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Momentum is a myth for playoff-bound teams

Momentum is a myth for playoff-bound teams

CNNSI.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
The Rangers are limping into the postseason. The A's and Tigers couldn't be much hotter. But even with baseball's new October format, Jay Jaffe says a playoff spot is like a parking spot.
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  • Washington lets Hamilton issue drop

    Washington lets Hamilton issue drop

    MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    Don't expect another conversation between Rangers manager Ron Washington and center fielder Josh Hamilton concerning his error on a dropped fly ball in Wednesday's loss to Oakland that helped the A's win the American League West title.
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  • How The Crazy-Ass AL Division Races Unfolded: Visualizing Momen…

    How The Crazy-Ass AL Division Races Unfolded: Visualizing Momentum

    deadspin.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Athletics and the Yankees clinched their respective division titles on the same day, but the paths they took to get there were very different. The A's budget freight train slammed through a Rangers squad that had sat atop the AL West for over 170 co…
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  • The Oakland A's Now Have Their Own Folksy Theme Song

    The Oakland A's Now Have Their Own Folksy Theme Song

    deadspin.com Oct 4, 2012
    Any good championship run needs a catchy theme song. Unfortunately, it often derives from some iteration of "Don't Stop Believin'," either the original form (see: White Sox, Chicago, 2005) or some customized version, like the San Francisco Gia…
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  • Leading Off: A Final Day to Remember

    Leading Off: A Final Day to Remember

    nytimes.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Yankees, the A's and baseball's first triple crown since 1967 gave sportswriters a lot to write about on the season's final day.
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  • A's Pitcher Pat Neshek's Newborn Son Has Died

    A's Pitcher Pat Neshek's Newborn Son Has Died

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Oct 4, 2012
    On Monday, the Oakland Athletics clinched a playoff spot, and just a few hours later pitcher Pat Neshek's wife went into labor. Neshek flew to Florida and was with his wife when she gave birth to a baby boy. More »
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Sports Columnists

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    Oct 4
    The NFC is the superior conference by far in 2012. That actually keeps more AFC teams in the playoff race, writes John Clayton.
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    Oct 4
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  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Oct 4
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