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Oakland Athletics win A.L. West title
OAKLAND — With one last improbable victory, the A's captured the American League West title on Wednesday. A roster full of rookies and no-names toppled the Texas Rangers 12-5, capping a mind-boggling comeback for a team that was 13 games out of ...

American League playoff scenarios
If the A's lose to Texas and finish second in A.L. West: -- Orioles beat Tampa Bay and finish one game ahead of Oakland: A's would play Baltimore in wild-card game Friday at Camden Yards. -- Orioles lose to Tampa Bay and finish with same record as A's ...

Die-hard Oakland Athletics fans celebrating 'magical' season at division ...
As the 2012 season began, Oakland A's fans were livid -- general manger Billy Beane had again traded some of the team's best players for prospects and owner Lew Wolff talked openly of his desire to move the team to San Jose. At the Oakland Coliseum ...

Oakland A's employee says this team is the most rewarding
OAKLAND -- A's equipment manager Steve Vucinich has been with the A's for as long as they have been in Oakland. As such he has seen four World Series championships. He's seen Rollie, Rickey, Eck and the Bash Brothers author some of the greatest ...

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jokesforfeeling Congratulations Oakland A's!

Wildchild911105 Oakland A's win the AL West!!!!! I will now accept a no shorter than 5 min apology vid from @slingerland44

DonnyCizek7 RT @adbrandt: RT @adbrandt: Oakland A's win the AL West with payroll of $49 million, or the price of a couple Yankees..

kylemauch Congrats to #AthSwag's Brandon Moss & Eric Sogard. The Oakland A's have won the west! #Playoffs http://t.co/DgdVFqjh

TV36Promo Viewer photo from the Oakland A's game today when they won! Looks CRAZY! http://t.co/mQKxhDiR

RedSoxPost RT @JimBowdenESPNxm: RT @JimBowdenESPNxm: The Oakland A's have been in first place only one time in 2012...and that's today...Game 162...congrats to Billy Be ...

TriggaTr3y10 Oakland A's payroll is $49 million.....thats the same as 2 NY Yankee players. #smallmarket #moneyball

ESPN_MLB Oakland A's cap miracle run to division title http://t.co/W4aBfyYt

scott_b_wood VOMIT. RT @adbrandt: Oakland A's win the AL West with payroll of $49 million, or the price of a couple Yankees..

ohgodbagwell RT @Deadspin: RT @Deadspin: VIDEO: The Oakland A's are your 2012 AL West champions. http://t.co/q9g5eFRD

Rawthentic_ But enough about politics, Texas you lost to Oakland! Lmao I'm actually happy for the A's

benthurman RT @adbrandt: RT @adbrandt: Oakland A's win the AL West with payroll of $49 million, or the price of a couple Yankees..

TxRangerFan50 RT @adbrandt: RT @adbrandt: Oakland A's win the AL West with payroll of $49 million, or the price of a couple Yankees..

eapu Claroooo "@Tomapapa: Hoy celebro con @sequerabeisbol OAKLAND! Somos los únicos fans de los A's que conozco! Hay más allá afuera??!!"

cheesy_ez RT @markmulder20: RT @markmulder20: Big congrats to the Oakland A's. you guy are better teAm than we ever were back in the day. Go get em


What do you guys think about the Oakland A's moving? by Nick Q: I heard 5 options are san jose, sacremento, , portland, las vegas and san antinio. Is anyone else gonna be heartbroken?

A: The franchise has pulled up stakes twice before, so it's hardly a shock. Ownership has wanted out of Oakland for well over a decade, dating back to the previous owning partnership. (And with that hideous Mt. Davis the city built to lure the Raiders back, the Coliseum is nowhere near the attractive ballpark it once was.) Las Vegas is NOT going to happen. The other listed candidates have their strengths and weaknesses, but LV is a total red herring. The demographics -- attendance projections are largely based on city visitors -- are terrible, and the casinos, which own the town, don't want 35k people a night walking out to go see a game (when they could be emptying their wallets at the tables). Major league baseball and Vegas are not at all a good match.

