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Beane, not Sabean, best baseball architect around

BY TED SILLANPAA Tap the brakes a little, OK? I read that the world champion Giants have the best organization in baseball, that Brian Sabean’s the best general manager in baseball. Like I say … tap the brakes. Let off the gas some. Sloooow down! Sabean did a great job building a world champion in San Francisco, but it seems an argument can be made that he’s not the best builder of baseball teams in Northern California. I admire his… Read More »

Fan’s gripe about Oakland stadium ‘experience’

By TED SILLANPAA A couple hours after writing on Tuesday about how the A’s fans are a different breed, I heard something funny on Damon Bruce’s KNBR 1050 AM. Bruce was, apparently criticizing the Oakland Coliseum and the atmosphere at A’s games. It doesn’t seem to be bothering hard-core A’s fans who are relishing an improbably heart-stopping season. It really bothered a  Bruce listener who e-mailed his complaints, in detail, to the radio show host. The listener went to Monday’s… Read More »