after a two year hiatus, the oakland a's are back in the playoffs. billy beane is undeniably the BEST general manager in baseball. once again, with a limited payroll, the a's somehow competed with the big boys.
yes, i know i swore off major league baseball a few years ago, but i will always be a die-hard a's fan. hopefully 2006 is the year they finally conquer their postseason jinx.
2006 american league west division champions: oakland athletics