Season Defined by Overcoming the Odds

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Season Defined by Overcoming the Odds
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OAKLAND -- Not even Hollywood could have scripted this one, though it would have liked to. The A's 2012 storybook campaign was a thing of beauty, trumping even the scenes Brad Pitt stole in "Moneyball," which admirably brought the 2002 version of the club to the big screen. Pitt's character, A's general manager Billy Beane, really outdid himself this time, creating a low-budget roster for manager Bob Melvin that endured its usual share of turnover and injury yet still managed to tally 94 wins in the process and an American League West title...

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