Those amazing A's
The A's are out of the playoffs, but that hasn't dimmed the satisfaction that evolved from a young, vibrant team that greatly exceeded expectations. Some of the comments from players and media that appeared on Twitter following the Game 5 loss: A's pitcher A.J. Griffin: Thank you to all of the @Athletics fans supporting us this amazing season! Can't wait to get back out there in 2013 &make u all proud! pitcher Pat Neshek: Thank you A's fans, you guys never quit even down 6-0 with 2 outs in the 9th. I've never seen that before & will never forget that moment. catcher George Kottaras: Words can not describe this season. Was a great ride here in Oakland. Thanks to the Oakland fans. Amazing!! Thanks for everything pitcher Tommy Milone: Thank you A's fans, teammates, and everyone who believed in us this year. Such an amazing season and we thank you all for the support. pitcher Brandon McCarthy: Still overwhelmed by the post game ovation from the fans tonight. A great memory to take with us to end an incredible year. pitcher Travis Blackley: Thank you Oakland fans! We couldn't have done it without you support and belief in us. I feel like I speak for the lads in saying thanks! pitcher Sean Doolittle: It was the privilege of a lifetime to be on this #Athletics teAm and wear the green & gold in front of the best fans in baseball as a rook. pitcher Jerry Blevins: Hard to put into words at the moment. This season will be a story I tell my grandkids one day. Special. Can't wait for what's next. Marc Carig, New York Mets beat writer for Newsday and Pinole Valley High School grad: Just saw Tweets about A's fans giving team standing ovation even after the loss. Pretty cool. ESPN's Pedro Gomez, former A's beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News: I've covered nearly 1,000 games (former A's beat writer) at the Oakland Coliseum. The enthusiasm displayed in the last week tops them all.