I’m back in full force, about a week and a half late. Just to get it out of the way there was some Baseball/Blog drama going on in my life so my motivation was pretty much in the toilet. But I’m back brushing all the B.S aside and doing what I have come to enjoy. Whether I have one person read my blog or one thousand it doesn’t really matter.
I went to the home opener at Oakland Coliseum, or I guess I should say Oakland-Alameda Coliseum or some form of that. It was a nice event. There was an engagement, which made me happy and a tad bit depressed. Where are all the good baseball lovin’ boys at anyway?
As many of you probably have been made aware of four of Oakland’s finest were murdered and they were celebrated. A cap was placed on the mound representing each of the fallen officers, and they also brought their motorcycles out on the field. It was a very nice gesture to a horrible event. I must admit my eyes did fill up with tears. Then the National Anthem was very fittingly sung by a police officer and there was also a moment of silence for the officers as well as Nick Adenhart.
Now to the game…
The A’s lost!
The A’s had the bases loaded three times and they couldn’t get anyone home. This is becoming a common occurrence, if a guy gets on third he is definitely not coming in, if a guy is on second it’s 50/50, but if a guy is on first he has like a 75% chance of coming home with one crack of the bat. And the A’s don’t score early; they like to wait around until about the seventh inning for any real action. I guess they like to just keep us on the edge of our seats, which they do, but I’d like to be a little more relaxed in the later innings, ala the Eck years.
I was stoked to see Brett Anderson pitch, it was a little bitter sweet, because the only reason he pitched that day was because the previous game was postponed to mourn the loss of Angel’s pitcher Nick Adenhart. But he pitched pretty well. He was a little crazy. He is known to have pretty good control of his pitches, but that night he was a bit off. Still not a bad job though, not bad at all.
I know many of you are anti-The Wave! But WE originated it, and so it began. The bleachers were trying to get it started a good 10 times or so before it actually started to go around the entire stadium it went around a good 5 or 6 times, people were cheering and totally pumped. A line drive was hit and Ellis jumps up and makes a miraculous catch; The Power of the Wave!
As I said before the A’s did lose, but it was a great game none the less. They really should have won though because the Mariners pitching wasn’t looking good at all and they had a couple errors and the fielding was mediocre to say the least. But being at the ballpark is one of the greatest experiences a person can have so I was a happy camper either way.
(hopefully this picture comes through for some reason on my work computer pictures are to big but on my home computer the pictures turn out correctly anyway…here is the Cement Beauty we call Oakland Coliseum!)
Did I fail to mention the A’s ended up getting swept by the M’s? The season is still early I still have high hopes for the greatest organization in the bay area, my Oakland Athletics.
Don’t forget to tune into ESPN tonight…A’s v. Yankees!!!!!
Let’s hope for a mauling like the Indians had on the Yankees, which would be fabulous!