Originally Posted by DSpivack
Oh, I know, was just riffing off of the post I quoted.
Still an exciting game. Crazy finish in the AL West; per Elias, no team has ever had this big of a comeback with so few games remaining.
They were down 5 games with 9 to play; HR just put the score at exactly that, 9-5, somewhat ironically.
Good for them. They're the opposite of the 2009-12 White Sox by coming on strong at the end instead of collapsing at the end.
The A's first division title since 2006. They actually finished 1st or 2nd every year between 1999 and 2006. Their worst record in that stretch was 88 wins. After 2006, they haven't been between 74 and 81 wins.
Maybe someday they'll get a new stadium and they can start drawing more fans.