Oakland Athletics in Japan – March 24: See the Sights

Samuel:

This makes me really jealous. Even though it sucks that the A’s aren’t here to start the season, this is still kind of cool and I wish I was a part of it.

Originally posted on Athletics in Japan: Opening Series 2012:

As the team holds an afternoon workout at the Tokyo Dome, many A’s front office and family members head outside Tokyo for a day trip to the south-eastern area of Hakone.

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A ropeway travels up a mountain to get a better view.

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The Cotroneos pose for a photo at the top of the mountain. The fog behind them is actually steam, a result of volcanic activity.

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While waiting for the trek down the mountain, you can play Whack-An-Alligator, similar to Whack-A-Mole.

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Down the mountain, people fish in the large lake.

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Lunchtime! Squid, fish, or corn are available options at this grill stand.

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A closer look at the meal options.

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Amanda McCarthy decides to make a purchase…

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…and offers 95.7 FM The Game’s Chris Townsend a bite.

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The A’s board a boat and Townsend poses with the pirate captain.

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Lakeside sights are seen, including this gateway.

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The “captain” looks on as…

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