Oakland A's, San Francisco Giants Postseason Bound; Bay Bridge Series in Works?

Bay Area baseball has a chance to make headlines this fall.

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.

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Reginald "Rex" Henderson October 03, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Last time this happened we had a huge earthquake!
Tom Ontis October 03, 2012 at 06:13 PM
Giants fan since 1963-Mays, McCovey, Marichal. I have nothng against the A's. ONe of my 'Giants' games this year was to see them in Oakland. It was fun. It all comes down to pitching and defense. They are very evenly matched team. It would be tough to do a position by position match, cause, admittedly, I don't kow all of the Oakland players. I'm glad they are in the position they are. I have a healthy disdain for 'experts,' those big prognosticators who sit, wherever they sit and pass out the cards on winners and losers. In an ideal prognosticator's world, the Yankees would be in it every year. (The networks covering the playoffs are making sure the Yankees show up in primetime this and seemingaly every year. Two years ago, the Giants got a couple 10 am starting times. Nationally, the A's are the unknown in the playoffs. Eastern witers are already in bed when the A's begin their 7 and 7:30 games. I would challege any of the Eastern writers to name two members of the starting staff of the A's. Giants too face the same level of being ignored by the East. If it comes down to that, slight edge to the Giants.
Ernie Stoddard October 04, 2012 at 07:20 AM
It always seems to me that all the networks covering any games on the West Coast are always rooting for the East Coast teams to win. The snub all west coast teams.


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