Josh Donaldson the MVP? It’s a gimme

Here is my Thursday column on Josh Donaldson. WARNING: This is a baseball column. 49ers fans — feel free to skip this. OAKLAND — Twelve hours after Josh Donaldson golfed a low slider over the left-field foul pole to beat the Tigers in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday night, Donaldson practiced putting into an empty pill bottle in the A’s clubhouse while wearing a green T-shirt that said “PANINI…

May 29, 2014

A’s discover their modern-day Kirby Puckett

Here is my Saturday column on the A’s third baseman, Josh Donaldson. OAKLAND – Six hours before the A’s played the Mariners Friday night, A’s hitting coach Chili Davis and I sat on stools in an empty hallway outside the empty A’s clubhouse, and he explained to me the similarities between Josh Donaldson and Kirby Puckett as right-handed sluggers. You’ve probably heard of Donaldson by now. He’s the A’s cleanup…

June 15, 2013