Did this Athletics team save baseball in Oakland?

Aside from the typos in the tweet, this struck me last night and I couldn’t really get it out of my head. Did I witness the rebirth of Oakland baseball?

I was there for all three home games this postseason and as a loyal fan of this team since I was a kid, I know what Oakland is all about. They are a passionate group that loves their teams but also doesn’t like to deal with nonsense. That explains partially why the attendance this year have been very poor. But when it’s time to represent, the crowd will come.

And that’s what got me thinking about this team. Did the improbable season of a team filled with castoffs save baseball in Oakland. Is the momentum so strong now that the idea of San Jose now seems to be pushed to the side?

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