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5. A’s defeat the Twins in Game 3 of the 2006 ALDS to advance to the ALCS for the first time since 1992. 4. A’s defeat the Giants in Game 4 of the 1989 World Series to win their first title since 1974. 3. A’s win their A.L. record-setting 20th game in a row on […]

The other night I was watching Game 3 of the NLCS between the Brewers and the Cardinals. Former A Mark Kotsay plays for the Brewers as a fourth/fifth outfielder, but he got the start in Game 3 based on matchups and other guys struggling. Anyway, Kotsay homered in his second at-bat of the game. It […]

Glory Days

October 6th, 2010

Sunday afternoon, I had planned to watch the A’s final game of the season. I hadn’t watched many games in the final two months of the season as the A’s had faded, but I wanted to watch the last one and say goodbye to the green and gold for the winter. But that Padres-Giants game […]

Perfect

May 9th, 2010

I turned on today’s game in the bottom of the 4th inning. The A’s were just about to score two unearned runs off James Shields and take a 4-0 lead. I thought, this is cool. The A’s look like they’re going to win this series. And yes, I noticed when Dallas Braden took the hill […]

Everyone who lived in the Bay Area on this date remembers where they were at 5:04 p.m. I was a 12-year-old in Castro Valley, sitting on my bed with the TV on, ready to watch Game 3 of the World Series. And then it hit. And in the aftermath of the quake, over the course […]

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