• Rickt: I am the biggest Cal Jr fan around but one of my good friends played minor l...

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.

Leave a Reply

    Recent Comments

    • Rickt: I am the biggest Cal Jr fan around but one of my good friends played minor league baseball in the Orioles...
    • HADAJUN: I wish for play in Japan. The death is regrettable.
    • David the okajima: was wondering if I related too this guy?
    • HaroldHecuba: Mike Mussina is EASTERN EUROPEAN, not Italian.
    • handsomerandyblackladdiebrad1953: Plus,Jackson’s Polo Grounds-heightened batting stats,when park-adjusted,make...

Marketplace

    Subscribe via email

    Enter your email address:

    Archives

What's Popular

Featured posts

220px-Bbwaa_logo_web

December 5, 2011

Will anybody get elected to the Hall of Fame this year?

Last week, we asked you to vote for who you would like to see enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The verdict? If it were up to UmpBump readers, nobody would make it in. The leading vote getter (so far) is Jeff Bagwell, who has 60% support. Of course, in the real voting, players need […]

January 5, 2011

Annual UmpBump Hall of Fame Balloting: 2011 Edition

In what has become an annual tradition, we here at UmpBump cast our ballots for the Hall of Fame on the eve of the announcements of the voting for the real Hall of Fame. Voters can vote for anyone ever who has been retired from baseball for at least five years and is not already […]

According to the internet, "The Little Napoleon" John McGraw was the greatest manager of all time.

October 19, 2010

Crowdsourcing the Greats: The Top 10 Managers of All Time

Now that we’ve looked at every position on the diamond, as well as relief pitchers, we are nearing the end of our “Crowdsourcing the Greats” series. But before we finish, let’s turn one more time to the internet hoi polloi for answers on who the greatest baseball manager of all time was. As usual, we […]