OAKLAND (KCBS) – Tickets went on sale to the general public Monday morning for potential wild card and divisional series games for the Oakland Athletics. The dates and times of the games had yet to be announced since the team hasn’t yet clinched a playoff spot.

Baseball fans are buzzing at the Oakland Coliseum over the prospect that most, back in April, thought was a highly unlikely scenario.

Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Orioles did little to diminish the post-season dreams of A’s fans.

“You know,” reasoned one man at the Coliseum on Sunday, “with their pitching they could go all the way to the World Series. Absolutely.”

The stretch drive is proving to be a lot of fun for the fans.

“We got these tickets in March for the Orioles-A’s games and we figured we’d have the whole row to ourselves,” a fan took note of the recent, larger crowds at the Coliseum. “But, in fact, it was wall to wall people.”

KCBS’ Chris Filippi Reports:

A’s faithful encouraged even more people to come out, figuring the packed stands could only help the team.

A number of fans lined up at the teams box office Monday to pick their playoff seats.

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