The A's have always had the reputation of being a rag-tag band of misfits, and I don't know about you, but that sounds like a bunch of potentially fun drinking buddies to me.
That wasn't so much the case in recent years, but over the offseason, Billy Beane and company added some players who brought the wild back to Oakland. If that notion wasn't obvious, all one has to do is look at the way Oakland has won ballgames this year. Claiming their 13th walk-off win of the season in a thrilling 15-inning marathon Friday night against Toronto, they now lead the league in said category.
Returning to their former selves (the previously mentioned rag-tag bunch), they have also returned to their former winning ways, which in itself would also make the alcoholic beverage of choice taste that much better.
So without further ado, here are five current Oakland Athletics who would be on the top of the list to invite out before undertaking a drinking session.