Wednesday, September 24, 2003
AL West CHAMPS!
In typical Oakland A's fashion, they have clinched their division again. They have one of the smallest payrolls in MLB, trailed the division most of the season, and have a roster of relative no-names. They even had to come back and win in extra innings last night. But they have the best pitching in the league and a youthful energy and desire to win, which makes this team the most exciting to watch.
Last night's win couldn't have been more appropriate: the back up catcher, who has spent most of his career in the minors, entered the game when the starter was taken out for a pinch runner. At the top of the tenth inning, he made the perfect throw to second to catch a guy stealing. In the bottom of the tenth, he hit the game-winning single past bazillion dollar shortstop Alex Rodriguez with the bases loaded. Nobody even knows who the heck this guy is....
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