How can I get a tape last night's Oakland A's Game? by Sullygolf Q: I caught my first ever foul ball and I wanted to see if it made it on T.V., I was wondering if there were web sited that showed the game or a certain players at bat, etc. Thanks you very much

A: Go to mlb.tv. You can download videos of some games for like 3 bucks. I dont think they have all the games but more recent games are attainable. Dont try and get it by asking MLB cause i have been trying to get a copy of Bob Gibson's Game 1 of the 68 series and the bastards at MLB won give it to me.

How much are hot dogs, burgers, malts, peanuts, etc at oakland a's home games? by norcal763 Q:

A: They're really expensive! It depends the size of the hot dog. I recommend going to Games on Dollar Wednsedays, Hot dogs are only a dollar! Burgers are usually somewhere around 7-8 bucks. Malts-I believe 4.50-5 dollars i think Peanuts: 2-3 bucks Garlic Fries are the best (I recommend those)-I believe they're 5 dollars, which is pretty good deal. :] You can bring some food in, such as In-n-out burger (which is close to the stadium) or eat before you go if you dont want to pay those prices. You can bring in other food too and be careful about bringing drinks. They dont let you bring some drinks. Hope this helps. Try the website: http://www.oaklandathletics.com :] Go A's! and yes, SF Giants Fan 4 Life is right, you can sit up on the third deck, and get all you can eat. ($30) I didnt eat that much when I did it. It's a pretty good deal. They have soda, hot dogs, ice cream, nachos, peanuts, and more!

are the oakland a's this year an average team or a good team? by shadowboat Q: what do you think.. i have a feel my houston street may struggle for saves.. is there enough run support on that squad?

A: their a poor team this year not making the playoffs

How old is Amanda McCarthy the wife of Oakland A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy? by CuriuosGeorge Q: She's a former model.

A: Looks to be in her late 20's.

What is the current record (wins, losses, ties) for the Oakland A's? by ☆Killa☆ Q: Also, what is the current place in their division? Thanks (:

A: 27-27 Tied for 3rd with the Mariners Go here next time http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/standings/index.jsp?tcid=mm_mlb_standings

How do u guys think the Oakland A's will do this season? by r_palomino86 Q: I like them picking up ben sheets he looks like a good pitcher still and I heard a rumor Johnny Damon might come back to the A's! Also they got Willy Taveras, Rosales and Gabe Gross so maybe Damon to the A's is out. Also Eveland is going to be designated for Assignment with Taveras

A: I see them finishing last in the AL West, winning 70-80 games.

Are the Oakland A's in the running to go to the playoffs? by Christine Kirby Q: The A's seem like they have been having a really great season, but is that enough to get them to the playoffs?

A: So far yes. They are in position to take one of the wild card post season spots.

How can the Oakland A's claim they are a small market team? by FormerlyMulletedWonder Q: They play in the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, not to mention that the bay area of Northern California is one of the wealthiest areas per capita in the counrty.

A: Although the A's are in a rather large market they are a small market team because of there low income. They have a lot of things working against them. There stadium sucks, they have to share the market with the Giants, and there is a general lack of interest in baseball in Oakland. Those things would all help a team make money if people went to the games but no one goes. They had the 12th worst attendance last year despite having one of the largest stadiums. They also have owners who arent willing to shell out there own money to help the team. Combine that with a crappy tv deal and the A's dont make much money at all. According to Forbes.com they had the 7th lowest revenue in baseball.

How would you react if the Oakland A's won the World Series? by "The Man of the Hour" Q: I'd be happy for them.

A: I would say if ANY team won the World Series "They earned it." Even if it was the Royals or the Red Sox.

What hotel do the Yankees stay in when they play the Oakland A's? by Geg B Q: Nobody seems to know so can anyone help out?

A: j was here

Why don't Oakland A's fans go to the games and support their team? by T.J. Q: It is surprising to me that the fans in Oakland say they love their team, yet I see nothing but empty seats on TV, not to mention that tickets are pretty cheap. So what gives?

