MJ Hurley

MJ is a sports communication student at Bradley University. MJ also hosts the podcast "Next Man Up w/MJ Hurley' and writes for various MLB, NBA and NFL sites.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 09: Catcher Martin Maldonado #15 of the Houston Astros steps in front of Ramon Laureano #22 of the Oakland Athletics pointing at pitcher Humberto Castellanos #72 (not pictured) after Castelllanos hit Laureano with a pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning at RingCentral Coliseum on August 09, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s Earn Pivotal Win in 6-5 Walk Off Against Astros

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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Chris Bassitt #40 of the Oakland Athletics pitches during the game against the San Francisco Giants at RingCentral Coliseum on September 18, 2020 in Oakland, California. The Athletics defeated the Giants 6-0. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s Fall 8-1 to Astros in Opening Day Matchup

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Manager Bob Melvin #6 of the Oakland Athletics waits for a video review during the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on September 22, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s bats silent in Game 1, lose 4-1 to White Sox

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JULY 24: Matt Olson #28 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after he hit a grand slam home run in the tenth inning to beat the Los Angeles Angelsduring opening day at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on July 24, 2020 in Oakland, California. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s clinch postseason appearance after 6-0 win over Giants

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 14: Stephen Piscotty #25, Khris Davis #2, Sean Murphy #12 and Robbie Grossman #8 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates after Piscotty hit a game tying grand slam against the San Francisco Giants in the top of the ninth inning at Oracle Park on August 14, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s win 3-1 amongst shutdowns in NBA and WNBA

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TAMPA, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 26: A MLB baseball rests on the mound prior the spring training game between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals at Steinbrenner Field on February 26, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Reid Birlingmair: Professional athlete, friend, and coach

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 23: Mark Canha #20 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Robbie Grossman #8 after he hit a sacrifice fly that scored the winning run in the 10th inning against the Los Angeles Angels at RingCentral Coliseum on August 23, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s take series win over Angels with 5-4 extra inning victory

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MESA, ARIZONA - MARCH 10: Mark Canha #20 of the Oakland Athletics hits a RBI double against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of the MLB spring training game at HoHoKam Stadium on March 10, 2020 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Red hot Oakland A’s secure 7-6 victory with late inning heroics

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 06: Stephen Piscotty #25 of the Oakland Athletics hits an RBI sacrifice fly ball in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Texas Rangers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on August 06, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Stephen Piscotty slam once again gives A’s extra inning win

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JULY 27: Matt Chapman #26 of the Oakland Athletics hits an RBI double scoring Marcus Semien #10 against the Los Angeles Angels in the bottom of the third inning at RingCentral Coliseum on July 27, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Matt Chapman stars, winning streak ends with 10-9 loss to Angels

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Marcus Semien #10 of the Oakland Athletics takes a lead at third base during the game against the Texas Rangers at Ring Central Coliseum on September 20, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s defeat Astros 3-2 in 13 innings, extend winning streak

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 02: Marcus Semien #10 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with Matt Olson #28 after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Ramon Laureano #22 in the third inning of the American League Wild Card Game against the Tampa Bay Rays at RingCentral Coliseum on October 02, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Matt Olson’s two home run night leads A’s to fifth straight win

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 04: Stephen Piscotty #25 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with his teammates at home plate after hitting a walk-off grand slam to win the game against the Texas Rangers at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on August 04, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Stephen Piscotty’s grand slam propels Oakland A’s to victory

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 28: Khris Davis #2 of the Oakland Athletics takes a swing during an at-bat in a game against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on September 28, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. The Athletics won 1-0. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s offense surges in third straight win

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 26: Liam Hendriks #16 of the Oakland Athletics gets the ball back after the final out against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park on September 26, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. The Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s win in dramatic fashion for second day straight

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JULY 20: Stephen Piscotty #25 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by Robbie Grossman #8 after he hit a home run in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants during their exhibition game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on July 20, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oakland A’s return to winning ways in extra inning victory

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