Travel in Oakland, CA

NEW YORK -- The A's will send Liam Hendriks to the mound to open tonight's American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium. But it's unclear who will pitch after him. Manager Bob Melvin will have 10 more pitchers at his disposal to shimmy his way through the winner-take-all game -- including just one starter, who likely won't pitch at all.

After clinching a playoff berth and properly celebrating this week, the surging A's are readying to close out the regular season and prepare for October baseball. Plenty questions must be asked of them in the meantime. Let's take a look at some of the FAQs as they head into the postseason:

SEATTLE -- The A's improbable season will extend to October. By virtue of a Rays loss on Monday, the A's automatically punched a ticket to the postseason just minutes after first pitch in Seattle. Then they went bonkers and hit four homers to beat the Mariners, 7-3, and put an exclamation point on an extraordinary day.

New this year: an attempt to capture the Giant Sphinx Moth pollinating the orchid.

On June 12, the City of Oakland will hold a parade to celebrate the new NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors! There will be a number of street closures in the downtown and East Oakland areas and significant traffic delays are expected beginning the day before the parade and the day of the event. There will not be a rally at the end of the parade this year. Also, the parade route is shorter, see map below
Take AC Transit to the festivities…

Looking over the landscape of professional sports teams in Oakland, you’ll see the backs of the Golden State Warriors and the Raiders far off in the distance, scurrying away to half as worthy...