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A's demise greatly exaggerated

Bud Selig says the A's are doomed in their current digs but given their recent run, that doesn't just add up.

Originally Published: March 22, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

March 13, 2004: According to Commissioner Alan H. "Bud" Selig, the Oakland Athletics' home ballpark "cannot produce enough revenue for [the] team to be competitive and keep the players that they want to keep. That's just a fact of life."

Competitive? Over the last three seasons only one team (the Yankees, and just barely) have won more games than the Athletics. Only two other teams (the Yankees and Braves) have reached the postseason in each of the last three years (all three clubs ...

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