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Remember when the Texas Rangers were running away with everything and were on course to be the the Greatest Team in the History of Whatever? Well, this afternoon the As might just take the 2012 American League West title from them. Certainly the biggest factor in the Oakland’s success this year w...
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The Oakland A’s somehow won the AL West yesterday following a fairly amazing 13-game comeback and by beating the Rangers 12-5 to seal the deal. The fans of the A’s were extremely excited, and with good reason. However, the below video shows a grown man taking a celebration maybe a step too far? You have to love the passion though. H/T BR Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
What a day, my wife is now in labor!#playoffbaby — Pat Neshek (@PatNeshek) October 2, 2012 Oakland Athletics reliever Pat Neshek was probably a bundle of nerves and going through a multitude of emotions on Monday. Not only did the A’s clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2006 with a 4-3 win [...]
It was clear that the Oakland Athletics would be getting
left-hander Brett Anderson back for the playoffs, but the team announced
yesterday that right-hander Brandon McCarthy might also be able to pitch this
postseason if the team makes a deep run.
"At this point, nothing
is impossible," McCarthy said, adding that it may take the A's reaching
the World Series in...
The Oakland Athletics had their ticket to the 2012
postseason punched last night, but that wasn’t the only bit of good news they
received. Left-hander Brett Anderson threw a successful bullpen session
yesterday and remains a possibility to start a potential Wild Card play-in game
Friday, reports Jay Lee of MLB.com:
"It went well, so we'll
see how he feels tomorrow...
Your browser does not support iframes.Josh Hamilton was considered an MVP candidate this season, but the only team he was helping on Wednesday was the Athletics. Hamilton completely missed a Yoenis Cespedes fly ball with two outs in the fourth inning, allowing the A’s to score two runs to go up 7-5. Had Hamilton made the routine play, the game would have continued tied 5-5. Instead...
I love stories, and what the A’s did this year is one of the most amazing stories in baseball history. I haven’t written about the Oakland Athletics at all this year because I didn’t know what to say. I don’t know anybody on their team, I couldn’t take them seriously, and I didn’t know how they were winning. They seem like a rag-tag crew of pickings off the scrap heap...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Pat Neshek said that his newborn son has died.
The former Minnesota Twins right-hander posted on his Twitter account late Wednesday night that he and his wife lost their first child 23 hours after his birth "with no explanation." He asked for prayers, and words of support began flooding Twitter.
Neshek took a flight...
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When it comes what the Oakland A’s accomplished this season, culminated by Wednesday’s division-clinching win, one words best describes it.
This was a team that was 13 games back in the division entering July. This was a team that had less than a one-percent chance to make the playoffs. And now not only is this team going to the playoffs, it’s doing so as AL West...
Source: FanGraphs13 games down on June 30th. Four games out a week ago. And now, today, division champs. With contributions from guys like Josh Donaldson and Brandon Moss, and great pitching by Evan Scribner and Ryan Cook. Seriously, what else is there to say? Baseball! just about sums it up.
(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...