I've been an Oakland A's fan since the 70's when my older brother started taking me to games. Last night we relived old times by going to the A's/Dodgers game, along with sixteen other family members. Among them were baseball fans from Hawaii, so the Kurt Suzuki (he's from Maui) Fan Club was in full force.
Suzuki struggled by going hitless and striking out once. But Coco Crisp went 2 for 3, walked twice, and had three stolen bases to lead the A's to a 3 to 0 victory over the visiting Dodgers. Brandon McCarthy pitched seven shutout innings allowing only two hits, one walk, while striking out five.
But I'm sure most of you could care less about a recap... especially Mr. Zakwin & Mr. Night Owl... so I'll move on to my pair of PC Additions:
I've been wanting one of these for a while now, but every time I go, they're sold out. It's one of those deals where it comes filled with popcorn for $6 or $7. I'm debating on whether to use it as a cereal bowl or a wall decoration for my office. Either way... I'm glad I finally have one.
A's Souvenir Bat
As I left the ballpark, I stopped by the Fan Shop and found this cool, miniature Louisville Slugger bat with Athletics stamped on it. It was one of the more affordable items in the store, so I picked it up. I figure it'll be a nice addition to my A's shelf in my office.
Now... here's the section you've all been waiting for: the contest portion of this post.
I figure I'd switch gears this time. Instead of having you write an opinion or a blog response, let's try having you make some predictions.
On Friday, the San Francisco Giants cross the Bay and visit Oakland for a three game series.
A. How many games will the A's win in the series?
B. How many hits will Kurt Suzuki get in the series?
C. How many home runs will the A's hit in the series?
The amount of points you earn will depend on the number of correct predictions you make:
1 point - Zero Correct Predictions
3 points - One Correct Prediction
5 points - Two Correct Predictions
7 points - Three Correct Predictions
I'll accept responses for this post until Friday at 3pm (PST) and will tally up the scores Sunday afternoon/evening after the game. Good luck!
Happy Wednesday and sayonara!