The San Francisco Giants lost their fifth straight game and fell three games below .500, but the Oakland A’s keep rolling. They beat the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 6-1 to go 13 games over .500 and within a half-game of the Texas Rangers, and suddenly the Coliseum is the place to be.

Jim Harbaugh Oakland A's hat

My favorite part of this photo is the glove. If I happened to be sitting next to Harbaugh and a foul ball drifted toward our seats, I’d let him have it … and he’d still probably knock me and anyone else near him out of his way. And after securing his leather-bound prize, he wouldn’t give the ball to a little kid. He’d want that moment to be a lesson to any nearby children — if you want to get a foul ball, be prepared to compete like a maniac.

By the way, I took this photo on October 31, 2012:

Brandon Belt Jim Harbaugh

Let’s take a closer look …

Jim Harbaugh Giants parade

Jim Harbaugh Giants World Series Parade

Jim Harbaugh San Francisco Giants hat

Harbaugh, who also attended a few Warriors games last season, is clearly a huge Bay Area sports fan. We’ll see if he’s also a parade addict if the A’s end up going all the way and we see Harbaugh driving Brandon Moss through downtown Oakland in late-October/early-November of this year. 49ers fans won’t care either way, as long as someone else drive Harbaugh down Market Street in front of a million fans in February 2014.

This might be a good time to remind everyone that Harbaugh started his NFL coaching career as the quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders in 2002-03.