Opening Day

I attended the baseball Opening Day at Oakland Coliseum. For once there was a real crowd in the stadium. There were empty seats, but they were vastly outnumbered by people. There was a good atmosphere throughout the game; despite an exodus after the seventh inning. The team did not respond; an error strewn performance resulted in a 5-3 defeat. As usually happens when I go to see the As play and they lose they win on the following night.

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Before the game there was the presentation of Rookie of the Year award to Andrew Bailey; the As entire team and coaching staff were introduced to the crowd. The national anthem was performed, as happens before every game. What made this unusual was that fireworks were let off, not just after the anthem, but during it. The line about rockets red glare was marked by a barrage of the aforementioned fireworks.

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