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2012 AL WEST CHAMPS Oakland A's Regular Season Thread

How many fans will the A's get for next season. I'm saying 1.7 million...
  • vaden
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Have to take back what I said earlier - much as I hate the Yankees, I'd rather lose to them than a team that got lucky and didn't even deserve to be in the playoffs over two teams that had better records and far tougher schedules. We should've won this series in 4 games.
Originally posted by vaden:
Have to take back what I said earlier - much as I hate the Yankees, I'd rather lose to them than a team that got lucky and didn't even deserve to be in the playoffs over two teams that had better records and far tougher schedules. We should've won this series in 4 games.

If not for errors it's a three game sweep. This was the only game Detroit legitimately beat the A's on their own.

With that said, I'm pulling for any AL team not named Detroit.
[ Edited by TheRatMan13 on Oct 11, 2012 at 9:42 PM ]
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Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Well.. at least the A's made Detroit use Verlander twice. That should tire him out a bit for when we play them in the World Series.

Hopefully, but he's such a freak I wouldn't be surprised if it made him stronger. Hitters are something like 9-90 against him after he's thrown 105 pitches.
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Detroit won't go any further. I'm gonna laugh when they get swept by the Yankees/Orioloes
[ Edited by ImaMod on Oct 11, 2012 at 9:43 PM ]
Great run by the A's, shame it couldnt continue. I thought they made decent contact off Verlander, just couldnt find the gaps.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
How many fans will the A's get for next season. I'm saying 1.7 million...

I wonder how much ticket prices will rise. It won't be a significant amount but any rise in prices + larger fanbase =

Maybe they will be able to then keep at least one out of the potential five players they're planning on trading next season.
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Originally posted by ImaMod:
Detroit won't go any further. I'm gonna laugh when they get swept by the Yankees/Orioloes

A good opponent I would give credit for beating us and probably wish them well, but these Tigers really are mediocre. Wasn't impressed with them at all. Even Cabrera was meh.
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Originally posted by YungAce:
I wonder how much ticket prices will rise. It won't be a significant amount but any rise in prices + larger fanbase =

Maybe they will be able to then keep at least one out of the potential five players they're planning on trading next season.

They won't rise at all, the fan base won't get any better
They'll go back to 10k - 15k in the stadium by the 2nd week of the season

All 5 of them will be traded
Originally posted by vaden:
A good opponent I would give credit for beating us and probably wish them well, but these Tigers really are mediocre. Wasn't impressed with them at all. Even Cabrera was meh.

Agreed. Verlander and Scherzer were really the only guys that impressed me.
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Originally posted by vaden:
A good opponent I would give credit for beating us and probably wish them well, but these Tigers really are mediocre. Wasn't impressed with them at all. Even Cabrera was meh.

Ya the Tigers were mediocre. We just played s**tty defense
Should've won this series in the first 4 games
Oh well
Originally posted by pdizo916:
For bandwagoning fans, this is a very good crowd. They're still cheering, "lets go oakland"

This.

We stayed for 20 minutes after the game and chanted lets go Oakland. The crowd looked like we had won the game.

Giants fans left the game earlier in game 2. Lulz.

A's fans are more like 49ers fans than Giants fans.
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Nice run Oakland.

I am glad you got knocked out - not trying to rub it in at all - just from a competetive stand point I did not like the Giants vs. A's matchup in a potential World Series.

A's had a helluva run.
Should be proud of this.


A lot of momentum going into next year.
Originally posted by TheRambler:
Originally posted by pdizo916:
For bandwagoning fans, this is a very good crowd. They're still cheering, "lets go oakland"

This.

We stayed for 20 minutes after the game and chanted lets go Oakland. The crowd looked like we had won the game.

Giants fans left the game earlier in game 2. Lulz.

A's fans are more like 49ers fans than Giants fans.

Considering most 49ers fans are Giants fans, that makes no sense.

If the A's fans were better, they wouldnt have to close off the entire upper deck. They might also have the revenue to keep players. The Giants have the longest current sellout streak in the majors, and youre suggesting they dont have heart?
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Originally posted by TheRambler:
This.

We stayed for 20 minutes after the game and chanted lets go Oakland. The crowd looked like we had won the game.

Giants fans left the game earlier in game 2. Lulz.

A's fans are more like 49ers fans than Giants fans.

A's fans are so loyal thats why the franchise wants to leave Oakland.

[ Edited by Garcia on Oct 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM ]