Let's Go to an A's Game September
I spent a lot of nights, and even some days, at Oakland Colliseum rooting
for the A's.
After a shoddy start to the season they went on amazing run and nearly pulled
playoff spot. This is one of later games in the season during their
push for the pennant...
It actually rained earlier in the evening, which led to two things: one of
my normal game
partners-in-crime, Lomo, decided she didn't want to chance getting rained
on and stayed
home; also, the game started late while the grounds crew added some drying
(most likely cat litter) to the dirt to make the infield more playable.
They spread the agent out in these neat patterns, then this dude in a tiny
out and drove in circles and made me dizzy while he smoothed everything out.
can see from the stands, Lomo wasn't the only one bypassing the potentially
But Chelsea came! She came to a few games over the course of the season,
she wasn't too busy with work. I'm not sure what the bigger draw is
for her though -
the game or the ballpark food.
I only came to a couple of games without Todd. Here he is displaying
his feelings for
the Athletics with an extended index finger.
Also acceptable is an extended thumb. Todd seems a bit confused with
although it is obviously well meaning. Chelsea is totally confused
on the matter and
extends a peanut. I'm not exactly sure what that means.
Little more crowd starts showing up later as it becomes obvious that it isn't
rain. And ooh look at the pretty sky!
This is what the game looked like from where we were sitting. That's
the Indians as the
opponent, and the A's have a man on second. I have no idea who it is
but Mark Ellis is
always a good guess based on his play during the second half of the season.
always on base.
It started getting cold, but it wasn't that cold...these two Marys
need to move to Boca
Raton or something. If you can't take the non-heat stay out of the
A close up of Todd in stealth mode. Pull up your hood and fall asleep
and you'd be just
like our friend Drew anytime he sat still for more than 5 minutes back in
called him "the sleeping ninja" for this reason.
The A's ended up beating the Indians by a healthy margin this night. Much
to the delight
of all involved. Well, maybe not to the delight of the Indians and
their fans but who gives
a flying turd about them.
Go A's in 2006! AL West Champs fer sure brah!