Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 11/16/14
After 19 innings, 6 hours and 32 minutes, 16 runs, 597 pitches, 16 pitchers being used, awful umpiring, inconclusive home run reviews, multiple players on both sides leaving with injuries, stir-crazy fans chanting A’s broadcasters’ names (because why not in the 17th inning?), A’s pitchers going to bat without any remaining position players, Mike Trout comically missing fly balls and watching Josh Hamilton half-ass his way to an 0-for-8, Brandon Moss, at 1:41 a.m., decided enough was enough and sent everybody home to the sweet sounds of Kool and the Gang with this two-run shot in the bottom of the 19th to give the A’s the 10-8 marathon victory over the Angels: What a crazy game. It was the longest game by time in Angels franchise history and Coliseum history. It was fun no matter what side came out on top. It had an atmosphere not unlike staying up past your bedtime as a kid. You were in unfamiliar territory and you went along for the ride and whatever it threw at you. You knew you ...
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