A: I'm an A's fan, but live in Vegas now. Oakland has beautiful hills and many rich folk. The ball park is a football venue now. The Giants hit the bay area first, so that's where most fans loyalty lies. I doubt they could compete for a series title this year, but who thought the Giants would win it all last year? The A's starting pitching IS for real. But I can't argue, their offense is anemic. And make no mistake, A's fans love their team. But there aren't as many of them as there are Giants fans.

Where is the cheapest place to park for an Oakland A's game? by Andy Q: I'm driving to the A's game tonight and need to park but I don't want to pay $15 to be in the main lot. Where is the best cheap (yet safe) parking in the area? I usually take BART, but today I'm coming from Marin and going home to San Francisco after the game. Do they ticket if you don't put your number in at BART?

A: You didn't hear it from me, but if I'm not taking BART to the game (which I do most of the time), I will drive and park in the BART parking lot (get here early cuz a lot of A's fans do this). The parking is free and you just have a bit of a walk across the BART ramp to the outfield side of the Coliseum. Safe? It is downtown Oakland...but I've never had a problem and probably used it 10 times per season. Wave to me at the game! I'll be waving my flag from the Left Field Bleachers in the corner! Good luck and Go A's!

Why could the Oakland A's wear a symbol of a baseball on their sleeve? by Stephen J Q: The rule 1.11(e) states that anything imiates or suggests a baseball is not allowed

A: i really dont know why they do

how many times has the Oakland A's beat the Texas Rangers? by Leslie Q: how many times has the Oakland A's beat the Texas Rangers? How many world series have the texas rangers been in and won?

A: Bit tricky based on how you worded it. The Athletics moved to Oakland for the 1968 season, from Kansas City. The Rangers first took the field in 1961 as the second Washington Senators, and moved to Arlington before the 1972 season. So... Entire franchise histories (1961-2010, 759 games): A's 383 (.505) - Rangers 376 Specifically Oakland (1968-2010, 634 games): A's 320 (.505) - Rangers 314 Specifically Texas (1972-2010, 580 games): A's 286 (.493) - Rangers 294 They have never met in the postseason. They have never played a tie game. The Rangers have been to one World Series, 2010, losing to the San Francisco Giants.

How much does it cost to put a message on the Oakland A's stadium scoreboard?!? by mellllie Q: My friend and I want to put a message on the scoreboard saying "Prom?" to ask our boyfriends to prom. We have perfect seats behind home base. Anyone know how much this costs?

A: I put Happy Birthday greetings up there once, and it didn't cost anything, they did tell me that they couldn't guarantee it would be shown, however.

How do you see the Yankees doing against Oakland A's in their 3 game series? by Scooter_loves_his_dad Q: I predict Yankees take at least 2 out of 3.

A: I think that the Yanks are going to take at least 2 out of 3. They might have split the series with the Royals but overall I think they have been playing better. They will win the series. They might even sweep it.

Where can I find an Oakland A's schedule for the 2008 season? by jomedeiros Q: I have checked their web site and MLB site. Other teams have their schedule out but I canno find the A's 2008 schedule.

A: I believe they don't have the official schedule out till december.

How much is a 1985 Autograph baseball of the Oakland A's worth? by HAVE FUN..\M/ Q: player like Mike Heath, Bruce Bochte, Dusty Baker, Rob Picciolo, Bill Krueger, Mike Warren, Donnie Hill, Mike Davis and a couple more.....because im thinking of selling the baseball but i dont know if its worth it.

A: if you sell it to the right person you might be able to get a couple hundred for it................there are always crazy fans out there that will pay anything for there favorite teams stuff..............don't sell it yet until you investigate........please, please, please.............put an ad in the paper or put it on Ebay,if you don't live in California. but honestly, like I said before, if you find the right fan who is crazy about the Oakland Athletics, then they would probably pay at least 2-3 hundred.......

What will happen to the old Oakland A's coliseum stadium? by [email protected] Q: Oakland is moving to Fremont in 2011. Old coliseum stadium in Oakland.

