Welcome to The G.O.A.B. — aka The Greatest of All Blogs.
I’m Alex Espinoza, born in Oakland and raised in the East Bay. I started this bad boy in June 2020 after spending a decade covering the team, beginning in 2010 as an intern for MLB.com, where I continued to freelance. Other stops included The Athletic and Associated Press, while I also spent a few seasons roaming around with a camera and cell phone creating in-stadium content for MLB’s Cut4.
During those seasons I got to know so many characters connected to the A’s franchise, from fans to security guards to players, coaches, media members, front-office folks and others behind the scenes that make the team so special.
Through this blog and podcast we’d love to bring you closer to the A’s — Oakland’s last big-league ballclub, baby! Thanks for stopping by.