Finley himself is a factor in the A's postseason play. It is to be expected that he will set some controversy to boiling. The A's do not see much of their madcap boss until October, but then the mere sight of him in his verdurous costume seems to goad them on. As opponents ruefully concede, the A's are beautiful when they are angry.
Strange things can happen in so short a series, but no one is better equipped to deal with things strange than the feisty young men from Oakland. Expect Boston to suffer their wrath.