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Tigers Split Series With Win Over A’s

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Oakland, CA – It was another late rally but this time it wasn’t enough for the win. The A’s rallied late scoring two runs but just as in past innings they came up short and the Tigers split the series with the 5-4 victory over Oakland.

“We had plenty of opportunities today,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “We had some situation at-bats where we didn’t come through. We still put ourselves in a position to win, kept fighting in the ninth and had the winning run on base.”

Oakland finished 2-for-15 with runners in scoring position failing to score. Closer Joe Nathan gave up runs in the ninth inning for the second straight day. Yoenis Cespedes hit a RBI single and Josh Reddick doubled scoring in a run to cut the lead to 5-4.

In two innings, the A’s left runners on after loading the bases failing to score any runs. Rick Porcello loaded the bases with no outs in the second. He gave up a a single to Alberto Callaspo and issued a free pass to both Josh Reddick and Punto. But Eric Sogard hit into a home-to-first double play and Coco Crisp grounded out to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.

“It’s baseball,” said Nick Punto. “Sometimes you get those big hits, sometimes you don’t. The good thing about this team is they’re so good at turning the page, and we’ll be ready to play tomorrow.

Punto’s two-run homer in the fourth gave Oakland the 2-1 lead. But Detroit responded quickly, Ian Kinsler knocked a double down right field and tied the game 2-2 after scoring in Andrew Romine. Then Miguel Cabrera put the Tigers back in front with a sacrifice fly.

Cabrera and Victor Martinez drove in two runs. Kinsler double twice, scored twice and drove in a run. Martinez has hit safely in 28 of the last 31 games. Despite their struggles on the road, the Tigers won the last two games tying the series.

“It was a grind giving up eight hits and only giving up three runs against that lineup,” Jesse Chavez said. “It tells you something.”

Chavez tossed six innings and had allowed a season-high tying eight hits in each of his last two starts. He had a shaky start in the first after walking the first two batters then allowed a single from Victor Martinez to load the bases with one out in the first frame.

J.D. Martinez grounded out into a double play to end the inning and Chavez got out of the jam. Jim Johnson came in and surrendered two runs in the seventh. Johnson’s struggles continue, 13 of the 16 runs he’s given up have been at home this season.

“I don’t know what to tell you,” said Johnson. “I’m throwing pretty good pitches. Just feel like it’s a little bit of bad luck. I don’t think it’s as bad as it really seems, but I think everyone else thinks that way.”

Detroit extended their lead 5-2 when Victor Martinez doubled and scored in Don Kelly and Cabrera. That was it for the Tigers offense and obviously enough for the win. Nathan got himself into a jam in the ninth and was able to force pinch-hitter Jed Lowrie to ground out to end the game.

“When Joe is on, you’re going to get quick outs,” Detroit’s manager Brad Ausmus said. “He wasn’t today. The last couple of games he hasn’t been vintage Joe Nathan. I’m sure it’s not the way he wanted to go out, but he did save the game.”

Bay Area

Dave Stewart + Lonnie Murray Team Officially Joins with Elaine Brown’s Dream Team to Purchase City’s Interest in Oakland Coliseum

“Better Together! We are ready and have the money to purchase the City’s interest now,” Brown said. “And we have the will and the history and the legacy to co-develop the property with the A’s, who own the other 50% interest, having purchased it from the County in 2019. A’s president Dave Kaval has expressed his support of this powerful joint venture.”

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Oakland & the World Enterprises (OAW)’s proposal was meant to influence the Oakland City Council to Vote on Proposals, Thursday, Nov. 4, in Its Closed Session and during future council deliberations. (Pictured from let: Elaine Brown, CEO of Oakland & the World Enterprises (OAW); Dave Stewart, retired Oakland A's pitcher and All Star; and Lonnie Murray, CEO of Sports Management Partners)
Oakland & the World Enterprises (OAW)’s proposal was meant to influence the Oakland City Council to Vote on Proposals, Thursday, Nov. 4, in Its Closed Session and during future council deliberations. (Pictured from let: Elaine Brown, CEO of Oakland & the World Enterprises (OAW); Dave Stewart, retired Oakland A's pitcher and All Star; and Lonnie Murray, CEO of Sports Management Partners)

Editor’s note: Below is the text of a media statement from Oakland & the World Enterprises (OAW), Elaine Brown’s group. The content was edited by Post staff.

This Dream Team’s Proposal is supported by a stellar lineup of the likes of Damien Lillard and Brian Shaw, 100 Black Men of America and Moms 4 Housing, according to the media statement.

The proposal was meant to influence the Oakland City Council to Vote on Proposals, Thursday, Nov. 4, in Its Closed Session and during future council deliberations.

“We found common ground in our vision of lifting up the Black and Brown communities of East Oakland through development of the abandoned Coliseum with Elaine Brown and her team,” Lonnie Murray stated on Tuesday.

Responding, Brown said, “Dave Stewart is committed to the same ideals to which I’ve pledged my whole life since heading the Black Panther Party, and that is why I reached out to him and Lonnie for partnership in purchasing and developing the Coliseum site.”

“Better Together! We are ready and have the money to purchase the City’s interest now,” Brown said. “And we have the will and the history and the legacy to co-develop the property with the A’s, who own the other 50% interest, having purchased it from the County in 2019. A’s president Dave Kaval has expressed his support of this powerful joint venture.”

Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart is a Black man born and raised in East Oakland, a Black man celebrated all over the world as one of MLB’s greatest pitchers, who led the Oakland A’s to its last World Series championship, the statement said.

More, though, Dave is a proud Black man who brought himself up from the streets of East Oakland to a starring role in a game that remains white dominated. He had to be better than the best in the game, and he was, in the tradition of Satchel Paige. And he is ready to put all his resources on the line for his beloved community according to the statement.

Black Girl Power!

Lonnie Murray, CEO of Sports Management Partners, is the only Black woman certified as a player agent by the MLB Players Association. In addition to the constant struggle she wages to bring more Blacks into baseball and create more opportunities for women, she represents, among others, Bruce Maxwell, the first MLB player to kneel during the National Anthem; Bianca Smith, the first Black woman hired by MLB as a baseball coach, and Marly Rivera, the first and only Latina MLB writer, the statement said.

Like Lonnie Murray, Elaine Brown is a strong Black woman who has navigated male-dominated spaces with aplomb. As the only woman who led the Black Panther Party, Elaine’s commitment to Black people, particularly in Oakland, goes back 55 years, according to the press statement.

Presently, Elaine Brown, as CEO of Oakland & the World Enterprises (OAW), is driving its mission to launch and sustain businesses for ownership by Black and other socioeconomically marginalized people, particularly formerly incarcerated people. With co-developer McCormack Baron Salazar, OAW is currently co-developing a 79-unit, 100% affordable housing complex at 7th and Campbell Streets in West Oakland, set to break ground in December, the press statement said.

“Show Me the Money”

“Incredibly, Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan,” according to the media statement, “is working against the Stewart-Brown union to support a proposal from a group that does not offer to pay the full purchase price on signing an agreement, does not have the experience to develop the site, but more, does not have the support of the Oakland A’s as a necessary partner.”

“The Stewart-Brown team is urging the Council not to be swayed by the smoke and mirrors of an ambitious politico who has no real commitment to the Black community,” the statement said.

“In a few days, the people of Oakland will know whether or not its Council is committed to a real community benefit that the Stewart-Brown team offers or will surrender to the personal ambition of one Council member,” the media statement concluded.

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Activism

Ask County Supervisors Not to Spend Millions in Tax Dollars on Oakland A’s Real Estate Deal

Please attend the meeting Tuesday, October 26 and express your opinion; call or e-mail your supervisor and Keith Carson, president of the Board of Supervisors, through his chief of staff Amy Shrago at (510) 272-6685 or Amy.Shrago@acgov.org

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A rendering of the proposed new A’s ballpark at the Howard Terminal site, surrounded by port cranes and warehouses. Image courtesy of MANICA Architecture.

The East Oakland Stadium Alliance (EOSA) and other groups are asking local residents to attend and speak at next week’s Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting to oppose a proposal to spend county residents’ tax dollars to pay for the Oakland A’s massive multi-billion-dollar real estate deal at Howard Terminal at the Port of Oakland. 

Please attend the meeting Tuesday, October 26 and express your opinion; call or e-mail your supervisor and Keith Carson, president of the Board of Supervisors, through his chief of staff Amy Shrago at (510) 272-6685 or Amy.Shrago@acgov.org

The Stadium Alliance urges community members to “let (the supervisors) know that Alameda County residents don’t want our tax dollars to pay for a private luxury development. This proposal does not include privately funded community benefits and would harm our region’s economic engine – the port- putting tens of thousands of good-paying jobs at risk.”

 

“The Oakland Post’s coverage of local news in Alameda County is supported by the Ethnic Media Sustainability Initiative, a program created by California Black Media and Ethnic Media Services to support community newspapers across California.”

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Business

A’s Owner John Fisher Port Proposal No Good for Oakland

Billionaire John Fisher, owner of the A’s, has things to do before he can take over Oakland’s public port property to build malls and housing for the rich. 

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Howard Terminal on Port of Oakland Map

OPINION

Billionaire John Fisher, owner of the A’s, has things to do before he can take over Oakland’s public port property to build malls and housing for the rich. 

It is such a bad idea and the costs to the public are so ridiculous that logically it shouldn’t happen.  But this right-wing, Trump-supporting Republican has a boatload of money and a few corporation-oriented politicians to help him push it through.  

So, Oaklanders need to be active, or he might get it. Here are two of the things we need to act on: 

  1. Fisher won’t spend his own money.  So, he wants Alameda County to give up spending on things like the COVID-19 pandemic, so we residents can pay for his project with taxpayer money.  The vote on this will come up to the Board of Supervisors on October 26.  If you’d prefer that the County fund health care, housing and other resident necessities, ask them to vote “No.” Call your supervisor at 510-208-4949 and/or attend the meeting.
  2. The Oakland City Council will make the ultimate decision about Fisher’s project and there are a zillion reasons they should say “No.”  Among them: a) Fisher’s project requires that thousands of people run across the tracks of a busy railroad, which killed a number of people even before there were big crowds needing to get to their condos or a stadium.   b) And  Fisher’s project would wreck Oakland’s Port.  The “Seaport Compatibility Measures” necessary to keep the Port alive would cost hundreds of millions of dollars which would not be needed if it were not for Fisher’s project.  So, Fisher, not taxpayers, should pay for them. c)  And then there are all the other ways it will hurt the waterfront, the environment, and Port workers.

You can get contact information to reach your Council member here – https://www.oaklandca.gov/officials

Personally, any public official who votes for Fisher’s project will never get my vote again.   Call me hard-headed, but the harm to  Oakland as a working-class, multi-racial city, the harm to the ILWU (the union of Port workers, perhaps the most progressive union in America)  and the opposition of the people of East Oakland are enough to make my hard head think that’s what solidarity requires.

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