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On Wednesday the Oakland Athletics won the American League West division championship in front of their home fans at the O.co Coliseum. The A's celebrated when the final out was made, but one fan in the stands stood out for his exuberant style of celebrating that was conveniently captured on another fan's cellphone.
We'll go out on a limb and say that this A's fan is happy that the team won.
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