Not that anyone noticed, because for once it doesn’t actually matter this year, but I feel compelled to point out that once again the A’s tore it up in August this season, posting a 17-12 record.

Granted, that is not nearly as impressive an August record as the A’s have compiled in some recent seasons, but given that the A’s are a pretty sucky team this year, who have posted an abominable 53-63 record in all months not named “August,” 17-12 is pretty awesome.

Just to put things in perspective, if the A’s were to play at that pace all season long, they would go 95-67, which would make them a lock for the playoffs.

So clearly, there is still something magical about the Oakland Athletics and the month of August.

The A’s August record for the past seven seasons:

2007 – 17-12

2006 – 21-6

2005 – 17-11

2004 – 20-8

2003 – 20-9

2002 – 24-4

2001 – 22-7

Total – 141-57 (.712)

One Response to “A’s still dominate the dog days”

  1. Sarah Green says:

    Clearly their shit works in August. It just doesn’t work in the playoffs. Or, in this case, before August. Alas.

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