Monday, January 29, 2018

A's Fan Fest 2018


I know it is almost time for the baseball season to begin when the A's hold their annual Fan Fest. For the second straight year, the A's held Fan Fest at Oakland's Jack London Square on a beautiful day:








Stomper with Rickey, Eck and Rollie


It is the A's 50th anniversary of being in Oakland:



Equipment Manager Steve Vucinich who started out as a ball boy in 1968, the first year of the team being in Oakland and has been the A's Equipment Manager since 1994. He is considered the A's Historian
And the players were there both current and ex:

Pitcher Andrew Triggs
Shortstop Marcus Semien pondering a question
Ex-pitcher Dallas Braden (in cap and beard) and outfielder Mark Canha
Outfielder Dustin Fowler
Ex All-Star catcher Terry Steinbach
Third Baseman Matt Chapman
The wonderful radio voice of the A's Ken Korach
And the A's fed you. They had food trucks there that offered free food:


Can't beat a free tri-trip dip with fries for free
I have been a huge A's fan since I got into baseball when I was six (let's just say that Reggie Jackson and company were still playing for the A's), A's President Dave Kaval and staff did a wonderful job of getting all of us who love the Green and Gold jazzed for the 2018 season:

28 comments:

  1. I love all your travel stories! I'm not a baseball fan but I am married to one! Great photos! Teresa from NanaHood.com

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  2. Enjoyed perusing your photos. Thanks for sharing.

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

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  3. I like all the mascot characters. How fun!

    http://www.anapeladay.com/2018/01/ww-science-fair-linky.html

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  4. Such a festive event indeed! Super Bowl is coming..

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  5. It looks like you had fun and free food too! :)

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  6. Sorry, I'm not really into baseball.... BUT I'M SURE INTO CARNIVALS! WOO HOO! COME ON SPRING!!!! IS IT HERE YET? IS IT HERE YET? IS IT HERE YET? ETC!!! Thanks for sharing some really cool pics!!! hugs

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  7. Pretty soon spring training will be in full swing!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2018/01/fun-with-textures-in-photoshop.html

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  8. You do the most fun things.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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  9. Fun photos but our focus is on the Superbowl this week!
    We are from outside Phila

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  10. Patrick,

    WOW, baseball season again so soon?! Time really flies by! Great, fun photo shoot and share! Here's to America's favorite pastime! Thanks for joining my WW linky party, my friend!

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  11. What a cool opportunity! It looks like such a fun time!

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  12. As an Aussie, baseball and the culture around that is something unknown to me - yet fascinating because of that. Thanks for the peek into fanfest #TeamLovinLife

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  13. I'm with Jo Tracey - an Aussie so baseball and all that is not a culture we're familiar with. It all looks like loads of fun though! :-) #TeamLovinLife

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  14. This looks like SO MUCH FUN! And hello, that burger. Yum.

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  15. How fun! You have some great pictures!

    Thanks for joining #WanderingWednesday with Confessions of Parenting! :)

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  16. Looks like a lot of fun. Reminds me of the fun when we go to the Kids Day at the Bills games. Thanks for stopping by at Tots and Me

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  17. It's all very foreign to me - the fanfare and celebration. I guess we do that for other sports here in Australia (rugby league and cricket and so forth!).

    I love the sense of community sport can sometimes offer though... bringing people together! #teamlovinlife

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  18. How fun! My son would have been in total heaven as he is a huge sports fan!

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  19. There is never a dull moment in Oakland and I'm happy that we get to experience it through your photos. Thanks a bunch and I hope you join us again next week at Celebrate Your Story.

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  20. I am not a fan of baseball but my husband and daughter are and I love going to games because they are fun and so family friendly,

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  21. It looks lovely here. Great pictures, I enjoy seeing them. You get to see so many lovely places :)

    Thanks for linking up to The Wednesday Blog Hop. Hope you can join me tomorrow :)

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  22. You always do such fun excursions! Thanks for taking us along for the ride! :)

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  23. Love travel stories and photos. Thanks for sharing at Party in Your PJs!

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