A: it will be used for the raiders and concerts.........

Should I buy Oakland A's tickets on game day or in advance? by snealie Q: I travel around the country going to different ballparks. I hate to purchase tickets in advance because then you're tied to that game, but I also hate to wait in case the game sells out. I will be watching for giveway games and opponents during the week that I'm there - so I'm not looking for those responses. I live in Cincinnati and I know that on most days, the Reds are not sold out and buying day of game tickets is fine. Thanks in advance for your help!

A: the only games that really truly sell out for the a's are ones where they play the giants, red sox, yankees and angels. And usually the home opener are sold out. But beyond that most games do not sell out at all. You can usually get tickets the same day. In general the A's have one of the best walk-up game day purchase tickets in the MLB. i do normally buy my tickets in advance, but I just like the convenience of knowing I have a seat where I want to sit. The visitor's side is the first base side. The best way to get to and from the games is via BART our local transit/train system. If you are looking for giveway days, they have not released that schedule yet. Go to oakland athletics web site. They won't release them for another while though.

How to get to Oakland A's or SF Giants game...? by Noble Q: I am moving to Davis area next week, does anybody know how to get to stadiums using public transportation, or does anybody carpool? Thanks

A: You'll have to drive part of the way to Pittsburg or Walnut Creek/Concord to catch BART. BART will take you to the Coliseum. BART will take you to the Embarcadero district of SF and you can walk to AT&T park. I don't know about carpools. One thing of note. The Giants are usually on the road when the A's are at home and vice versa. There is very little overlap home games. I think they maybe have 1 to 3 games at home at the same time excluding their inter league rivalry.

How would you react if the Oakland A's won the World Series in 2008? by VN33 (The Man of the Hour) Q: I'd be shocked because it's obvious that either the Pirates or Nationals will win it.

A: I would give the A's credit. They are one of my favorite teams, and they have great fans.

how did the oakland a's not win a playoff serie or series 4 straight years witht hat starting staff? by PAVY-7 Q: i mean for 4 straight years they only needed to win a series n with 3 dominant starters like mulder hudson n zito were they should have swept easily every series agree? what went wrong?

A: Many really great pitching staffs have bombed in the post season. Why pick on the A's?

What font is the "A" on the Oakland A's team. I love the design of it? by FAshionPassion Q: I think that's the name of the baseball team. Green shirt with a yellow "A" Also what's the font style for the liquor "Jagermeifter" (I think it's in German sorry, i know how to pronounce it)

A: Gothic E http://www.fontstock.net/9866/GothicE.html The Jagermeister font was custom made, but is similar to this one: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/agfa/wilhelm-klingspor-gotisch/wilhelm-klingspor-gotisch/

Why does it seem as though the Oakland A's reside in the shadow of the SF Giants? by Q: I'm an A's fan living in the Bay Area and dont really like the Giants, but despite them having more World Series Championships than the Giants, the Giants seem to get more support around here overall. They get more fans at their games & more news coverage even when losing, and they almost always appear in the 1st page of the local newspaper unlike the A's. And I can recall this happening even before the Giants were contenders for the postseason.

A: One word: marketing. The Giants play in a large metropolis that is easily recognized around the world. The Athletics play in a city only commonly recognized within state borders. The Giants have a better ballpark, flashier players, and a cooler overall look to them. Newspapers, TV, and radio stations know this and know that this causes the Giants to have a larger following, so they cater to the market in order to make more money. The A's just don't seem to have that allure to them that the Giants do... maybe if they signed a big name hitter? Or brought back those crazy old retro uniforms?

Can I bring in a plastic water bottle into an Oakland A's game? by jaime Q: I am going to catch an A's game on Sunday and would like to know if i can bring in my own drinks such as a water bottle.

A: Yes, you can bring soda or water in plastic bottles. Anything in plastic except beer.

