Despite trying to make peace with this season that has been disappointing in so many ways, we can't help wondering what would have been if the A's had started playing like they are right now at a time when it had a chance to save the season. These games feel just like the traditional post All-Star break surge. Tons of offense. Reliable pitching. Even some injustice (Jairo's ejection) to get the A's riled up. But this year, we just have to appreciate each win on its own merit. And while even Ken Korach admitted last night that winning five in a row and sitting above .500 makes him start to do the math about the chance of a playoff berth, we aren't going to get our hopes up just yet. Instead, we are simply going to say -- Go Oakland!