The A’s battled their way through the hangover of the party less than 48 hours before to win two more games and escape baseball’s sudden-death wild-card game. They'll need to overcome another hangover and go on the road to keep their magical season alive.
It’s not ‘‘Moneyball’’ or even ‘‘Moneyball, the Sequel,’’ but for the real life Oakland A's, it could be even better.
Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at tdahlberg(at)ap.org or http://twitter.com/timdahlberg