Let The Games Begin! (And a Free Event too.)
“Spring has sprung.” You’ll find that line used a lot this time of year. It’s catchy and cute, even though not very original. It is honest. Spring Training, at least the out-of-state variety, is complete. Right about now the A’s are taking the field for the first of three Bay Bridge Series games. The culmination of the series is in Oakland on Saturday. 1:05 start. But there’s also a special event on Sunday. Fan Appreciation Workout Day is this Sunday, April 6. Parking and admission are free to all fans. Here’s the skinny:
The A’s are pleased to announce a FREE “Fan Appreciation Workout Day“, presented by Sports Gallery, which will take place on Sunday, April 5 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Fan Appreciation Workout Day will give fans a chance to preview the complete A’s roster as the team holds its final workout before Opening Day 2009. Admission is FREE, parking is FREE. Parking gates open at 8 a.m. The event takes place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information click here. Enjoy an afternoon at the ballpark, check out the team, arrive early for a chance to receive an autograph voucher. 1,600 randomly distributed autograph vouchers will be handed out upon entry at the gates until gone. Q & A, photo areas, and more will continue throughout the event.
We’ll see you at the ballpark this weekend!
Photo, as usual, by Travis LoDolce. Can you guess who’s hands those are?
It was so nice at McAfee Coliseum this weekend that we actually wandered out of the office for a few minutes to check out that “sun” thing everyone’s been talking about. We snapped a few photos of random moments around the field while outside. Take a peek below. Did you snap any ballpark photos this weekend? We’d love to see them.
A fan shows her support for #10 Daric Barton.
Young boys watch pre-game BP on the field.
Bobby Crosby takes a few minutes before the game to sign autographs.
A’s fans watching the “awesome” fireworks show from the field.
Stomper and friend “flip” for the A’s. That’s impressive.
Mr. Pringles throws out the first pitch to Cliff Pennington.
Kurt Suzuki signs autographs and poses for pictures pre-game.
Congratulations Aaron Cunningham. Major League debut. Two hits. And collects two RBIs on this 8th inning single.
Brad Ziegler warms up in the pen.
Thank you to Travis LoDolce for use of these photos.