Yesterday, I drove to enemy territory to watch the A’s at Angel Stadium. It was my first experience being a visitor to another ballpark so it was a bit intimidating at first. However, since it’s Anaheim, I saw a good number of A’s fans there. Plus, getting seats on the visitor’s side helped.
Alex and I got there early enough to watch the A’s take batting practice…and I got my first MLB baseball! Then we hung around the dugout trying to get autographs and was lucky enough to get one from Nunez. And then Khris Davis’ aunt used my phone to call him (so I guess technically I have his number now??).
The game was fine, until the one inning the Angels scored all their 8 runs. Then it got depressing to sit there while the fans cheered their home team. The stadium itself was a cool experience: no concrete concourse. We got some hot dogs and beer and chatted with the A’s fans in our section.
It sucked that the A’s lost, and actually got swept, but I admit it was pretty cool to see the fireworks go off at the end of the game. We did get to celebrate Khris Davis hitting his 41st homerun and 100th RBI. Other than him, what a disappointing season. Hopefully next season will be better.