The A’s are on a roll!
Last season, the Oakland Athletics needed all 162 games of the regular season to capture the American League West Division crown. They did it with miracle walk-off wins, stellar rookie performances and the chance of the Rangers losing steam towards the ends.
This season, the Athletics ran away with the division title and in doing so, have convinced me that they are the best team in the American League.
This may be me being biased, but it’s hard for me not to think the Athletics are the best. Their pitching has driven them to this amazing September run and their offense has shown a consistency that was unimaginable when the season began. More importantly, the Athletics are just putting together great at-bats and stellar performances out on the defensive end.
The Oakland Athletics just announced that Warriors guard Stephen Curry will take over their Twitter account this Friday.
This comes a few weeks after the 49ers invited Warriors forward Andre Iguodala and model Marisa Miller (both 49ers fans) to take over their Twitter.
The idea isn’t new, but the Bay Area sports scene apparently is embracing it. After last season’s love fest between the 49ers and Giants, it’s apparent that the entire Bay Area knows about supporting one another. It’s not like we’ll see the A’s support the 49ers on Twitter anytime soon, but with these athletes and celebrities taking over Twitter accounts, it’s a real unique way to not only do something fun, but give a certain fanbase a new opportunity to meet players they might not normally cheer for.
Ultimately with Twitter, a still relative new platform, there opens up so much potential for future promotions. I look forward to seeing what other takeovers will come in the near future.
Sebastian Janikowski does not like the infield dirt.
The Oakland A’s and Oakland Raiders have been sharing the same stadium for almost 30 years. And when the preseason rolls along for the Raiders, the Coliseum goes through changes as it’s converted from a baseball field to a football field. Then in September the process remains as both teams are in regular season mode. If the A’s were to make the playoffs, then the process continues into October.
Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski apparently doesn’t like kicking off the infield dirt during games. I don’t blame him. But to openly say he roots against the A’s is kind of harsh.
I can understand him wanting the infield dirt gone as soon as possible, but to openly say he cheers against the A’s is tough. Janikowski must not realize that the success of the A’s is good for the community. And what’s good for the community is absolutely a big help to the Raiders. If the city of Oakland is excited for one successful team, that would influence them to come to the games. That may not necessarily translate to higher attendance rates for the Raiders, but a happy city leads to a lot more good for everyone.
Josh Reddick and Harrison Barnes are following through with their Twitter scavenger hunt.
Remember when Josh Reddick and Harrison Barnes talked about a scavenger hunt? It looks like they’re doing it.
Josh Reddick and Harrison Barnes could tag team in the near future in a scavenger hunt.
Remember when Josh Reddick held his own scavenger hunt last week? That caught the eye of Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes.
Barnes reached out to Reddick on Twitter about the cards Reddick left around for his scavenger hunt.
Reddick responded with details of why he had all those cards.
I should have taken BART.
With the Bay Bridge closed over the weekend and visiting teams to play the Oakland A’s staying in San Francisco, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price (who starts tonight) decided to take the cab to the Coliseum.
Instead of taking BART, he was stuck with a cab ride that cost him over $200.
On Twitter, Price detailed his miserable ride to Oakland.
Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick has some time on his hands. He’s nursing a wrist injury and was in Walnut Creek. He then decided to have some fun with his followers on Twitter.
He then proceeded to venture out into Walnut Creek, snapping and tweeting photos as clues for his scavenger hunt.
Take a look at the clues he gave out.
How come I didn’t see these for sale at the Coliseum? Did I miss it?
I was at the Coliseum on Saturday for their 1969 throwback game. It was a beautiful uniform matchup and the A’s won. It was a great day at the park.
One thing that I did notice was that when i was at the team store, the cap that the A’s wore that day were not for sale. In fact, I saw no traces of the cap anywhere. The team had throwback shirts, but none of the cap.
This is a strange situation since one would assume that having the cap available on the day they wear that specific cap would be a great marketing opportunity. More merchandise sales on a cap that would have been a popular buy and the A’s don’t do it.