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A’s have plenty to figure out beyond clinching AL playoff spot

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

After all, had they beaten the Minnesota Twins and locked up their American League playoff invitation, they'd have done it in nearly total seclusion. On a Sunday when Tiger Woods shaved 10 years off his career, when Jimmy Garoppolo crumpled his left knee, when the Oakland Raiders buried themselves with another horrific second half of football, and with the Warriors preparing to retake everyone's eyeballs, the A's stood no chance of getting anyone beyond their diehardiest diehards to notice them at all. Fortunately for their collective self-esteem, the A's are used to being visible only under ultraviolet light, so losing 5-1 to Kyle Gibson and the Minnesota Twins on Fan Appreciation Day was only disappointing to them.