Found July 23, 2012 on Lady Loves Pinstripes:
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Coco Crisp (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The team with the best record in baseball, the New York Yankees didn’t just get swept by the Oakland Athletics, they got beat. A very real and determined Athletics burned the Bombers over the weekend winning four one-run games. Billy Beane might have his best Moneyball team yet, as this group is made up of a bunch of other ball clubs leftovers. Not scrubs just players who didn’t fulfill expectations like Josh Reddick, Brandon Inge, Seth Smith, Coco Crisp and Bartolo Colon. Beane saw potential when other teams had lost patience. Granted it is a crapshoot because economic status is a major reason but with Beane’s foresight it can be lethal and it makes the best teams, like the Yankees or Rangers feel very degraded. Looking at the A’s batting stats it is mind-boggling that this team is carrying a 13-2 record for the month of July, and are looking like contenders for a coveted AL Wild Card spot with 51 wins so far this season. Oakland A's Batting...
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