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Reasons Why The Oakland A’s Have Crashed

There are many reasons why this late season collapse for the Oakland A's has happened but it doesn't relieve the pain the fans...

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OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Tomas Telis #6 of the Texas Rangers scores on a pass ball by Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics (not pictured) in the top of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on September 18, 2014 in Oakland, California. Sonny Gray #54 took the throw back to late to get Telis. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Swept By Rangers, Fall Out Of Top Wild-Card Spot

Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics kept sliding, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep. The latest loss to [...]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  J.P. Arencibia #7 of the Texas Rangers rounds the bases after hitting a three-run homer off of Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics in the top of the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 17, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Implode In 9th, Now Tied Atop Wild Card

Sean Doolittle sat in a chair staring at his locker inside a quiet clubhouse before searching for the words to explain the Oakland Athletics’ latest meltdown. Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during [...]

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 17:  Matt Duffy #50 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 17, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Giants Break Tie In 9th, Within 2 Of LA

Someone had been to the costume shop, and Matt Duffy was about to put on faux leather boots, chaps and a pink cowboy hat to complete his travel ensemble. The annual ritual of making rookies [...]

BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 27:  Manager Buck Showalter #26 of the Baltimore Orioles looks on during a game one of a doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 27, 2014 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Which MLB Manager Has Impressed You The Most?

162 games is a long season. Which MLB managers have been able to rally their team past the highs and the lows of the grueling baseball schedule? YOU decide!

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Left fielder Bryce Harper #34 (left), outfielder Kevin Frandsen #19 (center), outfielder Nate Schierholtz  #17 (second from right) and other members of the  Washington Nationals celebrate in the locker room after the division-clinching game against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 16, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Nationals Clinch 2nd NL East Crown By Blanking Braves

The Washington Nationals celebrated like a team that expected to be in this position a year ago. They snapped plenty of selfies. They sprayed beer on just about anything that moved. They romped to Lil [...]

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 16:  Bud Norris #25 (L) and Alejandro De Aza #12 (R) of the Baltimore Orioles celebrate in locker room after the Orioles clinch the American League East Division after a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 16, 2014 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Orioles Clinch First AL East Title Since ’97

This one goes a long way toward making up for all the losing seasons, the meaningless Septembers and meager crowds at Camden Yards for the final games on the schedule. The Baltimore Orioles are AL [...]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers steals second base as the throw goes into centerfield past Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics in the top of the second inning at O.co Coliseum on September 16, 2014 in Oakland, California. Odor went to third base on the throwing error. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Sloppy In 6-3 Loss To Rangers

Just when it looked like the Oakland Athletics had turned things around with consecutive wins in Seattle, they put together one of their sloppiest performances of the year. Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to [...]

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 16:  Santiago Casilla #46 of the San Francisco Giants (R) is congratulated by catcher Buster Posey #28 after pitching the ninth inning for a save in a 2-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a MLB game at Chase Field on September 16, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Giants Gain Ground In NL West, Beat D-Backs 2-1

Jake Peavy put an end to San Francisco’s slide and gave the Giants more hope of winning the NL West. Peavy pitched into the eighth inning, Buster Posey homered and San Francisco gained a game [...]

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 15:  Brennan Boesch #28 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is greeted by Mike Trout #27 after hitting a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 15, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Angels First Team To Clinch Postseason Berth

The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade. Their goals extend far beyond the mere formality they reached with yet another dominant [...]

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15:  Mark Trumbo #15 of the Arizona Diamondbacks rounds the bases after hitting a third inning grand slam against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field on September 15, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Trumbo, D-Backs Drop Giants 4 Back In West

Wade Miley struggled in his last start against San Francisco, digging his hole deeper as he tried to power his way out of it. With some advice from his coaches, the Arizona left-hander worked on [...]

