October 10, 2008

Take Me Out To The Ballgame!

The Major League Baseball regular season was coming to a close and with no playoffs in sight for the Giants or A's, we decided to take in one of the last regular season games. The Giants tickets were too expensive (around $50) but I found some cheap tickets for the A's on StubHub. I found a discount code too which knocked the cost to around $17 per ticket.

We also wanted to see the Maui boy, Kurt Suzuki, catcher for the A's play, as well as Ichiro Suzuki, who plays for the Mariners. Unfortunately, Kurt wasn't starting but we did get to see him play a couple of innings. Ichiro played the whole game but didn't do much. The A's ended up winning and since they scored more than seven runs, we each got a couple for a free liter of Pepsi, yeah! We also tried to find some Kurt Suzuki T-shirts but I guess they didn't anticipate so many people wanting them, as one of the vendors said they only printed 50 of them earlier in the season, and a big group from Hawaii bought them all.

Ichiro batting with Kurt catching

Jennifer After The Game

David After The Game

Since it was a nice game, we did a bit of caching afterwards, at Oyster Point near the Oakland Airport. Found a few caches, saw some birds dive bombing the ocean for some fish, and came across a vulture eating a skunk (yech), but that's a story for another time. =)