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ANtics - Episode VI: The Burst to First

With "The Byrnes Curse" lifted, the up again, down again Oakland A's have catapulted their way into first place, thanks to solid pitching, power hitting, and strategic bribes to individual Devil Rays players (unfounded rumor!). In today's game, we saw home runs, not from Chavez and Crosby, but from less likely heroes, Hatteberg, Scutaro and Ellis. Which brings up a good question - who's been spiking Mark's Wheaties?

Are these the real 2005 Oakland A's? Or was the April/May team more on par with expectations? The national media, and often, even those of us on AN, can sway to and fro with each game. A quick snapshot below, in this week's ANtics!

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