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Monday, July 15, 2013
SPIRITED OAKLAND A's ARE TEAM TO BEAT IN AMERICAN LEAGUE
Athletics' Josh Reddick, left, pies teammate Josh Donaldson in the face after
Donaldson drove in the winning run against the Boston Red Sox in a crucial
Major League Baseball game, Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the Coliseum in Oakland,
Calif. The A's won in 11 innings, 3-2. (D.
Ross Cameron/Bay Area News Group)
been a NY and then SF Giant fan for most of my life, I was unprepared for the
unabashed spirit and enthusiasm of both the Oakland A's and their fans when I
moved to the East Bay in late 2012. Now I'm convinced that this band of
disciplined yet fun loving over-achievers, led by their steady and savvy 2012
manager of the year Bob Melvin, is the team to beat in the American League:
Allen L Roland
Having just watched
the Oakland A's take two out of three from the Boston Red Sox last weekend ~ I
am more convinced than ever that this exciting and underrated team with the
third lowest major league payroll ( 60 Million ) has the right stuff to not
only win the American League but wrest the World Championship crown from my
beloved but now struggling SF Giants across the bay.There is
no question they are on a roll~ in recent games against the Pirates, Cardinals, Reds and Red Sox, the
A's won eight of eleven and they are 19-11 in one run games. Quite simply, they believe in themselves
and they are having fun as they dismantle their opposition.
To get the full
flavor of the A's, you must attend or see a game, listen to the upbeat and
continuous rap music and join the laughter and fun of these players ~ for they
obviously respect the game of baseball and enjoy each other immensely as
witness Reddick pieing Josh Donaldson after his walk off single to beat the
Boston Red Sox in the eleventh inning on July 14th.
The A's are the true
boys of summer in 2013 and fully embody the spirit, fun and enthusiasm that I
vividly remember as a teenager ~ when summer baseball ruled my world and the
smell of leather, pine tar and the loud crack of the bat was music to my senses.
But only a true A's
fan, not a Johnny come lately like myself, can fully do justice to the spirit
of this team. That would be Idalia Topete ( a big time A's fan ) who
published this video tribute on June 2, 2013.
This is her first
ever highlights video.
She wanted to make it shorter but there was just too many awesome moments.
WATCH IN HD! For she obviouslyfully
captured the spirited A's.( 14
minute video ) All videos belong to MLB and CSN California. As she
said ~ "I don't own any rights, I'm just a fan." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMinCQs1WHA
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