Giants
PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 17:  Matt Duffy #50 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the ninth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 17, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Giants Break Tie In 9th, Within 2 Of LA

Someone had been to the costume shop, and Matt Duffy was about to put on faux leather boots, chaps and a pink cowboy hat to complete his travel ensemble. The annual ritual of making rookies [...]

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 16:  Santiago Casilla #46 of the San Francisco Giants (R) is congratulated by catcher Buster Posey #28 after pitching the ninth inning for a save in a 2-1 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a MLB game at Chase Field on September 16, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

Giants Gain Ground In NL West, Beat D-Backs 2-1

Jake Peavy put an end to San Francisco’s slide and gave the Giants more hope of winning the NL West. Peavy pitched into the eighth inning, Buster Posey homered and San Francisco gained a game [...]

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 15:  Mark Trumbo #15 of the Arizona Diamondbacks rounds the bases after hitting a third inning grand slam against the San Francisco Giants at Chase Field on September 15, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Trumbo, D-Backs Drop Giants 4 Back In West

Wade Miley struggled in his last start against San Francisco, digging his hole deeper as he tried to power his way out of it. With some advice from his coaches, the Arizona left-hander worked on [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants squats by first base during the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 14, 2014 at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California. The Dodgers defeated the Giants 4-2 (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Giants Now 3 Back In West, Lose 4-2 To Dodgers

San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has seen his team surge to baseball’s best record, endure a summer-long skid and rally back into playoff contention, so he refuses to count his club out now. But [...]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants sits in the dugout gripping a towl after he was taken out of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the top of the second inning at AT&T Park on September 13, 2014 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Dodgers Put On Hitting Display, Rout SF 17-0

The Giants’ longest home winning streak in more than a decade ended with a resounding thud, and starting pitcher Tim Hudson was at a loss to explain the mess. That was appropriate since Hudson couldn’t [...]

A's
OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Tomas Telis #6 of the Texas Rangers scores on a pass ball by Derek Norris #36 of the Oakland Athletics (not pictured) in the top of the first inning at O.co Coliseum on September 18, 2014 in Oakland, California. Sonny Gray #54 took the throw back to late to get Telis. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Swept By Rangers, Fall Out Of Top Wild-Card Spot

Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics kept sliding, falling out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep. The latest loss to [...]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  J.P. Arencibia #7 of the Texas Rangers rounds the bases after hitting a three-run homer off of Sean Doolittle #62 of the Oakland Athletics in the top of the ninth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 17, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Implode In 9th, Now Tied Atop Wild Card

Sean Doolittle sat in a chair staring at his locker inside a quiet clubhouse before searching for the words to explain the Oakland Athletics’ latest meltdown. Doolittle allowed a three-run homer to J.P. Arencibia during [...]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers steals second base as the throw goes into centerfield past Eric Sogard #28 of the Oakland Athletics in the top of the second inning at O.co Coliseum on September 16, 2014 in Oakland, California. Odor went to third base on the throwing error. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Sloppy In 6-3 Loss To Rangers

Just when it looked like the Oakland Athletics had turned things around with consecutive wins in Seattle, they put together one of their sloppiest performances of the year. Scott Kazmir allowed a two-run homer to [...]

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 14:  Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics rounds the bases after homering in the seventh inning  against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 14, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Athletics defeated the Mariners 4-0.

Homers From Moss, Fuld Lead A’s Past Seattle 4-0

If the Seattle Mariners are going to find their way into the postseason for the first time in more than a decade, they’ll need to be the best road team in the American League for [...]

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Oakland Athletics' Coco Crisp #4 steps on home plate to score a run after a bases-loaded walk by Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Fernando Rodney #56, not pictured, during the tenth inning of a baseball game at Safeco Field on September 13, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Lowrie Draws Bases-Loaded Walk In 10th To Lift A’s

With his team mired in a tough stretch, Oakland manager Bob Melvin was worried about missed opportunities – especially when a pitch in the dirt with the bases loaded in the 10th inning didn’t scoot [...]