Garfield hates Mondays. What’s he care? He doesn’t work. Not like the A’s work, particularly on this Monday. In just a few hours the A’s will draft number 10 overall in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. All of the A’s organizational scouts collect in a “war room” to share months if not years of work, recommendations, and experience. Of course, the discussions are done – can’t do homework on the day of the final exam. It’ll be exciting to watch the A’s select baseball players over the next three days. Although different than other sports where athletes usually move straight to the major team, the MLB draft can be likened to a college recruiting class. Terrific athletes, some seasoning needed, and enjoy watching them grow into full fledged talents. Hitting a big league fastball is often said to be “the hardest thing to do in sports.” It’s not much easier to hit or throw a curve ball either.
Just a couple hours after the A’s pick 10th, the Angels and A’s will matchup at the Oakland Coliseum for the first of four games (Monday-Wednesday @ 7:05pm, Thursday @ 12:35pm). As we write, the Texas Rangers are first in the AL West Division with the Angels and A’s a half and full game back, respectively. That means, a loss by Texas and an A’s win can pull the A’s into a first place tie with Texas tonight. This series can mean a lot. You’re certainly encouraged to don green and gold and cheer often for the home club the next four days.
By-the-way, when you purchase any A’s ticket online at oaklandathletics.com you’ll be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets from Dallas Braden’s Perfect Game masterpiece on May 9, 2010. Tickets are $10 each in your choice of section. Just a little keepsake for any baseball fan.
How is your season progressing so far? The A’s, above .500, are just a hair out of first place
in the AL West. We’ve witnessed a recent perfect game and a sweep in Oakland over
the cross-bay Giants. For such accomplishments, where did you sit? Have you tried the new
Value Deck or Plaza Club, with Jumbo Ticket added-value installed in the barcode? Maybe you and five friends checked out a Mini Suite, where you get a private suite plus food and beverage for $99 per ticket. Maybe you’ve even taken advantage of Dallas Braden’s Section 209 offer! What’s your favorite section/row/seat in the Oakland Coliseum? And your favorite moment while in it?
Photos copyright Travis LoDolce
The A’s collected the first regular season win of 2010 last night. A 10 inning walk-off single by Mark Ellis lifted the A’s to victory behind a 7 inning, 10 strikeout no decision performance by starting pitcher (and Stockton’s own) Dallas Braden. At 1-1 on the season the A’s are poised to strike at the AL West Division leading Texas Rangers (1-0). OK, yeah, we know it’s early. We also know Season Ticket Holders love to see wins. While the team on the field looks good, so does the team in the Ticket Services Office. You’ll see some new faces in the office should you visit us on game day. Some familiar faces too. Every face with a smile and desire to help you.
While we enjoy the face-to-face interaction, we realize you’re at the ballpark to see the baseball game. We want to remind you of the ticket policies and services we have in place to make being an A’s Season Ticket Holder more advantageous than ever.
Have a question about when/where/how to exchange one of your Season Tickets for another game? The 2010 Season Ticket Holder Policies will provide an answer.
Speaking of exchanging tickets, by now you’ve heard that we are the first Major League Baseball team to offer exchange and credit return of you Season Tickets online. Visit the Ticket Exchange form, but only use if you actually want to exchange or return tickets. Trust us, it works.
The always faithful My A’s Tickets allows Season Ticket Holders to transfer tickets to a friend or tolerable in-law.
Yep, you can purchase Discount Parking Passes throughout the season. Save your money on most Tuesdays though. Remember, it’s Free Parking Tuesdays in 2010.
In addition to the Ticket Services Office we are still available by phone at (510) 568-5600 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don’t intend to automate a good handshake.