The Oakland A’s just keep rolling. With their 7-2 victory over the Orioles on Saturday, the A’s win streak continued to 13 games. This streak is their best since their famed 20 game winning streak in 2002, a streak that was made famous due to MoneyBall. After all, streaks of that length do not happen every day.
As such one would think that the A’s winning streak would get more attention. Such a run should be part of the headlines on any site that claims to care about baseball. But that has not been the case.
The Oakland A’s and the winning streak no one is paying attention to
If one goes to take a look at any major sports site, and go under their baseball tab, there is nothing about the A’s run. We will see about how some fan with a giant glove caught a home run ball. Or watch Fernando Tatis Jr. trot around the bases covering up one of his eyes. Chris Flexen beating the Red Sox gets a headline because Boston. Even the Angels are getting recognition, although that is mainly for Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout.
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The Oakland A’s? Crickets. It is almost as though they do not exist in the baseball heirarchy. One would have to imagine, however, that if the Red Sox, Yankees, or Mets had this type of a winning streak, coverage would be non-stop. The A’s? They are the team with Brad Pitt as a general manager trying to win games with pocket change found in the couch cushions.
This offseason was no different. The A’s did not make many headlines until they signed Trevor Rosenthal, who has yet to actually pitch for Oakland. Most baseball fans probably thought Jed Lowrie retired before he was signed to a minor league deal. But that is how the A’s operate.
And frankly, it is perfectly fine if the baseball world wants to ignore the A’s. They are content to play in obscurity throughout the season, surprising everyone when they reach the playoffs and fans look at their record. The winning streak is nice, and some recognition would be well deserved, but it is all about landing that trophy.
The Oakland A’s have won 13 games in a row. However, if one was to look around at the major sites, no one would think anything special is happening.