Update [2006-8-3 16:6:52 by baseballgirl]: I just talked to Angels' ticketing and they have offered us a block somewhere in one of the '200' sections for that Thursday game if we can get 25 people. The normal group rate is $26, and we can get those for $14, plus the handling charge. Anyone want to go in on a block of tickets for Thursday, September 28th? Let me know ASAP; either post here or email me at baseballgirl1976 @ hotmail.com. If we can get 25 people to do it; I'll set up PayPal and buy the block.
Friday and Saturday are a little more difficult; but they've offered us a block up in the rafters for $7/each. If you want better seats, though, I'd suggest buying single tickets, and then we can all meet somewhere. However, these tickets are going FAST, so we need to make a decision pronto. I'm up for whatever, as long as I'm at those games. What do you all think?
Despite the game outcome, Tuesday night was one of the best nights in my baseball fan career. What a fun night! Apparently there are a lot of AN lurkers who live in the SoCal area who happened to read our meeting place post that day. I was expecting about five people to meet, where we could talk and quietly watch the game, but after A's fan after A's fan started showing up, our plans got a little big bigger.
We took the newly-formed group right down to the open space under the overhang behind the A's dugout, and started a "Let's Go Oak-land" cheer that caused hundreds and hundreds of people to turn around and look, including our players. It was awesome. I think the sheer volume of the cheer surprised even us; the overhang acted like a megaphone which took the cheer directly out onto the field. If you listen to the radio archive of the game, in the top of the sixth inning, you can hear it clearly.
We had a closet-A's fan security guard make sure that we were allowed to stay there, and we cheered until the end of the game. I'm going to buy him an AN shirt for all his help. Calling all ambitious AN writers who were at the game; his name is Harry Eaton, and his boss deserves an email from each of us letting us know how much he was appreciated, and how he went out of his way to make sure our night at the ballpark was as good as it could be.
Somewhere around the eighth inning, a man came up to our security guard and said, in all seriousness, "You need to make them move". Harry asked why, and he responded with, "They're too loud!".
Harry said, "They're cheering for their team. And until Arte Moreno comes down here himself and tells them they need to go, they stay right here."
The man stomped off to many green and gold cheers.
In all seriousness though, most of the Angels fans were really cool that night, albeit, a bit quiet themselves.
So, Seattle, you're next! Someone post a meeting place for the games; meet in the fifth inning or so, and go give our boys a "Let's Go Oak-land" cheer! The SoCal crowd is definitely on for the September games; I'm calling Angels ticketing today to see about a block of tickets, so there will be more information forthcoming!
Here are some pictures for your enjoyment! Anyone who was there on Tuesday, we'd love to hear from you (special thanks to amymelissa615 for the pictures)!!!!