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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!

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

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

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

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

The A's are playoff-bound

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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Oakland wins the West

The A's have capped off one of the greatest comebacks in baseball history, coming back from 13 games down to win the American League West on Wednesday.

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

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

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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A's clean Seattle's clock with aplomb

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.

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?