Dieter Kurtenbach: The real tragedy of the A's playoff flame-out

The A’s season, as short and impressive as it was, is now over.The Houston Astros’ relentless hitting finished off Oakland Thursday in Game 4 best-of-five American League Division Series.And typically at the end of the season, I’m keen to write a “they’ll get ’em next year” column — an ode to a brighter future.But I can’t write something like that for the A’s, because year-over-year continuity is not a thing that Oakland does under team owner John Fisher.And that’s what makes this playoff loss in 2020 so disappointing, so heartbreaking, so unfair.This was supposed to be the A’s season. This wa…

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