Does anyone know where I can find Johnny Damon Oakland Athletics apparel? by upland1969 Q: I have found shirts from when he was with the NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox, but can't find anything except a signed baseball from The Oakland A's. I also have tried Oakland's actual MLB site with no avail. Do they even make apparel with his name on it from the Oakland Athletics? I've tried e-bay, Amazon, as well.

A: Advertise on ebay you are looking for his Oakland apparel and see if you get a response.

Are the 2009 oakland a's going to have a better record than the 2009 san francisco giants? by asfan4life36 Q: My friend thinks the giants are going to be better, but I don't think so. Your opinion?

A: no the A should be better because they added holliday and giambi. also i believe they have better young pitchers such as zielger. if Duchscherer does as good as last year the A should be far better. SF has better SP but they have no hitters

Why is the elephant an important symbol to the Oakland A's? by cavdoc_3 Q: The patch of an elephant with a bat in its trunk can be seen on the player's shoulders. The A's are the Athletics, were they called something else early on?

A: Here is the real answer. Way back when (1904) the Okland A's formerly known as the Philadelphia A's was the first place team in the newly formed American League. The National League champions at that time was the New York Giants. Even though in 1903 both league came to the agreement that the two league champions would face in a "World Series". the agreement wasn't binding. The manager for the Giant's John McGraw refused to play the A's because they weren't up to a "Major League" standard, and called them "White Elephants". (Why that is an insult is another question) however Connie Mack the manager/owner of the A's liked the conotation and started to use it as a defacto mascot (teams back then didn't have masscots atleast not the ones like today) And ever since than the elephant has been an important symbols for the Philadelphia/Kansas City/ Okland A's

Who was the player in the Oakland A's ice cream commercial? by ashleyrox38 Q: I've seen that commercial like 5 times but I don't know who that player is. It's the one where the little boy is holding up 3 fingers then the guy shakes his head. Then 2, and then 1 when he nods. Thanks!

A: Grant Balfour. He is a reliever and was splitting closer duties with Brian Fuentes until Andrew Bailey returned from injury.

How do you think the Oakland A's will do this season 1st,2nd,3rd or 4th Place? by cutguy86 Q: I think they are a good team just need some hitting because they have a good 1-2 punch in Blanton and Harden they just need to score runs. Also they have a good closer in Huston Street when he is healthy.

A: 2nd in its division.

How many years have the Oakland Athletics made the postseason since moving from KC? by captaincarney Q: Since they moved west in 1968, how many times have the Oakland A's made the playoffs *Bonus if you can name the years*

A: 1971 lost to Baltimore 3 games to 0 in the ALCS 1972 def Detroit 3 games to 2 in the ALCS,def Cincinnati 4 games to 3,in the world series 1973 def Baltimore 3 games to 2 in the ALCS,def the New York Mets 4 games to 3 in the world series 1974 def Baltimore 3 games to 1 in the ALCS def the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 1 in the world series 1975 lost to Boston 3 games to 0 in the ALCS 1981 Def Kansas City 3 games to 0 in a special ALDS ( because of the the players strike) lost to the New York Yankees 3 games to 0 in the ALCS 1988 def Boston 4 games to 0 in the ALCS lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 1 in the world series 1989 def Toronto 4 games to 1 in the ALCs def San Francisco 4 games to 0 in the world series 1990 def Boson 4 games to 0 in the ALCS lost to Cincinnati 4 games to 0 in the world series 1992 lost to Toronto 4 games to 2 in the ALCS 2000 lost to New York Yankees 3 games to 2 in the ALDS 2001 lost to New York Yankees 3 games to 2 in the ALDS 2002 lost to Minnesota 3 games to 2 in the ALDS 2003 lost to Boston 3 games to 2 in the ALDS 2006 def Minnesota 3 games to 0 in the ALDS lost to Detroit 4 games to 0 in the ALCS

What website can i find tickets for an oakland A's game ? by mickey_ds Q: My boyfriend want s to go to the oakland A"s game in oakland. He wants to go to the one before the WOrld series i forgot what it's called. I want them for his birthday.....

