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Elephant Rumblings: The Lonely Island drop Bash Brothers tribute


A’s Coverage:

  • Hartlaub: The Lonely Island slide back into home with surprise ‘Bash Brothers’ release…
  • Slusser: A’s Blake Treinen finding himself to be a hard act to follow…
  • Slusser: A’s mailbag — How long is this win streak, really? Jharel Cotton as reliever?
  • Bollinger: One interesting stat for each AL West team…

Best of AN:

  • Iversen: Quick Look — Matt Olson is crushing the ball…
  • Hall: Fan confidence rising for Oakland A’s rotation…

MLB News:

  • Davidi: Blue Jays to promote top prospect Cavan Biggio…
  • Lin: Padres calling up slugging 1B prospect Josh Naylor…
  • ESPN: Yoenis Cespedes has surgery, likely to miss season…
  • Mayo: Mock Draft — Could Bobby Witt Jr. go No. 1?

Baseball Interest Stories:

  • Fink: A Further Discussion on the Memorial Day Checkpoint…
  • Clemens: Let’s Find a Multi-Inning Reliever…
  • Stark: Is there hope for the Rays in Tampa Bay? ($)
  • Bowden: MLB Rookie Tracker — Ranking the contenders, so far, in thrilling Rookie of the Year races… ($)

Today in Baseball History:

  • 1935 — The Cincinnati Reds host the Philadelphia Phillies in the first major league night game, winning, 2 – 1, before 25,000 fans. On the initiative of Larry MacPhail, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt throws the switch at the White House to turn on the lights. The Reds will play seven night games, one each against the other National League teams. The Phils’ Lou Chiozza is the first batter as the Reds’ Paul Derringer outduels Joe Bowman‚ though the Reds are outhit‚ 6 to 4.
  • 1976 — Bert Campaneris of the Oakland Athletics collects five stolen bases in an 8 – 7 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The Oakland shortstop will steal 54 bases this season. As a team, the Athletics will pile up a record 341 stolen bases on the year.
  • 1995 — Dennis Eckersley of the Oakland Athletics becomes the sixth pitcher in major league history with 300 saves in a 5 – 2 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Best of Twitter:

  • Baseball can be seriously cruel sometimes…
  • Who’s more of a mess — the Angels or the Nationals?
  • Are the 33-16 Minnesota Twins one of baseball’s best teams?

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