Unfortunately, a closer inspection reveals that it was not a pair of former Oakland Athletics battling for the spot, but Democrat Pete Gallego fighting against incumbent Republican Francisco Canseco for control of the eighth-largest congressional district in the country. The real Jose Canseco was busy self-immolating on Twitter, a nightly ritual that was only noteworthy because it was election night. As for Mike Gallego, I assume he was off somewhere recuperating from a season coaching third base for the AL West-champion A's.
In other baseball-themed election news, Manny Machado likely lost his bid to become a commissioner in Miami-Dade County. The police detective, not the Baltimore Orioles rookie.