Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A's Win! Best Day of Hooky Ever


Or: How the (AL) West Was Won
Igot a last-minute email from a friend from Oakland Urban Paths, asking if I wanted to go to the A's game today. Which started a bit less than two hours later. I thought about it, because I have a lot of worked lined up, but I decided to play hooky. And boy, am I glad I did!

The A's were down 5-1 early, but the way they've been playing, I wasn't even remotely worried. And sure enough, they came roaring back in the fourth inning to take a lead they never gave up. It's been a while since I've been to a live sporting event (beyond some college volleyball to watch our niece), and I'd forgotten what a rush it is to be part of a big crowd when their team is winning. The final was 12-5, and was hella fun to watch.

Let's go Oakland!



Coverage from the Tribune