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Day out at Raley Field

We did Father's day at Raley Field - tradition in the family (at least this year and last). For those of you who have not got made the trip up I-80, it's just a lot of fun. It's a really nice ballpark, lots of food, entertainment, fun and intimate.

We watched a really wild one which the Cats lost 10-12 after the lead switching several times.

Some things reminded me of the A's:

- Crowd was about 10,000

- Daric Barton Walking, but not hitting

- Michael Taylor making a strikeout that was so awful that I could tell it was awful from the grass bleachers

- Chris Carter failing to impress

- Adam Rosales making a home run trot in about 12 seconds flat

The highlight was sitting near the grass near the A's bullpen. My son and I were watching them goof around (yes, they throw stuff at each other), answer the bullpen phone, not know whether they were up - I had to prompt one of them, that it was the manager's second time to the mound in the inning and he was up.

The highlight though was my 9 year old son getting Scribner to autograph our Friday tickets (the one he got his first save at), during the 8th inning (despite the warnings not to ask for them). Kudos to my wife for keeping them; now of course we won't be able to exchange them for round table pizza....

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