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And So It Ends

October 12th, 2012

Thank you, Justin Verlander, for making it quick and somewhat painless. There was no heartbreaking moment at the end of this one. This was not a one-run game with a gut-wrenching foul popout with a runner on second or a called third strike with the bases loaded. This was just Verlander pitching like what he […]

Really. We’ve used them a lot this season: Magical, unbelievable, amazing, improbable. Last night’s win was all of those things, and then some. I really don’t know what to call it. All I do know though is the A’s will play another baseball game tonight after what transpired in the bottom of the 9th inning […]

Home Sweet Home

October 10th, 2012

One down, two to go. After a brutal two games in Detroit, the A’s returned home to the friendly confines of the O.co Coliseum. And they looked all the part of one of the toughest teams to beat at home in all of baseball, cruising to a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game […]

Two Games of “Almost”

October 7th, 2012

Brandon Moss almost hit a game-tying home run in Game 1. Coco Crisp almost beat the throw to the plate in Game 2. He also almost caught that shallow popup. And Cliff Pennington almost hit a game-tying home run in the 9th. Almost. But almost doesn’t cut it. Welcome back to postseason baseball, A’s. The […]

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 […]

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