It’s great to get fans involved in voting and social media. The A’s are promoting the game by telling players to vote with certain hashtags. As you can see by the link provided in the tweets, they’re asking fans to use certain #hashtags.
And in a sense it’s a good idea, but it could have been thought out better.
They are as follows.
Now this is cool.
I love following Modern Seinfeld also adding baseball to it makes it better. This is cool. I would love to see a Seinfeld show today.
How is this not a home run?
In case you missed it last night, the A’s were down to their final out and what appeared to be a game-tying home run was ruled a double, despite the umpire crew going to instant replay and upholding their original call.
All replays show that the ball hit the railing behind the wall. That is a home run. Angel Hernandez, the crew chief, says it was inconclusive. But it was very conclusive.
Here’s MLB’s statement on the matter via Joe Torre.
Last night (or early this morning) was a crazy game between the A’s and Angels. I would have stayed for all 19 innings. But I had a bus to catch at midnight to get right back to LA for work. So unfortunately, I was unable to watch the entire game.
But once I got on the bus, I was able to listen to it on my MLB At Bat app. The reception wasn’t so good but I had just enough juice to catch Brandon Moss’ walk-off homer.
It came at a price with some injuries, but this might be the kind of win that gets the team back on track.
Last night I was at the Angels game and during the A’s BP portion, Chris Young tossed me a ball that was on the outfield grass.
I’ve read a lot about getting balls during BP and most of the time if catching a homer isn’t your thing, the next thing to do is to get an outfielder’s attention.
One thing that I learned is that you have to wear something that stands out. Last time I was in Angel Stadium, I wore the A’s gray jersey and solid green cap. That didn’t make me stand out. But last night, it was my yellow Bernie Lean shirt. That sure can grab an attention. And of course, I had my glove.
I think realistically, it’s not really an art form but just a good circumstance of chance. You just have to dress up to stand out, bring a glove and really know your players by name. Call them out when they get a ball and just look like you really want it. Soon enough, it’s bound to happen. Not every game, but eventually.
Don’t forget to say thank you to the player!
Just a fun short video. There have been numerous other logos the A’s have used, but if they are going strictly by caps, it’s a pretty good video.
The classic walkway to the Coliseum.
Another Opening Day and another one I make. Since I live in Los Angeles, it’s a little harder for me to be back in the Bay for certain things. But Opening Day was one event I couldn’t miss. I found my way back to Oakland and it was going to be a great celebration.
The day started off with me watching other teams start their season through my MLB.TV app on my phone. Good stuff. It got me juiced up for the entire day. I couldn’t wait to get to Oakland!
I did not see the Kevin Ware injury live. I was on a bus but as I was scrolling through Twitter, I had never seen the Twitterverse react to an injury like that before. I was curious about it and wanted to see what happened.
Unfortunately, it was one of those things where it was being debated whether or not a replay should be shown. Eventually, I did see it moments later and I nearly vomited on the bus.
What a find!
The road to the second game started off at a quick stop to the Chinese Cultural Center just for a look but really the market was the only thing that was worth a look. And there I found the above beer. It tasted OK, but hey, 60 percent of the time it tastes great every time. (Anchorman reference.)
What was great about this game was first our pre-game meal of Jimmy John’s. I had never been to one before and only heard about it last year. But I went there and the sandwich I got was pretty good. After that, it was time to go to the game.