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The Rangers in Historic Collapse!

Fantastic stuff tonight on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra as the Oakland Athletics finished a fantastic comeback to overhaul the Texas Rangers and win the American League West, and to be in first place in the Division for the first time at the very end of game number 162.

Texas was five games up with nine to go, and no MLB team has lost such a lead before.

I’ve always had a liking for the Athletics, even before Michael Lewis’ “Moneyball” book, which made a popular hero of Billy Beane, who was later portrayed in the film version of Moneyball by Brad Pitt. Continue reading

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