophy during ...

My favorite day in baseball history: Game 4 of the 1989 World Series This day in baseball history in 1989 was the greatest day of my entire life. I was eight years old and it’s an entire series that I will never forget, the 1989 World Series. I know it’s hard to say it was the best day of my life, given the 6.9 Loma Prieta Earthquake that devastated both San Francisco and Oakland. My heart goes out to every single person who wa injured or lost someone they loved that day but this series meant the world to me. […]

OTD in Baseball History: Athletics SWEEP the Giants in the ...

Battle of the Bay series trophy
Today marks the most annoying time of year in the Bay Area: The Battle of the Bay begins Today marks the beginning of the “Battle of the Bay” regular season contests between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants. They are always intense games, more so for the fans than the players.  Both teams have passionate fan bases (although one team’s fans are much more knowledgeable than the others) and the cross-bay rivalry always gets heated.  It’s been a battle since the original “Battle of the Bay” World Series in 1989. The Athletics swept the Giants in four games.  […]

Battle of the Bay Preview: 2016

Since everyone is sharing their story on this 24th anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake here’s mine:I was 8 years old and laying on the floor of our living room (decked out in my A’s gear) watching the pregame festivities/beginning of the game for the Bay Bridge World Series (most AmAzing series EVER!) and the phone rang, it was my grandmother in TX  calling to see if we were ok and my mom was like “what do you mean?” Then the tv went out so I started yelling at my mom to come fix it quick (couldnt imagine not seeing […]

The 24th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Quake & the ...