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Bill Hanstock

Staff Writer

I'm a native of Northern California, but have recently relocated to Los Angeles. I've been writing online in one way or another since 2003, and I'm pleased to be joining SB Nation as a newsdesk writer for the West. Talk to me about sports!

MOST RECENT POSTS

If any team can do it, it's the A's

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The A's are a team that has been defying expectations all season. What's one more win-or-go-home three-game stretch?

How the A's got to the top of the mountain

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It took 162 games, but the A's are the kings of the West. It was a long, wild ride that will be placed among the best Oakland seasons ever.

It will all come down to Game 162

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The A's stunned the Rangers again on Tuesday. They can win the American League West on Wednesday.

The A's are playoff-bound

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The A's managed to hold on for a win to open their series against the Rangers. With the win comes a postseason berth, putting the exclamation point on an amazing season.

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The postseason is within reach

The A's will clinch a postseason berth with their next win. Will it come on Monday?

A's mash taters in huge win

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The A's once again proved that being homer-happy is a very good thing. Another dramatic win at the Coliseum brought Oakland's magic number down to 2.

A's hold steady in Wild Card standings

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The A's needed a win on Friday night and they got one. Oakland whomped on the Mariners for a few hours in a decisive win.

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Here come the Mariners, one last time

The A's and Mariners will face off again in the penultimate series of the 2012 season. Can Oakland hang on to their Wild Card spot?

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