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It seems like I only  write a blog post after a ridiculously long extra inning game. But how could I not? Yesterday’s 18-inning win over the Yankees completed a series sweep and was probably the biggest win of the year, in a year when there will hopefully be many, many more big wins. Thank goodness […]

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 […]

Last night, I watched a show called “Caught Looking” on the NBC Sports channel. It follows MLB teams behind the scenes as they go through crucial series down the stretch. The episode that was on last night featured the A’s and their series in New York against the Yankees last weekend. This was a very […]

Well, the weekend series with the O’s is done and the A’s came out on top, taking two out of three. Sure, we would have all liked a sweep, but winning a mid-September series against a team as hot as the O’s were is great for the A’s. It was also disappointing to lose that […]

This Feels Like Playoffs

September 15th, 2012

It’s the Battle of Vowels. The Battle of the “Best Story.” This weekend’s series with the Orioles wasn’t supposed to matter but it does. It matters immensely to both teams. And the A’s drew first blood, winning last night’s showdown in a nail-biter of a game, relying mostly on defense to get the win. The A’s turned […]

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