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October 3 Season Ticket Holder Event

 

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If you are an A’s Season Ticket Holder, and if you’re not you should be, you probably attended the Saturday, October 3 post-game event at the Coliseum. The feedback we’ve received is that it was a smashing success. In case you missed it, all Season Ticket Holders were invited onto the field after the A’s game, where the ballplayers walked the circumference of the field to shake hands and give out “thank you” buttons. After the time on the field, fans visited the East Side Club. Robert Buan hosted the “Extra Innings” radio show with special guests Andrew Bailey, Ray Fosse, and Ken Korach. They talked A’s baseball and, along with Senior Director of Ticket Operations Steve Fanelli and Vice President of Sale & Marketing Jim Leahey, held a live raffle for autographed and game used items. Promotional items from the season were handed out to everyone. Complimentary food and drinks were provided as well.

As mentioned, the positive response we’ve received is tremendous. We were happy to create an event that highlighted our appreciation of Season Ticket Holders. We’re not only grateful for the response from A’s fans, but also for the cooperation of all A’s staff. It was a full team effort to host this event. The A’s organization hopes all Season Ticket Holders know how much we appreciate their continued support of the ball club. 

If you have any photos or stories from October 3 we’d love to see or read. Feel free to share in the comments section. A few photos we snapped are below. Thanks again to all that attended and were involved in the October 3 event. We’re already looking forward to 2010! 

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Outfielder Rajai Davis greets Season Ticket Holders with hand shakes and high fives. 

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Third base coach and former A’s second baseman Mike Gallego shakes hands with a young fan. 

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Manager Bob Geren gives a high five. 

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Stomper gets some autograph requests. 


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In-game host Kara Tsuboi autographs a baseball for a young fan. 

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Diamond Vision features Season Ticket Holders and a thank you message. 

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Catcher Landon Powell thanks fans for their support. 

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Catcher Kurt Suzuki thanks A’s Season Ticket Holders. 

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In the East Side Club, Ken Korach, Robert Buan, Andrew Bailey, and Ray Fosse face the crowd and discuss A’s baseball on the “Extra Innings” radio show. 

(Photos copyright Travis LoDolce) 

Update from the Road

Major League Baseball is in full “swing.” Though not locally just yet. A’s Spring Training is seven home games deep at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Arizona. The United States has two wins in the World Baseball Classic. And A’s Ticket Services is involved with both. 

Travis is the Spring Operations Manager at Phoenix Muni. He is responsible for most items not player or press related. He sends this report from the road: Hello. Games are underway. People ask me how the team looks and how much baseball I’ve seen. I really don’t see much of the games. Mostly watching the crowd, observing the stadium PA booth, checking on parking, etc. But from what I’ve seen the team looks solid. I’m very excited for this club. Young guys throwing well. New additions in the batting cage. The sun is warm, people friendly, it’s hard not enjoy the experience. Phoenix Muni is a great ballpark. Close to ASU, it’s an open ballpark. A lot of blue sky. Team on the field wears pretty colors. Cheers! 
Matt, who you may remember from his many seasons as a teenage (and 20-something) bat boy is the Co-Equipment Manager for the United States WBC team. This is his second stint in that roll. Matt shares this report from Toronto: The week in Clearwater was a lot of work, changing stadiums and clubhouses four days in a row, making a lot of last minute roster changes, and just the overall organizing of our equipment. It was definitely our own little Spring Training before the tournament. The team came together on March 2 and all seem to be having fun playing next to each other and just watching each other in how they prepare and play. It’s very cool to see these guys respect each other and play for each other because of the USA on their chest. Toronto, needless to say, has been fun. Great city, we’re 2-0 and we’re looking good. The games are very intense with a lot riding on every pitch. I can only imagine a World Series game being like this. These guys are up for the challenges ahead as they have one thing on their minds and that is to win the WBC! 
Thank you Travis and Matt. Best of luck while out of state (and out of country!). We look forward to seeing you both in Ticket Services again soon… though not too soon.  
 
Travis includes some photos from Phoenix: 
The A’s home dugout and field top prior to the start of Spring Training.
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Grounds crew adding the “Athletics” script to the field.
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The view from right field with Papago Park hills in the background.
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Catcher Kurt Suzuki in practice with a coach.
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The view from atop Camelback (he has to leave the ballpark at some point). 
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Weekend Photos

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.

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A fan shows her support for #10 Daric Barton.

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Young boys watch pre-game BP on the field.

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Bobby Crosby takes a few minutes before the game to sign autographs.

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A’s fans watching the “awesome” fireworks show from the field.

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Stomper and friend “flip” for the A’s. That’s impressive.

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Mr. Pringles throws out the first pitch to Cliff Pennington.

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Kurt Suzuki signs autographs and poses for pictures pre-game.

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Congratulations Aaron Cunningham. Major League debut. Two hits. And collects two RBIs on this 8th inning single.

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Brad Ziegler warms up in the pen.


Thank you to Travis LoDolce for use of these photos.