Here is a photo of the Athletics when they wore infinitely cooler unis and played in a somehow worse city than Oakland.
The current Oakland Athletics are not so old-timey, though. After the Rays' recent offensive outburst, Tampa Bay has left the A's in the batting average standings dust. Oakland is now hitting a league-worst .232 while the Rays have a powerful .236 (third worst in the league).
Sure, these teams may not get many hits, but what's sexier than walks!? The Rays rank No. 1 (9.4% BB-rate) and the A's rank No. 3 (9.0% BB-rate) in perhaps the most boring form of offense, so buck up folks. Here's comes:
A's and Rays: Round 3
Oh, and the Stankfaces -- that's what cool folks are calling the New York Yankees theses days -- are inactive today. So a win puts Tampa Bay at 2.5 games back.
AL East Standings