The Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants are both into the “postseason” but the A’s still have a lot to gain should they defeat the Texas Rangers Wednesday.
The A’s will clinch the A.L. West Division crown with a victory today while the Giants already clinched the N.L. West. Oakland secured at least a spot in the A.L. Wild Card round with a victory Monday and will play the Baltimore Orioles in a one-game playoff on Friday should they lose tomorrow (site yet to be determined) and the winner of that game face the New York Yankees in the A.L. Divisional Series. Should the A’s win Wednesday, they will travel to Detroit and play them Saturday and Sunday. The Giants will host the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday and Sunday.
Many Bay Area baseball fans think there could be another Bay Bridge series, as was the case in 1989 when the A’s swept the Giants in four games in what was known as the “earthquake series” for the Loma Prieta earthquake. Do you think another Bay Bridge series could happen? With both teams looking good, it’s certainly not out of the equation.
How many A’s and Giants fans are out there? Who’s ready for the postseason and which A’s fans are ready for TODAY? Send us your pictures! Peter Fournier will be at today’s A’s game and will send photos when possible.
It’s a good year for Bay Area baseball, but even better for Oakland A’s fans. It all comes down to today. Sweep the Rangers and the A’s take the West, something that many fans thought was never possible at the beginning of the year. The improbability could become reality, and that has many A’s fans, tonight, too eager to even sleep.