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MLB.com Oct 4, 2012Don'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.Share Tweet
How The Crazy-Ass AL Division Races Unfolded: Visualizing Momentumdeadspin.com Oct 4, 2012The 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…Share Tweet
The Oakland A's Now Have Their Own Folksy Theme Songdeadspin.com Oct 4, 2012Any 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…Share Tweet
Leading Off: A Final Day to Remembernytimes.com Oct 4, 2012The 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.Share TweetOn 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 »Share Tweet