Photo Diary: Oakland Athletics Fanfest 2013
So I got the opportunity to cover last weekends A’s Fanfest for BayAreaBall and let me just say how awesome it was to see so much Green and Gold out. The Fans were out in full force, even if I do think there could have been more there if more tickets would have been available. So here are some of the photos that I took while I was covering the event and I hope that you dig them and had just as much fun as I did covering Fanfest. Let’s get started!
Got a good shot of Ray Fosse, Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Taylor, Tommy Milone, and Pat Neshek all heading out to sign autographs for the fans.
Cespedes definitely had the biggest line of the day and was more than happy to sign for everyone.
Shirts and all, Cespedes was ready t sign it all and so was Taylor.
The Cuban contingent was out in full force to cheer on Cespedes and get some autographs. The flag definitely helped get his attention.
Did I mention I was worried about Cespedes getting frost bite? Well I was OK, especially on his throwing hand.
Tommy Milone and Pat Neshek were also out getting their autograph on.
Even the Lucahdore A’s fans had to wait for autographs. Just hope no one got suplexed.
Even though 95.7 is the A’s flagship, I’m somewhat surprised they weren’t wearing Giants gear. Actually very surprised…
Solid panel with A’s new outfielder Chris Young, current right fielder Josh Reddick, Billy Beane and Manager Bob Melvin.
One of the crazier things during fanfest was getting a look at Reddick’s beard. Pretty much in full glory.
Although is Reddick’s beard and Coco’s fro had to fight, I would put all my money on the fro. The Coco fro was in glorious pre-season form.
Also got a chance to catch Reddick signing autographs and he definitely got some ” Sign the front of my Shirt” action from the ladies. I’m not sure if it was the full force of the beard but it probably had something to do with it.
Oh and before I forget, that is what 4 World Series trophies look like. Just in case you were bad at math and thought 2 was greater than 4…
The atmosphere at fanfest was great and there was a buzz in the air from all the fans who attended. Now let’s just see if Ownership is going to be willing to capitalize on the fervor because now there are expectations to be met. Until Opening Day A’s Fans… Let’s Go Oakland!!!
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