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Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 21 / 18

Hey everybody, I got news this week that NBC Sports California won’t be renewing my contract for ‘18 season. It’s been a great 4 yrs covering the A’s for this company. The experience has prepared me well for next opportunity. Thanks to A’s fans 4 reading, watching & supporting! — Joe Sti...

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Media Notes

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