A: Anyway you slice it they aint gonna be cheap! First off try Ticketsnow.com or in a pinch try Stubhub.com they carry tix for all sporting events in all major cities, although i have had the best luck with Ticketsnow the tend to cost a little more!

What do the Oakland A's need to re-surge and be the franchise they used to be? by Mr Jack Q: Do they need more investment? Another kind of farm system? To move out? What? It's odd to see this historic and one time prominent franchise to be under the ropes.


What Current Oakland A's Player has the Best Chance at Hall of Fame? by David Q: One player only. I realize some teams have minimal chances at anyone reaching Cooperstown and others may have three or four. But every team has great players. Who from the current A's roster has the best chance at HOF someday? Support your answer please!

A: probably Bartolo Colon because of the cy young award in 2005

What has been the reception of 'Moneyball' in the staff of the Oakland A's? by Mr Jack Q: Have the Oakland Athletics pronounced about the movie and the way it depicts the franchise? Have the players involved in the plot, said something about the film?

A: The only reaction I've heard of is from Art Howe, who was NOT happy with his portrayal.

I have a scorecard from a 1991 game between the Kansas City Royals and the Oakland A's, signed by Jose Canseco? by David D Q: I have a scorecard from a 1991 game between the Kansas City Royals and the Oakland A's, signed by Jose Canseco and Mike Gallego. Anybody out there have any idea if it is worth anything, and approximately what it might be worth?

A: to the guy named "?" who just answerd... hahahahhahah

How good will the oakland a's be in 2011? by Adrian Q: I think this year in 2010 has been a good year. No doubt we have good pitching but i think if we get at least 2 power bats we have a good shot to go back to the playoffs. What do you A's fans think. Go A's.

A: A's pitching is very good and should be just as good in 2011. But you ae correct, they have to get some power. Another big obstacle is the Angels and Mariners will probably both be better teams next year, and the Rangers have a fairly young team. Even if they lose Lee (which will probably happen) they also have a good pitching staff. The A's may be better, but so will their competition.

Why does the Oakland A's have the least creative baseball team name? by premiumcookiez (I'm Ian) Q: As you know, Oakland's baseball team name is called the "Athletes", but aren't all the baseball teams athletes as well? Why does Oakland's baseball team have a less creative name and what is the history behind it?

A: The A's stands for "Athletics," though just about everyone calls them the A's. This team is one of the oldest existing baseball teams in America. They were founded way back in 1860. Back then, there was no professional baseball, and many teams were just made up of guys who belonged to clubs. Kind of like if your gym has a basketball team or softball team today. The team was founded by the Philadelphia Athletic Club, and eventually it was shortened to the Philadelphia Athletics. It may sound like a dumb name, but if you compare it to some of the other baseball team names from the 1800s and early 1900s it isn't actually so bad: Brooklyn Hilltoppers, New York Highlanders, Cincinnati Red Stockings, Boston Beaneaters, Cleveland Naps, etc. Whatever its merits, the name has stuck with the team through 3 different cities: Philly, Kansas City, and now Oakland. I guess the fans never wanted to change it, so there must be something good about it! ***By the way, I wouldn't way that the Athletics is the least creative name in baseball. The Philadelphia Phillies is a pretty uncreative name - they just shortened the city name. I guess baseball players in Philadelphia just aren't good at coming up with names.

Is it safe to wear an opponents jersey at an Oakland A's home game? by Mark Q: I've never been to a game in Oakland, and I wanna wear my throwback Rod Carew California Angels jersey to the A's vs Angels game i'm going to next weekend in Oakland. I don't really want a beat-down on the way to my car afterwards by drunken A's fans. Is this safe? I'm going to the game alone.

A: Funny you should ask that. I am a Twins fan, and last year I wore my Rod Carew Twins throwback jersey to an A's game. I emerged completely unscathed. The ticket taker joked around and said he wouldn't let me in, but that was about it. I found the fans at the A's stadium to be pretty friendly. Oakland isn't the nicest city, and it definitely has some rough areas, but the people at the ballpark were nice enough. As long as you don't act like a jerk and taunt the A's fans, you'll be fine.

oakland a's? by kanee:) Q: who do you think is the best player and why?

