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Major League Baseball replay begins slow stroll toward postseason

...will get overturned or not, depending at the importance at the time, where you are in the game," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said.And perhaps there might be something else to consider come October.The rule on those pesky plays at home, generating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-30/major-league-baseball-re
Braves' offense breaks out in win over A's

...A's have lost three in a row and five of six."We're just going through a tough time right now," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "You start to press a little bit offensively and it can be contagious as a group. You start swinging at some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-15/braves-offense-breaks-ou
Former Augusta GreenJackets Brandon Moss and Jon Lester visit Atlanta as teammates

...the left-handed Alex Wood, but he started in left field Saturday."It's a special thing," Athletics manager Bob Melvin said. "Sometimes it's great to play in front of the hometown crowd, sometimes it's not, depending on how you...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-08-16/former-augusta-greenjack
A's get Lester, Gomes from Red Sox for Cespedes

...day Lester would start, though it's likely to be Saturday. Sonny Gray (12-3) is scheduled for Friday. Manager Bob Melvin has discussed the idea of giving some pitchers extra days between outings to keep them fresh in the second half."Well...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-31/get-lester-gomes-red-sox
Expanded replay might make baseball more civil

...on them, because once they go look at replay, then you're basically told not to come back out," Oakland manager Bob Melvin said. "If you do, then you'll probably get thrown out of the game pretty quickly."Pittsburgh's Clint Hurdle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-04-11/expanded-replay-might-ma
Teammates support booed A's reliever Jim Johnson

...comfortable everywhere," Young said. "I think he's comfortable here. He just hasn't had the same success."Manager Bob Melvin said Thursday he's going to be using Johnson mostly when the A's are behind, which could mean relatively little...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-06-03/teammates-support-booed-
Dodgers' Beckett leaves start with thumb injury

...pitchers Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin have arm injuries and could start the season on the disabled list.Manager Bob Melvin says Parker, who was set to start on Opening Day, has right forearm soreness and will see Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-14/dodgers-beckett-leaves-s
Baseball clubhouses see changes in camaraderie

...you have a lounge rather than guys playing cards in the middle of the locker room."When Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin made his major league debut as a player with the Detroit Tigers in 1985, almost the entire team - players and coaches...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-03-08/baseball-clubhouses-see-
Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith wants baseball's Opening Day to be a national holiday

...July 24.Jaso was given the starting nod for the spring training opener in Scottsdale on Wednesday, a move manager Bob Melvin hopes will put Jaso at ease quickly. REDS: Alfredo Simon, who has spent most of his major league career as a reliever...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-25/hall-famer-ozzie-smith-w
Top-ranked Arizona knocked from ranks of unbeaten by California

...attendance. Former Wildcats coach Lute Olson sat in the stands behind Arizona's bench, and Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin - a former Cal baseball player - also supported his Bears."No. 1 brings out everybody," Montgomery said.The Wildcats...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-02-02/top-ranked-arizona-knocke