Texas entered the 2012 season as one of the odds-on favorites to represent the American League in the World Series, having done so in each of the past two seasons and coming within one strike - twice- of capturing the franchise's first championship the previous October.
Texas rolled into September among the AL elite as expected, with a division crown and another postseason berth, all but a given. A funny thing happened on the way to October however, as a month-long swoon and poor head-to-head play against Oakland in the final two weeks put Texas in the First Inaugural Bud Selig Coin Flip Game™. You know the rest: Texas lost to Baltimore, and the offseason began much sooner than expected.
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