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Even Rangers batboy got into the excitement of A’s division-clinching win

Lifelong A’s fan Brett Bower has been the batboy for visiting teams at the Coliseum for the past six years. At 22 years old, Brett is leaving his job as batboy after this season to pursue his other dream of becoming a high school teacher.

Thanks to some improbable A’s victories, he’ll have memories from this season to last a lifetime.

Like the time he got caught celebrating the A’s division-clinching victory while wearing his Texas Rangers uniform!


Photos from A’s trip to Japan

Joe Stiglich passed along a couple of photos he shot with his phone from last night’s exhibition game against the Hanshin Tigers at the Tokyo Dome.

The first is a look at Hanshin’s batting practice, featuring two batting cages in use at the same time. Wonder why this hasn’t caught on in the States?

There are baseball fanatics …. and then there’s this guy.

The photographers are getting in their pre-game work as well. Either that or there was a Keiichi Yabu sighting.

And here’s Joe convincing his bosses that he’s not abusing his expense account while in Tokyo.


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