Every once in a while, you get a story in sports that defies all methods of logic. I am hard pressed to find one more illogical than the 2012 Oakland A's.

Picked for last by most prognosticators and projected to lose anywhere from 85 to 100 games, the A's sit in prime position for not only a playoff spot, but possibly a run to the American League West title. The last time they were a playoff team as the month of September started...

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