A work station is much like a human mind. It’s often full of tools for a craft, contains multiple ways to communicate internally and externally, and, if cluttered, can really slow the work process. A’s Ticket Services Representative John Austin has found fascination with the desk of fellow Rep, Andrew Bleaken. John regularly documents Andrew’s desk in the hilarious blog “What’s On Andrew’s Desk?,” where an intrigued reader can see an amazing assortment of wayward autographed baseballs, be reminded to download their own Drexel men’s basketball schedule, and learn how many mini cardboard boxes can fit on Andrew’s desk.
“When it was first shown to me I was really caught off guard,” says Bleaken, a 26-year-old Philadelphian now living in the east bay. Bleaken has an array of items, but new items simply seem to appear on his desk. Clearly this needed to be shared. So why did Austin start the blog? “To document… let’s see… I don’t know. It’s funny.”
Bleaken has a good spirit about the online project. “I feel a little honored that someone would take the time to document my items of flair.”
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Trevor Cahill and Andrew Bailey were not the only A’s participating in recent All-Star Festivities. Your favorite Ticket Services Representatives took the field this week in the annual front office softball tournament at the Coliseum. With the sun baring down, John, Lauren, and Andrew took the field with their own teams to determine who is the best softballer in the Ticket Services office.
In the first game, Andrew had some early hits turned into runs. By the end of the game, it was Lauren who tied the game with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning to keep her team’s rally alive, sending Andrew to the bench to await the consolation game.
In the consolation game, John and Andrew teed-off against each other. John hit a couple of long balls, but the athleticism of Andrew’s team turned them into fly ball outs in the box score. Unfortunately for Andrew, John’s team kept Andrew off the base path all game. In the end, it was John who won the game, leaving Andrew in last place.
For the championship game, Lauren, who already proved her softball skills to the other representatives, took the field. Though her bat and glove shined during the game, Lauren’s team proudly settled for second place. At the end of the day, your favorite Ticket Representatives agree that there was a great time had by all.
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Ticket Ops Softball Players: (Top L-R) Anuj, Travis, David, John, Josh, Steve (Middle L-R) Catherine, Lauren (Bottom) Andrew