A: I'm not a huge fan of the A's, although they're an organization that I see in the same vein as mine, and so I wish them well when we don't play them. The pitching is key, and it always has been. Anyways, I was at the game that Harden beat us earlier this year (I'm a Braves fan), and he was extremely impressive, but I think Justin Duchscherer (or however you spell it) is doing just as well right now. I would be very happy with them if I was a huge A's fan, so I'd go with one of them, maybe giving the nod to Harden when he's healthy.

oakland a's? by colts_and_reds_fan Q: whats up with JACK CUST? this dude was a nobody now he's a top slugger. 21 hr's in that colliseum! damn thats great. (not an a's fan) REDS ALL THE WAY! SORRY, WRONG SECTION BUT ANSWER ANYWAY.

A: Wrong section, but he is just having a good year. Every year there is a guy who gets traded for minor leaguers, and turns out to be good. He probably won't be an allstar or anything in the future, but he should start for at least a few years. Don't get all excited though, because this is probably his career year.

Oakland A's? by jeff67 Q: Do the A's have a realistic shot at beating the angels and mariners for the AL West title? They beat the angels 14-2 yesterday. Has Billy Bean done it again with a young team no one has heard of? They haven't even had chavez the entire season so far.

A: The A's are going to shock the baseball world this year. They currently lead the AL in runs scored and ERA. With their awesome pitching and decent offense, they will win the AL west. Billy Beane has done it again!

When did the Oakland A's get so good? by Michael Bornnard Q: They are in absolute beast mode

A: They were good all season long. The better question to ask is why is the Rangers choking so bad? It wasn't that long ago the Rangers were 4.5 games in first and were on their way to clinch the AL West. All of the sudden they A's are tied up with them and if the Rangers lose the final game of the season, they will get relegated to a do-or-die playoff game instead of winning the division and an ALDS berth.

Oakland A's? by Erika Q: I'm not sure if this will get deleted or not, but I'll give it a try. I bought tickets to see the A's on Wed, April 23rd game. Then realized that I bought them for the wrong day. They are on StubHub for face value. They are Section 108, Row 5 Aisle seats. Awesome seats, but we are seeing the Dodgers that day, and then driving to Oakland on Thursday. They are playing the Twins so it should be a good game. If you want a chance to get great seats for a great game, please check it out. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!! PS....They are listed for 35.00 which is face value for them.

A: sure i'll check! i'lll buy if it's a good price! but no guarantee!

The A's are your AL West Champions! Thoughts? by Go A's and Raiders! Q: This is unreal! I can't even believe we did it! Some stats for you: - Through 161 games, we have never been in 1st place, while the Rangers have been in first place for 168 days, and that's the most days spent in first without winning a division title. -The A's are 5th team in history to come back from a 13 game deficit and win the division. -The A's are the first team in MLB history to overcome a 5 game deficit and win the division with 9 or less games remaining in the regular season. This has been my favorite A's ballclub. They have the heart, determination, energy, and most of all, they have fun while they are doing it. I remember the hype towards the big ballclubs like the Angels and Rangers at the start of the season, and the A's 9 game losing streak earlier in the year, and their incredible August. Most teams said the A's would falter down the stretch, and they never did. Even with all the doubters before the season saying they would lose 100 games, there was just no quit in this team. From Manny Ramirez (remember him?), to Billy Beane's trades, to Bartolo Colon's suspension, the injuries, to starting 5 rookie pitchers as of now, and to the pure energy and joy in the clubhouse, it has been an incredible ride for the A's and all of us fans, and it's not done yet! Here's to your 2012 AL West Champions: the Oakland A's! :-)

How are the Oakland A's winning? by Michelle Q:

Are the Oakland A's about to clinch the AL West? by Michael Bornnard Q: They are beating the Rangers 5-12 at the bottom of the 8th inning, The AL West is basically theirs right.

How far do you see the Oakland A's going in the playoffs? by Bosnian Q: @Jake same here lol

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