Sep 30, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer (35) is tagged out at home plate by Oakland Athletics catcher Geovany Soto (17) to end the first inning of the 2014 American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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Welcome to Swingin' A's, the Oakland Athletics news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Swingin' A's is dedicated to providing top-notch Athletics news, views and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Editorial Staff

Tony Frye, editor

Tony is a musician in the bay area and a life long A's fan. Along with writing for Swingin' A's, Tony maintains the Microbrew Music blog, records music and performs whenever he's not in the right field bleachers.

Jason Burke, editor

I am interested in trends and making projections. Baseball is the sport I love, but I follow all of the major ones. I write for both Swingin' A's and Golden Gate Sports. Follow me on Twitter for snarky Bay Area coverage.

Jennifer Trumpp, Staff Writer

Jennifer is fluent in baseball and sarcasm. She is perpetually talking about sports or zombies. She also aspires to become Susan Slusser and Jane Lee.

Richard Paloma, Staff Writer

I've been a fan of the Oakland A’s since their move to Oakland in 1968 when I was just a kid. Through The Mustache Gang, Billy Ball, The Bash Brothers, The Big 3 to the current team structure, I've been a follower of the team celebrating the good years while tolerating the lean ones. I basically grew up at the Oakland Coliseum (all sports) and still am there regularly throughout the baseball season. A graduate of THE St. Mary’s College of California and owner of over 35 throwback jerseys, my relationship with baseball has resulted in memorabilia donated to the Baseball Hall of Fame and a plethora of baseball knowledge in my head. You can follow me on Twitter at @RichPaloma

Will Eusebio, Staff Writer

Will loves the Oakland A's in particular, baseball in general, and really will get up for any compelling sporting event. When not talking to spreadsheets or writing about baseball, he also plays DIII club rugby (poorly), runs a bit (slowly), cooks (he says well, but it's vegan stuff so who knows), and plays with his 2-year-old boy/monster. So if you were to ask him, Will would say life is pretty rad. Will is from Portland, OR and doesn't mind when you call him an NRAF. His bay area family all root for that other team, but he loves them anyway.

Matt McHugh, Staff Writer

I am a senior at Aragon High School in San Mateo, California and I am an avid A's fan (even though I'm on the other side of the bay.) I love sports, but I might love writing about them even more.

Ryan Heuer, Staff Writer

I am a junior studying journalism and psychology at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I am a member of the track & field team at Augie. Most people would think I love sports too much, but I know that's not possible. I love the A's, Vikings, 'Wolves, and Wild.

Nick Avila, Staff Writer

22-year-old college student with an abnormal passion for sports. Born and raised in Sacramento, CA. Played sports all my life, now I feel like writing about them. Hates: Trades involving Carlos Gonzalez and Matt Holliday. 40 million dollar salaries. Loves: White cleats. Milton Bradley-Nick Swisher handshakes. 20 game win streaks.

Selena Smith, Staff Writer

Taking a shot at my hidden passion, writing, about my not-so-hidden passion, Oakland Athletics baseball. My love of baseball began young and is now a full on obsession. I love going to games with my husband and three kids, who thankfully are lovers of the game as well!

Devin Pangaro, Staff Writer

Devin Pangaro is an anomaly. A lifelong San Franciscan who has shunned the San Francisco Giants and spent his entire life arduously following every detail of his favorite team. The Oakland Athletics. Armed to the teeth with a Creative Writing degree from San Francisco State and a deep love and respect for all things baseball related, this writer seeks to bring an insightful and entertaining perspective on the sport. When not furiously typing behind his laptop, Devin can be found patrolling the softball fields of San Francisco with his team, The Sledgehammers.

Anisa El-Rabaa, Staff Writer

Just a small girl with a big passion for the Oakland A's. Accounting assistant from 9 to 5 and lover of beer, baseball, and cute butts 24/7. My knack for numbers supports my knowledge of stats, records and simple math problems like 6+4+3=2.

alexkennedy4717, Staff Writer

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