Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Them Amazing A's of Oakland

Tonight the Bay Area is rockin' to a winning beat.  Earlier today the SF Giants won to force a game 5 against the Reds.  This evening the cross-bay Oakland A's scraped out three runs in the bottom of the ninth to reach a game 5 in their AL Division Series against the Detroit Tigers.

Led by rookie pitching and clutch late inning hitting, the A's on the brink of defeat simply rocked the bay and the Tigers.

There's something in the Northern California Air besides medicinal marijuana that's got baseball fans going wild; its the smell of victory in October. Not so for Detroit fans.

After finishing a chick-flick (The Vow) with my girl, I immediately tuned into the A's game in the bottom of the ninth to see the Green & Gold produce three amazing runs to win it 4-3 on a Coco Crisp base hit off Tigers ace closer Jose Valverde.  It is the fifteenth walk off win for the Amazing A's this season, most in the league. They did it in Oaktown, but I can hear A's fans celebrating in the streets and bars of San Francisco. Wow!

So we baseball fans here in the Bizz-Ay should rest tonight in order not only to regain our vitality which was drained from watching our teams survive today, but to loyally cheer them on to victory in tomorrow's due-or-die showdowns.  It should be a damn holiday in the Bay.

GameMatchupDayDateTime ETTV
Gm 1OAK 1 @ DET 3SatOct. 6video highlights
Gm 2OAK 4 @ DET 5SunOct. 7video highlights
Gm 3DET 0 @ OAK 2TueOct. 9video highlights
Gm 4DET 3 @ OAK 4WedOct. 10video highlights
Gm 5DET @ OAKThuOct. 119:30 PMTNT

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