The Oakland A's: The Most Exciting Playoff Team You Know Nothing About

Pitching. Offense. Defense. Fans. An old stadium that sometimes gets filled with sewage. They've got it all in the East Bay.

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The 2013 Oakland A's are a team whose rotted barn of a stadium can make overflowed sewage a national story.

Just another day at the Coliseum. Sewage mess still being cleaned up in A's dugout

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Just another day at the Coliseum. Sewage mess still being cleaned up in A's dugout

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Twice.

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These A's are a team that hazes rookies by dressing them up as superheroes and TV characters.

Thanks to @JaneMLB, Sonny Gray makes a good Robin. Sadly, no Batman.

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Thanks to @JaneMLB, Sonny Gray makes a good Robin. Sadly, no Batman.

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Straily

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Winner winner! Nate Freiman as Marge Simpson

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Winner winner! Nate Freiman as Marge Simpson

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These Oakland A's are run by Billy Beane, who still resembles his 1999 self.

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These A's have won 90-plus games in back-to-back seasons and are poised to (maybe, finally, FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING THAT IS HOLY) make their first World Series since 1990.

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It'd be a great moment for their crazy hardcore fans and a validation for sabermetricians everywhere.