The movie Moneyball may be the only reason many folks know about the Oakland Athletics these days, but those people clearly aren’t baseball fans. Despite the big money being thrown around by division rival Texas Rangers & LA Angels of Anaheim, it’s the 2013 Oakland A’s still standing in the MLB Postseason with sights on the World Series after winning their second straight American League West title. After a stable of rookie pitchers helped them surge in to the playoffs in 2012, the 2013 Oakland A’s won more convincingly because of still-stellar pitching and a more potent offense powered by Josh Donaldson, Coco Crisp, and a cast of well-rounded teammates.
To lift the 2013 Oakland Athletics above their current novelty act status (“Hey yeah guys, great movie & book & all, but this is October!”), this roster has to prove it’s more than a bunch of overachievers and win a playoff series. If the first Oakland A’s World Series appearance in over 20 years is going to happen, they’ll first need to overcome the offensive onslaught by the Detroit Tigers lineup and the hard-tossing Tigers pitching staff. If they can then handle the winner of the AL East ALDS matchup, the 2013 Oakland Athletics World Series opponent very well could be one of the NL Central teams they played during interleague play. While O.Co Coliseum is huge, a deep 2013 Oakland A’s postseason run could fill every seat; use SeatGeek ticket search and Deal Score to get the best value on Oakland Athletics World Series ticket prices and on A’s ALDS tickets earlier in the MLB postseason!