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DLD 6/12/09: Early bird catches the elephant...

As promised, a Friday DLD for y'all. Apparently some people wanted to see something...

On Wednesday night, 67Marquez, friend o' 67M, and I went to the game. With our trusty bleacher tickets in hand, we went and sat down in a much lower section. Upon seeing Stomper, we jokingly told 67Marquez that he ought to get his picture taken with Stomper. He writes books! He writes blogposts! He needs a picture with Stomper. Or so was our logic.  He fought it initially, but our arguments were quite compelling and annoying, and then a plan was hatched. Stomper came by, we chased him over a couple sections, and then asked if 67M could get his picture taken. "Sure" the handler said, "after this next promotion." So we calmly waited (and took seats even closer than where we were previously), and waited, and waited....the promotion involved Stomper running around waving a BART ticket in the air, and when the promotion was done, he ran up the stairs. And I think "ran" might be an understatement. I've never seen an elephant move that fast. Not to be deterred though, the three of us chased after Stomper. At this point, we were on a mission. But alas, Stomper had disappeared into the Security Guard area, and the break between innings was almost over, so we went back to the seats to wait for his next return. And return he did. And a picture was finally taken.

That bag of peanuts that 67M is trying to choke Stomper with is in fact empty. It was full the first time we tried to get the picture. There was going to be a great shot of Stomper and peanuts. But he ran, so he lost out on the peanuts. Sorry Stomper, that's your own fault.

We've got an exciting weekend of Bay Bridge Baseball going on. Check out this for the matchups, but in a nutshell, it's Mazzaro vs. Lincecum on Friday, Outman vs. Old Man Johnson on Saturday, and Anderson vs. Cain on Sunday. My inside sources tell me that there are still plenty of tickets left for all three games. Great  deals for some of them too - here's one for Friday's game.  (And for those looking into the future, here's a deal for 6/23). (By the way, can I just say that I love that the A's ticket office has a twitter account (one that frequently posts discount codes), and it annoys me greatly that other ballclubs don't do similarly???)

For those of you that like basketball, apparently this was a thrilling game. I wouldn't know, I watched the last 4.6 seconds (ie, 5 minutes) of regulation, and then my phone rang. Half an hour later, the game was over and I had been thoroughly updated on what's been going on in my friend's life.

It's a Friday DLD, with two bonus Thursday hours left. Enjoy!

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