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Oakland A's Up Close

Last March, after Bob and I managed to score some primo seats for the Pitt - UCLA NCAA tournament game, I wasn't sure if that could be topped for watching a sporting event live. That's before I experienced the Diamond Level seats for an Oakland A's game.

The Diamond Level seats are really a one of a kind experience. So close to the action, that they don't even show up on the stadium seat map. The seats themselves are directly behind home plate, so close to the action that you have to walk out the players tunnel to get to them. They're so close to the action, that you can literally call not only balls and strikes, but pitches (i.e. slider vs. fast ball). So close to the action....well, you get the point. Oh yeah, one more thing: in the Diamond Level it's free food and drink through the seventh inning. Now that's what I call watching a baseball game!

So last night, I was invited to these seats for a great night of baseball against the Texas Rangers. The Rangers ended up winning 8-5, but lots of great action in this game. There were not one, but two, triples, two plays at the plate, a monster homerun to left center and, on top of that, it was my first chance to see slamming Sammy Sosa play live (as well as see him in person - he walked by me in the player's tunnel).

Anyway, the A's might have lost, but it really was a great night. Thanks to Karen for the tickets!! A couple of cheap camera phone pic's below:





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If you ever find yourself back in the 'Burgh, I'll take you to the Lexus Club. Same deal, plus a huge pre-game buffet in the private club behind home plate. Check it out:


You will have to use my A's seats sometime. I have had them for 20 years. Those seats that are not on the map, are some they put in front of mine...I was not happy....but my seats are great. They even kept Tolles happy a couple of times.

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