Back to the salt mines. We were quite puzzled last night while watching a sell-out crowd at the Coliseum roaring their baseball leading A’s to another shut out of our poor Giants. We were all together to take the series in San Diego over the holiday weekend.
Although Le Anne and I left Petco Park at 4:40 p.m. Sunday, we never got home (we were driving) until 4:40 a.m.m Monday morning. Part of the reason was the holiday traffic but more so an accident on I5 near Fresno which had an 18 wheeler knocking over a light pole and delaying traffic for a full 3 hours.
The reason we were puzzled was that we could not recall seeing our favorite baseball club also stuck in the traffic disaster. We were sure they would have flown home, or had their bus (or busses) find a way out of the mess. But at the O Co Coliseum last night it sure did look like they had the same problem we did. What else could account for their sleepy-headed, no action game we were watching. And Crawford’s 2 errors in the same inning.
Out only hope this morning is to that they got a good night’s sleep anyway last night and will recover before getting away from the DH based games and move across the Bay for two more–which we must take — in SF Wednesday and Thursday.
And now for the ladies take. I give this performance an A for awful. 2 controversial calls and 2 uncharacteristic errors by my favorite short stop Brandon Crawford left us with a 5-0 loss. I have nothing more to add. The O.Co coliseum is O for old. Watching the game in an old football stadium is just not the same as watching it in one of the modern stadiums. The game was a sellout which is unusual, and the fans reminded me of a football crowd. They boo’d and cheered on the team with enthusiasm. This crowd deserves a better place to watch a game. The scoreboard is so old they can’t put player names on the lineup. We went to our seats in 215 row 7 and had a good view of the plate.
I went down to get our passport stamped and guest services used a green stamp which I liked. They recommended the 2 foot corn dog as something unique to eat at the stadium. I opted instead for pizza. The A’s fan behind me tipped me to the specialty pizza stand which has 3 choices margherita, pepperoni, and a daily special and the sell micro brew. I opted for the Green Flash road warrior imperial rye india pale ale. I loved it. If you like something with a full-bodied flavor this is it. Bert likes something milder, even if he is a road warrior. For pizza I had to try the special and Bert had pepperoni. We both gave the pizza a thumbs up.
We received the picture of Joey Wilson from his girlfriend Chanary. It was a reminder of the great game on July 5th. We needed something to take our mind off this loss.
Well as a wise man with many years of watching baseball told me tomorrow is a new day and either team could win. Let’s hope today brings a win for Mad Bum.
Bert and Le Anne