Coco Crisp gave the Oakland A’s and their fans someting to go wild about Wednesday night, delivering an RBI single for a walk-off win that forced a Game 5 against the Tigers in the American League Division Series.
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!
OK, A’s fans, let’s see how much you really know your team. We’ve come up with some hard-hitting questions about the history of the Green & Gold that should stump even some diehards.
Here is where you can take the quiz.
We’re not expecting to see any perfect scores, but we’d like to see which of you people knows the most about this franchise.
FYI, here is a copy of Joe Stiglich’s online story from the A’s 4-1 win over the Mariners in Tokyo earlier this morning.
TOKYO – Yoenis Cespedes authored his first big moment in an A’s uniform, and was it ever well-timed.
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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