The future A's were playing... well... the near future A's. The Ports actually won 3-2 in a 7-inning exhibition contest where innings ended randomly.
Here are some of the shots I got last night. The entire album is here. Let me know if that doesn't work, I'll upload them to Flickr when I get home tonight.
It probably goes without saying, but please, ask me first if you want to use these pictures.
Banner Island Ballpark scoreboard and Stockton Arena, home of the Stockton Thunder
2B Michael Affronti and C Raul Padron signing autographs
Giovany Gonzalez, who should really go by that instead of Gio:
1B Daric Barton. Hmm... he seems familiar.
Ports starting pitcher Scott Mitchinson warming up
The bullpen watching as Gio gets ready
Area code 305 - Miami, FL. Gio was born in Hialeah, a town northwest of Miami.
Cliff Pennington laying down a bunt
Michael Affronti rounding 3rd on his 1st-inning HR off Gio
C Anthony Recker (one of the biggest minor league players I've ever seen) blocking a ball
I have no idea how to end this, so here's a ballboy with a cup on his head.
First ex-A River Cat to be called up?
Gio Gonzalez (73 votes)
Aaron Cunningham (9 votes)
Daric Barton (20 votes)
Jack Hannahan (10 votes)
Eric Patterson (1 vote)
113 total votes