Hi, this is me again, with more pictures for your enjoyment! I went to the game today with Baseballgirl and Anne [I think? I am so bad with names and I just realized I didn't catch it. Sorry, please correct me :(] Anyway, we met up at SecretAsianMan's tailgate, but then decided to head into the game early so we could catch the end of the Wives' Softball Game. When we got inside the stadium, the score was tied 5-5, but the Athletics pulled ahead in the 6th and 7th innings and won 8-5! Yay!
All of the families were sitting in the foul territory, and Kirk Retuer was there with a bunch of kids. Aww, isn't it cute? I'm sorry that all you rabid anti-Giants people have to put up with this. Jason Schmidt was about a foot and a half away from me at one point, as a woman handed his three year old daughter to him, and I even said that she was a real beautiful girl instead of something mean :(
With time to spare, Saarloos tags out a Lady Giant at first base.
Armed and ready, Swisher waits for the pitch from Chavez.
Swinging and missing, Duchscherer attempts to chase a ball low and out of the strikezone.
The go ahead run, Kendall, safely crosses home plate without a slide.
Even though they did not play in today's game, Jamie Kotsay and Alex Chavez continued to cheer on their team.
The Athletics beat the Giants 8-5. At first, I couldn't figure out why all of them were wearing jerseys that were about 8 sizes too big. But then I realized they were just wearing the away jerseys of their respective men. Hah. And since I know this is the only reason why you came into the thread [to check out the hotness of the Lady A's] you may go here to see a large version of this photo :) [A group shot of the Lady Giants is available upon request.]
Edit: Someone asked for names, so I'll try my best here.
Back Row: Mrs. Hudgens, Annette Ginter, Jamie Kotsay, Kristen Saarloos, #99, Chantel Kendall, Mrs. Blanton
Third Row: Kristen Harden [Rich Harden's sister], Miss Fisher [Brad Fisher's daughter], Mrs. Buckley
Second Row: Michele Duchscherer, Mrs. Flores, Ms. Nick Swisher, Mrs. Ellis, Janine Thalblum [Note: She is wearing #10, but this is NOT Bitsy Hatteberg.]
Front Row: Alex Chavez, Brandy Chavez [Eric Chavez's sister], Mrs. Johnson
After the game, Justin Duchscherer works on soft tosses with Michele.
This is all about men and dolls, yep.
I was REALLY mad at myself because I walked over to section 129 and I left all my stuff in 109. So I didn't have anything for Saarloos to sign. Then I saw Street signing stuff as well [Saarloos ran off after like six autographs], and I was like, "FORGET THIS, I'M GETTING STREET'S AUTOGRAPH IF IT'S THE LAST THING I DO." So then I ran back to 109 to grab my stuff and BBG and then we ran back to 130 and Street was still there signing. So we got his autograph and we talked to him too. AND HE TOUCHED MY MARKER! AlmostReggie got pictures of him signing stuff that he promised he'd send me :)
I'm really, really sorry. Noah Lowry is a god if one ever walked on two feet. And he sticks his tongue out when he pitches.
A not very interesting picture of Eric Byrnes, but one of him nonetheless :)
During the third inning, Baseballgirl and I decided to walk around and to look for people who said they were going to be at the game today. We first went to section 120 to look for FoolishGame22, and we found his seat and we're like, "HI DAN!" and the guy sitting there was all . Turns out he splits season ticket there and wasn't at the game today.
I kind of made a mistake when copying down section numbers, so we headed to 126 thinking we were going to see AlmostReggie. We saw a guy in an AN shirt, so we both start yelling, "HI TODD!" And the guy looks over like and we're like, "Aren't you Todd? You're wearing an AN shirt after all." Turns out it was actually RobertMelvin.
After realizing that I didn't actually get AlmostReggie's seat number, we instead headed up into the LF bleachers to find whoever was there. But that's kind of like searching for a needle in a haystack; baseballgirl was wearing an AN shirt so she walked around for a bit, but no one said anything. Then we decided to head back down into our section. We were standing by one of the openings near 128 or so to watch Byrnes bat, when a guy in an AN shirt came up to us; turns out, it was AlmostReggie! That was really cool, we still managed to run into him even after we stopped trying.
And then we were just walking back to our seat when we saw another guy in an AN shirt, his name is Alex and I don't know what his username is, but it was really neat just to run into random people that you met online.
Second Major Edit:
Here's a series of Scutaro, Marines and their daughter, Maria Veronica :)