(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Forget the movie about these Oakland A's. Already been done and, besides, Brad Pitt has moved on to other things.
No one would believe this anyway, even if it came from a Hollywood script.
The events that unfolded on a sun-splashed afternoon Wednesday in Oakland should never have happened - they shouldn't have had a chance to. Once they did, there was no way even Hollywood could imagine this ending.
Win a division when you've got the lowest payroll in the majors and a starting rotation filled with rookie pitchers? Finish it off with a three-game sweep of the mighty Texas Rangers to grab the lead in the AL West for the first time in 162 games?
Do it by rallying from a four-run deficit to tie, only to be handed the lead all nicely gift-wrapped by Josh Hamilton?
Keep this up, they may start removing some of those green tarps from the empty seats at the Coliseum. Heck, they may even force the ownership of the A&...