I took my best friend's nephew to the A's game yesterday and we met up with one of my childhood buddies and his family. They were facing King Felix and the Seattle Mariners...
2007 Upper Deck Goudey Graphs #GG-FH
And the outcome wasn't too surprising, since Felix has pretty much owned the Athletics over the years.
The good news was we all enjoyed the food, while we watched the game and talked about the good old days.
2014 Topps Tek Autographs #HT-FV
We also talked about our trip to Hawaii back in the early 90's. We weren't old enough to rent cars, so rode the bus and relied on my cousins to takes us around the island. They even took us to the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet... which may or may not have been the birthplace for my obsession with flea markets.
The Oakland A's may not be playoff bound, but at least they're still providing their fans with a reason to get out of the house, eat overpriced stadium food, hang out, and reminisce.
Happy Sunday and sayonara!
2008 Sweet Spot Signatures #S-CR
Just noticed that today is the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr. breaking Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played streak. Found this cool clip of him launching his 15th home run of the season during the bottom of the 4th against the California Angels:
President Clinton joined Jon Miller in the booth and actually predicted that Ripken would be swinging on the 3-0 pitch if he saw something he liked.
2012 Panini Cooperstown Signatures #92
It's a shame he couldn't foresee certain other events during his time in the Oval Office.