Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A Bay Area Baseball Blast

Con-Frickin-Gratulations Oakland A's in sweeping the Texas Rangers and winning the AL West Division championship.  The A's continue to be the most improbable team to make it to the post season.  How they did it and who they did with is a story for the ages. Are You Kidding Me!

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Grant Balfour, top, and catcher Derek Norris celebrate after their 12-5 win over the Texas Rangers in a baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012 in Oakland, Calif. The A's clinch the AL West title with the win. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Even on the last day of the regualar season they came from behind to tie, then take the lead, against the reigning AL World Series representative the past two years.  When Texas Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton dropped a sure out fly ball in a 5-5 tie to end the fourth inning, you knew the baseball Gods were smiling down  on the Oakland A's.  With two runs coming in on that play, the A's never looked back as their pitching shutdown the Rangers while their bats produced a 12-5 shallacking of Texas.

The Rangers must now play in the one game wild-card showdown that appears at this time to be on the road in Baltimore.  Gooood Luuuck!

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