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crisoner 10-03-2012 07:48 PM

The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
Is there a better story in sports right now?

Some of these guys were selling shoes last year. Some in Mexico some just learning how to pitch in single A. Amazing story.....wow.


bmulls 10-03-2012 07:52 PM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
Rangers :facepalm

Choking when it matters, so very typical of Dallas sports.

bigkingsfan 10-03-2012 07:57 PM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
A's, Giants, Bay Area, one can dream.

sunsfan1357 10-03-2012 08:00 PM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
I've been doing the Bernie non-stop for three days.

Riddler 10-03-2012 08:36 PM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bmulls
Rangers :facepalm

Choking when it matters, so very typical of Dallas sports.



Rangers are still alive...

And while Dallas does have it's choke-job moments...


We also have this:


sulsuvtut27 10-03-2012 09:20 PM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnT1YNbZ-_U

Can you Bernie Lean:djparty

imdaman99 10-03-2012 09:25 PM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
rooting for them or O's. i wouldn't mind O's cuz it would stick it to the skankees, and the A's cuz they is small market y0.

fck the whole national league... but if i had to pick, i'd want REDS

akts 10-03-2012 09:46 PM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
Great job A's.. I did not think they would do it with the Rangers leading 13 damn games.. but I am happy for my ball team! Damn that looks bad for the Rangers!

RaininTwos 10-03-2012 09:55 PM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
i want the rangers to win it all but it's an impressive story

1987_Lakers 10-03-2012 10:40 PM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
Oakland really stepped up when it mattered. 8-2 in last 10 games. Rangers: 3-7.:oldlol:

Brujesino 10-03-2012 11:37 PM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bigkingsfan
A's, Giants, Bay Area, one can dream.

That would be awsome

MMM 10-03-2012 11:50 PM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
Amazing run

the team morphed over the season with only Reddick still in the same position as day 1;

multiple platoons, call ups from AAA contributing, mid season acquisitions contribution, rookie pitchers stepping up, etc.

DuMa 10-04-2012 12:46 AM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
same moneyball story again?

Timmy D for MVP 10-04-2012 12:56 AM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
:party: :djparty :hammertime: :yaohappy: :banana: :rockon: :applause:

Bird 10-04-2012 03:34 AM

Re: The Oakland A's your 2012 AL West Champs
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MMM
Amazing run

the team morphed over the season with only Reddick still in the same position as day 1;

multiple platoons, call ups from AAA contributing, mid season acquisitions contribution, rookie pitchers stepping up, etc.


I do believe they will be the first team to ever field a playoff rotation compiled of all rookies.

I think this team is less about moneyball and more about smart trades, stockpiling pitching and playing the hot bat (paying big $$ for Cespedes helped as well).

They have a few mashers (Moss, Reddick, Cespedes, Carter), some speed and the pitching depth to go deep into the playoffs.

I would LOVE to see and A's or O's versus Nats World Series.


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