They had the homefield advantage with crazed fans cheering them on. They had a series full of comebacks and miraculous plays. They even had the other tenant of the Oakland Coliseum, the Raiders football organization, ready to reschedule a game or more should championship or world series games conflict with the silver and black NFL schedule.
But it was all for naught as the Amazing A's of 2012 came crashing down to earth in a 6-0 series ending loss to the AL Central Division champion Detroit Tigers.
The A's have everything to be proud of in showing the baseball world what a bunch of guys who play for the love of the game and one another can achieve. Expect them to be in the championship conversation again next season.
Congratulations Oakland A's on one helluva great season!
Win, Lose or Draw