Dave Cameron has a great read on the A's low-payroll success and a comparison between the current team and the teams that took the field in 2000 and 2001.
Jeremy Blachman brings us a very silly article on wild cards.
Mike Axisa eulogizes the Mariners, who have been eliminated from playoff contention.
Ken Rosenthal's flotsam and jetsam includes some nice things about the Green and Gold.
Rob Neyer discusses the prevalence of bunting. As you can see, the A's have the second-fewest sacrifice hits in all of baseball. However, that number does not include unsuccessful bunt attempts, like Daric Barton's two foul bunts on Sunday or the famed Adam Rosales BIDP.
Neyer has another article on the new metal detectors at the Coliseum. I really think it's not a big deal and a lot of people are making a big stink over a minor issue.
On this day a year ago, the A's did not play and geared up for a ten-game trip to Detroit, New York and Texas. Alan Torres (who?) previewed the trip.